An Amazing Home and Gracious Hosts
My husband, and I, and another couple just spent the most wonderful week at the Wineberry Lodge. First of all, the property is a class act. The beds were so comfortable, we slept great. Our day would begin sitting in front of the cozy fireplace with a warm cup of coffee, then we would prepare breakfast in the gourmet kitchen. This kitchen had everything we could ever wish for, and cooking there was so much fun. The outdoor kitchen area was over the top. After a long day of wine tasting, we would arrive “home” go outside and just breath in the peace and tranquility; the area was very private and quiet and the flowers were just beautiful. Then there was the pizza party…what a blast! Brent and Heidi, the property owners, put on the most amazing party for us. Brent is an amazing chef and spoiled us with freshly caught Salmon, oysters, scallops and tuna tartar for appetizers…then came the pizza. He had every topping known to man. We all got involved in making our own creations and he cooked them in his professional pizza oven. Absolutely the best pizza I ever ate. Those two know how to put on a party!
The entire time we were there, all we could talk about was our return visit. Heidi & Brent thank you for a most amazing time and we can’t wait to see you guys again next year!
~ Gayle K.
Best wine country getaway!
If you have the opportunity to stay at Wineberry, do it! We stayed here for my friend’s bachelorette weekend and it was phenomenal – from the home, to the location to the most gracious hosts ever!
First, I’ll cover the amenities – the home is beautiful. Completely remodeled and updated (kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, bedding, etc – everything is decorated with exquisite taste). The kitchen is spacious with gorgeous granite countertops and stainless steal appliances – any cook would love cooking here. And as if that weren’t enough, there is an AMAZING outdoor kitchen! Looks like a cooking show could be broadcast live from it – it is unreal. There is a stone oven for cooking wood-fired pizza’s, a huge gas stove, refrigerator, flatscreen TV, tons of beautiful granite countertops, barstools, and really the list goes on. (We spent a lot of time out here as I’m sure you will too if you visit!). So, if you want things clean, nice and new, this is a great place. Oh, and there is a wonderful hot tub as well as a level lawn and games (croquet, etc if you are interested – just ask!).
Now, let’s cover location…it’s PERFECT! You can literally walk across the street to Merry Edwards (amazing pinot noir’s), Dutton Goldfield (wonderful chards and pinots and a yummy zin) and Box Car (we didn’t have time to try it though). Iron Horse is a short drive and definitely worth a visit as well as a ton of other great spots – Sebastopol is home to many great wineries. I can’t wait to come back and check out more!
Finally, let’s talk about the hosts – Heidi and Brent…honestly, you couldn’t ask for better customer service. They are the most gracious hosts I have ever met. If you are hosting the weekend, talk to them….they will help you throw the most memorable weekend ever. Ask Brent if he can do pizza night for you – it’s AWESOME! And…if you are really nice, he might make some appetizers with the fresh salmon he just caught! We had salmon sashimi, home-made smoked salmon and another appetizer that was to die for. He also brought out some amazing coffee-rub smoked ribs. Most delicious meal of the weekend! He can also help you purchase some really excellent local wines for your stay! Anything you need, they are willing to help accommodate.
Lastly, a huge “THANK YOU” to Heidi and Brent for the best weekend in wine country I’ve had yet. I hope to be back at Wineberry with family and friends in the near future!
~ Jenna G.
Best birthday present ever!!!
I was looking for the perfect place to celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday and it was found! I knew the Wineberry Lodge looked great online, but staying there only exceeded our expectations. With an outstanding outdoor kitchen, a fully-stocked marble countertop inside kitchen, beautifully decorated rooms, flat screen TVs everywhere, hot tub, par 3 golf hole on-property, gaming shed and oh yeah, numerous wineries surrounding us, it was heaven on earth! My wife and I came in on Friday night and spent a romantic evening alone before the rest our friends joined us for the weekend. As a group of seven, we never felt crowded with so much to do on property, we could have just stayed there without the need to go out. Close to downtown Sebastopol, a short scenic drive to the coast or even just riding our bikes to the local watering hole, I definitely recommend the Wineberry Lodge for any occasion for couples, families, etc. to enjoy. Thanks Heidi! We can’t wait to come back again and again. Andre and Kirstan.
~ Andre T.
Wonderful home and perfect rental experience
My husband and I enjoyed a perfect wine country weekend here along with two out of town couple friends and their two 9 month old babies. There are two things I rate a vacation rental on – 1. the property/house 2. the rental experience. So, let me speak to both:
1. The house is absolutely lovely and well-maintained. The couple who owns it clearly put a lot of quality work and unique touches into the recent remodel. The kitchen/living/dining area inside is open and social with quality furniture and appliances. All of the bedrooms were very comfortable. I loved that each had soft terry cloth robes in the closets. Then, there are the outside features: the house sits on a large green lawn removed from the road and the outdoor kitchen with patio for lounging and hot tub was the highlight of our experience. This outdoor kitchen is top of the line and has any necesssary kitchen item or gadget that might be needed. The burbling fountains strategically placed around the yard added a soothing touch as well. We found this indoor/outdoor experience to be great with kids as they could sleep inside while the adults hung out outside in the evenings.
2. The rental experience: Everything was as advertised (if not better). The place was clean. Holly – one of the owners, was unbelievably accomodating. She sent emails with stuff to do in the area and upcoming events a little before we arrived. I had not traveled with babies before and she provided high chairs for us, even going so far as to lend us her own personal crib when we realized we needed one. There was wine and fresh fruit waiting for us on arrival and her husband walked over to show us how to use the spectacular pizza oven. Really can’t say enough nice things about the owners.
1. Really wish the place was pet friendly – I understand the desire to preserve the recent remodel – but, the grounds and outdoor patio are so perfect for a pooch and our well-behaved dog would have been in heaven. Instead we had to find a sitter. This would really affect my return.
2. The water pressure in the bathrooms were less than ideal – the smaller bathroom had really weak pressure and the master bath had so much pressure it almost hurt. I am sure this is something that can be adjusted, however.
~ Alison O.
6 of us spent 3 days here during our annual golf outing. What a great home! All amenities are included in this spacious home. Plus the outside covered kitchen area is huge, comfortable and fully equipped. Plus a great spa.
Heidi and Brent were close by to help us with any questions but they did not intrude on our privacy.
Plus Brent even gave us some freshly caught, smoked salmon.
We have been holding this golf outing annually for over 10 years and this was the BEST home, by far, that we have rented.
~ Hank H.