5BR Magnificent Adobe Villa with Spectacular View
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||5000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Resort, Rural|
Description from the owner
Custom Adobe home with terra cotta floors has breathtaking views of the Diablo Valley below it. The house sleeps eleven in provided luxury linens. House decorated in keeping with the Early California Spanish Revival theme. The house is two miles up from the beginning of the road, the ultimate get away spot. Private! Sauna, Hot tub with view, endless swimming pool to exercise without those bothersome turns! Indoor private whirlpool tub in master bath with full view of Mt. Diablo. The gourmet kitchen is well stocked. Not the kind of place you have to wonder if they have pepper. We stay here a lot, so there is always flour, sugar, syrups, most e...Read more
5BR Magnificent Adobe Villa with Spectacular View
Additional Location Information
Please take a look at a google map of the area. We live up in the hills overlooking the Diablo Valley and Oakland Hills. We are at 1000ft altitude. Panoramic sunrises and sunsets. Private 3 acres with parking for several cars. We are 35 minutes from downtown SF. The shopping and dining in Walnut Creek is 10 minutes away. Take a walk around Lafayette Reservoir or visit in September for the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival. Perfectly situated for a wine country tour of either Napa/Sonoma or Livermore Valley! Or just stay at the house and relax in the pool, sauna, or hot tub. Play a game of pool, read a book!! Enjoy the birds and the quiet.
Location Type Away from it all, Resort, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$950||$950||$4,000||$12,000||2 nights|
|Feb. 1 2013 - Dec. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$950||$950||$4,000||$12,000||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- refundable - $500 / stay - Security Deposit - due on reservation
- Lodging Tax - 9.5% of rental - Tax - 9.5%
Additional notes from owner
Hosting event at the residence limited to 40 guests, requires 3 night minimum stay.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 26, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
We stayed here for a few nights for a family reunion we were having down the road. This house in unbelievable! With enough room for lots of people and a view that is just amazing! In the hot tub at night you can see the whole view of the mountains and the towns, as well as the beautiful stars. I highly highly recommend this rental as it is truly a stunning place.
New York, NY
Gorgeous Views, Amazing adobe Home,
I could go on for pages about the myriad beauties of this home. Perched high on a mountain overlooking a gorgeous Bay area Valley (a view I especially loved from the hot tub), this home is an exquisite gem. There is a marvelous stone fireplace where my wife and our friends spent most of our time since the pool table was in the same room. The other place we spent a lot of time was the jacuzzi tub that looked directly at Mount Diablo. Ridiculously romantic. Our friends very much enjoyed the sauna, endless pool, and fabulous bookcase that takes up an entire wall in the kitchen. Mrs. Schneider was a wonderful remote hostess, who answered all of our questions and was available whenever we needed to ask more.
Absolutely exceeded our expectations. We will be booking for every group get-together in the future. Thank you Karen!
Response from Karen Schneider - 11/02/2012
Thank you for the quick review! It was a pleasure hosting your friends at the house. I am so glad you were able to enjoy the sauna, hot tub and pool. You will always be welcomed back! Enjoy your travels.
Thanksgiving in Paradise
My family, friends, and i were here celebrating Thanksgiving 2011...And totally blown away...Not only was there enough room for 12 people to sleep, but every room in the house was spectacular.The weekend was a blast..The views were amazing, the hot tub was always full, and there was always a line for the next game of billards..We were supplied with everything we needed to prepare and serve 16 people for a wonderful meal...I am already anxious for the next gathering i need to plan...it will for sure be at the Schneider residence...Thank you so much again, Doug and Karen. Happy holidays from the Wail family and friends
Response from Karen Schneider - 12/02/2011
Thank you for the review James, we look forward to having you come again. Your family and friends were great guests.
Exceeded my family and friend's expectations...magical.
Without writing a book I would recommend this house for any occasion. We celebrated our 3 year anniversary and my 40th Birthday here. This house house is large but so comforting in many way's. Around every corner you'll find a surprise in intentional decor with personal humor and delight.The views made us feel like we were back in Italy. I love this place. Thank you Doug and Karen for making such a place.
Response from Karen Schneider - 06/17/2011
Entirely our pleasure to host your parties! You "get" what we do here! Hope to have you again soon!
Karen and Doug
New Haven, CT
Amazing views, quirky and fun home
We held our wedding at the Schneider Residence, and the experience couldn't have been better. The views are amazing -- *truly* amazing -- and the home was the perfect setting for our event. There are oddities left and right that made our stay fun and interesting -- an endless pool, balconies and more balconies, sculptures, gorgeous gardens (seriously gorgeous), hanging lights, a large bear, and more. Our wedding guests are still asking us how we found such a perfect venue.
Karen Schneider was wonderfully helpful in preparing us for our stay -- they had serving dishes galore for us to use, and she made sure everything was ready for us. My family stayed in the house for 5 days, and we loved (and will never forget) a minute of it. Perfect! It's a fantasy land!
Response from Karen Schneider - 05/20/2011
Greg it was an honor to have you and your families. Your telling me several times "You are so lucky" to be able to live in such a setting still resonates with me. I enjoyed the visits to the house to make sure everything was just as you needed. Best wishes to you! Make sure to let us know you are back in the area and need a place to stay!
Perfect for small wedding or weekend get-away
I had my wedding here and it was so beautiful, private and charming. We had 32 guests and there was plenty of parking. The large dinning table was perfect for laying out the food spread. Guests were well entertained using the pool table. We had fun with 12 of us being able to sleep at the house. The photos from the wedding came out very nice. Getting to the house can be a little challenging, but everyone thought it was well worth the effort. We used the hot tub at night and it was so relaxing and beautiful with the view of the valley. The lights on the trees give a dreamlike ambiance.
Perfect for our needs
We rented this house for our family to attend our son's graduation from nearby St. Mary's College. It worked out great! We were able to host a beautiful graduation party for friends and relatives - something we could not have done had we been in a hotel. Very cool house!
Penn Valley, Calif
A home away from it all
When your GPS says you have reach your destination don't get discouraged. Check the address and you will realize you are not there. You will climb a road to a home on top of a hill with a view that is beyond words with a lovely home to go along with it. A total wonderful experience
Fantastic place to spend a relaxing weekend. Amazing house, adorable little town and incredible views.
Fabulous, divine, wonderful fun...
The Schneider house was terrific. It surpassed our expectations, and we're hoping another son will marry so we can stay there again.