With its dramatic setting and endless vistas over the valley, it’s hard to believe that Mallard is just five minutes from the lively town of Sonoma. But there is so much more to this contemporary home than just a stellar location. The mid-century style home with two story walls of glass opens onto an expansive private promontory where the terrace and pool afford 180-degree views surrounding by a natural hillside woodland. There’s lots of room to luxuriate under sunny skies on the pool deck or enjoy the cooling shade of the signature coastal oak trees and unusual dessert landscaping. Wander down the hillside and you’ll discover a ‘hidden’ spa – totally private. On the other side up the garden steps is a secluded sitting area ideal for morning coffee or late night stargazing.
The home was designed for the casual wine country lifestyle with its open flowing design featuring of natural wood and stone elements. The Great Room is the centerpiece of the home where you’ll relax around the two story fireplace and admire the quintessential wine country views. The open kitchen makes preparing meals and dining a social affair and the double glass doors leading to the outdoors makes al fresco meals part of your daily routine at Mallard.
The home’s neutral colors scheme is the perfect backdrop for the burst of natural color and light that filter in from every angle. The bedroom on the first floor opens to a private terrace surrounded by ancient oak trees.
Take the spiral stairs to the second floor to discover a comfortable den where you can catch up on your favorite TV shows and movies. Each of the three upper bedrooms have private baths and terraces where you’ll want to escape for some solitude as you enjoy a bird’s eye view of the valley.
• 4 Bedroom
• 5 Bath
* Sleeps 8
* Open floorplan with two story windows
* Media room and office
* Large private pool deck and treed terraces
* A secluded spa with breathtaking views
Mallard is truly a guests’ favorite as it truly embraces the carefree lifestyle and easy living of the Sonoma wine country.
Only a five minute drive from the restaurants, boutiques and wine tasting rooms of the historic Sonoma Plaza, Mallard offers the best of both city and country living. Dine out for a wonderful meal in town and be back at your villa in a matter of minutes for a night of stargazing. Whatever you’re looking to see and do in Wine Country, Mallard has you covered. Some of our favorite spots within a short drive include:
Cruise around Sonoma’s central square by foot or bicycle, where every corner surprises you with a romantic cafe, an old adobe storefront, a shaded picnic spot or live music and fine dining
Mission San Francisco Solano
Take a drive over to Mission San Francisco Solano, the last Spanish mission built in California. Sonoma’s historic wineries, Buena Vista and Gundlach-Bundschu were established shortly after the mission - over 150 years ago - and mark the birthplace of the premium wine industry in the U.S.
Old fashioned movie theatre and local venue
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Hidden gem of a gallery with lots of quality and interesting pieces on display — definitely worth visiting
Sonoma TrainTown Railroad
Families know to head to Train Town for a joyous day of nostalgic fun on one of the largest rideable scale model trains in the country.
The Girl & the Fig
Dine under the stars or choose an intimate spot indoors at this popular local restaurant serving country food with a French passion
El Dorado Kitchen
Their beautiful outdoor garden is the setting for many a delicious alfresco breakfast, lunch or dinner
Every local’s favorite grocery store, with an excellent deli, meat, seafood, artisanal bread and cheese selection
A contemporary take on the classic American diner, this food joint is a must-visit while in the area, offering menu items like shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, and homemade biscuits and gravy
Called “one of the most influential producers in California’s winemaking history”, this is the winery our guests tell us is one of their favorite wine discoveries in Sonoma
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Champagne is their forte and the veranda views are unbeatable
In one corner of the tranquil region of Sonoma, the roar of engines and squealing of tires signal that you’ve found Sonoma Raceway, scene of record-breaking auto and motorcycle races, and arguably the world’s busiest racing facility with 340 days a year of events
The town of Napa blends an exciting urban view with a wine country lifestyle, a place where you can expect culinary adventures and world-class entertainment
In just over an hour, you can be crossing the iconic Golden Gate bridge and immersing yourself in the vibrant and fast-paced life of the city by the bay
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