Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa is an elegant luxury hotel in California’s Wine Country that offers a tranquil haven and luxurious respite to discerning guests. Set on a sprawling 60 acre resort in a quiet valley five miles east of Bodega Bay in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa basks in the warm Russian River sunshine and provides the perfect place for a romantic weekend break for two, a beautiful destination wedding or a relaxing family getaway.

Tucked in a lovely wooded setting perfumed with therapeutic eucalyptus and evoking an air akin to a regal European villa, this elegant hideaway features 18 beautifully appointed, Italian-inspired suites decorated in calming neutral tones and luxurious amenities, including underfloor heating, fireplaces and double Jacuzzis. The Villa also boasts beautiful terraced gardens and landscaped architecture of indigenous fauna, an exclusive spa and wellness center, world-class food and wine and award-winning function venues. Wine aficionados and explorers alike will love this location, which is surrounded by no less than 40 award-winning wine estates and vineyards, and an array of recreational activities to enjoy.

World-renowned for its excellent wines and breathtaking natural beauty, Sonoma County is a traveler’s dream vacation spot. Home to miles of rugged Pacific coastline and beautiful sandy beaches such as Bodega Bay, pristine wilderness areas like the Armstrong Redwoods State Preserve and towering redwood forests, Sonoma County offers much to see and do in the way of recreational outdoor pursuits and adventures. It is also home to more than 425 wineries set amongst the rolling hills and patchwork valleys of the Sonoma and Russian River Valleys, many of which have tasting rooms where guests can savor some of the finest wines in the world.



Sonoma Coast Villa Rooms & Suites

Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa features 18 beautifully appointed, Italian-inspired suites decorated in creamy natural hues and furnished with comfortable, stylish décor. Suites are uniquely and elegantly decorated to reflect their own character and ambiance, rooms offer lovely views over the gardens surrounding the villa.

Fireplaces offer cozy comfort and fresh cut flowers greet guests on arrival in their suite. Spacious suites boast Italian slate tiles and en suite bathrooms with double walk-in showers, jetted Jacuzzi tubs, plush cotton robes and deluxe bath products. Additional amenities include flat screen televisions, VCR machines, coffee makers with fresh ground organic coffee, packaged teas and decaf coffee and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

Country Rooms feature queen size beds dressed in luxurious, plush linens and oversized pillows, and en suite bathrooms with double walk-in showers, jetted Jacuzzi tubs, plush cotton robes and deluxe bath products. Spacious living areas offer flat screen televisions, wood-burning fireplaces, coffee makers with fresh ground organic coffee and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet. Some rooms have private decks that overlook the gardens and swimming pool.

Deluxe Villa Rooms feature large private decks that offer beautiful views of the surrounding gardens, swimming pool and undulating hills of Western Sonoma County. Well-appointed, sunny bedrooms offer king size beds dressed with plush linens and oversized pillows, and en suite bathrooms with double walk-in showers, double-sized jetted Jacuzzi tubs, underfloor heating and deluxe bath products. Spacious living areas offer flat screen televisions, wood-burning fireplaces, coffee makers with fresh ground organic coffee and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

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Junior Suites are spacious and bright with airy living rooms featuring comfortable sofas and overstuffed chairs, a wood-burning fireplace and flat screen television with VCR player. The master bedroom features a king size bed dressed with plush linens and oversized pillows, while an en suite bathroom has double walk-in showers, double-sized jetted Jacuzzi tubs, underfloor heating and deluxe bath products. Junior Suites are just steps away from the villa’s sparkling outdoor swimming pool, heated indoor Jacuzzi spa and resplendent terraced gardens and offer an extra touch of luxury and privacy.

The Honeymoon Suite is the largest and most luxurious room in the hotel and promises an unforgettable and wonderfully romantic stay. A vast California king size bed faces an ornate fieldstone fireplace and glass sliding door that opens onto a private patio with lovely garden views. An en suite bathroom has a double vanity, an oversized marble walk-in shower and luxurious double-sized jetted Jacuzzi tub, along with plush terry robes and deluxe bath products. Beautiful furnishings adorn the suite with a comfortable sofa in the separate sitting area and modern amenities, including a flat-screen television, VCR machine, coffee maker with fresh ground organic coffee, packaged teas and decaf coffee and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

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Dining

Guests are treated to a hearty breakfast in the dining room every morning that includes fresh fruit juices and organic coffee/teas, granola and cereals, freshly baked bread, rolls, muffins and pastries, eggs, bacon, waffles, yogurt, fresh fruit and more. An á la carte breakfast is available on request, as well as refreshments throughout the day and private dining can be arranged on request.

Guests can enjoy an elegant dinner at the on-site restaurant in the evenings, with a variety of dishes created from locally sourced ingredients, including freshly caught seafood, meat and chicken from surrounding farms and hand-picked vegetables, salads, herbs and fresh fruit.

Guests also have the opportunity to sample some of the region’s finest wines, including Napa/Sonoma Valley vintages, along with appetizers every afternoon at the hotels’ casual and relaxed wine-tasting gatherings. Sip crisp whites on the patio in the summer and cozy up in the indoor lounge with rich, dark reds in the winter.



Recreational Activities

Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa features a range of facilities and amenities for guests to enjoy, including a 9-hole putting green, an indoor Jacuzzi spa and outdoor swimming pool, wine-tasting and cooking demonstrations. The hotel’s 9-hole putting green is perfect for golfers to practice on before heading to the nearby Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed Bodega Harbour Golf Links Course.

The Tower Library offers a wealth of books, magazines and reading material for guests to read, and the beautiful swimming pool offers cool respite in the summer. The hotel’s concierge can arrange a variety of recreational excursions such as hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding and whale watching.

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The Spa

Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa is home to the exclusive Courtyard Spa that offers an array of pampering treatments, massages and skin care therapies designed to leave guests feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The Courtyard Spa menu features a range of massages, including Full Body, Hot Rock, Couples and Sports massages, hand, foot and head reflexology, age-defying treatments and salt scrubs with aromatherapy oils.

Signature treatments include the seaweed-infused Ocean Wave-mud wrap that detoxifies and de-stresses the body, the antioxidant, moisturizing Sonoma Scrub and Wrap, and the 100 minute de-stressing Net Release. Each treatment begins with a luxurious Mediterranean footbath and ends with a comforting blanket wrap. Professional therapists provide outstanding levels of service and expertise, and the spa offers a range of packages for every occasion.

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Weddings & Conferences

Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa offers an ideal venue for weddings, conferences, meetings and other functions. Embodying the beauty, grace and charm of Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa offers outstanding wedding packages that include a private wedding location for the ceremony and reception and picturesque grounds for photographs on the day of the event. Also included is a one hour wedding rehearsal, two-hour dress and pre-wedding photos, private bride’s and groom’s dressing room and complimentary on-site guest parking.

A wedding planning team is on hand to take care of every detail, including set-up, service, tear-down, seating arrangements and a guest book and gift table.

The Villa also provides excellent facilities for corporate retreats and conferences in a variety of sizes including the Boardroom with seating for up to 30 guests, the restaurant and the Carriage House, which both seat up 80, and the outdoor terrace courtyard which can seat up to 100 guests. Corporate events and meeting services include spacious venues for a variety of group sizes, audio-visual equipment, flip charts, notepads and pens, catering services, an events planning team and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

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Plan This Vacation

Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, five miles east of Bodega Bay, Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa is within walking and driving distance of a wealth of attractions and recreational activities.

Bodega Bay provides a beautiful escape for the day. Home to Sonoma Coast State Beach, the lovely Bodega Bay offers beach camping, swimming, scuba diving, horseback riding and kayaking along the coast. Charter a fishing boat for deep-sea diving, take a whale-watching trip, visit the Bodega Marine Laboratory or attend one of the local festivals or fairs that are held throughout the year.

Other fun activities in the area include wine-tasting, cooking classes, kite-flying on the beach, hot-air balloon rides, guided electric cart wildlife tours, golf and visits to the local theater, museums and galleries. The hotel is a short drive from the award-winning Iron Horse Vineyards, Korbel Champagne Cellars and other outstanding Sonoma County wineries.

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16702 Coast Highway One, Bodega, CA 94922, website, Phone: 888-404-2255

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