The photo of the backs of Caitlyn Jenner and her BFFs taken during a girlfriends’ getaway in Sonoma blew up the Internet. Haute Living has learned the details of the villa featured in the August 9th episode of “I Am Cait” on E! The gorgeous spread, located close to Glen Ellen, is called the Vineyard Knoll Estate and is just one of the many amazing properties in the BeautifulPlaces’ portfolio. In honor of Caitlyn’s journey and her advocacy on behalf of young people dealing with bullying, especially those in the LGBT community, BeautifulPlaces will make a donation to two outstanding local organizations — Positive Images and LGBTQ Connection — for every stay booked in Sonoma or Napa during the coming months.
If you want to live large like Jenner, you’ll want to book the spectacular Vineyard Knoll Estate. This 5+-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom California ranch style home oozes contemporary wine country estate flavor. The home is built around a central courtyard featuring a fountain and several chaise lounging chairs. From the home’s 180-degree views of the valley, you can soak up the property’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines on every angle. Sip a glass of vino on the veranda while gazing at tangerine hues of a gorgeous sunset.
The interior features a formal living room, complete with a fireplace, baby grand piano and comfortable seating. Or perhaps you’d like to relax in the opposite end where a great room with a wet bar, large flat screen TV, sectional sofa and chairs await. The dining room adjoining the kitchen seats 10 and features fabulous views of the property, pool and valley beyond.
The spacious master bedroom occupies the entire second floor of the house and contains a beautifully appointed bath, a separate sitting room with day bed and a wonderful expansive two-sided deck from which to enjoy the late afternoon sun over the vineyards. A junior master is on the lower level, with a private en-suite bath. Two other bedrooms in the main house share the same hallway. All three of these bedrooms have French doors, opening to a patio. There’s also a beautifully remodeled and spacious guest cottage located just seconds from the main house and also offering views of the vines and mountainside.
No wonder Jenner selected this haute villa for her wine country rendezvous! When the show’s production team came to Sonoma searching for a most private and exclusive setting for Jenner’s personal celebration with her friends, they contacted BeautifulPlaces, which found them the ideal property, just like it is known for doing for all of our guests. The Vineyard Knoll Estate had everything Jenner was looking for: a stellar vista of the wine country, luxurious interiors and expansive grounds, a warm intimate atmosphere and a relaxed private environment.
“We frequently have high-profile individuals stay in our homes and it is our strict policy not to divulge any information about our guests; however, we agreed to make an exception for Caitlyn as we strongly support her journey and her work on behalf of LGBT youth,” commented Liza Graves, president of BeautifulPlaces.
It’s not the first time the Sonoma-based company’s homes have been featured on TV – Bachelor Ben Flajnik wooed his ladies in one of their properties as well. The full service hospitality company offers guests luxurious villa vacation experiences not just in Napa and Sonoma but also in a variety of destinations around the world. For more information, visit www.beautiful-places.com or call 1-800-495-9961.