Walk, Wag, Wine

It’s time for another Kinde Vineyard dog walk around the vineyards.  I’ve done this hike a few times, and it is one of my favorite dog walks.  The hike is led by Kunde wine grower  Jeff Kunde and his dog.  Be prepared to hike 4-5 miles through the hills and vineyards of the Kunde Winery.  The hike is strenuous, reaching altitudes of 1400 ft.

Every mile or so there is a place to stop and rest under an oak tree, and  to enjoy a Kunde varietal wine.  Starting with cool whites, moving to reds and blends.  Enjoy seeing the 100-year-old vines and beautiful views of the Valley of the Moon all while letting Fido run leash free through the vineyards.

The hike sells out, so make your reservation soon.  A portion of the hike benefits the Sonoma County Humane Society.

  • What: Kunde Vineyard Dog Hike
  • Where: Kunde Vineyard 9825 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood
  • When: Saturday Sept 30 9am
  • Cost: $75
  • More info :Dogs

I love living in Rincon Valley! I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community. Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa
  • Cert Tourism Ambassador

Rincon Valley’s Wine Country Polo

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Wine Country Polo

I wonder how many people know that they can watch polo free in Rincon Valley at the Wine Country Polo Club field? I went to my first game this last weekend and had an absolute blast!  Polo is a fast moving game with only 8 players (4 per side) on the field at a time.  To prevent exhaustion to the horses, each quarter is only 7:30 mins each.   There is 1 umpire on horseback.

There are plenty of places to watch the matches for free, or you may prefer to pay to have a more luxurious experience, as we did.  This particular event, photographed below, was a benefit for Wounded Veterans and was $180 per plate.  Lunch was delicious, and wine tasting  generous.

Generally, polo can be watched most weekends at the Wine County Polo fields beginning at 9:30 am through Oct 1st 2017.  Additional practice/play can be observed on Thursdays beginning at 3:30.

I love living in Rincon Valley!  I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa
  • Cert Tourism Ambassador

 

Rincon Valley Market Report for August 14th – 21st

for-sale-sign.jpgThe following is the sales activity in Rincon Valley 95409 for the week of August 14th – 21st, 2017.  This does not include mobile homes or Oakmont.  Homes listed in this market report were not necessarily listed or sold by Saint Francis Properties, and is just for general consumer information only. Contact me to inquire about the specifics of any particular sale.

 

 

 

Single Family Detached Homes:

  • $675,000        5510 El Encanto Dr       3/2       1822 sq ft
  • $765,000        729 Montclair Dr          4/3        2050 sq ft
  • $779,000        366 Breeden St              4/3        2500 sq ft
  • $790,000        4590 Badger Rd             4/3        2178 sq ft
  • $799,000        1505 Great Heron Dr   3/3         2406 sq ft
  • $1,365,000     627 Scotland Dr            4/4         2456 sq ft

   Avg: $862,166                                                       2235 sq ft

As the average home sales price continues to climb in Rincon Valley, this is a great time to sell.  Call me today, I’d love to come over and talk to you.

Additionally, for those of you who tried to sell during the summer but were unable to, fall is a much more desirable time to put your home on the market.

I love living in Rincon Valley!  I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa
  • Cert Tourism Ambassador

Hike with your hound

Hey Rincon Valley, looking for some exercise that’s close to home? Take your dog for a Hike with the Hounds at Taylor Mountain Regional Park tonight (Thursday Aug 17) for an energetic sunset hike.

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Bagel and Jerry are up for the task
  • When: Thurs Aug 17th 5:30 pm
  • Where: Taylor Mountain Regional Park , 3820 Petaluma Hill Road
  • Bring: your dog w/ 6′ leash (or shorter), water, doggie waste bag
  • Registration: required at Son Co. Reg. Parks 707.483.0940
  • Cost: 7$ parking unless you have a park pass

I love living in Rincon Valley!  I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

  • Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa
  • Cert. Tourism Ambassador 

Rincon Valley – Brush Creek Villas

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Brush Creek Villas

Brush Creek Villas, located in the western part of Rincon Valley, is one of my favorite townhouse complexes.  It was built in the 1970’s which means the landscape is mature and beautiful.  It is tucked against the Monticeto Hills, and boasts tall redwoods, oaks, along with olive and maples.

 

Development:

The development consists of approx. 100 units.  The style is Southwest or Early Californian, with stucco walls, tile roofs and heavy wood trim.  Generally speaking, the homes are grouped so that 4 – 6 homes share a circular driveway.  The homes share a common wall attached at the garage.  

Not only is the Brush Creek Villas a wonderfully landscaped development but there is a community pool, tennis courts, club house, and bocce ball courts. 

Generally speaking the homes share the following amenities:

  • 2 patios
  • Fireplace
  • Electric kitchen
  • 2 car garage 

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Association:

There is a homeowners association called Brush Creek Villas Association.

The association is currently managed by Focus Real Estate 

The association monthly dues are $190 and include:

  • Water/sewer
  • Ground Maintenance
  • HOA Management

 

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Sales:

In 2016 nine homes sold 

  • Average sales price= $465,000
  • Average sq ft = 1258 sq ft
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Community Pool

Neighborhood:

The Brush Creek Villas is centrally located in Santa Rosa, close to Hwy 12 with easy access to US 101.  World class wineries are a 15 minute drive away.  State and local parks are within walking and bicycling distance.  Two major area hospitals, Kaiser and Memorial Hosp., are 10 minutes away. 

 

 

Rincon Valley schools are managed by the Rincon Valley Unified School District.  Click the link for a list of Rincon Valley elementry schools.  

Here is a link for a Rincon Valley elementary school locator: Which school is mine?

Rincon Valley is home to a number of churches and faiths.  Click the link for a list of places to worship.

The Montecito shopping Center, and McDonald shopping center are a few miles away.  To see a directory of the three major shopping centers in Rincon Valley, click this link Rincon Valley shopping.

There a number of really nice common interest developments in Rincon Valley,  here is a list of some of my favorites: Rincon Valley developments

Rincon Valley is a great place to live, and the Brush Creek Villas is a great neighborhood to own a home in.  Call me today if you want more information about these special homes. 

Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties

 

I love living in Rincon Valley!  I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

 

  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sold! 3466 Chanate Court

$505,000

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Built: 1974

2 bedrooms 2 baths

Single story 1392 sq ft

Hardwood pecan floors

Custom maple counters

Custom Cabinets

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New dishwasher

Custom colors

Wood burning fireplace

Updated guest bathroom

Master suite with private bath

Indoor laundry room

2 car attached garage

Central gas heat and  A/C

Lot:

6861 sq ft

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Completely fenced for privacy and security

Large flat yard ready for planting

Long driveway, off street parking for 6 cars

RV parking

Quiet cut de sac location

Location:

1 block to Hidden Valley School

Close to Kaiser

Close to Sonoma County Center

2 blocks to Hidden Valley Park


 
I love living in Rincon Valley!  I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney Rincon Valley Realtor

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor

  • Jim Cheney, Broker/Owner
  • Saint Francis Property
  • Jim@StFrancisProperty.com
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley – Santa Rosa
  • Cert. Tourism Ambassador