Posted by: TerraSaver | September 11, 2019


A successful family compound is not always related to the size of the property.  For example, a beach house  or small property in the wine country can satisfy the needs of many families for a family compound or retreat.  Families frequently have multiple interests and those interests can change over time.  The attributes or activities a family wants may be reasonably close to the property rather than on the property itself.  Sonoma County in general has so many diverse activities and environmental resources that as long as a home that has sufficient accommodations for the family it can frequently be the right choice for a family compound or retreat.

State or Federal Parks can be a major benefit and examples of activities in those locations can include boating, kayaking, surfing, fishing, beaches, hiking, cycling, beaches.  Wine tasting, art galleries and Art Trails, art ranches, event locations, Farm Trails, and animal preserves like Safari West also major attractions and are spread throughout Sonoma County.

And surprisingly – proximity to other overnight accommodations for visitors and family for which you don’t have sufficient room when there is a reunion or family celebration and restaurants within an easy drive with a diversity of price points and menus end up being important more than you may think.  Another category to consider – are there emergency services at hand.

Please call is we can help your search.  Charlene Schnall, Broker Associate, Healdsburg Sotheby’s International Real Estate.  (707) 494-5749/(707) 483-3192,,


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