Summary

Sonoma Rose Villa is a unique vacation estate of 1.3 acres located in a private setting just minutes from the center of Sonoma, California. The Sonoma Rose Villa is a large home that dates back to 1910. During the Depression era, the building served as a bordello frequented by Baby Face Nelson and others, and was operated by Solidad Martinez Smith, the notorious "Spanish Kitty.” Later, the Sonoma Rose functioned as an art colony. Today, Sonoma Rose Villa has been fully remodeled and is a haven of relaxation, privacy, and comfort. Newly renovated, the property also features a pump house cabana by the expansive swimming pool. Both structures provide luxury accommodations for a total of 12 guests. There are two full-size contemporary kitchens, three full baths (two with Jacuzzis), a sun room, a conference room, a library with fireplace, a pebble-bottomed solar-heated pool, a hot tub, gardens, lawns, fountains, decks, and more. The exterior also features old-fashioned porches, a barbeque area, and a cobblestone gazebo for outdoor dining. The guests of Sonoma Rose Villa may also take advantage of its outdoor table tennis or the newly added Bocce court. Guests will also receive complimentary wine tasting cards to enjoy the Sonoma vineyards, which are located just minutes from the estate. Vonne Irish purchased the Sonoma Rose Villa in 2002. A California native, Ms. Irish received her Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary's College of California. After graduation, Irish worked as a commercial real estate broker for 25 years and is now president of her own company, Vonne Irish & Associates, Inc. Irish’s long-standing real estate experience has contributed to the Villa’s success and she continues to exceed her guests’ expectations.

Work History

Work History

President

Vonne Irish & Associates Inc.