"Italian-style villa" is what your first impression might be driving into the stone and tiled outer courtyard of The Madrones, a luxury property in the Anderson Valley area of California. If you are staying the night you are in for a treat.

Owner builder/ designer Jim Roberts has put his heart and considerable talent into creating a real-time retreat, ready when you are. The proprietor wants you to have a unique experience and to start it off they do not consider this place a hotel, B & B or an inn, but "guest quarters" prompting the image of an extension of a gracious private home.

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