MODERN WINE COUNTRY ESTATE-10 ACRES W/ PANORAMIC VALLEY VIEWS

John Layton

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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MODERN WINE COUNTRY ESTATE-10 ACRES W/ PANORAMIC VALLEY VIEWS

Glen Ellen Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Spectacular wine country estate with modern finishes throughout, located on a 10 acre parcel high above the Valley of the Moon. The expansive views of the Sonoma Mountain range, countless vineyards, colorful patchwork of the surrounding towns/villages and the brilliant blue skies, punctuated only by soaring birds, were the inspiration for the name of this property - 'Cielo' or 'Sky' in English.

This beautiful 3000 square foot home features:

*The ideal entertaining space with panoramic valley views from all west facing windows and walk out access to two decks. The living living room boasts 15 ft ceilings and floor to ceiling windows.

*Nearly 1500 square feet of deck space with outdoor dining table, BBQ and lounge chairs.

*Three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Third bedroom bathroom located across hallway from the bedroom. Additional half bathroom near living/dining area. Each bedroom is equipped with an alarm clock radio with iPod/iPhone docking station.

*Custom designed kitchen with Viking/Thermador/Bosch appliances and immediate access to deck with Gas Weber Genesis BBQ.

*Media room with large L shaped sectional and reading chair and ottoman. Spark Ribbon two sided gas fireplace, 50' plasma HDTV and Blu-ray DVD.

This modern home was specially designed to take full advantage of the fabulous views while providing guests with the privacy and tranquility expected of a country property. The home has a 'U' shape to split the entertaining area and sleeping area with a deck joining the two.

The sleeping wing features three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The large master bedroom boasts a spacious master bathroom with two sinks, Thermal Air tub, heated floor, shower with two rain shower heads, glass enclosure and walk in closet. The views from the shower are spectacular. The second bedroom also features an ensuite bathroom with heated floor and shower with glass enclosure. The third bedroom is across the hall from a third bathroom with shower enclosure and heated floor. All tile, finishes and fixtures (Duravit, Grohe and Toto) were thoughtfully chosen to add to the modern look and feel of the property.

The entertaining wing features media room, living room, kitchen, dining area, office alcove and half bath. The south deck is accessible from the kitchen and dining areas and hosts the gas propane BBQ, fabulous for the morning sun and taking in views of the southern valley. The west deck is the larger of the two and is perfect for enjoying the afternoon sun and al fresco dining. On a clear day, Mt. Tamalpais, San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Pablo Bay can be seen from the deck. Imagery and Arrowood wineries share the west side of the Mayacamas mountains and are located just below the house. BR Cohn, Little Vineyards and Valley of the Moon are also within a few miles.

The home has been wired for WIFI but has intermittent internet connectivity throughout, including the decks. All kitchen utensils, towels, and linens are included so you need only to show up. The home is serviced by two air conditioners and two heaters - one for each wing.

Located approximately 50 miles from San Francisco, 6.5 miles from Glen Ellen Village, 7 miles from Sonoma Town Square and within a few miles of several wineries, this one of a kind modern estate may be perfect for your wine country getaway.

We prefer weekly rentals but will consider 4 day rentals. Please submit availability requests via email before calling.

Keywords: Glen Ellen Country Estate, Cielo

More Details
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John Layton

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Travel with confidence
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4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Modern Wine Country Estate-10 Acres W/ Panoramic Valley Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
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Modern Wine Country Estate-10 Acres W/ Panoramic Valley Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301422vb
(415) 606-6674 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
Oakland, CA
5

GORGEOUS, ELEGANT HOME IN MIDST OF GREAT WINE TASTING

  • 5 of 5
Cielo Sonoma is truly a retreat, and an elegant one at that. We loved that it was in the midst of great wine tasting and yet isolated. Indeed, once at the house it was as if we had the Valley of the Moon to ourselves. We were especially impressed by the beauty of the house and property. It is simply gorgeous. And the view from it is stunning.

Some reviews had expressed concern about the road leading up to Cielo Sonoma. Yes it's narrow and uphill but we rarely encountered a car and did not feel that it was unsafe, even returning from dinner at night. It may not be the type of road you want to drive on 50 times a day but then why would you want to do so? We were so content at the house that we did not want to leave!

Can't wait to return to Cielo Sonoma.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Modern Wine Country Estate-10 Acres W/ Panoramic Valley Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301422vb
(415) 606-6674 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
5

PERFECT MOUNTAIN TOP GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
This property is special. Situated atop a mountain overlooking Sonoma Valley and Glen Ellen, the 360 degree views are stunning. You are situated above the clouds and look down on the valley floor of vineyards. The leaves were changing over Thanksgiving and made for the perfect escape. Morning coffees on the decks, watching the marine fog come in over the mountains and through the valley made for a perfect start to the day. The house is not the rustic Sonoma vineyard style common to the area. It is very tastefully modern with usable, functional, and comfortable spaces. We read outside on the main observation deck, watched football on the giant flat screen, cooked in the very well appointed chef's kitchen, and had our meals in the dining room overlooking the valley. My family and I could not have been happier. Having said this, I would suggest that new renters of this property plan to arrive during the day. The road up to the property is a couple miles and is single lane with turnouts. Not an issue. Just plan ahead. The payoff comes in the quality of the property, location above Glen Ellen, proximity to Sonoma, and beauty of the views. This property is an experience and made for a perfect, quiet, and relaxing family reunion for Thanksgiving. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Modern Wine Country Estate-10 Acres W/ Panoramic Valley Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301422vb
(415) 606-6674 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
San Francisco/C
4

BEAUTIFLU PLACE

  • 4 of 5
The house and it's setting were as beautiful as the pictures, and the place was also very comfortable with nice amenities. The one thing that made our stay less than relaxing is that there is a 2.5 mile stretch of road going to the house that is one-lane wide with lots of turns. It was necessary to be very vigilant because we might round a turn to suddenly see a car coming towards us in the other direction. When this happened, sometimes there was enough room to pass each other, and sometimes one car would have to back up quite a ways before there was a place to pass. After a few days, all of the vigilance for getting to and from the house made our experience less relaxing.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Modern Wine Country Estate-10 Acres W/ Panoramic Valley Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301422vb
(415) 606-6674 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
San Francisco, CA
5

AMAZING LOCATION, AMAZING HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Cielo-Sonoma was amazing. The views are spectacular. And, the house is gorgeous. There were 6 of us, and we mostly hung out on the deck, but we also enjoyed cooking dinner at home. The drive up and down the hill is an adventure, and can take up to 15 minutes, but well worth it.

The owner of the house, John, provided us with a very detailed, well-thought-out, and relevant welcome packet before our arrival. As the planner of the group, I appreciated that immensely. It listed a number of local grocery stores, restaurants, etc. It was really useful.

The house itself is very impressive. But even with all of its modern furniture, and clean lines, it was still very accessible and comfortable. And when you check out some of the hotel rates in town, you'll quickly see that it is worth every penny.

My husband and I plan to stay here again, in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Modern Wine Country Estate-10 Acres W/ Panoramic Valley Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301422vb
(415) 606-6674 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
San Francisco, CA
5

CIELO SONOMA IS EVERYTHING I WAS PROMISED & AND MORE!

Cielo Sonoma is everything I was promised & and more!
  • 5 of 5
Our recent stay at Cielo to celebrate a birthday with close friends and family was great! The weather was amazingly cooperative for this time of year in Sonoma - beautiful clear sunny days and cool nights provided spectacular views of a minute San Francisco some 50 or so miles away, and of the Valley of the Moon below. The house was very comfortable for 3 adult couples to share and enjoy privacy. The well appointed kitchen lacks only a martini shaker but has ABSOLUTELY everything else.
I chose Cielo on VRBO based on the photos posted - totally modern and not cluttered with other's memories or impressions of wine country - And I got what I paid for. Yes, the seclusion of the property sitting 3 miles by car above the the valley meant 20 minute drive both in and out but the view made it worth it! I recommend changing seats and drivers for a different experience every time. We managed to fit in at least a dozen wine tastings, then made delicious meals at Cielo every night. We found the house spotless upon arrival and enjoyed every amenity especially the heated bathroom floors.
I recommend nearby B R Cohn Winery - has a great car collection / exhibit and does not feel forced like many of the other Euro knockoff tasting rooms - oh and good wine too. That said, check out the deli at V. Sattui Winery - yumm!
All communication with the property owner was clear and prompt. And, I would recommend a stay at Cielo to anyone who is looking for a unique California Wine Country experience. Cheers.
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Modern Wine Country Estate-10 Acres W/ Panoramic Valley Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301422vb
(415) 606-6674 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
3

GREAT PROPERTY/VIEW, BUT VERY NARROW/DARK ROAD

  • 3 of 5
It was definitely a beautiful house with magnificent view that was well taken care of. What we didn't realize and didn't see anywhere in the description of the property was the difficulty in getting there from the main road. It was a very long, narrow road leading to the property that can only fit one car in either direction. And at night, it was really hard to drive up there since it gets extremely dark. And we had to pay one hour extra for our limo since we couldn't get a cab that was willing to take us back to the property from downtown Glen Ellen.

As a result, we decided to leave a day early and didn't spend the last night there since it wasn't very convenient for us. If we would have known this prior to booking the place, we would have definitely put this into consideration and at least knew what to expect.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, let me say thank you for your honest feedback. We are sad to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at our property and decided to leave a day early. We have been renting our home for almost two years now and this has never happened before.

One of the things that we (and we assume our guests, as they keep coming back) love most about our property is its’ location. It’s quiet, secluded, rugged and remote - and yet so close to all the attractions of Sonoma Valley. And it goes without saying that the views are quite spectacular. All of this does not come without a price and in our case that price is the road up to the house.

We do warn our guests in our rental agreement (that all guests are required to sign and return) that the property is three miles above the valley floor and that the roads are steep and windy. In addition, many of the guest reviews on mention the long, narrow and windy road and its’ mountaintop location.

We were also disturbed to here about your taxi/limo issues. While we bear no responsibility for third parties, it’s frustrating to hear that you had these problems. We always use Vern’s Taxis (of which we leave a few business cards at the house) and have never had a driver refuse to take us home.

While we understand that our property and location may not suit all tastes, we are sincerely disappointed that you did not enjoy Cielo Sonoma as much as we do.

Regards

John and Becky
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Point of Interest
Glen Ellen Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Sonoma Plaza

Wine tasting, picnicking

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 2,000
Cleaning 175
Tax Rate 9.0%
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Amenities

Glen Ellen Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Computer Available ...
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3) One Queen Bed in each of the three bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
This property is not suitable for weddings or large gatherings.
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