GLEN ELLEN WINE COUNTRY RETREAT WITH POOL

Kristen

Speaks french, german, spanish
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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GLEN ELLEN WINE COUNTRY RETREAT WITH POOL

Glen Ellen House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR, 2Ba 3 acre Charming Retreat with Pool

Enchanted Cottage is a gracious wine country getaway in Northern California. Minutes from the charming, gourmet paradise of Glen Ellen in Sonoma Valley, California. Just an hour from the Golden Gate bridge and San Francisco but a world away-- and out of the fog.

World class wineries, restaurants and activities within a five-minute radius of this peaceful estate. Breathtaking scenery in every direction. Popular hiking and biking destination. Heaven for children.

Why this property? My father lived in rural England for 10 years of his life after he retired. His and other homes in Somerset were casual but comfortable. As welcoming for people as for dogs, with a sort of 'active relaxation' the norm. Room enough for gatherings, but plenty of odd spaces for solitude both inside and out. A large welcoming kitchen and outdoor seating, but places for reading or an afternoon nap. Space enough outside for children to roam (with a creek to wade in) but close enough to town for a quick trip to the store for milk or bread (or lighter fluid.) Of course in the wine country, we had to add a pool. Our house has worked for our family as a place that is distinct from our San Francisco city life but is civilized in its own way. After a day, the oaks and quiet work their magic and you can't help but unwind.

Welcome!

Inviting 4 Bedroom Country Cottage, landscaped with Pool and quiet environs, 2 miles to Glen Ellen.

There are 2 large bedrooms with King beds. One has direct access out to the pool, the other has its own private deck. There is a bedroom with 2 single beds that can be converted into a King, with access to the pool. There is a bonus room with a double bed.

2 Bathrooms, one with shower/bath, the other with a shower and a bath.

The house has the benefit of have two 'wings,' each with its own bath for added privacy.

The spacious, well equipped kitchen was recently updated with a double oven, gas range and adjoins the dining area.

There are views of Sonoma Mountain from the living room and the pool. Our furnishings are comfortable and inviting.

(Our photos are out of date and not great quality but are still representative of the cottage. We will revamp them as soon possible. We had a stint of long term tenants in the house, hence the lack of reviews for VRBO and no recent photos. We wanted to get our site up ASAP so people could take advantage of our great property for the summer!)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Kristen (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks french, german, spanish

About Kristen

We have loved Sonoma and Glen Ellen since 1990. We ended up buying our 'cottage' in 1993 to escape the freezing summers of San Francisco with our young children. We lived overseas (Spain) for a spell, and then actually lived in the cottage full time for 3 years and then ended up back in San Francisco. Our children are very attached to the house and the area, and it has been a very special place for us and all the guests we've had over the years.

Kristen purchased this house in 1993

Why Kristen chose Glen Ellen

We were looking for a getaway that was close to San Francisco, and Sonoma fit the bill perfectly. Since we were trying to escape the fog, beach was out of the question!! Glen Ellen is close enough to Sonoma, but quiet and has more of a country feel. The summers are glorious, but the rest of the year is quite beautiful too. We've traveled all over Europe and the scenery in the Valley of the Moon can match any sights we've seen.

This property was particularly appealing because it is close to town (1.7 mi) with its market, but feels quiet and remote. The old oak trees are spectacular and add to the charm and rustic 'Old California' feel.

What makes this house unique

The house is on one level, and though has plenty of room, it has an intimate 'cottage' feel. It is close to town and has an acre of pasteur in front for added privacy.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Glen Ellen Wine Country Retreat with Pool
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
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Glen Ellen Wine Country Retreat with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p468310vb
(707) 290-5610 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
5

Glen Ellen's little secret

Glen Ellen's little secret
  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Enchanged Cottage for a small and quiet ceremony. The cottage was absolutely perfect for our needs. The home flows from the front to the back with plenty of room for all to gather and have separate space. We almost were hesitant to write a review only because we wanted to keep this our little secret, but since we are loving giving people we want all to have the opportunity to ejoy this special home- Thanks Kristen and Kevin were certain to come back! Jimmy and Debbie x
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Glen Ellen Wine Country Retreat with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p468310vb
(707) 290-5610 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
Franklin, NC
4

Great place to stay in wine country!

  • 4 of 5
We really enjoyed the stay and the house was very comfortable. Everything was well maintained except the lighting was a little strange. We could not find how to turn on some lights, but this was not a big issue. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was adequately equipped. We didn't use the pool, but it appeared clean. There was some discoloration on the sides of the pool that initially appeared to be algae but I think it was just stained from something in the past. The water was clean. One thing to to note is that the water in the house comes from a well and is sulfur water. It has an odor and test that can be off-putting. We just used bottled water all week and it really wasn't a problem for us. The owners are very nice and easy to work with. I would recommend this place to friends and use again.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Glen Ellen Wine Country Retreat with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p468310vb
(707) 290-5610 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
4

Enchanted Cottage

  • 4 of 5
Spacious cozy cottage set in the mountains surrounding Glen Ellen, CA. Very comfortable furnishings with a good size kitchen. Two good size bedrooms w/ adjacent bath & shower. Great master bedroom w/bath and separate shower. Use that GPS to find as it is tucked away in the hills. Great Glen Ellen restaurants close by. Very nice little town Glen Ellen !
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Glen Ellen Wine Country Retreat with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p468310vb
(707) 290-5610 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
San Francisco, CA
5

Fantastic Family Getaway in Glen Ellen!

  • 5 of 5
For three years now, we have rented the Enchanted Cottage for a month in the summer to escape the San Francisco fog. I hope we can continue for many years to come. I can't put my finger on why we love this house so much - it just has a really special feel to it. The location is great - it is quiet and gives us the feel of being in the country, yet is close to the little town of Glen Ellen (Glen Ellen Market is fabulous), within 15 minutes to the city of Sonoma and an hour from SF. There are dozens of wineries within minutes of the house.

The house has four bedrooms and is the perfect layout for families with two bedrooms on one end of the house (King & Full) and two bedrooms on the other (King and Twins). We have rented many houses in wine country and the pools are usually too cold. The temperature of this one is perfect and with young children, I am glad it is fenced in. The diving board is a bonus!

The owners are fantastic people and I look forward to talking with them each year. This is one of the most reasonably priced homes I have found in Sonoma/Napa with a pool. If you are looking for something super fancy and stuffy, this may not be the house for you. If you want charming, comfortable and family friendly in a beautiful location, look no further!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Glen Ellen Wine Country Retreat with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p468310vb
(707) 290-5610 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
Baltimore
4

Wonderful Vacation!

  • 4 of 5
This house was a perfect fit for our family vacation. The owner Kristen was great to work with and very accommodating. We travelled with two babies and the house set up was perfect! At first we were concerned about the pool not being heated but the cover worked its magic and the pool temps were perfect during the late morning and afternoon. We were also concerned about the lack of ac but the house cooled down at night and maintained a cool temp during the hot summer days. The only reason we aren't giving an "Excellent" rating is because of the few minor repairs that are needed but didn't impact our enjoyment of this home. Great location, great owner and highly recommended!!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! The house is laid out with two "wings" which makes it convenient for larger groups. The large, mature oaks keep the house cool in the summer, and with the coastal natural air conditioning, the temperature is comfortable. There was a problem with a shower fixture that was remedied.
business
Glen Ellen Wine Country Retreat with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p468310vb
(707) 290-5610 (California, USA)
Glen Ellen Sonoma County
Burbank, CA
5

Great house, fantastic area!

  • 5 of 5
This place was fantastic. We stayed here for a long weekend while visiting for a wedding. The pool was great, the location was great (central, but also away from everything at the same time), we were really able to relax. Loved that there were books available, even children's books that my 1 year old enjoyed too. The only thing is we had no phone service, which I found was nice but my husband was not too excited about. There was wifi though. I highly recommend staying here!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
SFO
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Dillon Beach
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Jack London Lodge Saloon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Glen Ellen Inn, Fig Cafe and Wine Bar
Car: recommended

The Enchanted Cottage is a relaxed wine country getaway in Northern California. Minutes from the charming, gourmet paradise of Glen Ellen in Sonoma Valley, California. Just an hour from the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco but a world away-- and out of the fog.

World class wineries, restaurants and activities within a five-minute radius of this peaceful estate. Breathtaking scenery in every direction. Popular hiking and biking destination. Heaven for children.

Why this property? My father lived in rural England for 10 years of his life after retirement. His and other homes in Somerset were casual but comfortable. As welcoming for people as for dogs, with a sort of 'active relaxation' the norm. Room enough for large gatherings, but plenty of odd spaces for solitude both inside and out. A large welcoming kitchen and outdoor seating, but places for reading or an afternoon nap. Space enough outside for children to roam (with a creek to wade in) but close enough to town for a quick trip to the store for milk or bread (or lighter fluid.) Of course in the wine country, we had to add a pool. Cycling, swimming and hiking are the favorite outdoor activities. Our house has worked for our family as a place that is distinct from our city life. Away and rural, but civilized in its own way. We find that within a day, the oaks and quiet work their magic, and we are able to unwind.

Welcome!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Glen Ellen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$349
$1,345
$3,295
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$399
From
$399
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,399
$5,195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Property Damage Protection $49
Notes One third of the rental fee deposit to confirm reservation and block out the dates for the guest.
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Amenities

Amenities

Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 large bedrooms with King beds, two smaller bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
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