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Stunning Wine Country Gated Estate with Pool and Tennis Court

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Originally built in 1916 by the British Embassy for the Ambassador's vacation retreat, this beauty sits majestically on a knoll with spectacular views of the surrounding vineyards, Arrowhead Mountain and the Northern section of the San Francisco Bay. Updated over the passing years, the home offers all the modern conveniences but retains its original charm. The Main house is 3,500± square feet to include 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. A sun porch, large living room with fireplace, dining room & well-appointed kitchen are all oriented around the inviting (completely fenced) patio area complete with solar heated, in-ground pool.

A separate 2 bedroom Guest Cottage with 2 full baths, steam shower and sauna & a kitchenette is on the other side of the pool area. The Guest Cottage also offers phenomenal views of surrounding vineyards from its hilltop location. The grounds encompass 12.5± acres offering complete solitude and privacy behind a private gated entry. A (hard court) tennis court & a separate sport court with small pavilion area are included in the offering. Truly a quintessential wine country retreat property.

Keywords: Estate Home, Villa, House

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

Why The Owner chose Sonoma

Originally purchased as a primary residence due to the unique qualities and private setting.

What makes this house unique

The property feels like it is a million miles away but is a stone's throw from Downtown Sonoma & Napa. You can choose to stock the refrigerator(s) and never leave or go wine tasting, enjoy world renowned restaurants in both Valleys, or partake in the many events held each weekend in Wine Country.



Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Four bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Concierge service available, please inquire.


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Stunning Wine Country Gated Estate with Pool and Tennis Court
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews

Hubby's 50th bday

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning property!! Just got home from a weekend there. 4 couples stayed there. We enjoyed the tennis court and stunning views. Would love to go back. Recommended 100%

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, Marilyn, we are delighted you had a great time at our Hilltop Haven - and we look forward to seeing you again!
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HYDE RD home in Sonoma.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at this lovely villa in Sonoma.

It is the second time I have stayed there and would love to go back. The house is stunning, has a beautiful and wonderful grounds.

There is a beautiful pool, and tennis court… which is perfectly appointed.

could not ask for better concierge service.

We felt taken care of. Will highly recommend this estate to anyone traveling to Sonoma .

Excellent, 5 star.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, Nancy, we are delighted you had a great time at our Hilltop Haven - and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house with a few friends to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday, and it was absolutely perfect. The historic house has so much character while also meeting every need. We only wish we could have stayed longer, and cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

Well-stocked and comfortable furnished country home and guest house in ideal Sonoma location. 3 miles to Sonoma town center.

Beautiful views, large gourmet kitchen. A perfect reunion destination. Everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enough with the notes....

  • 2 of 5

My family stayed here recently and were dismayed by the number of notes and instructions in the house admonishing guests to BE CAREFUL or THIS IS THE OWNER'S PERSONAL BLENDER--BE CAREFUL. Many doors and cabinets were locked, which is fine, but coupled with the unfriendly notes and list of rules written in an inhospitable manner it was really off-putting. As soon as we arrived, we were also instructed to sign a list of house rules to obey. It was almost as though the owners hate to rent out their place but are forced to, so they've compromised by leaving these notes. When I rent a home, I like to feel like an invited and welcome guest....I've rented many homes in Sonoma and never experienced anything quite like this. Although the property manager was very nice, we won't be returning to this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, we are sorry you were dismayed by the brief Check-In Packet of information that we provide for renters, and are confused by your comments. The Welcome note simply includes helpful information about the local area and the historic home, local taxi service, how-to tips on connecting to the wi-fi, the TV controllers, and so on. All our renters seem to find it helpful and appreciate knowing about the surrounding wine country, as well as providing answers to questions one might not think of at the moment, plus providing check-out information. Rather than having to take the time for a longer familiarization tour of the large home and cottage at check-in, this allows them to relax and enjoy their stay immediately, and have something readily available to refer to if they have questions. The exact same information was also emailed to you prior to your arrival so you could review it and ask any questions ahead of your rental. As for the brief Rules Acknowledgement form, we do require renters to acknowledge they are aware there is no cover on the pool, no smoking or pets are allowed, and other information for the safety and comfort of renters. Most owners of expensive homes request that renters respect their personal property, and it’s unfortunate you found that “unfriendly, inhospitable, and off-putting.” We wish you luck on your future rentals and hope you enjoy your stay elsewhere.
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Memorial Day Awesomeness!

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING House! Perfect for 4 couples. There were so many places to sit together inside and outside. The rooms were big and the furnishings were unique and tasteful. The beds are SUPER comfortable! We can't wait to book this place again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review – we think it’s pretty comfortable too! In fact, we’ve just created a new seating area – sadly, a couple stately pine trees had to be cut down, but we saved the huge stumps and created 2 large seating areas out on the knoll overlooking Sonoma Valley. We welcome you back to try it out!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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