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Glen Ellen Nest , a great retreat close to all points of interest

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Private Pool


Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Private Pool

About the property

1800 square feet Cottage, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with mountain view View

Charming, private, quiet Cottage house, with lap swimming-pool in the heart of Glen Ellen (walking distance to Gourmet grocery Market, several great restaurants (7), Chocolate truffle & Wine tasting-rooms, Spas, Biking, Hiking trails, Historical Museum, Botanical Gardens and Regional Parks.

Lovely to lounge by the 40 x 20 swimming- pool, in the shaded deck or on the marine solarium, while observing the amazing variety of birds ( Doves, humming-birds favorite spot) and perhaps, sipping a glass of wine. The “Nest' is a wonderful retreat.

Relax time in the hammock in the shade of the Redwood trees by the outdoor barbecue corner.

The swimming-pool 's view looks over the Mayacamas mountain chain.

The large Family-room has media equipment hidden in an armoire. The French doors let you enjoy the beauty of Nature and you can find there a sofa bed Queen size.

The other living-room has a single, Moroccan- style daybed, a great spot where to read, chat or sleep.

The tropical Master-bedroom is spacious, with a Cal-King bed and a private bathroom. The' Jack London' bedroom has a Full size antique bamboo bed. Its walls are covered with Art work from the owner, a fan of the famous writer, featuring Historical Glen Ellen scenes. Its bathroom is right next to it.

There is also a 3rd bathroom conveniently located at the entrance of the Family-room or living-room, right by the swimming-pool.

Kitchen and Dining-room have a bright, happy Mediterranean style ambiance. Enjoy your meals in beautiful dishes.

Antiques and Artifacts from all over the World are displayed here and there. Paintings, trompe-l'oeil, painted door panels are also the work of the owner.

The property offers sunny and shady areas . This house keeps cool in Summer without the use of air-conditioning.

Glen Ellen Nest is a green, solar powered home.

Only gentle and environmentally-proper products are used for its maintenance.

Redwoods, Palm trees, Oleanders, Olive trees and mature vegetation make the uniqueness and privacy of this property .

This vintage cottage home was built in the 1920's- 30s and retains the charm of old Glen Ellen .

Hill Road was once the entrance to the' Beauty Ranch' which was owned by Jack London.

Glen Ellen Nest is a lovely haven in Spring, Summer, Fall and even Winter Season.

A great retreat for grown-ups only.Proximity of uncovered pool unsafe for children.

It sleeps comfortably 4 guests.

2 parking space available for guests.

Keywords: Solar powered home, beautiful, charming , inspiring, unique, private, romantic, spiritual, beautiful lap swimming-pool , large yard, great getaway, retreat, Humming-bird paradise, Birds sanctuary , Proximity to every point of interests.

More Details

Yannick Ponte
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Yannick Ponte

My husband and I have met in the Valley of the Moon (Sonoma valley), California. Don is a native of San Francisco. He is an illustrator and fine Art artist. He studied Art in the san Francisco Art Institute and has a great perspective eye and realistic art like trompe-l'oeil and portraits . I was born in Bordeaux, France . I am a world traveler , a guide , a language teacher, a rep in Mediterranean artifacts &Decorative ceramic tiles . Dance and photography are my hobbies . We both fell in love with the magic beauty of the Sonoma region and its unique mix of continental and tropical vegetation. We also feel very grateful for the wonderful climate and the proximity of the Pacific Coast , the mountains and our beloved San Francisco , only 45mn away !!!...

Yannick Ponte purchased this house in 1987

Why Yannick Ponte chose Sonoma County

It is a beautiful property enhanced by the character of the house and mature vegetation. The swimming-pool is another treat for a swimmer.

What makes this house unique

Beauty, tranquility, privacy, inspiring site for nature , bird lovers and artists of all trade , historical entrance of famous novelist Jack London's ranch . A wonderful spot for relaxing swimming while observing the birds , the sky and stars.A little Heaven for Nature lovers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We throughly enjoyed our stay in this little gem of a house. The highlights for us was the massive backyard and pool. Everything was well maintained and the shrubs and trees attracted a number of birds, which were fun to watch. The water in the pool stayed at a good temperature even after cool nights. Speakers and a grill made for the perfect July 4th getaway. The house was well furnished with everything we needed. One of the bedrooms has a full sized bed so it may be small for a couple. There was plenty of place to sleep though with the daybed and the queen size sofa bed. The owners were very helpful with recommendations for places around and answering questions. Overall it was a wonderful experience.
Jul 2013
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Glen Ellen Nest , a great retreat close to all points of interest
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed are stay in your home over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was truly a "home away from home," and we appreciated all the artwork, decorations and artifacts displayed in the home. Every day we discovered something we had not seen the day before! The location is ideal, and convenient to nearby restaurants, wineries, etc. We would like to come back in the summer months when we could enjoy the outdoors and the pool. Awesome birdwatching! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Ellen house with pool

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, very well kept, fully equipped, beautiful grounds as well, with pool. Convenient to all Sonoma wineries and attractions

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

My family flew from NYC to spend Thanksgiving with us here, and we all stayed up at the Glen Ellen Nest and had a wonderful weekend. The house and the property is absolutely gorgeous; my parents enjoyed sitting out in the sunny patio outback. The kitchen suited us very well for us to cook a delicious thanksgiving meal, turkey and all and we enjoyed the feast in the nice dining room. Yannick and Don are wonderful hosts and greeted us on arrival to show us how everything worked and to make sure that we were all settled in. While we didn't spend too much time going into town, the house is right down the street from Glen Ellen and sits among several wonderful Sonoma restaurants, and is a short drive to Sonoma Square. We highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Traveled with my husband, toddler, another couple and their toddler and we all had an amazing weekend in Sonoma County, and having the Glen Ellen Nest as our home base was a major part of this! Highlights:

PROPERTY: the home and its surroundings are truly an oasis! A beautiful pool, wonderful landscaping and tons of seating (pergola, loungers, hammock). Beautiful, native plants including a lime tree, olive trees, grapes and a huge palm tree. It was serene with all of the birds chirping and the tall fence really made us feel like we were at a private resort! Inside the wonderfully decorated home is a large sitting room off the pool with a small bath, nice kitchen, front sitting area and two good sized bedrooms (another bathroom in the back as well as master in the king bedroom). It was great because we really felt together on this trip, but not on top of each other.

LOCATION: easy access to many of the nearby sites (downtown Sonoma, we drove about 1.25 hours to the coast, Train Town, and all of the wonderful wineries in between) as well as walking distance to the quaint town of Glen Ellen. It was great to start the day with a quick walk to get a coffee and some fresh air!

BOOKING: The price was comparable and in the end beat out most of the 2 bedrooms we considered. Initial booking and questions were always answered quickly and pleasantly by both email and phone. We were able to pay by credit card. Don met us and walked us through the property which was a great start to the weekend.

We will be back - hopefully next time without the toddlers :)

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kristi, Many thanks for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family, you are welcome back any time you choose. Sincerely, Yannick & Don
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A Weekend to Remember !!

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter was married in Kenwood on Oct. 11th. We wanted to stay the weekend close to the venue site. After days of searching online for the perfect get-away rental I found the "Nest". It was the perfect choice.....Yannick and Don were so welcoming. The house was so inviting and warm... appointed with all the comforts you could possibly need. The property inside and out was immaculate. We loved looking at all the artifacts and especially Don's amazing paintings. The location was ideal for a walk to restaurants, mini market, post office, or just a lovely stroll. The weather couldn't of been more perfect making for an enchanted moonlit wedding. Staying at the "Nest" completed a beautiful weekend..."A Weekend to Remember" We will definitely be back !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Trish, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. You were wonderful guests, and we look forward to your next your next visit. Congratulations to the bride and groom. Yannick & Don
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Awesome Napa Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed at Glen Ellen Nest for an extended weekend getaway to the Napa area. We found everything about our stay at the "Nest" to be beyond our expectations. The house is well appointed and the decorations eclectic and inviting. Everyone in our party commented how much larger the home seemed compared to the pictures online. In addition, Yannick is VERY nice and was available, if necessary. Fortunately, we never needed anything other than the pleasant welcome that we received upon arrival. Our only regret was that we did not spend enough time at the house. We will seek to stay here again on our return visits to the Napa area!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sonoma Golf
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Jack London Estate Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Jack London Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Gourmet Market
Nearest Point of Interest
hiking, horse-riding
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant/Oyster Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Opal Jeweler
Nearest Point of Interest
Garden Court Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Fig Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Audessa Wine Tasting-room
Nearest Point of Interest
Glen Ellen Gourmet Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Wine Tasting-room
Nearest Point of Interest
Glen Ellen Restaurants , Tasting-rooms & Spas
Nearest Point of Interest
State Regional Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Magical Massage & Boutique
Nearest Point of Interest
Eric Ross Winetasting-room
Nearest Point of Interest
Art Gallery

Rural area.Beautiful Historic Jack London Park, Jack London Museum, State Regional Park, Botanical gardens, Winery Tours and Tasting-Rooms , Chocolate Truffle tasting , Art gallery , Movie festivals, Musical Festivals, Spas , Car racing, Golf, Outdoor Theater ( Jack London Park) in Summer, Music Concerts. Restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Glen Ellen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please read the County and the House rules posted on kitchen wall by fridge.
Quiet time hours: 10pm - 7am. Check-in flexible. Check-out 11am. Nothing to do for check-out just
like at the hotel.
Glen Ellen Nest is a retreat, not a party house. Quiet celebrations only. 4-5 guests maximum.
T.O.T#: 796N.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 bathrooms with a shower 1 bathroom with a tub and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Cal King size bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin daybed (1), Queen size sofa-bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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