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Barry Applebaum

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Charming Vacation Rental with Fabulous Views, a Pool and More!

16 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Glen Ellen House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

GATE HOUSE VACATION RENTAL ... Located in a quiet Glen Ellen neighborhood, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home offers lovely views, a large deck, beautiful landscaping, a saline pool and hot tub and a spacious interior, all ideal for a relaxing wine country vacation.

Enter Gate House through the “mud room” and you’ll find formal living & dining rooms, a family room with entertainment center, cable TV and DVDs. The living room has a large stone fireplace and there are wood floors throughout the house. The charming furnishings reflect a country style with some interesting art and antiques.

The large, remodeled kitchen is a chef’s dream – planned by the owner who is a professional chef himself! Every amenity is offered in the kitchen and there’s a new grill for preparing part of your meal outside.

The master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, has a separate glass shower and soaking tub in the attached bathroom. There is a second full bathroom with tub/shower combo and ½ bath accessed from the hallway. The second bedroom has a queen bed, while the “kid’s room” (third bedroom) has a bunk bed and a trundle bed that can become a king sized bed. There is also a “bonus” room with queen-sized sofa bed, TV, library, kid’s games and tapes.

The lovely, large deck is new and has a table for al fresco dining. Meander down the steps to the lovely pool with built-in hot tub and lawn area. The views of the Glen Ellen hills and Jack London State park are particularly lovely at sunset.

Keywords: Located in a quiet Glen Ellen neighborhood, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home offers lovely views, a new deck and landscaping with saline pool and hot tub and a spacious interior, all ideal for a relaxing wine country vacation.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Barry Applebaum (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

The ladies of SOAS came to race RAGNAR 200 mile race and then came here to the Gate House for some R&R! We had such a great time. The house is wonderful. We enjoyed the spa tub and relaxing our sore and tired bodies. I am sure if we are out this way again, we will be staying here!!! The Gate House is lovely and very inviting!!!

Thank you again for your hospitality!
Oct 2015
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Charming Vacation Rental with Fabulous Views, a Pool and More!
average rating of 5.0 based on 100 reviews
5

Surpassed all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in VRBO homes all over the US and Europe, and I have to say the Gatehouse was far and away the best experience I have had! Barry was extremely professional and helpful, the house was immaculate and had every amenity imaginable. My group was five girlfriends celebrating our 50th birthdays, and we had an absolute blast! Several of us are cooks, we brought tons of food, the refrigerator and freezer were huge, the gas stove and grill were fantastic, tons of cookware, we wanted for nothing! The highlight was the amazing pool and jacuzzi and the close proximity to everything wine country has to offer. We plan on booking again for next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous, spacious, quiet, and great pool!

  • 5 of 5

The Gatehouse is a lovely place to call home while visiting in Glen Ellen/Sonoma County. Walking distance to downtown Glen Ellen, yet far away from the main road so you have peace and quiet.

Very comfortable beds, the master bathroom is modern and spacious. If you're a foodie, the kitchen is for you - very large and accommodating for making a fantastic meal. The pool and spa in the backyard are incredible, including the stunning views of Jack London State Park. This house has everything you and your guests need to have a comfortable stay.

I would definitely stay in this house again and highly recommend you consider this rental.

Barry was very professional, communicative, and walked me through questions so we felt right at home for the weekend. Thank you, we had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA
5

Vacationing in my dream house

  • 5 of 5

Every year my group of college friends rents a house for New Years and we were very lucky to find this Glen Ellen home for New Years 2013. There were six adults and one two year old who loved all the toys in the kids room. The house has a cozy feeling and the decor is very upscale. Everyone enjoyed morning hot tub time with the gorgeous view. There are lots of great wineries nearby to visit and the local grocery store (a fantastic little market with a great selection) and restaurants are all within walking distance. The highlight of the house for me was the kitchen which is so well equipped that I felt tempted to stay forever! If you enjoy gorgeous views, cooking beautiful meals and relaxing this is the house for you!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An oasis in Glen Ellen

  • 5 of 5

One of the most positive VRBO experiences we have ever had. The home is nicely appointed with antiques, comfortable beds (as reported by all guests) and an impressive kitchen. The home is well laid out and spacious offering all of us ample room for reading/relaxing. The pool and decking area offer great post-winery tour relaxation. The back yard is very private and provide an impressive view flanked by 4 substantial redwoods. Glen Ellen makes for an excellent jump off point for wine country and has good restaurant selections and grocery store. We highly recommend this property and will definitely return for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bachelor Party Paradis

  • 5 of 5

Thank Barry for everything. My friends and I spent the weekend in Sonoma for our friend's Bachelor Party! The house was clean and has ample space for everyone. The kitchen was fantastic! The stand out was the amazing backyard and pool. We were able to relax and soak in the sun. Hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House for Wine Country Getaway

  • 5 of 5

4 of us enjoyed a wonderful weekend of wine tasting and a wedding at the Jack London Lodge.

This house is a great place for a weekend getaway. Barry is a fantastic homeowner.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Sonoma County TOT Tax number is 841N
Our Reservation/Security Deposit is equal to 25% of the total cost of the reservation that you are making. This deposit is returned back to you after your stay at the Gate House. This is stated and listed in the rental agreement, which must be signed. This amount is not listed in the fee amounts listed above.

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Amenities

Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) trundle bed, Bunk Beds (1), Portable Baby Crib (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
• Hillside setting in charming Glen Ellen village neighborhood; minutes from several popular Sonoma Valley wineries • Walking distance to fantastic restaurants and the upscale Glen Ellen Village market • Newly remodeled expansive deck, landscaping and saline pool with built-in hot tub • A well-equipped, newly remodeled gourmet kitchen with 2 sinks, 2 ovens, and 6 burner stove – a chef’s dream! • 3 full bedrooms with flexible sleeping arrangements • 2-1/2 baths, both full bathrooms with tubs & showers • Ceiling fans and wood floors throughout the house • Spacious living, dining and family rooms • Internet access, cable TV, VCR/DVD, Stereo, phone line • Washer & dryer available in spacious laundry room • Grill for your use • Family friendly; toys, children’s books and videos

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