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TOP OF THE WORLD, STUNNING VIEWS Beautiful Wine Country Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful home/4 Bedrooms/3.25 Baths/4 night minimum stay requirement

Originally built for two families, wine country getaway is perched on Trinity Mountain overlooking Sonoma's beautiful 'Valley of the Moon'. Open the front doors and you are hit with a magnificent view, maximized by picture windows and an expansive deck.

The generous living room has high beamed ceilings and opens up to the dining room and full kitchen, creating a spacious, cohesive environment. The living room has a 70' flat screen TV with DVD player, satellite TV, and Sonos stereo system. The dining room has a table that can accommodate 10 people. The deck off the kitchen has a gas BBQ grill. Free wireless high-speed internet is available throughout.

The home has two wings off the main living room, with each wing containing both a master and large guest bedroom. All four bedrooms have stunning views, king or queen size beds, private bathrooms, and sliding doors that lead out onto a deck. The two master bathrooms have dual showers and the guest bathrooms have shower/tub combinations. Three of the four bedrooms have walk in closets.

The swimming pool is a short walk past the grape vines and garden. It is surrounded by another oversized deck appointed with plenty of lounges, chairs and sun umbrellas. The pool overlooks the property’s 200 olive tree orchard and another spectacular mountain/valley view. From the pool or the main deck you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning as you watch the valley below wake up, or a glass of wine at the end of the day as you watch the sun sink below the mountains and witness a breathtaking sunset.

With a beautiful drive in either direction, you are 8 minutes from the Sonoma Valley and 18 minutes from the Napa Valley. From this dazzling property you can take advantage of all the activities, sites, wineries, and restaurants the wine country has to offer . . . or simply come and relax. Great for families, couples, company retreats, or a guys/gals weekend away, and just an hour from San Francisco. Please note, weddings and loud parties (of any type) are not permitted at this property. Due to the configuration of the driveway we do now allow 'stretch' limousines to come to the home. Property manager is in separate residence on site.


- Bed linens

- Bath towels/linens

- Hair dryers in all bathrooms

- Pool towels

- Bar soap and foaming soap in bathrooms (GUEST provides shampoo and any other needed toiletries)

- Dishwashing soap in kitchen

- Use of washer and dryer, laundry detergent

- Ironing board and iron

- Coffee maker ("Mr. Coffee") and filters (GUEST provides coffee)

- Assorted spices, salt/pepper and other condiments (note, spices, etc., vary from week to week so if there is a particular preference of any of the above, GUEST provides)


- Minimum stay requirement: 4 nights

- Discount for 7 nights or more: $50 per night discount

- We take: most major credit cards

- Non-U.S. credit cards: there is a $100 surcharge

See "Rates" link for further details

- Property manager on site.

- This property cannot accommodate weddings or parties.

- Transient Occupancy Tax certificate #1237N

KEYWORDS: wine country home, vacation home rental, large home, wine country rental, country home, pool, views, spacious, mountain, valley of the moon, valley views, couples vacation, multiple family, kid friendly home, family friendly, retreat, four bedroom, secluded, estate

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About The Owner

The home is owned by two families who live in San Francisco. The families have kids who were young when the home was purchased and who are now all in college. The home is managed by another family member who lives in a separate home on the property. The family all participate in gardening and other projects around the house when they visit, as well as in the yearly olive harvest which yields around 500 pounds of olives and makes some of the best olive oil ever.

The Owner purchased this house in 1994

Why The Owner chose Sonoma County

We wanted to find a wonderful home that was close to San Francisco yet felt like it was a world away. We have discovered and love the little town of Glen Ellen and are great fans of the Sonoma Valley.


This area contains some of the best WINE TASTING and WINE TOURING in the world both in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys.


Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.25 Note - all four bedrooms have a bathroom plus there is a powder room in the main hallway for guests. So there are a total 5 bathrooms of various sizes
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king , Large room with balcony, views, bathroom, walk-in closet.
    Master Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Large Room with balcony, views, bathroom, walk-in closet..
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large room with balcony, views, bathroom, walk-in closet
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Large room with balcony, views, bathroom.
  • King Beds (1) Queen Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon bed in guest bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Property manager lives on site separate home on property. The home has 2 super sized decks - one at the swimming pool and over looking the mountains and valley and the other spanning the entire length of the house. Each bedroom has a view - each has it's own bathroom - each opens up onto a deck. No weddings and no loud parties of any type allowed. Four night minimum stay requirement.


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TOP OF THE WORLD, STUNNING VIEWS Beautiful Wine Country Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews
Lives in San Mateo, Ca.

Fabulous retreat from the world as we know it.

  • 5 of 5

A couple weekends ago, along with my extended family, we had a most splendid time at this property nestled into the Napa Valley hills. Very spacious with lots of privacy for each guest. All modern conveniences and all around first rate comfort. Great restaurants in the area too. Would love to stay again.

Phil Klein

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having you as guests - thank you!
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WOW Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely immaculate and much more than we had expected. Beautiful home, beautiful view, very accommodating for our party.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay, terrific house, and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay!! We were in Sonoma to celebrate our 40th birthdays and do some wine tasting. The house was absolutely amazing and perfectly situated between Sonoma & Napa! We had 9 women and it fit us absolutely perfectly. The grounds are stunning and immaculate...lots of fruit trees, olive trees and breathtaking views of the mountains. We used Napa Valley Wine Excursions (a recommendation from another reviewer), and Paul was terrific! We had plans to do dinner out, but opted to enjoy the views on the deck instead. It is truly a special place. Thank you Jan & Robert for sharing it with us!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Great house for family trip with adult-kids!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views, probably almost impossible to reproduce.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with million dollar views. The car ride to Napa is a bit of a roller coaster ride! Had a really nice stay, would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain sunset views and very comfortable house for 8

  • 5 of 5

Jan and Robert were very easy to work with, and responded quickly to any questions we had. The house is very comfortable for 4 couples. We all had our own private space, but enjoyed having meals together at the large dining table, sitting together on the deck for stunning morning fog and evening sunset views, and swimming in the pool together with gorgeous mountain views. Thank you for a lovely Napa week!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You were all a great group and we are happy that you took advantage of the full kitchen and BBQ in order to enjoy some meals at home, while watching the sun set.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $750

On-season months: May - October; Off-season months: March - April
On-season rates $850 per night.
Off-season rates $750 per night.
OPTIONAL Pool Heating fee - discuss details with owner.
WiFi fee - discuss details with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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