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Inviting Sonoma Wine Country Getaway With Oak Studded Private Garden & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cozy 2 Br/1 Bath Cottage, located in the Heart Of The Wine Country

Dear Traveler,

Due to the terrible wild fires in Sonoma we made the house available for fire victims. We are taking reservations again, starting for stays from February 2018 on. Our neighborhood was very lucky- the fires came close. There was loss, but overall the integrity of the Wine Country stayed intact - the wineries are waiting for you. Please come and visit us soon!

Welcome to our little house! Located in a quiet neighborhood in Glen Ellen, just north of Sonoma. We have two bed rooms with comfortable queen beds & a sleeper sofa. Outdoor living at its best- BBQ, hot tub, outdoor shower, hammock & fire pit awaits you.Welcome to our little house!

A Getaway that is still easily reached within an hour from the Golden Gate! Located in a quiet neighborhood in Glen Ellen, just a few miles north of Sonoma Square. Glen Ellen sits right in the heart of the wine country- Sonoma, Napa, Healdsburg, Yountville are all within reach. This area has a lot to offer: great vineyards, excellent food and beautiful scenery.

Enjoy our comfortable and newly renovated home with a fully equipped kitchen, 2 well-appointed bedrooms with quality linens and brand new furniture. Outdoor lounging and dining in spacious oak studded garden. Enjoy the BBQ, fire pit, private outdoor shower and hot tub.

You can be active and play a round of golf at the Sonoma Country Club, go for a hike in one of the nearby parks or you can relax and get a spa treatment at the Sonoma Mission Spa & Inn. Of course you can just kick up your feet with a good book and a nice glass of local wine in our serene garden.

Come and experience the laid back and friendly atmosphere here in the Sonoma Wine Country!

More Details

Kerstin & David Dieterich
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

About Kerstin & David Dieterich

Our family lives in the Bay Area, where David grew up. Our daughter lives in Europe and our son is studying at UH Manoa in Hawaii. Since Kerstin is from Germany, we have been lucky to explore Europe. We enjoy the outdoors and learning about different cultures. It is exciting to visit new places. For a quick escape we love to come up to the Wine Country and enjoy Glen Ellen. Hope you will enjoy it too!

David and Kerstin

Kerstin & David Dieterich purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kerstin & David Dieterich chose Glen Ellen

We love Sonoma! In fact we got married here 29 years ago. Glen Ellen is centrally located in the Wine Country: Sonoma, Napa, Healdsburg, Russian River are all within an easy reach. This quiet little town is only about 6 miles north of Sonoma Square.

It takes only an hour from the Golden Gate to get here.

There are so many activities- you can enjoy wine tasting, eat at some of the best restaurants, hike, bike, play golf, enjoy a day at the Sonoma Inn or the Kenwood Spa. Shopping is always fun around the square in Sonoma..and of course you can just kick up your feet in our beautiful shaded garden with a good book and a glass of local wine!

What makes this cottage unique

This little house is cozy and comfortable with a beautiful garden. We recently renovated and refurbished it completely. All the furnishings are new and of good quality. Everything is there for your comfort and convenience:

Two well appointed bed rooms with queen beds and luxury cotton linens, fresh robes and slippers are waiting.

The sofa in the living room is a queen sleeper.

A fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, microwave, blender, coffee maker, wine opener(very important!) and even a picnic basket. We do supply coffee for you.

Dining room seats four.

There is a gas fireplace for warmth and ambiance. We do have central heating and air conditioning, plus fans in each room.

TV, Cable, DVD player and wireless internet are available to you.

The spacious private garden offers a brand new deck with a hot tub and a private outdoor shower, comfortable lounge furniture, a fire pit and BBQ. You can dine alfresco on the big farm table. There are big shade trees and even a little veggie and herb garden for you to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely stay at this beautifully decorated home. It's in an ideal and quiet location. The yard is wonderful with the hot tub, outdoor shower, and bbq area which we enjoyed using. The kitchen is well equipped and the rooms are very comfortable.
Aug 2016
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Glen Ellen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , outdoor shower , Claw foot tub could be difficult to enter.
  • Claw foot tub with shower. Private outdoor shower- shower under the stars!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , new furniture and luxury mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , new furniture and luxury mattress
  • Queen sleeper sofa in the living room in addition
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
The private garden is shaded by large oak trees. We have a fire pit, large farm table for dining and lounge furniture. There are herbs and veggies growing in the garden - for you to enjoy


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Inviting Sonoma Wine Country Getaway With Oak Studded Private Garden & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 47 reviews

Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay at your house. It was lovely. The decor was very relaxing feeling. There was everything we could need at the house. We especially enjoyed the outdoor shower after using the hot tub. We also appreciated the garden. We picked some fresh basil and tomatoes for our salad one evening. The house was very inviting from the the moment we arrived until the moment we left. We really didn't want to leave. This house is great.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It is a joy to have nice guests, like you Cheers, Kerstin & David
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Nice, cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

It was a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying here. The house was super cute and the backyard was peaceful. The location is easy to get to so many great Sonoma vineyards. The house itself was clean and cozy. I'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Bloomfield, MI

In Sonoma for son's wedding

  • 5 of 5

We chose Glen Ellen because it was between Sonoma and the wedding site. Couldn't have made a better choice. The house is lovely and I got to pick tomatoes in the backyard! We were very busy so we had no chance to relax in the hot tub or on the hammock )-: Everything was clean and neat.

There's lots to do in Glen Elen: the Jack London Museum and Park; the Quarry Hill Botanical Garden; many wineries including the Benzinger Winery, which uses biodynamic farming methods; and for a nice walk near the house, the Sonoma Valley Regional Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cuteness and Serenity Abounding

  • 5 of 5

DO NOT STAY HERE if you don't like tranquility, birds greeting you with song, privacy and comfort.

Honestly, I brought stuff on the trip I didn't think would be provided: citronella candles to ward off mosquitoes (they love me and made a trip to New Orleans uncomfortable), tealights (I love a nice ambiance); plus, we were welcomed with a bottle of wine.

Someone wrote in his review that the beds were uncomfortable, but we slept so deeply here --- I guess we were quite relaxed.

The AC is definitely a plus on days like we had during our stay. The neighborhood is quiet and charming (someone put up an impromptu take-a-book-leave-a-book library across the street which my sister ravished between watching a Deadliest Catch marathon on Discovery). Also, the cable TV offered some free movies and different genres of music.

We booked the house to visit a few days with family who lives in Santa Rosa, and we were elated we picked this endearing abode. Each day we saw another sweet, little trinket or decor we did not see the previous day. There are little notes everywhere with instructions about how to make your trip better or some house rules, so the neighbors are not encroached upon. I never saw a neighbor while I was in the backyard. I heard some chickens that live over the fence, but their clucks were not intrusive.

I could go on and on, but instead, I will just say book with confidence.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house is to die for, the backyard is so fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! Please come and visit again soon! Cheers, Kerstin & David
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Glen Ellen Star
"One of the wonderful places to eat right here in Glen Ellen!"
Annadel State Park
"Another great park close by"
Mayo Family Winery
"Nice tasting room and outdoor picnic area"
Kenwood Inn and Spa
"Enjoy a well deserved spa treatment!"
Kunde Family Estate
"A well known name around here"
Oakmont Golf Club
"Golf anybody?"
Glen Ellen Star
"One of the wonderful places to eat right here in Glen Ellen!"
Blackstone Winery
Jack London State Historic Park
"Local history! Beautiful park"
Sonoma Plaza
"There is great food, shopping, wine tasting right here at the Sonoma town square"
Sonoma Market
"Nice neighborhood market, everything for a picnic. Good local wine selection."
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
"Well known place for a spa treatment"
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Wine tasting all around!

Hiking nearby, dogs allowed

Golf, Sonoma Country Club

Spa, Sonoma Mission Inn, Kenwood Spa

Dining, Glen Ellen Star, Glen Ellen Inn and many more


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Minimum rental is a two nights.
Monthly rental based on 28 days. Monthly fee varies depending on length of month. Maximum rental term is one month.
Cancellation policy- 100% refund 30 days before arrival
Sonoma County TOT Certificate Number: 1569N

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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