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Wine Country Bliss Out!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Romance with nature at your own 12-acre wine country retreat! Enjoy sunset views, peace, and the beauty of the wine country all on your own private, country get-away! We call it Cinque Terre.We are on the mountain that divides Sonoma and Napa counties yet 15 minutes to Hwy 12 with wine tasting rooms, fine dining and gourmet grocery store.

This nature-lovers getaway is ideal for a couple (or maximum of four) and features separate 'casitas.' Each room (Kitchen, Bed House, Barn, Bath House) is separate, but only steps away from each other. The Bed House with a king-size bed and walk-in shower has two deck and french doors and plate-glass window viewing the Valley of the Moon. The Barn House has a queen bed plus sleeping loft and opens to beautiful forest views with a private stone staircase to the hot tub. Hot tub is closed during winter months.

The Cucina, or kitchen house, hosts all-around windows with a full kitchen and living area featuring folk art, a wood stove, big screen TV and stunning sunset and forest views. The Bath House is a separate full bathroom with a clawfoot tub, forest views, and outdoor shower.

Several garden terraces for lounging. Star gaze on the 250 ft. deck at the Tin Lodge or stroll along the rolling trails. This is all private, just for you!

BONUS! Free VIP Tasting voucher to our guests for Benziger Winery in Glen Ellen.

Cinque Terre offers you complete solitude and communion with nature, with all the amenities of a uniquely original hideaway featuring decks, gardens, stone steps and patios, hot tub, full indoor kitchen, indoor wood stove, separate bath house, authentic Sioux tipi, outdoor gas grill, washer/dryer, ceiling fans, Satellite TV/VCR/CD/stereo, high speed internet, full privacy, sunset views, birdwatching, star gazing, and walking trails. All linens, kitchen utensils, and hand-made soaps included.

The property is only occupied by one guest/rental at a time, so privacy and solitude are guaranteed. We are located above Glen Ellen in the heart of the wine country in Sonoma County, near the Napa Border, 15 minutes up the mountain road.

Pets are always welcome to Cinque Terre, but our retreat is strictly reserved for non smokers.

Ask about our mid-week one night special!

Keywords: Retreat Property


More Details

Maurine Killough
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Maurine Killough

Cinque Terre was founded by the Smiling Eyes Tribe, a hybrid group with big hearts and open minds. Caretakers, Maurine and Daniel, invite you to come visit this special place.

Maurine Killough purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Maurine Killough chose Sonoma County

Very unique and unconventional experience. A perfect blending between nature and comforts. Folk art, hot tub, separate casitas, completely equipped kitchen, satellite TV and internet.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

There is a cleansing energy about the place. so peaceful and in connection with nature. feels far away from urban life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You’re right! We did not want to leave! Our last minute decision to stay turned into a great surprise when we arrived and saw how beautiful your property is. We loved the detail and thought put into every piece of this beautiful place. What a beautiful place to wake up to the New Year! We would love to stay again in the future.
Dec 2009
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Glen Ellen Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Linens and hand-made soaps provided, Microwave/Convection Oven, Folk Art, Patios and Decks, Stone Stairways, Gardens, Solitude, Sunset Views. BONUS! Free VIP Tasting voucher to our guests for Benziger Winery in Glen Ellen.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Wine Country Bliss Out!
average rating of 4.804878 based on 45 reviews
San Diego

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our group enjoyed the solitude and quiet Cinque Terre provided. It was a perfect set up for 2 couples, we had everything we needed. We didn't mind the walk outside to the bath house, even in the rain! We appreciated the thoughtfulness of Maurine and Dan, they went above and beyond to make sure our stay was memorable. Our dogs were in mountain heaven!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa fl

Best Place To Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to come back to this townhouse! One of the best places we have stayed! How nice to have coffee on two different decks of your choice. The unit was well decorated & spotless. We cook slot and had everything needed Cynthia was wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a dog-friendly place in Sonoma and stumbled upon this secluded hideaway. We stayed 2 nights and would have liked to have lingered longer. The grounds are well-kept, the facilities perfectly in order, and the vibe is unbeatable. Bring your provisions as you don't want to have to head down the road because you forgot some milk or whatnot. In fact, that's really the only downside I can find-- if you wanted to get to town its a bit sketchy on an unfamiliar one lane road at night--but there's really no reason to leave! We hope to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Cool retreat

  • 5 of 5

Really neat place and lived up to and exceeded our expectations. It really is a little rustic nature retreat. Great way to unplug from life for a bit and just enjoy each other's company!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary house for my 16 guests

  • 5 of 5

I brought a large group here for a week-long ski trip, and wow did we have a great time. The house is *massive*, with plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably. It's a really easy drive to Park City and Canyons, and you're a 10 minute drive away from groceries and all the necessities. Hoping to come back in a few years :)

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great response, but this is NOT our property!
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Secluded forest retreat - planning to come back! A great place to recharge

  • 5 of 5


Extremely comfy and large bed - memory foam topper

Well stocked kitchen - including a cast iron pan!

Trails on property were super fun for our dog

Jacuzzi access from bedroom is super easy, even when it's cold out

Great wifi connection (but easy not to use it 😃)

Living room lounge area was homey/cozy - we spent a few hours lounging and reading here

Throwback Bose radio with great reception - listened to jazz for hours

Fireplace was quite nice. Fireplace was also set up for easy lighting with kindling already set when we got there. The woodsmoke smelled divine.

Extremely secluded - we never saw anyone else during our stay, even when we took the garbage out

Entrance to the property was well signed. Arrived at night without a problem

Space heaters were great! Was in the 40s and 50s when we were up there and we didn't have a problem

Wonderful large window in main bedroom lets you wake up with a beautiful view of the forest

Most serene home we've ever stayed in. The surroundings were hushed except for the sounds of the trees and the wind

Instruction book is very, very clear. Very well organized!

Cons (ish):

Hot tub was hard to start, but a quick phone call got us up and running in a jiffy - they answered right away

Shower pressure in main shower wasn't fantastic. But it got the job done, and the water was nice and hot


Contemplated not writing a review so we could keep this place our secret! ;) But seriously, we cannot wait to come back and are planning another stay in the summer

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our place is a unique retreat-you will have 12 acres to yourselves. it is rustic, but has all the amenities. It is for nature lovers and those who love adventures off the beaten path.


Rates & Availability

Glen Ellen Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 24 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Tax Rate 12.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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