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Views, Views, Views - Villa with Bocce Court, Hot Tub, Deck, and Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Indulge in your own private villa nestled in the heart of wine country, located perfectly on a short cut between Sonoma to Napa Valley, 2 miles from the main Sonoma road of wineries, 9 miles from Sonoma Plaza. This stylish mid-century modern home was built on a spectacular 4.5-acre setting located in the hills above the Sonoma Valley and is a Licensed Vacation Rental with the County of Sonoma. Take a dip in your private idyllic pool, styled as a lake amongst the trees. Hang out in the outdoor hot tub with views of mountains and redwoods. Spend hours playing bocce on a court next to a private vineyard. Test out that new recipe you have been dying to try in your own gourmet kitchen. Dine al fresco on your private deck, then sip cocktails on outdoor seating while the sunset casts a warm hue on your amazing view of the “Valley of the Moon.” On a cold night, cozy up by the warm fireplace. Take in a movie, or relax, on the sophisticated and modern furnishings. This property is behind a private gate in a tranquil setting that cannot be seen from the road. The home is designed to maximize outdoor living, with plenty of windows to take in the view, and doors situated to allow easy outside access from almost every room! Each bedroom has its own private exit. The home is surrounded by amenities, and tranquil settings.

While you visit, see wine country and relax. This villa is well-located and is very convenient to Sonoma and Napa valleys. The house is about two miles from the Sonoma Highway (Hwy. 12), which is not only a beautiful drive, but it is also dotted with many wineries, such as, B.R. Cohn, Valley of the Moon, St. Francis, Arrowood, Imagery, Mayo, Wellington, Kunde, Kenwood, Ledson, and many others. A short drive or taxi ride down a scenic road are the restaurants and wine tasting rooms of the towns of Glen Ellen (~2 miles), Kenwood (~5 miles) or the Sonoma Square (~9 miles). Key towns in the Napa Valley are also close by. Yountville, with the French Laundry and Bouchon restaurants, is ~11 miles away; St. Helena, with its shops and restaurants is ~14 miles away; and Highway 29, the main road through the Napa Valley is ~8 miles away.

This villa has so many amenities to entertain you, it creates a great vacation. You will be tempted to return year after year.

County law requires us to inform potential guests of the following:

- Our vacation rental permit number is 996N

- Guests must observe quiet hours between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

- Guests must not have more than three vehicles at this home.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

Why Eric chose Sonoma County

We live in San Francisco, but fell in love with wine country. After years looking, we finally found a home on our favorite road in Sonoma, between the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. We have always been fans of Mid-Century Modern Architecture. We fell in love with this home at first sight. We hope you love our home as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION AND AMENITIES! This home has many spaces to lounge while you are home, and puts you in the heart of where you want to be when you are out -- in the center of the wineries. There are top rated restaurants just down the hill, and the elevation provide spectacular views.


Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Stone tile/ door to outside, steps to hot tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Modern design, stone wall, luxury vanity for one.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Luxury vanity for one, wall of stone (small bathroom)
  • 2.5 Bathrooms, all same floor as bedrooms. The master bath has a vanity, large bathtub, separate shower, and toilet. The second bathroom has a stand-up shower, vanity, and toilet. The half bathroom has a mirror and vanity plus toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3) The three queen beds are situated in three separate bedrooms.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • rafting
  • swimming
Private Bocce Ball Court, with outdoor dining, and with view of hobby vineyard, is located on property in the back yard. This property is a single family residence on a large wooded lot, with no guest homes. There are neighbors in the area, but trees maintain a sense of serenity and privacy. We own the property down the hill in the view areas, so no homes obstruct the view.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Views, Views, Views - Villa with Bocce Court, Hot Tub, Deck, and Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
Walla Walla, Wa

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a family celebration in the Napa Valley. This VRBO was just as the pictures indicated. The house was clean, organized and very accommodating. The view was stunning as we spent mornings and evenings on the deck enjoying the scenery.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top of the World

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! Beautiful views from inside and out! The amenities were great - very open floor plan, tons of places to relax and enjoy a glass of wine, a fireplace and game table to gather around, and a kitchen with every cooking utensil and glass imaginable. Very clean. Very peaceful. Accessible to wineries in Sonoma, Napa, and the quaint town of Glen Ellen. Hope to be so lucky as to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable anniversary vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently celebrated our 40th anniversary with our children and granddaughter at Eric's beautiful home. It was beyond our expectations. The house had everything we needed. Even if we didn't visit any wineries ( but we did) we would have been happy just hanging out at the pool and playing bocci ball. It was one of the most well equipped and operational kitchens we have had in a rental. The sunsets were breathtaking and the sunrises were worth getting up for. And we are already looking forward to returning next year. Thank you Eric for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wine Country Trip

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this magnificent home for our Wine Country Trip. The views from this home are beautiful and the area is very quiet. We enjoyed the outdoor space with the pool, hot tub and boccie court. The house had everything you needed to feel like you were at home. Eric is easy to deal with and quickly responds to any of your needs. We had 6 in our party and had plenty of space for everyone to relax and have some quiet time when needed. The sunrise and sunsets are amazing and being up in the mountain you get to see the fog in the valley while you are about the fog line. The large windows and sliders in the house make it so open and airy. I would recommend staying here if you want to be close to both Napa and Sonoma as well as just relaxing for the day if you so chose. If I have the opportunity to be in this area again I would certainly stay here again. Thanks Eric for having a beautiful home to rent.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Wine Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 girlfriends could not have asked for more ideal accommodations for our recent wine country visit. This home is immaculate with plenty of space for visiting with each other while also providing for comfortable bedrooms and areas to get a few minutes away from the group. The pool and hot tub were a treat and beautifully kept. The kitchen and bathrooms were nicely stocked with the basics to . We found the drive into Sonoma/Glen Ellen (10 minutes) most convenient, but also headed to into Napa (20 minutes) very easily. The home and property are safe, secure and well lit. Eric was excellent to work with and very timely in our correspondence. I highly recommend this rental and hope to be lucky enough to stay again on our next trip to the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, private and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 enjoyed Eric's home over Thanksgiving. We were all very impressed with the comfort of this lovely, contemporary home (and surrounding property) perched on the side of the mountain. The unobstructed view of the morning sunrise (illuminating the valley) out of the HUGE front window is breathtaking! Sonoma and Napa are so beautiful in November and much quieter than in the summer. The color changes of the trees and vineyards were an unexpected bonus to our trip.

Eric's home is pristinely clean and well appointed with all the comforts of home. The beds slept well, the kitchen is fantastic, the natural light that streams in from the many windows is uplifting, the views are ridiculous and the fireplace was cozy and warm! You do not see any other properties or hear any other people, traffic or barking dogs from this property. There is a nice automatic security gate at the entrance of the long driveway. The pool is stunning and the vineyard on the property is a sweet addition. We would all recommend this property to you! I will say that the road down to the Sonoma side is only about a 5 minute drive; however, the road to the Napa side is about a 20 minute drive. This was not an issue for our family b/c we were aware of it prior to booking and we planned our morning to allow for the drive. It was a pretty drive down to the Napa Valley and it afforded us some time to discuss the daily plans and enjoy conversation (which made it seem like a quick trek). You spend your days in the valleys, so why not spend your mornings and evenings up on the mountain; it's so quiet and gorgeous up there...a perfect respite after busy fun-filled days!

I'd also like to note that Eric is an exceptional communicator and always quick to reply.

Thanks Eric!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olive & Vine
"Top notch food, casual elegant environment, excellent vibe, great wines, top notch service."
Glen Ellen Star
"Excellent food, cool vibe! Chic outdoor seating to have a drink while you want for your table!"
B. R. Cohn Winery
"Great wine, great ambiance"
Car: necessary

This property is located in the heart of wine country. The home is well-located for a tour of world renowned wineries -- two miles from a restaurant hot spot amidst the Sonoma wine region. It is situated on a scenic ridge between Napa and Sonoma, overlooking the Valley of the Moon (aka Sonoma Valley). Two miles down the road is the quaint village of Glen Ellen, and the Sonoma Highway. Glen Ellen is the site of multiple fine restaurants and a high-end gourmet grocery store. The Sonoma Highway is part of a 17-mile stretch of wineries. Just to the North of Glen Ellen is Kenwood, just five miles away from the property and home to the world class Kenwood Spa and additional restaurants. A 9-mile scenic drive south leads to the historic Sonoma Plaza with restaurants, wine tasting, supermarkets, etc. If you head down the mountain in the other direction, you will find yourself in the Napa Valley, starting at Oakville, with Rutherford, Yountville and St. Helena just a few miles beyond. San Francisco Airport is about 60 miles away. There are plenty of activities nearby. Hike the scenic Overlook Trail, horseback ride, or even rent kayaks.


Rates & Availability

Glen Ellen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Apr 14 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 14 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $195 + Tax
Refundable security deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Four-day minimum rental period for holiday weekends.
Two-day rentals considered when the calendar shows a two-day gap.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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