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Glen Ellen Private Pool Side Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious house with solar heated pool and hot tub.

Relax and enjoy our quiet, private 3 bedroom (plus) home with all the amenities need for a relaxing time away, just walking distance from the town of Glen Ellen. Explore the beautiful, award winning wineries at our doorstep, only minutes from Benziger Family Winery, Imagery, Arrowhead, BR Cohen or Valley of the Moon.

Only 1 hour from San Francisco, this is a perfect getaway location for relaxing after after a long week at work. Close enough to local amenities that will allow you to enjoy relax after a long day of shopping, horseback riding in Jack London State Park, a spa treatment at Kenwood Spa or wine tasting in the gorgeous Sonoma Valley.

A private house in a cul-de-sac that comprises of 3 bedrooms plus and extra room with queen size sofa bed, two full bathrooms (one with shower over bath), and an additional half bath. The open kitchen with extra large farmhouse table easily accommodates a big group of 10 people. The spacious living area accommodates a group to sit and relax or play games. The house also comes with a laundry room with washer dryer. Comfortably sleeps ten (10) people (2 king beds and 2 bunk beds (4 people) and 1 Queen Sofa couch).

We provide all the comforts of your own home, coffee machine, microwave, refrigerator, cook top, Cable TV, iPod player, solar heated pool with gorgeous BBQ and deck area to relax and enjoy the wine country! Newly installed reversal cycle heating and air conditioning throughout with state of the art NEST sensors and temperature controls make this a very comfortable place to relax and unwind.

The house is a moments walk to the gorgeous town of Glen Ellen where you can enjoy amazing cuisine at the Glen Ellen Star, Aventine, The Girl in the Fig, or a refreshing cold beer at the Jack London Pub.

We are local to the Jack London State Park where the award winning Broadway Under the Stars performs each summer A show not to be missed.

TOT # N1057N

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 7, 2017

About Emma

Growing up in Ireland and Australia, we moved to San Francisco and fell in love. Soon we found this gorgeous secret gem of a town - Glen Ellen - and fell in love all over again. We have been renting and vacationing in Glen Ellen for the past 4 years and love that we get to share our home with others so that you too can fall in love with the town of Glen Ellen and all the wonders that the area provides.

Emma purchased this house in 2012

Why Emma chose Sonoma County

This property is located in a quiet cal-da-sac which backs on to the state park. With no traffic thoroughfare, it is a quiet relaxing property. We are a short stroll to famous restaurants and a short drive to the local wineries. Benziger Winery, with its amazing wines is a short trip up the hill from the main street.

The private backyard with deck, pool, hot tub, and BBQ area make it a wonderful treat after a busy day exploring the area or perfect for just getting away from it all!

What makes this house unique

During the hot summer, the private solar heated pool, hot tub, deck, and yard make it feel like you are well away from the cool coastal climate and San Francisco city fog.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I just spent 2 nights at this charming studio. The exclusive use of the backyard and pool area made us feel like we were a million miles from it all. The township of Glen Ellen is quaint and central to amazing wineries. The restaurants and food were amazing and the village market was a MUST. A wonderful retreat! Thank you.
Sep 2012
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Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sofa Bed
  • 2 luxurious King size beds with memory foam mattresses in 2 big bedrooms. 1 New queen size sofa bed. 2 bunk beds sleeps 4 comfortably - children recommended for top bunks only. Sleeps 10 people comfortably in 4 separate rooms.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
The property is quiet and peaceful and too fabulous not to share with all! Looking forward to hearing from you!


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Glen Ellen Private Pool Side Getaway
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 23 reviews

Sweet Glen Ellen wine country hideaway

  • 5 of 5

I rented this charming Glen Ellen getaway to celebrate my birthday with my closest girlfriends. It was exactly as shown in the pictures. Emma was a great host, as her communication was on point and she was really hospitable. An easy to find location on google maps. A big bonus was how close of a walking distance it was to the downtown village of Glen Ellen, as restaurants, tasting rooms and the grocery store was an easy walk to. I had a great time, I highly recommend this property and would gladly return.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Landra, Thanks so much for the review! I am delighted you enjoyed your birthday celebration and Glen Ellen! We hope you will keep us in mind for the future. Thanks again! Emma
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Comfortable, quiet and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This house was exceptionally clean and comfortable, with a location that proved to be central to most of the things that we wanted to do. We had a family group of kids and adults, ages 10-47, and there really was something for everyone. The kids enjoyed the beautiful little pool, and we appreciated the fact that there were plenty of pool toys and towels fore them to use in it. The huge dining room table was perfect for playing some of the board games that were there. The adults enjoyed the super comfy beds and the fabulous outdoor sitting area, complete with a heat lamp for when it cooled down in the evening. We also loved the fact that we could walk down into town for dinner and cocktails, which we did every evening that we were there. Very quiet, peaceful spot. Thanks, Emily, for providing us with a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this great review. I am so glad you enjoyed the house and the pool and that you found everything you needed for all age groups! Glen Ellen really is a great spot and I am glad we were able to share this with you! Hope to have you back again! Emma
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Really Nice Option Except When It's Hot Outside

  • 3 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our 3-day vacation at the house, except for one major problem. The house was EXTREMELY hot during the day and in the early evening. I recall temps being well over 80 degrees in the house. It was very uncomfortable every single day we walked in the house upon returning from being out and about. Things ultimately cooled down at night, but that took a while. We used the fans and whatever else we could find in the house, but nothing helped except keeping the windows open all night.

Otherwise, we loved the location, the backyard, the patio, the bathrooms, the amenities, etc. Downtown Glen Ellen was great. The local restaurants (Olive and Vine and The Glen Ellen Inn) and wineries (Talisman and Korbin Kameron) were terrific. So we would consider coming back in the winter.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and get some much needed rest and relaxation. The property was perfect for that and exactly what I was looking for (pool was a requirement for me). The first night we walked down to Fig Cafe with a bottle of wine (no corkage) and had a wonderful dinner. We had a wonderful day relaxing by the pool the next day. We had a great experience at Benzinger as well. It was VERY hot during our stay and while the front room got very warm, the bedroom area stayed cool. The second night we had a great dinner at Aventine. The property is quiet, private and peaceful. Can't wait to come back again!! The host was very responsive with all my inquiries before and during the stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Needs Upkeep However Pool Is Still Nice & Owner Is Lovely

  • 3 of 5

We have to agree with the last reviewer. Emma was really wonderful to deal with - very prompt and straightforward. She emailed us several times while we were there and was prompt on getting the damage deposit back. However, we were quite disappointed on how run down the property looks. We appreciate the drought means that the garden isn't lush however the the pots are full of dead plants and there are lots of weeds at the entrance to the apartment. The apartment itself is basic but suited our needs. The bedroom is nice - spacious and the bed is lovely - comfortable with nice sheets. We also appreciated there is a closet (needs more hangers) and places to put clothes. We liked how central it was too. Our only complaint is that the property needs some upkeep. A few hours of weeding would make a world of difference.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alix, Thanks for your review. Based on the prior review, the pot plants have been cleaned up and removed. Thanks for the feedback. We hope you will come and join us again next year when the vines have been planted and the garden completed. Best, Emma
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Great Host, property needs some work

  • 3 of 5

We rented this apartment for 2 days. Our host/owner Emma could not have been nicer. She checked in on us during our stay via email and was so kind and pleasant from the outset of our correspondence. I would consider another stay because of her genuine hospitality.

The pool was a huge highlight, most of our time was spent there. Quiet, tranquil, and relaxing. Perfect for two people. The king size bed was also excellent. Very comfortable, like a luxury hotel. The interior of the apartment was immaculate also. A bit dated, but in good order. My only issue was the grounds. They were so overgrown in parts with weeds and there are lots of flower pots everywhere with dead plants inside. I fully understand our drought., however, they should just be removed. It would be so much more aesthetically pleasing. A good deal of weeding would have made a big difference also in terms of overall impression of this property. For the rate per night, it seems fair that the grounds would be cared for better.

Proximity to town is great. Walking distance to Glen Ellen. Jack London Plaza is a short drive and offers excellent restaurants. Overall, it was a great stay.

Thank you Emma- Joel and John - Berkeley, CA

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joel, Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate the feedback. Unfortunately, the drought really has hit us hard with the property and it is so very dry. We hope that the work we have begun to do with the landscaping and pending planting of over 300 vines in the fall means that things will not look so dry and barren. We hope that you will visit us again and see the transformation as it takes place. Best, Emma
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Jack London Lodge Saloon
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Sonoma Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Glen Ellen
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Jenner Beach
Car: recommended

Gorgeous town of Glen Ellen. Moments from great restaurants and award winning wineries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Nightly rate does not include fees and taxes
All rates are subject to change until confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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