Wine Country Creek Side Retreat with Heated Saline Pool
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Glen Ellen house description
From the first moment you drive through the gate and start down the driveway, you realize you have entered your own private retreat…the perfect home away from home!
O’Donnell Lane is the subtle blend of secluded privacy with very close proximity to the unique restaurants ('restaurant row') and shopping in and around Glen Ellen and Sonoma Wine Country.
The property consists of a newly renovated, warm and inviting four bedroom, three and one-half bath house that is situated on one+ acres of well-maintained lawns and mature olive, oak and bay trees. The back lawn is nestled up against the Sonoma creek which flows all year.
The large, well-appointed Viking gourmet kitchen, complete with a six-burner, two-oven Viking range and natural granite counter tops, begs for preparing gourmet meals and entertaining for discerning guests. There are two dining tables which can seat between 4-8 people each.
The four bedrooms consist of two California king beds (downstairs Master Bedroom and upstairs Suite) and two queen beds (downstairs Poolside Guest Bedroom and downstairs Den Bedroom with a new Memory Foam sofa pullout). All the beds have new, over-sized mattresses with cozy pad tops and 600 thread-count linens.
The furniture throughout the house is an eclectic mix of 19-20th century antiques and modern appointments.
The options for how you choose to enjoy the house run the gamut…
Plug in your iPod to the stereo, select your favorite playlist, and lounge in the den that overlooks the bubbling creek below (or any room for that matter as our high-end surround-sound stereo system plays throughout the house as well as outside by the pool). Better yet, soak in the warm Sonoma sun while lying on a chaise next to the heated saline pool. Unplugged, pure and serene…these are the natural themes of O’Donnell Lane.
The property and house are secluded, yet only five minutes from the award-winning wineries of Sonoma Valley. You are only 15-20 minutes from Sonoma Plaza, minutes to a few miles from the best Sonoma wineries and thirty minutes to Napa valley. And being in the heart of Glen Ellen Village, you are just a stroll down the lane to your pick of the best culinary choices Glen Ellen has to offer.
Keywords: retreat, quiet, heated saline pool, sunny, restaurants, chef's kitchen, retreat, holiday, Thanksgiving, fireplace
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
We highly recommend private chef Brian Way www.sonomaprivatechef.com . He has prepared meals before for previous guests at this property and is very familiar with the kitchen and house. Perfect way to wrap up a day of wine tasting - by coming home to appetizers and a meal of your choosing....moreless
- Cooking Utensils:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
Brand new (2010) high-end, multi-zone, stereo system with surround-sound speakers throughout the house. Brand new (2010) HD flat screen home theater TV system for movie playback (BlueRay or DVD)...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
I cannot express enough how happy we were to discover this house. We came up for my nieces wedding and we loved the house so much we barely left it. Great restaurants close by, amazing kitchen. Truly felt like a home we would live in. Very comfortable. Had lots of quality time around the pool and enjoyed seeing the deer come up from the creek. So scenic. We all vowed that we absolutely have to do this again and wouldn't stay anywhere else. It was perfect. Just enough space so you could spread out and have quiet time or mostly just hang out in the kitchen and by the pool. Very much would like to take advantage of that amazing kitchen next time. This was at the top of our list for family vacations. Just really enjoyed being together and I so appreciate the fact that this family chose to share their beautiful home. Can't wait to come back!!
- Guest Mary Kay (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
- Date of stay 07/18/13
- Review Submitted 08/26/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are SOO glad you guys had a great stay!! Your review is exactly why we rent our vacation home - so others can share this special place and experience the best of Glen Ellen and Sonoma Valley!
Amazing family getaway oasis
Amazing family getaway oasis
This house blew away our expectations and was the catalyst to an amazing getaway and fun family reunion. I really can't express how much fun we had, and we already want to plan another trip back one day. The house is perfect and is very spacious. The kitchen was wonderful for cooking breakfast and lunch and preparing dinner. And the grill really came in handy. The pool was probably a highlight for our family. Instead of touring some surrounding wineries as planned, we actually were so comfortable here and were having so much fun, that we spent the bulk of the weekend just hanging out together around the pool. We did walk to town a couple times, which was also very convenient. The property owners are also extremely nice and easy to work with. Thank you for a truly amazing weekend!
- Guest dukew14 (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 06/21/13
- Review Submitted 07/07/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: SOOOO glad you guys had a great time! It makes us very happy to hear the joy this property brings our rental guests. We do hope you come back again as it was a pleasure having you as guests! Tim and Aimee
Quiet and Peaceful
Quiet and Peaceful
Stayed with extended family. So beautiful, quiet, peaceful and private. Bedrooms were very comfortable and spread out so plenty of privacy. Screened porch was lovely for evening conversations with a glass of wine. Kitchen is gorgeous with everything you could possibly need. Outdoor area was our favorite place to be from sun up till sun down. Restaurants, wineries, wonderful grocery store, with great meats, cheeses, wines and anything else you need all within an easy walk. Great hiking nearby. Absolutely wonderful.
- Guest Merry (Solvang)
- Date of stay 05/31/13
- Review Submitted 06/05/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: So very happy you guys had a great stay and we were able to share our wine country retreat with you! Thank you for choosing us and we hope you come back next time!
The house is amazing. We had no idea how great it was going to be! We absolutely loved the setting -- both a feeling of seclusion and of small-town community. The entire stay was so comfortable, easily accommodating 8 adults, even with the 4th bedroom fold-out bed. Highlights include the pool, the ability to walk to amazing restaurants (and only a little further for a grocery store), the lovely gourmet kitchen, the heated bathroom floors (a perk that you don't know you need until you have it), and the excellent location between Sonoma proper and the Santa Rosa area. Accessibility to Healdsburg isn't bad, either. The owner is very helpful as well. Stay here. I would like to return so badly.
- Guest Sarah (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 10/07/11
- Review Submitted 12/13/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: So glad you and your group had a great time Sarah!
Wine Country Retreat
Wine Country Retreat
We loved our stay! The kitchen was wonderful to cook in, great bedrooms and the location was private and quiet. Would recommend this property to friends and relatives.
- Guest Birchmont (Bemidji, Minnesota)
- Date of stay 09/23/11
- Review Submitted 10/03/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are thrilled you guys had a great stay! You and your family and friends are always welcome!
perfect wedding weekend
perfect wedding weekend
We rented this beautiful home for the weekend of our wedding. It was so perfect and held all my bridesmaids perfectly. We were able to relax by the pool and walk to the local mart to pick up coffee and snacks in the morning.The house is not only gorgeous and spacious but its secluded and comfortable. We are already planning a trip back next year!!
- Guest kelly (Santa Rosa)
- Date of stay 06/10/11
- Review Submitted 06/23/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Kelly!
Wonderful Sunny and Relaxing Weekend Getway!!!
Wonderful Sunny and Relaxing Weekend Getway!!!
Where to begin, this house FAR surpassed our expectations! A group of us rented it for a friend’s wedding and had the most spectacular time! The house has a fabulous layout, with large bedrooms and bathrooms spread out on opposite ends of the house, allowing everyone to have their own space and the large common area's are wonderful for all hanging out together. The kitchen is top of the line and a chef’s dream, it is also a wonderful place to gather together - morning, noon and night! The pool area is incredible, very relaxing and fully stocked with everything you need for the perfect day by the pool! Town is within walking distance, giving you the option to enjoy a meal out, however we dreaded ever having to leave the house! Having come from the city it was such a wonderful experience to drive less than an hour, leaving the fog behind and end up in paradise! We plan to return annually! The owner's were great to deal with when booking the home, very responsive and wonderful to work with. They have clearly put a lot of thought into every aspect of the home and created a very inviting and liveable vacation home! Thanks again to you both! We plan to make it an annual trip!!
- Guest Bekah (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 07/29/10
- Review Submitted 08/16/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Our stay at O’Donnell Lane is the 10th year in a row we've gone up to wine country (Napa or Sonoma county) for a summer vacation, and this house was by far the best we've ever had. We loved the kitchen – in fact, the private chef we used for one evening said it was the best kitchen he’s cooked in. Some of the vacation properties can feel kind of sterile, and O’Donnell Lane was warm, inviting, and felt like a HOME. All the bedrooms & bathrooms had beautiful new linens and towels -- even large beach towels for the pool. The saline pool is absolute paradise as it was warmer than most pools and the saline affect did not leave us with dried, itchy skin as chlorine pools do. The grounds are also wonderful, including the creek at the back of the property. As O’Donnell Lane is a dead-end lane it was very peaceful with zero car noise. Also, we were within short stroll down the lane to Glen Ellen “restaurant row”! I can't tell you how much we appreciated the house. It was perfect!
- Guest Michelle Anderson2 (Palo Alto, CA)
- Date of stay 10/07/09
- Review Submitted 10/07/09
When we drove up to the home we knew we had found a treasure. It was my daughters wedding in Glen Ellen, and the home accomodated friends and family so well. Every room was beautiful and the pool so warm and inviting. Thanks Tim and Aimee for the most special place to share.
- Guest Joan Pancoast (Walnut Creek, Ca.)
- Date of stay 07/16/09
- Review Submitted 07/16/09
It was such an incredible treat last weekend to stay at your home and enjoy wine country to the fullest. I just wanted to extend my great thanks to you and you family for providing us with an amazing location and beautiful home. The weekend could not have happened without your help. I would recommend your home to everyone and anyone. Thanks so much!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/01/09
- Review Submitted 04/20/09
Peak Season Rates (Apr 15-Oct 31) Fri, Sat & Holidays ....... $870/night Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu and Sun ............... $785/night Weekly Rates .............. $4,658(Off-Peak)- $5,099(Peak)per week Off-Peak Season (Nov 01-Apr 14): $70/night discount off Peak Season Nightly Rates 2-Night Minimum during Peak Season and Holidays One-time Cleaning and Service fee of $180.00 ($200 for week rentals)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Serene, retreat poolside setting
Landscape trees bordering the heated saline pool
Back lawn bordering the creek
Upstairs bedroom overlooking creek
Den with recessed home theater
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