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Relax in a Tranquil, Secluded, Rustic Getaway with a Modern Twist

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sunol cabin description

Slip back in time and relax amongst the rustic setting and the 200 year old live oak trees. Isolate yourself from the world and escape. Listen to the rushing waters of the creek or chirping crickets while partaking in the gorgeous wine barrel hot tub. Read a book while the smell of redwood plank walls surround you. Sit on the deck with some wine and cheese and listen to the birds and breathe the fresh air scented with nature. Curl up in the quiet sitting room with a novel or sprawl out on the inviting king size bed in the cozy and quiet solitude of the master bedroom.

Don't let its rustic charm let you think that you are in a shack and totally off the grid. The 2,000 Sq Ft. Treehouse includes satellite TV with premium channels, high speed internet (wired and Wi-Fi), large modern gourmet kitchen with a Wolf gas range and upgraded appliances, a wine barrel hot tub and a full luxury bathroom with large walk-in shower.

If you want to stay close, the town of Sunol has Bosco's Bones and Brew, a restaurant and saloon featuring 'Bosco', the famous dog mayor of Sunol, plumbed, mounted on the bar and serving Bosco's Brew in only the way a dog can. On the way, stop at Elliston Vineyards and sample some of their award winning wines. On the weekends, partake in breakfast or lunch at Sunol Railroad Cafe' or catch a steam or diesel locomotive from the Sunol train depot into the historic town of Niles to explore the silent film era. Hiking and bike trails are minutes away in the Sunol and Pleasanton Ridge Regional Wildernesses.

You will most certainly see deer and turkey on the 2.9 mile drive to the Treehouse. The road literally forces you to relax and unwind as you drive under the canopy of trees...all fitting for when you walk in the front door at the end of the day.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            You must be 25 or older to rent the Treehouse....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We welcome children at the Treehouse, but the cabin is not child proof. Inside, the stairs are narrow and steep. Outside, the terrain can be dangerous. The hillside is steep with loose debris and poison oak grows wild. The creek can have swift water currents and rocks can be slippery. The cabin steps are located right off the road and can be a blind spot for drivers. The hot tub has restrictions for use by kids. We do not provide child seating or bedding. Please contact the owner if you have any questions....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside the residence. Ashtrays are provided for smoking outside....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We will consider most non-destructive, well behaved animals. Please contact the owners with a description of your pet....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            Unfortunately, due to the cabin being built on a hillside in 1931, there are only stairs on the property....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king


          • Second Bedroom: 1 queen


          • Third Bedroom: 1 queen


          • Each bedroom is outfitted with a TV, a large digit alarm projection clock and a three outlet power block for charging cell phones, Kindles, tablets and other small electronics. FYI: Although there are three discrete bedrooms, the additions and conversions over the years have resulted in a layout with no hallways connecting the bedrooms. You must first walk through the master bedroom to get to the second bedroom, and then walk through the second bedroom to get to the third bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Large walk-in shower, dual shower heads, heated towel rack...moreless

          • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

            Heated towel racks and jets on the tub are out of service....moreless

          • The upstairs bathroom has two heated towel racks and a jetted tub. Unfortunately the heated towel racks and jets on the tub are out of service at this time. The downstairs bathroom has a large walk-in shower with dual shower heads, a heated towel rack and heated tile floors....moreless


          • Books:

            Limited selection of books....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            DVD player in family room and master bedroom....moreless

          • Games:

            Various board games for all ages available....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Dish Network satellite with premium channels. Duo receiver with DVR capabilities. The duo receiver allows two different programs across the four house televisions....moreless

          • Television:

            1 HDTV and 3 standard definition televisions available. 60' HDTV/DVD/VCR in family room, 36' TV/DVD/VCR in master bedroom, 15' TV/VCR in second bedroom and a 17' flat screen TV in third bedroom....moreless

          • Video Games:

            Xbox console available with select games....moreless


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Mountain Biking


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Clothes Dryer:

            Bosch Axxis Dryer available....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Fireplace in the family room with a wood insert....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Bryant 90 Plus forced air gas furnace....moreless

          • Internet:

            High-speed Wi-Fi and wired internet included. Desk space available for use with a laptop. A guest PC with guest account is also available for use....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Linen (bedsheets, pillows and pillow cases) provided....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking is on the road directly in front of the cabin. 2 extra parallel parking spaces are past the cabin on the right. Maximum parking for up to 9 vehicles....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Ooma unlimited free local and long distance (U.S. only) phone service included....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Plenty of towels, hand towels and washcloths provided. Kitchen towels also included....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Bosch Axxis washing machine available. Laundry detergent and fabric softener included....moreless


          • Coffee Maker:

            Mr. Coffee 12 cup drip coffee maker....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All basic dishes and utensils included for up to 12 servings....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Bosch DLX series ultra-quiet dishwasher....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Large kitchen with plenty of counter space....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Panasonic 1,000 watt 1.3 Cu. Ft....moreless

          • Oven:

            Wolf 'Gourmet' Pro Series gas range....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some basic staples and supplies, such as spices, condiments and paper goods....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Amana 21.9 Cu. Ft. bottom freezer refrigerator....moreless

          • Stove:

            Wolf 'Gourmet' Pro Series gas range....moreless

          • Toaster


          • Bicycles:

            5 bicycles are available. Three adult, one young teen and a juvenile BMX style....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Large redwood deck with table, plenty of seating, outdoor string lights and SkeeterVac (mosquito control device - seasonal)....moreless

          • Golf:

            Three separate golf courses available within 15 minutes of the cabin: Sunol Valley Golf Course Castlewood Country Club (Private) Callippe Preserve Golf Course Driving range: Country Drives...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            30' Weber charcoal BBQ grill....moreless

          Pool / Spa



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              from 14 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $1,400 $4,500
              New Years Day
              Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $1,400 $4,500
              Martin Luther King Day
              Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $1,400 $4,500
              Presidents Day
              Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $1,400 $4,500
              2016 Super Bowl
              Feb 5 - Feb 8, 2016
              4 night min stay

              flat fee
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $250 $300
              Fri, Sat
              $1,400 $4,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pet Fee $10
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
              • Cleaning Fee $50
              • Tax Rate 10%


              NOTE: Reservation deposits vary with length of stay:

              Daily - $150

              Weekend/Holiday - $200

              Weekly - $500

              Monthly - $2,000

              Reservation deposit converts to a security deposit during occupation of the property.

              Rates include all utilities, satellite TV, high-speed internet, local micro-cell wireless coverage (Verizon/Sprint and AT&T only) and local and U.S. long distance landline phone service.

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 12/17/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
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              20 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              San Jose (SJC) or Oakland (OAK)
              2.9 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Bosco's Bones and Brew
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Sunol Valley Golf
              2.9 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Niles Canyon Railway Sunol Station
              2.9 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              CA Hwy 84
              2.9 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Bosco's Bones and Brew
              54 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk

              Car: Necessary

              The property is located in Livermore Valley Wine Country. Over 50 wineries are part of the region, including Elliston Winery down the road from the cabin. The original transcontinental railroad passed through Sunol and steam or diesel locomotive train rides are available most weekends.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2009

              About the owner: We were both born in the San Francisco Bay Area - less than 20 miles from the Treehouse. We have always appreciated the deversity, culture and variety the San Francisco Bay Area offers. Although there is a multitude of activities and things to do in the metro area, the cabin provides us an escape from the normal 'rat race'.

              Why the Owner Chose Sunol:
              Sunol is a unique town. Steeped in history, the town was once a stop on the famed Transcontinental Railroad. Although the tracks have been decomissioned from freight use, the station and tracks are used for weekend public train rides between Sunol and the old silent movie town of Niles. The town became famous in the early 80's by electing a dog as 'mayor' - not once, but TWICE.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              Feel like you are camping in the woods...while living in luxury. Isolated enough that you can decompress...but close enough to be in Silicon Valley or San Jose airport in 30 minutes or less. Stoneridge Shopping Center is 15 minutes away. Paragon Outlet Mall is 20 minutes away. 2 golf courses within 10 minutes. Hiking is literally in your back yard. Two (Fremont or Pleasanton/Dublin) Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations are 20 minutes away and can get you to downtown San Francisco in 45 minutes.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english



              • The Treehouse

                The Treehouse

              • Front Door

                Front Door

              • Kitchen


              • Family Room

                Family Room

              • Upstairs Bathroom

                Upstairs Bathroom

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Third Bedroom

                Third Bedroom

              • Downstairs Bathroom Pedestal Sink

                Downstairs Bathroom Pedestal Sink

              • Back Patio

                Back Patio

              • Wine Barrel Hot Tub and Deck

                Wine Barrel Hot Tub and Deck

              • Sinbad Creek

                Sinbad Creek

              • Sunol Regional Wilderness

                Sunol Regional Wilderness

              • The Treehouse

                The Treehouse

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Kitchen


              • Family Room

                Family Room

              • Upstairs Bathroom Jetted Tub

                Upstairs Bathroom Jetted Tub

              • Second Bedroom

                Second Bedroom

              • Downstairs Bathroom Toilet and Shower

                Downstairs Bathroom Toilet and Shower

              • Downstairs Bathroom Luxury Shower

                Downstairs Bathroom Luxury Shower

              • Wine Barrel Hot Tub

                Wine Barrel Hot Tub

              • Redwood Tree

                Redwood Tree

              • Sunol Regional Wilderness

                Sunol Regional Wilderness

              • Happy Trails...and Tails!

                Happy Trails...and Tails!

              VRBO #455382

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

              $250 - $300 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 9

              View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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