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Heated pool just completed - with wifi and great sound to enjoy your own music.

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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Glen Ellen chateau / country house description

Take a step back to the roaring 20s and prohibition 30s. This impeccably maintained grand estate, built in 1917 as a summer retreat for the SF Rand family, has a storied past including use as a Speakeasy during prohibition (secret staircase behind the bar and all!). Just a beautiful 10 minute scenic drive from the quaint wine country village of Glen Ellen with its world class wineries and restaurants, Crane House is perfectly situated high on a hill with sweeping valley and mountain views. Within view of the home and a few minutes drive are the new Weill concert hall with its rich venue of world class symphonic and other musical performances, and the just opened Graton Resort and Casino, California's largest.

Crane House is the perfect place to host friend and family reunions or multi-family get-togethers. The home has several separate sitting, playing and gathering areas providing ample space for larger groups to spend time together or enjoy a few minutes of alone time. Children are welcome and can even have their own separate space to sleep and play.

Each bedroom includes a brand new king (1) or queen (4) Serta Perfect Sleeper bed with luxury bedding, and has its own adjacent bathroom, as well as private access to the outdoor living areas. Personal Keurig coffee makers and a complimentary sampling of coffees and teas are provided.

The living room comfortably accommodates 8-10 guests in front of its oversized fireplace and well-stocked bookshelves - not to mention the beautiful valley and mountain views from the living room, dining room, and bedrooms.

The upstairs speakeasy is where the real fun begins. Guests will gather at the bar, enjoy a friendly game of poker or pool, play Scrabble or pass the time with a challenging puzzle, or sit in front of a fire watching football or a good movie. The 175 x 104 inch sectional sofa can comfortably seat the whole gang!

Crane House is equipped with state-of-the-art home theater and whole-house zoned Sonos sound system - so bring your smartphone or tablet, download the free Sonos app, and have the music you love at your fingertips and in your control, in each room and each outdoor living area.

While nearly everything in the home is new, furnishings have been lovingly selected to both fit the period and style of the home and provide our guests with all the comforts of a modern home.

A beautiful new pool and pool house with outdoor kitchen, eating, and sitting areas will be completed by summer 2014.

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 4250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Concierge
      • Private Chef

      Suitability

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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      • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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      • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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      • Bed and Bath Configuration: Main House/First Floor, 1 King with Private Bath, 1 Queen with Private Bath, 2 Queens with private toilet and shared bath, 1 Single with private bath. There is also a guest house which is included in rate but not listed on site. (If used, additional cleaning fee of $65 may apply) Photos available upon request. 1 Queen Suite with shared bath and coffee center, 4 Bunkbeds (150-160 pound max) with shared bath. The Pool is scheduled to be completed April 30th 2014. (Photos to Follow)...moreless

      Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Dining:

        Eat-in kitchen seats 4. Formal dining room seats 12 at table. Wood burning fireplace in dining room. Gorgeous panoramic views from dining room....moreless

      • Kitchen:

        Fully stocked gourmet kitchen large enough for group food prep and cooking....moreless

      • Pantry Items:

        Coffee Spices, salt and pepper, Olive and Balsamic....moreless

      • Stove:

        Six burner Thermador gas cooktop...moreless

      • Dishwasher:

        New silent Bosch dishwasher...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        12...moreless

      • Child's Highchair
      • Microwave
      • Seating for 12 people

      Amenities

      • Living Room:

        Large living room comfortably seats 8-10 adults. Oversize wood burning fireplace. Well stocked library. Panoramic valley views....moreless

      • Parking:

        More off street parking than you can use, all behind a security gate....moreless

      • Fireplace:

        Three fully functional wood burning fireplaces; firewood provided....moreless

      • Washing Machine:

        High efficiency front load washing machine available....moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        Luxury linens and bedding provided for all beds....moreless

      • Towels Provided:

        High quality Hotel Collection towels provided....moreless

      • Heating:

        Three zone central forced air heat....moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        Gas clothes dryer available....moreless

      • Garage:

        Two car garage available....moreless

      • Air Conditioning:

        Three zone central a/c...moreless

      • Babysitter
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board

      Other Amenities

          • Holiday rates apply during the major holidays - Christmas, New Years, July 4, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Game Room:

            Like no other you are likely to find anywhere. This game room was a Speakeasy during Prohibition and retains all the charm of that by-gone era. The perfect place for a family or group of friends....moreless

          • Stereo:

            State of the art Sonos sound system throughout house and outdoor areas. Download a free app and play your own music or enjoy the pre-set Pandora stations and a wide selection of Internet radio....moreless

          • Music Library:

            An eclectic selection of pre-set Pandora stations plus a wide selection of Internet radio stations covering all genres. Play your own music very easily....moreless

          • Books:

            A large library of good books in a 100 year old built-in, glass door bookcase in the living room....moreless

          • Television:

            Four flat panel TV's, including 60 inch in Speakeasy sitting area....moreless

          • Games:

            Cards, board games, puzzles, pool table, poker table....moreless

          • Video Library:

            Fifty movies and documentaries on DVD....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Direct TV with Genie satellite boxes...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Two Blu Ray DVD players....moreless

          • Pool Table

          Communications

              • Internet:

                Hughes Net wireless Internet, fastest available connection speed....moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                To be completed by summer 2014....moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Public course within 10 minutes (same location as tennis courts.)...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Public courts within 10 minutes....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Balcony
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Unobstructed panoramic views of valley, coastal mountains, and city lights....moreless

              • Rural

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Horseback Riding
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Miniature Golf
              • Fitness Center
              • Roller Blading
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Ice Skating
              • Antiquing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Jun 1 - Aug 28, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $1,500
              $9,500 $38,000
              Labour Day
              Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $1,950
              High Season
              Sep 2 - Oct 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $1,500
              $9,500 $38,000
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $1,950
              Christmas & New Years
              Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $1,950
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $1,050
              $6,500 $25,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Guest House Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Cleaning Fee $455 + tax
              • Tax Rate 9%

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 08/13/2014
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              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About: I am a 17 year resident of Sonoma County and an emergency medical services business owner providing services throughout the U.S. I grew up in rural Iowa and lived an worked for 20 years at my alma mater, the University of Iowa in Iowa City, before making my way to the West Coast with interim stops in Texas and Colorado. I have four children and five grandchildren, all on the West Coast and most of them living right here in Sonoma County. We use Crane Estate ourselves for family get-togethers since it has much better spaces for our large group than my own home!

              Why Glen Ellen:
              I love old homes, especially homes with stories, which is certainly the case with Crane Estate. While I couldn't justify owning such an expansive home just for my own personal use, I could justify sparing no expense to make it an ideal property for families and groups of friends, including but not only my own, to use for special occasions. I have hosted my own annual gathering of close high school friends at Crane House as well as family holiday gatherings and it is everything I hoped it would be. I now want to make this special experience available to you and your friends and/or families.

              The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
              Crane Estate is located in the beautiful Glen Ellen area - a spectacular 10 minute drive through some the most gorgeous wine country you will encounter anywhere. We are minutes from world class wine tasting - or we can arrange a wine tasting experience at the house. If music is interesting to you, Crane Estate sits directly above and just a few minutes drive from the new Weill Symphony Hall built as a virtually exact replica of the Boston Symphony's Tanglewood. Go to www.gmc.sonoma.edu to check out their world class event schedule. If you enjoy a wager now and then, the new Graton Resort and Casino, California's largest, is also within the Crane House panoramic valley view and just a few minutes drive. Within a short drive of Crane House are a wide range of activities - golf, tennis, horseback riding, wine tasting, music, gambling, the stunning Northern California coastline, some of the world's best restaurants - but it is also a home you might not want to leave. We offer full concierge services to support either or both choices - limousine, wine tours, dinner reservations, catering, private chef, child care, food shopping and more. Our goal is that you will love your experience at Crane House so much that you will be looking forward to your next visit as you are driving out the gate to head home from this one.


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              Photos

              • Heated pool just completed - with wifi and great sound to enjoy your own music.

                Heated pool just completed - with wifi and great sound to enjoy your own music.

              • Front Entrance/Portico

                Front Entrance/Portico

              • Living Room with oversize wood burning fireplace

                Living Room with oversize wood burning fireplace

              • Master Bedroom: french doors to  rose garden and pool

                Master Bedroom: french doors to rose garden and pool

              • Master Bath with Walk In Dressing Rooms

                Master Bath with Walk In Dressing Rooms

              • Bath #2: Located between bedrooms #2 and #3.

                Bath #2: Located between bedrooms #2 and #3.

              • Bathroom #4: (Second Floor) adjacent to daybed.

                Bathroom #4: (Second Floor) adjacent to daybed.

              • Bath #4

                Bath #4

              • Kitchen - double oven, gourmet gas cooktop

                Kitchen - double oven, gourmet gas cooktop

              • Speakeasy on 2nd Floor: 60' flat screen TV and high end audio system

                Speakeasy on 2nd Floor: 60' flat screen TV and high end audio system

              • Perfect perch to enjoy the sunset together

                Perfect perch to enjoy the sunset together

              • Guest House: Bunk Room with 4 Bunk Beds. (160-175lbs max per)

                Guest House: Bunk Room with 4 Bunk Beds. (160-175lbs max per)

              • Upstairs Speakeasy with bar, poker table, pool table, 60' TV, fireplace, and loads of history!

                Upstairs Speakeasy with bar, poker table, pool table, 60' TV, fireplace, and loads of history!

              • Master Bedroom: King Bed with private bath and dressing room. Opens to pool.

                Master Bedroom: King Bed with private bath and dressing room. Opens to pool.

              • Keurig coffee and complimentary selection of coffees and teas

                Keurig coffee and complimentary selection of coffees and teas

              • Bedroom#2: Queen bed with spa robes in every bedroom.

                Bedroom#2: Queen bed with spa robes in every bedroom.

              • Bedroom #3: Queen w private toilet/sink. Shares Bath #2 or Bath #4 (2nd flr)

                Bedroom #3: Queen w private toilet/sink. Shares Bath #2 or Bath #4 (2nd flr)

              • Bedroom #4: Queen bed with private bath. Off Kitchen

                Bedroom #4: Queen bed with private bath. Off Kitchen

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Dining room: table seats up to 12

                Dining room: table seats up to 12

              • Upstairs Speakeasy - secret stairs behind bar

                Upstairs Speakeasy - secret stairs behind bar

              • Guest House: Queen Suite

                Guest House: Queen Suite

              • Guest House: Bath between Queen Suite and Bunk Room

                Guest House: Bath between Queen Suite and Bunk Room

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

              $1,050 - $1,950 per night (USD)
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              5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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