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Deer Hill - Charm, Privacy, & Vistas in Sonoma Wine Country

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Deer Hill is a classic, white clapboard, hilltop estate located two minutes from historic Glen Ellen and its restaurants, wineries, and gourmet market.

The house is a custom, two-story, New England-style farmhouse with high ceilings, tall windows, hardwood floors, and large slate-floored screen porch with brick hearth barbecue and rustic dining table. Large covered porches and open decks surround the house. Four bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs, sleeps up to ten guests.

The 26-acre grounds encompass extensive lawns, badminton court, and large porch-side reflecting pond. The 52-foot, gray-bottomed, swimming pool overlooking the valley is edged in large stone slabs and incorporates loveseats. A large deck with panoramic vistas and a six-person spa frame each end. The knee-deep reflecting pond is filtered and ideal for wading or lazy floating. Hiking trails on the grounds connect to friendly neighbors' trails.

Couples as well as families return to Deer Hill. In addition to deer, quail and diverse bird life are plentiful. Deer Hill is midway up the Valley of the Moon between Sonoma and Kenwood. After a day of hiking, biking, swimming, or shopping, a gentle afternoon Pacific Ocean breeze creates an ideal climate for pre-dinner contemplation on the covered octagonal porch, barbecue dinner on the screen porch overlooking the pond, and coffee around a fire in the porch's brick hearth.

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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017


Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
DVD/VCR player, Two Refrigerators, Private Solar-Heated Pool, Reflecting Pond, Badminton Court, Tetherball, Sorry, No Children under 5 years old


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Deer Hill - Charm, Privacy, & Vistas in Sonoma Wine Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Amazing! Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

Deerhill was extremely enjoyable. The reviews on here are accurate. This space created such a meaningful 70th birthday celebration that we will all remember. It brought our family closer. The property offers so much and you feel connected to nature with all the outdoor areas. It's secluded so you don't have to see or hear neighbors--you have a whole hilltop to yourself. Six of us cooked in the kitchen without bumping into each other. It had everything we needed. Felt spacious. Love how the pool and hot tub overlook a valley. So do the benches at the end of a trail on the property. Part of me doesn't want other people to find this gem so it will be available each time we want to rent it again ;-). Can't say enough about this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Beautiful, well maintained & managed property

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at Deer Hill over New Years and really enjoyed the property. The home itself is spacious, with lots of different zones for hanging out as a group, as well as getting in some peace and quiet. The outdoor space was so much larger than I'd realized from the listing, ranging from the pond, pool and jacuzzi to serene pathways for walking and enjoying the incredible scenery. The owners have done a lovely job of making this home feel cozy; it's really well stocked with cooking oils and spices, every kind of dish and utensil you could need, as well as music, blankets, decor, etc. The list goes on and on. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing View and Great Pool

  • 5 of 5

We've come here 3 straight years now and it's become a tradition. This amazing house has views on both sides of the mountain, and a pool that's great for relaxing. The grounds are what make this house. Open grass yard for a game of football, a badminton court, tether ball, 2 hammocks, 3 decks, screened in porch etc... No neighbors in site, so it's very quiet and secluded. We'll be back next year. The location is easy to drive to multiple wineries, restaurants, and grocery stores.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not begin to do justice to this beautiful home. The home is big enough for a large group to be comfortable and the kitchen is perfect for cooking for large groups. The outdoor patios are spectacular and provide amazing views on a clear day. We loved the indoor/outdoor options and were blessed with great December weather. The hot tub was also a great addition, also with views in all directions. This is truly a private property with no immediate neighbors yet easy to get to the wine country and surrounding areas (if you ever want to leave the property!) Would love to return in the future

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Days in Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot do justice to the warm memories we will always carry with us about our time at Deer Hill, but we will try. Truly a magical place, and we were blessed that Nancy shared her home with us. We could go on and describe countless moments from the extraordinary views and the varied and multiple gathering areas both in and outside the house to the deer that stopped by every morning and night. Put simply, 7 adults and 2 little ones shared a special time in a place unlike any other on earth.

Thank you Nancy for helping make our birthdays such a wonderful celebration!

Bob and Martha

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, Ca

Beyond Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Deer Hill with a few other couples to celebrate our 40th birthdays. We were absolutely blown away when we arrived to the property. I honestly can't say enough about how absolutely beautiful it was. You can tell the property is very well cared for and loved by its owners. We spent most of our time sitting on the large pool deck in the nice, comfortable lawn chairs, swimming in the large pool, and soaking in the hot tub - all of which overlooked amazing views of Sonoma. We felt like we were in a completely secluded paradise. It was the perfect weekend! The house was so nice and well-cared for with a large, open kitchen and screened in porch with a nice, long table large enough to fit everyone. The large grill was immaculate when we arrived and worked perfectly. The bedrooms were all well cared for, and the master bedroom was the size of about 3 bedrooms in 1!

In addition to everyone being overwhelmed at just how amazing the Deer Hill property and home was, the owner Nancy was very kind and helpful. And the location could not get any better (although we never left the house!). We are already dreaming of our next opportunity to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Badminton, Canoeing, Wine Tasting (year round) in Glen Ellen, Kenwood, and Sonoma is less than 12 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Glen Ellen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $275
Refundable damage deposit $500

Half due at booking with remainder due 30 days prior to occupancy. Non-refundable unless re-rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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