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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017


Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Deer Hill - Charm, Privacy, & Vistas in Sonoma Wine Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Great memories at Deer Hill!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a truly magical time in beautiful Deer Hill! It is absolutely magical and we fell in love with the place. Every day we saw the family of deer around the house, loved it esp. early in the mornings at the pond which reminded me of gazelles in Kenya or Tanzania near a watering hole. The property was huge, with a great walking trail where we found a family of California Condors who settled on one of the treetops in the hill. They also had a badminton court, trampoline and a great area to play or work out. Lots of green grass for my nieces to run around. The massive pool was fantastic with great views down the hill - it was warm all week so we were able to swim late into the night. Also the hot tub was overlooking great views esp. on our last night there with a full moon. Plenty of space to sleep in and plenty of outdoor areas to dine or hang out. Kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed.

Our host are so gracious - they had arranged everything for us well in advance and also after with the cleaners.

Again, many thanks for letting us rent your magical place and we do hope to be able to rent it again someday. My parents are in their late 70s so it was great to see them enjoy the property – we definitely have great memories from Deer Hill.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very gratifying when guests share in our love for Deer Hill. Thanks for this evocative description of what you enjoyed. We would welcome another visit!
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  • 5 of 5

I rented this lovely spot to celebrate my 40th birthday with friends. The property is just stunning and accommodated our group well! We had a wonderful time and hope to rent it again someday. It was truly magical. Thank you, Nancy!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Badminton, Canoeing, Wine Tasting (year round) in Glen Ellen, Kenwood, and Sonoma is less than 12 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $275

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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