The Gated Country Estate |Private| High Elevation| Views| Weddings| Events |

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This Gated Country Estate, surrounded by a natural stone wall, offers expansive views of the Bay Area from the snow-capped Sierras to the San Mateo peninsula, and is adjacent to the Mt. Diablo/East Bay Regional Park with over 1000 miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails. Horses graze peacefully on the grassy foothills, and the estate abounds with wildlife, which you can view from the picture windows in every room.

This magnificent, serene setting has been described by visitors as comparable to being on a perennial vacation. Very private, yet just minutes from the 580 and 680 freeways, this 16-acre gated retreat has be to experienced to be believed.

Located close to the expansive Delta system connecting the Bay Area with Sacramento. Fishing, boating, swimming, and all water sports are readily available.

The location offers close proximity to airports, both private and international, Bay Area Rapid Transit, and numerous golf courses. The thriving Tri-Valley area abounds with restaurants and shopping. Numerous tourist spots are nearby: San Francisco, AT&T Ballpark, the wineries of Napa/Sonoma/Livermore, Great America, Marine World/Africa USA, and Water World. Yosemite National Park, Monterey, Carmel, Santa Cruz, and ocean beaches are close by.
This 4200 square foot mountain home retreat has a gourmet kitchen; the bathrooms are tumbled marble. The house features extensive use of redwood, hardwood flooring, marble, stone, and brick; all the upgrades.

This home is one of two on the private estate - the other can be viewed at VRBO #165938.

Keywords: Private Estate in Country

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Just for kids, this house features a playroom that is centrally located....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    With limitations, which include the stairs at Entry and a step down into the Family Room....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    This house boasts of a 2200 foot elevation. You will truly feel like you are on the Top of the World....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    This house has 2 individually controlled Heat Pump units....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    The Laundry room is off the main hallway inside the house....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    There is always plenty of extra linen, including pillows, sheet sets and bath towels....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    The large circular driveway, provides ample parking for up to 50 or more cars....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    The Laundry room is off the main hallway inside the house....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    The fireplace in the family room, provides a warm and cozy atmosphere. Firewood is not included....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Grab a book and relax in the small library located in the Master Bedroom....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.6
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $350
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


This property DOES charge separately for events and/or groups for day use. During some Holiday periods we require a minimum week stay (7days). Our fantastic higher elevation location offers unparalleled views of the surrounding area that simply can't be found elsewhere. We would love to host your wedding or corporate event here at the Gated Country Estate. Holiday rentals or special needs may increase this rate. Cleaning fee (non-refundable) ranges from $350-$400 based on number of guests. There is a 10% Occupancy Tax. A $500 Refundable Security Deposit is required.

When inquiring, please provide information about the type of gathering and the expected number of guests. We will provide you with a quote.

*Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation confirmation with a Rental Agreement.

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland International Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
First Street/Livermore/take your pick
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Bay Area Rapid Transit
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-580E/B @ N. Livermore Exit
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
First Street/Livermore/take your pick

Car: Necessary

The Tri-Valley Area is no longer a place to stop on the way to your destination. It has become your destination. From the Wine Train in Sunol, the Livermore Rodeo, The Scottish Games in Pleasanton , this is the place you want to see, the people you want to meet and the wine you have to taste. With the Tri- Valley Area as your destination, you are close enough to visit the places that have been drawing people to the Bay Area for centuries. Make the Tri-Valley Area your destination and find out what you have missing.

Other Activities: Wine Tasting and Tours


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Livermore, CA, USA:
The Gated Country Estate is a very unique opportunity for you lodging and event needs that cannot be matched in the San Francisco Bay area. We have the ability to host your event or wedding while at the same time lodge your family on the same estate in a truly spectacular setting with expansive acreage. You will feel like you have the whole estate to yourselves while other properties have close neighbors or set your time on the property to just a portion of the day for events. Whether your planning your special family reunion, wedding day, corporate event or would like the ultimate vacation setting for your own family this setting must be seen to be believed. We are surrounded by over 4700+ acres of conservancy land at a higher elevation that looks down across the east bay area in all it's glory. Daytime views are fantastic and the evening views will even rival those with the city lights below while your sitting in our Jacuzzi after a long day.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Private Gated Estate High Elevation For Spectacular Views Multiple Homes For Lodging Needs Events | Weddings Welcomed Expansive Acreage Wildlife Conservancy Hiking Near (4700 acres) Multiple Homes For Lodging Eager To Please

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from the front yard...

    View from the front yard...

  • View from the deck...

    View from the deck...

  • Early Morning May 2015
View our back deck at 2200 ft elevation, above the fog

    Early Morning May 2015 View our back deck at 2200 ft elevation, above the fog

  • View from our deck in the rear of house

    View from our deck in the rear of house

  • The gourmet kitchen...

    The gourmet kitchen...

  • The breakfast nook...

    The breakfast nook...

  • View from the living room...

    View from the living room...

  • The library...

    The library...

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • The master bath...

    The master bath...

  • The house is filled with antiques...

    The house is filled with antiques...

  • View from the deck...

    View from the deck...

  • The Estate & Patio...

    The Estate & Patio...

  • View from the side yard...

    View from the side yard...

  • This is our view near our Jacuzzi hot tub in the rear of the house

    This is our view near our Jacuzzi hot tub in the rear of the house

  • Rear house. Freshly painted!

    Rear house. Freshly painted!

  • Formal Dining Area

    Formal Dining Area

  • Room to wander...

    Room to wander...

  • Large but cozy bedroom...

    Large but cozy bedroom...

  • Bedroom with view...

    Bedroom with view...

  • All bathrooms are spacious...

    All bathrooms are spacious...

  • The site of many weddings...

    The site of many weddings...

  • June 2016 - taken inside great room looking out our full length windows

    June 2016 - taken inside great room looking out our full length windows

VRBO #175700

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Livermore, CA, USA #175700

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