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3 BR/2 BA/2HBath * Villa Montagna* Luxury Estate Sonoma

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 + Baths, (Sleeps 8 not including children under 3)

Villa Montagna, an exquisite private estate is nestled on 40 acres high in the vineyard-covered mountains overlooking Sonoma Valleyt is available for short- or long-term vacation rentals. Its gated, hillside location just a mile and a half up Cavedale Road—one of Sonoma’s most exclusive addresses—affords easy access to both Sonoma and Glen Ellen. The property offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards, the Valley of the Moon, and as far south as San Francisco. Forty miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, the five-bedroom compound is designed in the Neo-classical style, and with its three separate houses, is ideally suited for a family of up to 8, or 4 couples.

Main House:

The main house with its columns, curved terrace, balconies, stone floors with radiant in-floor heating and Palladian interior architecture, won the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation's top design award for new construction in 1991 .It has three bedrooms and two and a half baths, as well as a sunny cooks’ kitchen, open-plan living- and dining-room with 20-foot ceilings and stone fireplace, and media room. The veranda, accessed by French doors, runs along the south side of the house, allowing for gracious indoor-outdoor living. Each bedroom (1 king, 2 queens) has its own flat-screen TVand satellite receiver. Two of the three bedrooms have private, south-facing verandas, with views of vineyards, the valley, and San Francisco beyond. The third offers views of the Mayacama Mountains.

Additional amenities: luxurious bedding, guest robes, gas barbecue, bocce ball, private walking paths, CD and DVD player, satellite TV with DVR, wireless internet, air-conditioning, and alarm system.


The grounds are a mix of lovely Mediterranean gardens, meadows, and groves of fragrant Bay and Oak trees. You can pick your own lavender, rosemary, lemons, and oranges just outside the kitchen door, and the formal plaza, with its two-tier stone fountain, is perfect for entertaining.


The stylish cabana, pool, and spa are located just steps from the main villa, yet remain private behind a wrought-iron gate and stone walls. The heated pool offers both a terraced lounge area, as well as a lap pool and fountains. The adjacent spa can be heated to your desired temperature. Cushioned chaise lounges on the shaded terrace provide sweeping vistas of the valley below. The cabana offers a full bath, sitting area, flat-screen TV, stereo system, and continental kitchen.

Area attractions:

Villa Montagna offers the best of California wine country: It's an easy ten-minute drive from the fine restaurants, boutiques, spas, and tasting rooms in Sonoma and Glen Ellen, but its serene hillside location makes you feel as though you're a world away. The closest wineries are located five-minutes by car down the hill, at Moon Mountain, and Mayo vineyards—all with lovely gardens and grounds. Oak Hill Farm, a charming country market where you can buy seasonal organic produce and fresh-cut flowers, is also just minutes away at the bottom of the hill. Guided vineyard tram tours are available at the renowned Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen. A scenic 30-minute drive over Trinity Pass from Cavedale Road provides easy access to the Napa Valley, St. Helena and Oakville. There are three state parks for hiking within 20 minutes of the villa. Bodega Bay and the Sonoma County coastline are an hour’s drive west.

Our top 11 favorite things to do in Sonoma

1. Go tasting at a new winery each day; some of our favorites include Gundlach Bunschu , Bartholomew Park and Imagery.

2. Stock up on picnic supplies at the Glen Ellen Market for a hike to the summit of Sugarloaf Peak in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

3. Explore the grounds of Jack London’s estate in Jack London State Park

4. Drive to Bodega Bay, stopping for fresh-baked cinnamon buns at the Wild Flour Bread Bakery in Freestone

5. Indulge in five-star pampering at Fairmont Mission Sonoma Spa

6. Sample local Marin County oysters at the Martini Oyster Bar, just off the Sonoma Plaza

7. Rent bikes at Sonoma Valley Cyclery and explore downtown Sonoma and its wineries

8. Wander the Sonoma Plaza, stopping for drinks or dinner at the renowned Girl & the Fig Restaurant

9. Drive north to Healdsburg (45 minutes) and explore the shops and tasting rooms in this chic northern Sonoma town

10. Burn off your wine tasting and fine dining with a walk up Cavedale Road, then relax by the pool

11. Wander the garden exhibits and shop for architectural antiques at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma


Villa Montagna is located in southern Sonoma County, just an hour’s drive from downtown San Francisco and Fisherman’s Wharf. Oakland International Airport is 46 miles away; San Francisco International, 62 miles.

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More Details

Property Manager
Elizabeth Drake
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2017


Wine tasting at the many surrounding world class vineyards.


Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3),
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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3 BR/2 BA/2HBath * Villa Montagna* Luxury Estate Sonoma
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time on the property. Once at the house, we had no reason to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great retreat above Glen Ellen

  • 5 of 5

Villa Montagna is located high above the valley with great views. It's quiet and secluded, truly an escape from everything else. The house is grand and well stocked for all your kitchen needs. We brought up a lot of food and didn't really have to leave. One day we visited some wineries, but it was great to come back an enjoy the pool. Our kids enjoyed the pool everyday. The property manager was very easy to work with and made sure we were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.