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Charming Vacation Rental with Fabulous Views, a Pool and More!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

GATE HOUSE VACATION RENTAL ... Located in a quiet Glen Ellen neighborhood, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home offers lovely views, a large deck, beautiful landscaping, a saline pool and hot tub and a spacious interior, all ideal for a relaxing wine country vacation.

Enter Gate House through the “mud room” and you’ll find formal living & dining rooms, a family room with entertainment center, cable TV and DVDs. The living room has a large stone fireplace and there are wood floors throughout the house. The charming furnishings reflect a country style with some interesting art and antiques.

The large, remodeled kitchen is a chef’s dream – planned by the owner who is a professional chef himself! Every amenity is offered in the kitchen and there’s a new grill for preparing part of your meal outside.

The master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, has a separate glass shower and soaking tub in the attached bathroom. There is a second full bathroom with tub/shower combo and ½ bath accessed from the hallway. The second bedroom has a queen bed, while the “kid’s room” (third bedroom) has a bunk bed and a trundle bed that can become a king sized bed. There is also a “bonus” room with queen-sized sofa bed, TV, library, kid’s games and tapes.

The lovely, large deck is new and has a table for al fresco dining. Meander down the steps to the lovely pool with built-in hot tub and lawn area. The views of the Glen Ellen hills and Jack London State park are particularly lovely at sunset.

Keywords: Located in a quiet Glen Ellen neighborhood, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home offers lovely views, a new deck and landscaping with saline pool and hot tub and a spacious interior, all ideal for a relaxing wine country vacation.

More Details

Barry Applebaum
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The ladies of SOAS came to race RAGNAR 200 mile race and then came here to the Gate House for some R&R! We had such a great time. The house is wonderful. We enjoyed the spa tub and relaxing our sore and tired bodies. I am sure if we are out this way again, we will be staying here!!! The Gate House is lovely and very inviting!!!

Thank you again for your hospitality!
Oct 2015
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Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) trundle bed, Bunk Beds (1), Portable Baby Crib (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
• Hillside setting in charming Glen Ellen village neighborhood; minutes from several popular Sonoma Valley wineries • Walking distance to fantastic restaurants and the upscale Glen Ellen Village market • Newly remodeled expansive deck, landscaping and saline pool with built-in hot tub • A well-equipped, newly remodeled gourmet kitchen with 2 sinks, 2 ovens, and 6 burner stove – a chef’s dream! • 3 full bedrooms with flexible sleeping arrangements • 2-1/2 baths, both full bathrooms with tubs & showers • Ceiling fans and wood floors throughout the house • Spacious living, dining and family rooms • Internet access, cable TV, VCR/DVD, Stereo, phone line • Washer & dryer available in spacious laundry room • Grill for your use • Family friendly; toys, children’s books and videos


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Charming Vacation Rental with Fabulous Views, a Pool and More!
average rating of 4.95 based on 104 reviews

Great house but the pool is uncomfortably warm

  • 4 of 5

Owner to needs to build a fence so the pool can be left uncovered. The pool was not at all refreshing. It was the hottest pool I’ve ever been in. Otherwise a very nice spacious house inside. The kitchen is fantastic.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we needed and wanted for a long weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here for my friend's bachelorette. The pool was delightful, and the home itself is beautiful, both in layout and decoration. The house is also well-appointed, with every supply you could think of, and nice and clean. The French doors leading out onto the deck made for beautiful views. We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top Notch

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with some girlfriends for a weekend getaway and loved staying at this house. The home is beautifully decorated with a clean yet vintagey feel. The kitchen is perfect for cooking while chatting with your friends. I slept on the pullout couch and found it very comfortable. The deck has a gorgeous view of the hills as well as the lovely pool (the pictures don't do it justice). Barry was very professional and helpful. I hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surpassed all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in VRBO homes all over the US and Europe, and I have to say the Gatehouse was far and away the best experience I have had! Barry was extremely professional and helpful, the house was immaculate and had every amenity imaginable. My group was five girlfriends celebrating our 50th birthdays, and we had an absolute blast! Several of us are cooks, we brought tons of food, the refrigerator and freezer were huge, the gas stove and grill were fantastic, tons of cookware, we wanted for nothing! The highlight was the amazing pool and jacuzzi and the close proximity to everything wine country has to offer. We plan on booking again for next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, spacious, quiet, and great pool!

  • 5 of 5

The Gatehouse is a lovely place to call home while visiting in Glen Ellen/Sonoma County. Walking distance to downtown Glen Ellen, yet far away from the main road so you have peace and quiet.

Very comfortable beds, the master bathroom is modern and spacious. If you're a foodie, the kitchen is for you - very large and accommodating for making a fantastic meal. The pool and spa in the backyard are incredible, including the stunning views of Jack London State Park. This house has everything you and your guests need to have a comfortable stay.

I would definitely stay in this house again and highly recommend you consider this rental.

Barry was very professional, communicative, and walked me through questions so we felt right at home for the weekend. Thank you, we had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Insurance $79

Sonoma County TOT Tax number is 841N
Our Reservation/Security Deposit is equal to 25% of the total cost of the reservation that you are making. This deposit is returned back to you after your stay at the Gate House. This is stated and listed in the rental agreement, which must be signed. This amount is not listed in the fee amounts listed above.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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