expand arrow-rightsvg-balloonsvg-carsvg-dogsvg-fireplacesvg-flat-screensvg-heatersvg-laundry-washing-machinesvg-snowflakesvg-hot-tubsvg-swimming-poolsvg-wheelchairsvg-wifiarrow-right

Relax in a Tranquil, Secluded, Rustic Getaway with a Modern Twist

Sunol, CA, USA
  • Cabin2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cabin in the Woods

Slip back in time and relax amongst the rustic setting and the 200 year old live oak trees. Isolate yourself from the world and escape. Listen to the rushing waters of the creek or chirping crickets while partaking in the gorgeous wine barrel hot tub. Read a book while the smell of redwood plank walls surround you. Sit on the deck with some wine and cheese and listen to the birds and breathe the fresh air scented with nature. Curl up in the quiet sitting room with a novel or sprawl out on the inviting king size bed in the cozy and quiet solitude of the master bedroom.

Don't let its rustic charm let you think that you are in a shack and totally off the grid. The 2,000 Sq Ft. Treehouse includes satellite TV with premium channels, high speed internet (wired and Wi-Fi), large modern gourmet kitchen with a Wolf gas range and upgraded appliances, a wine barrel hot tub and a full luxury bathroom with large walk-in shower.

If you want to stay close, the town of Sunol has Bosco's Bones and Brew, a restaurant and saloon featuring 'Bosco', the famous dog mayor of Sunol, plumbed, mounted on the bar and serving Bosco's Brew in only the way a dog can. On the way, stop at Elliston Vineyards and sample some of their award winning wines. On most weekends, catch a steam or diesel locomotive from the Sunol train depot into the historic town of Niles to explore the silent film era. Hiking and bike trails are minutes away in the Sunol and Pleasanton Ridge Regional Wildernesses.

You will most certainly see deer and turkey on the 2.9 mile drive to the Treehouse. The road literally forces you to relax and unwind as you drive under the canopy of fitting for when you walk in the front door at the end of the day.


Richard and Janet

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Jan 10, 2018
About Richard and Janet

We were both born in the San Francisco Bay Area - less than 20 miles from the Treehouse. We have always appreciated the diversity, culture and variety the San Francisco Bay Area offers. Although there is a multitude of activities and things to do in the metro area, the cabin provides us an escape from the normal 'rat race'.

Richard and Janet purchased this Cabin in 2009

Why Richard and Janet chose Pleasanton

Sunol is a unique town. Steeped in history, the town was once a stop on the famed Transcontinental Railroad. Although the tracks have been decommissioned from regular freight and passenger use, the station and tracks are used for weekend public train rides between Sunol and the old historic town of Niles, the silent film capital of the world. The town of Sunol became famous in the early 80's by electing a dog as 'mayor' - not once, but TWICE.

What makes this Cabin unique

Feel like you are camping in the woods, yet living in luxury. Isolated enough that you can feel one with nature. Close enough to be in Silicon Valley or San Jose airport in 30 minutes or less. Stoneridge Shopping Center is 15 minutes away. San Francisco Outlet Mall is 20 minutes away. 2 golf courses within 10 minutes. Hiking is literally in your back yard. Two (Fremont or Pleasanton/Dublin) Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations are 20 minutes away and can get you to downtown San Francisco in 45 minutes.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Second Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • Third Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Each bedroom is outfitted with a smart TV, a large digit alarm projection clock and a three outlet power block for charging cell phones, Kindles, tablets and other small electronics. FYI
        Although there are three discrete bedrooms, the additions and conversions over the years have resulted in a layout with no hallways connecting the bedrooms. You must first walk through the master bedroom to get to the second bedroom, and then walk through the second bedroom to get to the third bedroom.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Downstairs Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Large walk-in shower, dual shower heads, heated towel rack
      • Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub, Jets on the tub are out of service.
      • The upstairs bathroom has a heated towel rack and a jetted tub. Unfortunately the jets on the tub are out of service at this time. The downstairs bathroom has a large walk-in shower with dual shower heads, a heated towel rack and heated tile floors.


        • Away From It All
        • Family
        • Historic
        • Romantic
        • Tourist Attractions


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Linens Provided
                  Linen (bedsheets, pillows and pillow cases) provided.
                • Clothes Dryer
                  Bosch Axxis Dryer available. Dryer sheets included.
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Bryant 90 Plus forced air gas furnace.
                • Internet
                  High-speed Wi-Fi and wired internet included. Desk space available for use with a laptop. A guest PC with guest account is also available for use.
                • Iron & Board
                • Fireplace
                  Fireplace in the family room with a wood insert.
                • Parking
                  Parking is on the road directly in front of the cabin. 2 extra parallel parking spaces are past the cabin on the right. Maximum parking for up to 11 vehicles.
                • Telephone
                  Ooma unlimited free local and long distance (U.S. only) phone service included.
                • Towels Provided
                  Plenty of towels, hand towels and washcloths provided. Kitchen towels also included.
                • Washing Machine
                  Bosch Axxis washing machine available. Laundry detergent, fabric softener and bleach included.
                • Wood Stove
                  Fireplace wood insert. Complimentary fire logs provided


                    • Coffee Maker
                      One (1) Gevalia 12-cup drip coffee maker and one (1) Mr. Coffee 12-cup drip coffee maker.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      All basic dishes and utensils included for up to 12 servings.
                    • Dishwasher
                      Bosch DLX series ultra-quiet dishwasher.
                    • Kitchen
                      Large kitchen with plenty of counter space.
                    • Microwave
                      Panasonic 1,000 watt 1.3 Cu. Ft.
                    • Oven
                      Wolf 'Gourmet' Pro Series gas range.
                    • Pantry Items
                      Some basic staples and supplies, such as spices, condiments and paper goods.
                    • Refrigerator
                      Amana 21.9 Cu. Ft. bottom freezer refrigerator.
                    • Stove
                      Wolf 'Gourmet' Pro Series gas range.
                    • Toaster
                      Standard two-slice wide-slot toaster.


                        • Dining
                          Extra-large dining table seats 8.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 8 people


                            • Books
                              Limited selection of books.
                            • DVD Player
                              DVD player in family room.
                            • Games
                              Various board games for all ages available.
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Dish Network satellite with premium channels. One "Hopper" and one "Joey" receiver with DVR capabilities allows two different programs across the four house televisions. Streaming (Netflix) included
                            • Television
                              4 HDTV televisions are available. 60" HDTV/DVD/VCR in family room, 46" HDTV/DVD/VCR in master bedroom, 32" HDTV in second bedroom and a 32" HDTV in third bedroom. Bedroom TV's are Smart TV's.
                            • Video Games
                              Xbox console available with select games.


                                • Bicycles
                                  5 bicycles are available. Three adult, one young teen and a juvenile BMX style.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Large redwood deck with table, plenty of seating, outdoor string lights and SkeeterVac (mosquito control device - seasonal).
                                • Golf
                                  Two separate golf courses available within 15 minutes of the cabin: Castlewood Country Club (Private) Callippe Preserve Golf Course
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  One large, 4-burner Char-Broil gas grill and one 30' Weber charcoal BBQ grill.


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible
                                      Unfortunately, due to the cabin being built on a hillside in 1931, there are only stairs on the property.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Community pool available during summer months. Days and hours of availability vary. Contact owner for details.
                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Private 5' diameter wine barrel hot tub.


                                            • museums
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • cinemas
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • bird watching
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          30 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great Time at the Treehouse

                                                          Damian L.

                                                          We just spent our Thanksgiving holiday with family at the Treehouse in Sunol. The home was perfect for us. Large enough to handle a huge Thanksgiving dinner crowd and pet friendly!! A jewel hidden in the middle of the Bay Area. The home had all the technical touches we needed but felt like an old cabin home at the same time. Can't tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. Thank you Richard for allowing us to enjoy your home.

                                                          Damian Leal

                                                          First rate cabin living!!

                                                          Katherine N.

                                                          My husband and I rented the Treehouse for almost a week which culminated in the wedding of our son at a nearby vineyard. The Treehouse was the perfect home to rent for our family who joined us. The Treehouse is impossible to describe. Imagine a very historic cabin which has been outfitted with the most modern and upgraded amenities. We enjoyed our fire in the fireplace every morning and evening and the Wi-fi and office set up allowed for great communication and workspace. Beds super comfortable. Richard met us there and was a real help in understanding the neighborhood and all the amenities. Would go back again in a heartbeat.

                                                          Relaxation away from it all!

                                                          Cassie M.

                                                          We had a girls weekend at the Treehouse to celebrate a birthday. Everything was lovely and we loved being in this rustic place. Richard was extremely helpful. Kitchen was great and hot tub was my favorite :) would definitely come back again.

                                                          Amazing Vacation!

                                                          Missy F.

                                                          We stayed in the Sunol Treehouse for a week in preparation for a friend's wedding in Livermore. We had our pups with us at the cabin. The entire stay was incredible! Richard and Janet were wonderful to work with and the treehouse couldn't have been more perfect. We hope to have the opportunity to visit the area again. Thanks for everything!

                                                          You quickly realize that the Treehouse is rustic and contemporary.

                                                          David G.

                                                          Take advantage of what this place has to offer. Relax in the woods, soak in the wine barrel hot tub, cook like Food Network on the Wolf range, and reconnect with guests and friends. Master shower was WOW! Master bed with memory foam was Ahhh! One heck of a stocked kitchen was Oh Yeah! The Treehouse was Shamma- Lama-...you know the rest!


                                                          Lisa A.Ojai, CA

                                                          Beautiful, spacious, clean, comfortable, well stocked home.

                                                          Very reasonably priced, allowing larger families to afford to vacation.

                                                          Amazingly accommodating owners who are truly invested in satisfying guests. (Thank you so much!)

                                                          Quiet, peaceful location within an hours' drive of San Francisco.

                                                          Home and location are exactly as owners picture and describe.

                                                          Appropriate for all ages (but remember that there are many steps and stairs).

                                                          My family and I had a great time. Our teenage & young adult "kids" absolutely enjoyed the Treehouse! At night, they enjoyed having a choice of big screen tvs and hot tub. I found it relaxing and rejuvenating to get up in the morning and soak in the hot tub with a cup of ice coffee. It was a perfect way to combat the arthritis in my feet and knees after spending the entire previous day walking. Surprisingly, my pain level was very manageable, allowing me to continue adventuring. I hope to return to the Treehouse within the year. I would love to have my parents join me next time because I know they would appreciate the history of the home and surrounding area.


                                                          Sunol, CA, USA

                                                          The property is located in Livermore Valley Wine Country. Over 50 wineries are part of the region, including Elliston Winery down the road from the cabin. The original transcontinental railroad passed through Sunol and steam or diesel locomotive train rides are available most weekends.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          Damage Insurance

                                                          Reservation deposit - $500 Reservation deposit converts to a security deposit during occupation of the property. Rates include all utilities, satellite TV, high-speed internet, local micro-cell wireless coverage (Verizon/Sprint and AT&T only - T-Mobile can use wi-fi calling) and local and U.S. long distance landline phone service.

                                                          30 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
                                                          Enter dates for accurate pricing
                                                          For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                          Property # 455382