Contemporary Wine Country Retreat

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Amazing views, fresh modern interiors, peaceful natural surroundings and a huge deck with swimming pool and hot tub define this Sonoma wine country retreat near Glen Ellen. It is an extraordinarily uplifting property at any time of year, only 15-20 minutes' drive from the wineries, restaurants and farmers' markets of historic Sonoma and Glen Ellen.

Cavedale Ridge is a 10-acre hillside estate facing west, with spectacular views across the vineyards and orchards of the Valley of the Moon to the Sonoma Mountain range, Mount Tamalpais and, in the far distance, the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge. The house is surrounded by olive and bay trees and fragrant Mediterranean herbs such as lavender, rosemary, and manzanita. In spring, there are blossoming crab apple trees.

A unique and outstanding feature of Cavedale Ridge is a vast deck running off the Main House living area for swimming, lounging, outdoor cooking and dining, and star gazing.

To reach Cavedale Ridge, it is a 10-minute drive from the main highway up a windy and narrow road (so we discourage nervous drivers). For everyone seeking a quiet and comfortable escape near Sonoma and San Francisco, this is a very special wine country retreat.

The Main House and Guest House (always rented together) are distinguished by pristine, light-filled interiors with white walls, contemporary furniture and vibrant accent colors. There are three master suites, with two enjoying panoramic views of the Valley, and the third a garden view.

Main House
Walk through the front door, and you enter an airy open plan space with hallway, living room, dining area for 10, and large kitchen. The bright comfortable interior has vast picture windows with magnificent views, making it a special place to relax in any season. A custom kitchen is designed for the gourmet cook. It has a large island with gas cooktop, extensive work surfaces and a breakfast bar. There are Bosch appliances throughout, and thoughtful extras such as a Kitchen Aid and gelato maker.

Two sets of sliding folding glass doors open from the dining area onto the newly-built extensive deck, creating a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors: a huge indoor/outdoor living space with swimming pool (heated in high season) hot tub (available all year), sun loungers, fire pit, and propane BBQ with food preparation surfaces. This is where lazy summer days are spent, lounging on the deck, cooking local produce together, watching breath-taking sunsets, and sitting around the firepit after dark, gazing at the stars.

In spring and fall, the folding doors create a semi indoor/outdoor area where you can comfortably enjoy the fresh air, stay sheltered, and be near the BBQ and the hot tub.

Upstairs in the Main House is a Master Bedroom with views across the valley, a king bed, and an ensuite bathroom with more views from its super-size bathtub and a shower. Next door is a small bedroom that can accommodate two guests: one on the twin bed and one on a roll out twin bed. This arrangement works especially well for a family with young children, who can be close to their parents next door.

The Guest Bedroom in the Main House is on the same floor as the living area. It can be made up as either a king bed or two twins. Two further guests can sleep on a double sofa bed. It has a garden view, and a bathroom next door with a bathtub with shower over. This bathroom also serves the living area. In the basement, there is a washing machine and dryer for guest use.

The Main House enjoys under-floor heating throughout, with air-conditioning in the Master Bedroom. There are three TVs with DirectTV and one DVD in the Main House.

Guest House
The private Guest House is on a lower level, below the main deck, and is reached from the deck by a spiral staircase, or directly from the front of the property. It is a superb design-led space with the same magnificient views as the main house. The bedroom and living area are open plan, separated by a floating wall with a sleek see-through gas fire. Enjoy the fire from the king-size bed or a love seat and chaise in the living area. The ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower and separate wc. Off the living room is a wet bar with all you need (full-size refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, coffee machine and toaster oven) to prepare breakfast, a salad lunch, or serve drinks.
Sliding doors open onto a spacious covered wooden porch - somewhere shady for hot days, a quiet place to read away from all the poolside activity, or another spot for watching the evening sunset over cocktails. The porch also has a folding Ping Pong table for those more actively inclined. The Guest House has air-conditioning and heating and one TV with DirectTV.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome but the house is not suitable for the very young as there is a swimming pool open to the main house, unfenced staircases and some of the terrain around the house is steep....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master suite, main house: 1 king


  • Master suite guest house: 1 king


  • Guest suite, main house: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    This room can be set up with either a king bed or two twins....moreless

  • Studio/office room: 2 twin/ single

    Two trundle beds, one under the other. This room is small....moreless

  • The Master suite in the Main House is upstairs, with an en-suite bathroom and the Studio/office room next door. The Guest suite is on the first floor. The Guest house is downstairs, separate from the main house. The house sleeps 6+2 and the maximum occupancy is 8 - but, within that, there is great flexibility as to sleeping arrangements....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master - main house: toilet, tub, shower

    If children are in the studio they will share this bathroom....moreless

  • Master - guest house: toilet, shower


  • Guest - main house: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This is next to the guest room and serves the living area....moreless

  • Pool restroom: toilet

    On the deck, near the pool....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We can recommend a local private chef and a local massage company. Please note that security cameras cover the drive and the parking areas, but nowhere else....moreless


  • Books:

    Cook books, local reference books and assorted novels....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Multi-region DVD in living area....moreless

  • Games:

    Some board games in Living Room. Table tennis table on downstairs Porch....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV throughout the property....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Each principal bedroom has iPod dock alarm clocks. B&W Mini-Zeppelin hifi in main living area with connection to your iPod/iPhone/MP3....moreless

  • Television:

    Large screen LED in living area. 35' LED in kitchen 35' LED in guest house 15' LED in studio room...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular far-reaching views across Sonoma's vineyards and orchards all the way to Mt Tamalpais and a peak of the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy local wine on the deck, watching the beautiful sunsets....moreless

  • Rural:

    A secluded 10 acre wine country estate, 15 minutes from Sonoma and Glen Ellen and 1hr 15 mins from the Golden Gate Bridge....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Extendable dining table with seating and service for ten....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air in the guest house. Wall unit in the master bedroom in the main house....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    7ft firepit on the deck. 3ft see-through modern gas fireplace in the guest house....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Under floor heating throughout the main house. Forced air heating in the guest house....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet available throughout the property. We are on a wireless system which is great for browsing, email and VOIP, but is not really strong enough for seamless streaming....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Cotton sheets provided. Pillows and comforters provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room with 2.5 seat sofa, double chaise, chairs, footstool, occasional table and media unit. Guest house has chaise, 1.5 seat love-seat and table....moreless

  • Parking:

    Space for four cars in the private drive of the property....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline phone for emergency use. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have good 4G signal in the area....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided. Pool towels provided. Kitchen towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter coffee maker and coffee bean and spice grinder. Guest house has filter coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Large range of flatware, silverware, glassware and serving items to cater for at least ten. Plastic items for poolside use also provided. Guest house has service for at least four....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch super quiet dishwasher. Guest house also has super quiet Bosch dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet extras include Kitchen Aid and Gelato maker. Full island with 4 bar stools. Guest house has full refrigerator with ice, coffee, toaster oven, dishwasher. Breakfast bar and three stools....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Bosch built in microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Bosch electric oven with true convection and broil function....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Bosch side by side with ice and water. Guest house has full size Samsung with freezer above and ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Bosch 5 burner gas cooktop on island...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Main house has a regular toaster. Guest house has a toaster oven....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    1500 sq feet of deck on the main level, with slate tiles. 400 sq feet of covered outdoor wooden porch outside the guest house....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    400 sq feet of covered outdoor wooden porch beneath the deck, outside the guest house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscaped gardens at the front of the property, with a teak dining table for eight and a bistro set and secluded areas to sit....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    32' propane grill, on the deck overlooking the hot tub and pool. Immediately behind are preparation surfaces and a washbasin / sink....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are free public tennis courts between the property and Sonoma. Tennis rackets are provided for guest use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Hot Tub adjoins the pool. Heating included throughout the year. The main pool is heated in the summer only....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Pool is on the deck, with built in steps. Deep in the middle, rising to standing height at the far end to look at the view. Heating included in high season, enquire as to heating cost at other times....moreless



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from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Dec 21, 2016
3 night min stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay
Jan 4 - Apr 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$4,750 $14,250
Apr 18 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$5,700 $17,100
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$6,900 $20,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
  • Cleaning $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


Maximum stay is 30 nights.

There is a maximum of 8 overnight guests permitted, but, with prior written authorization, up to 4 total day guests/visitors may be allowed.

No outdoor amplified music is permitted at any time. Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am.

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax # 1118N

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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61 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sonoma Golf Club
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 12
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fig Cafe and Wine Bar
41 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dillon Beach

Car: Necessary


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  • Outdoor dining on pool deck

    Outdoor dining on pool deck

  • Pool deck seating

    Pool deck seating

  • Hot tub, pool, deck and firepit, all with amazing views

    Hot tub, pool, deck and firepit, all with amazing views

  • Indoor dining area opening onto pool deck

    Indoor dining area opening onto pool deck

  • Open plan living area with valley views

    Open plan living area with valley views

  • Master bathroom with amazing aspect

    Master bathroom with amazing aspect

  • Guest house at sunset, with main house on top

    Guest house at sunset, with main house on top

  • Guest house living area at sunset

    Guest house living area at sunset

  • Guest house breakfast bar counter and view beyond

    Guest house breakfast bar counter and view beyond

  • Guest house bedroom with fire place

    Guest house bedroom with fire place

  • Al fresco dining in among olive trees

    Al fresco dining in among olive trees

  • Aerial view of pool, deck and house

    Aerial view of pool, deck and house

  • Pool with hot tub in the foreground

    Pool with hot tub in the foreground

  • Dining room opening onto deck; firepit in background

    Dining room opening onto deck; firepit in background

  • Gourmet kitchen

    Gourmet kitchen

  • Master bedroom with King bed and panoramic views

    Master bedroom with King bed and panoramic views

  • Guest bedroom with two twins or one King)

    Guest bedroom with two twins or one King)

  • Pool deck and firepit with indoor and outdoor dining areas

    Pool deck and firepit with indoor and outdoor dining areas

  • Guest house living space, opening onto covered porch

    Guest house living space, opening onto covered porch

  • Guest house wet bar and counter

    Guest house wet bar and counter

  • Table tennis on the covered porch

    Table tennis on the covered porch

  • Aerial view of house with pool deck

    Aerial view of house with pool deck

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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