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Peaceful Wine Country Guest House with pool, hot tub & bocce court

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,080 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Modern, Rammed-Earth 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Guest House

A custom built, luxurious 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest house on a private ridge top retreat. Perfect for a couple getting away for a wine country weekend. In addition to approximately 1000 sq ft of interior living space, you also have views of the Sonoma Mountain countryside, vineyards & colorful sunsets from all the rooms.

Bedrooms sleep up to 4 people as follows:

main bedroom 1: 1 queen (with dual zone heated mattress pad)

smaller bedroom 2: 2 twins in trundle format (great for good friends or a couple.).

Sunny and quiet, this unique eco-guest house boasts 18' thick rammed earth walls that open up via sliding glass walls to the pool, hot tub, and several stone terraces. Beautiful eco-modern finishes: recycled onxy & glass countertops; sustainably grown warm cherry & bamboo cabinets; clay walls in the kitchen, radiant floor heat (winter only). Modern luxuries like indoor & outdoor zoned music system (bring your ipod/iphone/digital music player), wifi, and DVD player. The house is tastefully furnished with art, antiques and oriental carpets - it is not child-proofed nor appropriate for young children.

** No children between the ages of 1-10. Children under 1 ok.

The full bath has dual sinks and large glass walled shower. Top of the line linens. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances: gas oven, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with in-door ice maker. Radiant floor heat (winter only).

Surrounded by gardens and mature oak trees along a ridge, it is a peaceful and private place to unwind. The outdoor gas grill and table is perfect for alfresco dining. Pool-side loungers with sun or shade to recuperate after wine tasting or a hike. Or nap in the hammock & enjoy the birds singing above in the magical setting. At night, stargaze from the pool and hot tub.

NOTE: The guest house shares the pool, hot tub & bocce court with the main house.

TulaVista is centrally located in Sonoma wine country: 5 minutes from the village of Glen Ellen, 20 minutes from Sonoma town and 20 minutes from Santa Rosa.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

About Diana

The owners built the main house & guest house in 2009 as a country retreat within in 1 hr of the GG bridge. They find it hard to leave!

Diana purchased this house in 2009

Why Diana chose Sonoma County

This property is only 1 hr from San Francisco and very quiet. Lots to do in the area, let alone on the property with a pool, hot tub, bocce court and many outdoor areas to just to relax and enjoy the views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our weekend stay at this STUNNING new rammed earth private guest house with over the top luxurious amenities, high end details and gorgeous landscaping. FIlled with sunlight, beautiful furnishings and gorgeous hilltop views of vineyards and hills, no hotel can match this. In the morning we would rise, make coffee and sit in the hot tub overlooking the valley. This truly unique guest house has a great location near the village of Glen Ellen, Jack London State Park, dozens of wineries including Benziger, Kenwood and the charming downtown Sonoma Square. After hiking, biking and wine tasting, a dip in the pool and relaxing poolside or hammock quickly became our routine. We enjoyed having a well stocked kitchen but also took full advantage of excellent nearby restaurants as well. The owner of the property is lovely and knows exactly how to make you feel at home without intruding. We will definitely be back.
May 2013
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Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stunning green onyx countertop with two vanity sinks and bamboo cabinets. Glass walled shower (no tub). Extra linen storage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle twin beds with 2 beds.
  • Main bedroom has 1 queen bed and glass walls in the corner that look out over a private terrace and the pool area. Second bedroom is very small with trundle beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Lots of great hiking & biking near by at several State Parks: Sugar Loaf, Jack London, Annandale, Mt Hood, etc. The Russian River is 30 min away for canoeing, rafting and fishing. And of course, dozens of world-class wineries are right outside your door!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Wine Country Guest House with pool, hot tub & bocce court
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Athens, GA

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic accommodations in an idyllic setting. Diana and Ben were fantastic hosts and the rental was exactly as described and pictured. We highly recommend TulaVista!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

House was outstanding in every way... Only complaint was that we only had two days and too much on our agenda to completely relax and unwind there! Fantastic location and wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Best pool, garden and views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I enjoyed a weekend at this gorgeous property. The pool and garden are beautiful, surrounded by fabulous views of oak trees and distant rolling hills. The house is quiet with only the sounds of birds and bees and the occasional goat. The pool house is pristine and beautifully designed with lots of windows and views everywhere you look. Diane and Ben were great hosts and made us feel welcome while also giving us privacy. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property. Lovely accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

This is a "perfect" 10! We could not have been happier with our time here. The guest house is absolutely lovely and everything is exceptional. From our personal greeting by Diane, fresh flowers in the bedrooms, a special "welcome" bottle of wine and the high quality atmosphere of the guest house---from the linens, to the surround sound system, pool, hot tub, outdoor grill area, and a "kitchen with all the "extra's" one could want! We had a delightful and enjoyable stay and hope to be back when we visit again next year. Thank you Diane for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary for a weekend at the TulaVista house. Everything was as advertised and even more beautiful in person. The property is well maintained and the garden is quite lovely. Between the outside and the guest house, we couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and peaceful weekend. Our hosts did a wonderful job to make sure our stay was seamless.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical, beautiful Tulavista

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Tulavista and had a wonderful, relaxing and rejuvenating stay at Diana's beautiful guest house. The house is fully appointed with top of the line appliances and beautifully furnished, decorated and outfitted. The salt water pool and the hot tub are just steps from the door. The rammed earth method of building makes this unique house a very tranquil place. The gorgeous setting is breathtaking by day and the clear, starry night sky makes for dream-like evenings. We could not have wished for a better vacation far away from the maddening crowds or a more romantic destination for our honeymoon.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Rosa
Car: necessary

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma wine country, the guest house is close to dozens of award-winning boutique wineries, restaurants and shopping in Sonoma town. Lots of beautiful local hiking (including new trails in Jack London State Park) and world-class road cycling too. House is 1 hr north of the Golden Gate Bridge/San Francisco.


Rates & Availability

Glen Ellen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 9.0%

If you want to book directly with the owners, email us. We accept checks and paypal.
No renters under the age of 25. License copy required with deposit. No smoking property. Sorry, no pets.


Base rate is for 2 people. Additional people are $50 a night extra, up to a total of 4 people.

Contact owner for questions/details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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