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The Oak Haven! Private, Nature Retreat in Wine Country with Hot Tub!

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Gorgeous nature surrounding our house on a bright, summer day.

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to The Valley Of The Moon! Glen Ellen, a little gem in the heart of the rolling green hills of wine country, is only 20 minutes from downtown Sonoma and prides itself on offering something amazing for everyone. With many epic state parks and famous vineyards just a few minutes away, I invite you to relax and enjoy wilderness and fine wine at your doorstep in my vacation home away from home, The Oak Haven. Take a load off, you deserve it!

Nestled among giant oak trees, hugging an uninhabited sprawling forest and across from Morton's Warm Springs (open only during the summer months), The Oak Haven is a sanctuary with gorgeous views that offers the blissful indulgence of a welcome retreat. Come and see the deer, turkey, fox and other wildlife that inhabit the woods. When it rains, a gurgling stream borders the property flowing amid grey stones and golden leaves.

Featuring a spacious deck, grill, outdoor table with umbrella and ample seating, The Oak Haven is the perfect spot for drinking and dining in the sunshine or shade. Enjoy a hot, bubbling soak under the brilliant stars after dinner in a comfortable six person hot tub!

High, sloping, wooden ceilings, large windows, a dining table for six, gorgeous antique furniture, hardwood floors, beautiful ceiling fans, well appointed lighting and a pellet-burning fireplace create a luxurious, relaxing experience with natural lighting and a quaint, rustic feel.

For indoor entertainment, high speed internet is readily available. Enjoy your preferred media on our portable 50 inch flat screen Apple TV and surround sound speaker bar. You can easily surf for movies, news, HBO shows, sports, iTunes and many more in high def. Apple TV also offers access to your personal iTunes music library from your laptop or iPhone.

For reading enthusiasts, there's a plush lounging chair with a light and foot rest by the fireplace. Local hiking and biking guide books, cook books, board games and classic short stories is close by.

Crack a bottle of local, organic wine in our well appointed, fully stocked kitchen. Gleaming in black, silver and green with large sun lit windows, our kitchen also offers ample storage space, an electric stove top, a double oven, a large stainless steel fridge and all new appliances including a microwave, toaster, juicer, coffee grinder, tea kettle, coffee maker and french press.

The master bedroom suite features a queen bed, newly remodeled bathroom, an open walk in closet that serves as a little room where you can use our treadmill, antique armoire, ceiling fan, AC window unit, base board heater plush new carpet and a sliding door out to the surrounding deck.

The cozy middle room offers a floor fan, space heater, and comfy double bed, for those couples that like to snuggle close and an antique reading table.

The front bedroom features a queen bed, antique armoire, new carpet, AC window unit, fan, base board heater and closet.

Both the master bath and the guest bath have been remodeled with beautiful tile floors and new vanities, lights, sinks and fixtures. The bathrooms also come with organic bathing gels, shampoo/conditioners and hair dryers.

For those of you with dogs, we have an extra large 4ft wide X 8ft long X 6ft high dog kennel on the side of the house opposite the hot tub for added pet security while on premises. I ask that you please clean up thoroughly after your pet, don't allow them on the furniture and make sure they don't disturb the neighbors.

Off street parking accommodates up to 3 cars. Driving from SFO will take approximately 90 minutes outside of rush hour and from the Oakland Airport, the commute is approximately a 1 hour and 30 minutes.

TOT certificate number: 1387N

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1408 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

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

    26 is our minimum age limit. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside only with cigarettes disposed of responsibly....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs that bark constantly while outside are not allowed on premises since they disturb neighbors....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen

    includes a master bathroom...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Middle room: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • All the bedrooms feature gorgeous antique furniture.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Guest Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Newly renovated...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Newly renovated...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have been recently remodeled and feature newly tiled floors, lighting, vanities and fixtures. Our master bathroom has a spacious, new, glass shower stall with matching wall and floor tiles....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Hiking, biking and winery guide books, cook books, art books and other classics with short stories are available....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games and card games are located in the hall closet...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Apple TV comes with a surround sound speaker bar. You can use it to access your iTunes music library, HBO, Sports, News, Netflix, Movies, TV shows and more from your phone or laptop....moreless

  • Television:

    47' Apple TV on a mobile stand with wheels....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Situation next to an uninhabited forest, rolling vineyard hills and across from Morton's Warm Springs, this is truly an enchanted, private retreat....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Both indoor and outdoor tables seat 6....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Mini split system in the living room and window units in two of the three bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Pellet fireplace with instructions for use....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The brand new treadmill comes equipped with iPod plug in....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall units, fireplace and space heaters available....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet is available. The username and password is provided in the house manual....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    The Oak Haven can accommodate up to three cars. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    There's also a brand new coffee grinder....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need and more!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Not guaranteed but we do try to keep a stock of olive oil, salt and pepper, coffee and creamers. The Glen Ellen market is like a mini Whole Foods in downtown and will have everything you need....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel, large refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    New!...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Part of our deck since we're situated on a sloping hill....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    It's a bit wild but beautiful!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    By the kitchen door. You may need to get coals and lighter fluid....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    We're literally across the street from Morton's Warm Springs! They have a large pool and picnic area that is open during the summer months....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    We have a large, electric hot tub that faces the forest off the deck and seats up to 6 people. Please read house manual for further instructions on use....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$375
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$240 $350
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $20
  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

All weekend rentals are a 2 day minimum.

Check in is at 4:00 and check out is at 11. Feel free to ask about early check in and late check out!


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

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20.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS)
4.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bluegrass Bar & Grill
32.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Vallejo Ferry Terminal
9.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sonoma Golf Club
13.3 Miles
Nearest Train
Sonoma Traintown Railroad
1.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Sonoma Highway, SR 12
3.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Fig Cafe and Winebar
18.7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Sonoma Ski, Sail, and Paddle
36.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sonoma Coast State Beach - Bodega Head

Car: Necessary

There is so much to do so close by! The following is a list of places 5-15 minutes from the house.

STATE PARKS:

Sugar Loaf State Park,

Mount Hood,

Jack London State Park (historic buildings and grave), Sonoma County Regional State Park,

Quarry Hill Botanical Gardens,

Annadel State Park.

WINERIES:

Kunde Estate Winery,

Benziger Family Winery,

Chateau St Jean,

Arrowood Winery,

Imagery Estate Winery.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I'm from the Pensacola area of Florida but have greatly enjoyed living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999. I'm a musician and have been in touring bands for almost 20 years. I'm also an artist of mixed media. I have a great love of nature, fitness and holistic living.

Why the Owner Chose Glen Ellen, CA, USA:
As a nature lover and avid hiker, I was drawn to Glen Ellen for it's numerous state parks and cycling opportunities. Awe inspiring natural surroundings took my breath away and had me coming back to the area time and time again. When I decided to look for a vacation home, privacy was on the top of my priority list. I said yes as soon as I walked into the house in 2013. The house was perfect with an uninhabited forest on one side, a sloping hill behind us and a nice, tall fence separating our property from a friendly neighbor, Jim. I also fell in love with the quaint, near by town of Sonoma for it's diverse culinary offerings, lovely town square, artisan craft stores and wine tasting opportunities.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Waking up to the early morning sound of song birds and ravens while wandering outside with a steaming cup of hot coffee only to find a mother deer and her fawn gazing up at me calmly was one experience out of many that made me fall in love with this place. Enjoying the intense greenery of the forest playing off the dappled light on our deck while lounging in a rocking chair watching the sun fade to brilliant hues of red and gold with a glass of pinot noir was another. Leaning out over our balcony in the pitch blackness of night (no street lights!) as crickets came to life under cover of darkness in a cacophony of song while gazing up at incredibly clear stars so bright and shining was yet one more.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Gorgeous nature surrounding our house on a bright, summer day.

    Gorgeous nature surrounding our house on a bright, summer day.

  • Front stair case facing the forest. The front yard curves away to the left.

    Front stair case facing the forest. The front yard curves away to the left.

  • Enjoy a hot soak in our wonderfully relaxing hot tub!

    Enjoy a hot soak in our wonderfully relaxing hot tub!

  • Extensive front deck showing the overhanging Oak trees and dappled light.

    Extensive front deck showing the overhanging Oak trees and dappled light.

  • A close view of the fire place, lounge chair and portable Apple TV.

    A close view of the fire place, lounge chair and portable Apple TV.

  • The dining room table comfortable seats 6. We have several more matching chairs.

    The dining room table comfortable seats 6. We have several more matching chairs.

  • Our newly painted kitchen with stainless steel refrigerator, double oven, dishwasher and electric stove top.

    Our newly painted kitchen with stainless steel refrigerator, double oven, dishwasher and electric stove top.

  • A lovely view while you wash dishes! That's the umbrella for the outdoor table.

    A lovely view while you wash dishes! That's the umbrella for the outdoor table.

  • Master bedroom showing off the queen sized bed.

    Master bedroom showing off the queen sized bed.

  • A view out of the sliding doors to the sunny deck in the master bedroom.

    A view out of the sliding doors to the sunny deck in the master bedroom.

  • Double bed in middle room.  Also features a full length mirror and dresser!

    Double bed in middle room. Also features a full length mirror and dresser!

  • Newly remodeled second bath has matching floor tiles, new vanity and fixtures.

    Newly remodeled second bath has matching floor tiles, new vanity and fixtures.

  • Gorgeous dappled light from the Oak trees in the front of our house.

    Gorgeous dappled light from the Oak trees in the front of our house.

  • The outdoor table showing benches and forest beyond.

    The outdoor table showing benches and forest beyond.

  • I love this big, fat rocking chair. Perfect for any time of day.

    I love this big, fat rocking chair. Perfect for any time of day.

  • View from outside the kitchen window and side door looking in.

    View from outside the kitchen window and side door looking in.

  • Our new corner couch under an art piece I made. The hall leads to the kitchen.

    Our new corner couch under an art piece I made. The hall leads to the kitchen.

  • Another view of our living room. The ceiling extends another 5ft w/ high windows.

    Another view of our living room. The ceiling extends another 5ft w/ high windows.

  • A view from the kitchen of our deck and trees. So many windows!

    A view from the kitchen of our deck and trees. So many windows!

  • Another view of the second guest bedroom with the window.

    Another view of the second guest bedroom with the window.

  • Guest bed is by a large window. The armoire is brand new. There's also a closet.

    Guest bed is by a large window. The armoire is brand new. There's also a closet.

  • Gorgeous antique armoire in the master bed room. There's also a walk in closet.

    Gorgeous antique armoire in the master bed room. There's also a walk in closet.

  • Brand new master bathroom vanity.

    Brand new master bathroom vanity.

  • Brand new glass shower stall in the master bathroom.

    Brand new glass shower stall in the master bathroom.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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