Wine Country Home with Panoramic View and Hot Tub
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Welcome to Olive Branch House—the ultimate Sonoma wine country escape. Just a little over an hour drive from San Francisco, the house is truly a wine-lover retreat. Perched near the crest of western hills of Sonoma Valley, the house provides a 180-degree panoramic view from Glen Ellen to San Pablo Bay. The historic Sonoma Plaza and the quaint village of Glen Ellen are just a quick 15-minute drive away.
Situated on nearly two acres at the end of a long gated driveway, the house provides ample privacy and wine country splendor. You can completely unwind by lounging on our large sun-filled view deck or relaxing by one of the many view windows. The three-bedroom, two-bath home has been recently updated with luxuriously remodeled bathrooms, a granite counter top kitchen, and Moroccan cherry hardwood flooring. The dining room looks out over Sonoma valley through an 8-ft wide picture window. Every window from the master bedroom provides a bird-eye view of the valley and Mayacama Mountains.
Through the private wrought-iron gate, you will find a long driveway lined with paving stone, surrounded on one side by ancient oak trees and on the other side by newly planted fruit trees.
The rustic entry door at the top of the outdoor stairs opens to a grand foyer with a sparkling baby-grand player piano. Play it yourself, or slip in a disc from our large collection of classical music and let the piano serenade you.
To the right of the foyer is a sunken living room (watch your step!) with a 12-foot high ceiling, and beautiful antique wine country furniture. Original art by local artists hangs on the walls. The living room transitions into a light-filled dining room with a large, classic pine table and wall-to-wall windows which provide a panoramic view of Sonoma Valley and beyond. Use the telescope to enjoy details of the view.
On this level, you will also find a classic-modern remodeled bath with Carrera white marble and a bedroom which doubles as a library. It is furnished with rich cherry-wood bookshelves and a handsome, custom built wall bed designed for your comfort. This room opens to a sun-filled deck that provides an endless view of pasture and ancient oaks.
On the opposite side of the first floor is the garden bedroom which is furnished with rustic pine furniture and has a large, built-in closet. It steps out on the large main deck that is sheltered on one side by large Pine, Bay and Redwood trees and on the other side provides a hill and valley view.
Up the split-level is a cozy entertainment room with a 42-inch flat screen, equipped with cable TV and Amazon TV. The sleeper sofa in the entertainment room folds out to a queen bed. A sliding glass door opens to a beautiful herb garden and a full view of the open space behind the house.
Adjacent to the entertainment room is the fully equipped chef's kitchen. Next to that is a breakfast nook that has glass walls with view of the hills and oak trees. Off to the side of that is a vintage pinball machine.
The entire second level is comprised of the spacious master suite and the huge, luxurious travertine bathroom. The 2-person Jacuzzi bathtub looks out to the pine trees and Mayacama Mountains. The large shower and his-and-her pedestal sinks complete the bath. The master bedroom opens to a light-filled sunroom with breath-taking bird-eye view of Sonoma Valley.
The expansive deck wraps around the house and offers your choice of views--open pasture with old-growth oaks or Sonoma valley. A gas grill and an outdoor dining set with parasol gives you the option to have a BBQ meal al fresco. The side deck has a 4-person Jacuzzi hot tub with view of the valley and mountains.
Conveniently situated near many prestigious wineries of Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Plaza, the house is a perfect launch point for your wine country adventure. On the other hand, if you chose to stay in to take in the view in splendid sunshine, your ethereal wine country experience will be equally unforgettable.
Our house is a permitted vacation rental property; TOT Certificate No. 1532N.
Unfortunately, our house is not wheelchair accessible nor child safe. We are on a steep hill (there is a 75 foot elevation gain from the front fence to the back fence) and there are multiple stairways both inside and outside.
Sonoma County enforces strict rules with respect to vacation rentals and we are subject to steep fines and potential loss of our permit if those rules are violated. Please keep the noise level to a minimum, and be extra sensitive about anything that might disturb our neighbors. Quiet hours are 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM.
The maximum number of adult guests is six. Nor more than three vehicles may be on the property at any time, and all must be parked in the driveway --- none on the street. No social gathering involving any number of non-registered guests is allowed outside the house, including the deck and patio.
Our back yard directly abuts a parcel of open space which is a few thousand acres in size. Commonly sighted animals include hawks, eagles, hummingbirds, wild turkeys, foxes, deer, squirrels, raccoons, bees, wasps, rabbits and bobcats. A large contingent of small, friendly lizards are our constant companions. Rarely sighted animals include mountain lions and snakes.
Member since: 2015
- 2600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
May 1 - Nov 1, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning Fee $195 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
Two-night minimum stay acceptable for stays on Mon, Tues, and Wed during the Summer. Please email owner to inquire. 4-night minimum stay on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: We live in San Francisco but fell in love with Sonoma. Because it's just a little over an hour drive to our Sonoma, we come up when we can. Because of our busy schedule, we would love to have guests enjoy the beauty and serenity of this special home.
Why the Owner Chose Sonoma, CA, USA:
We love the proximity of the house to wineries, Sonoma Plaza, and Glen Ellen. Yet, it feels like a world away.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy and spectacular view
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dining al fresco
living room with view of piano
travertine master bath
Entertainment room with Queen-size sofa bed
downstair marble bath
panoramic view from master suite
Gas BBQ on deck
Hot tub on side deck
piano in foyer
Living room with view of dining
dining room view
jacuzzi bath and large shower
Sunroom with view
vintage pinball machine in breakfast room
updated kitchen with granite counter top
sonoma night view from dining room
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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