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Wine Country Home with Panoramic View and Hot Tub

(29 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Recently remodeled 3-bedroom, 2-bath home on 2 acres with breath-taking views

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome children eight years old or older. Because the house is on a steep hill with many stairs, it is not child-proof for younger children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    steep hills and many stairs make the house wheelchair inaccessible...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Garden Bedroom: 1 queen

    Has sliding glass door to the expansive view deck...moreless

  • Master suite: 1 king

    Spacious suite with panoramic view from every window...moreless

  • Library Bedroom: 1 murphy bed

    Queen-size bed...moreless

  • Media room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen-size sofa bed; room opens to living area/not private...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • downstair bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Remodeled Carrera white marble bath...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Luxuriously remodeled travertine bath with view...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Vintage pinball machine "Meteor" in the breakfast room...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV cable, Amazon TV, Netflix...moreless

  • Stereo


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


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Panoramic view of Sonoma Valley and Mountains...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central AC...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    located in adjacent cottage...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    No firewood burning due to fire risk...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Spaces for three cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    located in adjacent cottage...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plate setting for 12 +...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counter top with copper farmhouse sink...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    double electric oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    outdoor dining set with parasol...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Rear garden and front orchard...moreless

Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.7
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$449 $499
Fri, Sat
$2,800 $10,000
High Season
May 1 - Nov 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$499 $549
Fri, Sat
$3,200 $10,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $195 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%


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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Last updated: 04/27/2017
Check availability
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
santa rosa international
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bodega Bay

Car: Necessary


Owner info

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

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • dining al fresco

    dining al fresco

  • living room with piano

    living room with piano

  • dining room view

    dining room view

  • Kitchen


  • Library Bedroom

    Library Bedroom

  • Garden Bedroom

    Garden Bedroom

  • Master Bed

    Master Bed

  • jacuzzi bath and large shower

    jacuzzi bath and large shower

  • vintage pinball machine in breakfast room

    vintage pinball machine in breakfast room

  • Gas BBQ on deck

    Gas BBQ on deck

  • Hot tub on side deck

    Hot tub on side deck

  • Sun Room

    Sun Room

  • piano in foyer

    piano in foyer

  • dining room

    dining room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • More Kitchen

    More Kitchen

  • downstair marble bath

    downstair marble bath

  • breakfast nook

    breakfast nook

  • Master Seating

    Master Seating

  • Master Shower

    Master Shower

  • Entertainment room with Queen-size sofa bed

    Entertainment room with Queen-size sofa bed

  • Lounge Deck

    Lounge Deck

  • Sunrise View from master suite

    Sunrise View from master suite

  • Rear Garden

    Rear Garden

VRBO #710791

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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