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Beautiful Glen Ellen Property In The Heart Of Wine Country

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Country Home W/ 4BR & 3 Bath Right In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country

Welcome To Dawn Hill Ranch/T.O.T. Certificate 2329N

We look forward to hosting you but want to be transparent that parties and weddings are not permitted due to Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Dawn Hill Ranch is a serene country setting right in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country in the charming town of Glen Ellen. Just minutes from wineries and great dining in Glen Ellen, Kenwood, and Sonoma. House has everything you need to relax, entertain and gather. Master Bedroom (king) with in-suite bathroom, Guest Room (Queen) with full bathroom. Great kitchen with high end french range and all the luxuries of home. Living room, sitting room, outdoor deck with BBQ area and Sonos WiFi music throughout the entire home. Downstairs great room includes living area, large 75 inch flat screen TV, and pool table and guest bedroom (queen) and guest bedroom (two twin's ideal for kids) that share a full bathroom. This is a great home for getting away from it all with your girlfriends, family reunion, or romantic get away.

Incredible outdoor area with pool, hot tub, outdoor living room outdoor bar, and lovely outdoor shared swing. Make sure you save one day of your stay for just

Quiet Hours are 10pm every evening until 7:00am to be observed by all guests.

Maximum number of guests allowed is 8.

Maximum number of vehicles allowed is 4.

This little piece of a paradise was a dream of Leigh’s for many years and we are so happy to share it with you. Please know it is special to us and we hope you will treat it like your home.

If you are someone who likes to know a little history about the property we are happy to share it with you. Dawn Hill Ranch was built by Gerald “Jerry” Baldwin, an English American businessman, who along with Gordon Bowker and Zev Siegl founded Starbucks in Seattle in 1971. Mr. Baldwin learned the coffee trade from Alfred Peet, whose store Peet’s Coffee & Tea was the inspiration for Starbucks.

Mr. Baldwin planted the Zinfandel grapes (1/2 acre) on the property in 1978 and the vineyard is dry farmed organically and yields about 80 cases of Zinfandel each year. In 2011, the 2007 Dawn Hill Ranch Zinfandel won the Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and as you can imagine sold out shortly thereafter. The 2007 DHR Zinfandel was described as a medium to full-bodied wine with concentrated dark cassis and plum. It was aged in barrel for thirty months.

In addition to the vineyard, there are also about 75 Olive trees on the property that yield about fifty gallons of olive oil each year. Its fun to sample the wine and olive oil and we may be biased but they both are quite good! There is also a fruit orchard on the property adjacent to the lower patio. There are persimmons, figs, pomegranates and red pears for the taking come summer.

Mr Baldwin and his wife, sold the property several years ago to another family and we bought it from them in 2014.

We want you enjoy your stay here and we’ve left lots of information to make your visit as stress free as possible. Below is a thorough description of the two-level home.

More Details

Leigh Oshirak
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Leigh Oshirak

We are a family of three who have lived in the bay area for over 20 years. I work in the retail business and my husband is a surgeon in San Francisco. We have a wonderful son and a wire-haired weiner dog named Snickers! Our primary residence is in the quaint little town of Tiburon in Marin County. We love being on the water in Tiburon but love the country too. Dawn Hill Ranch is a place where we relax and invite our friends to get away from it all.

Leigh Oshirak purchased this house in 2014

Why Leigh Oshirak chose Glen Ellen

We have brought guests to the wine country, both Sonoma and Napa for as along as we have lived in the bay area. Each time we drove into the valley we were in awe of the beauty available right in our own back yard and the reaction from our guests. Last year our dear friends from Turkey were in to celebrate my husbands birthday and fell in love with the valley and said (in a very convincing way) you should buy a house in the country and honestly I had wanted to for some time but it was their encouragement that pushed me along. We have put our hearts into this place so it is a place of relaxation that is a respite from busy city life with just enough modern comfort. The minute my wheels turn into the gravel driveway my blood pressure goes down and we are home. Our son calls it our happy place and that is saying a lot coming from a 10 year old!

What makes this house unique

What I love about this location is that proximity to so much that the wine country has to offer. You are literally within 5-10 miles to 100 wineries and world class food. It is not uncommon for us to take a jaunt up to Healdsburg as well which is a good 30 minute drive. But you are close to Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, and just 15 miles over Trinity road to Napa Valley. There are also 4 beautiful parks close by if you want to do some hiking or exploring. But more than anything, it's the beauty of the valley, the weather, and the nice people that make it heaven!


Glen Ellen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No sleeping on the couch
  • There are 3 exterior security cameras they may not be obstructed or interfered with in anyway.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom-Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , In-suite bathroom in Master Bedroom
    Guest Bathroom on Main level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms have combination bath tub and shower and plush turkish towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - Main Level - 1 king , Cal-King bedroom with Westin Heavenly Mattress
    Guest Bedroom - Main level - 1 queen , Queen bed with Westin Heavenly mattress
    Downstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed with Westin Heavenly Mattress
    Downstairs Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin beds ideal for kids or friends
    Downstairs Great Room- Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pottery Barn Turner Sleeper Sofa
  • All beds have 600 thread count linens and plush duvets. Very comfortable and nicely appointed.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
If you need ideas or referrals, just ask and we can provide them.


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Beautiful Glen Ellen Property In The Heart Of Wine Country
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 54 reviews

Absolute perfection

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house and pool surrounded by vineyards and abundant nature! Leigh thought of everything for the perfect family vacation. The best place we have stayed We will be back

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy, I’m so thrilled you and your family enjoyed it all - but especially your two precious grandsons! From the minute I met you, you put me completely at ease. It was our pleasure sharing Dawn Hill Ranch with you and the gang! Until next year! Cheers, Leigh
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Restful & serene at Dawn Hill Ranch

  • 5 of 5

d Property is gorgeous! Tranquil with extraordinary views! Plenty of things to do on the property as well. What a treat, wish we could’ve l

I have stayed longer! Thank you Leigh!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, We are so happy you made some new memories with your family at Dawn Hill Ranch. And we hear that often, that people wish they would have stayed longer had they known how much they'd like to just sit around and enjoy time at the property versus out and about all the time. Thanks so much, Leigh
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Everything we hoped for...and more!

  • 5 of 5

It was obvious, based on the many reviews and my interactions with Leigh, that the property was going to be nice. But, It was so much more!

The home is very well taken care of, amenities as good as described and the set up for four couples absolutely perfect!

Views in the morning are incredible off the kitchen on the deck.

Beds were super comfortable with top notch linens.

Hot water was never an issue with 8 of us getting ready in short succession.

Kitchen is well stocked and the appliances are great!

HVAC was controlled by a Nest easy!

Pool was fabulous!

3rd home I’ve stayed at via VRBO in Sonoma County...easily the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lance, Wow! First and foremost, thank you for trusting us with your precious vacation time. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Dawn Hill Ranch. Thrilled that Dawn Hill Ranch met and even exceeded your hopes. As someone who also rents homes for vacation, it's nice when the property actually looks like the pictures so we really try and deliver a comfortable and welcoming experience, glad you agree! Until next time, Leigh
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool, the kitchen was well equipped for all needs, and we enjoyed all of the outdoor spaces. Thank you for sharing your home with us Leigh, it was a fantastic stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annie, Thank you for being such wonderful guests. So happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the pool. It's been a welcome addition since 2016! Always wonderful to welcome a fellow Colorado State Ram! Until next time. Cheers, Leigh
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Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

DHR is a beautiful oasis. The pool area is like a resort. The house was well stocked and well maintained with tons of great features a group will love. And best of all, Leigh was such a gracious and thoughtful host. We really enjoyed our time and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morgan, I am thrilled you guys enjoyed your time at Dawn Hill Ranch. You immediately put me at ease by sharing you also have rental property and you were dream guests. We are so glad you enjoyed the pool area. When we bought the home it didn't have a pool and we could just picture how great it would be so we added it and now it's one of our favorite places to hang out. Hope to see you again and thanks for treating our home like your own. Cheers, Leigh
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Perfect place in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Phenomenal property, meticulously appointed.

Responsive host although we had no problems whatsoever.

A true wine country experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled that you and your family enjoyed Dawn Hill Ranch and happy to hear you didn’t encounter any issues — thats the goal, to have a great experience and make lots of family memories! Cheers, Leigh
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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