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Romance, Luxury & Privacy - Wine Country Villa

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Tuscan-style 2 story villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4 adults only)

The Dolcevita Villa is nestled among mature oak trees in a bucolic setting near the quaint Village of Glen Ellen, which is one of the premiere winery towns in the very heart of Jack London's Valley of the Moon.

This Tuscan style home, built in 2006, is elegantly and comfortably furnished with two bedrooms and two full baths on two separate floors for maximum privacy. Dolcevita, which means 'the sweet life' in Italian, boasts rich wood floors, king size & queen size beds, black granite gourmet kitchen, whirlpool tub, and spacious walk in shower.

The villa is an exclusive and romantic retreat with views of the nearby hills, and is less than one mile to the historic village of Glen Ellen, where there is fine dining, as well as some of the best wineries in the region. Morton Warm Springs swimming pool and mineral baths is three miles from the site. Jack London's State Park is two miles away with London’s museum, abundant hiking trails, the Wolf House Ruins, and redwood picnic grounds. Panoramic views of the Valley of the Moon can be seen from the park. Benziger winery is on the way up to this mountaintop vista and is considered one of the most beautiful wineries in Sonoma and offers a lovely tram tour of the vineyards.

Horse back riding and biking from the town of Glen Ellen to the regional park and beyond are awe-inspiring. Spend the day wine tasting, hiking and exploring Wine Country or lovely Marin, or stay at home in your private paradise, sipping wine under stars. There is wonderful shopping and entertainment in Jack London Village on a creek side setting, and 10 minutes away in historic Sonoma with its lovely town square filled with renowned restaurants and shops. Indulge yourselves in great food, luxury accommodations and beautiful, natural surroundings.

Enjoy the sweet life in this private, luxurious & magical setting. PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER FOR SPECIAL PRICING!

Vacation Rental Permit File No: ZPE15-0308

County of Sonoma Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) No: 1561N

We kindly ask guests to comply with county/community outdoor quiet hour ordinance from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

'I firmly believe, from what I have seen, that this is the chosen spot of all this earth as far as Nature is concerned.'

Luther Burbank, regarding Sonoma County, 1875

Keywords: House, villa, cottage

More Details

Chris and Donna
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Chris and Donna

Originally from the east coast, we fell in love with the Sonoma Valley while visiting several years ago. The breathtaking scenery, the award-winning wines, the friendly and kind people in the area prompted us to buy Dolcevita..."The Sweet Life".

Chris, a retired educator, is also a wedding officiant in California and a Tourism Ambassador in Sonoma County!

Chris and Donna purchased this villa in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was amazing and we are already planning another trip! The home was beautiful and very conveniently located.
Jan 2014
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Glen Ellen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full en-suite baths upstairs bath on main level with jetted tub and shower downstairs bath with large, walk-in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
True Tuscan decor, 2 full baths, whirlpool tub, spacious walk-in shower. Featuring gourmet kitchen with island with bar, open living area, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, spiral staircase, french doors off upper level to deck and patio with gas firepit, skylights, views, small flat screen television with DVD (no cable or satellite connection-computer connection only), WiFi, stereo system, iron/ironing board, and blow dryers. Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel are provided for your convenience.


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Romance, Luxury & Privacy - Wine Country Villa
average rating of 4.864865 based on 39 reviews

Beautifully Appointed

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful home. I found this to be a very comfortable home and the attention to detail to be superior to the other homes that we have rented in the past.

It is beautifully decorated, and stocked with anything that you might need for a wonderful stay in wine country!

The owners are very friendly, informative & made themselves available for contact with any questions or concerns. The directions were clear, simple & easy to follow. The living spaces are accessible by stairs, so that could be an issue if anyone in your party has difficulty with stairs. We would definitely return to this home if we have the opportunity!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in Glen Ellen

  • 5 of 5

This villa was exactly as represented in the photos and description, obviously well-taken care of and finely accommodated. I needed a place near Sonoma for my nephew and his wife (visiting from upstate NY) and me (San Mateo County), and this fit the bill perfectly. After wine tasting during the day, we spent both evenings out on the deck chatting and enjoying the fire pit. The home itself was lovely, beds comfortable, and bathrooms extremely nice. The owners were very accessible and replied quickly to the few queries I had beforehand. The other comments about the parking are spot-on. I drive a GTI and had no issues but can see how a larger vehicle would be problematic. It is worth the trip (and the use of a smaller vehicle).

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed is an understatement!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic getaway villa! The bed is heavenly! Can't say enough about how much of a surprise on how well this home is decorated and designed. I'm super jealous of the owners. They communicate very well and kept the villa in supereme condition!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great find!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dolcevita and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a 2 bedroom spot in the Sonoma Valley! Owners are very responsive and accommodating. And the house is perfect. Two levels, each with a full bath, that allow for privacy and a nice size common area with a deck just off the main living. Glen Ellen is a cool small town and there are some great restaurants and wineries within a few minutes. As well, Sonoma is only about 15 minutes away. There are some nice parks with hiking trails nearby and plenty of great drives with incredible scenery.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home was the perfect spot for a wine country getaway! Beautifully and carefully appointed, everything looked just right. The owners obviously have taken such care in furnishing this home and supplying it with everything we needed for a truly comfortable stay.

It's location to outstanding wineries and excellent restaurants was perfect, as well as the close proximity to the natural beauty of the area were just what we were hoping for.

The layout is perfect for 2 couples wanting ultimate privacy but also the chance to spend quality time together. We enjoyed this home so much and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property with another couple while visiting the wineries in Sonoma. It was in a great location close to restaurants and markets in town, and was a great space for us. The house is very cute and has everything you would need for a stay. Chris was extremely helpful with getting us the information necessary to check in and out of the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco International (SFO)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Sonoma Raceway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several excellent restaurants within minutes

Less than 1 mile to Glen Ellen Village; Hot air balloon rides; central to numerous award winning wineries; Pt, Reyes Seashore; Jack London State Park; Morton Hot Springs swimming pool, mineral baths and mud baths.

Approximately 10-15 minutes to historic Sonoma Plaza.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

Special Event/Holiday Rates--contact owners

Refundable security deposit collected at booking; fully refunded in the absence of damages or excessive utility usage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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