Romance, Luxury & Privacy - Wine Country Villa

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Master suite opens to deck through French doors


Last updated: 10/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We do not allow children as guests....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Two full en-suite baths upstairs bath with jetted tub and shower downstairs bath with large, walk-in shower ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo:

    iPod/Phone/Droid Dock; Radio...moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Forested setting with views of nearby Sonoma mountain...moreless

  • Village:

    Perfectly located approx. 1 mile from the downtown village of Glen Ellen....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    The home is located on a narrow dirt lane; Parking a larger SUV can be challenging. Smaller vehicle(s) are recommended. Please contact owner for more information....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two parking pads for smaller cars; 2 cars maximum...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    blender, handmixer, coffee grinder, ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well-stocked kitchen ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    gourmet amenities ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Off the main living area and upper bedroom...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 26 - Oct 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee (one time) $120
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 9%


Special Event/Holiday Rates--contact owners

$375/night during peak season (August, September and October)

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

Personal or Bank checks; Half the total amount due to secure booking; remaining balance due 3 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International (SFO)
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Sonoma Raceway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several excellent restaurants within minutes

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: 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 Certified Tourism Ambassador in Sonoma County!

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Master suite opens to deck through French doors

    Master suite opens to deck through French doors

  • Deck with views of woods and nearby Sonoma mountain

    Deck with views of woods and nearby Sonoma mountain

  • dining area with wooded views

    dining area with wooded views

  • Fully-stocked kitchen

    Fully-stocked kitchen

  • Upper ensuite bath with jetted tub

    Upper ensuite bath with jetted tub

  • Downstairs bathroom with spacious walk in shower

    Downstairs bathroom with spacious walk in shower

  • Jack London Park is only a half mile away

    Jack London Park is only a half mile away

  • Mustard Greens in bloom

    Mustard Greens in bloom

  • Living area opens to deck

    Living area opens to deck

  • private patio with firepit

    private patio with firepit

  • main living area is open and inviting

    main living area is open and inviting

  • cozy sitting area with fireplace

    cozy sitting area with fireplace

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Two-story villa in wooded setting

    Two-story villa in wooded setting

  • Local Wineries

    Local Wineries

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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