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Contemporary Wine Country Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 7 (plus 1) In the main house and guest house with three master bedrooms

Amazing views, fresh modern interiors, peaceful natural surroundings and a huge deck with swimming pool and hot tub define this Sonoma wine country retreat near Glen Ellen. It is an extraordinarily uplifting property at any time of year, only 15-20 minutes' drive from the wineries, restaurants and farmers' markets of historic Sonoma and Glen Ellen.

Cavedale Ridge is a 10-acre hillside estate facing west, with spectacular views across the vineyards and orchards of the Valley of the Moon to the Sonoma Mountain range, Mount Tamalpais and, in the far distance, the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge. The house is surrounded by olive and bay trees and fragrant Mediterranean herbs such as lavender, rosemary, and manzanita. In spring, there are blossoming crab apple trees and other fruit trees.

A unique and outstanding feature of Cavedale Ridge is a vast deck running off the Main House living area for swimming, lounging, outdoor cooking and dining, and star gazing. The deck and the house were recently featured in Men's Journal in an article of Luxury Villas you can rent today -

To reach Cavedale Ridge, it is a 10-minute drive from the main highway up a bendy and narrow road (so we discourage nervous drivers). For everyone seeking a quiet and comfortable escape near Sonoma and San Francisco, this is a very special wine country retreat.


The Main House and Guest House (always rented together) are distinguished by pristine, light-filled interiors with white walls, contemporary furniture and vibrant accent colors. There are three master suites, with two enjoying panoramic views of the Valley, and the third a garden view.

Main House

Walk through the front door, and you enter an airy open plan space with hallway, living room, dining area for 10, and large kitchen. The bright comfortable interior has vast picture windows with magnificent views, making it a special place to relax in any season. A custom kitchen is designed for the gourmet cook. It has a large island with gas cooktop, extensive work surfaces and a breakfast bar. There are Bosch appliances throughout, and thoughtful extras such as a Kitchen Aid.

Two sets of sliding folding glass doors open from the dining area onto the newly-built extensive deck, creating a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors: a huge indoor/outdoor living space with swimming pool (heated in high season) hot tub (available all year), sun loungers, fire pit, and propane BBQ with food preparation surfaces. This is where lazy summer days are spent, lounging on the deck, cooking local produce together, watching breath-taking sunsets, and sitting around the firepit after dark, gazing at the stars with family and friends.

In spring and fall, the folding doors create a semi indoor/outdoor area where you can comfortably enjoy the fresh air, stay sheltered, and be near the BBQ and the hot tub.

Upstairs in the Main House is a Master Bedroom with views across the valley, a king bed, and an ensuite bathroom with more views from its super-size bathtub and a shower. Next door is a small bedroom that can accommodate two guests: one on the twin bed and one on a roll out twin bed. This arrangement works especially well for a family with young children, who can be close to their parents next door.

The Guest Bedroom in the Main House is on the same floor as the living area. It can be made up as either a king bed or two twins. Two further guests can sleep on a double sofa bed. It has a garden view, and an ensuite bathroom with over-sized shower. Leading to the bedroom is a hallway with a half bath, coat rack and washer and dryer.

The Main House enjoys under-floor heating throughout, with air-conditioning in the bedrooms. There are three internet-enabled TVs and one DVD in the Main House.

Guest House

The private Guest House is on a lower level, below the main deck, and is reached from the deck by a spiral staircase, or directly from the front of the property. It is a superb design-led space with the same magnificient views as the main house. The bedroom and living area are open plan, separated by a floating wall with a sleek see-through gas fire. Enjoy the fire from the king-size bed or a love seat and chaise in the living area. The ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower and separate wc. Off the living room is a wet bar with all you need (full-size refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, coffee machine and toaster oven) to prepare breakfast, a salad lunch, or serve drinks.

Sliding doors open onto a spacious covered wooden porch - somewhere shady for hot days, a quiet place to read away from all the poolside activity, or another spot for watching the evening sunset over cocktails. The Guest House has air-conditioning and heating and one internet-enabled TV.

More Details

Property Manager
Norman Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 8, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Glen Ellen, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No amplified outdoor music is permitted at any time.
  • Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master - main house - toilet , tub , shower , If children are in the studio they will share this bathroom.
    Master - guest house - toilet , shower
    Pool restroom - toilet , On the deck, near the pool.
    Guest - main house - toilet , shower , Ensuite to the main floor master suite
    Main house restroom - toilet , This is in the main house hallway
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master suite, main house - 1 king
    Master suite guest house - 1 king
    Guest suite, main house - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , This room can be set up with either a king bed or two twins.
    Studio/office room - 2 twin/ single , Two trundle beds, one under the other. This room is small.
  • The Master suite in the Main House is upstairs, with an en-suite bathroom and the Studio/office room next door. The Guest suite is on the first floor. The Guest house is downstairs, separate from the main house. The house sleeps 6+2 and the maximum occupancy is 8 - but, within that, there is great flexibility as to sleeping arrangements.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We can recommend a local private chef and a local yoga and massage company which will come to the house. Please note that security cameras cover the drive and the parking areas, but nowhere else.


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Contemporary Wine Country Retreat
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
Little Ferry NJ

Cousin's weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We go to Napa every year and try and stay at different locations. This was one of the gorgeous homes we have yet to stay in. The property manager was wonderful and couldn't do enough to help us. The pictures really don't do the home justice. I do have to say the drive up and down the hill is not for the lighthearted. That was the ONLY downside to our stay!

  • Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property to share with close friends!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is just amazing! 7 ladies in total all enjoyed this fantastic house for my 40th birthday!

The owner and property manager are very clear about the tight / narrow road that leads up to the house, definitely plan ahead on when you are coming and going. We hired a driver to drive our rental car for the wine tour, which was very reasonable.

My only nit pick is the ice maker wasn't working, outside of that minor detail, this property is a must!

  • Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with. Spectacular view!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful mountain top home with a spectacular view of Sonoma Valley. Private Chef Kendyl added the exclamation point to a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Ferry NJ

Cousin's getaway

  • 5 of 5

We go to Napa every year to have a cousin's getaway. The house was beautiful, the pictures did not do it justice, my only comment would be the drive up to the home. While the owners did make us aware of the winding roads you really can't imagine it until you actually are driving it yourself. But even with the drive the house was well worth the drive! Thank you again Norman for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House with and Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely amazing. The view of the valley is something special. The home has a modern feel with all of the amenities to make your stay the best it could be. The guest house is a great complement to the rest of the property.

  • Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning views of the valley

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with gorgeous views! Norman, the owner, and Victoria, the property manager were very attentive. They provided perfect directions to the home, and information about the area prior to our arrival. Don't miss the sunset views on the patio where the pool, hottub, and fireplace are!

  • Submitted: 5-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Fig Cafe and Wine Bar
Nearest Beach
41 Miles
Dillon Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Glen Ellen, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 5 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Nov 30 2018 - Apr 3 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$395.52 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$3,296

Maximum stay is 30 nights. If longer is required, please contact the owner through VRBO / HomeAway.
There is a maximum of 8 overnight guests permitted, but, with prior written authorization, up to 4 total day guests/visitors may be allowed.
No outdoor amplified music is permitted at any time. Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am.
Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax # 1118N

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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