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Romance, Luxury and 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

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Chris and Donna
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Glen Ellen, California

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children not allowed ...
  • 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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average rating of 4.8536587 based on 43 reviews

Awesome Villa, perfection all around with all the finest touches

  • 5 of 5

This villa is PERFECT! The location is ideal, close to town but very quiet and private. The owners have not missed a single detail. When we arrived the home was impeccably clean and sparkling. The entire home is beautifully decorated with modern touches throughout. The bedrooms are beautiful and the bathrooms a dream. The downstairs oversized-shower is straight out of a mansion with beautiful tiles and room-enough for many! Amenities galore, beautiful hair products and shower gels, wonderful thick towels and fluffy pillows. They even provided a basket of information about the area, restaurants, wineries and many maps for getting around. The kitchen has everything you'd need to whip up a quick breakfast, cook a gourmet meal and wonderful wine glasses to share a bottle of wine on the incredible deck. We will be back!

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wine Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Perfect house! Nothing lacking...loved Glenn Ellen. Chris and Donna could not have been more accommodating. We had 2 deer in our yard every morning! Loved watching them! The only drawback was parking. So glad I heeded their advice on a compact car. We loved sitting on the deck in the evenings and the fireplace inside was perfect in the morning. Oh yeah, the spiral staircase is not for everyone but worked fine for us. Overall great home! We will be back!

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conway, AR

Adorable, clean and quiet home.

  • 4 of 5

The home was tastefully decorated and welcoming. It is in a regular neighborhood but feels quiet and safe. The home is clean and comfortable. The only problem we had was with the steep and rocky driveway with limited parking and little turnaround area. This made it difficult to leave the home once we were situated. But due to the comfort of the home, really didn't have a need to leave once back to the house. The home is convienently located to the town of Glen Ellen. About 10-15 minutes to Sonoma. And about a 40 minute drive to Napa Valley. The home owner was very easy to communicate with and always helpful. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful easy-to-work-with owner, and a fantastic property, in a STUNNING location! We couldn't be happier!

Thanks, Chris!!

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo, CA

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: 6-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (one time) C$160.32 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$384.78
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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