Inviting 4 Bedroom Country Cottage, landscaped with Pool and quiet environs, 2 miles to gourmet Glen Ellen. Great getaway for couples or groups. Room for gatherings, nooks for privacy both inside and out. Close to San Francisco, but a world away.
(TOT # 1447N) The Enchanted Cottage is a gracious wine country getaway in Northern California. Minutes from the charming, gourmet paradise of Glen Ellen in Sonoma Valley, California. Just an hour from the Golden Gate bridge and San Francisco but a world away-- and out of the fog.
World class wineries, restaurants and activities within a five-minute radius of this peaceful estate. Breathtaking scenery in every direction. Popular hiking and biking destination. Heaven for children.
Why this property? My father lived in rural England for 10 years of his life after he retired. His and other homes in Somerset were casual but comfortable. As welcoming for people as for dogs, with a sort of "active relaxation" the norm. Room enough for gatherings, but plenty of odd spaces for solitude both inside and out. A large welcoming kitchen and outdoor seating, but places for reading or an afternoon nap. Space enough outside for children to roam (with a creek to wade in) but close enough to town for a quick trip to the store for milk or bread (or lighter fluid.) Of course in the wine country, we had to add a pool. Our house has worked for our family as a place that is distinct from our San Francisco city life but is civilized in its own way. After a day, the oaks and quiet work their magic and you can't help but unwind.
The house has two wings, 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 people. Great for groups, but cozy enough for a few.
Whole house and pool
Interaction with Guests
Usually just by email and phone.
We request that you keep all the windows closed during the day to keep the house cool. There is an attic fan which will turn on automatically. In the evening, our "natural air conditioning," (cool coastal air) will set in and then open the windows and turn on ceiling fans if need be.
We also request that you KEEP THE POOL COVERED whenever not in use. The cuts down on evaporation and keeps it clean.
We stayed at Kristen's place as a family of 6 and it was perfect. There was plenty or space for everyone and lovely outdoor area to relax and soak in some sun too. And the location was perfect for exploring the Sonoma and Napa. Thanks so much and we would love to come back again.
This cottage is just what me and my dog were looking for! Finding a nice place that allows pets in the Sonoma area and we lucked out. We had more room than we needed but when I had guests we never felt crowded. I spent many an afternoon reading at the pool or front of the house enjoying the view. Loved the nice kitchen and comfy beds!
Glen Ellen is a sweet little town, perfectly located between Sonoma and Kenwood -- lots of amazing restaurants (Fig Café, Glen Ellen Star) just down the street and wineries galore (Imagery, VJB were my favorites).
Two terrific hiking spots close-by: Sonoma Regional Valley Park and Jack London State Park also allowed dogs and we went to one or the other almost every day.
A dream vacation in a dream location!
We had a wonderful time at this sprawling Enchanted Cottage! The backyard and landscape are stunning, and the interior of the home is well decorated and comfortable. There were enough bathrooms and beds/bedrooms for our group of 8 to share, and we all fit comfortably in the dining room and living room for group meals and activities. The home was clean on our arrival and our host was so thoughtful to leave towels out for us.
The house is close to both Napa and Sonoma wineries, and we found that there are some great restaurants in town (Glen Ellen) as well. I highly recommend this lovely home!
The Enchanted Cottage was such a perfect size and location for our NYE getaway! There were 3 couples and 2 dogs and we had just the right amount of space. Glen Ellen has some wonderful hiking with great views of all of Sonoma Valley, delicious food (Glen Ellen Star was amazing!), and really friendly local wineries to explore. We had a great time and Kristen was really easy to communicate with. Thanks for such a great stay! Hoping to come back in the summer to take advantage of the pool!
Kristen's Glen Ellen home was the perfect size for my large family and a wonderful place to spend our Christmas vacation. We had everything we needed to cook many meals and to enjoy the space together and apart. The location is quiet but so close to great restaurants, hiking and wineries.
Lovely home with plenty of room for my family and visiting friends. Close to everything you want in Glen Ellen. Would return again, especially in summer for the pool!
Enchanted cottage was expected, nice home with wonderful spaces for group and private use. We were looking forward to using the pool because it looked nice but the weather did not cooperate, just slightly too chilly. Great house that fit all of our needs, three couples, to the T. Great repsonse time from the owner for any and all questions.
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