Wine Country: Enchanted Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Warm Springs Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, United States

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.

Your host, Kristen
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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.

The Space

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 (website hidden) 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.

Guest Access

Whole house and pool

Interaction with Guests

Usually just by email and phone.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1345 /week
Monthly Price: $2695 /month
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Great home! Perfect for our group of 3 couples. The house truly felt like a home. Complete with the guys staying up to watch movies in the living room and the ladies having girl talk in the pool at midnight. A nice drive (30 min) to some of the best wineries in Napa. The home had all the necessary supplies and the nearby market is great. The flexible check out made it convenient for multiple arrivals and departures. We would stay here anytime we're in wine country.

    July 2014
  • This home in Glen Ellen was perfect for our girls weekend! We were able to sleep a large group and have plenty of space cook, dine and talk. The pool was awesome. It received great sunlight, with a bunch of seating. In addition to the pool, there were a number of outdoor seating areas - from the front porch, to the back deck. We were also lucky have beautiful, sunny weather. This house is a short drive to Glen Ellen, which has several great restaurants. This house does run on well water, which can sometimes have a sulphur like aroma. I would recommend brining adequate bottled water. I would recommend this home to a group looking to relax, cook and be outside.

    June 2014
  • We had a very nice time in Kristen's house. We were there for one week and everything was great. Really nice house, excellent decoration, lots of light. Really nice staying there Location was good to get around an visit the area.

    June 2014
  • This house was fantastic! We loved our stay, from a pup parent standpoint our only issue was a non fenced in yard for the pups (which was fine since they are off leash trained), and the low thermostat setting of 60 degrees. It was wonderful otherwise! Wifi worked, great spaces, kitchen essentials. Loved it. Kristen was very responsive to questions and we'd love to stay here again!!!

    April 2014
  • Two couples and two singles had a great time cooking, hiking, and eating out in the Glen Ellen area. The house is located in a quiet area, surrounded by oak trees. The house has a large kitchen and dining room area that is perfect for numerous cooks to prepare food and eat. Lots of dishes, utensils, and pots and pans. There was a large container of bottled water left for us but none of us had a problem with drinking the tap water. It tasted fine to us! Like others have said, it is great having the bedrooms in two separate wings. Hiking in Jack London Park, Annadel, and Sugarloaf Ridge was great and all within a 20 minute drive. We would definitely return to the enchanted cottage if we come back for another group hiking trip.

    April 2014
  • We booked the week, but sadly, had to cancel the remainder of our stay very last minute, and Kristen was incredibly helpful and understanding through the whole process. From the beginning, she had great communication, a flexible check in and check out time, and detailed directions so that we would be able to find our way in the dark. As stated by another reviewer, this house is perfect for larger parties who want a little privacy from each other: the house has two wings, separated by a kitchen, breakfast room, dining room and family area, so it really feels like you have an entire wing to yourself. The house is conveniently located off of Warm Springs Rd, and very close to Glen Ellen, while still feeling a world apart. This is an ideal rental for two couples or two families looking (email hidden) getaway.

    February 2014
  • The layout of the house is great. Plenty of common space with 2 wings, 2 bedrooms each for privacy/separation when desired. The kitchen is large, double ovens were great and all amenities were solid, including washing machine & dryer. The outdoor backyard was lovely, really enjoyed the water feature. Be aware cell phone reception is poor and the water is well water, likely much different than what you are used to. It smells and tastes of sulfur and can stain things yellow. We bought bottled water, though there is filtered water from the fridge. Overall it was an enjoyable experience.

    December 2013
  • The house was as advertised. Great layout for a two couple rental. We liked the outdoor areas as well. There was a problem with the hot water that Kristen resolved immediately. All in all a great home base (email hidden) trip.

    October 2013
  • We had a lovely stay! The two wings of the house (each with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom) made it perfect for our getaway with 2 small families. It was clean, tidy and comfortable and the shared space was just the right size for our group of 7. The pool looked inviting even though the weather meant we did not use it. A couple of minor issues but the owners responded straight away, were very helpful and friendly.

    October 2013
  • We had a good time! Kristen is very responsive and helpful. Property is spacious, pretty and very comfortable. Some excellent restaurants close by in Glen Ellen.

    September 2013
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El Cerrito High School, UC Berkeley, Uc irvine, UCLA, Tulane University
Kristen Sparrow MD Acupuncture
We live in San Francisco, have 3 grown kids and do a fair amount of traveling.
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