Amazing views, fresh interiors, tranquillity and a huge deck define our Sonoma wine country retreat. It's an uplifting property, high above Sonoma Valley, yet only 15-20 minutes drive from the wineries & restaurants of historic Sonoma and Glen Ellen.
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 sunsets and 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 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 around the over-sized firepit. Cavedale Ridge was recently featured in Men's Journal in a feature on Luxury Rentals - (URL HIDDEN)
To reach Cavedale Ridge, it is a 10-minute drive from the main highway up a windy 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.
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 and gelato maker.
Two sets of sliding folding glass doors open from the dining area onto the 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, firepit, and propane BBQ with food preparation surfaces. This is where lazy summer days are spent, lounging on the deck, cooking local produce, watching breath-taking sunsets, and sitting around the firepit after dark, gazing at the stars.
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, firepit and 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 a bathroom next door with a bathtub with shower over. This bathroom also serves the living area. In the basement, there is a washing machine and dryer for guest use.
The Main House enjoys under-floor heating throughout, with air-conditioning in the Master Bedroom only. There are three TVs with DirectTV and one DVD in the Main House.
The private Guest House is on a lower level, below the main deck, and is reached by a spiral staircase, or directly from the front of the property. It is a superb design-led space with the same magnificent 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 TV with DirectTV.
The 10 acre property in its entirety is available for guest use. However, there are two kitchen cabinets that are locked for owner's use, together with a basement area. Outside, there is a pool control room, a gardener's shed and another shed which are reserved for owner use. In addition, the on-property well and water tank machinery are reserved for owner use.
Interaction with guests
We have a professional property manager who is available throughout our guests' stay. The owner is always at the end of a telephone.
Other things to note
Prices include Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax of 9%. TOT # 1118N.
The pool is heated June through September. The hot tub is available to heat year round.
Pool service is every Thursday or Friday and should take only 20 minutes or so. Garden service is every other Thursday but should not affect either the house or the pool deck. Propane deliveries occur only when the tank needs refilling - they are difficult to predict but will not affect either the house or the pool deck.
We have security cameras covering the drive and the parking areas but not in the house or on the deck.
The house sleeps 6 + 2. 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 pets or smoking.
Local rules forbid amplified music outside at any time. Likewise, drones cannot be used on or near the property as they disturb the privacy of the neighbors.
Parties are strictly prohibited by local rules.
Minimum age limit for the lead renter is 28.
Children are welcome but the house is not suitable for the very young as there is a swimming pool open to the main house, unfenced staircases and some of the terrain around the house is steep.
Quiet hours for all Sonoma County rentals are between 10pm and 7am.
Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax of 12% is included in the rates quoted. Tax # 1118N