Heaven Hill - Sonoma County

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Heaven Hill - Sonoma County


What we love about Heaven Hill

Heaven Hill is more than just a villa; it is a glorious setting that invites you to be swept up in the good life of Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon. Designed and decorated for hospitality of the highest calibre, the Heaven Hill area was once a magnet for Hollywood stars and public figures of the 1930s and 40s, who were drawn to the allure and lavish lifestyle that accompanied this pocket of Wine Country. Upon arriving at this four+ bedroom estate, you are greeted by a grand circular driveway with a flowing stone fountain in its center, indicative of the elegance that awaits you. This 7,170-square-foot-home welcomes you inside with a Swarovski crystal chandelier hovering above the foyer, a magnificent center piece that catches the day’s sun rays to project a rainbow of reflections across the walls, and makes the house come alive with glimmering radiance come night time. Just beyond the foyer, a 40-foot-high atrium rises above the central great room, no doubt the place you will find yourself gathered again and again with good friends, family and a bottle of Sonoma Valley wine.

Off of the great room is the gourmet kitchen, its gold leaf trimmed cabinetry and marble counters the setting for stainless steel appliances and a professional grade workspace; whether cooking with friends or arranging for a private chef to create fantastic meals from locally sourced ingredients, the kitchen serves as the hub of the home and one that will inspire many a sit-down feasts. When slumber calls, make your way up one of the villa’s two staircases and choose among three en-suite bedrooms, two of which are located on one side of the house while the master is located on the other off of the spiral staircase, well-appointed with a sauna, double vanities, shower and outdoor balcony.

Good to Know

For groups traveling with extended family members, Heaven Hill has more than enough sleeping quarters to accommodate everyone. Just steps away from the main house is a 1 bedroom guest house and a separate pool house containing a huge kitchen, outdoor dining area, sofa sleeper with a full stall shower and bath. Glass doors lead out to a small trellised patio, and on the other side, to the bower. A curved stone balustrade overlooks the pool with steps leading down to the entertainment terrace. Taking in the surrounding Sonoma Valley views is easy at Heaven Hill — lounge poolside on a plush reclining chair, stroll through the grounds to the ornate gazebo, sit back on one of the multi-level decks or organize a friendly game of Bocce ball on your very own court. The alfresco dining table and grill make it easy to dine under the stars and cozy up next to the fire pit once the sun drops down. Conceived to offer a wide variety of spaces in which to experience the benign climate, the nine-acre estate at Heaven Hill draws visitors from all over the world for its tranquil vistas, fresh air setting and sense of privacy amidst the valley.

Eat, Drink & Play

8 miles from the sought after downtown of Sonoma, and even closer to the charming hamlet of Glen Ellen, Heaven Hill is within close reach to some of Wine Country’s best hits. Slightly off of the well-trodden path, Glen Ellen is a coveted alcove of Sonoma where you will experience the true meaning of rustic charm. Made famous by dashing author Jack London who built his dream home here, a pastoral quality still permeates the village and its surrounding vineyards and vines. The natural bounty of produce and wine has captivated innovators in wine country cuisine like Sondra Bernstein, who began her foodie empire in Glen Ellen, which now includes The Girl & the Fig restaurant in Sonoma and the Fig Café and Wine Bar in Glen Ellen, a friendly dinner spot that is a favorite with locals and visitors for its fresh ingredients and no-corkage policy. A picnic is sure way to spend a sunny afternoon in the area — in the middle of town is the Glen Ellen Market, a treasure trove of locally grown fare, plus a mouth-watering selection of freshly prepared foods to go. During your stay at Heaven Hill, you will not want to miss these Wine Country treasures:
  • 8 minute drive — The Fig Cafe and Wine Bar
    No corkage fee or reservations necessary at this local variation of the more popular restaurant, The Girl and the Fig. Cozy atmosphere with a fantastic wine selection!
  • 8 minute drive — Glen Ellen Village Market
    Convenient and well-stocked market for your wine tasting needs: yummy cheeses, sandwich deli and a great wine selection
  • 8 minute drive — Arrowood Vineyard & Winery
    The dog-friendly back porch at Arrowood offers picturesque vineyard views in an intimate, homey setting
  • 10 minute drive — Mayo Family Winery
    Lunch outside in Mayo’s picnic area and experience the mouthwatering flavors of their chef’s wine pairings
  • 10 minute drive — Olive & Vine Cafe and Market
    Located in Jack London Village, this destination offers a fabulous cafe, wine bar, take-out and catering services
  • 10 minute drive — Red Barn Store - Oak Hill Farm
    Browse seasonal produce, handcrafted goods and local artisanal goods at this historic 100-year-old barn set amidst the fields of Oak Hill Farm
  • 11 minute drive — Benziger Family Winery
    This family winery is kid-friendly, dog friendly, people friendly… and you can even take a private tram tour to see how the grapes make it from the vine into your glass!
  • 15 minute drive — Sonoma Plaza
    Travel south to the town of Sonoma with its beautiful plaza, encircled by boutiques, wineries and restaurants and historical landmarks
  • 30 minute drive — Sonoma Raceway
    In one corner of the tranquil region of Sonoma, the roar of engines and squealing of tires signal that you’ve found Infineon Raceway, scene of record-breaking auto and motorcycle races, and arguably the world’s busiest racing facility with 340 days a year of events
  • 35 minute drive — Napa
    Take a drive to the iconic city of Napa for first-rate entertainment, culinary adventures of a lifetime and, of course, some of the most famous wine in the world
  • 1+ hour drive — San Francisco
    In just over an hour, you can be crossing the iconic Golden Gate bridge and immersing yourself in the vibrant and fast-paced life of the city by the bay

Why BeautifulPlaces?

BeautifulPlaces is the leading villa rental agency in California’s wine country. Experts on the ins and outs of Sonoma and Napa Valley, we strive to deliver the best possible vacation rental experience for you before, during and after your stay. Not only are we available by phone 24/7 should any issues arise at the property, we provide concierge services to share with you the top restaurants, wineries, and activities in the region. We are also happy to arrange pre-arrival shopping, private chefs and other in-villa services upon request. Committed to the highest standards, we personally inspect and approve the villas before your arrival to ensure a seamless, hassle-free holiday.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about the property, our services or terms, conditions and rules. After we receive confirmation of your reservation, we will email you a copy of our rental agreement which you must sign and return to us within 24 hours.

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate #1655N.

Notable Features:

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  • 4+ bedrooms
  • 5.5 bath
  • Sleeps 10
  • Main house contains 3 bedrooms on the upper level
  • New guest house with queen bedroom and bathroom
  • Separate pool house offers a huge kitchen, outdoor dining and sofa sleeper w/bath
  • 9 acres of beautiful grounds with views of Sonoma Valley
  • Solar heated (July 4-Labor Day)swimming pool with separate hot tub
  • New outdoor fireplace adjacent to the outdoor dining area
  • Bocce ball court, level grass lawn area, ornate pergola
  • 40-foot-tall atrium above great room and Swarovski crystal chandelier
  • Gourmet kitchen with professional grade appliances and adjacent morning nook
  • Media room & library
  • 5 minute drive to Glen Ellen and 10 minute drive to Sonoma