The SpaceNestled among giant oak trees, hugging an uninhabited sprawling forest and across from Morton's Warm Springs (open only during the summer months), The Oak Haven is a sanctuary with gorgeous views that offers the blissful indulgence of a welcome retreat. Come and see the deer, turkey, fox and other wildlife that inhabit the woods. When it rains, a gurgling stream borders the property flowing amid grey stones and golden leaves.
Featuring a spacious deck, grill, outdoor table with umbrella and ample seating, The Oak Haven is the perfect spot for drinking and dining in the sunshine or shade. Enjoy a hot, bubbling soak under the brilliant stars after dinner in a comfortable six person hot tub!
High, sloping, wooden ceilings, large windows, a dining table for six, gorgeous antique furniture, hardwood floors, beautiful ceiling fans, well appointed lighting and a pellet-burning fireplace create a luxurious, relaxing experience with natural lighting and a quaint, rustic feel.
For indoor entertainment, high speed internet is readily available. Enjoy your preferred media on our portable 50 inch flat screen Apple TV and surround sound speaker bar. You can easily surf for movies, news, HBO shows, sports, iTunes and many more in high def. Apple TV also offers access to your personal iTunes music library from your laptop or iPhone.
For reading enthusiasts, there's a plush lounging chair with a foot rest by the fireplace. Local hiking, biking and winery guide books, cook books, board games and classic short stories is close by.
Crack a bottle of local, organic wine in our well appointed, fully stocked kitchen. Gleaming in black, silver and green with large sun lit windows, our kitchen also offers ample storage space, an electric stove top, a double oven, a large stainless steel fridge and all new appliances including a microwave, toaster, juicer, coffee grinder, tea kettle, coffee maker and french press.
The master bedroom suite features a queen bed, newly remodeled bathroom, an open walk in closet that serves as a little room where you can use our treadmill, antique armoire, ceiling fan, AC window unit, base board heater plush new carpet and a sliding door out to the surrounding deck.
The cozy middle room offers a floor fan, space heater, and comfy double bed, for those couples that like to snuggle close and an antique reading table.
The front bedroom features a queen bed, antique armoire, new carpet, AC window unit, fan, base board heater and closet.
Both the master bath and the guest bath have been remodeled with beautiful tile floors and new vanities, lights, sinks and fixtures. The bathrooms also come with organic bathing gels, shampoo/conditioners and hair dryers.
For those of you with dogs, we have an extra large 4ft wide X 8ft long X 6ft high dog kennel on the side of the house opposite the hot tub for added pet security while on premises. I ask that you please clean up thoroughly after your pet, don't allow them on the furniture and make sure they don't disturb the neighbors.
Off street parking accommodates up to 3 cars. Driving from SFO will take approximately 90 minutes outside of rush hour and from the Oakland Airport the commute is approximately a 1 hour and 30 minutes.
TOT certificate number: 1387N
Why I Fell In Love:
Waking up to the early morning sound of song birds and ravens while wandering outside with a steaming cup of hot coffee only to find a mother deer and her fawn gazing up at me calmly was one experience out of many that made me fall in love with this place.
Enjoying the intense greenery of the forest playing off the dappled light on our deck while lounging in a rocking chair watching the sun fade to brilliant hues of red and gold with a glass of pinot noir was another.
Leaning out over our balcony in the pitch blackness of night (no street lights!) as crickets came to life under cover of darkness in a cacophony of song while gazing up at incredibly clear stars so bright and shining was yet one more. Guest AccessGuests have access to everything our house has to offer. I only ask that you care for my things as you would your own. Thank you! Personal passwords for Netflix and other such sites will need to be used when using Apple TV for shows and movies. Please remember to clear those passwords before departure. Interaction with GuestsI am new on the vacation rental forums and I'd love to get your feedback as I continue to develop my delightful home that is welcoming to all. Your rental allows you exclusive, private use of the whole house. Feel free to ask about early check in and later check out times! I am happy to accommodate you if I'm able. The NeighborhoodThis neighborhood is quite lovely, welcoming and private with curving roads, overhanging trees and green vineyards in a line of sight in every direction. Annadel, offering many recreational activities within its 5,092-acre (2,061 ha) property, is the closet park at about 5 minutes driving to the nearest entrance.
A car is really the best way to get around, however, if seeing the sights is your goal, then a bicycle would suit you just fine with many state parks and wineries very close by. This area is in fact a very popular cyclist destination so be careful when you drive!
The Glen Ellen market downtown is stocked like a mini Whole Foods and is only about 8 minutes by car and The Fig Cafe is delightfully romantic restaurant featuring many local wines and friendly staff. Getting AroundOff street parking accommodates up to 3 cars. Driving from SFO will take approximately 90 minutes outside of rush hour and from the Oakland Airport, the commute is approximately a 1 hour and 30 minutes. Other Things to NoteInstructions on how to access the house and use amenities along with local attractions will be shared in a comprehensive house manual which you will receive via email 3 days prior to your arrival.