The Rose Cottage is a one-of-a-kind property - a short walk takes you to the heart of Glen Ellen. Or stay in, as the Cottage has everything you need - recently remodeled, it is the best of rustic coziness with the best of modern amenities. And now, with air conditioning!
Sweet retreat on Sonoma Creek – The Rose Cottage in the heart of Glen Ellen
Relax in a charming studio cottage located on Sonoma Creek in the heart of Glen Ellen. The cottage sits on ¾ acres of landscaped nature, with roses and oak trees a plenty. Within a two-block stroll are world-class restaurants – the Fig Café, the Glen Ellen Star and the Glen Ellen Inn and Oyster Bar – as well as tasting rooms, the Jack London Lodge and the Glen Ellen Village Market.
The cottage has been lovingly outfitted for comfort and for food and wine-lovers. Recently remodeled with cork floors, a kitchen bar, custom cabinetry, and a fully equipped kitchen, the cottage has all the amenities you’d need for a long weekend or weeklong stay. Gas range, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, and outdoor gas grill – just show up, as we take care of all the details: pots, pans, dishes, utensils, condiments, olive oil, coffee and more. In front of the cottage is our flower garden, full of roses, wild plum trees and culinary herbs (rosemary and thyme), so feel free to pluck anything you like!
Comfort is key, as you sleep on the comfy queen-sized bed, or relax and hang out on the sectional with full-size sofa bed. And for entertainment, there’s a flat screen cable TV, Wii, DVD player, and free internet wi-fi. At night, sleep to the bubbling sounds of Sonoma Creek.
Situated in the historic Sonoma Valley, dozens of wineries are nearby, including our favorites: Benziger, Imagery, and Valley of the Moon, among many others. Glen Ellen abounds with nature – you can walk to Sonoma Valley Regional Park from the cottage, or enjoy nearby Jack London State Park, Quarry Hill Botanic Garden, and more. A 15-minute drive takes you to Sonoma Plaza, and Russian River or Napa County are in easy reach for even more incredible wines.
We hope you love our place as much as we do. Welcome!
You will be renting the guest cabin on the property, and will have access to the wider property, including the dedicated rose garden. Plenty of parking - the right side of the carport is reserved for the cottage. Feel free to roam the gardens and creekside, but please respect the neighbors!
When not in Glen Ellen, Kevin and Rachel live in Chicago, so won't always be on the premises, but we are available via a quick email or phone call. Occasionally, the main unit will be in use separately - which is a distinct space, separate from the guest cottage (3/4 acres can do that for you :)
No smoking in the house, and no pets (we love animals, but have had some bad experiences in the past with renters with pets). Though a large property with plenty of privacy, we are in the heart of Glen Ellen, so please no loud parties or excessive guests - Sonoma County ordinance defines "quiet hours" from 10 pm to 7 am. Please no parking on the street, there is plenty of space in the driveway - the County limits vacation rentals to 1 vehicle per bedroom. We are registered guest rental with Sonoma county TOT 2295N.
Rachel & Kevin love to travel and explore the beautiful places in the world. A love of Provence and Tuscany drew them to seek out similar spaces in the US – which in turn led them to Sonoma, and finally to this lovely spot in Glen Ellen!