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1491 Dawn Hill Road • Glen Ellen, CA



This rare and magical creekside location is home to a completely remastered cottage and guest house. A gated property with wrap-around decks, flagstone patios, pond, orchard, and a garden where something is blooming year-round, this property is a delightful wine country retreat.

Surrounded by nature, the outdoor seating and dining areas take advantage of this pastoral scenery -- the creek runs with steelhead, wild turkeys wander by while ivy climbs the ancient oaks. Even otter have been spotted in the lively ecosystem of the creek bed below. Enjoy plum, apricot, white peaches and cherries from your own orchard as well as apples and pears. Citrus trees include blood orange and meyer lemon which grow near the almonds and olives. The garden includes roses and lavender, with a variety of other rotating blooms. This manageable parcel enjoys an abundant harvest. 

Extensively remodeled over the past few years, this property has been overhauled in design but more importantly in infrastructure. From French drains and new roofs, to an upgraded pump house, electrical panel, wiring and HVAC systems, everything is updated and improved. 

Tucked at the end of a private drive, the main dwelling is a two bedroom cottage that overlooks Sonoma Creek. Decorative brickwork, a covered entry with pitched roof, and an inviting garden setting welcomes guests to the charming home. Once inside, open beam ceilings, French doors and wide plank oak floors create a serene backdrop for creekside views that take center stage in the living room and kitchen. 

The central living area includes the spacious living room and dining area as well as the updated kitchen. Solid surface counters, new appliances, gorgeous lighting and a raised bar for casual dining make a friendly space for cooking and entertaining. A hall bath with shower/tub combo is beautifully designed with patterned Italian tiles that bring art and depth to the space. Adjacent to the hall bath is a bedroom that looks out over the front garden and orchard. 

A master suite on the other end of the house enjoys large windows and French doors onto the pond-view deck. Designed for two, the master bedroom has two closets and double vanities in the bathroom. Italian floor tiles steal the show. Chosen in tones of grey with intricate design work, the complimentary pattern was hand selected. A large walk-in shower with glass “barn door” adds to the spa-like feel. 

Across the front courtyard is a one-bedroom guest house, also fully remodeled. A covered porch and glass door offers a warm welcome while an heritage oak lends dappled shade. Wide plank floors and an open plan living/kitchen area with high ceilings makes the space bright and cheerful. Kitchenaid appliances, solid surface counters and shaker cabinets are elegant choices for this well-appointed kitchenette. An island with counter seating and a wine fridge are welcome additions. 

The generous bedroom has the same high ceilings and two large picture windows with views of the gardens. An en suite bath with enclosed tower and tub combo is pristine, in textured white tiles with ample linen and towel storage.

This unique property is a rare gem in the heart of wine country. With an unparalleled setting and in pristine condition.

Property Highlights:

  • Rare location with magical creekside setting on Sonoma Creek

  • Thriving wildlife corridor 

  • Manageable parcel maximized for gardens, orchards, pond, indoor/outdoor living

  • Two dwellings with gated entry for full privacy, combined 3 bedrooms/3 baths, 1809+/- sq ft total

  • Extensively remodeled 

  • New decking, French drains, irrigation, brickwork, roofs, gutters, upgraded well and pump, storage shed, AC, furnace, wiring, electrical panel

  • Quiet road, serene location

  • Close to Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Sonoma

  • Approximately 1+ hour from San Francisco

  • Approximately 40 minutes from Santa Rosa airport


Main Cottage:

  • Extensively remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage

  • 1191+/- sq ft

  • Wrap around deck overlooking creek

  • Spacious interior with pitched open beam ceilings

  • Wide plank oak floors

  • Living, Dining, Kitchen great for entertaining

  • Creek views from main living space

  • Farmstyle sink, solid surface counters, island with seating, Bosch range/oven/hood, LG refrigerator, wine cooler, Kitchenaid DW

  • Master Suite with two closets, large windows, French doors to outdoor seating and deck

  • Master bath has dual vanities, walk-in tiled shower, designer Italian floor tiles

  • Hall bath with large porcelain soaking tub, Italian floor tiles, glass enclosed shower/tub combo

  • Bedroom overlooking orchard and garden

  • Laundry closet for W/D


Guest Cottage:

  • Newly remodeled 620 +/- sq ft, 1 bed/1 bath cottage

  • Wrap around covered porch

  • Views of gardens and orchard

  • Gracious living room with high ceilings

  • Kitchenette with pantry

  • Solid surface counters, shaker cabinets, undermount sink, DW, wine fridge, full size refrigerator, microwave

  • Island with counter seating

  • Large bedroom with tall ceilings and generous closet

  • En suite bath with shower/tub combo; designer tiles and ample storage

  • Heating and AC

  • Storage



  • Plum, cherry, white peach, apricot trees

  • Apple and several varieties of pears

  • Almond tree

  • 3-4 Olive trees

  • Cabernet and Chardonnay grapes

  • Roses, lavender and various year-round blooms

  • Pond with fountain

  • Heritage oaks

  • Decorative brick and stonework, patios

  • Pergola, decking, outdoor dining