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Romantic Wine Country Cottage in Kenwood (Walk to 15 Wineries)

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Last updated: 08/14/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kenwood house description

The Ladder House is an elegant wine country get away located in the lovely village of Kenwood. In the midst of Sonoma Valley wine country, you are at the center of it all. A short drive from San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area, there are more than fifteen vineyards / tasting rooms within walking distance (~ 1 mile) of our little cottage and another twenty plus wineries within biking distance (~3-5 miles). If you are coming for the wine, you have picked the right location. Start by enjoying a complimentary bottle of Mayo Family Wine the day you arrive. You're likely to want to visit the local tasting rooms and buy some more once you have tried it. They are our local favorite. See the activities page on our website for more on the local wineries and other activities. You can find the link to our site just above the Owners Profile below.

Planned Winery Tours
We provide our customers with details of local wineries by area with suggestions based on your favorite varietals along with who to ask for at each winery. Makes for a great pre-planned tour should you not want to have to do the work yourself. Ask us about it when booking the Ladder House.

An Adventure
Have more than just wine on your mind? Sonoma Valley is alive with activities and places to go. Visit nearby Morton’s Warm Springs for a swim and picnic by the creek, spend the day out on the coast and have dinner with a view of the ocean, take a bike ride and enjoy the picturesque local scenery or go for a hike in nearby Jack London park or Sugarloaf Ridge park. Sugarloaf is also home to the Robert Ferguson Observatory where you can spend an evening star gazing. Hike Mount Baldwin, enjoy the majestic views of Northern California and spy Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day. Sonoma Square is just a 15 minute drive and you can usually find a major event going on each weekend. We have put together a book of activities which you can enjoy while staying at our peaceful cottage with each activity rated by amount of time required. From a two hour jaunt to day long adventures, we hope you will find several activities to enjoy.

There are several great restaurants in Kenwood, all providing a great meal and ambiance. Slightly farther away in Glen Ellen (5 min drive) are additional establishments offering a great variety of offerings, all top shelf. Or, venture a little farther south to Sonoma or north to Santa Rosa for yet more options. For more dining details, see our website activities page.

Keywords: House, cottage, villa, get-away, home

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Chauffeur
          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Not Suitable For Children

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Master Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Room has French Doors leading to Hot Tub....moreless

          • Master Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Additional storage for clothes, etc....moreless

          • King size beds (2) New Serta Pillow Top Mattresses

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Everything needed to Cook Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner meals....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            With filtered / chilled water and ice dispenser....moreless

          • Stove:

            New Stainless Steel Stove / Over...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            New Stainless Steel Dishwasher...moreless

          • Microwave:

            New Stainless Steel Microwave...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Washing Machine
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Garage
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • 2 Master Bedrooms with King beds in each. Mini Mac based entertainment system includes ability to watch full screen movies from internet on 42' Flat panel TV...moreless


              • Music Library:

                Mac Mini based System with over 3,500 iTunes Song Library: Rock, Pop, Classical, Flamenco, Celtic, Peruvian, All types....moreless

              • Television:

                DVD Player and Mac Mini for watching Netflix, Hulu and other internet video sites on the 42' Flat Panel...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Wide selection of DVD Movies as well as ability to watch Netflix and other online movie sites....moreless

              • Books:

                Wide selection of paperbacks and some hard cover books...moreless

              • Games:

                Chess and other board games....moreless

              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player


              • Broadband Access:

                Entertainment system connected to highest speed Cable: 20 Mbps download speed. Gigabit Ethernet. Fast WiFi...moreless

              • Internet:

                Highest Speed Internet, wireless and Mini Mac....moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Full Mac Mini with wireless keyboard and mouse...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    6 person jetted hot tub on back deck...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Beutiful large back deck, Additional seating under back tree. Huge property lot, lots of private viewing of nature....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Nicely landscaped front and back yards, landscaped similar to some of the surrounding wineries...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Sonoma Wine Valley views of mountains and vineyards....moreless


                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Cycling
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Golf
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fishing


                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 40 traveler reviews
                      Off Season (Nov 15–Mar 31): $265/night: Sun to Thurs, $295/night: Fri & Sat
                      $1,700 / Week ...(4 guests) (2 night min stay) (3 night min stay for holidays)
                      In Season: (Apr 01–Nov 14): $295/night: Sun to Thurs,  $355/night: Fri & Sat
                      $1,900 / Week ...(4 guests) (2 night min stay) (3 night min stay for Harvest)
                      9% Sonoma Lodging Tax Required
                      Cleaning Fee; $120

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                      Last updated: 08/14/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: We work and live in San Jose currently, though would love to retire some day in the Kenwood area. Rob is an an electronics industry executive and Kathy is in management for an accounting firm. We hope you enjoy your stay at our vacation get away property in Kenwood. We put a lot of work and care into it.

                      Why the Owner Chose Kenwood:
                      Love the area, the wineries, the people and just had to get a place in the area. Walking distance to 15 + wineries including Mayo, VJB, Kenwood, Kunde and many others. Can't beat it for the wine or the people.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Great location for visiting some of the best wineries Sonoma or Napa has to offer. Sometimes we just walk to the nearby tasting rooms and then we don't have to worry about driving after. Sometimes we ride our bikes to the wineries and sometimes we ride to one of the local state parks, Sugarloaf Ridge and Jack London Park. Nearby Morton's Springs is a great location for swimming or picnics, etc. Great dining in Kenwood and Glen Ellen and you can always visit Sonoma Square (about 15 min drive from the cottage). A nice drive to the coast for dinner or just to get out on the beach is a great adventure as well. And, of course, if you run out of wineries or things in Sonoma, you can go over the hill to Napa side to give them a try. Only a 40 min drive. By the way, while staying at the Cypress Ladder House, you will be able to get discounts for some of the local wineries, etc. See our discount coupons for Mayo Reserve Room while staying at the cottage.

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                      Speaks: english

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                      • Front of Ladder House

                        Front of Ladder House

                      • Back Deck with Hot Tub

                        Back Deck with Hot Tub

                      • Kitchen


                      • Master Bedroom #2 w/ Cal King Bed & Serta Pillow Top

                        Master Bedroom #2 w/ Cal King Bed & Serta Pillow Top

                      • Spacious Living Room

                        Spacious Living Room

                      • Front Yard, Landscaping similar to local wineries

                        Front Yard, Landscaping similar to local wineries

                      • Back Yard View

                        Back Yard View

                      • Nearby Chateau St. Jean Winery

                        Nearby Chateau St. Jean Winery

                      • Front of Ladder House

                        Front of Ladder House

                      • Kitchen with New Stainless Appliances Throughout

                        Kitchen with New Stainless Appliances Throughout

                      • Master Bedroom #1 w/ French Doors to back deck, Eastern King w/ Serta Pillow Top

                        Master Bedroom #1 w/ French Doors to back deck, Eastern King w/ Serta Pillow Top

                      • One of Two Full Bathrooms

                        One of Two Full Bathrooms

                      • Living Room Opposite Angle

                        Living Room Opposite Angle

                      • Hot Tub Outside Master Bedroom #1, Back Deck w/ Patio Set & Umbrella

                        Hot Tub Outside Master Bedroom #1, Back Deck w/ Patio Set & Umbrella

                      • Back Yard View 2

                        Back Yard View 2

                      • Nearby Landmark Winery (Gardens)

                        Nearby Landmark Winery (Gardens)

                      VRBO #268311

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014


                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 08/14/14
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                      (408) 316-1244 (California, USA)

                      Speaks: english
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