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Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kenwood chateau / country house description

Very private, elegant and full of character only begin to describe this hand-crafted and beautifully designed open-style home, located on a 20 acre private retreat. This tri-level home has unparalled features utilizing redwood reclaimed from the dismantling of the 1896 Acadia Hotel. With the convenience of just a short drive from town, you enter a world of hills, graceful oak woodlands and the sounds of year-round Santa Rosa Creek. The spacious vaulted-ceiling living area and kitchen opens up to a 1000 square foot south-facing deck that provides additional dining or seating, and a hot tub, to enjoy spectacular full-range views of tree-lined hills, wildlife and sunsets. Whether relaxing on the deck, in the hot tub or in the Jacuzzi of the master bath suite with your favorite wine from the private walk-in wine cellar, enjoying a meal prepared in the gourmet kitchen, or listening to the classical and 60s-90s record collection, the ambiance and tranquility are without comparison.

The “Acadia House”, with its private 20 acres and wonderful remote feel, is conveniently located in Sonoma County within a 20-30 min drive on scenic roads to the spas of Calistoga, the wineries, highly acclaimed restaurants and shops of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Healdsburg, only 3-5 miles on Highway 12 from the wineries in Kenwood, yet only 15 minutes from all the additional amenities (restaurants, movie theaters, shopping) of Santa Rosa, 45-60 minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Pacific coastline and an hour from Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.

Acadia House has three bedrooms, and three and a half baths with an additional futon-bed in the rec room to comfortably sleep 6-8. The master bedroom suite features a large Jacuzzi bath, surrounded by upper-level private and secluded decks that makes it feel like part of the outdoors. There are many hiking and biking opportunities with Mt Hood, Sugarloaf and Annadel State and Regional Parks within 5-10 miles.

This is not a house for wild parties, and although we prefer no pets, we may consider well-behaved mature dogs on a case by case basis. For groups of 2, reduction in daily rate may be agreed dependent on availability. Housekeeping/cleaning fee to be paid by guests at actual cost ($220). For longer stays, weekly cleaning services are available.

The owners, Debby, a scientist and more recently aerialist and Mel, an independent documentary film maker, bought this home for their future retirement, and prior to then are happy to share the joy and tranquility of this retreat with others as a Vacation Rental.

Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Our house is fine for older children but as there are several openings (stair ways) that do do have child-safe railings, it is not suited for young children, unless they are under your close supervision at all times....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Prefer no pets but will consider a well behaved dog with additional fee...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

              • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Den on main floor, half bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                On entry level floor, private bath adjoins bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Guest bedroom with full wall of closet space, dedicated bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Master Bedroom with private bath, jacuzzi, deck, upper floor...moreless

              • King size beds (1) Down comforter; Queen size beds (2) Queen beds in 2nd and 3rd bedrooms with down comforters, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) New futon 2nd bedroom and in den/rec room opens to full size bed; down comforter...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                dedicated bath for bedroom #2, down the hall...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

                private bath off bedroom #3...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet

                half bath, off den...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

                Jacuzzi, private deck, on upper floor...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully-stocked with gourmet knife set, non-stick cooking pans, glass mixing bowls, baking equipment, full range of cooking utensils, blender, hand held mixer, large hand crafted salad bowl, etc...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Well stocked kitchen: elegant dinnerware and table settings, full spice cupboard at your disposal...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Dual chamber dishwasher lets you conveniently wash smaller loads as well as larger, double loads...moreless

              • Dining:

                leaf for dining table expands to seat 8...moreless

              • Stove:

                new LG 5 burner gas cooktop...moreless

              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Living Room:

                Lots of windows and skylights, opens to large, private south-facing deck, with BBQ and dining table...moreless

              • Garage:

                garage may be used for storing your bikes, but please park your cars in the driveway...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                New LG front loading 3.5 cu ft washer...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Linen closet outside Master Bedroom ...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                New LG front loading 7.3 cu ft dryer...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Linen closet outside Master Bedroom...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                parking for 6 cars in drive way...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Gas fireplace in living room...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                in front of shed...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Parking
              • Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • We are located within 12-20 min of many wineries on highway 12, are 3-5 miles from Hood Mountain Park (at the end of Los Alamos Road) and Annadel State Park (just across Highway 12 from Los Alamos Road), both with hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is reached by Adobe Cyn Rd from Highway 12 in Kenwood. In addition to 25 miles of trails, it has a public observatory. Please note that if more than 3 beds/linen are used, an additional $40 cleaning fee is included to account for the time needed for doing the laundry....moreless


                  • Television:

                    Flat screen TV in rec room with DISH satellite; flat screen TV in living room for DVD's...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    large classical and 60s-90s record collection, as well as music CDs...moreless

                  • Game Room:

                    Board games in Den under TV...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Books


                  • Broadband Access:

                    Satellite internet; standard usage pro-rated; additional usage at cost (details to be confirmed on booking)...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    suggest using Skype for phone service, with your own laptop...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    AT&T spotty; Verizon may work better...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Excede Satellite service...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Large jetted tub in master bath, with walk-out private deck facing east and south, providing the ambiance of being in the outdoors while in the privacy of your suite...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Over 1000 sq ft of deck, very private, south facing with views of oak covered hills, sunset. Built-in seats plus patio table and chairs...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Private balcony/deck outside master bedroom and master bath on upper floor with walk-out doors...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View


                      • Cinemas
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Golf
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Cycling
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Swimming
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Walking
                      • Tennis


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 16 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mar 14 - Nov 9, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      Nov 10 - Mar 13, 2015
                      2 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Cleaning $240
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • Tax Rate 9%


                      Holidays at high season rate.

                      Dogs subject to prior approval; no cats; plus $1000 pet deposit

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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                      Last updated: 07/15/2014
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                      3.6 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 12

                      Car: Necessary

                      Acadia House is located in the heart of Sonoma County, close to numerous wineries, restaurants, shopping, golf and other amenities, yet secluded on 20 private acres of hills and majestic oak trees, only 5-7 miles from 3 state and regional parks for hiking and biking. The weather is generally sunny and beautiful from April through October, yet as our property is also only 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, the cooler marine air nearby keeps the summer days from getting too hot. Night time temperatures are cool and refreshing. We are 15-30 minutes from numerous attractions, including the spa's of Calistoga, the famed Sonoma Square, and of course the wineries, restaurants and shopping of Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Calistoga, and Santa Rosa.


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About: We (Mel and Debby) live in the foothills of Salt Lake City, enjoying outdoor life in the surrounding mountains. We have visited Sonoma County yearly in January, and loved it so much that we decided this is where we want to retire in a a year or 2. Deb had previously lived in the Bay Area and had always looked forward to coming back, and Mel has also been a frequent visitor of and loves San Francisco. Debby is a scientist and entrepreneur in the biotechnology field, and her hobbies include performing the art of aerial dance and running triathlons. Mel is an independent documentary film maker and connoisseur of the fine arts, and an avid bicyclist. Both Mel and Deb enjoy traveling and experience both the wilderness and the cultures of city life.

                      Why Kenwood:
                      We fell in love with this property from the first time we saw it in spring of 2011. The house is incomparable- beautifully hand crafted by the prior owners from redwood, with a spacious and open design we love including vaulted ceilings throughout, with many windows and huge decks to bring the feel of the outdoors inside. The house is located on 20 acres of private, beautiful surrounding land, with graceful moss-lined oaks, a year round stream, and wonderful views. We had originally planned on purchasing property and designing and building our dream house, until we saw this property which was everything and then some of what we were looking for. We are so excited to own this house now!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                      The house has a wonderful history- the prior owners hand crafted this home, utilizing redwood they salvaged from the 1896 Acadia Hotel (in Tracy, CA) that was dismantled shortly before they started building in the mid 70s (the house has been updated since then). This home has great privacy which we love, yet is only minutes from amenities of the city of Santa Rosa or the wineries and restaurants of Sonoma Valley and Northern Napa Valley, which both were important criteria for us. It is centrally located, providing easy access to the lovely towns of Calistoga, Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, and Healdsburg, as well as all the conveniences of shopping in Santa Rosa. In addition, it is only 45-60 minutes from the Pacific Coast and an hour from the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. It has access to 2 lovely state and regional parks (Hood Mountain Regional Park, Annadel State Park) off Los Alamos Road within 3-5 miles for additional biking and hiking opportunities, and from Kenwood, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park which also has an observatory.

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                      • kitchen


                      • Front door

                        Front door

                      • Master Bedroom, king bed

                        Master Bedroom, king bed

                      • Bedroom #2 upper level, queen bed

                        Bedroom #2 upper level, queen bed

                      • Bedroom #3, queen bed, off front entry way

                        Bedroom #3, queen bed, off front entry way

                      • view from kitchen

                        view from kitchen

                      • kitchen


                      • Rec room with futon double sleeper

                        Rec room with futon double sleeper

                      • Wine Cellar! (access off rec room)

                        Wine Cellar! (access off rec room)

                      • View from front of drive

                        View from front of drive

                      • Santa Rosa Creek, only a few minutes down the road on our property

                        Santa Rosa Creek, only a few minutes down the road on our property

                      • Front entry

                        Front entry

                      • Front entry way, view from upper hall

                        Front entry way, view from upper hall

                      • Master Bath

                        Master Bath

                      • Bathroom upper level for 2nd bedroom

                        Bathroom upper level for 2nd bedroom

                      • Bathroom in bedroom #3

                        Bathroom in bedroom #3

                      • view from upstair balcony

                        view from upstair balcony

                      • Rec Room, looking towards deck

                        Rec Room, looking towards deck

                      • Master bath suite, jetted tub, private deck

                        Master bath suite, jetted tub, private deck

                      • Hot tub on deck

                        Hot tub on deck

                      • View from creek

                        View from creek

                      • Semi-private road to house (0.3 miles from house)

                        Semi-private road to house (0.3 miles from house)

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                      $525 - $575 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 07/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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