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Kenwood Casita; a Rural Setting; Great Wineries; Fine Dining

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The Casita. Pool is solar heated and available from May to October.


Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sonoma cottage description

The “ Kenwood Casita” is in the town of Kenwood on California State Highway 12; 20 minutes east of the City of Santa Rosa and 15 minutes west of the City of Sonoma in the Sonoma Valley called by author Jack London the “Valley of the Moon”.

It is a detached 640 sq. ft. guest unit with 1 bedroom (sleeps -2), 1 bath, full kitchen, HVAC, seasonally heated pool, outdoor patio with BBQ and covered parking. RV or boat parking is available but no hook-ups are available.

A quiet, rural and private 2.50 acre parcel in the Sonoma Valley with views of the surrounding Mayacamas Mountains. The property has a small vineyard planted to Montepulciano grapes, over 50 fruit trees and a large herb and vegetable garden. Seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs are available upon request during your stay. The property has a solar heated seasonal pool and poolside lounge chairs available for your use.

Sonoma County is rated one of the top 10 'vinous' travel destinations in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, February 2014. As expected,wineries abound in the area offering public tours and tastings; some wineries offer appointment only tours and tastings and many wineries offer wines that only can be purchased at the winery. Frequently on a summer weekend evening music can drift quietly over the area from activities at either Chateau St Jean Winery or Landmark Winery which always ends by 10 PM.

The Kenwood Casita is within easy walking, cycling, or driving distances to numerous wineries, restaurants and Annandale, Sugarloaf and Mt. Hood parks.

Vacationer’s can take day trips by automobile to the very diverse areas of Sonoma County and surrounding Counties. Traveling east on Hwy 12 from Kenwood you will find numerous wineries, award winning restaurants and the City of Sonoma with shopping on their historic town square.

Heading north on Hwy 101 takes you to the City of Healdsburg, the Alexander and Russian River wine growing regions and wineries. Canoeing down the Russian River is a summer time favorite from Healdsburg to Guerneville. The Healdsburg Square also offers fine dining, eclectic shopping and wine tasting shops.

To the west and southwest of Petaluma you will find wineries, artisan cheese makers and gourmet olive oil producers offering their unique products. A return trip from the coast heading north on Highway 1 will find numerous waterfront restaurants serving local grown oysters, other seafood and of course libations

Your social interchange with the owners John and Pamela is as expansive or limited as you wish.

If you are looking for a place to relax, read or pitch horseshoes in a quiet country setting; hike, bike, canoe or golf; take in fine dining, sip the finest wines offered in the Sonoma Valley or Sonoma County the Kenwood Casita and your hosts John and Pamela are there to make your stay as enjoyable as possible

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 640 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Adults age 21 +...moreless

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

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • The bedroom has a flat panel TV with cable channels; AM-FM clock radio with docking station for an ipod/phone. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

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


          • The bath has a jacuzzi style jetted hot/soaking tub.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Full set of cookware, cooking and dining utensils, dinnerware, and glassware that will accommodate the most discriminating cook....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            salt, pepper, sugar, milk or ½ - ½ cream, coffee, olive oil, vinegar, dried herbs and spices....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped with hot water dispenser, food processor, immersion blender, and mixer....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Drip and French press available with Starbucks coffee...moreless

          • Dining
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Parking:

            One covered carport space with additional space for RV or boat parking (no hook-ups available)....moreless

          • Living Room seats 6:

            Flat screen TV with cable channels and DVD player....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Forced air heat and cooling (HVAC)....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • In-season fruits, vegetables and herbs grown on site are available upon request. A limited supply of various personal care products are available upon request....moreless


              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Books


                  Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Seasonally solar heated pool available May- October; pool side patio table with umbrella and lounge chairs shared with owners...moreless

                  • Heated Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Fruit, vegetables and herbs are available when they are in season. Check with owners on what is available during your stay....moreless

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Kenwood Village, a scant 1/2 mile away, features multiple wine tasting rooms and wineries. 4 restaurants, convenience market, olive oil and cheese store and some eclectic shopping....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    The property has views of Mt Hood State Park and Sugarloaf County Park and surrounded by many vineyard and winery properties....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    The Casita is in Kenwood a small rural community in the Sonoma Valley surrounded by wineries and vineyards....moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Surfing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • Fishing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning


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                  from 16 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring/ Summer
                  Apr 17 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  Nov 1 - Apr 1, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Tax Rate 9%

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                  Last updated: 08/22/2014
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                  • St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

                    "Recently rated by "Open Table" members as the best restaurant on Open Table. A bit of a mis..."

                  • Chateau St. Jean

                    "One of the best in the Sonoma Valley for wine tasting and ambiance; great gift shop for wine..."

                  • Kunde Family Estate

                    "A family owned winery with cave and vineyard tours. Beautiful setting and excellent wines."

                  • Ledson Winery & Vineyard

                    "A don't miss vineyard property, the Castle is a beautiful winery and the wines are very enjo..."

                  • Vineyards Inn

                    "The VI, as it is known to locals, has a full bar and your hosts Steve and Colleen Rose have ..."

                  • Landmark Vineyards

                    "Just a short walk from the Casita the Landmark Winery is known for it "Overlook" Chardonnay...."

                  • Cafe Citti

                    "A great Italian dinner located in Kenwood, you will not be diaspointed."

                  • VJB Vineyards-Cellars Tasting

                    "A boutique winery in a unique Italian villa setting; featuring excellent food and Italian va..."

                  • Glen Ellen Star

                    "Reservations a must for this excellent local restaurant. A friendly staff ,with great cuisi..."

                  • Annadel State Park

                    "A beautiful 5,000 acre state park suited for those wishing a rural hike or mountain biking ..."

                  • Loxton Cellars

                    "A very small hands-on winery of the past. Knowledgable staff pour you tastings of the excel..."

                  • Benziger Family Winery

                    "A don't miss winery tour and tasting for the environmentally aware interested in Bio-dynamic..."

                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sonoma County Airport; San Francisco; Oakland
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  California State Highway 12
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Vineyards Inn, Kenwood
                  200 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Lake Tahoe
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Oakmount Golf Course, Oakmont
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Vineyards Inn, Kenwood

                  Car: Necessary

                  The following are easy day trips for vacationers:

                  Sonoma County alone has numerous wineries offering tours, tastings and food pairings to keep any wine enthusiast very busy.

                  Located in Napa County are numerous Napa Valley wineries, Yountville's restaurants including, the French Laundry and Buchon, and shopping at Vintage 1870 and Calistoga has natural hot spring spas.

                  In Marin County, Sausalito has views of the Golden Gate Bridge, waterfront shopping, dining, eclectic shopping and art galleries.

                  San Francisco is a little more than an hour by car or car and Golden Gate Ferry (recommended from Larkspur) for sightseeing, walking the Golden Gate Bridge, shopping, dining, professional sports and museums.

                  In Mendocino County, traveling north on Hwy 1 is Fort Ross, the historical Russian explorer’s outpost. Further north on Hwy 1 is the town of Mendocino. It is the town in which the TV series 'Murder She Wrote' was filmed and offers spectacular ocean views, dining, art galleries and shopping.

                  Coastal southern Sonoma and northern Marin Counties offer cheese tastings and tours; beach combing at National Seashore areas; seasonal whale watching and waterfront dining at various restaurants serving local oysters and seafood.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: We, Pamela and John, acquired this property in 2007 and have taken great pleasure in up-grading it. We decide to share our little-bit-of-heaven with vactioners. We invite you to consider being one of our guests. Over a glass of wine (or not) we are available to talk about the various activities available to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english



                  • The Casita.
Pool is solar heated and available from May to October.

                    The Casita. Pool is solar heated and available from May to October.

                  • Dining area

                    Dining area

                  • Full Bath, tub/shower with water jets

                    Full Bath, tub/shower with water jets

                  • Mr. Moose greeting your arrival

                    Mr. Moose greeting your arrival

                  • Hummingbird dinner time at the Casita

                    Hummingbird dinner time at the Casita

                  • Weathervane Cat

                    Weathervane Cat

                  • Snow on Mt Hood, December 2011

                    Snow on Mt Hood, December 2011

                  • Montepulciano Grapes 2013

                    Montepulciano Grapes 2013

                  • Silk Tree in bloom - Summer 2013

                    Silk Tree in bloom - Summer 2013

                  • Summer Harvest  - 2013

                    Summer Harvest - 2013

                  • Azalea 2013

                    Azalea 2013

                  • Living Area

                    Living Area

                  • Kitchen
With gas oven/cooktop, microwave, refrigerator/ice maker, dishwasher

                    Kitchen With gas oven/cooktop, microwave, refrigerator/ice maker, dishwasher

                  • Queen size bed

                    Queen size bed

                  • Patio and BBQ

                    Patio and BBQ

                  • Picnic area in vineyard

                    Picnic area in vineyard

                  • Veggie garden rooster

                    Veggie garden rooster

                  • April 2012 Rainbow

                    April 2012 Rainbow

                  • Montepulciano Grapes 2013

                    Montepulciano Grapes 2013

                  • Veggie Garden - Summer 2013

                    Veggie Garden - Summer 2013

                  • Buddha Hand Lemon - Winter 2012

                    Buddha Hand Lemon - Winter 2012

                  • Zinnas Summer 2013

                    Zinnas Summer 2013

                  • Azalea April 2013

                    Azalea April 2013

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                  $195 - $225 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 08/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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