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Looking for a base for visiting the Wine Country or just a spot to relax with a glass of wine and good book? Our recently updated guest house sits on 6 tree-shaded acres overlooking the vineyards and hills of the Valley of the Moon, Visit several of the 17 tasting rooms and vineyards within 5 miles. Prepare a meal in your fully equipped kitchen then take a leisurely hike along some of the many trails in the adjacent 5,000 acre Annadel State Park.
If golf is on your agenda, visit one of the 18-hole course just 5 miles away. Or, enjoy shopping in the varied and interesting shops in Sonoma, just 18 miles away. A one hour trip will take you through the hilly countryside to the Sonoma coast towns of Bodega Bay (remember Hitchcock's movie 'The Birds'), Dillon Beach and Jenner. Also about an hour away, you can enjoy the wineries of Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valley.
Whether your day has been quiet or busy, the intimate 640 square foot cottage provides plenty of room to relax in its open space design. Your own private deck is a great place to watch the changing sky during sunset. If the evening is chilly, ignite the free standing gas-fired stove, and enjoy a romantic evening listening to music while reading a book or watching a movie on the flat screened TV.
Finally, take a dip in the pool, then relax in the hot tub while watching the moon rise over the valley far below.
All in all, the quiet peaceful setting is a refreshing break from your busy lives.
There is an extra charge of $50 per night for third person...moreless
The views from the bedroom are very tranquil, with full sized windows on two sides allowing for natural light and lots of fresh air. Beautiful manzinitas are just outside of one window, and a lovely Japanese Maple outside the other. The new pillow top king bed has both firm and semi-firm pillows. There is a reading nook in the bedroom for some quiet reading time. Two double closets and a large dresser allow you to unpack and put those suitcases away. A queen sized sofa bed in the living room allows for a third person at an additional charge....moreless
The bathroom has tiled floor, sink counter and a tub/shower combination. There are two high windows to allow extra venilation and light to flow in. Soap, shampoo, hairdryer, 4 sets of towels are supplied in the bathroom. Comfy waffle weave bathrobes are available in the bedroom closet. Extra beach towels for the pool/hot tub area are also supplied....moreless
Waffle-weave all cotton bathrobes are provided. Large beach towels are also provided for use at the pool/hot tub....moreless
All cotton sheets with minimum 500 thread count are used on the new king sized bed....moreless
The combination living and dining area, with the sundeck attached, provide for a very open feeling. Wonderful views towards Sonoma Mountain, vineyards & Annadel State Park. Queen-sized sofa bed....moreless
Full set of dishes and flatware for 6 people. Wine glasses, juice glasses and water glasses are also provided for 6. Pots, pans, tea kettle, coffee maker, cookie sheet and cake pan are also provided....moreless
The cottage has an efficiency kitchen. There is a gas stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, sink and butcher block table on rollers....moreless
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
For 4-6 nights, the rate is $250 per night; for 7 nights or more, the rate is $225 per night., plus tax. One additional person may be included with prior arrangement with owner, at a cost of $50 per night plus tax.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Casa Bella Vista sits above the beautiful Sonoma Valley of the Moon, with panoramic views of vineyards, Sonoma Mountain and The East Bay hills. There are two trail heads into the 5000 acre Annadel State Park within 1 mile, with world class mountain biking and hiking. Two other state parks and two regional parks are within 10 minutes driving time. There are 17 wine tasting rooms/wineries within 5 miles and 4 terrific restaurants within 4 miles. There are two eighteen hole public golf courses 5 minutes away. Sonoma, with its varied and interesting shops, art museum, additional wine tasting rooms and much more, is 18 miles away. The Sonoma Coast, including Bodega Bay, Dillon Beach and Jenner, is about an hour away. Other well-known wine areas, Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valley are 45 minutes to 1 hour away.
Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: We are retired business professionals who have owned this property since 1992. Leanna is originally from Iowa and has lived in Northern California since 1969. Alec grew up in Sarasota, FL, lived and worked many places in the US, and finally landed in Northern California in 1986. We were very fortunate to have our work take us to Prague, Czech Republic, where we lived for almost 5 years. We also have a specialty travel agency which mainly handles wine club cruises. We love to travel, hike, enjoy the local wines and fresh food, and are happy to recommend places to visit or eat, depending on what your preferences are. Alec has also been making organic wine with three other partners and would be happy to share some of his wine and answer your questions about amateur winemaking.
Why the Owner Chose Kenwood: We love Italy and have found Sonoma Valley to be the closest place to Italy in the US. Out favorite winery is VJB Winery and Cellars, owned by an Italian family who have lived in the Valley for 50 years. Although our property is not Italian in its architectural style, when you look out over the Valley, you might just think you are inItaly!!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Although we are not 'crack of dawn' people, we do love waking up to a sky of reds and oranges coming over the hills of the Kunde Vineyards, or watching the amazing shifts of color as the sun sets near Sonoma Mountain. Each day is a special treat. We also feel blessed to be so near three amazing State Parks with incredible trails of varying challenges. There is much respect for the environment here, and we feel so fortunate to live here.