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Peaceful Relaxation on 6 Acres Above Sonoma Valley

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kenwood cottage description

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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 640 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            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

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • 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

          Other Amenities

              • Waffle-weave all cotton bathrobes are provided. Large beach towels are also provided for use at the pool/hot tub....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                Classical, 60's and Country music CDs. ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Comcast cable....moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Flat screen TV with network and some cable channels. If specific cable channels are required, please ask owners if they are available....moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Casa Bella Vista sits above the beautiful Valley of the Moon, with views of Sonoma Mountain and the East Bay hills....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Dining table is ready for 4 people. An extra leaf is in the bedroom closet to expand the seating to 6....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central air-conditioning....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Arrangements can be made with the owners for extended stays....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central heating....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    WiFi on the property....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All cotton sheets with minimum 500 thread count are used on the new king sized bed....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    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

                  • Parking:

                    Plenty of parking adjacent to the cottage....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Four sets of fluffy towels are in the bathroom. ...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Arrangements can be made with the owners for extended stays....moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    There is a gas 'wood stove' in the living room. ...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Drip coffee maker for 10 cups....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    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

                  • Kitchen:

                    The cottage has an efficiency kitchen. There is a gas stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, sink and butcher block table on rollers....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Gas. Apartment sized capacity....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Coffee, tea, sugar, salt and pepper are provided. Also a welcome bottle of local Sonoma Valley wine will be there for you, as well as some sodas....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Table with 4 chairs and umbrella are on the private deck of the cottage. The pool area also has 2 lounge chairs, 2 arm chairs and a 4 person high-top glass table....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Two 18 hole public courses are a 10 minute drive away. ...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Available for exclusive use of guests during their stay. County regulations allow use from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m....moreless

                  • Private Pool:

                    Pool is heated only by the sun so may be on the cool side except in August and September. Exclusively for guests during their stay. County regulations allow use from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m....moreless

                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,575

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Notes:

                  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.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/17/2014
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                  Location

                  • Cafe Citti

                    "Great local favorite for Italian food. Very informal with an outdoor patio. Reasonable prices. "

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                  • Annadel State Park

                    "This 5000 acre park has lots of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. It is ea..."

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                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sonoma County (STS)
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Vineyards Inn
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Larkspur Ferry
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Oakmont Golf Club
                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak Martinez or Emeryville
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 12
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Vineyards Inn
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Dillon Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Valley view from pool & hot tub area

                    Valley view from pool & hot tub area

                  • Entry side of cottage, opposite direction from pool & hot tub.

                    Entry side of cottage, opposite direction from pool & hot tub.

                  • View of private deck from living area

                    View of private deck from living area

                  • Comfy sofa with queeen sized sofa bed.

                    Comfy sofa with queeen sized sofa bed.

                  • View from private deck.

                    View from private deck.

                  • Kitchen and dining area.

                    Kitchen and dining area.

                  • Living room with view towards kitchen and dining area.

                    Living room with view towards kitchen and dining area.

                  • New king sized bed and linens in bedroom.

                    New king sized bed and linens in bedroom.

                  • Reading nook in bedrrom.

                    Reading nook in bedrrom.

                  • Shower/Tub

                    Shower/Tub

                  • Pool area with hot tub shown to far right in photo.

                    Pool area with hot tub shown to far right in photo.

                  • Gated Driveway to Casa Bella Vista

                    Gated Driveway to Casa Bella Vista

                  • Cottage surrounded by manzinita and oak trees

                    Cottage surrounded by manzinita and oak trees

                  • Entrance to cottage

                    Entrance to cottage

                  • Open plan living area with expansive views from private deck.

                    Open plan living area with expansive views from private deck.

                  • A private deck with views of Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley & Annadel State Park

                    A private deck with views of Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley & Annadel State Park

                  • Dining area.

                    Dining area.

                  • Dining table seats 4 with extra leaf to accommodate 6.

                    Dining table seats 4 with extra leaf to accommodate 6.

                  • Entry area, including butcher block rolling table

                    Entry area, including butcher block rolling table

                  • Reading nook in bedroom.

                    Reading nook in bedroom.

                  • Light and airy bath with tub/shower combination.

                    Light and airy bath with tub/shower combination.

                  • Pool deck with 2 lounge chairs and 2 rocker-style arm chairs.

                    Pool deck with 2 lounge chairs and 2 rocker-style arm chairs.

                  • Path to pool and hot tub area.

                    Path to pool and hot tub area.

                  • Wineries within 5 miles of Casa Bella Vista

                    Wineries within 5 miles of Casa Bella Vista

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $275 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

                  View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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