Mountain & Vineyard View Home with Pool/Spa & Walking Distance to Wineries
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kenwood house description
This beautiful and relaxing Sonoma getaway has two houses on the property with a main house that sleeps 6 with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a separate house we call the 'cottage', which sleeps 4 with 2 adjoining bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
Between the two houses is a beautifully landscaped backyard with a clear view of gorgeous Sugarloaf mountain and the property's cabernet vineyard. Also in the backyard is an outdoor kitchen with grill and a pool* and hot tub* (pool/hot tub includes motorized cover for safety). There is also a 'playroom' with a ping pong table.
It is located in Kenwood walking distance to some of the best wineries in Sonoma valley including Chateau St. Jean, Landmark and VJB. Also in walking distance is a local market and several restaurants including Cafe Citti, Doce Lunas and Vineyards Inn Restaurant. Other than a new beautiful tasting room, Italian inspired VJB also has fresh homemade paninis, salads, pizzas and gelato among other food items. Other wineries close by include Imagery, BR Cohn, Ledson, Deerfield Ranch and Kunde.
For those looking to outdoor activities, there is the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain a quarter of a mile away with incredible hiking, and for mountain bikers, Annadel State Park is just a few miles down the main highway. Cyclists can take off from the house and enjoy riding through the most picturesque landscape in California wine country.
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- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Two bathrooms in Main house and 1 bathroom in Cottage.
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Heated Pool
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Paddle Boating
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Within walking distance to the house are several highly rated wineries including Landmark, Chateau St. Jean and VJB. Aside from a beautiful new tasting room, the Italian-inspired VJB has a new outdoor courtyard for enjoying wine or their delicious home-made pizza and gelato. Landmark with its bocce ball court and Chateau St. Jean with its patio vineyard view also both have beautiful large outdoor settings to enjoy an afternoon of wine-tasting. There are also several delicious restaurants and a local market within walking distance including Cafe Citti, Doce Lunas and Vineyards Inn Restaurant. For cyclists, just ride from the house through picturesque landscape, including vineyards and rolling hills. Sugarloaf mountain is just a quarter of a mile away for incredible hiking. For mountain biking, there is also the renowned Annadel State Park. Just 10 miles down Hwy 12 is the charming Sonoma Plaza. Designed 150 years ago by the Mexican Governor Mariano Vallejo, the Sonoma Plaza is National Historic Monument. The eight-acre park, filled with stately trees and pedestrian paths has at its center the Sonoma City Hall. Surrounding the Plaza are numerous shops, restaurants, wineries, playground and historical sites. Also the theme park Train Town is located near downtown Sonoma, which is a great place for kids with lots of fun rides and a petting zoo. Also close by, approximately 4-5 miles away, is the quaint town of Glen Ellen with its popular retaurants The Fig Cafe, Star of Glen Ellen and Garden Court Cafe....moreless
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Sonoma/Napa Home Base for Tasting Weekend
Sonoma/Napa Home Base for Tasting Weekend
I rented this house to celebrate my birthday wine-tasting with friends. The house was as described with 3 bedrooms in the main house, and two adjoined bedrooms in the guest house/cottage. The cottage also has a game room, kitchenette area (which I didn't realize), and full bathroom. The backyard has beautiful views, and plenty of space to relax after a day of tasting. We visited after season, meaning the pool and spa were closed on property, but we enjoyed using the fireplace (to which there are many). We visited Sonoma and Napa easily from the house, and there was plenty of parking available at the house for our rental cars. All bathrooms and bedrooms were comfortably furnished, and the living areas had space to entertain our 9 guests. I agree with a previous review which mentioned updating the supply of pots and pans - but otherwise I was happy with the house, its location, and the amenities. It was a very easy destination to return to at night, and I would certainly consider coming again in the future. The property is managed by a company, which changed over during my contract process. Despite some timing issues with informational transitions, I found the new company and specifically, Kathy, to be very responsive and kind. All phone calls and emails were responded to quickly, which was ideal. For those who may be looking for restaurant recommendations: we did visit El Dorado Kitchen in Sonoma & Chalkboard in Healdsburg. The second option is not as close to the house, but is a very fun and tasty experience.
- Guest Meredith K.
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/16/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Terrific House for a Family Getaway
Terrific House for a Family Getaway
We just came home from Sonoma, and have to say the house was terrific for our needs (4 adults, 4 toddlers/babies). Denise did a wonderful job in helping us prepare for our visit by arranging for a pack n' play and a high chair. She was also extremely responsive when I sent emails asking quite a few questions to prepare for our stay. The pool area was really nice, but the outdoor kitchen had fallen into some disrepair. Luckily, a second, though inferior gas BBQ was provided (the grill didn't get hot enough to put a really good sear on steaks and burgers). The pool cover was broken and stuck open so we had to be a bit more vigilant about making sure the 3-year-old didn't wander out into the backyard by herself. Also, while we knew ahead of time that the pool was only "solar heated," we were disappointed to find the hot tub also wouldn't heat up, so it was essentially useless. In all, the kitchen was nice, but could have used a more thorough scrubbing before use. We found caked on food on a cookie sheet in the oven, a moldy sponge in the sink, lots of coffee grounds in the coffee maker, and a few glasses in the cupboard that were still dirty (lipstick, orange juice residue, and something greasy). This wasn't a huge deal, as we were doing dishes all weekend, and just had to run a "kick off" load to get started. The knives could have also used a good sharpening. Beds and linens were really nice and comfortable, and they provided lots of beach towels for the pool. None of the bathrooms had a tub that was easy to bathe a kid or baby in (only one large jacuzzi bathtub), but we made do with showers and shallow sink baths for the babies. The living room was large, clean and made a great space to spread out and play with babies. They provided a terrific library of kids DVD's for the big and very nice flatscreen TV. We also really appreciated the fast Wi-Fi service, as my husband had to work a half-day during our stay. Despite some small complaints about cleanliness and repairs, it's a wonderful house in a gorgeous location. We spent hours just wandering the yard, gardens, and vineyard. We had family meals out on the deck and watched the meteor showers with dessert late at night. We visited Landmark Winery just down the road (where we were married some years ago), where they had bocce and free horse-drawn cart rides on Saturday. In all, a lovely visit in a good house, in an extraordinary setting!
- Guest Liz (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 08/09/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: Thank you for your accolades and feedback. We are sorry you found things less than perfect during your stay. As an update, our pool cover has been repaired, and replacement parts for our outdoor grill have been ordered and the repair is scheduled. It is unfortunate, we didn't know the spa was not heating, and more unfortunate that the Property Manager was not called, as the situation could have been remedied during your stay. Our Property Manager is very responsive to our guests needs. Our pool and spa are both fresh water and heated with a natural gas pool heater. Since this review, a new cleaning protocol has been put in place. At the Kenwood House we always try to maintain the highest level of service and comfort for our guests.
Getaway trip to Napa
Getaway trip to Napa
We stayed at this beautiful home this past week and it was perfect. There was 9 of us gals who fit very comfortably in this home & cottage. We had more than enough space for all of us to relax and enjoy our time away. Unfortunately, it was too cool to use the pool, but the spa was a great alternative and a plus that it was salt-water. I was pleasantly surprised to find a large dinning room (no pictures of it online), where we enjoyed a home cooked meal and wine. One of the perks was that this house was centrally located between several excellent wineries. Owners provided us tasting cards upon arrival, making our experience even more enjoyable. All of the issues we experienced (which was almost none), were addressed by the managers on a timely matter. We couldn't have picked a better house to stay at during our stay. We'll definetly be back!
- Guest roxann P.
- Date of stay 08/06/13
- Review Submitted 08/12/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway.
Manager response: Thank you for the feedback. We added a picture of the dining room. Glad you enjoyed the extras. Hope to see you again.
Will be back!
Will be back!
I can't say enough good things about this property and the owner! I think this is a gem and I can't wait to come back. The house is beautiful and the listing accurately reflects the amenities. I think the photos don't do it enough justice regarding the pool - it is stunning. The owner was available for anything we needed. I booked this house for a weekend getaway to celebrate my birthday. A couple of the girlfriends that went with me said they are already planning on booking this house for their birthdays! I think this house is perfect for almost any occasion ranging from family trip to girls weekend, etc.
- Guest Kelli M.
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/10/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: Thank you. Can't wait to have you come back.
Great weekend getaway!
Great weekend getaway!
We had a great stay at this Kenwood house! The house and furniture are in excellent condition and everything was very clean/new. We stayed in the main house master bedroom and it was really nice with a door that opens to the patio and a newly renovated bathroom. The other rooms seemed nice as well. We spend most of our time outside. The outdoor set-up was amazing - great pool, lounge chairs, BBQ area, and outdoor dining table right off the house. A few days before our arrival the gas grill broke and we were going to be without a grill, but we told the property managers, Denise and John, that we are planning to have an outdoor BBQ and so they supplied us with a new grill to use for the weekend! Denise and John are excellent property managers - they called to check in on us when we got there and left their cell phone number for us. It was uncharacteristically hot one day (over 90) and they brought over fans for us to keep cool since there is no AC in the house. It always cools off in Sonoma at night and the house was cool enough at night for comfortable sleeping. Also the backyard landscaping was incredible with tons of flowers and small trails that the kids had fun walking on! I would definitely recommend this house. It would be great for a group of friends or couples, but also for kids. We had several kids in our group and they had so much fun in the pool and with the toys and ping pong table provided in the cottage. Being in Kenwood is also nice because you have quick access to a little market, some restaurants and tons of great wineries. We spent a full afternoon at Kunde, which is just down the road, enjoying their outdoor space and wine tasting.
- Guest Gin (Denver, CO)
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 07/26/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: Thank you for the lovely review. I am so happy you had a good time in Kenwood. Hope to see you again soon. Denise and John
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 3, 2014
2 night min stay
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2014
4 night min stay
Apr 4 - Nov 2, 2014
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
3 to 4 night min stay and high season rates over certain holidays. Until confirmed, rates subject to change without notice. Security deposit will be refunded if Property (incl pool/spa equipment) is left in same condition as upon arrival.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $1000
- cleaning fee: $250
- Booking fee: $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
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- Nearest Airport: Santa Rosa Airport at 18.5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 12 at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Bodega Beach at 30 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Chateau St Jean Winery at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Tahoe at 200 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Oakmont at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Cafe Citti at 0.25 Miles
Year Purchased: 2009
About: Lives locally in the Bay Area.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Pool/hot tub Vineyard Two separate house structures Mountain view Outdoor kitchen with grill Ping Pong Table Walking distance to wineries and restaurants Cycling and mountain biking nearby
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Backyard pool/spa and BBQ with view of mountains and cabernet vineyard.
Main house living room, wood burning fireplace, and large screen TV.
Main House kitchen
Master bedroom (king bed) with views of pool/spa, mountains and vineyard
Main house bedroom #1 (queen bed)
Main House bathroom
Cottage bedroom (queen bed) - adjoined with door to master bedroom
Backyard pool/spa and BBQ with view of mountains and cabernet vineyard
Backyard landscaping and path to Cottage. Kitchenette & AC in cottage.
Sign near property showing nearest wineries
Front of house in a private neighborhood.
Main House kitchen and breakfast nook
Dining Room table. Seats 6.
Master bathroom jacuzzi tub & shower with views of mountain and vineyard
Main house bedroom #2 (queen bed)
Cottage master bedroom (king bed). Full bathroom with large shower.
Large recreational room with ping pong table.
Outdoor kitchen with BBQ
Large backyard with walking paths, fruit trees, and beautiful roses.
Vineyard in the backyard
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