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Romantic Cottage on 4 Private Acres of Vineyards and Oaks

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Dates taken? Contact owners for local lodging

The Acorn House cottage is located approximately one hour north of San Francisco on scenic Highway 12 in Kenwood. It is a peaceful retreat on four private acres. Your hosts, grape-growers Bev and Jerry Stemach, invite you to turn down their country lane, and indulge yourself in this charming vacation rental nestled among ancient oaks and grapevines in the heart of the Sonoma wine valley.

Preferred dates not available? Traveling with friends? Other rentals are available within easy walking distance of the cottage, and Bev and Jerry are happy to assist you in finding them. Call Bev at 707 235-8881.

Acorn Cottage is generously appointed: shelves filled with books and movies, music on the stereo, a soak in a whirlpool bath or outdoor spa, television, wireless internet, a bottle of local wine, your own private deck and patio. If you are inclined to explore, a diverse array of exciting activities are minutes away: hiking in mountains or along coastal beaches, golfing on nearby courses, dining in restaurants in Kenwood, Glen Ellen, and Sonoma, and wine tasting through Sonoma County's 13 viticulture regions. Napa Valley is just over the hill.

One guest recently wrote, "Jerry and Bev are wonderful hosts with extensive insider knowledge of the area from wineries to wilderness."

Private parking for one car.

Quiet time: 10pm-7am

Keywords: cottage, vineyard

More Details

Bev Stemach
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Bev Stemach

Jerry and Bev are life-long residents of Northern California. They have lived in wine country for 27 years and have hosted guests for 15 years. They farm Petit Verdot grapes on their property and know local wineries and the wine-making process.

Bev Stemach purchased this cottage in 2000


Kenwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Continental plus Breakfast, Complimentary Bottle of Wine


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Romantic Cottage on 4 Private Acres of Vineyards and Oaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 82 reviews

Beautiful peaceful cottage. Great host.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at this cottage. We were were wanting a romantic place for our 33rd anniversary and this was exactly what we were looking for. Quiet peaceful cottage. The spa was a perfect temperature. It was relaxing around the outside fireplace while grilling. Couldn't ask for better hosts. the cottage was clean and fully supplied with more then we expected. Close to many activities. We hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pride ourselves on offering a clean, tidy vacation rental. Danny and Kim, this is hard to believe, but you left the cottage cleaner than you found it! Any vacation rental owner would be pleased to host you! Thanks for finding us.
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Talk about an amazing vacation. My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary as well as celebrating finishing medical training. As we pulled into the home we were greeted by Beverly who then helped us with what ever we needed. As we stepped into the beautiful cottage we were greeted by Beverly's amazing banana bread and a fantastic bottle of wine. The bed linens and towels all perfectly clean. My husband and I enjoyed the robes and flip flops as we used the private and relaxing jacuzzi. They also have a beautiful pool to dip in as well which was nice on a hot day. I can't wait to send my parents to the acorn house and to return myself! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway! Thank you Beverly and Jerry for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gem Found in Sonoma Valley!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 38th anniversary at the Acorn Cottage. Could not have had a more romantic weekend, perfectly hosted by Bev and Jerry. The grounds are picturesque and the seclusion was wonderful. The house is outfitted with everything you need, down to the flip flops and bathrobes. We had breakfast each morning and wine each evening out on the deck, sandwiched between the grape vines. During the days we went Healdsburg's direction one day and Sonoma's the next. Had a wonderful dinner at nearby Glen Ellen Inn, suggested by Bev. We will return to this gem again and again and again!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I know a thing or two about secrets and this has got to be one of the areas best kept secret, but tell anybody.😁

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently had the nicest vacation in wine country and it all started with this perfect rental cottage. From the moment we drove through the front entrance past the fountain and made our way in the front door, Acorn Cottage exceeded all our expectations. It was beautifully appointed with absolutely everything we needed inside and out. We pulled Adirondack chairs up to the outdoor fire pit the first night, and enjoyed the private hot tub under the stars on a few other nights – all surrounded by gardens, vineyards and an ancient oak. It was magical. It was the perfect location to explore wine country from while avoiding the crowds. Kenwood itself had a lot to offer, with wineries within walking distance and fine restaurants nearby. There are also state and regional parks close by to have a picnic or take a hike to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Bev and Jerry were the perfect hosts. We left wishing we’d had more time with them, and so, we’re going back!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Acorn cottage for New Year's Eve weekend. We felt so at home, not only because of the beautiful property and cottage, but because Bev and Jerry are simply the best! We enjoyed relaxing inside and outside of the cottage as well as the hot tub. This by far has been the best experience we've had (and we've been traveling here for 12 years)! It was a wonderful way to ring in 2017! We will definitely be back:)

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kenwood Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Daily Rate
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Traveling with friends? Calendar dates already booked? Other vacation rentals are available with easy walking distance of our cottage. Email or call Bev for information: - (707) 235-8881

Rates are subject to change.
A $165 deposit must be mailed at time of booking.
Your deposit secures your booking.
Balance paid by cash or personal check upon arrival.
(add 12% County tax; Occupancy Tax ID 562N)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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