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Private Cottage on 4 Acres of Vineyards and Oaks

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


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, 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 hot tub, 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, Sonoma, Kenwood, wine country

More Details

Bev and Jerry Stemach
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Bev and Jerry Stemach

Jerry and Bev Stemach are life-long residents of Northern California. They have lived in wine country for 30 years and have hosted guests for 15 years. They farm Petit Verdot grapes under the Sonoma Valley appelation. Petit Verdot is a Bordeaux varietal often used as a blending grape. When it comes to winery and restaurant recommendations., guests consistently describe Jerry and Bev as "spot on."

Bev and Jerry Stemach purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Bev and Jerry Stemach chose Kenwood

Guests return to Acorn Cottage year after year. There are no near neighbors. Guests tell us, "You've thought of everything," and "Your attention to detail is fantastic." We value your privacy, but we are available to assist you in planning each day. Wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike will find Acorn Cottage a great base of operations to explore Sonoma Valley and beyond.


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
  • 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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Private Cottage on 4 Acres of Vineyards and Oaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 85 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: March 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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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property that is very private and super cute. Would stay here again for sure. The owners were available if needed

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aaron, I'm sorry that our own holiday travel prevented us from meeting you. We owe you a glass of wine to be sure! Best, Jerry and Bev
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A wonderful room in the heart of CA wine country

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage has to be one of the best places to stay in either wine valley in California. Being located in between both Napa and Sonoma valleys you'll have easy access to anywhere you'd want to stay! The owner is absolutely wonderful and has a wealth of knowledge about so much in the area.

The cottage is outfitted with anything you can think of needed, and a number of things you didn't think of. It's just the right size for a romantic getaway and is impeccably maintained! The whole property is absolutely stunning and is all very welcoming and homey. The hot tub is also a fantastic addition to an already amazing place.

On top of the wonderful cottage the location is minutes from the center of Kenwood, a short drive or bike ride from a number of easily accessible wineries, and a short drive to Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa and the rest of the valleys.

I can't recommend Bev and this little cottage enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

A Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the pleasure to stay at Acorn Cottage this weekend. It is truly a wonderful experience. The location is perfect, close to all the wineries and Glen Ellen Market and restaurants. The place itself is secluded behind a gate, entered after driving for a minute or two on a private drive, away from the crowd and traffic. Surrounded by ancient trees, flower garden and vinyard, it's absolutely trinquil and quiet. The cottage is well designed and furnished, super clean and comfortable. Upon our arrival, there were fruits, home made zucchini bread and a bottle of wine waiting. We enjoyed the outdoor hothub, swimming pool, fire pit and grill, all to ourselves. Beth and Jerry are friendly, thoughtful and gracious hosts. We barely see them but they are super responsive when we have any questions. We love this place and will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rancho Cucamonga, ca

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: July 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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + 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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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