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Private Cottage on 4 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, 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 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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(88 traveler reviews)

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Private Cottage on 4 Acres of Vineyards and Oaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 88 reviews

Beautifully attended garden, vines, oaks and nature. Cozy cottage and lovely owners.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cozy and homey with a huge picture window framing a majestic oak tree. Open well screened doors and get serenaded by the birds and squirrels. The property is set well back from the main road; relaxing and quiet. Everything I needed was included and even things I didn’t know I needed including robes and flip flops to walk to the hot tub in. The owners are so welcoming. They are nearby if you need them but not intrusive. I felt like they wanted me to enjoy my stay as much as I wanted to. And I did. They will gladly make restaurant recommendations or tell you their favorite hiking spots. I wouldn’t hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect. The property is beautiful and very quiet. The weather was outstanding so we were able to enjoy the evening on the patio with the fire pit blazing. Jerry and Bev are wonderful and we can’t wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Well-appointed Cottage in Kenwood

  • 5 of 5

Acorn House is a well-appointed, cozy cottage in Kenwood. Although It is conveniently located, once you arrive, you feel like you are “away from it all.” From the “fireplace” heater to the wine glasses and wine and the robes and sandals for the private hot tub, we felt pampered. The cottage was well stocked with everything we might need including the ingredients for a continental breakfast (including home-baked bread and regular AND decaf coffee ). The cottage was sweetly decorated with an acorn motif and felt like a woodsy cabin with large windows, natural lighting, and wood floors.

The hosts, Bev and Jerry, were charming and gracious. They invited us to join them in their wine cellar before our dinner reservations and the experience was delightful! They served us delicious appetizers and a sampling of wines from the region. We enjoyed getting to know them and, as we visit Sonoma several times a year, we will definitely be returning to Acorn House. Next time, our stay will be longer than 2 nights!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax

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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