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The Kenwood House, a Place to Stay"""

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Queen sized Sleeper sofa in Living Rm 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Kenwood House is a spacious yet cozy turn of the century, wine country cottage located on the Kenwood Plaza in Kenwood, California. We are located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, the famous Valley of the Moon. The Kenwood House, a luxury vacation rental, has been offering wine country lodging since 1998. Next door is the charming and historic Kenwood Community Church. The views from the front porch look onto the Kenwood plaza, a quiet, beautiful park. A seasonal creek flows next to the house through the gardens and into the plaza.

Accommodations at the Kenwood House include two deluxe bedrooms with feather beds, down comforters and luxurious linens. The Living room has a brand new comfortable queen sleeper sofa .There are 1-1/2 baths and it includes a 6 person therapeutic spa (HOT TUB), spacious redwood decks, FIRE PIT!, gas BBQl, enchanting gardens, stone fireplace, central heating, free wireless internet, 60" flat screen TV, beautiful fully equipped sunny kitchen, washer and dryer.

The house is approximately 1/4 mile from Hwy. 12 and is the perfect location for exploring the wine country of Sonoma and Napa valleys. Within easy walking distance are the Kenwood Winery, Kunde Winery and VJB. Also walking distance are two excellent restaurants with many more in Glen Ellen, Sonoma or Napa.

Within a 5 mile radius are 3 state parks offering many possibilities for outdoor recreation including biking, picnicking, hiking and swimming. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park offers excellent hiking as well as the Robert Ferguson Observatory, for a look at the night sky. Annadel State Park offers world class mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. For a taste of history, literature, hiking or a leisurely walk, Jack London State Park is incomparable and uniquely Sonoma Valley.

Kenwood is located in the center of the wine country with hundreds of Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries within easy driving distance. Spa facilities are available nearby at the Kenwood Inn and other local day spas. For shopping, restaurants, history and more wine tasting, the town of Sonoma is only a short drive away.

Sonoma County TOT #373

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Don and Amy MacNair
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Don and Amy MacNair

Amy, a retired office manager and Don, a local landscape architect are long time residents of Sonoma County. The Kenwood House was purchased in 1971 by Don’s mom where he has lived off and on for 45 years. Amy moved to Santa Rosa as a little girl with her family in 1962. We met in 1994 and were married in 1998. We raised our blended in Santa Rosa. During this time, the Kenwood House was established as one of the original vacation rentals in the Kenwood area. We ran this business continuously for 13 years providing a unique visitor experience and a high level of hospitality. In 2010 we decided to move to the Kenwood House to enjoy this special place ourselves. Now with an expanding extended family, we have moved on. Once again the Kenwood House is available for guests to enjoy during their visit to Sonoma County.

When we began this venture, one of our goals was to offer visitors from around the world a unique place to stay while experiencing and enjoying wine country in Kenwood, the heart of Sonoma Valley. It gives up great pleasure to share our home and offer the opportunity for our guests to make their own memories of their stay here.

Don and Amy MacNair purchased this house in 1971

Guestbook comments from the owner

Karen said...

Sep 23, 2016


Quaint and Charming Home in Kenwood

September 16, 2016

The Kenwood House is an amazing destination all by itself. Our family came to Sonoma Valley to celebrate a birthday and taste wine. We would have been happy simply staying in the updated home and incredible garden! The home sits across from a lovely park and next to the historic Kenwood Church. The neighborhood is so quiet. The backyard had a hot tub, fire pit and gas barbeque. There is also a bridge over a stream. We were met by soft music, cheese and crackers and a complimentary bottle of local wine. The house was immaculate. The kitchen appliances were easy to use. We loved eating in the dining room which had windows on 3 sides - sort of like eating in tree house! We have watched rental prices and traffic congestion climb in Napa Valley. We found Sonoma Valley to be a wonderful alternative destination. And, this home made our stay perfectly wonderful.
Sep 2016
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Kenwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The maximum number of registered guests and their visitors during the day is 10 persons. Violation of this may result in loss of security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Beautiful restored clawfoot tub...very romantic!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold Out Sleeper Sofa After October 5, 2016
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Kenwood House, a Place to Stay
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Amazing Wine Country Vacation Home that will not dissapoint

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Kenwood house! It had everything we could have asked for. Trust me when I say the pictures do not do it justice. The back yard will blow your mind. Being in the heart of wine country you just can not help but relax and take in what life is really suppose to be about. If you put this house on your list make sure to just pull the trigger and do it.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeffrey, we are over the moon happy you and your friends had such a fabulous visit in our special Kenwood House! It’s true absolutely everyone just loves staying there! Thank you for being such outstanding guests! Please come back again! Cheers!
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Wonderful House and Terrific Weekend

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet retreat in Kenwood/Glen Ellen the Channing House is your place. Cozy, spacious and charming with modern touches and ample creature features.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Kenwood house was the perfect place for our girls weekend. It is beautifully decorated with a well appointed kitchen and luxurious linens, and the wine and cheese provided by the hosts upon arrival was a nice touch. We especially enjoyed the lush, beautifully landscaped backyard for afternoon wine. Thank you Amy and Don!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim~Thank you for the lovely compliments and review! Don and I are so pleased you had a wonderful time at The Kenwood House and enjoyed all the love we put into making it fabulous for our guests! Thank your leaving it so clean and neat and well taken care of! We hope you come back again!!!
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

Our only regret about this property was that we couldn't stay longer! It is a beautiful house, inside and out. A perfect place for our week long wine getaway. Many hours can be spent relaxing on the front porch or in the backyard gardens. The owners are very accessible and made our stay easy. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, restful place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here, such a homey atmosphere, great accommodations!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Allyson! So glad you loved the Kenwood House! Thank you for leaving it so clean! Hope you can come back and stay little longer!!
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The Kenwood house was an absolute wonderful and relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic experience at the Kenwood house for a girls trip to wine country! It was a cozy quiet and a relaxing retreat!

We would stay there again and highly recommended it!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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