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ELEGANT CREEKSIDE VILLA, pool, spa, bocce, gated circle drive, large lawn

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Stay cooler by the lovely creek this summer. All originally built or restored by owners for friends and family - this custom built home sits on an acre with over 300 feet of rare Sonoma Creek frontage in Kenwood. The house rests behind a 140 foot stone wall with a gated circular driveway. There's a 16' x 33' solar heated saline pool with a child safe automatic cover that's swimmable from May through October 1 (possibly April 1-Oct 31 depending on weather) and 80+ degrees June-Sept 1. Surrounding the pool and house is 2250 sq ft of Brazilian Ipe wood decking, a HotSpring hot tub and a 12' x 12' resort cabana with comfortable seating. Other pool furniture includes a double wide lounge, six single chaise lounges and a few square market umbrellas. There's a large outdoor dining table that seats 8 and a 36'' top of the line KitchenAid stainless gas grill. Yamaha outdoor speakers, an ipod dock and Sony 400 CD changer supply the music for swimming and dining.

There are 3 king bedroom suites, 2 with private bathrooms and a third separate bathroom with a 2 person tub & shower. All suites feature W Hotel pillow-top mattresses, Ralph Lauren duvets & linens. The master bath has a TV, steam shower and 2 person WetStyle soaking tub overlooking the creek.

The main floors are wide white washed oak and all baths are light Italian limestone. The living room and Master bedroom have 46'' TV's and the other two bedrooms have 42'' and 32'' TV's, all with DVD players. The living room has a large cast concrete wood burning fireplace and there's a remote control gas fireplace in the master bedroom. For keeping cool in summer all the rooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning. The radient floor heat system keeps the house toasty warm in winter while you watch the creek rush by just a few feet from the deck.

Top of the line stainless KitchenAid chef's kitchen with concrete counters, island sink and 6 burner Aga Legacy gas range. Plenty of space in the 42" built in counter depth fridge and separate under-counter wine fridge. Dine at the reclaimed farmhouse dining table that seats 8. There's also a small creekside petanque court and a wrap-around gated driveway for kids to play and ride bikes safely. Eat anything from the organic garden - tomatos, lettuces, cilantro, zucchini, basil, beets, parsley, peas etc. Children love the wonderful 5500 sq ft level creekside lawn that's great for soccer, baseball, lawn bowling, badminton and croquet. There's also a basketball hoop in the driveway.

The house is within walking distance from some of the best wineries in the valley and just up our road is Sugarloaf Ridge State Park for horseback riding and great hiking (As well as the Ferguson Observatory This house is also a perfect retreat for the bride/groom party that wants to escape the wedding chaos. Sonoma Town Square is 15 minutes south on Hwy 12 and Santa Rosa is 10 minutes north. We're about an hour and 15 minutes from San Francisco. You can also fly into Santa Rosa (Charles Schultz) Airport just 25 minutes away on Alaskan/Horizon nonstop from LAX, Las Vegas and Seattle. Please let us know if you need catering, a private chef or spa information. Our home is well appointed for private entertaining but we cannot accommodate events or parties due to local zoning laws.

Keywords: Solar Heated Pool, Sonoma Creek, Gated circular driveway, Large Lawn, Steam Shower, Garden, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 1 mile away.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About The Owner

A good friend built our house, the same person that constructed

the Kenwood Inn & Spa in Sonoma.We originally intended to live here but wound up moving to LakeTahoe for the time. We built the house as soundproof as possible using environmentally friendly shredded blue jean insulation. The radiant floors and instant hot water are all regulated by a giant 80 gallon solar heated tank. All the windows and doors were custom made and installed by JG Forge in Tecate, Mexico. The floors are wide white oak sustainably farmed and imported from Connecticut. All decking is Ipe or Ironwood and is intended to remain unfinished and keep it's weathered gray appearance for many years.


For groups larger than six adults please inquire as we have friends with rental properties on our street.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2009

Why The Owner chose Kenwood

Rare Sonoma Creek frontage, bocce, rural wine country experience

What makes this villa unique

Property is Secluded and Private. Sonoma Creek runs through backyard. Surrounded by wineries. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park just 1 mi up the road. Ferguson Observatory 1mi up road.


Kenwood Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Parties and Events subject to approval so please inquire.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , built in bench
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Steam Shower, Cable TV, built in shower bench
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Middle Suite - 1 king , Ensuite Bathroom. An Aerobed can be added to this room
    Suite 3 - 1 king
    Master Suite - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Ensuite Bathroom & Bunk Bed in Closet
  • King size beds (3) Pillow top W Hotel Simmons mattresses Restoration Hardware bunk bed off master suite
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Hot Tub, Steam Shower, petanque, lawn, creek, organic garden


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ELEGANT CREEKSIDE VILLA, pool, spa, bocce, gated circle drive, large lawn
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
San Francisco

Gem in the heart of wine country

  • 5 of 5

Nothing quite compares to dinner on a sun-soaked patio with the sounds of a burbling creek in the background. Gorgeous home on a unique plot in Kenwood, minutes from some of the region’s best wineries. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in wine country

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this villa alongside the Sonoma creek with a group of six. The property is very cool and runs along the creek. There's a nice pool and hot tub, however we were unable to use the pool as it was a bit cool with lack of sun for heating. The kitchen and common area is really cool and great for entertaining. Nice bedroooms and bathrooms - great weekend spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming, I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. Please visit again!
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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park right up our road with hiking and horseback riding.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning fee $300 + Tax
charge fee $100

$300 cleaning fee, Check-in 4:00 PM, Check-out 11:00 AM

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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