The Vrbo Bear stayed here
We found this property to be beary special
Frommer's & HomeAway's signature wine country property - magical and authentic
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Very well equipped for children and child friendlyVery well equipped for children and child friendly
No pets - Advance document/approval emotional support animalAdvance document/approval emotional support animal
No parties/events - Violations: immed eviction; no refund; add'l rent Violations: immed eviction; no refund; add'l rent
No smoking - No smoking either inside or outside, pleaseNo smoking either inside or outside, please
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 10 adults) - Prefer no more than 7 adults; charge extra Prefer no more than 7 adults; charge extra
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
- Occupancy limited by County ordinance; strictly enforced. No additional overnight guests; no day guests. Quiet hours 10 p.m.-9 a.m.
- Observant neighbors may report oversize groups, pets, noise. May use exterior security camera (no audio) on driveway/pkg area to verify.
- Rental Agreement (see uploaded copy) must be signed. To limit your loss with cancellation >30 days in advance, we try to re-rent.
Vrbo Bear Stay review
Amazing Property. 1st Class Experience.
Brambleberry is a amazing property. It's secluded on 3 acres with a gorgeous wrap around porch. Plenty of entertainment with a basketball hoop, bocce ball court, hot tub, and heated pool. The house is beautifully decorated with plenty of comfortable seating for all. The kitchen is spacious with room to socialize while cooking. The property resides in the heart of win country with dozens of winners 10 minutes away. The renter, Ms. Kathleen, is 1st class! She is extremely thorough and responsive. We left one day early due to the "shelter in place" ordinance. She went above and beyond to accommodate us during the difficult situation, and refunded us for the one day back. Thank you so much for the support Kathleen! I can't wait to return next year!!
Fantastic weekend at the Brambleberry
Had a fantastic weekend with friends at the Brambleberry property in Kenwood! Kathleen was a perfect host going above and beyond in making sure we had an exceptional experience!
Brambleberry weekend getaway
The homeowners were very responsive and communicative through the Kincade fire and smoke worries I had prior to our visit. In the end, the weekend was able to proceed without a hitch.
We were in Kenwood for a girls getaway with 3 of our children in tow. The house is well set up for having kids play and stay there from the toys in the house, the toys w/ wheels outside, the amazing property, having a highchair and pack 'n play, etc.
The house is located near wineries and markets, but there is plenty to do at the house if you just want to stay and unwind.
Great place with attentive owners that genuinely care about quality of your stay. Perfect location for sonoma wine tasting. Pool was especially nice feature as well maintained + hot tub.
Awesome house for family vacation
We loved everything about our stay at the Brambleberry house. We had 3 couples and felt it was the perfect size. It could easily accommodate a family with kids or multiple families. The house is gated and very private. Communication with the owners was very prompt. We loved the pool, hot tub and boche ball court. The kitchen, grill and outdoor seating area were perfect for the meals when we stayed in to cook. The location is in the heart of Kenwood with easy access to wineries and restaurants. We would 100% recommend this place and plan to come back.
Wine tasting - Over a dozen award-winning wineries located within five minutes of the property, Glen Ellen wineries within ten minutes and dozens in Sonoma Valley up to 25 minutes away. Central Napa Valley is a half hour over a scenic mountain road. Healdsburg, 35 minutes away, is the gateway to Russian River, Alexander and Dry Creek valleys. Take a scenic drive to the spectacular Sonoma coast.
- english, french
About Kathleen Lunbeck
Rob and Kathleen Lunbeck live in San Francisco with their two children. Kathleen is a native San Franciscan and Rob has lived in the City over 25 years. Following his dream to come to California, Rob, who grew up in Pennsylvania and went to college in New England, came West for graduate school (at Stanford) and has remained in California since. He met Kathleen shortly after moving to San Francisco.
Kathleen Lunbeck purchased this Estate in 2005
Why Kathleen Lunbeck chose Kenwood
Growing up in foggy San Francisco, Kathleen's lifelong dream was to have a sunny getaway in the wine country. We looked at a lot of beautiful homes but fell in love with Brambleberry for its compelling setting and absolutely distinctive farmhouse aesthetic. We are fortunate to be able now to call it ours. Kenwood is a delightful small town in the heart of "the real wine country", the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma Valley. It is convenient to everything the wine country visitor might want. We spend a lot of our free time improving and maintaining Brambleberry, a true labor of love! We take great delight in hosting our vacation-rental guests and sharing our favorite local tips with them.
What makes this Estate unique
Brambleberry has it all: location, serenity, privacy, luxury and comfort! Many if not most guests don't want to leave Brambleberry during their stay! This is our family's second home and we have appointed it to a very high standard.