Kenwood Cottage-Canyon & Creek Setting, Spa, 1 Mi from Wineries, No Cleaning Fee(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
This idyllic cottage rests on a year round creek in the historic Adobe Canyon and is situated in a bucolic setting. With private gardens, luminous canyon scenery and wildlife spilling through your cottage windows, you can walk to hiking trails that lead over bridges and waterfalls to spectacular vistas. Picnic at Sugarloaf Ridge or hike to Bald Mountain with 360º views of Northern California and the Golden Gate Bridge. Spend an evening at the Robert Ferguson Observatory at Sugarloaf Park stargazing and learning about current astronomical events.
The interior design was commissioned by Gracer West Interiors, and meticulously executed by lead designer Margaret Gross. With an eye for sophistication, simplicity and beauty, this “French Country” cottage is artfully appointed with many of the amenities of a 5 star resort. There is a spa/hot tub only a few steps from the master suite overlooking the creek, with exquisite views of the stars, mountains and the majestic trees that surround this private oasis.
This year we remodeled the kitchen and bathroom along with many other upgrades to make your stay more modern and enjoyable. Take a look at our pictures and more posted on our website, kenwoodcottage dot com.
Kenwood is in the heart of the Valley of the Moon and is considered one of the premiere towns in Sonoma's wine country. This retreat offers privacy and serenity, yet is only minutes to some of the best wineries in the region.
Each room at the cottage was thoughtfully crafted with our guest’s comfort in mind. From plush down comforters and 100% cotton linens, to all the amenities of a gourmet kitchen, the cottage is a place for true pampering & relaxation. Each room at Kenwood Cottage has been given detailed attention for our guest's satisfaction.
Our beds are top of the line Serta pillow-top mattresses. The master bedroom opens up to the back deck where the hot tub/spa are a just a few steps from your room.
The outdoor spa is set on the back deck overlooking Sonoma Creek - the largest year-round creek at the Valley of the Moon.
Sip our bottle of complimentary wine while you take a dip in the hot tub under starry nights or have your breakfast on one of the several outdoor tables thoughtfully placed around the cottage. An outdoor grill (Weber gas grill) and fully equipped kitchen is ready for your culinary artistry.
While there are plenty of wineries to choose from in Sonoma Valley, should you decide to experience more of what the wine country has to offer, the Kenwood Cottage is centrally located to the other wine regions. Driving times to other famous regions from the Kenwood Cottage are as follows:
Napa valley 40 minutes
Carneros Region 20 min
Calistoga 30 min
Russian River 25 min
Healdsburg / Dry Creek Valley 30 min.
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Member since: 2006
- 1300 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Over 20 World Class Wineries are less than one mile away. See our google map below with a number of wineries listed to give you a sampling. And note how close -- and far you are from them: they are less than one mile away but when you are done tasting, you return to a canyon setting, non-residential type neighborhood. Compare and contrast that with the other properties listed on VRBO in the wine country that have close neighbors and no feeling of 'getting away from it all.' We also provide at the cottage a complete guest guide that details restaurants, stores, coffee shops, and many outdoor activities to consider. In addition, we put together a document called 'Kenwood - the Perfect Day?' that details where to pick up picnic supplies, where to have a picnic, what wineries to see, etc to take all of the guess work out of what to do while here in case you don't want to just relax in the gorgeous setting. We do all the work for you! We also have a number of discounted or 2 for 1 coupons....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
Satellite / Cable:
Comcast On Demand cable TV with DVR (pause, rewind live TV) with numerous channels and recorded shows that you can watch “on demand”; a 55 inch flat panel HIGH DEFINITION 1080p TV with remote is provided; We also have a DVD/Blu-Ray player....moreless
We keep a number of DVDs for guest use including the wine country movie, “Sideways” that started the whole Pinot Noir craze. 'Bottle Shock' movie also recently added, the story that put Napa on the wine scene when they won against the French....moreless
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
The cottage is located in a canyon setting so canyon walls are on both sides of the cottage. Numerous mature redwood and other trees are on and around the property. This allows the cottage to be cooler than other Sonoma valley floor accomodations and yet be only 1 mile away!...moreless
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Sports & Adventure Activities
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
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- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Sofa, Loveseat, fireplace, extra chairs, reading material, guest guide (where to eat, wine taste, how to use hot tub), two for one wine tasting coupons, hi-definition flat panel TV with Blu-Ray player...moreless
- Parking Off Street:
Cell phones don't always work at the cottage due to the canyon walls. This can be an advantage or disadvantage depending on your cicumstances. We provide a phone for with free local and long distance dialing (within the US) to keep in touch with family or to make reservations...moreless
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- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker:
We provide it all including new Calphalon cookware and nearly every utensil you can think of to be creative, or not. Plates, silverware, pots, pans, spices, tongs, wine glasses, coffee, creamer, sugar...moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
All of the appliances, including coffee pot and grinder, you could possibly desire are provided in this fully equipped kitchen. We cook extensively at the Kenwood Cottage and so we would have it no other way! There is free coffee provided with cream and sugar, and many cooking items including oil, spices, etc....moreless
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We provide two bikes for touring the wine country with a lock. The road the cottage is located on is seldom used and the bikes are nice to take an afternoon spin. We don't, however, supply helmets. ...moreless
Deck / Patio:
We replaced the wood deck with a new “trex-like” deck; no splinters! You will love this oversize deck with its two lounge chairs and table with 4 chairs and umbrella. The deck looks over the creek and the numerous trees in this canyon setting. A second, lower patio is closer to the creek and has a table and four chairs to sit and relax by the creek. We even installed a stand up table next to the creek to place your wine glass on as you gaze down the creek and into the canyon setting. So relaxing!...moreless
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
May 29 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 4 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Oct - wine crush
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 12%
Call for race weekend rates that may be slightly higher and/or 3 night minimum.
Additional $50 for the nights of Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
Note: Maximum occupancy of the cottage is 4 guests
Note: The cottage is not to be used for gatherings (reunions, weddings, etc.) nor exceed a max of 4 guests without prior approval.
No Pets, no smoking
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Over 20 World class wineries and wine tasting are less than one mile from the property. We keep two mountain type bikes on property if you would like to explore the local wineries via bike (many of our guests do this!), or to just take a stroll to Sugarloaf State Park, which is less than one mile from the cottage.
We provide an extensive guest guide at the cottage detailing many things to do, places to visit, and even a guide on how to create the perfect day wine tasting and picnicing in the wine country with all the details laid out for you. This is your vacation, the thinking has been done for you!
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We are a happily married couple of over 33 years and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wayne is the chief economist at a Fortune 500 firm and Laura spends time with their two grown daughters and manages the Kenwood Cottage. We enjoy cooking, wine tasting, relaxing, travel and sight seeing; all of these we found at the Kenwood Cottage!
Why the Owner Chose Kenwood, CA, USA:
Kenwood is a small town in the heart of Sonoma Valley. We spent over 5 years looking for just the right place in the wine country. Once we became familiar with the differences between Sonoma and Napa, we really started looking hard at Sonoma due to its more laid back and friendly atmosphere. The charming town of Kenwood had it all for us and the Kenwood Cottage with its canyon setting and lovely sounds from the year round creek really sold us. Not familiar with Kenwood? Look what the Wine Spectator wrote in a recent edition about the area, 'There are beautiful wine roads all over the world, rambling through Tuscany and Provence, or along the Rhine in Germany's Rheingau. But you needn't cross the ocean to find some. The route, coming into Kenwood as you drive north through Sonoma Valley, the mountains ribbed with hillside vineyards, is in the same league.” This is why we so fell in love with the area and why this is such a great place to relax and unwind. Experience the much more laid back atmosphere of Sonoma vs Napa valley where it is not uncommon to have the wine maker pouring his own wines, the staff more friendly and passionate than we have found in other regions and often where there is no tasting fee (we keep free and discounted tasting coupons at the cottage to help also!)
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Nearly all the other properties listed above and below this one on VRBO do not have the quiet, canyon setting with a creek running through the property and the ambiance that creates for our guests. Don’t be misled - other properties are often in residential neighborhoods and are not a serene, relaxing environment. Yet the location of the Kenwood Cottage is so ideal: only a mile from over 25 excellent wineries, yet romantic and secluded. It was everything we had hoped for after looking for a second home for over 5 years. We use the cottage when it is not rented and thus, have it fully equipped the way we enjoy it and make all of these ammenities available to our guests. We provide a complete guest guide that tells you not only everything you need to know about the cottage, but also all the great wineries, restaurants, and things to do around the cottage. We also provide numerous two for one or free tasting coupons for wine tasting. Walking on the seldom traveled road is a favorite in the morning hours. Coffee on the secluded rear deck overlooking the creek (or while in the hot tub) is a morning favorite. We often head to a local store (we provide many ideas in our guest guide) to pick up picnic supplies (we keep a picnic cooler for you at the cottage) and then head out for wine tasting picnicing. The exciting part for us is that every year, the wines change! So we often revisit the local wineries several times per year to enjoy their new offerings. Once back from wine tasting/exploring/hiking, we relax in our front yard garden with some wine and cheese and then either enjoy one of the many great restaurants within minutes of the cottage or prepare a feast with our fully equipped kitchen. We finish the evening sitting in the hot tub looking up at the millions of stars (it is amazing what a slight elevation change from the valley floor will do to make millions more stars appear!). Tell me, what is there not to LOVE about this destination!
- Primary: (510) 471-4710 (California, USA)
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Kenwood Cottage - On Adobe Canyon Creek in the Beautiful Sonoma Wine Country
Entry to cottage, park bench on porch. Lounging chairs outside, gazebo
Brand new appliances during kitchen remodel (2016)
Even a bottle of local wine included! Guest guide wine/dine/shop suggestions
Rear bedroom with new queen pillow top bed; exit to hot tub on private rear deck
Fireplace in living room for those cool nights sets just the right ambiance. . .
Remodeled in 2016 with tub/shower combination; towels, shampoo, soap provided
Front yard to relax with a glass of wine and cheese. Beautiful views everywhere!
New rear "splinter free" deck, table, lounge chairs, umbrella, Weber gas BBQ
Rear of house; two picnic tables & umbrellas; find just the right place to relax
The ambiance created by creek is relaxing. Other listings do not have this sound
World Class wineries located less than one mile from the cottage.
Warm entry way with free wine tasting coupons and complete guide on what to do
Remodeled kitchen in 2016. New appliances. Includes every small appliance you of
Kitchen nook overlooking rear deck and creek with large picture window.
Front bedroom with new queen pillow top bed, 500 count thread sheets.
Comfortable living room. Hi Definition Flat PanelCableTV, DVD/Blu, WIFI internet
Formal dining room looking out onto the rear deck and creek. A/C in room.
Full size modern washer and dryer available.
Private hot tub for your relaxing pleasure. Enjoy the sounds of nature and creek
Weber gas BBQ for your culinary expressions.
Creek runs through the rear of property. The sound it creates is magical. . .
Grapes less than a mile from the cottage
Massage treatments also available by request onsite.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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