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Kenwood Cottage - On Adobe Canyon Creek in the Beautiful Sonoma Wine Country

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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Kenwood Cottage is located in the heart of Sonoma's wine country and the town of Kenwood. This two bedroom vacation home is walking distance to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and biking distance to some of the premiere wineries in the region.

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.

Keywords: cottage, winery, wine, creek, vacation, peaceful, relaxing, home, house, Kenwood, Sonoma, wine country, Napa, vacation rental, romantic, honeymoon, anniversary

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years and older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We keep a variety of games - indoors and out - at the cottage for the young ones...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    In an effort to be as sensitive as possible for our guests, smoking is not allowed at the Kenwood Cottage....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love dogs too, but sorry, they are not permitted at the Kenwood Cottage...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Pillow top mattress for your comfort; sheets included ...moreless

  • Front Bedroom: 1 queen

    Pillow top mattress for your comfort; sheets included ...moreless

  • Each room has one pillow top mattress for your comfort: California King bed in master bedroom and queen bed in front bedroom. Sheets, duvet, pillow cases all included. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Towels, shampoo, soap provided...moreless

  • Skylight lit bathroom with pedestal sink, tub/shower combination. We provide towels, shampoo, conditioner, etc. Just like a hotel!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Combo DVD / Blu-Ray player provided....moreless

  • Games:

    A selection of children’s games are provided....moreless

  • Music Library:

    A number of CDs are provided to set just the right mood...moreless

  • 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 42 inch flat panel HIGH DEFINITION 1080p TV with remote is provided; We also have a DVD/Blu-Ray player....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose wave radio with hook up for your iPhone/iPod....moreless

  • Television:

    42 inch flat panel, HIGH DEFINITION 1080p TV with remote is provided; We also have a DVD/Blu-Ray player....moreless

  • Toys:

    We keep a few games for the little ones (and adults!)...moreless

  • Video Library:

    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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    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

  • Water View:

    Adobe Canyon creek flows through the rear of the property. There is an elevation change and so the sound of the creek is much more enjoyable. And this flows year round....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Adobe Canyon creek flows through the rear of the property. There is an elevation change in the creek and so the sound of the creek is much more enjoyable. And this flows year round....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Formal dining room with new mahogany table and 6 chairs provided...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Available June-October. We installed new triple pane windows in 2015; A/C is rarely needed. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High speed, cable (24+ Mbps speed!) wi-fi access is included at no extra charge...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Bosch high efficiency, stackable full size dryer. Please bring your own HE type detergent. Note: NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR USE!...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace insert provided for those cold nights. You supply the wood or presto logs...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    YES! US only...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air furnance with outlets in all rooms. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Super hi speed wifi internet included in price. One cable is provided if you choose to connect through ethernet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We use the finest 450 thread count sheets and plush towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    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:

    Parking for two cars on property, one off property...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    We have a driveway on property that can accommodate two cars and off street parking for one other....moreless

  • Telephone:

    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

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom and kitchen towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Bosch high efficiency full size washer. Note: NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR USE! (bring your own detergent, HE type only)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Cable modem high speed (24+ MB speed!) wi-fi access works throughout the property and is provided at NO additional charge...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    The fireplace has an insert that allows the fireplace to be used and provides heat to the living room if desired....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular 12 cup coffee maker with gourmet coffee to grind as needed. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    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:

    We provide all the dishes and utensils you could possibly need to make your stay enjoyable and carefree....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New in 2016...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    Over the stove, new in 2016...moreless

  • Oven:

    New in 2016...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide spices and essential pantry items (oil, sugar, spices, artificial sweetener, etc.) and also a number of cookbooks. ...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    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:

    Weber gas BBQ on rear deck. Extra propane provided....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Covered with park bench to relax and enjoy the scenery and flowers in the front garden....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Morton Hot Springs park is located 12 min from the cottage. A heated pool, picnic grounds, bbq facility and food stand is located at Morton's if you want to swim....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Relaxing hot tub in a completely private setting; located on the rear deck. You can listen to the sounds of the wind through the trees, or the sound of the year round creek and enjoy the millions of stars above....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 30 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$329 $399
Fri, Sat
$2,049
Labor Day weekend
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay

$1,497
flat fee
Fall
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$329 $399
Fri, Sat
$2,049
Oct - wine crush
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$349 $419
Fri, Sat
$2,199
November
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$309 $379
Fri, Sat
$1,999
Low Season
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$309 $379
Fri, Sat
$1,999
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$309 $379
Fri, Sat
$1,999

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Call for holiday, race weekend rates that may be slightly higher and/or 3 night minimum.

Memorial Day, Labor Day weekends: 3 night minimum plus $100 extra per night.

Note: Maximum occupancy of the cottage is 4 guests

Note: The cottage is not to be used for gatherings (reunions, weddings, etc.)

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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland or San Francisco
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Vineyard Inn
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Vineyard Inn

Car: Recommended

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!

 

Owner info

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!


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  • Kenwood Cottage - On Adobe Canyon Creek in the Beautiful Sonoma Wine Country

    Kenwood Cottage - On Adobe Canyon Creek in the Beautiful Sonoma Wine Country

  • Entry to cottage, park bench on porch. Lounging chairs outside, gazebo

    Entry to cottage, park bench on porch. Lounging chairs outside, gazebo

  • Brand new appliances during kitchen remodel (2016)

    Brand new appliances during kitchen remodel (2016)

  • Even a bottle of local wine included! Guest guide wine/dine/shop suggestions

    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

    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. . .

    Fireplace in living room for those cool nights sets just the right ambiance. . .

  • Remodeled in 2016 with tub/shower combination; towels, shampoo, soap provided

    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!

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    Remodeled kitchen in 2016. New appliances. Includes every small appliance you of

  • Kitchen nook overlooking rear deck and creek with large picture window.

    Kitchen nook overlooking rear deck and creek with large picture window.

  • Front bedroom with new queen pillow top bed, 500 count thread sheets.

    Front bedroom with new queen pillow top bed, 500 count thread sheets.

  • Comfortable living room. Hi Definition Flat PanelCableTV, DVD/Blu, WIFI internet

    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.

    Formal dining room looking out onto the rear deck and creek. A/C in room.

  • Full size modern washer and dryer available.

    Full size modern washer and dryer available.

  • Private hot tub for your relaxing pleasure. Enjoy the sounds of nature and creek

    Private hot tub for your relaxing pleasure. Enjoy the sounds of nature and creek

  • Weber gas BBQ for your culinary expressions.

    Weber gas BBQ for your culinary expressions.

  • Creek runs through the rear of property. The sound it creates is magical. . .

    Creek runs through the rear of property. The sound it creates is magical. . .

  • Grapes less than a mile from the cottage

    Grapes less than a mile from the cottage

  • Massage treatments also available by request onsite.

    Massage treatments also available by request onsite.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 30, 2016

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