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Kenwood Cottage-Canyon & Creek Setting, Spa, Tesla Welcome, NO cleaning Fee

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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. Our house is now Tesla (EV) ready - we are an approved Tesla destination charger.

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.

We just 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, electric vehicle ready, EV ready

More Details

Owner
Laura Best
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Laura Best

We are a happily married couple of over 35 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!

Laura Best purchased this house in 2006

Why Laura Best chose Sonoma County

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!)

What makes this house unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the perfect honeymoon here! Thank you for this cozy, romantic week. We cannot wait to return for our one year anniversary. Everything was comfortable, accessible, and just right for a week of peace and quiet. Blessings to you!
May 2010
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Amenities

Kenwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Towels, shampoo, soap provided
  • Skylight lit bathroom with pedestal sink, tub/shower combination. We provide towels, shampoo, conditioner, etc. Just like a hotel!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Pillow top mattress for your comfort; sheets included
    Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress for your comfort; sheets included
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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.

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average rating of 4.875 based on 21 reviews
5

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, great place, very well supplied including welcoming wine!

We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So relaxing sitting by the creek. We distressed from a week of meetings and left relaxed!!

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked with supplies and COFFEE!!! Love the cottage finishes. Really nice taste in decor.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect vacation with all the comforts

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kenwood Cottage. The house was perfect for us, whether we were relaxing on the back deck listening to the stream or enjoying all of the amenities inside during the hottest part of the day. The Wifi was fast, the beds comfortable, and there was a DVR with Netflix, HBO, etc. We brought our bikes, and there are several wineries just a few minutes away by bike--our favorite was Kunde, where several scenes from the movie Bottle Shock were filmed. Also, Sonoma is only 20-30 minutes south by car.

Our only issue was the bedrooms getting a bit warm overnight during a heat wave when daytime highs got into the 90s for just a few days during our stay. There's a window AC unit to keep the main living area cool, but the bedrooms can get warm even with the ceiling fans when it gets really hot. Fortunately, the daytime temps during the summer are usually in the 80s, and usually even cooler in the canyon where the cottage is located.

Otherwise, the Kenwood Cottage is a wonderful retreat, and we hope to stay there again the next time we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Kenwood Cottage. You were there during a heat wave that happens 2-3 times over the summer. As you said, the A/C works great in the living area. We bought an extra fan based on your feedback and added it to the bedroom. That with the new windows that all open with screens, guests will be able to take advantage of the wine country living: temps that always drop to the upper 50's at night with the windows open. We look forward to your return to the valley of the moon!
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5

Beautiful, relaxing setting with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Kenwood Cottage was the perfect location for our Sonoma wine country getaway. All the amenities are top notch- you can cook to your heart's content if the spirit moves you - the kitchen is well stocked, am coffee and breakfast overlooking the creek is the best way to start the day. The cottage is close to many quaint small towns, loved Glen Ellen and Kenwood- all the restaurant and winery recommendations were spot on and appreciated the 2 for 1 coupons left for guests. I'm also glad we explored a little farther north to Bodega Bay for great hiking and "the best chowder on the coast" ( Spud Point) and then back through the Russian River valley wineries - Guerneville and Dunston Mills are both delightful. Wayne and Laura were very responsive- had a little trouble connecting with the cable TV and Wayne returned our call immediately- problem was easily resolved. Wish we had more time, I wouldn't look anywhere else, this setting was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Experience at The Kenwood Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beyond our expectations. Beautiful property, very comfortable sleeping spaces and excellent amenities. It made for a great home base after a day at the vineyards.

Wayne and Laura were great hosts. Extremely professional and very timely in feedback.

Highly recommend the Kenwood Cottage and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, perfect creek side setting!

  • 5 of 5

Cute cottage on the creek, next to great hiking with waterfalls. Easy bike ride to all the wineries!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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
Past Guests please identify yourself for a discounted rate
Tesla EV (electric vehicle) ready - Tesla Wall charger, 240V 50 amp to charge your Tesla model X, S, or 3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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