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French Country Cottage & Vineyard w/ Hot Tub - Sonoma

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Charming wine country cottage in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. This 2BD/1BA home is walking distance from 12+ tasting rooms and wineries (e.g. Kenwood, Kunde, Landmark, Chateau St. Jean, VJB, etc...). The front porch swing and Adirondack chairs look over the park across the street with mountain views in the background. There are 130 syrah vines in the small vineyard onsite as well as several fruit trees. The private backyard hosts a fountain, hot tub, hammock, Weber gas grill, and a secluded outdoor shower. It is fully furnished with California King & Queen beds, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, a 42' LCD TV for movies or internet streaming, hardwood floors, a vintage claw foot tub and a marble radiant heated bathroom floor. The property has 4 bee hives secluded in amongst the grapevines in the side yard. If you stay you will see them visit the water fountain in the private backyard. Although there has never been any issues, If you are allergic to honeybees, you may not be comfortable in the private back yard.

Keywords: cottage, wine country, Sonoma, valley, Napa, vineyard, hot tub, Jacuzzi, hammock, fountain, grapevines, Kenwood, outdoor shower, grill, single family, house

Sonoma County TOT#891N

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Brandon Maio
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Brandon Maio

We are professionals who live in San Francisco. We couldn't resist the opportunity to buy a home in the heart of wine country. Our fourth barreling of the, on property, Syrah grapes is now resting in the barrel. We hope that you will be able to enjoy the local activities and relax in this get away.

Brandon Maio purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Brandon Maio chose Kenwood

The on property vineyard is just a taste of the local beauty. With the mountain views from the front patio and local wineries a short walk down the road, this setting is truly a wine country get away.

What makes this cottage unique

Tour the local wineries, go golfing, enjoy a hike or just relax in the Hot Tub. This home offers something for everyone.


Kenwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Clawfoot bath and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
small vineyard on property, hot tub, double hammock, fountain, covered patio, porch swing, Adirondack porch chairs, claw foot tub, outdoor shower, Weber gas grill, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, 42' LCD TV for movie streaming or DVD library, play station 3 console, computer with broadband internet access,


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French Country Cottage & Vineyard w/ Hot Tub - Sonoma
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
Ithaca, NY

A nice, tidy little 2-bedroom home near Santa Rosa and Glen Ellen.

  • 4 of 5

The property is in a lovely area surrounded by wineries, including some very good ones (VJB, Ty Caton). The house is comfortable, clean (except the oven), charming garden, well furnished. Could use a few more amenities, like an iron and an ironing board, a tea kettle, lamps on both sides of the beds rather than just one. The owner is super nice, and very helpful by email. The drive into Santa Rosa is about ten minutes... fantastic area for biking, too. Kenwood had some major damage from the fires, but it was localized and many blocks from this rental. You don’t see it, or smell smoke, or anything. More broadly, you can visit and enjoy Sonoma without feeling that the area is a war zone, the way the news made it sound. These fires were horrible but also patchy, and the vast majority of Sonoma Valley is totally untouched, even right in Kenwood which might have seemed likely to be about as impacted as could be found. So don’t hesitate and come visit a stunningly lovely area, with sensational wines, fantastic restaurants, and really nice people. The aftermath of the fires won’t somehow ruin the visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Severna park Maryland. .

Amazing property and great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We were in for a wedding at Chateau St Jean which is right down the street and rented this gem for four days while we were here. It is exactly as shown in the pictures. Great location walking distance to several wineries, restaurants and a convenience store. The quiet, secluded backyard with the hot tub was a welcome respite after a day of wine tasting! The house was immaculately cleaned and the beds were very comfortable. Sonoma center was a short 15-20 minute drive and there are plenty of Ubers to get around. Brandon was a great host and the communication was perfect. I highly recommend this property -- you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I am very pleased with customer support by owner and property was exelent.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - Great back yard with hot tub

  • 5 of 5

Close to hiking trails, wineries, dining and groceries. Several wineries within minutes driving - tasting rooms within walking distance. Enjoyed hiking in several state parks only minutes away by car. Everything you need is very conveniently located. Enjoyed quiet evenings in the private back yard.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Elm Grove WI

Property was just as described. Very comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We thought the location was perfect. It was very nice to walk to a couple of places to eat and taste wine. Owner was very thorough with directions while in the house ( hot tub, lights, etc). We would love to return.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Great weekend cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for me and two friends for a long weekend. It's very cute inside and the porch swing and hot tub made for great additions to the home. We had a small snafu with something in the house, but Brandon was super quick to respond to fix the issue and the weekend continued without a hitch. My only small complaint is that with the claw tub, the shower curtain wraps all the way around and I felt a little cramped while showering. But, that's just a personal thing! Plus, there is an outdoor shower that can be utilized instead. Brandon is a great host and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Glen Ellen Star
El Dorado Kitchen
Benziger Family Winery
Beautiful, biodynamic vineyard
Jimtown Store
Great comfort food and fun shop
VJB Vineyards-Cellars Tasting
Great wine, food and even opera singers if your timing is right.
Little Vineyards
Great small scale tasting room with some big reds.
Cafe Citti
Very good Italian food
Kaz Vineyard & Winery
Small scale, eclectic tasting room
The Fig Cafe
Great food. The map on this page is wrong. The place is in Glen Ellen.
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Dazzling view and pretty good wine.
La Rosa Taquileria and Grille
Fantastic mexican
Ty Caton Vineyards
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oliver's Market
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Oakmont Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Citti
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Car: recommended

Walking distance to over 12 Sonoma wineries and tasting rooms, gourmet olive oil/ vinegar tasting, field/ park across street, wine/ food pairing at local tasting room one block away. I have 4 bee hives on the property in the side yard that help us produce local honey. You will see honeybees sipping water from the fountain in the private back yard. Although the bees have never been an issue, if you are allergic to honey bees, this is probably not a comfortable property for you to stay at. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

County codes do not permit parties at short term rentals.





Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

* Holiday Rates May Apply
* Neighborhood Quiet Hours: 10pm -9am daily
* Four person maximum overnight occupancy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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