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Large and Cozy Rustic Retreat

Bedrooms 8
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

The casual and secluded 8 bedroom, 3 bath home sleeps 12 (1 King, 3 Queen, 6 twin). . Ideal for family vacations, girl's week away and reunions. We are sorry but NO EVENTS OR PARTIES ALLOWED.

The fully stocked kitchen has an six-burner Wolf range, convection oven, microwave, a wine refrigerator, sub zero refrigerator and All-Clad pots and pans and Wedgewood plates, etc.. There is casual indoor and outdoor dining for 12+ people and an outdoor Weber BBQ grill.

Indoor decor is shabby chic. Living room set up around handmade stone wood fireplace and stacked with logs cut from our property. Adult beds made with Frette linens and towels. Kids beds are Pottery Barn linens. Three distinct sleeping/bathroom areas afford maximum privacy.

The outdoor set-up is a dream for the sporty: full-size sport-court/tennis court with half court basketball, award winning 25 yard pool with automatic cover and a separate, large in-ground hot-tub, bocce-ball court, putting green, grassy lawn for soccer or wiffle ball, tire-swing, zip line, hammock and fire pit for when the day is done. Citrus trees and large garden of flowers,vegetable and herbs.

Caretakers live on adjacent property and are available full time.

The property is 15 acres total. (approx. 10 flat acres)

More Details

Laura Carney Paradis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Laura Carney Paradis

We are a family of six who live in San Francisco. Kenwood is our country escape. Our kids learned to swim, ride a bike, play tennis, run a trail, hike, putt, plant a garden and fall in love with nature because of this place. We are sport enthusiasts so the property is set up to entertain my triathalon husband as well as his outdoor loving family. It is casual and comfortable yet with all of life's luxuries!

My husband grew up in Portland, ME and graduated from Harvard. I grew up in Sunnyvale, CA and graduated from UC Berkeley and Stanford Business School. Our two boys are at Town School and our two girls attend Hamlin.

For us, Kenwood is magical.

Laura Carney Paradis purchased this estate in 1994

Why Laura Carney Paradis chose Kenwood

We wanted to find a place where we could escape the City, experience nature and spend time as a family. The property has a beautiful feel to it-- It is the perfect set-up for multiple families and we have many friends whose kids feel they have grown up in Kenwood. The house was built with wood and stone from the property. It is simple in the best of ways yet stocked with all the luxuries you want.

What makes this estate unique

-Borders 50 mile of hiking and running trails in Annendale State Park. Access to trailhead from the property. World class mountain biking, hiking and running.

-The most beautiful 25 yard pool

- Secluded and private yet 10 minutes from first class wineries and restaurants.

-Comfortably sleeps 12-14 people

-Hand built stone fireplace is the perfect place to read a book

-Stunning oak trees, garden, visiting wild turkey and deer

-The truth pit- (aka firepit)

- A night sky like no other!


Kenwood Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Large and Cozy Rustic Retreat
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
Castle Rock

Totally spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group come for a family reunion from WA, CA, CO and NV. The house was spectacular, and it exceeded our expectations. The grounds are amazing with so much to do! We played tennis, bocce, and used the pool/hot tub every day. The kids were in heaven and it was great for folks who just wanted the sit by the pool. We did several hikes, both straight from the property as well as a short drive to trail heads nearby. A day of wine tasting, and a day of canoeing the Russian river were also highlights and easy to do from this location. Laura was so gracious and helpful and the property manager Mario was also very responsive and helpful. We really can't say enough good things about our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Special property, world class pool, lots of space

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to hang with family and friends. Well stocked kitchen, big bedrooms, clean and cozy. Has great nature vibe with all the luxuries

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

This house offered exactly what we hoped for--plenty of space and activities for a three-generation family reunion. The grandparents could see and watch the kids in the pool, tennis court, basketball court, and bocce court and everyone could eat together inside or out at the big family tables. The gracious home and property were beautiful and relaxing, and we had everything we needed. The private setting made us feel like we were far away, and yet we could get to the store to grab something within ten minutes. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is absolutely magical -- reminds one of Southern France.

  • 5 of 5

Laura could not be a more gracious or attentive host. The grounds are gorgeous and secluded with a wonderful pool and endless opportunities for playing together outdoors. We enjoyed everything from swimming with the babies, "playing tennis" with the toddlers, beating each other at ping pong, and making s'mores around the fire pit. Everything one could want for family fun is there. The house itself is very comfortable and spacious. I would not call it rustic. It is lovely with great art, comfortable furnishings, and an open design that has many private spaces inside and out for smaller groups. This place is a treasure. Thank you, Laura, for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing week in Sonoma!

  • 5 of 5

We have small children in our group so the plan was to rent a vacation house we didn't have to leave in order to have fun. We arrived to find the house and grounds exactly as advertised. Lovely setting with courts, a pool, and plenty for the young and older children to enjoy. Some of us travelled over the course of the week to kayak in the Russian River or go horseback riding. I was happy to stay by the pool, play tennis and ping pong, and relax. Perfect fit for our vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent private home with great amenities and fun for whole family

  • 4 of 5

Our Parent's 60th Wedding Anniversary so all siblings decided on Sonoma. This house was great! The Owner and manager made us feel welcome. Bedrooms were a nice size, bathrooms clean and a wonderful gourmet kitchen. The grill was huge and very easy to use. The on problem we had was the ice maker in the SubZero refrigerator did not work so we had to go out to buy ice.

The grounds were fun! We all swam, jacuzzied, and played: Bocce ball, ping pong, and tennis, it got our competitive juices flowing! We even used the fire pit. Wineries are all over the place and easily accessible. We would recommend this property to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury in Rustic Country Setting

Secluded 15 acre property yet only ten minutes from the award-winding wineries of the northern Sonoma Valley. Borders and has access to 50 miles of trail in Annendale State Parke. 15 miles from Sonoma Plaza, 15 miles to Santa Rosa; 30 minutes to the Russian River and Napa valley.

We do not allow any events or parties of any kind. Due to septic restrictions no more than 18 people on the property at any time. Thank you.


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