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Kenwood Casita; a Rural Setting; Great Wineries; Fine Dining

Kenwood, CA, USA
  • Cottage740 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Kenwood Casita:1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2) 1 Bath in the Sonoma Valley

The “ Kenwood Casita” is in the town of Kenwood on California State Highway 12; 20 minutes east of the City of Santa Rosa and 15 minutes west of the City of Sonoma in the Sonoma Valley called by author Jack London the “Valley of the Moon”.

The Casita is a detached 740 sq. ft. guest unit with living/dinning room, full kitchen,1 bedroom (sleeps -2), 1 bath, HVAC, cable TV, seasonally heated pool, private outdoor patio with BBQ and covered parking. RV or boat parking is available but no hook-ups are available.

A quiet, rural and private 2.50 acre parcel in the Sonoma Valley with views of the surrounding Mayacamas Mountains. The property has a small vineyard planted to Montepulciano grapes, over 50 fruit trees and a large herb and vegetable garden. Seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs are available upon request during your stay. The property has a solar heated seasonal pool and poolside lounge chairs available for your use.

Sonoma County is rated one of the top 10 'wine' travel destinations in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, February 2014. As expected, wineries abound in the area offering public tours and tastings; some wineries offer appointment only tours, tastings and food pairings with many wineries offering wines that only can be purchased at the winery. Frequently on a summer weekend evening music can drift quietly over the area from activities at either Chateau St Jean Winery or Landmark Winery which always ends by 10 PM.

The Kenwood Casita is within easy walking, cycling, or driving distances to numerous wineries, restaurants, City of Sonoma and Annandale, Sugarloaf and Mt. Hood parks.

Vacationer’s can take day trips by automobile to the very diverse areas of Sonoma County and surrounding Counties. Traveling east on Hwy 12 from Kenwood you will find numerous wineries, award winning restaurants and the City of Sonoma with shopping on their historic town square.

Heading north on Hwy 101 takes you to the City of Healdsburg, the Alexander and Russian River wine growing regions and wineries. Canoeing down the Russian River is a summer time favorite from Healdsburg to Guerneville. The Healdsburg Square also offers fine dining, eclectic shopping and wine tasting shops.

To the West you will find some of the best Pinot noir wineries in the U. S., also artisan cheese makers and gourmet olive oil producers offering their unique products. A return trip from the coast heading north on Highway 1 will find numerous waterfront restaurants serving locally harvested oysters, other seafood and of course libations

Your social interchange with the owners John and Pamela is as expansive or limited as you wish.

If you are looking for a place to relax, read in a quiet country setting; hike, bike, kayak, canoe or golf; take in fine dining, enjoy the finest wines offered in the Sonoma Valley or Sonoma County the Kenwood Casita and your hosts John and Pamela are there to make your stay as enjoyable as possible


John & Pamela

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About John & Pamela

We, Pamela and John, acquired this property in 2007 and have taken great pleasure in up-grading it. We decide to share our little-bit-of-heaven with vactioners. We invite you to consider being one of our guests. Over a glass of wine (or not) we are available to talk about the various activities available to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

John & Pamela purchased this Cottage in 2007

What makes this Cottage unique

In September we harvest our Montepulciano grapes and you can participate in the harvest but we have no control over Mother Nature in ripening the grapes, typically harvest is Mid-September. We host a harvest breakfast, then into the vineyard for picking, then off to the winery to de-stem, sort, crush, and watch the wine maker start the fermentation of the grapes. After crush the winery hosts a lunch. We offer guest in-season fresh fruits, vegetable, citrus and herbs for your personal enjoyment from our gardens. In season we have: peaches, pears, apples, red and green seedless grape, artichokes, figs, lemons, limes. oranges, figs, persimmons, pomegranate, salad tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, carrots, strawberries, garlic, celery, lettuce, onions, rosemary, thyme, chives, tarragon, sage, bay leaf, oregano, and more.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • The bedroom has a flat panel TV with cable channels; AM-FM clock radio with docking station for an ipod/phone.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
      • The bath has a jacuzzi style jetted hot/soaking tub.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          The property has views of Mt Hood State Park and Sugarloaf County Park and surrounded by many vineyard and winery properties.
        • Rural
          The Casita is in Kenwood a small rural community in the Sonoma Valley surrounded by wineries and vineyards.
        • Village
          Kenwood Village, a scant 1/2 mile away, features multiple wine tasting rooms and wineries. restaurants, convenience market, and some eclectic shopping.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                  Forced air heat and cooling (HVAC).
                • Garage
                  Single vehicle carport
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Forced air heat (HVAC).
                • Internet
                  Wireless connection available
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                  Flat screen TV with cable channels and DVD player.
                • Parking
                  One (1) covered carport space with additional space for RV or boat parking (no hook-ups available).
                • Towels Provided
                  Towels and robes provided


                    • Coffee Maker
                      Drip and French press available with Starbucks coffee
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Full set of cookware, cooking and dining utensils, dinnerware, and glassware that will accommodate the most discriminating cook.
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      Fully equipped with hot water dispenser, food processor, immersion blender, and mixer.
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                      Gas oven.
                    • Pantry Items
                      salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, olive oil, vinegar, dried herbs and spices. In season fresh fruits, vegetables, citrus and herbs are available.
                    • Refrigerator
                      With ice maker
                    • Stove
                      Gas cooktop with oven.
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Basic Cable
                            • Television


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Private seating area
                                • Golf
                                  Oakmont Public Golf course is about 3 miles from the Casita.
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  Gazebo with shade cloth and a large table that seats 6
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs are available when they are in season. Check with owners on what is available during your stay.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Propane gas BBQ on private patio


                                    • not suitable for children

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Seasonally solar heated pool available May- October; pool side lounge chairs Pool is shared with owners. Quite time to be observed between the hours 10 PM and 7 AM.
                                        • Heated Pool


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • A limited supply of various personal care products are available upon request.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              52 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Excellent location; Wonderful Hosts!

                                                              BRODY H.

                                                              What a great experience! Went for a weekend of wine tasting and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations and the location. John and Pamela were excellent hosts -- we took them up on a number of wine tasting/restaurant recommendations and all of them were spot on -- VJB, Salt & Stone, Garden Court Cafe, etc -- 3 our favorites. Even made a trip to Russian River Brewing Co! Highly recommend the Kenwood Casita if you are planning a trip to Sonoma!

                                                              perfect in every way...location...the accommodation...the owners

                                                              the property was immaculate inside and out...the setting was beautiful...to top it off the owner left me a variety of citrus fruits growing on the property...and it was january!!! will be back...

                                                              Absolutely perfect!

                                                              Amy W.

                                                              My husband and I stayed at the Casita for our honeymoon and could not be more pleased with our rental choice. John and Pamela were excellent, inviting hosts and made us feel very welcome. They truly made our experience in Sonoma Valley more special than we imagined.

                                                              We planned to cook a lot of our meals and the Casita kitchen was fully equipped with all of the cookware and utensils we needed. John even left fresh veggies from their garden on our patio each day and invited us to pick whatever we needed. The pool was open during our stay and was very refreshing to dip our toes after a long day out and about.

                                                              The location of the Casita was perfect for us! It is nestled in the country with breathtaking views, but yet just a quick ride down the road to the city of Sonoma, or up to Santa Rosa and the Russian River Valley area. We did a few days of wine tastings using Uber to travel around and never had any issues finding a timely and affordable ride. There are so many great wineries nearby that offer amazing tasting experiences and world class wines.

                                                              You can't go wrong with the Kenwood Casita and all that comes with it! Thanks John and Pam!

                                                              Beautiful place, close to everything

                                                              Sharon H.

                                                              We spent 2 perfect nights at the casita, this place was just perfect for us- the pool, the garden, the proximity to nature and hikes and of course splendid wineries, really made our gateway perfect. John and Pamela are terrific hosts and their place is simply beautiful and relaxing

                                                              Beautiful, serene, great location!

                                                              James R.Oklahoma City, OK

                                                              We came here for a surprise birthday trip and this little house/cottage was amazing. I am not big on staying at places like a B&B or something like that, but even though this place is right next to Jon and Pamela's house, I still felt like I had privacy and the ability to relax. It sits at the foot of the mountains and very quiet and peaceful. It is located near a few good wineries and only a short 30-45 minute drive to Napa. This was nice because the traffic in Napa is awful and staying here in Kenwood, we didn't have to deal with any traffic. There was a little covered carport which was nice. Even though we didn't use it, there is a heated pool which is very nice and well maintained. Just an amazing location and all around great experience!!! If you are in this area, this is a must stay!! Jon and Pamela and some of the nicest people you could ever meet. Very accommodating and helpful with anything we needed it questions we had. Thank you both for your hospitality!!! We will stay here every time we come out to the area!!

                                                              A serene retreat in the heart of Sonoma wine country

                                                              Norrie M.

                                                              The owners have a wonderful property which is fully equipped for any length of stay. The accommodation and surrounding gardens are truly a tonic for relaxation. John and Pamela are very welcoming and provided a wealth of information on activities and dining in the area. All in all a great experience for us and a destination that we plan on visiting again in the future.


                                                              Kenwood, CA, USA

                                                              The following are easy day trips for vacationers: Sonoma County alone has numerous wineries offering tours, tastings and food pairings to keep any wine enthusiast very busy. Located in Napa County are numerous Napa Valley wineries, Yountville's restaurants including, the French Laundry and Buchon, and shopping at Vintage 1870 and Calistoga has natural hot spring spas. In Marin County, Sausalito has views of the Golden Gate Bridge, waterfront shopping, dining, eclectic shopping and art galleries. San Francisco is a little more than an hour by car or car and Golden Gate Ferry (recommended from Larkspur) for sightseeing, walking the Golden Gate Bridge, shopping, dining, professional sports and museums. In Mendocino County, traveling north on Hwy 1 is Fort Ross, the historical Russian explorer’s outpost. Further north on Hwy 1 is the town of Mendocino. It is the town in which the TV series 'Murder She Wrote' was filmed and offers spectacular ocean views, dining, art galleries and shopping. Coastal southern Sonoma and northern Marin Counties offer cheese tastings and tours; beach combing at National Seashore areas; seasonal whale watching and waterfront dining at various restaurants serving local oysters and seafood.

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                                                              Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax ID 1076N

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