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Villa Ticino - Romantic and exclusive vineyard estate - pool, spa, bocce, views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Villa Ticino is a private wine country estate with pool and mountain views.

Villa Ticino is an exclusive and romantic wine country retreat nestled between vineyards and the Mayacamas mountain range. It is located in the heart of the Valley of the Moon and within walking distance to local wineries and restaurants. A private gate leads to the estate vineyard in front of the house. The quiet backyard offers beautiful mountain views, a pool, an outdoor kitchen and an al fresco dining patio covered with a grape arbor. Expansive decks frame the swimming pool and are generously furnished with comfortable Adirondack chairs and chaise lounges.

Please also check out Villa Ticino's sister property just 5 minutes south in Glen Ellen - Wellington Vineyard Estate Home VRBO#592080.

More Details

Erika Asante
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, Swiss German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Kenwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check-out time is 10am - heads-up our housekeeper will arrive shortly after 10am
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , with stacked washer/dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , In-suite bathroom, sliding door to backyard / spa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , In-suite bathroom, sliding door to backyard / pool
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Sliding door to backyard
    Wine barrel lounge - 2 twin/ single
  • 100% cotton luxury linens and down duvets. Flat screen TV in each bedroom, each bedroom has sliding doors to backyard
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking


Warm and cozy villa in a super convenient location!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Apr 1, 2016

“The villa was beary perfect in every way! We knew it was going to be a special place from the moment we pulled up to the iron gate and drove through the grape vines down the front driveway of the property. When I walked through the front door, the home’s interior took my breath away. Everything was perfect. It was modern, yet had a very cozy and warm feeling. We had a lot of fun playing some of the games that were available for us while sitting near the toasty electric fireplace. The home was fully stocked with everything we needed and more. There were even fun toys and a highchair for our baby bear! Not only did we have a beautifully decorated dining room to eat in, we had a second option to dine outside in the back yard, which had breathtaking views! It was nice to sit amongst the fresh herbs and flowers or by the pool looking out at the hills and trees.. The location of the property is quite convenient and close to everything. There were many walkable shops, restaurants and wineries with tastings right across the street to enjoy. Anyone who has a chance to stay at this romantic (and it was very romantic!) 5 star villa hosted by a 5 star owner would be very lucky and have a guaranteed relaxing time. Erika, thank you for such a truly wonderful stay!”

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Villa Ticino - Romantic and exclusive vineyard estate - pool, spa, bocce, views
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 126 reviews
Cedar Rapids, IA


  • 5 of 5

We had a group of four couples and just returned from an awesome stay at the Villa. We found it well equipped and without any concerns or issues. Though it sleeps eight, two spots are In the barrel room and separate beds so that is a consideration. The kitchen has high end appliances and cookware. In addition, the bedding and bath items were also high end. It was great having four bathrooms so each couple had their own for use. The backyard was fantastic for hanging out and drinking the day’s puchases at the wineries. It was cool and rainy for part of our stay so the pool wasn’t able to be used and we didn’t have time for bocce ball though the dining table, herbs, hot tub and fire pit were all put to good use! The location was perfect. We love to cook and ran out of time so we didn’t get to all the restaurants. VJB winery across the road had excellent food as did Palooza. We’re bummed we didn’t make it to Citti, also across the street. A number of wineries are actually within walking or a brief drive. We loved St. Jean and VJB.

Another great thing about the villa was how CLEAN it was! It was one of the cleanest of all our VRBO rentals! We loved our stay and will look to stay here again (as soon as we drink all our wine we just bought!). Thanks, Erika, for providing such a wonderful spot to call home for too brief of time.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Corte Madera

Great Spot in Kenwood

  • 5 of 5

The property is as advertised and very nicely appointed inside and out. It worked well for our gathering of seven, with plenty of room to spread out. Indoors, the pool table was an area of major activity and fun, and outside the Bocce court also got a lot of attention. Add to that the hot tub, built in grill and fire-pit and out weekend flew by. There are also a lot of nice touches like Method soaps, Dove shampoo and body wash, great pool towels and robes. Being just off of Highway 12, we though it might be a bit noisy, but it was not, and sleep quality was very high. For food options, literally across the street, is Cafe Citti, which we decided to do take-out from which gave us delicious food enjoyed in Villa Ticino. Also across the street are VJB Vineyard and Cellars that offer a great selection of Espresso, coffee, and other foods to take away, including Pizza which we will try next time. A 5 minute walk up the road is Palooza Brewery and Gastropub, which we found to be just OK on service and food quality. We loved our winery trip to Kunde as they offer a great Cave Tour and several options for tastings - of their delicious wines. We also took advantage of the season passes to Jack London Park and had an epic day hike up through the vineyards and to mountain lake; if you do this be sure to grab picnic items at the Glen Ellen Village Market - lots of delicious items to choose from!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Villa for a Wine Country Trip

  • 5 of 5

Villa Ticino was perfect for our "girls" trip to wine country for 6. With 4 well-appointed bathrooms, and lovely gathering places (both inside and outside) for "girl talk" we all felt very much at home.

We were extremely impressed at how clean the Villa was, and that is saying a lot since my Mom (78 on the girl's trip) is a cleaning fanatic. The thoughtful supplies like shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, made our suitcases a little lighter. Plus it left us more room to take wine country "goodies" home! The hot tub was lovely and well maintained with a weekly pool guy. We were sad that it wasn't warm enough to use the pool!

The kitchen was easy to cook in for our group and they had stocked many items like K-cups, spices, and tea. It seems those who came before us, as we did too, left useful things for future visitors like syran wrap and aluminum foil.

The villa's central location allowed us to easily explore Sonoma, Napa, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, and the lovely little town of Kenwood. Citi's restaurant across the street has really good Italian food and was a perfect dinner our first night as we unpacked.

When I visit wine country again I will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! What an amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Ticino is truly special. I chose it based on all of the 5 star reviews I read - and now I’m adding one.

The house is immaculate and so pretty, and the backyard is stunning. Erika was super responsive and informative. It really could not have been better.😊?

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Way beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from this beautiful property and had the most amazing time. We came for a birthday gathering with some family who had rented another house in Kenwood, and stayed here with two other couples and our 2yo daughter. I can't say enough about this place- it was perfect for our needs. It's right across the street from Kenwood's restaurants, tasting rooms, and market which made navigating the town with a toddler super easy. The layout of the house was a pleasant surprise, as two of the bedrooms were on one side of the kitchen and the master was through the wine bar room. This served as a playroom that helped contain the toys (tons provided!) and kept some distance between us and the others who had come without their children, so nobody had to keep voices down at night. It was like having our own wing of the house and worked out beautifully. One of the others is pregnant, so having private bathrooms made everyone feel very comfortable! We've stayed in many rental homes, and have never been so impressed with the amenities, from shampoo and hair dryers to laundry supplies and kitchen basics. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed a fire on our last night in the adorable backyard- wonderful until we discovered that when leaving, our family from the other house had mistakenly pulled the electric gate at the end of driveway open manually, which broke the motor. We felt (and still feel!) horrible, as we've never damaged anything at a rental home before. Erika was fantastic, very kind and understanding when we told her. She also mailed back a small diamond bracelet that had been left behind in one of the beds- given the extra work we left for her with the gate, I thought that was incredibly kind! Overall you can't lose with this property and owner, in planning this trip I literally searched the whole area and have no doubt that we landed at the best house, especially with a little girl along! Thank you Erika, for being so kind and having us at your beautiful home! (And again we are SO SORRY! My brother is never allowed near a gate again!)

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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The property was beautiful and spotless. Convenient location and Erika was great.

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and quiet with a beautifully landscaped backyard. It was convenient to the heart of the wine country. Wonderful restaurant literally across the street with tasting rooms nearby. Erika was a perfect host who communicated everything we needed to know as well as helpful suggestions. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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award winning food and wine pairing program - make reservations ahead
Chateau St. Jean
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Oakmont Golf Club
En Garde Winery
Mayo Family Reserve Room
walk or biking distance - nice food and wine pairing menu
The Fig Cafe
great food and you can bring your own bottle of wine (no corkage fee)
Jack London State Historic Park
amazing park with museum, easy walking hiking and nice pick nick grounds
the girl & the fig
my favorite restaurant in the area - make reservation ahead
Kunde Family Estate
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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
great hiking and views, observatory
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Charles M. Schultz Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Kenwood Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
38 Miles
San Rafael CA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
55 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Sonoma Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Citi Kenwood
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Sonoma Coast State Park
Car: necessary

Villa Ticino is located in the heart of the Valley of the Moon, one the the premier wine country regions in the world. You can walk to local wineries and restaurants




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Check-in time is 4pm and check-out time is 10:00am
Please carefully review rental contract including swimming pool waiver
All public holidays 4 days minimum
9% Sonoma County tax applied
Tax ID #1183N
Vacation Rental Permit #ZPE16-0510

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.