House-4 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Mountain Views (Sleeps 7)
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 7
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 9:00am. Outdoor amplified sound is strictly prohibited.
- Special events, outdoor events, lawn parties, weddings, or similar activities are not allowed at any time.
- Pets shall be secured on the property at all times. Continual nuisance barking by unattended pets is prohibited.
Minimum 3-day vacancy between guest stays
Enhanced cleaning practices
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Beautiful, clean, peaceful, and well planned for a stay away from home to become home!
We arrived at the ranch for a two day stay. Immediately we were impressed by the cleanliness, organization, well supplied planning of the home. Everything we would have needed was available to us. The linens were top quality. The fridge was stocked with a complimentary bottle of wine and delicious cheese. The view of the mountains made us feel like we were truly on vacation. We walked around the property and saw hummingbirds, bees, tomato gardens, tangerine trees and beautiful landscaping. We chose to barbecue steaks at the ranch our second day of the stay. I felt at home and actually had a hard time leaving. The history around the ranch is truly one to look into! I would love to come back and look forward to just that as soon as I can. You cannot go wrong staying here!
A Piece of History
We had the most wonderful time at the Valhalla house on the Sally Stanford Ranch. The accommodations were wonderful - comfortable and casual! Everything we needed was there. We were going to make a quick run to the store, but Judy thought of everything, so we ended up staying "home" and enjoying the house! We were there with another couple and there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space is they so chose. This would be a great facility for a family reunion. We wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy all that Valhalla had to offer! Maybe we'll be back!!
Very nice property; spotless and extremely well stocked; Excellent Value
We enjoyed our 8 days at Valhalla Cottage. When looking for a place, it was hard to find a 2 bdrm+ that had 2 bathrooms, a/c and was affordable. This place meet all those needs and I was a little worried that it might be too good to be true. But as soon as we pulled up and walked in, I knew the reviews had been spot on. The Valhalla property fit the bill to a T and then some. David was very responsive to all of my questions pre and post booking, which was extremely helpful. The property had everything we needed and even things we didn’t know we needed but used. Dishes and utensils galore; great coffeemaker (and coffee), washer/dryer/iron and lots and lots of extra linens. Oh- and lots of closet space with nice hangers and even bathrobes! I could go on and on but let’s just say the hosts definitely have an eye for detail. The living room was my favorite space. The view of Mt. Hood was breathtaking. The cottage has a lot of square footage which could be a bit better arranged, but it is an older property and it suited our needs just fine. It is such a peaceful area that makes you feel you are out in the relaxing countryside; but yet you are conveniently right off the Sonoma Highway; close to Santa Rosa and Kenwood and not far from Glen Ellen or Sonoma. We were in the area for a family wedding and some of our group stayed at the Sausalito Cottage during the week too which is located beside Valhalla. If you have a large group works great to rent both units. This place is one of the cleanest, best stocked places I have rented on VRBO. I also appreciated how quickly our deposit was refunded. I would not hesitate to rent this space again.
The location of the 2nd bathroom is a bit different- Just past the office with the futon, is a small one bedroom and the 2nd bathroom is just past that. You have to walk thru those two rooms to access the bathroom. So if you have someone staying in the small bedroom, it might be awkward. But it worked well for us; just not as convenient as it could be; but still very doable. We did have an issue with cell service. AT&T cell service was unreliable inside Valhalla. But there is a landline to use for backup so that worked for those we could give a number out to. That of course is no reflection on the property; but just good to know if you stay there with AT&T.
The wedding we attended was at Landmark Vineyards which I would also highly recommend for a wedding venue. It was just gorgeous.
Lots of space and well located and well provisioned
The home is set far from the road so it is very quiet and you can see the stars at night. You may have difficulty finding the driveway if, like us, you first arrived in the dark.
Everything was there for breakfast--orange juice and milk and cheese in the refrigerator, and cereal in the pantry. The kitchen was well equipped with the expected cutlery and plates but also the unexpected--a toaster, tongs and other gadgets. You could prepare a meal for a crowd--the table on the porch had seating for 18. The laundry machines with detergent were also available.
In summary, an excellent and convenient spot for a group-- 2 rooms with queen beds and 1 with a single. The ensuite is connected to the room with the single bed. There is a second bathroom closer to the two other bedrooms.
Our best vacation ever!
This is our fourth year of visiting the Sally Stanford Ranch, and our first at Valhalla house. It is by far the best vacation experience we have ever had. For two weeks we got to enjoy the most comfortable, scenic, well designed property ever. It was so tempting to sit on the back porch and watch the hummingbirds, or on the front porch watching the sky at night that we had a hard time leaving. However we did, to visit some of the many local wineries, state parks, and restaurants that are close by. Judy and David have once again thought of everything a visitor could want or need. They even managed to arrange perfect weather! The house is perfect for couples or groups, with many spaces to allow for both time together and individual time. We can't wait for our next visit. Thanks so much.
Kenwood is a small agricultural town that has numerous wineries. The property is off of Scenic Highway 12 and faces Hood Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain and the vineyards to St. Francis Winery. Kenwood is centrally located in Sonoma County and is only 45 minutes to Napa and the pacific coast and 1 hour to San Francisco. The attractions include wine tasting, hiking, mountain biking, coastal excursions, historical sites, wine country train rides, parks, trails, trips to San Francisco, and excellent restaurants.
David and Judy Thomas
About David and Judy Thomas
I am a retired Pharmacist and Sally Stanford was my great aunt. My son, David and I manage the rentals. You might even see my beautiful granddaughter out exploring and collecting everything from rocks to leaves and flowers. The ranch has been my home since 1994. We have converted 4 of the homes on the Sally Stanford Ranch to short term rentals so others can enjoy the majestic views and escape the stress of your every day lives. Sally would love the fact that we are sharing her beloved ranch with others around the world.
David and Judy Thomas purchased this House in 1961
Why David and Judy Thomas chose Kenwood
This is an amazing piece of property that is surrounded by mountains and has numerous large valley oak trees on the property. The property provides a great escape from the stressors of life. We are conveniently located to the wineries, San Francisco, Napa and the coast. Yet you have the peace and quiet of living in the country.
What makes this House unique
2 minutes to local wineries and restaurants Views of Hood Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountains Golf course 5 minutes away Quaint local town