KENWOOD COTTAGE-CANYON & CREEK SETTING, SPA, 1 MI FROM WINERIES, NO CLEANING FEE

Laura Best

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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KENWOOD COTTAGE-CANYON & CREEK SETTING, SPA, 1 MI FROM WINERIES, NO CLEANING FEE

Kenwood House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Kenwood Cottage is located in the heart of Sonoma's wine country and the town of Kenwood. This two bedroom vacation home is walking distance to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and biking distance to some of the premiere wineries in the region.

This idyllic cottage rests on a year round creek in the historic Adobe Canyon and is situated in a bucolic setting. With private gardens, luminous canyon scenery and wildlife spilling through your cottage windows, you can walk to hiking trails that lead over bridges and waterfalls to spectacular vistas. Picnic at Sugarloaf Ridge or hike to Bald Mountain with 360º views of Northern California and the Golden Gate Bridge. Spend an evening at the Robert Ferguson Observatory at Sugarloaf Park stargazing and learning about current astronomical events.

The interior design was commissioned by Gracer West Interiors, and meticulously executed by lead designer Margaret Gross. With an eye for sophistication, simplicity and beauty, this “French Country” cottage is artfully appointed with many of the amenities of a 5 star resort. There is a spa/hot tub only a few steps from the master suite overlooking the creek, with exquisite views of the stars, mountains and the majestic trees that surround this private oasis.

Kenwood is in the heart of the Valley of the Moon and is considered one of the premiere towns in Sonoma's wine country. This retreat offers privacy and serenity, yet is only minutes to some of the best wineries in the region.

Each room at the cottage was thoughtfully crafted with our guest’s comfort in mind. From plush down comforters and 100% cotton linens, to all the amenities of a gourmet kitchen, the cottage is a place for true pampering & relaxation. Each room at Kenwood Cottage has been given detailed attention for our guest's satisfaction.

Our beds are top of the line Serta pillow-top mattresses. The master bedroom opens up to the back deck where the hot tub/spa are a just a few steps from your room.

The outdoor spa is set on the back deck overlooking Sonoma Creek - the largest year-round creek at the Valley of the Moon.

Sip our bottle of complimentary wine while you take a dip in the hot tub under starry nights or have your breakfast on one of the several outdoor tables thoughtfully placed around the cottage. An outdoor grill (Weber gas grill) and fully equipped kitchen is ready for your culinary artistry.

While there are plenty of wineries to choose from in Sonoma Valley, should you decide to experience more of what the wine country has to offer, the Kenwood Cottage is centrally located to the other wine regions. Driving times to other famous regions from the Kenwood Cottage are as follows:

Napa valley 40 minutes

Carneros Region 20 min

Calistoga 30 min

Russian River 25 min

Healdsburg / Dry Creek Valley 30 min.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had the perfect honeymoon here! Thank you for this cozy, romantic week. We cannot wait to return for our one year anniversary. Everything was comfortable, accessible, and just right for a week of peace and quiet. Blessings to you!
May 2010
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Laura Best

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We are a happily married couple of over 31 years and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wayne is the chief economist at a Fortune 500 firm and Laura spends time with their two grown daughters and manages the Kenwood Cottage. We enjoy cooking, wine tasting, relaxing, travel and sight seeing; all of these we found at the Kenwood Cottage!

Laura Best purchased this house in 2006

Kenwood is a small town in the heart of Sonoma Valley. We spent over 5 years looking for just the right place in the wine country. Once we became familiar with the differences between Sonoma and Napa, we really started looking hard at Sonoma due to its more laid back and friendly atmosphere. The charming town of Kenwood had it all for us and the Kenwood Cottage with its canyon setting and lovely sounds from the year round creek really sold us.

Not familiar with Kenwood? Look what the Wine Spectator wrote in a recent edition about the area, 'There are beautiful wine roads all over the world, rambling through Tuscany and Provence, or along the Rhine in Germany's Rheingau. But you needn't cross the ocean to find some. The route, coming into Kenwood as you drive north through Sonoma Valley, the mountains ribbed with hillside vineyards, is in the same league.”

This is why we so fell in love with the area and why this is such a great place to relax and unwind.

Experience the much more laid back atmosphere of Sonoma vs Napa valley where it is not uncommon to have the wine maker pouring his own wines, the staff more friendly and passionate than we have found in other regions and often where there is no tasting fee (we keep free and discounted tasting coupons at the cottage to help also!)

Nearly all the other properties listed above and below this one on VRBO do not have the quiet, canyon setting with a creek running through the property and the ambiance that creates for our guests. Don’t be misled - other properties are often in residential neighborhoods and are not a serene, relaxing environment. Yet the location of the Kenwood Cottage is so ideal: only a mile from over 25 excellent wineries, yet romantic and secluded. It was everything we had hoped for after looking for a second home for over 5 years.

We use the cottage when it is not rented and thus, have it fully equipped the way we enjoy it and make all of these ammenities available to our guests.

We provide a complete guest guide that tells you not only everything you need to know about the cottage, but also all the great wineries, restaurants, and things to do around the cottage. We also provide numerous two for one or free tasting coupons for wine tasting.

Walking on the seldom traveled road is a favorite in the morning hours. Coffee on the secluded rear deck overlooking the creek (or while in the hot tub) is a morning favorite. We often head to a local store (we provide many ideas in our guest guide) to pick up picnic supplies (we keep a picnic cooler for you at the cottage) and then head out for wine tasting picnicing. The exciting part for us is that every year, the wines change! So we often revisit the local wineries several times per year to enjoy their new offerings. Once back from wine tasting/exploring/hiking, we relax in our front yard garden with some wine and cheese and then either enjoy one of the many great restaurants within minutes of the cottage or prepare a feast with our fully equipped kitchen. We finish the evening sitting in the hot tub looking up at the millions of stars (it is amazing what a slight elevation change from the valley floor will do to make millions more stars appear!). Tell me, what is there not to LOVE about this destination!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Kenwood Cottage-Canyon & Creek Setting, Spa, 1 Mi from Wineries, NO cleaning Fee
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Kenwood Cottage-Canyon & Creek Setting, Spa, 1 Mi from Wineries, NO cleaning Fee
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333108vb
(510) 471-4710 (California, USA)
Kenwood Sonoma County
PITTSBURGH
5

HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP

  • 5 of 5
It's been a week since I left the Kenwood Cottage and I cannot stop thinking about it. With my wife and our two children (8 and 11), we had such a pleasant time at this well-maintained, meticulously clean cottage in the heart of California wine country. Not only would I highly recommend this place, I will be working every angle to find my way back there. Some highlights: A charming stream running through the backyard, proximity to Sonoma wineries, peaceful quiet, friendly owners.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kenwood Cottage-Canyon & Creek Setting, Spa, 1 Mi from Wineries, NO cleaning Fee
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333108vb
(510) 471-4710 (California, USA)
Kenwood Sonoma County
San jose
5

AWESOME GET AWAY!

  • 5 of 5
This place was fantastic. Close by good wineries, right at the foot of the park and a fabulous hike up Bald Mountain, near wonderful restaurants, plus so cozy and quint. They provide all the amenities and it is so clean and well kept. Perfect size hot tub in the back, creek flowing in the back, chairs, lunges, BBQ, wifi, even oils and spices and some essentials in the kitchen. I would highly recommend them!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We work hard to make the Kenwood Cottage a home away from home and extra special in many ways given the beautiful setting. This review is typical to the experience all of our guests have (we have posted others on our website).

Whether you are coming to enjoy a quiet weekend, or to venture out to go wine tasting, hiking, shopping, or eating at some of the fine restaurants located within 5 min of the Kenwood Cottage, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Oakland or San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
12
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Vineyard Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Vineyard Inn
Car: recommended

Over 20 World class wineries and wine tasting are less than one mile from the property. We keep two mountain type bikes on property if you would like to explore the local wineries via bike (many of our guests do this!), or to just take a stroll to Sugarloaf State Park, which is less than one mile from the cottage.

We provide an extensive guest guide at the cottage detailing many things to do, places to visit, and even a guide on how to create the perfect day wine tasting and picnicing in the wine country with all the details laid out for you. This is your vacation, the thinking has been done for you!

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Availability & Rates

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Kenwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2014
Mar 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$269
From
$329
Fri,Sat
$1,799
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2014/2015
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$259
From
$309
Fri,Sat
$1,699
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$259
From
$309
Fri,Sat
$1,699
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover only.
50% of rental amount is due within 5 days of booking; balance due two weeks prior to arrival.
We have a no refund policy but if we are able to book the cottage at the time of your rental, we will refund you fees paid less an administrative fee of $100. Consider travel insurance available on VRBO.
We have a two-night minimum (3 night on some holidays)
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Call for holiday and wine crush (October) rates that are slightly higher.
Our rates above are for two guests. Additional guests (above the first two):
• For 2, 3 or 4 night stays, $35 per person extra per night.
• For 5 night stays or longer, $25 per person extra per night.
• Children under 2 free
Note: Maximum occupancy of the cottage is 5 guests
**NO additional cleaning fee!**

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Kenwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Towels, shampoo, soap provided
  • Recently remodeled bathroom with pedestal sink, tub/shower combination
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Pillow top mattress for your comfort; sheets included
    Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress for your comfort; sheets included
    Sofa bed - living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed is a Twin Bed in living room
  • Each room has one pillow top mattress for your comfort: California King bed in master bedroom and queen bed in front bedroom. Sheets, duvet, pillow cases all included. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A single love seat sofa in the living room folds out into a twin sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • library
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
Notes:
Over 20 World Class Wineries are less than one mile away. See our google map below with a number of wineries listed to give you a sampling. And note how close -- and far you are from them: they are less than one mile away but when you are done tasting, you return to a canyon setting, non-residential type neighborhood. Compare and contrast that with the other properties listed on VRBO in the wine country that have close neighbors and no feeling of 'getting away from it all.' We also provide at the cottage a complete guest guide that details restaurants, stores, coffee shops, and many outdoor activities to consider. In addition, we put together a document called 'Kenwood - the Perfect Day?' that details where to pick up picnic supplies, where to have a picnic, what wineries to see, etc to take all of the guess work out of what to do while here in case you don't want to just relax in the gorgeous setting. We do all the work for you! We also have a number of discounted or 2 for 1 coupons.
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