|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Our serene, lush all usable and playful 5-acre estate in Kenwood, California, nestled inside the vineyards of the posh Chateau St. Jean Winery is called 'Raisinwood,' derived from our last names in homage to the family friendliness of our idyllic country home.
The rejuvenating calm of the fresh, invigorating countryside will engulf and transport you away from the bustle of everyday life from the moment you wind in on the rustic driveway alongside a lavender farm under towering oak trees,
A quaint wooden bridge guides you to our welcoming, sunny home surrounded by a gorgeously landscaped yard that sprawls in every direction. Tall trees and lush foliage seclude the property and hint toward the surrounding expanse of nature that include several State Parks, Nature Preserves and Bald Mountain, which towers in full view.
The unique architecture of Raisinwood highlights the connection to the outdoors with stately French doors that open directly onto the lawn and decks from bedrooms and the main living areas. Natural light pours into each room energizing the space.
Four bedrooms and three bathrooms comfortably accommodate ten guests. A luxurious Master Suite and secondary master bedroom allow for peaceful refuge. Two additional bedrooms with single and bunk bed accommodations are perfect for kids or single guests.
The fully equipped kitchen is a culinary lover’s dream with a state of the art BBQ and dining area on a deck that winds around the back of the house.
Recline in one of the several outdoor seating areas with a bottle of wine in hand from the adjacent famed winery, and you are living the California countryside dream. The sleek pool and lounging area along with the fully –equipped outdoor sports courts offer plenty of options for family fun.
Extracurricular activities include scenic walks, hikes, and biking trails. Sonoma County is famous for its wineries, spas and resorts. Historic Sonoma center boasts 5 star restaurants, spas and shopping. At the end of an active day, you can call in a masseuse or have dinner catered in the comfort of your newly nested home.
We keep Raisinwood very clean to support our healthy lifestyle and environment. We respectfully ask you to maintain a non –smoking atmosphere and not to hold parties.
We are confident that Raisinwood will host the ideal Kenwood and Sonoma experience, with opportunities for every age group in the family.
Keywords: Winery estate, Country home, Sprawling yard, Vacation home,
I'm a partner at Atlas Capital a firm in San Francisco where I specialize in transparent and separately managed accounts driven by the Fama-French academic process . I've recently bought a farm near downtown Sonoma, www.sonomabroadwayfarms.com, to cultivate my passion for sustainable agriculture and community based food sources. I'm married to a lovely pediatrician with whom I share 5 vivacious kids. I love to swim, hike, bike, play basketball and garden. We choose to rent out Raisinwood because our growing kids want to be home with their friends and extra-curricular activities to which they’re committed. We all are already looking forward to our Raisinwood getaway in late August or the fall.
Preston Raisin purchased this estate in 2003
We initially bought Raisinwood in the desirable Kenwood countryside to enjoy as a respite from the city with our small children, friends and family. This is the first time we have listed our property to rent. We favor Kenwood’s convenient proximity to Sonoma Center and distance from the bustle of Napa in addition to the easy access to highway 12, connecting us to the entire region.
It’s a toss up between lounging in the hammock, swimming, playing sports, cooking, and gardening, hiking, biking or visiting the numerous surrounding attractions. The tranquility yet opportunity on our property waxes and wanes as the moon and your moods. I look forward to hearing what part you liked best.
My friends and I could not have enjoyed our time at Raisinwood any more. What a delightful house full of light and openness and beauty. The backyard is simply the best part of the house. So much land and trees and flowers. Beyond beautiful. The pool and the seating areas are screaming for big groups of people to lazy about the day (and nights). I only wish I had more people and more time. FYI.... cell service isn't great, so don't anticipate doing a ton of business.... but you shouldn't anyway! It forces you to relax. The sleeping arrangements are great and all the rooms have these fabulous doors opening up to the backyard. Preston couldn't have been easier and nicer to deal with. A joy!!!
I have rented a lot of homes in Sonoma over the years with my group of friends from San Francisco and this was one of the best! Beautiful home, incredibly friendly and accommodating owner, and perfect location - walk to wineries, very short drive or bike ride to several parks and close enough (but far enough away) from the main road. The photos don't do it justice. We will definitely go back!
What a great way to celebrate the fourth! Family and friends are still raving about the oasis Preston has helped create in Kenwood. The moment you step into the beautiful home and AMAZING back yard you realize you are on vacation! Hours were spent by kids and parents alike in the pool, on the sportcourt, throwing a frisbee, or just sipping a drink under the late afternoon sun. We felt "in the country" but also had the ability to get to great restaurants, beautiful wineries, and gorgeous trails. Something great for all involved! Thanks Preston, for sharing what you have obviously put a lot of time and passion into.
Staying at this house was heaven on earth. We are from the Bay Area, and my daughter was getting married at Kunde Vineyards in Sonoma Valley a hop, skip and a jump from Raisinwood. The property was a perfect location, perfect floor plan for family and a few friends to have a barbecue and relax which was potentially quite a stressful time. Preston is a fantastic "landlord." Thanks, Preston for making my extended weekend such a success. Highly recommend!
Girl weekend was a success! A group of us girls spent the weekend at this fabulous house and had a wonderful time! The house is very comfortable, clean and accommodating. We cooked several meals at the house and the kitchen was well equipped. The grounds are beautiful and extremely well kept. The house is located close to wineries and restaurants, which we visited during our stay! All and all, we loved the house and cant wait to stay there again. Thanks Preston, your the BEST!
We had an absolutely fantastic time at this wonderful home. The weather was perfect and it was like entering an outdoor activity playland when we discovered all the fun toys and things to do in the back yard.
We truly loved relaxing and enjoying such a beautiful outdoor space with family and friends- we couldn't have asked for a better weekend.
Bocci pit, paddle tennis, volleyball, 5 acre sports lawn for all sports, hiking and wine tasting.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Notes||Nightly or weekend rates are the same as our 5 night minimum $6,000.00|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.