PEACEFUL RELAXATION ON 6 ACRES ABOVE SONOMA VALLEY

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Leanna and Alec

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PEACEFUL RELAXATION ON 6 ACRES ABOVE SONOMA VALLEY

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1bedroom, 1 bath cottage with private deck, facing Annadel State Park

Looking for a base for visiting the Wine Country or just a spot to relax with a glass of wine and good book? Our recently updated guest house sits on 6 tree-shaded acres overlooking the vineyards and hills of the Valley of the Moon, Visit several of the 17 tasting rooms and vineyards within 5 miles. Prepare a meal in your fully equipped kitchen then take a leisurely hike along some of the many trails in the adjacent 5,000 acre Annadel State Park.

If golf is on your agenda, visit one of the 18-hole course just 5 miles away. Or, enjoy shopping in the varied and interesting shops in Sonoma, just 18 miles away. A one hour trip will take you through the hilly countryside to the Sonoma coast towns of Bodega Bay (remember Hitchcock's movie 'The Birds'), Dillon Beach and Jenner. Also about an hour away, you can enjoy the wineries of Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valley.

Whether your day has been quiet or busy, the intimate 640 square foot cottage provides plenty of room to relax in its open space design. Your own private deck is a great place to watch the changing sky during sunset. If the evening is chilly, ignite the free standing gas-fired stove, and enjoy a romantic evening listening to music while reading a book or watching a movie on the flat screened TV.

Finally, take a dip in the pool, then relax in the hot tub while watching the moon rise over the valley far below.

All in all, the quiet peaceful setting is a refreshing break from your busy lives.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Leanna and Alec

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We are retired business professionals who have owned this property since 1992. Leanna is originally from Iowa and has lived in Northern California since 1969. Alec grew up in Sarasota, FL, lived and worked many places in the US, and finally landed in Northern California in 1986. We were very fortunate to have our work take us to Prague, Czech Republic, where we lived for almost 5 years. We also have a specialty travel agency which mainly handles wine club cruises. We love to travel, hike, enjoy the local wines and fresh food, and are happy to recommend places to visit or eat, depending on what your preferences are. Alec has also been making organic wine with three other partners and would be happy to share some of his wine and answer your questions about amateur winemaking.

Leanna and Alec purchased this cottage in 1992

We love Italy and have found Sonoma Valley to be the closest place to Italy in the US. Out favorite winery is VJB Winery and Cellars, owned by an Italian family who have lived in the Valley for 50 years. Although our property is not Italian in its architectural style, when you look out over the Valley, you might just think you are inItaly!!

Although we are not 'crack of dawn' people, we do love waking up to a sky of reds and oranges coming over the hills of the Kunde Vineyards, or watching the amazing shifts of color as the sun sets near Sonoma Mountain. Each day is a special treat. We also feel blessed to be so near three amazing State Parks with incredible trails of varying challenges. There is much respect for the environment here, and we feel so fortunate to live here.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

13 Reviews Write a Review
Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457452vbi
707-833-6518
Kenwood Sonoma County
5

Incredible Views, Great Location - Fantastic

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I would almost like to give this place a negative review to keep cost down for future stays ;)

Views are breathtaking, both from the balcony on the cottage where you can grill and the enormous pool deck where you can enjoy hot tub and lounge chairs.

Went for a road bike ride with no map or directions and ended up on one of the better rides I have been on in the Bay Area. There is also mountain bike trail very close.

HDTV with wifi/cable if you are so inclined. I brought chromecast and watched house of cards.

Close to enough wineries to get your fill. Owners were friendly but not at all intrusive.

Bed was a touch firm for taste and hot water was not endless, but otherwise everything was amazing.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review. Hope to see you back at Casa Bella Vista soon.
business
Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457452vbi
707-833-6518
Kenwood Sonoma County
Poulton le Fylde, United Kingdom
5

Another perfect stay in our favouite place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Casa Bella Vista is a wonderful hilltop cottage with stunning views of Sonoma Valley. We have been visiting at least once a year since summer 2001 and would highly recommend it to those seeking the perfect wine country retreat. Although we think of it as our second home we are prepared to share.

Alec and Leanna are a pleasure to deal with. Those looking to share CBV will find that they will respond promptly to all enquiries in a helpful and friendly manner. They are very knowledgeable about the local area and provide good recommendations on how to enjoy your time.

The cottage is maintained to a high standard and although the owner’s house is only about 100 yards away, the layout ensures that guests enjoy complete privacy. Set below the main house, your exclusive pool and hot tub have a generous deck area with sun loungers and more wonderful views.

Within the cottage the compact kitchen includes everything needed to prepare a full meal although why would you, when there are so many fabulous restaurants nearby! Our personal favourites are Vineyards Inn, Olive and Vine and The Fig Café. The secluded deck off the lounge has outdoor furniture and a gas BBQ. It is the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee, sunsets and star gazing. We never travel light but the bedroom has more than enough wardrobe space.

There is a lot to see and do in the area. Just a short drive down to the highway there are many great wineries. On our last visit we discovered the delicious pizza at VJB winery - so good we had to sample it three times with the odd glass of their excellent red wines. The VJB staff are a helpful and very friendly group.

Sonoma and Healdsburg are very attractive small towns with a pretty central plaza (square) and both are well worth a visit for a good range of quality restaurants and small stores. Slightly further afield Armstrong Redwoods State Park has majestic trees and good trails. We have also enjoyed trips to Russian River and Dry Creek as well as the Sonoma coast and small towns in Marin County and Napa Valley.

Our stays are never long enough and we are counting the days to our next visit later this year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so delighted to see you again each year (since 2001!!), especially coming all the way from England! You are really like family now. Looking forward to seeing you again in Fall 2014.
Leanna and Alec
business
Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457452vbi
707-833-6518
Kenwood Sonoma County
5

Wonderful guest cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Wonderfully peaceful cottage with gorgeous views. We had a wonderful stay at this cottage between Christmas and New Years this year, Leanna and Alec were very responsive throughout the booking process and checked on us via email during our stay to ensure we had everything we needed. Although they were out of town and we didn't meet, they made sure we were comfortable, had everything we needed and gave us complete information about the property. There is a Main House, Loft and Guest Cottage on the property, all were occupied at different times during our stay however, we weren't aware of the other folks on the property as the guest cottage is very private and quiet. It has all the amenities you would want for your stay including a fully stocked kitchen area, comfortable queen sized bed, a selection of soaps and shampoo's and ample space on the deck to enjoy a meal and glass of wine at sunset. There is even a grill on the deck, we cooked some nice steaks one evening. Close by there are trail heads for hiking trails into Annadel State Park (half a mile or so). All in all we had a wonderful stay and would definitely stay at this property again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We are sorry to have missed you and really hope you will come back when we will be at Casa Bella Vista.

To clarify for the readers, neither the main house nor the loft is rentable. Our caretakers live in the loft, and we occasionally let dear friends stay in our main house when we are away. As stated in the review above, the guest house is very private, and these guests didn't even see the others during their 9 day stay. By the way, the pool and hot tub are for the CBV guests exclusive use during their stay.
business
Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457452vbi
707-833-6518
Kenwood Sonoma County
5

Amazing place and people!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This is a top-notch rental. Everything we needed for our wedding night was there. The setting was gorgeous and the accommodations were perfect. The owners were extremely helpful and caring. We will be back. What an incredible spot!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Liz and Brian. Next time you should be able to relax more. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Leanna and Alec
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Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457452vbi
707-833-6518
Kenwood Sonoma County
Vancouver
5

BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Absolutely fabulous.
Breathtaking.
Peaceful.
Perfect.

We had the pleasure to stay 5 nights at this little mountain top cabin in early October, as we prepared for the Levi King Ridge Gran Fondo. The cabin is perfect...the grounds inspiring...and the pool, delicious.

Leanna and Alec are great hosts ...we enjoyed getting to know them.

The riding (road) is dreamy in this area (for the riders out there).

We are already planning our Spring riding / relaxation camp :o)

Rob & Margaret
Vancouver, BC
Canada
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a great review, Rob and Margaret. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your return next Spring.
Leanna and Alec
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sonoma County (STS)
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak Martinez or Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Dillon Beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Vineyards Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Oakmont Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Vineyards Inn
Car: necessary

Casa Bella Vista sits above the beautiful Sonoma Valley of the Moon, with panoramic views of vineyards, Sonoma Mountain and The East Bay hills. There are two trail heads into the 5000 acre Annadel State Park within 1 mile, with world class mountain biking and hiking. Two other state parks and two regional parks are within 10 minutes driving time. There are 17 wine tasting rooms/wineries within 5 miles and 4 terrific restaurants within 4 miles. There are two eighteen hole public golf courses 5 minutes away. Sonoma, with its varied and interesting shops, art museum, additional wine tasting rooms and much more, is 18 miles away. The Sonoma Coast, including Bodega Bay, Dillon Beach and Jenner, is about an hour away. Other well-known wine areas, Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valley are 45 minutes to 1 hour away.

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Availability & Rates

Kenwood Cottage Rental Rates

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Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes For 4-6 nights, the rate is $250 per night; for 7 nights or more, the rate is $225 per night., plus tax. One additional person may be included with prior arrangement with owner, at a cost of $50 per night plus tax.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Kenwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has tiled floor, sink counter and a tub/shower combination. There are two high windows to allow extra venilation and light to flow in. Soap, shampoo, hairdryer, 4 sets of towels are supplied in the bathroom. Comfy waffle weave bathrobes are available in the bedroom closet. Extra beach towels for the pool/hot tub area are also supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , There is an extra charge of $50 per night for third person
  • The views from the bedroom are very tranquil, with full sized windows on two sides allowing for natural light and lots of fresh air. Beautiful manzinitas are just outside of one window, and a lovely Japanese Maple outside the other. The queen bed has both firm and semi-firm pillows. There is a reading nook in the bedroom for some quiet reading time. Two double closets and a large dresser allow you to unpack and put those suitcases away. A queen sized sofa bed in the living room allows for a third person at an additional charge.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
Waffle-weave all cotton bathrobes are provided. Large beach towels are also provided for use at the pool/hot tub.
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