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PEACEFUL RELAXATION ON 6 ACRES ABOVE SONOMA VALLEY

Leanna and Alec

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Leanna and Alec

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2014
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PEACEFUL RELAXATION ON 6 ACRES ABOVE SONOMA VALLEY

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Kenwood Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leanna and Alec (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2014

About Leanna and Alec

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

Why Leanna and Alec chose Kenwood

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!!

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
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Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457452vb
-707-833-6518
Kenwood Sonoma County
Fayetteville, AR area
5

Leanna and Alec Make You Feel like Family!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent five terrific nights at Casa Bella Vista in Kenwood in late August. As we drove up the beautiful, wooded drive just off Hwy. 12, we were instantly met with smiling faces and a warm welcome. As we walked up the picturesque walk to the secluded cottage, we were instantly assured we made the right choice! The fridge was stocked with sodas upon arrival and there was a lovely bottle of champagne chilling on the table as we walked in to congratulate us on our wedding anniversary. It just so happened that on our very first night, we got the "pleasure" of living through the Napa Earthquake. We immediately received a reassuring call from Leanna explaining what had happened and making sure we were ok (this was at 3:30am local time). Throughout our stay, Leanna was in contact giving suggestions on activities and things to do. The brochures and tips they shared with us during our stay not only saved us money, they helped direct us to some amazing things to see and do during our stay. The cottage was very centrally-located to all there is to see and do in the Sonoma Valley. We made the rounds at the local wineries, but also spent time in Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, and Bodega Bay- all just a few minutes away! Their beautiful deck was the perfect setting for afternoon naps and soaks in the hot tub and we had dinner in the evenings on our private deck overlooking the scenic state park next door. In fact, we so enjoyed our time at Casa Bella Vista that we were sad to see it come to an end. However, we are confident that we will see Leanna and Alec again at Casa Bella Vista the next time we make it to the Wine Country. After our experience, we wouldn't stay anywhere else! Choose Casa Bella Vista- you won't regret it! Thanks so much to both of you for a memorable vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We really enjoyed meeting you and glad to hear that you will come back to see us again.
Leanna and Alec
business
Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457452vb
-707-833-6518
Kenwood Sonoma County
Houston, TX
5

Perfect place to celebrate out engagement...

  • 5 of 5
...Leanna and Alec couldn't have been easier to communicate with. They were both kind and accommodating and left a bottle of champagne in the room for us to celebrate our engagement. We're definitely coming back.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We enjoyed being part of your surprise proposal and seeing you both so happy. We look forward to seeing you back at Casa Bella Vista. Leanna and Alec
business
Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457452vb
-707-833-6518
Kenwood Sonoma County
Cary, NC
5

Delightful!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely peaceful & romantic cottage! Fabulous scenery and great hiking trails at the State parks. Great places to eat & wineries are all around. Hosts made great suggestions. We will be back & stay longer next time.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We enjoyed having you here and hope to see you back at Casa Bella Vista soon. Leanna and Alec
business
Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457452vb
-707-833-6518
Kenwood Sonoma County
MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
5

STOP RIGHT HERE

  • 5 of 5
You are not going to find a nicer or better hide a way in the wine country than Casa Bella Vista. We are picky travelers and this is the ultimate in privacy and luxury. With a hilltop setting, acres and acres of land and a fantastic unobstructed view as far as you can see of the valley. You simply cannot get any better.

The guest cottage is separate from the main house and very private. While setting on your own deck you would not know there is anyone around for miles.

While the cottage is small, do not let that scare you. There is nothing to want for. The cottage is clean, up dated and comfortable. The bed is a sleepers dream come true. There are plenty of windows to enjoy the sunlight and wonderful variety of trees.

Your hosts have thought of everything you will need, bathroom and kitchen supplies. They even throw in a nice bottle of wine and a gift certificate to a local restaurant. Speaking of your hosts, Leanne and Alec are fabulous and you won't know they are even around unless you need something.

A large pool and hot tub on a huge deck with fantastic outdoor furniture and the best view one could hope for. The setting is magazine cover quality with trees in the right spot to shade you during the heat of the day. While the owner's home is near the pool, they are virtually invisible during your exclusive use of the pool.

You will not find a better place or better price for what Leanne and Alec have to offer. Oh did I mention the sounds of the crickets while sitting at the pool in the evening with the moonlight beaming down.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457452vb
-707-833-6518
Kenwood Sonoma County
South Euclid, Ohio
5

Week of June 21-28, 2014

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Casa Bella Vista was wonderful. The cottage is beautifully situated with great views from the deck off the living room and from the pool, which we enjoyed almost every day we were there. The furnishings in the cottage were very nice. The kitchen area was fully stocked, and we cooked four of our dinners there, using the handy gas grill twice. We were greeted with a nice bottle of wine, all the information we needed for a very busy week, and a gift certificate to a great Spanish restaurant right at the bottom of the hill. The cottage was close to many wineries and other interesting sites. We hiked in the Jack London and Redwood state parks and visited all the little towns and a number of farmer's markets. It was very peaceful at the cottage with nice breezes much of the time. We would recommend this cottage highly and would gladly go back again.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Linda and David. What a great review. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you will come back to Casa Bella Vista soon.
business
Peaceful relaxation on 6 acres above Sonoma Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457452vb
-707-833-6518
Kenwood Sonoma County
Voorhees NJ
5

Great little getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5
Casa Bella Vista was just the perfect home base for a visit to the Sonoma wine country. The cottage was extremely comfortable (great new bed and pillows) and the views from the cottage and pool decks were extraordinary. WiFi in the cottage was very convenient and although the kitchen was somewhat spartan, it was good enough for breakfasts and even a couple of dinners cooked on the gas grill on the deck. Having full use of the pool (although we did not use it) and the hot tub (which we did) was great at the end of a day of touring. The location in Kenwood was central and let us taste wines from south of Sonoma up through Dry Creek and Russian River Valley as well as sample restaurants over the same region. Great romantic little getaway cottage that we hope to return to.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We hope you will come back to Casa Bella Vista soon.
Leanna and Alec

Map

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

From $275 Per night

Kenwood Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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.

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Amenities

Kenwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 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 new pillow top king 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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