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Romantic Cottage on 4 Private Acres of Vineyards and Oaks

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Dates taken? Contact owners for local lodging

The Acorn House cottage is located approximately one hour north of San Francisco on scenic Highway 12 in Kenwood. It is a peaceful retreat on four private acres. Your hosts, grape-growers Bev and Jerry Stemach, invite you to turn down their country lane, and indulge yourself in this charming vacation rental nestled among ancient oaks and grapevines in the heart of the Sonoma wine valley.

Preferred dates not available? Traveling with friends? Other rentals are available within easy walking distance of the cottage, and Bev and Jerry are happy to assist you in finding them. Call Bev at 707 235-8881.

Acorn Cottage is generously appointed: shelves filled with books and movies, music on the stereo, a soak in a whirlpool bath or outdoor spa, television, wireless internet, a bottle of local wine, your own private deck and patio. If you are inclined to explore, a diverse array of exciting activities are minutes away: hiking in mountains or along coastal beaches, golfing on nearby courses, dining in restaurants in Kenwood, Glen Ellen, and Sonoma, and wine tasting through Sonoma County's 13 viticulture regions. Napa Valley is just over the hill.

One guest recently wrote, "Jerry and Bev are wonderful hosts with extensive insider knowledge of the area from wineries to wilderness."

Private parking for one car.

Quiet time: 10pm-7am

Keywords: cottage, vineyard

More Details

Bev Stemach
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Bev Stemach

Jerry and Bev are life-long residents of Northern California. They have lived in wine country for 27 years and have hosted guests for 15 years. They farm Petit Verdot grapes on their property and know local wineries and the wine-making process.

Bev Stemach purchased this cottage in 2000


Kenwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Continental plus Breakfast, Complimentary Bottle of Wine


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

Romantic Cottage on 4 Private Acres of Vineyards and Oaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 79 reviews

Beautiful peaceful cottage. Great host.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at this cottage. We were were wanting a romantic place for our 33rd anniversary and this was exactly what we were looking for. Quiet peaceful cottage. The spa was a perfect temperature. It was relaxing around the outside fireplace while grilling. Couldn't ask for better hosts. the cottage was clean and fully supplied with more then we expected. Close to many activities. We hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pride ourselves on offering a clean, tidy vacation rental. Danny and Kim, this is hard to believe, but you left the cottage cleaner than you found it! Any vacation rental owner would be pleased to host you! Thanks for finding us.
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We can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently had the nicest vacation in wine country and it all started with this perfect rental cottage. From the moment we drove through the front entrance past the fountain and made our way in the front door, Acorn Cottage exceeded all our expectations. It was beautifully appointed with absolutely everything we needed inside and out. We pulled Adirondack chairs up to the outdoor fire pit the first night, and enjoyed the private hot tub under the stars on a few other nights – all surrounded by gardens, vineyards and an ancient oak. It was magical. It was the perfect location to explore wine country from while avoiding the crowds. Kenwood itself had a lot to offer, with wineries within walking distance and fine restaurants nearby. There are also state and regional parks close by to have a picnic or take a hike to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Bev and Jerry were the perfect hosts. We left wishing we’d had more time with them, and so, we’re going back!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Acorn cottage for New Year's Eve weekend. We felt so at home, not only because of the beautiful property and cottage, but because Bev and Jerry are simply the best! We enjoyed relaxing inside and outside of the cottage as well as the hot tub. This by far has been the best experience we've had (and we've been traveling here for 12 years)! It was a wonderful way to ring in 2017! We will definitely be back:)

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic private getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary here and it was just lovely!!! Bev and Jerry are just so sweet:) There is privacy and open yard to enjoy, very romantic and peaceful. The acorn house has everything you would need including homemade zucchini bread!! We will for sure be back:)

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brentwood, CA

Couldn't Be Better!

  • 5 of 5

Acorn Cottage: Private, comfortable, well-appointed with great attention to detail, yet close to all the Kenwood area wineries. Jerry and Bev are great hosts, and we enjoyed our time with them so much. We wish they lived next door! Upon our arrival there was a loaf of home-baked bread, fruit, coffee, juice, milk, beer, water, soft drinks and of course wine waiting for us, not to mention the Acorn Cottage wine glasses which were a gift for us to take home. We enjoyed the cottage so much, we spent half of our time just hanging out there enjoying the peace and quiet and view of their 500 year old oak tree, which is magnificent. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doll n joe

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent a holiday away with friends at Acorn House. It is wonderfully located on a beautiful property, comfortable, cozy and welcoming. Central yet secluded it was the perfect getaway. E erything you need is available, you can do anything or nothing..sit by the fire and read a book, wander the property or take a quick drive to great wineries.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kenwood Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Daily Rate
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Traveling with friends? Calendar dates already booked? Other vacation rentals are available with easy walking distance of our cottage. Email or call Bev for information: - (707) 235-8881

Rates are subject to change.
A $165 deposit must be mailed at time of booking.
Your deposit secures your booking.
Balance paid by cash or personal check upon arrival.
(add 12% County tax; Occupancy Tax ID 562N)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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