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Bev Stemach

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Romantic Cottage on 4 Private Acres of Vineyards and Oaks

75 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Kenwood Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

Private parking for one car.

Quiet time: 10pm-7am

Keywords: cottage, vineyard

More Details
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Bev Stemach (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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


based on 75 traveler reviews

Romantic Cottage on 4 Private Acres of Vineyards and Oaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 75 reviews
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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San Francisco Area

Superb Cottage on Secluded Estate

  • 5 of 5

Bev and Jerry are marvelous hosts and they have created the fantastic Acorn Cottage within their gated vineyard. Acorn Cottage is marvelous, fully equipped and beautifully decorated. It is both gorgeous and comfortable at the same time in a very secluded setting. Renting the cottage also gets you private access to the hot tub which is just a few steps from the deck that surrounds the wonderful Acorn Cottage. There is also a pool on the estate, but it is not as private as the hot tub setting. Their hospitality is second to none and if you book this place, please be sure to make arrangements to visit the private tasting room in the nearby wine building. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Hideaway in the Heart of the Wine Country!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a lovely two-night stay at the cottage recently. What we discovered was a wonderful, romantic, cottage that was very private and centrally located to a number of excellent wineries and restaurants. We chuckled as we realized that we had passed this great place numerous times without ever knowing it was there. Bev is an outstanding hostess, giving us numerous recommendations for restaurants and wineries, and provided us with a wonderful wine-tasting experience at her own wine cellar on our second night there. Bev essentially treated us like welcomed family members. The cottage is very clean and cozy without being claustrophobic. The view of the 500 year old oak is superb; and the hot tub, provided for just your own use, was relaxing. We could not have asked for a better stay for my wife's birthday and this location ranks with the best in VRBOs that we have experienced. The experience was so fulfilling that I think my wife was trying to get Bev to hire her part-time and teach her the trade. LOL

We can't wait to return soon for another relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver,BC, Canada

Best Romantic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Acorn House is gorgeous! We never left the property! Bev and Jerry are suberb hosts, offering many suggestions for sightseeing and wine tasting. The cottage was completely outfitted with every need. The little details Bev and Jerry provided, displayed their love of the property and their guests. We felt well taken care of. The property is lucious with a vineyard at the front door, a tasting room, a huge green lawn, and beautiful oaks hovering over the property. The hot tub was awesome, and the peace and quiet was just what we needed. We cannot wait to come back! Thank you, Bev and Jerry!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chciago, IL

Our Best VRBO Yet...And Likely Ever

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed a couple of nights at this property last month. Our primary goal was to enjoy Sonoma and its attendant wineries, as expected. First, the property is gorgeous. It is quite far back from the street and is located adjacent to a quaint vineyard, tasting room, and the oldest oak tree we have ever seen. Second, the cabin is absolutely perfect, as you can see from the pictures. I do not want to divulge all the details, but I will offer that Bev and Jerry provide the most homey and welcoming environment you can imagine. Their attention to detail is second to none, providing everything you could possibly need and/or want. In that same vein, we had the opportunity to visit with Bev and Jerry over a glass of wine, and our time together made the trip even more special. I strongly urge you to stay here as it is well worth it.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kenwood Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

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 9% County tax; Occupancy Tax ID 562N)

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Kenwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
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

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