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About Kathleen Lunbeck
Rob and Kathleen Lunbeck live in San Francisco with their two children. Kathleen is a native San Franciscan and Rob has lived in the City over 25 years. Following his dream to come to California, Rob, who grew up in Pennsylvania and went to college in New England, came West for graduate school (at Stanford) and has remained in California since. He met Kathleen shortly after moving to San Francisco.
Kathleen Lunbeck purchased this Estate in 2005
Why Kathleen Lunbeck chose Kenwood
Growing up in foggy San Francisco, Kathleen's lifelong dream was to have a sunny getaway in the wine country. We looked at a lot of beautiful homes but fell in love with Brambleberry for its compelling setting and absolutely distinctive farmhouse aesthetic. We are fortunate to be able now to call it ours. Kenwood is a delightful small town in the heart of "the real wine country", the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma Valley. It is convenient to everything the wine country visitor might want. We spend a lot of our free time improving and maintaining Brambleberry, a true labor of love! We take great delight in hosting our vacation-rental guests and sharing our favorite local tips with them.
What makes this Estate unique
Brambleberry has it all: location, serenity, privacy, luxury and comfort! Many if not most guests don't want to leave Brambleberry during their stay! This is our family's second home and we have appointed it to a very high standard.
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We had a perfect break here. The house is fabulous - comfortable, relaxing, super-well equipped, full of games and toys, quite apart from the lovely pool and Bocce Court. Nothing was too much trouble for Kathleen and Rob - top hosts. We hardly got out of the house but did have a great evening at the local observatory, looking at stars and Jupiter - a must if open. Highly, highly recommended stay.
wonderful, relaxing vacation
We had the most wonderful week at Brambleberry. The house was comfortable, quiet, filled with books and toys for our kids, and the pool was fantastic. All in all, it was very relaxing.
The owners could not have been more welcoming or responsive to any request or questions.
We highly recommend it
Beautiful Relaxing Get-a-Way
This home is a wonderful retreat. It has a wrap-around porch where you will want to spend most of your time. The scenery from the porch is gorgeous . Deer visit the property in the mornings & evenings. The house is in a good location for visiting many wineries.
The home is a perfect place for family & friends.
A perfect place to entertain.
I would definitely recommend staying here.
Wonderful home for families, friends and kids!
Our group of friends recently stayed at Blambleberry and had such a wonderful stay! We were 5 couples and 2 kids and everyone loved this home. The house offers everything you need and it's even more beautiful in person.
We stayed for 3 days and did not leave the house as there were so many things to do: we prepared a lovely barbecue, played bocce, took a dip in the pool and the spa etc. The kids loved having so much space to run and play, there're fun toys in every corner of the house.
Kathleen and Rob went above and beyond answering all our questions, providing detailed instructions and information.
I would totally recommend this place to everyone wanting to relax, spend time with loved ones and enjoy the summer.
Thanks Kathleen and Rob! You have a lovely home and we hope we can come back soon.
Fantastic country retreat in the heart of wine country
I booked this property for a bachelorette party and it was absolutely perfect. The property was even better in person than the photos depict. It comfortably slept 8 women and had room for 2-3 more! With about 20 different wineries within a 15-20 minute drive, the property was in the perfect location - only about 20 minutes north of Sonoma Square. Kathleen and Rob were wonderful and accommodating, allowing us an early check-in and a late check-out, although we didn't end up taking advantage of the late check-out as several women in our party had early flights to catch. The only recommendation I would have for those wanting to book would be to bring bug spray, as this property is huge and has a lot of nature surrounding it. Otherwise, I would definitely recommend this place for a weekend getaway!
Perfect wine country retreat!
We recently took our 4 children (ages 3 - 7) and parents for a 5 night get away to Brambleberry and it was perfect! I haven't felt that relaxed in 7 years :-). Being in Kenwood made it the ideal wine country setting for us as it has both stunningly beautiful scenery while also being very quiet and serene. The pool, spa, bocce ball court, expansive lawns and porch gave us plenty to do outside all day.
In addition, the house itself is beautiful and cozy and comfortably sleeps many guests. The kitchen and eating area was fully equipped with everything we needed to feel at home and create wonderful dinners. The house is also fully stocked with games, books, toys, etc. which provided lots of entertainment for all of us.
There aren't a ton of restaurants nearby, but the few that are were great. In addition, there are quite a few family friendly wineries within 5 - 10 minutes where we could go for late afternoon wine tasting. We also headed over to Jack London park for a great family hike/adventure which was only about 15 minutes away.
Overall I would highly recommend this house to any families as well as groups of adults looking for a fun and relaxing wine country retreat!
Wine tasting - Over a dozen award-winning wineries located within five minutes of the property, Glen Ellen wineries within ten minutes and dozens in Sonoma Valley up to 25 minutes away. Central Napa Valley is a half hour over a scenic mountain road. Healdsburg, 35 minutes away, is the gateway to Russian River, Alexander and Dry Creek valleys. Take a scenic drive to the spectacular Sonoma coast.