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Newly Renovated Wine Country Cottage On Private 20 Acre Ranch

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Kenwood Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 TOT#1096N

The Speakeasy Cottage is located one hour north of San Francisco nestled on a 20 acre private ranch off of Scenic Hwy 12 in Kenwood, CA. Our late Aunt Sally Stanford purchased the ranch in 1961 as a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco. She was San Franciscos's most famous Madame and Sausalito's former Mayor. We named this rental 'Speakeasy Cottage' as a tribute to her illustrious career.

The cottage is located right in the heart of Sonoma County wine country in an area that is well known as the Valley of the Moon.

We are registered with the county and our Transient Occupany Tax Number is # 1096N.

- The quite hours (10pm-7am) to be observed by all guests.

- 1 vehicle per bedroom allowed.

- Maximum of 2 guests inside the rental are allowed.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

David Thomas
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2016

Why David Thomas chose Sonoma County

This is an amazing piece of property that is surrounded by mountains and has numerous large valley oak trees on the property. The property provides a great escape from the stressors of life. We are conveniently located to the wineries, San Francisco, Napa and the coast. Yet you have the peace and quiet of living in the country.

What makes this cottage unique

- 2 minutes to local wineries

- Views of Hood Mountain/ Sugarloaf National Park

- Golf course 5 minutes away

- Quaint local town

- Spacious & newly renovated home

- Great local restaurants nearby

- 10 minutes from Glen Ellen

- 20 minutes from Sonoma

- 40 minutes from Napa


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Newly Renovated Wine Country Cottage On Private 20 Acre Ranch
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews
Hutchinson, Minnesota

Great getaway for two

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at the Speakeasy cottage. It was centrally located in Sonoma Valley with an abundance of wineries nearby. We went on quite a few hikes and enjoyed the beauty California had to offer. I would definitely recommend this rental to others looking for a reasonably priced escape into peacefulness.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage. Centrally located among wineries. Clean and nicely updated. I would recommend and definitely will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona

Stop looking for places and rent this NOW

  • 5 of 5

(Just don't rent it when I want to stay again! LOL) Honestly, The Speakeasy at the Sally Standford Ranch is, hands down, the best place I've ever stayed in Sonoma county. Everything you need is inside: (my favorite highlights) huge open beautiful space indoor and outdoor, mountain views, amazing night stars, fresh flowers, wine and cheese provided upon arrival, best morning coffee, robes (!), a hidden hammock (!), full working - and stocked for you - kitchen (to save from eating out every day), outside grill, incredible location (just north of Kenwood and South of Santa Rosa right off the main highway but not noisy), super comfy bed, windows everywhere to sleep with the evening breeze, movies, books, board games, fireplace (didn't use), and I'm sure there's more you will find amazing too. After your days out and about exploring, this is the BEST place to come home too. Thank you David and Judy. I will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect cottage for our weekend get-away - loved the small touches like coffee, wine and cheese!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience - the location couldn't be better. Lots of great information was provided in a convenient binder, which was great since we were not that familiar with Glen Ellen and Kenwood. We had total privacy - Judy greeted us when we arrived to make sure everything was OK, and then we never saw her again. The cottage is part of a larger ranch, so it was very quiet and peaceful. We even spent part of Saturday afternoon lounging with a glass of wine on the hammock in the back.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect Sonoma Valley vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip back to Speakeasy Cottage, and it gets harder to leave every time. The location is perfect: quiet and private but accessible to everything: wineries, restaurants, great scenery, and the ocean less than an hour away. The cottage is immaculate, comfortable, and perfectly furnished. Judy and Dave are excellent hosts; there if you need them, but otherwise you feel as though you are on your own private compound. We love the patio, for day and night relaxation. We definitely look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rural but snack in the midst of Sonoma wine country

  • 5 of 5

Located in sight of Hood Mt. Vineyards across the road. Perfectly situated for this couple who love wine and good food. Minutes to downtown Sonoma, Santa Rosa and Sebastopol. And so peaceful. Great weekend getaway spot! We will come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
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Kenwood is a small agricultural town that has numerous wineries. The property is off of Scenic Highway 12 and faces Hood Mountain , Sugarloaf Mountain and the vineyards to St. Francis Winery. Kenwood is centrally located in Sonoma County and is only 45 minutes to Napa and the pacific coast and 1 hour to San Francisco. The attractions include wine tasting, hiking, mountain biking, coastal excursions, historical sites, wine country train rides, parks, trails, trips to San Francisco, and excellent restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Kenwood Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%
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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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom also has a futon which converts to a single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Complimentary local bottle of wine for all of our guests.

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