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Newly Renovated Wine Country Cottage On Private 20 Acre Ranch

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


About the property

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.

More Details

David Thomas
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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


Santa Rosa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 9:00 am. Outdoor amplified sound is strictly prohibited.
  • Special events, outdoor events, lawn parties, weddings or similar activities are not allowed at any time.
  • Pets are to be secured on the property at all times. Continual nuisance barking by unattended pets is prohibited.
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
  • 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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Newly Renovated Wine Country Cottage On Private 20 Acre Ranch
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews

Very enjoyable, Clean and Quite.

  • 5 of 5

Like everyone else noted the cottage was very clean, nicely furnished, fully stocked including milk, butter, water, coffee, etc. We found the cottage so quite and enjoyable we grilled in and ate in the backyard all but one of the four nights. The location is also excellent, Central to all of the best wine country locations. We have stayed in the area many times and have paid a heck of a lot more for a less enjoyable experience. This is now our go to place when visiting the area.

Almost forgot, there it a book in the cottage the "autobiography of Sally Standford" it is a must read. She was a very interesting person.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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So much more than expected

  • 5 of 5

Judy and David were wonderful hosts! The cottage is lovely (and roomy!), and they provided us with complimentary wine and cheese among many other things. We enjoyed a few meals on the back patio and a walk around the property. We could not have been more thrilled with the Speakeasy cottage, and you could not stay in a more convenient location if you are looking to wander around wine country. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage & super nice people!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier with our stay here. I arranged this for my girlfriend's birthday getaway and it was perfect. The price was excellent, especially compared to those found anywhere near Sonoma proper. Plus there is of course the added mystique and history behind the property and its illustrious former owner.

We were greeted with a full fridge and a complimentary bottle of red (which was quite good I have to say!) which is always a welcoming addition. There are beautiful views all around which I took full advantage of with my camera during the golden hours. I will not hesitate to book this again when we are back in the Sonoma area!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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An adorable cottage, fantastically updated and beautifully decorated!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at the Speakeasy Cottage. The building itself was very cute, it was equipped with everything we needed, and David thoughtfully provided a whole array of complimentary snacks and beverages.

It also sits in the perfect location: in the middle of several great hiking/running parks and surrounded by incredible vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms. David was again very helpful in recommending some fantastic places to try and suggesting several tours to experience.

We would absolutely come back to the Speakeasy Cottage on our next visit to Sonoma!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!!!!

  • 5 of 5

An incredibly warm and inviting cottage with everything we needed! Great hiking very close by and wine tasting and excellent food too. We were very impressed with the extras in the house and the kindness of the owners! Will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property.. wonderful experience! Couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

The Sally Stanford Ranch is filled with charm and beauty! We were greeted by owner Judy Thomas who welcomed us to our home for the weekend of June 23, 2017. Everything we could possibly need was provided including goodies in the fridge! The cottages were tastefully decorated and the beds so comfortable. The linens were fresh and the towels fluffy! Anything that might have been forgotten was available.. razor, toiletries, etc. The laundry on the grounds was convenient as was the iron and ironing board in the cottages. The location is ideal for some of the best winerys in Sonoma Valley. Anyone planning a quiet getaway to wine country will not be disappointed with a stay at Sally Stanford Ranch! Thanks to Judy and David Thomas for your hospitality and attention to detail! We loved everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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

Santa Rosa Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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