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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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Why David Thomas chose Kenwood

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


Kenwood 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 4.970588 based on 68 reviews

Lovely Kenwood

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay in the Speakeasy cottage on the Sally Stanford Ranch. The property is studded with really old oak trees and deer who kept me company in the morning outside my bedroom window. You have privacy but also the comfort of others nearby in the other houses and cottages on the property. Judy was a wonderful hostess and was available for any questions I had. And you are near wineries, restaurants, Glen Ellen and so much more. I will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Phoenix, Arizona

2nd Stay At Same Location!

  • 5 of 5

Yes, this was my second stay - If you like to travel int he way I mention below, then look no further and book the Speakeasy Cottage ;)

Have no agenda, the cottage is perfect for staying in or going out. Full kitchen so you don't have to eat every meal out, heating and cooling for perfect temps, robes for after a hot shower, outdoor patio for stargazing and grilling, comfortable bed and very quiet for a great night's sleep, PLENTY of room inside the cottage and cozy to stay in and watch a movie, also great internet to work remotely.

The location is just above Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Kenwood, just below Santa Rosa. Right up the road is hiking and running trails and right down the road is Chateau St Jean for an excellent white ;) Book a Sonoma wine tour for a day or head up to Sonoma Lake for breath-taking views. Head over to the ocean, explore the different wine regions, it's all within access to you here. (I do prefer the Sonoma side to the Napa side, I find it a bit more relaxed and less commercialized - but I could be wrong, just my perspective.)

So if this is how you like to travel, book the Speakeasy, you'll love it.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SF Bay Area

Great cottage in great location!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have loved our stay in the Speakeasy Cottage more! It's a wonderfully kept and well appointed cottage -- spotlessly clean; well stocked; a good size; with a nice enclosed backyard. The owners are very kind and responsive and attended to every small detail/request. It's on a lovely lot - the family ranch - great for walking around and the kids biking out front. The location can't be beat - easy access to all of Sonoma Valley, with wineries and restaurants right nearby. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, cozy ranch cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the one bedroom cottage, "Speakeasy." Each of the cottages on the ranch has a name, relative to the history of Sally Standford. The ranch is very quiet and there is a lovely walking path around the property. The cottage is clean and comfortable, bed is comfortable with plenty of linens and toiletries provided. The deck is secluded and private with a grill and heater available. The owners also provided a welcome package of wine and cheese! The ranch is located across the highway from several wineries and is situated appx midway between Old Sonoma and Santa Rosa, and we were able to go to many towns and attractions in about 20 minutes. The owners provide much information about the area including nearby restaurants. Owners are also very responsive to e-mails and text messages. Loved our stay here and would book again if we have an opportunity to visit Sonoma again. The day we left to return home is the day the fires started, and the owners were kind enough to keep us posted on the condition of themselves and the ranch. All safe thank God!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Beautiful one bedroom cottage equipped with everything you could possibly need during your visit.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in the perfect location. Several of the most popular Sonoma winners were within a five minute ride from the property. Kunde, Saint Francis, and Kenwood vineyards were across the street. Fabulous local restaurants and markets. We even enjoyed barbecuing and dining outside on the patio area behind the cottage. The cottage itself was nicely decorated with high end furnishings. The mattress on the bed was very comfortable, which is always important to know when traveling. The cottage was equipped with everything you could possibly need. The owner Judy was available and very accommodating to our needs. In addition to the convince to some of the best wineries several state parks were also within a five minute ride. We enjoyed getting up early and going for a hike and than coming back to the cottage for breakfast. We arrived to the refrigerator being stocked with breakfast essentials, a lovely bottle of wine and local cheese as well. If you’re looking for the perfect location to enjoy a very relaxing visit to wine country don’t miss an opportunity to stay at The Sally Stanford Ranch. We’re very glad we did.!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Speakeasy Cottage and we could not have been more pleased! It was clean, spacious and really just perfect! So many nice, personal touches! Fresh flowers on the table, a bottle of wine waiting for us in the refrigerator as well as coffee, half and half, cheese, crackers, cereal, milk, juice...the list goes on! The location was great! We loved that we could come back to the cottage at the end of the day and sit outside by a fire sipping a glass of wine. There was everything you could possibly need there and then some! They really thought of everything! We would highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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