|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Our serene, lush all usable and playful 5-acre estate in Kenwood, California, nestled inside the vineyards of the posh Chateau St. Jean Winery is called 'Raisinwood,' derived from our last names in homage to the family friendliness of our idyllic country home.
The rejuvenating calm of the fresh, invigorating countryside will engulf and transport you away from the bustle of everyday life from the moment you wind in on the rustic driveway alongside a lavender farm under towering oak trees,
A quaint wooden bridge guides you to our welcoming, sunny home surrounded by a gorgeously landscaped yard that sprawls in every direction. Tall trees and lush foliage seclude the property and hint toward the surrounding expanse of nature that include several State Parks, Nature Preserves and Bald Mountain, which towers in full view.
The unique architecture of Raisinwood highlights the connection to the outdoors with stately French doors that open directly onto the lawn and decks from bedrooms and the main living areas. Natural light pours into each room energizing the space.
Four bedrooms and three bathrooms comfortably accommodate ten guests. A luxurious Master Suite and secondary master bedroom allow for peaceful refuge. Two additional bedrooms with single and bunk bed accommodations are perfect for kids or single guests.
The fully equipped kitchen is a culinary lover’s dream with a state of the art BBQ and dining area on a deck that winds around the back of the house.
Recline in one of the several outdoor seating areas with a bottle of wine in hand from the adjacent famed winery, and you are living the California countryside dream. The sleek pool and lounging area along with the fully –equipped outdoor sports courts offer plenty of options for family fun.
Extracurricular activities include scenic walks, hikes, and biking trails. Sonoma County is famous for its wineries, spas and resorts. Historic Sonoma center boasts 5 star restaurants, spas and shopping. At the end of an active day, you can call in a masseuse or have dinner catered in the comfort of your newly nested home.
We keep Raisinwood very clean to support our healthy lifestyle and environment. We respectfully ask you to maintain a non –smoking atmosphere and not to hold parties.
We are confident that Raisinwood will host the ideal Kenwood and Sonoma experience, with opportunities for every age group in the family.
Keywords: Winery estate, Country home, Sprawling yard, Vacation home,
I'm a partner at Atlas Capital a firm in San Francisco where I specialize in transparent and separately managed accounts driven by the Fama-French academic process . I've recently bought a farm near downtown Sonoma to cultivate my passion for sustainable agriculture and community based food sources. I'm married to a lovely pediatrician with whom I share 5 vivacious kids. I love to swim, hike, bike, play basketball and garden. We choose to rent out Raisinwood because our growing kids want to be home with their friends and extra-curricular activities to which they’re committed. We all are already looking forward to our Raisinwood getaway in late August or the fall.
Preston Raisin purchased this estate in 2003
We initially bought Raisinwood in the desirable Kenwood countryside to enjoy as a respite from the city with our small children, friends and family. This is the first time we have listed our property to rent. We favor Kenwood’s convenient proximity to Sonoma Center and distance from the bustle of Napa in addition to the easy access to highway 12, connecting us to the entire region.
It’s a toss up between lounging in the hammock, swimming, playing sports, cooking, and gardening, hiking, biking or visiting the numerous surrounding attractions. The tranquility yet opportunity on our property waxes and wanes as the moon and your moods. I look forward to hearing what part you liked best.
We came up here with 2 other families and with kiddos under the age of 7 and we all had the blast. The home is cozy and spacious and the outdoor space is gorgeous. Both kids and adults had a blast spending time outside. The owners were very responsive and helpful. We look forward to coming back.
We came here with 2 other families for Memorial Day Weekend and could not have been more delighted by the house and grounds. The photos truly do not do this property justice - the yard is absolutely stunning with huge expanses of grass surrounding the pool, beautiful trees, vineyards all around. It was lovely. There is a beautiful pool and more than enough space for the kids to run and play, not to mention the sport court, tetherball, bocce and putting area. The house was stocked better than most rentals with everything you need in the kitchen, a few pool floats and lots of sporting equipment. We had 6 adults and 7 kids ranging from 2.5 years old to 10 and all of them had an absolute ball, not to mention the layout of the house felt spacious enough to accommodate everyone with no one feeling cramped. The location is also fabulous and close to many wineries, restaurants, etc. Honestly, we didn't have any complaints and hope to rent this house again in the future. It was the perfect spot!
If you are lookking for Paradise then look no further you will find it at Raisinwood! Preston is so delightful and gives 5 star service his heavenly property will give you everything you need! If you want rest and relaxation in privacy or a lovely dinner party with fun activities the property can accomodate all your needs. Amazing kitchen for foodies with outdoor bbq, walking distance to Chateau St Jean, sparkling pool with bocce ball and tennis courts what more could you ask for except to extend your stay longer! Anyone booking this property will have dreams come true so fantastic!
My family and I absolutely loved Raisinwood. It was such a perfect paradise for my family with 3 young kids (ages 2, 5 & 7) and one of our close family friends with 2 kids (ages 5 & 7) to relax at and soak up the last days of summer and celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary! We enjoyed 90F degree heat and non-stop pool, lawn sports and sports-court play time. We loved the kitchen and BBQ and everything we ever needed was already supplied for us at this well-stocked house. The house was large, very clean and well maintained, Preston ensured that our stay was beyond PERFECT and was very attentive to any questions we had. We will definitely be back and will recommend this place to ALL of our friends. The location is also very convenient for trail runners - my husband also was able to go on a long 15 mile trail run at nearby Annadel state park.
My wife and I really enjoyed the privacy that the beautiful grounds provided.
We found the pool area to be exactly what we were hoping for and the scenery was both beautiful and relaxing to be around.
The house is well appointed with a great kitchen and outdoor bbq for grilling. The property is very well situated with many wineries nearby, but still far enough away from town to make you feel like you’re truly escaping.
Preston is extremely responsive and does everything he can to make sure your stay is perfect. The house is very well taken care of and the entire process from start to finish has been very easy.
We look forward to returning to Raisinwood again.
My family of 5 just enjoyed our 4th summer vacation at this magical home in the heart of wine country. It is the perfect place for a family with small children. We spent lazy mornings enjoying breakfast made in the gourmet kitchen (including fruit picked from the orchard) and long, relaxing afternoons in the backyard with the swimming pool, basketball court, and amazing green open space to run around! The owner, Preston, maintains a clean, beautiful home and is really great to work with. This home truly has it all, which is why we keep coming back year after year!
Bocci pit, paddle tennis, volleyball, 5 acre sports lawn for all sports, hiking and wine tasting.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 22 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Nightly or weekend rates are the same as our 5 night minimum $6,000.00
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.