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Kenwood Casita; a Rural Setting; Great Wineries; Fine Dining

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Kenwood Casita:1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2) 1 Bath in the Sonoma Valley

The “ Kenwood Casita” is in the town of Kenwood on California State Highway 12; 20 minutes east of the City of Santa Rosa and 15 minutes west of the City of Sonoma in the Sonoma Valley called by author Jack London the “Valley of the Moon”.

It is a detached 640 sq. ft. guest unit with 1 bedroom (sleeps -2), 1 bath, full kitchen, HVAC, seasonally heated pool, outdoor patio with BBQ and covered parking. RV or boat parking is available but no hook-ups are available.

A quiet, rural and private 2.50 acre parcel in the Sonoma Valley with views of the surrounding Mayacamas Mountains. The property has a small vineyard planted to Montepulciano grapes, over 50 fruit trees and a large herb and vegetable garden. Seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs are available upon request during your stay. The property has a solar heated seasonal pool and poolside lounge chairs available for your use.

Sonoma County is rated one of the top 10 'wine' travel destinations in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, February 2014. As expected,wineries abound in the area offering public tours and tastings; some wineries offer appointment only tours and tastings and many wineries offer wines that only can be purchased at the winery. Frequently on a summer weekend evening music can drift quietly over the area from activities at either Chateau St Jean Winery or Landmark Winery which always ends by 10 PM.

The Kenwood Casita is within easy walking, cycling, or driving distances to numerous wineries, restaurants and Annandale, Sugarloaf and Mt. Hood parks.

Vacationer’s can take day trips by automobile to the very diverse areas of Sonoma County and surrounding Counties. Traveling east on Hwy 12 from Kenwood you will find numerous wineries, award winning restaurants and the City of Sonoma with shopping on their historic town square.

Heading north on Hwy 101 takes you to the City of Healdsburg, the Alexander and Russian River wine growing regions and wineries. Canoeing down the Russian River is a summer time favorite from Healdsburg to Guerneville. The Healdsburg Square also offers fine dining, eclectic shopping and wine tasting shops.

To the West you will find wineries Pinot noir wineries in the U. S., artisan cheese makers and gourmet olive oil producers offering their unique products. A return trip from the coast heading north on Highway 1 will find numerous waterfront restaurants serving locally harvested oysters, other seafood and of course libations

Your social interchange with the owners John and Pamela is as expansive or limited as you wish.

If you are looking for a place to relax, read in a quiet country setting; hike, bike, canoe or golf; take in fine dining, enjoy the finest wines offered in the Sonoma Valley or Sonoma County the Kenwood Casita and your hosts John and Pamela are there to make your stay as enjoyable as possible

More Details

John & Pamela
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About John & Pamela

We, Pamela and John, acquired this property in 2007 and have taken great pleasure in up-grading it. We decide to share our little-bit-of-heaven with vactioners. We invite you to consider being one of our guests. Over a glass of wine (or not) we are available to talk about the various activities available to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

John & Pamela purchased this cottage in 2007

What makes this cottage unique

In September we harvest our Montepulciano grapes and you can participate in the harvest but we have no control over Mother Nature in ripening the grapes, typically harvest is Mid-September. We host a harvest breakfast, then into the vineyard for picking, then off to the winery to de-stem, sort, crush, and watch the wine maker start the fermentation of the grapes. After crush the winery hosts a lunch.

We offer guest in-season fresh fruits, vegetable, citrus and herbs for your personal enjoyment from our gardens. In season we have: peaches, pears, apples, red and green seedless grape, artichokes, figs, lemons, limes. oranges, figs, persimmons, pomegranate, salad tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, carrots, strawberries, garlic, celery, lettuce, onions, rosemary, thyme, chives, tarragon, sage, bay leaf, oregano, and more.


Kenwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • The bath has a jacuzzi style jetted hot/soaking tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a flat panel TV with cable channels; AM-FM clock radio with docking station for an ipod/phone.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A limited supply of various personal care products are available upon request.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Kenwood Casita; a Rural Setting; Great Wineries; Fine Dining
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful Quiet Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 4 day stay! Peaceful and relaxing. Cottage is just the right size. Hosts are wonderful. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing throughout the entire week!

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the casita well appointed in every area but the gardens that guests have total access to utilizing are beautifully kept and lush. We so enjoyed fresh strawberries each day not to mention the figs which I LOVE as well as tomatoes, carrots and green beans. John and Pamela were very gracious hosts and even had us over to share a bottle of their private label Montepulciano wine which was wonderful. Also loved watching the birds, especially the flock of hummingbirds which require at least once daily filling of multiple feeders. The pool was great on the days that it was quite hot. Casita is also very conveniently located for multiple activities and John and Pamela were great with recommendations and directions. Highly recommend and would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Absolutely beautiful surroundings with wonderful owners...John and Pamela.

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend. Beautiful, peaceful setting close to vineyards, restaurants and shopping. Beautiful property with a garden and small Vineyard. Fresh strawberries, vegetables and bottle of wine given to us by John and Pamela. So very comfortable and relaxing. Enjoyed the pool. Perfect area. Amazing hummingbirds galore. Will stay longer on a return trip. I could go on forever...

The Maloney's

Rock Island, Illinois

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic Wine Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental for a romantic weekend getaway! It's central to many wineries, great restaurants and the town square of Sonoma is just a small drive. Pamela and John are wonderful hosts and have a lovely garden which we used to supplement our patio breakfast with fresh strawberries. The casita has everything you would need and it's clear, John and Pamela have put a lot of thought into making their guests feel comfortable. Having a pool just outside your front door is a major plus!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place, seriously

  • 5 of 5

Just delightful. Place is spacious and spotless. Birds galore, lovely fruit and vegetable garden. Full kitchen you could easily live in for extended stay. Easy access to so much. And the pool!

Seriously, not a single reservation about recommending.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Pompton Lakes, NJ

All you need for a long weekend in CA!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I made the trip out to Kenwood CA from NJ for a family wedding at the nearby winery, Kunde Estate. This was our first trip to CA and we couldn't have been happier with our stay at the Casita. John and Pamela were very informative by taking in our interests/likes and giving us suggestions of points of interests within the area. The wineries in the area were wonderful; the restaurants were fantastic! A few wineries were even walking distance from the house. The Casita was clean and accurately portrayed from the pictures on HomeAway. If we are ever back in CA, we would definitely go back to the Kenwood Casita!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
"Recently rated by "Open Table" members as the best restaurant on Open Table. A bit of a mis..."
Chateau St. Jean
"One of the best in the Sonoma Valley for wine tasting and ambiance; great gift shop for wine..."
Kunde Family Estate
"A family owned winery with cave and vineyard tours. Beautiful setting and excellent wines."
Ledson Winery & Vineyard
"A don't miss vineyard property, the Castle is a beautiful winery and the wines are very enjo..."
Landmark Vineyards
"Just a short walk from the Casita the Landmark Winery is known for it "Overlook" Chardonnay...."
Cafe Citti
"A great Italian dinner located in Kenwood, you will not be diaspointed."
VJB Vineyards-Cellars Tasting
"A boutique winery in a unique Italian villa setting; featuring excellent food and Italian va..."
Glen Ellen Star
"Reservations a must for this excellent local restaurant. A friendly staff ,with great cuisi..."
Annadel State Park
"A beautiful 5,000 acre state park suited for those wishing a rural hike or mountain biking ..."
Loxton Cellars
"A very small hands-on winery of the past. Knowledgable staff pour you tastings of the excel..."
Benziger Family Winery
"A don't miss winery tour and tasting for the environmentally aware interested in Bio-dynamic..."
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Palooza Gastropub & Wine Bar
Mt Hood
En Garde Winery
Landmark winery
"Overlook Chardonnay should not be passed up."
La Rochelle Winery
"Great Pinot noir wines"
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sonoma County Airport; San Francisco; Oakland
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Aventine, Glen Ellen, Ca
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Oakmount Golf Course, Oakmont
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
California State Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
CAfe Citti
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: necessary

The following are easy day trips for vacationers:

Sonoma County alone has numerous wineries offering tours, tastings and food pairings to keep any wine enthusiast very busy.

Located in Napa County are numerous Napa Valley wineries, Yountville's restaurants including, the French Laundry and Buchon, and shopping at Vintage 1870 and Calistoga has natural hot spring spas.

In Marin County, Sausalito has views of the Golden Gate Bridge, waterfront shopping, dining, eclectic shopping and art galleries.

San Francisco is a little more than an hour by car or car and Golden Gate Ferry (recommended from Larkspur) for sightseeing, walking the Golden Gate Bridge, shopping, dining, professional sports and museums.

In Mendocino County, traveling north on Hwy 1 is Fort Ross, the historical Russian explorer’s outpost. Further north on Hwy 1 is the town of Mendocino. It is the town in which the TV series 'Murder She Wrote' was filmed and offers spectacular ocean views, dining, art galleries and shopping.

Coastal southern Sonoma and northern Marin Counties offer cheese tastings and tours; beach combing at National Seashore areas; seasonal whale watching and waterfront dining at various restaurants serving local oysters and seafood.


Rates & Availability

Kenwood Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/ Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax ID 1076N

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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