What we love about Kenwood Knoll
Situated in the heart of the Valley of the Moon, Kenwood Knoll is an idyllic 3+ bedroom family retreat just minutes from some of the region’s best wineries and restaurants. Set on over an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens, this open-plan estate offers you sweeping views overlooking the valley and an elevated balcony from which you can watch the sunset or the orange harvest moon rise over the rolling hills. After exploring local wineries, a swimming pool and spa await you in the gated courtyard, where you can enjoy meals under the gorgeous arbor together in the privacy of your own home. Much of the charm of Kenwood Knoll is in the details — the inviting seating in every corner of the house, eco-friendly bamboo flooring, a soapstone kitchen island intended for multiple home chefs, not to mention the fragrant floral aromas surrounding the courtyard patio, including jasmine, honeysuckle, citrus and violet wisteria vines which bloom in the early summer.
Good to Know
Kenwood Knoll is located in a quiet neighborhood at the top of a knoll (at the bottom is the entrance to Annadel State Park, a beautiful hiking destination). Divided into two separate buildings, the guest house at Kenwood Knoll has its own private entrance apart from the main house, an especially ideal setup for multiple families travelling together. The guest house boasts an ensuite, queen-size bedroom just steps from the outdoor patio and pool area, along with an adjacent suite housing two twin beds. In addition, each of Kenwood Knoll’s air-conditioned bedrooms provide you with direct access to the outdoors and the winding trails that explore the property’s ancient oak woods.
Eat, Drink & Play
A stay in the historic town of Kenwood guarantees a taste of the wine country you’ve always imagined. Picturesque mountain ranges and rolling vineyards line the rustic country roads to the ‘Heart of Sonoma Valley’, a destination dotted with charming homes, plazas, restaurants and family-run wineries. A short drive from the front door of Kenwood Knoll will bring you to endless ‘eat, drink & play’ settings, including:
* 5 minute drive — St. Francis Winery and Vineyard
The highly acclaimed multi-course food and wine pairing at St. Francis Winery and Vineyard is a must-do while staying in Kenwood. Taste the wonderful reserve wines available exclusively on-site and enjoy bites from the top rated “restaurant” in America by Open Table
* 5 minute drive — Kunde Family Winery
Special mountaintop wine tasting 1,400 feet above the valley floor
* 5 minute drive — VJB Cellars
Italian varietals, courtyard, wine tasting and Italian marketplace with wood fired pizza, deli, gelato, and shopping
* 5 minute drive — Cafe Citti
Indulge in authentic, family-style Italian meals at this casual, Zagat rated trattoria – featured on The Food Network
* 10 minute drive — Kenwood Restaurant and Bar
Dine alfresco in the summer or by the roaring fireplace during winter at this other Zagat rated hotspot
* 15 minute drive — Sugarloaf State Park
This Kenwood park consists of 25 miles of scenic hiking trails, great for visitors of all ages. On a clear day, hike to the top of Bald Mountain for views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Sierra Nevada Mountains
* 15 minute drive — Robert Ferguson Observatory
Housing one of the largest telescopes in Northern California, this observatory is located within the Sugarloaf State Park and hosts monthly sun and star gazing events
* 10 minute drive — Kenwood Community Farmers Market
Check out the local goods in the Kenwood Plaza Park, every Sunday between June 7th, 2016 and September 13th, 2016. 11am-3pm
* 7-10 minute drive — Kenwood Strawberry Farm Stand
Located next to Swede’s Feeds on Sonoma Highway, you can’t miss the chance to try the most juiciest strawberries you’ll ever taste — your hands will be stained red in just minutes!
* 15 minute drive — Glen Ellen
Come visit the quaint village of Glen Ellen and see why author and adventurist Jack London fell in love with its surroundings
* 25 minute drive — Sonoma Plaza
Travel south to the town of Sonoma with its beautiful plaza, encircled by boutiques, wineries and restaurants and historical landmarks
* 25 minute drive — Santa Rosa
A pleasant ride to the city of Santa Rosa takes you to a more urban setting, replete with upscale shops, restaurants and attractions like the Charles Schulz “Peanuts” museum and the Safari West Wildlife Preserve
* 45 minute drive — Napa
Take a drive to the iconic city of Napa for first-rate entertainment, culinary adventures of a lifetime and, of course, some of the most famous wine in the world
BeautifulPlaces is the leading villa rental agency in California’s wine country. Experts on the ins and outs of Sonoma and Napa Valley, we strive to deliver the best possible vacation rental experience for you before, during and after your stay. Not only are we available by phone 24/7 should any issues arise at the property, we provide concierge services to share with you the top restaurants, wineries, and activities in the region. We are also happy to arrange pre-arrival shopping, private chefs and other in-villa services upon request. Committed to the highest standards, we personally inspect and approve the villas before your arrival to ensure a seamless, hassle-free holiday.
Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate #1656N.
Additional amenities include: en suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, 3,100 + square feet, large gas bbq, stools: 4, queen bedroom, bed: queen, heat (radiant), pool with cover (keeps heat in) available in summer months, hot tub year round, sonoma valley appellation, multiple doors open to large pool/patio area, 2 large sinks, cd player, nearest town: kenwood, extra large center free-form island, en suite bathroom with shower, service for 12, location: at entry to cottage, vaulted ceilings, separate pantry, bed: king, ipod/mp3 player hookup for stereo, folding glass doors open to front deck with view overlooking hills, adjacent room with 2 twin beds, ideal for families, 4 miles to kenwood, bath: shower, adjacent room with additional double bunk bed (shares bathroom), water features flow into pool, open plan living, dining and kitchen area, location: main house, middle hall way area to the left, half bath located off kitchen and media room, entry to hot tub and pool area, upholstered outdoor furniture, on 1 acres, washer/dryer, individual climate control for heat and a/c, location: master, main house at end of hall, seating capacity: 10, 3 bathrooms, 1 half bath, opens to pool/patio area, individual water fountains around property.