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ELEGANT CREEKSIDE VILLA pool, spa, bocce, lawn, gated, private

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Bunk Bed (Sleeps 8)

Stay cooler by the beautiful creek this summer. PLEASE CALL Tim at 530-546-2444 TO VERIFY AVAILABILITY BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE SINCE THERE HAVE BEEN CANCELLATIONS. Our calendar may not show all reservations. All originally built or restored by owners for friends and family - this elegant home sits on an acre with over 300 feet of rare Sonoma Creek frontage in Kenwood. Behind the stone wall and gated circular driveway there's a 16' x 33' solar heated saline pool with a child safe automatic cover that's swimmable from May through October 1 (possibly April 1-Oct 31 depending on weather, please ask) and 80+ degrees June-Sept 1. Surrounding the pool and house is 2250 sq ft of Brazilian Ipe wood decking, a HotSpring hot tub and a 12' x 12' resort cabana with Pottery Barn seating. Other pool furniture includes a double wide lounge, six single chaise lounges and a few square market umbrellas. There's a large outdoor dining table that seats 8 and a 36'' top of the line KitchenAid stainless gas grill. Yamaha outdoor speakers, an ipod dock and Sony 400 CD changer supply the music for swimming and dining.

There are 3 king bedroom suites, 2 with private bathrooms and a third separate bathroom with a 2 person tub & shower. All suites feature W Hotel pillow-top mattresses, Ralph Lauren duvets & linens. The master bath has a TV, steam shower and 2 person WetStyle soaking tub overlooking the creek. There's also a bunk bed room off the master suite.

The main floors are wide white washed oak and all baths are light Italian limestone. The living room and Master bedroom have 46'' TV's and the other two bedrooms have 42'' and 32'' TV's, all with DVD players. The living room has a large cast concrete wood burning fireplace and there's a remote control gas fireplace in the master bedroom. For keeping cool in summer all the rooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning. The radient floor heat system keeps the house toasty warm in winter while you watch the creek rush by just a few feet from the deck.

Top of the line stainless KitchenAid chef's kitchen with concrete counters, island sink and 6 burner Aga Legacy gas range. Plenty of space in the 42" built in counter depth fridge and separate under-counter wine fridge. Dine at the reclaimed farmhouse dining table that seats 8. There's also a small creekside petanque court and a wrap-around gated driveway for kids to play and ride bikes safely. Eat anything from the organic garden - tomatos, lettuces, cilantro, zucchini, basil, beets, parsley, peas etc. There's a wonderful 5500 sq ft (roughly 1/4 of a football field) creekside lawn that's great for everyone to play sports as well as a basketball hoop in the driveway.

The house is within walking distance from some of the best wineries in the valley and just up our road is Sugarloaf Ridge State Park for horseback riding and great hiking. This house is also a perfect retreat for the bride/groom party that wants to escape the wedding chaos. Sonoma Town Square is 15 minutes south on Hwy 12 and Santa Rosa is 10 minutes north. We're about an hour and 15 minutes from San Francisco. You can also fly into Santa Rosa (Charles Schultz) Airport just 25 minutes away on Alaskan/Horizon nonstop from LAX, Las Vegas and Seattle and rent a car. Please let us know if you need catering, a private chef or spa information. Our home is well appointed for private entertaining but we cannot accommodate events or parties due to local zoning laws. A $1000 returnable deposit against breakages, etc. is required.

Keywords: Solar Heated Pool, Sonoma Creek, Gated circular driveway, Large Lawn, Steam Shower, Garden, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2 miles away.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About The Owner

A good friend built our house, the same person that constructed

the Kenwood Inn & Spa in Sonoma.We originally intended to live here but wound up

moving to LakeTahoe for the time. We built the house as soundproof as possible using environmentally friendly shredded blue jean insulation. The radiant floors and instant hot water are all regulated by a giant 80 gallon solar heated tank. All the windows and doors were custom made and installed by JG Forge in Tecate, Mexico. The floors are wide white oak sustainably farmed and imported from Connecticut. All decking is Ipe or Ironwood and is intended to remain unfinished and keep it's weathered gray appearance for many years.


For groups larger than six please inquire as we have friends with rental properties on our street.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2009

Why The Owner chose Kenwood

Extremely rare Sonoma Creek frontage, huge lawn for kids

What makes this villa unique

Secluded and private, creek, steam shower, hot tub, safety pool cover for kids

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house is amazing! Thank you for letting me stay and enjoy your beautiful setting. Despite the lousy weather, it was a real treat to just be away and relaxing in such a great environment. Your house is a showcase for your great taste and simple elegance---I'm sure you are very proud of it. Hopefully, I can make it back sometime and get a chance to enjoy the pool and the outdoors a bit. Who ever thought about rain in Northern California into June???

Congratulations on completing your home. Five years is a long time to have to endure contractors and construction--not to mention all the expenses. Your home truly shows your attention to detail. The doors and windows were incredible, as were the interior doors and cabinets. I loved all the bathtubs and sinks and now I feel like I need to add a steam shower in my own home!!!

I've rented a lot of homes in wine country throughout the years. Many people have a beautiful setting but then over do it with decorating. Their houses feel fussy and a lot to maintain. Your place was just authentic feeling--I immediately felt comfortable and relaxed and just wanted to pour a glass of wine, listen to music and start to cook in your incredible kitchen. I think you have achieved something really special that so many people try too hard to develop but fail to do so. You should be really proud--and hopefully you can find time to relax and enjoy all your efforts!

Thanks again. It is a real great to find you! I look forward to visiting again soon.

May 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Kenwood, California

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Parties and Events subject to approval so please inquire.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Steam Shower, Cable TV, built in shower bench
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Built in shower bench
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king , ensuite bathroom
    Suite 3 - 1 king
    Middle Suite - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom. A queen Aerobed can be added to this room
    Bink Bed Room - 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed off master suite
  • King size beds (3), W Hotel Simmons Pillowtop Restoration Hardware Bunk Bed off master suite queen AeroBed available for middle suite
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hot Tub, Steam Shower, Creekside, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park a short but steep bike ride up our road.


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ELEGANT CREEKSIDE VILLA pool, spa, bocce, lawn, gated, private
average rating of 4.769231 based on 18 reviews

Was like something straight out of a Pottery Barn magazine!

  • 5 of 5

Tim was helpful right from the getgo. Emailing us places to go and things to do while there. The outdoor space was absolutely gorgeous and relaxing. The running creek felt like you were at a spa every time you stepped outdoors. In fact, our only regret was not foregoing one of our wine tasting days and spending it at the house relaxing by the pool. The inside was as nice as the outdoor space! Perfect size for the three couples that were there to celebrate my wife's 40th bday. Every morning we drive a mile up the road and did a little hike at the state park. If we come back to wine country with ppl, there is no doubt where I will be staying!! Thanx Tim!

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much JoJo for being such great guests and I'm glad you enjoyed it! Tim
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Naperville, IL

Hidden treasure

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this creek side villa, enjoying every aspect of the home. We especially enjoyed the hot tub and pool after wine tasting! The location is close to many fine wineries and restaurants. It was so relaxing to have everything close by. The owner of the home answered all our questions quickly and was very pleasant to work with. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johns Creek, GA

Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Tim & Naomi for allowing us to stay in your beautiful and very comfortable home! The house had everything we needed and more, especially the kitchen and pantry staples. There were 6 adults in our party; we all loved the open kitchen and family area that looked out onto your beautiful yard and creek. The house was amazing; updated, clean and very comfortable. We cooked dinner two nights and enjoyed the lighted backyard cabana afterward as well as the spa. We loved every minute and would be happy to recommend your property to anyone. Thank you again! (Best of all the location was perfect, situated only 2 minutes from Landmark and Chateau St Jean wineries - you're in a beautiful neighborhood! And you're right - Landmark was a fun, relaxing place to play corn hole and bocce during cocktail hour. You also recommended The Star in Glen Ellen, which was our favorite meal - thx!)

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at this home and could not have been happier. It was perfect for our 3 couples. Everyone had their own bedroom and their own bath. The Kitchen, Dining Area and Family Room are all combined into one giant gathering room where, of course, everyone congregates. To make it even better, the 8' tall doors all open up to just the most delightful of settings - you are 30' from the running brook, a wrap-around porch, pool and lush back yard. For us, it could not have been more conducive to relaxing, talking and simply enjoying being together in this lovely setting.

It is a short drive to Sonoma or Santa Rosa, so you are centrally located. The owners are kind and gracious.

I did see the negative post and I can certainly say that none of those issues existed for us. The backyard was manicured, lust and green. The front has a small garden with a few grapevines on the side. The home was clean and fully stocked. In sum, it felt like home… only much, much nicer!

Thank you Tim and Naomi for perhaps the best week ever for me!

Buddy Sexton

  • Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time during our stay. This property is simply stunning! Our kids spent the whole time either in the pool or by the creek - and because the pool is heated we were even able to swim at night. The cozy feel of the house reminded me of vacations in the South of France. The bedrooms are large and beds super comfy, kitchen was well appointed... Tim, the landlord is super responsive and a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Perfect setup in quiet but very accessible Sonoma location!

  • 5 of 5

We were excited to arrive just based on the photos, but my goodness were we blown away! The home is perfectly setup to accommodate 3 families with each getting a private bathroom. The kitchen was well appointed and every detail was thought of across the house from rolled up pool towels to hairdryers to nightlights throughout and a safety cover on the pool (we had young ones!). I can't say enough about how helpful and thoughtful Tim (the owner) has been with our questions and suggestions. We took advantage of his suggested chef (Cusinebylela) for an in-home dinner which was amazing and spent an entire afternoon at Landmark winery which is walking distance from the house! Thanks Tim for a memorable and perfect weekend! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park right up our road with hiking and horseback riding.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Kenwood, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Shoulder Season
Apr 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2018 - Jun 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
High season
Jun 15 2018 - Jun 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 9 2018 - Aug 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,277.7
charge fee C$127.77
cleaning fee C$383.31 + Tax

$300 cleaning fee, Check-in 4:00 PM, Check-out 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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