About this listing
Nestled in the quiet hamlet of Kenwood in Sonoma Valley, my cozy home offers a laid-back wine country escape with easy access to world class wineries, fine restaurants and beautiful state parks. I welcome diverse travelers from around the world.
* Relax in your bright private room, the living room and outdoor spaces
* Walk/bike to over 12 nearby wineries and tasting rooms; private tours available
* Enjoy a gourmet breakfast with Peet's coffee and Tazo teas
WHERE. Kenwood is a small community about 1 hour drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge; 15 minutes from Sonoma town; 40 minutes from Napa.
RELAX. The Guest Room has a comfortable queen size bed with Italian linens, a writing desk, closet and private deck to the backyard. Your own Guest Bathroom is a few feet away (not ensuite). The living room offers a soft leather couch, fireplace, a flat screen monitor for DVDs (sorry, no cable as I really don't watch TV). Free, fast secure WiFi throughout the house.
WINE TASTING. Easily walk or bike to over a dozen tasting rooms. See the Map/Guidebook. Many other wineries within a few miles. Most wineries are opened 11 am to 5 pm. Typical tasting fees are $15 to $25, higher for tours, private tastings and reserve wines.
PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE (new for 2015). Subject to my schedule, I can be your private tour guide to some of my favorite places. $60 per person half-day (at least 3 wineries; all tasting fees included). $100 per person full-day adventure (morning hike; afternoon tastings; all tasting and park fees included). Ask me for more details.
DINING. Cafe Citti is a good casual Italian bistro just a couple of blocks away. Many fine restaurants nearby in Glen Ellen and Sonoma.
DO LOTS OR NOTHING. In addition to wine tasting, Sonoma Valley is a great area for hiking, walking, running, and road/mountain biking. Ask me for more information.
Interaction with Guests
I usually welcome you in person and give you a quick tour of the place. When I am home, I'll cook a full breakfast. My house is not big but I try to provide as much privacy as possible. I can also be your private Wine Tour Guide (see details above).
A friendly, quiet neighborhood. We don't have sidewalks or street lights. We have to fetch our mail at the post office.
Walk, bike or drive.
Other Things to Note
For new guests, please complete your Profile, including a picture, and let me know what brings you to Sonoma Valley. I want to be sure that my home is a good fit for you.
* Relax. Have fun. Be nice.
* Please no loud music, cigarette smoking or scaring the neighbors ;-)