Kenwood Knoll - Sonoma County

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Kenwood Knoll - Sonoma County


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. The main living and dining area does not have AC but offers sweeping sliding glass doors that provide comfortable air flow throughout the year.

Please note that due to dry conditions, we do not allow the use of the wood burning fireplace in this home outside of winter stays.

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:
  • 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
  • Kunde Family Winery
    Special mountaintop wine tasting 1,400 feet above the valley floor
  • VJB Cellars
    Italian varietals, courtyard, wine tasting and Italian marketplace with wood fired pizza, deli, gelato, and shopping
  • Kenwood Restaurant and Bar
    Dine alfresco in the summer or by the roaring fireplace during winter at this other Zagat rated hotspot
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kenwood Community Farmers Market
    Check out the local goods in the Kenwood Plaza Park, every Sunday during the summer
  • 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!
  • Glen Ellen
    Come visit the quaint village of Glen Ellen and see why author and adventurist Jack London fell in love with its surroundings
  • Sonoma Plaza
    Travel south to the town of Sonoma with its beautiful plaza, encircled by boutiques, wineries and restaurants and historical landmarks
  • 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
  • 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

Why BeautifulPlaces?

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.

This property is located in the County of Sonoma and is subject by county law to restrictions and the rules set by the property owner with a goal of being considerate of neighbors. Overnight and day time occupancy is limited to 8 adults, plus a few children under the age of 3; events, parties and outdoor amplified music are not allowed; rental guests must observe quiet hours between 9:00pm and 9:00am. If you have any questions, please contact us.






Notable Features:

  • View Rates
  • Tesla Solar Back-up battery to provide electricity during an outage
  • The villa’s main house has a master ensuite bedroom with king bed, and a queen bedroom suite with a bunk bed. The 1 bedroom guest house suite has a queen bedroom an adjoining twin bedded room.
  • 3.5 bath
  • Sleeps up to 8 adults and several children under the age of 3 years old.
  • The deck off of the great room offers stunning views out over the vineyards and rolling hills of Sonoma Valley
  • Family-friendly media area with a large flat-screen TV and satellite radio
  • Natural gas barbeque
  • 2 miles to the historic town of Kenwood and just minutes from wineries St. Francis, Chauteu St. Jean, and Landmark

Guest Comments

"We had a great time at Kenwood Knoll. It may be one of the most relaxing trips we have ever taken as a family. In fact we hardly left the property unless we needed to restock food & wine. Thanks for making it so easy for us. " - Miles S


"Fantastic home in a great location. We stayed with extended family and there was plenty of room to spread out, but also large central areas to spend time together. We loved our stay. The beds are extremely comfortable, the kitchen is fully equipped, the hot tub is large and hot, the A/V system was great (Pandora for music, Apple TV and Cable) and there's plenty of every day supplies provided at the house. Also, I highly recommend booking with Beautiful Places in Sonoma. They made property leasing very easy and were extremely responsive!" - Melainie M