Brambleberry is a luxurious three-and-a-half acre estate in the heart of Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon amid vineyards, near renowned wineries and centrally located for wine country touring in the Sonoma, Napa, Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. Brambleberry was featured in a recent Travel + Leisure article after the author chose it as his base for touring all of Sonoma County!
With years of experience and nearly 200 rentals, we’re confident your stay at Brambleberry will be part of many happy memories.
Brambles of wild blackberry border the property and bear delicious berries ripe for picking in late summer / early fall. The park-like setting includes a seasonal creek lined with majestic oaks and a seasonal pond. This private, quiet Sonoma retreat, on level grounds appealing to all ages, is reached by a long, tree-lined and gated driveway. The 3+ bedroom, traditional farmhouse-style home has a wonderful wraparound veranda that provides a cooling retreat in the summer heat. Take in pristine views of nearby Sugarloaf, the landmark Sonoma Valley peak, while luxuriating in the heated pool or custom spa.
The 2600 sq ft home has been thoroughly updated yet has kept its vintage style, with high-end fixtures and appointments throughout. Ceilings range from 9 ft to over 12 ft high. Furniture has been chosen for comfort and includes numerous antique and period pieces. Antique prints, oil paintings and unique handmade treasures decorate the house. Brambleberry is fully handicapped accessible with access ramps, an elevator and an accessible full bath.
Serious and casual chefs alike will delight in the large designer kitchen, earlier featured in Better Homes and Gardens. The dining nook seats ten and overlooks the pool. High-end appliances, including a Wolfe six-burner range / oven and Thermador convection oven, are complemented by granite counter tops, a marble baker’s counter, a center island ideal for gourmet meal preparation and high-end cookware and dishware. The formal dining room has a beautiful trestle dining table and an office area also overlooking the pool. Keep in touch with high speed internet/Wi-Fi, printer/copier/scanner/fax and guest computer. From the dining room enter the large, inviting living/family room with fireplace of local stone surrounded by ample seating. When it’s cool, bask in the warmth of a roaring wood fire in the high-efficiency, clean-burning fireplace insert as you converse, enjoy a book or take in a movie on the theatre-like 60” plasma TV. Step outside to the wraparound veranda furnished with comfortable rocking chairs and vintage wicker and bistro seating. Also on the ground floor are a den, two half baths and a large finished mudroom/laundry room with easy access to the pool, spa and bocce court.
Brambleberry can sleep up to 10, although we contemplate that large groups will include small children and seven or fewer adults. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms, all with views. The master has a king and a twin, one guest room has a queen and the second sleeps four with a queen and trundle bed. The den downstairs sleeps two with a trundle sleigh bed and sliding doors for privacy. The master bath has a large stall shower and a freestanding clawfoot bathtub.
The beautiful estate-sized pool has automatic salt chlorination for comfort and an automatic recessed child-safety cover that keeps it clean and warm. The solar heating system can be supplemented by gas heat in cooler months. The custom stone spa is available year-round. Enjoy a warm outdoor shower after your swim or soak in the spa. A custom, festival-lighted bocce court with premium Har-Tru surface measuring 12 feet by 65 feet provides hours of fun for all. Comfortable seating on the patio and pool deck, extensive lawns and mature shade trees provide the perfect setting for outdoor dining and relaxation.
Brambleberry is fully equipped for young children including two Pack 'n Plays, high chair, stroller and baby monitors. A full collection of ride-on toys and wagons is available. Other amenities include two-zone high-efficiency central air and gas heat, water purification system for the house and pool, double-paned windows, security system, three TVs on cable with DVD/VCR, gas grill, croquet, horseshoes, ping pong and basketball.
Because this is our family country home we discourage large rental parties or heavy entertaining. We wish not to disturb our neighbors in this peaceful, private area. By prior arrangement, a limited number of day guests may be considered.
Brambleberry’s sophisticated, well-appointed indoors appeals to discerning adults; its outdoors is a paradise for children of all ages.TripAdvisor property ID 2310690...Read more
Brambleberry: View, Pool, Spa, Bocce, Elevator Kenwood, California
Additional Location Information
In the Valley of the Moon, among vineyards and nearby numerous wineries. Quiet and private, with beautiful views, but not remote. Minutes to Sonoma, Glen Ellen and to Santa Rosa; convenient to Napa, Russian River and Alexander Valleys.
Left on 09/26/2014 for a stay in September 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 26, 2014Stayed Sep 2014
Country Estate living at its finest! Kathleen and Rob Lunbeck have a slice of heaven in the
Kenwood Wine Country. It is everything as advertised and they are welcoming, professional and organized owners. The House is updated and has all the amenities you need to enjoy your time in the Valley of the Moon! My family and I are already planning our return trip and the Bocce Tourney line-up!
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