Our house is located in the Hood Mountain Regional Park, a couple miles above St Francis Winery with wonderful views of Kenwood and St Francis Winery. There are hiking trails right outside the house gate to the peak of Hood Mountain and Sugar Loaf. There are plenty of wineries along Highway 12. Downtown Sonoma, Russian River Valley and Napa are all within 30-minute drive. Bring or rent bicycles if you are adventurous.
We live between this Sonoma house and our San Francisco apartment with our 5-year old twins. Because of a couple of bad experiences with renters last year, we are now very selective and careful who we rent to this year. We do prefer renters who understand and respect that this is our house and not a hotel, as most home owners would do the same.