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“Thank you Birmingham B&B for a great week” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Bella Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   8790 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452 (Formerly Birmingham Bed and Breakfast)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Kenwood B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reading, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
“Thank you Birmingham B&B for a great week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Had a great stay at the Birmingham B&B. The owner Jerry made delicious breakfast every morning. The banana pancakes and peach soup were amazing. Having breakfast in the dining room with all of the other guests was fun. The location was perfect as several wineries were within walking distance. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to visit Sonoma.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Beautiful, elegant and clean bed and breakfast. Received quality customer service, would recommend to anyone traveling through Sonoma.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. John's, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Me and my wife stayed at this B+B for three days and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The location is great, it is within walking distance of 6 or more winieries and tasting rooms and some good resturants. The inkeeper, Jerry was very entertaining. He gave us some great advice on things to see in the area and his breakfasts were excellent. I will certainly return if I am in the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco Bay Area
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The inn was beautiful and very, very clean. The restaurant Doce Luna was amazing. The other restaurants recommended by the innkeeper were so-so. We almost exclusively stay in B&B's and this innkeeper's behavior needs a warning label so you can enjoy your trip. Be forewarned that Jerry revels in insisting that you are wrong (it doesn't matter what the topic is or if it's just your opinion or if he set you up). You really need to be prepared to say you are wrong, over and over, to stop the conversation. Jerry can be very friendly but it's on his terms. If you have a request or need, Jerry will laugh heartily and say "absolutely not" and he means it. It doesn't matter how major or minor your needs is, Jerry will not accomodate it (we needed an ice pack refrozen for an injury and had to go to a local business to get it refrozen the first evening, the second day we found Nancy and she froze the ice pack and was willing to give it back...Jerry later decided he would freeze it but wouldn't allow access to it until the next day and we needed it back that evening). A simple solution would be to provide a small refrigerator/freezer for the guests, or provide us with an ice bucket as Nancy did the next day. If you can find Jerry's wife Nancy, she is very friendly and accomodating but keeps a very low profile. Also, almost as soon as you walk in the door, Jerry asks for a credit card, most innkeepers ask at the end of your stay. I can only imagine what has happened in the past so I'm trying to prepare you for Jerry's behavior so it won't happen to you. You have to take what Jerry says with a grain of salt as he likes to make up facts and insist they are true (e.g. Napa City and Napa County do not exist...all 8 of us at the table were completely quiet during this "conversation"). So be prepared to feel like you are in middle school with constant teasing and no control. Jerry must be the one in control at all times. Remember you are there for Jerry's entertainment, he is not there to accomodate you. I still recommend you stay here as the inn itself is great, the location is great, the food is great, Nancy is great, and Jerry can be great at times. You just need to be prepared so your trip won't be ruined. Don't miss Jack London Park. It takes most of the day and is amazing!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Clemente,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We have stayed at over 100 B&B's and this one is in the top 10. Breakfast is amazing, like going to a 5 star resturant. The house and grounds are wonderful but our favorite was the front wrap around porch. Will return; well worth the trip from Southern California.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Clarita, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

I will always have the fondest memory of this B&B. This was where I got engaged :) My fiance and I stayed here for 3 nights, in the Green Room, for a wine tasting weekend. We got to meet Jerry and he was very entertaining. He gave us excellent recommendations for dinner and wineries to visit in the area and got us complimentary tasting cards that were in addition to the one he already gave us. His breakfasts were all excellent and all on time. We had to leave really early on our last day there, way before breakfast is usually served, and he made it a point to serve us a wonderful breakfast anyway that consisted of this amazingly delicious pear soup and homemade scones! The room was immaculately clean and well maintained. My only suggestion would be to have coffee/tea constantly out for guest use at any time of the day. That aside, this B&B is top-notch!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Birmingham Bed and Breakfast provides immaculate accommodation with an exquisite breakfast! This is a great location from which to tour both the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Jerry is a great source of local knowledge.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa Bella Inn

Address: 8790 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452 (Formerly Birmingham Bed and Breakfast)
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Kenwood
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Kenwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Bella Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dog-friendly in Bella Luna cottage and Dolce Suite, fee/per night per dog. ... more   less 
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