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Romantic European Country Retreat with Lush Private Ambiance

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Sitting room with kitchenette & fireplace

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Last updated: 03/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Sonoma cottage description

A romantic cottage retreat in a colorful Sonoma country setting. You will feel transformed to another era as you step into the sheltered walls of the 2 acre adobe compound.

It is cozy and quaint with a wood burning fireplace built at waist height. Old and new come together: heated floors, French doors in both rooms overlooking the garden, European fixtures, large Mexican tile shower for two with a window that opens to red geraniums and wisteria.

Dine under the oak tree or relax in the evening by the fire pit.

The view of the grounds is full of tropical plants and colors. In the summer you can help harvest the lavender or pick a bouquet of wild flowers or giant sunflowers!


ROMANTIC COTTAGE RETREAT! The main house and grounds are available for events of all kinds.





Keywords: retreat, tropical, romantic, country, gardens,
quiet, relaxing

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1 casita: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The studio is an additional unit that is charged separately...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 'electric coffee maker ','wine glasses', 'Fresh herb garden', fresh vegetables in season', 'large yard for games', 'walk out to the lavender and pick a bunch to take home',' play frisbee in the field',' pick flowers',' great for neighborhood walking',' lots of trees and no sidewalks', ' massage available', 'bicycles to use on the near by bike path to town and wineries',...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    looking west at 6 acres, hills, trees of all kinds and our grove of palm trees, sunflowers, when in bloom...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a dining table in the casita plus 3 other tables outside , one by bedroom, Outside casita and under the oak tree....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The casita is naturally kept cool in the summer months, due to the thick concrete walls...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning at waist high...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The hate comes from the floors, you are never cold!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Works any where on the property...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All cotton sheeting....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Casita has a very pleasant sitting room with view thru French doors of the many layers of the garden. my favorite!...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    large parking are next to casita. all flat ground...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    space is available...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    A quaint waist high fireplace inside and a fire pit for outside near dining area...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We have Chefs that are available for private dinners in the main house, or to be served in the casita, inquire....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 patio areas outside bedroom and main sitting room. Also large area outside under the oak tree for sitting or eating...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    out in the middle acre under palm trees, the sunset room we call it....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    2 covered patios,one outside the beroom covered in wisteria& the one outside the sitting room covered in passion vine, green all year...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We are all about lawn and garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
from 20 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Jan 9 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$200
$1,000
high season
May 1 - Jan 4, 2016
2 night min stay
$245
$1,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $85
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

$50 per day for a third adult


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/31/2015
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland and San Francisco, Sacramento

Car: Not Necessary

We are located in the county just next to the city limits. We are only a mile and half from the square. There is a bike trail to the square and can be rented.

The best thing about our property is there is a lot of it and you feel like you are in another country. It's a beautiful and relaxing place to hang out.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: The Hacienda was designed and built by Roger Hartley, an architectural engineer. He was inspired by the secret walls he would pass by on the streets of Spain and Italy. Upon entering our gate you will be transported into another world, with fountains flowing, colorful gardens and birds of all kinds coming to nest in the red clay tiles. He planted 180 lavender plants that line the back of two acres and in July when it blooms we are truly in paradise. In the beginning when it was just a field of mud and a frame for the casita I came along and a romance was born. I started with just cuttings from a previous home and the garden started breathing. So over a four year period we inspired one another with our love for color, texture and form. We lived in the casita from the moment the walls were plastered. No toilet, no shower, no kitchen, but wow, was it fun. Our beautiful main house has been built and more walls to come and even a pool. It is a never ending creative process that we love sharing with our friends and family.

Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
What is unique about our property is the feeling of being far from the town yet very close to everything. I have arranged sitting areas all over the property to enjoy the passing of the day with the sun. They are like rooms in a house painted with plants. If you are a bird watcher, this is the place, especially in the spring. There is a photo op at every turn and some textural foliage to admire. We are always creating something new for La Vida Hacienda.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We are told by people who walk through the gate that they feel like they are in the south of France ,Italy or Mexico. Our neighbors said it looks like an Italian villa. The casita has it's own outdoor eating area and two patios to sit in. The light at the end of the day is filled with a golden color that you try to absorb every moment with your eyes or a camera. Every year we plant giant sunflowers that create a livey happy wall around us. If you miss your pets we have a few of them also. Play ball with Poochini the pooch or enjoy Frisbee on the lawn.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Sitting room with kitchenette & fireplace

    Sitting room with kitchenette & fireplace

  • View of fountain in the garden

    View of fountain in the garden

  • The porch of the main house at night. VERY MAGICAL

    The porch of the main house at night. VERY MAGICAL

  • view from studio bed

    view from studio bed

  • this is where wedding vows are made, in front of the blue door, under the memosa

    this is where wedding vows are made, in front of the blue door, under the memosa

  • Sunflowers are our mascots!

    Sunflowers are our mascots!

  • View of studio door with baby abalone chandelier . Large and lovely!

    View of studio door with baby abalone chandelier . Large and lovely!

  • Casita bedroom with king bed

    Casita bedroom with king bed

  • The barn we like to photograph (our neighbor)

    The barn we like to photograph (our neighbor)

  • Shower for two with a window. There are doors between the rooms.

    Shower for two with a window. There are doors between the rooms.

  • A local artist who paints different scenes at the Hacienda.

    A local artist who paints different scenes at the Hacienda.

  • Main porch with large lawn area

    Main porch with large lawn area

  • Great back drop for a photo
I will take your picture!

    Great back drop for a photo I will take your picture!

  • The grounds of the hacienda at sunset

    The grounds of the hacienda at sunset

  • Sunset with the sunflowers

    Sunset with the sunflowers

  • Google view of property

    Google view of property

  • View from the casita bedroom.
French doors, sheers for privacy

    View from the casita bedroom. French doors, sheers for privacy

VRBO #212285

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  • Sleeps
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
  • Reviews
    20
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/31/2015
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