Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sonoma house description
This two-story garden retreat is an architectural gem located one block from the historic Sonoma Plaza with its shops, restaurants and wineries.
Walk along the curvy flagstone path to the front porch with four comfortable wicker rockers. Enter through the double French entrance doors into the “great room”. Note the naturally distressed recycled-wood flooring. To your left is the sitting area with gas fireplace, leather sofa, large comfortable armchairs, and Oriental rug. To your right is an 8 foot long French farm table which seats eight. The fully-appointed kitchen was designed with entertaining friends in mind. Down the hall is a cozy library with stone fireplace, flat-screen TV, and surround sound. The sleeping areas are comfortable and private.
Sit on the front porch and read a book or sip a glass of wine. Gather with friends under the vine-covered pergola. Depending upon the season, the garden features lavender, wisteria, fragrant yellow roses, California poppies, and purple clematis. It is accented by a softly burbling fountain.
HGTV included Chez Winnie in it's '2009 Dream Home Sonoma' program as one of the delightful homes of this beautiful town.
Keywords: cottage, luxury, new, gourmet, clean, comfortable, charming, close to Plaza
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- The first floor master bedroom has a California King bed with quality linens and an adjacent bathroom with beautiful Travertine countertops, flooring, and a large glass-enclosed shower. White-louvered French doors open out onto the (seasonal) clematis, star jasmine, peach blossoms and raised beds of the backyard garden. The Queen bed is located on the second floor. Its adjacent bath features classic Carrera marble flooring, pedestal sink, and a 25” deep tub/shower combination for a relaxing soak. Sleep Sofa (1) - A comfortable Queen sofa sleeper is located in the Library. Baby Cribs (1) - A Graco travel crib is available upon request....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
If you enjoy cooking, you will love the kitchen. Spacious and open to the living area, it features Murano glass pendant lights, Kohler and Kohl fixtures, granite countertops, and a travertine backsplash. The kitchen is fully equipped with a Wolf range, Kitchen Aid refrigerator, wine cooler, microwave, and Bosch dishwasher. Gourmet at it's best!...moreless
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Our garden is designed with 'Modern Martha' in mind, with yellow and white roses, lavender, poppies, wisteria in the Spring, and clematis. Fig and meyer lemon trees provide delicious fruit in season...moreless
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Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- The historic Sonoma Plaza offers the perfect setting for many annual events during the long, summer months. The 8.5 acre city park, complete with duck pond, fountain, meandering pathways and lawns, is the setting for art, craft, wine and food booths on festival weekends. The Wine Regions of Sonoma County make for a grand vacation any time of year. Indulge your senses with the beauty of endless vineyard vistas, heavenly local flavors, and magical little towns where you always feel welcome. The climate is mild and each season brings its own unique color palate. Close to 100 award-winning wineries, from famous names to back road treasures, offer tours and tastings. ...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Relaxing and enjoyable!Guest comment entered by owner
Relaxing and enjoyable!
Winnie -- Thank you for the opportunity to stay at "Chez Winnie". Our visit was relaxing and enjoyable! Blessings and Cheers!
- Guest S, K, E and E - Lancaster, PA
- Date of stay 10/01/13
- Review Submitted 10/18/13
Your home added richness to our vacation!Guest comment entered by owner
Your home added richness to our vacation!
We enjoyed our month in Sonoma and our stay in your home added richness to our vacation. We like your house so much! Its color palette, decorations, and gardens add to the beauty. It was a little like visiting with a good friend -- familiar and comfortable. We spent our time enjoying the convenience of the Plaza and we walked everywhere. You have created a comfortable, welcoming home. That is very different, in my book, to a nicely decorated house.
- Guest J & B, Naples, FL
- Date of stay 09/01/13
- Review Submitted 10/09/13
The Delights of Staying at Chez Winnie
The Delights of Staying at Chez Winnie
A jewel in the heart of Sonoma nestled among roses and lavender. Evenings spent under the wisteria covered pergola, a fine local Chardonnay in hand, watching happy and content people strolling by on their way to the Plaza a block away. A piece of heaven on earth accentuated by the beauty of Chez Winnie and its wonderful and warm owners.
- Guest Donna and Richard (South Burlington, Vermont)
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 04/30/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you so much! As I've always said, we love sharing Chez Winnie and Sonoma with you. Looking forward to your visit next year!
A true refuge...Guest comment entered by owner
A true refuge...
Being in Chez Winnie once again fills me with deep and profound gratitude. It is a true refuge, a haven of peace and delight. Thank you for your warm welcome yesterday. A homecoming, an open gate, strolling down the garden path to be greeted by your heartfelt hug. Blessings abound!
- Guest DP - Vermont
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/06/13
Our second visitGuest comment entered by owner
Our second visit
As I mentioned before, we love Chez Winnie! Honestly, things couldn't be more perfect. We love being able to walk to so many places, enjoy the quiet and the ambiance, and will probably ask to return again next year! Sending our best.
- Guest PK - Pennsylvania
- Date of stay 01/01/13
- Review Submitted 02/25/13
Paradise!Guest comment entered by owner
Watching the earth awaken from your perfect house has been magical. I'm certain I have experienced paradise! Thank you for opening your lovely casa to us. Never did a day go by without awe and beauty. Such a gift. Looking forward to our return. With heart,
- Guest D & D, Vermont
- Date of stay 04/01/12
- Review Submitted 05/18/12
This vacation has had a richness like no other.Guest comment entered by owner
This vacation has had a richness like no other.
Considering my age, I can say I have been on a considerable number of vacations across the decades. I can say without hesitation this vacation has had a richness like no other. I have reflected much lately about why I feel that way. Sonoma County (and Sonoma proper) are breathtakingly beautiful. The "local color" and ambiance is one of a celebration of life. The vineyards, the food, the flowers.....but most of all the people have touched a special place inside me. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. We share a special gratitude for the effort you made to "meet and greet" us in Sonoma-style. Thank you so very much. Warmly,
- Guest D & M, Vermont
- Date of stay 03/01/12
- Review Submitted 05/18/12
We will be back!Guest comment entered by owner
We will be back!
Once again, thank you for everything! We felt at home and that allowed us to relax in this very busy time. We will be back!
- Guest C, J, E, R & A -- Sacramento, CA
- Date of stay 10/01/11
- Review Submitted 10/12/11
"Little piece of heaven"Guest comment entered by owner
"Little piece of heaven"
Winnie and Bob -- Thank you so much for letting us spend a month in your "little piece of heaven". We can't tell you how relaxed we feel. We celebrated 44 years of marriage while we where here and truly created a lasting memory. We are looking at 2012 to find a month to return and will let you know within a couple of weeks what month we'd like. Again, thanks for all your hospitality.
- Guest B & N, Southlake, TX
- Date of stay 08/01/11
- Review Submitted 10/11/11
Beautiful home, great service
Beautiful home, great service
What a beautiful place to stay! The house is perfect- new everything, great kitchen and gardens. We walked to Sonoma center every day, ate and drank well. The vineyards are a short drive. We had one small problem and the owners took care of it immediately. We would highly recommend this place.
- Guest Merrill (East Haven, CT)
- Date of stay 05/18/11
- Review Submitted 05/24/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
January thru April - $5,500/month (30 day minimum) May thru October - $7,000/month (30 day minimum) November & December - $6,500/month (30 day minimum) 30 day minimum on all rentals. We abide by City of Sonoma zoning regulations. Additional fees may be incurred for use of sofa sleeper. Rate is based on four (4) adults. Maximum occupancy of (6) six adults. We are respectful of our neighbors. Parties are not allowed. No pets and no smoking anywhere on the property.Please email for more information.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: San Francisco International Airport at 57 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: San Francisco Bay Ferry (Vallejo - SF Ferry Bldg) at 22 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Dillon Beach (our favorite) at 40 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Murphy's Irish Pub, 464 1st Street E, Sonoma at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Eldorado Kitchen, Girl & the Fig, HarvestMoon Cafe at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We're both professionals who live about an hour away from Sonoma. We have many interests, which you will see when you visit Chez Winnie. These include reading, photography, art, cooking, gardening, and, of course, wine!
Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
We chose this location because of it's proximity to the Sonoma Plaza. When we are in Sonoma, we love being able to walk to wine tasting, then go our favorite restaurant on the Plaza, watch a film at the Sebastiani Theater, and stop at Ben and Jerry's for ice cream on the walk home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are many vacation homes in Sonoma, but few capture the unique charm of life in the wine country like Chez Winnie. When you step inside, you will realize that this is much more than a place to stay; it's like living the Sonoma experience to the fullest.
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Living room with gas fireplace, Oriental rug, and leather armchairs and sofa.
View of dining room with French farm table -- seats eight
View of kitchen -- Wolf range, granite countertops, fully gourmet
Master bedroom, first floor, with private bath and view of garden
Upstairs bedroom with adjacent bathroom with soaking tub/shower combination
David Austin yellow roses
Strawberries in the summer
Purple wisteria in the Spring on the pergola.
Pacific Coast iris
Chez Winnie in early Summer
Living room with leather sofa and arm chairs.
Library, with Queen sofa sleeper, stone fireplace (gas), HDTV and surround sound
Master bathroom with walk-in shower, travertine walls and countertop.
Dogwood in the Springtime
Evergreen white clematis
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