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Close to the Sonoma Plaza. Families Welcomed and the Gardens Offer Solitude.

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A private deck invites conversation with family and friends

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Last updated: 05/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to Patti's Country Garden Cottage, just minutes from the Historic Sonoma Valley Plaza, the perfect blend of comfort and privacy in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful gardens invite quiet walks, comfortable colorful chairs and benches for viewing breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, and a delightful 'Cape Cod' style gazebo for the perfect lunch await your visit.

The 'back pasture' is the home to a large Victory Garden while the large deck showcases the kitchen garden, full of tasty herbs and salad makings. In the fall, the apple and fig trees offer nutritious fruit; and the walnut tree is more than generous! Guests are invited to enjoy this bounty, all organically grown.

The quiet cozy (though spacious...925 sq ft) two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath cottage is fully furnished and easily accommodates four. The couch converts to a comfortable twin size bed which makes for a friendly five guests! On those cool evenings, the gas-fired Franklin stove adds a magical charm. Enjoy a glass of wine on your private deck, sip early morning coffee in the garden gazebo while gazing at the sun rising over the Sonoma hills, or sleep late and amble down to the Plaza for a latte and a chocolate croissant.

If you enjoy wine tasting close 'to home,' then be ready to visit at least 10 notable wineries less than 10 minutes from your deck. If Redwoods are on your list, the Muir Woods State Park is a demonstration forest of these gentle giants, just 40 minutes from Sonoma!

For a small town, Sonoma celebrates year round with festivals, music, in-season farmers' markets, fun-filled fundraisers for local charities, vineyard tours, and wonderful wine tastings. A special 'Taste of Sonoma' basket is the perfect beginning for your visit, filled with cheese, bread, fruit, and of course, a bottle of wine.

Whether you ride a bike, take a walk, enjoy an extraordinary dinner out, drive to the coast, enjoy San Francisco, or stay in your cottage, your visit will be restful and memorable. You will want to return, and you will always be welcomed!





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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 925 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Sandbox and table/chair set for children. The property is fully fenced so children can safely explore in the gardens; parents can relax!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1 Cape Cod Room: 1 queen

    Visitors always enjoy a good night's rest!...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 The Texas Room: 1 double

    Four posted brass bed and very comfortable! Antique dresser...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 twin/ single

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Full Bed (1), (1) A lovely couch that opens into a comfortable twin-side bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Newly remodeled. Plenty of counter space and fluffy towels....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    Small sink, window, and cute!...moreless

  • 1.5 bathrooms. Hair dryer, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, cotton tips, and other amenities suggested by guests! Plenty of towels! Windows in both bathrooms....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Quarter-acre private flower gardens, vegetable and herb gardens, large private deck, Adirondack swing, fenced property, close to bike paths magnificent views of the Sonoma Hills and vineyards...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A variety of books for pleasure reading or information about the area....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Available upon request....moreless

  • Games:

    A variety of games for children and adults...just ask!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full Cable Channels. Wireless Access....moreless

  • Television:

    Full Cable Channels....moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys for children of all ages, plus a delightful sandbox!...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Pac 'n Play is Available and a High Chair as well....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Sonoma Hills are extraordinary and are best viewed from the back of the expansive gardens...moreless

  • Rural:

    Vineyards are a neighbor, and the surrounding hills are a reminder of this enclosed valley....moreless

  • Village:

    Sonoma has a village like historic square that has something for everyone in the family. The cafes, restaurants, shops, and wine tasting opportunities are delightful!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    A comfortable round table with expander for larger groups. Just steps away from the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Provides refreshing relief from very hot days!...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking:

    Right next to the cottage entrance....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Cozy gas Franiklin Stove heats the entire cottage on cool evenings!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas furnace heats up the cottage quickly....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of warm blankets and quilts for cooler evenings....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Big windows for lovely views. Comfortable coach, chair and bench under the windows. Rocking chair near the Franklin Stove....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is available right next to the cottage with additional parking near the barns....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes, and out of sight from Napa Road....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    RV's up to 26' are easily accommodated. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Clean, fluffy, endless supply of wonderful towels....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The cottage has an independent, protected connection....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Also a drip pot and a French press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything imaginable! When a guest suggests somethng for the kitchen, it is there the next day!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of dishware, including salad and soup bowls. New set of eating utensils. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Pots, pans, toaster oven, regular toaster...everything you need for a full-fledged meal or a snack! ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full size....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, sugar (brown and white), herbs, oil, vinegar, and 'gifts' from guests....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    A short distance from the cottage, bicycles are available for renting....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two decks to enjoy for reading, dining, or just relaxing and enjoying the view of the Sonoma Hills....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    A delightful retreat in the middle of expansive gardens. A perfect place for reading, enjoying your morning coffee, or a glass of wine on a summer evening....moreless

  • Golf:

    About a ten-minute drive to a magnificent golf course. Others are a short distance from Sonoma....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Expansive gardens with delightful places to sit quietly or for visiting....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
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10 Month Rate
Sep 14 - Sep 1, 2015
2 night min stay
$285
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$285

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • For 5th guest $50
  • Cleaning Fee $65
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

If you stay for 6 nights, the 7th night is on me! The rate above is for four guests. For the 5th guest, there is an additional fee of $50/night.

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Location

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    Historic Sonoma Plaza View on map

    Restaurants, cafes, wine tasting, specialty shops, theatre, play ground for children, picnic tables, festivals, Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau. Walking distance to the Colorful Country Cottage.

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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco, about 1 1/2 hours
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many within 2 miles
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
In Sonoma
50 Miles
Nearest Train
In San Francisco
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 101 and Hwy. 80
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many with in 2 miles
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bodega Bay

Car: Necessary

The town of Sonoma is located in the best of the wine country. The combination of the vineyards, small town with a historic plaza, and proximity to the ocean and San Francisco makes this a perfect destination place for families, special events, or just a casual getaway. Numerous restaurants, cafes, events on the plaza, walking and biking trails, and Train Town for the children offer something for everyone.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: 1987 was a life-changing year! On the way back from a cross-country trip, I drove to Sonoma, around the Historic Plaza twice, and decided to make this quaint town my new home. Three months later, I was the proud owner of 1 1/2 acres, just 25 walking minutes from that wonderful plaza. The past 28 years have been joyfully spent in reclaiming the land. My home is comfortable and inviting, the big red barn and old sheep shed have been restored, and the old shack and chicken coop replaced by a cozy cottage (separate from my home), visited by many over the years. Equally charming are the organic herb, vegetable, and flower gardens, watched over by the majestic native grown Redwoods, planted in 1988! Turning the back 1/4 acre into a magical walking path garden was a 20-year dream, finally completed in 2006. A unique gazebo, comfortable chairs and benches, and a welcoming Adirondack swing invite thoughtful moments amongst a variety of trees, flowers, native bushes, birds, rabbits, and an occasional fox. Every season brings new growth and surprises! The Sonoma Valley reminds me of two favorite places. It's surrounded by trees similar to the Flathead Valley in Northwest Montana and has the home-town feel of friendly people, festivals, and traditions of New England. Do come and visit my home; you will want to stay a while!

Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
The 1987 cross-country trip in my 1979 VW camper (which is still on the property!) offered time for reflection in addition to the opportunity of meeting the most wonderful, down-to-earth people who shared a short time of their lives with me. From the mountains, across the great plains, to the East Coast and back, I found myself thinking of small towns. When I drove into Sonoma, something immediately felt 'right.' It was a life-changing moment. The people are kind, generous with their time to the many worth-while nonprofits here, and enjoy sharing the valley with visitors from around the world. Over the years, Sonoma has grown on me, and it is always a delight to share this magical place with visitors. Do come and experience this for yourself!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Two quiet bedrooms with comfortable mattresses. Full bath and a half plus an endless supply of fluffy towels. A basket of slippers for those chilly evenings. Dining area complete with a lovely round table and four comfortable chairs. Living room with a comfortable twin size coach/hide-a-bed sleeper and a “country barn” view. Full kitchen – right down to pots, pans, dishes, and silverware. A private deck for watching the setting sun over the Sonoma Valley hills. The kitchen garden on the larger deck provides fragrant and tasty herbs while the Victory Garden offers delicious vegetables, organic of course. Fig and apple tress offer nutritious snacks and the walnut tree is equally generous. The added bonus are the sunsets over the Sonoma Hills; and when the moon is full, the valley is breathtaking.


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Photos

  • A private deck invites conversation with family and friends

    A private deck invites conversation with family and friends

  • Conversation is comfortable and cozy in the living room; the wine is delightful.

    Conversation is comfortable and cozy in the living room; the wine is delightful.

  • Guests are always pleased with the comfort of the queen-sized bed.

    Guests are always pleased with the comfort of the queen-sized bed.

  • The quarter-acre garden is dedicated to Aunt Dot, a loving and caring lady.

    The quarter-acre garden is dedicated to Aunt Dot, a loving and caring lady.

  • Lavendar graces the path to the Gazebo for a quiet spot to rest and visit.

    Lavendar graces the path to the Gazebo for a quiet spot to rest and visit.

  • Enjoy reading or a picnic lunch in the Cape Cod Gazebo

    Enjoy reading or a picnic lunch in the Cape Cod Gazebo

  • Comfortable old-style chairs for friendly conversations in the front garden.

    Comfortable old-style chairs for friendly conversations in the front garden.

  • A single chair in a quiet spot for reading and reflection.

    A single chair in a quiet spot for reading and reflection.

  • Amazing sunflowers await your visit to lush and welcoming gardens.

    Amazing sunflowers await your visit to lush and welcoming gardens.

  • The cottage is surrounded by decks, trees, and flowering vines.

    The cottage is surrounded by decks, trees, and flowering vines.

  • A comfortable dining area with a Franklin stove for cooler weather!

    A comfortable dining area with a Franklin stove for cooler weather!

  • The Texas room offers a full-sized brass bed and a great night's rest!

    The Texas room offers a full-sized brass bed and a great night's rest!

  • The Adirondack swing is enjoyed by all visitors in the quiet garden

    The Adirondack swing is enjoyed by all visitors in the quiet garden

  • Children love this 1939 John Deere Model L hand crank tractor from Montana!

    Children love this 1939 John Deere Model L hand crank tractor from Montana!

  • Summer brings full bloom, color, and delightful scents.

    Summer brings full bloom, color, and delightful scents.

  • You are welcomed to pick the lavender.  It is healing and so very fragrant.

    You are welcomed to pick the lavender. It is healing and so very fragrant.

  • An original Montana cook stove is the perfect welcome for our guests.

    An original Montana cook stove is the perfect welcome for our guests.

  • An locally-made invitation to visit and enjoy the cottage & gardens awaits you.

    An locally-made invitation to visit and enjoy the cottage & gardens awaits you.

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    5
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/14/2015
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