Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Absolutely Adorable 1889 Victorian Cottage 2 Short Blocks from Plaza!

You sent a message to this owner.

Sonoma Vintage Cottage--an 1889 Victorian-era home, updated & renovated!

Calendar

Last updated: 05/23/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Ditch your car keys and discover Real Wine Country on foot or bicycle from our 1889 CHARMING, recently renovated, Victorian Cottage, just 2 SHORT blocks from Sonoma’s Historical Plaza District. As your wine vacation destination, we offer a spacious, historic, & tastefully decorated, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home that can accommodate up to 6 adults comfortably. With unmatched charm, personality and modern renovated uniqueness, our home will embrace you with comfort and convenience during your stay. All rooms are bright & colorful--each boasting its own Sonoma contemporary style.
Wine Country doesn’t get more real than Sonoma Valley, the birthplace of California’s wine industry. The 8-acre Plaza is a National Historic Landmark, strewn with sprawling shade trees, sunlit courtyards, and carefully preserved adobe buildings--all next door. There are endless tasting rooms, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, galleries, and even a vintage movie house. We offer an ideal base from which to explore not only the Plaza area, but Sonoma Valley, neighboring wine regions (Glen Ellen & Kenwood), the Sonoma Coast, and the S.F. Bay Area at large.
We are also owner-operated, eliminating the need to go through a 3rd party management company. We offer very personal, responsive service to all our guests! Let us help you plan your stay.

Also, please check out our other Sonoma vacation home (Homeaway #3005564), Deer Park Retreat, located less than 10 minutes from the Plaza, right on Sonoma Mountain. Deer Park Retreat offers complete privacy in a mountain setting, & is a spectacular property, very close to Glen Ellen and Kenwood.

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years or older, please...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a special bunk room that is suitable for children, young adults & adults. Please bring your own equipment, as needed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 queen

    Master Room w/ adjoining bathroom...moreless

  • Guest Room: 1 queen

    Guest Room--lovely, comforting space....moreless

  • Sofa Bed in Living Room: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeper sofa for children, or single adult....moreless

  • Bunk Room: 2 twin/ single

    Bunk beds are long & comfy (for children or adults)...moreless

  • Our house is exceptionally updated, well-furnished and decorated. We have 2 VERY comfortable QUEEN beds, and our 3rd bedroom offers 2 TWIN LONG beds. Ideally, we offer rooms for 3 couples or 6 adults. There is additional space on the sleeper sofa (usually for children). For your warmth and comfort, our queen bedrooms have the convenience of heated mattress pads for the cooler months....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Downstairs : toilet

    ...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Shower ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Clawfoot tub & separate shower stall...moreless

  • We have 2 Full Bathrooms, one with a Claw-foot tub & shower, and another with a shower. Please view our house pictures--all the bathrooms are very updated, charming, & well-decorated....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our house is a tastefully decorated, comfortable home for those wishing to be enjoy Sonoma and be VERY close to the Plaza. We are right across the street from St. Francis Solano Church, where you can hear the bells ringing every morning. We are within a short walk to 3 major grocery stores (Whole Foods, Sonoma Market & Safeway), 40 wine tasting rooms, many world-class restaurants, & a plethora of shops--all located in our Historical Plaza. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    We have an Sony (iPhone compatible) Radio Docking station that is bluetooth compatible. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wireless Internet access, Comcast service with TV & internet....moreless

  • Stereo:

    ihome (Sony) to dock your iphone for music/radio choices--bluetooth (wireless) compatible with your cell phone or computer....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen HD TV, with HBO & Showtime--full service selection of channels, including all sports (to watch Giants/9ers games, of course)....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are a quick 2 block walk from the Sonoma Plaza--historical sites, world-class restaurants, tons of shops, wine tasting rooms & special events!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    A spacious dining area. Ask us about Chef prepared dinners!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Powerful A/C....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room:

    With large flat screen HDTV & full Comcast channel selection, including HBO, SHOW, etc....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is on our driveway, suitable for one vehicle. Extra parking can be found on the street (plenty, usually)....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Of Course, and extra if needed....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    AND good coffee (most of the time) provided too!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen is well-stocked, with dishware, pots, pans, and everything needed for meal preparation....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments & spices available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice maker!...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We don't have bikes at the house, but there is a CYCLERY on the same block as the house (on Napa St., Sonoma Cyclery). ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front and back garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas BBQ on back deck, with all needed utensils....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 41 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Standard Rates
Apr 1 - Jul 2, 2015
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200
2015 July 4th Holiday
Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2015
4 night min stay
$525
$3,200
2015 Standard Rates (Summer)
Jul 7 - Sep 3, 2015
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200
2015 Labor Day Holiday
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
4 night min stay
$525
$3,200
2015 Standard Rates (Fall)
Sep 8 - Nov 24, 2015
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200
2015 Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$525
$3,200
2015 Winter Rates
Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200
Holiday Season, 2015-2016
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$525
$3,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$450
$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $700
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Standard Rates: April 1 to Nov 30 = $525/night; $3,200/week.

Winter Rates: Dec 1 to March 31 = $450/night; $2,500/week.

LEGAL Holidays (Standard Rates apply): 3-5 day minimum stay.

12% Sonoma City Occupancy (hotel) Tax.

$100+ Cleaning Fee, depending on length of stay and party size.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 05/23/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

57 Miles
Nearest Airport
SFO
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Girl & The Fig
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur
0.05 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hiway 12
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Girl & The Fig
41 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bodega Bay

Car: Recommended

Our Victorian-era Cottage is located a quick 2 blocks from the Plaza, the largest 'square' in California. Sonoma Plaza is surrounded by a plethora of historical buildings. The Plaza, which is a National Historic Landmark itself, hosts many community festivals, and serves as the town's focal point. With world-class restaurants, shops, wineries, farmer's markets, and parks, the Plaza is THE central tourist attraction of Sonoma.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Being native to the Bay Area (and fellow wine lovers), we have been traveling to Sonoma County for many years, using VRBO & Homeaway, encountering some great experiences. It has been a long process, but we finally were able to purchase our first vacation home on Sonoma Mountain, Western Sonoma in 2012. Because we fell in love with Sonoma (again), we also wanted a 'city' property close to Plaza. Better yet, one with history, dating back to all that was happening in Sonoma in the late 19th Century. Now, we want to share it with other travelers seeking all that this area has offer, and hope that you will love it too!

Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
What is not to love about Sonoma, especially right near the Plaza? There are unending things to do and see--wine tasting, eating experiences, historical site-seeing, outdoor adventure and shopping!


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loading...
1 of 2
 

Photos

  • Sonoma Vintage Cottage--an 1889 Victorian-era home, updated & renovated!

    Sonoma Vintage Cottage--an 1889 Victorian-era home, updated & renovated!

  • Front porch for people watching, wine tasting, enjoying the weather & relaxing.

    Front porch for people watching, wine tasting, enjoying the weather & relaxing.

  • Spacious, UPDATED kitchen w/ all of the essentials.  Plenty of space.

    Spacious, UPDATED kitchen w/ all of the essentials. Plenty of space.

  • Dining Room corner, with door ahead out to back patio & garden.

    Dining Room corner, with door ahead out to back patio & garden.

  • Downstairs bathroom--very charming & cozy.

    Downstairs bathroom--very charming & cozy.

  • Different angle of the Master Bedroom--sitting area, & bathroom to left.

    Different angle of the Master Bedroom--sitting area, & bathroom to left.

  • Another angle shot of Master Bathroom.

    Another angle shot of Master Bathroom.

  • Bathroom next to Guest Bedroom, with shower--all updated.

    Bathroom next to Guest Bedroom, with shower--all updated.

  • Our back patio & garden area is very tranquil, comfortable and sunny!

    Our back patio & garden area is very tranquil, comfortable and sunny!

  • Rear of house from back patio/garden area.

    Rear of house from back patio/garden area.

  • The Plaza is always bustling, and it's right next door!

    The Plaza is always bustling, and it's right next door!

  • So much to do! Historical touring, winery hopping...what more do you need--wine!

    So much to do! Historical touring, winery hopping...what more do you need--wine!

  • Another view of our Cottage @ night with patio lights brightening your view.

    Another view of our Cottage @ night with patio lights brightening your view.

  • As you enter--stairs left up to rooms, ample kitchen, dining room & LR to right.

    As you enter--stairs left up to rooms, ample kitchen, dining room & LR to right.

  • Dining Area, w/ table seating 6 comfortably.  Patio near w/ bbq.

    Dining Area, w/ table seating 6 comfortably. Patio near w/ bbq.

  • Living Room area--lots of seating, very comfortable & charming.

    Living Room area--lots of seating, very comfortable & charming.

  • MASTER Bedroom---w/ comfortable QUEEN bed.  Lots of windows, ambiance & charm.

    MASTER Bedroom---w/ comfortable QUEEN bed. Lots of windows, ambiance & charm.

  • Adorable bathroom w/ custom tile, shower & claw foot tub--all updated!

    Adorable bathroom w/ custom tile, shower & claw foot tub--all updated!

  • GUEST Room--w/ QUEEN comfy bed, lots of light, decor & cottage charm.

    GUEST Room--w/ QUEEN comfy bed, lots of light, decor & cottage charm.

  • 3rd BDRM--Twin Long bunks, very cozy and comfy!

    3rd BDRM--Twin Long bunks, very cozy and comfy!

  • Back patio deck with BBQ.

    Back patio deck with BBQ.

  • It's all here!  The Plaza area has so much to offer, as does Sonoma Valley!

    It's all here! The Plaza area has so much to offer, as does Sonoma Valley!

  • Farmer's Market, Friday mornings.  Right off the Square.

    Farmer's Market, Friday mornings. Right off the Square.

  • Sonoma Country--gorgeous!

    Sonoma Country--gorgeous!

$450 - $525 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/23/2015
Email owner

6504538858

Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

Absolutely ADORABLE 1889 Victorian Cottage 2 short blocks from Plaza!

Sonoma #3563872ha

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 6

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.