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Peaceful Sonoma Bungalow Under the Oaks

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Open living room Open kitchen Master bedroom Bath with tub & shower Second bedroom Master bedroom & bathroom Fireplace Kitchen

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sonoma house description

The Sonoma Bungalow is set under the giant oaks of California. This recently remodeled 2 bedroom home is surrounded by nature. Trees are seen from every window. This peaceful retreat is beautifully decorated with art and artifacts from the owners travels around the world. It has hardwood hickory floors covered in oriental carpets, a travertine tile bathroom with views into the trees from bath or shower, skylights, hand-tiled wood burning fireplace, and all new kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and gas stove. There is a 32' inch flat-screen TV, Blue Ray DVD player and access to Netflix and Pandora (no cable, just movies for those who want to escape a bit of the real world), and high speed wifi.

There is a queen-size bed in the main bedroom with lush down bedding, and a full size bed in the second bedroom (note: the second bedroom is small and cozy!). The bungalow is located 3 miles from the Sonoma square in a quiet, residential neighborhood with mostly owner occupied homes. The street is filled with old, live oak trees and in the winter a babbling creek flows through the property. During the summer months all you can hear at night is the sound of crickets.

After a day of wine tasting or exploring the Sonoma/Napa Valleys, return to your retreat, park behind the gated entrance and cross the bridge to rest on the hammock under the oaks, relax on the new, expansive redwood deck or dine in the garden under the shade. Perfect for enjoying the beautiful warm Sonoma days and evenings.

Sonoma Valley is blessed with award winning wineries & vineyards, historic sites, restaurants, open-air markets, museums, galleries, boutiques, and wonderful opportunities for hiking & biking. The Sonoma Bungalow is centrally located to embrace it all - just 45 minutes from San Francisco, with access to all Wine Country locations including Sonoma, Russian River, Alexander Valley, Napa and the Silverado Trail, minutes from over 40 wineries in the Sonoma Valley, yet close to town. The Sonoma Mission Inn's world famous spa is located a short 10 minute walk from the house, while Jack London State Park is located just up the road in beautiful Glen Ellen, one of most enchanting towns in the Wine Country.

With prior approval, we welcome friendly, well-mannered dogs. Please note that the property is not entirely fenced - the front is gated and fenced, so dogs can't wander onto the road, but the sides are somewhat open. My dog happily sits on the deck watching squirrels and doesn't go anywhere! There is also Lucy, the GIANT neighbors dog who comes to say hello. She is VERY friendly towards everyone and dogs too!

Smoking is restricted to outside the bungalow for the consideration of future guests.

Security Deposit of $300 and signed rental agreement are required.



Keywords: House, 2 bedroom, quiet, private, romantic, Sonoma,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs allowed with approval!...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Stocked with condiments and some food. Stainless steel appliances, gas stove....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Wood Fireplace

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Access to Netflix and Pandora through the Blu Ray Player...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    New, expansive redwood deck under the oaks. Wonderful place to relax from sun up to sun down!...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Activities

                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Golf
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping

                  Other Activities

                      • Wine tasting, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fine dining, spas and endless wanders around Sonoma County....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Beautiful house and Great location

                        Beautiful house and Great location

                        • Guest Gabrielle Z. (Los Angeles)
                        • Date of stay 12/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/01/14
                        We had a great stay at the bungalow. It was perfect size for our three person family. Our toddler loved Gianna's library. The house is a short drive from the Sonoma town square and very close to some great restaurants.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                      • Birthday Week Celebration

                        Birthday Week Celebration

                        • Guest Dottie (Birmingham, Alabama)
                        • Date of stay 10/12/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/22/13
                        My husband & I spent a wonderful week at Gianna's incredible bungalow. It is a masterpiece of architecture & is beautifully appointed. Her taste is impeccable. This place was very clean and well maintained. It was the perfect starting point to visit wineries & restaurants. The listing information & photos were spot-on. we would highly recommend this property to anyone who wanted to stay in Sonoma. We look forward to booking a future vacation here.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                      • Great place

                        Great place

                        • Guest erik k.
                        • Date of stay 06/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/13/13
                        My Wife and two small children spent a wonderful weekend here. Gianna was very responsive and easy to work with. Her home had everything we needed. Even in 90 degree weather the oaks kept the house cool.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                      • Sonoma Gem

                        Sonoma Gem

                        • Guest Chris (Portland, Oregon)
                        • Date of stay 05/30/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/09/13
                        We spent three nights in this charming bungalow situated in a quiet neighborhood and found it to be a great hideaway for a long weekend in wine country. The artwork is beautiful, the finishes are luxurious, and the bed is very comfortable. You may find yourself tempted into spending your whole time curled up on the sofa with a book from the well-stocked library. I've found that some properties this size can feel cramped inside, but that isn't the case here at all. The kitchen is laid out well and contains all of the utensils and cookware that you could ask for. The whole house is perfectly proportioned and rooms flow together naturally. We were pleasantly surprised at how cool the house stays even on very hot days if you close up the windows and blinds and open them up again in the evening. Since it is situated in a residential neighborhood, this may not be the right place for you if you are looking for perfect seclusion. We thought it was a wonderful base for exploring the towns of Sonoma and Santa Rosa and the nearby wineries and hope to return again!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners.

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                      • Nice Quiet Retreat

                        Nice Quiet Retreat

                        • Guest Cathie (Palos Verdes Estates, CA)
                        • Date of stay 10/05/12
                        • Review Submitted 11/06/12
                        My husband and I spent a long weekend here and absolutely loved it!!! Not only was it comfortable and nicely decorated it was a little bit of heaven. We had friends that stayed near by and we were able to entertain on the deck off of the house. It was a wonderful way to relax. This bungalow is fairly close to Sonoma Square where we were pleasantly surprised with the restaurants and shops. I would consider staying here again.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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                      • Loved this Sonoma Bungalow!

                        Loved this Sonoma Bungalow!

                        • Guest TX Traveler (Dallas, TX)
                        • Date of stay 04/21/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/24/12
                        My 3 best friends from high school and I stayed the weekend at Gianna's Sonoma bungalow! It was absolutely perfect! It was set back in a quiet neighborhood, but just a few miles drive to downtown Sonoma. It was a cute and clean little bungalow, with beautiful furnishings and had everything we needed for a relaxing, fun, girls weekend! The patio was great to hang out in the mornings and drink coffee and plan our days! Thank you Gianna for giving us the opportunity to stay at your place - we would love to come back sometime and would certainly stay there again and refer any friends or family heading that way!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                      • Tranquil and beautiful home in the forest; close to all the Sonoma attractions

                        Tranquil and beautiful home in the forest; close to all the Sonoma attractions

                        • Guest michellemSF (San Francisco )
                        • Date of stay 11/05/11
                        • Review Submitted 11/08/11
                        My mother, sister and I stayed at the bungalow in Sonoma and had a truly exceptional experience. The house is clean, beautifully designed and very comfortable for our weekend stay. I loved being able to sit outside on the hammock or patio with a cup of tea admiring all the beautiful trees. It was quiet and incredibly peaceful. Yet as soon as we were done with the relaxation part of the day, it was a quick drive to the main plaza in Sonoma or a variety of wineries. There are also a few great restaurants within a 3 minute drive of the house. Thank you so much for the wonderful stay! We will definitely be back in the future!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners.

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                      • Hidden Paradise

                        Hidden Paradise

                        • Guest SalsaSusan (Mill Valley, CA)
                        • Date of stay 12/27/10
                        • Review Submitted 07/16/11
                        As you approach this oasis, you cross a bridge that runs over a babbling brook. The house is tucked away from the residential street and is unassuming. Once you open the door, you can't believe your eyes! The owner must be a designer or decorator with the gorgeous detail she put into this place. My boyfriend and I stayed here over New Year's and had the perfect romantic get away. The kitchen is wonderful for making meals (there are two little markets within walking distance), the skylights throughout allow for both sunshine and rain to remind you of the natural surroundings, the artwork is beautiful and it felt like home! It is exceptionally clean and "Zen" and is a relaxing retreat just a few miles from tasty taquerias, the swanky Sonoma Mission Inn and Sonoma's sweet square. I will definitely stay at this property again! Highly recommended!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners.

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                      • Peaceful, tasteful getaway

                        Peaceful, tasteful getaway

                        • Guest Natasha (San Francisco, CA)
                        • Date of stay 04/15/11
                        • Review Submitted 07/10/11
                        I loved staying in this house! It is very tastefully decorated, everything is new!, the master bedroom very comfortable, and the setting is so very peaceful while still being close to downtown Sonoma.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                      • This place is amazing!

                        This place is amazing!

                        • Guest Lyle (San Francisco, CA)
                        • Date of stay 03/21/11
                        • Review Submitted 07/10/11
                        This adorable house, surrounded by trees and quiet, is the perfect get-away. The layout is spacious and the decor extremely tasteful. Recently remodeled, the kitchen is both practical and pristine. (And the bathroom feels like a 5 star hotel.) A wonderful amount of natural light comes in through new skylights. There is plenty of room outdoors, too, on the front and back patios, and a huge front yard (with a river running through it!) that enhances the retreat atmosphere. I woke up each morning to a stunning view of the tree-studded hillside at the back of the house.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners.

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                      $295/nt TWO NIGHT MINIMUM
                      $345/nt holidays
                      $1600-$2200/wk
                      Security deposit $300
                      Cleaning fee $100
                      $20 night per dog
                      Signed rental agreement is required
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: Gianna is a full time writer and illustrator of children's books. She grew up in San Francisco and has been living in the Sonoma area for the last 8 years. Gianna has traveled to most corners of the world by sailboat, plane, train, camel, elephant and horse - and is interested in visiting anywhere untraveled. Gianna rides her horse almost every day, while not traveling, and hikes the Bay Area trails with her dog.

                      Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
                      Gianna moved to Sonoma from the Bay Area 8 years ago and enjoys the quiet area, kind neighbors and great food. Sonoma is the perfect location: 45 minutes to SF, 1 hour to the ocean, few hours to the snowy mountains!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This property is special for those wanting a tasting of living in Sonoma. Short walk to coffee shops and the lovely Sonoma Mission Inn Spa. Very relaxing and everyone who stays can't wait to come back!


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Open living room

                        Open living room

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Second bedroom

                        Second bedroom

                      • Fireplace

                        Fireplace

                      • Open kitchen

                        Open kitchen

                      • Bath with tub & shower

                        Bath with tub & shower

                      • Master bedroom & bathroom

                        Master bedroom & bathroom

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, November 16, 2013

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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