Charming Bungalow in Downtown Sonora
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This charming bungalow in downtown Sonora will make you feel like you are right at home! This darling two bed, one bath abode is surrounded by a quaint yard with a slate patio in the back yard, perfect for a BBQ or just a quiet place to read. The kitchen has recently been remodeled with all new appliances, fully equipped with everything you need to prepare an enjoyable meal. The living room features comfortable furniture, a flat screen TV with a DVD player and a stereo that will play an Ipod, Iphone or CD's. If you need to stay in touch on a computer or smart phone, wireless internet is available. Built-in bookshelves are filled with an assortment of books. The dining room provides a lovely space featuring built in cabinets and wonderful lighting from the many windows. French doors lead out to the front porch where you can get a bit of a view of downtown. It is very magical to get comfy on the front porch with a morning cup of coffee. One bedroom has a queen bed with matching dressers and the other bedroom has a trundle bed (two twin beds) with an armoire and desk. The laundry room, off of the kitchen, provides a washer and dryer. This home features street parking, with a short set of steps up to the front entrance.
Location, Location, Location. The home is a lovely 5 min. walk to the heart of town where you will have many choices of wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and specialty boutiques as well as many antique stores. Downtown Sonora also offers the incredible Stage 3 Theater where you can enjoy an outstanding play. You can visit the local Historical Museum to learn about Sonora's colorful gold country history. Every Saturday morning, May thru October, stroll down to the Farmers Market and take home organic produce, baked goods and local crafts. March thru December Central Sierra Arts Council has their '2nd Saturday Arts Night' where downtown art galleries, shops and eateries celebrate the arts.
Another wonderful feature of this home is the convenient location, as a 'hub' to many incredible destinations
*Yosemite National Park...(1hr to the entrance gate)
*In the summer you can ride our Historic 49 Trolley bus between three of our gold rush towns: Jamestown, Sonora and Columbia.
*Sonora with it’s shopping, dining, theater
*Columbia State Park which is a preserved gold rush era town...(12 min. drive)
*Jamestown's Historic Railtown State park is called 'the most photographed railroad in the world.' 'Petticoat Junction,' 'The Wild, Wild West,' 'High Noon,' 'The Virginian,' and 'Unforgiven' were all filmed here. Recently, movie crews produced the railroad sequences in 'Back to the Future Part III'...(10 min. drive)
*Tuolumne’s Black Oak Casino offers the 5 star “Seven Sisters” restaurant for fine dinning and the Willow Lounge for some 'free' live music...(15 min. drive)
*For large lakes we have New Melones, Don Pedro and Tulloch (15-25 min. drive)
*Pinecrest Lake is surrounded by pine trees, granite rocks and rustic cabins is a beautiful lake to hike around, kayak on or enjoy relaxing on the beach with a picnic...(40 min. drive)
*Kennedy Meadows, 20 minutes past Pinecrest, you can horseback ride or hike into the Emigrant Wilderness.
*Day trip to the town of Murphys and stop on the way at Moaning Caverns to enter the caves or take a zip line adventure.
*Once in Murphy's, you'll find many great stores, eateries and amazing wine tasting rooms. In fact Murphy's has become known as “Little Napa” because of their many beautiful wineries.
*While in Murphy's visit Ironstone Winery which offers a great venue for a Summer Concert series and in their museum view the largest Crystalline Gold Leaf specimen in the world. Weighing forty-four pounds...(25 min. drive)
*Calaveras Big Trees State Park “up the hill” from Murphys (10 min) is magnificent! Hike in the famous North Grove of giant sequoias trees.
During the summer, the Sonora 'warm Indian summer nights' can be quite spectacular. You'll find Music in The Parks, free concerts, in numerous parks around the community. In the winter you are above the fog and close enough for an afternoon of skiing at two different resorts, Dodge Ridge or Bear Valley.
With so many fun destinations and adventures close by, I truly believe choosing this comfy home for your vacation stay in Sonora will be Perfect!
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Alternative Lifestyle
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bedroom 1
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Music Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
San Francisco International airport(133 miles) Sacramento International airport (117 miles) Oakland International airport(120 miles) San Jose International airport(126 miles) Yosemite Nation Park: 1hr to front gate. Columbia State Park: 12 min. Railtown 1897 State Park: 10 min. Black Oak Casino: 15 min. New Melones, Lake Don Pedro and Lake Tulloch: 15-20 min. Pinecrest Lake: 40 min. Kennedy Meadows: 60 min. Murphy's/Ironstone Winery: 25 min. Calaveras Big Trees: 35 min...morecollapse
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Great area, terrific house
Great area, terrific house
My husband and three little kids spent four nights at this wonderful house. First, the area is just great for kids -- we went to historic Columbia and rode a buggy, bowled, and enjoyed all sorts of "gold rush" activities. We enjoyed the Jamestown train. Murphys is close, full of nice restaurants and wine tasting rooms. The Calaveras Big Tree Park is as nice as any Sequias grove in Yosemite. Sonora itself has lots of goods and services -- and we got to enjoy the rodeo and the parade! The house itself is terrific. It's fully equipped, even for real cooking-- there are four kinds of vinager, a dozen good towels, nice outdoor furniture, etc. I didn't realize the house is Craftsman, and it is truly attractive, inside and out. It's not large, but the space is well laid out and comfortable. We enjoyed the front deck and the back patio, as well as the new kitchen and good beds. Finally, Christina, the owner is increadibly helpful. She sent me all sorts of information about Sonora, bought tickets to local events, accomodated a last minute change of dates, and was just all-around helpful and friendly. Not the service you would expect from just renting a house! It was a huge bonus to have such information and communication from the owner.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/08/13
- Review Submitted 05/14/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Katie, Thank you so very much for the lovely review...I truly appreciate it!! You and your family were wonderful guests. I heard your children were just darling! I hope you think of my house in the future if you visit this area again...fall is quite beautiful! Warm regards, Christina
After years of staying at mediocre hotels in Sonora, this house became available on VRBO. We jumped on the chance to stay somewhere that looked cute & comfortable. The house exceeded our expectations. It is VERY clean, tastefully decorated, spacious, and had little extras such as fresh flowers. It is walking distance to the downtown area and the neighborhood in which it is located is nice. We will definitely stay here again!
- Guest Family of travelers
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/07/13
My partner and I had the wonderful opportunity to stay in this charming bungalow directly above the main street in Sonora, CA. We were greeted with fresh flowers and freshly baked (and delicious) banana bread by the home's owner. This place does not disappoint and we will definitely be coming back. The kitchen looks ready for a gourmet cook, although we didn't cook. The house is bright and warm and cozy and conveniently located to the charming downtown of Sonora, CA. Our only disappointment was that we didn't get to stay longer. Thank you!
- Guest GlennAllen
- Date of stay 12/27/12
- Review Submitted 01/10/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Yes to all of the questions at the right. This was the best VRBO I have rented. The owner had a note of greeting along with flowers and cranberry bread. The kitchen was very well equipped, and we slept so well on the comfy beds with extra blankets.
- Guest Stephanie Heng
- Date of stay 11/18/12
- Review Submitted 11/23/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Great for family visits!
Great for family visits!
This bungalow was perfect for our recent visit to Sonora. The kids enjoyed playing in the yard and on the porch while we cooked and chatted in the kitchen. Everyone slept great in comfy beds and the kids loved having their own room. The kitchen and dining room are perfect for cooking and entertaining. Plenty of easy access to nearby stores made it easy for our whole family to get together, share some meals, and visit our Aunt Bettie at her retirement community. Thanks for a great weekend!
- Guest Melissa
- Date of stay 11/03/12
- Review Submitted 11/10/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Charming and more!
Charming and more!
We spent the past weekend in this amazing house. We were happy to see fresh flowers on the counter upon our arrival. Spent Friday afternoon on the beautiful patio sipping wine and the next day in Yosemite. We walked to downtown to shop and slept in super comfy beds. The electronics were very easy to use and the house is very well decorated and warm. We will definitely be back. Christina is a super hostess!
- Guest Kathy
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 10/24/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Perfect home for two couples!
Perfect home for two couples!
This great home was perfect for two couples. We had a great time staying in Sonora and this house was in a perfect location. It was very comfortable and the kitchen was nicely put together with all you need. The back yard was a peaceful place to have breakfast and the front porch an evening glass of wine! We walked to get coffee each morning and also browsed the shops in town. There are so many places to see that are close to this house, too. Yosemite and Big Trees park are both a must when staying here. We will be back and would love to stay in this fantastic home again!
- Guest Briggs
- Date of stay 09/25/12
- Review Submitted 10/07/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Your house was so perfect for our family rendevous. It is adorable and well equipped for cooking and entertaining. The outside yard and patio was fun for all ages, the kids played hide and seek and the adults talked on the back patio. It is incredibly convenient to downtown shopping and day trips to other destinations. We will recommend this "home away from home" over and over. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/17/12
- Review Submitted 07/27/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Lovely home...perfect setting!!!!
Lovely home...perfect setting!!!!
This is an immaculately clean home, very well equipped kitchen, tastefully decorated and very comfortable in a pleasant neighborhood a short walk from downtown Sonora, shops, and restaurants. The pictures and rental description are accurate. Easy access to activities in Jamestown, Columbia, Twain Harte; we even went fishing at Lake Pinecrest. Christina was a wonderful hostess. We can't wait to go back.
- Guest Marian
- Date of stay 07/05/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Daily rate of $165 + 10% Lodging tax, 2 night minimum stay. $250 refundable security deposit $95 fee for linens and professional cleaning 50% deposit with signed contract, Balance due 10 days before reservation arrival date.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: Hi my name is Christina I have worked independently for 22yrs as a hair stylist in downtown. In my spare time I volunteer with Tuolumne Co. Sheriff's SAR (search and rescue) . I invite you to visit Sonora and see the many reasons why I feel it's a truly lovely community.
Why the Owner Chose Sonora:
In 1980 I moved to Sonora from San Diego Co. Though I missed the ocean and beaches, I quickly fell in love with the beauty and tranquility that Tuolumne Co. offered. I attended the local community college, set up my business and started putting down roots. The next step was a home. When I found my bungalow I feel instantly in love with it. It is the perfect place to come to at the end of the day, be it work or play!
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Being downtown is such a treat. Walking to restaurants, wine bars, theater. I am so proud to offer my home as a romantic vacation retreat or family get away. I know you will love to stay here for a long weekend or an extended stay. You'll find plenty to do – or maybe you'd just like breakfast in bed!
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Adorable bungalow home minutes from downtown Sonora. Walk to dining and shopping
Built in's stocked with books for your relaxation! Big windows look out on porch
Dinning room with built in's and lovely windows that look out towards town.
Bedroom with queen bed.
Second bedroom has a trundle bed, armoire and desk..
View up Washington Street downtown Sonora. Iconic Red Church in background..
Columbia State Park- Circa 1850's..
Railtown State Park.
Living room has comfortable furniture and entertainment center.
Remodeled kitchen great to cook in! Supplied with dishes, cookware and spices.
Dinning room off the kitchen and living room.
Slate patio with gas BBQ, table, chairs and umbrella...very private.
Farmers Market Saturday mornings..
Columbia State Park stagecoach rides, old time photo's, candy kitchen.
View of Pinecrest Lake. Hike, swim, boat, fish, relax. Beautiful 40 minute drive
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