"We stayed at the cottage this weekend, and it worked for what we needed. We had just driven up from Danville, and wanted an affordable place to stay for the night. We did not really use the kitchen facilities, and it was not really warm enough to use the garden. The location of this property is perfect - 5 mins from central Sonoma, and minutes from wineries, Glen Ellyn etc.
We have stayed at a number of VRBO properties, and this one definitely lacked a little. The bathroom is positively tiny, although it is certainly functional. The bed, a queen size, was the feature that let this property down. The bed was not particularly comfortable and, most importantly, the bedding was old, poor quality and in serious need of updating. It was the kind I would expect from an old Motel 6, not a $400 a night rental in Sonoma.
We met one of the owners, Sheila, and I know she has pride of ownership, so I would strongly encourage a few hundred dollars investment in this area.
Some other reviewers have complained that the cottage is too close to the owners house, but we never felt that it was not private.
For us, the highlight was being able to use the 1972 VW Beetle convertible to go out for breakfast. It was fun to drive, and brought lots of attention in town. just remember that cars in 1972 did not have power steering, power brakes, cup holders, etc. Oh, and you need to know how to drive a manual transmission.
I would not recommend this property for a family as the bedroom/bathroom configuration is not convenient."
Guest: M & M
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 18, 2015