"My daughter lives in Sonoma and her house is too small for all the extended family. My mother, sister, fiance and I spent a week in this beautiful house. From the moment we pulled into the driveway, I knew this place was special. The roses were blooming out front and the grass was relatively green, under the circumstances. When we walked in, the welcoming entrance hall was wide and beautifully decorated. We oohed and aahed our way from one room to the next, and giggled like little kids at our incredible find. It probably took us 3 days to see everything that made the home so special. The kitchen was perfect. It had everything you would need to cook for your family. My mother's birthday took place while we there. My 3 adult children and my daughter's family decorated, cooked on the grill, baked and had a pinata. There was so much love and laughter that night, I would guess we made the neighbors envious! Every inch of the home was enjoyed, especially the back patio. Many meals were eaten out there, but the dining room table was plenty big for all of us. I did a few loads of laundry, and it was wonderful having it right there at the house. The only issue for some might be the steps to get in and out. My mom is 87, and she did fine. It's just something to consider if walking and stair climbing is problematic. I lived in Sonoma County for 15 years so I'm familiar with the area. This location is wonderful for going in any direction, many wineries are minutes away. I took my family to some of the ones that don't sell in stores, just so they could see the beautiful grounds. This trip, we went to Viansa, Imagery, Chateau St Jean, and Ledson. I always like to recommend Cline, BR Cohn, and Kunde. You really can't go wrong no matter where you go. I would really stress that you will never get to do everything you want to do, so go with as much of a plan as you can. You will whittle it down more than you would like, but the thoughts of coming back to this beautiful house in this beautiful place will have you planning your next trip on you way home. Robert was wonderful to work with, and we highly recommend Rose Cottage."
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: October 13, 2015