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Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4

Charming Designer owned and furnished residence includes beautiful backyard and garden with Bar B grill, upgraded kitchen with new appliances and granite counters, 2 bedrooms and bathroom, Washer and dryer in house. Can easily accommodate 4. The two bedrooms each have a queen sized bed. The bath has both a tub and shower combination. Both a formal dining room and a backyard patio are available for dining in. The house is equipped with a TV, Basic Cable, VHS, DVD and a CD stereo system.

There are many wonderful things to do in the wine country including: wine tasting, sight seeing, shopping in the beautiful Sonoma Square, hot air ballooning, World Class restaurants from 5 star cuisine to local burger joints. The Sonoma Mission Inn's world famous spa is located a short 5 minute walk from the house.

More Details

Property Manager
Barry Walner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2017

About Barry Walner

Barry is a retired executive and Bonnie is an active Interior Decorator. We bought the house with the original intention of fixing it and selling it but after we fixed it we actually fell in love with it and decided to keep it as a second vacation home. The idea of vacation rental came to us about six months later and we put it up on VRBO and never looked back. We keep a book of the before's and after's in the house and most of our guests get a great kick out of it. Bonnie is exceptionally creative in turning a house from, as we say, from 'OK to Oh Wow!' The pictures of our place before and after certainly demonstrate that creativity.

Barry Walner purchased this house in 2005

Why Barry Walner chose Sonoma County

Sonoma has always been one of our favorite getaway locations and now that we have this Vacation home we can get there much more often. Because of the wine and olive oil industries, the community of Sonoma seems to have some sort of festival every week. We particularly enjoy the annual Sonoma Jazz Festival. Summers in Sonoma are magnificent, winters are quite mild, and spring an fall are absolutely spectacular. There is something very special about wine country in the fall during harvest which occurs through most of September and early October.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks Barry – Here’s the post:







My wife and I (mid-60's, from Oregon) were joined by my son and his wife (early 30's, from Denver) for 5 days of wine country touring. The house was ideal for us. Mornings we walked through the quiet neighborhood to get coffee and pastries, and once shopped at an excellent fruit and vegetable stand. We were able to sit out on the beautiful back patio for breakfasts and dinners. Several evenings we brought food back to the house and cooked our dinners there. The neighborhood the house is in is very quiet, and also very convenient--if you are going through the Sonoma Valley, in just a couple of minutes you are on your way. The house was clean and in excellent condition. When the propane ran out of the gas grill, the owner personally refilled it the next day. I would recommend this property to anyone who doesn't want to stay in a hotel. It is convenient to everything--particularly downtown Sonoma, shopping, and the Sonoma Valley wineries, and not too far from Napa Valley. We were all really happy we stayed there!







Jeff
Mar 2013
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 77 reviews
San Rafael
5

Relaxing and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is a very relaxing environment. House is well furnished and decorated and close to many wonderful wine country activities.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

4th of July Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Bonita during the long 4th of July weekend and had a wonderful time. The house is in a cute neighborhood that's only a quick $9 uber ride from the plaza. The back patio was an added bonus. Very reasonably priced and perfect for our needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, convenient, extra touches - just what we needed. Sunny yard was a lovely welcome to Sonoma - as was the bottle of wine waiting for us on the counter. Everything was clean and comfortable. This is not a fancy house. It is a small home in a neighborhood and it suited our purpose perfectly. Very affordable.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Area
5

wine country getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Bonita very much. Even though we live in the Bay Area, it was so nice to be able to spend the day and night and not worry about driving back in the dark.The house is beautifully furnished and the back patio is wonderful. We really liked having a big table for the meals we had and the beds were comfortable and welcome after days of sightseeing and wine tasting.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 1
5

A great place to stay in Sonoma...

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary, and being wine lovers we decided to do an extended vacation in Sonoma. After looking through numerous vacation rentals online, I wound up choosing the first one I had found, Casa Bonita. It was a great choice. It was the right cost, the right location, and easy to book. It is a lovely two bedroom house just outside of the City of Sonoma. It was very clean and comfortable. We stayed for 8 days and had a wonderful time. The house is well supplied with dishes, cookware, pantry items, and a gas grill in the backyard. We cooked a quite few meals there. We also ate at a few local restaurants. The best was LaSalette Restaurant in the Mercato just off the town square. A great upscale (but reasonably priced) Portuguese restaurant that I would recommend to anyone staying in Sonoma. We of course visited many wineries, and found Casa Bonita to be perfectly located to explore Sonoma, Napa to the east, and the Russian River Valley to the west. Barry was a pleasure to work with and provided clear instructions on getting there and plenty of info on the wineries in the area, included many discounted and complimentary tasting coupons. I would recommend this place to anyone planning a trip to Sonoma.

Thanks Barry for making our trip a great success.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas & Ft. Worth, Texas
5

Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Ahhhhhhh! That just about sums it all up! This was our second stay at this lovely house in Sonoma because we enjoyed it so much the first time. It is wonderfully comfortable and convenient. We spent each evening on the back patio enjoying dinner and the day's wine-finds. Two trips and we still haven't managed to make it to ALL the vineyards...so we're going back next year and will most definitely stay here again! I'm already day-dreaming about it! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Adobe Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Hacienda
Car: recommended

In the heart of the Wine Country. Winery maps and suggestions are provided. Tasting coupons for many wineries are provided.

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Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
 
Spring 2016
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
$4,000
 
 
Summer I 2016
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$4,500
 
 
July 4
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
 
Summer II
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$4,500
 
 
Fall - Harvest
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $49
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Rates are subject to change until confirmed
Sonoma tax ID : 652N

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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