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Amour Getaway in the Heart of Sonoma Valley TOT Cert. #687N

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

End of the Lane Home, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Amour Getaway is a peaceful, private home just minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza. This serene, and delightfully comfortable house can accommodate up to four guests.

House layout inside and out.

Amour is decorated in warm and bright tones with original and tasteful artwork. As you drive to the end of our street, you'll pull into our driveway, in front of our sunny front garden. Then open the gate to our enclosed French-feeling, shady courtyard with a wooden two-person swing. Go up two steps to the front door landing and enter the house into the dining kitchen area with new classy flooring, a built-in oak breakfast nook looking out to a garden, a refurbished 1940's fully equipped kitchen with new dishwasher/garbage disposal. Just off the living room is a private, new, and sunny back deck with table, views to the hills, and a shady garden.

The split-level living room has fir flooring and a romantic wood-burning fireplace, a double bed with a privacy screen on the lower level looking out on the back deck. The upper level is a traditional family room/TV area.

In the master bedroom is a queen-size bed. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed and a sweet roll-top oak desk. There are 1.5 baths: a half bath behind the kitchen, and full bathroom with tub/shower through the master bedroom.

In addition, we supply cookware, and dinnerware, plush towels and robes, Egyptian high count cotton sheets, pillows and blankets.

Go do it all or kick back and do nothing!

Amour Getaway, in the heart of Sonoma Valley is within minutes of wineries, fine food, art, music, theater, spas, shops, state parks, Jack London’s home, Infineon (Sears Point) Raceway, golf courses, horseback riding, balloon flights, biking and hiking, yet guests always comment that the Amour Getaway is so incredibly quiet and relaxing. Amour is located only 45 miles north of San Francisco, 45 minutes to the beach or the redwoods.


The quaint, rustic neighborhood of Boyes Hot Springs is perfect for a five-minute walk down to the Barking Dog Café at the end of Vallejo Street or a homemade ice cream store at the start of our street. If you favor a longer walk to the historic town square of Sonoma, use the walking/biking trail that starts on Hwy 12 across from the Breakaway Cafe. Sonoma, only five minutes by car, boasts fabulous and varied restaurants, great music venues, a wonderful old movie theater, sidewalk cafes on the square, cheese makers, and interesting unique stores. There is always something interesting going on in town, such as art fairs, live bands, fiestas, film and music festivals, and outdoor theater. Glen Ellen, two miles north of our house, is home to the famous Jack London State Park, and also has wonderful restaurants and shops.

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More Details

Judy Kranzler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2017

About Judy Kranzler

My name is Judy Kranzler, and I am an educator and a businesswoman. I founded and ran an intensive French language summer camp in the high Sierras after teaching in France and studying mime with Marcel Marceau. I also founded a non-profit reading clinic here in Walnut Creek and I do teacher training nationwide using my unique, effective, physically-active, and musical reading program.

Judy Kranzler purchased this house in 2007

Why Judy Kranzler chose Sonoma

My husband and I chose Sonoma because we love the town, its vibrant community, and the surrounding countryside. We have gone up to Sonoma for our romantic weekend getaways from home for over four decades, and hope to eventually move there. Finding this amazing house right where we wanted to live, was a dream come true. It has all the character and charm I could ever want but is small and cozy as well.

What makes this house unique

My husband and I fell in love with the home and its location, view, and serenity. We felt immediately comfortable and relaxed there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had so many wonderful guests in the past two years! A potential guest just pointed out that I stopped asking for reviews this last year, so I will start asking for them again to be posted. (They are lots and lots of them handwritten in our guest book at the house!)

They are all so positive and we are so glad that everyone enjoys the Amour house as much as we do! Our family and friends go up every chance we get.


Feb 2012
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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The full bath through the master bedroom has lovely custom made cabinetry and a tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) The second bedroom has a queen bed and is newly remodeled The Double Bed (1) This is a real bed located in the lower half of the split level living room with a privacy screen.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.793103 based on 30 reviews

What an amazing place! This is the second time we have stayed and it does not disappoint!!!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect little getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted with your review. Thank you! Judy
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Paducah, KY

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice charming place to stay. If we ever go back to the area would love to stay there again

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Sonoma Cross Country Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I flew in from New York for our first visit to California. After much research we decided on the Amour Getaway Cottage and we were not disappointed in any way. The cottage was clean and inviting. Judy was gracious and informative when we bombarded her with questions about the area and different things to see and visit. Sonoma is a beautiful area to stay, the town is so quaint and lovely; and we found it conveniently located to all the things that we wanted to see from San Francisco, to San Jose, the Pacific Ocean, Armstrong Redwood Forest and Napa Valley. We drove all over, with nothing being more than 2 hours away. It was great. Thank you Judy for sharing your getaway cottage with us; we really enjoyed our vacation and our home base at Amour Cottage was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable, quaint, clean special little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We came to Sonoma for a family wedding in mid-July. It was absolutely perfect. Completely adorable. Had everything we needed. Perfect location - short drive downtown and to anywhere we needed to go in the area. So comfortable and peaceful. Will definitely be back next time we come to Sonoma. Loved this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We love it too! Come back soon! Judy
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Cute and cozy! Perfect for a ladies wine weekend.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location as far as being close to all that is Sonoma, from restaurants to wineries. The street you drive down to get to it seems sketchy, but the street ends at the cottage and there is ample parking for 2 cars. The place itself is a bit dated and the yard definitely could use some TLC, but perfect if your looking to relax and enjoy what Sonoma offers. Could sleep 6-8 people comfortably with all the beds although it is a small place. Pat, the caretaker came by just to check in, but was off to work and recommended several places to visit. Great lady! The courtyard was perfect for morning coffee and chatting. Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage! Would recommend as long as your looking for comfy, not fancy. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wynter Thank you for your comments. Let me reassure guests that there's nothing sketchy about the street that we live on. It's such a friendly walkable neighborhood where you can amble down to the Barking Dog for freshly roasted coffee or to the corner homemade ice cream store or the many authentic Mexican restaurants. We bought this house because we love how cozy and old-fashioned it feels. You're right that it's not fancy modern but we just put in all new flooring, new toilets, new bed, and it's freshly painted.
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Houston, texas

Cosy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights at this cosy cottage in a quite cul-de-sac about three miles from the center. The house had just been remodeled and was spotlessly clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
I love the planet walk- at the top is the perfect picnic table.
Annadel State Park
This is a nice hiking spot.
Sonoma Valley Regional Park
This is so close to our house and there is a lovely lake to walk around!
Jack London State Historic Park
This is a fascinating place to hike plus there is lots of interesting history. You can wand...

Wine Tasting, Multiple Spas, strolling around neighborhood and town square, napping!

Historic Sonoma Mission, General Vallejo's Home


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning and hosting $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

For 4 nights, the 5th night is free!
For 6 nights, the 7th night is free!

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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