About the property
- Cottage925 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Welcome to Patti's Country Garden Cottage, just minutes from the Historic Sonoma Valley Plaza, the perfect blend of comfort and privacy in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful gardens invite quiet walks, comfortable colorful chairs and benches for viewing breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, and a delightful 'Cape Cod' style gazebo for the perfect lunch await your visit.
The 'back pasture' is the home to a large Victory Garden while the large deck showcases the kitchen garden, full of tasty herbs and salad makings. In the fall, the apple and fig trees offer nutritious fruit! Guests are invited to enjoy this bounty, all organically grown.
The quiet cozy (though spacious...925 sq ft) two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath cottage is fully furnished and easily accommodates four. The couch converts to a comfortable twin size bed for extra space! On those cool evenings, the gas-fired Franklin stove adds a magical charm. Enjoy a glass of wine on your private deck, sip early morning coffee in the garden gazebo while gazing at the sun rising over the Sonoma hills, or sleep late and amble down to the Plaza for a latte and a chocolate croissant.
If you enjoy wine tasting close 'to home,' then be ready to visit at least 10 notable wineries less than 10 minutes from your deck. If Redwoods are on your list, the Muir Woods State Park is a demonstration forest of these gentle giants, just 40 minutes from Sonoma!
For a small town, Sonoma celebrates year round with festivals, music, in-season farmers' markets, fun-filled fundraisers for local charities, vineyard tours, and wonderful wine tastings. Special 'taste of Sonoma' treats are the perfect beginning for your visit...bread, fruit, and of course, a bottle of wine await your arrival.
Whether you ride a bike, take a walk, enjoy an extraordinary dinner out, drive to the coast, enjoy San Francisco, or stay in your cottage, your visit will be restful and memorable. You will want to return, and you will always be welcomed!
Keywords: Spacious 925 sq. ft. Cottage
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- May 16, 2018
About Patti Peters
1987 was a life-changing year! On the way back from a cross-country trip, I drove to Sonoma, around the Historic Plaza twice, and decided to make this quaint town my new home. Three months later, I was the proud owner of 1.25 acres, just 25 walking minutes from that wonderful plaza. The past 30 years have been joyfully spent in reclaiming the land. My home is comfortable and inviting, the big red barn and old sheep shed have been restored, and the old shack and chicken coop replaced by a cozy cottage (separate from my home), visited by many over the years. Equally charming are the organic herb, vegetable, and flower gardens, watched over by the majestic native grown Redwoods, planted in 1988! Turning the back 1/4 acre into a magical walking path garden was a 20-year dream, finally completed in 2006. A unique gazebo, comfortable chairs and benches, and a welcoming Adirondack swing invite thoughtful moments amongst a variety of trees, flowers, native bushes, birds, rabbits, and an occasional fox. Every season brings new growth and surprises! The Sonoma Valley reminds me of two favorite places. It's surrounded by trees similar to the Flathead Valley in Northwest Montana and has the home-town feel of friendly people, festivals, and traditions of New England. Do come and visit my home; you will want to stay a while!
Patti Peters purchased this Cottage in 1987
Why Patti Peters chose Sonoma
The 1987 cross-country trip in my 1979 VW camper (which is still on the property!) offered time for reflection in addition to the opportunity of meeting the most wonderful, down-to-earth people who shared a short time of their lives with me. From the mountains, across the great plains, to the East Coast and back, I found myself thinking of small towns. When I drove into Sonoma, something immediately felt 'right.' It was a life-changing moment. The people are kind, generous with their time to the many worth-while nonprofits here, and enjoy sharing the valley with visitors from around the world. Over the years, Sonoma has grown on me, and it is always a delight to share this magical place with visitors. Do come and experience this for yourself!
What makes this Cottage unique
Two quiet bedrooms with comfortable mattresses. Full bath and a half plus an endless supply of fluffy towels. A basket of slippers for those chilly evenings. Dining area complete with a lovely oval table and four comfortable chairs. Living room with a comfortable twin size coach/hide-a-bed sleeper and a “country barn” view. Full kitchen – right down to pots, pans, dishes, and silverware. A private deck for watching the setting sun over the Sonoma Valley hills. The kitchen garden on the larger deck provides fragrant and tasty herbs while the Victory Garden offers delicious vegetables, organic of course. Plus, the fig and apple trees offer nutritious snacks. The added bonus are the sunsets over the Sonoma Hills; and when the moon is full, the valley is breathtaking.
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Relaxing, comfortable, well equipped cottage
Great cottage and gracious hostess!
Absolutely Magic! I booked The Country Garden Cottage for a 6 night stay for my 2 sons and I
while we attended a family wedding. I've been back in Oz week and still feeling the buzz from being in such a wonderful place which met our every need and more. Patti is a most gracious host and so willingly provided her time and support which was so appreciated at such a special time for us. The garden is a dream and I enjoyed quiet moments in the gazebo at the back gazing at the beauty of the Sonoma mountains. We availed ourselves to fresh garden herbs for welcome teas between functions, something we do at home so often but didn't expect there.
The accommodation is brilliant, well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and clean facilities...all up, we felt we scored 100% in satisfaction.
I would like to add that Patti even set us up with a fabulous Uber driver who smoothy transported us from SFO and back...she knew just what we needed!
My sons and I will be very happy to stay in this magic place again and congratulations Patti for providing and sharing your wonderful sanctuary.
Kay Ridgway and boys, Blue Mountains Australia
Beautiful property with an amazing host.
Patti was absolutely wonderful. We were in town for a wedding so we didn't get the opportunity to hang out at the property too much, but at one point Patti was able to give us a wonderful tour and told us amazing stories of the property and the area. She really goes out of her way to make sure everyone visiting is welcomed into the community and she does incredible outreach.
Had everything we could need or want.
This was a wonderful group of friends who were in the Sonoma Valley for a wedding. They thoroughly enjoyed each other's company and it was delightful to hear their laughter in the cottage. They did explore the property and made use of the gardens and the deck on the cottage. It was so nice to hear them laughing and sharing stories with each other. Further, they left the cottage in fantastic shape. In short, they will always be welcomed here!
Absolutely fabulous host and home!
Patti was a fantastic host and we loved our stay at her home. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a place to stay in Sonoma!
This was a wonderful family and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with them. Their baby son was just delightful and adorable. The guests enjoyed the gardens in addition to visiting friends in the area and dining out in Sonoma. Finally, they left the cottage in perfect condition! This young couple will be welcomed anytime.!
Wonderful Sonoma Stay!
We loved Patti's place. It was convenient, well appointed, and overall a lovely place to retreat to during our weekend in Sonoma! Recommended.
This couple was so pleasant and very excited to be in Sonoma to attend a wedding. Their schedule was very busy so I only had a few conversations with them. They had a great time and left the cottage in A+ shape. It would be a pleasure to have them visit again!
Beautiful gardens and close to downtown Sonoma
We had such a lovely time. Patti was a wonderful host and made sure we had everything we needed. The cottage is very roomy and perfect for a couples getaway. We can't wait to go back!
Two couples came to visit and were so excited to be in the wine country. They had their entire two days planned out and enjoyed many wineries and several restaurants. They also enjoyed the gardens, and it was a pleasure to introduce them to the property. These young professionals certainly understand the importance of taking "time out" from work and family just to re-energize and refocus. It was absolutely a delight to have them here, and I most certainly hope they will return again! Cheers to these guests!!
The town of Sonoma is located in the best of the wine country. The combination of the vineyards, small town with a historic plaza, and proximity to the ocean and San Francisco makes this a perfect destination place for families, special events, or just a casual getaway. Numerous restaurants, cafes, events on the plaza, walking and biking trails, and Train Town for the children offer something for everyone.
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Additional information about rental rates
The total cleaning fee is $65.00 in addition to the daily fee. If you stay for 6 nights, the 7th night is on me! The rate above is for four guests. For the 5th guest, there is an additional fee of $50.