Close to the Sonoma Plaza. Families Welcomed and the Gardens Offer Solitude.(48 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
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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Member since: 2010
- 925 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
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- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Covered Parking:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- For 5th guest $50
- Cleaning Fee $65
- Taxes Not included
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.
Payment is by check sent directly to the owner.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
Year Purchased: 1987
About the owner: 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!
Why the Owner Chose Sonoma, CA, USA:
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!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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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A private deck invites conversation with family and friends
Conversation is comfortable and cozy in the living room; the wine is delightful.
Guests are always pleased with the comfort of the queen-sized bed.
The quarter-acre garden is dedicated to Aunt Dot, a loving and caring lady.
Lavendar graces the path to the Gazebo for a quiet spot to rest and visit.
Enjoy reading or a picnic lunch in the Cape Cod Gazebo
Comfortable old-style chairs for friendly conversations in the front garden.
A single chair in a quiet spot for reading and reflection.
Amazing sunflowers await your visit to lush and welcoming gardens.
The cottage is surrounded by decks, trees, and flowering vines.
A comfortable dining area with a Franklin stove for cooler weather!
The Texas room offers a full-sized brass bed and a great night's rest!
The Adirondack swing is enjoyed by all visitors in the quiet garden
Children love this 1939 John Deere Model L hand crank tractor from Montana!
Summer brings full bloom, color, and delightful scents.
You are welcomed to pick the lavender. It is healing and so very fragrant.
An original Montana cook stove is the perfect welcome for our guests.
An locally-made invitation to visit and enjoy the cottage & gardens awaits you.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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