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Charming Wine Country Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Thank you for your interest in our cottage in the heart of Sonoma Valley. We are sure you have followed the destruction of the Wine Country fires. Fortunately, Sonoma town and most of the valley floor have been spared, thanks to the fire fighters' great work. November rains brought a cover of green grass over much of the blackened hills. Sonoma Valley is beautiful, up and running and ready to have guests return. In fact, we need you to get the economy rolling again.

If you decide to come, then our charming, comfortable 550 square foot space will make you happy. It is fully furnished with a separate bedroom and a full bath, a complete kitchen and living room. There is a lovely attached deck for your morning coffee. Turn a corner and you're in one of wine country's most amazing gardens.

Bedroom features a queen size bed with dressers and an armoire for plenty of clothes storage. The kitchen is equipped with plates, glasses, knives, pots and pans, a coffee maker and microwave.

Centrally located with plenty of space, this cottage has all the amenities of home, and if you are visiting during harvest you might have the opportunity to make wine with one of Sonoma's most famous winemakers.

TOT Certificate #885N

Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow

More Details

lance cutler
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About lance cutler

My wife and I have lived in Sonoma for more than 30 years. For most of that time I was a working winemaker and my wife ran a tasting room. We love cooking, eating, and the wine country lifestyle in general. Our home is renowned throughout the industry as a mecca for hospitality.

lance cutler purchased this cottage in 2001

Why lance cutler chose Sonoma

We fell in love with Sonoma during a visit in 1976. By 1977 we had moved here and the next year I began a career in the wine business. After renting a small cottage for 23 years, my wife and I decided to build our own home. We built the main house and the rental unit in 2001. My wife has planted and maintains a stunning garden on the property. In short, this is a great spot in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country that we have built with our own hands.

What makes this cottage unique

First off the property sits in a real, rustic neighborhood. It's not screened off by metal fences and high walls. Just blocks from the Sonoma Mission Inn, several restaurants and five burrito wagons, you'll be centrally located to start your exploration of Wine Country.


Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Amazing shared garden, private deck area


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
Bloomington, Minnesota

Convenient Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was exactly what we needed after spending a day in San Fran and the a couple days hiking up at the redwoods. TLDR: will stay here again if in the area.

Pros: Just the location and the owner will make me come back.

The location of this cottage was just perfect in my opinion, not busy or loud but close to nice restaurants and close to stores. It almost has a big town feel with a small town charm. The cottage was just tucked away nicely off one of the main (I use this term loosely) roads in Sonoma. There is a convenient store right across the street and is within walking distance to a near nighttime food truck.

The owner is a very wonderful guy. My only regret was not taking up his offer for a glass of wine with him and his wife. Lance is very nice, and has that great storytelling characteristic about him. He had put together this great binder for his guest about the area. We read his review of each place to eat (he provides a list of restaurants and paragraph long explanation of his experience at each restaurants, and there was a lot of them) and tried the places he recommended in the binder. You would be a missing out great local vibes if you do don't the same (try the food truck).

The guest house was comfortable. The bed was comfy, the shower was very nice, and has a full Kitchen with coffee, drinks (such as water and a small variety of soda) in the fridge for you. There is also a stove and cookware, we just didn't use them because of the binder Lance put together. There is also a coach, cable tv and wifi.

Cons: These are really minor. It didn't bother us at all.

Wifi does not extend into the bedroom. Did not affect our stay at all.

I was worried I might break the red couch. I was careful to not "flop" myself onto the couch, although my wife thought I was being ridiculous.

And personal preference is that nice cable TV should be enjoyed in the nice comfy bed.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Sonoma Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 3 days in this lovely Sonoma cottage. While not in Sonoma, it was close enough that a drive into town for dinner did not take long. And it was so wonderful to return here after a day of wine tasting and sightseeing. The cottage is comfortable, has a very well equipped kitchen, a gorgeous bathroom with a huge shower and a comfortable bedroom. We enjoyed the flower and vegetable garden and talking to our host about wine making (he was making pinot noir while we were there). I cooked breakfasts and a couple of dinners (after a stop at the Whole Foods in town). We would stay here again in a heartbeat if we return to Sonoma.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very convenient for the Sonoma wedding we attended.

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville Beach, FL

Ideal place to explore Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is five star in every respect. Location, amenities, cleanliness are excellent. Lance is a great host, helpful in every way, as well as a wine connoisseur. If you like using HomeAway you can do no better then this!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Perfect cottage for rest and wine country access

  • 5 of 5

The Cutler's have built a beautiful cottage that has everything you need and which is ideally located for Sonoma and Napa voyages... The cottage is clean and nicely decorated with just enough space in each room to feel comfortable and rested. Highly recommended! Michael & Gerry

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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