Our lovely 8-acre vineyard and charming 2000 square feet, 2-bedroom guest cottage, are a treasure! Newly remodeled, the 'Grand Suite' will spoil you and your honey rotten! Get ready to relax in the fanciest 'retro' bathroom in town! Enjoy the convenience of having the whole-house to yourself, including a fully stocked kitchen. But who wants to cook when you can.......barbecue outside on the gas grill! Clean up quick so you can romance your honey on the porch... or lay-out on the private deck! Walk the vineyard to witness breath-taking views of Mt. Adams, as the sunsets. Tour Yakima's Premiere Wine Country. Sunland's Cottage is ideal for couples visiting Yakima on a weekend-getaway or a vacation! Conveniently located all within 3-15 minutes from most of Yakima's hotspots! (P.S. if you are allergic to animals, this is NOT your place! Also, since the cottage is situated on a working farm, expect to see crew polishing, priming and pruning the grapes during your stay, all in service to the fall grape harvest!)
- Chateau / Country House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Romantic 2-bedroom/2 bath Guest Cottage W Vibrant Vineyard
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- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 30, 2018
About The Snyder's
For the past thirty plus years, the Sunland estate has been under the loving care of Jenny and Mark Snyder. Raised on a 3000 acre farm in Minnesota, Jenny drove a tractor before a car! Rather then stay inside to help her mother out with chores, Jenny preferred to sneak outside to join her father and brothers. She soaked up billions of brain cells of farming knowledge from them. She also loved to disappear out on her horse! But do not confuse her with a tom-boy, in college she was crowned Miss St. Cloud. Today, not a lot has changed. Jenny is a farmer, a fashionista, and an amazing cook! She over-sees Sunland Vineyards and Guest Cottage. Over the years, the land has been transformed from a cattle ranch, to a goat farm, to a Morgan horse farm, and now to a fertile vineyard. (Thanks in part to ash deposited by Mt. St. Helens) Around the neighborhood, Jenny is known as the egg-lady as she generously shares her free-range-organic-farm fresh eggs! Jenny and Mark's love for youth has inspired them to host over 91 exchange students. Rather then hit 100, they are extending an invitation to you, to vacation in the sun, while staying at their fun-loving Guest Cottage. Walk the Vineyard with your sweety hand in hand! It’s a FUN-loving romantic weekend getaway that you’ll want to keep returning to! Get ready to thoroughly enjoy yourself! Jenny is a woman who has always been ahead of her time, and is always ready to have a sweet time! (G-rated!)
The Snyder's purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1978
Why The Snyder's chose Yakima
Jenny's love for farming inspired her to convince Mark to purchase it. For years she had watched, her neighbors raise hundreds of goats on it! Its steep hillside provided the goats with terrain that kept them entertained! Decades later, as the wine industry in Yakima grew in momentum, the vision for the property expanded! Today it is planted in over 8 varieties of grapes which are sold to local wine makers such as Gilbert Cellars and Naches Height. The steep hillside and rocky terrain makes the land ideal to capture the sun's attention! Very similar to the hillside vineyards in France, the grapes thrive in this growing environment.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
*Quiet & Private *Charming 1930 Cottage located on a vineyard. *Green lush surroundings! *Recently remodeled * * Clean * Roomy closets * Two huge decks! * Outdoor barbecue * * Glam master bedroom w lovely view! * Outrageously decadent retro- bathroom! **Ample Parking *Security Gate* Alarm system * Starbucks within 2 minutes! * Flowers in bloom! * Peacocks * *Frogs!* *Crickets* *Well-behaved kids over 12yrs of age welcomed* To learn more about the property please visit our website.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We arrived 1hour early and were berated for it by Jenny. We would of been happy to come back in 1hour, but instead Jenny was very passive aggressive about the situation. She showed us around and described all the rules and conditions. She also emphasised on several occasions that we needed to clean the cottage before we left. The checklist on departure was like no other I’ve seen. On leaving, we followed the checklist and did do all that was asked. Unfortunately we received a nasty email on our departure from Jenny accusing us of stealing 4 towels and stating we left the master bedroom and bathroom a mess, (which we did not) due to the fact we didn’t wash the shower and counter tops. Unreal. Extremely disappointed. Aside from our unfortunate encounter with the host, the cottage has a bizarre layout and really only suitable for a couple. Master bedroom is nice, but has no curtains, so gets really bright early morning. Also the deck outside was full of animal droppins and very dirty. Very underwhelmed and disappointed. Definitely would not go back.
Lovely house the feels secluded but is close to town.
The house is lovely. It is an old house that Jenny has added onto making the kitchen, dining room/sun room very bright and welcoming. The master bedroom and bath are VERY NICE - open, bright and roomy. It was nice to sit on the bedroom deck and watch the birds, goats and peacocks. At night there was a symphony of frogs from the pond. The house is separated from the road by a row of trees that adds greatly to the isolated feeling.
Thank you for sharing your experiences at Sunland's Guest Cottage. We enjoyed hosting you. We are happy that you enjoyed the frogs, goats and peacocks! We warmly welcome you back.
What an Amazing Place!
We loved our stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Thanks so much Jan. My mother thoroughly enjoyed hosting you!
Better than the Pictures!
If a picture paints a thousand words, being there paints a million! What a lovely refuge from all that might worry you. Jenny's Pond is a world unto itself, with manicured grounds, a cottage quaintly nestled in yester-year, and an owner who boasts hospitality with fresh flowers, a bottle of delightful estate wine, delicious bread and butter, and eggs from a nearby hen house. In all my VRBO experiences, I have never felt more welcomed in a home, have never been more pleased with the rental value, and have never been more impressed with the cleanliness of the property. Seriously, this experience has created memories of a lifetime for me, my wife, our daughter, and our son-in-law. Thank you Jenny!
Thank you so much. Your kind words are much appreciated. It is wonderful to be able to share the bounties of this land with you and your family. Three-cheers to many more wonderful memories.
Property was wonderful!
Jenny was a great host, very accommodating and lovely.
Would stay here again with out question.
Oh, thanks so much! My mother, Jenny, relates to the cottage as a work of art! As you may have noted, she is a fine artist indeed! Thanks so much for staying with us! We appreciate the time you took to post a review!
Perfect base for our wine weekend
My husband and I had a wonderful stay here! It was quiet and peaceful. We were welcomed with a dozen eggs and a bottle of white wine. The master bedroom was huge, it's bed very comfortable. The view of the pond was relaxing. We were very close to many of the wineries and had a great time! The only downside was the second bedroom's bed, according to the couple who came with us, was uncomfortable. Everything was very clean and welcoming. If we come back for another wine tasting we will be sure to see if it's available.
Hi Andrea, thanks so much for the review! We appreciate your positive support and suggestions for improvement! My mother enjoyed having you at the cottage. Please come again to enjoy at 10% discount!
Have a terrific summer!
Sunlands Guest Cottage is a 'relaxing place to have fun in the Yakima sun! Our lovely 8-acre vineyard and charming 2-bedroom newly remodeled cottage, are a treasure! A dream destination! A lovely accommodation! Ideal for couples visiting Yakima on a weekend getaway or a vacation. Situated in a convenient location, it is just a short 3-15 minutes from Yakima's hotspots! Wine and dine your honey at the award winning Gasparetti's or Zesta Cucina! Tee off under the sun at the Apple Tree Golf Course, followed by a yummy brunch! Expand your possibilities as you take in breath-taking views of the valley while walking the upper-section of Cowichee Canyon. Or visit Naches Height Vineyard, just over the hill, to begin your tour of Yakima's exciting wine country. At night, attend musical entertainment at the Season's performance hall or the Capital Theatre! On your way out of town, make sure to stop by Johnson's Orchards, Naches Fruit Market, Krueger's Pepper Garden or the local's favorite Imperial Gardens to purchase a wide variety of farm fresh vegetables and fruit to take home to can or freeze! Also take note that on Sunday morning, the valley's farmer's come to you...at the farmer's market off of w 3rd street! (june-sept)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
LONG TERM STAYS--are defined as being over 28 days, are offered for parties of two or less. The price is $3,353.00 per month. This rate includes all utilities, as well as bi-weekly house cleaning. No pets allowed during long term stays. No additional charges will be incurred unless, occupant fails to return entry key, or gate clicker ($100.00 per item) or damages property. *The maximum number of guests is limited to 4 persons. CANCELLATION POLICY: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows: * 90% refund if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date. * 0-90% refund if cancelled less then 30 days prior to the Check-in Date. If cancellation notice is given by tenant within 30 days of Check-in date, we have the right to retain all funds at our discretion. Refunds will be based upon our best effort to re-rent the property for the same period.