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A Relaxing Place To Have Fun In The Sun!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Romantic 2-bedroom/2 bath Guest Cottage W Vibrant Vineyard

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!)

The Snyder's
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.


Yakima Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Housekeeping: There is NO daily housekeeping. Failure to leave the cottage clean, may result in deductions from damage deposit.
  • Laundry: Please attend to any stains on bedspreads, mattress covers, upholstery or rugs if it occurs. Call owner for assistance if needed.
  • PETS- Written permission to bring a pet, must be granted, prior to stay. Only animals under 18 pounds acceptable. Fee is $35.00 a day. etc...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Grand Retro Bath Palace! - toilet , tub , shower
    Country Charm - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Grand Retro Bath-Palace makes getting ready in the morning fun. It's upbeat black and white tile schematic will wow you, better then a cup of coffee. At night, as you fill the bath with bubbles your stress or strain will go down the drain. A sexy see-thru shower will make the weekend all worth it. Country Bathroom is simple, clean and charming. The old style tub will take you back to the fifties.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The Grand Suite - 1 queen
    The Yellow Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Grand Suite is newly remodeled. The spacious bedroom over looks the beautiful pond and green pasture. Charming window seat for your reading pleasure. Open the french doors to catch some sun on the private deck. The Yellow Bedroom is a cozy room with a charming view of the pond. Canopy bed infuses room with romantic appeal.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
The cottage sits on Sunland's Vineyard- a working vineyard and farm. The rows of grapes, lush pastures, and animals create a wonderful ambiance. To maintain this, work must be done both morning and night. When staying at the cottage, expect to see farm crew watering, pruning, and priming the grapes. They may park at the property while doing their work. It is all done in service to October-November harvest!


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A Relaxing Place To Have Fun In The Sun!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

What an Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jan. My mother thoroughly enjoyed hosting you!
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Lovely house the feels secluded but is close to town.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Better than the Pictures!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Property was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Jenny was a great host, very accommodating and lovely.

Would stay here again with out question.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Perfect base for our wine weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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! Julia Snyder Manager!
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Fabulous Setting with lots of extras

  • 4 of 5

A great house with lots of room and beautiful settings on the back sun deck and the front porch and the grounds are a beautiful place for a walk and a great hostess. Jenny made us feel like we were her personal guests. I highly recommend especially for those who want to see some great wineries and a must see is the Krueger Pepper Farm and Ginkgo Petrified Forest, and Cowiche Canyon. And we will always remember Tuxedo and we miss him.. Thank you Jenny and Julia

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.4 Miles
Yakima Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
Zesta Cucina -- fine Italian dining.
Nearest Ferry
148 Miles
Seattle Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Apple Tree Golf Course
Nearest Train
92 Miles
Amtrak- Pasco WA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
The 12 highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.3 Miles
Zesta Cucina -- fantastic Italian food
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
White Pass Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
130 Miles
Car: necessary

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 the farmer's market off of w 3rd street! (june-sept)




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.2%

LONG TERM STAYS--are defined as being over 31 days, are offered for parties of two or less. The price is $3,340.00 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) Upon end of stay, occupant will be charged a flat, $125.00 cleaning fee will be deducted from the damage deposit.

*The maximum number of guests is limited to 4 persons. An additional charge of $50.00 per person per night for guests in addition to 4 will be assessed.
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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