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IN HEART OF SONOMA PLAZA -- Charming Vintage Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms/3 Bathroom Victorian-Era Home, Sleeps up to 6 ADULTS

*We are an EXCEPTIONAL rated property* Our amazing Vintage Cottage is located in the HEART of the Sonoma Plaza District --- a short walk to the Sonoma Plaza where you will find world-class restaurants, wine tasting rooms, historical parks, shopping, festivals and lots of room for your kids to frolic. Sonoma was recently voted the #1 Best Small Town to visit in the US! (U.S. News & World Report, 6/17) Our HISTORICAL Cottage will place you in the center of it all.

We are within steps to The Girl & The Fig, The El Dorado Kitchen, The Sunflower Café, The Sonoma Grille, MANY tasting roos, Whole Foods Market, and the Sonoma Market--just to name a few spots. Your pedestrian paradise in the Plaza arena includes passing old adobe storefronts, sunlit courtyards, enchanting alleyways, and exploring historic landmarks. The City is home to Sonoma State Historic Park--site of the northernmost Franciscan Mission in California and birthplace of the California State Bear Flag.

The Cottage, so close to all the attractions, is uniquely charming, tastefully decorated, and offers you a genuine Sonoma living experience. Our 1889 Victorian-era Cottage will embrace you with comfort and convenience during your stay. All rooms are bright & colorful – each boasting its own Sonoma vintage style. Please view our pictures, and you'll agree.

As proud members of Stay Sonoma Valley, we offer complimentary wine tasting for our guests at many amazing wineries in the Valley (21 years & older ). We also provide our guests with a bottle of select Sonoma wine upon check-in.

Our reviews speak for themselves about the kind of experience you can expect. We are responsive, caring, diligent, and genuinely care about our guests being 100% satisfied with their stay.

Come explore the whole of Sonoma Valley, the birthplace of California’s wine industry. We offer an ideal base from which to explore not only the Plaza area, but Sonoma Valley, neighboring wine regions (Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Russian River, Anderson Valley, Napa Valley). We are just a 45 minute drive to San Francisco and close to the coast.

We DO NOT ALLOW ANY LARGE GATHERINGS, PARTIES OR EVENTS at our vacation home. Only those registered to stay with us are allowed to stay at our property, and we ALLOW A MAXIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE (not including very young children).


We ask that you submit a Security Deposit of $500 upon booking to hold your dates, and that you complete and submit page 4 of your Rental Agreement upon booking (this includes submitting your credit card information to us directly as Homeaway does not share your information with us.)

Cancellations: Either party may cancel the rental up to 45 days prior to the arrival date. There is a $75 administrative fee if you cancel your reservation in whole and part. Please read our Rental Agreement for more detailed information.

(We are Licensed by the City of Sonoma, Permit No. 13637-D2816)

More Details

Kathy and David
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Kathy and David

Being native to the Bay Area (and fellow wine lovers), we have been traveling to Sonoma County for many years, using VRBO & Homeaway, encountering some great experiences. It has been a long process, but we finally were able to purchase our first vacation home on Sonoma Mountain in 2012. Because we fell in love with Sonoma (again), we also wanted a 'city' property close to the Sonoma Plaza. Better yet, one with history, dating back to all that was happening in Sonoma in the late 19th Century. Now, we want to share it with other travelers seeking all that this area has offer, and hope that you will love it too!

Kathy and David purchased this house in 2013

Why Kathy and David chose Sonoma County

*We are a HOMEAWAY/VRBO 'EXCEPTIONAL' rated property* What is not to love about Sonoma, voted recently as America's #1 Small Town Destination (U.S. News & World Report, 6/17)? Our particular property is uniquely charming, comfortable, well decorated, with vintage touches throughout. Take a look at some of our guest reviews (we are an "exceptional" property because of our 5-star continuous reviews by over 88 guest groups).

What makes this house unique

Remodeled, Historical 1889 house with the feel of Old-Sonoma, but updated and just adorable. We are a 5 minute walk from the Plaza--no need to drive anywhere! The Plaza has so much to offer--wineries, eateries, Square fun (festivals, events, farmer's markets, etc.).

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great girls trip! The house was perfect and the location was great. Loved the outdoor patio, decor and great location for walking everywhere. Thanks for allowing us to say at your beautiful home. We had a wonderful trip with great friends. Thank you!"
May 2015
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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • WE DO NOT ALLOW ANY PARTIES OR LARGE GATHERINGS. OUR CANCELLATION POLICY IS 45 DAYS, & we do charge a $75.00 fee for any early cancellation.
  • We provide complete house instructions prior to check in.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs - toilet
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub & separate shower stall
  • We have 2 Full Bathrooms, one with a Claw-foot tub & shower, and another with a shower. Our half bathroom is downstairs. Please view our house pictures--all the bathrooms are charming, & well-decorated.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , Master Room w/ adjoining bathroom
    Guest Room - 1 queen , Guest Room--lovely, comforting space.
    Sofa Bed in Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa for children, or single adult.
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds are long & comfy (for children or adults)
  • Our house is exceptionally updated, well-furnished and decorated. We have 2 VERY comfortable QUEEN beds, and our 3rd bedroom offers 2 twin (long) beds. Ideally, we offer rooms for 3 couples or 6 adults. For your warmth and comfort, our queen bedrooms have the convenience of heated mattress pads for the cooler months.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
As proud members of the Bed & Breakfast Assn. of Sonoma Valley, we offer complimentary wine tasting for our guests at many amazing wineries in the Valley. We also provide our guests with a bottle of select Sonoma wine upon check-in. Our house is a tastefully decorated, comfortable home for those wishing to be enjoy Sonoma and be VERY close to the Plaza. We are right across the street from St. Francis Solano Church, where you can hear the bells ringing every morning. We are within a short walk to 3 major grocery stores (Whole Foods, Sonoma Market & Safeway), 40 wine tasting rooms, many world-class restaurants, & a plethora of shops--all located in our Historical Plaza. Also, for guest stays longer than 5 days, we offer laundry service at no charge. (Requests for service need to be made 48 hrs. in advance, M-F.) Nominal fee for guest stays under 5 days.


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IN HEART OF SONOMA PLAZA -- Charming Vintage Cottage
average rating of 4.958763 based on 99 reviews

Fabulous cottage close to Sonoma Plaza!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home that was perfect for our family of six as we celebrated our nephew's wedding in Sonoma. Beautifully decorated, spacious and welcoming home,

located just a few blocks from the square. The beds were very comfortable, and there was plenty of seating in the living and dining rooms. The kitchen was well equipped, including complimentary coffee and a bottle of wine! We really appreciated all of the extra amenities and the attentiveness of the House Manager, Jeanine! Thanks for a wonderful home away from home!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being an amazing guest, and spending your precious vacation/wedding time with us in wine country. We so appreciate guests like you, and hope you return to allow us to host you again!!
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  • 4 of 5

For our group of two couples, this was the perfect location for what was the perfect trip to California wine country. While our third trip to Sonoma, this was the first time renting a house. We did not miss staying in a hotel and will certainly rent through VRBO again. As for this house, it has great space and is well equipped. It is located in a very nice neighborhood within easy walking distance of everything in downtown Sonoma. It felt like home.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming house and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of six. Plenty of space and great amenities. The location is a short walk to the Sonoma Plaza and is so convenient and the walk was charming!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Absolutely charming house with a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This house was nothing short of perfection. We had three couples staying at the Sonoma Vintage Cottage and there was ample room for us all. Two full baths and one half bath meant that there was never a wait. The dining room and living room had seating for all, and the backyard patio set was perfect for winding down after a long day of wine tasting. We discovered that two chairs in the patio set had legs that weren't too stable and within 2 hours of notifying the owners, a new set was delivered. The house is walking distance from Sonoma Plaza with tons of restaurants. Also just a five minute walk to Whole Foods and Safeway. We would stay at this house again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So cute and had plenty of room. Convenient location and well decorated and supplied.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cottage! Thank you for helping us create lasting memories!

Our questions were promptly answered via email or text. We appreciated that! 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful find. The home is not just what you see in the is so MUCH MORE! Everything you could ever need for your trip is provided for in this home. It was VERY clean! The neighborhood is great. The church bells ring starting at 7, but I found that to be very charming. You are only two blocks (short blocks) from the center of the Sonoma Plaza. There is so much to do and enjoy. The owners and property manager were as kind and responsive as you could every hope for. My family had the best time here and can't wait to return. Many thanks for all the thought and attention that is put into the accommodations for the comfort and enjoyment of your guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kandie & Family, thank you so very much. As guests, you were the best!! We are sorry we couldn't coordinate schedules to meet, but hope to next time you venture to Sonoma. We appreciate your feedback, and the fact that your group exemplified why we do what we do as vacation rental owners. You were amazing.
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Girl & The Fig
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Hiway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Girl & The Fig
Nearest Beach
41 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: recommended

Our Victorian-era Cottage is located a quick 2 blocks from the Plaza, the largest historical 'square' in California. Our location just makes your travel needs so much more convenient. Within a block, you'll find Sonoma Market, Whole Foods, a Cyclery & bakery. Walk another block away to indulge at The Girl & the Fig, wine tasting, or any destination on the Square. The Plaza, which is a National Historic Landmark itself, hosts many community festivals, and serves as the town's focal point. With world-class restaurants, shops, wineries, farmer's markets, and parks, the Plaza is THE central tourist attraction of Sonoma.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

* We require a Security Deposit of $500, to be returned if there are no violations of the Rental Agreement upon check out.
* We ask that you read our Rental Agreement thoroughly prior to booking, and that you complete page 4 within 3 days of your booking.
* There may be a three night minimum for Federal holidays.
* High season rates apply to Federal holiday periods

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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