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Charming Historical Victorian Located in the Heart of Sonoma Plaza

(77 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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

Ditch your car keys and discover Real Wine Country on foot or bicycle from our 1889 Historical Cottage right in the Town Center. A short 5 MINUTE WALK will take you right into the Sonoma Plaza where you will find world-class restaurants, numerous tasting rooms, shops, galleries, festivals and home to Sonoma State Historical Park. You have arrived at the #1 destination spot for Sonoma County travelers.

We are within steps to The Girl & The Fig, El Dorado Kitchen, The Sunflower Café, the Sonoma Cyclery, Whole Foods Market, and the Sonoma Market--just to name a few spots. Your pedestrian paradise will include 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.

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, Napa Valley), the Sonoma Coast, and the S.F. Bay Area at large. We are just a 45 minute drive into San Francisco.

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 HAVE A 2-3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF YEAR & HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

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

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years or older, please....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a special bunk room that is suitable for children, young adults & adults. We have a small crib, & other items for children, so please ask what our current stock of items includes! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We absolutely love pets, yet many of our guests are allergic, and so cannot allow them. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 queen

    Master Room w/ adjoining bathroom...moreless

  • Guest Room: 1 queen

    Guest Room--lovely, comforting space....moreless

  • Sofa Bed in Living Room: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeper sofa for children, or single adult....moreless

  • Bunk Room: 2 twin/ single

    Bunk beds are long & comfy (for children or adults)...moreless

  • 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. There is additional space on the sleeper sofa (usually for children). For your warmth and comfort, our queen bedrooms have the convenience of heated mattress pads for the cooler months....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Downstairs : toilet

    ...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Shower ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Clawfoot tub & separate shower stall...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wireless Internet access, Comcast service with TV & internet....moreless

  • Stereo:

    ihome (Sony) to dock your iphone for music/radio choices--bluetooth (wireless) compatible with your cell phone or computer....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen HD TV, with HBO & Showtime--full service selection of channels, including all sports (to watch Giants/9ers games, of course)....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are a quick 2 block walk from the Sonoma Plaza--historical sites, world-class restaurants, tons of shops, wine tasting rooms & special events!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    A spacious dining area. Ask us about Chef prepared dinners!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Powerful A/C....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We don't have a fitness room per se, but 2 doors down there is a Pilates Pro studio, which is AMAZING if you are a Pilates connoisseur. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Comcast--very reliable....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Of Course!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    We have a large flat screen HDTV & full Comcast channel selection, including HBO, SHOW, all sports channels, etc....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is on our driveway, suitable for one vehicle. Extra parking can be found on the street (plenty, usually)....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Of Course, and extra if needed....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    AND good coffee provided for you....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen is well-stocked, with dishware, pots, pans, and everything needed for meal preparation....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments & spices available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice maker!...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We have bicycles very close by! There is a CYCLERY on the same block, a 2 minute walk (Sonoma Cyclery on Napa St.)--very close....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front and back garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas BBQ on back deck, with all needed utensils....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Feb 21 - Mar 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$425 $525
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,500
Spring 2017
Mar 21 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200
Spring-Summer 2017
May 30 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200
Independence Day 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200
Summer 2017
Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200
Labor Day Holiday 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200
Fall/Harvest 2017
Sep 6 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200
Fall/Winter 2017
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$425 $525
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,500
Holiday Season 2017-18
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$525
$3,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

* We ask that you secure your reservation by submitting 25% of your rental fee at the time of booking.

* We do not require a Security Deposit, but rather that you complete page 4 of the Rental Agreement within 3 days of your booking.

* Three night minimum for Federal holidays.

* High season rates apply to Federal holiday periods.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

57 Miles
Nearest Airport
SFO
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Girl & The Fig
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur
0.05 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hiway 12
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Girl & The Fig
41 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Sonoma, CA, USA:
What is not to love about Sonoma, especially right near the Plaza? There are unending things to do and see--wine tasting, eating experiences, historical site-seeing, outdoor adventure and shopping!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.).


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

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Photos

  • Your vacation home in wine country

    Your vacation home in wine country

  • Relax, have a sip, and people watch from the front patio

    Relax, have a sip, and people watch from the front patio

  • Welcome in!  This is your view as you step inside.

    Welcome in! This is your view as you step inside.

  • The Dining area awaits your arrival to entertain and enjoy friends & family.

    The Dining area awaits your arrival to entertain and enjoy friends & family.

  • Master Bedroom upstairs--plenty of space, w/ sitting area and private bathroom.

    Master Bedroom upstairs--plenty of space, w/ sitting area and private bathroom.

  • Master bath, with claw-foot tub, custom vintage touches, and shower.  Charming.

    Master bath, with claw-foot tub, custom vintage touches, and shower. Charming.

  • Second Guest Room--long, twin long beds in a cozy setting.

    Second Guest Room--long, twin long beds in a cozy setting.

  • There's Dave, inviting you to Walt Wines, just 2 blocks from the cottage.

    There's Dave, inviting you to Walt Wines, just 2 blocks from the cottage.

  • FUN in the Plaza is just steps away, with plenty of entertainment!

    FUN in the Plaza is just steps away, with plenty of entertainment!

  • The Girl & the Fig -- one of many renowned restaurants in the Plaza.

    The Girl & the Fig -- one of many renowned restaurants in the Plaza.

  • One of many Historical landmarks, the Sonoma Mission, right on the Plaza square.

    One of many Historical landmarks, the Sonoma Mission, right on the Plaza square.

  • Birthplace of California's Wine Industry.  There's a lot to love in Sonoma!

    Birthplace of California's Wine Industry. There's a lot to love in Sonoma!

  • An evening in Sonoma, looking at the house.

    An evening in Sonoma, looking at the house.

  • Check your MAP for closeness to the Plaza -- we are right there!

    Check your MAP for closeness to the Plaza -- we are right there!

  • We have a well equipped kitchen for you every use.

    We have a well equipped kitchen for you every use.

  • The Living Room area, with lots of sitting space and HD TV in armoire.

    The Living Room area, with lots of sitting space and HD TV in armoire.

  • Master Bedroom vintage decor.

    Master Bedroom vintage decor.

  • Guest Room w/   Cottage charm!

    Guest Room w/ Cottage charm!

  • Back patio & garden area--very private w/ BBQ.

    Back patio & garden area--very private w/ BBQ.

  • One of many world class wineries within a 2 block walk from the cottage.

    One of many world class wineries within a 2 block walk from the cottage.

  • The Sonoma Plaza's City Hall decorated for the holidays.

    The Sonoma Plaza's City Hall decorated for the holidays.

  • Wine tasting rooms abound all throughout Sonoma w/ many within the Plaza.

    Wine tasting rooms abound all throughout Sonoma w/ many within the Plaza.

  • The Sonoma Cyclery is on our block.  Why not go for a ride?

    The Sonoma Cyclery is on our block. Why not go for a ride?

  • SAN FRANCISCO is about a 45 minute drive, with many attractions to enjoy.

    SAN FRANCISCO is about a 45 minute drive, with many attractions to enjoy.

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