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Retro Retreat: Cozy, Moderne, Affordable House in Wine Country."""

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Retro Retreat: Cozy, Moderne, Affordable House in Wine Country.

3 bdrm, 2.5 bath for the price of 2 bdrm 1 bath rental!! We are offer low prices. We would rather book more nights at low rates than fewer nights at higher rates.

The Retro Retreat is a fabulous little house built in 1951 and recently updated for comfort and convenience with central heat and A/C. It is centrally located in a very quiet neighborhood just north of the town of Sonoma, with easy access to highway 12. We have an updated kitchen with new cabinets, appliances and granite counter tops.

The main living room, kitchen and dining area is open, providing an extra large space for entertaining and relaxing with family and friends. A great space for celebrating holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or just long weekends! One entire wall of the living room, dinning and kitchen area is glass, looking out on a covered patio and large back yard. The floor plan is ideal for two couples or a family. Two bedrooms, a full and half bath are in one wing of the house, another bedroom and full bath are in the other. The living room, dining area and kitchen are in the center of the house, providing complete privacy between the two wings.

The Retro Retreat is just minutes from the Sonoma Plaza (2.4 miles) for shopping and dining experiences, and within walking distance of the world famous Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. In just a few minutes, heading North on highway 12, you will visit dozens of the best wineries California has to offer.

If you want to stay in after a day of wine tasting, dinner is a snap with provisions from Whole Foods or Sonoma Market. In addition to the new kitchen, there is a BBQ, dining table, chairs and lounge seating on the covered patio. Plus, staying at the Retro Retreat is a great way to save your $$, so you can splurge all that much more on Sonoma’s fine wines and dinning.

When you book with us, let us know if you like red or white, so we can greet you with a bottle of one of our favorite Sonoma wines.

SONOMA COUNTY VACATION RENTAL STANDARDS – Sonoma County has enacted an ordinance that covers vacation rentals. We are required to include the following in our online listing.

Renter must adhere to the following rules:

• Maximum number of vehicles allowed for overnight guests is 3.

• The maximum number of total persons, including registered guests and their visitors, allowed in the vacation rental during the daytime (7AM-10PM) is 14 persons, not including children less than three (3) years of age. This limit does not apply on the following national holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

• All activities associated with the vacation rental shall meet the General Plan Noise Standards. Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

• Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited.

• Special events, outdoor events, lawn parties, weddings or similar activities are not allowed at any time unless specifically permitted by a Cultural or Special Event Permit, or Use Permit.

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate #947N

Keywords: House, Covered patio, affordable, Wi-fi, close to Sonoma Plaza, near spa, close to wineries, quiet, relaxing, 1950’s updated, retro retreat

More Details

Josette and David Eichar
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Josette and David Eichar

Josette and Dave have lived in the Sonoma Valley for 12 years. While living in San Francisco, we often spent long weekends in the Sonoma Wine Country, so we decided to move here to enjoy the warm sun and the outdoors, away from the city traffic and noise.

Josette and David Eichar purchased this house in 2011


Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • One full bath with tub and shower. One full bath with walk-in shower. Half bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • On queen size bed in each of the 3 bedrooms.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Retro Retreat: Cozy, Moderne, Affordable House in Wine Country.
average rating of 4.779661 based on 59 reviews

Great house

  • 5 of 5

Great house, spacious and well located. There was everything we needed in the house, and we even got to enjoy a couple barbecues on the patio thanks to an unexpected warm weather in November. Quiet neighborhood. Will definitely come back next time we visit our family in Sonoma.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, convenient, and spacious. It was perfect for what we needed. It was very relaxing sitting on the back porch in the evening. David was extremely accommodating and went out of his way to ensure a great stay. I would definitely recommend this vacation home to anyone staying in Sonoma or surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place to stay. Josette and David are very friendly and helpful. We loved sitting outside on the deck. The area is beautiful as well as with good hiking trails near by and great food and sights to see in the town of Sonoma.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Trip 2017

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our girls trip to Sonoma. The home was clean and provided everything we needed. The neighborhood is quiet and was a good location for our visit. It's a few minutes from the Sonoma Square (be sure to eat Girl and the Fig) and several grocery stores. We enjoyed sitting on the back porch in the evenings - lots of seating if you have a bigger group. If I am fortunate enough to visit again I would request to stay at the Retro Retreat. Thanks for the hospitality David and Josette!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the Retro Retreat. It was very clean and well stocked. The owners were great to work with. Loved the backyard. Would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and very well furnished

  • 5 of 5

The owners are excellent- very reaponsive and really put a lot of thought into extras to make the house even more enjoyable. Would gladly recommend Retro Retreat to a friend or for my family's use in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Sonoma Plaza
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Hot Box Grill -- CLOSED
Buena Vista Winery
the girl & the fig
Train Town
Great for kids of all ages.
El Molino Central
Great for take out. (Beware, map is incorrect. El Molino Central is actually in Boyes Hot ...
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery
Free tours of the winery.
Depot Hotel Restaurant
The Breakaway Cafe
Cafe La Haye
Harvest Moon Cafe
Benziger Family Winery
Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves
Great views from the terrace while sipping sparking wine.
Gundlach-Bundschu Winery
El Dorado Kitchen
Red Grape Pizzeria
Great thin crust pizza. Eat on the great patio.
Valley of the Moon Winery
BR Cohn Winery
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Olde Sonoma Public House
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission In
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Hot Box Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Sonoma Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
Car: necessary

Three dozen world class wineries within a 10-mile radius.

Close to Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
Maximum stay is 28 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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