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Charming & Private Downtown Sonoma Cottage - Walk to Plaza!

Sonoma, CA, USA
  • Cottage840 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This quaint and private guesthouse at the rear of a large lot in Sonoma's lovely Eastside is a private wooded retreat walking distance to the historic Sonoma Plaza. It is perfect for couples or small families, and we are pet friendly! Only 45 minutes north of San Francisco, historic Sonoma Valley is one of California's oldest towns, as well as the birthplace of the California wine industry. The historic and scenic town plaza, complete with duck ponds, play grounds, and weekly farmer's markets, offers an array of dining and shopping options. The valley is within 10 miles of more than 30 wineries and home to a number of historic sites, including the northernmost of California's famous missions, General Vallejo's home, and Jack London's homestead. Sonoma is thought of as the more 'laid-back' wine country, and its welcoming attitude and world-class amenities make a very special place indeed.

The cozy guesthouse, with a dark wood exterior and light interior, is situated in private wooded setting. It is 120+ yards off the already quiet residential street and is separated and blocked from view of the main house by mature trees and a free standing outbuilding. It has two bedrooms (two queens), plus a very comfy queen sofa bed, one full and one half bath, and is furnished as a 'modern cottage'. There is a full kitchen, a dining room table that could seat six, as well as back deck for outdoor dining. It is pet friendly and has a (low) fenced back yard. There is central heating, window unit A/C, TV with limited cable, WiFi, and an iPod-ready stereo.

Please note that the cottage is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, and we live in another house on the same property. Please respect our neighbors and NO PARTIES. As well, outside noise is to be kept at a minimum after 9.00pm.

The cottage is maxed out at four people.

Refundable damage deposit required. Signed rental contract and the aforementioned damage deposit required to hold dates.

Keywords: Bungalow, Private, Quaint, Wine, Wine Country, Sonoma Plaza, Pet Friendly, Deck, Garden, Wi-Fi, Secure Yard, close to Plaza, Quiet, serene, cottage, pet friendly



Member Since 2012
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english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Owner

We are a family of four, all from Sonoma, and love our town and the surrounding region. We travel extensively and always wanted a place we could offer explorers coming to our town.

Owner purchased this Cottage in 2005

Why Owner chose Sonoma

We wanted to be able to walk to the plaza and this great private cottage came with our house.

What makes this Cottage unique

proximity to every thing Sonoma, and close to Napa. Quiet serenity in the middle of town.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, This bedroom has the full bathroom attached to it.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Livingroom has a fold out futon sofa ideal for a child.


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Half Bathroom
          toilet, half bath accessible from livingroom


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Linens Provided
                  sheets, down comforters and pillows, extra blankets and pillows
                • Air Conditioning
                  central heat window unit AC
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Clothes Dryer
                  in detached garage
                • Living Room
                  living/dining/kitchen combo
                • Parking
                  at rear of our lot, near cottage
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  in detached garage
                • Wireless Internet
                  wireless code noted inside home
                • Wood Stove
                  Pellet stove in the livingroom for winter use.


                    • Coffee Maker
                      simple drip coffee maker
                    • Cooking Utensils
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      service for eight
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      reasonably stocked kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                      gas burners
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Books
                              take-a-book, leave-a-book
                            • Games
                              few board games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              cable TV channels
                            • Stereo
                              simple stereo/iPod dock
                            • Television
                              flat screened TV with basic XFinity cable package


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Back deck with table that seats six, front porch with Adirondack chairs.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  woodsy fenced backyard
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  charcoal Weber BBQ


                                    • churches
                                    • cinemas
                                    • health/beauty spa
                                    • library
                                    • museums
                                    • playground
                                    • restaurants
                                    • ruins
                                    • synagogues
                                    • winery tours

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • antiquing
                                        • bird watching
                                        • horseback riding
                                        • miniature golf
                                        • outlet shopping
                                        • scenic drives
                                        • shopping
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • walking

                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                            • ATM/bank
                                            • fitness center
                                            • groceries
                                            • hospital
                                            • laundromat
                                            • massage therapist
                                            • medical services

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • basketball court
                                                • cycling
                                                • golf
                                                • hiking
                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                • mountain biking
                                                • roller blading
                                                • swimming
                                                • tennis


                                                    • Private fenced yard.

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      23 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Such a special peaceful place

                                                      Linda SpringerPagosa Springs

                                                      Spent all of March in this wonderful cabin and just fell in love with it and Sonoma. The cabin has everything you need; fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, fenced backyard, comfortable beds, privacy, and silence. A little slice of heaven. Liz and Jeff are wonderful hosts and Gigi the dog will eventually warm up to you. I will be back.

                                                      it's like playing house in a state park without worrying about the bears.

                                                      Chris S.Victoria

                                                      We wondered if we should cancel because of the fires last fall. It was more urgent for us to come anyway to help support the valiant efforts to recover. We rediscovered all the beauty we remembered and enjoyed going on day trips as well as making the rounds of the local restaurants, leaving some for next year. We're coming back and staying at Liz's again. A visit to their Gundlach Bunschu Winery was memorable too.

                                                      The Perfect Magical Escape

                                                      Mary D.Chicago, IL

                                                      This cottage is magical. It's set back making it very private and quiet. Light streams in from both sides and it's surrounded by trees keeping it on the cool side. It's perfectly equipped, especially the kitchen and I do like to cook. Liz and Jeff are wonderful hosts, responsive to needs and respectful of privacy. The cottage is in a perfect location, just a short walk (or bike ride) to town and a Whole Foods (though I came to prefer the Sonoma Market). I adore the town of Sonoma and found it incredibly easy to meet people. So much to do, you can be as busy or laid back as you choose. I originally intended to stay for a month, then made it two months, then 5 months after which I decided to make Sonoma my home and found a longer term rental (I would have stayed in the cottage if it weren't already booked). I highly recommend this cottage and the town of Sonoma.

                                                      Lovely and quiet hideaway within 15 min walk to town through charming neighborhoods.

                                                      Barbara J.Palm Desert, Calif.

                                                      I could not have chosen a more perfect place to spend a month in Sonoma. Peaceful and private yet close enough to not feel at all isolated. I hope to return!

                                                      Wonderful stay at the Sonoma Cottage

                                                      Montressa E.

                                                      I love the cottage! This was my second time to stay and I will be back. The cottage is charming in a lovely, historic area of Sonoma. It is comfortable and very private in a garden setting. A perfect walk to the downtown square, a few blocks of easy walking. And you can easily drive to Napa or any wine country site. In addition, all of the East Bay and San Francisco are accessible. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable and fun visit.

                                                      Peace and Quiet

                                                      Tim S.

                                                      This cottage was perfect and perfectly peaceful. It is cute, "rustic" and comfortable. I say "rustic" because it looks like a cabin, but is perfectly modern and well-appointed where needed. It is a very efficient space: cozy but spacious enough to not feel crowded. I loved the porches most, in the shaded, late-summer weather.

                                                      It is close to town and in a residential-type area, but set back in plenty of trees and shade so that the feel is secluded. It is perfect if you have animals as there is an enclosed yard. I brought my dog and 2 young children and there was a perfect balance of space inside and out. The owners are friendly, approachable and helpful, but also give you space and privacy.


                                                      Sonoma, CA, USA

                                                      Wine Tasting, Historical Tours, Walking/Running Trails, hiking trails, State Parks (Jack London, Sugarloaf, Annadel), Train Town (for the 2-10 year old set), Plaza Park, Spas Nearby


                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Maximum of four adult guests. Payment required 30 days in advance of stay. If staying for multiple months, the first month's rent is due 30 days prior, then each subsequent month will be due as it occurs.

                                                      Housekeeping is provided by our housekeeper (and is required) twice monthly. Cost included. There is no occupancy tax add-on. Cancellations: A) Less than 30 days prior to arrival, Guest is responsible for full rent unless re-rented for same period. B) Greater than 30 days, rental deposit is refundable only if re-rented, less a $75 fee. We encourage the purchase of travel insurance.

                                                      23 Reviews
                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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