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Casa La Paloma - Historic Sonoma, Old World Charm, Great Location

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Casa La Paloma - Historic Sonoma, Old World Charm, Great Location


Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2000 sq. ft home with a beautiful large backyard garden and patio

Step into the spirit of Early California Sonoma by staying at Casa la Paloma – one of Sonoma’s historic homes from the mid 1800s. It has been carefully renovated for comfort, convenience, the maintenance of its historic character and has received awards from the Historic Society. Filled with old world charm of Spanish/Mexican California, it is located right downtown only a block from the Plaza. It’s unique location provides you with the comfortable feeling of being in a neighborhood and the fun of being only a short stroll from the life of the Plaza – walk to the Farmer’s Market, the best restaurants, the historic Sebastiani theater and endless wine tastings. You’ll be pleased you don’t have to drive home!

Casa La Paloma has a lovely spacious backyard with old fruit trees, flowers & a pond with a fountain. Here, you can bar-be-que, have a small family gathering, entertain friends for supper or just relax.

The large Great Room, with it’s original Salt Box architecture, creates a wonderful space with antique Spanish furnishings and charmingly combines the kitchen, dining area with a table for 8 and the living room.

The kitchen has everything you could need for quick meals or a gourmet dinner.

In the old Parlor/Library you can quietly read, watch TV, check your email or send the kids there to play board games.

Off the Great Room you’ll find the Master Bedroom with it’s beautiful eclectic antique furnishings including a queen wrought iron canopied bed, European armoire and French doors which open to the patio. The adjoining spacious Master Bath has been completely remodeled for comfort.

The seconded downstairs Bedroom is in the heart of the older part of the house. It has a queen brass bed and is romantic, cozy and charming. Here, the spirit of the building welcomes you warmly.

Upstairs, in the older part of the house, there are 2 more bedrooms.
Sunny and sweet, the room on the right has a touch of French antique décor, a full size bed and lots of closet space.

The bedroom on the left, also sunny and warm, has a full brass bed and a wrought iron single. Perhaps this is the best room for the children or a couple with a child.

There is no bathroom upstairs in this part of the old historic house.
Just downstairs off the kitchen, there is a second small newly remodeled bathroom with a corner shower which is shared with the downstairs bedroom.

The spaciousness, lovely garden and great location make Casa La Paloma a perfect location for special occasions – a place for the wedding friends and family to stay, host out of town guests who have come for a conference or workshop and would like to stay longer to tour the area etc.

Casa La Paloma’s great location, charm, and the feeling of old Sonoma will enhance your visit.

Special Features
Kitchen and Dining
Fully equipped for family and entertaining
Place settings for 12

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    smoking allowed only outside...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Main / ground floor is wheel chair accessible...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Queen size Beds (2) Master Bedroom & downstairs Bedroom - fine linens - down quilts & pillows, Double Beds (2) Upstairs bedrooms - fine linens, down quilts & pillows, Twin or Single Beds (1) fine linnens, down quilt & pillow...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Picnic table, patio chairs and tables


  • Books:

    Information on wineries, history of Sonoma, restaurants plus novels....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    CD player and music system with iPod dock...moreless

  • Television:

    (3) Main TV in Library, 1 in master bedroom, 1 upstairs in bedroom 1 - Flat Screen, + dvd player & cable....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking


  • Dining:

    Dining Table for 8, Island for casual meals for 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Throughout house...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplaces are in the master bedroom, 2nd downstairs bedroom and library....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Throughout house...moreless

  • Internet:

    Great high speed internet throughout house and garden...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Table clothes Napkins kitchen towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is room for 2 cars in the driveway and 6 more in the extended driveway behind the house, as well as free street parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line available...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for bath and spa provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Expresso Coffee Maker and coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place setting for 12 Cooking Utensils Cuisenart pots and pans Blender Mixer ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped for family & entertaining - place settings for 12...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Bosch gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large private garden with fountain and pond, lawn and fruit trees. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Bar b que on the patio with an excellent gas grill....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    An outdoor hot tub adds to your pleasure with views of the garden....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$750 $1,000
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Tax Rate 12%


- Stays of 3 or more nights, including weekends, are at our standard rate of $750/nt.

- There is a 4 night minimum stay for some special events and the following holidays: New Years; Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

- Prices are subject to change until the reservation has been confirmed by the owner.

- There is a $750 security deposit, held by credit card information, for each reservation.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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Year Purchased: 1985

About: On returning to the U.S. after living in Europe for 5 years on a dime and teaching English, I found the small town of Sonoma and settled here while going to Sonoma State University to get my master’s degree and raise my daughters. Sonoma had all the feeling of being in Europe, especially Italy, with the climate and vineyards. My daughters could ride their ponies to town and tie them up in the Plaza in those days. While still teaching English as a Second language, I decided to open a Mexican import store in order to indulge my love of Mexico and traveling. Casa La Paloma had all the local history and Early California feeling I am so fond of. Recently, I have renovated the building with modern amenities and returned it into being a home with Colonial Spanish décor and Early California Sonoma ambiance.

Why Sonoma, CA, USA:
The beauty of this property is in it's history. It was built as a home in the 1870s although it's adobe insulation in walls goes back to earlier times. It was the Bates family home in the 1800s.I have always maintained it's historic character and appreciated it's beautiful large garden area It is close to the Plaza but just enough away not to be too noisy and to have a neighborhood feeling. The best of both worlds.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is a short walk 1 block to the Plaza but just enough away not to be too noisy and to have a neighborhood feeling. The best of both worlds. It is located on the East side of town with close access to the local original wineries and picnic areas. You can even ride your bikes. If you plan to go to the Napa Valley, just a couple of blocks more to the East and you are on your way without going through town traffic.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Casa La Paloma - Historic Sonoma, Old World Charm, Great Location

    Casa La Paloma - Historic Sonoma, Old World Charm, Great Location

  • Back Patio with fruit trees

    Back Patio with fruit trees

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Upstairs bedroom 2

    Upstairs bedroom 2

  • Entry


  • Garden


  • Kitchen & Great Room

    Kitchen & Great Room

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs Bedroom 1

    Upstairs Bedroom 1

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Library


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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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