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Charming Bungalow in Downtown Sonora

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This charming bungalow in downtown Sonora will make you feel like you are right at home! This two bedroom, one bath abode is surrounded by a quaint yard with a slate patio in the back yard, perfect for a BBQ or just a quiet place to read. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare an enjoyable meal. The living room features comfortable furniture, a flat screen TV and built-in bookshelves filled with an assortment of books for your enjoyment. U-verse High Speed internet is also available, providing Netflix for movies and Pandora for music...also connect any of your devices as well. The dining room provides a lovely space featuring built in cabinets and wonderful lighting from the many windows. From the front porch, you can get a bit of a view of downtown Sonora and it is a great place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. One bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds...both rooms offer TV's. The laundry room, off of the kitchen, providing a washer and dryer. This home features street parking, with a short set of steps up to the front entrance. During the summer, the Sonora 'warm Indian summer nights' can be quite spectacular.

Location, Location, Location. The home is a lovely 5 min. walk to the heart of town where you will have many choices of wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and specialty boutiques as well as many antique stores. Downtown Sonora also offers the incredible Stage 3 Theater where you can enjoy an outstanding play. You can visit the local Historical Museum to learn about Sonora's colorful gold country history. Every Saturday morning, May thru October, stroll down to the Farmers Market and take home organic produce, baked goods and local crafts. March thru December Central Sierra Arts Council has their '2nd Saturday Arts Night' where downtown art galleries, shops and eateries celebrate the arts. In the winter you are above the fog and close enough for an afternoon of skiing at two different resorts, Dodge Ridge or Bear Valley.

With so many fun destinations and adventures close by, I truly believe choosing this comfy home for your vacation stay in Sonora will be Perfect! (City Permit #TI-0006)

Another wonderful feature of this home is the convenient location, as a 'hub' to many incredible destinations

*Yosemite National Park...(1hr to the entrance gate)

*In the summer you can ride our Historic 49 Trolley bus between three of our gold rush towns: Jamestown, Sonora and Columbia.

*Sonora with it’s shopping, dining, theater

*Columbia State Park which is a preserved gold rush era town...(12 min. drive)

*Jamestown's Historic Railtown State park is called 'the most photographed railroad in the world.' 'Petticoat Junction,' 'The Wild, Wild West,' 'High Noon,' 'The Virginian,' and 'Unforgiven' were all filmed here. Recently, movie crews produced the railroad sequences in 'Back to the Future Part III'...(10 min. drive)

*Tuolumne’s Black Oak Casino offers the 5 star “Seven Sisters” restaurant for fine dinning and the Willow Lounge for some 'free' live music...(15 min. drive)

*For large lakes we have New Melones, Don Pedro and Tulloch (15-25 min. drive)

*Pinecrest Lake is surrounded by pine trees, granite rocks and rustic cabins is a beautiful lake to hike around, kayak on or enjoy relaxing on the beach with a picnic...(40 min. drive)

*Kennedy Meadows, 20 minutes past Pinecrest, you can horseback ride or hike into the Emigrant Wilderness.

*Day trip to the town of Murphys and stop on the way at Moaning Caverns to enter the caves or take a zip line adventure.

*Once in Murphy's, you'll find many great stores, eateries and amazing wine tasting rooms. In fact Murphy's has become known as “Little Napa” because of their many beautiful wineries.

*While in Murphy's visit Ironstone Winery which offers a great venue for a Summer Concert series and in their museum view the largest Crystalline Gold Leaf specimen in the world. Weighing forty-four pounds...(25 min. drive)

*Calaveras Big Trees State Park “up the hill” from Murphys (10 min) is magnificent! Hike in the famous North Grove of giant sequoias trees.

More Details

Christina Bonetti
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Christina Bonetti

Hi my name is Christina I have worked independently for 22yrs as a hair stylist in downtown. In my spare time I volunteer with Tuolumne Co. Sheriff's SAR (search and rescue) . I invite you to visit Sonora and see the many reasons why I feel it's a truly lovely community.

Christina Bonetti purchased this bungalow in 1998

Why Christina Bonetti chose Gold Country & High Sierra

In 1980 I moved to Sonora from San Diego Co. Though I missed the ocean and beaches, I quickly fell in love with the beauty and tranquility that Tuolumne Co. offered. I attended the local community college, set up my business and started putting down roots. The next step was a home. When I found my bungalow I feel instantly in love with it. It is the perfect place to come to at the end of the day, be it work or play!

What makes this bungalow unique

Being downtown is such a treat. Walking to restaurants, wine bars, theater. I am so proud to offer my home as a romantic vacation retreat or family get away. I know you will love to stay here for a long weekend or an extended stay. You'll find plenty to do – or maybe you'd just like breakfast in bed!


Sonora Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • (1) One bedroom has a queen with comfy linens. (2) One bedroom has two comfy twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Charming Bungalow in Downtown Sonora
average rating of 4.92 based on 75 reviews
Marietta, GA

The home was lovely and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Christina was a great hostess and provided some nice treats upon our arrival. The house has an inviting backyard with gas grill, patio lighting in a private setting. It is located within walking distance to good restaurants and pubs. The kitchen was completely stocked with anything and everything you can imagine. Didn't need a thing! Also there is a SafeWay grocery store (a few others as well) on a few miles away. Would rent again if ever in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this house. Two streets up from main street Sonora. It was very peaceful. House was very clean and decorated so nicely. We will be staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

Both the house and location were great. Good place to go off on day trips around the area (towns and Stanislaus National Forest). The parks on Routes 108 and 4 have a lot to offer and do not have the large crowds. The owners also has a lot of good tips and well as a beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable home and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Christina's bungalow. The decor was quaint and it was very close to town. Hope to make it back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home in Sonora!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend away, and this house was perfect for two couples and a baby. There is a walk in closet that fits a pack n play, which is a lifesaver with a baby that goes to bed at 6pm. The house was extremely clean, it had everything you'd need in a rental home, and Christine was always available for any questions that we had. Would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home Away from Home for a Wedding Weekend!

  • 4 of 5

Chrsitina's bungalow was the perfect place for us to be for our friends' weekend wedding! We loved the easy "walking" access to town and central location to the chapel and reception. Christina's special touch of homemade banana bread and fresh flowers were a welcoming treat upon our arrival too! Cheers, Deanna and Bill

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay, I truly appreciate that! It sounds like you were very comfortable and the location of my bungalow was perfect for all of your ventures! I always love walking into town for dinner, it is one of my favorite things to do! Thank you again for choosing my home for your stay in Sonora!
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San Francisco International airport(133 miles)

Sacramento International airport (117 miles)

Oakland International airport(120 miles)

San Jose International airport(126 miles)

Yosemite Nation Park: 1hr to front gate.

Columbia State Park: 12 min.

Railtown 1897 State Park: 10 min.

Black Oak Casino: 15 min.

New Melones, Lake Don Pedro and Lake Tulloch: 15-20 min.

Pinecrest Lake: 40 min.

Kennedy Meadows: 60 min.

Murphy's/Ironstone Winery: 25 min.

Calaveras Big Trees: 35 min


Rates & Availability

Sonora Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linens/Profess.Cleaning $90
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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