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Charming Bungalow in Downtown Sonora

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Christina Bonetti

We are truly excited to share our charming and very comfortable bungalow!! We know our guests will feel right at home the minute you enter the property! You will find everything you need and more! The location of our home is perfect for a stroll downtown for shopping and a quick bite or stopping at the Farmers Market on Saturday's to pick up goodies! We still love to come stay at our little abode and enjoy a lovely walk to dinner at one of several great restaurants in town!

Christina Bonetti purchased this bungalow in 1998

Why Christina Bonetti chose Sonora

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. We are honored to offer our 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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


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average rating of 4.917647 based on 85 reviews

It was a wonderful little craftsman cottage. Close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

The house was charming, clean and cheery within walking distance of town.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your stay! I'm truly happy that you found my bungalow comfortable and in the perfect location for walking into town! I hope you get another opportunity to visit the area again and consider my home for your next accommodations. Cheers!
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Great 2 BDRM Cottage in the heart of Sonora

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 loved our stay at this lovely home in Sonora. It was a great location as we were attending a wedding at the Union Hill Inn. The house had plenty of living space and every amenity we needed. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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oak harbor,wa


  • 5 of 5

Love this cozy home so much. We have stayed here several times and have never been disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danielsville, PA.

Beautiful Sonora Home

  • 5 of 5

Christina's home was simply beautiful. The area very close to town, within walking distance, was quiet and charming. We sat out on the front porch at night which was so peaceful. The inside of the house was very,very, well stocked with all the amenities you could ask for. The house was very clean, and beautifully decorated. We really loved the use of the washer and dryer, as we had to pack less knowing we could wash our clothes. We would highly recommend anyone traveling to the area to rent Christina's home. She was also very easy to communicate with, responding to emails in a timely manner. Thanks Christina for sharing your beautiful home for others to use.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Loves it! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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couldnt be better

  • 5 of 5

The house was even nicer then in the pictures! Perfectly stocked with all you need and very clean...we had a great time, and Christina was a terrific host...This was a great home base to explore Yosemite and the foothills.

Matt and Alysia

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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