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Charming Bungalow in Downtown Sonora

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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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:
January 19, 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!


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(61 traveler reviews)

Charming Bungalow in Downtown Sonora
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 61 reviews

Charming is the perfect description of this house.

  • 4 of 5

Such a warm and comfortable home to spend the weekend in. Fresh flowers and fresh banana bread were such a homey touch and totally unexpected.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and I'm glad you enjoyed my little surprise with fresh flowers and homemade banana bread! My goal is always to make everyone feel right at home! I do truly apologize for the internet being down during your stay. Unfortunately I did not discover it until two days before your arrival and I tried my best to get a service person out but I was unable to succeed. Thank you again for choosing my bungalow for your visit to Sonora.
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Charming Bungalow just steps from downtown Sonora

  • 5 of 5

Five Stars all the way! Everything about this charming two bedroom cottage was perfect! Very clean, very quaint, very well appointed, well stocked with everything one would need, perfect close-in location, lovely yard, quiet neighborhood! Wow! Such a great get-a-way retreat! I personally loved the books and the antique dishes. Just lovely! I look forward to returning many times. The owner was the perfect host too! Five stars all the way!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind and genuine words! I'm so glad to hear you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay! I truly love sharing my home with my guests...your appreciation and care for the house truly showed. I do hope you get the opportunity to visit the area again and stay at my home!
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You think the pictures are charming? In person it's even better!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at this bungalow! Its beautifully decorated and thoughtfully setup for a pleasant, relaxed stay. The town is charming and there are many nearby places to visit. We enjoyed going out for short trips and coming back to relax at the cozy house. Christina was very thoughtful and attentive throughout our stay - she turned on the light and heat for us, gave us a loaf of home cooked banana bread as a welcome gift and wished us a safe trip home. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay...thank you so much for your kind words! I love to share my sweet bungalow with guests! It sounds like you were able to explored the area which I think truly offers some great places visit. Hope that you can spend time up here again!
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Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

My parents and I rented Christina's house for a fall weekend so that we could explore the Gold Country. We had such a marvelous time! Christina's house is a quaint bungalow that is very tastefully decorated and includes all the amenities one could need for a weekend stay. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen had all we needed. We enjoyed watching movies on her large TV in the living room. She even had fresh flowers and homemade banana bread waiting for us upon arrival! Plus, she turned the heat on for us so that we wouldn't arrive to a cold house. Everything about the house and hostess speaks thoughtfulness. We were in a perfect location, too, to walk downtown for dinners and to drive to other quaint towns for exploring. I hope to return to the area, and I will definitely want to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your stay at my bungalow! Your kind words really express your experience and comfort you found when you were here! I'm so glad you were able to explore downtown Sonora and the surrounding area...there are so many wonderful places to visit. I truly hope you get the opportunity to stay at my house on your next trip to Sonora!
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Great little escape in Sonora

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little house. Wish we could have spent more time just hanging out at the house. Full kitchen was very convenient and bedding was comfortable. Great location to all the shops and restaurants on Washington street, as well as the farmers market.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay at my house! Sounds like you were able to visit many places in town and around the area. I'm so glad you got the opportunity to go to the Farmers Market as well! Hope you can come spend time in Sonora again!
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Very Charming Bungalow!! Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our 4 day stay at this very adorable bungalow! Very comfortable and conveniently located. Would highly recommend this home for anyone wanting a place to stay close to Yosemite area attractions! We visited Yosemite for 2 days as well as the Big Trees at Kings Canyon (this was a bit further drive but very much worth the trip!!). Also ventured to see more Sequoias at the Calaveras State park. Absolutely enjoyed all of nature's offerings in the area. This home was just the right size and location for me and my husband's stay. Had enough space to work when needed (thank you for the Wi-Fi!) and kitchen was nicely appointed. Backyard patio area was very charming and a very nice place for evening relaxation.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: glad to hear you spent so much time visiting the beautiful parks in the area! You explored some of my favorite places. I'm so glad to hear you and your husband were quite comfortable at my house. I truly love sharing my home with my guests! Thank you for your review!
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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

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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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Sonora Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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