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Luxury Sonoma Cottage: Sanctuary with Pool! Close to Square & Wineries

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Nestled down a little country dirt lane, our cottage named after William Wordsworth's own Dove Cottage, is a calming sanctuary in the middle of the Wine Country, close to Sonoma Plaza. It is a completely private residence with it's own solar-heated pool, large private deck for entertaining, dining, and relaxing. It has a lush, wrap-around garden, and a modern, clean, minimal interior space. It is perfectly located close to Sonoma Square for the best in fine dining and access to some of the best wineries in the world.

Our cottage is perfect for a couple's romantic weekend away, or a fun weekend for a small family with kids enjoying the pool (with automatic cover- so very safe) and Traintown just around the corner. *We do not typically heat the pool December- February due to the cold temperatures, it is almost impossible to get the pool warm enough to enjoy.

Besides being a beautiful little getaway, we have also put thought into the details: Dove Cottage has air-conditioning/heating and features a beautiful custom luxury kitchen. It has two Sony HD TV's with complimentary Netflix and Cable, Full Lightening speed Wi-fi, and unique European design details such as a sliding custom barn-door and two Dutch-style doors. And the back master suite has french doors that lead out to your private deck to enjoy the evening sunsets or the fresh morning air.

Our cottage is close enough to the Square for easy access and proximity yet has a wonderful rural setting that allows you to simultaneously feel away from it all. We have tried to create a space that we love to be in as a family, or as a romantic getaway, and we have put a lot of thought into the design and flow, and we hope that you will love it, and that it will make your time in this beautiful part of the world even more enjoyable and memorable.

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Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Front Room - 2 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking


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Luxury Sonoma Cottage: Sanctuary with Pool! Close to Square & Wineries
average rating of 4.7959185 based on 49 reviews

Super cute and cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We booked this adorable cottage for a family trip up to Sonoma. Such a cute place with an updated farm house type vibe. Short drive to the square and lots of restaurants nearby. We had our 1 year old with us and found the place to be super kid friendly. Upon check in I noticed that the floors hadn’t really been cleaned and there were dirty towels left hanging in the bathroom. After contacting the owner she explained there had been a mixup with previous renters that unfortunately left the cleaners with little time- she was extremely apologetic and was kind enough to compensate us for the oversight. My only other issue was the water pressure in the shower, it felt like a light sprinkle, not enough force to wash my hair. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, despite the cleaning oversight, you can tell a lot of thought and detail went into making this place feel like a home. We hope to visit again in the warmer months to take advantage of the gorgeous patio and outdoor pool!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying. We truly appreciate you staying and your feedback. We had a few plumbers come in and fix the water pressure in the shower! And, we had a chat with our cleaner....Thank you again! *Sarah and Charlie
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Perfect, cozy and comfortable spot in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a fantastic time. The cottage is well decorated. The bed was comfortable. We loved sipping coffee and reading on the back deck in the morning. The surroundings were pretty and quiet. Most important to us, though, was how accommodating and responsive Sarah was. Our visit was in question due to the wildfires, and Sarah offered to work with us in a number of ways in case we couldn't make it out. She was also very responsive whenever we had any questions. We would definitely consider staying again if it's available!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at our cottage, and for taking the time to wrote this really kind review. I am so happy to hear that you had a nice time, and I hope you come back again to enjoy Sonoma.
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Perfect Balance

  • 5 of 5

This is a very charming cottage that is private enough to feel secluded yet close enough to the downtown area that you can walk to restaurants and shops. The very cozy bedroom opens up to a back deck and wonderful heated pool. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying, and for taking the time to write this kind review. I am so happy that you had a nice time, and we hope you come back to Sonoma!
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Great little getaway in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

My family (husband and almost 1 year old) had a chance to stay at this property at the beginning of September and found the experience quite lovely.

Prior to your arrival, you receive a packet that gives you the details about the house, anything and everything you need to know about food and wineries in Sonoma (including kid-friendly locations) and in general how to make your experience in their home a positive one.

The house has everything that we needed (including a pack and play and a small high chair). The pool and the backyard were impeccable and the location is perfect - minutes away from downtown Sonoma and 15 minutes to wine country. Additionally, having a washer and dryer in the home made it easy to get keep our laundry at a minimum on our way home. It's also worth noting that the bed in the master bedroom was quite comfy - providing some of the best sleep I've had in a while.

We had to work with the homeowner on one item and she was quick to respond to our call and our asks.

Overall - I found the experience very easy to book, pay for, check in and when we needed help, it was there! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Sonoma getaway for couples or a small family

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful and easily accessible and the host made everything go very smoothly. The vicinity to downtown Sonoma is great and trips to wineries around Napa is an easy drive away. The home was clean and tastefully updated, the beds were comfortable and having a pool was a big plus. The home guide included good local recommendations for restaurants and wineries in the area as well as detailed instructions for everything on the property. I would definitely stay here again. While we had two married couples stay here for the weekend I can see it is a very kid friendly home as well, so if you have young ones I would definitely recommend this property.

The one minor thing to note is that the short driveway road is gravel and can be a bit bumpy so if you have a very low car/sports car you may scrape the bottom as we did in an Uber to the wineries, just something to be aware of.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was the perfect cottage in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this home and it was simply perfect. It's a wonderful open layout with a feel good design that feels like you are in a Nancy Meyers movie. The backyard and pool made it all worthwhile! Location to restaurants vineyards made the whole trip easy. I highly recommend this as a place to stay, you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarah Miles
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Sarah Miles

We are a family with our hearts split equally between San Francisco and London, but the wine country of Sonoma is a heartland all of its own and we have fallen under its spell. Between the beauty of its countryside, the warmth of its residents, and the endless sunny days and long summer nights, there's no more romantic place that we could imagine to escape to and call a home away from home. TOT# 1323N

Sarah Miles purchased this cottage in 2013


Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Train Town
Car: recommended

Our house is across the street from the Lodge at Sonoma- perfect if you are attending a wedding there. It is about 6 blocks from the square, but it is a long walk.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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