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Sunny Sonoma Cottage, Luxury Pool in Private Yard - Minutes from Plaza, Wineries

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, Sleeps 4

Relaxation awaits at Casa Soleado, our sunny, Sonoma cottage. Enjoy this renovated home with private backyard and luxury, solar-heated swimming pool. Located just off Highway 12 on a quiet street with mature oak trees, we are minutes away from historic Sonoma Plaza, spa treatments at Fairmont Mission Inn, restaurants and wineries.

This is an ideal space for 2 couples or a single family with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. There is 1 queen and 1 king bed, both super comfortable with plush mattress toppers and down comforters. Gorgeous, reclaimed wood dining table comfortably seats 8; dining room opens into the backyard through double French doors. Spend your evenings enjoying the indoor fireplace or the outdoor firebowl.

You’ll enjoy many upgrades including on-demand water heater with endless hot water, Bose sound dock, high-speed wireless internet, Amazon Prime movies, Keurig coffee maker, and full size washer and dryer. Kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, gas stove and comes stocked with basic pantry items.

Native, drought tolerant plants dot the landscape of the sunny backyard while a majestic oak, redwoods and a walnut tree offer shade. The 31.5 ft, solar-heated swimming pool has an automatic cover for safety, custom tiling and bench seating. Sun umbrellas, adirondack chairs, firebowl, redwood benches and a gas grill complete the backyard experience.


More Details

Brigette Prater
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Brigette Prater

Looking for an escape from busy lives and summer fog, we found the perfect retreat just an hour's drive from San Francisco. We've lovingly renovated our cottage, Casa Soleado, into a happy, magical space perfect for gathering with family and friends. We've fallen in love with the mellow vibe, welcoming community, beautiful countryside and all that Sonoma wine country has to offer. We're certain you'll love it as much as we do!

Brigette Prater purchased this cottage in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful time! Your home is so comfortable and welcoming, and it felt so good to escape the city for a weekend... We followed your recommendations for restaurants and were always impressed. Loved El Molino! Thank you for making such a nice retreat available! We hope to stay again!
Nov 2014
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Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Booking contingent upon execution of rental contract; you will be asked to review, sign and return the rental contract to complete your booking.
  • Property is not permitted for special events. Events or parties of any size are specifically prohibited. Quiet hours are 10 pm - 7 am.
  • Please note, the pool closes seasonally October through April. Home does not have AC.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Endless hot water with the on-demand water heater!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Beds feature plush mattress toppers and down comforters. Ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
This home does not have AC which is not uncommon for the area. New attic fan + ceiling fans in both bedrooms cool the home.


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Sunny Sonoma Cottage, Luxury Pool in Private Yard - Minutes from Plaza, Wineries
average rating of 4.948276 based on 59 reviews

Beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful 3 night stay at this beautiful, immaculate home. The owner has excellent communication. Her restaurant recommendations were spot on. The bed was very comfortable. The backyard is an oasis. The landscaping and the decor of the home are the best I have ever had at a VRBO. Thank you Brigette!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Perfect for our girls retreat! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely AMAZING! We had a girls retreat and the house was perfect. We shared beds and all was comfortable, super clean and stocked with everything that was needed. I also noticed since being a mom that there was pack and play, high chair and Childrens dishes available! Above and beyond expectations and will be returning!

The house was perfect, but I just have to add bc we were 4 ladies staying at the house...there wasn’t a full length mirror! Other than that minor but needed thing; our stay was beyond expectations and Bridgette(house owner) is wonderful!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a girls trip to California and it did not disappoint! It was very a very clean, comfortable place to stay! It was a quick uber ride to Sonoma square(I think that's what it's called), for dinner each night. I would for sure stay there again! My only suggestion would be to put a full length mirror in the house somewhere, haha!:)

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very responsive, and the house was very clean. This is coming from a person with high standards! We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely summer getaway

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful three-day getaway at Brigette's beautiful Sonoma house. We loved relaxing in the very private back yard and swimming in the pool, and the location is hard to beat -- close to all that town offers but away from the noise and hustle and bustle. The house is stylish with many beautiful touches, and Brigette was very responsive and easy to communicate with. We look forward to future visits.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this house. The garden and pool area is fantastic and everything in the house is clean and of high quality. Kitchen fully equipped, very nice BBQ outside. Location is great, very close to Sonoma main square. We strongly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

60 miles to SFO, San Francisco International Airport

60 miles to OAK, Oakland International Airport

75 miles to SMF, Sacramento International Airport

27 miles to Sonoma County Airport (Santa Rosa)




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please note the following:
- Pool closes seasonally early October through April.
- Home does not have central AC.
- Quiet hours are 10 pm - 7 am.
- Maximum number of vehicles permitted at property is 2.
- Home is not permitted for special events. Events or parties of any size are specifically prohibited.

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.