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Eastside Luxury Retreat - Private Cottage 5 Minutes to Plaza, Wineries

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Eastside Private Cottage With Patio, Wine Bar And Home Theatre

Surrounded by vineyards, open spaces and country roads leading to premium wineries, Shandon Oaks is a quiet retreat. The private cottage is located just over a mile from the Sonoma Plaza, home to the mission, barracks, restaurants, cafes and tasting rooms. We are just as close to four of Sonoma’s most famous, historic wineries.

You'll enjoy outdoor garden seating under shady sycamores and views of Mt. Veeder. Inside, the cottage is fitted with a wine bar, home theatre with 60" widescreen, Surround Sound and DVD library.

All the creature comforts are included - fluffy towels, puffy comforter and high thread count sheets. Coffee maker, kettle, refrigerator with ice maker, coffee and teas are stocked for you. Microwave and/or toaster are provided on request.

More Details

Geraldine McConnell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Geraldine McConnell

Your on-site hosts are longtime residents with extensive knowledge of wineries, restaurants and local history. We are delighted to help you with recommendations for the best Sonoma and Napa has to offer.


Car: recommended


Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Shower over clawfoot tub with additional hand shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • California King sized bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Eastside Luxury Retreat - Private Cottage 5 Minutes to Plaza, Wineries
average rating of 4.839286 based on 56 reviews

Neat, tidy, quiet and well located studio apartment.

  • 5 of 5

What delightful accommodations at Geraldine and Joe's! Impeccably clean and neat, very close to downtown Sonoma and all it's fun shops and restaurants. Plenty of space in the very large studio with nice outdoor seating both front and back, gigantic TV(fun for watching sports!), and nice little touches like coffee and cream, a few sweets, and nice towels. I'd recommend this highly!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property, hosts, and location.

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding and to explore Sonoma. We stayed here 3 nights and loved it. Everything inside was very nice and very clean. We absolutely loved the bed and the shower. One evening we sat out back and had some wine and cheese. We felt secluded in our own little area and the view from out back is excellent. It's great having a nice TV. As others have pointed out, you don't go to Sonoma to watch TV, but we had it on while we were getting ready and while we wound down at night.

Joe and Geraldine were extremely nice and helpful. I like that they wanted to meet us and give recommendations on places to go. If socializing isn't your thing, don't worry, they aren't intrusive at all. I enjoyed talking with them and getting tips from them as locals.

Thanks, Joe and Geraldine! When we return to Sonoma we hope to book your place again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, charming and just right!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Geraldine and Joe's Sonoma retreat over a long weekend to celebrate my birthday and our wedding anniversary. The cottage had everything we needed and even though the refrigerator wasn't working, Joe and Geraldine made sure that it was kept cold all weekend long with dry ice, which was very thoughtful and appreciated. Other thoughtful touches that made our stay better than anticipated were:

-Enjoying 2 splits of some very delicious champagne and truffles.

-The bed was very comfortable

-The bathroom and kitchenette were amply stocked and was the perfect place to start and end a long day of wine tasting and sightseeing.

We would highly recommend staying here and would definitely stay here again. Thanks for everything, Joe and Geraldine!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dessie, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay...and happy to report the refrigerator is repaired and fully operational.
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Lovely Guest house

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent the week-end in Sonoma and were so happy with accommodations. Geraldine was very gracious, gave us great recommendations for wineries and food. We really enjoyed the beautiful walk into town and sometimes took an Uber back. The guest house was completely separate. comfortable bed, great coffee, bath and huge flat screen. We would definitely choose Geraldine's GH if we come back to Sonoma.


  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay in wine country

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, well-appointed guest house. Owner very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this property that is within walking distance of the town center.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot. Great Place. Great Folks.

  • 5 of 5

The unit is very comfortable, beautifully appointed, and immaculate. Sitting areas out front and in the backyard complement the ample sitting area inside. Mini fridge and bar perfect for a bottle of Sonoma wine or whatever. Location in good neighborhood; a nice walk to the plaza and no more than a few minutes by car. Proprietors aim to please and do.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $25

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate: 436

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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