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Cottage by The River~Sonoma County Wine Country ~ Russian River

Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2-4

My Cozy Cottage is located in the heart of the wine country. Wine tasting? Fine dining? Relaxing by the Russian River, going to the coast, hot name it! This is the place to come to. Parking right outside the front door. Just incase you brought your best friend with you, there is a fully fenced, shady backyard. Large deck in the front that soaks in the afternoon sunshine. Sleeps 2-4 with a comfy cool-gel memory foam queen bed and two memory foam convertible chairs. Fully equipped kitchen with a gas range. New heater/air conditioner. Located within a block of the local grocery store, the Russian River, Burkes Canoes and Steelhead Beach. Many fine dining option available nearby too. Surrounded by wineries. Approximately 1+ hour to San Francisco. No smoking please!

More Details

Leslie Tomich
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

About Leslie Tomich

I love dogs, I love vacationing! Day to day I am a full time Realtor in Sonoma County which is very fulfilling. I purchased the cottage in 2011 as a get away for my family. Then I used VRBO to book a condo when I went to Hawaii in 2013. I saved a lot of money being able to cook for my family and thought hey-why don't I let other people enjoy my cottage when my family isn't using it!

Leslie Tomich purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Leslie Tomich chose Russian River

It is easy to get to, has ample parking, dogs are welcomed! The house is very cozy. So many activities nearby if feeling energetic or a great place to relax!


Forestville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 child bed , Queen Memory Gel + 2 mem foam chairs that convert to beds
  • A comfortable queen size memory foam/gel bed and two memory foam club chairs that easily convert to sleeping beds. Sleeping for persons 3 and 4 is more suitable for children as they will be on the floor.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Located close to many ammenities including the Sonoma Coast, wine tasting, walking and biking trails, canoeing, lakes, safari's, and just over an hour to San Francisco.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Cottage by The River~Sonoma County Wine Country ~ Russian River
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Excellent stay - Leslie is wonderful, cottage could not have been better, area is fantastic

  • 5 of 5

I had the best stay in this cottage and honestly, did not want to leave. I spent 3 months here for a summer internship in Cotati. The cottage is exactly as depicted in the pictures. Has everything you need and did me just fine for the whole summer. Air conditioning works great, cools the whole place down. Wooden floor is wonderful, plenty of space in the kitchen, all utensils and appliances, bed, chairs, tables, etc. Everything you need. There is no laundry but there is a laundromat in town about a mile away. I actually enjoyed going to the laundromat and got to know some of the locals. Would load up laundry and walk to the Tiny Town Cafe for breakfast. Was a great ritual. I had two dogs with me and they did just fine in the cottage. The backyard is small but big enough for them to do their business and walk around or lay in the sun. Fence is tall and secure, never had a concern. Front porch is fenced in as well and many days myself and my dogs would sit out there in the sun while I read a book and I knew they could not escape due to the fence around the front porch. You are close to so much stuff here. Sonoma Coast State Parks are 30 minutes west with breathtaking views of the ocean. Armstrong Woods is 15 minutes away with beautiful redwoods. Santa Rosa is about 10 minutes away, just down River Road to the highway. San Francisco is about an hour away. Leslie was a fantastic landlord. Checked in occasionally to make sure I was ok but generally left me alone.

Cannot recommend this cottage and Leslie enough. Would give more stars if I could. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Cottage - Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Great cozy place to stay in the heart of Sonoma. Definitely recommend. Owner is very helpful and responsive. Hope to visit again soon. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cozy Cottage in Excellent Location!

  • 5 of 5

Well done! Small but efficient. Nice large kitchen, super comfortable bed and chairs, great location within walking distance to the Russian River. Pet friendly and great communication with the owner. Would totally stay here again!!! Highly recommend for a couple.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! We wished we could have stayed longer. The location was perfect for our plans and very comfortable for two. We will add this to our list of "Places to Remember!"

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage right in the heart of wine country. Simple, clean and accessible.

  • 5 of 5

Overall this cottage was exactly what I was looking for.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy spot in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very cozy spot that is most notable for its price and location. If you're interested in a trip down the Russian River, the cottage is located literally steps away from Burke's Canoe Trips. The cottage is also just a quick drive to both Healdsburg and Guerneville, to say nothing of Forestville itself (where we enjoyed a very yummy brunch). We had four in our group, which was a little tight, but Leslie (the fantastic owner) had warned us it would be. We managed just fine, and would certainly return.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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