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Sonoma Country Cottage, On 50 Acre Ranch - Big Views, A Magical Spot.

Petaluma, CA, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Charming, Quaint & Clean Rural Retreat.

Charming, quaint & clean rural retreat. Once a mid-1800 bunk house, this little cottage was lovingly restored and is a wonderful place to stay in the heart of Wine Country. Just 14 miles from the Sonoma Town Square, 10 mins to downtown Petaluma, Point Reyes National Park 40 mins and 1- 1:15 hours from major airports...

Located just off a country road, adjacent to hundreds of acres of beautiful, open ranch land. Wonderful sunrise and sunset views. Recreation outside your doorstep includes hiking, biking, amongst other options. The road riding from here is extraordinary - some of the best in the country. Hiking on the road through the property, or up this dead-end country lane, many active choices.

A room with a view...a great full-size bed with comfy linens…looking out french doors into an oak forest. Furnished with a love seat, outdoor seating area, claw foot tub, free WiFi, and fine coffee for your morning - this place is quality and comfort.

It is a simple place - no TV or AC... 12 years here in Petaluma I have only wanted AC one or two nights, it cools down almost every night. This is a small dedicated guest house, and not a room in my house for rent, set up like one of the best hotels I have enjoyed. See you soon I hope.

County of Sonoma also requires the following: TOT Certificate #1425N, max guests = 2 (unless you have pets or little kids or others that we have pre-approved) and max parking = 1 car... and lastly and I like this one... quite hours are from 10 pm to 7 am


Nicholas Freedman

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 23, 2018
About Nicholas Freedman

Grew up in NYC, moved to CA first with Vanity Fair Magazine, now I operate a media rep firm specializing in health and wellness and outdoor sport. Backpacker, Climbing, Runner's Word and Bicycling are amongst our best clients. I am a committed father raising two on my own, media professional, sales animal... a city boy moved to the country with a foot in both. Now learning to keep animals and a large ranch while staying fit and enjoying this paradise of Sonoma.

Nicholas Freedman purchased this Cottage in 2013

Why Nicholas Freedman chose Sonoma County

Found this place on my favorite lunch bike ride. Chance favors the prepared and I was ready to jump - this place had not changed hands in 70 years. All my neighbors are 4 generation ranches - I totally lucked out. The place was a mess, and polished up so well - now with working barns from the 1800, a 1920 granny unit that is my office, outbuildings and a fully renovated farmhouse... and the bunkhouse I am renting to you I hope... the place is a dream come true. It has so many things I love, old barns, cool forests, rock walls, owls, big views, wildflowers, all sorts of critters, spring water... and so much more..

What makes this Cottage unique

Out in the country and so close to town - great meals near and yet here tucked away it is so quiet and beautiful - seeing the landscape change as the hay is cut on the next hill, the grapes going down the road, friendly neighbors always waving - many nights I hear the owls hooting. I pick and eat from the orchard and my garden... eating my own chickens eggs. Work out - just walk up the dead end and from the top see San Fran and the bay. Washer and Dryer (and a pinch a kitchen) may be made available to you for your stay - just ask.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Wide white paneling, 1840 original Douglas Fir floors newly refinished, custom linens - cozy with french doors - true room with a view. This was the workers 'bunk house'.....boy would they be surprised to see it today. "Clean" - I hear this from guests frequently


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower
        • Old claw foot tub newly refinished, from here in town, marble sink - another local find... another cozy room. The mirror from the old steel works in Bethlehem PA, another town I have lived in. Great view from the sink into an Oak & Bay mixed wood forest on my neighbors Certified Organic Cattle ranch.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Located above Petaluma on Sonoma Mnt - you look out over the entire valley.
          • Near The Ocean
            Just 18 miles from Point Reyes National Sea Shore, Point Reyes Station, Bodega Bay and more
          • Rural
            Surrounded by organic ranch land and farms, olive and wine orchards... amongst classic scattered oak forests. Note - farms near by can sometime mean smells.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        happy to provide if you need it
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        You are welcome to use my internet - no massive downloads or heavy streaming
                      • Garage
                        If you need to park indoors - that is possible with advance heads up
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                        On or off street...have room if your traveling in something big (just let me know in advance as RV would not fit in normal parking). You are only allowed one car.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        happy to provide if you need it
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Refrigerator
                            Small one in the unit


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area


                                  • Books


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • not suitable for children
                                            If you had a baby - no problem...for kids running around a old ranch...I would worry.
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Massage


                                                  • museums
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • churches
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                25 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Cute cabin, really incredible location, great host.

                                                                John C.

                                                                Enjoyed our stay in the hills above Petaluma.

                                                                Relaxing rural retreat

                                                                Lisa T.

                                                                Enjoyed a perfect getaway. Quiet yet perfectly located to visit wine country and Point Reyes. Can't wait to visit again.

                                                                Great accommodations!

                                                                Brian M.

                                                                Thoroughly enjoyed our experience staying here!

                                                                Beautiful location, lovely cottage, very nice owner!

                                                                Anna Y.

                                                                The cottage was pristine & beautifully restored. The location had lovely views. The host was very personable & accommodating. It was hot during our stay & he brought us a fan. There was a movie shooting on his property and it didn't bother us but he refunded one nights stay. Most of all, this great property was welcoming to our 3 small/medium dogs for a small fee. It's so hard to find pet friendly lodging reasonably priced in this area. Loved our stay. Definitely recommend!!

                                                                Quaint, peaceful, perfect....

                                                                martin c.

                                                                A clean, well lighted place. This adorable cottage was home base for us as we ventured around Petaluma, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay, Sonoma, and Napa. Nestled up on a green farm, but not too far from town, this cottage was a relaxing retreat after a day of exploring. It was so perfect we extended our stay an extra night. A big thank you to Nicholas, our friendly host. We hope to return soon!

                                                                Beautiful, quiet, serene cottage

                                                                Erin B.

                                                                My husband and I spent a delightful Thanksgiving in the cottage. It was perfectly situated near downtown Petaluma. What a wonderful place to stay to unwind from hectic work lives and feel grateful for all of the good in our lives!. Nicholas provided everything we could have needed. We will definitely return.


                                                                Petaluma, CA, USA

                                                                This is the bulls-eye for all of wine country - tons of great wineries all over, and the area is packed with entertainment. Check out Jack London State parks shows - Transcendence - Wow... I grew up in NYC and this show under the stars... Or the Green Music Center... just up the road. Lagunitas Brewery is just down the road and downtown Petaluma is 10 mins with amazing restaurants, antique and other small town shops. Sonoma is less than 20 mins away. Head from here on some of the best bike riding in the country or drive out to Point Reyes National Seashore- if you like Ousters and Crab... we have tons of it. Great hikes and parks - close enough to San Fran... every night is nice and cool for great sleeping and most days warm... it is a magical spot. On 50 acres - all of it looking out over the valley - the mornings light up with sun rise and each evening another sunset show.

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                                                                25 Reviews
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