Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Sally's Garden Cottage, Sleeps 2-6, In Town, Walk to Shopping

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cheerful 2BR/1BA Santa Rosa cottage, close to vineyards and scenic outdoors.

If you’re looking for an extremely clean, comfortable and cheery place to stay in Wine Country, Sally’s Garden Cottage is the cozy little place in town that’s perfect for your party of 2-6 people.

Located in a friendly, traditional neighborhood in the Montgomery Village area of Santa Rosa, Sally’s is just off Hwy. 12 (otherwise known as Sonoma County’s “Wine Country Highway”) within 5 minutes of Hwy 101. It’s easy to walk out the front door for a stroll through attractive neighborhoods as well as interesting shops. It's a quiet neighborhood, suitable for quiet, respectful guests.

Nearby, Annadel State Park and Spring Lake Regional Park offer miles of walks, hikes and mountain bike choices. The local area boasts both fine restaurants, casual dining choices, performance arts and galleries.)

With rates significantly lower than acceptable local hotel rooms, Sally’s Garden Cottage is easy on the budget.

Newly remodeled and freshly painted in fall 2014, the house feels brand new. The cottage is bright, comfortably appointed and features the conveniences of home—complete with a wonderful outdoor garden setting and barbecue in the fully fenced-in back yard. If you like blooming flower beds and honest-to-goodness organic vegetables you can pick in season, you will feel right at home here. This is a place for a quiet, serene getaway. If potential guests are looking for a part house, they need to look elsewhere.

The kitchen is fully appointed with cookware and tableware. It features granite tile counter tops and tile floor, stainless steel fridge, dishwasher, full-size gas range, microwave, disposal and built-in filtered water at the sink. The house also features central A/C and heat as well as ceiling fans in every room to control air flow and maximize comfort.

Accommodations include two pleasant bedrooms with comfortable queen-sized beds. The living room has a leather sofa, which pulls out into a queen-sized sofabed. The cottage’s bathroom is bright and clean, and features a tub and shower combination.

The living room is bright with multiple windows and features a built-in 50” flat screen TV with 6-speaker surround sound system and blue-ray DVD player. High-speed wireless internet service is available throughout the cottage.

Guests also have laundry privileges with access to the washer and dryer. Sorry, no smoking indoors or pets under any circumstances.

Those with an appreciation of conscious living will appreciate this 850 sq. ft. home’s organics, solar tube lighting and roof-mounted solar array. All electric power is from renewable sources, including solar panels and Northern California’s geysers, the largest producing geothermal generating field in the world!

More Details

Sally Singingtree and Tom Bickford
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Sally Singingtree and Tom Bickford

Sally is a writer, spiritual leader and lover of plants and animals who has carved out a sanctuary for guests in the middle of Santa Rosa. She believes in healthy, natural living and creating delightful spaces.

Sally and her husband, Tom, lived in this property until late 2014, when they converted it to a vacation rental.

Sally Singingtree and Tom Bickford purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Sally Singingtree and Tom Bickford chose Santa Rosa

Sally's Garden Cottage is ideal for smaller parties who don't want the size or added expense of a 3-5 bedroom house. It is perfect for area visitors because of its central location--both within town and in Wine Country.

What makes this cottage unique

As the name of the property implies, it offers a wonderful garden setting, from the flowers and vegetable plants in front to the large garden beds and abundant blooms that make the back yard a little bit of paradise. Add to this the property's location just a couple blocks from Montgomery Village, with hundreds of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a joy to have such friendly, courteous people staying in our home. Sally and I enjoyed our visit with you and your son. You took such great care of our home and left it in immaculate condition. It was difficult to see that anyone had even been there. We would be more than happy to rent to you again at any time and would welcome you with open arms.
Sep 2015
  • 1 of 1


Montgomery Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , The cottage features one full bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedrooms feature queen-size beds, closet, night table.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Both bedrooms have windows that may be opened for fresh air.
    Convertible Sofa Bed in Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The living room sofa folds out to a queen-sized bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
OK, Sally's is a sweet spot to park yourselves while you're in town. But we know you'll want to get out and do stuff that's not on the premises... Stuff like golf, tennis, biking, wine tasting, kayaking, whale watching, hiking, sightseeing, swimming, tidepooling, fishing, museums, sailboarding, the list goes on. What's really cool is that ALL OF THIS AND MUCH MORE is available, either right around the corner or less than 60 minutes away from Sally's Garden Cottage.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Sally's Garden Cottage, Sleeps 2-6, In Town, Walk to Shopping
average rating of 4.965517 based on 30 reviews

Lovely Home, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is clean, quiet, and comfortable! The beautiful, spacious backyard has a patio with barbecue, table & chairs, and a lovely garden. The house has everything needed to cook, read or watch TV, and sleep; there are ample quality linens and towels. The best part is the proximity to shops and restaurants, all withing walkin distance. Sally and Tom are thoughtful, gracious hosts, who are happy to provide information about the Sonoma area to help make your vacation interesting and enjoyable. We certainly hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting Barbara and David on their recent visit to Sonoma County. They were ideal guests—appreciative of the amenities and friendly. At check-out they left the cottage in great shape. We give them the highest of rating as guests.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

every thing was beautiful and clean thank you for letting us use your house

  • 5 of 5

Property was well maintained and beautiful including the inside

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Austin, TX

cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed in this cute cottage in Santa Rosa with some friends. The cottage is conveniently located between Sonoma wine vineyards and Napa wine vineyards. The owners provide information on local restaurants and things to do. I also loved that the owners provide natural products to use in their home as opposed to harsh chemicals. This was a bonus for me since I try not to use harsh chemicals. This is listed as sleeping up to 6 people but with one bathroom I would not recommend 6 people. Overall I loved it and recommend this cottage and would go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting Cyndi and her traveling companions. They were respectful of the property and left things in good shape when they checked out.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Illinois Mom

  • 5 of 5

I came out from Illinois to visit family spread out around Northern California and needed a good central location that I could use as a base camp. Sally's Garden Cottage exceeded my expectations. The location is great for shopping, dining, and getting to 101 and other major arteries. The cottage is impeccably clean and has a peaceful garden space in back. I harvested herbs for several meals and even gathered a couple of handfuls of strawberries for my dessert one night. Everything is organized and very clear. The stove and laundry facilities are nicer than what I have at home, and Sally and Tom are helpful without being the least bit intrusive. I slept very comfortably each night thanks to the high quality mattress and bedding. I highly recommend this property and will hope to stay here again in future visits.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Charming, Immaculate, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage. Everything we could think of and more was provided. Basked in the sun in the quiet backyard retreat and found great shopping and cafes right across the street! So close to many wine country attractions.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Reno, NV

Cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Sally's small, clean, comfortable house. Good size living room, eat in kitchen, nice backyard. House is close to Montgomery Village with lots of shops and restaurants. Easy to get to wine country. Spring Lake Park is short drive for nice walk around the tree lined lake.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Multiple bars and restaurants
Nearest Ferry
41 Miles
Larkspur Landing
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bennett Valley Golf Club
Nearest Train
48 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Multiple bars and restaurants
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: not necessary

Close proximity to Sonoma State University, live theater, Summer Repertory Theater, performing arts center, outdoor music, farmers markets, etc. The area is a hiker and biker's paradise, with numerous trails and parks within easy reach.


Rates & Availability

Montgomery Village Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Minimum stay is 4 nights. Ask about special rates for extended stays longer than two weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties