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Lovely Country Cottage for two in the Heart of the Wine Country

Bedrooms 1
Space 565 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

565 square ft. cottage, lovely pastoral views, 15 minutes to downtown Petaluma

Beautiful country cottage 15 minutes from downtown Petaluma, and 45 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. The cottage is 565 square feet with a queen size bed and one full bathroom including Carrera marble shower and slate tile floor. The cottage floor is re-purposed Douglas fir whose former life was a grain mill. The cottage is bright and sunny with a wrap around deck. There is a separate kitchen area with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, a gas fireplace, a 50' flat screen Samsung TV with hundreds of channels, free wifi enabled, HD DVD player, and a quiet area for reading and reflection. There is guest parking for one vehicle. We do have quiet hours from 10:00 PM until 7:00 AM. Our Tax number with Sonoma County is 1554N. The cottage is suitable for two people.

Tom Coleman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Tom Coleman

I am a retired licensed general contractor. My wife is also retired. We are both originally from Chicago, and moved out to Northern California back in the 70s. I enjoy baking bread in our pizza oven, hiking, pouring wine at a local winery, traveling and cooking. My wife is an artist who dabbles in oil painting, mosaics and ceramics. We both enjoy cooking, traveling and visiting the fantastic local Sonoma wineries and many excellent restaurants. We can offer lots of suggestions and recommendations for local attractions.

Tom Coleman purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Tom Coleman chose Sonoma County

The first time I saw this property, I fell in love with the views of the Sonoma hills. It reminded me of traveling and hiking through Ireland and England.

What makes this cottage unique

Seeing lots of stars at night. Watching the sun and the full moon come up. Fresh eggs from our chicken coop during the Spring and Summer. Harvesting fresh vegetables and fruit from our gardens. Sitting quietly in our peaceful rock garden or swinging in the hammock. Staring out at the views of the Sonoma mountains. Reading on the covered back deck. Making homemade pizzas in our wood fired pizza oven. Smelling the lavender in the summer and jasmine in the spring.


Petaluma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 565 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower surround is re-purposed Carrera marble from a restaurant remodeling near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The sink and mirror are a retro fitted antique dresser with a carrera marble sink top from an old victorian in Stinson Beach.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • There is a very comfortable queen size bed located in the main area of the cottage.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This property is not suitable for children under the age of 10. We ask that you respect our neighbors and observe quiet hours from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Lovely Country Cottage for two in the Heart of the Wine Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Delightful respite!

  • 5 of 5

Combine two creative, caring hosts with a cozy cottage designed and outfitted to meet your every need and you have a wonderful country getaway, yet so close to the Sonoma-Napa wineries, the Pacific coast and the delights of San Francisco. Oh, and did I forget to mention the fresh blueberry scones ready to bake and the wine to uncork! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Gary for your very kind comments. Please consider staying with us again. We enjoyed having you.
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved Tom and Carole place.. So quaint and unique..So quiet and beautiful, we will surely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you do stay with us again since we very much enjoyed hosting you and Dennis. Thank you again for your very kind and thoughtful comments. We appreciate them.
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Mission Viejo, CA

Birthday/Retirement trip

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Cottage. It was very comfortable and had everything one would need. So much better than staying at a hotel! Carol and Tom are great hosts and have lots of information on the area. The three ring binder is a great source! We will recommend this to our friends if they visit that area which is one of our favorites!


  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We enjoyed hosting you and hope that you will consider us again should you find yourself in the Petaluma/Sonoma County area. Enjoy your new found free time Carol!
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Just great. A wonderful experience in an adorable cottage; highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Carol could not have been sweeter or more accommodating to us. The cottage is warm and cozy and super cute, and my partner and I had a great time staying there. We got great recommendations from Carol about places to visit in downtown Petaluma and in Sonoma. The cottage was just a short drive/cab ride from the restaurants and shops in the business district of Petaluma, and Sonoma was about a 25-minute drive away.

As if all of that wasn't enough, Tom and Carol shared some of their wine with us, and provided us with a few eggs from their backyard chicken coop. They made for a great going-away breakfast on our last morning in the cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, cozy, well-appointed cottage with great landlords. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a place on the outskirts of Petaluma from which to conveniently access the vibrant downtown and explore rural, southwestern Sonoma County . We couldn't have chosen a more perfect spot. Carol welcomed us most hospitably, and we were instantly charmed by the cottage, inside and out. After breakfast each morning by the warm gas-lit fireplace, we headed out, often along quiet backroads, to explore the beautiful countryside, from Petaluma to Tomales, Valley Ford to Dillon Beach, Occidental to Bodega and all along Tomales Bay. The rain had recently turned the hillsides and pasture-lands into a sparkling green imitation Ireland. It was spectacular! Along the way we enjoyed lunch one day at Dinucci's in Valley Ford and the local history museum in old Tomales High School; but mostly, we just delighted in the beautiful scenery.

Another highlight was an afternoon in the town of Sonoma, where we took in a great photography exhibit at the Sonoma Valley Art Museum, window-shopped around the plaza, had a delicious, inexpensive lunch at Sunflower Cafe, and visited the historic mission. Our "souvenirs" included wine, a variety of local artisan cheeses and several fanciful and utilitarian gifts from the jam-packed and affordable kitchen-ware shop next-door to the Cafe.

In the late afternoons we came back to the cottage to relax, have a cup of coffee (everything we needed, was there for us), watch a bit of the World Series on the high-def tv, then head downtown ( about a 10 minute drive) for dinner. Our first night began with a glass of wine at McNear's - great fun - then an awesome dinner across the street at Central Market, where our four-course meal and the waitress who served it were 5-star! Night two was a birthday celebration nearby with our son and his family - also great, of course. Night three was a top-notch steak dinner at Seared, just up the block from Central Market. To round out a perfect three-day visit, we shopped on Kentucky Street, drove through the interesting old neighborhoods, and had lunch - yum - at Hallie's - like McNear's, a downtown Petaluma institution.

All-in-all, it was a great little getaway, and Tom and Carol's rental cottage was the perfect "home away from home". Thank you, Tom and Carol!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a very informative, kind and thoughtful review. You included so much great information concerning our wonderful town of Petaluma and Sonoma County. Please know that we sincerely appreciate all of your lovely comments and hope that you will consider staying with us again. Best to you. Carol and Tom
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Very enjoyable experience

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Tom and Carol were most welcoming and helpful with finding stores, wineries and the wonderful bread store on the way to the beach! The cottage in conveniently located close to the coast and also not far from the wineries either in Napa or Sonoma. It is also very quiet and peaceful and a nice place to unwind. We welcomed the use of the outside grill and all the amenities inside since we enjoy cooking. Would recommend the cottage to anyone and would come back to stay if in the wine country again.

The Vermonters!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Nancy for the very kind review. You were such wonderful guests and we totally enjoyed the bread from the wood fired bakery. It was very thoughtful of you. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again should you ever want to escape from the Vermont winter. Carol and Tom
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Santa Rosa Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Lagunitas Brewery
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rooster Run
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cafe Giostra
Nearest Ski
175 Miles
Sierra Tahoe
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Dillon Beach
Car: necessary

We are located near numerous wineries and also several breweries including Lagunitas, Petaluma Hills and 101 North Brewing. If you enjoy walking, Shollenberger Park offers a flat 2 mile walk or stroll with many birds and views to enjoy. Helen Putnam Park offers hills for those who are seeking a more challenging hike. Also, Armstrong woods is a lovely place for hiking.


Rates & Availability

Petaluma Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

We live on a quiet country road. It is a perfect place for those that enjoy listening to owls at night and birds during the day. The speed limit is 15 mph on our private road. Please understand this is not a rental for any kind of loud partying. We ask that you be considerate of our neighbors and the property. Tax Certificate No. 1544N

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.

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