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

Petaluma, CA, USA
  • Cottage565 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • There is a very comfortable queen size bed located in the main area of the cottage.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 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.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              We are 15 minutes from downtown Petaluma which is a charming and historic town to visit - lots of restaurants, antique shops and great architecture.
            • Near The Ocean
              We are 30 minutes from Bodega Bay - we are 40 minutes from the Hog Island Oyster Company. Pick up oysters and BBQ them on the beach. The Marshall General store also offers fresh oysters or BBQ-ed.
            • Rural
              Lovely country views


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Fireplace
                          Gas Fireplace provides heat.
                        • Heating
                          from gas fireplace.
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          There is assigned guest parking for a maximum of one vehicle.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Ask owner if laundry needs to be done.
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Cream, sugar, tea available
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              There is a separate kitchen area
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee and tea.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Under counter refrigerator.
                            • Stove
                              Four burner gas stove and oven.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Wooden table with two chairs.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 2 people


                                    • Books
                                      Fiction and non-fiction as well as art books.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      There are a few puzzles.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library
                                      We have numerous movies for you to enjoy.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          You have a wrap around walkway, with a front and back deck. Back deck is covered so you can sit and listen to the rain or bask in the sunshine.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Lovely rock garden area
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          propane Weber grill.


                                            • limited accessibility
                                            • not suitable for children


                                                • museums
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • cinemas
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • 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
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 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.

                                                                  48 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Mary Kay L.

                                                                  I had a wonderful and memorable stay at this lovely, comfy, cozy well appointed cottage. I was in Petaluma to attend a course that was intense. The Cottage was my sanctuary and wiped the stresses of the day away. It is private, quiet, peaceful and surrounded by nature. The layout is open with high ceilings and plenty of light. There is a deck off the main room overlooking the property that is perfect to enjoy a morning coffee with one of Carol’s homemade scones or a glass of wine in the evening. The fireplace provided warmth on chilly nights. Tom and Carol are the perfect hosts and two of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Should I return to the area, I will be sure to stay here again.

                                                                  Perfect hideaway in Petaluma

                                                                  Tracy L.Alexandria, VA

                                                                  Why stay in a generic hotel room when you can have your own "home!" We only got to spend a couple of days at this wonderful cottage and would go back in a heartbeat! The hosts communicated regularly before our trip - even gave us weather forecasts so we would pack appropriately! The host met us upon our arrival and showed us around the charming cottage - it's everything you need for your home away from home. You are next door to the hosts, but it was very quiet the whole time we were there and felt essentially alone. Beautifully decorated with antiques, books, pictures etc - we didn't even have time to look at everything. Fully functioning kitchen, large bed, private bathroom, large TV, private decks. I wish we'd had more time to just enjoy the cottage itself. The attention to detail is amazing, right down to the gourmet coffee that you can make at your leisure. And, of course, Carol's wonderful homemade blueberry scones! We highly recommend a visit to funky downtown Petaluma - cute stores and wonderful restaurants. Thanks Tom and Carol - you're our go-to place whenever we're back in the area!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for your kind review, Tracy. I'm glad you were able to join us for a few days recently, and hope you had a good time exploring Sonoma County and particularly Petaluma. Great weather, great restaurants, scores of wineries and breweries (Lagunitas headquarters is 5 minutes away!) and you got to race cars!

                                                                  Hope to see you again soon. The scones will be waiting for you.

                                                                  Tom and Carol

                                                                  Amazing stay to decompress!

                                                                  Maria B.

                                                                  Our stay at the cottage was perfect. Thank you Tom and Carol, this was exactly the type of vacation my husband and I were in need of. The location is perfect! Quiet, cool (almost cold) evenings, endless scenic drives, and the ocean near enough to travel to. Best chowder in Bodega Bay! Endless wineries in the area or drive to Alexander or Napa Valley within an hour. The little kitchen had everything we needed for us to prepare and share relaxing evening meals together. The cottage is near the main house but absolute privacy is afforded to guests. Tom and Carol were accommodating and most gracious hosts. Thank you both for your generosity especially the great coffee and scones. My only regret was that the sparkling wine didn't fit in my case. Please enjoy for me. Happy 4th of July!

                                                                  Maria and James Barry

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are so happy that you and James were able to relax and unwind while you were here in Petaluma. It sounds like you did some great exploring too. Thank you so much for all of the kind words about the cottage. We would be happy to share it with you again. Please do consider another relax and decompress stay with us again in the future.

                                                                  Perfect cottage!

                                                                  Steve K.

                                                                  This cottage was perfectly relaxing and tranquil. I found it to be perfect as an artist’s retreat—with its high ceilings it’s a wonderful space in which to practice (in my case, singing and clarinet), and the cottage is so well-soundproofed that the hosts reported not hearing me once. The Netflix subscription was an unexpected plus (as I was able to catch up with the new House of Cards season). The surroundings are peaceful; you occasionally hear the hosts’ chickens clucking in their henhouse when you are sitting on the back porch; otherwise, only crickets, frogs, and the occasional horse neighing. There were a couple of days I was perfectly happy to stay in the cottage all day. I'm staying there later this month, and I'm counting the days until I return. Whether you are looking for a base of operations or a hideaway, this cottage is it!

                                                                  Wonderful Hospitality

                                                                  Corey S.Plano

                                                                  This was a terrific place to crash for a busy BottleRock weekend in the Wine Country. Tom and Carol were incredibly gracious hosts, greeting me with a batch of dough to make fresh Cranberry Scones (they were INCREDIBLE), and offering a quiet cottage completely separate from the main house. Bedding and linens were all VERY nice (my #1 criteria for any hotel or VRBO), a full kitchen completely stocked with excellent coffee......I could not have done better for my trip to Napa.

                                                                  Only downside is it is about 30-40 minutes drive to the heart of Napa or Sonoma.....so you'll have to keep your wine consumption in check! But this was a terrific place to stay, and I would come again in a heartbeat!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much Corey. We really enjoyed having you as a guest in the cottage. We are happy that you were able to appreciate the amenities even while hanging out at Bottle Rock. It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend there. Please consider us again should you find yourself in the area. We appreciate your very kind review.

                                                                  Delightful respite!

                                                                  Gary K.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much Gary for your very kind comments. Please consider staying with us again. We enjoyed having you.


                                                                  Petaluma, CA, USA

                                                                  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

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                                                                  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

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