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Sonoma Plaza Extended Stay Home

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,160 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath plus office / guest room

Villetta Sonoma is a 30 day+ stay rental home, newly renovated and fully furnished. An 1160 sq ft living space includes 1 bedroom 1 bath plus office / guest room and laundry room. Located steps from the Plaza with both private yard and a front porch. Historic home with classic modern touches, and renovated winter of 2014-15. This home is in an unparallelled location, is very comfortable and spotlessly clean! Living room has a sofa and loveseat. The master bedroom has a great, new solid wood Mission style queen bed and the guest room includes a modern style leather futon, full size.

Christopher Prete
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Christopher Prete

I've lived in Sonoma for nearly 20 years, was a long time resident in San Francisco. Before that, I grew up in Queens and Long Island, NY and also spent a few years in upstate NY. I moved to California on a motorcycle when I was 24 years old.

Christopher Prete purchased this house in 2005

Why Christopher Prete chose Sonoma

I'm only the third owner of this home. It was built by the Sebastiani wine family as factory housing in 1920. The second owner, another local Italian American offered to sell it to me when he had to divest some of his property.

What makes this house unique

There is no better Sonoma Plaza location as far as I'm concerned. Park your car and walk for a morning cappuccino, for exercise on the Overlook and Montini hiking trails one block away, or out for evening dinner. You'll be completely relaxed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your two stays this year. I've enjoyed having you both as guests and neighbors as much as I know that you've enjoyed your time in Sonoma.
Sep 2015
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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1160 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A large walk-in closet is attached.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • tennis
Contacts are available for: Private wine tasting service Private chef service


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Sonoma Plaza Extended Stay Home
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews
San Francisco

Best location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Villetta Sonoma. It is just steps from the Plaza, with restaurants and cafes, shops and wine tasting, galleries and the movie theater just down the street. The nearby bike path was convenient for longer walks to the outskirts of town. Sonoma is a very charming town with so much to see and do, and often hosts special events. The cottage was very well maintained and had everything we needed for a pleasant stay. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Greatly enjoyed the first 3 weeks of my stay at Chris's lovely cottage. Chris was very dedicated to making the time spent in his place as enjoyable as it was. He even provided an outdoor gas grill after I mentioned it would be nice to have one as I enjoy grilling out. Location is perfect, right off the Plaza and close to all the activities around the center. Also easy access to some of the best wineries in Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Napa. However, the last week was very difficult as the wildfires began the Monday of the last week of my stay. Chris again was very helpful and understanding as I moved in and out and finally left during that week. Thankfully the danger is past now and I hope Sonoma returns to normal as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting Maureen. Yes that last week wasn't good for anyone. Things are getting back to normal and standing in the town, you wouldn't know anything had happened. A different story clearly for others. In fact I rented the house for 3 months to a couple that lost everything until they can get their bearings. I did find out that the last time something like this happened in wine country was 1964, so hopefully that's it for a lifetime or more.
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Clean,neat,very close to the square. Easy walking.

  • 5 of 5

Chris has a lovely home, furnished with everything you need. Can't wait to stay there again!

JIm and Barbara, Month of June.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was pleased to have Jim and Barbara as guests. The house was actually returned in slightly better condition than it was rented, as Jim fixed a couple of minor appliance glitches on his own. I'd welcome them back any time.
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Fantastic Sonoma location, excellent renovated historic bungalow with private yard.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our (second) stay at Christopher's house. It is the best location in town, only a few houses from all the Plaza has to offer, yet quiet and private. The Plaza has many fine shops, restaurants and wine tasting to keep you busy in town, yet you are only minutes away from some of the best wineries in Sonoma and Napa. There are great hiking and biking trails in Sonoma which start nearby.

The house was newly renovated and has all the conveniences you will need. We enjoyed sitting on the porch or patio with a fire pit in the evening sipping wine and relaxing. There is onsite parking for guest which is really appreciated attending the many events in town. We were there for the fantastic Music Festival which which was held only a short walk down the street.

Christopher is an excellent host and was quick to respond to every inquiry or request.

We would highly recommend this place and know you will enjoy it as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Beautiful cottage in Sonoma--ideal place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent a summer at Chris's cottage. It was perfect for our needs: clean, well-appointed, and conveniently located. We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable stay, and Chris couldn't have been more attentive. Great experience, would happy return or recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Swiss Hotel
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Girl and the Fig
Nearest Ski
159 Miles
Sugar Bowl, Boreal
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Dillon Beach
Car: recommended

This home is situated just steps from the historic Sonoma Plaza, 8 acres of lawn and trees surrounded by restaurants, wine tasting and shops. You will be located in the heart of the City of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley. Dozens of world class wineries are within either walking distance or a short driving distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.