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Cozy 1 BR Cottage 2 Blocks Sonoma Plaza !!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Enter a calm, secluded environment and get away from the busy world in this charming, old-fashioned cottage with many Irish touches -- but also with wireless internet connection. Flat-screen cable TV, hundreds of channels, DVD player! Enjoy the easy two-block stroll to Sonoma Plaza, where you can choose from Sonoma's best restaurants and browse shops. This is a good base for taking walks.

Traditionally furnished living room has cozy, natural gas fireplace and sofa bed for additional guest (for modest additional rent, children under 12 free). Lovely kitchen has everything you need for light housekeeping. Small room off living room can be an office or nursery. Screened-in front porch is perfect for reading, cocktails, etc.; it looks out over lovely garden. Deer are often sighted in the backyard picnic area.

Available by the week, two weeks, three weeks or month; also selected weekends. Ideal for those who are vacationing, house hunting, relocating, visiting family or friends, extended business trips. We prefer to rent the cottage to travelers who are staying a week or more. As a result, we will not be accepting booking requests for fewer than five days if your request is more than three months prior to the dates you wish to stay. We hope you understand our policy and we fully understand that you may wish to book accommodations elsewhere. Our Visitors Bureau has many fine listings in and around Sonoma.

We also strongly suggest that you consult our Facebook page for additional booking information that may be helpful for your planning.

VRBO and Homeaway have recently added a new feature that allows the traveler to book through them on their web site. The traveler receives certain benefits from this method, and there is a booking fee required. If you wish to book directly with us at 7079964359, you may do so with a credit card and there is no additional fee or other hidden charges.

Keywords: Cottage, Kate Murphy's, Irish

More Details

Larry Murphy
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Larry Murphy

Rose and Larry Murphy, both retired teachers, are long-time Sonoma residents and in 1993 founded the popular local Murphy's Irish Pub on the Plaza. They have traveled extensively in Ireland have provided many Irish touches in the cottage. Now retired, Rose is a writer on Irish themes and Larry has embarked on a watercolor career. In 1988 and 1992 Larry was Sonoma's Mayor.

Larry Murphy purchased this cottage in 1975

Why Larry Murphy chose Sonoma

The cottage is on our property, private but near our house. We have owned the cottage since purchasing the property in 1975.

What makes this cottage unique

Unique benefits: the cottage is accessible by foot to the famous Sonoma Plaza, downtown shops and restaurants and wine tasting rooms. It also has an old-fashioned charm that our guests appreciate.


Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower over the tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Wi-Fi Internet Access, backyard picnic area with charcoal BBQ, many wineries nearby.


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Cozy 1 BR Cottage 2 Blocks Sonoma Plaza !!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Ideal place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Before we even arrived, Larry was a fantastic host, in constant contact with us because of the fires. He accommodated all of our requests without any hassle. The location of the cottage couldn't be better, within walking distance to coffee, restaurants, bars, shops and the plaza. The cottage itself is wonderful. It is just as described and charming. It had everything we needed and there are notes on everything that may need a little extra explaining or direction. I will definitely try to stay here next time we decide to come. Highly recommend. Thank you, Larry!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Quaint cottage that is walking distance to downtown square. Cottage is clean and has everything you will need for your stay. Larry (the owner) is just as sweet as can be. He will ensure your stay is nothing but wonderful. Added bonus.... Larry is an Sonoma Officinato so tap into what he knows when you meet him. I guarantee he can point you in the right direction if you need any assistance with where to go and/or what to do. Hope to be back again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cottage was perfect for us. Comfy bed, quiet and close to the square. Larry is a gem too! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space close to the Square

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our weekend at the cottage. We were able to walk to many of the tasting rooms in the square and great local restaurants. It was quiet and felt like a home away from home. Would definitely return and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable cottage, and close to Sonoma Square!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Murphy cottage while in town for a wedding, and thought it was great! The cottage was comfortable, spacious, and met all of my needs. It is very conveniently located near Sonoma Square, and Larry was a kind and very responsive host. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage near the square in Sonoma.

  • 5 of 5

Kate Murphy's Cottage was a nice place to stay during our long weekend in Sonoma. It was close to many of the vineyards and also close to the drag races that we attended at the Sonoma Speedway. The cottage was easy to find and had everything we needed. It was so peaceful sleeping. The owner met us when we checked in and showed us around the cottage. The decor was vintage but it all was in great working order.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Murphy's Irish Pub

We are located in the heart of the California Wine Country, there are dozens of wineries within minutes of the cottage. However Sonoma has many other charms, many places of importance in early California history, such as the northernmost of California's famous Spanish missions, St. Francis Solano Mission on the Plaza, only three blocks from the cottage. Our restaurants are many, varied and close by, indeed many visitors don't get into their cars for days at a time.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

On selected three-day holiday weekends, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, 4th of July for example, we may require a three day minimum.

Generally, we attempt to book long term stays, so we only book weekends if the cottage is not rented shortly before the desired dates. We are trying to avoid losing a month-long booking because we have locked up a weekend in the middle. If you are seeking 2 or 3 nights and don't have lodging about two weeks before your desired dates, check with us again and if we are open we will be happy to accommodate you.

There is no City Tax on stays of 30 days or more. We do not charge cleaning fees, security deposits, or any other hidden charges. Unhappily, VRBO has recently (March 2016) added a service fee of 4 to 12 per cent if you book through their payment system. This is a fee we opposed and we do not see a penny of it.

We have a two week cancellation policy, if your plans change, please notify us at least two weeks prior to your arrival date. If a party were to fail to arrive without notifying us, we may charge an appropriate fee on their credit card.

Rates are stated for two guests. Additional adult guests are charged $40 per night.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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