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Cozy 1 BR Cottage 2 Blocks Sonoma Plaza !!

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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. Completely separate from main house of owner.

Keywords: Cottage, Kate Murphy's, Irish
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access, backyard picnic area with charcoal BBQ, many wineries nearby. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wi Fi in cottage...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Cable, HD, Flat Screen...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace:

    Gas Fired w/ceramic logs...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    No fitness room, but you are welcome to pull weeds in the garden for exercise....moreless

  • 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


  • Deck / Patio:

    Sun porch in front, small pocket patio in the rear garden. Picnic table in back yard....moreless

  • Golf:


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small charcoal Weber grill....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Nov 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$950 $2,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$850 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 12%


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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1975

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Sonoma, CA, USA:
The cottage is on our property, private but near our house. We have owned the cottage since purchasing the property in 1975.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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  • Kate Murphy's

    Kate Murphy's

  • Sun Porch

    Sun Porch

  • Living Room Another View

    Living Room Another View

  • Music/office area

    Music/office area

  • Table looking out to garden

    Table looking out to garden

  • Gas Fireplace

    Gas Fireplace

  • Bathroom - Shower is Above the Tub.

    Bathroom - Shower is Above the Tub.

  • Picnic Area

    Picnic Area

  • Front Garden

    Front Garden

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bedroom with Queen Size Bed

    Bedroom with Queen Size Bed

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Kitchen decor

    Kitchen decor

  • Pocket Patio with guard Egret

    Pocket Patio with guard Egret

  • Meadow setting with friendly deer

    Meadow setting with friendly deer

  • Resident deer

    Resident deer

VRBO #68952

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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