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Festive Cottage In Downtown Santa Rosa

Bedrooms 2
Space 875 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

Our cool and comfortable cottage is on a quiet street and a five minute stroll to downtown Santa Rosa, with world renowned craft breweries, Michelin rated restaurants, art galleries and shopping. Unique in style and color, and furnished for comfort.

The cottage was designed by artist Lori with her husband Steve. Our idea was to create a crazy art project that you could live in - you're on vacation, have fun! Each room has a different color scheme. Two bedrooms, one bath and a queen sleeper in the living room accommodates six comfortably. All of our beds have premium mattresses so you can sleep tight. A private backyard patio for morning coffee or an evening dinner, BBQ Grill included. Private parking on-site allows guests easy access the cottage from both the side and front entrances, making unpacking easy.

The cottage is the front house of two on the property. The back unit is a private rental. In creating the Emerald Cottage, we were diligent in finding the right tenants who would not only understand the cottage is a vacation rental, but would welcome our guests as their neighbors, and respect their quiet enjoyment and privacy.

The cottage is a non-smoking, both inside and on the grounds. Although we love dogs and pets, we do not allow them in the cottage. We ask that our guests respect our 10pm - 7am 'quiet time'.

More Details

Steve Miksis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Conversational Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Steve Miksis

Cottage Keepers Steve & Lori share many of the same interests: hiking, art, music and food. We had a blast creating the cottage! As a haven for artists and musicians, Santa Rosa and Sonoma County have many indoor and outdoor music venues, and an abundance of local galleries. Ask us about our favorites! We live right around the corner and are always available for anything you might need.

Why Steve Miksis chose Santa Rosa

The cottage is located in the Historic Luther Burbank Garden's section of downtown Santa Rosa; a walk around the block takes you to Luther Burbank's home and gardens. Five minutes to a variety of restaurants, coffee shops in the neighborhood or in downtown Santa Rosa (walk to get your Pliny!) A ten minute walk down the creek takes you to Railroad Square, the historic part of downtown.

What makes this cottage unique

A quiet, dead end street with little vehicle traffic makes for a relaxing sit on the front porch and a great place to people watch.


Burbank Gardens Neighborhood Association Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Very comfortable Queen bed with quality bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two comfortable Twin XL beds, can convert to one King
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private driver, chef, massage, yoga all available - ask us for reservations/pricing.


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Festive Cottage In Downtown Santa Rosa
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Brisbane, California

The perfect downtown whimsical cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage worked out perfect for my husband and I. We go to Santa Rosa every year for the Sonoma County fair and the cottage is within walking distance. The Luther Burbank neighborhood was also very nice with an abundance of downtown restaurants. The cottage had everything we could possibly need and we had most of our meals there. You won't go wrong with choosing this place whether as a couple or family, it felt spacious to us and we are already dreaming about our next visit. It was nice to meet the owner, Steve and a big thanks to him and his wife for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, eclectic cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at the Emerald Cottage from beginning to end. The cottage was as advertised. We had everything we needed. The design features from the bright colors to the characters spread around the cottage were a lot of fun. The best part cottage is it's access to downtown. We could easily walk. Many restaurants within walking distance. Overall great stay, with no hiccups. Thanks Steve!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect size. Perfect location. Warm and friendly. The second we walked in the door it felt like com

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect size. Not so big that it was informal, not so small that we felt cramped. Very clean. The extras they provided were welcome, especially the coffee! The owners were completely available the entire stay and quick to accommodate any of our needs. And the location to downtown and all of its amenities wears exceptional. Better than any hotel we could have gotten. I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just a great spot to use as a base for wine country

  • 5 of 5

Cute as a button, eclectic, comfy and close enough to walk to downtown Santa Rosa. Fine for four people; bedrooms are well separated.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Emerald Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 4/28/17 - 5/1/17 and we loved it. We traveled to Sonoma to visit some of Sonoma's many wonderful wineries to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. We wanted a place that would be centrally located in Sonoma County for our day trips to the wineries, we settled on Santa Rosa. We arrived late on Friday, after a long day of traveling, and I'm glad we didn't chose any place further north. We were exhausted from the trip.

We recognized the outside from the pictures online and as we looked around we realized it was impossible to be anything but cheerful and relaxed at this place. Everywhere we looked, it was just fun and relaxing. But it was more than just whimsical. It was well furnished, very clean, towels waiting for us on our beds, instructions how to find and operate everything in the house, and a bottle of wine was waiting on the table when we arrived. There was an A/C unit in the living room window but it cooled off enough at night to make this unnecessary.

A well-organized binder contained info about the owners, Santa Rosa, local attractions, restaurants and other information. If I wanted to nit-pick, I would say menus from the mentioned restaurants would be helpful but I just looked up the menus and reviews on my phone.

Whenever my wife and I stay at a VRBO, we ask ourselves if we would stay here again and we agreed we definitely would stay again. This was a true gem that made our visit memorable.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a very nice cottage plenty of room for everyone

  • 5 of 5

It locate for easy walking To downtown and to the rever walk. The owner were very helpful with suggestion on how to get family in from The airport. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Burbank Gardens Neighborhood Association Cottage Rental Rates

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per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $350

The neighborhood is a quiet one and we ask our guests to honor our 'Quiet Time' from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.