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The Oaks in Cherry Valley

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

The perfect jumping off point for San Francisco, coast or wine country

Atop West Petaluma's Cherry Valley/Brewster neighborhood enjoy your own cottage with discreet private entrance. Solitude and tranquility can be found nestled among grand heritage oaks and yet just a 10-15 minute walk or bike ride through the famous Historic District will bring you to Old Petaluma's dynamic downtown.

There discover antique and boutique shops, wine bars and micro breweries, five-star restaurants and a variety of stellar local cafes-as well as old favorites: both Peets and Starbucks. Many year 'round parades and events take place right here. Situated within 40 minutes of the gorgeous Sonoma Coast, world class wineries, the magnificent red woods at Muir Woods and ferries to the heart of San Francisco.

Amenities include:

Full kitchen with gas range, Kuerig coffee machine and all the accoutrements needed to prepare and enjoy your own meals. Super comfortable roomy new king-sized memory foam mattress with feather bed (in the chilly months), down comforter and quality linens. Cozy radiant heated floors in bath and dressing room. Deep soaking tub, fluffy towels and large walk-in closet. Slate and wood flooring throughout. Private laundry facilities. Off-street parking.

Great outside dining or Barb-B-Que capabilities under the oaks with the soothing sounds of a Koi Pond waterfall. Wide screen "Smart" TV, WiFi and streaming movies.

Please note that the cottage is located down about 20 steps. There is a railing. Please view the photos to see this.

The towels and linens are steam cleaned providing a hygienic sanitary environment.

City water is additionally purified with home filtering system.

Dedicated router in cottage provides "solid" internet service.

City of Petaluma certificate #: 118

More Details

james and laurie vogel
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About james and laurie vogel

Laurie and Jim are both award winning artists. They raised two sons on this property and have lived in Petaluma since 1986.

james and laurie vogel purchased this cottage in 1989

Why james and laurie vogel chose Petaluma

We moved from San Francisco to Petaluma attracted by the historic west side. We were looking for a nice neighborhood with good schools. We fell in love with the rural setting situated conveniently close to downtown. Though we have looked, we have yet to find any place we would rather live. Now we would like to share our find with others.

What makes this cottage unique

Very close to Petaluma downtown, yet our property has a "country" feel. Forested with heritage oak trees and 200 foot tall eucalyptus trees. Red tailed Hawks, humming birds and of course crows abound. The koi pond is a soothing constant. Very quiet - no ambient traffic or hotel bar noise. It all makes for a setting with the accent on nature within walking distance of downtown.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, Laurie and Jim, we loved our stay in your beautiful home.
Feb 2016
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Petaluma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Items left at property after check-out time ( 11am ) without written permission are subject to storage fees.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • heated radiant slate fools and new deep soaking tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • New King size memory foam mattress. Single "hide-a-bed" with memory foam mattress in living room area.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • tennis
Some basic foods and cooking staples provided, suggest checking in and checking out what is supplied prior to going shopping. Outside entrance lights and garage door switches are located beneath the 522 house number. This is on the left side of the left side garage door. The laundry room is at the back of the left garage.


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The Oaks in Cherry Valley
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 22 reviews

Cool cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and well appointed. A bottle of wine and fruit were waiting for us. Don't go grocery shopping until you check out what's there. Jim answered all our questions and was very pleasant. Walking distance to downtown. We were there during the heat wave and the cottage was very comfortable even in 108 degree heat.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary and Peter were the best of guests. In spite of the challenges of an unprecedented heat wave they were upbeat and actively enjoyed our lovely part of Northern California. Though their stay was not long, they quickly found their bearings and took smart advantage of our proximity to San Francisco, the California coast and Sonoma County's famous the wine country. Of course it is important to us as hosts that our guests respect and care for our property - which Peter and Mary did perfectly - but it is more rewarding when our guests newly discover the charm and beauty of the area we have called home for more than 30 years.
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Great Cottage and Location

  • 5 of 5

James and Laurie were very pleasant, we found the cottage clean and well accommodated, we a stocked refrigerator, complimentary wine and beer. When asked questions regarding San Francisco, James was very helpful with guidance and suggestions, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot - Instant Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Petaluma as a jumping off point but found the town charming.

The space was large, comfortable, private, and our hosts were great. Had a bottle of wine waiting - and we ran into them at a local bistro.

Great location to head into Sonoma / Napa or to visit the coast (we did both). See you next year. Thank You :)

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Comfort in Chilly Petaluma

  • 5 of 5

Located in a quiet, yet convenient part of Petaluma this cozy cottage was a taste of home away from home. The weather was chilly during our stay, but we always came home to a warm cottage at the end of our day. The refrigerator was well supplied with essentials for your first few days as well as a bottle of wine to enjoy by the fireplace. Our hosts, Jim & Laurie, could not have been more accommodating. We even had a Christmas tree decorated with candy canes which delighted our granddaughter. We are looking forward to another stay when next we visit Petaluma.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, close to the center of Petaulma!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Oaks in Cherry Valley.

The owners were helpful when we arrived explaining how everything worked and quickly assisted with the gas heater to obtain heat for the cottage.

The owners had supplied the cottage refrigerate with orange juice, eggs and mild, which made the beginning of our stay comfortable.

The kitchen was well equipped with coffee maker, toaster, blender and microwave.

A great place to relax and explore Petaluma and its surrounding sites.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very relaxing. The space is very well done, cozy and comfortable. It has everything you need.

Our hosts, Jim and Laurie made us feel very welcomed.

We recommend this place to anyone wanting a great place to stay in wine country.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a treat to spend time with you two. We miss you already. Hope your trip home went smoothly and thanks for your help with our projects various.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
SFO, Oakland
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Aquarium,Dempsy's, Taps, Lagunitas, Petaluma Hill.
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Larkspur Landing
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Adobe Creek,Rooster Run,Petaluma golf&country club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
central market,Cucina Paradiso,Zazzle,Hallie's
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Tahoe,Sugarbowl, Squaw Valley, Donner, Heavenly
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Salmon Creek,Dillon,Bodega, Inverness,Stinson
Car: recommended

There is a Lucky grocery store within 10-15 minutes walking, 5 minutes driving distance.

Petaluma market also about the same distances, but towards the downtown area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $75 + Tax

Linen can be changed at owner's request - cleaning fees will apply. Maximum occupancy is three guests. No pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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