2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4
About Barry Walner
Barry is a retired executive and Bonnie is an active Interior Decorator. We bought the house with the original intention of fixing it and selling it but after we fixed it we actually fell in love with it and decided to keep it as a second vacation home. The idea of vacation rental came to us about six months later and we put it up on VRBO and never looked back. We keep a book of the before's and after's in the house and most of our guests get a great kick out of it. Bonnie is exceptionally creative in turning a house from, as we say, from 'OK to Oh Wow!' The pictures of our place before and after certainly demonstrate that creativity.
Barry Walner purchased this House in 2005
Why Barry Walner chose Sonoma
Sonoma has always been one of our favorite getaway locations and now that we have this Vacation home we can get there much more often. Because of the wine and olive oil industries, the community of Sonoma seems to have some sort of festival every week. We particularly enjoy the annual Sonoma Jazz Festival. Summers in Sonoma are magnificent, winters are quite mild, and spring an fall are absolutely spectacular. There is something very special about wine country in the fall during harvest which occurs through most of September and early October.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Please no smoking inside the house
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Everything we needed
Barry was very responsive from the rental to the checkout. We only had one small issue during our 6day stay and it was resolved immediately. The backyard was amazing. This would be where you hangout during warmer weather. Trees full of apples and they were delicious.
The neighborhood was a little dicey and noisy; but the house was safe and well maintained.
Beautiful home and backyard! Wish we could have stayed longer to use the big kitchen and eat out back! Great location. The hosts leave you so much information on what to do, where to eat and get groceries. Hands down the best vrbo I've stayed. Felt like home!
Thanks so much for staying at Casa Bonita. We are thrilled you liked our place and for the kind words you left. Come back and see us again.
Barry & Bonnie Walner
Perfect cute place
What a cute place and convenient location. Backyard is gorgeous. We sat on the patio enjoying wine and relaxing. A peaceful getaway!
Thanks for your kind words. It's always a pleasure to host good folks and find that they enjoyed themselves. My wife designed the backyard and will be thrilled to hear your comments. Come back and see us soon.
Wine Country Fun
Great Stay. Convenient Location to everything.
Not as advertised
This house is in a sketchy neighborhood. Weather was hot and the portable AC was inadequate. Apples on ground in back yard attracted a skunk at night!
I am sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. Your weekend was the hottest weekend of the year in Sonoma and the A/C unit is not equiped to battle that. Most houses in Sonoma don't have any A/C and I don't advertise that we have it. It is jyust there as an extra. Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss it further.
Thanks for your feedback . I'll try to keep the apples off the ground in the future.
Lovely Little Stay at this Sonoma Bungalow
We had a lovely stay at Barry and Bonnie's property. Our favorite parts were the huge, relaxing backyard and the big, open kitchen. The photos of the backyard does not do the place justice! It's huge!! It has a nice sitting lounge as well as a dining room table and a grill. We were there for fourth of July so used the grill to BBQ and for a few times throughout the rest of the weekend. The backyard was also just so quiet, it was nice to sit out there and read a book or enjoy a glass of wine.
The kitchen was also very modern and updated. We were able to eat all of our breakfasts and some of our lunch in the kitchen. The neighborhood is also nice. We enjoyed taking daytime strolls, the neighbors were all very nice.
Barry was very communicative whenever we had questions and really went the extra mile providing a ton of free information and tasting coupons which we definitely took advantage of!
Would surely stay here again!
In the heart of the Wine Country. Winery maps and suggestions are provided. Tasting coupons for many wineries are provided.