TAHOE-LIKE SETTING IN SONOMA COUNTY WINE COUNTRY

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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TAHOE-LIKE SETTING IN SONOMA COUNTY WINE COUNTRY

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2 BR, 1-1/2 bath, sleeps 5

Treat yourself to a quiet stay in a fully-equipped home for less than the price of a hotel room. Just an hour from San Francisco, this is the home of traditional jazz musician Lu Watters (1912-1989). The immaculate 1300 ft brick home is furnished with old-world Tuscan elegance, and has Italian tile and artwork throughout. Enjoy the 44' plasma TV with Bose sound system or listen to Lu Watters recordings from the days of his nightclub, Hambone Kelly's. Amenities include utilities, well-appointed kitchen, large capacity washer/dryer, natural fiber linens, and wi-fi. Easy access to highway 101 and the Sonoma/Napa wine country hot spots in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Napa Valleys, coastal beaches, Valley of the Moon, and the spa towns of Calistoga and Sonoma. Sonoma State University is on the same street, but on the east side of the freeway, downwind of the highway fumes Lu despised.

The man behind it all: The Sage Hen takes its name from 'The Sage Hen Strut,' a popular song Lu wrote on September 11, 1944, on his way to Hawaii on the SS Antigua, three days prior to composing Hambone Kelly. After the war and a three-year stint arranging for Bing Crosby, Lu opened his own nightclub, Hambone Kelly's, in El Cerrito, where he was the chef by day and the leader of his famous Yerba Buena Jazz Band by night. Lu had had his fill of celebrity by the time he settled in Cotati, preferring to open his home to the wild bird population rather than his two-legged fans. Lu was on a first-name basis with the coastal gulls, as he took regular trips to feed them hot dogs while he combed their beaches for stones and driftwood. His grounds are still a sanctuary for wild turkeys, mockingbirds, hummingbirds and raucous bands of blue jays, which Lu distinguished as 'the west jays and the east jays.

What some have to say: After arriving at the Sage Hen, this went from a good vacation to a great vacation! --John & Maria, New Jersey

First time here and exceeded expectations. --Rich & Eileen, Missouri

Never a more hospitable place. --Gary & Cheryl, Tennessee

We now feel like we're 'coming home' when we arrive @ the Sage Hen. --Hugh, Mary, Neil & Virginia, Vancouver BC

Great oasis in the beautiful Sonoma Valley. --Linda, Cam, Susanne & Paul, Canada

Awsome home! Loved every minute. --Nancy

One visit is all it takes to make it a habit. --Winnie, Nevada

Walking, wine-tasting, whale-watching, visiting redwoods, hike in Muir Woods...very nice week. David & Lucy, UK

Beautiful home, so clean, central location. --Ken & Gail, Rhode Island

Amazing choice for our honeymoon. --Keith & Melody, Michigan

Southern hospitality out west! --the Hendersons, South Carolina

You have a slice of heaven here. --Ruth & Bill, Ohio

We loved the European touches and American comfort. --the Muratore family, Belgium

What others have to say: We loved the history. Perfect location, convenient to everything. --Alice & Dave, Arizona

Cool, comfortable, soothing. Cotati is a great little town, too. --John & Laurie, Illinois

The homey atmosphere and quality are tops. --Mike & Linda, Michigan

A wonderful stay; beats a hotel any day. --Christine

We are 'repeat offenders.' No way could we stay anywhere else. --Denise & John, Ohio

House is superb. Very well located and spotlessly clean. --Stan, Ireland

Love the location and the wild animals. --Consuelo, John & Maile, Mexico

One of our favorite places. --Kimberly & Richard, Minnesota

A great house. Wish it was mine, I'd ship it home! --David, Scotland

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Great place, nice and clean, best since San Diego, and we're all the way from New Zealand!
Dec 2007
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Ron

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Speaks english, italian
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
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Tahoe-like setting in Sonoma County wine country
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OUR HOLIDAY STAY

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I booked the Sage Hen for the holidays. The place was immaculate and looks exactly like the pictures, so you know just what you're getting. We loved sitting by the fire and being able to cook meals at home instead of going out to eat every night. It was also in close proximity to the freeway, wineries and beach. I would recommend this property to anyone that wants a stress free stay in a beautiful location.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Cotati Sonoma County
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EXCELLENT PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
We had such a great stay here. The home was beautiful and cozy. Ron was excellent to work with, and very accommodating. The location was perfect, close to freeway access and it sensed to be central to everything we wanted to do. The home was well equipped with everything we could have possibly needed. We can't wait to be back!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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BEAUTIFUL QUIET OASIS

  • 5 of 5
Ron is just the best man. I booked this vacation rental at the last minute and he was so accomodating. I have booked rentals all over the world and was impressed by the quality of the furniture in the home. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need and basic such as seasoning etc were there although we never cooked. The kitcen is nicely appointed with granite and nice appliances. The bathrooms are beautiful. the livingroom has nice high end furntiture a fireplace and a Bose sound system. Everything is first rate. The house is large, comfortable and quiet. While the pictures look beautiful, they really don't do the place justice. The house is situated in a park like setting. The rental is peaceful and private. I look forward to returning. My only regret is that I didn't get to spend enough time enjoying this beautifl property as we were gone alot.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review--we like to keep things the way we would want them ourselves.
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A PEACEFUL RETREAT IN A SPA LIKE SETTING!

  • 5 of 5
This was an excellent place to get away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco. We stayed in the main house and it was immaculate and well furnished. The property surrounding the house in park like and very private. The owners were very accomodating and I would highly recommend this as a place to stay. If you have a large party, there is more than one house to rent. Very clean and relaxing. We will stay again if in the area.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You make our job a real pleasure. Hope to see you again soon!
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Cotati Sonoma County
5

HEAVENLY PLACE IN SONOMA

  • 5 of 5
I had the luck to discover this beautiful house in Cotati, surrounded by nature but close to the main roads that connect Sonoma. Very accessible, beautifully furnished and with your own privacy. Very nice garden and patio... And more, two beautiful people welcome you and they let you feel like at home!!!
Highly recommended!
Thank you guys! See you soon
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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business
Tahoe-like setting in Sonoma County wine country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220218
+1 888 633-2417
Cotati Sonoma County
5

HEAVENLY PLACE IN SONOMA

  • 5 of 5
I had the luck to discover this beautiful house in Cotati, surrounded by nature but close to the main roads that connect Sonoma. Very accessible, beautifully furnished and with your own privacy. Very nice garden and patio... And more, two beautiful people welcome you and they let you feel like at home!!!
Highly recommended!
Thank you guys! See you soon
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such positive feedback--you and many other wonderful people who stay with us make our job so rewarding.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Larkspur Landing
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 101 & Hwy 116
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Bodega Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Apple Valley Center
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Tahoe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Washoe Creek
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Apple Valley Center
Car: recommended

Sonoma County, historically known for its apples and Santa Rosa plums, was once called the Redwood Empire. The agricultural focus has shifted to grapes, helping the wines in the tri-county wine production area (Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino) top the export charts by 9 out of 10.

Luther Burbank, a well-known botanist, lived and worked in Santa Rosa, where is home and grounds are open to the public. Jack London, America's most successful writer of the 20th century, built his home, Wolf House, in nearby Glen Ellen. His property is now a state park.

The well-loved creator of Snoopy, Charles Schulz, lived and worked in Santa Rosa, where visitors to the area can enjoy the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Snoopy's Home Ice, one of the 'most beautiful ice arenas in the world.'

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Availability & Rates

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Cotati House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,200
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Per-person (over 2) $25
Cleaning $65
$200 deposit to hold reservations. Balance is paid after arrival.
Notes $225/night
2-night minimum, $200 deposit (no deposit for returning guests).
$225/night, $1,200/week; $3,400/month
$25 per additional guest over 2
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Amenities

Cotati House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
Notes:
ON-SITE PERSONAL CHEF Prize-winning cookbook author, chef, university Italian instructor and recipe consultant for Piccolo Lago Restaurant (2 Michelin stars) in Piemonte available for gourmet meals and cooking lessons in English or Italian. Traditional dishes like orecchiette made with grano arso (a specialty from Puglia so rare it is unknown in other regions), casoncelli (ravioli from Bergamo made with prosciutto, parmigiano, amaretti & raisins), baicoli (Venetian cookies), pollo al finocchio (Tuscan chicken with oven-cured olives and wild fennel from the garden) are just a few of the many dishes food lovers can choose from. Contact us for sample 3-course menus and pricing.
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