AMADORA (GIFT OF LOVE) VINTAGE HOUSE ON 1/2 ACRE, NEARBY SONOMA PLAZA

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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AMADORA (GIFT OF LOVE) VINTAGE HOUSE ON 1/2 ACRE, NEARBY SONOMA PLAZA

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

This warm and charming house, a true Sonoma craftman's style built in 1891, sits on almost half an acre of land, totally enclosed to give you privacy and let you forget about the world. A nearby walking trail leads to Sonoma Plaza.

The main bedroom features a plush California king sized bed. The second and third bedrooms each have a pillow-top queen bed. Views of the Sonoma hillside are available from all bedrooms.

Relax and unwind in the lounge chairs just outside the covered back porch. To the right is a hot tub for four with an outdoor shower station, and to the left is an eating area for six with a three burner BBQ. Take a siesta after a nice meal, lie down and swing gently on the hammock for two.

The garden offers delights seasonally through year with 30 fruit trees and shrubs (peach, apple, pear, tangerine, pommelo, orange, grapefruit). Among the grove of the trees, settle back in a rocking chair, or relax on the comfortable sectional sofa under a gazebo.

Game Room: A recreation room has been added recently, with an 8' pool table, a 55' TV connected to HD cable box and Blue Ray DVD player, and a lounge/ bar area.

Wireless Connectivity: There is wireless connectivity throughout the property, so you can go to the internet with your laptop from the gazebo, the cabana, the porches, the game room or the al fresco dining area.

Orchard in A Garden Setting: There are different fruit and berries for different seasons. In spring time, there are 2 different kinds of cherries and strawberries. In summer there is an abundance of plums, followed by apricots, then yellow and white nectarines, ending with peaches. Blackberries, gold and red raspberries, along with 7 different kinds of table grapes are common in late summer. A couple varieties of apples, pears, and figs herald the arrival of fall, with chocolate and coffee cake persimmons and pomegranates ending the season. Winter is celebrated with Cara Cara oranges, limes, pommelo, grapefruit, tangerines and citron. When the all the citrus trees bloom in late winter, the whole property is perfumed with the most refreshing, soft and sweet smell. A new 3-1 pluot tree has just been planted in 2009, along with a sweet kiwi vine. Please note that due to different weather conditions, fruit yield and harvest time may vary from year to year.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Joe

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Speaks english,
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Amadora (Gift of Love) Vintage House on 1/2 Acre, Nearby Sonoma Plaza
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Amadora (Gift of Love) Vintage House on 1/2 Acre, Nearby Sonoma Plaza
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5

Amadora in Sonoma - Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
My wife, daughter, two granddaughters, and youngest son stayed at Amadora for a week prior to and just following our other son's wedding to a local Sonoma lass. Our son lives in Sonoma, too, so we know the area quite well. We were very pleased with the house, extra room (billiard room with bathroom/shower & sleeper couch), and gardens. We also had a brother-in-law and his wife for a couple of nights; they are quite discerning and really liked the house as did our new daughter-in-law's parents! Our youngest son (22) stayed in the billiard room and appreciated it greatly.

The main house has a very nice kitchen, dining room, living room, sun room (with french doors), three bedrooms, and 1 and 1/2 bathrooms (the latter by one of the rooms). The beds are very comfy! The entire house has wonderful windows that provide beautiful sunlight and open easily for morning cooling. The large porch with chairs was a treat, especially for the girls!

The garden is beautiful and fun to wander through; we enjoyed the greenhouse, and the covered seating area with its fountain and chandelier. We also enjoyed sampling fruit from the trees, grapevines, berries and strawberries, as well as the many flowers! Although we did not have the time to enjoy either the hot tub or BBQ, they are very nice and we wish we could have used them.

Although about a mile from the Plaza, Amadora is actually well-situated. The biking/walking path to the downtown/Plaza area is nearby and is a very nice walk/ride that takes one past the Vallejo family house (run by State Parks). Driving into town is very easy, especially if one takes Verano east from the house rather than using Hwy 12. (Check a map.) A grocery store, drug store, and Starbucks are nearby (about 1/8 mile away), and restaurants are nearby, too. A park with many walking paths is just across Hwy 12. And the delightful Sonoma wineries to the north are easily accessed on via Hwy 12 or Arnold Drive. (IMHO, Sonoma wines and the Sonoma Valley are better than Napa.)

Joe is very well organized and easy to work with; he explains everything and even provided a binder (on the dining room table) that answered every question about the house and gardens. The housekeeper had the house ready and in great shape; the gardener does a fine job, too. Access by foot and vehicle is very good; parking behind large gates is ample for two vehicles and there is parking on-street, too.

Thank you very much for everything, Joe!

Marc P. and Family
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Amadora (Gift of Love) Vintage House on 1/2 Acre, Nearby Sonoma Plaza
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Girls Weekend Success

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Met for a girls weekend in Sonoma & Napa and had the pleasure of staying at the Amadora House.. We had a lovely time, the home is just as beautiful and well appointed as pictures. After each long day, we were so comfortable at the home, we hardly made it out to dinner during our trip!! We sat in the gazebo one night, and under the sun on the patio another afternoon.
The owner was responsive in the booking process, provided ample information about local activities as well as discount information for a nearby Winery, Benziger, which we recommend, it's just lovely.
We'll defiantly be back to Sonoma, and we will certainly look into staying here again!
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Amadora (Gift of Love) Vintage House on 1/2 Acre, Nearby Sonoma Plaza
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A Memorable Reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
There were 7 of us lifelong friends since we were in college 30 years ago. We had the best of time at Amadora in September. The house was beautiful and garden was magnificent with so much space to relax. A few of us had breakfast in the garden up front, then in the afternoon we gathered around in the gazebo to enjoy the wine we just bought, and one day we had BBQ in the garden at the back. We were able to cut some flowers and brought them inside, especially with all the available vases. We also had fun in the hammock and the green house. The lights made sitting out there at night a magical experience. We also enjoyed enjoyed the hot tub. The game room really added to our entertainment. The house was spacious for all 7 of us to have our own personal, individual experience. We can't wait to go back and we would highly recommend this house to our friends and family.
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Amadora (Gift of Love) Vintage House on 1/2 Acre, Nearby Sonoma Plaza
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+1 6502079875
Sonoma Sonoma County
5

Great place to stay in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We really liked this home, this was our 4th visit to Sonoma and we have stayed in different homes each time. Its very eclectic and the garden and gazebo are lovely. It is a short drive to the center of Sonoma and we biked to 4 fabulous wineries in one day. Great place.
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Amadora (Gift of Love) Vintage House on 1/2 Acre, Nearby Sonoma Plaza
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Already planning our return trip!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We stayed for 5 nights at this fantastic spot, just outside the heart of Sonoma Plaza. Three couples (2 in their 40's, celebrating our parents' 70th birthdays) were able to stay very comfortably in this home, and enjoying the house, the garden, and all the amenities it had to offer!

Joe was amazing in terms of proactive and helpful information for the months leading up to our stay! Not only does he have extremely organized information about the stay in the home itself, but he was often sending helpful tips on activities, restaurants, wineries, etc. Even the days before our trip, he sent us a note to let us know what fruits in his amazing garden were ripe and ready for us! (And the map he has in his welcome book, describing all the different trees, was a huge help!)

For my parents, who had never stayed in a rental home before, they were so surprised and happy about how comfortable the home was, and how well-appointed it was, with all the amenities and thoughtful touches around the space. I've stayed in rental homes, where the decor, linens, etc. all feel like an afterthought. This is a well decorated space that really feels like you're a welcome guest in someone's home.

Additionally, my father walks with a cane, so he was happy that, even though the entrances were a few steps up, the hand rail was there for him to get in and out comfortably. If your trip involves older folks, who are not wheelchair bound, I think you'll find it works very well for them, including a bathtub with a low-profile entrance and grab handles, and a layout in the home that makes it easy to get from room to room.

I would recommend this beautiful home to small groups -- 2 to 3 couples is ideal, giving a decent amount of space for all. An additional single or couple in the garage/game room would work, as long as that person didn't mind sharing their space with the TV and pool table that all will eventually migrate to! The location is a good one: a bit more than a mile walk along the bike path to Sonoma Plaza, but not in the heart of the traffic, and easy to get to the major roads in the area. Even a decent place for breakfast or lunch one block away at the Palms Grill.

My husband has already suggested we stay here again when we next to return to wine country!
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Other Activities: Plane tour, Wine train

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Availability & Rates

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid Season
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$345
$395
Fri,Sat
$2,000
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$445
$495
Fri,Sat
$2,500
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$345
$395
Fri,Sat
$2,000
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$445
$495
Fri,Sat
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Listed rates for up to 6 guests. Extra guests $25 per person, per night.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
General:
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Shower Station - outdoor shower , Next to hot tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Cal-king bed is Sealy posturepedic, queen beds have 2' pillow top. Each bedroom has a seating area, a closet and 2 luggage racks.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • recreation center
  • botanical garden
  • water parks
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
House is elevated, there are 6 stair steps.

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