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Penngrove Gardens Cottage, Craftsman's Bungalow

Mary Durney

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Mary Durney

Member since: 2009
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Calendar last updated:
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Penngrove Gardens Cottage, Craftsman's Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Petaluma House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Lovely, New in 2009, 2 Bedroom Craftsman Bungalow. Perfect getaway to the Wine Country and the Coast. Please see special offers page for longer stays.

We welcome you to Sonoma County.

Deck overlooking view of Sonoma Mountain and large rustic country garden for meandering and seating. Bronze period light fixtures throughout the house. Art nouveau details in bathroom tile. Gas fireplace in living room adds cozy feel.

Lovely art work on the walls, of local area and by local artists.

"Special Offer" June 1st - June 4th, 4 nights @ less 20%. Please inquire.

Surrounded by adjoining properties which include many acres of rolling open space.

We offer information on the back roads and all the local restaurants, theater etc. Bring your local maps for us to highlight!

The front bedroom has a queen bed. Extra bedroom is set up in the 'Garden View Room' with another double bed. It can be changed to a den with a couch for longer terms stays.

Excellent wireless access as Cottage has it's own router. Uverse TV, Internet.

Reservations still in transit or monthly reservations still within cancel period may not show on our calendar.

More info provided upon your inquiry. Do Check with us if you see dates reserved as sometimes we have cancellations. Two night minimum stay Fri-Sun.

Due to the drought in California we are staying away from groups of 4 or more for stays longer than 4 days. Please inquire.

Centrally located a main road, Old Redwood, in Sonoma County just North East of Petaluma near the small town of Penngrove, we are 6 mins, right down our road from historic downtown Petaluma. Our Road turns into Petaluma Blvd n. which runs into the center of town becoming the main street.

We 40-50 mins from San Francisco traffic depending, Two minutes from Hwy 101, or SSU-Eight -mins from South Santa Rosa, and 20 mins to Sonoma on a lovely back hwy near the house. Bus stops a 1 min walk- served by Golden Gate & Sonoma County Transit.North & South Bring your bike. .

Large, rustic, Country Garden flourishes with many flowers most of the year has a table with umbrella for shade and a Webber barbeque.

Two nice Porta Cribs and a highchair. There are a few crib linens and toys. Sony TV with DVD & Video Player with great library of interesting & classic movies.

The house has one bath with full tub and shower inside and another half accommodation in a rustic out bldg off the garden path.

Laundry room, down the garden path.. is lightly shared but can be reserved for your exclusive use if needed during your stay.

Please note there are two refrigerators. The small upright shown with freezer/ dinning area with freezer, and the under the counter one in kitchen cabinet photo. There is also a large freezer on the deck for storing more frozen food.

$20. per person charge over four persons (per night), small children under 6 excepted.

Check in time 3:00 PM, Check out 11 AM (unless otherwise arranged)

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We look forward to hosting your stay in Sonoma County

.Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls or boys getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

Keywords: New Bungalow House, Sonoma Wine Country, Coast, Historic Petaluma, Beautiful Garden, Pet friendly

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Mary Durney (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

About Mary Durney

We have owned our property in Sonoma County for 35 years. I have been a publisher of note cards and prints and I have two daughters 28 and 34 who grew up here but now live in Europe/Arizona. My studio is in a barn on the property and I own another house next door (not visible from the cottage) where we have had the same loyal tenants for 35 years. The property is surrounded by many acres of rural open space. The land below the house has fruit trees and a cottage style garden with lots of wonderful flowers which return years after with the seasons. Sometimes fresh tomatoes, herbs or other garden produce is available to guests.

Very safe neighborhood and close to all local amenities.

I have spent 30 years in sales, design and marketing in the business community in California and have many connections and resources available. To see some of my landscape images of our area at 'nautilusimages'.

I had always wanted to be a 'tour guide!, but our vacation rental now allows me the opportunity to share this area I love with visitors. We welcome you to our land, your special place to stay.

Mary Durney purchased this house in 1978

Why Mary Durney chose Petaluma

Great rural setting but close to all the attractions of Sonoma County. Back scenic hwy close to the house takes one to downtown Sonoma in 20 mins.

Only 6 mins to downtown historical Petaluma with nice shops, antique stores and scores of world class resturants of every cuisine..

10-15 mins to Santa Rosa. 40-55 mins to San Francisco, depending on traffic.

What makes this house unique

Lovely New 2 Bedroom Craftsman Bungalow Deck Overlooking view of Sonoma Mountain. Close to the senic beaches of Sonoma County. This is a "cottage sized house" but feels larger because of glass dors & many windows & the decks.

Spacious Garden for meanders or seating Centrally located on main road in Sonoma County Two minutes from Hwy 101, or SSU-Eight -mins from Santa Rosa, 6 mins from Petaluma, 40-55 minutes from San Francisco depending on traffic.

Bus stop a 1 min walk- served by Golden Gate (From Petaluma) & Sonoma County Transit local buses. Bring your bike

Perfect setting for that weekend getaway to the Coast or Wine Country. (Two bedrooms One with a Queen & one with a double bed. Extra airbeds for children available with plenty of extra blankets & linens for them.

Well equipped kitchen with all needed to cook any great meal. We keep some basic supplies there such as oil & vinegar, spices, some condiments, coffee filters, paper towels etc.

Pet friendly with space to walk you dog in our garden & small pasture area. Mostly fenced except small pass thru places to which temporary gates can be added if need be for longer stays. (please ask) The second bedroom is quite small but has a big bay window looking to the garden and it's own sliding glass door with small deck, stairs down to drive area or garden & walk in closet.

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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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based on 17 traveler reviews

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Penngrove Gardens Cottage, Craftsman's Bungalow
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Truly Enjoyed Our Stay - Charming, Modern Features and Centrallly Located

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently booked this cottage in Penngrove for a trip up to wine country. I looked through so many properties in our price range, and of the few we liked, this one seemed to really fit the bill. My conversations with the owner on the phone were very easy, she was straightforward, pleasant, and responsive. Booking the place was very easy.

When we arrived, she was there to greet us and the cottage was exactly what we had assumed from the description. We were pleased with the level of quality of the cottage both inside and out. The paint, trim, and kitchen features all have been recently updated, and the kitchen had more than we could ask for as far as cooking staples and tools. Also, the wi-fi was very nice to have.

The owner was extremely courteous. One of our concerns (why we have not used very much) with this type of property is the privacy, as well as feeling like you are just sleeping in a strangers house. Much to our relief, this cottage does not convey that feeling whatsoever. While the property does have another home on it, the orientation and location of the cottage means you virtually cannot tell. She even made a point to assure us that our privacy was one of her main concerns, and she would not be jeopardizing that.

This place is very clean and neat, with a few nice little details you can tell come from the owner. The most obvious is the outside garden, which is beautiful and peaceful. You can tell she cares by the quality of the home and her obvious desire to keep her renters as happy as possible.

Penngrove is near Petaluma and the Sonoma/Napa area is about 35 minutes the other direction. We ate dinner at an amazing restaurant in Petaluma our first night (arrival), and then spent the day in Napa and Sonoma the following day. After the heat and the wine, it was nice to come back to the secluded cottage to relax and talk. There is a great organic market in Cotati, where I got all of the fixings for a home cooked breakfast our final morning...all of these and many more points are outlined in her "guide" that she leaves there for you.

Overall, this is a great little place to stay, and I cannot really think of anything negative to report. Just yesterday we received a card in the mail from her wishing us well and thanking us for staying.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful extended stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the occasion to stay at Mary's cottage for 6 weeks while visiting our son who lives in San Francisco. We wanted a place with easy access to the city and yet plenty of places to visit in northern California. The cottage was ideal for us and we had a wonderful stay. We had easy access to the coast, the redwoods, the wine country and the city. We fell in love with Sonoma and so much of our great experience had to do with this Penngrove cottage. It was fully equipped, very comfortable, had a wonderful deck overlooking Mary's flower garden and the Sonoma hills. Mary was also very helpful with information about the local area. We would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to explore Sonoma county, Marin county and the north bay area.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles CA

We loved the Penngrove Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 + our little dog just spent a week in this lovely and charming little cottage. The place is spacious enough and has a decent sized kitchen for cooking which we did a lot of. Mary was an awesome host and was very wonderful in setting up our accommodations and keeping in touch as well as giving us privacy while we were there. We will be back hopefully this summer.

As far as sight seeing there are many beautiful trails to walk and hike and many awesome restaurants to dine in. Petaluma is not far and a wonderful place to grab gourmet coffee and shop. I would Recommend Marys place to everyone. Thank you Mary!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Pengrove cottage

  • 5 of 5

We all loved this cottage, the location made it easy to get to both Napa and San Francisco. Our host was helpful and delightful, she gave us directions and tips for getting around and even printed out maps for us. The cottage had everything we needed. Coffee, plenty of towels etc... there were condiments mayo, mustard, spices for cooking (It was nice to not have to buy all that).

The walls are decorated with beautiful original art and the back patio had flowers blooming everywhere we looked. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is nicely redecorated and very clean. The rooms are small but manageable. There is only one bath in the house but in an emergency there is a toilet in another building in the laundry room. The deck is large with a lovely view and there is plenty of roaming space on the property. You do get a bit of traffic noise during the day but very quiet at night. It was nice to spend some time out in the country, and still have access minutes away to the two nearest towns and some fabulous food. Great location for seeing all of Sonoma. Mary is very helpful when needed. Having a laundry was a must for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 4 of 5

The cottage is situated on a property that's abuts farmland. So the views are beautifully pacific. Farm animals in the foreground and the Sonoma mountains in the distance all visible from a rear deck. The location could not be better; a few minutes to the Rt. 101 entrance, north and south and minutes from the center of Petaluma, Cotati and Rohnert Park. Hated to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Central Market
"Best resturant in town but the Waterstreet Bistro next door rivals it for lunch!"
Water Street Bistro
"This charming local resturant has the best food for lunch and dinner, French and California ..."
Lagunitas TapRoom
"Our famous Lagunitas Brewery is just down the road from us two miles away and is a favorite ..."
Dempsey's Restaurant & Brewery
"Great local restaurant right on the Petaluma River has a wide varity of tasty cusine and use..."
Taqueria El Tapatio
"Great little place for Mexican food"
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Cucina Paradiso
"Best Italian place in Petaluma, has a big local following, elegant but relaxed atmosphere"
Della Fattoria Bakery & Cafe
"This bakery & resturant a lcaol favorite"
Cattlemens Steakhouse
"Best place for cowboys to enjoy a steak, a petaluma legand"
Petaluma Pie Company
"Suoer little pie place with an owner who aimes to please right in the middle of downtown"
Cafe Zazzle
"Best family resturant in Petalama with casual atmosphere, great food & reasonable prices. Ex..."
Old Chicago
"One of the best pizza places in town and upstairs in one of our old ironfront buidlings rig..."
Hana Japanese Restaurant
"Excellent Japanese for many years, just North of our house in Rohnert Park."
McNear's Saloon & Dining House
"Fun place with decent food and patio right in the heart of downtown Petaluma, a local tradit..."
Petaluma Coffee & Tea
"Super coffee & beans from this local family who has served Petaluma locals with fine serice ..."
Vintage Bank Antiques
"Best antique collective in town in a beautiful historic bank building. Knowledgable, long ti..."
Volpi's Ristorante & Bar
"Traditional local Itailian family resturant, a long time historic Petaluma hangout with deli..."
The New Yorker Pizza & Restaurant
"Great little casual place with "real" New York pizza, Service good and people real. I like it!"
Graziano's - Petaluma
"Historic Petaluma Italian and seafood cusine, ncie, elegant dinning"
Boulevard Cinemas
"Movies right downtown in our newly developed theatre district, fun place to walk around afte..."
Kodiak Jack's Restaurant & Saloon
""The" place in town to play Pool and sometimes live music too."
Powell's Sweet Shoppe
"Old fashioned candy store with all the sweet things, right in the theater district in downto..."
Velasco's North of the Border
"Dependably good Mexican dishes. These folks have been in town a long time. Good location to ..."
101 Casino
"Yes you can play poker at this professinal club right down the road on our street. I can't c..."
Mcguire's Pub
"Dependable local pub with great beer and nice sandwiches. I love their fish & chips. Right d..."
Petaluma Historical Museum
"Great local museum in the Old Carnegie library. Check it out during the day while walking th..."
Copperfield's Books: Petaluma
"The best local independant Bookstore in the area. Also has great used bookstore downstairs. ..."
Clavey Paddlesports
"If you are in our River town to hit the River or Ocean, these folks may have everything you ..."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in Penngrove and Many great in Petaluma
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Close to both beautiful coastal areas, wineries and rural country side but also very easy to get to S.F., bus available too.

Large health club 1.5 miles away with everything including big indoor heated pool.. sells temporary memberships, reasonable rates, open 24 hrs Mon-Thurs, and Weekends until 10 PM


Rates & Availability

From $169 Per night

Petaluma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring & Summer
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2015-2016
Oct 2 2015 - Mar 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes If balance is paid by check, it must arrive seven days in advance of check in, or PayPal 5 days ahead,otherwise cash accepted at check-in.
Our rare one night rentals are usually only on a weekday for 1 or 2 persons and include the usual re-cleaning fee plus a $25. one night fee. We usually require a 2 night stay which our rates/costs are figured on. Tx
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Petaluma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
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  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
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  • Clothes Dryer
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  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Extra toliet in Laudry room, outbuilding, rustic
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , plus Vanity, nice tile and fixtures
  • 1 full with tub & shower in the house plus extra toilet stall in the laundry room down the garden path (laundry sink only there. )
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1) We have a queen bed in the front bedroom Quality mattress & box spring, (1) Double beds available in garden view, smaller back bedroom, \ Plenty of linens & extra sheets. Twin or Single Beds (1) We have single and double airbeds if needed for a fifth guest, Child Beds (1) We have two nice Porta Cribs and a highchair. There are a few crib linens and toys but bring a couple of the child's as well., Baby Cribs (1) We have two folding portable cribs in very good condition, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have airbeds and linens for additional guests.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wonderful big 1/4 acre of garden and pasture behind the house.

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