BEAUTIFUL NEW HOUSE ONE BLOCK FROM SONOMA PLAZA AND SONOMA MISSION

Winnie

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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BEAUTIFUL NEW HOUSE ONE BLOCK FROM SONOMA PLAZA AND SONOMA MISSION

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

Overview

Sonoma House Rental Photos and Description

House, Two Bedrooms, Library/Media Room, 2 Full Baths, 1/2 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

HGTV included this house in its ‘Dream Home Sonoma' program as one of the delightful homes of Sonoma. This custom-designed property, perfect for one or two couples looking for a wine country retreat, is located one block from the historic Sonoma Plaza with its tasting rooms, specialty shops, and restaurants. Leave your car at home and walk to everything.

Open the front gate. Walk along the curvy flagstone path and up a few steps to the sunny front porch. Open the double French entrance doors and you will find a home that is beautiful, immaculate, and relaxing. Custom designed by the owner, the home has stunning reclaimed wood floors, gas fireplaces in two living areas, and vaulted ceilings. The Library/Media Room with 55' HDTV offers comfort and privacy. The fully-appointed kitchen was designed for the gourmet chef and is perfect for entertaining.

The house was built with our planet in mind. Green features include an on-demand hot water system, all Energy Star appliances, energy-efficient windows and walls, ceiling fans, and clean gas-burning fireplaces. The floors are custom Beech reclaimed from a former tobacco barn and 150-year old Midwest barn beams have been reused as fireplace mantels.

Outside is an award-winning garden that is a friendly haven for butterflies, birds, and gorgeous blooms accented by a softly burbling fountain.

You will love it!

Keywords: luxury, new, gourmet, clean, comfortable, charming, Green, beautiful, close to Plaza

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Winnie (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Winnie

We're both professionals who live about an hour away from Sonoma. Our interests include photography, travel, art, reading, cooking, gardening, cycling, and, of course, wine!

Winnie purchased this house in 2008

Why Winnie chose Sonoma

We designed and built this house in 2008 as our country retreat. We enjoy sharing it with others who love the wine country as we do. When we are at Chez Winnie, we enjoy some of the best wine tasting in the Valley, then walk to one of our favorite restaurants on the Plaza, perhaps watch a film at the Sebastiani Theater, and stop for ice cream on the walk home. It couldn't be better.

If we want an adventure, there are so many things to do. Sonoma County was the first wine region in California. It enjoys a 55 mile picturesque coastline, beautiful redwoods, and is dominated by established lineages of family-owned vineyards and wineries.

Interestingly, approximately 35% of all Bay Area and Wine Country Michelin-rated restaurants are in our wine country.

What makes this house unique

There are many beautiful vacation homes in Sonoma, but few capture the unique charm of life in the wine country like Chez Winnie -- and there are very few within walking distance of the Plaza. As a recent guest said, 'When you step inside, you will realize that this is much more than a place to stay; it's like living the Sonoma experience to the fullest.'

Guestbook comments from the owner

Winnie -- Thank you for the opportunity to stay at "Chez Winnie". Our visit was relaxing and enjoyable!



Blessings and Cheers!
Sep 2013
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission
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Sonoma Sonoma County
Naples, Florida
5

Charming,Convenient,Comfortable

  • 5 of 5
This home is so enjoyable and close to the square. Beautiful chefs kitchen, great master bedroom and bath, very relaxing front porch. Close to many fine wineries and restaurants.
We have had friends visit and all have been very impressed with this property. We look forward to our return in 2015! Owners are very responsive to any need.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Bob and Joyce -- Thanks for the wonderful review. We enjoy sharing Chez Winnie with you and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220854vb
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Sonoma Sonoma County
Bristol, Vermont
5

The memories will linger....

  • 5 of 5
30 April 2014

Dear Winnie & Bob,

Once again we leave Sonoma and your beautiful home filled with gratitude for how fortunate we are to have had this opportunity. The physical surroundings of both Sonoma and your home are elegant and at the same time filled with warmth. You are so generous to open your home to us and also open your hearts in friendship.

The words that surround the daily experiences are connection and community. Each year it becomes more clear what a unique place Sonoma is. This was the best year yet!

The memories will linger…

With Heart,

Diane & Mike
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission
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Sonoma Sonoma County
Portland, Oregon
5

Elegant home away

  • 5 of 5
Comfort and convenience one block to the Plaza. Great location to enjoy wineries, restaurants, theatre, hiking, coastal drives, and unique shopping. Attention to detail is superb in the home amentities, and makes entertaing a pleasure. The owners were attentive to every need. We will return again.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! It was our pleasure and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission
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Sonoma Sonoma County
St. Paul, MN, USA
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5
My stay could not have been better. A beautiful property in a great location owned by wonderful people. What more could one ask for?
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Brian - Thank you. It was our pleasure having you and your family as our guests. You are the best. Robert and I look forward to your next visit!
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Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission
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Sonoma Sonoma County
South Burlington, Vermont
5

The Delights of Staying at Chez Winnie

  • 5 of 5
A jewel in the heart of Sonoma nestled among roses and lavender. Evenings spent under the wisteria covered pergola, a fine local Chardonnay in hand, watching happy and content people strolling by on their way to the Plaza a block away. A piece of heaven on earth accentuated by the beauty of Chez Winnie and its wonderful and warm owners.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! As I've always said, we love sharing Chez Winnie and Sonoma with you. Looking forward to your visit next year!
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Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220854vb
-(510) 388-6971
Sonoma Sonoma County
East Haven, CT
5

Beautiful home, great service

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful place to stay! The house is perfect- new everything, great kitchen and gardens. We walked to Sonoma center every day, ate and drank well. The vineyards are a short drive. We had one small problem and the owners took care of it immediately. We would highly recommend this place.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
57 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Over 20 tasting rooms are within one block
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Golden Gate Ferry - Sausalito Ferry Terminal
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cafe LaHaye - 'consistently outstanding' - Zagat
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Lake Tahoe Ski Area
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Dillon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Sonoma Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Sonoma Mission (historical)
Nearest Point of Interest
Sebastiani Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Sebastiani Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
The Girl and the Fig Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Eldorado Kitchen
Car: not necessary

Both locals and visitors enjoy the many things to do in Sonoma. The Friday Farmer's Market is held year round. The Valley of the Moon Certified Farmers Market on the Plaza is held May through October. The widely-respected Ramekins Culinary School offers cooking classes year-round. If you like to swim, the Sonoma Aquatic Center features an Olympic size outdoor pool, an indoor 90 degree pool, and outdoor 102 degree spa -- all using the Hot Springs mineral water. Like to cycle? Bring your own bike or rent one nearby. Your adventures can start at the Sonoma Bike Path located 1/2 block from Chez Winnie and extend to the miles of backroads found throughout Sonoma County.

Here is a brief Calendar of Events. Be sure to check with the Visitor's Bureau on the Plaza when you arrive to get up-to-date information.

January/February - Friday Morning Farmers Market (every Friday throughout the year).

March - Savor Sonoma Valley Food and Wine Experience.

March/April - Sonoma International Film Festival. April in Carneros

May - Sonoma Historical Motorsports Festival

Summer Months - Broadway Under the Stars/Transcendance Theater at Jack London State Park

July - Fourth of July old fashioned parade and evening fireworks, Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

August - Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

September - Red and White Ball, Wine Country Optics and Nature Festival, Sonoma Plein Air Festival, Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, Sonoma Valley Crush Festival.

October - ARTrails Open Studio Tour, Glen Ellen Village Fair

November - Holidays in Carneros, Heart of Sonoma Wineries Open House

December - Christmas by Candlelight in the Sonoma Mission, Lighting of the Snowmen Festival at Cornerstone

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
30 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
Holiday
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
30 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Late Winter/Early Spring
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
High Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
Holiday
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Housekeeping is provided twice monthly.

There is no occupancy tax add-on.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ensuite Master Bath - Travertine stone - toilet , shower , Custom vanity, 2 sinks, natural stone shower, Toto Washlet
    Powder room/Half Bath - toilet , Custom vanity, Gerberit wall-mounted toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Carrera marble - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pedestal sink, 25 inch deep soaking tub/shower
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Private, main floor - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - Private - 2nd floor - 1 queen
    Library/Media Room - Comfortable Queen sofa sleeper, gas FP, HDTV/surround sound
  • Bedroom One, located on the main floor, has a California King bed, ensuite Master bath, plantation shutters, and French doors leading to the backyard landscape. Bedroom 2, located on the second floor, has a Queen bed, adjacent bath, and brightly lit views of neighboring gardens. Both bedrooms feature high quality linens and robes, ample closet space, and ceiling fans. Sleep Sofa (1) - A comfortable Queen sofa sleeper is located in the Library/Media Room. Baby Cribs (1) - A Graco travel crib is available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is located in a historic area and we are respectful of our neighbors. No parties are allowed.
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