GARDEN PARADISE, OFF THE SONOMA PLAZA

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Maria Lobanovsky

Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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GARDEN PARADISE, OFF THE SONOMA PLAZA

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Private, elegant 3-room suite set in an Asian-inspired garden.

A street-side entry through a lovely garden gate takes you to this large, elegant and private, 3-ROOM suite for two (2). Your accommodations include the master bedroom furnished with French antiques, an adjoining reading room with Asian accents and the en suite master bath. The living area totals 457 square feet. Furnishings include original artwork by European-born artist Jaroslav Lobanovsky.

We welcome you to relax in the privacy of our Asian-inspired garden encompassed by mature and majestic trees. Take an afternoon nap in the hammock. Enjoy the beauty of the goldfish pond or walk around the Kwan Yin meditation pool.

Your host resides in a side wing in the main part of the home. The Garden Paradise is located on Sonoma's popular East Side, only blocks away from the the famous Sonoma Plaza where there are quaint shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, boutiques and historical California landmarks. A short 10- minute walk gets you there before you know it.

The suite features a queen bed with fine linens, down comforter and a memory foam mattress topper. The luxurious en suite bath gives you the option of using the separate shower or the 6' jetted tub. Views from all 3 rooms to the charming garden with mature trees make you feel like you are in the middle of a private park.

Guests have the use of a small refrigerator in the unit. While there are no cooking facilities, a full array of plates, glasses and various utensils are provided for any take out meals that you would like to have at home. For your convenience other amenities included are teas, gourmet coffee, wi-fi, robes, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, music, candles and beautiful, fresh flowers.

You receive a special welcome refreshment-package as well as daily sweet surprises. Private, in-room continental breakfast is provided. Our guests receive a selected package of wine tasting passes and discount vouchers to local merchants personally selected by your host. Complimentary concierge services are available upon request. Daily maid service maybe booked for an additional charge when reserving the suite.

Tessie, the 'estate's' Gordon Setter will also welcome you to her garden paradise and 50-year old redwood grove. There you will find dining tables and seating areas for your relaxation and comfort.

Easy, on-street parking is available right in front of the house in this safe, quiet, and centrally-located residential neighborhood. Historic wineries and downtown attractions are within a few minutes walk from the Garden Paradise.

A wonderful choice for a romantic vacation or peaceful getaway stay right in the heart of Sonoma's wine country.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed

Maria Lobanovsky

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Speaks english

I have lived in Sonoma since 2000 and absolutely love the warm and friendly community that it is. I am a San Francisco native, who has traveled all over the world, and has made friends from the mountains of Nepal to the south seas of Tahiti. I am interested in all cultures, their traditions, foods, and music.

Professionally, I specialize in marketing, sales, account management, and public relations. I have written three memoir-cookbooks books currently on Amazon and am presently editing the next one, all part of The Lobanovsky Family Table E-series.

With a focus on Russian American culture and international cuisine, I write a weekly blog to highlight news that is off the beaten track, or little known facts that link America and Russia. I have planned events of all kinds for both personal and public celebrations.

I offer concierge services to guests wishing to get the most out of their Sonoma visit. My goal is to make your stay as memorable and enjoyable as possible, not only in my home but in the wine country at large.

Maria Lobanovsky purchased this apartment in 2000

This property offers privacy, the natural, serene beauty of an established, park-like garden, yet is 10 minutes away by foot (even less by car) from many amenities and services that Sonoma offers. While parking is available at your gate, you don't need a car to take advantage of anything around the Sonoma plaza, the theater, world-class restaurants, wine tasting room, and wineries. In short: convenience, tranquility, beauty and comfort at a luxury location.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

Garden Paradise, Off the Sonoma Plaza
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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A Perfect Getaway

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
I very much enjoyed my two night stay at Chez Marie's Garden Paradise. Maria gave me an excellent tour of the private 1 bedroom apartment highlighting the many comforts (jacuzzi tub, coffee set up, comfy bed) as well as the garden (sadly it was raining so I didn't get to enjoy it as much as I would have liked). Breakfast was not only terrific but beautifully appointed. I would definitely come again and tell my friends as well.
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Loved the Garden Paradise

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We really enjoyed staying at the Garden Paradise. The accommodations are beautiful. The garden is so peaceful! We enjoyed daily special treats and wonderful breakfast every morning. There were so many special touches in the suite including fresh flowers, nice shampoos, lotions, bubble bath, wonderful bedding. It was an amazing experience! We hope to come back in the future and it would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in Sonoma. It is also very close to downtown and Maria offers many great suggestions on restaurants and fun things to do. She even recommended an awesome fish dish to order which was perfect! Thanks Maria!
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Exactly what you picture when think of Sonoma

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The Chez Marie was gorgeous, clean, smelled great, and the food provided was plentiful, fresh, and delicious. The garden is beautiful with lots of places to sit outside and relax and Tessie, her dog, was a delight to be around. For those of you who are not dog people, do not let the fact that there is a dog on the grounds deter you from staying there. Tessie only came by us when we summoned her, and we heard her bark once for maybe 2 seconds. The neighborhood was pretty, quiet, safe, and definitely walking distance to the plaza. The only thing that I will say is that you are looking for a lot of privacy, you may want to look elsewhere. While we never felt that Maria was imposing on our privacy, there were times when you could hear her doing dishes, etc. However, this never bothered us and we would definitely stay there again, but I just think it is worth mentioning.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted that your stay at Chez Marie was exactly as you imagined a Sonoma experience should be! I know out-of-town guests really care about how close their accommodations are to the Plaza because walking around, seeing things close up like the beautiful landscapes of the neighborhood, enhance the Sonoma feeling. You were wonderful guests to host. Please come back again!
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A Delightful Stay

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
I cannot even begin to tell you what a delightful and fun time we had staying with Marie! Her "guest suite" is beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and so inviting and comfortable. The garden is equally as lovely! We were fortunate enough to even enjoy a delightful evening of dinner and terrific conversation with Marie! First, she is a divine chef and second she is one of the most gracious hostesses ever. I can not wait to downlaod her Russian cookbook, so enjoyed exploring all of the history and heritage with her! If you are looking for something different than a typical hotel stay or more intimate than a bread and breakfast, yet way more cost efficient, you must consider Chez Marie! The location is perfect to everything, even great for scenic morning runs all through the town, our room had everything we would expect and more. Fresh breakfasts, drinks, flowers, linens, and several other small details that made it so perfect! The entrance is totally separate and you don't have to worry about parking or ridiculous resort fees. It was so worth it and we will definitely refer others and consider staying there again when we come back.
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It is a garden paradise....

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
I was completely blown away and loved my experience @ Chez Marie! It was more than I could've asked for. The space was large & adorable with everything you could need, and the yard & garden are so beautiful & relaxing. I enjoyed my morning Sanchat coffee on the patio every morning and had great conversations with Maria. I also had a canine companion, Tessie. I learned a lot about historical Russian influence on Californian & San Franciscan culture through Maria. Be sure to read through the cookbook of family Russian dishes she's published - it includes some great personal touches beyond just recipes.

Cherries and homemade lemonade came right from her garden, and the local strawberries she set out were some of the best I've had.

Great location: Quiet residential street; only a short walk (12-15 minutes) to Sonoma Plaza.

It was really hard to leave Sonoma after this experience. I won't stay anywhere else when I return. Thanks Maria!

June 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
57 Miles
SFO
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Larkspur
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Amtrak, Martinez
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Route 12
Nearest Beach
42 Miles
Bodega
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Bars, cocktail lounges, wine tasting - at Plaza
Nearest Ski
185 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Della Santina's
Car: recommended

The Garden Paradise is located just blocks from the Sonoma Plaza which allows our guests to take a short, 10 minute walk to many tasting rooms, restaurants, historical attractions and entertainment.

Upon confirmation guests are provided a list of activities, restaurants and favorite wineries to help them select the places of greatest interest to them so that they can get the greatest benefit from their stay in Sonoma.

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid-season
Mar 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$250
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
2 nights
 
 
High
Jul 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$275
2 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 28 2014 - Nov 29 2014
$275
2 nights
 
 
Christmas week
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 26 2014
$275
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$250
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Cleaning fee of $75. Rates are subject to change without notice unless confirmed earlier.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Sonoma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 457 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large vanity
  • En suite master bath with separate shower and 6' jetted tub for luxury bathing offers views out to the charming private garden with a fish pond and mature trees. A small refrigerator is included in the unit.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Antique French bed features queen mattress, fine linens, down comforter, woven throw, and a memory foam mattress topper. New area rugs in the master bedroom and adjoining reading room. Guests may enjoy coffee or tea in the privacy of the suite at their convenience.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • hiking
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