5 STAR AMENITIES, 2 ACRES, 10 MIN TO THE PLAZA

Lois & Ted

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5 STAR AMENITIES, 2 ACRES, 10 MIN TO THE PLAZA

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 5 Maximum-NO exceptions!

NOTE: DUE TO A RECENT PHISHING EPISODE, PLEASE EITHER PROVIDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER ON YOUR INQUIRY OR CALL US SO WE CAN CONFIRM LEGITIMATE REQUESTS! THANKS!

Kick off your shoes and enjoy a restful stay in our lovingly renovated Craftsman bungalow. You are welcome to turn back the clock to that bygone era of simple elegance and unfettered relaxation. This quiet two acre getaway offers comfort and ease; whether it be with a fresh brewed cup of coffee on the east facing front porch where you can gaze across the pastoral field where sheep graze, or with an evening beverage on the west facing deck where expansive views take in vineyards, heritage oaks and distant hills, the tranquility of our country life calls.

Conveniently located in the heart of the Carneros appellation of Sonoma, you will be less than eight minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza, 20 minutes from Petaluma to the west, Napa to the east, state parks to the north or Marin county to the south.

No matter what your desire, we have it all: wonderful art galleries, cafes, restaurants, artisanal bakeries, wineries, farmers markets, the Sonoma Raceway, hiking, biking, golf, horseback riding, antiquing...as well as charm, comfort and tranquility all awaiting you at Sonoma DunRoamin!

At the end of your day of touring or relaxation, wrap up in a warm blanket and step outside to behold the twinkling night sky and enjoy the soothing sounds of silence. Finally, slip into 500 thread-count sheets and down comforter atop a TempurPedic mattress for the rejuvenating sleep you’ll need for your next day of Sonoma roamin’.

We invite you to delight in our special bungalow during your wine country sojourn!

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Lois and Ted, what a marvelous home! Beyond expectations. Everything and more provided. We'd love to stay here again (& again). The photos of this home's restoration are incredible. Great job! Thank you. Rosalind & Family"
Nov 2013
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Lois & Ted

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A Bay Area lad and an Iowa lass both fell in love with Sonoma many years ago. We would be honored to be your hosts while you're touring the wine country north of San Francisco.

Lois & Ted purchased this house in 1998

It is our pleasure to share this dream-come-true with you! What was once a simple country house has been lovingly designed and rebuilt by Ted, fulfilling his lifelong dream to live a Craftsman lifestyle. Ted also built a second dwelling behind the bungalow which is our residence. Here is your opportunity to return to that simpler life, the Craftsman life, if even for a few days...to slow down and savor each precious moment life offers you.

'DunRoamin'... a fitting name for a dream-come-true! We are done roaming!

In addition to the unique charm and beauty of the bungalow, the property boasts brilliant sunrises over the Mayacamas mountains along with romantic sunsets over the Sonoma coastal range making this property a very special place to start and end each day in the beautiful Sonoma countryside.

If you're seeking a peaceful and quiet place to call home for awhile, look no further. You are Dunroamin!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
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5 Star Amenities, 2 Acres, 10 Min to the Plaza
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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5 Star Amenities, 2 Acres, 10 Min to the Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487241vb
707-225-5685
Sonoma Sonoma County
Omaha, NE
5

GREAT LOCATION - BEAUTIFUL HOME!

  • 5 of 5
The home is absolutely wonderful! There is not an item or detail forgotten. Lois is a wonderful host and even helped provide us with extra amenities (giving us the crockpot from her own kitchen!) She has thought of everything any guest could possibly want. The location is great, close distance to both Sonoma and Napa wineries -- highly recommend to anyone!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katie, Veronica, Jen, Rachel and "sister" whose name escapes me (sorry). It was so great having you here...being from the same area where I grew up was a special treat. You are all welcome to return. And we love the pyramid pose you dreamed up for our guest album pic! I'll keep the crock pot handy for ya! Thanks for the nice review. It's greatly appreciated.
business
5 Star Amenities, 2 Acres, 10 Min to the Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487241vb
707-225-5685
Sonoma Sonoma County
St Paul, MN
5

KIM

  • 5 of 5
This lovingly created Craftsman Bungalow was an awesome place to launch our wine country excursion. In fact it was so comfortable and homey, that our ambition to explore wine country was considerably mellowed. From the front porch for morning coffee to the hot tub facing sunset to the professionally stocked kitchen, this gorgeous bungalow had it all. We did not want to leave. Ted and Lois were a pleasure to do business with and they have thought of all manner detail. We look forward to returning some day.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your time in the wine country and here at DunRoamin. It was a real treat to hear Dave playing ragtime on Ted's vintage Craftsman piano. That was a first! We welcome you back for your future tastings! And remind Dave to bring his sheet music! Thanks for the nice review.
business
5 Star Amenities, 2 Acres, 10 Min to the Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487241vb
707-225-5685
Sonoma Sonoma County
Seattle, WA, USA
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME LOCATED IN A SONOMA VALLEY PICTURESQUE LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
My 2 friends and I went to Sonoma Valley and stayed at Dunroamin for a weekend of rest and relaxation. It was the perfect choice!

Lois and Ted, made our stay wonderful from the beginning. They greeted us upon arrival and toured the home with us to ensure we were situated. They left us a nice bottle of wine (local winery) to get our weekend started which was really nice.

It is a 3-5 minute drive to Sonoma Plaza and our original plan was to go out to eat. However, upon checking out the beautiful fully stocked kitchen, we decided to eat in. We then made a fire in the wonderful wood burning fireplace (already stocked with a duraflame log) and had a relaxing evening. There is a hot tub onsite and many places to just sit outdoors, enjoy the stars at night, and take in the views of the mountains during the day.

The house itself is a beautiful 1910 Craftsman style Bungalow and you can tell the home is lovingly cared for. It is updated with some modern conveniences and there is so much attention to detail. There is a tv, dvd player, a place to hook up your ipod to listen to music etc... Bathrooms are fully stocked with towels, shampoos, hairdryers. There are comfy bathrobes provided in each bedroom. Although there were only 3 of us, the house could have slept 4-5 people comfortably.

We also truly enjoyed the front porch where we watched an amazing sunrise and then had our breakfast.

I would highly recommend this house. Lois and Ted are so helpful and the house is a gem. Truly a wonderful place for R&R!
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We love it when our guests enjoy the same features of the property that we cherish...sunrise and breakfast on the porch, star gazing while soaking in the hot tub! We now have an electric fireplace insert instead of the wood-burning logs. A greener solution, better for our planet! Come see us again! You were a fun group to have.
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5 Star Amenities, 2 Acres, 10 Min to the Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487241vb
707-225-5685
Sonoma Sonoma County
5

ALL WE CAN SAY IS WOW!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this lovely house for one week in October. We have sublet houses/apartments/villas all over the United States and Europe, and I can honestly say that we have never stayed at a more beautiful and well equipped vacation rental. I am a restaurant chef; I know from kitchens, we are also architects. The level of the craftsmanship in the house that Ted, one of the owners, so lovingly built, and the attention to detail in the accommodations that Lois, the other owner accomplished, is mind blowing. This house and grounds will take you back to a much simpler time and place. You will not have to bring much with you, except for clothes; everything that you will need is already there. From the large soaking tub in the bath to the extra comfortable beds to the professionally equipped kitchen to the incredible hot tub and everything in between, nothing disappoints. The owners, Ted and Lois, are friendly, gracious and knowledgeable of the area, the sites, the restaurants and the local culture. When we return to Sonoma, and we will, we will always return to DunRoamin—that is until it is discovered and then reservations for a stay there will be impossible to get.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: And all we can say is WOW! Thank you so much for the incredible review, Cathy! It was a true pleasure having you and Elliott for the week and we can't wait for your return. We'll keep the lights on for ya!
business
5 Star Amenities, 2 Acres, 10 Min to the Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487241vb
707-225-5685
Sonoma Sonoma County
5

DARLING HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this house Oct 2013 and just loved their home. It is brand new, everything is so clean and well organized that we hated to leave.
On our stay we had geese fly over, wild peacocks and soaked in their hot tub.
The owner were so accommodating and will provide whatever you need.
It was one of the nicest places and so quite and peaceful.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We can't always promise geese and peacocks! And though it appears new, the house was originally built in 1950 with a major renovation/rebuild in early 2000, transforming it to the style of a 1910 bungalow. Glad you enjoyed your stay...we enjoyed having you!
business
5 Star Amenities, 2 Acres, 10 Min to the Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487241vb
707-225-5685
Sonoma Sonoma County
Minneapolis mn usa
5

PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL CRAFTSMAN STYLE PLACE. TOP SHELF ALL THE WAY

  • 5 of 5
Book this place and don't tell them about it... they will be stunned. Everything is top of the line and perfectly done... down to the light switches and faucets. Wish you had a grill basket? Its there. Wish for a tea and coffee selection? check. Enjoy the feel of a nice kitchen knife? Pick it up. Bath robes? Hanging in the closet.

The workmanship in this craftsman is really impressive. I'm not an architect, but it just feels right. The place is so special it makes you feel special.

Its on a one lane country road so its nice and quiet, but only 5 minutes from Sonoma square and whole foods. Perfectly placed 30 minutes from Oakville (Napa) 30 minutes to Kenwood (Sonoma).

So leave the kids at home (its too nice for them) and enjoy some grown up time. Watch the sun come up on the front porch with a cup of coffee, watch it set in the hot tub with a glass of wine. Feel like a million bucks.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow!!! What can we say to this terrific review??? You have touched our hearts. It means so much to hear that the special touches we provide for our guests do make a difference in the experience they have during their stay at DunRoamin. Thank you for your beautifully written review...and we're happy we were able to accommodate your 'last second' request! Look forward to seeing you all again, Lois & Ted
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Map

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Sonoma-3 min;Napa-30 min;SFO, Oakland, Sacramento
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Vallejo/Larkspur Ferry to San Francisco
Nearest Train
36 Miles
Amtrak-Martinez Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12/Broadway
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Bodega Bay
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Hop Monk Tavern and Beer Garden
Nearest Ski
166 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Chardonnay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Carneros Bistro at the Lodge Resort
Car: necessary

2 local airports are minutes from the property offering landing privileges as well as bi-plane charters to get a birds-eye view of the wine country; occasionally, hot air balloons are seen floating above the field across from our bungalow. We were fortunate to have one land on our field early one morning in August 2011! Breathtaking!

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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 '14
May 22 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season '15
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Rates are based on 4 guests per stay. Add $50 for 5th guest per night.
Holidays require a 3 day minimum stay: Memorial Day, Independence Day (Weekend), Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom off den/master bedroom - toilet , tub , Oversized pedestal tub with Euro style handheld shower
    Back hall bathroom adj to BR#2 - toilet , shower , Oversized shower w/corner seat & view of mountains!
  • Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, disposable razors, hair dryers and wash cloths provided so you can leave yours at home!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TempurPedic mattress; 500 thread count linens; Deck access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , TempurPedic mattress, 500 thread count linens, deck access
    Den - 1 twin/ single , Lounging by day; sleeping at night for 5th guest @ $50/night
  • Our house sleeps 5 maximum. NO exceptions. Please don't request an exception! Additional $50 per night for 5th guest
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • hot air ballooning
  • golf
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • hiking
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