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Sonoma Wine Country Hide-away with Classic VW Convertible

Bennett Martin

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Bennett Martin

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Calendar last updated:
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Sonoma Wine Country Hide-away with Classic VW Convertible

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Sonoma Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Best location in the Northern California Wine Country, just a short walk or ride down the Bike Trail to Sonoma's historic town square. Fully furnished and equipped. High speed internet, flat panel TV, Netflix

Sonoma Valley is blessed with award winning wineries & vineyards, historic sites, restaurants, open air markets, museums, galleries, boutiques, and wonderful opportunities for hiking & biking.

Start your day with a short walk to one of our various award-winning bakeries, pick up a newspaper, and return to the house to enjoy your treats on the sunny deck overlooking the colorful garden. Or, walk to the numerous unique restaurants serving full breakfasts. Take a one block stroll for a morning spa treatment.

Spend the rest of the morning shopping on the plaza, visiting the celebrated Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, take an art class at the community center, bicycle through the vineyards on the bike path, shop at the fresh organic vegetable stands, enjoy cheese tastings at the two cheese factories, sit in the Plaza and watch the ducks, gather gourmet delights from the multiple specialty shops, visit the winery tasting rooms to pick the perfect afternoon wine choice to go with your picnic lunch, and it is all within a two-block radius of our house.

The evenings in Sonoma are filled with exquisite dining, jazz, and dancing in Plaza restaurants. Choose from Italian, Thai, California Cuisine, Mexican, Indian, Irish Pub, and French restaurants just a walk away. Catch live theater or walk over to the Sebastiani theater for an art movie. You do not even need your car once you are settled in. The cottage has one bedroom as well as a pull out in the living room and can accommodate up to four people. It has a fully-equipped kitchen and several amenities to make your stay a memorable one.

A complimentary bottle of wine will be waiting for you upon your arrival. Relax and sip a glass of wine on your porch and enjoy the lush outdoor grounds in the beautiful wine country.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Bennett Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Bennett Martin

Bennett & Sheila Martin

Both born and raised in Sonoma and have enjoyed raising our 3 children in this small wine town setting. Bennett is a partner in a successful architectural practice and Sheila is the assistant marketing director at a large wine & spirits company located in Napa.

Bennett Martin purchased this cottage in 2005

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 49 traveler reviews

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Sonoma Wine Country Hide-away with Classic VW Convertible
average rating of 4.8163266 based on 49 reviews
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I do not give out 5 stars easily - that being said, we and a few girlfriends had an AWESOME time there!

1) Owner's easy to communicate with, helpful, considerate and laid back.

2) The cottage is very lovely, clean and private. Great amenities such as bottled water, wine, coffee, soda and cigar :) the canned soup is a great midnight snack too!

3) LOVED, LOVED the garden and the cutest dogs onsite!

I would definitely go back! Thanks for making the experience so pleasant!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
NYC, NY, USA
5

NYer Seeks Private Quiet Vacation And Finds It!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect stay for a much needed break for a new business owner of a yoga studio. Northern California provides many activities, but I went for the down time and spending time with friends. I hosted a lunch on the outdoor patio with world traveling yogis and they loved the tranquility of the spot as much as I did. I couldn't hear a peep from the landlords once inside the cottage - nor did I hear the dogs barking in the morning which I was warned about. I am not a heavy sleeper at all - the cottage is just outright quiet and perfect for catching up on sleep which I did! - warm and cool in all the right places. I would definitely go back as the whole process was easy, honest, and smooth as possible. The cottage was spotlessly clean when I arrived and I liked the bonus of beer, wine and water in the fridge (no guarantees on the left behinds), teas in the cupboards (I left some, too). My mom has older spices than you'll find in those cupboards. I didn't take the VW out for a spin, though it was offered. I had a rental and traveled outside of Sonoma, and made sure to take advantage of chilling out in the cottage as well. I will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great, private location near Sonoma Square and our wedding activities

  • 5 of 5

A few of us had a lovely stay at this centrally located, cute and well appointed home in October 2014 for a wedding we attended that weekend. Bennet, the owner, was responsive to emails and texts, both before and during our stay although we rarely saw anyone while we were there so it felt like it was our own private sanctuary between wedding activities. In addition to the bottles of wine he provided when we arrived in the house, when we were enjoying take out in his lovely outdoor space the day after the wedding, he personally delivered a delicious bottle of cold champagne and checked in to see how we were getting on. He was very friendly and we felt very welcome in his home. We enjoyed the privacy and secure gate access and proximity to the wedding activities (rehearsal dinner near the square, wedding and post-wedding activities near the house) that we attended during the weekend. As we had our own cars, we didn't use the Bug listed as featured on the site, but maybe we will on a future visit. Thank-you!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago, IL
5

Lovely stay in Sonoma!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for a long weekend stay with 2 of my girlfriends! The house was a short drive/walk to the square, but was still tucked away, allowing us the perfect amount of privacy and relaxation. The patio was lovely, the house was clean, and the welcome bottle of wine was much appreciated. We had the privilege of meeting Bennett and also his dog Buddha which was great. Also, many thanks to Gary (who was working on the roof at Bennett's house) for helping us start the VW bug and even snapping a few pics for us while we were in the car. Would highly recommend this rental and we certainly hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wine fun!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. I felt right at home . The owners were very helpful. Our dog fell in love with theirs and they had their own vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We would love to have you stay again and enjoy our hideway! Many thanks again!
San Francisco, CA
3

OK house, did not meet my expectations

  • 3 of 5

The house is OK but did not meet the expectations created by the price level.

Two days before the arrival we still did not have property address / instructions from the owner. He need to be contacted twice before he sent everything. Even after that his email got into junk email folder, which he said could have happen - still, why can not email be designed in a way to avoid "junk mail" folder?

The neighborhood is less than shiny. There is a good grocery store nearby - we loved it.

House itself is less than impressive. Plastic plants, windows facing the fence, very dated microwave and refrigerator, synthetic linens, less than perfectly sharp knifes. The list is long.

On the positive side, the owners were very nice, we liked the garden, and the area is magnificent.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry to hear the accomodations weren't to your expectations. Your review is appreciated. We've noted your list, and will ensure the stay for the next guests meets and exceeds their expectations. Should you consider planning a vacation to Sonoma again, we'd be happy to recommend accomodations that fit within your budget and expectations as described in your review. Have a great summer! Thank you again for your review. We are grateful for your comments!

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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Rosa, San francisco & Oakland

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Rates & Availability

From $279 Per night

Sonoma Cottage Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$279
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,813
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Cancellations: All reservations cancelled are subject to a cancellation charge of $75.00. For reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival, no refund will be made if the home is not rented for the reserved period. If the home is re-rented, all monies will be refunded less the $75.00 cancellation charge. No refunds will be made for early departure.

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Amenities

Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
Notes:
Winery Tours, Wine Tasting, Bike Tours, World Class Dining, Spa Treatments, Massage, Vineyard scenary, Galleries, Art Studios, Daily Yoga & Cross Fit Training Take a tour online of all Sonoma has to offer: http://www.sonomauncorked.com/

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