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Macarthur Cottage-the Perfect Wine Country Getaway-Hot Tub/Dsl

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay

About the property

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

*Please inquire for 30 day rentals*

This charming house with hot tub in Sonoma's lovely historic eastside offers a perfect short-term retreat for families with children or adults exploring the wine country. Only a 45-60 minute drive north of San Francisco, we are conveniently located near Sonoma's historic and scenic town plaza (10 minute walk), which offers an array of dining, shopping and wine-tasting options in addition to historic sites such as the northernmost of California's famous Missions. Central to many spas, wineries and Sonoma's famous Train Town - a local family favorite for over 50 years!

The house has two bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen), plus a very comfy queen sofabed; 1 full bath and a bonus WC in the outer building. Beautifully landscaped private garden with outdoor patio area, including private hot tub and our bocce/pentanque court. Back yard is huge open space with flowers and mature trees; both front and back yards are fenced in. Central heating and air conditioning. Nicely furnished throughout. Fully appointed kitchen. Wide screen television with basic cable and DVD/VCR players. Computer with internet access included; WiFi also available.

Please note that we are located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Residents are required to keep outside noise to reasonable levels at all times (not to disturb adjacent properties) and respect a quiet period outside after 9:00pm. No parties, please.

Security deposit and cleaning fee required.

Keywords: house, wine country, spa, Sonoma, wi-fi, hot tub, family friendly

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed the house! It is a really comfortable place, and we felt right at home and had such an enjoyable stay! The spa was a quick walk, which was very nice, and it was also great to be so close to the square. We ate at Girl + Fig and La Salette, as well as Rin's Thai (something different). We also really enjoyed the food and wine pairing at the Mayo Family Reserve Tasting Room! ...thanks again for a wonderful stay!"
Jan 2011
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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-sized
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Adult and kid bikes, bocce/petanque court (bocce balls provided). Please note: Please bring your cell phones as there is not phone service provided in the house. There is internet and wifi. Thanks!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Macarthur Cottage-the Perfect Wine Country Getaway-Hot Tub/Dsl
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

A Perfect Home for a Family

  • 5 of 5

This house was PERFECT for us! We were staying in Sonoma for the 1/2 Marathon and this house was centrally located from the square and finish line. We have two boys (4 & 1 1/2) that were in heaven here. There were a ton of toys for them to play with (both girl and boy toys). There were bikes and a whole bunch of fun outdoor games. The house is also located right across the street from an elementary school that has their playground open to the public when the school is closed. The house was also equipped with everything we needed, including kids plates, cups, etc. The house was beautiful and felt so relaxing! We felt really comfortable here. The backyard was big and the addition of the hot tub was a plus. Kathy, the owner, was extremely friendly and so nice to deal with. If we stay in Sonoma again, which we plan on doing, this house is on the top of our list!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunnyvale, CA

Lovely cottage in Sonoma- makes for a great wine weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for a weekend getaway in Sonoma. We were able to walk to the plaza and surrounding wineries. The house was exactly as described by the owners and as seen in photos. It was clean, and well-stocked with household items (bedding, towels, basic kitchen amenities, etc.). The house is very comfortable. The owners were extremely helpful and responsive to inquiries. It was also in close walking distance to Hopmonk Tavern- a really cool local brewery, which we enjoyed after a day of walking around Sonoma.

My friends and I kept saying how this was a great "find!" We will definitely be staying here again. All around it was a great experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Perfect for a mellow girl's getaway

  • 5 of 5

Three friends and I spent the weekend at Macarthur Cottage. We found the kitchen very well equipped and had a great time cooking delicious meals. The beds were comfortable, as was the couch for afternoon lounging around. We were able to walk to all restaurants as well as the bike rental shop. The house was super clean and I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a homey spot to spend a weekend away.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park River, ND


  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend with the girls celebrating milestone birthdays and this property was absolutely perfect! Close to downtown, clean, well maintained and with everything you could need to make your stay comfortable. Lovely, quiet area with a private feeling. Hot tub close to the house for a quick in and out if the weather is cool. Photos don't do justice to the quaintness of the house. I would HIGHLY recommend this property if you are looking for a couples or girls weekend. I have booked a number of houses on VRBO and this was one of the best. I would also recommend booking your wine tasting tour with Platypus Tours. Ask for Ken! He provided a very personalized tour. We felt like queens! I am recommending both the house and Platypus to any of my friends/relatives who are interested in visiting the wine country.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nags Head, North Carolina

I can't imagine retruning to Sonoma and not staying here!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was well respresented in the literature but not having stayed previously in a VRBO, we were not sure what to expect. We drove into the drive and immediately felt at home being greeted by beautiful aromatic flora and trees! Upon walking in the front door, the comfort and coziness was immediately evident. Small spaces by american standards today but we had everything we needed and more. The quality in the home was surely more than expected.The design, very functional and aesthetic. Well cleaned and immaculate. We felt as though we were personally known by the owners and they entrusted their lovely home to us. My only regret is not using the outdoor al fresco dining area but next time!!! I had even brought a tablecloth purchased in Napa years ago! Thank you for sharing your home with us, would love to return in the future and would recommend to anyone interested in enjoying wine country,a perfect setting and location! Very centrally located to Napa and Sonoma and of course, minutes from the Sonoma plaza where wonderful restaurants and shops exists. Great fresh food market in town, too!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location... Easy to use... Comfortable... The pictures do not do justice to the house- truly a special spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wine-tasting, California Mission and Historic sites, Sonoma 'Train Town'


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