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Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4

Charming Designer owned and furnished residence includes beautiful backyard and garden with Bar B grill, upgraded kitchen with new appliances and granite counters, 2 bedrooms and bathroom, Washer and dryer in house. Can easily accommodate 4. The two bedrooms each have a queen sized bed. The bath has both a tub and shower combination. Both a formal dining room and a backyard patio are available for dining in. The house is equipped with a TV, Basic Cable, VHS, DVD and a CD stereo system.

There are many wonderful things to do in the wine country including: wine tasting, sight seeing, shopping in the beautiful Sonoma Square, hot air ballooning, World Class restaurants from 5 star cuisine to local burger joints. The Sonoma Mission Inn's world famous spa is located a short 5 minute walk from the house.

More Details

Property Manager
Barry Walner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Barry Walner

Barry is a retired executive and Bonnie is an active Interior Decorator. We bought the house with the original intention of fixing it and selling it but after we fixed it we actually fell in love with it and decided to keep it as a second vacation home. The idea of vacation rental came to us about six months later and we put it up on VRBO and never looked back. We keep a book of the before's and after's in the house and most of our guests get a great kick out of it. Bonnie is exceptionally creative in turning a house from, as we say, from 'OK to Oh Wow!' The pictures of our place before and after certainly demonstrate that creativity.

Barry Walner purchased this house in 2005

Why Barry Walner chose Sonoma

Sonoma has always been one of our favorite getaway locations and now that we have this Vacation home we can get there much more often. Because of the wine and olive oil industries, the community of Sonoma seems to have some sort of festival every week. We particularly enjoy the annual Sonoma Jazz Festival. Summers in Sonoma are magnificent, winters are quite mild, and spring an fall are absolutely spectacular. There is something very special about wine country in the fall during harvest which occurs through most of September and early October.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks Barry – Here’s the post:







My wife and I (mid-60's, from Oregon) were joined by my son and his wife (early 30's, from Denver) for 5 days of wine country touring. The house was ideal for us. Mornings we walked through the quiet neighborhood to get coffee and pastries, and once shopped at an excellent fruit and vegetable stand. We were able to sit out on the beautiful back patio for breakfasts and dinners. Several evenings we brought food back to the house and cooked our dinners there. The neighborhood the house is in is very quiet, and also very convenient--if you are going through the Sonoma Valley, in just a couple of minutes you are on your way. The house was clean and in excellent condition. When the propane ran out of the gas grill, the owner personally refilled it the next day. I would recommend this property to anyone who doesn't want to stay in a hotel. It is convenient to everything--particularly downtown Sonoma, shopping, and the Sonoma Valley wineries, and not too far from Napa Valley. We were all really happy we stayed there!







Jeff
Mar 2013
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Map

Domaine Carneros
"Outstanding Views and great Champagne (Sparkling Wine)"
the girl & the fig
"Always a great meal"
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Adobe Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Hacienda
Car: recommended

In the heart of the Wine Country. Winery maps and suggestions are provided. Tasting coupons for many wineries are provided.

Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat
average rating of 4.894737 based on 85 reviews
San Rafael
5

Relaxing and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is a very relaxing environment. House is well furnished and decorated and close to many wonderful wine country activities.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy Home

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house, very clean, lovely private back yard to enjoy coffee in the morning and throughout the day.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chepachet, R.I.
5

Perfect home base for our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & 2 teenage sons had a fabulous stay at Casa Bonita!

The house is so cute & clean, and the pretty little backyard is the icing on the cake...loved having our breakfast out there before we headed out for the day! Barry was incredibly helpful in suggesting local places for my sons to run, as well as local ferry information to Sausalito & SF GIants game.

Sonoma was the perfect base with San Francisco, Muir Woods, Point Reyes National Seashore only an hour or so away. I would highly recommend Cass Bonita as a perfect place to stay when visiting wine country!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in Sonoma!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay at Casa Bonita. The weather even behaved itself, the high being around 85. Kitchen was great - very well equipped & so nice to be able to eat in when we didn't feel like going out. Lovely back yard with bounteous fruit trees!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great location

  • 4 of 5

would recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Barry and Bonnie! We needed a little 'home base' for our BottleRock Napa adventure, and Casa Bonita was wonderful. You're such thoughtful hosts. Small details make the difference. Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Call or email for a special weekly rate
Rates are subject to change until confirmed
Sonoma tax ID : 652N

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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