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Rose Cottage - Great for two couples or small family - close to Sonoma wineries

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Experience a bit of Sonoma Wine Country history. Rose Cottage is a jewel of a house and is listed by the Sonoma County Historical Society. Rose Cottage was built in the 1920s during the California Craftsman period but it is heavily influenced by the earlier Victorian era. It was among the earliest houses built in Agua Caliente Park, a resort area where San Francisco residents could escape from the summer fog.

The original charm was left intact, but it has been modernized for comfort and convenience with central heat and A/C. For the convenience of guests needing to 'keep in touch' there is high-speed internet, with wifi. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a wine refrigerator. The master bath has an extra-large walk in shower, while the guest bathroom has a genuine claw-foot tub. There is a romantic fireplace in the master bedroom and french doors that lead to the private patio. We have had the pleasure of hosting over two dozen honeymooners! Period details include high ceilings, beautiful crown mouldings, board and batten walls and some of the original fir wood floors. There is flat panel TV in each bedroom; the flat panel in the main living area is connected to a Blu-ray/DVD player which is internet connected. We supply plenty of DVDs and a delightful selection of CDs, to suit every taste. If you have a NetFlix or Cinemax account you can login to watch movies just like at home.

The main living room, kitchen and dining area is open, providing an extra large space for entertaining and relaxing with family and friends. A great space for celebrating holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or just long weekends!

Rose Cottage is just minutes from the Sonoma Plaza (3.0 miles) for shopping and dining experiences, and within walking distance of the world famous Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. Heading North on highway 12, you will visit dozens of the best wineries California has to offer.

Should you prefer to simply relax on the secluded, peaceful rear patio, it is fully equipped with gas BBQ, dining table, chairs and loungers. There is a charming front porch to watch the sun come up while having your morning coffee. From the porch, look out over the Heritage Rose garden, with its beautiful landscaping and majestic palm trees. When you close the elegant wrought iron fence behind you, you can leave the everyday behind and suspend time for just a little while.

License - 605N

Keywords: Victorian Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Robert

My husband and I live near San Francisco and sometimes we just want to get away to some place that is quieter and slower. One of our favorite places is Sonoma. It is in the middle of wine country and moves at a much slower pace. The countryside is beautiful and the people are actually friendlier. We love older houses and when we first saw Rose Cottage we fell instantly in love with it. It has charm, character and a great setting only 3 miles from the Sonoma plaza. It is a great escape location and we love going there if only for a few days at a time.

Robert purchased this house in 2007

Why Robert chose Sonoma

Rose Cottage is just on the edge of winery row at the South end and you can be touring great wineries in a matter of minutes. It is not right in downtown so it is quieter and more relaxing. It is only a half mile from the Sonoma Mission Inn and SPA where we like to go for a glass of wine now and then.


Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw foot tub
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower
  • Master bedroom has attached bathroom with walk in shower. Guest bathroom has claw foot tub with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Day Bed - 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Cal King bed in master bedroom
  • Cal King in master bedroom; Queen bed in guest bedroom; Twin or Single Beds (1) Day bed and trundle, with extra comfortable mattresses, Baby Crib available upon request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
Very close to many world class wineries in Sonoma Valley as well as many fine restaurants and shopping on the Sonoma Plaza.


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(30 traveler reviews)

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Rose Cottage - Great for two couples or small family - close to Sonoma wineries
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay was cut short due to the wild fires. Would have loved to stay the extra day. Hope everyone is safe. Thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, we know how frustrating it is to lose power! However, as soon as the power was restored, we decided to open our home to any Sonoma resident whose house had been destroyed. We believe Wine Country is the most beautiful place on earth, and now we know that there are some very fine people here, in addition to fine wines!
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Great house and yard - perfect for two couples. Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was even better than the pictures. Very spacious, clean and open. The front and back porches were especially great for hanging out and relaxing. Perfect for families or two couples. The smaller bathroom had a tricky shower situation but we figured it out. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adequate and reasonably priced. Good location.

  • 4 of 5

A little overdone with the “old” furnishings and too pink for my personal taste. Otherwise the house was good value

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful grotto in back yard

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at Rose Cottage. Very clean and equipped.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Round Rock, Texas

Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay for an extended weekend in the wine country. The house was charming and the grounds were beautiful. We really enjoyed the patio and the porch. We were surprised that it had AC which was great when the temperature was pushing 90 degrees. The nights were very relaxing with the windows open. The house was the perfect size for two couples. We didn't feel cramped at all. We would stay here again. Thanks Robert!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sonoma Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Sonoma Coast
Car: necessary

Two dozen world class wineries within a 10-mile radius


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Deposit $250

- There is a separate, refundable security deposit of $250 which is returned within 2 weeks after the rental.
- Pet fee is $25/day per pet to a maximum of $75/week per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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