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Rose Cottage - Romantic Victorian Cottage in Wine Country

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:
April 28, 2017

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 County

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:
  • 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 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw foot tub
  • 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
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), 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 ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 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
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Rose Cottage - Romantic Victorian Cottage in Wine Country
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews

Nice home

  • 4 of 5

The home was very nice with some lovely furniture pieces. Average neighborhood. Gated but beware if you have a small dog they might be able to get under the gate. Furniture could use updating. Bed was comfortable but the couch was not good for a couple in their 60's. Pretty yards. The owners were very nice & accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Excellent - we enjoyed our stay at the Rose Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cottage - quiet and tranquil. Our dog enjoyed it as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pacific Northwest

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. Super charming and very well stocked with everything we could possibly need. Especially enjoyed the private outdoor space out back. Lovely landscaping and quiet neighborhood. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

House was very nice. Just what we were looking for on our vacation

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vakkert hjem - Hyggelig sted

  • 5 of 5

Familie på fire var på reise gjennom California, og bodde en uke i dette hyggelige huset. Det var mye plass både inne og ute for barna å leke, og vi voksne nøt morgensolen på verandaen, og om ettermiddagen/kvelden var det hyggelig å sitte ute bak huset. Stort pluss for komfortable senger!

Sonoma er en veldig hyggelig, liten by, og det er mange flotte vingårder i nærheten av dette huset. Det er forståelig at området kalles USAs Toscana.

Hilsen familie på fire

(The cottage was lovely and spacious, both inside and outside. We enjoyed the morning sun on the front porch and afternoon/evenings in the back garden. The beds were very comfortable! Sonoma is a beautiful town, and there are many great wineries close to the cottage.) Recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mullica Hill, NJ

Great Property & Location

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home to New Jersey after spending a week at Rose Cottage in Sonoma. The property was in a great location to Sonoma Plaza and many local wineries. The house was very clean and the perfect size for 2 couples to spread out and relax. The front porch was a wonderful location to have tea in the mornings while everyone got ready to head out for whatever adventure was on the menu for that day. Relaxing on the back deck was perfect for evenings, enjoying dinner and sampling our wine purchases from our winery visits. The kitchen was well stocked, we did prepare breakfast and dinner on 2 of our days. We enjoyed many awesome meals @ the restaurants right in the Sonoma Plaza which was only about a 10 minute drive from our rental. Some of our favorites were, The girl & the fig, Harvest Moon Cafe, Cafe LaHaye and Della Santina's (we actually ate here twice). Our favorite wineries on this trip were Gundlach Bundschu, Buena Vista Winery and our all time favorite each time we visit Sonoma, St Francis (be sure to ask for Rony), he's the best there. We traveled 1 day into San Francisco, which was only about a 45 minute ride from the rental, however traffic coming back @ the end of our day was heavy and took almost double the time. We also visited Armstrong Redwoods and drove back to Sonoma along the Pacific Coast stopping at Goat Beach (beautiful views). On our last day we had a late flight so we spent a good part of it enjoying Muir Woods and a drive through Sausalito on the way to the airport. The property owner Robert was very accommodating and we would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
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

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas / NY
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning charge $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

- 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.
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