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Amour Getaway in the Heart of Sonoma Valley TOT Cert. #687N

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Amour Getaway is a peaceful, private home just minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza. This serene, and delightfully comfortable house can accommodate up to six guests.

House layout inside and out.

Amour is decorated in warm and bright tones with original and tasteful artwork. As you drive to the end of our street, you'll pull into our driveway, in front of our sunny front garden. Then open the gate to our enclosed French-feeling, shady courtyard with a wooden two-person swing. Go up two steps to the front door landing and enter the house into the breakfast area and kitchen. Just off the living room is a private, new, and sunny back deck with table, views to the hills, and a shady garden with a swing on a tree.

The warm and bright kitchen has a built-in oak breakfast nook looking out to the garden, and a refurbished 1940's stove. The split-level living room has hardwood floors.

There is a romantic wood-burning fireplace and a double bed with a privacy screen on the lower level looking out on the deck. The upper level is a traditional family room/TV area.

In the master bedroom is a queen-size Select Comfort airbed. The second bedroom is like a separate cottage with a queen-size bed and a sweet roll-top oak desk. There are 1.5 baths: a half bath behind the kitchen, and full bathroom with tub/shower through the master bedroom. The utility room has a washer and dryer. In addition, we supply plush towels and robes, Egyptian high count cotton sheets, pillows and blankets, cookware, and dinnerware.

Go do it all or kick back and do nothing!

Amour Getaway, in the heart of Sonoma Valley is within minutes of wineries, fine food, art, music, theater, spas, shops, state parks, Jack London’s home, Infineon (Sears Point) Raceway, golf courses, horseback riding, balloon flights, biking and hiking, yet guests always comment that the Amour Getaway is so incredibly quiet and relaxing. Amour is located only 45 miles north of San Francisco, 45 minutes to the beach or the redwoods.


The quaint, rustic neighborhood of Boyes Hot Springs is perfect for a five-minute walk down to the Barking Dog Café at the end of Vallejo Street. If you favor a longer walk to the historic town square of Sonoma, use the walking/biking trail that starts on Hwy 12 across from the Breakaway Cafe. Sonoma, only five minutes by car, boasts fabulous and varied restaurants, a wonderful old movie theater, sidewalk cafes on the square, cheese makers, and interesting unique stores. There is always something interesting going on in town, such as art fairs, live bands, fiestas, film and music festivals, and outdoor theater. Glen Ellen, two miles north, is home to the famous Jack London State Park, and also has wonderful restaurants and shops.

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More Details

Judy Kranzler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Judy Kranzler

My name is Judy Kranzler, and I am an educator and a businesswoman. I founded and ran an intensive French language summer camp in the high Sierras after teaching in France and studying mime with Marcel Marceau. I also founded a non-profit reading clinic here in Walnut Creek and I do teacher training nationwide using my unique, effective, physically-active, and musical reading program.

Judy Kranzler purchased this house in 2007

Why Judy Kranzler chose Sonoma County

My husband and I chose Sonoma because we love the town, its vibrant community, and the surrounding countryside. We have gone up to Sonoma for our romantic weekend getaways from home for over three decades, and hope to eventually move there. Finding this amazing house right where we wanted to live, was a dream come true. It has all the character and charm I could ever want but is small and cozy as well.

What makes this house unique

My husband and I fell in love with the home and its location, view, and serenity. We felt immediately comfortable and relaxed there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had so many wonderful guests in the past two years! A potential guest just pointed out that I stopped asking for reviews this last year, so I will start asking for them again to be posted. (They are lots and lots of them handwritten in our guest book at the house!)

They are all so positive and we are so glad that everyone enjoys the Amour house as much as we do! Our family and friends go up every chance we get.


Feb 2012
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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5 Both bathrooms are in the main house.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , a dual chamber Select comfort bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2) One Select comfort bed with dual chambers. The second bedroom has a queen bed and it is its own "casita" that is, it has its own roof and is quite private. It is located behind the courtyard and there is a 3' corridor between the casita and the house. The half bathroom is in the house.. The Double Bed (1) This is a real bed located in the lower half of the split level living room with a privacy screen.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Amour Getaway in the Heart of Sonoma Valley TOT Cert. #687N
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 23 reviews

Perfect location to explore wine country!

  • 5 of 5

This quaint house held 6 of us for a long winter weekend, and could not have been more perfect. The kitchen is stocked with all of the equipment you need to keep meals and snacks less expensive. We picked some things up at the nearby Whole Foods when our weekend began. But it is also a quick walk or drive to some of the best restaurants in Sonoma if you want to dine out! Recommendations are conveniently located on the fridge! We took a day trip to Calistoga for the mud baths, and it was a beautiful and easy drive through wine country. So many wineries to try within minutes of the house itself, and Sonoma 's main square is just a 5-7 minute drive. The beds were comfortable. The deck and living room fireplace were perfect for gathering in the evenings. And the kitchen has a dine-in table for lovely mornings. The place has a lovely sense of privacy in a quiet neighborhood, yet is so convenient to all things Sonoma! I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, quiet, comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We, a group of four women celebrating a birthday, shared this lovely house in Sonoma. We cooked meals, spent time on the patio and on the deck, and late evenings in the small but very comfortable living room. The house is well set up for guests and very comfortable. We had to call for extra paper supplies and the lock box was a bit difficult to use, hence four instead of five stars.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Property!

  • 5 of 5

A group of coworkers and I stayed here in early spring. It was close to the wineries and the property itself is beautiful. There's a back deck which is perfect for hanging out in the evenings and sipping wine. The owner made the whole rental process very easy. She even agreed to honor the lower fall rate which was incorrectly listed on VRBO. All in all, great experience and I'd definitely consider this property again if I ever feel like being back in wine country!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed a couple of nights at Judy and Andy's house and we had a wonderful time. It is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. It rained most of the weekend, but we didn't mind because the cottage is so beautiful and cozy. We found everything we could ask for: clean and high quality sheets and towels, firewood for the fireplace, cooking utensils, and owners' recommendations on where to go, etc. We can't wait to go back to Amour Getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a great time. You were also great guests. Come back soon! Judy and Nora
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Loved This Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful gardens, great location, very near Sonoma town square and many vineyards. Felt spacious, clean and comfortable. Nice decor. We would not want to stay anywhere else in Sonoma!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and please come back soon. Judy and Nora
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Sweet Sonoma Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Judy's house in Sonoma is so quaint and lovely. My husband and young daughters had a great time hanging out in her clean and comfy home. The house had all the amenities needed to relax, cook and be entertained. We loved the location. We rode bikes from the house to the bike trail and on its scenic route into town. We would definitely come back! Ali Warren

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ali, Thanks for your lovely review. We are so happy that others enjoy the house as much as we do! Come again soon! Judy and Nora
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Wine Tasting, Multiple Spas, strolling around neighborhood and town square, napping!

Historic Sonoma Mission, General Vallejo's Home


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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning and hosting $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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