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Iva's Garden Cottage Sonoma's Wine Country & Vineyard property

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House & Cottage each 2 BR, 1 full bath, full kitchen, sleeps 8 in beds max 10

Sonoma, Wine Country, California, Come stay in the vineyards of Sonoma. We are located (less than 5 minutes to Sonoma Town Square, less than 10 minutes to Infineon Raceway host to NASCAR, NHRA and Russell Racing School, 15 minutes to Napa, 50 minutes to San Francisco and 40 minutes to the beach. Within 10 mins to the Sonoma Golf course and country club tennis or horseback riding.

Several wineries for great wine tasting all within a couple of minutes from the Vieyard Cottage and Garden house

Accommodations: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom sleeps 2 to 4.

This is a cozy historic 1940's Vineyard Cottage & Garden House nestled on 11 acres of Vineyards. The cottage is central to Sonoma, Napa & San Francisco just off the Carneros Hwy. Private setting perfect for the vacationing couple, family retreat, special occasion, or wedding or special event by arrangement.

The Cottage has 2 bedrooms with queen beds,

a fully equipped kitchen with full size stove, microwave, refrigerator. Lovely park-like and vineyard setting to have a family gathering, wedding, weekend getaway or a weeks vacation.

Newly remodeled, but in keeping with it's original charm. A must stay!

Iva's Vineyard Cottage and Garden house

Perfectly situated in the vineyard gateway of the town of Sonoma, Iva's Cottage and Garden House offer a charming bungalow cottage perfect for two, three or four traveling together.

The location is half-way between town, and many of Sonoma's finest wineries, Viansa, Jacuzzi, Cline, Schug and Gloria Ferrer, and Rams Gate just to name a few. The cottage is set back from the main road and is part of a larger, historic family farm and Vineyard.

While the cottage is vintage, it is completely redone, renovation completed in 2009. New kitchen and appliances with granite counters and a very large travertine tiled shower are all part of the new design.

As a part of this cottage package, a private tasting of premium wine at one of the local wineries are included in the rate. Take advantage of being the 'neighbor' and enjoy Sonoma at it's best.

'It's hard to find vintage charm mixed with modern conveniences and Iva's does it well. Plenty of character with none of the funk - I love this cottage. Window views are green, and there are two different outdoor sitting areas not mentioned in the main description. The gardens are beautiful and lush great for an outdoor gathering. Ask about the availability for wedding and reception dinners.

Iva's is sweet, up to date, and has every amenity one would need for the weekend, a week long getaway or that special event. Come stay with us!

Sonoma county TOT 701N Iva's Cottage Quiet hours 10pm to 7am 4cars 4 people

More Details

Shannon Kiser
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

My son and I left our home at 6am on the 14th. At 6:30pm we arrived at your cottage. Travel weary we opened the door to all the lights on, TV with music, fresh flowers, bottle of wine, How wonderful! The week went so quickly-every night coming "home" to the cottage. The beds were wonderful, the kitchen was great. Today is our last day and I feel sad-I want to stay! We hope we can come again. Thank you so much.
May 2011
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Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Iva's Cottage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Iva's Garden House
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Iva's Cottage
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Iva's Garden House
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Iva's Cottage
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Iva's Garden House
  • Each house has two full bedrooms with Queen beds. Can also accommodate children in crib or air mattress. The House can accommodate additional guests on convertible sofa.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Iva's Garden Cottage Sonoma's Wine Country & Vineyard property
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 27 reviews
Mendocino, CA

A wonderful stay at Iva's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Iva's Cottage was a splendid delight. My family and I spent five wonderful days touring the Sonoma and Napa Valley's. The cottage was a great central location for all our activities ie, wine tasting at several locations, strolling the Sonoma Plaza shopping, Train Town with the kids and even a trip to San Francisco sightseeing. Inside and out, the cottage was clean, fresh and beautifully maintained. It was everything they described on their website. Our family highly recommends Iva's Cottage and we've already booked our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fell short of expectations

  • 2 of 5

We were very disappointed when we entered the house. The kitchen counters were dirty, like no one even tried to wipe them down. There was a David's bridal tag in between the bed sheets and the pillow cases were stained. There was a used loofa in the shower, half eaten ice cream in the freezer, and moldy coffee grounds in the coffee maker. There were ants and spiders covering parts of the interior and exterior of the building. It was a challenge to stay there the first night and eventually we all moved out to other locations.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for our needs. 1hr from SFO and Coast and half hr from Napa.

  • 4 of 5

The property is an older 2 building cottage with 4 nice bedrooms, but not as nice as a 4 star hotel, but the price is consistent with this. Other places this big were almost twice the price. I would say it accomodates 8 adults nicely. Pull out sofa bed good for kids. My trip was to spread my moms ashes at Bodega Bay and then spend family time in SFO and Napa / Sonoma area, and the location was perfect. You can get to Redwoods about 40 min north of Bodega Bay. The kids loved playing outside (ages 9,8,7 and 2). That was nice for them and grownups. Spent most evenings outside drinking wine and eating cheese and meats. That is what family time is about. Sonoma is less than 5 minutes away with a Safeway and Whole Foods. Napa is 30 minutes away. SFO is an hr away.

The owner was extremely nice and very friendly. Not a hyper person at all. Got our deposit back quickly.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Cloud, Fl

This is an Older Farm House - the pictures are very Old

  • 3 of 5

The property worked for our group. We were on a business trip and needed lodging for a larger group - all guys. The main house is an older farm house - some may call it charming, I call it an old farm house in need of updating. The cottage has been recently refurbished and was actually quite nice. The grounds are industrial and the outside of the property reflects that. The Host was Excellent and VERY helpful. Google Earth this property before you book.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 couples staying in the house/cottage and the space was perfect! 4 bedrooms all a great size! The owner was extremely responsive! The property backs up to a vineyard so that was fun to wake up to every morning. I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Great place close to a lot of fun stuff!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience. Both of the houses were well equipped and all of us were very comfortable.

The owner was helpful and made great recommendations on where to go.

Easy to get to downtown and a great place to hang out with some coffee on the front or back porch in the morning.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Carneros Hwy/ Hwy 121
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: recommended

The Vineyard Cottage & Garden House are located on 11 acres with New vineyard, beautiful gardens and a redwood ring. We are in the heart of the Sonoma wine Country in the Valley of the Moon named by Jack London, only minutes from Jack London State Park. Sonoma Town Square is less than 5 minutes from the cottage. The Cottage and House are within 5 minutes to several wineries, Schug, Cline, Jacuzzi, Gloria Ferrer, and Larsen Family winery. Larsen Family Winery is less than a minute from the cottage and offers a picnic area wine tasting and a bocce ball court. Jacuzzi Family Vineyards and Cline Cellars are 5 minutes from the cottage and offer medal winning wines to taste complimentary to our guests. Infineon raceway at Sears Point is host to NASCAR and NHRA as well as Russell Racing School, and is less than 10 minutes from the cottage. Sonoma Golf Course is 8 minutes from the cottage and host to the PGA tour. For the children Traintown is a scale railroad train ride through 10 acres of towns and bridges, as well as carousel rides. Sonoma has something to offer for everyone. Quiet hours are 10pm to & 7am to ensure a restful nights sleep. TOT 701N Cert 4 Cars max


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
cleaning $100 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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