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Amadora (Gift of Love) Vintage House on 1/2 Acre, Nearby Sonoma Plaza

Sleeps0
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

This warm and charming house, a true Sonoma craftman's style built in 1891, sits on almost half an acre of land, totally enclosed to give you privacy and let you forget about the world. A nearby walking trail leads to Sonoma Plaza.

The main bedroom features a plush California king sized bed. The second and third bedrooms each have a pillow-top queen bed. Views of the Sonoma hillside are available from all bedrooms.

Relax and unwind in the lounge chairs just outside the covered back porch. To the right is a hot tub for four with an outdoor shower station, and to the left is an eating area for six with a three burner BBQ. Take a siesta after a nice meal, lie down and swing gently on the hammock for two.

The garden offers delights seasonally through year with 30 fruit trees and shrubs (peach, apple, pear, tangerine, pommelo, orange, grapefruit). Among the grove of the trees, settle back in a rocking chair, or relax on the comfortable sectional sofa under a gazebo.

Game Room: A recreation room has been added recently, with an 8' pool table, a 55' TV connected to HD cable box and Blue Ray DVD player, and a lounge/ bar area.

Wireless Connectivity: There is wireless connectivity throughout the property, so you can go to the internet with your laptop from the gazebo, the cabana, the porches, the game room or the al fresco dining area.

Orchard in A Garden Setting: There are different fruit and berries for different seasons. In spring time, there are 2 different kinds of cherries and strawberries. In summer there is an abundance of plums, followed by apricots, then yellow and white nectarines, ending with peaches. Blackberries, gold and red raspberries, along with 7 different kinds of table grapes are common in late summer. A couple varieties of apples, pears, and figs herald the arrival of fall, with chocolate and coffee cake persimmons and pomegranates ending the season. Winter is celebrated with Cara Cara oranges, limes, pommelo, grapefruit, tangerines and citron. When the all the citrus trees bloom in late winter, the whole property is perfumed with the most refreshing, soft and sweet smell. A new 3-1 pluot tree has just been planted in 2009, along with a sweet kiwi vine. Please note that due to different weather conditions, fruit yield and harvest time may vary from year to year.

More Details

Owner
Joe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 0
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Shower Station - outdoor shower , Next to hot tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Cal-king bed is Sealy posturepedic, queen beds have 2' pillow top. Each bedroom has a seating area, a closet and 2 luggage racks.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 11 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house is elevated, there are 6 steps leading to the house. The house is strictly for residential purpose. According to Sonoma County regulations: 1. Parties or any type of social events are prohibited. 2. Quiet time between 10 pm to 7 am, no outdoor activities during this time. 3. Maximum number of guests is 6. Registered rental with County of Sonoma: 737N. Cancellation Policy: * More than 30 days before arrival: $100 cancellation fee. * Within 30 days of arrival: No cancellation or changes allowed.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Amadora (Gift of Love) Vintage House on 1/2 Acre, Nearby Sonoma Plaza
average rating of 4.946429 based on 56 reviews
5

Amadora in Sonoma - Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter, two granddaughters, and youngest son stayed at Amadora for a week prior to and just following our other son's wedding to a local Sonoma lass. Our son lives in Sonoma, too, so we know the area quite well. We were very pleased with the house, extra room (billiard room with bathroom/shower & sleeper couch), and gardens. We also had a brother-in-law and his wife for a couple of nights; they are quite discerning and really liked the house as did our new daughter-in-law's parents! Our youngest son (22) stayed in the billiard room and appreciated it greatly.

The main house has a very nice kitchen, dining room, living room, sun room (with french doors), three bedrooms, and 1 and 1/2 bathrooms (the latter by one of the rooms). The beds are very comfy! The entire house has wonderful windows that provide beautiful sunlight and open easily for morning cooling. The large porch with chairs was a treat, especially for the girls!

The garden is beautiful and fun to wander through; we enjoyed the greenhouse, and the covered seating area with its fountain and chandelier. We also enjoyed sampling fruit from the trees, grapevines, berries and strawberries, as well as the many flowers! Although we did not have the time to enjoy either the hot tub or BBQ, they are very nice and we wish we could have used them.

Although about a mile from the Plaza, Amadora is actually well-situated. The biking/walking path to the downtown/Plaza area is nearby and is a very nice walk/ride that takes one past the Vallejo family house (run by State Parks). Driving into town is very easy, especially if one takes Verano east from the house rather than using Hwy 12. (Check a map.) A grocery store, drug store, and Starbucks are nearby (about 1/8 mile away), and restaurants are nearby, too. A park with many walking paths is just across Hwy 12. And the delightful Sonoma wineries to the north are easily accessed on via Hwy 12 or Arnold Drive. (IMHO, Sonoma wines and the Sonoma Valley are better than Napa.)

Joe is very well organized and easy to work with; he explains everything and even provided a binder (on the dining room table) that answered every question about the house and gardens. The housekeeper had the house ready and in great shape; the gardener does a fine job, too. Access by foot and vehicle is very good; parking behind large gates is ample for two vehicles and there is parking on-street, too.

Thank you very much for everything, Joe!

Marc P. and Family

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house and large space

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice home that worked out as a central location for all of the wine regions. There was ample cooking utensils that we enjoyed for a few meals. The new fridge was perfect and quite large. Since we had a mix of rain and sun, we appreciated the hot tub and used it every night. The weather and time did not permit a walk to the square, but the drive was about 3 minutes. The yard was just coming to life from the winter, and there were still oranges and lemons to harvest. When we return to this area we will definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, clean and cimfortable

  • 5 of 5

This Amadora is a very special, property. It is beautifully decorated inside and out. The kitchen is fully equipped. Bedrooms have comfortable beds. Joe gave us lots of good information on things to do and see. Our stay at the Amadora was such a wonderful part of our time spent in Sonoma.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a family - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We (me, my husband and our 3 grown "kids" in their late 20's) and I went on a family vacation to celebrate my husband's birthday. Joe was so very warm and helpful ahead of time; answering all my questions about the area and emailing me so much information that only a local would know. He even emailed some ways to do Sonoma on a budget. The location was perfect; everything you need for a great stay is there in this home - including Monopoly and Risk! The house has so much charm; the gardens really are special and added to cozy atmosphere; beds very comfy; too. We loved having morning coffee on the front porch - the house has lots of privacy from "the outside world" - yet was so close to anything we wanted to do. We felt right at home. Awesome problem resolution, too. The hot tub stopped working the first night we were there - but Joe responded immediately to my email about it and he had it fixed the very next morning.

We are also VRBO owners - so we know what guests expect and how owners and properties should be - and this was perfect! We didn't want to leave -- we will be back next time we go to Sonoma.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly what you are looking for.

  • 5 of 5

Not a single problem. Joe has this whole process down to a science. Excellent communication with you prior to your arrival. The place is perfect for a small group or family. Great location too. Couldn't have asked for a better trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Retreat in Sonoma Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic visit with friends from Utah at the Amadora House. Perfectly located for easy access to so many fantastic wineries, restaurants, grocery stores and a very short drive to the Sonoma Square. The home was beautifully maintained with a well stocked kitchen. We really enjoyed evenings in the game room watching movies and playing pool. Joe the owner provided many helpful tips in advance of our stay so we were able to plan as much as we wanted to ahead of time. He gave us a great recommendation for a car/driver service for our day of wine tasting. Our driver worked in the industry and taught vintner studies at the college level - what a fountain of information. We will definitely be back to Amadora House.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Plane tour, Wine train

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Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Mar 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$495
From
$545
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,750
 
 
May to August
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,750
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,000
 
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,750
 
 
November
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

4 nights minimum on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
3 nights minimum on MLK and President's day weekends.
For weekly rentals, no Saturday changeover day.
Cancellation Policy:
* More than 30 days before arrival: $100 cancellation fee.
* Within 30 days of arrival: No cancellation or changes allowed.

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