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

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


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

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.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Amadora (Gift of Love) Vintage House on 1/2 Acre, Nearby Sonoma Plaza
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 52 reviews

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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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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A very restful and has everything experience

  • 4 of 5

Believe the owner when Hebert kindly suggests not for the handicapped our children.

Beautiful garden. Even better than described. We shared apples, peaches and grapes. Just missed berries and lilies I could tell and too early for figs.

Loved the hot tub but did it use any other amenities however they are all there.

Only drawback was it didn't feel like wine country so much. Next time I think we'd stay a little farther out of town nearer the agriculture

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were in Sonoma for a wedding, Joe was a wealth of information throughout the whole process!! The house had vintage charm with all the modern conveniences. The house was beautiful and the garden was amazing! Very well stocked and centrally located. It was great to have a quiet place to escape the wedding commotion . We will definitely be back when we have more time to explore Sonoma !

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Cozy Property

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary during the 4th of July weekend. Our adult children (2) their spouses, and our 14 month old granddaughter stayed 4 nights. We had plenty of space and were all very comfortable. We were able to watch the fireworks from the front yard.

We spent a lot of time outdoors enjoying the garden. Our granddaughter enjoyed the flowers, fruit trees and walking around the grounds.

Everything is close by, we walked to the Plaza and the shopping center. The wineries are also very easy to drive to.

The binder provided by Joe is very useful, it answered every question we might need answered.

The house and garden are beautiful and very clean. We all enjoyed the house very much and wish that we could stay longer.

Thank you Joe for the bottle of wine and all the recommendations they were very helpful. We are recommending this property to anyone planning on visiting Sonoma/Napa.

Linda Carrillo and Family

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the charming house and the lovely gardens.

  • 5 of 5

Stay exceeded expectations. The house was lovely and well kept, the gardens, beautiful and inviting. An easy walk to Sonoma's downtown area.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Plane tour, Wine train


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

4 nights minimum on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, Christmas and New Year.
3 nights minimum on MLK and President's day weekends.
For weekly rentals, no Saturday changeover day.

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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 11 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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 are allowed during this time 3. Maximum number of guests is 6, maximum number of vehicles is 3 Registered rental with County of Sonoma: 737N

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