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Romantic Sonoma Getaway on Private Vineyard

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2), Vineyard and Mountain Views

Enjoy all that Wine Country has to offer while staying in your own cottage overlooking a private vineyard and the mountains beyond. Separate from the main house, this restored craftsman-style water tower has an almost storybook feel with beautiful exposed beams, light streaming in through the sliding glass doors and picture windows that open up to vast vineyards.

The cottage is located in the famed Buena Vista region on the Eastside of Sonoma and has unbeatable views! You will be within walking distance of California's finest wineries, a mere mile and a half away from Sonoma's historic plaza, and equally close to many beautiful hiking trails. All of this is made even more accessible with the complementary use of matching Schwinn cruisers and helmets!

Drive in through our vineyards and park right next to the cottage. The bedroom is located above the bath and living area giving the house a very cozy loft-style feel. The mattress is very comfortable, the sheets are soft, and we even offer fluffy robes to cuddle up in. The living area is equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker and the entire cottage has wifi access. It also features your own private patio complete with a bistro table and chairs to watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee, the moonrise with a glass of wine, or to just sit outside and enjoy the breathtaking views!

So go visit a winery, enjoy downtown Sonoma, or just sit back and relax on your own quiet patio. We'd love to have you!

More Details

Lucy Petricka
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Lucy Petricka

Hi, I'm Lucy and my dad John and I are lucky to have one of the premier vineyard properties east of the Sonoma Plaza, in the countryside but close to town. I live part time here with my dad and part time in San Francisco. I grew up here and know how lucky I am to consider this home and John has been living here in Sonoma for over 40 years and his love for this town has only grown since.

Lucy Petricka purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Lucy Petricka chose Sonoma County

My family fell in love with the property from the very beginning. John had a vision, as a creative master cabinet maker all his life, for the old craftsman style bungalow that was set to be bulldozed. His vision became a reality and a few years later we won the Award of Excellence from the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation. From there we continued to restore the old barn sight and vineyard cottage. Today we enjoy our 8.5 acres and the magic of the land continues to amaze us.

What makes this cottage unique

John's passion is old cars, and right next door to the cottage is a barn full of antique cars and when John is home he loves to take our guests on a tour. We also have matching his and her Schwinn bikes and helmets for our guests to use as it is a short ride to downtown or just enjoy riding to the different wineries close by. You can play your iPod or iPhone on a small portable Altec Lansing docking station and there's a small television. We also bottle our own wine and at certain times of the year you might be able to do some barrel tasting!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed our stay here! Place is absolutely beautiful and so are the cats:)

Hope to come back!
Jul 2010
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Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The queen size bed has a very comfortable mattress with a view out to the Arrowhead mountain.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Romantic Sonoma Getaway on Private Vineyard
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 82 reviews

Cozy, quaint and very private

  • 5 of 5

I booked this adorable cottage for my husband's birthday. While we usually stay in a full house when we escape SF for bucolic Sonoma, I wanted something less expensive and closer to the square and Gundlach Bundschu winery for this visit. The little cottage was chilly when we first arrived- it was raining hard outside so I was looking forward to a warm (literal) welcome. There was only one heater to warm the 2 story cottage so that was a bit of a bummer. Also the WiFi was not working the entirety of our stay.

Besides these small things, everything else about dealing with John was fantastic. The place is sweet- small and the furniture is "vintage" but we weee very happy with the quality of the bed and living spaces. I think this property really shines with nice weather. The one day it was clear, we sat outside and watched the plethora of birds in the vibes just outside our door and met the friendly cat living there. Biking to the square was very easy. We brought our own road bikes, but the cruisers provided looked in fine shape.

All in all, we will return to this place again and recommend it to anyone looking for a simple but wonderful getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views and charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at this cottage. It is the perfect size for 2 people. The owners were very helpful and gave us a great guide to the wineries in the area. They also have bikes that you can use to ride around and enjoy. We would highly recommend this to a friend and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for 2!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy spot with fab views. John is a super guy. Fyi wifi is there but weak. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay. Cozy and everything you would need. Great location close to downtown Sonoma.

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely. Private. We didn't take advantage of the bikes due to the weather but it was a short drive to wineries and dinner places. We would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would definitely stay again and recommend to a friend!

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay again and recommend to a friend! Very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Amazing 3 Day Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely incredible. From the amazing Vineyard views that you look at right out your front door to the charming nature that it is set in this really is hard to beat. It's not a huge place but has everything you could possibly need and the location is simply off the charts. John the owner could not have been more welcoming and we would do it again in an instant. Cheers and thank you for a great start to our honeymoon!

Drew + Jen

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Matching bikes provided with helmets and bike lock.


Rates & Availability

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Spring Season
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Harvest Season
Aug 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 16 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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