About the property
- House800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
Lovely, New in 2009, 2 Bedroom Craftsman Bungalow. Perfect getaway to the Wine Country and the Coast. We welcome you to Sonoma County and our spectacular surrounding areas..
Beautiful very well equipped kitchen. Large garden & Deck with views. See more below after current news:
Winter 2018 Special Now!
We are currently offering a $500. discount off our regular monthly rate for a 32 day stay between Feb 13th & March 22nd. Or an additional 15% off our 2 week rate for a stay of
two weeks during that period
Important Current Note: FIRES Sonoma
We are considering a long term rental, beginning after Feb 14 right now for a 1 or two member family who is well established here who lost their home in our local fire tragedy , while they move thru insurance and rebuilding. A special rate would be considered for a stay of 6 months to a year. Please inquire on rate. We are mainly a vacation rental but are called to help.
We do not have a charge the 12% tax on stays over 31 nights, it can be altered out of our price for you after 1st quote is sent you for your dates.
Enjoy our great deck overlooking view of Sonoma Mountain and large rustic country garden for meandering and seating. Bronze period light fixtures throughout the house. Art Nouveau details in bathroom tile. Gas fireplace in living room adds cozy feel. Lovely art work on the walls, of local area and by local artists. Excellent wireless access as Cottage has it's own router. Uverse TV, Internet.
We have a good window air conditioner set up in the Summer months, plenty of fans as well, thou with the heavy insulation installed during complete rebuild in 2009 the house stays quite cool.
Surrounded by adjoining properties which include many acres of rolling open space.
We offer information on the back roads and all the local restaurants, theater etc.
Lots of local brochures for local attractions, Winery guides and a notebook full of menus of some of our best local restaurants. Request our local Parks List via email with links to local parks and the Point Reyes National seashore which is only a 1/2 hour drive away.
The outside edge of the land is on a busy road (not visible once in drive) but the property around the Cottage is completely fenced for the protection of visiting dog members of your family. In addition to the large garden there is a small pasture area below that which works well for throwing a ball for a dog or nature calls!
Host speaks only English but daughter 10 mins away speaks fluent German and pretty good French & Dutch so arrangements can be made (if she in in area) to have her call & discuss house with you but this must be pre-arranged call.) I am also willing to take your message into Google Trans
NEW Note: VRBO on site billing system allows guests to pay via credit card. immediately. Please see rates page for discounts on weekly stays or more or just plug in your dates and you will get rate. 12% tax on stays over 31 days has to removed after first quote as VRBO has no way to differentiate what length of stays are taxed for each area.
More on the Cottage Below:
Large, rustic, Country Garden flourishes with many flowers most of the year has a table with umbrella for shade, four chairs and a Weber barbecue & all the tools for it you need.
The front bedroom has a queen bed. There is also room for the porta crib in that room which we can supply for your baby. Highchair too.
Second bedroom is set up in the 'Garden View Room' (small) with another double bed. It can be changed to a den with a couch for longer term stays. Smaller bedroom has a bay window, double sliding glass doors and it's own small deck with stairs down to the garden. Although that double bed has regular mattress set it's frame under is a futon frame, and we have the cushions to convert to the futon couch if you prefer a den.. (For longer stays only &. Small charge for conversion /cost of storage of mattresses in place now. Let's plan this ahead of time!))
Walk in closet. Tons of linens, comforters, and towels.
Basic food staples, inquire. Spices, oils etc. Two coffee machines +.all other small appliances usually needed. Tons of dishes & nice pots, pans, knives, utensils.
Reservations still in process or may not show yet on our calendar. More info, our full house rules & refund policy provided upon your inquiry.
No loud late night parties or amplified music please.
Check with us "with "send question to host" if you see dates reserved as sometimes we have cancellations, thou very rare.. Two night minimum stay Fri-Sun.
Due to the fact that we are on a rural well /septic system, we can not books groups of 4 or more for stays longer than 7 days. Please inquire, varies a bit with seasons. Our well water is fine for drinking.
Centrally located a main, back 2 lane road, Old Redwood Hwy, in Sonoma County just North East of Petaluma near the small town of Penngrove, we are 6 mins down our road from historic downtown Petaluma. Our Road turns into Petaluma Blvd n. which runs into the center of Petaluma town becoming the main street.
We 40-55 mins from San Francisco traffic depending, Two minutes from Hwy 101, 5 min from Sonoma State University & renown Green Music Center. Eight -mins from South Santa Rosa, and 20 mins to Sonoma on a lovely back hwy near the house. Bus stops a 1 min walk- Sonoma County Transit: North & South (Bring your bike. .!) connects to Golden Gate Transit Buses to S.F. & Bay Ferries to S.F. from Larkspur to the South. Our new Smart Train runs from Santa Rosa to San Rafael with stops in Cotati (1.5 miles) and other towns. So fun to ride! 40 Mins from city of Napa.
Note: Ask about rush hour weekday traffic coming up from Marin & SF & , When planning flights also keep in mind return traffic on Sunday afternoon going into the cites from countryside can be very slow up to the Golden Gate or San Rafael Bridges..
Please ask for our local Parks List with links that we can send you if you book.
A Nice Porta Crib and a highchair available upon request. Fun kid movies. There are a few crib linens and toys. New Flat screen TV (10/15) means I need a new DVD player & for our great library of interesting & classic movies. Small stereo unit with radio & CD player.
The house has one bath with full tub and shower inside and another half accommodation in a rustic out bldg off the garden path a
Laundry room, down the garden path.. is lightly shared by one other person only but can be reserved for your exclusive use if needed
$20. per person charge over four persons (per night), small children under 6 excepted.
Check in time 3:00 PM, Check out 11 AM (unless otherwise arranged).
Important Allergy Note: We are a "Pet Friendly" house & thou we try diligently to clean each time very well, we cannot guarantee zero pet dandruff exists in small amount after occasional guests with pets. If you have a serious allergy to pets please let us know, well in advance so we can take extra care for you. We can't guarantee a completely allergy free house.
There are two refrigerators. The mid sized upright shown with freezer in dinning area , and the under the counter one in kitchen cabinet photo. There is also a chest freezer on the deck for storing more frozen food.
Two night minimum especially on the weekends, however we can occasionally book a one night if it is open close to the date or if it fits with another weekend reservation. Please ask. We prefer to avoid same day changes of guests if possible, thanks.
We look forward to hosting your stay in Sonoma County
Re Rest: WE ARE REQUIRED TO POST Following ON OUR ADVERTISING: (Optional to read) THE FOLLOWING NEW LOCAL VACATION RENTAL ORDINANCES
Maximum Overnight Occupancy: Maximum overnight occupancy for vacation rentals shall be up to a maximum of two (2) persons per sleeping room or guestroom, plus two (2) additional persons per property excluding children under three (3) years of age.
Maximum Number of Guests and Daytime Visitors. The maximum number of total guests and visitors allowed at any time in a single vacation rental shall not exceed the maximum overnight occupancy plus six (6) additional persons per property during the daytime, or sixteen (18) persons, whichever is less, excluding children under three (3) years of age. Vacation rentals with larger numbers of guests and visitors may only be allowed subject to the granting of a use permit. Notwithstanding, maximum guest limits may be exceeded on the following national holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas, so long as the holiday event does not otherwise trigger the requirement for a special or cultural events permit.
(In our house this means a total of 12 including you who are staying overnight per the rental contract people listed.)
Noise Limits. All activities associated with the vacation rental shall meet the general plan noise standards contained below. Quiet hours shall be from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. The property owner shall ensure that the quiet hours and limits on outdoor activities are included in rental agreements and in all online advertisements and listings.
Amplified Sound. Outdoor amplified sound shall not be allowed at any time associated with a vacation rental
Parking: Parking shall be provided as follows: a minimum of one (1) on-site parking space for a vacation rental with up to two (2) guestrooms or sleeping rooms. On-street parking may be considered for up to one (1) of the required parking spaces. The number of cars vehicles allowed for overnight guests shall be limited to the off-street parking available, as demonstrated by the application
.Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls or boys getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Keywords: Petaluma, New Bungalow House, Sonoma Wine Country, Coast, Historic Petaluma, Beautiful Garden
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, german, dutch, Daughter in town speaks German, French, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Mary Durney
We have owned our property in Sonoma County for 40 years. I have been a publisher of note cards and prints and I have two daughters 30and 36 who grew up here but now live in Hawaii /Arizona. My studio is in a barn on the property and I own another house next door (not visible from the cottage) where we have had the same loyal tenants for 39 years. The property is surrounded by many acres of rural open space. The land below the house has fruit trees and a cottage style garden with lots of wonderful flowers which return years after with the seasons. Sometimes fresh tomatoes, herbs or other garden produce is available to guests. Very safe neighborhood and close to all local amenities. I have spent 30 years in sales, design and marketing in the business community in California and have many connections and resources available. I had always wanted to be a 'tour guide!, but our vacation rental now allows me the opportunity to share this area I love with visitors. We welcome you to our land, your special place to stay.
Mary Durney purchased this House in 1978
Why Mary Durney chose Penngrove
Great rural setting but close to all the attractions of Sonoma County. Back scenic hwy close to the house takes one to downtown Sonoma in 20 mins. Only 6 mins to downtown historical Petaluma with nice shops, antique stores and scores of world class resturants of every cuisine.. 10-15 mins to Santa Rosa. 40-55 mins to San Francisco, depending on traffic. 1/2 hr to Point Reyes National Seashore as well as many Sonoma County Beaches
What makes this House unique
Lovely New 2 Bedroom Craftsman Bungalow Deck Overlooking view of Sonoma Mountain. Close to the senic beaches of Sonoma County. This is a "cottage sized house" but feels larger because of glass doors & many windows & the decks. Spacious Garden for meanders or seating Centrally located on main road in Sonoma County Two minutes from Hwy 101, or SSU-Eight -mins from Santa Rosa, 6 mins from Petaluma, 40-55 minutes from San Francisco depending on traffic. Bus stop a 1 min walk- served by Golden Gate (From Petaluma) & Sonoma County Transit local buses. Bring your bike Perfect setting for that weekend getaway to the Coast or Wine Country. (Two bedrooms One with a Queen & one with a double bed. Extra airbeds for children available with plenty of extra blankets & linens for them. Well equipped kitchen with all needed to cook any great meal. We keep some basic supplies there such as oil & vinegar, spices, some condiments, coffee filters, paper towels etc. Pet friendly with space to walk you dog in our garden & small pasture area. Mostly fenced except small pass thru places to which temporary gates can be added if need be for longer stays. (please ask) The second bedroom is quite small but has a big bay window looking to the garden and it's own sliding glass door with small deck, stairs down to drive area or garden & walk in closet.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Truly Enjoyed Our Stay - Charming, Modern Features and Centrallly Located
My wife and I recently booked this cottage in Penngrove for a trip up to wine country. I looked through so many properties in our price range, and of the few we liked, this one seemed to really fit the bill. My conversations with the owner on the phone were very easy, she was straightforward, pleasant, and responsive. Booking the place was very easy.
When we arrived, she was there to greet us and the cottage was exactly what we had assumed from the description. We were pleased with the level of quality of the cottage both inside and out. The paint, trim, and kitchen features all have been recently updated, and the kitchen had more than we could ask for as far as cooking staples and tools. Also, the wi-fi was very nice to have.
The owner was extremely courteous. One of our concerns (why we have not used vrbo.com very much) with this type of property is the privacy, as well as feeling like you are just sleeping in a strangers house. Much to our relief, this cottage does not convey that feeling whatsoever. While the property does have another home on it, the orientation and location of the cottage means you virtually cannot tell. She even made a point to assure us that our privacy was one of her main concerns, and she would not be jeopardizing that.
This place is very clean and neat, with a few nice little details you can tell come from the owner. The most obvious is the outside garden, which is beautiful and peaceful. You can tell she cares by the quality of the home and her obvious desire to keep her renters as happy as possible.
Penngrove is near Petaluma and the Sonoma/Napa area is about 35 minutes the other direction. We ate dinner at an amazing restaurant in Petaluma our first night (arrival), and then spent the day in Napa and Sonoma the following day. After the heat and the wine, it was nice to come back to the secluded cottage to relax and talk. There is a great organic market in Cotati, where I got all of the fixings for a home cooked breakfast our final morning...all of these and many more points are outlined in her "guide" that she leaves there for you.
Overall, this is a great little place to stay, and I cannot really think of anything negative to report. Just yesterday we received a card in the mail from her wishing us well and thanking us for staying.
Fantastic Cottage Cotati very well-kept fantastic views
Fantastic we would definitely go back Mary the owner was very accommodating and nice place was in good shape with wonderful wonderful views of the valley flowers
Clean and location great.
The property was exactly how pictured, clean and located for easy travel. Mary was easy to contact if we had any questions. In a safe area.
Very quaint property with a nice view of the hills and garden. We enjoyed our stay very much.
We had a very pleasant stay at this cottage. Our host, Mary, was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. We lost our home in the recent fire in Santa Rosa and staying in this home made us feel peaceful and comfortable.
We were very please to be able to help Donna & Her husband who were sweet & flexible given the tragedy of their house loss going on. She left things in nice order, which was nice considering how very busy she was.
Traveling Health Care Professionals
We stayed with Mary for a 3 month assignment while in Penngrove. The cottage had all the amenities anyone would need for a weekend trip or an extended stay. Mary was more than accommodating during our time in Penngrove. The kitchen was well supplied with anything that you would need to cook a gourmet meal. We enjoyed sitting outside on the back deck in the evening when the sun was setting and the garden provided a beautiful view. The cottage is conveniently located off of a main road making it easy and accessible to surrounding committees with great restaurants and local pubs.
Lou & Emmy Lou are right at the top of my most favorite guests in 9 years!
Such great gals. They left the house in better order than we gave it to them, ala pretty perfect
They were quiet, considerate and thoughtful and excellent communicators
We miss them! And hope they come again
cozy and cute. Everything we needed was provided and it's like being in the country side!
Mary was very helpful and is a wealth of knowledge about the area. The rooms were very clean and everything we needed was provided in the kitchen for us to use. The deck is a great place for a cup of coffee and the sunrise!
Close to both beautiful coastal areas, wineries and rural country side but also very easy to get to S.F., bus available too. Large health club 1.5 miles away with everything including big indoor heated pool.. sells temporary memberships, reasonable rates, open 24 hrs Mon-Thurs, and Weekends until 10 PM
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Special Offer for Fire Victims, 6 month to one years $,3000. per month If balance is paid by check, it must arrive seven days in advance of check in, or PayPal 5 days ahead,otherwise cash accepted at check-in. Our rare one night rentals are usually only on a weekday for 1 or 2 persons and include the usual re-cleaning fee plus a $25. one night fee. We usually require a 2 night stay which our rates/costs are figured on. Tx