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Penngrove Gardens Cottage, Craftsman's Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

Winter Special: We are offering special rates for stays of 2 weeks or longer from Nov 1st-Dec 15th, 2018. Please inquire.

Note: We prefer to rent at least one week around the Thanksgiving week and the Christmas week but can consider 6 days as well .Thank you.


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 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!

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.

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 couch. (for longer stays. (Small charge for conversion /storage of mattresses.)

Walk in closet. Tons of linens, comforters, and towels. Basic food staples, inquire. Spices, oils etc. Two coffee machines +.

Reservations still in process or monthly reservations still within cancel period may not show yet on our calendar. More info, our house rules & refund policy provided upon your inquiry.

No loud late night parties or amplified music please.

Check with us if you see dates reserved as sometimes we have cancellations. 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.

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 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 Penngrove and other towns. So fun to ride!

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.

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. There are a few crib linens and toys. TV with DVD & Video Player with 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.

Laundry room, down the garden path.. is lightly shared by one other 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.

There are two refrigerators. The small upright shown with freezer/ dinning area with freezer, 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 look forward to hosting your stay in Sonoma County


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. (For our house this means a total of 6 persons over 3 years old.)

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: New Bungalow House, Sonoma Wine Country, Coast, Historic Petaluma, Beautiful Garden, Pet friendly

More Details

Mary Durney
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

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 Sonoma County

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.

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.


Penngrove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Extra toliet in Laudry room, outbuilding, rustic
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , plus Vanity, nice tile and fixtures
  • 1 full with tub & shower in the house plus extra toilet stall in the laundry room down the garden path (laundry sink only there. )
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) We have a queen bed in the front bedroom Quality mattress & box spring, (1) Double beds available in garden view, smaller back bedroom, \ Plenty of linens & extra sheets. Twin or Single Beds (1) We have single and double airbeds if needed for a fifth guest, Child Beds (1) We have two nice Porta Cribs and a highchair. There are a few crib linens and toys but bring a couple of the child's as well., Baby Cribs (1) We have two folding portable cribs in very good condition, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have airbeds and linens for additional guests.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wonderful big 1/4 acre of garden and pasture behind the house.


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Penngrove Gardens Cottage, Craftsman's Bungalow
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Truly Enjoyed Our Stay - Charming, Modern Features and Centrallly Located

  • 5 of 5

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 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.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy and cute. Everything we needed was provided and it's like being in the country side!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The home offered everything and more that we needed, with a lovely garden in the backyard and great views. Mary was a very welcoming host and was eager to offer any help that we needed.. The location could not be beat for what we planned. Day 1 we spent in Napa. Day 2 we did a bike tour of Sonoma, then went to the beautiful Armstrong Redwoods, which was not far from the house at all. Day 3 we went to Point Reyes and enjoyed all the Northern Coast offers: beaches, lighthouse, and we even saw sea lions resting on the beach! Day 4 we drove to San Francisco, which is less than an hour away. It was so nice to come home each day to the comfy cottage. And we enjoyed the mornings rocking on the porch and drinking our coffee. We would not hesitate to stay there again - the location and comfort was just what we needed for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear wonderful family, Thanks so much for your review and sharing what a great job you guys did getting to so many of our beautiful area sights right from our handy cottage. I hope you can come another Summer and stay longer now that you've had a taste of our incredible region! Mary D
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Perfect, well-stocked home for a stay in the Petaluma area

  • 5 of 5

Mary has a wonderful home. It is private and set within a beautiful flower garden. Glass French doors in the back provide a bucolic view of pastures, cows and long-horn cattle. The furniture is comfortable; everything is very clean. Everything you need is provided---spices, paper towels, soaps, shampoos, cleaning items, etc. Very close to restaurants and shops. Mary is an excellent communicator and concerned about making sure everything is ready to go for your visit. Highly recommend her home.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a perfect stay for our long weekend. The backyard was beautiful and relaxing. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Very cute cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Mary was super sweet and accommodating during our stay. Cottage was clean and comfortable

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in Penngrove and Many great in Petaluma
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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