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Close to the Sonoma Plaza. Families welcomed and the gardens offer solitude.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 925 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to Patti's Country Garden Cottage, just minutes from the Historic Sonoma Valley Plaza, the perfect blend of comfort and privacy in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful gardens invite quiet walks, comfortable colorful chairs and benches for viewing breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, and a delightful 'Cape Cod' style gazebo for the perfect lunch await your visit.

The 'back pasture' is the home to a large Victory Garden while the large deck showcases the kitchen garden, full of tasty herbs and salad makings. In the fall, the apple and fig trees offer nutritious fruit! Guests are invited to enjoy this bounty, all organically grown.

The quiet cozy (though spacious...925 sq ft) two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath cottage is fully furnished and easily accommodates four. The couch converts to a comfortable twin size bed for extra space! On those cool evenings, the gas-fired Franklin stove adds a magical charm. Enjoy a glass of wine on your private deck, sip early morning coffee in the garden gazebo while gazing at the sun rising over the Sonoma hills, or sleep late and amble down to the Plaza for a latte and a chocolate croissant.

If you enjoy wine tasting close 'to home,' then be ready to visit at least 10 notable wineries less than 10 minutes from your deck. If Redwoods are on your list, the Muir Woods State Park is a demonstration forest of these gentle giants, just 40 minutes from Sonoma!

For a small town, Sonoma celebrates year round with festivals, music, in-season farmers' markets, fun-filled fundraisers for local charities, vineyard tours, and wonderful wine tastings. Special 'taste of Sonoma' treats are the perfect beginning for your visit...bread, fruit, and of course, a bottle of wine await your arrival.

Whether you ride a bike, take a walk, enjoy an extraordinary dinner out, drive to the coast, enjoy San Francisco, or stay in your cottage, your visit will be restful and memorable. You will want to return, and you will always be welcomed!

Keywords: Spacious 925 sq. ft. Cottage

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Patti Peters
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Patti Peters

1987 was a life-changing year! On the way back from a cross-country trip, I drove to Sonoma, around the Historic Plaza twice, and decided to make this quaint town my new home. Three months later, I was the proud owner of 1.25 acres, just 25 walking minutes from that wonderful plaza. The past 30 years have been joyfully spent in reclaiming the land. My home is comfortable and inviting, the big red barn and old sheep shed have been restored, and the old shack and chicken coop replaced by a cozy cottage (separate from my home), visited by many over the years. Equally charming are the organic herb, vegetable, and flower gardens, watched over by the majestic native grown Redwoods, planted in 1988! Turning the back 1/4 acre into a magical walking path garden was a 20-year dream, finally completed in 2006. A unique gazebo, comfortable chairs and benches, and a welcoming Adirondack swing invite thoughtful moments amongst a variety of trees, flowers, native bushes, birds, rabbits, and an occasional fox. Every season brings new growth and surprises! The Sonoma Valley reminds me of two favorite places. It's surrounded by trees similar to the Flathead Valley in Northwest Montana and has the home-town feel of friendly people, festivals, and traditions of New England. Do come and visit my home; you will want to stay a while!

Patti Peters purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Patti Peters chose Sonoma County

The 1987 cross-country trip in my 1979 VW camper (which is still on the property!) offered time for reflection in addition to the opportunity of meeting the most wonderful, down-to-earth people who shared a short time of their lives with me. From the mountains, across the great plains, to the East Coast and back, I found myself thinking of small towns. When I drove into Sonoma, something immediately felt 'right.' It was a life-changing moment. The people are kind, generous with their time to the many worth-while nonprofits here, and enjoy sharing the valley with visitors from around the world. Over the years, Sonoma has grown on me, and it is always a delight to share this magical place with visitors. Do come and experience this for yourself!

What makes this cottage unique

Two quiet bedrooms with comfortable mattresses. Full bath and a half plus an endless supply of fluffy towels. A basket of slippers for those chilly evenings. Dining area complete with a lovely oval table and four comfortable chairs. Living room with a comfortable twin size coach/hide-a-bed sleeper and a “country barn” view. Full kitchen – right down to pots, pans, dishes, and silverware. A private deck for watching the setting sun over the Sonoma Valley hills. The kitchen garden on the larger deck provides fragrant and tasty herbs while the Victory Garden offers delicious vegetables, organic of course. Plus, the fig and apple trees offer nutritious snacks. The added bonus are the sunsets over the Sonoma Hills; and when the moon is full, the valley is breathtaking.


Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled. Plenty of counter space and fluffy towels.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Small sink, window, and cute!
  • 1.5 bathrooms. Hair dryer, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, cotton tips, and other amenities suggested by guests! Plenty of towels! Windows in both bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 Cape Cod Room - 1 queen , Visitors always enjoy a good night's rest!
    Bedroom 2 The Texas Room - 1 double , Four posted brass bed and very comfortable! Antique dresser
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Full Bed (1), (1) A lovely couch that opens into a comfortable twin-side bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Quarter-acre private flower gardens, vegetable and herb gardens, large private deck, Adirondack swing, fenced property, close to bike paths magnificent views of the Sonoma Hills and vineyards


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Close to the Sonoma Plaza. Families welcomed and the gardens offer solitude.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews

We had a wonderful relaxing time!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, comfortable, well equipped and conveniently close to central Sonoma. Patti was an amazing host, greeting us when we arrived with a bottle of wine and baguette, providing some great recommendations for local restaurants and guidance on wineries and local spots of interest. She gave us a full tour of her amazing gardens and the history of the property. Such a special place and such a gracious host. We'll be back!

Thanks Patti!

-Jason & Leigh

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple had not been to the wine country and they quickly filled their time! Their energy and questions were welcomed and they truly had a wonderful time. I certainly enjoyed them and encouraged them to visit again. They will always be welcomed here!
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very spacious and had everything needed for our trip. It was so nice to open the windows in the evenings and feel the cool breeze. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck in the mornings and evenings. Patti was a wonderful host. She made sure we had everything we needed and we were greeted with a nice bottle of wine and bread. Make sure to take a walk toward the rear of the property and stroll through the amazing garden.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a wonderful group, and I enjoyed them from the minute they arrived. They were very excited about being in the wine country and certainly took advantage of the time spent here. They especially enjoyed the gardens, and it is always a pleasure to share the property here with visitors. The group certainly enjoyed the Sonoma Plaza which offers a variety of shops and cafes. I certainly hope they will visit again...they will always be welcomed back!
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Glen Ellyn

Gorgeous and Easy

  • 5 of 5

Patti is a gem and so is her cozy cottage. We very comfortably fit four adult women in the cottage -- and loved having the extra bathroom. The kitchen is fully appointed and everything in the house was working great.

The gardens are gorgeous and relaxing! The location is very central and convenient. I ran to Sonoma Square one morning (about 2 miles) and it was a nice run through pretty residential area with great gardens.

I highly recommend booking your upcoming stay with Patti!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group of young ladies was absolutely the best guests. They had a very busy schedule and visited many of the local wineries in Sonoma and a few in Napa. It was fun to see them in the gardens and listening to their plans for the day. I always enjoy friends who come together and stay in the cottage. They were relaxed and excited at the same time, and it was fun to hear of their daily activities. I do hope they will visit again - they will always be welcomed here!
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Perfect cottage for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Patti was the ultimate host. The cottage was perfect for my husband, infant and our moms (the grandmas) her garden is so beautiful and relaxing. It's only a short 5 minute drive to the cute Sonoma square. We had an amazing stay and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family graced the property with their presence! The grandmothers were delightful and their grandbaby was curious and adorable. The parents were attending an event in the Napa Valley and were able to thoroughly enjoy themselves with their grandmothers taking care of their little one. I enjoyed visiting with all of them; and when they left, the cottage was as clean as when they arrived. I do hope this family visits again. They will always be welcomed here.
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Excellent property and host

  • 5 of 5

The property is in pristine condition, and Patti made sure we had everything and all the information we needed. It is well located and ideal for those who like more room than in a hotel, and the convenience of a kitchen, dining area, deck, etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, the home is well kept and had everything we needed for our stay. Patty was a wonderful host and made sure we had everything we needed. The location is perfect - close to the square and easy access to the surrounding area. We look forward to returning. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family was delightful and their baby is just wonderful. Two grandmothers accompanied them so the young couple could attend Bottle Rock in Napa. I enjoyed walking in the garden with the grandmothers and their grandson. They took very good care of the cottage and left it in terrific shape. It is my hope they will return whenever they can. All of them will always be welcomed here.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
San Francisco, about 1 1/2 hours
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Many within 2 miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
In Sonoma
Nearest Train
50 Miles
In San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy. 101 and Hwy. 80
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many with in 2 miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Bodega Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Sonoma Plaza
Car: necessary

The town of Sonoma is located in the best of the wine country. The combination of the vineyards, small town with a historic plaza, and proximity to the ocean and San Francisco makes this a perfect destination place for families, special events, or just a casual getaway. Numerous restaurants, cafes, events on the plaza, walking and biking trails, and Train Town for the children offer something for everyone.


Rates & Availability

Sonoma Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

For 5th guest $50
Cleaning Fee $65

The total cleaning fee is $65.00 in addition to the daily fee. If you stay for 6 nights, the 7th night is on me! The rate above is for four guests. For the 5th guest, there is an additional fee of $50.

Payment is by check sent directly to the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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