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Patti Peters

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Sonoma County Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

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; and the walnut tree is more than generous! 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 which makes for a friendly five guests! 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. A special 'Taste of Sonoma' basket is the perfect beginning for your visit, filled with bread, fruit, and of course, a bottle of wine.

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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Patti Peters (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 1/2 acres, just 25 walking minutes from that wonderful plaza. The past 28 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 round 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. Fig and apple tress offer nutritious snacks and the walnut tree is equally generous. The added bonus are the sunsets over the Sonoma Hills; and when the moon is full, the valley is breathtaking.


based on 44 traveler reviews

Close to the Sonoma Plaza. Families welcomed and the gardens offer solitude.
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

College roommates big chill reunion

  • 5 of 5

Patti's Cottage was the perfect gathering place for three college roommates gathering after nearly 40 years to catch up on life. The rooms are comfortable, clean and the kitchen is fully stocked for our cooking in and eating on the outside deck. Patti encouraged us to gather herbs, tomatoes and figs from the gardens. The cheese, wine and fruit left by Patti made our arrival a bit easier to get settled and have a bit early. She is nearby and available to provide help or advice and respects your privacy as well. The outdoor gardens and sitting areas are beautiful and great place to sip wine. We were close to town and able to enjoy the Harvest Moon festival at Sonoma Plaza. Strongly recommend Patti's Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group had a wonderful time in reconnecting after many years. They shared stories, laughed, cooked delicious meals, and enjoyed wine in the Gazebo. They also enjoyed visiting the Sonoma Plaza and local wineries. It was delightful to see old friends reconnecting and making plans to see each other again, next year!
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Patti's Cottage Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

Patti's Cottage in Sonoma was wonderful. Three college roommates from the mid-1970s UC Davis meeting after nearly 40 years. Patti's Cottage was the perfect location for cooking, enjoying wine and dinner on the deck, coffee in the mornings in the lovely gardens and fig trees, fresh herbs, tomatoes for the picking. Two bedrooms with beds, pull-out sofa bed, fully-stocked kitchen, cable tv, close to town.. Thank you Patti for making our "big chill" weekend so memorable. Same time next year?

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These three friends were a delight and so very happy to be reconnected. They enjoyed wine and food on the deck, walked in the gardens, were up late telling wonderful stories...and always laughing. They used every second to reconnect and to catch up with each other. They also explored the Sonoma Plaza in addition to local wineries. It was a joyous occasion, and delightful to see three women sharing their stories and their time.
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Portland, OR

Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Patti's Garden Cottage was the perfect home for us (older couple and two adult sons) during our recent Sonoma weekend. Patti greeted us like family, and her gracious touches (wine, cheese, fruit, baguette upon arrival, coffee and even 2% milk in the fridge for morning coffee) ensured that we felt comfortable and welcome. The cottage, porch, deck and gardens are lovely- convenient to the plaza and Sonoma County destinations, yet removed enough to feel very private. Very clean and nicely equipped, with lots of storage in bedrooms and bath. We loved it and would reserve again in a heartbeat if we return to Sonoma.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family was just delightful, and it always a pleasure to see a family coming together for a special occasion. They enjoyed the cottage as well as the gardens and I so enjoyed their coming and going to the wedding events of the weekend. Finally, they left the cottage just as they had found it. Everyone was polite and thoughtful, and I hope they will visit again!
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Phoenix AZ

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Quaint and clean with the most amazing gardens. A personal touch by Patti. She was informative, gracious, and treated us like family.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix AZ

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked Patti's Place for a girls weekend get away. The cottage is adorable and Patty is wonderful. The location is great, you are conveniently located near wineries and the square, yet you have the peace and quiet of the country. I absolutely will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carlsbad, California


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Patti's place over a long weekend when in Sonoma for my daughter's wedding. Patti could not have been a more gracious hostess, welcoming us with wine and locally baked bread. The cottage is beautiful and cozy sitting in a lush garden environment. A short ride to downtown Sonoma, it could not have been more convenient. Would recommend to all and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family was a joy to have on the property. They were so excited about the wedding and enjoyed every activity associated with that event. Hearing about all the fun, good food, and all Sonoma has to offer was a sheer delight. I look forward to their next visit...the sooner the better!
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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.


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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.

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Sonoma County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
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 5
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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