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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


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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

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

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 ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Oven ...
  • 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 fluffy towels! Windows in both bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 Cape Cod Room - 1 queen , Visitors always enjoy a good night's rest!
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 The Texas Room - 1 double , Comfortable mattress and chest of drawers.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Full Bed (1), (1) A lovely couch that opens into a comfortable twin-side bed. Visitors have offered comments on how comfortable the beds are and how well they rested!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • 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. You will feel "secluded" in this cottage setting, and yet, you will only be 1.2 miles from the famous Sonoma Historic Plaza. From shopping to amazing restaurants, to sitting quietly on the cottage deck, you will find yourself relaxing and excited to plan your next day. In the fall, you can enjoy organic figs from the trees on the property in addition to herbs and vegetables in the organic gardens. Treat yourself once and you will most certainly be a returning guest!


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Close to the Sonoma Plaza. Families welcomed and the gardens offer solitude.
average rating of 4.965517 based on 58 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: June 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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Absolutely fabulous host and home!

  • 5 of 5

Patti was a fantastic host and we loved our stay at her home. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a place to stay in Sonoma!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a wonderful family and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with them. Their baby son was just delightful and adorable. The guests enjoyed the gardens in addition to visiting friends in the area and dining out in Sonoma. Finally, they left the cottage in perfect condition! This young couple will be welcomed anytime.!
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Wonderful Sonoma Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Patti's place. It was convenient, well appointed, and overall a lovely place to retreat to during our weekend in Sonoma! Recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple was so pleasant and very excited to be in Sonoma to attend a wedding. Their schedule was very busy so I only had a few conversations with them. They had a great time and left the cottage in A+ shape. It would be a pleasure to have them visit again!
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Walnut Creek

Beautiful gardens and close to downtown Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time. Patti was a wonderful host and made sure we had everything we needed. The cottage is very roomy and perfect for a couples getaway. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Two couples came to visit and were so excited to be in the wine country. They had their entire two days planned out and enjoyed many wineries and several restaurants. They also enjoyed the gardens, and it was a pleasure to introduce them to the property. These young professionals certainly understand the importance of taking "time out" from work and family just to re-energize and refocus. It was absolutely a delight to have them here, and I most certainly hope they will return again! Cheers to these guests!!
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Cypress, TX

A little piece of home in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Patti is a gracious host!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have enjoyed our stay at Patti's place any more than we did. Her property is amazing, the house is comfortable and she is a very sweet, gracious host. Not to mention, you really can't beat the convenient location.

Upon arrival, Patti greeted us outside and we immediately felt at home. She gave us a tour of her gardens and shared the history of her place. She told us to make ourselves at home and hoped that we would enjoy her gardens as much as she does. We spent our evenings in her gardens and they really were breathtaking. You can tell how much time, effort and love is put into her property. Not only that, she loves sharing them, either with her guests or with at risk children. She's truly a wonderful lady and has a tremendous heart.

The house had everything we needed to be comfortable and feel like home. Each morning, Patti would stop by to say good morning and see what adventures we had planed for that day. She offered suggestions on wineries, restaurants and things to do. The last evening we were there, she took us up on our invitation to join us for a glass of wine. Patti made our already amazing trip that much better! We left with a new friend and promises to come back and visit.

I highly recommend Patti's Place if you're staying in Napa or Sonoma. You will enjoy yourself, getting to know Patti and the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This amazing group of two young couples brought laughter and joy to the property. They were so excited to be in the wine country, and each day they visited different wineries in both the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. These four individuals have been friends for years and now live in the same neighborhood in Texas. They were engaging, entertaining, curious about the property and the area in general, and certainly took advantage of the great restaurants and wineries in the area. All career people, it was interesting to hear about their lives and to see true friendships. The last evening of their visit, they invited me to join them on the deck; and it was just delightful to learn more about them and to enjoy their friendships with each other. Finally, when they left, everything was left in good order in the cottage. I thoroughly enjoyed this group, their interactions with each other, and sincerely hope they will visit again. From my view, the were A+ guests..and always 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: June 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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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
San Francisco, about 1 1/2 hours
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Many within 1.5 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
1.25 Miles
Many with in one mile
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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