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Sonoma Country Cottage - 1acre, Private, Relaxing, Pool - Near Plaza & Wineries

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

I am currently open to renting my home for stays of 31 days or longer through April 2018. Starting May 1st I will rent it as a vacation rental. Regarding rates for one month stays or more - contact me at 415-533-2642 or check the Rates section of this listing.



Update - March 2017 - I've just painted the house and put in all new Andersen sliding doors. Also I have installed a new pool cover. Plus I just got a new hammock and will be adding some games like corn hole!

Here's a 2017 comment from my first guest of the year:

"Thanks for sharing your charming cottage. Everything was perfect! Comfy beds, fully stocked kitchen, great outdoor seating. Our favorite times were enjoying dinner on the patio, and soaking in the hot tub, just chillin'. We will be back next year..."

Here are some 2016 comments from my guests:

10/24/16 - "We enjoyed this beautiful home for a ladies getaway from Santa Cruz. It was a lovely time and the weather beats ours hands down."

9/15/2016 - "Oh the hot tub! Great on the cool


7/10/16 - "What a wonderful place to celebrate my birthday with my best friends! The space was perfect for exactly what we wanted to do - sun, wine, relaxation! Thanks for being such a gracious hostess to work with!"

6/17/16 - "Thank you , a little gray fox, blue birds, hawk, deer, crows, lizards, and us. Thanks again, we hope to return!"

5/30/16 - "We all had a wonderful stay over the Memorial Day weekend. Thank you for creating a lovely place to enjoy - Cheers!"

5/21/16 - "We absolutely loved staying at your cozy home! From the moment we stepped into the living room we felt completely at home - peaceful, comfortable, and with all of the conveniences of a 5 star hotel, but so much more! We had several meals prepared in your kitchen and it made the whole trip out here more fun and memorable."

Charming, romantic cottage on 1 acre with fireplace, private pool and vineyard in Sonoma. Completely remodeled with a Provencal themed kitchen, 2 updated bathrooms, and hardwood floors. Fully furnished and tastefully decorated with comfortable Provencal inspired decor. Well-equipped kitchen and bathrooms. Perfect for a family, 2-3 couples, or a friends getaway. Flat screen TV and DVD player in the living room with cable service. There's also WiFi (Wireless Internet) and Free Long Distance telephone service so you can stay connected.

Fabulous location in Northern California Wine Country. Within walking distance to Buena Vista, Gundlach-Bunschu, Ravenswood and Sebastiani wineries, and a 5 minute bike ride to Sonoma's historic Plaza. Easy access to Sonoma, Carneros, and Napa wineries.

Here you can enjoy your own private one acre property in a centrally located wonderfully appointed 3 BR/2 BA cottage. You'll have a fully equipped kitchen in which to cook - including cookbooks! You can relax by the cozy fireplace or on the back patio overlooking the pool, vineyard, barn, gardens and beyond to the mountains. Or lounge in the cabana with a book or just lie in the hammock next to the rose garden. It's a very romantic, tranquil and peaceful retreat. It's private, yet you can walk to nearby wineries. Sonoma Plaza with great restaurants and shopping is only 5 min. away.

The Tuscan colored Master Bedroom and Bath features a Cal King pillowtop bed, a TV, and sliding doors out to the patio. The attached bathroom has a shower for 2. The Blue Room has a romantic Queen size brass bed and looks out to the garden. The Green Room has a wrought-iron day bed with 2 Twin beds which can be converted to a King, and sliding doors out to a private porch and the garden. The second bath has a tub/shower combo, with room for 2, and a pedestal sink. Both bathrooms have Kohler fixtures.

The well-equipped kitchen has a large butcher block work space and seating for 2 at the bar. The kitchen features a butcher block island, tile counters, and a gas stove. The living room is cozy and has a flat screen TV, a DVD player, a fireplace and reading lamps. The sunroom is a perfect place to curl up on the couch and read a book. There are games and books for your enjoyment.

Outside there's a saline pool with child-proof cover, cabana with chaise lounges, and a large patio with comfortable seating and an outdoor table and chairs for 6. There’s an outdoor barbecue, a hammock and horseshoes. Plus a Hot Springs spa!

The Sonoma Valley has it all with award-winning wineries and restaurants, great art galleries and boutiques, hiking, biking, live music, theatre and much more. We are centrally located so you can enjoy it all.

Keywords: estate, vineyard, bungalow, private, acreage, pool, winery


More Details

Claudia De Domenico
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

Why Claudia De Domenico chose Sonoma

We chose Sonoma and this location in particular because with this one acre and our charming cottage and petite vineyard we get to have a little slice of la dolce vita. It's in a great location - easy to get to and within walking distance to great wineries and biking distance to the Plaza. It's convenient if you want to be in Sonoma but be able to easily and quickly get to Napa as it is on the East side of Sonoma. Plus with one acre we have plenty of space to stretch out. There's a pool, cabana, large patio, a rose garden and much more - we really enjoy the outdoor space. We also love the peace and tranquility that we have and yet if we want to stroll around the Plaza or go anywhere in wine country - we can easily do so. And while we get to be home winemakers- you will get to enjoy our beautiful vineyard!

What makes this house unique

We really enjoy relaxing in the back yard, swimming in the pool and relaxing in the spa. We enjoy having BBQ's out on the patio and relaxing in the hammock next to the rose garden. We also love to walk around our neighborhood and to the nearby wineries. When we're inside we like reading in the sunroom and playing games. We also enjoy our flat screen TV with cable and movies on DVD. When we cook we have cookbooks and all the necessary things we need so that we can make great meals. Also the house is set back from the street so it's quiet and private. Lying in the hammock at night gazing at the stars is so relaxing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely loved staying at your cozy home! From the moment we stepped into the living room we felt completely at home; peaceful, comfortable and with all of the conveniences of a 5 star hotel but so much more! We had several meals prepared in your kitchen and it made the whole trip out here more fun and memorable.

P.S. Everything was perfect - beautiful, immaculate & well stocked - plenty of towels and clear instructions
May 2016
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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Private Vineyard and Garden, Hammock, Horseshoes, Games, Books, Cookbooks, Rose Garden, Private Winery


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Sonoma Country Cottage - 1acre, Private, Relaxing, Pool - Near Plaza & Wineries
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Relaxing weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were 5 long-time girlfriends gathering in Sonoma during a record breaking heat wave. The house was relaxing and cool with all the necessary amenities. But the best part was the beautiful back yard with lots of comfy seating areas and pool. We spent one day just floating in the pool and our evenings sitting on the cozy patio sofa and chairs. Also, a great location near square and wineries, with a quiet country feel. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, private and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome from the owner - everything we needed and nothing we didn't. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for being great guests!
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Relaxing! Charming! Comfortable! Convenient! A great cottage home in Sonoma!

  • 5 of 5

What a great way to spend our mini-vacation relaxing by the pool, enjoying the fresh air, beautiful weather in this comfortable home! The owner was so accommodating and with whom was very easy to work. There six of us spending the weekend in Sonoma. The weather was perfect! We cooked, grilled and relaxed by the pool all day. We swam in the pool every single day and took advantage of the hot tub as well. All the kitchen needs/supplies made it easy to prepare a delicious meal. We made salads and side dishes to accompany our grilled steaks and corn. We at outside as there was lounge chairs, patio furniture and tables. We also loved playing the corn hole game in the backyard as well. The home was very comfortable and so close to the Sonoma Square, between a 5-10 minute drive. It was very private and peaceful. I would highly recommend this wonderful home for anyone looking to a great vacation rental in Sonoma.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joseph - I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Great setting

  • 5 of 5

The Sonoma Country Cottage was a great vacation home for our family of 5 adults. It was the perfect place to relax after a busy day wine tasting and sightseeing. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub and had fun playing Yahtzee after dinner.. The only glitch was the lack of wifi- our son and daughter in-law needed to email some documents and had to drive to a nearby market a couple of times to send them. A minor inconvenience. Otherwise, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cynthia I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and I apologize for the WiFi being out for a bit and the inconvenience. As soon as I heard about it I called Comcast and rectified the situation while you were there! Thanks again for your great review and I look forward to hosting you again!
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Lovely home, perfect for a weekend gateway with friends

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely home for a weekend with 2 other couples and loved it! The location is great, atmosphere is quiet, we really enjoyed all the equipments inside the house, but also outside the house (the pool felt amazing and there is a good grill too!). Will definitely repeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jonathan, Thanks for your review - and thanks for being great guests! Claudia
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Great house and property

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here two years in a row with our two young children. It is perfect for a family with a very nice pool, hot tub and games to entertain the kids. Located in a pretty and quiet neighborhood. It is also just a 5-10 minute drive from Sonoma Square, so easy to get to anything you need. We love this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andrew - It's been a pleasure hosting you and your family!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Buena Vista Winery‎ (800) 926-1266
Nearest Point of Interest
Gundlach-Bundschu Winery‎ (707) 939-3015
Nearest Point of Interest
Bartholomew Park Winery‎ (707) 935-9511‎
Nearest Point of Interest
Sebastiani Vineyards‎ (707) 933-3230‎
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Sonoma Town Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Cornerstone Gardens‎ (707) 933-3010‎
Nearest Point of Interest
Sonoma's Best Deli & Groceries (707) 996-7600

Wine Tasting, Winery Tours, World Class Dining, Spa Treatments, Art Galleries, Bike Rentals, Bocce & Petanque Courts, Marine World, Safari West, Farmer's Mkt


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.