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Sonoma Country Cottage - Privacy & Relaxation - Close to Plaza & Wine Tasting!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property



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
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

Why Claudia De Domenico chose Sonoma County

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • 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 - Privacy & Relaxation - Close to Plaza & Wine Tasting!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York City

Relaxing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Some friends, my husband and I stayed at this property over Labor Day weekend. It was a wonderful place to stay! The size of the house was perfect for the 6 of us. We made some great meals with the tomatoes from the garden and grilled one night. In the morning our group would go out for runs, the area is just far enough out of the city where it felt like a country getaway even though the square was less than a 5 min drive. We made great use of the pool and games provided. The owner was very easy to coordinate with - I would highly recommend staying at this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alameda, CA

Charming wine country retreat I will go back to

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed this past weekend at this sweet cottage with wonderful pool and backyard vineyard. Although we were a little apprehensive when we first saw the exterior, we were pleasantly surprised by how bright and cheery and spacious the house is. And the backyard pool area is just what we were looking for. We brought our bikes and enjoyed biking to town and nearby wineries. We also enjoyed the clean heated pool, the beautiful rose garden, the hammock, eating dinner in the backyard, playing darts and just unwinding in a peaceful setting. There are a number of chickens and roosters next door that we thought might wake us up, but you can't hear them from the bedroom and we slept soundly in the comfy bed. I would highly recommend this place and hope to return another time later in the season so we can also enjoy the vast vegetable garden too.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Carlos, CA

Great Peaceful place near Sonoma Square

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a weekend, We had such a relaxing weekend. The place is very clean and comfortable. The beds were comfortable and the pool was wonderful. There is a lovely garden and games. Lots of outdoor seating to enjoy the warm weather. We got to see baby quail, a fox and wood peckers. Its close to the Sonoma Square but not too close so you do feel like you are in the country. We would definately stay again and would recommend for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Wonderful, cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time here in this beautiful clean, warm and lovingly appointed home, on the peaceful Sonoma east side. We swam in the gorgeous saline pool, lounged on the patio and barbequed outside. The large sunny kitchen with island in middle was perfect for our group, as we all prepared dinner together. Each of the bedrooms was equipped with comfortable beds, and there were plenty of extra towels. Enjoyed fresh lettuce from the garden (yum!) Our group ranged in age from 9 months to 50, and think everyone was quite happy with the accommodations! Loved celebrating my birthday here, and can't wait to come back! Highly recommend!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, CA

Weekend Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your home over the weekend. Our friend Pam was turning 50, so we had a small group of people over for a BBQ and we truly enjoyed lounging out poolside. It was a bit chilly to go in the pool, but we didn't mind. We also enjoyed many great walks to downtown & various wineries. Such a great location, and a peaceful place to stay whether you are relaxing or celebrating.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Sonoma House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 High Season
Jul 5 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 December Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Security deposit is due at time of booking. The balance of rent is due 60 days ahead of arrival. Payment is made by Personal Check or Paypal. The security deposit less any damages will be refunded within 21 days of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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