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RIGHT IN SONOMA PLAZA -- Charming Vintage Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms/3 Bathroom Victorian-Era Home, Sleeps up to 6 ADULTS

*We are an EXCEPTIONAL rated property* (source: Homeaway/VRBO). Our amazing Vintage Cottage is located in the HEART of the Sonoma Plaza District --- a short walk to the Sonoma Plaza where you will find world-class restaurants, wine tasting rooms, historical parks, window shopping, festivals and lots of room for your kids to frolic. Sonoma was recently voted the #1 Best Small Town to visit in the US! (source: U.S. News & World Report, 6/17) Our vacation home will place you in the center of it all.

We are within steps to The Girl & The Fig, El Dorado Kitchen, The Sunflower Café, the Sonoma Cyclery, Whole Foods Market, and the Sonoma Market--just to name a few spots. Your pedestrian paradise in the Plaza arena will include passing old adobe storefronts, sunlit courtyards, enchanting alleyways, and exploring historic landmarks. The City is home to Sonoma State Historic Park--site of the northernmost Franciscan Mission in California and birthplace of the California State Bear Flag.

The Cottage, so close to all the attractions, is uniquely charming, tastefully decorated, and offers you a genuine Sonoma living experience. Our 1889 Victorian-era Cottage will embrace you with comfort and convenience during your stay. All rooms are bright & colorful – each boasting its own Sonoma vintage style. Please view our pictures, and you'll agree.

As proud members of the Bed & Breakfast Association of Sonoma Valley, we offer complimentary wine tasting for our guests at many amazing wineries in the Valley. We also provide our guests with a bottle of select Sonoma wine upon check-in.

Our reviews speak for themselves about the kind of experience you can expect. We are responsive, caring, diligent, and genuinely care about our guests being 100% satisfied with their stay.

Come explore the whole of Sonoma Valley, the birthplace of California’s wine industry. We offer an ideal base from which to explore not only the Plaza area, but Sonoma Valley, neighboring wine regions (Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Russian River, Napa Valley), the Sonoma Coast, and the S.F. Bay Area at large. We are just a 45 minute drive into San Francisco.

We DO NOT ALLOW ANY LARGE GATHERINGS, PARTIES OR EVENTS at our vacation home. Only those registered to stay with us are allowed to stay at our property, and we ALLOW A MAXIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE (not including very young children).

WE HAVE A 2-3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF YEAR & HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

We ask that you submit a Security Deposit of $500 upon booking to hold your dates, and that you complete and submit page 4 of your Rental Agreement upon booking (this includes submitting your credit card information to us directly as Homeaway does not share your information with us.)

Cancellations: Either party may cancel the rental up to 45 days prior to the arrival date. There is a $75 administrative fee if you cancel your reservation in whole and part. Please read our Rental Agreement for more detailed information.

More Details

Owner
Kathy and David
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Kathy and David

Being native to the Bay Area (and fellow wine lovers), we have been traveling to Sonoma County for many years, using VRBO & Homeaway, encountering some great experiences. It has been a long process, but we finally were able to purchase our first vacation home on Sonoma Mountain in 2012. Because we fell in love with Sonoma (again), we also wanted a 'city' property close to the Sonoma Plaza. Better yet, one with history, dating back to all that was happening in Sonoma in the late 19th Century. Now, we want to share it with other travelers seeking all that this area has offer, and hope that you will love it too!

Kathy and David purchased this house in 2013

Why Kathy and David chose Sonoma County

*We are a HOMEAWAY/VRBO 'EXCEPTIONAL' rated property* What is not to love about Sonoma, voted recently as America's #1 Small Town Destination (U.S. News & World Report, 6/17)? Our particular property is uniquely charming, comfortable, well decorated, with vintage touches throughout. Take a look at some of our guest reviews (we are an "exceptional" property because of our 5-star continuous reviews by over 88 guest groups).

What makes this house unique

Remodeled, Historical 1889 house with the feel of Old-Sonoma, but updated and just adorable. We are a 5 minute walk from the Plaza--no need to drive anywhere! The Plaza has so much to offer--wineries, eateries, Square fun (festivals, events, farmer's markets, etc.).

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great girls trip! The house was perfect and the location was great. Loved the outdoor patio, decor and great location for walking everywhere. Thanks for allowing us to say at your beautiful home. We had a wonderful trip with great friends. Thank you!"
May 2015
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Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • WE DO NOT ALLOW ANY PARTIES OR LARGE GATHERINGS. OUR CANCELLATION POLICY IS 45 DAYS, & we do charge a $75.00 fee for any early cancellation.
  • We provide complete house instructions prior to check in.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs - toilet
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub & separate shower stall
  • We have 2 Full Bathrooms, one with a Claw-foot tub & shower, and another with a shower. Our half bathroom is downstairs. Please view our house pictures--all the bathrooms are charming, & well-decorated.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , Master Room w/ adjoining bathroom
    Guest Room - 1 queen , Guest Room--lovely, comforting space.
    Sofa Bed in Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa for children, or single adult.
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds are long & comfy (for children or adults)
  • Our house is exceptionally updated, well-furnished and decorated. We have 2 VERY comfortable QUEEN beds, and our 3rd bedroom offers 2 twin (long) beds. Ideally, we offer rooms for 3 couples or 6 adults. For your warmth and comfort, our queen bedrooms have the convenience of heated mattress pads for the cooler months.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
As proud members of the Bed & Breakfast Assn. of Sonoma Valley, we offer complimentary wine tasting for our guests at many amazing wineries in the Valley. We also provide our guests with a bottle of select Sonoma wine upon check-in. Our house is a tastefully decorated, comfortable home for those wishing to be enjoy Sonoma and be VERY close to the Plaza. We are right across the street from St. Francis Solano Church, where you can hear the bells ringing every morning. We are within a short walk to 3 major grocery stores (Whole Foods, Sonoma Market & Safeway), 40 wine tasting rooms, many world-class restaurants, & a plethora of shops--all located in our Historical Plaza. Also, for guest stays longer than 5 days, we offer laundry service at no charge. (Requests for service need to be made 48 hrs. in advance, M-F.) Nominal fee for guest stays under 5 days.

Reviews

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RIGHT IN SONOMA PLAZA -- Charming Vintage Cottage
average rating of 4.9680853 based on 96 reviews
5

A home away from home, delightfully comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived from Perth Western Australia we were thankful to be able to relax in such a charming and comfortable cottage. It was the personal touches that made it like home, the fresh flowers, the bottle of wine and even a little gift for our granddaughter!

Our daughter, son in law and young granddaughter shared the cottage with us and we appreciated the attractive bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs which were exceptional. The powder room downstairs was so convenient and the cosy living area beckoned repose.

We came to Sonoma Valley to celebrate our youngest daughter’s marriage to her American sweetheart. The cottage is centrally located so that we could easily walk to the Plaza and come home to a tranquil place at the end of the day.

Owners Kathy and David and Manager, Jeanine demonstrated care for our welfare right from the initial booking. Thank You for making our stay at Sonoma Vintage Cottage in the enchanting Sonoma Valley such a special and memorable experience for us. We will always remember our stay with much affection and joy.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were awesome guests and we were so happy to host your stay in Sonoma. This is exactly why we love doing what we do, and sharing our home with guests from all over the world! Thank you for being remarkable, considerate, and so pleasant to work with. We are so very happy you brought home wonderful memories!
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5

Absolutely charming house with a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This house was nothing short of perfection. We had three couples staying at the Sonoma Vintage Cottage and there was ample room for us all. Two full baths and one half bath meant that there was never a wait. The dining room and living room had seating for all, and the backyard patio set was perfect for winding down after a long day of wine tasting. We discovered that two chairs in the patio set had legs that weren't too stable and within 2 hours of notifying the owners, a new set was delivered. The house is walking distance from Sonoma Plaza with tons of restaurants. Also just a five minute walk to Whole Foods and Safeway. We would stay at this house again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So cute and had plenty of room. Convenient location and well decorated and supplied.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cottage! Thank you for helping us create lasting memories!

Our questions were promptly answered via email or text. We appreciated that! 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful find. The home is not just what you see in the photos...it is so MUCH MORE! Everything you could ever need for your trip is provided for in this home. It was VERY clean! The neighborhood is great. The church bells ring starting at 7, but I found that to be very charming. You are only two blocks (short blocks) from the center of the Sonoma Plaza. There is so much to do and enjoy. The owners and property manager were as kind and responsive as you could every hope for. My family had the best time here and can't wait to return. Many thanks for all the thought and attention that is put into the accommodations for the comfort and enjoyment of your guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kandie & Family, thank you so very much. As guests, you were the best!! We are sorry we couldn't coordinate schedules to meet, but hope to next time you venture to Sonoma. We appreciate your feedback, and the fact that your group exemplified why we do what we do as vacation rental owners. You were amazing.
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5

Outstanding location, beautiful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for our family vacation. Beautiful home, very well taken care of, nice quaint back yard, owners/house manager very receptive to feedback and will address any issues immediately. This home has the perfect location in Sonoma, truly a premier location. The complementary bottle of wine was an excellent gift for us to enjoy! I can't say enough great things about this property. We didn't want to leave, and hope to return again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very pleased you had an amazing visit to wine country, and we loved hosting you. I would say that your communication with us, kind attitude, and caring of our property make you one of the best guest groups we could have hosted. This is why we do what we do. We hope you return to stay with us in the future, and again so appreciate your feedback.
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5

Super charming! Can't beat the location

  • 5 of 5

Love love loved our stay! Made even more special with our hosts recommendations for tours and wineries. Thank you for being part of an unforgettable experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
57 Miles
SFO
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Girl & The Fig
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Larkspur
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Hiway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Girl & The Fig
Nearest Beach
41 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: recommended

Our Victorian-era Cottage is located a quick 2 blocks from the Plaza, the largest historical 'square' in California. Our location just makes your travel needs so much more convenient. Within a block, you'll find Sonoma Market, Whole Foods, a Cyclery & bakery. Walk another block away to indulge at The Girl & the Fig, wine tasting, or any destination on the Square. The Plaza, which is a National Historic Landmark itself, hosts many community festivals, and serves as the town's focal point. With world-class restaurants, shops, wineries, farmer's markets, and parks, the Plaza is THE central tourist attraction of Sonoma.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

* We require a Security Deposit of $500, to be returned if there are no violations of the Rental Agreement upon check out.
* We ask that you read our Rental Agreement thoroughly prior to booking, and that you complete page 4 within 3 days of your booking.
* There may be a three night minimum for Federal holidays.
* High season rates apply to Federal holiday periods

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.

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