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Charming Historical Victorian Located in the Heart of Sonoma Plaza

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

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

Ditch your car keys and discover Real Wine Country on foot or bicycle from our 1889 Historical Cottage right in the Town Center. A short 5 MINUTE WALK will take you right into the Sonoma Plaza where you will find world-class restaurants, numerous tasting rooms, shops, galleries, festivals and home to Sonoma State Historical Park. You have arrived at the #1 destination spot for Sonoma County travelers.

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 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.

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

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

Kathy and David
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 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

What is not to love about Sonoma, especially right near the Plaza? There are unending things to do and see--wine tasting, eating experiences, historical site-seeing, outdoor adventure and shopping!

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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Charming Historical Victorian Located in the Heart of Sonoma Plaza
average rating of 4.974026 based on 79 reviews

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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Great location; light, bright and cheery!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the layout and the ambiance. We will return!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute charmer in beautiful Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

We had the best imaginable stay in this beautiful, comfortable and well-appointed home. Kathy couldn't have been a more accommodating and generous host. Sonoma itself is well worth a visit (we had six days but felt another six would have been well worthwhile) and having such a home to stay in made it all the more enjoyable. Absolutely highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was a great size for our group of four. Clean and neat.

  • 5 of 5

This house was close to the city plaza and an easy walk. It was quiet. Fully stocked kitchen for cooking our Christmas Eve dinner.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice pad - Nice people

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Sonoma Cottage. The owners were really nice and they made sure the house had everything you need including ground coffee, a chilled bottle of wine, and better than expected stemware.

The kids loved the bunk beds and we loved not getting in our car for 3 days. The proximity to the square is awesome.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Sonoma Plaza Cottage for Thanksgiving Week and it was the perfect setting for our family gathering. We flew from NY to stay with our three adult California based children for our 45th Anniversary and Thanksgiving. The cottage was in the perfect location - a few short blocks from the Plaza and numerous restaurants, as well as supermarkets. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed - for making lite bites as well as our Thanksgiving Feast. It was a great home base for wine tastings as well as anything else in the Bay Area. Kathy & David were most responsive to any questions, and the experience renting the cottage was easy and most satisfying. We highly recommend staying in their three bedroom cottage in Sonoma.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Girl & The Fig
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Feb 21 2017 - Mar 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 21 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring-Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Harvest 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017-18
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

* We ask that you secure your reservation by submitting 25% of your rental fee at the time of booking.
* We do not require a Security Deposit, but rather that you complete page 4 of the Rental Agreement within 3 days of your booking.
* Three night minimum for Federal holidays.
* High season rates apply to Federal holiday periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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. There is additional space on the sleeper sofa (usually for children). For your warmth and comfort, our queen bedrooms have the convenience of heated mattress pads for the cooler months.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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.

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