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Charming Historical Victorian Located in the Heart of Sonoma Plaza

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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.

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 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, 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

Kathy and David
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 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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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
  • 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. 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
  • 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
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(81 traveler reviews)

Charming Historical Victorian Located in the Heart of Sonoma Plaza
average rating of 4.962963 based on 83 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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Perfect Sonoma Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures does not do this house justice! It is such a wonderful house that was well designed and didn't miss any details. The use of space was used so nicely. The bathrooms were nice. All the windows and natural light were delightful! I can't say enough of how wonderful our trip was in this house. We even cancelled a night of events just so we can stay in and enjoy the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend in Sonoma Valley

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic home right in the heart of Sonoma! We had 6 women traveling on our annual Girls Getaway and could not have asked for a better spot. Convenient to wonderful restaurants, tasting rooms and grocery. Cannot beat this location and easy access to all Sonoma has to offer! Thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home! Wonderful and helpful hosts!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You gals were awesome guests, and we are so happy you had a memorable and fun filled visit to Sonoma. Thank you so much again for allowing us to host you -- it was certainly our pleasure!!
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Quaint & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is divine. Excellent location. Plenty of restaurants and tasting rooms within walking distance. The kitchen is well equipped and Whole Foods Market is a quick walk away.

The cottage was impeccably clean. We were greeted by cold water in the fridge and a lovely bottle of white wine upon arrival.

There is a fantastic bike path and wonderful trails to explore.

The owners responded quickly to all inquiries via email. It was apparent they genuinely care about the property and making the guest experience memorable.

Consider yourself fortunate if you are able to book this cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, we wanted you to know that you were an absolutely ideal & wonderful guest, one that makes our effort worth all that we do. Thank you so much for your kind words, and we genuinely hope you return to stay with us.
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Darling Home in an Amazing Location

  • 4 of 5

Just stayed at the Cottage this last weekend of February, 2017. Great location to walk around Sonoma (small blocks - we aren't talking Vegas size blocks) and road noise was not a problem even though it's just a couple in from a main road through DT Sonoma. Owners are very responsive to questions/concerns and have taken great care of their property! Noise carries a bit in the home likely due to it's structure/design, but then again we did have a bunch of loud women staying there!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 3 2017 - Jun 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring-Summer 2017
Jun 14 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Jun 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
July, 2017
Jul 19 2017 - Jul 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall/Harvest 2017
Sep 10 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
My Standard Rate
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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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