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Casa Chiquita Cottage - Sonoma Plaza

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

One block from the Historic Sonoma Plaza this charming furnished two-bedroom, 2-bath cottage with all the modern conveniences is the perfect location to enjoy the best of Sonoma and wine country. Walking distance to Zagat rated restaurants, exquisite wine tasting, galleries, music, festivals and more. There is also a full kitchen including a washer/dryer as well as outdoor entertaining area. Anytime of year is the best time to visit Sonoma--don't miss the opportunity to stay in wine country's best kept secret! Short term and long term availability.

Keywords: Casa Chiquita, Casa, Sonoma, Plaza, Sonoma Plaza, Wine Tasting, Sonoma Square, Wine Country, Sonoma Valley,

More Details

Sally Mertes-Stone
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, swedish, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Sally Mertes-Stone

I'm Sally and am a local in Sonoma since 1979. I've owned this vacation rental home since 1985 and have improved it substancially over the years yet kept the authentic cottage look and feel. I moved here from Minneapolis where my photo was taken and I love to be outdoors hiking, biking, exploring...all walking distance from the cottage!

Sally Mertes-Stone purchased this cottage in 1994


Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sunporch, Walking distance to sights/shopping/restaurants


3.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Casa Chiquita Cottage - Sonoma Plaza
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 9 reviews

Perfect Sonoma rental!

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect for a weekend in Sonoma. Just a block from the main square, lots of shops, restaurants, places to taste wine, historical sights. What more could we ask for? Both couples had their own private bathroom, there was a bottle of wine waiting for us and a bakery selection for the next day's breakfast. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We've stayed at several places booked on VRBO and this was the first time I was disappointed. For the price, they really should upgrade the bathroom, one is really not functional. The other bathroom had no working lights. Left a message for Sally but she was not very helpful. My bad, I should have read all the reviews, not just the first few. My advice, don't stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO

Adorable Cottage With Incredible Location

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to Sonoma but I knew I wanted to stay close to the plaza. I was so completely PLEASED with our stay at Casa Chiquita Cottage. The place was decorated very cute and the location is unbelievable! It is less than a block from the plaza and the best restaurants in town (The Girl and the Fig and El Dorado Kitchen). We also really enjoyed sitting on the front porch after our winery visits and before we went out for the evening.

There are two bedrooms in the cottage both with an private bathroom. One has an authentic claw foot bath tub and the other with a shower. The cabinets are fully loaded with all the supplies and dishes you would need.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Cottage and would come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Thank you so much for such nice comments about Casa Chiquita. I'm so very happy that you had a great visit to our lovely Sonoma and that my vacation cottage met and exceeded your expectations. Please come again soon and thank you so much for the WOW rating for Casa is special and draws special people like you and your family & friends :) Sally
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Charming and Lovely

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Casa Chiquita at least 5 times. I love it! I love the convenience to the square, beautiful roses, exquisite interior design, and the gracious host. It is rare to find a place where you feel right at home and pampered at the same time. I love to kick off my shoes and settle in for a lovely retreat.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday visit at the Casa Chiquita Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful vacation at this beautiful cottage. The cottage is tastefully decorated and has everything we needed for our two week stay. Its proximity to the village square allowed us to walk to the restaurants, movie theatre, shops and tasting rooms . The owner was very helpful with information regarding the Sonoma Valley. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with all the modern conveniences. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable. We plan on making this a regular Christmas visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA


  • 1 of 5

My elderly parents rented this house for a month and a problem after another...owner not attentive...hard to contact...never responded to problems...there was a heat wave in June 2013 that was unbearable and she had forgotten to turn on an outside switch for the air conditioner...never came around to check...promised a partial refund...never paid a refund...totally ignored us...needs major cleaning...mold on ceilings...dirty carpets...brought our own dishes and kitchen utensils...not safe for elderly outside railing up and down stairs...outdated old stove unsafe and HOT at all times. I would not recommend staying here at all!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: recommended

Wine Tasting, Historical Tours, Farmer's Market, Art Galleries, Beer Tasting, Farm to Table Experience, Live Music, Grape Stomping, Festivals


Rates & Availability

Sonoma Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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