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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,470 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Home boasts 6 bedrooms with in-gound swimming pool and 8-10 person Hot Tub!

The skies are blue, businesses, restaurants and wineries are open and Sonoma is ready for visitors.

This home boasts 6 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms. We have stocked the kitchen with the basics for cooking (spices, flour, etc.). This home has a private back yard with a pool, hot tub - great for entertaining!

There are 5 bedrooms 3 full bathrooms upstairs, one is a master suite. There is a sixth private room with a door on the main floor with a queen size Murphy bed and a half bath on the main floor.

Private backyard with grill, patio set, fire chat sitting area, and in-ground pool and 8-10 person hot tub!

The Neighborhood

Nice quiet neighborhood very close to golf course, wineries, and about 2 miles from the Sonoma plaza.

Getting around

taxis, Lyft/Uber, rental cars, limos, bus, cycling, walking


Guest parking will be restricted to 5 cars cars.

Tax ID 1318N

VAC Permit ZPE14-0309

Thank you

Guest Access

The pool, hot tub, grill, patio furniture, several 6' tables and 10 chairs if more table space needed.

Other Things to Note

-There is a golden retriever on the property when it's NOT being rented.

-The house/property are kept extremely clean and she is not allowed on second floor.

-There is an additional area that we use, located on the property that is separate and private from the rest of the home. Need help? just ask.

-Refund policy

Reservations cancelled 60 days prior to check in will receive a full refund.

Reservations cancelled within this time are not guaranteed.

House rules

-A booklet of common sense do's and don'ts are available onsite and given to you at check-in.

This is NOT a party house. Please respect our home and our neighbors.

-There is a Quiet ordinance between 10pm until 9am. No noise or outdoor activities until 9am.

-Hot tub and pool are CLOSED at 10pm.

-A new ordinance has been passed that applies to vacation rental guests only in Sonoma County. In response to this a monetary fee will be withheld from the security deposit if complaints are made from surrounding residents and for any police and/or owner involvement. We've never needed to implement this policy. This only effects those that do not follow the ordinance. Noise and Music is not allowed after 10pm and before 9am.

4pm Check in

11am Check out

By booking this home you acknowledge that there are ceramic tile floors, decks, landscaping, open fire, pool and spa (hot tub) and other amenities that could be dangerous to the children and others. You also acknowledge and accept that there will be no supervision on the premises during your stay, and we will not be responsible for supervising the use of any of the facilities by either adults or children. You and all of your guests and invitees undertake all use of the property at your own risk.


More Details

Property Manager
Thomas and Gigi Knudsen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Thomas and Gigi Knudsen

Local family connected to this area. We enjoy cycling and staying fit... pretty much anything that includes the outdoors; tasting wine and meeting new people. :-)

Why Thomas and Gigi Knudsen chose Sonoma

We've been doing this for years but in 2014 took over the rental of this home on VRBO and we love it. Why this place in Sonoma? Great people, weather, food and wine! We love to host giving others the ability to experience this amazing area!

What makes this house unique

Wineries close to the Railroad rental house:

Paint Horse Winery 16510 Arnold Drive Sonoma 1.05 mi

Hunter Robert Winery 15655 Arnold Drive Sonoma 1.74 mi

Valley of the Moon Winery 777 Madrone Rd Glen Ellen 1.98 mi

Lake Sonoma Winery 777 Madrone Rd Glen Ellen 1.98 mi

Hanna Winery 611 3rd St West Sonoma 2.30 mi

Roche Winery 122 W Spain St Sonoma 2.33 mi

Adobe Road Winery 481 1st St W Sonoma 2.39 mi

B R Cohn Winery 15000 Hwy 12 Glen Ellen 2.49 mi

Envolve Winery 538 Broadway Sonoma

GlenLyon Winery Tasting Room 25 E Napa St Sonoma 2.51 mi

Haywood Winery 25 E Napa St Sonoma 2.51 mi

Envolve Winery 27 E Napa St Ste A Sonoma 2.52 mi

Sebastiani Vineyards 389 4th St E Sonoma 2.84 mi

Foley Family Wineries 389 4th St E Sonoma 2.84 mi

Ravenswood Winery 18701 Gehricke Rd Sonoma 2.92 mi

Arrowood Winery 14347 Hwy 12 Glen Ellen 3.24 mi

Eric Ross Winery 14300 Arnold Dr Glen Ellen 3.24 mi

Bartholomew Park Winery 1000 Vineyard Ln Sonoma 3.81 mi

Benziger Family Winery 1883 London Ranch Rd Glen Ellen 3.98 mi

Imagery Estate Winery 1883 London Ranch Rd Glen Ellen 3.98 mi

Buena Vista Winery 18000 Old Winery Rd Sonoma 4.01 mi

Mayo Family Winery 13101 Arnold Dr Glen Ellen 4.12 mi

Robledo Family Winery&Vineyards 21901 Bonness Rd Son. 4.62 mi

Lasseter Family Winery 1 Vintage Ln Glen Ellen 5.10 mi

Scribe Winery 2300 Napa Rd Sonoma 5.27 mi

Coturri H & Sons Winery 6725 Enterprise Rd Glen Ellen 5.51 mi

Anaba Wines 60 Bonneau Rd Sonoma 5.58 mi

Mayacamas Vineyards & Winery 1155 Lokoya Rd Napa 5.61 mi

Schug Carneros Estate Winery 602 Bonneau Rd Sonoma 5.73 mi

Mt Veeder Winery 1999 Mt Veeder Rd Napa 5.88 mi

Hess Collection Winery 4411 Redwood Rd Napa 5.95 mi

Larson Family Winery 23355 Millerick Rd Sonoma 6.00 mi

Armando Cejas Family Winery 2475 Fremont Dr Sonoma 6.07 mi

Meadowcroft Wines 23574 Arnold Dr Sonoma 6.14 mi

Homewood Winery 23120 Burndale Dr Sonoma 6.15 mi

Chateau Potelle Winery 3875 Mount Veeder Rd Napa 6.24mi


Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2470 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , This room is on the second floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This room is on the second floor.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , This room is on the second floor.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This room is on the second floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This room is on the second floor.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , This bed is a quality queen sized Murphy bed on 1st floor
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Sonoma Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

From the time we met Tom the owner till we left, the stay was just perfect. We were there for our youngest son's wedding. We had a party of 12 including children and the fit was perfect. No one felt crowded. The home is centrally located in a quiet neighborhood. The pool and hot tub are a big plus. I would highly recommend this home to anyone. Thank you again Tom. Perfect!

Ray and Kathy Masterson

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay with several couples

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house in Sonoma! Our group had 6 couples stay at the house in late July 2017. There was plenty of space for everyone throughout the house. The house was in a good, central location for all of our outings to downtown Sonoma, east to Napa, north to Santa Rosa, and west to Petaluma. It has a great hang out spot for post-wine tasting activities in the backyard with the pool, hot tub, and fire place . The owner was very helpful and responsive in taking care of anything we needed. He was also timely in refunding the deposit. Our group definitely recommends staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Myself and 10 women stayed here for three nights at the end of September. Let me say that the home served it's purpose, but we were very disappointed and feel that I need to share our experience. Here are the problems we had with the home during our stay:

- On the day of our arrival I received an email from the Tom, the owner, letting me know that he'd be working on a dining room table in the garage during our stay. This was unexpected because, to our knowledge, we had paid to rent the entire home for our stay (it's an attached garage).

- Upon entering we could immediately smell animals. I double checked and found that the listing does state that there is a dog that stays there when the home is not being rented. I'm fairly confident that was added after our reservation was made (not positive though). I think the main contributor of the odor was the two fish in the family room and another in a bedroom.

- An empty (used) wine glass was found in one of the bedrooms.

- Two of the bedroom closets had dirty clothes in them. Kind of gross to find that. The home is clearly occupied while not being rented. In fact, Tom showed up (unexpectedly) on our first morning there. He was there to make sure the lights on the fish tank were turned off. While there, he apologized that his daughter had let herself into the home the day before because she didn't know that they were staying somewhere else for the weekend.

- Also on our second day, looking for chairs for pool and we opened a gate in the backyard. The dog, the one who "occupies the house when it's not being rented," was there! She had water and was obviously well cared for...but she wasn't supposed to be there. One of the ladies has allergies to dogs, so that was a bummer.

- To top THAT, when putting the dog back in the side "yard" (it's actually just concrete) we found that the third car garage is not really a garage at all...but a studio apartment. The owner was actually STAYING there. Not happy about that at all, and actually found it kind of creepy. It needs to be disclosed that he's staying there. Had he done that, we most likely would have passed on the home.

- The pool doesn't really have any lounging chairs so we didn't utilize it at all. There's a table with chairs and a fire pit with a seating area. Those were both worn and could use replacing or refinishing.

Overall, it was just an unsettling stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I greet all my guests to make sure everything is in order and they are happy. I apologize if my greeting was unsettling. Our listing states that we are onsite. This is depending on various repairs and projects throughout the year. I think this guest is forgetting that vacation rentals are homes (basic concept of Airbnb and Home Away). For each guest the rugs are switched with 100% pet free rugs and our dog is trained not to go on the second floor. In 3 years I haven’t had one compliant regarding any smell as we take great care providing a clean home for our guests. Unfortunately, this guest broke into two clearly locked closets belonging to my children and a completely private and separate area away from guests. The area is separated and locked with two gates that are 7 and 8 feet. They were secured and again had to be broken into to open. The outside bench seats a large group and was built last year. We have a 5 star rating on other home rental sites and I do my absolute best for each guest. This is just one of those moments where you have a difficult guest and not much can be done to help.
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Perfect for our group other than the kitchen a little on small side.

  • 5 of 5

We had s wonderful time. Owners were very accommodating and helpful and the property fit all our needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Was perfect for our ladies weekend. Couldn't ask for a better experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious home--perfect for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Knudsen's home over the July 4th weekend and it was just perfect. We had 11 people and everyone was comfortably accommodated. Beautiful layout, spacious kitchen and dining areas, good-sized bedrooms, and gorgeous outdoor space. We spent much of our time at vineyards, but we also cooked at the house a fair amount. We definitely used the pool, hot tub, and firepit outside--fun gathering spaces for the family to spread out and relax. I highly recommend this house--ideally located close to Sonoma square. We'd definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36.9 Miles
Charles Shultz airport (Santa Rosa)
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Rossi's Resturant and bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Rossi's Resturant and bar
Nearest Beach
34.8 Miles
Dillon Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $1,000

Unfortunately, we can not have this house turn into a party house. Please do not book with us if that is your intention. Our neighbors are close by and we don't want to upset them. We may also be on the premises (completely separate area) and will intervene if necessary.
-There is a $500 non-refundable fee for cancellations unless the property is able to be rented. Money will be returned at that time.
-Respect the home and our neighbors.
-Quiet time between 10pm until 9am. No noise or outdoor activities until 9am, please.
-Hot tub and pool are CLOSED at 10pm.
-No smoking inside or out. A $100 fee is charged for smoking in the home.
-No pets.
-12 people max (excluding children 3 and under) - if more, you will be asked to find additional accommodations for the additional people.
-Police may be called on larger groups. Because of a few groups making a lot of noise past 10pm (playing music inside and out and holding conversations outside past 10pm) we've had to institute the following:
-If the police are called to the home the penalty will be a forfeiture of the security deposit. Our renters have not had issues with noise nor this policy. This only effects those that do not follow the ordinance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.