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Retro Retreat: Cozy, Moderne, Affordable House in Wine Country.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Retro Retreat: Cozy, Moderne, Affordable House in Wine Country.

3 bdrm, 2.5 bath for the price of 2 bdrm 1 bath rental!! We are offer low prices. We would rather book more nights at low rates than fewer nights at higher rates.

The Retro Retreat is a fabulous little house built in 1951 and recently updated for comfort and convenience with central heat and A/C. It is centrally located in a very quiet neighborhood just north of the town of Sonoma, with easy access to highway 12. We have an updated kitchen with new cabinets, appliances and granite counter tops.

The main living room, kitchen and dining area is open, providing an extra large space for entertaining and relaxing with family and friends. A great space for celebrating holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or just long weekends! One entire wall of the living room, dinning and kitchen area is glass, looking out on a covered patio and large back yard. The floor plan is ideal for two couples or a family. Two bedrooms, a full and half bath are in one wing of the house, another bedroom and full bath are in the other. The living room, dining area and kitchen are in the center of the house, providing complete privacy between the two wings.

The Retro Retreat is just minutes from the Sonoma Plaza (2.4 miles) for shopping and dining experiences, and within walking distance of the world famous Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. In just a few minutes, heading North on highway 12, you will visit dozens of the best wineries California has to offer.

If you want to stay in after a day of wine tasting, dinner is a snap with provisions from Whole Foods or Sonoma Market. In addition to the new kitchen, there is a BBQ, dining table, chairs and lounge seating on the covered patio. Plus, staying at the Retro Retreat is a great way to save your $$, so you can splurge all that much more on Sonoma’s fine wines and dinning.

When you book with us, let us know if you like red or white, so we can greet you with a bottle of one of our favorite Sonoma wines.

SONOMA COUNTY VACATION RENTAL STANDARDS – Sonoma County has enacted an ordinance that covers vacation rentals. We are required to include the following in our online listing.

Renter must adhere to the following rules:

• Maximum number of vehicles allowed for overnight guests is 3.

• The maximum number of total persons, including registered guests and their visitors, allowed in the vacation rental during the daytime (7AM-10PM) is 14 persons, not including children less than three (3) years of age. This limit does not apply on the following national holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

• All activities associated with the vacation rental shall meet the General Plan Noise Standards. Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

• Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited.

• Special events, outdoor events, lawn parties, weddings or similar activities are not allowed at any time unless specifically permitted by a Cultural or Special Event Permit, or Use Permit.

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate #947N

Keywords: House, Covered patio, affordable, Wi-fi, close to Sonoma Plaza, near spa, close to wineries, quiet, relaxing, 1950’s updated, retro retreat

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Josette and David Eichar
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Josette and David Eichar

Josette and Dave have lived in the Sonoma Valley for 12 years. While living in San Francisco, we often spent long weekends in the Sonoma Wine Country, so we decided to move here to enjoy the warm sun and the outdoors, away from the city traffic and noise.

Josette and David Eichar purchased this house in 2011


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Retro Retreat: Cozy, Moderne, Affordable House in Wine Country.
average rating of 4.717949 based on 39 reviews

Cozy home with fantastic owners

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this Sonoma home with 2 of my girlfriends for a "moms' getaway" weekend. The owners were great to work with during the booking process and made it very easy for us to change dates when we asked to come a day earlier than originally planned. The home was clean and comfortable. We were happy to each have our own private bedroom. When my friend inadvertently left her USB adapter and HDMI cable at the house, the homeowners quickly shipped it to her in Ohio. We plan to stay at this home again when we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Ames, Iowa

Great place close to all we wanted.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for three couples to stay. Walking distance to good food and wine tasting

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Great hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

The place was "as advertised" enjoyed the stay immensely. There is nothing like walking out the front door and feeling in your neighborhood where you belong. We would stay here again in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Reto-retreat is excellant

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property listed was everything and more. Very clean and supplied with things you would not expect like spices, detergent for clothes washer, coffee. I would have rated it 10 stars. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is planning to visit Sonoma or surrounding area. Recommend Murphy's Irish Pub and La Casa Mexican Restaurant in the Town Square, also Mary's Pizza near the property. A good day trip to the coast is only an hour from the property.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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St. Cloud, MN

Second Time Around

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Retro Retreat...we had a great time. Lot's of space to spread out for six adults. The back patio opens from the kitchen & living area creating a great outdoor environment for entertaining. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Elk River, Minnesota

Quaint neighborhood but easy access to the wine country

  • 4 of 5

Traveling with my husband, 2 sisters and their husbands to tour the wine country. Perfect location for us. Cozy very comfortable loved BBQ outside and spending family time. David and Josette are very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Sonoma Plaza
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Hot Box Grill -- CLOSED
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"Free tours of the winery."
Depot Hotel Restaurant
The Breakaway Cafe
Cafe La Haye
Harvest Moon Cafe
Benziger Family Winery
Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves
"Great views from the terrace while sipping sparking wine."
Gundlach-Bundschu Winery
El Dorado Kitchen
Red Grape Pizzeria
"Great thin crust pizza. Eat on the great patio."
Valley of the Moon Winery
BR Cohn Winery
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Olde Sonoma Public House
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission In
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Hot Box Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Sonoma Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
Car: necessary

Three dozen world class wineries within a 10-mile radius.

Close to Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa


Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

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special winter
Jan 17 2017 - Jan 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 24 2017 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 2 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
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May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
High season
May 29 2017 - Jun 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
High season
Jun 7 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
High season
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday rate
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
Maximum stay is 28 days.

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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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • One full bath with tub and shower. One full bath with walk-in shower. Half bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin size tri-fold foam bed that folds out onto the floor, suitable for a child or adolescent.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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