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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Josette and David Eichar
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 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

Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • On queen size bed in each of the 3 bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.745098 based on 51 reviews
4

Comfortable and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Our group of three couples found the Retro Retreat to be a cozy home base for our wine-tasting vacation. The common space was large enough to accommodate us all comfortably and the arrangement of three bedrooms with three separate bathrooms made sharing the home easy and equitable. The outdoor space was a welcome bonus. The kitchen was nicely appointed and those of us cooking really appreciated that some staples were provided in the pantry! The owners Dave and Josette were very prompt and patient in answering our several questions. Relaxing at Retro Retreat helped make our vacation in Sonoma a great one!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Large, comfortable space.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. However, we thought the beds were too firm and the shower in one of the bathrooms never got hot. The house had way too many knickknacks sprinkled around - I like a simple, coordinated environment, but that's just a matter of taste (I'm a designer). It is decorated in "grandma's attic," with an assortment of eclectic old furniture, but the chairs and sofa were comfortable to relax in after a long day of wine tasting. If you're not looking for a deluxe experience in a rental, you'll be happy here. The price was just right for our group of five.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, Thanks for letting me know about the beds and shower. I have put foam mattress toppers on 2 of the firmest beds. As for the shower, this is the first time I have heard about this and it is strange since both showers get hot water from the same water heater, and the one you mentioned had the problem is closest to the water heater. I will check it out. ................................................... I have since had the shower checked out and the next 2 guests said the water did get hot in the shower, though it took a couple of minutes since it is a ways from the hot water heater. Dave
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5

Great place for a comfortable price and large accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Sonoma for our daughters wedding and this house was exactly what we needed for our family to stay at. Very clean and included everything we needed. Great patio to relax on and close to the square where we needed to be for several functions. Would stay again if in wine country!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous and affordable!!

  • 5 of 5

We found the retro retreat to be very comfortable and very well stocked with towels, kitchen items, etc. The location of the house also is wonderful when exploring the little towns and wineries that surround the area. We recommend this rental to anyone wanting to explore this beautiful area.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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TWO AND COUNTING

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at the Retro Retreat and am planning to return in the future.

This property is a wonderfully warm and inviting place to return to after a busy day visiting wineries! It is also very convenient to restaurants, shops, and grocery. The owners have thought of everything you might have forgotten for the kitchen and bath, which is a reflection of their concern for their guests comfort!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

NIce place and experience

  • 5 of 5

Nice house, as advertised and accurate. Really delightful and spacious place and terrific outdoor space. We attended for a family wedding and were really pleased. The `fold-out' mattress isn't really appropriate for a child/adolescent, but the three beds were a-ok. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Sonoma Plaza
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Hot Box Grill -- CLOSED
Buena Vista Winery
the girl & the fig
Train Town
"Great for kids of all ages."
El Molino Central
"Great for take out. (Beware, map is incorrect. El Molino Central is actually in Boyes Hot ..."
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery
"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

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Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$198
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 
 
High season
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$198
$1,250
 
 
High season
Aug 11 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$198
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 
 
Holiday rate
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$198
From
$235
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,275
 
 
High season
Sep 20 2017 - Oct 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$198
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 
 
High season
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$198
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 
 
High season
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$198
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 
 
Holiday rate
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$970
 
 
Holiday rate
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,030
 
 
Mid season
Mar 16 2018 - Apr 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
$180
From
$198
Fri,Sat
$1,120
 
 
Mid season
Apr 13 2018 - May 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
$180
From
$198
Fri,Sat
$1,120
 
 
High season
May 25 2018 - Aug 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$205
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$1,290
 
 
Holiday
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$205
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,310
 
 
High season
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
$205
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$1,290
 
 
High season
Oct 21 2018 - Oct 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$205
$1,150
 
 
Holiday
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$180
$990
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$180
$990
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
$930
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $130 + Tax
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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