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Parkside Cottage - Peaceful Wine Country Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy cottage in the country with full kitchen, full bath, 1 queen bed

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Permit #1503N

Parkside Cottage is a free-standing cabin located on a dead-end country lane, surrounded by nature yet only minutes from downtown Santa Rosa. Enjoy morning coffee on your private outdoor seating area, listening to the sound of songbirds and nearby Santa Rosa Creek. Walk or bike directly into Spring Lake Park and Annadel State Parks, Sonoma County's premier outdoor recreation spots. We are located at the gateway to Sonoma Valley, the famous Valley of the Moon, home to dozens of world-class wineries. Within a five-mile radius you can visit the tasting rooms of Ledson, St. Francis, Chateau St. Jean, and Kunde Estate, among others. At the end of a busy day of sight-seeing, relax in the hammock, or have a BBQ on the patio.

The cottage is small but arranged with a traveler's needs in mind. You will find counter space in the bathroom for your toiletries, a gadget recharging area, places to set down your suitcases and hang up your clothes.

The kitchen comes stocked with coffee, a selection of teas, hot chocolate, creamer, sweeteners, and condiments for preparing meals such as cooking oil, butter and spices, as well as a few food items for last minute meals like instant soup, instant oatmeal, and pasta. When in season, we provide fresh eggs from our chickens and produce from the garden. Kitchen includes a 2-burner gas stove, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster dishes and utensils.

The bed is a queen-size with memory foam mattress and 100% cotton sheets. If you are traveling with a child under 12, we can provide a foam pad for the floor and bedding for no additional cost. Sorry, but the cottage cannot accommodate more than two adults and one child.

Other amenities include:

• The full private bathroom is provided with soap, shampoo, conditioner, plenty of towels and a hairdryer.

• Iron and ironing board.

• WiFi access.

• Guidebooks and maps to local attractions, and menus to nearby restaurants.

• TV with DVD player and a selection of DVDs (no cable network).

•Air conditioning

•Covered parking

During your stay we will completely respect your privacy, but we are close by in the adjacent house if you have questions or need anything.

No smoking allowed on the property. Two night minimum. Three night minimum on major holiday weekends including 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

We accept bookings of no longer than 15 nights.

Keywords: Wine tasting, rural, Spring Lake Park, Annadel State Park,

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About The Owner

Robin and Sim are lifelong artists, avid gardeners, and outdoor enthusiasts. In 2012 they retired from nearly 20 years of owning a retail art supply store in Santa Rosa. In addition to Parkside Cottage, they now own an art gallery in Santa Rosa, Chroma Gallery at 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa.

Sim teaches art classes and workshops at the gallery, and both enjoy working in their extensive organic garden, or hiking, biking & kayaking in nearby Spring Lake and Annadel Parks.

Sim is a native of Chicago, but after living in Sonoma County since the '70's he qualifies as a native. Robin is a native Californian hailing from the Monterey Peninsula, and has also lived in Sonoma County since the '70's.

Since 1994, they have been the careful stewards of their charming 1 acre property and are delighted to share it with visitors.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1994

What makes this cabin unique

The location of our property lets us enjoy a natural setting while being close to town, which cuts down on the time spent driving. At home, with the sounds of the creek, the birds, and the closeness of the park, we always feel 'away from it all.'


Santa Rosa Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 270 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, sink, toilet, hairdryer, Toiletries included: soap, shampoo, conditioner, plus assorted items for your convenience like bandaids, aspirin, cotton swabs
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Located near a year-round creek, surrounded by gardens and trees. Walking distance to regional park with boat rentals and swimming in summer.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(89 traveler reviews)

Parkside Cottage - Peaceful Wine Country Retreat
average rating of 4.764045 based on 89 reviews

Wonderful Cottage in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Staying here was my much needed vacation. With the sounds of the creek, the turkeys gobbling, and peaceful breezes, it quieted my soul. With the lake trail just down the street, it energized my body. With the lovely porch to sit and read, it nourished my mind. What could be better? Fresh lemons, beautiful art, and a friendly cat maybe, but those were all included, too. I loved this delightful spot where I enjoyed the beautiful gardens that they tended. As Goldilocks said, "This is just right." Many thanks for a wonderful private retreat in a beautiful part of California.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights, and my parents live at SLV so it was very convenient! Robin provided us with fresh eggs and coffee. We enjoyed the beautiful grounds, and the full running creek on the property (yay for all the rain!!) We loved seeing all chickens, wild turkeys and visits from their kitty cat. We will for sure stay there when we come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Parkside Cottage was a great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely pleased with the owners as well as the accommodations at the Parkside Cottage. The cottage was very clean and comfortable - especially the bed! It had everything needed to cook and dine in. A very convenient location as well. It was close to shopping but away from the busyness and very quiet especially at night. The Park across the street was a nice place to walk and relax next to the lake. Robin and Sim made sure we had everything we needed while we were there. They were very respectful of our privacy as well as being very approachable when something was needed. Prior to arriving, Robin sent us a ton of excellent information about the areas we were interested in seeing nearby. The suggested driving tours she had written out were spot-on. We would highly recommend a stay at the Parkside Cottage. Thank you Robin and Sim for a great experience! Tim & Dorothy Northfield, Vermont

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, peaceful and thoughtful

  • 5 of 5

Robin and Simmon were amazing hosts; respectful, friendly, interesting, creative people. The cottage is small but perfectly appointed. A full working kitchen with just the things you'd need and tons of thoughtful details taken care of. A small rack of area guides, a binder full of handpicked local menus, a drawerful of good DVDs. Even despite the chilly weather my lady and I were drawn to the picnic table and chairs set to overlook lovely Santa Rosa Creek behind the cottage. Walking distance from a great park, a 15-20 min drive from some spectacular natural areas. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wondeful hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for three days. The cottage and its property were wonderful, and the location was perfect -- close to wineries and restaurants, but away from the commercial hubbub. There is a creek in the back of the property that was relaxing to sit by at the end of the day -- we watched squirrels chasing each other from tree to tree while sipping on some wine from one of the many wineries close by -- very serene.

Robin was a great host, and gave us some ideas of places to visit. She provided fresh farm eggs from her chickens, and invited us to pick some fresh basil and produce from her garden for breakfast. The cottage has a helpful menu book of local restaurants that she put together, which includes notations of her favorites -- we found this very helpful!

The cottage was very comfortable -- perfect size for the two of us, and equipped with everything we needed. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and private location - comfy stay!

  • 5 of 5

Even though Robin's studio was outside the city proper, it was close to all amenities and the city was easily accessible. The studio was comfy and well equipped, and Robin was welcoming. Quiet nights and a comfortable bed led to good nights' sleep. Enjoyed the privacy and country setting.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

$110 per night for 2 -6 nights. $99 per night for 7 - 15 nights. Three night minimum on major holiday weekends. We do not take bookings longer than 15 nights.
Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival, 50% refund 2 weeks prior.

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Located at the entrance to Valley of the Moon, with dozens of world class wineries within a ten mile radius. Hike or bike directly into Spring Lake Park and Annadel State Park.


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