|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Step into the spirit of Early California Sonoma by staying at Casa la Paloma – one of Sonoma’s historic homes from the mid 1800s. It has been carefully renovated for comfort, convenience, the maintenance of its historic character and has received awards from the Historic Society. Filled with old world charm of Spanish/Mexican California, it is located right downtown only a block from the Plaza. It’s unique location provides you with the comfortable feeling of being in a neighborhood and the fun of being only a short stroll from the life of the Plaza – walk to the Farmer’s Market, the best restaurants, the historic Sebastiani theater and endless wine tastings. You’ll be pleased you don’t have to drive home!
Casa La Paloma has a lovely spacious backyard with old fruit trees, flowers & a pond with a fountain. Here, you can bar-be-que, have a small family gathering, entertain friends for supper or just relax.
The large Great Room, with it’s original Salt Box architecture, creates a wonderful space with antique Spanish furnishings and charmingly combines the kitchen, dining area with a table for 8 and the living room.
The kitchen has everything you could need for quick meals or a gourmet dinner.
In the old Parlor/Library you can quietly read, watch TV, check your email or send the kids there to play board games.
Off the Great Room you’ll find the Master Bedroom with it’s beautiful eclectic antique furnishings including a queen wrought iron canopied bed, European armoire and French doors which open to the patio. The adjoining spacious Master Bath has been completely remodeled for comfort.
The seconded downstairs Bedroom is in the heart of the older part of the house. It has a queen brass bed and is romantic, cozy and charming. Here, the spirit of the building welcomes you warmly.
Upstairs, in the older part of the house, there are 2 more bedrooms.
Sunny and sweet, the room on the right has a touch of French antique décor, a full size bed and lots of closet space.
The bedroom on the left, also sunny and warm, has a full brass bed and a wrought iron single. Perhaps this is the best room for the children or a couple with a child.
There is no bathroom upstairs in this part of the old historic house.
Just downstairs off the kitchen, there is a second small newly remodeled bathroom with a corner shower which is shared with the downstairs bedroom.
The spaciousness, lovely garden and great location make Casa La Paloma a perfect location for special occasions – a place for the wedding friends and family to stay, host out of town guests who have come for a conference or workshop and would like to stay longer to tour the area etc.
Casa La Paloma’s great location, charm, and the feeling of old Sonoma will enhance your visit.
Kitchen and Dining
Fully equipped for family and entertaining
Place settings for 12
On returning to the U.S. after living in Europe for 5 years on a dime and teaching English, I found the small town of Sonoma and settled here while going to Sonoma State University to get my master’s degree and raise my daughters. Sonoma had all the feeling of being in Europe, especially Italy, with the climate and vineyards. My daughters could ride their ponies to town and tie them up in the Plaza in those days. While still teaching English as a Second language, I decided to open a Mexican import store in order to indulge my love of Mexico and traveling. Casa La Paloma had all the local history and Early California feeling I am so fond of. Recently, I have renovated the building with modern amenities and returned it into being a home with Colonial Spanish décor and Early California Sonoma ambiance.
Moona O'Toole purchased this house in 1985
The beauty of this property is in it's history. It was built as a home in the 1870s although it's adobe insulation in walls goes back to earlier times. It was the Bates family home in the 1800s.I have always maintained it's historic character and appreciated it's beautiful large garden area It is close to the Plaza but just enough away not to be too noisy and to have a neighborhood feeling. The best of both worlds.
It is a short walk 1 block to the Plaza but just enough away not to be too noisy and to have a neighborhood feeling. The best of both worlds. It is located on the East side of town with close access to the local original wineries and picnic areas. You can even ride your bikes. If you plan to go to the Napa Valley, just a couple of blocks more to the East and you are on your way without going through town traffic.
Dear Moona, From the moment we stepped inside the house after long and harried plane flights, the beauty and tranquility relaxed us all. The backyard patio with its beautiful landscaping of fountains, fruit trees, and roses provided a restful gathering place early in the morning for coffee and late in the evening after visiting and sightseeing. Simply a perfect spot only a few minutes from the Plaza. You seem to have anticipated our every need with fully stocked housewares and plenty of clean crisp linens. We love your decor. It is as if you had carefully collected over many years just the right vase or picture to bring out the picturesque and homey feel. We wouldn't change a thing. We needed lots of space and beds and wanted to be close to town so we could walk and enjoy the town We love Casa La Paloma inside and out! Thank you. The Family
Went to Sonoma with a large group of family, had a great time. Very comfortable atmosphere and great location just walking distance to the Square.
Just finished a weekend here with a group of girlfriends in our early 30s. We had so much fun catching up on the patio, sitting in the great room and sharing meals. The kitchen was well stocked and there were all sorts of amenities and the location to Sonoma square can't be beat. We can't wait to return! Moona was also so accommodating and helpful.
This historic home is perfectly located just off the Sonoma Square, in easy walking distance of restaurants, shopping and wine tasting but so beautifully decorated and furnished that you'll find yourself also enjoying homemade meals with locally grown produce, wine on the patio while listening to the fountain, an evening under the stars while soaking in the hot tub ... Casa La Paloma is elegant with all of the modern amenities.
First off, Moona is an excellent hostess & decorater. Unlike may rentals you find, this home is filled with lovely furnishings. Second, the home is in an amazing location, right off the main square.
Our family had a wonderful time and couldn't have been more comfortable.
I rented this house for my sisters bachelorette party in early November. There were 7 adult women staying in the house and it was comfortable, cozy, and slept everyone quite well. We didn't rent a car, and the house was walking distance from everything in the town square. The backyard, hot tub, and kitchen were everything we could ask for, and the house was filled with charming character.
Moona was an absolute pleasure to work with, and checked in on us a few times throughout the weekend to ensure we were well taken care of. I will definitely be renting this place again when I return to Sonoma.
Anyone who is fortunate enough to stay at Casa la Paloma will come away with a deep appreciation for everything lovely that Moona tried to convey, to the smallest detail. Everything from linens, fresh flowers, completely stocked tuscan kitchen, and antiques rivals a 5* property. This historic home is perfect for a family reunion including children, couples or a girls getaway, This is a beautifully restored, pedigreed, restored home with attention to detail that is unparalleld in vacation homes.
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
- Stays of 3 or more nights, including weekends, are at our standard rate of $750/nt.
- There is a 4 night minimum stay for some special events and the following holidays: New Years; Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- Prices are subject to change until the reservation has been confirmed by the owner.
- There is a $750 security deposit, held by credit card information, for each reservation.