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Romantic Sonoma Cottage On 1 Acre In Wine Country

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 840 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This 1 BR, 1 1/2 Bath is a 15 min walk to the Sonoma Town Square

This quiet and serene Cape Cod cedar shake cottage consists of two main rooms. The large bedroom has a king bed, with a sitting area, 43' flat screen TV, with wi-fi through out, 1/2 bath with washer/dryer and walk-in closet. The French doors open to an outside sitting area with meadow views. Connected by a breeze-way, the large kitchen room has a dining and sitting area, with full kitchen, bath with shower, large closets and French doors that open to a vine covered patio and BBQ area.

Jim Bertlesman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Jim Bertlesman

Diana and Jim are both retired after long and successful careers in the technology arena. Diana grew up in Missouri and is a graduate of Drury University. Jim grew up in upstate New York and is a graduate of Syracuse University. They have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years.

Jim Bertlesman purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Jim Bertlesman chose Sonoma County

We joyfully lived in Casa de Luna for a year, while our new home was being built. This unique and coveted location is only a 15 minute walk, 5 minute bike ride and .5 mile drive to downtown Sonoma Square. It is quiet, peaceful and has everything you need to live for a month or a lifetime.

Behind the cottage, there are mountain and meadow views, surrounded by flower gardens, olive and fruit trees, starry skies and full moons. A serene country setting, for both friends and family, is the ideal getaway.

What makes this cottage unique

The Casa de Luna is a specially crafted cottage, situated on one acre and located in the heart of the city of Sonoma. The exclusive cottage offers designer style living in 840 square feet, with field and mountain views from a beautiful patio in the rear. Casa de Luna cottage consists of two major buildings, connected by a breezeway. The cottage is located in the rear of our property with complete privacy and security. Parking is next to the cottage. it is .5 miles to town and a 15 minute walk. The cottage is next to the bike trail, for easy access to restaurants, wineries and the Town Square.

It is also an easy driving distance to some of the most scenic areas of the country...San Francisco (45 minutes), the North coast of Mendocino (one hour), Lake Tahoe (3 hours) and Yosemite ( 3 hours).

Availability still to book your cottage now for the 2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend event from August 30-September 1!


Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , and sink, plus washer/dryer
  • The bedroom side has access to a 1/2 bath with a washer/dryer. The kitchen side has a bath with a walk in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The right side of the building houses a large bedroom with a king bed, 43' flat screen TV, large sitting area, and access to the rear patio via French doors. Off the bedroom are a walk in closet and a 1/2 bath with washer/dryer. The floor is tiled with area rugs. The ceiling is vaulted.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Romantic Sonoma Cottage On 1 Acre In Wine Country
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Clean, private, comfortable, well appointed property within easy striking distance of central Sonoma. Pleasant outdoor area with table, patio, hammock, grill. Would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back soon. Jim
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St. George, Utah

Hard to Beat!

  • 4 of 5

Spacious, clean, and comfortable. Quiet neighborhood, beautiful grounds, convenient to the Plaza and other Sonoma destinations. Traversing the breezeway between the living area and bedroom is a bit annoying when the weather is bad, especially since the master bathroom is located in the living area instead of adjacent to the bedroom. But that's the only thing we can find to complain about, and when we return to Sonoma, this will be the first place we check for availability.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you enjoyed your visit to Sonoma. Come back soon. Jim
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Cant wait to come back!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is fab. Very comfortable, charming and clean. Jim and Diane are great hosts. This place is the best of both worlds, fairly close to the square (1.5 miles) yet rural with chickens and other farm animals out back on adjoining property. We plan to come back in summer in order to utilize the outdoor space as well as walking to the square. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We'll look forward to seeing you next summer.
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Lafayette, CA

Autumn in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Jim and Diana's cottage this fall! The house is close enough to town to walk to dinner but far enough away to get a "country" feel and enjoy the autumn colours. The cottage is comfortable and tastefully decorated with everything you need for a long or short stay. I would highly recommend Casa de Luna to friends and family!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Come back again. Jim and Diana
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Wonderful place owned by wonderful people

  • 5 of 5

Once you figure out the two-structure routine, this is a fantastic place to stay. So much room, so serene, yet 2-minutes from downtown Sonoma.

Jim & Diane are perfect hosts, attentive and non-intrusive.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was absolutely a perfect getaway. Of the many many properties we've stayed at with VRBO this was the one we like the most. Close enough to walk into the square, but also private with a rural feel. We made a fire each night and sat outside with a bottle of wine. Excellent hosts, they even shared the eggs from the chickens! Very comfortable furnishings, could not have asked for more. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you enjoyed your visit to Sonoma
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Eagle Vines
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Smart Train under construction
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
CA Route 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Lake Tahoe - Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

Located in the heart of Sonoma wine country and walking distance to the historic Sonoma town square, major wineries are within a 5-10 minute drive, which include Gundlach Bundschu, B. R. Cohn, Bartholomew Park Winery, Buena Vista Historical Winery, R2, Ram's Gate, Sebastiani and Ravenswood, just to name a few.


Rates & Availability

Sonoma Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Special
Apr 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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