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Jim Bertlesman

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Romantic Sonoma Cottage On 1 Acre In Wine Country

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jim Bertlesman (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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!


based on 29 traveler reviews

Romantic Sonoma Cottage On 1 Acre In Wine Country
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Lovely pastoral property! Private and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful piece of property and lovely cottage with every amenity required. We also enjoyed the beautiful outdoor dining area and had a restful nap in the hammock. Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you enjoyed your stay in Sonoma. Come back soon. Jim and Diana
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Southern California

Perfect cottage stay in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Sonoma was awesome. The cottage is very relaxing with a comfy outdoor space, BBQ, chickens and a breeze almost every afternoon. We rode our bikes to the square and on the beautiful Sonoma bike trails. Jim and Diana are delightful hosts and made our stay extra special!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grace and Steve We're happy you enjoyed your stay in Sonoma. Jim and Diana
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Blainville, Quebec, Canada

Great stay in Sonoma

  • 4 of 5

This is a Well located house in a quiet area of Sonoma. Ideal to explore the Napa valley.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alain You're right. Our location makes it very easy to explore the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Come back soon. Jim
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Charming Sonoma Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Charming mother-in-law/bungalow unit on the edge of Sonoma. Perfect location for wine tasting throughout the Valley. Once you get used to the small separation between the kitchen/shower and the bedroom, you can kick back and enjoy. The bed is comfy and you have all that you need to relax during your stay. There is a ton a privacy from the main house and you will love the sunsets on your back patio. The country feel is really enhanced by the small chicken coop at the back edge of the property. Don't worry about noise though. Spoke with the owners on a couple of occasions and they were incredibly nice. Great communication also.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We're happy you enjoyed your visit to Sonoma. Please come back soon. Jim and Diana
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

Charming house in beautiful Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

Although the weather was rainy during our stay in Sonoma, we thoroughly enjoyed the cottage. It was very charming and unique, and the view to the backyard (on a 1 acre land!!) is truly amazing. I walked or jogged to downtown Sonoma everyday, and it was just a very short drive to the plaza.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Beautiful enchanting retreat

  • 5 of 5

I write this now comfortably ensconced on the couch looking out on the garden through the French doors, warm while it rains and the wind blows outside. I leave tomorrow and am sad to leave this beautiful cottage that offered an amazing retreat from busy city life.

If you love birds, birdsong, and wildlife in beautiful garden peaceful surroundings this is the cottage for you. On sunny days, sitting out on the lounge chairs on the patio overlooking the expansive garden, watching the sheep play in the farm across, the chickens happily grazing in their coup, and the various kinds of birds flying from tree to tree and chirping away on branches and at your feet, then you can achieve true zen peace. I forgot many times to continue reading the book in my hand to just admire the life and beauty surrounding me.

The cottage itself is the perfect size for one or two. You realize you don't need much and yet it has everything. I didn't get a chance to meet Diana but I had many lovely afternoon brief chats with Jim. He was wonderfully friendly and accomodating and offered me rides into town if I needed anything and farm fresh eggs from the chicken coup, all the while still leaving me my space, and the quiet of my retreat.

I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who desires a peaceful, nature filled, garden oasis with all the best of indoor/ outdoor living. I can't wait to come back and make this cottage a yearly retreat destination.

Thank you Jim, Diana and Lady!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz We're happy you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Please come back soon and enjoy a beautiful summer in Sonoma. Jim and Diana
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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.


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Cleaning $75

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Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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

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