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5 Star Amenities, 2 Acres, 10 Min to the Plaza

Sonoma, CA, USA
  • House1650 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 5 Maximum-NO exceptions!

TOT Cert # 1156N


Kick off your shoes and enjoy a restful stay in our lovingly renovated Craftsman bungalow. You are welcome to turn back the clock to that bygone era of simple elegance and unfettered relaxation. This quiet two acre getaway offers comfort and ease; whether it be with a fresh brewed cup of coffee on the east facing front porch where you can gaze across the pastoral field where sheep graze, or with an evening beverage on the west facing deck where expansive views take in vineyards, heritage oaks and distant hills, the tranquility of our country life calls.

Conveniently located in the heart of the Carneros appellation of Sonoma, you will be less than eight minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza, 20 minutes from Petaluma to the west or Napa to the east. State parks to the north or Marin county to the south are not much farther down the road.

No matter what your desire, we have it all: wonderful art galleries, cafes, restaurants, artisanal bakeries, wineries, farmers markets, the Sonoma Raceway, hiking, biking, golf, horseback riding, antiquing...as well as charm, comfort and tranquility all awaiting you at Sonoma DunRoamin!

At the end of your day of touring or relaxation, wrap up in a warm blanket and step outside to behold the twinkling night sky and enjoy the soothing sounds of silence. Finally, slip into 500 thread-count sheets and down comforter atop a TempurPedic mattress for the rejuvenating sleep you’ll need for your next day of Sonoma roamin’.

We invite you to delight in our special bungalow during your wine country sojourn!


Lois & Ted

Member Since 2013
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Jan 09, 2018
About Lois & Ted

A Bay Area lad and an Iowa lass both fell in love with Sonoma many years ago. We would be honored to be your hosts while you're touring the wine country north of San Francisco.

Lois & Ted purchased this House in 1998

Why Lois & Ted chose Sonoma

It is our pleasure to share this dream-come-true with you! What was once a simple country house has been lovingly designed and rebuilt by Ted, fulfilling his lifelong dream to live a Craftsman lifestyle. Ted also built a second dwelling behind the bungalow which is our residence. Here is your opportunity to return to that simpler life, the Craftsman Life, if even for a few days...to slow down and savor each precious moment life offers. 'DunRoamin'... a fitting name for a dream-come-true! We are done roaming! And invite you to do the same if only for a few days.

What makes this House unique

In addition to the unique charm and beauty of the bungalow, the property boasts brilliant sunrises over the Mayacamas mountains along with romantic sunsets over the Sonoma coastal range making this property a very special place to start and end each day in the beautiful Sonoma countryside. If you're seeking a peaceful and quiet place to call home for awhile, look no further. You're Dunroamin!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, TempurPedic mattress; 500 thread count linens; Deck access
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, TempurPedic mattress, 500 thread count linens, deck access
      • Den
        1 twin/ single, Lounging by day; sleeping at night for 5th guest @ $50/night
      • Our house sleeps 5 maximum. NO exceptions. Please don't request an exception! Additional $50 per night for 5th guest


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom off den/master bedroom
        toilet, tub, Oversized pedestal tub with Euro style handheld shower
      • Back hall bathroom adj to BR#2
        toilet, shower, Oversized shower w/corner seat & view of mountains!
      • Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, disposable razors, hair dryers and wash cloths provided so you can leave yours at home!

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Plenty of fine restuarants, shopping, galleries and of course, tasting rooms, surround the historic Sonoma Plaza dating back to early California minutes from the property.
        • Mountain View
          Romantic sunrises and sunsets over surrounding mountain ranges
        • Rural
          Bucolic setting in the countryside with sweeping views of open fields and vineyards only minutes from downtown Sonoma


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living room keep the house comfortable for sleeping as well as cool during the day when the blinds are closed. A/C is available as needed. Our goal is to be GREEN!
                    • Fireplace
                      Electric insert for ambiance in the summer, heat in the winter
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      LG front load with fabric softener sheets provided; drying rack; ironing board and iron
                    • Linens Provided
                      500 thread count sheets; down comforters; table cloths and napkins for both indoor & outdoor dining
                    • Living Room
                      Dimmers on most lamps
                    • Parking
                      Ample off-street parking
                    • Telephone
                      Good wireless cell reception; free domestic calls from landline
                    • Towels Provided
                      Luxurious Hotel Collection micro cotton towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      LG front load washer; HE detergent, bleach and stain remover provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig one cup coffee maker with coffee pods; Cuisinart drip coffee maker; coffee grinder; espresso maker with Lavazza espresso coffee; tea kettle with assorted teas
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Service for 6; anodized cookware; 15 piece chef's knives; hand mixer; Cuisinart mini-chopper; blender; bakeware; pizza cutter and ice cream scoop!
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dishwasher soap provided
                        • Kitchen
                          Professionally equipped kitchen with all the amenities of home.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Gas oven and broiler
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic spices, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, paper towels, paper napkins; mayo, mustard, relish, ketchup
                        • Refrigerator
                          Filtered water and ice maker
                        • Stove
                          Gas range and oven
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dine under a 100 year old Arts & Crafts light fixture on an antique quarter-sawn oak table and chairs
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Assorted genres; Books and magazines about Sonoma/Wine Country
                                • DVD Player
                                  Wireless DVD/BluRay/CD player that can access Netflix and other video apps
                                • Games
                                  Assorted board games including Scrabble, Monopoly, cribbage board, decks of cards...
                                • Music Library
                                  Vintage Craftsman upright piano to make your own music! Some sheet music is in the piano bench.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable with HD channels
                                • Stereo
                                  iHome AM/FM stereo radio with dual iphone/ipod docking station/chargers in Master bedroom; iPod player in dining room; iPhone/iPod clock radio/charger in BR#2
                                • Television
                                  HDTV in den
                                • Video Library
                                  Varied selection of DVDs, regular and BluRay


                                    • Balcony
                                      Accessible from both bedrooms and kitchen. Weber BBQ on deck with easy access to kitchen.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Southwest views from upper and lower decks as well as decomposed granite dining patio
                                    • Golf
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Nearby. Check with Sonoma Visitors Bureau for suggestions
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Landscaped lawn and gardens, wildflowers, Zen rock garden on 2 acres with shady spots to relax under the oak trees.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber gas BBQ
                                    • Tennis


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          37 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Absolutely the most wonderful rental we have ever stayed in!!! DunRoamin rocks!!!

                                                          Grace and Tony G.

                                                          We have rented many homes, through VRBO and other sources. This house was, by far, the nicest one we have ever rented! So beautiful, comfortable, and well-equipped. We walked into town (Sonoma) several times, and loved the country setting of this home! Terrific beds and bedding (always important), and so many great details. Thank you so much, Lois and Ted!!

                                                          Warm, comfortable and perfect for two couples who enjoy wine, food and sunrises

                                                          Firman S.

                                                          This home was built from a dream of creating a craftmans house. If you enjoy the comfort of that period don't pass up the opportunity to spend a few days there. The owners are close by and are as warm and friendly as the home they share. The house faces east and the sunrises are spectacular. If you like to cook the kitchen has all you need. You will be minutes from downtown Sonoma and in the heart of Northern California wine country.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are delighted you were able to enjoy a special Thanksgiving complete with spectacular sunrises, a warm and cozy home and a kitchen to create that most special meal of the year! We look forward to seeing you in the future. Have a lovely Christmas with your family. - Lois & Ted

                                                          This property is beautiful and fully loaded with everything you need while on vacation.

                                                          Faye B.Sonoma CA

                                                          We were able to cook anything with a fully loaded kitchen. The dimmers on all the lights and beautifully lit fireplace made giving a massage extra special! The queen sized bed has the perfect mattress for a restful sleep. The entertainment room had great lounge chairs, snuggle blankets, great DVD selections, iPod docking station, movie channels, wifi, etc. It was perfect! The view was beautiful and we got to enjoy the once-in-a-life time "Super Moon" while we were there. Ted and Lois were terrific hosts! They provide washing accommodations with supplies, unlimited coffee, tea, cocoa, and spices for cooking. A beautiful BBQ grill and deck for those that like outdoor cooking faces a green meadow with oak trees to dine under or just recline and enjoy the stars!

                                                          This home is the ideal getaway for any couples or friends that want to avoid the businesses of a hotel while having the privacy and comfort of your own home! Thank you Ted, Lois, and Fred Astaire (cat) for sharing your house with us.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Wow! You covered everything and then some!! Thanks for your kind review. It was nice having family and friends here to celebrate a dear friend's very special weekend. We look forward to seeing you all again.....Lois & Ted


                                                          Paula W.

                                                          This is an extremely beautiful home. Everything is there that you need, Lois even had a lovely bottle of wine for us.

                                                          The scenery is breath taking the location is great close by to all kinds of interesting places.

                                                          Would definitely come back if and when we come back out this way!!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed having you while you visited the wine country and we look forward to seeing you again. - Lois

                                                          What an awesome find!!

                                                          Nicole P.Austin, TX

                                                          What can I say that others haven't already? The house was such an awesome find...I almost don't want to leave a review (to selfishly ensure we have the ability to stay here again when we decide to return)! Lois and Ted were so attentive even before we arrived, going so far as to answer questions while they were on their own vacation in ITALY! Talk about customer service.

                                                          The home was clean, fully stocked, private and offered all the amenities and little details one could ask for. There were plenty of informational brochures, maps and restaurant recommendations available and if we had any questions, we were confident Lois and Ted would guide us in the right direction.

                                                          The layout of the home is perfect for couples, family or friends who want to spend time together but also enjoy a little bit of privacy. The two rooms are on opposite ends of the home with access to separate bathrooms.

                                                          If you get a chance, catch a sunrise on the front porch. We are NOT morning people but couldn't pass up the incredible show each morning. The location offers you a unique mix of country tranquility and easy access (7 minute drive) to Sonoma Plaza where some great restaurants and tasting rooms can be found.

                                                          Like I said, I hesitate leaving this review as I fear Lois and Ted's reputation as excellent hosts will leave us fighting to find vacancy at this little slice of heaven in the future...

                                                          Thank you, guys for a wonderful time. So looking forward to coming back.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Wow! What an awesome review!! Thank you so much! You're a talented wordsmith with your keen descriptions of DunRoamin. And we are thrilled you enjoyed the sunrises...I'm doing so as I write...you were lucky the weather was on your side to see some pretty nice ones. We thoroughly enjoyed having you all here and would love to see you in the future. And thank you again for your wonderful review! I

                                                          Delightful hosts of an inviting, snug, beautifully appointed cottage.

                                                          Kenneth W.

                                                          Comfortable, wonderfully appointed accommodation for five with wonderful antiques, decor, and creature comforts for the most discriminating taste. Ted and Lois have spared nothing to make their guests feel right at home. 5 minutes from downtown Sonoma, yet in the country with vineyards, sheep and wandering peacocks in the neighborhood!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We are touched by your compliments! DunRoamin was warmed by your presence for the special birthday celebration with your family. We look forward to welcoming you all again the next time you're in need of peaceful relaxation in the country! We''ll have the sheep and peacocks ready to greet you...


                                                          Sonoma, CA, USA

                                                          2 local airports are minutes from the property offering landing privileges as well as bi-plane charters to get a birds-eye view of the wine country; occasionally, hot air balloons are seen floating above the field across from our bungalow. We were fortunate to have one land on our field early one morning in August 2011! Breathtaking!

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Rates are based on 4 guests per stay. Add $50 for 5th guest per night. Holidays require a 3 day minimum stay: Memorial Day, Independence Day (Weekend), Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                                                          37 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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                                                          Property # 487241vb