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Set in an Upscale Leafy Neighborhood With Stunning Views of Spring Lake Park.

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

A Charming One Bedroomed Accommodation With Mountain Views Close to Wineries!

This property has a delightful bedroom with a queen sleigh bed with a quality mattress and a choice of pillows. You will find plenty of closet space with lots of coat hangers.

The bathroom is spacious with a large walk in shower, hair dryer and plenty of storage and towels.

In the lounge you will find a love seat, a queen sofa bed, flat screen cable television, DVD player, a selection of movies and guide books for your enjoyment. You will also find a small closet with an iron and ironing board as well as some hanging space for additional clothing.

The kitchen has sliding doors that open onto the large deck which is for your sole use. The deck is furnished with high quality patio furniture, has beautiful open views and a gas barbecue grill for Al Fresco dining.

Inside the kitchen there is a table that can seat four people, a large refrigerator with freezer and ice maker, a two burner cooktop, a toaster oven, a pop up toaster, a microwave oven, a Keurig coffee maker, electric kettle, a small Crockpot, and an electric wine opener. The kitchen offers plenty of storage, and everything you will need for a comfortable vacation, salad bowl, serving bowls, glasses, silverware, dinnerware, some basic pantry items..... Please note that this kitchen does not have a cook top as such, only a Waring two burner stainless steel electric portable cooktop and a small selection on pots and pans.

This property has heating and air conditioning.

Wine Country Retreat is only five minutes away from Sonoma Valley where you will find many wonderful wineries and restaurants. If you are a keen mountain biker, you can cycle right from your vacation home into Annadel State Park, we are also very close to Sugar Loaf Ridge and Hood Mountain.

Within a half hours drive, you can get to Napa and all that is on offer there.

The climate here in Wine Country is one of the area's many distinguishing features. We have stunning sunny and dry weather for most of the year, making Sonoma County so very popular with vacationers. People come to Wine Country to experience our local food and wine culture, as well as our stunning scenery, trails, beaches, lakes, and mountain biking.

Choosing Wine Country Retreat as your vacation home will allow you to experience Wine Country the way the locals do. Jacqui, the owner of this property often visits the local wineries and collects free/2for1 tasting vouchers for her guests to enjoy.

More Details

Jacqui Smail
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Jacqui Smail

Jacqui was born and raised in East Lothian Scotland. She had a very successful career in the travel and tourism industry in Edinburgh for twenty five years! In 2009, Jacqui, her husband Andrew and their two sons were given the opportunity to move to Sonoma County and the rest was history!

The whole family fell in love with this stunningly beautiful part of California and wanted to share it's beauty with their nearest and dearest. When choosing their new home, they decided to buy a property that would allow for just that. Nestled in the beautiful Skyhawk area is their home with Wine Country Retreat, right on the property.

Jacqui Smail purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Jacqui Smail chose Santa Rosa

The moment I saw this property, I knew it was the one for us. It was love at first sight. I never tire of the location, the mountain views, or the bright airy feel. The choice of food and wine options are endless. We love how close it is to Annadel Park and Spring Lake where we enjoy walking.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of Wine Country Retreat is superb. The open views are quite stunning and the host is so friendly and welcoming. The property is spotlessly clean and bright. Our linens are of superior quality and the space is bright, comfortable, clean and private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wine Country Retreat has only been open since May 2014 and already I have stayed twice! I have family in this area and come to visit often, but like my own space and what an adorable space this is. If you are looking for a charming little guest house, that is very clean, in a great location and with a delightful host. Then this is the one for you.
Sep 2014
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Skyhawk Commmunity Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Extra large shower, hair dryer and lots of storage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Beautiful queen sleigh bed with superior quality linens and plenty of closet space in this adorable bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
Owner is on hand to help, so you get VRBO prices with concierge service.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Set in an Upscale Leafy Neighborhood With Stunning Views of Spring Lake Park.
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 76 reviews

Beautiful apartment, extremely gracious hosts, could not recommend it highly enough

  • 5 of 5

My mum and sister traveled from overseas and stayed at WCR for a week.

They were so impressed with the cleanliness of the accommodation, Jacqui''s attention to detail and warm reception. The neighborhood is also very quiet and restful so they had a very peaceful stay.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! What a fantastic review for WCR. I am thrilled that your family were so happy with my property and the convenient yet peaceful location of it. It's extremely important to me that my property is spotlessly clean for my wonderful guests.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this place. It was close enough to downtown and our wedding site that it made driving quite easy. Everything was neat, and very very clean. Jacqui added so many nice touches, like a bottle of wine, coffee creamer, milk, and orange juice for breakfast. She also set up the pak n play for us ahead of time, which was a huge blessing since we arrived late and the baby was tired. She also had large lego blocks for our daughter to play with, which was another big plus. So many little touches that added a comfortable stay for us. Thank you Jacqui!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this excellent review! I'm thrilled that the extra little touches made for an even more enjoyable stay by all.
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Wine tasting

  • 5 of 5

Jacqui's home is a great place to stay for wine tasting. The guest house is awesome: immaculate and very comfortable. It had all the amenities we needed and Jacqui was friendly and easy to communicate with. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, and orange juice and milk in the fridge. There was plenty of privacy, it was PERFECT!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed for this fantastic review! I am so happy that you enjoyed your time at Wine Country Retreat. It really is a fantastic location for wine tasting.
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Wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

Owner did not miss a beat. Very clean and comfortable. Did not miss my home much. Thanks Jaqui, we will be back

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Jasmin for this lovely review! It was a pleasure hosting you and I very much look forward to welcoming back in the not too distant future.
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Where do you live?

The property is perfectly appointed with everything we needed. It is impeccably clean and so

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this fantastic review. I loved hosting you and hope to do so again soon.
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Fountain Valley

Perfect cottage in Santa Rosa

  • 5 of 5

The Wine Country Retreat is a great place to stay in Santa Rosa. It is an attached cottage on the side of the garage, separated from the main house. It was quiet and peaceful, and you'd never know anyone was living next door so close. It is in a great location for wine tasting day trips- very close to St. Francis Winery, and it's just a short drive to the Russian River Valley, Sebastopol restaurants (we highly recommend Hole in the Wall by the way), and convenient to downtown Santa Rosa. The neighborhood is very nice and well-kept. The cottage has everything you'll need. We'll likely be back for another visit in 2017!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this lovely review! It was a pleasure hosting you and we thoroughly look forward to welcoming you back some time during in 2017.
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Earth's Bounty Kitchen and Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Earth's Bounty Kitchen and Wine Bar
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Skyhawk Commmunity Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 9 2017 - Nov 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jan 16 2018 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning,laundry(linens) $100
Refundable damage deposit $150

On the day of arrival, you may check into the property any time from 4pm. Please vacate the property by 11am on your day of departure.
Please note that a fee of $10 per person per night for 3rd and 4th persons will apply when your party is larger than two persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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