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Set in an Upscale Leafy Neighborhood With Stunning Views of Annadel State Park

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Skyhawk Commmunity Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

This property has a delightful bedroom with a queen sleigh bed and plenty of closet space. There is a good sized bathroom with a large walk in shower, hair dryer and plenty of storage. In the lounge you will find 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 closet with an iron and ironing board as well as some hanging space for 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, a two burner cooktop, a toaster oven, a pop up toaster, a microwave oven, a Keurig coffee maker, electric kettle and 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.

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 areas 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 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 is forever visiting the local wineries and collecting free tasting vouchers for her guests to enjoy.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Jacqui Smail
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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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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Set in an Upscale Leafy Neighborhood With Stunning Views of Annadel State Park
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 65 reviews

Wonderful stay in a perfect cottage rental!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three wonderful nights at this cottage rental, as we were celebrating our anniversary in wine country. Jacqui made us feel so warm and welcome! When we arrived, there was a bottle of wine, a bouquet of roses, and a lovely note wishing us a "happy anniversary!" She also bought a container of milk, and a bottle of orange juice for us in the fridge! We felt right at home and were very comfortable in this incredibly clean and spotless cottage! We will definitely come back if we decide to vacation in Santa Rosa again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write me this wonderful review! It was an absolute pleasure to host such a lovely couple for your anniversary celebration getaway in wine country. I look forward to your return.
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Garden Grove

Great location, nice, clean & comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were extremely pleased with the accommodations. The property is very clean and well maintained. Safe and quiet neighborhood. Great place to come "home" to, after being out and about in beautiful Santa Rosa. Jacqui, the owner is super nice and very hospitable. Highly recommend. We hope to return again very soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! I can't wait to welcome you back! Precious times.
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Truly a Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend staying at Jacqui's Wine Country Retreat. It is spotlessly clean, spacious, quiet, nicely decorated and so well appointed. There is nothing that Jacqui hasn't thought of to make your stay welcoming and relaxing. We arrived to a complimentary bottle of wine and a kitchen with coffee, tea, milk, juice, and even spices. My daugther and I came to Santa Rosa so she could take the Dental School Exam. It was the perfect place for her to spend her last few days preparing and a rejuvenating treat for me. The deck was a lovely, private spot to read and look out to a serene view with a perfect breeze. It is also well located and I am certain if one were looking for a place to enjoy the surrounding wine country, this would be it!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! What a fantastic review! I thoroughly appreciate you taking the time to write me this wonderful review. I am thrilled that your stay at Wine Country Retreat was so enjoyable.
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A perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

When planning our two week trip through California we were immediately charmed by Jacqui's cottage, which she has so perfectly named 'Wine Country Retreat'. We say this because of its proximity to the wineries of Sonoma and Napa wine country, which is only a 30 minute drive away. Upon entering the cottage, we were immediately impressed with the cleanliness of each room, views of the mountains from the outdoor balcony which we had breakfast on each morning and the plethora of wine tasting offerings (many of which we visited during our stay). Wine Country Retreat is close to many amenities including shops, restaurants, a large grocery store and welcome centre, which we stopped at for maps, directions, winery recommendations, etc. Jacqui's hospitality, professionalism and knowledge of the area extended from the start to the end of our trip. It was a very quiet neighbourhood as well and we loved strolling through it in the evenings to unwind. If you're looking for a place with all of the creature comforts of home, set in the convenience and comfort of this lovely area just a few minutes from the heart of Santa Rosa then look no further. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! Thank you for this outstanding review! I feel blessed to be able to share my little piece of paradise with so many. It was a pleasure hosting you and I very much look forward to welcoming you back.
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Very beautiful cottage; a perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the wine country retreat! Jacquai is very kind and welcoming and the cottage is a perfect home away from home with everything you might need for your stay! We will definitely return to the wine country retreat again when we visit our daughter in Santa Rosa!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review! I am blessed that I get to host such wonderful people time after time. Thank you so much for choosing to stay at WCR. When you support small business, you're supporting a dream. Thank you for supporting my dream I am so very grateful.
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Tucson, AZ

The studio is immaculate, charming and comfortable. Great location and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

The property is well equipped to cover all your needs. Jacqui is superb very attentive and responsive. Her focus is to make you feel as comfortable as possible I didn't know anyone in Santa Rosa I feel like I gain a friend. I highly recommend this property. 👍𣐼􎿻👍𣐼􎿻👍𣐼􎿻👍𣐼􎿻👍𣐼􎿻

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda! I too feel like I have gained a friend. I really hope to welcome you back to WCR before too long. Molly says thank you for the delicious puppy treats.
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0.5 Miles
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Skyhawk Commmunity Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 24 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
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

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning,laundry(linens) $90

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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Skyhawk Commmunity Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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

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