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Helen Tanner

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Helen's Winecountry Hideaway

126 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Sonoma Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our cottage is a very lovely newly remodeled bungalow. in a quiet serene neighborhood only one mile from the Sonoma Plaza and near the Sonoma Creek.

The cottage is spacious and comfortable with 1600 sq ft and very charming. With an open kitchen, dining and living room which has 12' ceilings. There is a large wood burring fireplace with a gas starter, wonderful for those cool autumn or winter evenings. We supply firewood for the fireplace and firepit.

The spacious dining room features antique oak table and chairs for six. All PRO WOLF stainless appliances and all clad stainless cookware, Wustoff Cutlery, beautiful bright red dishes, serveware and crystal stemware await your use in the kitchen. Everything a gourmet chef will need to prepare those perfect meals ! There is an undercounter TV also. We suppliy all staples and spices for your use. We supply Peets Italian roast coffee and special teas for you. No need for bottled water as we have a Culligan state of the art reverse osmosis water filtration system in the kitchen.

You will find two master suites each with queen size plush pillowtop mattresses and all down bedding including pillows and high count luxury linens. Each bedroom has a full bath with walk in slate showers and soaking tubs with rainshower heads and handhelds. We supply an assortment of high quality bath products including Nexxus shampoo, conditioners, shower gels, bubble bath, and big fluffy white bathsheets, bathtowels and washcloths and there is a linen closet with abundance of more if needed.

The bedrooms are very private from each other and each one has a special feature one with sliders that go out to the patio and a lovely fountain and the other with a sitting room with nice down sofa and desk for computer etc. also a printer scanner fax copy machine and of course WIFI. Each bedroom has flat screen HD LED TV's and all cable channels are available. If there is another couple or a child who wants to stay the sofa in the living room is not your normal sofa it is a sofa bed that is very comfy with all down bedding and a feather topper. It is a very high end Restoration Hardware sofa .

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Interior Walls are all soft sage colors with bright art and the flooring is Italian tile and oak . There are nice oriental rugs covering the floors in bright reds and sages. We have a library and DVD's for your use. There is a large flat screen HD TV in living room with surround sound system plus additional speakers on the patio. There are IPOD docking systems also.

Our patio and garden area are a standout and have been called by some "a little slice of heaven''. There are walkways meanderng thru the large well manicured flower filled yard. Also a grove of redwoods and bamboo trees and Japanese Maples, a large fig tree, a Meyer lemon tree and in summer a plum tree ..There is always an herb garden in summer months for your use. The patio itself has the same Italian tile that the house has. and it has a nice big firepit surrounded by large Adirondack chairs, A patio set with four comfy chairs and an umbrella for outdoor dining as well as a 48' Vermont Castings gas grill. There is also a flagstone patio with another sitting area in the sunshine it is wonderful on those days you want to just enjoy the sun the flowers and the quiet.. except for the birds and the squirrels. The yard is filled with 400 yr old Valley Oak trees and offers a Wonderful 'ZEN' like setting. These words are how most of my guests have described the yard and most say they don't want to leave even for dinner as they want to spend time in the garden and patio. I have flowers in the yard year-round as gardening is my hobby so it is always easy for me to make it beautiful as I love it. The patio and garden area is surrounded by little white mini lights in the evening for a magical feel .

This cottage is for people used to only the best. I have hosted two PGA Golf PRO's while they played the Charles Scwhab Cup Champions tournament. They both wrote nice reviews and loved my attention to detail. Ask me who they are?

Evening times you can hear the sound of crickets from the nearby Sonoma Creek and either that or the waterfall will lull you to sleep...I am a designer/developer in Lake Tahoe and put my experience to work in making this a perfect wine country getaway!!!

READ the reviews and you will see how very special this cottage is.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Helen Tanner (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Helen Tanner

We are both in the real estate business David full time realtor Helen a developer/designer in Tahoe. We have been in this business most all of our lives and own and manage other properties ..We know what we expect when we travel and we try to do the same with the first class amenities we provide and the immaculate condition we have the cottage in for each guest.. David was born in SF and grew up in Redding CA where he was a fire Captain for CDF. He retired early to join Helen in the sales business. I was raised in Los Gatos CA where I worked with the family business of development and property management ..

We love to travel and go to new places but enjoy Maui the most!! We have traveled a lot and look forward to more but mostly we love to golf and travel to places where we can play the local and resort courses. We love Sonoma area for the golf and the closeness to the SF area as we love the theatre also.

Helen Tanner purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Helen Tanner chose Sonoma County

We love the convenience of the property to all the wineries and the Sonoma Square. It is within walking distance for our guests and the wineries are within five min from the cottage. The cottage is in a quiet neighborhood.

What makes this cottage unique

We love our little cottage and you will find that it shows and it has a warm and happy feeling the min you walk thru the door!! We have some guests who have returned to visit our cottage now as many as six times.. When you walk in the front door you can see out to thru the big French doors the beautiful yards with big large old oaks and the white roses that climb the fence, the flowers and the big fig and meyer lemon tree. Truly a gorgeous sight. The quiet is Zen like and some have called it my "little slice of heaven" it truly is.

Come and stay and see for yourself!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful stay in your beautiful warm home!! Thank you and I hope we can make it back!!



Nick and Sue Price

PGA Champions Tour Player
Oct 2009
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5
based on 126 traveler reviews

Helen's Winecountry Hideaway
average rating of 4.9920635 based on 131 reviews
5

Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great Cottage home, one I would love to live in for the rest of my life. Very relaxing and had all the amenities! Loved the Wolfe Oven too! Baked a Pecan Pie in the oven! I AM THE PieMan! Best pies around too in the Columbus Ohio area!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Tom !! You are wonderful and only wish I could of been there to have a piece of that pecan pie with you ! Come back soon !!
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
5

Best of Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

Helen's cottage was the perfect place for our four-night wine country vacation. It's beautifully appointed with attention to every detail and simply exudes charm. The layout is ideal for two couples with split double master bedrooms. After each day of sightseeing and wine tasting, we found ourselves preferring to come back to the cottage, cook in the kitchen and at the grill, then dine on the patio over going out. The backyard and gardens are a haven. We can't say enough good things about this place and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus Ohio
5

Cozy quintessential wine country home

  • 5 of 5

We had two couples traveling and spent 3 nights at Helen's cottage. Every room was well appointed and comfortable. It was as if we were family that Helen wanted to make feel as welcomed as possible. Very tastefully decorated and every detail tended to, we could not imagine one more thing that would have made this house more satisfying. We cooked in the kitchen and had everything we needed. We grilled out and made a few fires in the pit. Fantastic. Hot water in the shower was plentiful with great water pressure. Large, fluffy towels. Sumptuous bedding assured great sleeping (although our travel mates said the mattress on the bed in the front of the house could use a rotation as the felt that the mattress sloped toward the headboard). The garden was extraordinary and we enjoyed a lemon, a lime and a few figs. All-in-all...paradise!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Susan ! I will have to sleep I'm that front bedroom ! I have not heard that before .. But if I feel it believe me it will be fixed ! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay ! Come back soon !
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Memphis, TN
5

Charming house with all the amenities you might need

  • 5 of 5

My family of five stayed at Helen's cottage for five days. The location is excellent, close to the Sonoma plaza, restaurants, shopping and hiking. Every morning we drank our tea in the immaculate backyard (more like a garden) and watched the humming birds play. The house is well stocked and beautiful. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in the Sonoma area.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely home with many extras

  • 5 of 5

Booked the hideaway for a girls weekend trip away in wine country. Location is easy and central to Sonoma. Quiet neighborhood - residential area well taken care of. The home itself is perfect - 2 cozy fluffy beds and a pull out couch, 2 fully stocked bathrooms (soap, lotion, shampoo, hair dryer, curler even) and a patio to die for. The patio and garden area are equipped with a gas grill and fire pit, gardens to admire, a few seating areas ... Really ideal for those nice cooler nights with twinkly lights setting the mood.

The kitchen has everything you need to cook and enjoy wine and a dining area to enjoy a meal.

Seriously, it was amazing. I'd love to come back another time and I highly highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gena !! We hope you come back for another stay. I have a few guests that have stayed for seven times now. So make it happen and you will find it better everytime...We love nice people like you staying at our cottage. Helen
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5

All the comforts of home and more!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home in Sonoma with attention to the smallest of details. Comfortable linens, plush towels, excellent coffee and fresh flowers throughout. We loved spending time in the beautiful backyard and since both the front and back are entirely fenced-in my son was free to roam. It was prefect.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco, Oakland or Sacramento
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
El Dorado Kitchen
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Eagle Vines or Chardonnay or Silverado or Oakmont
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 12 thru winecountry or Hwy 101 ot Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Girl and The Fig, Eldorado, LaHaye, Red Grape,Maya
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Bodega Bay and Point Reyes Station
Car: recommended

World Class Restaurants, Winetasting, Wonderful boutique shopping downtown Sonoma Square and Napa Outlet Stores, golf and world class spa,Wineries within five min of the cottage.

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Rates & Availability

Sonoma Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 30 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

sec deposit $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

The clean out fee is $125. It is collected up front with the first half of the rental amt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sonoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Walk in slate shower remodeled with rainshower and handhelds
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , New white porcelain remodeled bath handhelds and rainshower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , High quality new plush pillowtop
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Plush new pillowtop queen bed with clean mattress pads
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pottery Barn deluxe comfy with feather topper sofa bed
  • Queen size Feather beds. Each mattress is plush pillowtop top of the line mattress. Soft quilted mattress pads changed for each guest. Sleep Sofa (1) Queen size very comfy hide a bed in living room with fireplace. With a feather bed topper and all down comforter and down pillows also.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Wood-burning Fireplace, wireless internet, Cable LCD HD 46' TV with all the channels. TV's in Both master suites. IPOD docking station with speakers. Surround Sound with speakers on patio also . Wolf 36-inch Gas Range/Oven, culligan water purifier. Deluxe Cooking Utensils provided, Beautiful Backyard and Terrace with Adirondacks, Patio Set with Umbrella,

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