About This Listing
My home is five years new, and located four blocks West of the Sonoma Plaza and two blocks from a walking and bike path that crosses a great part of the valley.
WIFI-DOWNLOAD: 21.92 Mbps, UPLOAD: 5.38 Mbps
The house is open and spacious, located all on one level and has a landscaped yard and patio that is wonderful for lounging or an outdoor breakfast.
A continental breakfast will be provided at 8:30 am (earlier on request). It includes fruit, granola ,yogurt, coffee or tea as well as bread (sometimes home made Irish Soda bread or banana bread). WiFi is available as well as use of the laundry. On street parking is always available. My home is a NON-SMOKING, NO PETS environment
Sonoma is a small town, the center of which is our plaza with wonderful restaurants, boutique shops and art galleries. Several wineries are within walking distance from the plaza. The history of the town can be found in the "Barracks" and the Sonoma Mission, the most northern California mission founded along the El Camino Real or "The King's Highway". The many activities taking place in Sonoma can be found in The Sonoma Visitors (email hidden).
Sonoma is a great walking town but we love our visitors with cars so much that there is no charge for parking. In addition we have recently installed two charging stations for electric vehicles!
Do come and visit, you will gain memories for a lifetime.
The nightly rate includes a 10% Sonoma Occupancy Tax and a 2% Sonoma Tourism
My home is not appropriate for children. No pets.
I ask my adult guests to treat my home with the same respect that they have for their own homes.
Mary's house is in a super convenient location (a walk on the bike path to the main Sonoma plaza), and has all of the comfort of home. We had a lot to do over the weekend so just used the spot to sleep, shower, and have breakfast, but couldn't have asked for more comfortable accommodations. Two thumbs up!
This was our first time using airbnb, and it was a tremendously positive experience. Mary made us feel so welcomed and at home. It felt like we went to visit a relative for a few days. It was our first trip to Sonoma and she was very helpful discussing the area and providing information on wineries and restaurants. My wife and I like to walk and it turns out so does Mary. We took a long walk around town together and saw and learned more about Sonoma than we ever would have on our own. We will try using airbnb again and would highly recommend a stay at Mary's if you are visiting Sonoma.
Mary was a wonderful hostess who made us feel like family in her lovely home. She made the coffee early just so we could start our day right and provided a delicious and healthy breakfast. Her home is well situated in a quiet part of Sonoma.
Mary's home was indeed a little bit of heaven. I can't say enough about how lovely her home is, how warm and welcoming she was, and how fantastic the location is. From Mary's home it's about a 15 minute stroll through a gorgeous meadow to the Sonoma Plaza. That stroll was one of my favorite parts of my trip to Sonoma. There are gorgeous hiking trails about a minute from the front door with great views. Mary made us the most delicious breakfasts, including warm banana bread, and gave us fantastic advice on where to go (sadly we were not able to take advantage of nearly enough of that advice). We would stay here again tomorrow if we could.
Mary's home was beautiful and she was welcoming and helpful. She worked with us on a last minute booking, after our previous reservation was cancelled by the owner less than 48 hours before the trip. She gave us information about the area and tips on activities. We especially loved the overlook trail hike she suggested.
The neighborhood was the biggest bonus of our stay. The home was a beautiful 15 minute walk to the center of town, along a green meadow. Mary welcomed us with a little snack, enjoyed on her patio in the spring sun and breeze. The bed was comfortable. The only downside was we felt a bit awkward about being in her space. Also the neighbors were quite noisy (Saturday night). We put in earplugs and slept well. Bathroom and all rooms were immaculately clean.
About the Host, Mary
I am a retired professional, part-time artist, and student of all things Italian and Irish. I love to travel and do watercolor paintings. I work as a docent at the Quarryhill Botanical Garden and the Jack London State Park which are both up the road a bit in Glen Ellen. I have lived in Sonoma for the past seven years and absolutely love it.