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.
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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.
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.
Staying in Mary's home is like having your own personal concierge. She's perceptive, knowledgeable about the area, and goes out of her way to make you feel like honored guests. Her homemade banana bread and her English garden topped off our wonderful stay.
We felt very welcomed by Mary. Her house is very well decorated, a pleasure to visit and she is very helpful and friendly. We will stay here again!
Mary was an incredibly sweet and welcoming host. My boyfriend and I made some very last minute (same day) plans to go and see wine country and even with this last minute bombardment Mary quickly responded to us welcoming us to her home and she even offered us some great advice on what wineries to stop at on the way (which was a huge help considering how hard it is to narrow down all the options). We stopped at both of her suggested wineries and they both turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. Driving through the wine country all day and then being a 10 minute walk from Sonoma Plaza where we ate dinner worked out great so the location is truly ideal. Mary's home is just as beautiful as the surrounding country side and the bed...it was so comfortable I could go on about it for days. She was a very gracious and attentive host from the accommodations, flexibility, and breakfast. I would highly recommend staying here. Thank you Mary for a lovely time. I only wish we could have had more time to chat in the morning.
I usually prefer to stay at Airbnbs that are separate from a main house or have a private entrance, just so I don't have to worry about disturbing the host. This is a room in Mary's house, but she was a great host and she was very welcoming so I didn't feel like I was bothering her. She had guests over, and my husband and I went in and out, and it seemed fine. Her home is spotless clean, comfortable, and the room and bathroom were really nice and clean. Bed and bath linens were excellent. Everything is in excellent condition, everything works.
Her place is just a 10 minute walk to downtown through a great open space, and the path goes right by the Farmers Market (on Fri), and parking is easy in front of the house. Mary was very accommodating with my late-ish arrival, and helped me get to my meet w/ family. She had a lovely continental breakfast with delish fresh fruit, good coffee/tea. All in all, it was a quite pleasant and relaxing stay. bonus for us - no pets here (not that we don't like pets, just don't like them inside places we stay). Thanks, Mary
Mary's home is a very elegant but still cozy place. We stayed there five nights and became friends with Mary, who also provided us with valuable maps and information about Sonoma's vicinity.
We were glad we stayed in Sonoma, a very charming town instead of the more publicized neighboring town Napa.
Mary was a gracious and kind host. She helped us out tremendously with some wonderful suggestions for things to do in the area, and we enjoyed lovely conversation about travel over breakfast. The space was welcoming and cozy; we had sufficient privacy but also felt comfortable enough to make ourselves at home rather than staying just in our room. Her home is an easy 5 minute walk to the plaza. We would definitely stay at Mary's again!
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.