Front of House Entry walk-way and front door
New Modern Cottage w/ Secret Garden


Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Surrounded by an secret garden from 1923 lies our two bedroom, one bath modern cottage. Newly renovated and professionally designed, this is a contemporary, yet cozy, Sonoma experience in the heart of wine country.
*Sonoma Occupancy License #1424N


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $75 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $1000
Weekend Price: $500 / night
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Description

The space

On a residential street, a short drive to the Sonoma Square, and surrounded by the region's best wineries, restaurants, shops, parks and hiking/biking trails. This is a modern cottage in a neighborhood location.

Each of the two bedrooms has a plush Queen bed with a memory foam topper, and French doors opening out to a wrap around deck and garden. The bathroom has a double vanity, soaking tub and heated floors. The fully equipped chef's kitchen has Viking appliances, a dishwasher, quartz counters and views to the front garden. The dinning and living area flow seamlessly from the kitchen, with additional views of the greenery. There are stain glass windows, custom light fixtures and hardwood floors throughout.

In the back garden, under an antique apple tree are lounge chairs, recliners and umbrellas perfect for enjoying a book or soaking up the sun. Beneath an old plum tree stands a family-style dinning table. Enjoy breakfast in the front garden with the sound of the rock fountain and the smell of jasmine and roses.

A bottle of wine and fresh flowers welcome you. PEET's French Press coffee and espresso, as well as selection of teas, are provided. Two bicycles, wi-fi, HDTV cable, HBO, and board games are furnished for your entertainment.

For guests who need accommodation for a fifth person, the living room's platform sofa can be used as a single bed when the back cushions are removed.

Guest access

Guests have access the main part of the house, but are restricted from the side unit and shed.

Interaction with guests

We greatly appreciate forthcoming communication with guests, as we hope to avoid surprises and unmet expectations.

The neighborhood

The home is located in the flat western part of the town of Sonoma, a residential area only a 5-10 minute drive to the Sonoma Square (1.6 miles). It is the more recently developed part of town that is mostly residential. While it is a corner unit, there are other neighborhood homes to its left and back and of course across the street. This part of Sonoma does not have side walks, so driving usually is the best option.

Getting around

Bringing a car would probably be best, as there is not much public transportation easily available. Car services can be hired if needed. Uber services the area.

Other things to note

Before confirming bookings, we like to email back and forth with our guests to get to know them a little. When sending a reservation request, please keep this in mind.

Holidays and long weekends have a three night minimum.

The Sonoma Tax Certificate Number is 1424N.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Guests must comply with the House Rules provided for them in a welcome binder upon arrival. Above all, we ask that guests treat the home as if it were their own and be respectful of our beloved space.

There is absolutely no smoking allowed anywhere in, on or around the premises, including the garden and driveway. Use of the fireplace is forbidden.

Guests are responsible for the appropriate use and safe riding of the bikes, and must wear the helmets provided. In choosing to use the bikes, guests agree that they are aware of the risks and hazards associated with cycling activities and freely accept and fully assume all such risks and hazards and the possibility of personal injury and resulting loss.

Well behaved pets are conditionally allowed for an additional $40 per night/per pet fee. Pets are not allowed on furniture, to be left home alone, or to go to the bathroom in the garden (there is a great dog park close by for them). The built-in sofa/day bed in the living room transforms into a single bed, which can accommodate a fifth guest for an extra $75/night charge. To respect our neighbors, guests are not permitted to play music or talk loudly in the garden from 10pm- 8am. For stays over one week, we require one cleaning per week (arranged by owner but coordinated with guest) which is subject to an additional $100 cleaning fee. Fires of any kind, including matches, candles and incense, are prohibited. Do not place damaging items in the garbage disposal or put objects down the toilet or drains. Cover and lock bikes when not in use. Put outdoor cushions in storage benches at night. A maximum of two vehicles are allowed, one of which should be parked in the driveway.

Violations of the House Rules will result in forfeiture of a portion or entirety of security deposit.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Joe User Profile
May 2017
Why buy a getaway in Sonoma when you can just stay at Audrey's and reap all the benefits of the amazing work put into this little cottage. It's just as advertised - in s gorgeous and quiet setting, every detail of the cottage was well thought out and well appointed. You'll lack for nothing even in the kitchen and the welcome bottle of wine was a nice touch as well. We even got a rare personal tour from Audrey as she happened to be in town. You won't go wrong here. Great getaway for one or two couples!

Frank User Profile
April 2017
Couldn't have asked for a better place (and host) while in town to enjoy the food, scenery and of course the wine. Audrey's place was the PERFECT spot to call "home" for a long weekend complete with a flower garden you only see in magazines. For those considering a resort in town vs Audrey's place (we were too) go with Audrey and don't look back. If planning to really enjoy the wine it is a quick and cheap Uber/Lyft to many ideal spots in town (and surrounding areas). A no brainer on all fronts.
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Response from Audrey:
Hi Frank, Thank you for the lovely in depth review and for recommending us to the Airbnb community. Thank you too for the recommendation that we offer a multi cup coffee maker. We do have a single cup drip brew maker in the corner turn-style cabinet in the corner bottom to the right ( did you find it) of the sink as many guests like the french press system. Advice well taken. Thank you again. Audrey
April 2017

Jonathan User Profile
March 2017
Just what we were looking for in terms of a comfortable and beautiful living space when visiting wineries. Although it was raining and we could not use the secret garden it was very nice to look at. Highly recommended!

Sara User Profile
February 2017
We had a great weekend at Audrey's house. It is modern and beautifully decorated. We loved the fresh flowers in every room and the chocolates and wine that were waiting for us! The beds are extremely comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking. We couldn't use the gardens due to the rain but they look wonderful and relaxing. Audrey was a great hostess and was helpful with directions and any questions we had during our stay.
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Response from Audrey:
Thank you so much again Sara. Please return when the garden is in full bloom as a result of all of that beautiful rain!
February 2017

Smita User Profile
December 2016
Audrey's home was lovely! The home is a little secluded from the main downtown Sonoma area, but if you have a car its only a 5-10 min drive away. Beautiful garden, but we werent able to use it due to the winter time. would definitely come back!

Sonali User Profile
November 2016
A beautifully appointed and well situated home to explore town or head into wine country. The owner was very accessible and communicative when we needed help. Will definitely be back soon!

Lauren User Profile
October 2016
Audrey and her Sonoma home were absolutely wonderful. We loved the space -- the garden was gorgeous, and the house was a quick drive to downtown Sonoma. It was a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

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