About this listing
Our cottage is a brand new, 400 square foot private getaway full of farmhouse inspired charm! It features one bedroom with a comfy queen size bed with handmade reclaimed wood headboard and a spacious armoire.
The kitchen comes equipped with a vintage 1960 GE refrigerator, 4 burner stove, toaster and microwave. It is stocked with cooking utensils and pots/pans should the need to whip up a meal strike you. We also have a French press, tea pot and blender.
The main room has cable TV and a futon that coverts into a full sized bed. Extra linens and a snuggly duvet are available. We also have a dining table for two and a full supply of glassware and utensils.
The bathroom is a full 3 piece washroom with roomy shower. The shelves are handmade from wine boxes and the hardware from galvanized steel!
Guests have their own dedicated space to relax and enjoy the beauty of wine country. We offer guests a complimentary bottle of wine (with a two night stay or longer) as well as all the supplies to make 'smores! In the outdoor space, guests can relax around their own fire pit or grill up dinner on their own BBQ. We will also be extending the use of 2 bikes for guests to use...the Sonoma plaza is a quick 2 mile pedal away!
Interaction with Guests
The cottage is located behind our home, so we are usually here to greet our guests and get them settled in. My husband, Alex, grew up right here in Sonoma and is so knowledgeable about the area. We love to provide guests with suggestions on our favorite wineries, shops, places to eat and things to do from a locals perspective!
The neighborhood is laid back and family oriented, and just a few minute walk to Maxwell Park. It is also conveniently located close to 3 grocery stores, restaurants (including a great Mexican spot with our favorite burritos and salsa verde) and a coffee shop, and is only 2 miles away from the downtown Sonoma Plaza. We are also located just a mile or so from the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, which has a fantastic spa that features thermal mineral pools unique to Sonoma (they do welcome day guests).
We do offer dedicated parking at the cottage. Having a car is the easiest way to get around but if you want to enjoy the MANY wineries in Sonoma without worry, there are a number of companies that offer car service (we would be happy to provide recommendations!)
We love our little cottage and ask that you please treat it well! We don't allow smoking inside the cottage, please. Also, as much as we love them, there are no pets allowed. Our home does share the space with the cottage, so we ask that guests keep music and voices to a reasonable level, especially when enjoying the outdoor areas.
When you leave, please tidy up. I don't expect the house to be sparkling (you are on vacation) but please try to leave the cottage as close to how you found it as possible. Dirty linens (sheets and towels) can be left on the floor. Please wash your dishes and put them away. Thanks!!
Perfect little cabin tucked away at the bottom of a very pretty garden with lots of outside seating. Lovely decoration, really liked the grey and yellow in the bedroom and great, creative lighting throughout. Thank you for a very comfortable stay.
Beautiful little cottage nice and quiet felt at home. Riding bikes during the day and sitting by the fire at night was fantastic.
Everything was perfect here - we arrived in the late afternoon and were greeted by Heather. We went in and felt right at home immediately. We even had a beautiful and relaxing dinner outside in the garden/patio area after a long day of wine tastings! Thanks!
The apartment and backyard were beautiful with lots of nice little details. We felt bad interrupting a family get together when we arrived. The house was comfortable but I would only recommend staying here if you like a firm bed.
Our host gave us the perfect amount of detail we needed before showing up, while there, and to checkout respectfully. It's just as the pictures describe and we highly recommend it!
This is a tastefully decorated charming little spot which we'd highly recommend! Heather & a family are lovely & even laid on a fire pit & smores for us which was a real treat.
This was our first time in Sonoma and Annabelle's Cottage was the perfect place to stay. The cottage had one of the coolest interiors we've ever seen. Everything looked like a unique do-it-yourself project that you'd find on Pinterest or Etsy. Seriously - it was awesome.
The cottage itself is located in the backyard of Heather's house. Here, we met Heather and her lovely family while leaving for breakfast one morning. There were also two tiny pups inside that let us know they heard us when we left or came back. While it was no big deal for us, it's good to be aware of in case noise startles you. I'd also add how peacefully quiet the area was.
The location itself is about a two mile commute to the center of downtown, Sonoma Square. We got a cab when we wanted to go into town and were even able to grab an Uber, too. We found that Sonoma itself is pretty spread out when it comes to wineries, making it not-so-walkable from the cottage. However, as long as you know where you're going and have access to a cab company, you'll be fine. Heather provided a ton of recommendations to us for both and was super helpful along the way with anything else we needed.
We'd absolutely stay here again when back in Sonoma. Thanks for a great experience!
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About the Host, Heather
I am a Florida girl who met and married a Sonoma native, and now we have the pleasure of raising our baby girl in the beautiful Sonoma wine country!
After our daughter was born I left my career in the spa industry to be a stay at home mom. Over the last 2 years I have gone from renting just the cottage behind our home to managing 5 additional properties owned by my mother and father in law. We have build our own little "cottage industry" (no pun intended!). It is truly a family affair and I am so lucky to be able to spend time with my wonderful daughter and still enjoy being in the hospitality business!