About this listing
Welcome to our Sonoma Valley cottage tucked in a private corner of the garden just behind the main house. It is only 2 1/2 miles away from the Plaza where you will find boutique shopping, and fine dining. Experience the beauty of this valley on day trips to mountain vistas, the Pacific Coastline, and the Redwood forests. Enjoy wine tasting in Napa's and Sonoma's exquisite vineyards. Historically, Sonoma offers the visitor the opportunity to learn more about the settlement of the West.
All this is available when you stay in the beautifully appointed one bedroom cottage, kitchenette and luxurious bathroom. The Annex provides a sitting room/library for your use when you are taking a break from exploring the Valley. The cottage is surrounded by flower and vegetable gardens, a private patio, outdoor dining and a rocking chair porch from which you can view the night sky. Comfy robes are available to keep the evening and morning chill way while you gaze at the stars or watch the morning birds.
Coffee and tea are provided as well as a wine and cheese tray greeting upon your arrival.
As your host I am happy to provide maps, suggestions and recommendations for fine dining. You can have body treatments provided by qualified massage therapists scheduled upon request (prices vary)..
Interaction with Guests
I look forward to greeting my guests at the front gate. Knowing your arrival time makes that possible.
I am usually on the property during guests' stay however if I am not I have a wonderful person to stand in for me.
I respect the privacy of my guests and give them space to be by themselves.
I love the roosters. They announce each day with enthusiasm. Most guests enjoy them as well It's a country experience. The only other sounds are that of the fountain and the usual neighborhood living sounds.
Guests rent a car to get from the airport to the cottage which is about a 1 and 1/2 hour drive. There is parking right in front of the main house and a walkway leading to the cottage in the garden behind the main house. Taxi service is available for guests who do not want to drive to dinner or wine tasting.
This is a smoke free environment. While your enjoyment during your stay is our first priority, we request that you refrain from loud and excessive noise. If you have a pet we can recommend several dog camps nearby for their care while you are with us. Please treat our cottage with the care you would expect in your own home. Your safety is also important and will provide you with the particulars for handling equipment in a safe manner.
About the Host, Marianne
I have lived and travelled throughout this beautiful planet and find myself back where I started my life as an adult. I moved to California when I was 20 and raised my family here. I was born in New Jersey, received my education in New York and lived thereafter in many exciting places. Now I am retired and enjoying the weather and beauty of Sonoma.