About this listing
Cozy and comfortable, this one bedroom (queen sized bed), kitchenette (eat in), large bathroom and air conditioned living room is nicely appointed and surrounded by gardens.
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.
We had such a lovely stay in Marianne's cottage! Marianne greeted us with a delicious wine and cheese plate upon our arrival, which was such a nice surprise. She was incredibly gracious and welcoming but also generous with privacy... We definitely had our own space. The cottage itself is beautiful, with a charming decorative motif throughout. It was the kind of place we enjoyed coming back to, and indeed, we brought back a bottle of Primitivo from up the road to enjoy on the patio in the afternoon. So relaxing with the birds, fruit trees, and bubbling fountain. Highly recommended. Thank you, Marianne!
Marianne was a great host. She was very accommodating and always checked to see if me and my friend were comfortable and if we needed anything. We were greeted the first day with a glass of wine and cheese which was great. Accommodations were very clean and location was ideal. The final added bonus was Charlie the little black dog. So cute and friendly. I highly recommend.
Lovely place to stay. Marianne was very welcoming. Great way to experience Sonoma!
A beautiful setting and a wonderful host. The garden view and private location make this an ideal place to stay in Sonoma. Marianne is a delightful host! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
This was a great Airbnb experience, top to bottom. Marianne was quick to respond with accurate information. She made us feel very welcome on her property, while clearly inviting us to come and go as we please. The accommodations were exactly as described and perfect for our long weekend in wine country. The neighborhood felt very local with easy access to Sonoma and to major roads that lead to other towns in the area. Would absolutely recommend this listing, especially since friends staying in nearby hotels were so jealous about our arrangements compared to their own sub-standard and expensive lodging.
We truly loved our stay at the Cottage. Marrianne was attentive without being intrusive, the wine and cheese were delicious and the conversation even better. The cottage was perfect for our needs and provided everything we needed for our stay. Close to downtown Sonoma and a short drive to Napa Valley...it was an ideal location for our adventures in the area. We only wish we had more time to relax in the beautiful garden and enjoy the tranquil space Marianne has created for herself and her guests.
Marianne's back house was a delightful retreat. Surrounded by a bright beautiful garden, and conveniently located this was the perfect place for us to stay for a birthday getaway. Everything was very clean and comfortable, and Marianne was very attentive to our needs. We are looking forward to returning!
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.