General Vallejo's Sanctuary Sonoma

House - Entire home/apt · Comstock Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476, United States
Stephanie & Jason
Your host, Stephanie & Jason
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Welcome to "General Vallejo's Sanctuary". This newly remodeled private home is located in the heart of the Valley Of The Moon Wine Country and the historic town of Sonoma California. It is aptly named after the Spanish General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the founding father of the town of Sonoma. The area where this home is located was once part of General Vallejo's personal olive grove. A large olive tree, a remnant of Vallejo's own grove, stands majestically in the front yard.

We invite you to relax and escape in this calming, two bedroom, two bath oasis. The large open air rooms provide over 1200 square feet of living space, offering the amenities of a five star resort at a fraction of the cost. There is a spa/hot tub only a few steps from the master suite. Relax and enjoy mild weather afternoons and lazy evenings in the Sonoma climate under the shade of the comfortable umbrellas, perhaps while enjoying a massage. The ample 200 square foot deck, patio heaters, and grill provide a perfect setting for a refreshing drink and an evening of enjoyment and pleasure.

Come stay with us, relax and get a feel for life in the wine country! We are walking distance, (7 blocks), from the world famous Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa where with the purchase of a day pass you can indulge in the bathing ritual and soak in the healing mineral pools or rejuvenate yourself with an authentic spa treatment. We are 2.9 miles or 8 to 10 minutes depending on traffic from the Sonoma Square according to (website hidden) Maps.

While visiting many prefer to visit the world famous wineries located here in the Sonoma Valley such as Ledson Winery and Vineyards or Domaine Carneros noted for its sparkling wine. There are also many small, off the beaten path, family owned wineries such as Larson Family Winery, famous for their Three Lab Cab named after the families three dogs that lazily keep watch on the vineyards. Many wineries have free tasting available. Need a guided wine tour or a driver, ask us we can arrange it. At the end of a day wine tasting come home for a pleasant rest.

Many renowned restaurants just right around the corner. Walk to The Big 3 for lemon cottage cheese pancakes or crab quesadillas. Or maybe try the truly classic Fremont Diner, famous for preparing meals with ingredients fresh from the onsite farm! In Glen Ellen for the morning? Don't miss out on the delicious eggs benedict at the Garden Court Cafe. In the mood for modern french food? Maybe you'll try The Girl & the Fig. Or maybe gourmet pizza? The Red Grape, is also located on the Sonoma square. Or maybe you just want to relax a bit at Murphy's Irish Pub. These are just a few of the variety of dining choices located 2 to 10 minutes from the home.

Want to go where the locals go? Try the local Valley of the Moon Farmers Market on Tuesday evenings starting at five in the Sonoma square. Don't forget to bring your wine, picnic basket and blanket. Enjoy free entertainment and meet local merchants and farmers and enjoy their goods. Don't just be a visitor, but get a real feel for what life in Sonoma is like.

Does your relaxation mean outdoor activity? Hike the Sonoma Overlook Trail. Bike around the Square. Or plan a day out at the California coast. Maybe some spearfishing? How about diving for Red Abalone, A delicacy located no where else in the world but the California coast.

When you make your reservations with us tell us what your interests are and what you would like to do or see in Sonoma. We are happy to make some suggestions and perhaps point you in the right direction.

All together we are sure you will be pleased with your stay here. If you want to see the real Wine Country and see it on a budget this is the place for you. This will be a vacation you won't forget and one you'll talk about for years to come. Come see us and enjoy relaxing.

All my booking is through Airbnb, but if you would like more pictures of the home and links on what to do in the area you can visit my personal webpage at: w w w . seethewinecountry . c o m, just put that in your browser and take ot the spaces. Or follow us on our Instagram account seethewinecountry.

February 1 - December 19: $197/night (excluding holidays)
January 4 - January 31 : $147/night (excluding holidays)
Holidays November 20 - November 30 & December 20 - January 3: $217/night 3 night minimum
Weekends (Fri-Sun) we request 2 night minimum stay.
Standard weekly rate does not apply to special price dates.
Cleaning fee is $30 payable before arrival, or upon arrival, $30 cleaning fee is waived if you clean the linens yourself.
9% Sonoma County vacation rental tax is covered by us.
Fully refundable security deposit of $400 required
Payment is acceptable through check, cash, visa/mastercard or paypal

My calender is always up to date for our guests. So if the date is available on the calender go ahead and book it if it is the date you want rather than emailing me first and asking me if the date is available. I receive lots of bookings in the spring and its first come first serve. And we can't hold a date for you until you book.

No land line phone is available so you will need to make arrangements to have a cell phone available or for an additional fee I can arrange for a prepaid cell phone for you

Towels for showering and towels for hot tub are provided as part of the linens. Hair dryer is provided. Iron, ironing board, washer and dryer are provided as part of the cleaning closet. Toiletries include the following: toilet paper, hand soap, shampoo and conditioner.

My cancellation policy is set to strict, but if after you cancel I can find another renter to cover your spot, I will refund your money in full, minus any Airbnb fees or less amount I have to take from another renter to fill your spot.

In addition to Airbnb's contract, my guests are required to fill out and sign a list of rental regulations and a release of liability form prior to their stay, which are downloaded from my personal webpage. You must return these to us NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR STAY.

The guest who makes the booking through Airbnb MUST be on sight during the stay. If the person who makes the booking isn't on sight for the stay then we will revoke the Airbnb contract and the booking guest will be responsible for any and all fees. You cannot rent this house for someone else if you don't plan to stay here. Any individuals who show up who are not listed on the release of liability and/or do not have the guest who booked through Airbnb with them will not be allowed to stay, no exceptions.

Before I accept your booking, I request that you post an Airbnb profile picture as Airbnb suggests here: https://www.airbnb.com/help/question/427. You can see how to upload your profile picture here: https://www.airbnb.com/help/question/280.
Upon arrival guests need to provide photo ID that matches their Airbnb photo with proof of age. You must be at least 21 years of age to rent this home.

Owner is on sight in a COMPLETELY SEPARATED/DIVIDED area of the property. (See floor plan photos). The area where the owner may be is NOT ACCESSIBLE from the rented area. You will have a private full TWO BEDROOM TWO BATHROOM AREA. Additionally when our guests rent they have private access to the yard and deck. Once a day at an agreed upon time decided by the guest, (usually when our guests leave the home for the day), the hot tub will be serviced and the garden will be watered, this service takes about 15 min. Other than that service the owner will not enter your area unless there is an emergency.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $1300 /week
Monthly Price: $3500 /month
Security Deposit: $400
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • My husband and I just returned from a great stay at General Vallejo! Stephanie and Jason were great hosts and had everything accessible. The guest house is lovely and is located in a great location. We will definitely come back when visiting in Sonoma.

    July 2014
  • We had a lovely stay at Stephanie and Jason's home! The property was clean, well-maintained, quiet, and spacious. It was plenty of room for our party of 4, and we enjoyed being close to wineries and to downtown Sonoma. Highly recommended!

    June 2014
  • It was a great house. Very clean and spacious. We had the option of checking in early, which was really nice. My only concern was that to avoid paying $30, we had to wash all of our linens and towels, which meant that we needed to wake up at 9am on a Sunday to make our check out time at 11am. We felt rushed leaving that morning and it made our stay not very relaxing. Overall, it's a great place, centrally located near to tons of wineries and downtown. I would recommend this place if you don't mind doing your own laundry!

    June 2014
    Stephanie & Jason
    Response from Stephanie & Jason:

    Jamie,

    Thank you for your review. Happy you were able to relax here with us and enjoyed the spaciousness of the rooms and yard. Also glad we were able to accommodate you and your guests and make it a little more relaxing for you with the three hour early check in you mention. Regarding the cleaning fee, our $30 fee is the smallest cleaning fee for all Airbnb rentals of homes our size in Sonoma. So anywhere else you would have stayed you would have paid more for a cleaning fee. And that amount is actually just a small portion of the amount that we pay to have the home cleaned after each guest, we just ask our guests to share a little of the expense with us. Also we give all our guest the option of cleaning or not and in your emails you told us you wanted to do the cleaning and save the $30. We really don't want our guests to feel rushed, but really that was your choice. Finally, we encourage all our guests to communicate with us, we even state in our listing and house rules that if you choose to do the laundry yourself you can leave the last load in the dryer. And If you had let us know its possible we could have even given you a little more time as we did on check in. As you indicate in your review we always try to be very flexible for our guests, we were just unaware of your situation because it didn't get communicated to us. We wish that could have been different, however we are glad you had an overall enjoyable relaxing stay with us here in the Sonoma wine country.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying at General Vallejo's Sanctuary during our trip to Sonoma. It was a perfect home base after our adventures. Communication with Stephanie & Jason was easy and Jason was really warm and friendly when he welcomed us upon our arrival. The Back deck was a blast to hang out on and overall this was just an extremely relaxing and fun experience. I recommend highly!

    June 2014
  • The General Vallejo's Sanctuary really lived up to it's name- my party and I thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing stay in this wonderful Sonoma sanctuary. All the amenities and furnishings were new and modern and Stephanie and Jason did all they could to warmly welcome us during our stay. Thank you so much for your hospitality, I look forward to my next visit!

    June 2014
  • Stephanie and Jason's home was exactly as described. It was clean, comfortable, and had all amenities needed. The back deck was super chill with a hot tub and comfortable chairs.
    This is a great affordable option when visiting Sonoma.
    We will definitely use it again.

    June 2014
  • Lovely place with great facilities. Beautifully clean. Happy to recommend to others.

    June 2014
  • My wife and parents were visiting Sonoma and we really liked Jason n Stephanie's house. Very spacious and a great backyard/deck area. Good instructions to enter check-in/check-out and got good winery recommendations from Jason.

    Wish we could spend more time in the house - would totally recommend this place to anyone visiting Sonoma.

    June 2014
  • Tuvimos una excelente estadia. La casa es muy comoda y todo estuvo perfecto, tal como la descripcion y las fotos muestran.
    Jason es muy amable y dispuesto a ayudarte con direcciones y demas. Muchas graciass!!

    June 2014
  • We had a terrific stay at the sanctuary! It looks exactly as it appears on the web page and is quite lovely and comfortable. The coordination with Stephanie & Jason was easy and everything went smoothly with our stay. Thanks so much, we look forward to staying again on future trips to Sonoma!

    June 2014
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My husband and I love spending time outdoors, hiking, scuba diving, & swimming. Although we can't resist spending a relaxing evening soaking in the hot tub or curling up with a good book in the mild climate of my home town of Sonoma. Some of our passions include traveling and enjoying a delicious meal with close friends. :) Follow us on our instagram account seethewinecountry.
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