A luxury setting for a beautiful, restful, and romantic wine country stay.
A street-side entry through the garden takes you to this large and elegant suite (457 sq.ft.) featuring a master bedroom, adjoining reading/entertainment area and master bath. Furnished in country French, it features Asian accents and original artwork by European born artist Jaroslav Lobanovsky.
Guests enjoy full use of the Asian-inspired garden as well as the large deck and patio areas. The private suite is part of, but separated from the rest of the house. Your host resides in the main part of the home, located on Sonoma's popular east side.
A short, 10-minute walk brings you to the famous Sonoma Plaza where you can browse through quaint shops, catch a movie, visit wine tasting rooms, restaurants, boutiques and historical California landmarks.
The suite features a Queen Bed, fine linens, down comforter and memory foam mattress topper. The en suite 6' jetted bathtub and a separate shower offer a luxury master bath setting that looks out onto the charming private garden with mature trees and redwood grove.
Guests can enjoy coffee or tea in the privacy of the suite or in the garden. Coffee and tea appliances are provided for your convenience.
The host's friendly Gordon Setter, Tessie, will also welcome you to her back garden paradise. For a relaxing afternoon, take a nap on the chaise lounge or wander around the property and enjoy the goldfish pond and tranquil Quan Yin meditation area.
Easy, off-street parking is available in front of the garage, right next to the garden gate leading to your suite. This is a quiet, centrally-located residential neighborhood. Guest are asked to observe "good neighbor" considerations as regards parking and keep noise levels low after 10 pm.
Historic wineries and downtown attractions are all within minutes of the house. A wonderful choice for a romantic and relaxing stay in Sonoma's wine country.
To enhance their enjoyment of the property guests are welcome to access the following shared areas: the back garden grounds, deck areas, and chaise lounges.
Interaction with Guests
You will be personally welcomed by the host upon arrival and given a full orientation to the suite. Thereafter, the interaction is by mutual arrangement - if guests have any questions or want help planning their activities in the area.
Chez Marie is located in the highly desirable east side neighborhood in the City of Sonoma. You can walk to the Downtown Plaza and most places within a few minutes, yet have close and easy access to roads taking you further into Sonoma and Napa counties.
You can walk to the plaza. For longer distances bike rentals, taxi services, private tours, or car rentals can be easily arranged.
Other Things to Note
Rates posted include room taxes required by the City of Sonoma.
Emergency phone numbers are posted in the suite and a basic first aid kit is in the master bath for any minor mishaps.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM.
Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Any changes must be pre-approved by your host. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and ours.
We regret we cannot accommodate children or pets. Accommodations are suitable for up to 2 adults only.
Non smoking; no drugs.
There is no cooking in the suite.
White wine only inside the suite, please. Guests are requested to drink any red wine on the deck or in the garden.
Please remove your shoes when in the bedroom and sitting room areas. They may be left at the door on in the entry room. Robes are provided; you may wish to bring slippers or flip-flops for inside the suite.
There is a lost key charge of $150 for any lost keys.
There are several disposal containers provided for your convenience in the suite and on the grounds. PLEASE DO NOT THROW ANY ITEMS (except toilet paper) DOWN THE TOILET OR ANY ITEMS AT ALL DOWN THE SHOWER DRAIN. Should we have to call a plumber for emergency services during your stay we will not be able to refund your security deposit and you will be responsible for the plumbing charges.
Doors, windows, and gates must be locked whenever you leave the premises. We are not responsible for any lost or damaged personal goods. If any windows are left open or doors left unlocked, you will be surcharged $25 per day for every day we provide security service. The dog gate is to be kept closed at all times as well.
We are located in a residential neighborhood. Therefore, please be mindful of having quiet conversation if in the garden after 10 pm. Also, using the jets in the master bathtub inside the suite is not allowed after 10 pm.
Maria was there to greet us when we arrived. She took us on a tour of the guest house, it was more than we expected. Maria was very helpful with recommending areas of interest. The neighborhood is very quiet. We would highly recommend this B@B. We felt like we had a home away from home.
Bruce and Karen
Maria was welcoming and made us feel right at home. She offered us any advice about Sonoma we needed. The croissants every morning were delicious. Her house is just a short 10 minute walk to Sonoma plaza where you can find great restaurants, bars and wine tasting rooms as well as shops. We would definitely use Maria's house again !
It's no wonder Maria is considered a "Super Host" by airbnb.
You will not be disappointed. Her description and pictures accurately convey the elegance, charm and comfort of her private suite, which feels like a cottage hidden away in a beautiful garden. The tea cart really does feel magic, appearing each morning just outside your door, bearing delicious treats.
Maria thinks of everything, starting with a personal greeting and tour when you arrive.
My only regret is that I could not stay longer.
Maria is a warm and welcoming hostess! She has a lovely home with a spacious, immaculate, and beautifully appointed suite. Her attention to detail allowed us to relax and enjoy our stay. Both Maria and Tessie welcomed us warmly upon arrival, but then gave us privacy to come go as needed. Quiet neighboorhood, and a very convenient location.
Maria was an excellent host to my parents-in-law during their stay in Sonoma. There was some confusion about the original booking but once that was sorted she was very gracious and easy to communicate with. My parents-in-law had a wonderful time. It is a beautiful home with an amazing garden, plenty of sunny spots to relax with a book. A few blocks from the central square.
Maria was the most gracious host and Chez Marie was an absolute dream. The suite is meticulously maintained and has beautiful decor. Maria' s garden area which may be shared by guests was something out of a movie! We could not have asked for a better stay in Sonoma. We were able to walk to and from Sonoma square, and it was great to feel like a local while staying in a beautiful residential area. Last but not least, the croissants Maria left outside of our door every morning were just divine! We could not have asked for a more hospitable, comfortable, and perfect stay. Thanks you Maria!! -- Sasha and Rylee from New Orleans
Chez Marie was absolutely stunning and Maria is a wonderful host! The garden is absolutely spectacular - even better than depicted in the photos (and if you're lucky enough, Tessie will come keep you company in the morning while sipping your coffee and eating Maria's wonderful croissants). There is no detail forgotten at Chez Marie!
Additionally, my wife and I also enjoyed the close proximity to the square - this place is truly a gem.
Welcome to Chez Marie. I have lived in Sonoma for over 14 years and absolutely love the warm and friendly community that it is. I am a Bay Area native, who has traveled all over the world, and has made friends from the mountains of Nepal to the south seas of Tahiti. I am interested in all cultures, their traditions, foods, and music.
Professionally, I have had extensive experience in the medical field, specifically in marketing, sales and account management. Most recently, I have written three memoir-cookbooks books, currently on Amazon and am preparing number four as of this writing. In support of Russian American culture, I write a weekly blog to highlight news that is off the beaten track, or little known facts that link the U.S. and Russia. I have done event planning both for personal and public celebrations.
For guests wishing to get the most out of their Sonoma visit, I can help with personalized concierge services. My goal is to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, both in my home but in the wine country at large.