A group hailing from Texas and Australia to participate in April in
Carneros for the fourth year. Last year we had 4 Brits and we took
over Cottage and Bungalow Sonoma! Perfect locations in a heavenly
place. What more could you ask for? (April 22, 2013)
Real reviews by real people, our guests.
We enjoyed the opportunity to walk to town for dinner after a day of
drinking wine in the hills! The hot tub also makes a relaxing end to
the day, putting everyone in a mellow mood. ~ Visiting from Maryland
and West Virginia (April 10, 2013)
Loved the house, hot tub & close proximity to the square (which is
great for shopping). Enjoyed a lovely night in watching March Madness
basketball, pizza (from Red Grape) and a soak in the tub. Coming to
Sonoma is a welcomed treat from SF and the sun even came out for a
bit...since rain was predicted for the weekend. (March 30, 2013)
We loved the house! Enjoyed lots of long soaks in the hot tub after a
long (& delicious) day of wine tasting! Lots of great dinners in the
square -- Girl & the Fig, Maya, & Hopmonk Tavern are our favorites!
Felt very much at home -- & loved the central location to Sonoma,
Healdsburg & Napa wineries! The B&B complimentary wine tasting passes
served us well and afforded us more wine bottles to bring home. Had a
great vacation & this house was an integral part of our love for
Sonoma! ~ Visiting from Des Moines, IA and Libertyville, IL (March 29, 2013)
Cooked all these amazing meals in your wonderful kitchen!!! [two days'
worth of delicious menus!] (March 23, 2013)
Great location, wine, food and memories. (March 22, 2012)
Thanks for a wonderful stay! What a nice, sunny change from
Pittsburgh's winter! Visiting from Pittsburgh, PA (March 16, 2013)
Talking about coming back! So comfortable, clean and beautiful. Hot
tub is an added PLUS. Most enjoyable trip! Thank you for making our
stay in Sonoma such a great experience. ~ Visiting from Crookston, MN
(February 24, 2013)
"Beautiful cottage, excellent location, and love the garden! We had a short but fantastic trip and will definitely be back...hopefully soon." ~ Visiting from Atlanta GA (November 6, 2012)
"The place is wonderful, with all details well thought through. The passes to the wineries were a fantastic opportunity to expand what we came here to do. The hot tub was amazing, as well as having a computer and washer/dryer.
Your location is perfect. Thank you for providing your house to us. If you are ever in New Orleans, come see us at Degas House." ~ Visiting from New Orleans LA, Ormond Beach FL (October 24, 2012)
"Thanks for a great place for us to celebrate our milestone 50th birthdays. We had perfect weather, a perfect cottage and great times. We love the cottage and can't wait for the next trip to Sonoma. Thank you!" ~ Visiting from Eden Prairie MN (October 21, 2012)
"Thank you for the great accommodations! We loved the house and had a wonderful time here! Our motto for our trip was mmm, good, MORE!" ~ Visiting from Haslett MI (October 2, 2012)
"Can't thank you again for such a great stay. This was our second time out to Sonoma and love staying at your place. We love how convenient it is to everything. The hot tub is always a wonderful way to start and end each day.
Our favorite wineries close by are Arrowwood and B.R. Cohn. If you haven't tried their Syrah, you must.
Thanks again... and we'll see you next year!" ~ Visiting from Melrose MA, San Diego CA (September 26, 2012)
"Thanks again for a FANTASTIC stay! Second time in 2 years and even better the 2nd time around. Perfect location, wonderful amenities and perfect weather!
Don't miss Loxton & Wellington wineries, B.R. Cohn, or Schramsberg or Pride Wineries (must make reservations for the last two, but WELL worth it!)
We'll be back..." ~ Visiting from Cincinatti OH, Vancouver BC (September 21, 2012)
"Fantastic location - obviously! Loved the town and the wineries! Enjoyed lunch at the Swiss Hotel - lovely back porch
gardens and great food. Also enjoyed dinner at Della Santina's. Wineries visited... Benziger - good place to start for wine
history etc, BR Cohen, Gunlach Bundschu, Imagery Estate, Ravenswood - for name only - go Ravens!! FYI, had we had time...
we were told by a wine expert to go to Rombauer, Plumjack, Mumm, and Groth in Napa - so little time. Thanks for sharing
your lovely home" ~ Guests visiting from Glenelg, MD (August 14, 2012)
"Beautiful Cottage, had everything, we came to celebrate our son's 30th Birthday. We had a great time and enjoyed
Sonoma and all it had to offer. We will be back!!!" ~ Guests visiting from Springfield, IL (August 12, 2012)
"Thank you for sharing the cottage! For our first trip to Sonoma we couldn't have found a more perfect place.
From the deck with the morning sun to a wonderful hot tub in the evening. The location was great and we even
got to take in the market. We will be sure to tell our friends across the border how fantastic it is!" ~ Guests visiting from Calgary, Alberta, Canada (August 8, 2012)
"What fun to celebrate our niece's wedding in this beautiful area - and have such a great "home" to enjoy also.
Gathering space for family, cousins around the table, room to spreadout, a fabulous garden to lift our spirits
even more - within walking distance to so many places including church - and around the corner from the Bungalow
where our sister and family stayed - perfect! Made a joyous event even more so. Thanks for having the vision
to provide the comforts of home for all of us in such thoughtful ways! - oh, and the white rose garden arbor - [?] picture,
wedding pictures - perfection!" ~ Guests visiting from West Okoboji, IA (July 30, 2012)
"We love it here - great house - great location! Would love to return." ~ Guests visiting from Kemah, TX (July 27, 2012)
"This was our third stay at Cottage Sonoma - we love this place and will be back!" ~ Guests visiting from Bel Air, MD (July 21, 2012)
"Thank you for a lovely place to stay and a great weekend. We ran the Napa Valley 1/2 marathon, ate (Della Santina, Hopmonk, Cafe 55),
went hot-tubbing and played some bananagrams too with good friends. A perfect weekend." Guests visiting from Granada Hills, CA (May 16, 2012)
"Ditto... ditto... ditto ... This was the perfect getaway place for a nice relaxing weekend with friends. Hope to be back next year!" ~ Guests visiting from Granada Hills, CA (May 16, 2012)
"What a great location and base for visiting the surrounding area. When we travel with our two teenage daughters we like
to have room to spread out and take some meals at "home" during our stay. Cottage Sonoma filled the bill. I'm in the wine
business so this was a perfect stop during our eight day sweep of wine country from Carmel-Monterey, to Livermore, Sonoma,
Napa and up north to Gregory Graham in Lake County. We loved your Sonoma Cottage "reference book" ... the Girl and the Fig was
a great recommendation." ~ Guest visiting from Cincinnati, OH (June 29, 2012)
"Had a wonderful time with the best of friends!! Thank you for sharing your home with us. It was amazing celebrating our birthdays here." ~ Guests visiting from Santa Maria, CA (May 27, 2012)
"My son and I found the perfect spot for our first visit to Sonoma. Your cottage is so cozy and welcoming. Thank you." (May 25, 2012)
"Charming cottage in a perfect location!" ~ Guests visiting from Chicago, IL (May 21, 2012)
"Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. Everything was perfect!" ~ Guests visiting from Fripp Island, SC (May 10, 2012)
"4 of us - 2 couples of old friends - stayed here at Sonoma Cottage for 2 nights! What a great place to stay - from the cottage itself,
with the most equipped kitchen for a gourmet cook like us, to very comfortable beds, proximity to the plaza and [?], and much much more.
What a great vacation! Thank you for sharing this charming place with us. We'll recommend it to friends and family anytime, and hope to be back sometime." ~ Guests from Wisconsin and New Jersey (April 29, 2012)
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciate the comfort and attention to detail. We were lacking for nothing - as good as being at home but in lovely Sonoma." ~ Guests visiting from Dresher, PA (April 27, 2012)
"We had a fantastic stay at your cottage. We could not have asked for a better location! We were able to enjoy the spa and patio too! We'll be back next time we come play in the Sonoma area!" ~ Guests visiting from Lake Texoma, OK (April 8, 2012)
"What a beautiful place! The location is perfect. This has been a great way to reconnect with our friends." ~ Guests visiting from Indiana and Ohoio (March 13, 2012)
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" ~ Guests visiting from Troy, OH (December 30, 2011)
"To celebrate my 50th year with my treasured sisters, Jill, Chris, Jen, Julies, & me was the ultimate gift... you can't wrap that is a box with a bow. We have made a sister promise to return every year from now till... " ~ Amy, Jen, Chris, Jill (November 27, 2011)
"We can't believe our luck at finding this gem in Sonoma! Perfect place for and our 2 kids. They loved running around in the backyard, discovering fallen red leaves... we walked to Thanksgiving dinner at EDK - great meal! Wish we had more time! We will definitely be back!" ~ Dana and Liam (November 26, 2011)
"What a fabulous stay we had for our high school girls reunion! We felt so comfortable and were able to relax and share so many laughs. The accommodations were absolutely perfect - in fact too perfect... we slept in until 10AM and stayed in our lounge clothes until noon! Dinner at the Girl and the Fig was a nice cap to our weekend. We look forward to making this our annual stay." ~ The Girls from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School Class of 1984(November 18, 2011)
"What a beautiful 'cottage'! We drank, we ate, we laughed - we had a wonderful relaxing time. Super comfy beds, great kitchen, BEAUTIFUL yard and flowers. We went for walks, love the Plaza - Cheese Factory, Murphy's, Della Santina. Thank you for making our wine tasting vacation so easy and comfortable." ~ Robin and Lary, Provincetown MA(November 9, 2011)
"Thanks for another great stay at Cottage Sonoma. End of harvest and seasonal changing of leaves provide some great weather and wonderful color changes. The contrast of day and evening was terrific. Incredible way to celebrate Tracy's 40th Birthday!" ~ (, 2011)
"We loved your cottage. The hot tub, the white fence, the purple door (it took us a couple of days to recognize the door was purple but after much wine intake we slowed down to collectively appreciate the door color) and the roses. Our new friend, Branden (spelled with an "o") at Domaine Carneros, taught us that the roses are not just beautiful but used to serve a useful purpose - they stood on the front line between the grape vines and disease (if you need further explanation please invite us back!) Things we learned about ourselves while in Sonoma: Joe likes to roll down hills, Sandra likes to recite her own poetry, Sue likes to go sans clothes in the hot tub, Gail hates the Prius (Electric Car). Good job Sue rented a Mustang. We will be back...." (November 1, 2011)
"A truly exceptional experience. The accommodations were first class. We were able to relax and enjoy our evenings after long days of sight seeing. We'll consider staying here again on our next visit." ~ Mary & Gary, Fran & Steve, (October 29, 2011)
"A relaxing "Home-Away-From-Home" vacation. The proximity to the city centre was a BIG PLUS!! We enjoyed the wine, food and hospitality of the locals. Did not see the grey fox?? ~ Keith and David (October 23, 2011)
"What a wonderful relaxing vacation! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us! Love that shopping and restaurants are within walking distance! Great meeting "spot" for our friends from Atlanta! PS The Grey fox visited us often around 7pm - must have been on-route to dinner downtown! He loves walking across the fence!!" ~ Ron & Christine, Toronto Canada (October 19, 2011)
"What a wonderful stay, fantastic "cottage", so amazingly relaxing! We enjoyed the deck by-the-hour and the hot tub for a close to our days cork-hopping!! A great week with our best friends from Toronto - thank you" ~ The G's, Atlanta GA (October 19, 2011, 2011)
"Thanks for a great vacation. It was the perfect location and had everything we needed. The hot tub was a welcome treat after all the wineries" ~The M's and the A's (September 28, 2011)
"Arrived 10:30pm from Hearst Castle/San Simeon. Took us 20 minutes to locate the cottage and crashed. 9/15 visited several Sonoma wineries after walk around the square and drove up to Santa Rosa - Bodega Bay - Cape Verdes [Point Reyes?]- Stinson Beach & Muir Woods and back. We visited Sonoma wineries 1st - next day Napa wineries, next day wine train. We went to Yosemite and last day we took in Matanzas & Costello Di Amaraosa. To sum it up, we had a memorable and great time. Loved the Cottage." ~ Mike & Sue, Sterling IL (September 20, 2011)
"Visiting from New Orleans - enjoyed the cottage especially the garden and humming birds" ~ (September 7, 2011)
"Beautiful cottage - love the flowers! Three gals from Naples FL came to visit our friend and her vineyard and play mahjongg. Location was great. Good creature comforts. Love the homey feel - so very comfortable - cute town - ships - food - wine - clothes - great - walking about" ~ Michele, Naples FL (August 31, 2011)
"We have had a wonderful stay seeing our friend Ed [illegible] - off to Yosemite now" ~ Clair & John, London England (August 27, 2011)
"Had a great time in Sonoma. Loved the house. Will be back." ~ The Girls from Chicago, IL (August 16, 2011)
"Home was great. Hot tub much needed after wine tasting all day. Everything was supplied to make the stay easy." ~ Sandy, Toni, & Suzanne, Farmington, NM (August 3, 2011)
"A most fantastic stay!! A beautiful home, relaxing hot tub. The easiest check-out every (thank you!)... couldn't ask for a better place. Oh, can't forget the awesome location! We had a much needed mommy's weekend... and I think I can speak for all, we are much more relaxed , happy & probably better mommies as a result. Thanks for sharing your home with us!" ~ five happy moms, from all over the Bay (July 24, 2011)
"We loved it here! It felt like home. When can we move in??" ~ The K's & F's, Minnesota (July 12, 2011)
"The Cottage is clean, spacious, & cheerful. Our family reunion of 4 adults was precious time & this setting made us comfortable in every way. for history buffs we recommend the General Vallejo Home, a short walk from the Cottage. The grounds are tranquil, a pond has turtles & koi. Also the Haraszthy winery (Buena Vista) offers Civil-War era stone buildings with an air of permanence & calm. Many thanks for a wonderful stay! " ~ C, D, G, & N (July 1, 2011)
"Our 1st trip to wine country and it was amazing! The cottage was perfect! We cannot wait to plan our next trip. We will return to the "cottage". The Girl & the Fig was fantastic and The Red Grape was wonderful pizza. Soonoma square is wonderful place. " ~ (June 24, 2011)
"Our first visit to Sonoma and we loved it. The cottage was nice and clean and had everything you could ask for. We loved the town and the ability to walk to restaurants and local merchants. We will recommend this place to friends. " ~ Don & Kathi, Columbus OH (June 24, 2011)
"Perfect weather, perfect wedding and what a wonderful cottage. We had a wonderful stay and look forward to returning. " ~ Pat & Colin, Concord MA (June19, 2011)
"We have loved this cottage, sunny and v. comfortable - thank you." ~ Patricia, Concord MA (June 19, 2011)
"Loved it! Will be back ASAP. This place is ideal: great yard, yummy sheets, well-stocked kitchen, bubbly hot tub, amazing location, luxurious living. Thanks! " ~ Kate, San Francisco, CA (June 14, 2011)
"We have really enjoyed our visit to Sonoma, CA! This cottage is just adorable & great location. We could not have picked a better place for sure. The hot tub was the perfect ending to a perfect day. I will certainly tell all of my friends back home in MS about this jewel! " ~ Karla & Kevin(June 14, 2011)
"We absolutely loved Cottage Sonoma! Your home is beautifully decorated, clean, wonderful amenities and great location. This was the perfect place to meet up with good friends and enjoy a weekend together. We are planning our return trip!" ~ Scott & Stephanie, Cleveland OH ~ Chard & Susie, Pittsburgh, PA (June 12, 2011)
"Second time here. Wonderful time. Loved it. " ~ Debbie(June 10, 2011)
"We had a great time and loved the cottage. We enjoyed exploring the plaza, local wineries and delicious restaurants (Girl & Fig, El Dorado Kitchen). Hope to be back again in the future! " ~ Greg & Marlene ~ Kim and John, Chatham NC (June 5, 2011)
"What a gem! We adore your cottage with all the amenities of home. Had a fabulous dinner at The Depot. Thank you for thinking of everything. " ~ Kathy & Bob, Bluffton SC (June 3, 2011)
"We had a wonderful time here at Cottage Sonoma! Great location, we walked all over town! We also enjoyed the beautiful wineries here in Sonoma. The house is very well kept with wonderful amenities. We hope to be back one day. Thank you! " ~ Marcia, Jany & Allicia, IL ~ Ben & Marissa, CA(June 1, 2011)
"Sipping wine on the deck ~
One bottle at a time ~
Never being without food or drink ~
Oenophiles in training ~
Market on Tuesday was awesome! ~
Already missing it! ~
Thanks again, The Young Female Factor"
~ Michelle, Meredith, Kelly, Kristin, Washington, Washington DC (May 26, 2011)
"A wonderful place with great facilities - so glad we found it. La Salette was excellent for dinner and the Bistro for lunch. Thank you so much. " ~ Alice, Jane, London (May 22, 2011)
"Thank you for everything - a beautiful house with everything we needed for our stay for a wedding. We hope to be back one day! " ~ Cess, Ky, Andy, Melissa, Dave ~ NZ, London (May 18, 2011)
"Best Trip Ever!! Your cottage is perfect for a relaxing getaway. We will be back soon. " ~
Chuck & Chris, Midway UT(May 16, 2011)
"Our first time to sonoma & what a wonderful place it is. The perfect weather & brilliant accommodations made for the best week. We are looking forward to our next trip to Sonoma! " ~ Rob & Andrea, Jackie & Frank, Sydney Australia (May 7, 2011)
"Such a fantastic house and perfect location! We will be back" ~ Liz & Brendan, NJ (May 1, 2011)
"Great time, great location! The Cottage was perfect, Sonoma Square rocks, and the wineries were extremely enjoyable. We are already planning our next trip back to do it all again." ~ Toni and Marsha, Chris and Andrea, Cincinnati OH (April 17, 2011)
"Are we in Paradise?? What fantastic accommodations!!!." ~ Ron and Mary, Denton TX (April 9, 2011)
"Totally pleasant experience. Everything about your house is pretty, comfortable, usefull. We enjoyed using the very well appointed kitchen, the hot tub. Such a convenient location too. We had a great time. We look forward to returning." ~ Don and Mary Joy, Denton TX (April 5, 2011)
"We enjoyed our stay! Best location! Great house! Love the yellow walls! Our recommendation > 1) add an area rug to the front living room and 2) a sectional = a bit more comfy. We will be back. Thanks so much for renting!" ~ Pat and Kristi, Bellevue WA ~ Brian and Delaney, West Seattle WA (March 22, 2011)
"Well... we also celebrated a 40th here. Absolutely fabulous! Obviously this is the perfect place for celebrations! A well deserved girls weekend, without husbands or kids, has been just perfect. Thank you for a wonderful Sonoma experience! We so appreciate your attention to detail and can't wait to return. So wonderfully comfortable." ~ Patti, August, Tanya (November 21, 2010)
"This was our adult weekend away without kids and we really enjoyed this cottage. We drank many fabulous wines and enjoyed sitting in the hot tub! Thank you for such an awesome weekend. We will definitely be back and maybe with kinds to make more great memories!!" ~ Kari, Mike, Andrew, & Liz , Denver CO (October 18, 2010)
"Thank you so much for sharing your perfect little piece of paradise in Sonoma! This was our first visit and hopefully won't be our last. We made a ton of wonderful memories here. We look forward to visiting again!" ~ Brett and Jennifer, Dallas TX ~Daniel and Christie, Houston TX (October 16, 2010)
"After much research, I settled on your lovely cottage for my "10-10-10" birthday with my husband & best friends. It was so comfortable and has everything required for a most memorable trip to the wine country!" ~ Debbie & Co., Texas (October 10, 2010)
"A delightful home base for our first visit to the Sonoma/Napa Valley wine country and a wonderful venue nearby for the wedding our dear friend's daughter." ~ Judy & Cliff,Catharine & Dan ~ Atlanta GA (September 26, 2010)
"Cottage Sonoma is the perfect place. Ideally located and comfortably appointed. It has all the convenience needed for a perfect stay." ~ Leslie & John, Lisa & Jim ~ Cleveland, OH (September 22, 2010)
"We have had a spectacular five days in sonoma and have loved staying at the cottage. It is ideally located just 1-1/2 blocks from the Town Plaza and the El Dorado Hotel. Loved the wine experiences in Napa and Sonoma, especially visiting Rubicon and Cliff Lede Vineyards. We will return." ~ Rob & Sue, Bob & Daiva ~ Toronto, Ontario, Canada (September 16, 2010)
"We came here for a girls weekend (4 of us) and have found thhis house both charming and beautifully located in the heart of the valley. We have sipped wine until we were tip top & over the top, but the laughter, chit chat and sharing moments that from the wine in Sonona and the comfort of this home was worth the headached the next day! I could live here!! Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home; now filled with even more memories to add to your book. The flowers are beautiful..." ~ Coleta, Robin, Shelly & Nova ~ Phoenix AZ (September 11, 2010)
"What a wonderful cottage for friends from Cincinnati OH & Vancouver BC to meet up and share time in Sonoma! A perfect clean has "everything you need" cottage in a great location!! Highly recommed the Jeep Wine Tour with Nick! Thank you so much " ~ Kim, Corinne, Eileen, & Audrey (September 9, 2010)
"Thank you, thank you. This is a delightful cottage. Could live here forever. We even gave up a nite in of the GREAT local restaurants to eat heirloom tomatoes & grill sausages purchased at the Farmers Market - everything was here for a perfect stay." ~ The M's and B's, San Diego, CA (September 3, 2010)
"Really enjoyed our stay, cottage is great and will recommend to our friends." ~ The S's, Louisianna (September 1, 2010)
"What a precious place for young honeymooners! We just loved our time here. The restaurant and vineyard recommendations were wonderful, and the tasting passes made for a really fun last day. Thank-you for everything - you made this special time for us extra sweet." ~ Brian and Rachel, Louisiana & Mississippi (August 20, 2010)
"What a great experience - the house completely efficient as well as beautiful. Thanks for the wine tasting passes. Enjoyed a few tours with our wedding colleagues." ~ Mary & Mike, Fishkill NY ~ Chris, Salem MA ~ Deana, Amherst MA (August 15, 2010)
"Cottage Sonoma is a true gem. What a wonderful example of a vacation rental! I adore the landscaping and the secret elves that take the recycling and garbage to the curb. Many thanks for all the thought and generosity in all the appointments that make this feel like home. Hope the sun comes out soon." ~ Gina & Mike, Larkin Valley, CA (August 12, 2010)
"It was fantastic! Thank you for everything, we are already talking about coming back! What a great place to honeymoon." ~ Tyler & Breanne, Kansas City MO (August 7, 2010)
"Must see to believe! Thanks for all, especially the fabulous remodeled kitchen with all appliances... etc " ~ Rita, Rolf, Ruben, Felix, Diebenback, Germany (August 10, 2010)
"Had a great time. Dinner at Girl & Fig, Red Dragon - Lunch at Sunflower. The very best." ~ Susan & Paul, Naples FL ~ Angie & Alan, Mill Valley CA (July 22, 2010)
"What a fabulous time. We shared the cottage with friends, enjoying the luxury of cooking good food while sitting outside. Thank you for making our stay so memorable! We loved it! This was the perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary." ~ Travis & Marti, Jacksonville, FL (July 19, 2010)
"With a cheese shop down the road what more could you ask for? If you get a sudden influx of Canadians showing up in Sonoma don't worry we're good people. Thanks for everything." ~ Laurie & Joy, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (July 14, 2010)
"We have had a wonderful time during our stay and our home away from home. We will definitely return to the cottage in the future. We feel totally relaxed and loved all of the amenities that the cottage offered" ~ Matthew & Tracey, Cayman Islands (July 14, 2010)
"We had a terrific visit to Sonoma and loved your beautiful home! Everything was perfect and we hope to come back again. Thank you!" ~ Jean & Steve, Graham (July 10, 2010)
"Wow - awesome location and beautiful cottage! Perfect middle to our honeymoon. Dinner at the Girl and the Fig was - great! (block away). Wish we could have stayed a whole week!!! Thanks for the bottle of wine - it went well with the hot tub. My bride was impressed, and surprised, that I had some good taste (besides her) for once in selecting this cottage. Thanks again." ~
Drew and Raina, Houston TX
(June 24, 2010)
"Great fun - Great weather - Great cottage. Thank you."
(June 21, 2010)
"My husband and I drove from Fox Island, WA to meet up with our daughters from L.A. to celebrate a BIG birthday. We love this very charming home and location ideal to sampling the many wineries. Hope to return again. " ~
Marie & Geroge, Michelle & Christina
(June 10, 2010)
"We had a wonderful time at this beautiful cottage. The location, the cottage and the amenities were, as my 3 year old granddaughter said "Perfect"." ~
Gail, Wayne, Tara, Mike, Mila & Corbin ~ Seattle WA
(June 6, 2010)
"Thank you for a great stay here in Sonoma. We all felt fortunate to find Cottage Sononoma! Hoping for future visits. Great location & a lovely warm atmosphere.
Scott & Becky, Mike & Nancy
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa,
P.S. Be sure to check out the Sunflower Cafe on the Square -- excellent Pepper Bacon Waffles!!
P.P.S Keep an eye out for the little gray fox in the back yard. But don't worry the birds will chase him away! enjoy!!"
(May 17, 2010)
"We had a glorious visit here to beautiful Sonoma. The Cottage was perfect for our girl's getaway! Comfy and cozy - loved the hot tub evenings. Cheers!" ~
Robin, St Louis MO ~ Holly, San Antonio TX ~Nancy Bella Vista,AR
(May 12, 2010)
"We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Cottage Sonoma and it was perfect for our family of 5! It is convenient to everything and so comfortable. Would love to return in the future." ~
The R Family, Lighthouse Point FL
(May 6, 2010)
"Beautiful little house in a fabulous location. Wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely be back! Thank you for making everything so easy and convenient Cottage Sonoma." ~
Libby and John, Redding CA ~ Larry and Susan, Iowa
(May 2, 2010)
"We had a wonderful stay at the Cottage! The beds were so comfortable, the location is close to everything, and "The Grizz' and "The Volcano" breakfasts at the Black Bear Cafe will live in infamy! The Girl and the Fig and Della Santinas were both amazing dinners, and the weather was spectacular. We had a lot to celebrate this weekend and felt so lucky to have such a great place to enjoy it" ~
Amber and David, Broolyn NY ~ Kelly and Luke, Richmond VA
(March 28, 2010)
"We enjoyed our stay at the Cottage and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a lovely place in Sonoma. It is a wonderful location and the amenities at the Cottage were perfect. Beautiful weather, great wine and food!!
The Cs and the Ds, Oak Brook IL and Barrington, IL
(March 15, 2010)
"Thanks for sharing your beautiful house! We had a wonderful time in Sonoma despite the rain. The open and well-equiped kitchen provided such convenience for us with a 16-month-old baby. We certainly hope to come back!
(February 24, 2010)
"What a magnificant place! Thanks so much for thinking of everything one could possibly need!
(February 15, 2010)
"Thank you for a beautiful stay in your lovely home - a great getaway for my dauthters'
(Februay 1, 2010)
We had such a great time in your fabulous vacation home! It had everything we could have ever wanted - your hot tub and kitchen are perfect! Thanks!
Garrett & Megan
(January 27, 2010)
"Wine and Food, wine and food... repeat. The house was amazing. Thank you for all of the great memories. Good luck with the back fence [Owners note: back yard redwood fence collapsed under the weight of the climbing rose bush during storm. Fence has been replaced and is now good as new.]
Robert & Whitney
(January 27, 2010)
"Wonderful choice for a small family Christmas for parents from NC and daughter from SF. You exceeded our expectations on every count. Thank you and Happy New Year.
Sally, Jack & Elizabeth
(December 27, 2010)
Our 53 year wedding anniversary, which we celebrate every day, but this time Hess Winery and the Girl and The Fig were included in our memories. The house is clean and cozy as is well written here, we did not manage to enjoy any aspect of the garden because of the rainy weather (don't know why only Scotland has this reputation!) One complaint we have was the nearly endless noise of traffic, between one and four AM being the only quiet time. Well, that's what happens when fields, woods and hills are our usual ambiance (but only 32 miles from Edinburgh). We wish peace an joy to every visitor.
Maggie and Jim, East Linton Scotland
(December 19, 2009)
"We loved Sonoma - especially our afternoon wine tour with Debbie @ Burdick Vineyard Tours (burdicktours.com). No need to worry about driving just tasting!
Teresa and Joe, Amelia Island, Florida
(November 11, 2009)
"Our stay at Sonoma was perfect, thank-you very much! The location was great in relation to the plaza and driving north and south of Sonoma. The cottage itself is exceptional, fully equipped, exceptionally clean and nicely decorated/ furnished. The cottage was so great it was hard to leave! We will definitely recommend it to any friends planning on visiting the area and would most definitely return on our next visit to the area. Sincerely, I can't think of anything that was missing or unclear during our visit, instructions were comprehensive without being intrusive." ~ Sharon (11/8/2009 via email)
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at Cottage Sonoma, which exceeded our expectations - perfect location and so well equipped. Our first trip to Sonoma and we will definitely be back! Thanks for a perfect stay. P.S. We highly recommend the Red Grape for Pizza and the Sebastiani Pinot Noir!" ~ The Hintons, London UK (November 7, 2009)
"Another wonderful stay at Cottage Sonoma. We had one couple from work with us the first weekend, our son and daughter in law the second weekend and then had the cottage all to ourselves for a week. The experience is so different from staying at a hotel that I cannot imagine spending more than 3 nights in one in wine country. And you can spend those 3 nights here instead. We may opt for the 2nd floor on Napa Street [Auberge Sonoma] next year but I know I will miss the kitchen and figs here." ~ Maureen & Ron (October 25, 2009)
"Love the Cottage Sonoma - walked to delicious dinner every night and jacuzzi'ed the nights away - Came with our Newlywed Buddies, Congratulations Gage and Ghazal!!" ~ Kevin and Rosie, Philadelphia PA (September 30, 2009)
"Much more than we expected - Made for a perfect start our honeymoon." ~ Gabe and Ghazal, Concord CA
"Cottage Sonoma Rocks!" ~ Jeff and Tracy, Bloomfield NJ (September 28, 2009)
"The cottage is awesome! Great location, extremely well appointed and clean!!! We had a wonderful stay and would surely come back. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family." ~ Rick & Debbie ~ Boo & Dar, Tampla FL (September 23, 2009)
"Every need anticipated." ~ Lynn and Peter, So. Lake Tahoe CA ~ Angela and Allen, Boston MA (September 16, 2009)
"This was our first trip to Sonoma. We really enjoyed staying at the Cottage. We loved being so close to town. We really enjoyed
the outside patio. Our son loved watching the movies. We enjoyed our nightly "hot tubs" under the stars!" ~ The H's, Farmington, CT (September 4, 2009)
"Thank you - Beautiful Place!" ~ The Mills, Redondo Beach CA (August 28, 2009)
"We loved Cottage Sonoma! Location was perfect and the house was well equipped with everything we needed. A great home away from home. We plan to return same time next year." ~ Gill & Brett, Dallas TX ~ Matthew, LA (August 16, 2009)
"We had a super family holiday with plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen is very well equipped and the dining areas allow for true indoor/outdoor living. The proximity to Sonoma Plaza is a huge bonus and we enjoyed our dinner at "The Girl and Fig". We enjoyed our day trips to Napa Valley and San Francisco which were both easy drives. We will recommend Cottage Sonoma to our friends in Oregon." ~ The Smith Family, London UK, now living in Lake Oswego, OR (August 6,2009)
"This was our second stay at Cottage Sonoma and it was just as we remembered it to be - charming, relaxing & peaceful! We've had a great week - wine tasting - going to the Farmer's Market on Tuesday night and of course relaxing in the hot tub each night under a beautiful star lit sky! We hope to return to Cottage Sonoma for a 3rd visit and of course will recommend it to any of our friends that are considering a trip to this area. Thanks for everything!" ~ Janet & Jeff, Bel Air MD (July 31, 2009)
"We had a wonderful time in Sonoma and really enjoyed the cottage. Thanks for sharing." ~ Kate & Steve, Seattle WA (July 23, 2009)
"We had a great time celebrating a couple of birthdays. Thanks for sharing this great spot with us." ~ "The W's, Orinda CA (July 23, 2009)
"This cottage is such a sunny, happy place in a great location... we appreciated being able to entertain our family in a house that was just like our home. So thank you. The decor is lovely and a well equipped kitchen too. We will definately stay here again." ~
Nancy, Zach, & Zara, Toada, British Virgin Islands (July 13, 2009)
"Wonderful location to everything. Perfect cozy home, well stocked! Did a lot in Napa, Sonoma & San Fran, but will need to come back to do more! Great cooking at the house with hervs from up the street & wine on the deck. Great times with good friends!" ~
The S’s and D’s, Elkin NC (July 4, 2009)
"We had such a wonderful time! We went to Jack London State Park, CIA Cooking school for a class, Bogeda Bay and of course we went to many wineries. It was always nice to come back to this cozy, comfortable house. We hope to come again!" ~
The F’s, Marblehead OH (June 27, 2009)
"Parting is such sweet sorrow! We had a great time… loved the location. Spent over first evening on the square at the [Farmers] Market. Never thought I’d go to Sonoma to eat corn dogs. Great equipped kitchen and pretty yard. Have no complaints… can’t wait to return." ~
Jim, Judy, Charlie, and Linda, Cincinnati OH (June 18, 2009)
"We had an amazing stay at your wonderful cottage. Everything was just perfect from the flower filled backyard to the super comfy beds. It truly was a home away from home! We will be back!" ~ Michelle & Ovi, Winter Park, FL – Nicole & Chuck, Higganuw, CT (June 16, 2009)
"Loved Sonoma! Had a great time, good food, lovely friendly people – and a lovely cottage. Very relaxing. The cottage was great. Thank you very much, out stay was wonderful. My 80th Birthday was out of this world." ~Jeffrey, Debbie, and Lucille, St. Louis MO (June 6, 2009)
"Another memorable stay at your wonderful Cottage Sonoma!! We feel so fortunate to have found you on VRBO three years ago. It was my first experience with VRBO and definitely the best! So glad my Mom and I got another chance to enjoy your lovely home (she is 95 now! ) and this year my daughter joined us too. My thanks to you from three generations! Looking forward to next year already." ~ Susan, Coronado CA, (June 3, 2009)
"Wonderful stay! Our first experience with a VRBO and if all are like this – we will be hooked. Your cottage is so cozy & warm and very well equipped. Saw a fox in the back yard – so wild life hunt was a surprise addition. Your location was perfect. We ate at Girl & the Fig – licked our plates! This has been a very enjoyable experience! Would definitely use again and will tell our friends! PS Beds were so comfy!!" ~ Jim & Nancy, Springfield IL, Mary Lou & Jerry, Springfield IL (May 14, 2009)
"Great place! Great location... well equipped kitchen (that we used every night!) Lovely deck and yard - beds were very, very comfy.... just like home away from home. P.S. Can't say enough about a great and convenient location like this." ~ Bill & Marie, Pittsburgh PA, Bob & Val, Windsor CO (May 7, 2009)
"Wonderful stay - cozy and the hot tub... just what the doctor ordered! Can't tell you how much we appreciated this kitchen! Fabulous! We enjoyed [?] dining and "hangin" out on the deck - keep up the good work. We will definitely recommend you to our friends. :-). " ~ Karen and Craig, Berekely CA, Joan and Steve, Princeton NJ (May 5, 2009)
"Thank you for letting us use your fabulous home! Very relaxing in a perfect location! Loved the convenience of Sonoma & Napa and will certainliy recommend your home to everyone!" ~ Lori & Tom, Newton MA (May 2, 2009)
"Such a wonderful place to stay in Sonoma! Cooking dinners in, walking everywhere and drinking wine - what could be better? Thank you for helping us all celebrate our five year anniversary so wonderfully!" ~ Meg & Geordan, Jessica & Ross, Greenville SC (April 29, 2009)
"What a great 40th birthday weekend! The cottage was a perfect place to catch up with dear friends, drink fabulous wine & enjoy all that Sonoma has to offer!" ~ Ingrid, Wichita KS, Jen, Julie, Susie, Kansas City MO , Rima, Minneapolis MN, Kelly, Rogers AR (April 25, 2009)
"Lovely visit - enjoyed visiting the wine country and staying in your lovely cottage. Thanks for the fond memories." ~ The C’s & K’s Bend OR & Seattle WA (April 19, 2009)
"We had a fabulous time at your Sonoma cottage! We spent our time walking thru all the shops on the square and of course the beautiful wineries in the area. We will be looking forward to our next visit! Thanks." ~ Matt & Jan, Irvine CA Tag & Lisa, Maulana OR (April 11, 2009)
"Thanks for a wonderful stay! It's a great location and made our evenings in town so easy and relaxing. The hot tub as also a great treat. Thanks again." ~ Chris, Diane, Kevin, & Rachel (April 5, 2009)
"The cottage was a wonderful experience. It's hard to say which was best the great location, the bright cheery atmosphere, or the convenience of such a well equipped kitchen! Thank you for helping four friends share a lovely vacation. :-)" ~ Megan, Jenn, Meredith, Niki (April 2, 2009)
"We could not have hoped for a better cottage! The house was well stocked. We loved the back porch, hot tub, and morning jog. We hope to visit Sonoma again soon." ~ The R’s & F’s, Sharpsburg GA (March 30, 2009)
"We enjoyed our time in Wine Country & also enjoyed staying in your lovely cottage!" ~ Jan, Tom, Kathy, & Hugh (March 25, 2009)
"This was a fantastic venue for our vacation. Thank you for creating a beautiful place for us to enjoy. Hopefully we will return next year." ~ The G’s (March 15, 2009)
"This cottage is wonderful. Our children live in St. Helena so this is a perfect spot to be near them. The cottage is so comfy - beautifully appointed & a marvelous home away from home. Since my husband family centers around Sonoma…. Great great grandfather was an original bear flagger … it holds special meaning for us. Thank you for sharing your cottage. We will return." ~ Tom & Nyla, Iowa (February 6, 2009)
"We've had a wonderfully relaxing few days here. It's been a really enjoyable experience and we're love to return sometime." ~ The J Family (January 24, 2009)
"An outstanding cottage! We've had an absolute blast and it's been sheer luxury to have so much space after a month of sharing one small hotel room with 4 girls. Thanks for providing such a clean and well equipped house. The small touches and finer details guaranteed an excellent experience in Sonoma. Cheers!" ~ Nadia, Daniela, Angel and Elena, Perth, Western Australia (January 17, 2009)
"What a wonderful cottage! We had a great stay and the location was perfect. We will definitely recommend you to all our friends in search of true wine country experience." ~ Jean, Tampa FL (January 12, 2009)
"Thanks for a wonderful vacation. We had a great time". ~ The G's, Louisianna (December 31, 2008)
"Great spot for small family Christmas weekend - Mom & Dad from NC; son and significant other from CA. Great time had by all. Thanks." ~ Rick (December 27, 2008)
"Thank you for a great house." ~ Naomi (December 15, 2008)
"Cottage Sonoma was a five star experience! We came with high expectations based on the reviews and even those were exceeded! The kitchen was well appointed and had anything we could possibly need to make our delicious and memorable Thanksgiving dinner. We really appreciated the "black book" of menus and ideas of activities. We would highly recommend coffee and desert at EDK's. Thanks a ton for a fantastic family vacation." ~ The K's, Santa Cruz CA, & The W's, Michigan (November 30, 2008)
"Our first week was spent primarily in the surrounding area. The cottage is really in a great location with easy access to both valleys. We love being able to walk to dinner after spending the afternoon tasting the local "produce". The beds are comfortable, the patio is wonderful & the kitchen is spectacular. Even baked a cake, found the recipe in one the books - contributed a 10" spring form pan to the cottage for the next guests to use. Went to the movie theatre one Sunday night - very charming! I would highly recommend the cottage - especially for an extended stay such as ours. I am looking forward to our next stay here - hopefully next year!" ~ Maureen & Ron, Maryland (November 23, 2008)
"Thank you for the privilege of letting us stay at your beautiful home! I thas been a great experience that we shall cherish in the years to come and hope to be able to enjoy again in the future. Very nice, clean, and comfortable - What else can we say besides that we just felt at home. Thank you again! " ~ Kevin and Mercedes, & Grandma Felisa (November 17, 2008)
"Thank you, thank you, thank you! Everything perfect in your lovely cottage and more than one could ask for! Loved Sonoma and surrounding area. Weather couldn't have been better. This is a very special place and I have many fond memories forever. I will, however, have to on the wagon when i get home!!" ~ Kathy, Riverside CT (October 17, 2008)
"A fantastic experience! Cottage Sonoma is a lovely, lovely, place & I would recommend highly to everyone. Thank you!" ~ Leslie, Houston TX (October 17, 2008)
"My mother, wife, and I had a fantastic time in Sonoma and your house. What has been done to the house looks great and is very comfortable. this would be a wonderful place to live in permanently. Best of luck." ~ Leon, Kay, and Virginia (October 12, 2008)
"The home is well-appointed and located in such a great area! We enjoyed the Fall Blue Moon Festival here in town and spent several memorable days in Napa & Sonoma tasting wines. At the end of the day, the gas grill cooked dinner and we relaxed in the hot tub." ~ Julie & Jerry, Camp Hill, PA (October 4, 2008)
"An absolutely wonderful place. It made our stay even that more awesome." ~ Drew & Nadia (September 5, 2008)
"We loved your adorable home. The location was perfect! Thanks for making this a perfect vacation spot." ~ Shanna & Joe (September 4, 2008)
"This is our second visit to the Napa-Sonoma area. Cottage location & decor fabulous. Wine country & scenery stunning. We will definitely return. People all so friendly and helpful. Many thanks." ~ Norman & Jennifer, Toronto Canada (August 29, 2008)
"This is our first time in your wine country. It is truly beautiful. Your cottage is perfectly equipped and has everything you could wish for. The hot tub was fabulous - please apologize to the neighbors for the noise!!" ~ Shirley & Margaret, Cape Town, South Africa (August 29, 2008)
"Cottage Sonoma was the perfect escape we were looking for. The delightful walks to the plaza (especially for the farmer's market), the BBQs in the backyard and enjoying the starlit night from the hot tub were all so memorable. We will be back for more! P.S. The winery pass was icing on the cake and we had a lot!" ~ Chiaos & Wus, Orange County CA & Washington DC (August 27, 2008)
" Cottage Sonoma was perfect and the location exactly right. We had a wonderful time, thank you." ~ The H's, Adelaide South Australia (August 20, 2008)
"We all loved the house. It is perfect for four people and so close to the center of town. We will be back. " ~ The V's & The C's, Maryland (August 1, 2008)
"Thank you for our incredible accommodations in Sonoma. Your cottage is absolutely charming - from the heavenly beds to the luxurious hot tub. We couldn't have asked for more. We were here to run the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon and enjoyed very part of Sonoma; the great shopping and delicious meals we had at the Red Grape, The Boulangerie, Murphy’s Irish Pub and Meritage Martini Oyster Bar & Grille (what amazing fish entrees!). We spent the day aftre our race visiting beautiful wineries in Sonoma and Napa. Thank you for the complimentary wine tasting card - you truly covered every detail and your place is simply amazing. We look forward to our next visit!" ~ Beth & John, Carrie & John, Phoenix AZ (July 22, 2008)
"What a great place you have here!! We so enjoyed staying here, with all the comforts of home & more. Loved walking everywhere even after running in the 1/2 marathon. Thanks again, hoping we will get back sooner than later" ~ Carrie (July 22, 2008)
"I'm sure you hear this all the time, but once again, the cottage was perfect in every way! We had such a great time using the cottage as a base for the wedding weekend. It was simply great. We only wished we could have spent more time there. It was wonderful having the little guys with back yard in between events. The wedding at Cornerstone was lovely tho' windy. It was great coming back to the cottage as opposed to a hotel room. Your location is awesome with Whole Foods around the corner and the Square to poke around, even if we had no time this visit. Hopefully we can rent it again without the hectic activities surrounding the weekend. We love Sea Ranch but it is always fun to be around the wine valleys for a change of pace."
~ Kristin, Sea Ranch CA (July 27, 2008)
"Thank you for our incredible accommodations in Sonoma. Your cottage is absolutely charming - from the heavenly beds to the luxurious hot tub. We couldn't have asked for more. We were here to run the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half-Marathon and enjoyed every part of Sonoma: the great shopping and delicious meals we had at the Red Grape, The Boulangerie, Murphy's Irish Pub, and Meritage Martini Oyster Bar & Grille (what amazing fish entrees!) We spent the day after our race visiting beautiful wineries in Sonoma and Napa. Thank you for the complimentary wine tasting card - you truly covered every detail and your place is simply amazing. We look forward to our next visit!"
~ Beth & John and Carrie & John, Phoenix AZ (July 22, 2008)
"What a great place you have here!! We so enjoyed staying here, with all the comforts of home & more. Loved walking everywhere even after running the 1/2 marathon. Thanks again, hoping we will get back sooner than later."
~ Carrie (July 22, 2008)
"We loved our stay in Sonoma - this cottage was perfect for us (two couples - one from Boston / one from England) - It was bright, clean and equipped with everything we needed - we slept well in the comfy beds, cooked in the kitchen with every pot/pan/appliance we wanted), had hot tubs every evening, grilled on the deck, walked to Whole Foods as well as to Sonoma Square - -
- we "happened upon" the Tuesday Farmer's Market (which included fruits, veggies and live entertainment)
- we did some wineries, all of which we would recommend (Mondavi, Frogs Leap, Artesa, Schrammsberg (sparkling wines))
- we went to Calistoga Hot Springs (unpretentious motel/spa - $5 fee to use mineral pools if you get a spa treatment -- had one dinner out in Sonoma - Della Santina's - delicious food, lovely courtyard seating
Enjoy your stay in this special place."
~ Randi & Lester, Boston MA, and Julie & Mike, Bishops Stratford England (July 19, 2008)
"Thanks for a wonderful place to stay - we had a blast. Can't wait to come back again for a visit. With thanks from the Tahoe crew."
~ Kristi, Jo Lynne, Crystal & Brad (July 14, 2008)
"Our summer stay at Cottage Sonoma will have wonderful memories. My husband and I along with our son, daughter-in-law and grandson felt right at home. This is a special place with beautiful memories. Thanks for providing an ideal place to enjoy Sonoma."
~ Dick & Carolyn and Brian & Denise (July 12, 2008)
"What a wonderful place, so charming! Had a fabulous time - just too short. Hope to be back soon! Love to garden, feel like we're in a fairyland."
~ Luci & Michael, Westwood CA, and Doug & Debbie, Durango CO (June 21, 2008)
"The Cottage was absolutely lovely. We enjoyed the wineries, the great restaurants and the relaxation. Had dinner at Cafe La Haye - fabulous! Three more days would have been perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home."
~ Dave & Emma, Connecticut, and Paul & June, Costa Mesa CA (June 18, 2008)
"Enjoyed staying at Cottage Sonoma! It was everything you said it would be... and more. My daughter and I found our trip to be relaxing and fun -- everything we could have wanted within a short walk or short drive - clear skies and cool evening breezes -- perfect weather too. Your flowers were lovely and the hummingbirds busy as ever... thank you for sharing your Sonoma home with us!"
~ Donna, Kentucky, and Megan, Washington DC (June 13, 2008)
"We had a lovely long weekend at Cottage Sonoma. The home is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need... and more! We will definitely recommend this place to friends."
~ The B's & C's (June 8,2008)
"What a lovely cottage!! You've done a great job making your guests feel welcome. Even the weather was perfect!"
~ Anonymous (June 1, 2008)
"When we turned onto 2nd street, we didn't really know what to expect but Cottage Sonoma totally exceeded all of our expectations. We came out to Sonoma w/ a large group of people for a wedding and the group's consensus was we definitely found the best place to stay!!! Our only regret was we didn't plan a longer stay. We will definitely have to come back to fully enjoy all the amenities your cottage has to offer. Thank you so much for making our trip complete w/ such a wonderful place to stay! PS Bed and pillows were pure heaven!!!"
~ Laura & Te and Mandy & Matt (May 25, 2008)
"Thanks for providing such a first-rate retreat. The hot tub, the furnishings and the decor can't be beat. Looking forward to a return visit & news from friends who stay here too! Our only suggestion is that there be a variety of pillows to choose from; some firm & foam." [Owners note: "firm & foam" pillows have now been added as an alternative to the down pillows.]
~ Julie, San Antonio TX (May 21, 2008)
"Cottage Sonoma has been a lovely home-away-from-home! We survived the heat wave within its clean, crisp interior and enjoyed hiking around Jack London State Park in the morning and great dinners at El Dorado Kitchen, the Girl & the Fig and here on the patio - love the grill! Had the best salmon salad at Cafe Sunflower and wonderful coffee and breads the Basque Boulangerie. We even fit in a movie at the gorgeous theatre on the square. Cottage Sonoma is a wonderful home to return to after these full days, to relax in the hot tub, gather around the dining table and share our stories. Thank you!"
~ Susan & Andy and Dave & Laura (May 19, 2008)
"What a beautiful place! Thank you so much for all the little things you thought about for your guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in Sonoma. The weather was great and the wine was even better! We will be back and would love to stay in your beautiful home again!"
~ Kelly & Rob and Kim & David, Atlanta GA (May 9, 2008)
"Love Sonoma! Cottage Sonoma was perfect place to spend our vacation! The wine, food, atmosphere and people were great! We will be back... what a gem!"
~ Brian & April, Big Bear Lake CA (April 27, 2008)
"This is the first time at The Cottage. We had a wonderful time - it was a great visit."
~ Julie & Gary, Milano, Italy (April 30, 2008)
"We loved it here! All the comforts of home especially the bed & the pillows. The hot tub & barbeque performed magnificently... as did my husband. Having the computer was a plus. Your cottage is so warm & inviting. We'll be back for sure."
~ Diane & Gord and Elaine & Riley, British Columbia, Canada (April 17, 2008)
"Cottage Sonoma, beautiful! What a wonderful way to end our trip in Sunny California. Your home is fantastic & made us all feel so comfortable & relaxed. The Sonoma Square was visited frequently & we tried some of your recommendations. The overlook trail has spectacular views & is highly recommended, as well as the Basque bakery for fresh pastries. We truly enjoyed our stay & hope to be back. Thank you so much for the lovely accommodations!"
~ Shawn & Meredith, Columbus OH, and Pete & Joy, Philadelphia PA, (April 2, 2008)
"What a wonderful home. We were very comfortable and had everything we needed. Sonoma is a great central location for daily excursions (San Francisco, Healdsburg, St. Helena etc). The town Plaza had so many great restaurants to choose from. We recommend a trip to Culinary Arts Institute in St. Helena for dinner (and sit at the bar to watch the chefs). Another great find, Goodtime Touring, for bike rental as Doug delivers and picks up the bikes. We will surely recommend this wonderful place to family & friends."
~ Doug & Linda, Vancouver BC, Canada (March 29, 2008)
"Had a great, but way too short, weekend in your fantastic cottage! We had a wonderful dinner at Plaza Bistro Friday, but decided to cook Saturday and take advantage of the space. We loved the Charles Creek and Westwood Winery Tastings right on the plaza! This is an amazing place and we hope to be back"
~ Nicole & Walter, Scotts Valley CA, and Kathy & Ed, Salinas CA (March 23, 2008)
"What a great place! We had a wonderful time. It was our 1st time in Wine Country - we will definitely be back. Thank you!”
~ Matt & Lynnae, Ft. Doge IA, and Marie & Bok, Boise ID (March 17, 2008)
"You have a lovely cottage. It was a treat getting away for even just the weekend -- it felt like a week -- in a good way. Thank You."
~ Linda (March 9, 2008)
"Cottage Sonoma was the perfect host for a weary family of four from frigid Pennsylvania! We enjoyed terrific dinners at Della Santina, The Girl and the Fig, El Dorado and the General's Daughter. Don't miss any of them. We had great lunches at he the Swiss Hotel and the Red Grape (great pizza!). All of the wineries were terrific and we especially liked the tour at Benzinger. Hiking the Sonoma Overlook Trail on a bright, sunny morning was a treat. We had a great time in this valley and at this cottage and can't wait to return"
~ Bill, Amy, Drew, & Laura, Warren PA, Pittsburgh PA, Cleveland OH (March 3, 2008)
"We love Cottage Sonoma & can't wait to return! This was the perfect place to celebrate our 30th Birthdays and enjoy the wine country!!! The hot tub was an amazing end to each day! Thanks.”
~ Dustin & Amy, Arizona, and Mike & Kelly, Chicago IL (February 28, 2008)
"An amazing experience. What a relaxing way to finish a California vacation. The rain makes the hot tub even better. Late nights in the hot tub, late mornings lounging in bed. Life is fantastic when all you have to worry about is getting to Ramekins cooking class on time. A truly remarkable place for two fools from Vancouver, Canada.”
~ Kathleen & Sloan (February 23, 2008)
"What a great vacation! 4 girls, wine, food, shopping... It couldn't have been better. A day in San Fran, a day at the Sonoma wineries, a day in Napa - then the delight of the Sonoma Square and this great little Cottage. What a find. So clean, so wonderfully decorated, yumm! We recommend the hot tub, Swiss Hotel in the back room by the fireplace, the bakery on the opposite side of the square. Thank you! We'll be back."
~ Anna, Cindy, Sherry, & Sheri, Fountain Hills, AZ (February 18, 2008)
"Have stayed in Napa but we like Sonoma so much more. Found your cottage on VRBO and we love it here. The cottage decor is great with everything we need, plus so close to the square. Food and scenery at Auberge du Soleil, fantastic! Restaurants here in Sonoma also very good. Weather was also fantastic! Love the cottage, the town, the people. Hope to be back and will recommend the cottage to anyone coming this way."
~ Gene, Linda, & Erin ~ Oklahoma (February 12, 2008)
"This place is a gem! We have had a lovely few days in this wonderful cottage. The sun god cooperated & we enjoyed a walk up Schocken Hill with panoramic views of the Valley, Bay & SF in the distance. This place is heavenly & we hope to return. Thanks again."
~ Sue & David (February 5, 2008)
"What an amazing two days we had at your adorable cottage in Sonoma. We arrived and opened the door to the most perfectly decorated house - and for people that love to cook in the kitchen, you had everything a chef could want when away from home. Of course we brought spices and olive oils, but when we opened the cabinets, they were all there. What a treat! The weather turned on us the second day, but we did get to use the hot tub the first night, which was wonderful. And thank you for having robes and spa shoes - we had not thought of bringing these! We have been to Sonoma a few times, but this was by far one of the best trips we had. We look forward to visiting again this summer - maybe for a week!”
~ Kelly, Pebble Beach, CA (January 22, 2008 - sent by email)
"Happy New Year! What fun we had at your wonderful cottage. We enjoyed every part of it, to the kitchen/grill, hot hub, cozy beds, everything. Thanks, we hope to be back soon."
~ Stephanie & Matt , Woodbury NJ (January 1, 2008)
"We discovered your cottage thru the internet looking for some elbow room for our family while visiting Sonoma and this place was perfect! Fabulous location to the square with all the amenities we needed. Although the weather is not cooperating this morning (rain) we will definitely consider staying here again. Happy 2008!"
~ The Smith Family, Seattle WA (December 28, 2007)
"Our first time here and it was just what we needed. The hike to the summit of Bald Mountain was great but unfortunately it was completely fogged in, so no view! Hopefully next time. Thanks!"
~ John & Panda (December 20, 2007)
"Our first trip to Sonoma and we enjoyed your very well equipped house, especially the kitchen. My husband thinks that we have used the kitchen more than anyone else has. Your suggestion about where to go on walks, drives, etc is very helpful and it was our guide every day. Thanks for everything. I will recommend your little cottage to everyone in Slow Food Miami. We will be back this way in August."
~ Donna & Calvin, Miami FL (December 14, 2007)
"Our third stay here but a short one. It was about 37 degrees walking home from the Girl & The Fig at 11:00 last night. Brrr!! Of course, Cottage Sonoma was warm and the beds cozy and comfortable. Bright, sunny, blue skies to welcome us this morning. Off to eat turkey!"
~ Chris & Andy, Redwood City CA (November 22, 2007)
"This cottage is absolutely too much fun! Cute, fabulously stocked for cooking in, the decor is beautiful. Sonoma was fun & we enjoyed the local restaurants & people!"
~ Woody, Cathy, Wendy, & Jeremy (November 21, 2007)
"Charming! Equipped so well - except our friends wanted shelves or drawers in their bedroom. Loved that your kitchen was so well stocked, even though we only made one breakfast. Such a warm, inviting, clean home."
~ Judy & Larry, San Francisco, and Diana & Mark, Atlanta, (November 11, 2007)
"Ours was also a great vacation with great friends. The cottage was super comfortable and beautiful (your decorator did a fantastic job!). We had amazing weather, food and wines. Not enough time to do everything - like enjoy the hot tub, use the BBQ grill, etc. We did not know what to expect of the cottage so we were nicely surprised! This was a great find! We decided that we're making an annual trip to the Cottage! We loved Sonoma. PS Comfy Beds! PPS Go to the Sunflower Cafe. Great coffees & breakfast (walking distance in Sonoma Plaza)!”
~ Robert & Gloria and Paul & Lucia, So. California (November 6, 2007)
"We're thinking we need to stay at least another week (or so!)!! What a great vacation with our best friends. We enjoyed ourselves completely - good food, great wines, great scenery - we got a great taste of Northern California and we'll be back for more. PS Our favorite wineries: Hanna, Frank Family, August Briggs.”
~ Lynn & Dan, Chicago IL, and Pam & Roger, Waupaca WI (November 2, 2007)
"Sunny days, fine wine, splendid food and the perfect cottage to come back to. We enjoyed every moment.”
~ Anne & Don, Bethesda MD, and Mary & Ron, Denton TX (October 25, 2007)
"The Cottage was great. Everything we needed to make our stay comfortable was at our fingertips. Great location for walks to shops and restaurants. The "Girl and the Fig" was great. "Grazie tante per facci statie qui".
~ Irene & Jay, Wilmington DE, and Maria, Pennsville NJ (October 9, 2007)
"Wonderful cottage with everything we could ask for plus more. Sonoma County was a great place to relax, wine taste, & golf. Our advise to wine tasters is to taste & buy at Safeway. Thanks so much.”
~ Elaine & Bob, Saint John, NB, and Brigitte & Paul, Whitehorse, Yukon (October 21, 2007)
"We can't believe our stay is at an end! Lovely cottage, lovely wine, lovely visit.”
~ Mary Lou & Mary Ann, Ohio (September 29, 2007)
"If we were from California, this would sure feel like home! Very comfortable, inviting & nice. Sonoma weather has been excellent and the has been great to visit.”
~ Pam & Paul, Annapolis MD (September 26, 2007)
"The cottage is beautiful and the location is perfect! We've had a wonderful time in Sonoma - can't wait to visit again.”
~ Lori & Pete, Damascus MD (September 26, 2007)
"We had a wonderful time and hope to come back. The Cottage was great."
~ Carol & Toby, Rye NH, and Diane & Jerry, Lake Odessa MI (September 17, 2007)
"Thank you for a wonderful and very comfortable cottage, we just loved it! It's nice to have such a ‘homey’ place to stay."
~ Susan & Jesse, George & Dana, Richmond VT (September 12, 2007)
"What a wonderful place! We had a great time... looking forward to coming back. Enjoyed everything!"
~ Don, Megan, & Dawson, Nevada City CA (September 9, 2007)
"Loved everything about this house - the location, the kitchen, the hot tub! Everything. We look forward to visiting Sonoma and this place again. Thanks for such a great experience"."
~ Jeremy & Nicole ~ Nashville, TN, Mike & Jill ~ Cincinnati, OH (September 5, 2007)
"What a great place! We were delighted by the beautiful home we were able to stay in - the bright, airy feel & the lovely colors & decor. We loved grilling, cooking after fun days sipping wine. We definitely prefer the pace of Sonoma to Napa! The accessibility of this place to the Plaza, restaurants, etc. was great. And the gorgeous full moon lunar eclipse while here! We'll definitely return! Byron was so easy to work with. Thanks.”
~ Beth, Shreveport LA, and Virginie & Jeremi, Houston TX (August 30, 2007)
"We loved the Cottage Sonoma. It was perfect. We were here for the wedding of our son (or brother or uncle). It was a great trip and the accommodations were a big part. Thank you.
~ Fritz, Becky, Dave, & Heidi (August 20, 2007)
“Thanks so much for the perfect setting to enjoy some California relaxation. We enjoyed 3 wonderful days in wine country & relaxing evenings in the hot tub! Girl and the Fig was great, and Taste of the Himalayas was an unexpected favorite dining spot. Looking forward to the next trip! (Book a Schramsberg Cave tour – well worth the $25).”
~ Amy & Steven, Medina OH, and Shauna & David, Louisville KY (August 10, 2007)
"This has been an incredibly fine experience. Sonoma is wonderfully charming & relatively unspoiled. We hope it stays that way. The “cottage” is so well done in all respects. You have great sensitivity in all that you have provided. Such a neat place! "
~ Alan & Marilyn, Naples FL (August 6, 2007)
"Cottage Sonoma has been perfect!! I wanted a peaceful spot to bring my 93 year old mother. This was so much more than I expected and we both loved every minute. We don’t get a lot of time to spend together by ourselves and this gave us that opportunity. Everything about this lovely “home” was just delightful – our ideal setting for our getaway. There is a lot of family history that includes the very earliest days of the wine country so that made our visit here even more meaningful. I’m so glad I found Cottage Sonoma. Thank you, Byron, for creating such a wonderful retreat. I can’t wait to bring my husband here."
~ Susan, Coronado,CA (July 31, 2007)
"This was our first time to Sonoma & the cottage and it won’t be our last. Thanks so much for giving us a beautiful & relaxing place to stay. The house, the garden, the hot tub and Sonoma were all great. Until next time when we return for the next vintage."
~ Rich & Dawn, Bel Air MD (July 27, 2007)
"What a charming cottage! We have had a fabulous time here at Cottage Sonoma. The cottage is so peaceful – we’ll definitely be back!"
~ Janet & Jeff, Bel Air MD (July 27, 2007)
"We arrived in Sonoma after spending a wonderful weekend in Yountville – didn’t think anything could match that – but – our days at Cottage Sonoma were absolutely blissful. Thank you Byron for providing a perfect environment for rest and relaxation. We shopped for fresh fruit & veggies Thursday at the Farmer’s Market – loved Copia in Napa, Buena Vista, & Gundlach Bundschu here in Sonoma. We cooked fabulous meals in your kitchen – with outstanding provisions from Sonoma Market. Couldn’t be in Sonoma without dinner with the ? and The Girl and the Fig… and fresh croissants from the Basque Bakery each morning. We leave with great “energy” and thank you for a great week."
~Barb & Frank and Ruth & Dan (July 20, 2007)
"We came for my brother’s wedding at Cornerston Gardens and feel lucky to have discovered Cottage Sonoma – such a beautifully kept house. Our kids loved our bike rides down the bike path, walks to the park, and trips to the stores. A perfect location! A perfect vacation! Thank you! PS We appreciate that your house included a pak-n-play and kid’s chair."
~Peter, Henry, George, Katie (July 16, 2007)
"Byron, we had a great time, and the house was perfect with the kids – especially the big back yard!"
~Diana & Bart (July 8, 2007)
"A great weekend at the cottage - just wish we could have stayed longer! The garden & house are beautiful."
~ London, UK (June 30, 2007)
“This is our 3rd stay at Cottage Sonoma and was equally as delightful as the other 2! I am sure we will be back again. "
~ Karen, Mike, & Ellen, Staffordshire, UK (June 24, 2007)
"We all enjoyed the comforts of this delightful cottage. It provided a perfect stop-over for our drive through the surrounding wine country. Would love to stay longer& will certainly recommend it to others."
~ Jenny & John, Tasmania Australia, and James, Kate & Georgia, Sydney Australia (June 21, 2007)
"The [family] certainly enjoyed this perfect little cottage - finely situated in the center of Sonoma - it really is a gem & well designed to provide a peaceful, serene setting for our retreat following niece Katrinna's graduation from UC Davis. We'll be back. "
~ Peter, Carol, & Katrina (June 18, 2007)
"Stayed here from 6-1 to 6-5 and wish we would have booked a longer stay. The cottage is perfect: from its location to Sonoma and wine country to the quality and comfort of the home itself, our vacation here could not have been better. We are truly sad to have to leave so soon. Book at least a week!! Loved “The Girl & the Fig”, also the drive through the mountains via Trinity Rd near Glen Ellen (it's a beautiful drive and takes you to the middle of Napa Valley at Robert Mondavi). Thank you very much, we will be back. P.S. Love the Beds! "
~ Gordie & Marilyn, Jim & Krissy, Brighton MI (June 5, 2007)
"What a perfect week! The house is perfect and was so relaxing, convenient and peaceful for our first family vacation. We did it all this week from wine tasting, Jazz Festival, ate at great restaurants (General Daughter and Girl & the Fig favorites as well as Oakville Grocery). The kids loved the yard and going to the park. We will come again!"
~ Jennifer & Jeremy and Jackson & Madeleine, Modesto CA (June 1, 2007)
"5 Stars for Cottage Sonoma. Our 4 day stay has been delightful - from the Jasmine scents while sipping local wines on the deck to watching the stars from the hot tub at night. Class, charm, comfort & convenience - doesn't get much better than that!"
~ Reenie & Johnny and Dottie & Dave, Huntington MD (May 24, 2007)
"As we were planning our 11th annual girl's weekend, how fortunate we were to find Cottage Sonoma online. The pictures told only part of the story - once we arrived, we were surprised to find a home awaiting us! Your cottage had everything we wanted and more - charm, warmth, etc. We hope to back again someday!"
~ Marcia, Saratoga CA, Melody, Truckee CA, Brenda, Galt CA, Erin, Carlsbad, CA (May 20, 2007)
"This is our second visit to Cottage Sonoma and it has been equally as fantastic as the first. As a vacation rental, it is hard to beat - the quality and attention to detail are a delight and very refreshing. We have stayed in many vacation rentals around the world, but few are consistently this good! Thank you for a great stay."
~ Karen, Mike, Ellen, & Granddad Roy, Santa Cruz CA (May 12, 2007)
"We've decided that Sonoma is our utopia…and this our dream house in that utopia. I think we are making tentative plans to move out here, so we may be neighbors in the not too distant future. The cottage's accommodations were amazing & the landscaping breathtakingly beautiful. We were particularly drawn to the hot tub, which we spent a few hours a night in. The cottage's location was perfect as well. We walked into the square often & recommend The Girl & The Fig for dinner - awesome. And the short drive to the many wineries made our stay complete. We will be back again soon - thank you!"
~ Bobby & Cheryl, Bowie MD, and Tommy & Laura Meese, Boston MA (May 10, 2007)
"Second time around for us too and we hope
to back again & again. Our top five are as follows: If you're up
for a drive: 1. Iron Horse (Sebastopol)
2. Bella (Dry Creek Valley)
3. Joseph Phelps (Napa)
4. Picnic at Hop Kiln (for the experience not necessarily for the wine)
5. Food pairing at J
1. Tour of Kunde Caves
2. Lunch at Eldorado Kitchen
3. Cheese at Vella
4. Fiorini pastries & coffee
5. Sonoma wine Shop - Tom says “Especially cool”
And of course the wonderful Cottage Sonoma! Love dinner on the deck."
~Tom & GG and Marshall & Christina, Denver CO ( April 28, 2007 )
"The place looks so much more than it does from the street. How nice of you to let us use your home for these two days. We didn't even want to go out to dinner - your lovely kitchen invited us to stay here all of the comforts of home and more!!"
~ Marge & Pete, Naples FL (April 18, 2007 )
"Happy Easter! This is our second visit to Cottage Sonoma and just as delightful as the first!! We love this place and hope to return. We spent the day at the wineries and the redwoods. Absolutely beautiful! We visited downtown Sonoma and returned to one of our favorite places - Martini & Oyster Bar. We are here w/ our wonderful friends & we have all had a great time".
~ The P's (April 8, 2007)
"This is our second stay here at Cottage Sonoma... and just as delightful as our first! My husband, myself, and 3 year old daughter just adore this place and hope to be back soon! The hot tub (or "little swimming pool" according to our daughter) is the perfect ending to a day of wine tasting! ** The Farmer's Market has started... bring your blanket & GO! Thursdays 5pm! Wonderful!! P.S. Don't Miss 1) Homemade Gnocchi at Della Santina's, 2) Cheeses from the Cheesemaker's Daughter, 3) Brunch at The Girl & the Fig, 4) Charles Creek's Cabs & Chardonnay, 5) Great wine tour at Frog's Leap (Rutherford)".
~ The S's, Nevada (March 28, 2007)
"Great place to stay! We hope to be back real soon!"
~ Todd & Luci and Kylie & Carolyn, Honolulu HI (March 21, 2007)
"We had such a delightful time here at your beautiful cottage. It was perfect for us and made a good vacation even better. We hope we can come again."
~ Ken & Jane, Cedar Hill TX, and Rob & June, Collierville TN (March 14, 2007)
"What a wonderful place to stay. All the comforts of home - heck, even more comforts than at home :-) Thank you for all the restaurant suggestions and binder full of recreational ideas. We had a great girl’s weekend!"
~ Julie, San Ramon CA, Judy, Salt Lake City UT, Karin, San Carlos CA, Sarah, Pasadena CA (March 11, 2007)
"We had a wonderful time in Sonoma/Napa. It was a beautiful week ~ weather was perfect (not our 30 degrees in Chicago!). Great food (The General's Daughter is EXCELLENT!). Great wine ~ not enough time. This is a beautiful part of the state. The cottage was more than we expected ~ everything is top-notch! Lovely decorating. "
~ Jim & Gwen, Western Springs IL, and Keith & Katy, Flossmor IL (March 3, 2007)
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sonoma! We needed to just "drop-off the radar" and this was just perfect. The gourmet kitchen, the beautiful decorations, etc made us feel coddled and catered to... As sports fans we watched the Super Bowl and Gonzaga and Washington State basketball... so are we're looking forward to March Madness with great hope. Thanks for everything"
~ Walter, Barbara, & John, Spokane WA (March 2, 2007)
"Happy New Year! OK.... here's the truth. This home is Worth Every Penny! What a joy to be here in this thoughtfully decorated home!!! There has not been one disappointment - thank you for allowing us to be here. Its been a beautiful vacation - complete with 2 great days in San Fran and not enough days in Napa & Sonoma! You have thought of everything! We are sad to leave & promise to return. Again - thanks for your beautiful taste in decorating and beds are superb! "
~ Cathy, Derek & Jodi (January 1, 2007)
"Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful time we spent n the cottage. The location is fantastic and we loved the kitchen/dining area and the hot tub! We have stayed in a few vacation rentals since arriving from the UK and have previously been disappointed as the interiors have been very tired and worn and filled with outdated furniture. It was a pleasure to stay somewhere that was beautifully decorated and furnished. We hope to stay again soon."
~ Karen & Mike (December 29, 2006, sent via email)
" We have been so pleasantly surprised by the spacious modern interior - a true home-from-home for four of us from NC and MN. Great "urban" location too. Thanks."
~ Steve & Karen, Danny & Dana ~ (December 23, 2006)
"Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Exceptional in every way - a great weekend in a great cottage."
~ Greg, Palo Alto CA (December 4, 2006)
“We totally enjoyed the sunny, clean decor of the cottage! We visited Sonoma wineries on Saturday and despite rain on Sunday we still had a great time - going through all the shops on the square. Hopefully we'll be back soon."
~ Andrea & Matt, New York NY, and Edna, San Francisco CA (November 26, 2007)
"Thank you so very much for making this wonderful place available to us. We will recommend this to friends coming to Sonoma."
~ Judy & Jim, Hudson WI, and Mike & Simon, Washington DC (November 14, 2006)
"Great home, great wines, great fun! We thoroughly enjoyed Sonoma Cottage and all it had to offer. We will certainly be returning. Thank you!"
~ Stan & Leigh Ann, McAlister OK (November 10, 2006)
"This is our third annual girls weekend (1st in NYC, 2nd in Vail) and this house was absolutely perfect. We traveled through wine country for two days and came home to this house and relaxed at night. We cooked a fabulous dinner the first night and the kitchen had everything we needed for a perfect meal. We had some great wine tastings but our tour and tasting at Schramsberg was the best! We also had an incredible dinner at Angels in Napa. We would love to come back again soon!"
~ Colette, New York NY, Susan, San Francisco CA, Maribeth, Raleigh NC, Courtney, Denver CO (November 5, 2006)
"I thoroughly enjoyed our two nights in Sonoma. The cottage was perfect in every way. I took my husband to The General's Daughter for his birthday and the food was outstanding. We heard mixed reviews before we went; however, we found the food and the service to be perfect. It was a very enjoyable short vacation."
~ Cathy (October 28, 2006, sent via email)
"What a pleasure to arrive from Minneapolis to warmer weather and cozy, clean, beautiful accommodations"
~ K (October 25, 2005)
"Our stay was wonderful and one of our all time favorite trips. The pictures on your website do not do your cottage justice, what a wonderful place. Thanks for opening up your cottage to us. "
~ Dave (October 24, 2006, sent via email)
"We, too, shared the cottage with two dear friends and had a wonderful, very memorable time! We thoroughly enjoyed the cottage -- beautiful and homey and in a perfect location! During our three-day stay, we visited 17 wineries and fell in love with Sonoma/Napa. We hope to visit again soon!!
~ Sheri & Dave and Cindy & Ray, Delaware (October 22, 2006)
"We shared the cottage with 2 friends and had a great time! We had such fun here and created many more memories than could have been possible at a hotel. This cottage felt like home, it was in a great location and we loved the hot tub for the cold nights."
~ Lianne & Michael, Toronto Canada, and Josh & Katherine, Monterey CA (October 16, 2006)
"This place is amazing - and the most comfortable place I've stayed on vacation. The countless details make this cottage enjoyable, relaxing & perfect for sharing w/ friends or family. We were married on Oct 5th @ Landmark Vineyard in Kenwood - amazingly beautiful atmosphere! We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon stay & will recommend this to friends & plan on returning for anniversaries."
~ Shane & Laura and Dave & Julie, Suffield OH (October 11, 2006)
"We had a terrific time - good friends, good fun & way too much wine. The cottage is wonderful - can't wait to come back! P.S. Peju (in Napa) had the best wines! Hop Kiln - for the best picnic. "
~ Tori & Charlie and Marianne & Bob, New Jersey (August 27, 2006)
"Fabulous location! We thoroughly enjoyed life around the "Plaza" and exploring the Sonoma & Napa Valley - loved "Girl & the Fig" and "Bouchon" in Yountville. The Cottage is a jewel - Hope to be back next year. "
~ Anny (August 24, 2006)
"We traveled here with our best friends, to celebrate our 25th. Wonderful house. So comfortable and beautiful. We had a fantastic time in the Sonoma & Napa Valley area. Great food, wine and scenery. Thank you!"
~ Jean & Tim (August 6, 2006)
"Cottage was absolutely enjoyable to spend a few days. It is filled with extras including tea, coffee, seasonings and cereal so you don't need to go to the store. Everything else you need is within walking distance including the quaint downtown area. Vineyards are around every corner. We especially enjoyed Benzinger where we were able to walk around a [?]. Our trip would not have been as relaxing if we stayed anywhere else. P.S. If you are not from California, the local video rental store will not let you take out movies. You need to go to Blockbuster a couple blocks away."
~ Becky, Linda & Pat, Connecticut (August 4, 2006)
"Really enjoyable days - wish we could have had a few more days - We enjoyed "tapas" at Maya - yum! The Sonoma Market provided great food for dining in. We had great weather - and a great time - Thanks for all - Hope we can do it again. "
~ Jean, Merrie, Carol, & Claire, Wyoming (July 28, 2006)
"Too many vineyards and too little time! This is a great place. Very comfortable house with very nice amenities! Great location. We walked to the square several times and took part in the Farmers Market evening with a nice bottle of wine and food purchased at the Market. We all had a great time and really enjoyed sitting on the deck, grilling out on the BBQ and lounging in the hot tub. "
~ Ron & Corinne and Jackie & Jim, Houston TX, Glenwood Springs CO (July 17, 2006)
"A lovely house and so well thought out with all the essentials for a vacation! Enjoyed the walking, the eating, the wine tasting (too many choices and too little time!), and relaxing on patio and in the hot tub. Watched the moon and stars, listening to night sounds, and smelling the jasmine. Life is good! Thank you for opening your cottage to us and providing a wonderful home away from home. We hope to be back soon.
~ Meredith & David, Minneapolis MN (June 6, 2006)
"We had a super fun time! The cottage was perfect for our needs. The location couldn’t have been better! We love the bike path & shopping at the Sonoma Market every a.m. for fresh bakery goodies & herbal teas. The farmer’s market, in the plaza, was a great fun for fruits & delicious breads. See you next time! PS – The Girl and the Fig is highly recommended for dinner! Enjoy!"
~ Toby & Buddy, Scottsdale AZ (June 3, 2006)
"An amazing vacation home! The booklet of suggestions was a great help. We couldn’t have asked for or imagined a more perfect place to stay in this beautiful country. A delightful birthday vacation for our wine loving mother. Thank you for sharing your beautiful abode!"
~ Paul, Tamesha, Abby, & Lindsey, Lufkin TX (May 21, 2006)
"We arrived Sunday and spent the week here while our house is being painted. Our weekend here in October was perfect and we weren’t disappointed this second trip. The weather was quite hot Sunday but cooled to perfect 70s with bluest skies. We tasted wine, ate at some good restaurants, explored Jack London SP, did some shopping and generally relaxed. Cottage Sonoma is a treasure in the beautiful wine country! Many thanks."
~Chris & Andy, Redwood City CA (May 19, 2006)
"We had an absolutely wonderful time in wine country – beginning and ending with the wonderful Cottage Sonoma. We felt very pampered by all of the thoughtful touches (from bathrobes for the hot tub to the tea lights on the patio) and the kitchen was perfect for our two Chefs. We hope to be back again & again. Thank you. PS Smells of springtime were especially memorable for us"
~Marshall & Christine, GG & Tom, Denver CO (May 14, 2006)
"My two wonderful daughters surprised me for my 60th birthday with this trip! And this cottage has been so delightful & so perfect for the three of us to relax & enjoy this beautiful part of the country. The house is probably the most fun place I’ve stayed when on vacation & I’ll be bringing my husband next time! It was fun in spite of the rain! Thanks”
~ Jeannie, Julie & Amy, Austin MN, Willmar MN, Breckenridge CO (April 12, 2006)
"We really enjoyed our stay. A perfect cottage and a perfect location. We came to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary a year late. Last year we (Brad & Noreen) had a son get married in Scotland so we all went to Scotland. Also a great trip for us. We went to Jordan winery and also J as they are very distant cousins. Need reservations for Jordan tour, but would say it’s worth it. About 1 hour away. Rest of the time we walked to everything, so that was great. What a trip. Again, thanks"
~ Brad & Noreen, Seneca SC, and Betty & Lloyd, Addison ME (April 8, 2006)
"We’re back again… exactly 2 years later.
This place is fabulous. We’d like to guy this cottage and live here forever! Directions for a Wonderful Time:
1. Shop at the Sonoma Market!
2. Take a run or walk on the greenbelt
3. Wine taste up Hwy 12, stopping at VJB Vineyards in Kenwood to purchase Maria’s homemade pasta sauces & real pasta from Italy (you’ll be hooked!)
4. Explore these restaurant options:
i. Saddles @ McArthur Place Hotel
ii. Café La Haye
iii. Sonoma Cheese Factory’s BBQ tritip sandwich
iv. Sushi restaurant in same parking lot as market
i. Bistro Jeanty’s Tomato Soup in Puff Pastry
ii. Bouchon – mussels & fries mmm!
i. Bistro Don Giovanni’s
5. Sit on the front stoop each evening before dinner with a glass of wine
6. Take a hot tub every night before bed... Wake up & Repeat"
~ Tory & Michael, McCall ID (April 4, 2006)
"Despite a week of grey skies and rain, we were out everyday beating an enjoyable path through many memorable experiences. Barrel tasting at August Briggs in Calistoga, the guided tractor tour at Benzinger, discovering Chateau Potelle high atop the mountains, dinner at Maya and their amazing pulled pork! Coming home each day to the bright yellow environs of Cottage Sonoma provided the sun and warmth that Mother Nature withheld! Thank you Thank you!"
~Meg & Chris, Norwalk CT (March 31, 2006)
"I could have stayed in bed all day – beats any Heavenly Bed (at the Westins) I’ve ever slept in. Thanks for the enjoyable weekend."
~M & R (March 26, 2006)
"What a great cottage! The location is awesome! Great walks, great restaurants, & great wine – thank you for sharing your home."
~Ray & Tracey, Pleasant Hill CA, and Pat, Richmond VA (March 24, 2006)
"We loved Sonoma – the vineyards and the long walks. The cottage worked great for us and we hope to return one day."
~Carol & Steve, Madison WI (March 10, 2006)
"We also had a great stay – your cottage is wonderful – thanks for sharing it with us!”
~Tom & Diane, Madison WI (March 10, 2006)
"Despite the constant rain, we loved your house and were very comfortable. We also loved Sonoma and want to return when it's sunny! Thanks for providing a nice getaway. Great kitchen! "
~ Charlotte, Boston
~ Kathy, Jon, & Caleb, San Francisco CA (December 28, 2005)
"Wonderful weekend w/ friends... enjoyed the great location & hot tub... we'll be back"
~ Joseph, Pamela, Kelseyville CA (Novermber 12, 2005)
"Perfect location to a perfect weekend! Wine Tasting with friends, cooking class at Ramekins & dinner at Saddles. We're moving to Hawaii - Kona - but we'll be back!"
~ Steve & Kellie, Manteca CA (November 12, 2005)
"Beautiful, quaint cottage, perfect distance to the town and local wineries. We loved the large table for cards, board games and meals. Lovely decor and palate of colors. One suggestion is firmer pillows (not down), besides that we all had a fabulous time, especially in the hot tub! By the way, two small hummingbirds live in the tree (one the left) out front. So cute! Salud a toda la gente que bebe vino!"
~ Josh & Lisa, Washington DC, and Wes & Leslie, Arvada, CO (November 10, 2005)
"We loved the house as did our 16 month old son and my mother-in-law. It made for true vacation. We hope to return soon."
~ Josh & Suzanne, East Palo Alto, CA (October 30, 2005)
"Das Haus war wunderschon eingerichtet, geschmachvall und komforable ausgestaffet. Wir haben uns heir sehr wohl gefuhlt."
~ Michael & Sigrid and Inge & Klaus, Detuschland (October 28, 2005)
"We loved your cottage. Everything was great. We will be back".
~ Mike & Gretchen, Minnesota, and Tom & Mitzi, California (October 19 , 2005)
"Our stay here was purchased at a
fund-raiser for Crystal Springs school. We were delighted to book a weekend in October, in celebration of Andy's birthday. The Golden Gate was deep in fog, but soon enough, the sunshine of wine country. Feeling at home, minutes through the door, we marveled at empty cupboards & drawers in the kitchen. Space is so limited on the peninsula! [Owner's Note: I believe guests are referring to lack of "clutter" in kitchen not lack of utensils & staples.]. We have many plans for see & do this weekend. For sure, time will be too short & memories will be grand."
~ Chris & Andy, Redwood City CA (October 14, 2005)
"We loved the Cottage Sonoma! We had an amazing time. Thank you so much. We'll be back. PS - We highly recommend the Imagery Winery".
~ Richmond TX (October 9, 2005)
"Staying here made our already great vacation perfect! The ideal place to unwind and decompress after touring wineries all day. We feel fortunate for discovering this place. Thanks for the experience."
~ Peggy, Eric, Alice, & Howard, Seattle WA (September 30, 2005)
Thank you for pampering us!"
~ Ellen & Scott, Asheville NC(September 9, 2005)
"We had a wonderful stay! Everything was perfect & it is so nice to come back to a "home". Our family enjoyed Sonoma and the surrounding area so much! Again, your cottage was a great stay!"
~ Clark, Carrie, & Luke ~ Dallas TX
~ Drew & Helen, Prescott AZ (September 6, 2005)
"Wonderful stay over labor day weekend. House is great. The General's Daughter for dinner is grand. Hammock would have been nice in the yard, but then we never would have left. All house amenities were great. Sonoma square rivals Oxford, MS's square - Hoity Toddy!"
~ Monica & Andy and Bob & Colette, Chicago IL (September 4, 2005)
"Thank you for such a wonderful stay. You have been so helpful all the way - especially with our reservation being "touch and go" until the last minute. We made it to Sonoma & I can promise you - we will be back! The house was perfect for my husband, my self, & our 18 month old! Just perfect in every way. Thanks again for much needed vacation. "
~ Nevada (July 27, 2005)
"All we can say is wow! Fabulous place, beautiful accommodations, superb town and wonderful wine. There is nothing we could have done to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary that could have been more perfect. We are all envious that you get to live here…. Cottage Sonoma is so homey and comfortable. Thank you for all the special touches. We hope to get back soon."
~ Tony & Linday (June 23, 2005)
"Such an enjoyable vacation experience! We loved Cottage Sonoma and all the comforts and special touches – the location was perfect. Ideal place for self-catering holiday."
~ Tom & Lou Ann, Hobe Sound FL (June 17, 2005)
"We had such a great time! Such a wonderful home - thanks for sharing it with us."
~ Toby & Carol Ann, Portsmouth, NH (June 17, 2005)
"The Cottage was everything we had hoped for in a place to stay! We appreciated the location, the cleanliness, the spacious kitchen, and the patio table! We couldn't have been more pleased... thank you."
~ Todd & Carrie, Westminster CO, and Patricia, Lee's Summit MO (May, 6 2005)
"What a wonderful cottage in a perfect location! The setting was ideal as a base for exploring Sonoma & Napa Valleys, the towns, and surrounding hills. We had a wonderful time & would recommend this area, and this cottage, to anyone interested in visiting the wine country."
~ Craig & Jan, Julian & Glynda, Richmond VA (April 28, 2005)
"What a joy to find this well-stocked, beautifully decorated haven in Wine Country! Such a convenient location to great restaurants and a wonderful spa! Well be sure to recommend the cottage to others & we will hopefully be back again."
~ Jill, Paul, Ron & Jane (April 23, 2005)
"What a great place to spend our time in wine country. We had a great time relaxing & spending time together grilling out after a fun afternoon of tasting. We would love to come back again!"
~ Holly & Andy, Milford NJ, and Ashley, Los Angeles CA, and Alan, San Diego CA (April 18, 2005)
"We are so lucky - we know a couple of clever young people in San Diego who brought us to this very charming valley and quite delightful cottage. We enjoyed driving and strolling around - discovering the historical background of the environment and the town - coming 'home' every day to this cozy and immaculate cottage."
~ Anneline & Dick, Gordon's Bay, Capetown, South Africa (April 8, 2005)
"We loved the cottage! The furnishings & color scheme & the efficient, well stocked kitchen were superb! The hot tub & deck - a perfect get-away place. We would definitely return & recommend the cottage to our friends."
~ Michael & Yvonne, Young America MN (March 20, 2005)
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cottage Sonoma. We could not have been in a better location or a more comfortable home. Our twenty-month old son particularly enjoyed playing with all the rocks in the front, back, and side yards. We look forward to our return trip soon!."
~ Brittny, Asim, & Baxter, San Francisco CA (March 11, 2005)
"What a treat! I love this house with all its' comfort and little extra details. Thank you for putting so much love in it. I slept like a princess and enjoyed the hot tub like a child."
~ Britta, Palo Alto CA (February 21, 2005)
"Thank you so much! We really had a great time. You've done a beautiful job with the cottage and we felt right at home. You haven't missed a beat when it comes to details. We will absolutely be back as well as refer people to you."
~ Lenlee (February 9, 2005)
"Thank you for providing a wonderful place to escape. We had a relaxing weekend away. The house is perfect and charming. The location is so convenient for touring the Sonoma Valley. It was also perfect for meeting up with friends."
~ Marta and George, Edmonds WA (January 22, 2005)
"What a lovely environment your home created. We enjoyed the creature comforts as well as the wonderful things to do & places to eat. Thank you for sharing this wonderful place."
~ Claire, Hayden & Gabriel (December 21, 2004)
"We had a wonderful time in your beautiful and oh so "functional" home. We're going home with many new decorating ideas prompted by things in every room of this charming house. Our goal was to have some fun & at the same time find time to relax --- we accomplished both. But unfortunately our mini-vacation has come to an end and we must return home - but with fond memories of our time here. We'll be back & will be sure to mention the Cottage Sonoma to our friends."
~ Terry & John, Carlsbad, CA, and Maggie, San Francisco, CA (December 12, /2004)
"What a great house! It was perfect for our two families. Sonoma is a great town and we will be back. Thanks so much - we will be back!"
~ Ben, Lisa, & Max, and Mike, Michel & Abby (November 21, 2004)
"We had a lovely week in Sonoma. The Cottage is very well equipped & conveniently located. We especially appreciated the great kitchen! We visited many wineries & enjoyed the fabulous weather & scenery. Quite a relaxing week!"
~ Susan & Todd, Don & Jan, St. Louis MO (November 7, 2004)
"Thank you so much for the Cottage Sonoma experience. We have truly enjoyed the Cottage, hot tub, & all the extra's were so appreciated. Your home is beautifully decorated and we really enjoyed our stay."
~ Donna & Robert, Jamestown, TN (November 6, 2004)
"Enjoyed our 3 night stay very much. Great location and a very well equipped, nicely decorated house. A relaxing stay. Thank you."
~ Naomi, Jayne, Dave & Pat, London, England (October 10, 2004)
"What a great place! Incredible location and very tastefully decorated. We had a very memorable trip."
~ John & Suzie, Mt. Airy MD (October 18, 2004)
"We all enjoyed the Sonoma Cottage so much! Great kitchen, yard, bedroom, and, of course, the hot tub. So close to town and the walking path. We'll be back for sure."
~ Michael, Kim, Riley, Jason, & Jenny, San Francisco CA (October 10, 2004)
"Thank you so much for the Cottage Sonoma experience. We have truly enjoyed the Cottage, hot tub, & all the extra's were so appreciated. Your home is beautifully decorated and we really enjoyed our stay."
~ Deana & Robert, Jamestown TN (October 6, 2004)
"This is such a wonderful, warm, and comfortable vacation home. It's obvious that Cottage Sonoma's owners have great taste and know how to be great hosts! We love your flowers, hot tub, patio and big efficient kitchen and the nice ‘comfy’ bed. Well done! Can't wait to return for another visit. A votre sante."
~ Chuck & Carol Ann, St. Louis MO (October 3, 2004)
"What a wonderful surprise to us. We love the cottage! Walking to restaurants & shopping make this a great find! Old college friends, we had fun remembering the good times over wine in the hot tub! Fabulous week!"
~ Jim & Ginger and Tom & Diane (September 30, 2004)
"A beautiful & amazing home - we loved every minute - thank you for providing us with everything and more! We were up here for our son's wedding, and when family/friends stopped over they could not believe that we had rented the most perfect place in Sonoma."
~ Jim & Roberta (September 20, 2004)
"What a great week - Thanks for all the nice touches."
~ Joan, Orange Park, FL (September 14, 2004)
"Yes it was a wonderful place and wonderful time - didn't want to leave so we're taking the house with us for a small ransom!!"
~ Neith, Sarah, & Jada, Clarkdale AL (September 14, 2004)
"What a wonderful experience this has been! The cottage has made such a beautiful home away from home. My brother and his wife (they eloped while we were here) will make this their anniversary cottage as they return to Napa/Sonoma in the future to celebrate their years of wedded bliss. We can’t thank you enough for providing such a delightful spot for people to enjoy as they come to experience the wineries and of course the wine. We even cooked a few gourmet dinners as we uncorked the finds of the day! Thanks again & we will be back!"
~ Deb & Keith and Matt & Heather (September 1, 2004)
"Thank you so very much for all the wonderful touches you have done to this lovely home. Our son, his new wife of three months, our daughter Laura and Fred & I loved every moment here. And the beds are 'Heavenly"! We will be back!"
~ Fred, Phyllis, Ryan, Sylvia, & Laura, Dallas TX (August 23, 2004)
"What a Beautiful & Comfortable place to stay! Perfect for three ladies to Relax! Tow with young one's at home one coming from a busy life in L.A. We're so glad we came across Cottage Sonoma, and will definitely recommend this place to all our friends. We would love to come back!"
~ Laura, Karin, & Jessica (August 22, 2004)
"Nous garderons de votre splendide maison un souvenir inoubliable que nous emporterons en Belgique. Nous avons apprecie la qualite de la decoration. Mais aussi la joie de vivre a Sonoma."
~ Joseph & Michele, Moorlanwelz, Belgium (August, 15, 2004)
perfect. Great job making the house beautiful and functional. I will be back. Enjoy the Christmas tree ornament."
~ Kirklye, Venice CA, (August 7, 2004)
"Beautiful! Compliments to the decorator. The perfect retreat for our Wine Country getaway. Wish we could stay longer. We had a great time in Sonoma and Napa. We are planning to come back next year! Loved it !"
~ Kevin & Melanie and Jason & Kristy, Frisco TX (July 24, 2004)
"Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home. We had a lovely time and consumed many beverages!! The location and decorating are fabulous. We spent many wonderful nights out on the deck laughing and sharing stories."
~ Chris & Jen, Philadelphia PA, and Roger & Corinne, Westwood, CA (July 2004)
"Thank you so much for such a wonderful place to stay. Everything was great. Had a wonderful time. Looking forward to our next visit."
~ Thelma & John, Long Beach Island, NJ (June 19, 2004)
"We absolutely loved it!!! Springtime in Sonoma. We're on our way home at last! We've had a lot of fun the last couple of months but are looking forward to our own home in the Mountains. Hope the snows gone! Anyway, thanks for all you've done - you were very helpful with a.c./hot tub etc. The house is great (W. 2nd St. is a little noisy) and we'll probably be back from time to time."
~ Tory (May 31, 2004)
"We enjoyed our stay here in Sonoma Cottages. So bright and cheerful! Loved the quality decorating. Location was great. Spent a day in wine country. Ate dinner at Cucina Viansa on the square - great meals. Had to leave, but more adventures await in S.F.. Thanks for the memories."
~ Mark & Beverly and Scott & Sharon, Baton Rouge, LA (April 1, 2004)
"Amazing weekend away. Four women/mothers w/ 10 kids at home in Long Beach w/ the husbands. We all received a girls trip away for Christmas (from our old Delta Airlines Days). We could have gone to Paris, Mexico or London - but instead we decided on Sonoma - perfect choice. The Sonoma Cottage was perfect for 4 girls - enough togetherness - but enough privacy too. The hot tub was wonderful every night - watching the stars & being one w/ nature. We wine tasted, we shopped, we walked, we were students at the Culinary School (Ramekins), we danced at Vaquero Restaurant, etc.... We absolutely loved it!"
~ Joslyn, Kim, Kim, & Lily (March 13, 2004)
"It was lovely! Beautiful house - we had a fabulous time in Sonoma!"
~ The N's (March, 2004)
"The house is so well organized and everything is so beautifully decorated. What a fantastic kitchen - what a shame I didn't cook. At in some really good restaurants, drank lots of wine. Had a wonderful time. "
~ The G's (February 22, 2004)
"First impressions: Arrival Monday afternoon. This is a great house! Very tasteful in style. - Great Weekend, hot tub was relaxing, kitchen was very useful."
~ Anonymous (February 2, 2004)
"A lovely house. Great location! We loved the bedrooms, kitchen (how well stocked it was!), the thoughtfulness of all the little touches here and there. A wonderful experience.... Thank you!"
~ George & Jeni, Los Angeles CA (January 3, 2004)
"A magical weekend. Perfect in every way."
~ Ellen, St. Louis, MO (November 29, 2003)
"Great Place to stay - we slept great and really enjoyed all the room of a house vs. a hotel. Hot tub was also great after a day in the wine country!! You did a great job decorating!"
~ Suzanne & Guy, Krista & Joel, Edina MN (November 9, 2003)
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