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Barry Walner

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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CASA BONITA - A WINE COUNTRY RETREAT

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Sonoma - CASA BONITA

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4

Charming Designer owned and furnished residence includes beautiful backyard and garden with Bar B grill, upgraded kitchen with new appliances and granite counters, 2 bedrooms and bathroom, Washer and dryer in house. Can easily accommodate 4. The two bedrooms each have a queen sized bed. The bath has both a tub and shower combination. Both a formal dining room and a backyard patio are available for dining in. The house is equipped with a TV, Basic Cable, VHS, DVD and a CD stereo system.

There are many wonderful things to do in the wine country including: wine tasting, sight seeing, shopping in the beautiful Sonoma Square, hot air ballooning, World Class restaurants from 5 star cuisine to local burger joints. The Sonoma Mission Inn's world famous spa is located a short 5 minute walk from the house.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
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My wife and I (mid-60's, from Oregon) were joined by my son and his wife (early 30's, from Denver) for 5 days of wine country touring. The house was ideal for us. Mornings we walked through the quiet neighborhood to get coffee and pastries, and once shopped at an excellent fruit and vegetable stand. We were able to sit out on the beautiful back patio for breakfasts and dinners. Several evenings we brought food back to the house and cooked our dinners there. The neighborhood the house is in is very quiet, and also very convenient--if you are going through the Sonoma Valley, in just a couple of minutes you are on your way. The house was clean and in excellent condition. When the propane ran out of the gas grill, the owner personally refilled it the next day. I would recommend this property to anyone who doesn't want to stay in a hotel. It is convenient to everything--particularly downtown Sonoma, shopping, and the Sonoma Valley wineries, and not too far from Napa Valley. We were all really happy we stayed there!







Jeff
Mar 2013
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Barry Walner

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Barry is a retired executive and Bonnie is an active Interior Decorator. We bought the house with the original intention of fixing it and selling it but after we fixed it we actually fell in love with it and decided to keep it as a second vacation home. The idea of vacation rental came to us about six months later and we put it up on VRBO and never looked back. We keep a book of the before's and after's in the house and most of our guests get a great kick out of it. Bonnie is exceptionally creative in turning a house from, as we say, from 'OK to Oh Wow!' The pictures of our place before and after certainly demonstrate that creativity.

Barry Walner purchased this house in 2005

Sonoma has always been one of our favorite getaway locations and now that we have this Vacation home we can get there much more often. Because of the wine and olive oil industries, the community of Sonoma seems to have some sort of festival every week. We particularly enjoy the annual Sonoma Jazz Festival. Summers in Sonoma are magnificent, winters are quite mild, and spring an fall are absolutely spectacular. There is something very special about wine country in the fall during harvest which occurs through most of September and early October.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 65 holidaymaker reviews

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Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat
average rating of 4.953846 based on 65 reviews
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Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p166935
415 867-1625
Sonoma Sonoma County
San Rafael
5

RELAXING AND COMFORTABLE

  • 5 out of 5
This is a very relaxing environment. House is well furnished and decorated and close to many wonderful wine country activities.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2007
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p166935
415 867-1625
Sonoma Sonoma County
5

A GREAT PLACE TO STAY IN SONOMA...

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary, and being wine lovers we decided to do an extended vacation in Sonoma. After looking through numerous vacation rentals online, I wound up choosing the first one I had found, Casa Bonita. It was a great choice. It was the right cost, the right location, and easy to book. It is a lovely two bedroom house just outside of the City of Sonoma. It was very clean and comfortable. We stayed for 8 days and had a wonderful time. The house is well supplied with dishes, cookware, pantry items, and a gas grill in the backyard. We cooked a quite few meals there. We also ate at a few local restaurants. The best was LaSalette Restaurant in the Mercato just off the town square. A great upscale (but reasonably priced) Portuguese restaurant that I would recommend to anyone staying in Sonoma. We of course visited many wineries, and found Casa Bonita to be perfectly located to explore Sonoma, Napa to the east, and the Russian River Valley to the west. Barry was a pleasure to work with and provided clear instructions on getting there and plenty of info on the wineries in the area, included many discounted and complimentary tasting coupons. I would recommend this place to anyone planning a trip to Sonoma.
Thanks Barry for making our trip a great success.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p166935
415 867-1625
Sonoma Sonoma County
Dallas & Ft. Worth, Texas
5

OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 out of 5
Ahhhhhhh! That just about sums it all up! This was our second stay at this lovely house in Sonoma because we enjoyed it so much the first time. It is wonderfully comfortable and convenient. We spent each evening on the back patio enjoying dinner and the day's wine-finds. Two trips and we still haven't managed to make it to ALL the vineyards...so we're going back next year and will most definitely stay here again! I'm already day-dreaming about it! Enjoy!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p166935
415 867-1625
Sonoma Sonoma County
5

GREAT WEEKEND IN WINE COUNTRY

  • 5 out of 5
I brought my East Coast family in town for a visit to wine country, and this Sonoma home made for the perfect base to explore Sonoma. We loved the backyard and grill, which was perfect for a low-key barbecue after a day exploring the area. We also liked that the house was right near by Route 12, which made accessing the wineries easy, but also a short drive to downtown Sonoma. We had a party of four adults, and the house felt spacious enough for us all! Considering that the hosts were also fantastic, we highly recommend the house!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
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Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p166935
415 867-1625
Sonoma Sonoma County
RI and Fl
5

WEEKEND VACATION

  • 5 out of 5
House is every thing as advertised and fully equipped for a comfortable stay. Barry was very helpful in recommending restaurants in Sonoma and the book in the kitchen lists the favorites. We tried a couple and were not disappointed. We visited a few wineries in Sonoma and also Jack London's home. All of the wineries were worth the visit and most did not charge or there was a very nominal fee. Napa was a disappointment, being too crowded and too commercial. Barry's suggestions for reasonable hotels in SF were also helpful as we finised our vacation there. We would definitely come back.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p166935
415 867-1625
Sonoma Sonoma County
5

CENTRALLY LOCATED HOUSE

  • 5 out of 5
The house was very comfortable and centrally located. We came up to Sonoma to wine taste and this was perfect. It was very clean and the kitchen was well appointed and the bar be que outside was great. The owner was very accessible when we called with a question and called us back right away. We would stay here again.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Location

Car: recommended

In the heart of the Wine Country. Winery maps and suggestions are provided. Tasting coupons for many wineries are provided.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Sonoma, Sonoma County

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Summer
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
3 night minimum stay
$896
for 3 nights
From
$248
From
$302
Fri,Sat
$1,694
$4,278
 
 
Fall - Harvest
1 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
$978
for 3 nights
From
$275
From
$302
Fri,Sat
$1,804
$4,278
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
$484
for 2 nights
From
$165
From
$220
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,254
$3,454
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $49
Cleaning $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Call or email for a special weekly rate
Rates are subject to change until confirmed
Sonoma tax ID : 652N

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sonoma in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Internet
  • Thermos Flask
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • theme parks
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • live theatre
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness centre
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
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