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Make a vacation rental in Sonoma County, USA your home away from home

Sonoma County is an area on California’s North Coast a little way north of San Francisco. Staying at a vacation rental in Sonoma County you’ll be in a region known for its wine production – it’s not as famous as the nearby Napa Valley, but offers picturesque rural scenery and numerous wineries that remain less frequented than its better-known neighbour.

Things to do in Sonoma County, USA

Sonoma County vacation accommodation would certainly appeal to Oenophiles and bons vivants, with more than 250 wineries and some of the best restaurants in the region. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a wide range of varietals, with syrah, merlot, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, zinfandel and chardonnay all grown here. At most wineries you’ll be able to take guided tours of the facilities and take part in tasting sessions. There are 13 different wine regions within the county, each usually boasting a world-class product. In the summer months Sonoma County towns are home to farmers markets – cheese, olive oil and bread are all produced locally to a high standard. Meanwhile there’s excellent dining to be had in locations such as Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Petaluma and Healdsburg.

There are some interesting sights to see around Sonoma County self-catering accommodation. There’s the Petaluma State Historic Park, which preserves the base for General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s agricultural wealth in California when it was a Mexican Province in the mid-19th Century. Meanwhile if you’d to enjoy the beautiful nature in the area you could head to the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, home to the 1,400 year-old Armstrong Tree. The coast is also a great spot for walks and bike trips, with beautifully rugged scenery. Horseback riding is also popular here.

Places to visit o holiday in Sonoma County, USA

If you’d like to continue your viticultural experience, then the Napa Valley is just a short drive from Sonoma County vacation rentals. It’s regarded as one of the world’s top wine regions, with a wealth of vineyards and wineries, all accompanied by gourmet restaurants and surrounded by majestic rural scenery. Also here are ten golf courses and numerous spas.

Weather in Sonoma County, USA

On holiday at a Sonoma County self-catering vacation rental you’ll experience a Mediterranean climate, with plenty of warm and dry weather from spring to autumn. Winters are mild, bringing more rainfall.

Cheap flights to Sonoma County, USA

The best way to get to Sonoma County self-catering vacation accommodation from the UK would be to fly to San Francisco (AFO) from London Heathrow (LHR) with United Air Lines, Virgin or British Airways. From here you’ll have no more than a 45-minute drive to reach your holiday accommodation.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A sanctuary.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Bird Watch was a gift to myself and it was worth it, absolutely. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a month there, and it was perfection. As soon as you walk into the house, you can’t help but take a deep breath and feel the quiet, the calm, and see the breathtaking view of the harbor. The home is clean, comfortable, and tastefully done in every sense, including the way the windows were designed/placed to frame certain views (like a tree branch) and the whimsical details from the tile inserts to the colored glass in the fence. The bedding is heaven on earth and you can’t help but sink into blissful slumber each night. And the views…from the moment you open your eyes, the views are something to behold, as are the birds. Depending on when you catch the tide going out, the birds are there; sometimes right in front of the house, and sometimes farther into the harbor. (There was one particular snowy egret that I’m convinced came every morning to say hello.) On one sunny but rather windy day, para- and windsurfers, kayakers, and kites seemed to be everywhere. Crab season runs from Nov. to May, so there was crab right off the boats. The nearest wharf is a 5-min. walk, or you can go to the marina on the northside of the harbor, a 10-min. drive; totally yum. Cooking at Bird Watch was a joy with a fully stocked kitchen for any gourmet chef or wannabe. Oh, and the wine – Bodega Bay is in Sonoma County! Enough said. Annie was wonderful to communicate with, not only for the transaction but for recommendations and local info. I spent countless hours walking the trails (Doran Beach and oceanside, an ideal whale watch point), reading, listening to and playing music, and communing with all that was around me. Bird Watch was the perfect sanctuary for a much-needed time of rejuvenation and I look forward to getting back there for another extended stay. 5 stars all the way!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2010
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2009