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Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Barry Walner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Barry Walner

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

Why Barry Walner chose Sonoma County

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks Barry – Here’s the post:







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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Facilities

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

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(71 traveller reviews)

Casa Bonita - A Wine Country Retreat
average rating of 4.9295774 based on 80 reviews
San Rafael
5

Relaxing and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is a very relaxing environment. House is well furnished and decorated and close to many wonderful wine country activities.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2007
  • Date of Stay: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Charming house just as owner described!

  • 4 of 5

This was a conveniently located house where we could enjoy Sonoma and return to a cute place to relax at the end of the day. It was such a welcome surprise when we entered the home to find the owner's recommendations and ideas for places to try. The bedrooms were a perfect size for us and we enjoyed even bringing food back to dine at the house. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a quiet place where you feel comfortable and at home.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Anniversary weekend

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying at this charming little house. We were close to all the wonderful activities, shopping and restaurants that this fun town offers! We did some wine tasting and touring at Cline winery. Then dining and shopping in town. 3 days was not enough time to take in all this town has to offer. Casa Bonita was so comfortable and had all we needed to relax and enjoy some of our wine purchases. The Walters had a binder filled with great information to help us plan what we wanted to see and locate areas. I have stayed at Home Away rentals that fall short on supplies like soaps, towels and dishes. This house even had shampoo and a blow dryer! I recommend staying here for a comfortable quiet stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Relaxing and conveniently located home

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at Casa Bonita and were welcomed with a local bottle of wine. The house was completely outfitted with everything we needed and easy access to the wineries. I recommend the Benzinger Winery tour and tasting...a fun and informative tractor tour on the bio-dynamics and cave storage. Really unique. My parents loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

4th of July Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Bonita during the long 4th of July weekend and had a wonderful time. The house is in a cute neighborhood that's only a quick $9 uber ride from the plaza. The back patio was an added bonus. Very reasonably priced and perfect for our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, convenient, extra touches - just what we needed. Sunny yard was a lovely welcome to Sonoma - as was the bottle of wine waiting for us on the counter. Everything was clean and comfortable. This is not a fancy house. It is a small home in a neighborhood and it suited our purpose perfectly. Very affordable.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Domaine Carneros
"Outstanding Views and great Champagne (Sparkling Wine)"
the girl & the fig
"Always a great meal"
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Adobe Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Hacienda
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sonoma, Wine Country California

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring 2016
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£531
for 2 nights
From
£195
From
£216
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,354
£3,605
 
 
Summer I 2016
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£791
for 3 nights
From
£216
From
£238
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,440
£4,038
 
 
July 4
1 Jul 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£921
for 3 nights
From
£260
From
£260
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,700
 
 
Summer II
7 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£791
for 3 nights
From
£216
From
£238
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,440
£4,038
 
 
Fall - Harvest
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£856
for 3 nights
From
£238
From
£260
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,354
£3,605
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£488
for 2 nights
From
£173
£1,354
£3,605
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £37.88
Cleaning £92.76 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Call or email for a special weekly rate
Rates are subject to change until confirmed
Sonoma tax ID : 652N

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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