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Set in an Upscale Leafy Neighborhood With Stunning Views of Annadel State Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

A Charming One Bedroomed Accommodation With Mountain Views Close to Wineries!

This property has a delightful bedroom with a queen sleigh bed and plenty of closet space. There is a good sized bathroom with a large walk in shower, hair dryer and plenty of storage. In the lounge you will find a queen sofa bed, flat screen cable television, DVD player, a selection of movies and guide books for your enjoyment. You will also find a closet with an iron and ironing board as well as some hanging space for clothing. The kitchen has sliding doors that open onto the large deck which is for your sole use. The deck is furnished with high quality patio furniture, has beautiful open views and a gas barbecue grill for Al Fresco dining. Inside the kitchen there is a table that can seat four people, a large refrigerator with freezer, a two burner cooktop, a toaster oven, a pop up toaster, a microwave oven, a Keurig coffee maker, electric kettle and electric wine opener. The kitchen offers plenty of storage, and everything you will need for a comfortable vacation, salad bowl, serving bowls, glasses, silverware, dinnerware, some basic pantry items..... Please note that this kitchen does not have a cook top as such, only a Waring two burner stainless steel electric portable cooktop.

This property has heating and air conditioning.

Wine Country Retreat is only five minutes away from Sonoma Valley where you will find many wonderful wineries and restaurants. If you are a keen mountain biker, you can cycle right from your vacation home into Annadel State Park, we are also very close to Sugar Loaf Ridge and Hood Mountain.

Within a half hours drive, you can get to Napa and all that is on offer there.

The climate here in Wine Country is one of the areas many distinguishing features. We have stunning sunny and dry weather for most of the year, making Sonoma County so very popular with vacationers. People come to Wine Country to experience our local food and wine culture, as well as our stunning scenery, trails and mountain biking.

Choosing Wine Country Retreat as your vacation home will allow you to experience Wine Country the way the locals do. Jacqui, the owner of this property is forever visiting the local wineries and collecting free tasting vouchers for her guests to enjoy.

More Details

Jacqui Smail
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Jacqui Smail

Jacqui was born and raised in East Lothian Scotland. She had a very successful career in the travel and tourism industry in Edinburgh for twenty five years! In 2009, Jacqui, her husband Andrew and their two sons were given the opportunity to move to Sonoma County and the rest was history!

The whole family fell in love with this stunningly beautiful part of California and wanted to share it's beauty with their nearest and dearest. When choosing their new home, they decided to buy a property that would allow for just that. Nestled in the beautiful Skyhawk area is their home with Wine Country Retreat, right on the property.

Jacqui Smail purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Jacqui Smail chose Santa Rosa

The moment I saw this property, I knew it was the one for us. It was love at first sight. I never tire of the location, the mountain views, or the bright airy feel. The choice of food and wine options are endless. We love how close it is to Annadel Park and Spring Lake where we enjoy walking.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of Wine Country Retreat is superb. The open views are quite stunning and the host is so friendly and welcoming. The property is spotlessly clean and bright. Our linens are of superior quality and the space is bright, comfortable, clean and private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wine Country Retreat has only been open since May 2014 and already I have stayed twice! I have family in this area and come to visit often, but like my own space and what an adorable space this is. If you are looking for a charming little guest house, that is very clean, in a great location and with a delightful host. Then this is the one for you.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Skyhawk Commmunity in Santa Rosa

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Extra large shower, hair dryer and lots of storage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Beautiful queen sleigh bed with superior quality linens and plenty of closet space in this adorable bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
Owner is on hand to help, so you get VRBO prices with concierge service.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(64 traveller reviews)

Set in an Upscale Leafy Neighborhood With Stunning Views of Annadel State Park
average rating of 4.953125 based on 72 reviews
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The property is perfectly appointed with everything we needed. It is impeccably clean and so

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this fantastic review. I loved hosting you and hope to do so again soon.
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Fountain Valley

Perfect cottage in Santa Rosa

  • 5 of 5

The Wine Country Retreat is a great place to stay in Santa Rosa. It is an attached cottage on the side of the garage, separated from the main house. It was quiet and peaceful, and you'd never know anyone was living next door so close. It is in a great location for wine tasting day trips- very close to St. Francis Winery, and it's just a short drive to the Russian River Valley, Sebastopol restaurants (we highly recommend Hole in the Wall by the way), and convenient to downtown Santa Rosa. The neighborhood is very nice and well-kept. The cottage has everything you'll need. We'll likely be back for another visit in 2017!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this lovely review! It was a pleasure hosting you and we thoroughly look forward to welcoming you back some time during in 2017.
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Wonderful place!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our first experience with a VRBO in the US. It was perfect! The place is immaculate has Jacqui has added many personal touches. We loved it and will definately be back. It felt like home!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review! I am blessed that I get to host wonderful people like yourself. I very much look forward to welcome you back.
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The perfect space, the perfect host.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property several times in the last four years, and each time has been a wonderful experience. Jacqui is a perfect, friendly host. On our first visit, there was a sizeable earthquake in the morning hours, and she came by before lunch to make sure we were ok, and that everything in the cottage was working and in good condition (we were, and it was!). When we arrived in December last year, there was even a Christmas tree which thrilled our kids no end. We've stayed there with our elder child twice, and added our new baby the last two visits. That she provides a pack n play is very helpful: one less thing to pack! The property is always well-maintained and comfortable; it's well-lit, the AC works seamlessly, and the view from the deck is lovely. The location was perfect for us, only 10 minutes from Oakmont, where my parents lived. I would absolutely recommend the Wine Country Cottage to anyone looking for a cozy home away from home while in the area. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed for this lovely review! It truley has been an absolute pleasure hosting you and your adorable family these past few years.
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Best Place to Stay in Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the Wine Country Retreat! Jacqui is a wonderful host and is always available but never intrusive. The location of the home is perfect. In a lovely residential neighborhood with beautiful views, but minutes to vineyards, restaurants, and shopping. The rental property is furnished beautifully, has every amenity you need. It is white-glove clean! We took advantage of one of free tasting coupons offered, which sent us on a wonderful odyssey to multiple vineyards. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. We look forward to getting back for another visit. One very important thing to note, although it was not an issue for us, if you have any mobility challenges, this property is very accessible with no stairs and a barrier-free walk in shower. Overall rating....5 stars++.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! What an outstanding review! I am so very, very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Wine Country Retreat so much. I am truly blessed to get to host wonderful guests like yourself time after time. Thank you for choosing Wine Country Retreat' I look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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San Diego, CA

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I stayed here for three nights. We were in town for family affairs and Wine Countey Retreat was the perfect spot for us to relax and lay our heads. Jacqui is a wonderful, kind and thoughtful hostess that made us feel very welcome. The cottage has everything you need, is quiet and has a lovely view. There were only two of us, however, 4 people would be very comfortable here. We highly recommend staying at Wine Country Retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed for this wonderful review! It makes me so happy that your stay at Wine Country Retreat was both comfortable and enjoyable. I am so blessed to get to host such wonderful people.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Skyhawk Commmunity, Sonoma County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
26 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning,laundry(linens) £72
Refundable Damage Deposit £119

On the day of arrival, you may check into the property any time from 4pm. Please vacate the property by 11am on your day of departure.
Please note that a fee of $10 per person per night for 3rd and 4th persons will apply when your party is larger than two persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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"I love to walk around this beautiful lake with my dog Molly."
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Earth's Bounty Kitchen and Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Earth's Bounty Kitchen and Wine Bar
Car: recommended


Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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