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Sonoma Country Cottage, On 50 Acre Ranch - Big Views, A Magical Spot.

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Charming, Quaint & Clean Rural Retreat.

Charming, quaint & clean rural retreat. Once a mid-1800 bunk house, this little cottage was lovingly restored and is a wonderful place to stay in the heart of Wine Country. Just 14 miles from the Sonoma Town Square, 10 mins to downtown Petaluma, Point Reyes National Park 40 mins and 1- 1:15 hours from major airports...

Located just off a country road, adjacent to hundreds of acres of beautiful, open ranch land. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views. Recreation outside your doorstep includes hiking, biking, amongst other options. The road riding from here is extraordinary - some of the best in the country. Hiking on the property, or up this dead end country - many active choices.

A room with a view...a great full size bed with beautiful custom linens…looking out french doors into a oak forest. Furnished with a love seat, outdoor seating area, claw foot tub, free WiFi, and fine coffee and cream for your morning - this place is quality and comfort.

It is a simple place - no TV or AC... 12 years here in Petaluma I have only wanted AC one or two nights, it cools down almost every night. This is a small dedicated guest house, and not a room in my house for rent, set up like one of the best hotels I have enjoyed. See you soon I hope. County of Sonoma also requires the following: TOT Certificate #1425N, max guests = 2 (unless you have pets or little kids or others that we have pre-approved) and max parking = 1 car... and lastly and I like this one... quite hours are from 10pm to 7am

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nicholas Freedman
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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About Nicholas Freedman

Grew up in NYC, moved to CA first with Vanity Fair Magazine, now I operate a media rep firm specializing in health and wellness and outdoor sport. Backpacker, Climbing, Runner's Word and Bicycling are amongst our best clients. I am a committed father raising two on my own, media professional, sales animal... a city boy moved to the country with a foot in both. Now learning to keep animals and a large ranch while staying fit and enjoying this paradise of Sonoma.

Nicholas Freedman purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Nicholas Freedman chose Sonoma County

Found this place on my favorite lunch bike ride. Chance favors the prepared and I was ready to jump - this place had not changed hands in 70 years. All my neighbors are 4 generation ranches - I totally lucked out. The place was a mess, and polished up so well - now with working barns from the 1800, a 1920 granny unit that is my office, outbuildings and a fully renovated farm house... and the bunk house I am renting to you I hope... the place is a dream come true. It has so many things I love, old barns, cool forests, rock walls, owls, big views, wild flowers, all sorts of critters, spring water... and so much more. Hit it right - finding and buying right at the bottom of the last drop.

What makes this cottage unique

Out in the country and so close to town - great meals so close and yet here tucked away it is so quite and beautiful - seeing the landscape change as the hay is cut on the next hill, the grapes going down the road, friendly neighbors always waving - many nights I hear the owls hooting. I pick and eat from the orchard and my garden... eating my own chickens eggs. Work out - just walk up the dead end and from the top see San Fran and the bay. Washer and Dryer and a kitchen may be made available to your for your stay - just ask.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Sonoma Country Cottage, On 50 Acre Ranch - Big Views, A Magical Spot.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about staying at this ranch property! The cabin itself was very comfortable, with nice linens, a great claw-foot soaking tub, and coffee for the morning. We enjoyed sitting on the porch, watching the sunset and listening to the wind.

Nick was very easy to communicate with, even though we never met him (he was out of town during our stay). He allowed us to use the laundry in one of the out buildings, and also to cook breakfast in the kitchen attached to his office. We even got to eat some eggs fresh out of the "Coop deVille" on the property. I didn't even mind being woken by the roosters each morning!

We loved exploring Petaluma as well. Lagunitas Brewery is very easy to get to from the ranch, and well worth visiting. We dined at Wild Goat Bistro, which was friendly with good food, and also toured the Adobe State Park. We would have loved to have stayed longer, but we had to move on. We would for sure go back and stay again, anytime we were near Petaluma!

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Beauty Close to Town

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the cottage for our 10th wedding anniversary. The cottage itself was really cool, I loved that it was a converted bunkhouse. The hardwood floors and claw foot tub were awesome bonus features. The views were beautiful and the whole atmosphere of the ranch was relaxing. Nick is very helpful when you need him, quick to respond, and extremely personable. Petaluma is just about a ten minute or less drive away, we never felt it was too much to drive anywhere we needed/wanted to go. One thing of note, the unit doesnt have AC, which we didn't really find to be a problem. It cools down nicely when the sun sets, and all the windows create a nice cross breeze. All in all, we really loved our stay there and have already said we would love to go back! Highly recommend it to friends, family or anyone wanting a very nice escape!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Wine Country Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Serene gem of a cottage! Very bright and clean -- just as pictured. Views of green rolling hills wherever you look. Close enough to downtown Petaluma (must try Wishbone restaurant!) but far enough away that you're surrounded by nature. Bring your bikes to explore the country roads. All towels, duvet, sheets, and shampoo were provided. Keurig coffee maker and minifridge. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much... it was great to have you... your guys had a great vibe and are great dog peaple...
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Beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for five nights in November 2015. The studio was tiny, with no television or kitchen, but we were allowed to use a small kitchen just steps away in a house on the property. We didn't mind not having a television; we were busy and out a lot, and had our computers for keeping in touch and entertainment. The wifi worked just fine. I was happy to see a couple of cats nearby when we woke up the first day, and loved walking up the road and seeing/taking photos of the cows and the beautiful scenery. There was a small refrigerator and a Keurig type coffee maker. The bathroom was very cute, with a claw foot tub, which had a shower that worked well (being in California, we were definitely more conscious of our water use). My only complaint about the bathroom was the lighting, which was terrible for applying makeup (mirrors and light were in opposite areas). My husband's only complaint was that the bed was uncomfortable.

We were in Petaluma to visit family, and enjoyed going to Point Reyes Beach and the Armstrong Redwoods. A couple of the restaurants we liked in Petaluma were Central Market and Seared. A place I would highly advise against was the Stumptown Grill/Brewery. I left my entire lunch on the table....just awful.

The highlight of the 50 Acre Ranch we stayed on was definitely the open space and the cattle :-)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the sole parent and a father of two girls - they often catch me on things like make-up lighting... gosh, I will give that some thought. I love the window above the sink and why the mirror is on another wall. Beds are funny - others tell me they love that bed... and I loved it... but have not slept in it in a while. I will spend the night on it and see what I think... Hope you come back... peace
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Peaceful retreat

  • 4 of 5

Couldn't ask for a more beautiful, peaceful view. My husband and I loved our stay here - gave us a chance to unplug from our busy lives and just enjoy the simple things in life.

To be fair, there were a couple things I will critique. 1) the bath towels and washcloths had a musty smell to them - a little disconcerting since they are reused by guests. I realize the septic system needs to be treated with care and the owner doesn't want to put any harsh chemicals down the drain... However, there are environmentally friendly options out there. 2) the only lighting in the main room is two somewhat dim overhead fixtures that are controlled by a switch near the front entrance. Trying to read at night was near impossible because it was so dim. I recommend having a few lamps, particularly by the bed.

I would stay here again in half a heartbeat...It really is a gorgeous property. These are just a few small things that would make it even better.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great idea about adding a reading light - my mom would be so upset with me :), she is always on me about having enough light to read.... I will get a bed side light. I hate the smell of musty, wish I knew while you had been staying here and I could have changed it all out for you... each and every item is washed after each use, the place is spotless for each guest. Not sure what caused the smell, I have two sets of everything so I can make a quick turn over of the place. 50 guests this year and have never heard this compaint.... just checked the clean cabin and all smells nice. Will check this now for each and every guest...like I said... I hate a musty smell. Great input....
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Place is great for the value! Wonderful cottage and everything worked perfectly. The owner is very nice and responds rapidly to any inquiry. 100% recommendable!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Oakland - Petaluma and Santa Rosa both have small
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lagunitas Brewery
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Rooster Run
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many great spots
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Dillon Beach or Point Reyes National Seashore
Car: necessary

This is the bulls-eye for all of wine country - tons of great wineries all over, and the area is packed with entertainment. Check out Jack London State parks shows - Transcendence - Wow... I grew up in NYC and this show under the stars... Or the Green Music Center... just up the road. Lagunitas Brewery is just down the road and downtown Petaluma is 10 mins with amazing restaurants, antique and other small town shops. Sonoma is less than 20 mins away. Head from here on some of the best bike riding in the country or drive out to Point Reyes National Seashore- if you like Ousters and Crab... we have tons of it. Great hikes and parks - close enough to San Fran... every night is nice and cool for great sleeping and most days warm... it is a magical spot. On 50 acres - all of it looking out over the valley - the mornings light up with sun rise and each evening another sunset show.


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Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Cleaning £41
Pet Fee £41 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Petaluma in Wine Country California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Old claw foot tub newly refinished here in town, marble sink - another local find... another cozy room. The mirror from the old steel works in Bethlehem PA, another town I have lived in. Great view from the sink into an Oak & Bay mixed wood forest on my neighbors Certified Organic Cattle ranch.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Wide white paneling, 1840 original Douglas Fir floors newly refinished, custom linens - cozy with french doors - true room with a view. This was the workers 'bunk house'.....boy would they be surprised to see it today.
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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