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

Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Nicholas Freedman
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Petaluma in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Sonoma Country Cottage, On 50 Acre Ranch - Big Views, A Magical Spot.
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful, quiet, serene cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a delightful Thanksgiving in the cottage. It was perfectly situated near downtown Petaluma. What a wonderful place to stay to unwind from hectic work lives and feel grateful for all of the good in our lives!. Nicholas provided everything we could have needed. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and clean.

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible weekend! The views of the city lights and the stars were beautiful. The place was well maintained and exceptionally clean. Waiting for us were cows walking the path behind the cottage. Deer walking through the front patio area. Such a quiet and serene location within minutes away from downtown Petaluma. The night noises of crickets chirping, cows mooing quietly, an occasional rooster to remind us we were on a farm. Nick gave great information on places to explore as well as favorite places to enjoy any meal of the day. Definitely would make a return trip as soon as possible. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful start to our holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely two nights at this cottage! It is small but spacious, clean and well kept. The only down fall my husband found was there wasn't a television and he couldn't watch the American League series! Our host was good. He left us a note on how to contact him and otherwise left us on our own. We did chat with him one morning and he offered to get us fresh eggs to enjoy as well he gave us suggestions on where to eat. There isn't a kitchen or microwave but you can go next door and use what is there. It is a bit of a drive into Sonoma- about 20 minutes. Petaluma is about 10 minutes to drive to. The bathroom light works through motion so if you are an early bird like me you might end up in the dark while showering! The quick fix to that was moving my arm outside of the curtain! It wasn't a problem at all- just a little startling! As for the views- breathtaking. We had deer to view both at dawn and at dusk. If you want a quaint cottage in the country you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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
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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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Prices for this holiday cottage in Petaluma, Wine Country California

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Cleaning £40
Pet Fee £40 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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