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

Bedrooms 1
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 comfy 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 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:
13 April, 2018

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 Petaluma

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 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


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Sonoma Country Cottage, On 50 Acre Ranch - Big Views, A Magical Spot.
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Cute cabin, really incredible location, great host.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in the hills above Petaluma.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a perfect getaway. Quiet yet perfectly located to visit wine country and Point Reyes. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, lovely cottage, very nice owner!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was pristine & beautifully restored. The location had lovely views. The host was very personable & accommodating. It was hot during our stay & he brought us a fan. There was a movie shooting on his property and it didn't bother us but he refunded one nights stay. Most of all, this great property was welcoming to our 3 small/medium dogs for a small fee. It's so hard to find pet friendly lodging reasonably priced in this area. Loved our stay. Definitely recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, peaceful, perfect....

  • 5 of 5

A clean, well lighted place. This adorable cottage was home base for us as we ventured around Petaluma, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay, Sonoma, and Napa. Nestled up on a green farm, but not too far from town, this cottage was a relaxing retreat after a day of exploring. It was so perfect we extended our stay an extra night. A big thank you to Nicholas, our friendly host. We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 28-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £357.15
Pet Fee £35.72 + Tax
Cleaning £35.72
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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