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Sally's Garden Cottage, Winter Rates Now, Sleeps 2-6, In Town, Walk to Shopping

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cheerful 2BR/1BA Santa Rosa cottage, close to vineyards and scenic outdoors.

If you’re looking for an extremely clean, comfortable and cheery place to stay in Wine Country, Sally’s Garden Cottage is the cozy little place in town that’s perfect for your party of 2-6 people.

Located in a friendly, traditional neighborhood in the Montgomery Village area of Santa Rosa, Sally’s is just off Hwy. 12 (otherwise known as Sonoma County’s “Wine Country Highway”) within 5 minutes of Hwy 101. It’s easy to walk out the front door for a stroll through attractive neighborhoods as well as interesting shops. It's a quiet neighborhood, suitable for quiet, respectful guests.

Nearby, Annadel State Park and Spring Lake Regional Park offer miles of walks, hikes and mountain bike choices. The local area boasts both fine restaurants, casual dining choices, performance arts and galleries.)

With rates significantly lower than acceptable local hotel rooms, Sally’s Garden Cottage is easy on the budget.

Newly remodeled and freshly painted in fall 2014, the house feels brand new. The cottage is bright, comfortably appointed and features the conveniences of home—complete with a wonderful outdoor garden setting and barbecue in the fully fenced-in back yard. If you like blooming flower beds and honest-to-goodness organic vegetables you can pick in season, you will feel right at home here. This is a place for a quiet, serene getaway. If potential guests are looking for a part house, they need to look elsewhere.

The kitchen is fully appointed with cookware and tableware. It features granite tile counter tops and tile floor, stainless steel fridge, dishwasher, full-size gas range, microwave, disposal and built-in filtered water at the sink. The house also features central A/C and heat as well as ceiling fans in every room to control air flow and maximize comfort.

Accommodations include two pleasant bedrooms with comfortable queen-sized beds. The living room has a leather sofa, which pulls out into a queen-sized sofabed. The cottage’s bathroom is bright and clean, and features a tub and shower combination.

The living room is bright with multiple windows and features a built-in 50” flat screen TV with 6-speaker surround sound system and blue-ray DVD player. High-speed wireless internet service is available throughout the cottage.

Guests also have laundry privileges with access to the washer and dryer. Sorry, no smoking indoors or pets under any circumstances.

Those with an appreciation of conscious living will appreciate this 850 sq. ft. home’s organics, solar tube lighting and roof-mounted solar array. All electric power is from renewable sources, including solar panels and Northern California’s geysers, the largest producing geothermal generating field in the world!

More Details

Sally Singingtree and Tom Bickford
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Sally Singingtree and Tom Bickford

Sally is a writer, spiritual leader and lover of plants and animals who has carved out a sanctuary for guests in the middle of Santa Rosa. She believes in healthy, natural living and creating delightful spaces.

Sally and her husband, Tom, lived in this property until late 2014, when they converted it to a vacation rental.

Sally Singingtree and Tom Bickford purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Sally Singingtree and Tom Bickford chose Santa Rosa

Sally's Garden Cottage is ideal for smaller parties who don't want the size or added expense of a 3-5 bedroom house. It is perfect for area visitors because of its central location--both within town and in Wine Country.

What makes this cottage unique

As the name of the property implies, it offers a wonderful garden setting, from the flowers and vegetable plants in front to the large garden beds and abundant blooms that make the back yard a little bit of paradise. Add to this the property's location just a couple blocks from Montgomery Village, with hundreds of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a joy to have such friendly, courteous people staying in our home. Sally and I enjoyed our visit with you and your son. You took such great care of our home and left it in immaculate condition. It was difficult to see that anyone had even been there. We would be more than happy to rent to you again at any time and would welcome you with open arms.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Memorial Hospital Neighborhood in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , The cottage features one full bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedrooms feature queen-size beds, closet, night table.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Both bedrooms have windows that may be opened for fresh air.
    Convertible Sofa Bed in Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The living room sofa folds out to a queen-sized bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
OK, Sally's is a sweet spot to park yourselves while you're in town. But we know you'll want to get out and do stuff that's not on the premises... Stuff like golf, tennis, biking, wine tasting, kayaking, whale watching, hiking, sightseeing, swimming, tidepooling, fishing, museums, sailboarding, the list goes on. What's really cool is that ALL OF THIS AND MUCH MORE is available, either right around the corner or less than 60 minutes away from Sally's Garden Cottage.


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(23 traveller reviews)

Sally's Garden Cottage, Winter Rates Now, Sleeps 2-6, In Town, Walk to Shopping
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

Simply Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! It was so cozy and intimate. The back yard was beautiful, the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. Sally's Garden is very welcoming. It was perfect for our family of 4 but could easily fit 2 more people with the very large pull out couch.

Montgomery Village is just a few minutes walk away with all kinds of different shopping. This house is in a very centralized location. We will defiantly be back!

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is exactly as described. This was our second stay and we will definitely stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Great neighborhood. Great location. Very well appointed with luxury bedding and towels. Lots of space and gorgeous yard. Perfect for a family of 4-5.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We loved having you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again!
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A real five-star house

  • 5 of 5

This charming, well-equipped and beautifully furnished house provided a delightful respite from the activities in the Sonoma Valley/Santa Rosa. The garden (front and back) are lovely and well maintained, and the house is very clean and has everything one could need in a vacation home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sally's Garden Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful small home in quiet neighborhood but close to amenities. Home was very clean, spacious with many homelike touches provided. Communication and availability top notch. Used as center base for daily trips to different wine country locations and the ocean. Would recommend for couple or family. All comforts of home. Only recommendation would be for 2-4 slice toaster to replace toaster oven.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We strive for perfection in the rental experience of our guests.
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Santa Rosa Gem

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Sally's cottage while visiting Santa Rosa this past week. The cottage was lovely and completely updated. This is probably the best VRBO property we have stayed at. The unit was close to everything - down town, food and dining, and the vineyards. Close to Hwy 101 and Hwy 12 it was easy to move around and yet very quiet. Lovely backyard with gas grill and gorgeous flowers. A real gem! Will keep this property on our list for next year. Thank you to both Sally and Tom for making our visit so enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay With Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had to come to town on short notice to pick up our new adoptive child. Sally was so easy to work with and made this transition easier on us as we had all the comforts of home. Between the fully equipped kitchen and the full size washer and dryer we were able to be out of town for 5 nights without skipping a beat.

There is great shopping and restaurants within walking distance. The location of this cottage could not be better. We hope to visit again soon and will be telling all of our friends and family about this amazing find.

Thank you so much for the hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Multiple bars and restaurants
Nearest Ferry
41 Miles
Larkspur Landing
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bennett Valley Golf Club
Nearest Train
48 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Multiple bars and restaurants
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: not necessary

Close proximity to Sonoma State University, live theater, Summer Repertory Theater, performing arts center, outdoor music, farmers markets, etc. The area is a hiker and biker's paradise, with numerous trails and parks within easy reach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Memorial Hospital Neighborhood, Sonoma County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 12.0%

Minimum stay is 4 nights. Ask about special rates for extended stays longer than two weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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