Charming, private cottage in the heart of wine country right on Sonoma Creek. Beautiful, relaxing, romantic setting both indoors and out; perfect for a quiet getaway for two or four. Only 1 mile from the heart of Glen Ellen Village.
The vintage cottage is full of charm and comfort. It offers 1400 square feet of indoor space on almost 1/2 acre. In the 80's a Tiger lived in the old garage on the property and had a pen outside on the concrete patio. Old-timers from across the creek recall the sound of his roars, and we now know his name was Tigger!
A beautiful idyllic retreat for a couple or two, with multiple areas both indoors and out to read, nap, drink wine or just enjoy yourself. It is a wonderful opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle and to explore all that Sonoma County has to offer. The master bedroom is spacious with a wood-beamed ceiling. The 2nd bedroom is a cozy sleeping loft with an A/C unit. The 2nd full bath with shower is located at the foot of the stairs leading to the loft. The den, the loft bedroom and the 2nd bath offer a private en-suite area for our guests. The kitchen is small but well-stocked to meet all your cooking needs and there is a gas BBQ for grilling. While the cottage is roomy and comfortably furnished, we often spend much of our days relaxing outside enjoying the beautiful weather.
Guests will have full access to the home and garden. This is a stand alone private property with no other folks sharing the space. The creek behind the house is accessible by a rustic stairway if you fancy a dip during a hot summer or fall afternoon.
We live in Sonoma so will be close at hand if you need anything or if something goes awry, but we want you to enjoy the space with as limited interruption as possible. We try to meet all of our guests at check-in but you may receive "self check-in" instructions if we are unavailable. Let us know in advance your arrival time - ideally anytime between 3 and 5:30 that is convenient for you - and we'll be there to welcome you.
During warm weather visits, please plan to bring beach towels for laying out and water shoes to protect your feet if you decide to go creek-dipping.
We welcome you and encourage you to relax and enjoy the space as if it were your own. We kindly ask that you refrain from having additional guests or any events/parties during your stay.
If you have any specific questions or are looking for important information please get in touch before your stay so we can make sure that your stay is everything you are looking for.
Sonoma County quiet hours for vacation rentals are 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. After 10, certainly continue to enjoy yourselves, but please turn any music off and take the fun inside :)
ABSOLUTLY NO SMOKING inside the house; no exceptions. If you do choose to smoke please do so outside and dispose of your butts respectfully.
We love our fur babies but sorry no pets allowed even really cute small ones.
Please remove your shoes when coming in the house. The sandy soils around the cottage are not very kind to the wood floors. Flips flops or slippers to swap at the door can be very handy.
The cleaning fee is low to cover changing and washing the linens and towels, vacuuming and cleaning the bathrooms and common areas ... the normal sort of clean up one would expect after a few days.
On your way out please wash any dishes or cookware used, make sure the lights and thermostat are off, and take the trash to the bins in the front.
Per Sonoma County Ordinance, this property is a permitted rental allowing a maximum of 4 guests plus one infant under the age of 2. Our Vacation Rental Permit No. ZPE11-0125.
I'm a city girl, born and raised in Chicago. After almost 40 years in CA, I like to think I'm a native because nothing else could feel more like home. My husband Peter and I love the peaceful beauty of this creekside setting and are happy to share it with all our guests. Come! Enjoy!