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Fully permitted, CALGreen suite is located in unincorporated Sonoma County 3 miles from Sonoma City center in Fetters Hot Springs. Long-term rental 30 days or more except February. Driveway leads to detached unit w/many amenities; combining country charm & modern sophistication. The cleaning fee & deposit already included in the price! Read all info & rules. Welcome! Located off Highway 12 with a short walk to Sonoma Transit. TOT #2479N, QUIET HOURS OBSERVED 10PM-7AM; 2 GUEST MAX 1 CAR MAX
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Enjoy the indoor/outdoor California lifestyle at this charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow. You will have everything you need just 2 miles from the downtown Sonoma Plaza! Explore the wineries, restaurants, shops and hiking trails around downtown Sonoma and come home to relax in the comfortable outdoor space. Enjoy a glass of wine under the stars or grill out and dine under the maple trees. Parking and laundry facilities are included!
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Recharge in Wine Country! Centrally located in Sonoma Valley, this detached guest house provides stylish comfort after a day of wine tasting. You'll find lush gardens, a roomy sectional, a king-sized Tempur-pedic and a stylish, modern bathroom. The small private patio is great for coffee or cocktails, and the quiet, residential neighborhood allows restful sleep. Studio 455 is located just minutes from Sonoma's charming downtown. Well-behaved small or medium-sized dogs are welcome for a $50 fee.
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Your guide to Sonoma
All About Sonoma
About an hour northeast of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma Valley, the wine country town of Sonoma is one of the oldest settlements in Northern California, the birthplace of the state flag, and home to the only Mission established after Mexico gained independence from Spain. The town’s historic plaza is a microcosm of the region, filled with wine bars, art galleries, specialty housewares stores, and restaurants dishing up the latest in California cuisine. The Tuesday night farmers’ market draws locals to City Hall to stock up on fruits and vegetables from surrounding farms, and the downtown cheese shop has been selling hunks of its famous Monterey Jack since 1931. To take your dairy worship to the next level, hop on the California Cheese Trail, which runs through town and connects to nearly 30 farms and creameries throughout the state.
On the outskirts of town, you’ll find a handful of light-commitment hiking trails perfect for stretching your legs between meals, including the leisurely Sonoma Overlook Trail, former Indigenous hunting grounds with scenic views of the valley and the Mayacamas Mountains in the distance. As the gateway to Sonoma County, the town is also a prime launching pad to whale watching in Bodega Bay, paddling the Russian River, and exploring the more than 400 wineries in the region.
How do I get around Sonoma?
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) are the main transportation hubs for air transit; SFO is about two hours from Sonoma and OAK is around 90 minutes away. Sonoma County Airport Express runs between both airports and the county year-round, conveniently reaching the city. Charles M. Schultz-Sonoma County Airport (STS) is the closest airport to Sonoma and is around a 50-minute drive to the town. While other shuttles, taxis, and ride-hailing services are available, the best option may be to rent a car as it can make it easier to explore the county’s must-see sights.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sonoma?
Sonoma experiences a Mediterranean climate, where temperatures rarely drop below freezing during the rainy winters, and summers are warm with cool coastal breezes. Summer boasts some of the best weather for hiking, biking, swimming, and other outdoor activities. Sonoma vacation rentals are popular from May through October, especially in the fall months of September and October during the grape harvest. Towards the end of winter, mustard flowers blanket the valleys and dormant vineyards in vibrant shades of yellow. Wildflowers in various shades of red, purple, orange, and pink adorn Sonoma’s lush parks in the spring.
What are the top things to do in Sonoma?
Sonoma Botanical Garden
The Sonoma Botanical Garden is a 25-acre gem, home to one of North America’s most extensive collections of temperate-climate, wild plants from Asia as well as plants native to California. The garden offers stunning displays of seasonal flowers and extensive collections of rare and endangered plants. Highlights include camellias, magnolias, roses, maples, rhododendrons, lilies, and more.
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
A little over an hour away, Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is one of the most accessible redwood groves in California. Spread out over 800 acres, the reserve boasts a variety of hikes of varying difficulty. The Colonel Armstrong Tree is the oldest tree, thought to be around 1,400 years old, and is located less than a mile from the entrance. Bicycling paths, horseback riding, and picnic areas are all available.
This city’s charming eight-acre central square is the thumping heart of Sonoma, packed with elegant restaurants, contemporary art galleries, and some of the region’s most significant historical landmarks. Follow the winding alleyways past fashion boutiques and wine bars, and pay a visit to Mission Sonoma, the northernmost of California’s 21 missions, built in 1823. Close by, you’ll find the Bear Flag Monument, a bronze sculpture commemorating California’s first armed insurrection against the Mexican government in 1846.