Classic Sonoma Ranch- Luxury Pool - 2 blks from Sonoma Plaza


Home Description

Why stay in a hotel or bed and breakfast when you can unwind at Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch, a private, luxury Sonoma vacation rental property, right in the heart of California wine country? Situated just a short two block walk from the historic Sonoma Plaza, this recently renovated mid-century classic California Ranch home provides the comforts of a cozy and private wine country retreat and getaway.
The home is situated on one half acre of land, providing visitors with charming gardens, expansive outdoor entertaining spaces and a new 15' x 35' inground salt water pool with solar heating, volleyball net and automatic cover.

The renovated ranch-styled home offers an open great room entertainment area with living, dining, kitchen island and cook area with large flat screen tv. The home can accommodate up to 4 persons and offers two master bedrooms with generous sized en-suite bathrooms, complete with shower/tub combo, vanity and toilet area.

Just a quick walk to shops, museums, historic sites and world-class restaurants, you can spend each day at your own pace, art and antique shopping, enjoying a relaxing massage at one of the local spas, eating superb local foods and wines from one of our local restaurants or town farmer's market, and all within a short 2 block walk from this unique property.

Centrally located in the heart of the California wine country and right off Highway 12, Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch is within easy reach of the Sonoma Valley, Napa Valley, the vineyards of Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, and the Russian River. We are also located within less than a one hour's drive from the bustling night life and excitement of San Francisco. Our Ranch house can be your home base for a fantastic, relaxed and authentic California wine country experience.

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About The Area

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House Rules

RENTAL AGREEMENT - A complete rental agreement can be obtained from the rental manager Bob McDonald, and through this listing. A COMPLETED RENTAL AGREEMENT INCLUDING CREDIT CARD INFORMATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE BOOKING APPROVAL.

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The following is a summary of the Cancellation and Occupancy/Noise Policies of the agreement:

Cancellations: Either party may cancel the rental up to 45 days prior to the arrival date. There is a $50 administrative fee if you cancel your reservation in whole and part. If you cancel the rental in whole or part on shorter notice than 45 days, and if we are unable to re-book the Sonoma Farmhouse for all or part of your confirmed stay at the same rate, we will retain any Rental Deposit as liquidated damages as required to pay such applicable rate. There is no refund of final rent payment for cancellations 10 days prior to your arrival, unless of course we are able to re-book the Sonoma Farmhouse for all of your confirmed stay at the same rate. There is no refund of rent for an early departure. You agree and acknowledge that we (Sonoma Farmhouse) may exercise our judgement, in our sole discretion, in seeking re-booking of the premises, should you cancel any part of your reservation, and that we are not obligated to accept persons other than those specifically listed below as substitutes for your rental of the property.

Occupancy and Age: You agree as signee that you are at least 30 years of age, will be present and occupy the property during your stay at the property and be the point person responsible for its care and compliance with any conditions of use. The occupancy for sleeping is 2 per bedroom, 4 maximum on site. We offer no sleeper sofa. The property has a Use Permit with the City of Sonoma with limitations. It is in a residential area and does not allow day guests, parties, special events or gatherings on site. Business Licences for massage therapists, home chefs, or special service persons visiting the site during the day are required by the owner and the City of Sonoma. Arrangemets for service providers with permits must be made and approved in advance by Sonoma Farmhouse.

Security/Damage Deposit Requirements and Condition of Property: You agree that you shall leave the premises in the same order as you found them and that you shall not exceed the number of guests identified in the agreement. If more than the agreed number of persons are found to occupy the unit or property, or if abnormal utility cost are incurred, or if excessive cleanup or garbage removal is required, or if broken glass is found in or near our pool, additional charges for such persons, utilities, garbage removal and additional maid service/pool service will be charged and deducted from the Security Deposit (or credit card). You shall nevertheless be fully responsible for any damage to the premises in excess of the Security Deposit, plus reasonable costs of collection, including reasonable attorneys' fees, if necessary. Damage caused by your guests or invitees (including but not limited to excessive cleaning or damage to the property, fixtures, appliances, linens or furnishings) shall be your financial responsibility as renter.

Gatherings and Outdoor Noise: You SHALL NOT HOST special events or gatherings at the Sonoma Farmhouse involving more than your immediate party, as numerated and listed on the signed rental agreement, and shall not conduct any events or activities that might interfere with the peace and enjoyment of the property's neighbors, including any significant noise after 9 pm at night (City of Sonoma, Use Permit). If you are found entertaining more guests than approved by us in your rental contract without our prior permission, or are creating significant noise after 9 p.m., you will be asked to vacate the property immediately, and with forfeit the remainder of your rental as well as the security deposit. You will be personally responsible for any citations posted and issued by the City of Sonoma Police Department as a result of a noise complaint.

Cleaning and Check Out: The guest is responsible for removing all trash from the inside of the house (refridgerator, bathrooms and kitchen) and placing outside in the garbage cans. The guest is responsible for washing and putting away (same location) all dishware, pots, pans and cooking utensils. The guest is responsible for stripping the beds and placing all wet towels in the bathtub. No towels are to be left pool side. The guest is responsible for cleaning up the pool area, washing all dishware, and removing garbage and debris and placing in trash. The guest is reponsible for cleaning the bbq and cooking area. The guest is responsible for locking all doors and windows and notifying the owner upon departure.


Our home is suitable for two couples. The property does not permit pets. The property is non-smoking. The property is not ADA Accessible. The propery has a pool, does not have a pool cover and is not suitable for small children. The property has parking for one vehicle. The property has an alarm system, security cameras on the front and side yards for protection. The property has a Use Permit with the City of Sonoma. The occupancy for sleeping is 2 per bedroom, 4 maximum on site. The property is in a residential area and does not allow day guests, parties, special events or gatherings on site. Business Licences for massage therapists, home chefs, or special service persons visiting the site during the day are required. Arrangemets for service providers with permits must be made and approved in advance.


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Bedroom Suite 1 1 Queen

  • Bedroom Suite 2 1 Queen


Bathroom Arrangements

  • Bathroom Suite 1Full

  • Bathroom Suite 2

Calendar Last updated Jun 04, 2020
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Beautiful, Welcoming, Great Location

Loved everything about this place. Hope to return. Thank you Bob!

Visited on "August - 2017

Wonderful Place!

Everything about the Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch was perfect! The house was beautifully decorated and very clean. The grounds were gorgeous and we were glad we were able to make use of the pool. It's the perfect location and it was so convenient to be able to walk to restaurants and shops. Bob was great to rent from! he answered emails quickly and gave great suggestions of things to see and do. We also got our security deposit back promptly.

Visited on "September - 2014

Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch

Sonoma Farmhouse is very conveniently located within easy walking distance of downtown Sonoma shops and restaurants. The house is lovely, especially the grounds and pool. It is the perfect place for a relaxing stay. We definitely enjoyed our stay and would recommend it. Recommended for Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+.

Visited on "May - 2016

Perfect Location

We had a lovely stay here. The house and grounds are beautiful and very well kept. We only had wished it had been warmer so we could enjoy the pool more. The house is in walking distance to restaurants, grocery store and wine tasting. We parked and never moved our car the entire weekend. It was the perfect place for our mom's get-a-way! Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Tourists without Cars, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with teenagers.

Visited on "May - 2016


We had the best time at this Sonoma get away. We will definitely be back! There is so much in walking distance and retreating to the pool just made it the perfect spot to spend time with our best friends. Bob is a great host, we felt as if we were staying with a friend.

Visited on "September - 2016

The Best Girls Getaway Retreat!

This house is lovely! After wine tasting in Sonoma it was wonderful to come home to such a lovely house and garden. Having the town square so close was also great when we wanted a walk to get coffee or cheese at the Sonoma Cheese Factory! Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway.

Visited on "January - 2017

Great Family Stay

This house was exactly as pictured, it was a great place to bring my family up for a long weekend. I would stay here again and highly recommend it.

Visited on "February - 2012

Sonoma Gem

Fantastic Place. Very well decorated with all of the amenities. The back yard is gigantic and private. I cant wait to come back. Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway.

Visited on "February - 2013

Just Perfect

The Sonoma Ranch house was very clean and comfortable. The location was convenient located just a couple of blocks from restaurants and bars. The backyard landscape is just beautiful. The pool was a wonderful addition. We will be back again!

Visited on "May - 2012

Wonderful Sonoma Getaway!

We loved the Sonoma Farmhouse and had such a wonderful time! The inside of the house is decorated beautifully and everything is top of the line and immaculate. The grounds are gorgeious and there are tons of fun places to site/eat outside in the backyard. The saltwater pool is great, a nice temperature and clean. We spent all of our time outside. Plus the house is a few blocks from the square and a few blocks from Whole Foods to grab groceries and coffee. You will love this property!

Visited on "August - 2012

Just What We Were Looking For! Perfect Get Away.

We stayed here for a special treat to celebrate my mother's birthday. This place was just right for us. It has an enormous back garden and is well maintained. The pool is gorgeous! The house was perfect for the three of us. My only suggestion would be to get a larger couch in the living room. All in all we would recommend this house and definitely stay ere again. Bob was easy to work with and quick with responses! Thank you for a wonderful experience! Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway.

Visited on "June - 2013

Terrific House

We had a wonderful time with our son and his wife. It is a lovely home in a very central location in Sonoma, a very short walking distance to the square and other amenities. Bob was wonderful to work with, very responsive and helpful in answering our questions. The house is tastefully decorated, clean and well maintained. The backyard is absolutely lovely, even better than the pictures. I would would recommend this house to a friend and hope to rent it again myself.

Visited on "March - 2013

From Florida

We loved the Sonoma Ranch house. It was perfect for two couples. Walking distance to town square, tons of great restaurants and shops. If you are there on Tuesday walk up to the Farmer's Market and have great food and music. Very comfortable beds and linens. This property is impeccably maintained and the yard and landscaping is beautiful. The pool was also a plus for the summer. We loved our stay and will be back! Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway

Visited on "July - 2014

Mr Sev.

We four had a wonderful stay over the Christmas holiday. The home is in excellent condition, clean, well appointed and a very short walk to fine restaurants, shopping and the city center square. Sonoma is a unique town, one that visitors always return to. I would recommend this home to all; you will not be disappointed. Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

Visited on "December - 2013

Our Oasis

Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch is WONDERFUL! Very comfortable, had everything we needed for cooking and relaxing. Bob was awesome, very friendly and knowledgeable about the area (his restaurant suggestions were spot on)! The back yard pool is the icing on the cake, spent a lot of time there unwinding - just what we needed. Will Go Back! Recommended for: Girls Getaway; Tourists without a Car; Adventure Seekers; Age 55+; Romantic Getaway; Families with Teenagers.

Visited on "May - 2017

Quaint and Cozy

This house is in the perfect location for exploring Sonoma. It is an easy walk to town square for great restaurants and shopping. The Ranch House is nicely furnished and the outdoor space is amazing! Would definitely stay here again.

Visited on "May - 2017

I only wish we could have stayed longer!

The headline: We are obsessed with this backyard and location. We stayed at the Sonoma Ranch for a weekend on our way from Chicago to Maui. I only wish we could have extended the time there by a couple of days. We had no idea there would be as many little restaurants and shops within walking distances - and that's IF you even want to leave this gorgeous backyard and pool. Bob and his assistants were extremely accommodating, responsive and generous; tried to get us a slightly early check in after a long flight and drive and gave us a complimentary bottle of wine! In side the home is very quaint, which seemed like the general vibe of the neighborhood. There is an AMAZING Pharmacy (weird comment, I know, but you will understand it when you go) on the corner called Pharmaca with the best collection of organic health, beauty and nutrition I have seen anywhere in the US. We can't wait to go back.

Visited on "May - 2017

Beautiful Grounds, Home, Close to Everything

My wife and I along with her sister and husband stayed here in early April. While we had rain the night we arrived and the next day. It did clear up and we had a great time. The hoe was as described, and the welcoming bottle of wine was delicious. The home was comfortable, and everything in town was an easy walk. Bob is friendly and helpful. I highly recommend it and would stay here again. Visit Cafe Scotteria, Rancho Maria Tasting room (Sebastian knows his stuff). The Red Grape. the Fremont Diner and sip by Murphy's Irish Pub where Michael can also provide several suggestions.

Visited on "April - 2018

Cute House - Great Location!

My two sisters and I stayed for three nights. The house was perfect for us. It was clean and organized. The back yard was awesome with the pool and just how big it was. The location was the best. We could walk to the hiking trails and the Sonoma Square in 5 minutes. We also walked to dinner each night which was so nice. Perfect place to stay for us!!

Visited on "March - 2018


Great place, great location. Perfect getaway

Visited on "March - 2018

Excellent stay in Sonoma!

Great house in a perfect location, walking distance to shopping and dining by town square. We would definitely return for a future visit in the Summer so we can use the lovely pool and bbq in the backyard. Thank you for being a great host!

Visited on "February - 2018

Lovely Getaway

We had a fantastic time! The Ranch House is gorgeous and perfect for 4 people. Everything was clean and safe. The yard is huge and made for a relaxing day soaking in the October sun. It was very close to the Sonoma Town Square which made everything so easy. We cant wait to come back!

Visited on "October - 2017

Perfect Ranch House with a great yard and pool!

Incredible property and great house. Perfect walk to the Sonoma Plaza location. The backyard and pool were perfect for relaxing and swimming after wine tasting. The house is compact and clean and everything you need. Very comfortable bed. Will come back. Thanks for the great digs Bob!

Visited on "August - 2017

Incredible backyard oasis walking distance from Sonoma Plaza

Very comfortable stay in a charming house with great backyard. Pool was terrific. We will be back.

Visited on "July - 2017

Excellent Location

Fantastic locale and amenities. Pool and Patio were our home away from home. Can't wait to come back!

Visited on "July - 2017

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