A true gem in the heart of wine country
This place is best described as charming. It is so private and secluded it makes you feel like you are all alone in the middle of Sonoma wine country. From the courtyard to the deck and the backyard you get a sence of calming and relaxation amongst the plants and nature on the property. The house has modest accomodations that will meet your basic needs but has a great price to match. (I would say we had 7 people 1 night of our stay and 7 people with 1 full bath is pushing the accommodation limits. 4 adults is really all that would seem practically with the one bathroom.) Nora our host was perfect and available with all our little questions and glitches (had some hornets take up residency with us, trouble with the gate, and the second to last day we lost all power in the bathroom and one wall of the kitchen). She was attentive and helpful in the ways she was able to assist. The rustic charm and privacy was great and location was excellent. I'd recommend the Mexican Ice Cream shop at the end of Thompson...yum. We were there for a friends wedding and spent equal time out as we did in and the place was nice. Some minor improvements should be made to be GREAT but we were very happy with the accommodations and our vacation. (Personal note: some people have mentioned the beds as being very comfortable but unfortunatly for me and my family it was the opposite. Some newer mattresses and either replacing the air bed with a regular mattress or upgraded model would be nice as we all came home with stiff necks, backs, etc.) Don't misread this review: We loved this place and all the charm and hospitality that came with it and with some very minor changes would sign up to stay here again in a heartbeat. I am sure you will love this Cottage as much as we have and the many others who have stayed here as was evident in the guest book in the cottage. You get what you see in the pictures and so much more as this place is truly a sweet charming cottage tucked away from it all in the midst of all the excitment and activities Sonoma and the Wine Country have to offer.
Amour Getaway in the Heart of Sonoma Valley TOT Cert. #687N