Our Sonoma get away is 5 minutes Sonoma town sq. but feels like you are in the country. It has a special, peaceful feeling, wild gardens with swinging wooden bench in courtyard, deck over backyard with view to hills, kitchen with refurbished 1940's stove, built in oak breakfast nook, master bedroom with queen bed and full bath, separate second bedroom (la casita) with queen bed, double bed in lower part of split-level living room with hardwood floors, romantic fireplace and french doors leading out to deck for outdoor dining.
Quaint friendly rustic neighborhood nice for walking down to cafe or into town square. Easy to get to dozens of wineries, arts fairs, music, or into Bay Area and 50 minutes from beaches. Lots of suggestions for activities in the area in our log book/guest book. Great variety of yummy restaurants- Girl with a Fig is our favorite. Town boasts old movie theater on town square, cheese makers and interesting unique stores.
I am an educator and business woman who has a non profit reading clinic and i teach literacy all over the country. My husband, Andy, is a scientist doing cancer research at Berkeley. Between the two of us, we have lived in Mexico, France, Germany and speak the three languages. Our Kids are in their 20s, our daughter is graduating from Brown and our son is in robotics at Stanford. We love to travel!