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Wildlife Viewing On Sonoma Creek In The Heart Of The Wine Country!

Bedrooms 1
Space 540 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Newly Decorated Cozy 1 Bedroom With Expansive Deck Overlooking Riparian Corridor

Take in all the Wine Country has to offer from this centrally located cozy apartment overlooking Sonoma Creek! With nearby great wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants, and shops, you'll find lots to enjoy in the area. You can take it all in on the 2 complimentary bicycles parked in the shed!

Guests who book during the winter / rainy season may get a special whitewater treat! Since the Bungalow is overlooking Sonoma Creek, you will enjoy an exciting show if there is a rainstorm, and the rapids get more turbulent! Part of the deck is covered, so you can enjoy a thrill during a rainstorm! (Don't worry, you are safely high above the creek in the ravine below.)

The Bungalow (TOT Cert # 1436N ) features a beautiful kitchen, hardwood floors, a cozy gas stove for cool nights,, and a sumptuous new Beautyrest queen bed. Fast internet, cable and internet-enabled TV let you watch cable TV or stream movies. While the apartment is delightfully furnished (we own a furniture store!), the real attraction is the deck overlooking the creek. From here, you can sit for hours watching the steady stream of wildlife (deer, mostly) as they make their way along the trails along the year-round creek. When the rains start, the creek goes from a lazy creek to a roaring stream - with rapids just a bit past the bungalow, giving great sound effects. The deck features comfortable patio furniture and an optional gas firepit to enjoy a glass of wine around at the end of a busy day!

While there are so many activities nearby, we expect that at least one of the days of your visit you'll grab a couple of bottles of wine and want to spend the whole day at the cozy Lazy Oak Creekside Bungalow, enjoying the magical surroundings!

** NOTE** MAX OVERNIGHT OCCUPANCY - 2 PERSONS ONLY ** (Including children)

NOTE: To ensure your booking request is accepted, please be sure to tell us a little about who is travelling and where you are from!

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Mike & Theresa Robertori
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About Mike & Theresa Robertori

Avid travelers, my wife and I frequently stay in vacation rentals all over the world. We know what it takes to make a place special, and we know what we need to feel at home! We're confident that our properties will make you feel like you're in your home away from home! This is our second vacation rental, our first vacation rental (VRBO number 497125) is very popular and is nearly always booked! We strive to offer a great value in a fully legal, permitted vacation rental, so you can enjoy our town as much as we do!

Mike & Theresa Robertori purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Mike & Theresa Robertori chose Sonoma

We purchased this property because we took one look at the last unit of this 4-unit (2 duplexes) property, and realized it was a gem we needed to share! The first 3 units are home to people who have lived in the apartments for a long time. The last unit on the creek is very secluded and quiet, and offers incredible creek views and unparalleled wildlife viewing.

What makes this bungalow unique

In the shade of the big oak tree near the rear of the property (hence: Lazy Oak), the large tree provides an idyllic environment for enjoying the wine country. The apartment is tastefully furnished and secluded. The outdoor spaces are oriented for maximum enjoyment of their creekside frontage. Patio furniture and firepit are provided for your enjoyment of the outdoors. The Creek babbles in the summer, and can roar in the winter. The constant presence of deer, squirrels, birds, and other wildlife in the riparian means you can lose yourself for hours watching as the animals traverse through the trails. Go on photo safari in Sonoma!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Sonoma, California

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet Time is 9PM - 8 AM
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , new fixtures
  • Bathroom features a stall shower and new fixtures. Dual-flush toilet helps with the current drought.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Cozy bedroom features a brand new queen size Beautyrest bed. Wood floors and a sliding barn door to the bathroom add charm! Closet with room for clothes and luggage is in the room. Note: Life will be happier if you take the time to unpack suitcase and put clothes into closet. there is really no room for a suitcase/bag to be op;en on the floor without creating a tipping hazard.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Name your own deer! You will begin to see certain 'individuals', and you can easily lose a couple of hours mesmerized by the wildlife.


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Wildlife Viewing On Sonoma Creek In The Heart Of The Wine Country!
average rating of 4.8404255 based on 94 reviews
Lester Prairie, MN

Five stars is not enough

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this rental was so wonderful. Everything about it was great. The location was near everything we wanted to visit. The cottage was very well thought out, lights in the closet, motion sensor on the bathroom light, USB plug in the kitchen... The best part and what we enjoyed the most was the deck, afternoons spent watching the creek flow past and evenings sitting beside the firepit. The unit was very clean, the decor very tasteful, furniture very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. It was the perfect size for two people.

  • Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey guys, Thanks so much, we loved having you!! Y'all com back soon, y'hear?😎 M&T
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Wedding trip

  • 3 of 5

Nice porch.

  • Submitted: 9-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was perfect for our stay. Close to Sonoma Plaza with a short drive. Very clean and tastefully decorated. The only thing we noticed was the shower head needed to be tightened up.

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just ok, owner could be nicer

  • 2 of 5

It was ok owner was rude

  • Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review! I'm so sorry that you felt that we we're rude!! We understand that vacation rentals are a different way of staying! You had many questions for me, ALL of which were answered in the documentation provided to our guests, as well as embedded in the VRBO application when you bother to download it. It didn't help that you were calling while we were out of the country and woke me up at 3 am looking for the wifi code that was documented in your welcome letter as well as written down above the router in 1" letters. Vacation rentals can allow you to experience things you can't typicslky find in traditional lodging: they're not for everyone! We wish you luck in your future travels, and we're sorry that you were dissappointing with your experience. If you look at our many reviews, it's very obvious that this review is an outlier.
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Perfect spot in a great setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took a short trip to Sonoma and the Bungalow was perfect for us. We weren’t at the house all that much, but when we were we loved the back porch and sound of the lazy river below. Really great spot for morning coffee and evening drinks. We caught some deer passing through on a couple occasions but unfortunately couldn’t capture them on camera.

Overall a great experience and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, OR

Great hideaway in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights here during our recent visit to the wine country. Loved staying in Sonoma, it is a peaceful friendly town to use as home base. Lazy Oak Creekside is beautifully decorated, very comfortable and quiet. We loved the deck for morning coffee and a light breakfast as well as a glass of wine in the evening. I would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys! We truly enjoyed hosting you!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rossi's 1906
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Larskpur SF Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
US 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Big 3
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Dillon Beach
Car: recommended

This new vacation rental is located in the heart of Northern California's Wine Country, the Lazy Oak Creekside Bungalow is centrally located to allow maximum enjoyment of all the region has to offer. Minutes from historic Sonoma Plaza, the bungalow is surrounded by world-class wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants and grocery stores catering to discerning travelers!

The bungalow is located on Sonoma Creek, offering amazing wildlife views. You'll see more deer than you probably have ever seen before, as you sit on the deck overlooking the wildlife trail along year-round Sonoma Creek. If it rains, then it really gets good, as the roar of the creek down in the channel below provides a thrilling vista as it lulls you to sleep!

This property consists of 2 side-by-side duplexes arranged on a narrow lot. Three of the unit are occupied by full-time residents; Lazy Oak Creekside Bungalow is the secluded last unit in the back.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Sonoma, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 3 2018 - Oct 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$85.44
Property Damage Insurance C$77.56

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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