Jaw-Dropping Sonoma County Vacation Rentals

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  • by JULIA CHANG
  • on JUNE 3, 2019
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Abalone Bay Rental, Courtesy of Sea Ranch Escape
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Sonoma County is full of everything we want on a vacation — beautiful scenery, top-notch restaurants, and world-class wineries and breweries. We don’t blame you if you want to extend your getaway for longer than a weekend or want to enjoy all the comforts of home in this beautiful Wine Country setting.

No matter if your ideal vacation rental is tucked away on a high bluff with sweeping ocean views or walking distance from the best local restaurants and tasting rooms, there’s a Sonoma County vacation home to suit your needs. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Sonoma vacation rentals to help you plan the perfect getaway.

Stately coastal wood mansion

Courtesy of Abalone Bay

Abalone Bay

The views abound in this Sonoma Coast rental. Situated high up on the hillside, this two-story home offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. With three bedrooms, a well-appointed kitchen, dining room, living room, and picture windows that frame a view that would make postcards jealous, Abalone Bay is truly an idyllic escape on The Sea Ranch. There’s a hot tub and an outdoor dining deck with a gas BBQ, so you’ll be able to enjoy the serene views wherever you choose to relax. Not all vacation rentals allow dogs, but luckily Abalone Bay is dog-friendly, and we recommend bringing your fur-baby so you don’t have to rush home any time soon.

Contemporary sculptural home

Courtesy of Sea Ranch Escape

Sea Ranch Escape – Moonrise

Another beautiful vacation rental along the Sonoma Coast in The Sea Ranch, Moonrise is a newly renovated, modern wonder of a home with three bedrooms, a wood burning fireplace and a gas fireplace (for whatever level of cozy you require during your stay), hot tub, and enclosed garden. With views of the open meadow, ocean, Black Point Beach whitewater, and miles of coastline, we don’t think you’ll get tired of looking at any of it, whether gazing out of one of the giant windows or lounging on the open deck.

Tuscan style in downtown Sonoma

Courtesy of Bungalows 313

Bungalows 313

If you’re looking for a stay that is somewhere between a resort and a home, Bungalows 313 hits that sweet spot. One of Sonoma‘s hidden gems, there are six unique short-term or long-term rental accommodations to choose from, from detached studios with kitchenettes to two bedroom bungalows with full kitchens and dining rooms. The bungalows surround a serene, Tuscan-style central courtyard, which houses an infinity fountain, Bocce court, and two fire pits for optimal lounging (and maybe mingling with some neighbors) no matter the temperature. Centrally located just one block away from the historic Sonoma Plaza, Bungalows 313 is walking distance to great local restaurants, 30 wine tasting rooms, and shopping boutiques. It’s also only a block away from the Sonoma bike and walking path — the perfect mix of indulgence and wellness.

Grand mountain retreat

Courtesy of Alexander Valley Lodge

Alexander Valley Lodge

Nestled high into a wooded ridge, this five bedroom lodge overlooks panoramic views of the Russian River, Geyser Peak, Mt. St. Helena, and the Alexander Valley vineyards. With a bi-level patio, oversized windows, in-ground pool and spa, cascading waterfall, and tiki bar, we understand if you forego visiting the local Geyserville wineries and opt instead to stay on property all week. If you do decide to venture outside of your magnificent vacation rental, the lodge owners are on hand for your planning needs. They’ll help with everything from big events (planning a birthday, anniversary, or rehearsal dinner) to intimate gatherings (custom beer and wine tasting tours, shuttle service, menu selection with their private chef), and even help with the practical, not-so-little things (local restaurant recommendations, babysitting services, stocking the fridge).

Modern and zen coastal retreat

Courtesy of Jenner Vacation Rentals

Pacific Sunset

The mountains or the coast? Luckily there’s no need to decide with this property in Jenner, which has all the beautiful, cozy charm of a wooded cabin (complete with an amazing furnace in the open living room), as well as ocean views for days. Set into the rugged California coastline, you’ll have an unparalleled view of the Pacific ocean from… well, pretty much anywhere on the property. Pacific Sunset is located on a private lane just off the entrance road to Goat Rock Beach, so you’ll be able to dine al fresco on the patio or soak in the spa on the deck with just the sounds of the waves to accompany the spectacular views.

Victorian charm

Courtesy of The Bosworth

The Bosworth

This newly remodeled historic home is a Sonoma County Historic Landmark. It has four bedrooms, a new pool and hot tub, is located two blocks away from Geyserville’s restaurants, and is only minutes away from downtown Healdsburg and the area’s many wineries. Feel like staying in? No problem. With a wine room, fully-equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining spaces (with a mini vineyard, no less!), you’ll entertain with all the comforts of home and all of the Wine Country charm. And with a literal white picket fence along the perimeter, your stay at The Bosworth couldn’t be any more idyllic.

Enchanted oasis

Courtesy of VRBO ‘Mona

‘Mona

Christened “‘Mona” by the homeowners’ daughter when she could not say “Sonoma,” this four bedroom home is in the heart of Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg. This vacation rental might seem like a simple, sweet, and unassuming cottage from the front, but the private backyard space holds a truly spectacular hidden gem. The heated pool, hot tub, and outdoor lounge area are surrounded on all sides by acres of vines, lavender, apple trees, peach trees, and mountains. Venture out to enjoy everything Healdsburg has to offer, including some of the best tasting rooms and restaurants in Wine Country. And, at the end of the day, return to your private oasis at ‘Mona to unwind, soak, and spend quality time with friends and family.


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Author

Julia Chang

Julia Chang is a writer based out of San Francisco, California. In her early twenties, she made the transition from the eat-to-live to the live-to-eat type, and her waistline has suffered since. She works in tech by day and ekes out time to write about food and fiction on nights and weekends. She doesn’t sleep much. Follow her delirium on Instagram @onmywhimsy, and on Twitter @Jurichu.

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