If you’re the type who loves discovering hidden gems and living like a local during your stay, Sonoma’s many guest cottages and vacation rentals make for intimate and fun travel experiences. Whether you use Airbnb, VRBO, or HomeAway to find the best deals or just book the property directly, finding a great vacation rental in Sonoma Valley is just a click away.

Sonoma Valley Escapes offers a number of luxury rental options to fit your desire, from downtown bungalows and cottages to vineyard getaways and retreats. With gorgeous architecture, beautiful furnishings, and added amenities like bocce courts, hammocks and swimming pools, you may be hard pressed to leave! Whether you are looking to gather friends or family under one big roof or just make it a romantic getaway for two, one of their options is sure to fit the experience you're looking for. As an added bonus, Sonoma Valley Escapes gives their guests over 21 a Sonoma Valley Wineries Tasting Passport, allowing complimentary or discounted tastings at 25 valley wineries. How’s that for hospitality?

Here are three types of vacation rentals in Sonoma Valley worth considering: in town rentals walking distance from the Sonoma Plaza, country and vineyard retreats, and secluded valley hideaways. Browse the possibilities over a glass of Sonoma Valley’s finest and get ready to book your next visit!

All About Town: Sonoma’s Historic Plaza

For those who love to walk everywhere, a vacation rental or guest cottage close to the Sonoma Plaza is a great way to explore town. Downtown Sonoma is fun to see by foot, with plenty of historical sites and monuments, cute boutique and galleries, and a wide variety of restaurants. Skip the car rental, Uber, and Lyft and discover it all by foot.

Alexandra’s Plaza Suite: Alexandra’s is located a block from the Sonoma Plaza on a quiet street tucked away from the hustle and bustle. Gaze at the stars while sipping wine in your own private garden; indulge in a massage; or sleep with the windows open. Perfect for couples!

Bancroft Inn of Sonoma: Built in 1889, this exquisite and beautifully preserved two-story Victorian offers timeless appeal and has authentic, period architectural details. Tucked beyond a white picket fence is a lush flowering garden, the inn features wisteria-draped trellis, mature trees, and a spa.

Bungalows 313: This is perfect for your private getaway. It has six unique vacation rental units, and offers a large central courtyard with fire pit, fountain and court for playing pétanque, bocce’s French cousin, as well as a smaller second patio gathering spot.

Casa La Paloma of Sonoma Valley: Step into the spirit of early Sonoma at Casa la Paloma – one of Sonoma’s historic gems from the mid-1800s. It has been carefully renovated. The maintenance of its historic character has received awards from the local historic society. Experience Old Sonoma charm!

Napa Street Tower Vacation Rentals: Bask in elegance and comfort with this well-appointed unit, including a cozy fireplace. Experience views of town from the balcony over a complimentary bottle of wine, then visit all of downtown Sonoma’s awesome attractions by foot.  

Sonoma Bungalows: Experience the luxury of your own private, fully appointed guest cottage, with warm hospitality of a quaint inn in the heart of Sonoma's downtown. Eight bungalows surround a common patio, where you can sip on wine or catch up with other guests. 

Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch: A recently remodeled mid-century California ranch house conveniently located just blocks from the Plaza. Swim in the new in-ground pool, then soak up the great weather from the private open space, lawn areas, patios, decks and a barbecue area.

Sonoma’s Best Guest Cottages: Four cozy cottages combine the elements of a private vacation home with the amenities of a luxury hotel. Order a picnic basket or backpack – and bike or walk to a nearby winery to indulge in a private lunch – complete with a glass of wine purchased on the spot.

Sonoma Vintage Cottage: Settle into this adorable, three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1889 cottage for the perfect vacation stay in the scenic Sonoma Valley. Leave your car keys behind and take a five-minute walk, or an even quicker bicycle ride, to explore downtown Sonoma’s eight-acre Plaza.

The Feed Store Loft: This deluxe accommodation is perched in a corner unit above the Sonoma Plaza, located above the awarding-winning Corner 103 Winery’s tasting room and The Red Grape Restaurant. A true pied-à-terre in the heart of it all!

Further Afield: Country & Vineyard Retreats

If you’re yearning for a real getaway, these country and vineyard retreats are sure to appeal. Go wine tasting, hiking or biking by day, then return “home” to the peace and quiet of the countryside and all of the wonderful outdoor amenities these properties afford.

Carneros Barn House: This modern, two-story barn-style home is complete with two spacious bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen, outdoor area and more. Centrally located in the vineyards between Sonoma and Napa, this is a perfect home for sightseeing, wine tasting and day trips.

Coplan Vineyards Retreat: Indulge in a wine country fantasy life in this beautiful modern farmhouse on a boutique vineyard. Soak in idyllic views of vines and beautiful gardens as you cool off in a 50-foot pool set against a sweeping hillside backdrop.

The Gables Wine Country Inn: This elegantly restored Gothic Victorian, circa 1877, features 12-foot ceilings, luxurious beds and private bathrooms with claw-foot tubs—a premier luxury property set on 3-1/2 acres yet a relaxed country experience.

Windhaven Cottage: A beautiful, relaxing vacation cottage located in the heart of the Carneros wine region in Sonoma Valley. Here you can enjoy a warm, private place to relax that has all of the hallmarks of vineyard life where you can enjoy quiet country walks.

Secluded Valley Hideaways

Want to stay near Sonoma Valley’s Wine Route, a short drive from downtown Sonoma, but with a more secluded experience? The properties in Sonoma Valley, in and around Carneros, The Springs, Glen Ellen and Kenwood offer the best of all worlds. Snuggle down, settle in, and relax!

A Modern Sonoma: This newly renovated hillside home is situated on three levels and decorated throughout with contemporary furnishings. At the center of it all is a courtyard with fire pit and sliding glass wall that opens up the dining/living area to the outdoors.

Brookside Cottage and Studio: Located between Sonoma and Glen Ellen, it features two units: a two-bedroom cottage and a studio. Booking includes a Sonoma Valley Winery Passport for adults, giving you free or discounted entry at 25 tasting rooms.

Glen Ellen Inn “Secret Cottages” Martini Bar & Grill: Seven cottages are nestled in the historic village of Glen Ellen, a short walking distance to many winery tasting rooms and restaurants. Dine in the enchanting Bohemian Wine Country Cottage, sip on one of their incredible range of cocktails, and sample the local flavors.