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Lan Marvit

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

Wine Country Retreat. Kid Friendly. Spacious. Close to Plaza and Wineries.

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Sonoma holiday house

House, 2 bedrooms + Tatami room (&bedding), 2 baths, close to Plaza and Wineries

Welcome to Sprawling Oak, a relaxing wine country retreat!

The house is ideal for 2 to 3 couples, or 2 couples with kids, or a family with parents/in-laws and kids, or 6 individuals. It is very kid-friendly and spacious. Up to 6 adults with small children can stay comfortably.

The house is in the perfect location:

Walking distance to the world famous Sonoma Mission Inn, groceries, fruit stands, and numerous eateries. Golf course right nearby. 5 minutes to historic Sonoma Plaza. 7 minutes to world-class award winning wineries. 5 minutes to famous restaurants; hiking and mountain biking; and weekly farmers market. 20 minutes to Napa. 45 minutes from San Francisco. Right off highway 12 but it’s a quiet neighborhood.

The house is 1614 square feet with a soaring ceiling, plenty of gathering spaces, unique, warm, and inviting. It has a very functional layout: the bedrooms on one side and the open space on the other side.

The house has:

A big family room/dining room with an open kitchen for gatherings and entertaining with family and friends.

Two spacious traditional bedrooms (king and queen size beds).

One big tatami room perfect for kids to play and for everyone to sleep in (high-tech memory foam pads and bedding provided).

A super comfortable pullout sofa bed in the family room.

Two full bathrooms.

A laundry room with front-loading washer/dryer. Laundry detergent is provided.

Perfect for couples and individuals. Two traditional bedrooms with king and queen size beds, plus the tatami room with comfortable pads and bedding, and a pullout sofa bed in the family room, can easily fit 2 or 3 couples, or up to 6 individuals. The big open space of the family room and the kitchen is on the other side of the house, same as the backyard with the outdoor table and sofa. That makes the house very functional for resting and gathering. The tatami room can also be a “work from home” station with a big desk and WiFi relay.

Kid friendly and family oriented! The house has everything you need for kids of all ages: high chairs, baby bath, toys, books, DVDs, electric piano, and baby utensils. Pack-n-play and stroller are also available upon request. All tall furniture is fixed to wall for safety. The backyard is very safe for kids to play in. The swing in the side yard that can be converted into a hammock, is every kid’s favorite. We have also provided a document with all info on the most kid friendly wineries, farmers’ markets, nearby Train Town, Safari West, and all the best family places.

Perfect for wedding guests! We've hosted many wedding guests before; they’ve all enjoyed our amenities (ironing board, etc.), capabilities (spaces to sleep for individuals and parking spaces), and flexibility. The house is also very close to most wedding venues.

The Full (and fully equipped) kitchen is a gourmet cook’s delight. It has new stainless steel gas stove and refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, oven, toaster, coffee maker, blender, cookware, utensils, wine-related tools, dishes and glassware. A Weber BBQ Grill is in the backyard. Everything you need to feel at home. The beautiful dining table can be extended to sit more than 8 people.

Both bathrooms are full baths with all you need provided: hair dryer, toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner), high-end towels (three sizes), and toilet papers. Laundry room is next to kitchen, with best-rated washer and dryer, and laundry detergent.

The private backyard is safe for kids to play in, and is a lovely spot for a quiet outdoor meal or an afternoon of lounging. The backyard has a comfortable sofa set, and a dining table. The side yard has a swing that can be converted into a hammock – it’s a perfect spot to read in the golden sunset in the afternoon. There are lemon trees in the front yard and flowers visited by the occasional humming bird in the back yard.

Heat/Air Conditioning, free hi-speed Wi-Fi in every corner (with relay) and the backyard, gas fireplace, DVD player, ironing board, cable with a big screen TV, and a folder filled with vetted local info are all provided. All towels & linens provided.

Ample parking: with the front yard and the part of the side yard you can park 2 cars off street.

Things to do in Valley of the Moon: wine tasting, going for weddings, sight seeing, hiking, shopping in the beautiful Sonoma Plaza, enjoying farmers' markets, taking private cooking lessons, hot air ballooning, biking, golfing, horseback riding, antiquing, eating everywhere from world class restaurants to local taquerias, enjoying spas, or relaxing in the sunny weather. Nearby there are the Infineon Raceway, Six Flags Marin World, Safari West Wildlife Preserve, Skate Park, Tennis Courts, Historic Sites: Bear Flag Monument, Charles Schultz Museum, the last of California’s 21 Missions, Sonoma Barracks and Historic Parks. There are also lots of great resources for kids including parks, playgrounds, museums, Safari, kid friendly wineries, and even a miniature railroad, to name a few. Sonoma is a very relaxed, down to earth place, it's full of a small town charm. You will always feel welcome in Sonoma.

The house is a no smoking, no pet property, no worry about allergies.

We look forward to your arrival and we are confident you will have a wonderful, comfortable, and relaxing stay!

Keywords: Wine Country, couples, kid friendly, family friendly, weddings, wine tasting, central location, famous wineries, Sonoma Plaza, business trip, biking, hiking, trail rides, get-away, close to Napa. 2 Bedrooms, additional rooms, 2 Bathrooms, professional gourmet kitchen, parking, TV, Internet, Tatami room.

Important notes:

Vacation rental permit No. ZPE14-0271

Transient Occupancy Certification Number: 1297N

Maximum overnight occupancy: 6 persons, excluding children under three (3) years of age.

Maximum Number of Guests and Daytime Visitors: 12 persons, excluding children under three (3) years of age. Daytime visitors shall not be on the property during quiet hours (10pm to 7am). Maximum guest limits may be exceeded on the following national holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Two off-street parking spaces available and the maximum number of cars is two.

Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. During the quiet hours, no outdoor activities will be allowed. Outdoor amplified sound is not allowed.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lan Marvit (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

About Lan Marvit

We are a family with small children who fell in love with the spirit of wine country. We found this house (with the protection one huge and magical tree gives the house) perfectly captures the relaxation, openness and energy that make Sonoma so unique. We are excited to share this with guests who will appreciate a truly special place.

Lan Marvit purchased this house in 2013

Why Lan Marvit chose Sonoma County

Unbeatable location: We are near all the attractions and amenities Sonoma has to offer - world class wineries, luxury spas, golf courses, shopping, historic downtown, hiking trails in natural settings and through vineyards, world-class restaurants and local eateries, farmers markets and local fruit stand, museums and art galleries.

Spacious (1614 sqft): the master bedroom, the tatami room, and the space of the family room and adjacent open kitchen are all big, make it perfect for families and friends. The cathedral ceiling makes the space spacious in three dimensions.

Beautiful: the front, side, and backyard have all sort of flowers and plants; the unique and tranquil tatami room provides a romantic atmosphere; the whole glass wall lets the morning sunlight in, makes the dinning room and the kitchen enchanted.

What makes this house unique

Close to everything, and yet quiet and relaxed.

Minutes away from our favorite wineries - Imagery, Little Family Winery, Chateau St Jean, BR Cohn, Ty Caton Vineyards, Muscardini Cellars, and Cline Cellar.

Tatami room is beautiful and is full of smell of the tatami grass.

Local fruit stand down the road - they sell everything, all local stuff.

Local guide is provided.

Ample parking.

Kid friendly: The house has many kid's stuff and it's very safe for kids - all tall furniture is fixed to wall.

The house is fully stocked (especially the kitchen): we've put everything in place for guests to be completely at home.

Good for wedding guests: Close to wedding venues. The house has amenities and space for preparations for the weddings. Many off street parking spaces available.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Lan,

Thanks for the stay. All was perfect.

Jan 2015
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based on 43 traveller reviews

Wine Country Retreat. Kid Friendly. Spacious. Close to Plaza and Wineries.
average rating of 4.72093 based on 55 reviews

Great place, super helpful owners, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, my best friend and her husband and child stayed here for a medical conference we were attending and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. It was a perfect place for 2 families and very child friendly. We got to enjoy some of the local winery's during our stay and the home was convienently located. The owner Lin was extremely helpful and responsible. We will definitely stay here again next time we visit Sonoma.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great little place in Sonoma

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location. We were able to walk to various restaurants for dinner and the local brew pub was a 5 minute walk away. House was perfect for 2 couples and 2 kids. Kids loved the toys. Kitchen is well stocked. We would definitely recommend and return if we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

After touring all day this home was very relaxing to come home to. All new appliances.

Large kitchen and open living area. Home owner sent us lots of information about Napa and Sonoma to help plan our trip. Thank you for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay when visiting Sonoma

  • 4 of 5

Very well maintained vacation house to select if you are looking for a quiet neighborhood, well stocked kitchen and room for two couples or a family. Enjoyed the fireplace, the patio area and the relaxed, but organized house. Quick drive to Sonoma and to the wineries. Will stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great value, very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We are first time users of, but our son and daughter-in-law used your service before to book a honeymoon rental in South Africa. They highly recommended this website.

We found your service easy to use and were amazed at the amount of choices we had. The house we rented was clean and better than we imagined, especially since we had a 2 1/2 year old with us and there were plenty of toys, puzzles and videos to keep him busy. Also appreciated was the prompt communication with the owner, Lan. We heartily recommend this rental to anyone wishing to stay close to town.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Location and Very Responsive Owners

  • 4 of 5

One of the best things about renting this house is the responsiveness of the owner. Every question I emailed her prior to trip was answered within an hour, most times. Once we got there, we had a couple additional questions, and they were answered within minutes when I texted Lan. This made me very comfortable as I never felt like we would be stranded if something happened.

It is located a couple miles from the main square in Sonoma, but walkable to a few restaurants, produce market, coffee shops, etc. For wine tasting, we drove up the Napa side the first day, and the Sonoma side the second day. Both were easy to access from the house.

The house worked well for us four ladies. Two people on the king in the master bedroom, one in the second bedroom, and one in the front room, where fold out mattresses were available. The kitchen is well equipped and everything working. And having two bathrooms worked well for the four of us.

The only suggestion we would have is to replace the carpet. I'm sure it is tough to keep it in perfect shape when people are bringing wine back to the house at night. And I would probably choose to not have carpet in a bathroom.

It was a great location for our trip. Thanks Lan for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Miles
the girl & the fig
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Angel Island Tiburon Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Sonoma TrainTown Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Dillon Beach
Car: necessary

In the heart of the Wine Country. Two dozen world-class wineries are within a 10-mile radius. Numerous wineries are on the way when driving up Highway 12 toward Santa Rosa and Kenwood,

Walk to Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, local produce store, fitness center, dining, and movie theaters.

5 minute drive to Sonoma Plaza. Shop, dine at world famous restaurants, take a 'Wine Walk' that explores 17 different wine tasting experiences.

Close to 'Sonoma Bike Path' and a unique 'Bike to Wineries' experience is possible.

Safeway, Lucky, Whole Foods, Sonoma Market, many local restaurants, and several shopping malls are all within minutes, so are attractions ('Train town' and playgrounds) for the kids.

15 miles to Napa Valley. 41 miles to San Francisco. 27 miles to Dillon Beach (ocean).

Vern's taxi service is popular with the locals.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Sonoma, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 1
24 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$460
Cleaning A$164 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Sonoma, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toilet papers, towels (big, median, and small), and hair dryer are all provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • The 3rd room - the Tatami room has a huge tatami platform - memory foam pads and beddings are provided. There is also a sofa bed in the family room. Pack-n-play available upon request. All the mattresses are free from toxins and are hypoallergenic & dust-mite resistant.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
All the mattresses are free from toxins and are hypoallergenic & dust-mite resistant. The Tatami room has a tatami platform - memory foam pads and beddings are provided. There is also a sofa bed in the family room. Pack-n-play (and stroller) available upon request. Wireless key entry - no key will be needed to gain access to the property. Strong WiFi in every corner including the backyard. Lemon trees in the front yard. Local tips provided. Electric piano in the Tatami room.