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

Bedrooms 1
Space 50 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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:
23 March, 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 facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Sonoma, California

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
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 ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 enclosure , 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 large double bed
  • 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 rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Wildlife Viewing On Sonoma Creek In The Heart Of The Wine Country!
average rating of 4.9078946 based on 76 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.

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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Lester Prairie, MN

Great Again!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at the cottage. It was wonderful again, just like we remembered it from last spring. We watched deer and wild turkeys across the creek. It was little chillier than last year but we did enjoy a few afternoons on the deck. The unit was clean and well appointed allowing us to cook all breakfasts and dinners there. I would certainly encourage this to be a first choice for any visitors to Sonoma.

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First time in Sonoma . Beautiful city. VRBO is small but cozy , clean , well maintained ,updated , nicely decorated .well stocked with toiletries and cookware. Bed is comfortable . Indoor fireplace made it nice and warm .Couple miles from restaurants , grocery , shops , city center .

Area peaceful and quiet . River runs just behind deck and view is amazing ( saw deer everyday grazing in wooded area ) . Parking spot reserved for cottage is a plus . Highly recommend .

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed and wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful and relaxed couple of days for our 10 year anniversary. Thank you for making our stay so great

  • Review Submitted: 17/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, beautifully decorated, perfect for 2!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned home from our 25th wedding anniversary trip to wine country. We absolutely loved this place. It's perfect for a couple. One bedroom with a great stove for heating the place when it's cold outside. Also has a supplemental inverter for heating/cooling as necessary. Great little kitchen, though we ate out the entire weekend. While the bungalow is nicely appointed, clean, well decorated, it was the back deck and view that really captivated us. Sits right on the Sonoma Creek so you can see and hear the creek running all the time and frequently see all kinds of wildlife while you sit in the Adirondak chairs by the propane fire pit with a glass of Cab. Easy to find, very close to the Sonoma Square. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Review Submitted: 19/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Clarita, CA

Perfect Home Base for Enjoying Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

My first impression stepping in the front door was "Wow!" The decor looked like something you'd see on one of those HGTV shows. Very clean, comfortable and up to date. I was expecting it to be smaller, but this bungalow was plenty roomy for two people. They made very good use of the space here. And how about that patio?! Just beautiful. In the morning we sat, drinking our coffee overlooking a lovely creek, and had a family of deer stroll by, right in front of us. I also really enjoyed Blackie, the friendly little cat! This is such a great place to come home to after a day of exploring wineries. We definitely look forward to returning for a longer stay. Well done Mike and Theresa!

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much guys!! We travel a lot ourselves, so really try to think of everything that you might want for your 'home away from home'! Come back soon! If you could post some of your vacation pics on our Facebook page, that would be great! It's facebook dot com slash lazyoakcreeksidebungalow
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$82.83
Damage Insurance AU$75.18

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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