Tired of staying in traditional hotels and vacation rentals on your Wine Country visits? To make your next weekend trip special, rent a unique space that lets you feel like you live here, often for less money than a hotel room. Sonoma County offers a vibrant AirBnB scene with options like tiny houses tucked into backyards, Wine Country villas, country cottages, moderns design homes – even treehouses.
Here are 10 of the most popular local AirBnB listings, all top rated by guests.
The Loft Under the Oaks – Windsor
This 600 square foot Windsor rental is located in the Russian River Valley, close to some of the best wineries Sonoma County has to offer. Guests can enjoy 50% off wine shippings while staying at the loft and a private deck, overlooking vineyards, to sip the wines on.
Weekdays $89 per night, weekends $119 per night. More info here.
Vineyard Estate – Healdsburg
This private guest house is located at a gated vineyard estate in Healdsburg. A stay includes a private VIP tasting at Mazzocco and their sister winery Wilso, and views of vineyards and Mount St. Helena. The pool (pictured above) is open April through October, and the Healdsburg farmers market is an eight minute drive away. Weekdays $159 per night, weekends $185 per night. More info here.
La Bella Cabina – Jenner
This restored 1930s cottage is located in the seaside town of Jenner. There is direct access to the Russian River, with a kayak and canoe available for guests. Adventure-loving visitors will enjoy a day at Goat Rock State Beach, after paddling their way down the river. Evenings can be spent by the fire, or in the hot tub overlooking the river. $275 per night. More info here.
Casita Vista – Sonoma
This 1000 square foot Italian-style cottage is located ten minutes away from the Sonoma Plaza, in Lovall Valley. The house is surrounded by 16 acres of “pristine terrain” – like vineyards, rolling hills and gnarly oak trees – and there’s a pool. $300 per night. More info here.
Cabin at Peak of Mt Veeder – Glen Ellen
This two bed cabin, located on over 50 acres of mountain range, features a wrap-around deck and double sliding glass doors. Fruit trees line the back deck and, in summer, guests are welcome to take home pears, nectarines, plums and apples they pick. With nearly no neighbors, there is plenty of space and quiet time for relaxing here. $105 per night. More info here.
Tree House Swallowtail Magic Grove – Petaluma
This Petaluma house takes Wine Country living to new heights or, more exactly, 30 feet up a eucalyptus groove. A spiral staircase wraps around the tree trunk and leads to a deck, which overlooks the surrounding countryside. Prices start at $195 per night. More info here.
Architect cabin in the Redwoods – Cazadero
This newly remodeled cabin offers an open loft space in the middle of Sonoma County Redwood trees. This is a good place to escape the summer heat, or cozy up by the wood stove during winter. Ocean views on the Sonoma Coast and forest hikes in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve are nearby. $140 per night. More info here.
Cozy Russian River Vineyard Cottage – Guerneville
This one bedroom Guerneville cottage is located three miles from Korbel Winery and overlooks a vineyard. Bring back a bottle of bubbly, and an inner tube, and have yourself a romantic Russian River getaway for two. $145 per night. More info here.
Sun Drenched Neighborhood Flat – Sebastopol
This apartment, located just minutes from the heart of downtown Sebastopol, is located above a garage, but don’t let that fool you. The rustic and outdoorsy property sits in middle of an open driveway and a well taken care of patio. The best part, according to the owner, is the neighborhood: “I’ve never seen so many friendly people in such a lovely spot.” $120 per night. More info here.
Scenic Neighborhood Garden Cottage – Santa Rosa
This modern, one bedroom apartment, is a good rental for beer lovers – with Russian River Brewing Co. a mere mile away. Brunch at the Naked Pig or Spinster Sisters and check out the SOFA art district. The cottage comes with a sunny patio, and downtown Santa Rosa is just a stroll away. Weekdays $105 per night, weekends $125 per night. More info here.