Amadora, meaning the gift of love in Italian, is a 3 bedroom 2Â½ bath vintage Sonoma craftsman-style 2200 square foot house, built in 1891. This warm and charming house sits on almost half an acre of land, totally enclosed to give you privacy and let you forget about the world. It is also a gardenerâ€™s paradise, with 30 fruit trees, various berries, newly planted table grapes, roses and a host of other plants which peak during different seasons of the year. A nearby walking trail leads to Sonoma Plaza.
Upon entry through the gated arbor, follow the flagstone pathway flanked by flowers on both sides, then climb up a few steps to the breezy front porch with Adirondack chairs, or sit in the comfortable love seat while absorbing the morning rays in the sun room. Through the double French door, you will find the living room, adorned with a settee, a Chippendale style sofa, and a flat screen TV, surrounding a fire place and a great mantle.
The main bedroom features a plush new California king sized bed. The second and third bedrooms each have a new pillow-top queen bed, for a restful nightâ€™s sleep. Views of the Sonoma hillside are available from all bedrooms.
The new recreation room offers a pool table, a reading and bar area, and a lounge area including a 55" TV connected to HD cable and Blue Ray DVD.
Relax and unwind, or simply get a suntan, in the lounge chairs just outside the covered back porch. To the right is a hot tub for four with an outdoor shower facility, and to the left is an eating area for six with a three burner BBQ. Take a siesta after a nice meal, lie down and swing gently on the hammock for two.
The garden offers delights throughout the year. Forage for strawberries among the berry patch, which also includes newly planted blackberries, blueberries, red, golden, and black raspberries, and nine varietals of table grapes. Meander among the mature fruit trees, and savor the natural goodness of tree-ripened fruit, such as apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, cherries, figs, tangerines, oranges, limes, grapefruit or pommelo. New additions for 2010 harvest include kiwi, seedless pomegranates, coffeecake and chocolate persimmons, and four varieties of pluots. Among the grove of the trees, settle back in a rocking chair, or relax on the comfortable sectional sofa, under a garden gazebo complete with drawable curtains and chandelier. Delight in the riot of flowers, including eighteen varieties of roses (many David Austen's), over fifteen strains of dahlias, numerous peonies, buddleias, azaleas, hollyhocks and lavender, and over 500 spring bulbs....Read more
Left on 09/18/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | BarbReviewed Sep 18, 2010Stayed Sep 2010
Our experience in Sonoma at amadora House was spectacular. The house is beautiful and the amenities were plentiful. The abundance of fruit and flowers on the property was such a special treat. The gazebo area was a great place to relax and sample the many wines we purchased on our stay. We can't wait to come back and we will definitely stay here again.
Left on 04/23/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | SherryReviewed Apr 23, 2010Stayed Apr 2010
Four friends and I rented Amadora House for a long week-end. It could not have been more perfect. The house is elegant, yet very inviting and comfortable. The entire yard was a beautiful floral landscape--it was like being in a botanical garden. An orange tree was covered with oranges. Everything we needed was there. The location was great. It's a short walk into town, and it's close to all the wineries. One day we even drove to Sonoma Coastal Park (about an hour and a half through beautiful, green, rolling hills) and did a fabulous hike on the bluffs above the ocean. On top of all that, Joe is incredibly helpful. He gave us a lot of information before we left, and he answered all of our questions. I have rented a lot of properties all over the world, and Amadora House is very close to the top of my list of favorites.
Left on 04/12/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 12, 2010Stayed Mar 2010
We stayed at Amadora for the second time in March.
Our first stay was in August 2009, the first time
we booked a rental home. We were very pleased with
the house – the beds (with multiple pillows) were
comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked for
cooking and dining at home, and there were plenty
of stem glasses for red, white and bubbly wines.
The gardens were spacious and a lot of fun. There
were so many peaches in the trees and they were low
enough to pick without a ladder. We made smoothies
out of them. We also harvested strawberries,
raspberries and tomatoes. On our second stay, the
spacious game room, which was converted from a
detached two car garage, was completed. It came
with a pool table and a large screen TV.
Unfortunately the men in our party, the husbands
and boyfriend, liked it so much they pretty much
commandeered the room. The ladies got the house
and the gardens (lol). We loved lounging around in
the gazebo in the middle of the fruit trees, next
to a new water fountain. The location is great,
the house is located between Sonoma Plaza and all
the wineries on highway 12. We felt like we were
in the country, even though we were in town. It
is a great place to wind down and relax. We will
make our third trip later this year.
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