Overview & Rates

The Country Cottage in Livermore, CA provides an ideal Tapawingo Experience. With its combination of exceptional privacy (being surrounded by 16 gated-acres of wild, beautiful open land) and a marvelous location which is only 12 miles from Central Livermore, The Country Cottagebrings the extraordinary experience of fine country living together with the close-by convenience of excellent wineries, restaurants, shopping and more.

Just 50 minutes from San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and 12 miles from the Livermore Valley, home to more than 50 wineries, the Country Cottage allows you to enjoy such a variety of activities from so many remarkable venues that make up the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, the Sacramento Valley and the California Delta.

Our standard (non-holiday) ratesfor the Country Cottage are shown below. There is a two-night minimum for each of our properties during off-peak times and each requires a one-time, non-refundable cleaning fee (shown below after rental rates). There is a 10% occupancy tax.  In addition, a $500 refundable security deposit will be required.  During the holidays, these properties are only available for a full week (except for Thanksgiving which is 5 days) and rates are higher.  Please check www.vrbo.com/165938 for the current rates. Holiday periods include December 15 – January 5, President’s Week, Easter Week, Independence Day and Thanksgiving. Cleaning fees remain the same. To make a reservation, we require payment up front and a signed rental agreement, which will be prepared for you when you are ready to move forward to secure your reservation.


Standard Rates

  • A maximum of 4 overnight guests are welcomed at the rate of $375 per night (cleaning fee $325).
  • Extra guests (over 4) are $50 per night/per guest and i you have extra guests, the cleaning fee will be raised by $50.

At your request to move forward, a rental agreement will be prepared for you and will be sent via email.  You will need to print out that agreement, complete requested information, initials and signatures as indicated, and return the signed rental agreement with your check to the property owner (all details will be in the rental agreement).  Upon the "return in good order" of the property, your security deposit will be returned to you. While the property owner prefers payment by personal check, we are willing to process a credit card payment for you though PayPal, but we will add a 4% surcharge for special handling and credit fees we will have to pay to book your reservation.

Events are charged separately, and depend on the total number of additional day-use guests that will be included in your plans. Events will add an “event cleaning fee” and a separate, refundable “event security deposit.” If you are planning to hold any events, you will need to provide us with the details (type of event, number of day-use guests, special equipment, etc.,) so that we may provide a more detailed quote to meet your specific needs. Please see the section titled Planning Events to gain a better understanding of the costs associated with events and what you can do to keep your event costs down!