Wine Country: French Rm w/Breakfast

House - Private room · Birkdale Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591, United States
Jamie, He'S Jerry

INSTANT BOOK OUR French Room, NONSMOKERS only! PLEASE check the our guidelines before doing so.

Enjoy morning sun, a great breakfast and a lovely hillside home.

Near Napa's Wine Country, we're happy to help you with your itinerary!

Your host, Jamie, He'S Jerry
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INSTANT BOOK OUR French Room, NONSMOKERS only! PLEASE check the our guidelines before doing so.

Enjoy morning sun, a great breakfast and a lovely hillside home.

Near Napa's Wine Country, we're happy to help you with your itinerary!

The Space

We are able to host groups of up to 12. We invite you to stay with us in our French Impressionist Room which accommodates up to 3.

With soothing blue and white decor, you will feel indulged, rested and at peace. We guarantee a great night's sleep! Decorated primarily with antiques, and cheerful floral bedding, a feeling of elegance and nostalgia permeates our most calming room.

Morning light fills the room, to help you start your day in a sunny mood. Big picture windows cool things off in the evening.

The bed is a double, with a pillow top mattress which will envelop you in comfort.

Feel free to check out our other rooms, as well...

(A single futon can be added to any of our rooms, if desired.)

We offer our home to NONSMOKERS (of anything, anywhere) ONLY!

**** PLEASE, READ THE HOUSE RULES*** You will be given priority over guests who do not.

Guest Access

We offer a true BnB experience. There is ALMOST ALWAYS (but not always) someone present to host and care for your needs.

INSIDE: Your room, Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room,and two baths. Wifi, Surround sound and laundry are available (ask for help!)

OUTSIDE:

On street parking is plentiful. Off street parking may be available. Please ask.

Our backyard is a work in progress, but please enjoy the deck, firepit, and (with notice) the hot tub which all have expansive views of the city towards Mt. Tam and San Pablo Bay.

Access to the deck is only from the family room, which is owner's work space, and not common area. The photos show the room at its best, and we are giving you notice that is the most "lived in" room. Jerry is social when working; Jamie is not.

Interaction with Guests

HOSTS ON PROPERTY:

If you feel our presence is required, please let us know. We also want to feel welcome in your presence - it is best if you communicate your level of need for privacy.

Jerry will be happy to prepare a yummy Continental breakfast during short term stays. This includes his ever popular waffles, yogurt, fresh fruit, real maple syrup and cereals, coffee and tea.

If you have special dietary or scheduling needs, we can work with you. Communicate with Jerry, regarding same.

Jerry is diabetic, and must eat when he must eat. With that in mind, cook away.

We can actually do (with Jerry cooking) sit down dinners for 1-18 guests! (We have done over 200 events!)

HOSTS OFF PROPERTY:

Help yourself to pre - but home made waffles, cereal, coffee and tea, sweeteners and milk for breakfast. You may also use condiments, spices, oils, and vinegars for other meals.

LONG TERM GUESTS: Discounted rates generally exclude breakfast and limit use of kitchen staples.

The Neighborhood

LOCATION: directly between 80 and 780, and 37 and 80, right on the way to Napa from the East Bay or Sacramento.

ACTIVITIES AND SHOPPING:

VALLEJO:

~Hills: Dining and Stores, mostly well known companies (5-7 minutes).

~Downtown: (all about 10 minutes)

~Marina area: Fairs and events of different flavors. San Francisco bound Ferry, plus Several independent restaurants.

~Georgia Street - Antique Shopping and Saturday farmer's market.

~Empress Theatre - Various types of entertainment.

~Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

~Fairgrounds

~Touro University (15 minutes)

BENICIA: (10 minutes)

~Boutique shopping on 1st street as well as a variety of independent restaurants.

~Thursday Night Farmer's Market.

NAPA: (30 minutes)

~We are happy offer.suggestions for Wine Tasting!

CONCORD:

~Water World Park (20 minutes)

SONOMA:

~Raceway (20-25 minutes, without traffic) Wine Tasting (45 minutes to an hour)

~ALBANY:

Golden Gate Fields Horse Race track (25 minutes)

~BERKELEY:

University of California (30 minutes)

FAIRFIELD/SUISUN: (25- 30 min)

~Travis Air Force Base

~Budweiser Brewery

~Jelly Belly Factory

~Please ask about activities for small children! ~

(But please don't surprise us with children/babies we are not expecting!)

Getting around

Public transportation is not especially convenient except for commuting.

Equidistant from the San Francisco Airport and Sacramento Airport (60 minutes) Oakland is closest at 35 minutes away. Car (rental) is the best way to get here.

Other Things to Note

If you are here while you conduct a house hunt, Jamie is a REALTOR® RE/Max Gold.

OTHER Professional business services available: ~Transcription (including Medical)
~Real Estate Loan Signing
~General Notarization

A $100-250 security deposit will be held per room, and unless there is damage or SMOKING, is fully refundable. We want to give it ALL back!

We have a toy poodle service dog, Blizzard. He is extremely well behaved. He will ignore you (unless you are friendly to him) and is HYPOALLERGENIC and flea free.

!!!!!DO NOT Try to to pet him at the front door! Give him time to warm up to you!!!!!

IF WE HAVE TO MAKE ALTERATIONS TO THE HOUSE, OR YOU HAVE UNUSUAL NEEDS, IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE YOU, WE MAY CREATE AN ADDITIONAL CONTRACT ABOVE AND BEYOND AirBnB's TOS.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $390 /week
Security Deposit: $100
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • Two of my friends and I were lucky to choose Jamie and Jerry’s apartment in Napa and stayed for a night. They were so kind and recommended some of the nice restaurants and winery nearby. They even prepared us a wonderful breakfast in the morning. I still missed the scenery in the backyard as it’s so beautiful especially during the sunset. We will miss you!
    Yuan

    June 2014
  • Our overall experience with Jamie and Jerry was very positive. They were helpful regarding wineries/places to go and giving us pointers regarding their Airbnb experience (since we're hosting as well). And breakfast was great with the selection of yogurt, fruit and fresh waffles.

    One concern we had was an evening party they were trying for the first time by renting out their backyard but given it seems like the guests themselves were not respectful (left later than planned and were loud); I don't believe this was Jamie's and Jerry's intention. They did everything they could to resolve this and check in with us which we really appreciated! Overall, a nice and well-meaning couple which we look forward to seeing in Park City someday. ;)

    June 2014
    Jamie, He'S Jerry
    Response from Jamie, He'S Jerry:

    Michelle and Eric,
    We are sorry our first non overnight event interrupted your stay. Perhaps we had unrealistic expectations about the groups willingness to respect our boundaries, and frankly there were a few things we could have done better. We won't allow future event goers to use the restroom on the guestroom floor in particular, and we will stay outside with guests until they are safely loaded into their vehicles so we know they will be more quiet than these guests chose to be upon their exit. I know we will seek out your listing when we are out your way, and we hope you will come and see us again.

    June 2014
  • The first time proved to be the best time! Staying at Jamie & Jerry's Birkdale home was the perfect gateway to Napa resting spot! My girlfriend Stephanie and I came through and decided to stay because the vineyards are literally 20 minutes away, and this fantastic home is right off the freeway, yet tucked into a beautiful hillside escape.

    As I'm a regular airbnb host this stay was special as it was my first time actually using airbnb to find lodging myself. I couldn't have picked a better listing, as the Edson's were marvelous hosts, even though we didn't actually get to meet them! By chance circumstance we stayed on a weekend while they were away, but Jerry kindly typed out all instructions and whipped up / froze a batch of his famous waffles for us to dine on in their absence.

    I would stay here many times over, and hope to come back to visit the Birkdale house sooner than later.

    June 2014
  • Our stay with Jamie was absolutely amazing! My parents and I both had a great time, and the french room was so cute. The breakfast was by far one of the best we've had on our trip so far. Overall, one of my best Airbnb experiences! Thank you Jamie, and I'll definitely come back when I am in the area again. :)

    May 2014
  • Clean, organize, very nice people!!!

    May 2014
  • Beautiful home. Great, friendly, helpful hosts. Comfortable, quiet room. Very clean. Jerry is an amazing cook. Would highly recommend.

    April 2014
    Jamie, He'S Jerry
    Response from Jamie, He'S Jerry:

    we enjoyed you a lot. wish you would have been with us longer. a very interesting trio, you!

    April 2014
  • I had a lovely time while staying at Jamie and Jerry's home. They were very accommodating and made me feel right at home. The home is large and located very central if you are wanting to explore around the Napa valley. We sat and enjoyed wine on the deck over looking the valley.
    I would recommend their home as a wonderful place to stay.

    April 2014
  • Jerry and Jaime are wonderful hosts. I was in town for restaurant work and had long hours. Not only was my coming and going at the wee hours of the morning not a problem, they were nice enough to have fresh coffee ready to go every morning. Breakfast was included as well and was quite tasty. Although I did not have a chance to enjoy much leisure, Jerry was very helpful in pointing out local attractions and travel times. Comfortable beds and a clean quiet home! I would definitely stay here again for business or pleasure!

    March 2014
  • Jamie and Jerry are delightful hosts. The home is beautiful, comfortable, well-designed and clean. Jerry makes a terrific breakfast and even managed to accommodate my dietary restrictions. Jamie makes every so lovely. This is a great locations too and makes it easy to get to wherever you want to go in the Napa, SF area.

    November 2013
  • The house and the room I stayed in was clean & comfortable. I thought it would be awkward to stay in someone's house, but it was actually quite pleasant. They kept the house quiet so that I could sleep (I work the night shift so I sleep during the day). The only issue I came across was that the door to the bathroom did not have a lock. I brought it to their attention before I left & they fixed it within hours of me leaving (they sent me a picture). I would highly recommend others to check out this place if they need somewhere to stay. Thank you Jamie & Jerry!

    November 2013
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Yes, we DO eat a lot of waffles around here! We are a modern, married couple in a fun, stable relationship. We both work hard but enjoy skiing, dancing and travel as well. We host parties and dinners regularly. Jerry likes to cook and you might be able to coax him into a delicious dinner to enhance your stay with us. Don't ask Jamie though, or you are likely to have soggy cornflakes! Jamie comes with a small service dog, named Blizzard. He is named for the dairy queen variety, even though he moves like a tiny polar bear. He is very well behaved, but if your cat exits rooms like the Roadrunner, he might just go Wiley on you, so I keep him on leash when visiting in another pet owner's home at all times. He doesn't have accidents in the house. He is randomly friendly (probably not at all random to him!) but don't be offended if he is stand offish. His job is to attend to me. I keep an extremely clean house, I prefer to stay in extremely clean homes, too, as I think dust doesn't like me. My husband is in agreement, but just cuz he likes to agree with me. Happy wife, happy life, right? As you can see we have mostly pretty good reviews. The best thing to know about us is that we put everything in writing... for a reason. For YOU! We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the room that interests you, and perhaps the house rules BEFORE you contact us, They are not ALL rules: Think of the Pirate's Parley: they're more like guidelines, lol. We REALLY don't want you to be surprised by anything - we can't be in both venues at the same time, for example. At least not together! Or that you won't like a room called "Shabby Chic" if you are into feng shui. I am the ADD poster child. I spend a lot of time looking for my keys and phone. Blizzard helps with that. I like teaching him stupid pet tricks, too. He has taught us a lot of stupid human tricks, like "scratch my tummy" and "give me treats". He might teach you too, but no table scraps! We can't wait to meet you, if you are willing to meet us! Just a little description of the photos! 1: In line at the set of Dancing with the Stars! 2: The Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield! 3: The Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park! 4: Sailing on the Carquinez Straights at night! 5: In Cinderella's Pumpkin at Children's Wonderland with our oldest grandson peaking over! 6: Blizzard saying it's time for a walk! 7: Our grandson in the Teacup at Children's Wonderland! 8: Jamie on the slide at Children's Wonderland! 9: Our tenth wedding anniversary! 10: Yacht Club, 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Party! 11: Peju Winery! 12: San Diego Zoo with our granddaughter! 13: Last New Year's at a fellow Airbnb host's party! 14: Our wedding! 15: Our honeymoon in Kawaii 16: Jerry thinking big in Las Vegas! 17: Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Jamie and Jerry
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