Our beautiful view and lovely home is a perfect place to unwind!
Let us help you plan an awesome wine tasting experience, visit Discovery Kingdom, JellyBelly or Budweiser!
An elegant and restful spot for NONSMOKERS!
This is a HOSTED listing at all times.
We offer two options.
WHOLE house (hosted): Add $100 plus service fee to above price.
3 PRIVATE ROOMS: Above price, other two rooms may be occupied by other of our guests (up to six people, average two).
This listing best accommodates 3 to 7 in up to THREE of our five international themed bedrooms and generally includes our famous Waffle breakfast!
Choose three rooms from the following:
~India Room: Green and teal paisley with peacock accessories. Queen bed.
~French Impressionist Room: Soothing blue and white decor, and an antique double bed, with early morning light.
~African Room: Zebra and teal with a double bed, located downstairs. It has the most privacy.
~English Rose SUITE, Shabby Chic with a four poster queen bed. Morning sun. (En suite private bathroom, including shower over tub has a small extra charge.)
A single futon can be added to any room if desired.
No DRUGS, excess alcohol, SMOKING or VAPING. Alternative LS friendly.
ABOUT CHILDREN: They are welcome, but we do charge for anyone old enough to be mobile.
**** Pleases READ THE HOUSE RULES before contacting***
INSIDE: Your Bedrooms, Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room, and two shared baths are always available to you, providing a minimum of about 2000 square feet of living space. (Access to the "whole" house does not mean access to every room. You will not have access to the rooms for which you have not reserved access. Please see our 4 and 5 bedroom listings if more is required.)
- Wifi is free, and generally very fast and reliable through out the house.
- Laundry available, only when hosts are not using it (please ask for help.)
- Drop leaf table in the living room where you can play games. If you need the dining room table, it is more in the main traffic areas.
- Kitchen is available for your use. PLEASE refer to the guidelines for more detailed info.
- Family room, is not common area, but host's work space. Unless invited, when hosts are home, please only use to pass through to the deck. Photos show the room at its best. It's NOT always at its best. We do offer guests the opportunity to watch TV or movies with us, and you may enjoy the family room, (whatever its condition), if we are absent, but we ask that its cleanliness not be factored into your evaluation of the house.
We have an awesome deck, which has expansive views of Vallejo in the foreground, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties in the far distance, separated by San Pablo Bay and the Carquinez Straits. Please enjoy it, but bring a jacket!
Our backyard is still a work in progress, but please enjoy the firepit, and (with notice) the hot tub.
The RV outside is occupied by Julian, Jamie's brother and our back up host. He works from home and helps us out when needed. He loves being invited to socialize if you have any questions. He wears headphones for his work: Be loud if you want his attention!
Interaction with Guests
WHEN HOSTS ARE ON PROPERTY:
This is also our work space for our primary jobs, which is flexible and intermittent.
Jerry is generally very social when working and enjoys interacting with guests.
Jamie is highly focused on her high stress job when working in the family room, is less chatty and more likely to keep to herself.
We are both ALWAYS happy to assist with directions or other guest needs.
We want you to feel welcome in our presence, and we also want to feel welcome in YOUR presence - it is best if you communicate if you have a high need for privacy, so we don't overstep. This is our preference when we travel, so we definitely understand if it is yours.
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.
We can actually do (with Jerry cooking) sit down dinners for 1-18 guests! (We have done over 200 events!)
WHEN HOSTS ARE OFF PROPERTY:
We are seldom both off property but,
Julian is probably home if you need help.
Help yourself to pre - (but home made waffles from the freezer), 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 only offer limited use of kitchen staples.
Julian has no bathroom in the RV. He showers etc, in the house but doesn't hang out ever, unless asked to. Please do not lock him out!
LOCATION: directly between 80 and 780, and 37 and 80, right on the way to Napa from the East Bay or Sacramento.
This is a very suburban with no business within a mile.
ACTIVITIES AND SHOPPING:
~Hills: Dining and Stores, mostly well known franchises (5-7 minutes).
~Downtown: (about 10 minutes to all locations below:)
~Marina area: Fairs and events of different flavors. San Francisco bound Ferry, plus Several independent restaurants. PIRATE FESTIVAL!
~Georgia Street - Antique Shopping and Saturday farmer's market.
~Empress Theatre - Various types of entertainment.
~Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
~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!
~Water World Park (20 minutes)
~Raceway (20-25 minutes, without traffic) Wine Tasting (45 minutes to an hour)
Golden Gate Fields Horse Race track (25 minutes)
University of California (30 minutes)
FAIRFIELD/SUISUN: (25- 30 min)
~Travis Air Force Base
~Jelly Belly Factory
~Please ask about activities for small children!
(But please don't surprise us with children/babies we are not expecting!)
Public transportation is not especially convenient except for commuting. Bus stop is down a very steep hill.
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
DISCLAIMER: The fourth and sometimes a fifth bedroom remain available to other potential guests, unless a privacy fee is paid with your reservation. Additionally, the social areas, may be used for other non sleep over events.
Jamie is a REALTOR® with RE/Max Gold and is happy to help if you are looking for a new home. If you need anything notarized, we are both Notaries.
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.
Please don't pet Blizzard at the front door! Give him time to warm up to you!!!!!
IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE YOU, WE MAY CREATE AN ADDITIONAL CONTRACT ABOVE AND BEYOND AirBnB's TOS.
We are NOT at the property every single day. You may be asked to let yourself in, and may stay alone one or more nights, We never offer a vacant house on purpose! (This is our SECOND home.)
Consider Copy C'ing the 5 questions below and use it as a template for your first contact. Answering all the questions will save you time in the long run, and make us feel more respected. In giving up our whole house to someone, we prefer to feel respected from the outset.
The actual rules follow these questions...
1) Are you looking exclusively at our property or contacting multiple hosts?
2) What are your plans during your stay time wise which might impact us, and when will you want to arrive and check out?
3) What are you hopeful to experience in terms of food preparation? Any special dietary needs?
4) Tell me a bit about each of the people in your party, if not included in your profile. Photo ID is required for those not who are not your spouse, parent or child. Yes, you can find less experienced hosts who will not ask for this. This request comes with experience, something you might value!
5) Is this a trip you are certain you are taking or are you still in the early stages of organizing?
We will almost always try to respond to you within a matter of minutes, to let you know we are in receipt of your contact. If at our other property, this can be a bit difficult, so we may be very brief, but we will do our best to answer questions on the double.
Now onto the actual rules:
Photo ID of each guest who is not your spouse, parent or child, should be sent to our email address prior to your arrival (for insurance purposes, and to allay the anxiety of my co-owner of the house).
Please note that we and our other guests use our family room, too, and it is not EVER to be used as a sleeping area!
Our main concern is that our guests are NON SMOKERS. We are serious about this. By smoking prior to arriving at the property, on the property or DURING YOUR STAY of ****any**** substance, YOU AGREE TO FORFEIT YOUR ENTIRE SECURITY DEPOSIT. NOTE: The listing says deposit is one amount, but it doesn't allow for variable length stays. We reserve the right to increase the Deposit amount.
Next in importance, we would ask that food and drinks are not brought to your room, but you eat and drink on the main floor only. (Except water.) We discourage tiny cattle (ants) to come inside, and recently had the house treated. But food in your room, is your personal invitation to them, so expect ants to want to share your leftovers and maybe your bed. Crumbs on the counter have the same effect, but at least you won't be sleeping there!
We prefer you wear socks in the house, no shoes. If you need socks, just let us know.
You may cook in our kitchen; Jerry has every cooking implement known to man. If you are going to be around on a night when Jerry is cooking anyway, he or you might suggest incorporating your meal into ours and letting him cook for all of us. Or you could make the same offer as long as my dinner is pepperless, curryless and cilantroless. Be advised, sometimes Jerry is too tired to cook even for me. He does make really amazing food, however.
If you prefer to cook yourself without combining meals, that is fine, too. DO NOT PLAN ON TAKING OVER THE KITCHEN FOR MORE THAN 60 MINUTES!
Jerry is diabetic, and must eat when he must eat.
PLEASE CLEAN UP as soon as you finish cooking, and preferably as you go. Jerry will want to cook in a clean kitchen. A hungry Jerry and a dirty kitchen is a TESTY Jerry.
If you don't think something is clean enough already, please let us know and we will clean more. We won't be offended. Different people have different tolerances for dirt, and you are paying for clean. We will be unhappy if you down grade us for cleanliness, without ever having said anything about it. We watch our stars so we can tell when it changes!!!
If you shower, please use your bath towel to dry down the shower for the next person, who may not be in your party.
Dirty laundry goes in the basket in the hallway or on the laundry room floor. Please don't leave wet towels in your room or bathroom. Let's discuss a plan that works for both of us.
If you are showering before 8:30 in the morning please shower in the downstairs bath if the India room is occupied.
Towels are plentiful under the cabinets (always closest to the entry when there are multiple cabinets). We have tons of towels, so please let the decorator towels remain a decoration.
Laundry is available, but please ask before using so I can give you instructions on our front loader.
WE ARE IN A DROUGHT! PLEASE BE MINDFUL! Jamie is going to want to insert herself into your laundry plans. When you shower, which you are allowed to do on your own, lol, please do not use more water pressure than you need. Do not use the dual heads simultaneously.
The downstairs bathroom is supplied with skin care samples, and lots of other fun goodies for girls and metro guys. Feel free to try stuff. There should be cotton balls, pads and q tips for application. You may also use the house body and hair shampoos, lotions etc. which are in the shower. If I don't want it used, I won't leave it where you can access it. The exception is my husband's hair brush if he forgets to put it away, as well as razors.
If you leave your own stuff in the ladies room, other ladies may think it is Jamie's and try it. We recommend storing your personal items in your room.
We will be happy to share our wifi. If you have access to one of our computers in your room, please don't open attachments or go to adult sites, or anything else you know to be risky in terms of computer viruses. You can watch rented movies on the computer if you like if there are speakers. Redbox is 5 minutes away.
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE DOG ANYTHING! He is on a special diet and his food is timed to establish his role in our family, and because he was just recently ill from eating the wrong foods. His name is Blizzard. He is a service dog for Jamie, but he is Jerry's dog in his heart. He is not always the friendliest dog in the world, but he is extremely well behaved. Women with high pitched voices who wave their hands near his face, are threatening to him.
On a rather gross note, Blizzard seeks protein, so don't leave protein in the garbage cans on the floor. Either keep the garbage stored off the floor OR deposit feminine and um, uh, latex products in the trash compactor in the kitchen.
Our main request is that if you need something, that you tell us, and if we can, we will provide it. If there is a problem, please tell us in the moment and perhaps we will certainly do our best to fix it!
Hopefully you will have a great stay and give us a great review when you are done. We only review those who review us, and we try to do so within 72 hours of yours being posted.
OMIGosh both Jamie and Jerry bent over backwards to accommodate. We booked late and our arrival time was TBD. Jamie kept the communications going so that we would be met at the property. Jerry was on site and was a perfect innkeeper. I enjoyed the conversation. The bed was better than my own and I slept well. Breakfast was fresh and healthy. I appreciated that Jerry let us pick a time for breakfast. The house is very homey as the pictures show. The writeup says it's close to wine country, but it is on the way to our destination, Lk Tahoe, and other points east.
Jamie and Jerry were great hosts! They have a lovely house in Vallejo, near Napa and are extremely welcoming and friendly. We stayed for one night in their apartment, and really liked both the hosts, their dog blizzard, the rooms, common area and the breakfast. Would definitely recommend Jamie and Jerry's house!
Jerry, Jamie, and Blizzard were wonderful hosts for our trip to the wine country. When we arrived, they were out for a dinner party but still managed to phone us and explained everything in detail, made us feel comfortable and welcome. They were very responsive to our questions and also clear on the rules of the house, which we respected a great deal. The house was in a nice and quiet neighborhood, bedrooms were clean and organized. On top of everything, the house was spacious with a fantastic view.
Jerry made delicious waffle breakfast for everyone, we loved his recipe and the vinegar! Blizzard was taking care of us before Jerry and Jamie came back, smart dog! Jamie nicely recommended a few winery and made a reservation for us. We had a great time and thank you for sharing your place with us.
P.S. Can't believe we forgot to ask advice from the ski instructor! Maybe next time we will bump into each other in Lake Tahoe :D
It is the second time i came here. I think i would come 3,4,5 times more. This is a home for you, do not miss it!
Jamie and Jerry are really nice host. We love their house, every room is pretty good. We love Jerry's Waffle, which is the best we even ate. They also gave us good recommendations for Napa winery tour. Lovely house, lovely host.
The house is amazing! we were very surprised by the rooms. We love t he view and Jerry's breakfast a lot. I highly recommend their place, and will definitely back again.
This was our first airBnB experience. The place was as described and we received everything--including breakfast--that was promised. Our party enjoyed the breakfast that was provided and the tourist advice was helpful. It is very convenient jumping off point for the Wine Country while remaining economical.
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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 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 prefer to stay in extremely clean homes, as I think dust doesn't like me, so I keep a very clean house.
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.
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