My house is about comfort and enjoyment! Beds, linens,homemade breakfasts - Walking distance to downtown.
Bike through the wine country, take a hike in Muir Woods, and come back to recuperate at my quiet house in scenic Petaluma. Sit by the fireplace with some wine or walk downtown and eat at one of the many restaurants in town. There is no shortage of things to do around here, and I am happy to make suggestions either before or during your visit.
The house is light, cozy and comfortable. You can make a meal in my gourmet kitchen (if you treat my knives with respect!) or eat at one of Petaluma's fine restaurants. There is a sweet guest bedroom and a private sitting room in this restored Victorian home . Both the bedroom and the sitting room have comfortable queen size beds with 1000 TC linens. Be aware that the rooms are adjacent, which means that you have to walk through the second room to exit the first. There is a private bathroom downstairs and a shared one (with a clawfoot tub) upstairs for use during the night.
The house is within walking distance to downtown Petaluma, in the historic Oak Hill district. At the edge of the wine country, Petaluma is known for antiques and restaurants, and Sonoma County is famous for its artisan foods and wines. Close to Point Reyes National Seashore, San Francisco, Berkeley, Muir Woods, and other places of interest, this area is especially attractive to cyclists and families. Lovely garden and quiet space. Wi-fi included.
I will leave breakfast goodies including homemade organic yogurt, fruit, homemade breakfast pastries, granola and jam, tea (lots of teas!) and coffee. Almost everything is organic, and some of my products are gluten-free and I'm happy to make sure there's some for you if you want.
Please plan to arrive before 9pm.
This is a quiet neighborhood, and it is important to be aware of the neighbors. Noisy conversation outdoors, slamming car doors, etc. is pretty disruptive when arriving at night or leaving early. Thanks!
Please be aware that I have a cat. She will not bother you unless you have allergies.
The rate is based on double occupancy. For two singles needing the spare bed made up, there is an additional charge of $10/night. There is a two-night minimum on weekends; however, if the weekend is not booked by the previous Monday, go ahead and contact me and I'll book you for one night.
My 2013 Volvo s-60 may be available to rent through Getaround.
Please read the house manual for information about the room set-up for more than two guests.
Interaction with Guests
I leave it up to my guests! I love good conversation, and have a lot of suggestions for things to do and see, but I respect your privacy, and your space is your own.
I live in the historic Oak Hill District, where you can see lovingly restored Victorians from the 1800's (mine is 1891) through 1930's craftsman bungalows. There is a sweet park on the top of the hill, and we are a 10 minute walk to the center of town.
Other Things to Note
Two night minimum on weekends, unless the space is not booked by the preceding Monday.
No smoking and illegal drugs. Please be aware of others in the house in terms of noise late or (website hidden) with permission only. This is a scent-free environment - please respect this.
The house is not suitable for children under ten or dogs.
Minimum 2 night weekend stay, unless there are unbooked nights as of the previous Monday.
Naomi was the perfect host. She was gracious, welcoming and attentive. Her home was very comfortable and as advertised. I enjoyed all ten days that I stayed with her.
We loved our experience staying in the Secret Garden Suite, and Naomi made us feel right "at home" in her home. She had the extra room's bed made up for our daughter, and it was a perfect place for us to stay as a family. Naomi is friendly and had a lot of good suggestions of where to visit or dine. The healthy breakfast each morning was a great way to start the day. We would definitely stay at her place again, if we make it back to Petaluma!
The old Victorian home in a charming neighborhood of Petaluma was charming. The room had an adjacent sitting room with a sofa (that could be folded out to a bed if another person were with me), but it made for a nice place to be quiet, read.
Naomi was very interesting and I only wished we had more time to chat. She made a delicious, healthy breakfast for me and the sweet cat joined us for the festivities!
Good suggestion. There is a drawer in the cabinet and a shelf in the medicine cabinet for guests, but I took a few things off the top of the cabinet to make it easier for people who want to leave their things out. The bedroom and sitting room closets are both available for guests, and there are drawers in the bedroom dresser as well.
Great host :
Naomi ~ Thank you so much ! For the extraordinary hospitality and most 'right on' accommodations ! As it was 2 of us, my brother Jimmy and I, your 2 adjoining rooms with 2 separate beds made for a most comfortable and delightful nights sleep - for both of us !
To top it off ! : ~ > A '10' breakfast ! How you may ask ? : home made yogurt ! home made granola ! home made fresh fruit coffee cake ! Fresh fruit ! And, I wouldn't be surprised if the organic milk was from the cow on the lower '40' ! ! !
All in 'ALL' a most wonderful, comfy and Way D'Liscious Experience ~ and Yes : "We'll be Back ! "
Thomas, and Jimmy
We had a lovely time at Naomi's. She is a warm, gracious hostess, with much helpful info about the area. The accommodations were very nice, and we loved the neighborhood setting & the coziness of her home. Petaluma is very centrally located for the adventures that we were going on. We really loved the breakfasts that Naomi prepared for us. We highly recommend the Secret Garden Suite for any AIRBNB travelers.
Naomi was a great and gracious host. Her home is lovely, clean and inviting. She made us feel very welcome. Breakfast of many home-made healthy foods and great tea was awesome.
My stay was perfect. Naomi went out of her way to make sure I was welcomed when I arrived. The house was just as listed and in a great location, pretty area, and close to downtown. The bed was comfy, the room cozy, the coffee yummy. The extra bed is awesome too which my Mom used and its in an attached room which gave me privacy but kept us close. Naomi had a lot of information on the area which was very helpful for me. I would stay here again anytime I'm in this area, which might be soon. :)
I am a psychotherapist and an homeopath. My daughter is off dancing on the east coast, and I have room to share! I have traveled quite a bit over the last 40 years (the Middle East, Africa, India, Europe), and welcome people from all over the world. I speak English and Hebrew, and understand/speak a little French, German, Italian and Greek.
Hosting for airbnb is the next best thing to traveling myself. I get to meet amazing, interesting people and don't have to pay airfare.
I enjoy cooking (and feeding people) and use mostly organic products. I am able to accommodate some special diets as well.
I love to read, and the house is quiet and peaceful. I do watch Masterpiece Theater when I'm doing the ironing! (I iron your sheets). I tend to think of my style of hosting as a blend of Martha Stuart and Lonesome Planet. I could have been a travel writer in another lifetime.