About This Listing
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 early morning. 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.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Naomi. She was a warm, friendly, and very accommodating host! Her home is absolutely stunning -- lots of natural light, colorful, and comfortable -- and right near Downtown Petaluma. She provided outstanding restaurant recommendations, as well as a delicious breakfast of homemade yogurt, granola, jams, and other treats in the morning. Last, but certainly not least, Naomi was a great conversationalist, and we all enjoyed chatting with her throughout our stay. We recommend her without reservation. Thank you for a memorable stay, Naomi!
Naomi was warm and welcoming. She made a special effort to make sure I felt as if I belonged in her home so I could truly relax. Breakfast was fresh and delicious. It did truly feel as if I was visiting my "cool" Aunt for the weekend. :)
I hope to bring my Wife back one day so that we can explore wine country together.
Naomi was a great host - she gave us tons of ideas of where to go/what to do in the area. The bedroom suite was beautiful - had plenty of room and a comfy bed. Homemade breakfast was delicious and a great personal touch.
Naomi was a great host! Her rack of lamb and arugula salad was amazing. As well as her fresh fruit preserves. She is very friendly and a great conversationalist! This was my first airbnb experience and I was glad to experience it in her warm, welcoming home.
A very warm, gracious, and friendly hostess who made us feel welcome in her beautiful home. Our rooms were very comfortable and we enjoyed the fresh flowers. The breakfast each morning was very special and delicious. We look forward to our next stay with Naomi.
Thank you !
About the Host, Naomi
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.
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