About This Listing
This detatched studio apartment offers a full kitchen and private bathroom. A hot tub right by the front door.Tucked away on a half acre of private gardens, guests can enjoy bocce ball and horseshoes, sit by a small koi pond, and enjoy exploring the garden and five tiki huts. In the evening, enjoy the firepit while sitting under the stars and towering palms. Fresh eggs are available for breakfast with a small chicken coop . The studio's patio offers a bistro table and chairs and use of the gas grill BBQ. The studio boasts a full-sized bed and fully equipped kitchen, but many fabulous restaurants are just minutes away. Towels and spa robes are provided. Cable television and wifi in the studio, no phone.
I enjoy a quiet residential neighborhood. Also, For all guest that book for three days or more, there will be a bottle of Sonoma county wine. Just let me know if you prefer white or red. Be well. Rick
Please, no smoking indoors. Outdoors- if I can't tell, you are OK! I will be happy to show you how to operate the gas fire pit, waterfall over the fish pond, lights in the tiki huts and how to access the eggs. I do live here too, but respect your privacy and will be unobtrusive during your visit.
Please try to leave the studio in the condition you found it, I.e. Please wash your own dishes. I have provided everything you need to do so.
I look forward to meeting you.
We had a wonderful stay at The Hideaway. Rick was an excellent host by providing us with everything we needed throughout our stay. We really enjoyed his beautiful backyard and all that it has to offer including outdoor games, a hot tub and many little nooks to relax in. It was fun to discover and appreciate all the hard work that went into creating this special place. The cottage itself is well equipped, a full kitchen, a nice sleeping and sitting area and a bathroom. We enjoyed making breakfast each morning with the fresh eggs that Rick provided us with from his chickens. The bottle of wine and snacks left there for us were wonderful as well. The location is perfect, close to both Sonoma and Napa. Rick had great suggestions for us for places and restaurants to visit near by. We hope to be back someday to visit again! Thank you Rick for your hospitality and kindness!
The Hideaway is as described, a very peaceful place, with fantastic gardens to explore. It gives a high degree of privacy and allows you to relax while enjoying the facilities such as hot tub and fire pit.
Rick is a very pleasant host; struck a balance between meeting us, showing us around and answering any questions we had throughout our stay, while also leaving us to get on with our stay without interruption.
The Hideaway is well placed as a base to explore the wine country. A large number of wineries can be found within an easy 30 minute drive, with the closest being just 5 minutes away.
Rick was a very pleasant man to interact with. He has a very well kept studio which lives up to it's name - "Hideaway", it is amidst his jungle themed backyard which is very beautiful. He was very accommodative and responsive, we were very late when we arrived but he had everything setup and communicated all the details through email. This place is very conveniently located and is at a short driving distance to many vineyards, restaurants, russian river etc. He has loaded this home with all necessary amenities, Kitchen has all necessary equipments, nice hot tub etc. We enjoyed our stay. Thanks Rick.
We enjoyed our stay at Rick's backyard cottage -- the only sounds were quiet clucking of hens next door -- in a quiet Santa Rosa neighborhood. Amid a garden with cute huts, the studio is a soothing and relaxing spot. Rick is a friendly and attentive but not intrusive host. We loved the fresh eggs for breakfast!
Rick was a lovely host! He showed us around his gorgeous yard and gave us easy suggestions for a day in Healdsburg - which was perfect! After that we were on our own and enjoyed a quiet, secluded stay. We loved the eggs, the clucking hens, the breakfast items left in the fridge, the cable tv...everything about the Hideaway was just as advertised - and better :)
First time using AirBnB. Rick was great. Gave us keys and tour and left us to our privacy. The studio was just as described, plus a few goodies in the frig. Bed was incredibly comfortable.
The property was amazing - felt like Hawaii in miniature, palm trees, bamboo, full size tiki huts, fire pit, paths through jungle-like flaura, areas in the "forest" to sit and relax. There was also a sunny private little patio just outside the studio with chairs & table.
The neighborhood was quite safe, felt like the country, but close to shops, etc.
Would stay again!!
About the Host, Rick
I have been working on improving the grounds over the past 20 years that I have lived here. I am a grocery manager, personal trainer and have my own landscaping company. My goal is for you to visit and feel you are in a tropical paradise. Aside from the weather, I think I can come pretty close!