About this listing
Private room with very comfortable queen size bed looking out onto majestic trees. Our house is at the end of quiet Happy Lane (really!). We are about 2 miles from the historic Sonoma Plaza and within minutes of wineries and hiking and biking trails. Walking distance to restaurants, movie theaters,
We don't live in a mansion, just a comfortable, cozy, clean home surrounded by many beautiful trees. The bedroom looks out onto majestic oak and cottonwood trees and is directly across the hall from the guest bathroom. The room has a flat screen TV on which you can watch HBO, Netflix, Hulu, and a variety of other channels. You can also listen to Pandora and other music channels.
You are free to use the kitchen, living room and dining area and furnished outdoor patio and yard.
Interaction with Guests
We really enjoy meeting new people and will be happy to offer you a glass of wine and chat with you, but we are happy to give you as much privacy and time alone as you would like. We are very familiar with the attractions of the Sonoma Valley, as well as the entire Bay Area, and enjoy sharing our knowledge. John is also a tour guide in the wine country and the San Francisco area, so he can point you in the right direction. Ask about his private chauffeured tours at rates far below those offered elsewhere, which include complimentary wine tastings at area wineries.
It's a short bike ride, a 30 minute walk, or 5 minute drive to the center of Sonoma. Buses to Petaluma and Santa Rosa are within walking distance.
Other Things to Note
We provide you with coffee, tea, cereal and bagels or pastries in the morning.
No smoking or pets please.
John and Merian were welcoming, hospitable, and friendly. The posted description and photos were accurate-- the bed, as noted, is VERY comfortable. I'd come back to stay again!
They shared wine, cheese and conversation with us. They had a fully stocked guest room which far exceeded our expectations. They live about a $10 cab ride from downtown Sonoma and gave us the name of a good company to call. Their neighborhood is residential and quiet. They left us a lovely breakfast every morning and were absolutely wonderful hosts. I HIGHLY recommend John and Merian!
Our stay with John and Merian has been one of the best ones we've had traveling with Airbnb. They welcomed us with a glass of wine and they've been giving us great suggestions through all our stay. Their house is really nice. Right in the middle of the Sonoma Valley, it is a perfect place to explore the area. We really recommend staying with them as we'll do on our next trip to Sonoma.
John and Merian were immediately welcoming, offering us wine and cheese, as soon as we arrived. They also had towels and a small bottle of wine waiting for us in the guest room. John and Merian were very accommodating, allowing us to arrive the same day as another couple left, so that we could enjoy a few extra hours in Sonoma. Downtown was about a 5 min. drive and wineries were nearby, too. John gave us a tour of several wineries that were slightly further away and provided wine tasting vouchers along the way. They had several suggestions about where to eat and what to do in the area.
John and Merian are FANTASTIC! We arrived a bit later than anticipated, but were greeted with a glass of wine and a few snacks. Both were so welcoming and accommodating, and John was able to tour us around Sonoma/Napa for the day to check out various wineries. They also had a bottle of wine waiting for us in our room. The room was fantastic- I would 100% stay here again if I ever get back to the area. Thank you, John and Merian!
John & Merian were fabulous hosts. They made us feel very welcome in their home. The recommendations and directions of places to consider were quite helpful in assisting us in planning our activities in Sonoma and Napa.
We accompanied John & Meruan to the Sonoma city party and it was great. A truly authentic evening of music, picnicing and people watching. We felt like we were residents. We also felt like friends. This was our first airbnb experience and it was great! We would certainly recommend John & Merian. We hope they take us up on the offer to visit us!
John and Merian's home was IDEAL for our Sonoma visit. They made us feel very welcome by easy communication, a clean room complete with guidebooks, a bottle of wine waiting for us, and an awesome breakfast spread each morning. They were both full of wonderful recommendations of how to spend our two days in Sonoma. We were able to sit down with them and share a bottle of wine and get to know one another which we greatly enjoyed! I would absolutely recommend this Airbnb to anyone looking to enjoy wine country! Thanks John and Merian.
About the Host, John And Merian
We are a very friendly couple who live happily in Sonoma with our friendly and quiet Shih-Tzu dog. We go to work in a neighboring county during the week. John is a Social Worker and Merian works as a Property Manager . We love Sonoma and will be happy to show you around or help you decide where to go, but we will also respect your privacy and leave you free to relax in our home. We have travelled extensively within the United States and abroad, and enjoy experiencing different cultures.