Swallowtail Historic Art Studios

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Antique Indonesian teakwood cottage, private deck, hot tub and very special, large artistic bathroom/sitting room. Beautifully rural, yet just 6 minutes from Petaluma. Centrally located to the coast, all Sonoma/Napa wine regions, redwoods and S.F.

The space

The antique Indonesian cottage is made of beautifully carved and colored teak wood, and is quiet, cozy and romantic with lovely views. It abuts a large private deck and hot tub. Just a few steps across the deck is the very large, luxurious, art filled, centrally heated private bathroom and sitting area. The cottage itself is unheated although there is a premium electric mattress pad with separate controls on the king bed.

Guest access

Aside from the private deck, hot tub and bathroom/sitting room (with 6' tub and shower), guests can access 2.5 peaceful acres, woods and fields and Helen Putnam Regional Park one mile down the road for spectacular hiking.

Interaction with guests

We enjoy interaction with our guests if they so desire.

Other things to note

In the 1970's this property was Swallowtail Studios, a famous glass blowers cooperative. The Grateful Dead played in the barn and hung out here...their manager lived just down the road. The barn is redwood, quite large and beautiful, with stained glass windows.
Check out the listing of our fantastic tree houses. On Airbnb go to Tree House at Swallowtail Studios and Tree House Swallowtail Magic Grove, both in Petaluma, CA.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


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Cleaning Fee $30
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

Just a few house rules:
1. The cottage is for 1 or 2 adults only. No children under 16 years or pets.
2. No smoking or flames of any kind indoor or out...severe fire hazard.
3. We are in a bad drought and on a low producing well so ask our guests to be ultra conscious of water use...short showers, turn off faucets, etc.
4. We do like the quiet out here as do our other guests.
5. Enjoy yourself!


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

250 Reviews

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Dianna User Profile
September 2017
The Indonesian cottage was unique and rustic. We slept very well in the cozy bed and woke refreshed and ready to spend our days exploring the beautiful region. Very convenient location; it was an easy drive into Napa Valley as well as Point Reyes National Seashore and Muir Woods. The hot tub was relaxing after a busy day. Bill was a wonderful host and managed everything seamlessly. We would stay here again!

Bill User Profile
September 2017
This could not have been a more pleasurable experience!!

Adrienne User Profile
September 2017
This air bnb is one bedroom a deck and bathroom. There is no access to fridge or kitchen
Michelle And Bill User ProfileMichelle And Bill is a superhost.
Response from Michelle And Bill:
Our airbnb website clearly shows there is no kitchen access. This lady asked if we could put a bottle of milk and some cheese in the fridge for her and we said "sure" and did it. This is something we normally will do if it's at all possible if people ask. Our fridge is usually too jammed with all sorts of good stuff for the very nice breakfast we provide for all our guests.
September 2017

Madison User Profile
September 2017
Super great experience! Great host and breakfast was unreal! Can't wait to come back.

Dilys User Profile
August 2017
We stayed in the Indonesian Cottage for a weekend and had a great time. My husband and I were looking for a quick getaway, this was perfect! Michelle and Bill's place is beautiful, peaceful, yet close to downtown Petaluma. The cottage was charming, cozy and had a very comfortable bed! We also really enjoyed stargazing from the hot tub. Michelle and Bill are great hosts! They gave us great recommendations for restaurants in Petaluma. We loved having breakfast with them in the mornings, including the AMAZING FRENCH TOAST.

Alex User Profile
August 2017
The Indonesian cabin was a delightful, restful place to stay in a tranquil, homey setting. Michelle & Bill were wonderful hosts, with excellent breakfast & conversation in the morning. Communication before the trip was helpful & to-the-point. The space itself was private, and just the right combination of amenities and rusticity. We also loved the quirky, humorous decorations throughout the house & grounds!

Mark User Profile
August 2017
Michelle and Bill were the best hosts during my stay in Petaluma. Michelle cooked fantastic breakfasts and we had a lot of fun conversations before I set out on my days to explore Sonoma. The cottage was everything I could have hoped for - cozy and serene. The stars at night were beautiful. I have no complaints - such an amazing weekend. I'd recommend to anyone.

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Petaluma, California, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Michelle And Bill User ProfileMichelle And Bill is a superhost.

artist and filmmaker couple, we like to garden, cook, make art , Michelle is also an RN. Two grown daughters out of house. 3 cats. We enjoy improving our historic house, barns and grounds.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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