About this listing
a cozy comfy large bed room in a farm house, nested in the sleepy town of Graton. 3 minutes from Andy's produce market, 7 minutes from downtown Sebastopol, 18 minutes from Santa Rosa. surrounded by sprawling vineyards; near a beautiful bike path.
This is a beautiful Room in a converted farm house - it is great for One or two people (for a family when the full house is available) - it is at the beautiful west Sonoma County - "the wine country" in the heart of north California wineries. twenty minute form the ocean and bodega bay, an hour away from Harbine hot springs, 7 minutes from the spiritual mecca Sebastopol... with great local food, wine and spa services. Awesome location close to gourmet eateries such as Willow Wood, and Peter Lol and Taylor Maid Frams.
Two options available:
1. renting one Room for $65 a night
2. renting the house (when Available) for $120 a nite
The place is fully furnished; with internet service; it surrounded by private garden and has a washer dryer and full kitchen.
The neighborhood, is quite and sweet.
Its a very quite place for relaxing and great spot for exploring the area. It is right by a bike path that will take through the wineries, and through laguna meadow where you can kayak. the location is near the russian river where canoeing and swimming as available. Public transportation to Sebastopol and Santa Rosa is circulating every 50 minutes.
The place has a country living charm and comfort; beautiful location, and strategic convenience to explore the region and the area.
Internet, washer dryer, large shared communal area, and private yard.
Interaction with Guests
If time permit I love showing my guests the area;
Great neighborhood - artists and entrepreneurs, I have the best block :) I am three blocks from two great hang outs in graton - Willow Wood Market (a local restaurant) and Underwood Bistro.
there is a bus that come through town every hour - a commute to Santa Rosa; there are bikes to be used as well.
Other Things to Note
Down town has few antique shops and galleries - and many wineries are within a walking distance. Down town Sebastopol has the Barlow which is a cluster of restaurants, breweries, wineries and a community market.
Please Keep kitchen and bathroom clean, communal space can be use for reading and using the internet. Garden area can be use for sitting, doing Yoga or eating.
Washer/drier is for your use. When you are leaving put keys back in the shed. Please put the used linen in the laundry machine.
The House itself is a non smoking environment.
Akiva should not be a air Bnb host. He was polite when I first arrived but because the Google map I was using was off and directed me to the wrong place and because of initial confusion ( he first confirmed the reservation, then while I was on the road, he canceled it because he wasn't getting enough money) it started off poorly, and he treated me like I was a confused idiot. The alleged large beautiful too wasn't either. The windows were filthy, the blinds didn't close properly, the bed was a futon mattress on a frame and was hard. The furniture in the room consisted of a lamp, a weird sort of sculpture that I guess was supposed to be a nightstand where I could balance my phone and a kitchen chair. There was a closet. The bright living room had an uncomfortable leather couch and a very small kitchen table with 4 chairs around it, and a couple of small stools with books stacked on them. The "art" was pretty strange and because of his "Eastern Spirituality" which I was really interested in and would have liked to discuss with him, most of the art, he painted and was a rather disturbing picture of a satanic looking creature. It was very large and there were quite a few depictions, not at all peaceful or uplifting or anything positive. There was one very small piece of art in the bedroom. He had a continuous stream of chanting coming from his iPodat all times, even in his absence.The kitchen was small but adequate but had a dish drainer stacked high with clean dishes. He showed me a cupboard shelf I could use and space in the refrigerator. The yard was private, weedy, half heartedly mowed and the yard furniture consisted of a hammock and 2 castoff kitchen chairs. It was covered with thistles so walking barefoot was a hazard, it was weedy and overgrown around the edges and fairly ugly with 2 small areas of vegetables which he asked me to water in his absence. Understandably, because of the drought, it was brown and dusty and dead. Akiva announced he was leaving for New York for 4 days and that was fine. I asked about coffee and he muttered something about beans needing to be ground which wasn't a problem and showed me a nearly empty bag of coffee beans. I found the grinder but couldn't find filters. It was probably good he was gone most of the time. He returned around 8pm Wednesday and I had purposely taken a walk so he could have some space. Unfortunately he and I arrived at the same time, I pleasantly said, "your back, welcome home, and he muttered something and busied himself watering plants, which looked good as I had watered them, and I said they survived! And to which he didn't bother to thank me. I made myself a salad, carefully putting garbage away, cleared the counter except for the...
About the Host, Akiva
I am a combination of a business man, designer, artist and spiritual teacher... I love to teach, love to travel and explore the planet... learning about other cultures is a passion of mine. the area of business and spirit is an ongoing inquiry for me. passionate about the environment, spiritual practices, art and design, literature, music (in many forms).
My mission is to help individuals and organizations to define powerfully their true purpose and to be able to express it effectively in the world (website hidden)