About this listing
For your comfort, PLEASE check our guidelines before booking with us!
Our India room is full of exotic whimsy, while quiet and relaxing. The view is spectacular!
Near Napa Wine Country, we can help you plan your tour if you wish! Enjoy Discovery Kingdom or the JellyBelly factory tour!
Photos will be updated June 2.
We invite you to stay with us in our "India" Room. With cool aqua and teal green decor plus peacock accessories it has a touch of whimsey! You will enjoy the exotic and rejuvenating ambiance. It is directly ahead when you go upstairs.
We guarantee you a great night's sleep! This queen bed is our firmest mattress, and it's made up with deluxe linens. There is a gorgeous view from Solano County to Marin County. Whether joining us for business or pleasure, relaxation and comfort awaits you, in our newest room.
We are able to host groups of up to 12.
The India Room, is well suited to accommodate 3.
It is our warmest upstairs room, receiving full afternoon sun...
Feel free to check out our other rooms, as well...
(A single futon can be added to any room if desired.)
On a completely different note, the English Rose room is your to-die-for Shabby Chic indulgence with a four poster queen bed. Morning light fills the room, and helps you start your day in a sunny mood. This room has a fair amount of feminine detail. It is the only bedroom with its own bathroom, including a tub. It is also our naturally coolest room.
Another upstairs bedroom is the French Impressionist Room which has soothing blue and white decor, and an antique double bed. You will feel indulged, relaxed and rested. It also has early morning light and it is our most popular room. It has the most average temperature in the house.
If you lean towards the wild, our Africa room is for you! Decorated in an animal theme, you'll be sharing with Zebras, White Tigers and Elephants! Oh MY! This is our most secluded room, so you will have plenty of privacy. With a double bed on a lighted platform you can relax or get animal! It is located downstairs from the main floor, with a wonderful, San Pablo bay view.
You can take care of business during the day, since the room has a desk top, and printer.
On a practical note, this is our warmest room.
We offer our home to NONSMOKERS (of anything, anywhere) ONLY!
**** PLEASE, BEFORE CONTACTING US, READ THE HOUSE RULES*** You will be given priority over guests who do not. In the high season, we may get 5 requests a day.
We offer a true BnB experience. There is ALMOST ALWAYS (but not always) someone present to host and care for your needs.
Your room, Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room,and two baths. Wifi, Surround sound and laundry are available (ask for help!)
On street parking is plentiful. Off street parking may be available. Please ask.
Our backyard is a work in progress, but please enjoy the deck, firepit, and (with notice) the hot tub which all have expansive views of the city towards Mt. Tam and San Pablo Bay.
Access to the deck is only from the family room, which is owner's work space, and not common area. The photos show the room at its best, and we are giving you notice that is the most "lived in" room. Jerry is social when working; Jamie is not.
Interaction with Guests
HOSTS ON PROPERTY:
If you feel our presence is required, please let us know. We also want to feel welcome in your presence - it is best if you communicate your level of need for privacy.
Jerry will be happy to prepare a yummy Continental breakfast during short term stays. This includes his ever popular waffles, yogurt, fresh fruit, real maple syrup and cereals, coffee and tea.
If you have special dietary or scheduling needs, we can work with you. Communicate with Jerry, regarding same.
Jerry is diabetic, and must eat when he must eat. With that in mind, cook away.
We can actually do (with Jerry cooking) sit down dinners for 1-18 guests! (We have done over 200 events!)
HOSTS OFF PROPERTY:
Help yourself to pre - but home made waffles, cereal, coffee and tea, sweeteners and milk for breakfast. You may also use condiments, spices, oils, and vinegars for other meals.
LONG TERM GUESTS: Discounted rates generally exclude breakfast and limit use of kitchen staples.
LOCATION: directly between 80 and 780, and 37 and 80, right on the way to Napa from the East Bay or Sacramento.
ACTIVITIES AND SHOPPING:
~Hills: Dining and Stores, mostly well known companies (5-7 minutes).
~Downtown: (all about 10 minutes)
~Marina area: Fairs and events of different flavors. San Francisco bound Ferry, plus Several independent restaurants.
~Georgia Street - Antique Shopping and Saturday farmer's market.
~Empress Theatre - Various types of entertainment.
~Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
~Touro University (15 minutes)
BENICIA: (10 minutes)
~Boutique shopping on 1st street as well as a variety of independent restaurants.
~Thursday Night Farmer's Market.
NAPA: (30 minutes)
~We are happy offer.suggestions for Wine Tasting!
~Water World Park (20 minutes)
~Raceway (20-25 minutes, without traffic) Wine Tasting (45 minutes to an hour)
Golden Gate Fields Horse Race track (25 minutes)
University of California (30 minutes)
FAIRFIELD/SUISUN: (25- 30 min)
~Travis Air Force Base
~Jelly Belly Factory
~Please ask about activities for small children! ~
(But please don't surprise us with children/babies we are not expecting!)
Public transportation is not especially convenient except for commuting.
Equidistant from the San Francisco Airport and Sacramento Airport (60 minutes) Oakland is closest at 35 minutes away. Car (rental) is the best way to get here.
Other Things to Note
If you are here while you conduct a house hunt, Jamie is a REALTOR® RE/Max Gold.
OTHER Professional business services available: ~Transcription (including Medical)
~Real Estate Loan Signing
A $100-250 security deposit will be held per room, and unless there is damage or SMOKING, is fully refundable. We want to give it ALL back!
We have a toy poodle service dog, Blizzard. He is extremely well behaved. He will ignore you (unless you are friendly to him) and is HYPOALLERGENIC and flea free.
!!!!!DO NOT Try to to pet him at the front door! Give him time to warm up to you!!!!!
IF WE HAVE TO MAKE ALTERATIONS TO THE HOUSE, OR YOU HAVE UNUSUAL NEEDS, IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE YOU, WE MAY CREATE AN ADDITIONAL CONTRACT ABOVE AND BEYOND AirBnB's TOS.
We are NOT at the property every day. You may be asked to let yourself in, and may stay alone one or more nights, but we do not offer a vacant house. This is our SECOND home.
You might Copy C the 5 questions below and use it as a template for your first contact. We appreciate it if you answer ALL the questions. This will save you time in the long run, and make me feel more inclined to accept your reservation when we have choices. In giving up my whole house to someone, hubby and I need to feel respected from the outset.
The actual rules follow these questions...
1) Are you looking exclusively at our property or contacting multiple hosts?
2) What are your plans during your stay time wise which might impact us, and when will you want to arrive and check out?
3) What are you hopeful to experience in terms of food preparation? Any special dietary needs?
4) Tell me a bit about each of the people in your party, if not included in your profile. Photo ID is required for those not who are not your spouse, parent or child. Yes, you can find less experienced hosts who will not ask for this. This request comes with experience, something you might value!
5) Is this a trip you are certain you are taking (should we start preparing for you this minute?) or are you still in the early stages of organizing? This is a very important question to us, so please answer this is particular.
We will almost always try to respond to you within a matter of minutes,to let you know we are in receipt of your contact. If at our other property, this can be a bit difficult, so we may be very brief, but we will do our best to answer questions on the double.
Now onto the actual rules:
Photo ID of each guest who is not your spouse, parent or child, should be sent to our email address prior to your arrival (for insurance purposes, and to allay the anxiety of my co-owner of the house).
Please note that we and our other guests use our family room, too, and it is not EVER to be used as a sleeping area!
Our main concern is that our guests are NON SMOKERS. We are serious about this. By smoking prior to arriving at the property, on the property or DURING YOUR STAY of ****any**** substance,YOU AGREE TO FORFEIT YOUR ENTIRE SECURITY DEPOSIT. NOTE: The listing says deposit is one amount, but it doesn't allow for variable length stays. We reserve the right to increase the Deposit amount.
Next in importance, we would ask that food and drinks are not brought to your room, but you eat and drink on the main floor only. (Except water.) We discourage tiny cattle (ants) to come inside, and recently had the house treated. But food in your room, is your personal invitation to them, so expect ants to want to share your leftovers and maybe your bed. Crumbs on the counter have the same effect, but at least you won't be sleeping there!
We prefer you wear socks in the house, no shoes. If you need socks, just let us know.
You may cook in our kitchen; Jerry has every cooking implement known to man. If you are going to be around on a night when Jerry is cooking anyway, he or you might suggest incorporating your meal into ours and letting him cook for all of us. Or you could make the same offer as long as my dinner is pepperless, curryless and cilantroless. Be advised, sometimes Jerry is too tired to cook even for me. He does make really amazing food, however.
If you prefer to cook yourself without combining meals, that is fine, too. DO NOT PLAN ON TAKING OVER THE KITCHEN FOR MORE THAN 60 MINUTES!
Please clean up after yourself immediately after your meal, please don't wait until the morning. If you don't think something is clean enough already, please let us know and we will clean more. We won't be offended. Different people have different tolerances for dirt, and you are paying for clean. We will be unhappy if you down grade us for cleanliness, without ever having said anything about it. We watch our stars so we can tell when it changes!!!
If you shower, please use your bath towel to dry down the shower for the next person, who may not be in your party.
Dirty laundry goes in the basket in the hallway or on the laundry room floor. Please don't leave wet towels in your room or bathroom. Let's discuss a plan that works for both of us.
If you are showering before 8:30 in the morning please shower in the downstairs bath if the India room is occupied.
Towels are plentiful under the cabinets (always closest to the entry when there are multiple cabinets). We have tons of towels, so please let the decorator towels remain a decoration.
Laundry is available, but please ask before using so I can give you instructions on our front loader.
WE ARE IN A DROUGHT! PLEASE BE MINDFUL! Jamie is going to want to insert herself into your laundry plans. When you shower, which you are allowed to do on your own, lol, please do not use more water pressure than you need. Do not use the dual heads simultaneously.
The downstairs bathroom is supplied with skin care samples, and lots of other fun goodies for girls and metro guys. Feel free to try stuff. There should be cotton balls, pads and q tips for application. You may also use the house body and hair shampoos, lotions etc. which are in the shower. If I don't want it used, I won't leave it where you can access it. The exception is my husband's hair brush if he forgets to put it away, as well as razors.
If you leave your own stuff in the ladies room, other ladies may think it is Jamie's and try it. We recommend storing your personal items in your room.
We will be happy to share our wifi. If you have access to one of our computers in your room, please don't open attachments or go to adult sites, or anything else you know to be risky in terms of computer viruses. You can watch rented movies on the computer if you like if there are speakers. Redbox is 5 minutes away.
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE DOG ANYTHING! He is on a special diet and his food is timed to establish his role in our family, and because he was just recently ill from eating the wrong foods. His name is Blizzard. He is a service dog for Jamie, but he is Jerry's dog in his heart. He is not always the friendliest dog in the world, but he is extremely well behaved. Women with high pitched voices who wave their hands near his face, are threatening to him.
On a rather gross note, Blizzard seeks protein, so don't leave protein in the garbage cans on the floor. Either keep the garbage stored off the floor OR deposit feminine and um, uh, latex products in the trash compactor in the kitchen.
Our main request is that if you need something, that you tell us, and if we can, we will provide it. If there is a problem, please tell us in the moment and perhaps we will certainly do our best to fix it!
Hopefully you will have a great stay and give us a great review when you are done. We only review those who review us, and we try to do so within 72 hours of yours being posted.
Jamie and Jerry's place is absolutely beautiful. Their house is super clean and quiet. Jerry made us delicious breakfasts every morning and we even had some fresh figs that he picked! Would definitely return if I ever find myself in the area.
Even though I didn't get the opportunity to see a lot of Jamie and Jerry, our schedules didn't allow for it, they were great hosts. I felt very welcomed and comfortable in their home/neighborhood. The house was clean, quiet, and nicely decorated.
I would definitely recommend their home as a place to stay.
I came to Jamie and Jerry's home with my parents and this was our first airbnb experience. We made the reservation very last minute and we appreciated that Jamie and Jerry could made it work. We felt very welcome and comfortable here. The room is very nice and clean, even better than what the pictures showed. Jerry made great recommendations of restaurants and wineries for us, and they even helped making reservation for us! We left one bag in the winery and Jamie contacted their staff and helped us get it back even after we checked out. Of course we had the amazing waffle made by Jerry. I'm not gonna describe it here because whoever is reading this review should try it herself.
Jerry was a perfect host! He welcomed us, gave us advice on where to eat and shop, let us sit outside and enjoy our wine on his back porch, and made us a delicious breakfast in the morning! The house was clean and the beds were comfortable. I recommend it.
Very welcoming and friendly hosts. Space was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was delicious!
My friends and I had an excellent stay with Jamie and Jerry! The house is in a great location with a beautiful view of the bay area. Jamie and Jerry were very hospitable and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Jerry is an amazing cook! He made my friends and I breakfast each morning we were there and he also very generously made us dinner one night as well. Jamie also went out of her way for us and organized a wine tour for my friends and I in Napa and recommended a place to eat lunch. Our travel experience would not have been nearly as wonderful without our airbnb hosts!!
The hosts were very welcoming. They got in touch with me right away about the event at their home that day. Not a problem. I arrived later and all was well. Jamie and Jerry have a very nice place, clean, and everything as presented. The bed was extremely comfortable and appreciated since I had to work late many some days and needed a good night's sleep. The kitchen was well equipped and made it easy to cook one's own dinner. On Saturday, Jerry made some seriously good waffles and fruit salad for breakfast. The neighborhood is a safe and secure area of Vallejo but not far from shopping, restaurants, etc. All in all, a great place to stay.
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About the Host, Jamie, He'S Jerry
Yes, we DO eat a lot of waffles around here!
We are a modern, married couple in a fun, stable relationship. We both work hard but enjoy skiing, dancing and travel as well. We host parties and dinners regularly. Jerry likes to cook and you might be able to coax him into a delicious dinner to enhance your stay with us. Don't ask Jamie though, or you are likely to have soggy cornflakes!
Jamie comes with a small service dog, named Blizzard. He is randomly friendly (probably not at all random to him!) but don't be offended if he is stand offish. His job is to attend to Jamie.
We prefer to stay in extremely clean homes, as dust doesn't like Jamie, so we keep a very clean house. If you think something needs to be cleaner, tell Jamie, she loves learning new ways to be OCD!
We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the room that interests you, and perhaps the house rules BEFORE you contact us, They are not ALL rules: Think of the Pirate's Parley: they're more like guidelines, lol. We REALLY don't want you to be surprised by anything.
Just a little description of the photos!
1: In line at the set of Dancing with the Stars!
2: The Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield!
3: The Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park!
4: Sailing on the Carquinez Straights at night!
5: In Cinderella's Pumpkin at Children's Wonderland with our oldest grandson peaking over!
6: Blizzard saying it's time for a walk!
7: Our grandson in the Teacup at Children's Wonderland!
8: Jamie on the slide at Children's Wonderland!
9: Our tenth wedding anniversary!
10: Yacht Club, 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Party!
11: Peju Winery!
12: San Diego Zoo with our granddaughter!
13: Last New Year's at a fellow Airbnb host's party!
14: Our wedding!
15: Our honeymoon in Kawaii
16: Jerry thinking big in Las Vegas!
17: Steamboat Springs, Colorado!
Jamie and Jerry