About this listing
Nestled securely 30 feet up in a majestic multi-trunked 110 ft. eucalyptus tree is our romantic multi-leveled Tree House. Spacious deck, relaxing area on main level, cozy queen bed in the loft. Beautifully rural yet 5 minutes to Petaluma. Easy drive to S.F., wine country and coast.
If the date you want is already booked check out our marvelous new tree house at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4438599 or our beautiful Top of the Taj Mahal @ Swallowtail at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6388736.
Nestled securely 30 feet up in a majestic multi-trunked 110 ft. eucalyptus tree is our romantic multi-leveled Tree House. Spacious deck, relaxing area on main level and queen bed in the loft. Beautifully rural yet 5 minutes to Petaluma. Easy drive to S.F., wine country and coast.
Staying here is a true and honest tree house experience. Wind your way up three staircase levels meandering through the trunks to a spacious railed deck overlooking our surroundings of classic California countryside views. Enter the tree house to find a cozy space on two levels: twin bed/couch relaxing area downstairs and up a ladder to a comfy, nicely appointed and canopied queen bed in the loft. You'll have to be moderately agile with an adventurous spirit to get up there but it's worth it! One of the trunks juts right through the interior floor and the pitched roof and sways some in the wind. Three other trunks poke through the deck at various places. Windows on all sides, some of stained glass, and decks on three sides give you 360 degree views of vineyards, horse farms, rolling hills and forests. You can use the chemical potty in a separate toilet room in the tree house and/or the full rustic bathroom with shower in our barn not too far away. Find shelves full of reading matter, battery operated lighting and interesting touches throughout the space. Go back out on the deck, sit at a table, have a glass of wine and watch one of our lovely sunsets from 30 feet up in a tree! A great breakfast is served in a charming kitchen in the main house and we'd love to join you if so desired.
When not in the tree house explore our magical, very quiet and rural setting that's only 5 minutes from historic downtown Petaluma. It's also an easy drive to the incredibly beautiful Northern California Pacific coast and the Point Reyes National Seashore, San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma wine country areas or redwood forests if you prefer. Chileno Valley Road is a famous international bike riding route.
In the 1970's this property was Swallowtail Studios, a famous glass blowers cooperative. The Grateful Dead played in the big barn and hung out here...their manager lived just down the road. The barn is redwood, quite large and beautiful, with stained glass windows. It's suitable for events and is available for an extra fee.
Take a look at our romantic Indonesian cottage, also available on Airbnb at Swallowtail Historic Art Studios in Petaluma, Ca.
-lovely 2 acre property
Interaction with Guests
we very much like to get to know our guests, especially at breakfast!
1. you're up there high in the tree so we have to keep everything toned down...it's just for two adults max (no children, no pets) who want a quiet getaway.
2. no smoking, no flame of any kind...severe fire danger.
2. serious fire danger...no smoking of anything...no open flame of any kind.
3. we're really challenged for water here...short showers only please.
4. need to be careful on the stairs and on the ladder up to and down from the sleeping loft.
5. enjoy yourself!
What a wonderful experience. We were greet with such kindness. As we walked around the property, it felt we were in a magical place. So much detail and time went into making this treehouse so unique. Having breakfast in the morning was pleasant. We down with Michelle and Bill as they cooked us eggs, toast, and a parfait.
We will definitely come back to this place!!!
It really shows the amount of time and detail you have put into this wonderful place. Thank you so much for sharing it with us and everyone else.
By far the best experience of my life! The treehouse is the most beautiful, relaxing, serene places ever. It's very cute, comfortable and cozy! You have an amazing view from up there. There's a cow farm right in front of you! Falling asleep up in the sky is incredible. Michelle and Bill are incredibly sweet, hospitable and the breakfast is delicious! Petaluma is the cutest town and minutes away from Napa. Highlight of my trip by far is our stay here. Book as long as you can, because you won't want to leave!
Yes, directions were great, breakfast was delicious and the beds were really comfortable! We slept the best here than in the hotel's in the city. Absolutely wonderful. So serene and truly magical. We are on vacation from Ohio and we were truly excited we found this place on air b and b. We just got engaged the week before and it was a pretty great way to spend the evening celebrating. No service, in a tree house reading a john muir book, it was perfect. The breakfast in the morning as well as the company was exceptional! Such a great stay and such wonderful and accommodating hosts.
I love, LOVE this treehouse. The bed is so so cozy and comfortable, the area downstairs is utterly cozy and comfortable also. Had fun looking at all the nicknacks and cool things decorating the place. Beautiful views, and there's a get-away-from-it-all vibe with the no electricity and the walk to the barn for the bathroom. The two nights that my husband and I stayed there it was windy at night and I swear, it sounded like we were on a ship with the creaks that we heard. There wasn't too much creaking. It was very atmospheric :)
The shower in the barn is a good shower, and you share the bathroom space with the other treehouse, if there happens to be anyone there. You also meet any other guests at breakfast. Which is amazing. French toast is the best I've ever had! Theres a choice of different teas. The little deck around the treehouse is perfect. You're surrounded by nature and the tree and lovely views. Eating and relaxing up there is very fun. My hubby and I are definitely planning to get away here again.
Bill and Michelle were so kind, so hospitable, and so informative about activities around Petaluma. Their property has so much charm and good vibes.
Amazing tree house,Bill is nice guy,told us a lot place to go.just we try to keep the house clean,try to not use the portable toilet to think if like that they don't need to clean it,but in the morning we missing the breakfast like 10 mins,so we just got a cup of coffee,I suddenly understand here just a restaurant. I can remember the first time use Airbnb, at that house, you can feel their life,you can talk with them,have breakfast with them, now I think people not share the empty room just is find a way to making money.Any way still a good tree house.
We clearly told William, just as we tell everybody, that breakfast is at 8-9:30. Because we have plenty to do, when people are not there by 9:30 we quickly clean everything up, put everything away, and go on to our next tasks. William came in late and the kitchen was cleaned up and closed and we were on to all the other myriad activities it takes to support our 3 venues and the rest of our lives. Breakfast is our favorite part of doing airbnb where we get to sit and talk with people from all over the world every morning. As you can see by our reviews, it's very popular with all our guests. We are the farthest thing from "just a restaurant" but we do count on people coming during the hours scheduled. We're sorry they were late and we didn't get a chance to talk them.
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About the Host, Michelle And Bill
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.