About this listing
secluded garden and calm house in the very center of the wine country. home is beautifully furnished and decorated. garden is serene and relaxing and can easily turn into the perfect entertaining spot! each garden area provides a unique experience.
Spacious living room with suede couches and glass table that comfortably dines six guests
enjoy the beautiful relaxing, quiet, and secluded garden day and night. Fire pit hammock outdoor dinning. lavender roses and olive lemon and fig trees. vegetable and herb garden - sorry no veggies this summer due to drought.
2mn drive - 10-15mn bike ride/ 20-30mn walk - to downtown historic plaza. enjoy the park, fine dining and stores.
5-10mn walking to Maxwell park area: public tennis court, park, kids play area and delicious eateries near by.
beautiful after dinner nature walk up on Lomita with expended views 30 to 40 mn RT.
wireless speakers for all smartphones, you can enjoy your music either inside or outside the house under the moonlight.
our garden has a wide open sky view. you can follow the progress of the moon from rising to setting depending on were you stand in the garden. particularly spectacular on a full moon in the summer. the rewards for a dark night is a starry sky. here you will understand why sonoma valley was named valley of the moon by Jack London. Also the title of one of his books...
gourmet kitchen (gas stove, Bosh dishwasher, coffee maker, electric tea pot, and kitchen tools to have fun entertaining/cooking with our delicious local produce. kitchen shelves and fridge stacked with necessities (tea, coffee, sugar, maple syrup, salt, pepper, spices, olive oil, vinegar etc, nothing fresh). all organic. we have a compost and a recycling basket in the kitchen.
outdoor kitchen: gas barbecue with one (very useful) burner.
house is cleaned with natural products.
if you practice yoga, bring your mats! It is wonderful to practice outside in the morning/evening.
ceiling fans in every bedrooms and kitchen - plus AC if needed.
outdoor rain shower.
and more waiting for you at the house!
check back for updates and upgrades!
live your life sonoma style!
full access. the whole house and garden.
Interaction with Guests
as needed, generally you are on your own :)
our neighborhood is in a wine country setting, walking/biking distance to Maxwell park - fun for kids - the bike/walk path, and the downtown plaza. very convenient access to wineries, as a matter of fact you can walk up to Hanzell winery from our house. famous for their Pinot and Chardonnay. apt only. we love our neighborhood. a block for highway 12, 45mn to St Helena. 20mn to downtown Napa. 1 hour to Russian River, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek. everything in the town of Sonoma is 5mn away, including several tasting rooms, wineries, and restaurants, farmers markets, and markets. rent bikes and visit wineries right here in town. all located in ravishing settings, off of small country road were you can bike leisurely and safely while enjoying the views and the very unique scents of Sonoma... a very special place... we love it and are so happy to share it with you.
Other Things to Note
we provide bath towels, bedding, paper towels and napkins as well as dry goods such as coffee, tea, sugar salt and peper, olive oil balsamic vinegar and a wide range of spices. all organic.
wireless speakers for outdoor or indoor, and all smart phones.
at the house you will find a detailed list of our favorites spots, restaurants, and things to do during your stay in the wine county.
cleaning fee is for laundry and getting the house clean prior to your arrival and after your departure.
please recycle! too many of our guests have not and we do not enjoy sorting out garbage :)
this is important to us. we provide a basket for glass, carton, paper bags, aluminum cans and plastic. a compost bin under sink for coffee tea fruit and vegetable scraps, napkins as well as fish and meat left overs. thank you for that.
you are responsible for doing your dishes, getting dishwasher started and leave the house as you found. we want to keep the cleaning fee low for everyone.
feel free to pick fruits, veggies that are ripe or herbs in the garden. lemons - not all of them please leave some for the next group - figs, strawberries, thyme, oregano, rosemary, chives, lemon verbena.
lemon verbena is a really special flowering perennial herb in high season right now in California. It's an herb with a strong lemon flavor, but that doesn't quite cut it as a description. Lemon verbena's flavor is also rounded out by the lack of acidity that comes with lemons, and a distinctly herbal green flavor that comes from the leaves, similar to lemon basil. You'll only find it at herbs & greens sellers at farmers' markets, but it also grows really well in the californian climate and makes a great addition to the garden.
The oils that scent lemon verbena have moderate antioxidant and antibacterial properties, and have anti-candida albicans activity (a fungus that is naturally part of normal gut flora, but that can become opportunistic when immunity is compromised and cause infection).
You'll often see lemon verbena as a scent ingredient in soaps and perfumes, but it makes a delicious tea when brewed on its own or in a mixture with other herbs. Lemon verbena is an ideal choice for simple syrups you can drizzle over fruit, mix into whipped cream or add to cocktails. A great way to enjoy the flavor is a refreshing herbal & floral ice cream.
6 ways to use fresh lemon verbena:
Infuse lemon verbena flavor into oil for use in your favorite recipes.
Use your favorite white wine vinegar to extract the flavor of lemon verbena into a flavored vinegar.
Blend lemon verbena leaves into a zingy pesto for dressing grilled vegetables or chicken.
Add the brightness of chiffonaded lemon verbena to an aioli dressing that goes well with greens or over fish.
Use lemon verbena as a flavor agent when brining meats before cooking: verbena-brined pork chops.
Infused lemon verbena ice cream or sorbet
Living room view on idyllic garden; a beautiful space to practice yoga close to sun & nature's