This modern flat is located in the historic Junior College neighborhood of Santa Rosa, in the heart of the Redwood Empire. Enjoy the conveniences of this contemporary residence, in a neighborhood replete with Victorian and early 20th-century homes.
This charming second-story flat, detached from the main house, offers the feeling of living in a tree-house, as the windows look directly into numerous heritage trees that grace the property -- an old walnut orchard in the 1800's. A full kitchen and living room complement the two rooms and bath, all for your exclusive use.
Bicycle Heaven -
Secure, triple-locked indoor bicycle storage with basic tools and repair stand are included. Bicycle riding is NOT required!
Master BR: Tempurpedic CalKing
2nd BR: Two Simmons Beautyrest TwinXL -- slide together to make a King
Living Room: Folding Futon sleeps two good friends or kids
Convenience stores -
Three Mom and Pop (not 7/11, thank heaven) convenience store/delicatessens are located with 1 - 3 blocks -- the proverbial 'corner store'. A major shopping complex with grocery and drug store is located just 5 short blocks away.
Quaint downtown and Railroad Square Santa Rosa is just six short blocks away, featuring fine restaurants, the world-famous Russian River Brewery, theaters and more.
The Cozy B&B -
The unit is newer, constructed in 1968 on the site of the original horse carriage house. (Point of reference: The Ford Model T was introduced in 1909 -- two years after the main house was built.)
All-new paint, flooring, bathroom remodel, and curtains in October 2013 make for a comfortable, clean and fresh escape.
We killed our television years ago. We provide a nice quality AM/FM/BlueTooth radio for your enjoyment.
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Guests are afforded exclusive use of a full no-cost laundry room with washer, dryer and set-tub. An iron and ironing board await in the apartment closet, for those crisp wedding shirts. You'll enjoy a private enclosed patio/garden, and one off-street parking space. Your private yard is separated from the main house by a 6' fence for privacy.
Interaction with Guests
As hosts, we live in the main house on the property. You may see us around as we go about our business, but you'll have the rental space entirely to yourself. That said, we are very interested in meeting you and learning of your travel adventures, perhaps over a drink on the back deck. We are always readily accessible by text, email and phone.
The Junior College neighborhood is livable, walk-able, and really fun! The most sought-after neighborhood in Santa Rosa, you'll find the residents to be pleasant, the homes to be remarkable, and the nearby amenities convenient.
Strolls throughout the neighborhood offer splendid views of turn-of-the-century -- the LAST century, as in 1900 -- homes that have been lovingly restored and cared for. The word is charming! Just a few short blocks from popular Junior College dining and drinking establishments, and the quaint downtown Santa Rosa scene.
Well-known for it's wines, Sonoma County is also highly regarded as one of the premier bicycling regions in the world. World-class professional racers train here regularly, and Santa Rosa has hosted the Tour of California race three (or is it four?) times. You'll enjoy miles of bucolic roads well-suited to cycling. The acclaimed 17-mile Joe Rodota Rail-Trail and the Santa Rosa Creek Trail both start just one mile from our home. Host Geoffrey Smith owns and operates the (website hidden) bicycle shop; he can rent you some fine bicycles during your stay at a friendly 50% discount! Tour packages available!
Bus routes on Mendocino Ave are just one block away. The downtown transit center is a short 15-minute walk. Charles Schultz regional airport, 5 miles away, is served by Southwest and Alaska airlines. Golden Gate Transit offers amazingly affordable direct bus service to San Francisco, about 60 miles south on the 101; catch the bus just a 20-minute walk away. Santa Rosa is very bicycle-friendly. Think Amsterdam, but with wine.
Other Things to Note
We pay our taxes -
Your nightly rate includes City of Santa Rosa 9% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and 3% Tourism Bureau tax (e.g., for a $100 rental fee, we pay $12 in taxes.)
Local information -
Your host is very knowledgeable of local activities and destinations. The B&B has a good collection of guides and maps for your use. The nearby (1.3 miles) California Welcome Center is a great resource for information.
Social Media -
Learn more about us and share your travel tips on that well-known social media web site that has 'face' and 'book' in its name, at 'TheBicycleBNB'
We support our business community -
We are a proud member of the Santa Rosa and Russian River Chambers of Commerce.
Beverages in the pantry include: drip coffee (beans&grinder and instant), tea, and cocoa. You'll also find an assortment of dry cereals and instant oatmeal. In the fridge you'll find chilled rice milk, bread for toast, and usually some fresh apples in the crisper.
You are guests in a quiet residential neighborhood. A code of mutual respect is honored here... We require (sorry to sound harsh): Smoke-free on the grounds (including 420*)... Pet-free... Smiles when possible! (*If you don't know what '420' means, that's good. Ask a hippie.)
Geoffrey and Camille made my family and I feel very welcome in this great little apartment. It was everything we needed for our 4 night stay in the Sonoma area. It was very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. The location was great with easy access to Hwy 101 and downtown Santa Rosa. Thanks for the fresh banana bread as well! Regards, Brett and family.
This place was exactly how it was described and exactly what we were looking for. Nice, cozy, quiet, and surrounded lots of green. Easy access to downtown and to the highways.
There only one thing to know is that the fourth bed is a futon which is perfect for kids. But an adult would find it a bit small.
My friend and I attended a workshop in Santa Rosa and were very happy to stay in this apartment. It was clean, comfortable and very conveniently located. We didn't get to meet Camille but we did meet Geoffrey and he was the perfect host. He was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend staying here and I will be back!
The listing was exactly as advertised and the neighborhood was great. The house is within easy walking distance of downtown Santa Rosa. Overall a very pleasant stay!
Geoff was again s wonderful resource in Santa Rosa. The space is generous , attractive and high-functioning.
Geoffrey was a very pleasant host, with an impeccably clean and comfortable space. It had everything we needed for our stay with him. Missed meeting him in person, as I was out and about all day, every day there.
I am 1/2 of a married couple who enjoy sustainable living and beautiful neighborhoods. We live in a 1907 neo-Craftsman home on the property, and enjoy reliving the rich cultural history of this place Santa Rosa. I (Geoffrey) own and operate a bicycle sales and rental business, (website hidden), in Santa Rosa, emphasizing adventure touring and travel. In my spare time I serve on the board of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, and work for establishment of federal wilderness lands in California.