About this listing
This modern flat is located in the historic Junior College neighborhood of Santa Rosa, in the heart of the Redwood Empire in Sonoma County. 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 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 and grounds 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.
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
Bicycle Rentals -
Host Geoffrey Smith owns and operates the (website hidden) (bike partners period net) bicycle shop; we can rent you some fine folding touring bicycles during your stay at a friendly 25% discount. Tour packages available! Please make your reservation and pay for your rental bikes (email hidden) (bike partners period net); we'll work with you to arrange pickup and return.
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.) We have paid our local taxes since the day we opened in 2013.
Local information -
As a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA), your host Geoffrey 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 of Commerce.
Beverages in the pantry include: drip coffee (locally roasted beans & grinder and instant), locally-produced tea, and cocoa. You'll also find an assortment of dry cereals and instant oatmeal. In the fridge you'll find chilled rice milk. Breakfast is generally sufficient for your first morning. For stays longer than two nights, we recommend a visit to a local market for breakfast fixings, or eat out at one of the many fine cafes in the neighborhood.
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.)