About this listing
Charming Wine-Country Home on 24 acres of peace and quiet. 2 BR, 2 Baths and spacious Kitchen. Perfect weekend relaxation. Access to the Sonoma Wine Country and Coast. Just minutes from Sebastopol town.
This property brings together peace, privacy, charm and convenience. Only 1.5 hours or so north of San Francisco and near the heart of the Sonoma wine country and Coast. Only 10 minutes from the town of Sebastopol.
Home is heated by a wonderful wood stove.
Interaction with Guests
I live in an out building a short private distance from the house.
Wonderful 24 acres of serenity, but just a 10 minute drive to Sebastopol where you will find shops, Whole Foods and more.
Only a 10 min bike ride finds you in Graton, hosting a number of road bike friendly hot spots like The Underwood Bar and Bistro and Willow Wood Market Café both have great reviews. 10 min to the north in Forestville, finds our coveted "Backyard" restaurant with seasonal and sustainable produce and local meats on the menu. For the exotic tastes the "Himalayan Tandoori & Curry House" has a 4 star review and has lit the hearts of many.
Sebastopol Bike Center in downtown, rents bikes. It's just 6 miles, or 14 minutes away.
My two favorite wineries are
1. Chalk Hill Estate Winery, great Chardonnay, beautiful grounds
2. Preston of Dry Creek Vineyards, organic reds, small production, outstanding quality.
There is also a very cool collection of breweries and wineries in the Barlow, downtown Sebastopol, that is fun to look around in.
The wine guy, at Andy's a local market just 4 miles, 8 minutes from here stocks wine from all over the area and could advise you on visiting the wineries that may be of best interest to you.
Our local roads are idealic for road bicyclist and local walking trails.
Property has plenty of parking.
Other Things to Note
I provide guests with Pour-Over style, fresh-ground, Starbucks Coffee and Organic Cream for your brew. Starbucks Black and Green Tea are also on the house. Also provided are a loaf of Organic Bread, Organic Butter, and Organic, Pasture Raised, Farm Fresh Eggs, (when available).
The Main house is set-up for a party of up to 4 people, (babies excluded). Additional guests are $25/person/nt.
The listing is for 2 beds, 1 King, MB and 1 Queen, 2nd BR.
There are 2 extra beds available upon request, 1 Queen and 1 Twin.
A 1X, $25.00 set-up fee is required for an extra bed.
My house is Biologically Friendly :). I clean my home with organic and truly natural, petro-chemical free laundry and dish soaps. Other cleaning products used are hydrogen peroxide, organic white vinegar, baking soda and water :)
I provide an open 50MB wired connection to my internet. I do not provide wireless internet. There is no "Smart Meter" here either. I do have excellent reception for Verizon and AT&T providers for Smart Phones. Metro PCS and T-Mobile do not have reception at the house but can be reached up the hill :)
Pets are not encouraged. The property has a number of open-range chickens that roam, and they may not get along with domesticated pets.
If we do agree upon a pet to accompany your visit, a 1X- $25.00/pet extra cleaning fee is required.
Check-in time is after 4p, check-out 12 noon.
Lovely experience this past weekend staying at Catherine's home. Rustic farmhouse feel, with Horses, chickens, and dogs you can see out the back windows! What really differentiated Catherine's place for us was the location: Super close to Graton, Sebastopol, countless wineries. We rented bikes on Sunday and rode from sebastopol to forestville stopping at wineries en route. Catherine brought us tasty farm fresh eggs and other breakfast basics which gave us a great start on Sunday. We had plenty of space for 6 ladies. My only mild warning is to bring ear plugs - roosters wake up early and dogs can bark. Not a big deal if you are deep sleeper but otherwise come prepared.
Beautiful house on a farm right outside of Sebastopol and a short 25 minute drive to Bodega Bay. Only stayed one night but had a very relaxing evening at the house and made it just in time to see the sunset from the back porch. The house was clean and very comfortable. Catherine even left us fresh eggs for the morning.
Correspondence with Catherine was easy and prompt. The house is charming and has a distinct country flavour. We enjoyed our stay and can were made to feel very welcome.
Staying with Catherine was great. Rustic, but being on a farm meant fresh eggs in the morning! It was certainly comfortable, and a great place to spend a night or two.
Catherine was a lovely host and provided us with some of our special requests without complaint! Thank-you, Catherine! The property itself is close to how it appears. The master bedroom and bath are both spacious, and excellent value. The whole place is charming and quiet. The views are pastoral and inspirational. It was a really good location for how we wanted to be in relationship to the town of Sebastopol, which was really charming.
Lovely, bucolic setting and wonderfully comfortable house. Catherine thought of everything...fresh eggs from her chickens and even a brilliant (and very well-behaved) dog to play with.
The property has one of the most beautiful oak trees I've ever seen, which was occupied by a family of red-tailed hawks.
Catherine was a great host! The house is as it looks online - tons of space, beautiful grounds, quite secluded. She was even flexible with our check in time, allowing us to show up early. We had a great time, and recommend this house for anyone looking to get away from the city for a weekend.
About the Host, Catherine
I live in Sebastopol in a house next to the one I rent. I am an artist. I like to paint plein air landscapes and people. I am an avid cook and prepare all my own organic, gluten/casein free meals for several years now. I love my chickens, I currently have only 11 including a rooster but hope to have many more soon. My other past times are gardening for vegetables, butterfly's and bees.