About this listing
Your private, sunny suite includes 2 bedrooms, a full bath, family room and breakfast nook. The space is set away from the rest of the house so it is quiet, but if you need us for anything, we are generally close by or reachable by phone.
Your private entrance will lead you into the family room, complete with comfortable couch, TV and DVD player, and 2 pianos that you are welcome to play. There is a breakfast nook that will be supplied with a coffee maker, coffee, hot water pot and assorted teas, sugar and honey. There is a small refrigerator where you will find orange juice and whatever other breakfast choices we have. Before you arrive I will check with you about what you would like for breakfast; freshly baked items or fruit salad with yogurt and/or my homemade granola. Continuing up the stairs you will find the newly remodeled bathroom with a lovely shower. The 2 bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed with memory foam topper on the mattress. Both bedrooms have ample closet space, and two large windows with second-floor views of the orchard and beyond. There is a desk in one of the rooms.
The yard, over an acre large, is part of what makes us so happy to call this place home. We have dozens of apple trees, abundant berries of several types, a kiwi arbor, and gardens with various flowers and vegetables. It is always available for your enjoyment, and we welcome you to pick whatever's in season!
Our kitchen space is available to you. We are a vegetarian household so we ask that you do not cook meat in our kitchen. There is also a blender, a toaster and a microwave and conventional stovetop and oven.
Interaction with Guests
We're friendly and enjoy meeting visitors and helping them get settled and oriented. However, we also respect our guests' privacy and have busy schedules of our own.
We live on a quiet road with no through traffic, in a rural setting atop rolling hills. The houses are set far apart, so we have privacy and are hardly aware of neighbors. Sometimes deer and wild turkeys pass through our yard--and hummingbirds visit us daily!
Despite the rural feel, we are a mere 1.3 miles from downtown--a pleasant 25 minute walk. Bus travel in the region is limited. Biking is very popular in our area.
Other Things to Note
We are a beautiful 8 minute walk from Luther Burbank's summer cottage and horticultural farm, and 1 mile away from a county park with over 160 acres of natural terrain, traversed by asphalt and dirt paths for walkers, runners and cyclists.
Several wineries and tasting rooms are within a 10 mile radius.
Also, my husband, John, is a fabulous musician and he will be happy to play music with children or adults, depending on the day of the week, if you are interested. We have had many wonderful musical experiences with our Airbnb visitors.
We expect our guests to be kind, considerate, respectful of our home.
Lesley and John made us very welcome in their cute little property. We were not the average guests as we had come for a family wedding compared to being tourists!. The property was just what we needed and was perfect for our needs. When the fourth person arrived a day later, Lesley offered them a separate put up bed. This was all made up and ready to go when we arrived home late at night. Every evening on our return we found the lamp on and cookies/ muffins left out for us. I am positive my son and nephew ate more than their fair share and left me out of my quota! Breakfast was provided and left in the fridge and again it was perfect. I have spent years trying to convince my husband that fruit and yogurt is great together. Now that Lesley provided it ..... it is now going to be his daily breakfast!. Warning do not drive to Seabastpol.... we walked each time we needed to go and it is such a great little town. Lots of interesting shops, cafes and bars. If you drive you may miss them. John advised us to walk along Florence street and see the statues in the front yards..... great local knowledge and great to see local artist work. Yes I highly recommend this rental if you are staying in the area.
Our experience at this place was great! The hosts were lovely and easy to communicate with, the neighborhood was nice and quiet, and the apartment itself was beautiful. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in the area.
This place is an amazing place in Sebastopol. It's central located and close to downtown. Easy access to freeway. Leslie and John are excellent hosts. They are very welcoming, friendly, and helpful especially showing us all good spots to visit. Highly recommended this place to everyone!
The tranquil orchard was just great, comfortable and quiet. Very close to town. If all you're looking for is a place to sleep you'll get even more. The space is so private you can lounge in your own living area, have a coffee, read a book. You don't have to share a bathroom either. The only thing it doesn't have is a kitchen sink!
We had a wonderful stay with Leslie and her husband. The upstairs bedrooms are especially beautiful, and Leslie even managed to leave fresh cookies on the table for us every day. Perefct stay.
Our stay with Leslie and John was delightful. They took very good care of us, providing fresh fruit salad daily and delicious homemade Granola. John planned a wonderful day outing to the coast, which we never would have put together on our own. Their place looked out on a beautiful orchard and was peaceful and quiet, yet minutes from downtown Sebastopol. Leslie and John were quite gracious about our daughter and son in law and their baby, staying with us. It was a perfect base from which to explore the area.
We had a great time staying here while visiting for a wedding. The property is stunning, quiet, and peaceful. Leslie gave us a great recommendation for dinner and made us feel right at home. It was great to get a fresh, healthy breakfast in the morning. Thanks, Leslie, for your hospitality!
About the Host, Leslie
We are friendly and open-minded, and value kindness and compassion. I was a potter for 20 years and now teach special education. My husband is a psychotherapist and musician. We've raised (and evicted!) five lovely children, and now we and our teacup poodle Austin welcome you to share this peaceful space. Feel free to roam and enjoy our one-acre orchard & gardens, full of fruits, vegetables, and flowers--depending on the season! Currently, the apple orchard is coming into bloom, and the asparagus are being harvested.