About This Listing
Sited on over three acres in West Sonoma County, with heirloom apple trees, towering redwoods, and organic gardens, this peaceful, contemporary country retreat is 10 minutes from Pacific Coast Beaches and 3 minutes from Osmosis Spa, Phelps Vineyard and the renowned wood-fired Wildflour Bakery in the village of Freestone. We are also close to many other wineries, gourmet restaurants, ancient redwood groves, and the Russian River...
The space is close to 1,000 sq. ft. total, an extension of a large aisle-and-bay barn structure. Enjoy your own private spacious living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with 12‘ lofted wooden ceilings. All rooms look out over your own sunny patio and redwood glen.
You'll arrive to find fresh eggs from our chickens; enjoy picking your own vegetables, fruits and herbs in season from our organic gardens.... Relax in a hammock and watch the hawks circle overhead....At night, you may hear owls and coyotes who make their home in the 60 acre forest adjacent to our land; stars twinkle in a truly dark sky.
The vacation rental space features soaring 12' high wooden ceilings, slate floors, original artwork and solid wooden furniture designed by the owner. The private sunny patio overlooking redwoods offers a perfect place for outdoor dining. Wireless internet and cell reception.
Enjoy the seclusion of the country while having easy access to both nearby quaint villages and the town of Sebastopol. where the new 12-acre Barlow is a hot new foodie destination.
Your Hosts: The husband-and-wife art/design team of Wowhaus live and work on the property adjacent to the vacation rental; we'll be happy to show you work in progress if time allows.... Scott is an accomplished woodworker and Ene is an avid organic gardener. Ask us about our favorite cycling and hiking routes, wine country day trips, and the many unique nurseries and family farms to visit in the region...
No smoking please.
Pets possible; call for details
There is generally a two-night minimum stay April - October, Fridays through Sundays but a single night stay can sometimes be arranged. **NOTE: If we are booked on Sat/Sun nights, for example, Friday can be booked as a single night.
My girlfriends and I loved our stay at the Wowhaus! It was in a quiet location to explore Sonoma and Ene was a fabulous hostess. From check-in to recommendations to the fresh farm eggs she left for us, we had a very relaxing weekend in Freestone. The house is as shown in pictures, very clean with all the basic things you'd need. Definitely planning a future trip back :) thanks for everything, Ene!
Ene and Scott and their beautiful place, embodies AirBnB's mission statement of "belonging anywhere" and having a magical experience in a place you've never been. Ene is top tier in hospitality, and is amazingly kind and friendly; she brought us fresh eggs, and home-made persimmon candy. Their recommendations on where to hike and what to eat and do were spot on.
Ene even went out of her way to show me some of Scott's latest work, building custom longboards in the shop. I can't wait to go back and build one and ride with them!
You won't regret staying here if you get a chance, and if you do you should book for as long as possible and hang out with these great hosts!
Thank you for your kind words! We so enjoyed meeting you both - definitely the best things about airbnb is meeting people like you, who feel like old friends although we've only just met! Looking forward to your upcoming visit; so glad you can return. See you soon! Ene
Ene was an incredible host to this majestic little residence. Not only was the property a peaceful and quiet abode, but it was full of charm with antiques and quaint artifacts placed in particular places. We were greeted with farm fresh flowers, sunflower seedlings to plant, and farm fresh eggs in the refrigerator. Everything was clean, comfortable, and relaxing.
We had an amazing time at Ene'splace, it was really easy to find, the place was both beautiful and comfortable, we also followed Ene's advice to find great places to visit and eat
Thank you! I'm so glad you had a good time....there's so much to see and do here; I do hope you can join us again. The Occidental Farmer's Market, which starts in May, is really special...in addition to the great produce there is delicious ice cream, wood-fired pizza, and even paella!
All best, Ene
Ene is the best! Whether it was helping us with fireplace or sharing her delicious cookies, she really made sure my girlfriend and I felt right at home.
The listing is simply beautiful with a modern yet warm and cozy feel. We loved it so much we've decided this is going to be a part of our new holiday tradition!
We can't wait come back.
We had a wonderful stay at Ene's retreat. The weather when we were there didn't lend itself to sitting on what looked like a lovely patio amongst the redwoods but we did have a very cozy night inside by the fire. Ene was very sweet and easy to work with and she checked in on us once we'd arrived to make sure we had everything we needed. If you want a peaceful place to stay that's a bit off the beaten path, this is a great choice!
Staying in this space was truly wonderful. The hosts treated me like a member of the family! When the power went out due to one of the biggest storms in the past decade, we shared stew by candlelight. When my pup was bored with the rain, they brought her a bone! The home is clean and comfortable with luxurious down comforters on the bed. The space is well thought out with a sky light that gives additional light and slate floors that are easy to clean. The icing on the cake is the romantic wood stove (that was absolutely necessary with the power outage.) Overall I couldn't have asked for a better place to quietly sit with my thoughts and listen to the rain.
About the Host, Ene
We are the husband-and-wife art/design team of Wowhaus; we live and work on the property adjacent to the vacation rental. When we lived in the City, we dreamed of finding a relaxed, contemporary, affordable rural retreat close to San Francisco...so we made one:
Only 61 miles from San Francisco, close to the Pacific Coast, redwoods, and beautiful family farms, the Wowhaus retreat offers a contemporary artists’ twist on the traditional family farm - a place where growing and making are part of daily life.
Scott is an accomplished woodworker and Ene is an avid organic gardener. Ask us about our favorite cycling and hiking routes (amaziing cycling!), wine country day trips, and the many unique nurseries and farms to visit in the region. We'll be happy to show you our work in progress if time allows.