This is more like a mini-resort than a just a room, and we have priced its rate to be an exceptional value.
The accommodations are totally independent and include a very roomy cabaña with its own living room area, a private bath, a partial kitchen, and a bedroom, all right next to a large swimming pool.
Sleeping accommodations include a queen size bed and one twin bed, which are in a quiet adjoining bedroom by the garden. We provide a computer with Internet access and a printer for you, with bookmarked pages of local attractions--or free wifi access if you bring your own devices. There is no "television," but there is a 47" widescreen TV with a DVD player. We offer a number of DVDs for you to borrow, plus there's also a Redbox kiosk for rentals less than a mile away.
We've just installed a new area for boules (pétanque), and you may appreciate that we heat the swimming pool with solar thermal panels and use solar photo-voltaic panels to generate electricity. (Because the pool is solar heated, water temperature is dependent on time of year and local weather conditions).
Please note that this unit is only available from March through mid-October. Also, it is not suitable for children under 16.
The independent unit is located on a pleasant 1/2 acre of gardened land. Our neighborhood is rural and tranquil, but also quite close to city amenities. Quite a special attraction are three nearby parks. All are within easy walking distance: the city's Howarth Park, the county's Spring Lake Park, and beautiful Annadel State Park. Depending on your time and inclination, you might enjoy a short walk through oak woods, a little longer stroll around one of the lakes, or as much as a full-day of hiking--all right outside the gate of your accommodations. Annadel State Park has dozens of well-marked trails; you could spend several days exploring its varied vistas. You're likely to see deer, geese, ducks, and wild turkeys, and if you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a fox or a bobcat. These same areas make for delightful runs, also.
Just 54 miles north of San Francisco, we are located in the heart of California's best “wine country." Some fine wineries are only a few minutes drive along Highway 12, which winds through the gorgeous and unforgettable Sonoma Valley. Other excellent Sonoma County appellations (e.g., Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, etc.) are just a short distance north. Heading west along the Russian River, Northern California's beautiful coast is only 25 miles away,and (certainly if you have time and have never experienced their majesty), some Redwood groves are not very far, either. It's a great area for photography!
Sonoma County is fabulous country for cycling, too! You may want to visit the website of the Santa Rosa Cycling Club to get an idea of the range of possibilities awaiting you here. Check out their ride archive, for instance, which details a range of rides leaving from nearby Howarth Park. The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition website also provides a variety of enjoyable cycling options. (We have printed copies of the maps and directions for a number of these local adventures for you, as well as information about local bike rentals. Our favorite local bike rental for quality, service, and price can't be shown on the airbnb website, but we'll let you know about it as soon as you make a reservation, if you're so inclined.
After you've enjoyed visiting some charming local wineries and have savored their fine wines, or after you've taken in some of the local natural beauty, you'll experience additional pleasure relaxing by the beautiful swimming pool. Then it will be time for dinner in one of the many great local restaurants. We'll be glad to make some recommendations, depending on your favorite cuisine, your budget for the day, or your mood. There is quite a range from which to choose, with some good restaurants literally within walking distance, and many others just a short drive away.
Finally, you'll sleep undisturbed under a comforter on a comfortable mattress, and you'll awaken to a delicious continental breakfast (with fruit, juice, coffee or tea, and home-baked goodies)--ready to enjoy another great day in Sonoma County, or already making plans for your return trip!
Guests may use the pool and adjoining area only if they are accomplished swimmers and accept full personal responsibility for inherent water risks.
Interaction with Guests
As world travelers ourselves, we enjoy meeting guests from many different places, and we're pleased to provide help and advice whenever requested. Also, we understand and respect our guests' need for solitude, privacy, and their own personal space.
One of the best things about this quiet neighborhood is its simultaneous proximity to several wonderful parks and to downtown Santa Rosa (as well as being centrally located for enjoying all of the county's attractions). It feels like you are far away in the countryside, yet you are literally only minutes away from all amenities.
Unfortunately, there is no convenient public transit in this area. Cars (or bicycles) are a necessity.
Absolutely no smoking is permitted anywhere on the property.
A refrigerator and microwave are available.
We provide a nutritious and delicious continental breakfast.
Only plastic glasses are allowed near the pool
No other guests are allowed, only those renting the cabana may be on the premises .
Pets are not permitted.
Please be considerate of our neighbor's peace and quiet.
If something is great, tell your friends.
If anything isn't right, be sure to tell us.
We had the loveliest time here. Robert and Candice have thought of everything from first aid kits to pool towels. They had so many area guides for us to peruse and a whole filing system of information about vineyards, including passes for free tastings! Every day they left us some freshly-baked, delicious goodie. I would say that less than half of my airbnb hosts have provided breakfast for me, but Robert and Candice really went the distance with yogurts, cereal, milk, orange juice, coffee... their small touches made us feel so well attended to and quite comfortable. The location can't be beat - we rented a car and were able to quickly drive to dozens of appealing parks, restaurants, wineries, and lots of other places of interest.
This was a great stay experience. Robert & Candice were very friendly and eager to share their knowledge of the area. The muffins were fantastic!
Robert and Candice were very polite and welcoming, touring the property with us upon arrival and making us feel at home. They even provided homemade baked goods and treats for breakfast during our stay. Clean and relaxed environment. Overall nice stay!
Eine sehr schöne Unterkunft in guter Lage. Santa Rosa eignet sich hervorragend als Alternative zu Napa-Valley, wenn man gerne die Weingegend erkunden möchte. Die Unterkunft ist sehr gut ausgestattet und sauber. Der Pool ist fantastisch. Die Gastgeber sind sehr nett und zuvorkommend. Haben uns sehr über das bereitgestellte Frühstück und den leckeren selbst gebackenen Kuchen gefreut. Vielen Dank!
We really enjoyed our stay with Robert and Candice who made us very welcome. Convenient location for the wineries and local park/lake. The pool was appreciated as the temperature was unusually hot for the time of year.
Robert and Candice's cabaña is a pleasant, spacious, clean, comfortable space where you can relax and enjoy your time in wine country!! They go out of their way to attend to every detail to make their guests feel completely satisfied. We appreciated the warm welcome, the fruit, homemade bread, coffee and well equipped kitchen. The bed was so comfy, and I usually don't sleep well my first night away from home, but I had no trouble sleeping here right from the start! A great bonus is the lake just behind their street...it makes for a nice morning walk before breakfast. We will definitely be returning!!
My sister and I had a wonderful time vacationing at Robert & Candice's Cabana. They were super responsive and accommodating. We had a last minute addition of a friend for one of the nights and it was not a problem to add her to the guest list. I loved how spacious the cabana was. We enjoyed the pool, the homemade goodies, and the easy access to the Spring Lake park behind the neighborhood. It's in a great location, close to wineries in multiple locations, the Charles Schulz museum, and the Russian River Brewing Company.
Robert is a retired school principal, and Candice is a clinical laboratory scientist. Among other interests, we both like to hike, swim, read, cycle, run, travel,dance--and we love living in beautiful Sonoma County.
(Se habla español; on parle français ; wir können auch ein wenig Deutsch.)