About this listing
This is rather more like sharing a mini-resort than a just renting 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 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 free wifi access. 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., Russian River Valley,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. A car is a necessity.
Other Things to Note
The City of Santa Rosa "Transient Occupant Tax" of 9% and "City Tourism BIA" tax of 3% are included already in your rental fee and paid responsibly on a regular basis.
We promote environmentally sustainable hosting and traveling. Some examples you might note during your stay include solar photovoltaic panels producing electricity, solar thermal panels heating the pool, air dried towels and sheets, new dual-flush water-saving toilets, etc.
The accommodations are not suitable for preparing full dinners. However, a small refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven, and microwave are available for your personal use. We're pleased to provide a nutritious and delicious continental breakfast for you each day.
By submitting a reservation request, you are verifying that you have read and promise to abide by all House Rules:
Absolutely no smoking is permitted anywhere on the property.
Guests may use the pool and adjoining area on a limited basis, only if they are accomplished swimmers and accept full personal responsibility for inherent water risks.
Only plastic glasses are allowed in the pool vicinity.
No other guests are allowed, only those renting the cabana may be on the premises.
Children under age sixteen and pets are not permitted.
Remember that you are staying in a private residence located in a family neighborhood: please be considerate of others' peace and quiet.
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