About This Listing
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. A car is a necessity.
Other Things to Note
We promote environmentally sustainable hosting and traveling.
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.
Our hosts were both present when we arrived, although had left specific directions for us if they were not. Robert showed us around the premises and gave us wonderful touring advice and very useful local information for our stay.Our cabana was clean, spacious,airy and inviting; breakfast items for the next morning were awaiting us, including delicious home baked goodies. Robert and Candice have anticipated the needs of their guests and have provided everything that might be needed. The neighborhood was charming and quiet, with lush vegetation. Also,it is adjacent to a lovely park and two lakes with scenic views and shady walks. A sparkling pool and relaxing deck area in the flower-filled garden were available for our use during our stay. Overall, we felt very comfortable and quite at home. Robert and Candice are excellent and friendly hosts!
We had a lovely stay in this roomy cabana. Robert and Candice were very friendly, and they put so many nice little touches that really made us feel welcome. We enjoyed exploring the nearby parks and making use of their pool and backyard. We would definitely come back to stay again!
Very warm welcome with some wine! Wonderful place at such a great price! Beautiful grounds and close to awesome hiking trails. Delicious home baked muffins and fresh juice and milk are what I looked forward to each morning. Plenty of material about the area to inform us in regards to how best spend our time! So lovely. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and attention to detail!!
We had a wonderful time at your home this week. The cabana was a relaxing, beautiful place to return to after our day of bicycling. Our every need was anticipated and filled. We enjoyed being able to play a game of petanque on a very nice court. I like being able to find a peaceful garden area to read in the afternoon. Loved the sound of the hummingbirds overhead as we enjoyed your beautiful garden. We will come to your house again and have already told our friends.
Suzette and David Welch
The property is gorgeous, quite private and has an amazing array of flowers and birds with several places to relax and enjoy the place. The neighborhood is quiet, conveniently located, and the pool very inviting. A quaint place for a relaxing getaway! The cabana is also more spacious than anticipated. Good value.
We had a fantastic experience. Robert and Candice's house is in a great neighborhood, great central location, and the backyard and Cabana area is beautiful. We had a stocked fridge upon arrival with breakfast options and delicious baked treats were delivered each morning. The cabana is much bigger than anticipated and clean and bright.
They were very responsive before and during our stay. We had most of our questions answered before we showed up. It was a great experience that we would gladly do again.
About the Host, Robert & Candice
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.)
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