About this listing
Light & airy 1-bedroom cottage — meadow/redwoods, 10 mins from Sonoma Coast, Bodega, Occidental. Restaurants, bakery, boutiques, wineries, art galleries. Ideal for 1 - 2 women. AFTER 1/1/16 a sweet kitty ("Sunshine") lives here: cat lovers only!
The 1-bedroom cottage is ideal for one or two women, a perfect writer's cottage or personal retreat. The location's supreme, whether you enjoy the cottage or deck all day or take advantage of all that's nearby — Osmosis Spa and the Wildflour Bakery, beaches and seaside walks, the Grove of the Old Trees, and the nearby towns of Bodega, Bodega Bay, Occidental, Freestone, and Sebastopol each with their own charms. Tomales Bay is 20 minutes south and Pt. Reyes Station (worth the trip) is 40 minutes.
This 1-bedroom guest cottage is owner-designed and built in 2009 on five acres of meadow encircled by redwood trees. Sliding glass doors open to the deck, for breathtaking sunrises and restful views. Kick back on the comfy deck swing with a cup of coffee and watch the birds tour the meadow or sip a glass of wine under the sunset sky. At night the starry sky is huge, and an owl hooting may be the only sound.
Your stay in paradise includes lots of special touches: bamboo wood flooring, central heating, dimmer switches and wall sconces for soft lighting, a CD/iPod player, docking station, flat screen TV for the DVD player. Daytime views from the luscious queen bed are the woods to one side and the meadow and trees to the other. In the tiled bathroom you'll find a clawfoot tub/shower, bubbles supplied. Wifi is available on request. I have a bowl of fresh fruit for you when you arrive, fresh-ground coffee, and a sampling of teas.
The living room, bedroom, bathroom, deck, and sitting area under the redwoods out front is yours to use for your stay. Bedding and towels provided. Electric tea kettle, tea and toaster oven. Fresh fruit basket.
Interaction with Guests
I live in another house on the property, a phone call away if you have questions.
Paradise has everything you need.
Breakfast/bakery/cafe: 5 - 10 mins
Restaurants: 5 - 10 mins
Closet beaches: 10 mins
Kayaking: 40 mins (rent in Jenner & Russian River)
Shops, art galleries, DVD rental: 5 - 10 mins
Bodega - 5 mins
Freestone - 10 mins
Occidental - 10 mins
Bodega Bay - 15 mins
Sebastopol – 20 mins
Tomales Bay - 20 mins
Guerneville - 25 mins
Santa Rosa - 35 mins
Pt. Reyes Station - 40 mins
Healdsburg - 40 mins
Petaluma (interesting small city) – 45 mins through pastoral countryside/Valley Ford
San Rafael - 1 hr
San Francisco – 90 mins
Berkeley/Oakland – 90 mins
Sacramento – 2 hrs
You will need a car. Cyclists, you're on a popular route that leads to the coast.
Other Things to Note
Bring your cell phone, there's no land line.
I can supply info on local interests — horseback rides on the beach, kayak rentals, wineries and wine events.
This is a non-smoking, pet-free house.