Our cozy two bedroom Nook is nestled in the vineyards on Sonoma County's premier "wine road".
Numerous wineries are a short stroll right from your front door. The Nook has parking, a full kitchen and bath, a fenced back yard and a laundry room.
Upon arrival you'll find complimentary or two-fer tasting passes for local wineries. Nook guests also receive a discount at one of our favourite restaurants. The Nook is clean, clean, clean, and listed with the "Smokefree Housing Registry". It has two bedrooms and comfortably sleeps 4. The towels are thirsty, The beds are delicious, outfitted with fluffy duvets, and sheets soft as gossamer clouds. There are two supportive Queen Mattresses: One is firm, the other, a pillow top. Lie in bed and watch Finches and Hummingbirds feeding right outside the window. Get 'Hooked on the nook" It is equipped with a full kitchen, a strong Wi-Fi signal that can accommodate streaming, and a docking station for phones / tablets/ etc. There is a blow-dryer, an Ironing board and Iron, and a Laundry room with Washer/Dryer. There is also a collection of board games / cards / puzzles. One of the best features is the 'Nook Book' with all sorts of hedonistic insider tips and suggestions for eateries, drinkeries, activities, spa services, shopping etc. You can Saunter down the road to Wineries/tasting rooms. Cyclists, hop on your bike and start peddling through the vineyards, you are already there!
The Nook itself with private back yard.
Laundry room is shared.
Interaction with Guests
The Nook is on a property consisting of Three Bungalow units. We live in a neighbouring town. One of us will meet you for check-in, and then give you your space. Brad, our go-to guy lives on the property in one of the other Bungalows. We are well connected, if you would like ideas or help before or after you arrive, we are a phone call away and we're happy to lay out options for what you are looking for.
We are 'hooked on the Nook', and frequent it ourselves.
The Nook is in "West County", in West Santa Rosa. Central to Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Forestville and Guerneville. Wine tasting rooms are a very short stroll from the front door. Stables are across the road. Zagat rated Farm to Table restaurants and Farmers Markets are abundant in the area.
The Ocean, The Charles Schultz Museum, The Melissa garden (bee sanctuary), Luther Burbank Gardens, The Heirloom Tomato Festival, Armstrong woods, Jazz festivals, food and wine festivals, a Zip-Line, Hot air ballooning, Russian river frolicking, Kayaking, countless wineries, Day spas, Michelin and Zagat rated restaurants are all less than a 30 minute drive in any direction.
Cyclists, hop on your bike and start peddling, you are already there! This is the home of the Santa Rosa Marathon, Vine Man Triathlon and Levi's GranFondo. Bodega Bay is just a 40 minute bike ride away.
Premier Running trails are right nearby too.
Eat, drink, get some exercise, poke around the shoppes, breathe the country air, or simply lie about like a sloth, read a book and rest.
A car is necessary. Parking at the Nook is free, The Nook is 10 minutes from Santa Rosa Airport, and about 75 minutes from either Oakland or San Francisco Airport
Other Things to Note
Though this is a country property, road noise can be heard depending on time of day /time of year /day of the week.
Since lives are full and we live a distance from our property and want everything to be just right for you, we'll need to arrange in advance for a check in time in which all guests are present. We are conscientious property owners, who enjoy hosting non-smoking adults who will respect our space and the quiet of the tenants living on the property. At check-out please strip the beds, put laundry in the hamper, wash and dry your dishes and lock the doors and windows.
Our stay at the Nook was a wonderful experience. Location was amazing and walking distance to several wineries. You really felt as if you were in the middle of wine country with all that the fresh air and peace and quiet can offer. Accommodations exceeded our expectations and were more than adequate for our weekend stay.
Lisa and Wendy were charming and very attentive to our needs. The Nook was a cute house in the middle of lush wineries. It had everything you would need! We were 4 adults and everything was just right. We had a wonderful dinner at Walter Hansel and at John Ash and Co. We'll be back!
The Nook was perfect for our trip to wine country. Wendy and Lisa we're very nice and accommodating. We had 4 people in our group and it was plenty big for us. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing weekend getaway!
- There are neighbors on the property. This wasn't an issue at all for us, but you'll need to be mindful of making noise at night.
- The kitchen doesn't have butter or cooking oil, don't forget these at the store on your way.
Lisa met us at the house and was incredibly friendly and helpful. She told us everything that we needed to know about the property and answered all of our questions. She also gave us some very helpful advice regarding where to visit and generally what to do in the area.
The Nook was incredibly comfortable and clean. It was in a beautiful location - right in the middle of wine country. It was very easy to navigate and it was definitely an ideal place to stay in Sonoma. It was a great experience and we want to visit again soon!
Met us when we checked in, responsive with email questions before we arrived, and great recommendations for us while we stayed. Thank you for having us Wendy and Lisa!
We had a wonderful getaway at the Nook in the Vineyards. The name is a perfect description of this little gem. It's so close to all the wineries including some old and new favorites. It was a quiet place to land after days of exploring all that this area has to offer. Wendy met us on arrival and gave us the layout of the place and made suggestions for must see wineries and plenty of eating options. She even reached out to make sure everything was going well during our stay. The perfect hostess. Thank you!
Danielle and Posse
Wendy and Lisa are great! They responded to emails fast and were very helpful! They had tons of recommendations when we arrived and were very friendly. The Nook is a great little spot to get away and enjoy some wine tasting. The location is easy to get to, close to multiple vineyards and if you are exploring outside the Russian River area it is easy to hop on the 101. The Nook Bible is also very helpful when you arrive! Would totally stay here again!
Wendy is a city slicker who fell in love with the country. She's lived and worked in Manhattan, Japan, Chicago, San Francisco, and Mill Valley in Marin County, then she swam upstream to take root in Sonoma County. Lisa is a competitive endurance athlete who loves to unwind by cycling through the wine country…"nuthin' better", says she :) She is also crazy for BIG reds. We grow most of our produce, drink as much wine as schedules allow, and enjoy lingering over healthy, well prepared meals. Airbnb is a natural fit for us since Wendy loves to travel and Lisa loves to stay put in Sonoma County, and both of us love to entertain at home. We also love referring others to great people / experiences / places / services etc. and do that almost daily in our 'regular' lives. We are 'hooked on the nook' and look forward to sharing the love that went into it with you.