This is the perfect place for you if you want a convenient and restful place along the Sonoma Coast. Private room, ocean views, walk to the beach.
This is the perfect place to stay if you are wanting to get to know the beautiful and exciting Sonoma Coast!! Your private room is downstairs, spacious and very comfortable, with ocean views, a pillowtop queen size bed. You can walk to Portuguese Beach easily in ten minutes. If you want to get to restaurants, shops, and wine tasting, it is only a ten minute drive to Bodega Bay and twelve minutes to Jenner. This is the perfect location to explore the coast and all of its diversity. Enjoy your stay at this coastal retreat. Coffee and snack bars provided. The neighborhood is quiet and the hummingbirds are very entertaining!
The Coast & The Weather! In the summer, the days and evenings are cooler than in the inland areas. Sometimes it is windy, sometimes foggy! In the winter, it will be warmer here than the inland areas. Dress in layers and be prepared for frequent weather changes. From the prevailing north west winds enjoy clean air and great visibility. Wild flowers light up the hillsides in the Spring. When the weather is windy the air is fresh and cold, and the skies are dramatic. You can enjoy the local beaches and parks just walking distance from the house.
Reservations are set so that guests can automatically book their (email hidden)is is a great feature and speeds the process up so you can be sure you get your accommodations when you want them. I keep the calendar current so please feel free to automatically book. I am always available by email to answer any other questions you may have. Feel free to write for recommendations on hiking, kayaking, wine tasting, or anything else you think you may need.
I really enjoy getting to know my airbnb guests and love sharing favorite local spots. There is wireless internet. This is a Restful and Quiet neighborhood. Verizon cell phones work here. I believe that Sprint works also. AT&T and T-Mobile and other cell providers do not work here. In the morning I offer fresh coffee/decaff.
Great for cyclists, only two miles to the well known route over Coleman Valley Road to Occidental. I can recommend other great rides as well for all levels of biking, in West Marin, to Petaluma, and the country roads of Sebastopol.
It is a half mile walk to Portuguese Beach from the house. This puts you right in the middle of the Sonoma Coast State beaches. There are great hikes/walks in the area for varying levels of ability and comfort. There is the Pomo Trail, the Kortum Trail, Doran Park Beach, Bodega Headlands, and Willow Creek, just to name a few.
Easy drive to the Sonoma Wine Country, and only a few miles to the Russian River. If you like kayaking this is the right place for that sport as well. You can rent kayaks in Jenner and in Bodega Bay. Kayak in the lower Russian River and paddle up to Duncans Mills and back, and there is Tomales Bay, and the Estero.
Great sunset viewing from the front deck.
Good restaurants are close, The Tides, Inn at the Tides, Lucas Wharf, Rivers End, The Sandpiper, Duck Club, and others. In less than an hour you are in Sonoma Wine Country and great world class wine tasting. The picturesque drive to Healdsburg is to head north on Hwy One to River Road and then take Westside Rd or Eastside Rd in to Healdsburg. There are many many wineries to choose from, and very well known restaurants to enjoy.
The Master Bedroom for guests is very clean, carpeted, has a pillowtop queen size bed, closet. and a full length mirror. Iron and ironing board, various toiletries.
Guests are welcome to enjoy their morning coffee on the back deck in the flower and herb garden. Lots of hummingbirds are here and they are very entertaining along with hawks, finches, towhees, robins, and sparrows. Other wildlife in the neighborhood; deer, fox, raccoon, skunks, possums, bobcats, and frogs! Sometimes at night you can hear the coyotes howling in the hills just behind the house. And the Owls...It is all pretty cool!! And of course you hear the ocean!!
I am dog friendly to service dogs, house broken dogs, and non aggressive breeds. I ask for a $50 pet deposit when you arrive, by check, or cash. And if there are no problems I return the pet deposit to you when you leave. Our backyard is pretty dog proof, but please clean up after your dog leaves a package.
Guests have access to the guest bedroom with a private bath. Living Room, Dining Room, Front Deck, Back Deck and Garden, and guests can heat up food in the microwave, make coffee, and store food in the refrigerator. No cooking in the kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests is based upon what the guest(s) desire. We don't have to talk at all, or we can enjoy coffee together, or something in between. Guests are welcome to be as private or as social as they desire.
The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. Many guests comment on how beautiful it is to look up and see the stars at night, listen to the ocean from the house and feel the cool marine weather. There is abundant wildlife but guests need to be aware that there are mountain lions in the hills behind us, bobcats, and other predators around. When walking around outside at night best to stay in lighted areas close to the house together. Keep your dog close to you. It is a nice downhill walk to the beach that takes about 10 minutes and approximately 20 minutes uphill to come back to the house. Lots to enjoy here - especially watching the sunset on the front deck. And in the morning enjoying the early morning in the garden in the back yard.
There is no public transportation here at the coast. There is only one bus that makes a round trip each day from Point Arena to Santa Rosa and back again to Point Arena. This bus stops at The Tides on the north side of the main entrance.
Other Things to Note
After your reservation is confirmed I will send you an email to your address, provided by airbnb, with information for your stay here. Please check your email.
We also supply toiletries in the guest bathroom including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, shaving cream, body lotion, and other assorted items.
We are in a drought - please conserve water. Shorten showers, reduce laundry and towel use, turn water off while shaving, brushing teeth and washing your hands. Thank you very much for being conservative with our water resources.
No smoking inside or near the house. I welcome service dogs, house broken dogs, and non aggressive dogs. Pet deposit is $50. No parties please. The Living room has a wood burning fireplace, I do make fires depending weather and drought conditions. Guests can hang out in the living room, dining room, kitchen, decks and garden. Guests can store food in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counters. Lots of parking in the driveway. Bathing suit required for the hot tub. We are in a severe drought. Please CONSERVE WATER. Do not run water when washing your hands, brushing your teeth, or shaving. Every drop saved counts as the water comes from springs that are replenished by winter rains. Thank you!!!
My boyfriend & I stayed for 1 night & had a lovely, relaxing time. We sat on the front deck watching the sun set over the water, listening to hummingbirds zip by while sipping a glass of wine.
It was a very cozy stay- it felt like staying at my aunt's back in WI:-) We briefly met Ellen briefly in the evening & mostly had the place to ourselves. We had access to the kitchen to store snacks & she left cereal, muffins, & coffee out for us in the morning.
The 2 person hot tub on the back deck was a treat. Especially with it being a clear crisp night...the cloudless sky & stars were amazing.
Our room was small & clean with a nice en suite bathroom. There were games to play & printouts on the dresser with recommendations & instructions. Comfy bed, extra blanket, fluffy towels, & a good size shower with plenty of hot water. *sigh* I wish we could have stayed an extra night.
Thank you, Ellen :-)
We had a great experience at Ellen's place and felt right at home. I especially fell in love with her dog, Mattie. Ellen had a wonderful continental breakfast spread to go along with the spectacular view of the ocean. We would definitely recommend her place and look forward to staying with her again. Thanks for everything, Ellen!
We had a great stay with Ellen. Room was clean and spacious, views of the ocean from the bedroom and balcony were fantastic, and everything else was as just as described.
We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Ellen's. The room is spacious, and the view is unbeatable. The location is ideal if you're making a trek through the Sonoma coast. Ellen was easy to deal with, and her dog is equally charming.
Ellen was a very welcoming host. She allowed us to bring our dog to the listing which made us very happy. The views and location of the coast were great. It was very close to our favorite spots in that area, which was great!
Ellen also set up a nice little breakfast for us, which was a pleasant surprise. Checking in was super easy and finding the place was simple enough. Just remember to get directions before leaving for the place, I had poor cell reception (AT&T ) there, and forgot to map it out
The little town and the house is great, exceeding expectation. The host is very considerate. We arrived late in the evening, but we got in and settled as smooth as described in the instructions. The room is cozy, with a little couch, and the gorgeous ocean view from the deck. I like the tips for hiking, the idea of saving water for garden. The starry sky is the most beautiful I've ever seen.
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I love the great outdoors. Cycling, hiking, camping, kayaking, snorkeling, and photography are some of my favorite sports and activities. Bodega Bay has beautiful ocean views, & Sonoma County has great parks, great wine and micro-breweries. Sonoma County offers year round farmers markets and great restaurants for all budgets and tastes. The coast, the redwoods, oaks, cycling paths, pedestrian trails, there is a lot to explore and enjoy here. I am an avid fan of world music and dance, am a professional percussionist, teacher, and belly dancer. It is great fun meeting new friends through airbnb, and I appreciate living at the coast everyday!! I enjoy introducing guests to favorite hikes and parks in this area, and turning guests and friends on to the beauty and bounty of Sonoma County.