About this listing
Centrally located, one-bedroom apartment set up for simple, green living, i.e. no TV and no AC. Apartment is over our restaurant, The Spinster Sisters, named by Wine Enthusiast as one of "100 Best Restaurants in the US."
Bring your bike!!
East facing windows provide for huge sunrises from the couch over the Mayacama Mountains (note TV is gone).
About the Apartment
-We have three cheerful, no-fuss, second-floor apartments, each one-bedroom, one-bathroom in a growing, but quiet, arts district.
-The restaurant, Spinster Sisters is on the first floor, and does a fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner.
-The corner apartment has Eastern and Northern and exposure and is slightly larger than the other two units. All three apartments have large, picture frame windows and loads of light.
-The 1920's building is very well-maintained, hardwoods floors throughout, all original fixtures and moldings. The apartments are sparsely furnished, each with full bed, stocked kitchen (tools/cookware) and full bath. They are decorated with contemporary artworks and posters.
-The apartments are well insulated sound wise, but there is ambient noise from the highway.
-No A/C, no TV.
-There is ample street parking.
Perfect for cyclists enjoying SoCo; there's room in each apartment to store two bikes, maybe three. There is a floor pump available.
About the Area
SOFA (South of A Street) is home to Santa Rosa's arts community. The apartment is located between several points of interest (see map for guidebook) but is in a residential and peaceful neighborhood. Picturesque Julliard Park is a block down the street. An .8 mi bike ride/walk away is the Fourth Street shopping and restaurant district which includes the well-known Russian River Brewery. Locally-owned Atlas Coffee shop is one block away. Historic and quaint Railroad Square offers more restaurants (American, Thai, wine bars) and speciality shopping, like antiques. Dierk's Parkside restaurant, with its great brunch, is a few blocks away.
Things To Do
You can be sipping and cycling within a few miles of leaving South A Street. Walk two blocks north from the apartment and you are on the 22 mi. long Prince Memorial Greenway, which runs along the Santa Rosa Creek as far as Sebastopol. It is as perfect for exercise as it is for taking short or long explorations to other destinations in the area. Visit the Sonoma County wineries by bike throughout Russian River and Dry Creek Valleys. Do the incredibly scenic 50 mi. loop to Occidental and back. I'm happy to share any info on the area, just let me know what you'd like to do during your stay.
Sonoma County Bocce Club -- Wednesdays Julliard Park
Santa Rosa Marathon, half and 5K are 8/26 -- starts at Julliard Park
Puh-leeze, absolutely no smoking! Otherwise, please communicate and confirm check-in times & key exchange after booking. Be neighborly. Be respectful of the surroundings, and the neighbors next door. Please check with me before inviting visitors beyond the number in your reservation. Treat the apt as if it were your own home; be respectful and considerate.
Should there be any problems during your stay, immediately notify me so I can fix it. Please review and leave feedback.