About this listing
CASA RAMONA - An artful, light-filled country cottage adjacent to open space, bike path & wildlife - a stroll away from food, wine and art in the nearby village of Graton. Hot tub, kitchen, art, gardens, breakfast basket - creature comforts abound.
The cottage is warm, full of light and filled with art. Satellite TV, WiFi, gas fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. Sunny window seat ideal for reading and birdwatching. Sitting room with daybed appropriate for one more guest. Fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast basket provided for first overnight of your stay.
Two dedicated parking spaces (more available), small private deck with hot tub, patio with sunset view and table and chairs. Guests are welcome to stroll the acre of property to the west which includes a seasonal pond, extensive gardens and native plantings.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the main house on the property and will be generally available for walk-through. The cottage is private from the main house, however, so if you want privacy, you will have it. Complete instructions are provided in the cottage. Instructions for key and directions will be emailed to guests in advance of stay in case we are not available on arrival. We are happy to act as tour guides and concierges for your visit, or to give you the privacy you are looking for.
We experience the best of west Sonoma County's two worlds. Casa Ramona is walking distance to excellent restaurants, the best pub in the county, a coop art gallery, antique store and wine tasting. But...if enjoying the natural world appeals...we are located on a rural bike/walk trail, on a no-outlet street and overlooking acres of open bottomland along Atascadero Creek. This means birds (list available on request), spectacular sunsets, lovely vistas and quiet.
It's a short drive to the beaches of the spectacular Sonoma County coast, the Russian River, the quaint villages of Occidental, Freestone and Bodega, upscale Healdsburg and many wineries.
Alaska Airlines flies directly into Santa Rosa, a 15 minute drive from here. We HIGHLY recommend flying here and renting a car at Sonoma County Airport. Alaska has partners that may work with your mileage programs. Even if it is more expensive to fly here, it may be worth the avoidance of the traffic from the airport, through the city to here.
If flying into SFO or Oakland, there is an Airport Express bus to Santa Rosa.There is also bus service from Santa Rosa to Graton. If you want to explore the county, however, a car is probably the best.
Other Things to Note
9 percent County of Sonoma Transient Occupancy Tax is included in your daily rate. (Certificate #1267N)
We have lived in the main house on this property since 1987 and have both been in Sonoma County since the 1970's. If there is something you are interested in, we probably know something about it.
We have one cat on the property, but he is never in the casa.
Kitchen is stocked with coffee, tea, milk, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, butter, sugar and honey and well equipped for actual cooking. A breakfast basket is provided for the first night of your stay with home baked goods, fruit, jam, chocolates, granola, yogurt, fresh eggs.
No smoking and no pets. In consideration for our neighbors, we request quiet after 10 pm. We would prefer no artificial fragrances. No Gator Ade, seriously! It leaves indelible stains.