This artful, light-filled country cottage is adjacent to open space, bike trail and wildlife viewing and a stroll away from food, wine and art in the charming village of Graton. Hot tub, kitchen, 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. If flying into SFO, there is a airporter 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.
I stayed a night in Casa Ramona while traveling through wine country on a weekend trip. Lovely place with a peaceful back yard close to a few small eateries and a market. Recommend it.
A very quick stay, although everything was perfect. Very clean and comfortable. Certainly worth the money. We'll definitely be back.
It was such a charming, comfortable and cozy cottage. Loved the hot tub and the fireplaces. And really just enjoyed looking out into the backyard and seeing the flowers, birds and chickens. We really appreciated the basket that Anna left us. It was a very yummy breakfast.
Loved my stay at Anna's cottage! The house was immaculately clean and there were small touches everywhere that were greatly appreciated - from the breakfast basket to the organic soap, shampoo, and conditioner, to the books and puzzles. Anna's place is perfect for a romantic, relaxing getaway!
What a fantastic place to stay. Anna's attention to detail and comfort is extremely high, from the extensive guest handbook to the beautiful array of homemade treats she leaves in the kitchen. The setting is gorgeous and the cottage itself is very quiet. We'll definitely be back.
The owners made us completely welcome, genuine people whose thoughtfulness came across in everything they did for us.
The cottage was immaculate, so many nice touches that made us feel right at home. Love the rural feeling, country lane leading to our cottage.
My mother and I stayed at Casa Ramona for three nights, and had an amazing stay. Anna and her husband were perfect hosts. They've literally thought of every need or question their guests might have. When we weren't sure how to lock the bedroom door, there were easy instructions to follow. And the house itself was out of a dream. The kitchen was stocked, the couch and living space comfortable, and the beds were both soft as clouds. And the grounds! As soon as we dropped off our bags, we went for a walk in the backyard. There is a lovely garden and a path along the outline of the yard that takes you through the trees and around their little pond/wetland. Anna even had a bird guide and binoculars handy, which we put to good use.
Thanks to Anna for sharing her beautiful property and home with us. We won't soon forget it!
Anna co-owned one of the first natural foods restaurants in Sonoma County, the original Blue Heron Inn in Duncans Mills near the Sonoma coast. She has worked off and on in photography and owned Foggy Bottom Farm, an organic farm that supplied many stores and restaurants locally and in the Bay Area. She is a birder and an environmental activist specializing in wetlands and wildlife protection. Anna is on the board of the Rural Alliance, a local group that works on land preservation issues. She enjoys viewing wildlife, reading, camping in the desert, making art and mosaics and enjoying films and music.
Cary moved to Sonoma County in 1970 to attend Sonoma State College after spending his childhood in Southern California. After graduating, he spent a decade or so working in various aspects of the construction trades, working mainly on custom homes and remodels in the West County. Concluding that his brain might outlast his back, Cary entered the real estate profession full time in the mid 80s and has been at it ever since.
His interests include, but are not limited to: environmental and land use issues, art and architecture, gardening/growing, and playing trumpet with a local band called the Hubbub Club performing mainly for community and political events. He currently sits on the citizens advisory board for the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, one of the most successful public land preservation districts in the country, and also is a conservation easement monitor for the Sonoma Land Trust.