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.
We can only echo the very positive reviews of other guests. We had an excellent stay.
Loved the cottage and the village of Graton, which is only a short walk away from the cottage with a corner store, a superb coffee shop (Willow Wood) and equally superb restaurant (Underwood). The town of Sebastapol nearby has all other amenities. The cottage is immediately ajacent to a bike path, which our family made great use of in both directions (the route to Forestville in the north and Sebastapol South and East are the best parts of the trail). The cottage itself is restful and bright; the host had made arrangements for all of our needs (although was away during our trip, so we instead had access to two other people in case of emergencies, which there were none). First morning breakfast was provided, including local eggs. Fully equipped kitchen was a huge help for when we didn't want to eat out.
Graton is a great base from which to explore the surrounding communities and see the redwood trees and pacific coast that Sonoma is best known for (if you ignore the wineries). Thanks so much for a great first experience with AirBnB!
Anna's place was absolutely perfect. It's even better than the photos here. Spotlessly clean, incredibly cozy, with every amenity you could want, and more that you didn't even know that you wanted! Her gift basket was lovely - homemade bread, homemade granola, eggs, treats, fruit, etc - the kitchen is fully stocked too with coffee, tea, milk, butter and the like, and we had all we needed regarding utensils, french press, dishes and pots and pans to make a nice brunch with those eggs. We felt spoiled staying here, which was great. The bed, couch and chairs were super comfortable, it's furnished and decorated lovingly, there's so much light, and lots of great touches and care put into it. Casa Ramona truly has all there is to offer and all you'd ever need in an Airbnb. It's private enough but you have access to the serene and wonderful property, I could go on and on but if you want a weekend (or more!) in the wine country, just stay here!
We only met Anna at the end of our weekend (and she was great, giving us tips on what to do that day!) but she was a perfect communicator via email, plus the house booklet told us all we needed to know, and there were notes that explained anything else relevant like what heaters not to turn off, etc.
I also think it's important to note, that Casa Ramona is totally wheelchair friendly. If you have specific questions about this I'd inquire as I'm not physically disabled, but it's outfitted, including the bathroom, for someone who is.
Anna's description was very accurate! Case Roman was more than we expected. Clean, warm comfortable and just lovely! Fresh eggs, organic milk, homemade bread etc for our first breakfast was a treat! Decor of place was fabulous too, great art work!
What a dream! This is the perfect sleepy wine country escape. Close enough to everything to give you loads of options but far enough that you really are able to leave all the hustle and bustle behind. The property is stunning, the house cozy and immaculately clean and tidy. Anna has truly anticipated your every need, stocking the house with thoughtful gifts and goodies and things you may have forgotten. Can't recommend this place highly enough, I hope to be back.
My husband and I stayed at the casa on a quick 4-day vacation to wine country. The casa was beautiful and relaxing. The first morning we enjoyed a breakfast basket with fresh eggs, homemade bread and jam (nice touch)! The fireplaces in the living room and bedroom add to the warm and cozy feel. The casa is well stocked with essentials like soap, towels, etc. The kitchen is well stocked with breakfast and snacks for the first day, it wasn't difficult to settle in and get comfortable. A few highlights of the trip: lounging in the living room enjoying the satellite T.V. while looking out at the beautiful backyard setting. There were plenty of birds and resident squirrels. Relaxing in the hot tub under the stars. Plastic glasses are provided for use in the hot tub so you don't worry about breaking anything. Breakfast at the nearby Willow Wood Market Cafe is delicious. Everything was very comfortable and we enjoyed our time at the casa. We will definitely stay again!
Everything was perfect! We were discussing how we could maybe go back next year on our drive home.
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.