About this listing
Spacious (250+ s.f.) finished attic space (up 15 steps) with queen brass bed, antiques, original art, wonderful light, tiny half bath (full bath with shower at bottom of stairs), mini-fridge and microwave. A rollaway bed is available for one additional person. The farmhouse was built by the Savio family in 1914 and much is original. It's a lovely and quiet private space to unwind in the western Sonoma wine country. Sit on one of the porches or patios with a glass of wine or a picnic lunch and watch the birds and wildlife in the wetland just below us or in the pasture. Drive to Bodega Bay for fabulous clam chowder, crab right off the boat, and whale watching. We're at the dead end of a tiny lane on 8 acres, adjacent to wetland open space but just a mile from downtown Sebastopol, a charming little town with wonderful restaurants and shops. You'll love the small unpretentious wineries, the great musical offerings, hiking, canoeing, and other recreation in the area. Help yourself to our basket of brochures and hiking guides to help plan your activities.
Coffee/tea and simple breakfast included. Lots of good books for readers to enjoy.
Unfortunately, because my dogs are rescues and can be unpredictable with small children, we regret that we can't accommodate children under 10.
All proceeds are donated to the local humane society and/or the wonderful PAWS elephant and wild animal sanctuary in the Gold Country. Please note that the owner has 4 rescue dogs and 4 rescue cats. They aren't allowed in the guest rooms (unless invited). This is THE place for animal lovers. Please be sure to inquire, in advance, if you would like to bring your pet. The 'fit' needs to be right and a small pet fee will apply.
Plenty of parking and storage for bikes.
Nothing here is sprayed….ever.
Kitchen privileges are very limited, as sharing a kitchen can be tricky.
Interaction with Guests
I leave it entirely to the guest. Many people value a private, quiet time away. If I'm around and available though, I'm happy to chat.
It feels like we're in the middle of nowhere….fields and streams all around us. But it's just over a mile to town.
Public transit isn't great so a car is unfortunately a necessary evil.
Other Things to Note
Just a reminder that we have rescue dogs and cats. Those who don't like animals might have a more enjoyable stay elsewhere.
No shoes inside please (we're happy to provide socks!).
No smoking on the property.
Please keep scents to a minimum and we will too.
Septic system is sensitive so please be very gentle with it.
Please be very mindful of water and energy consumption.
Kitchen may be used sparingly during the day but not to prepare meals. Exceptions may be made for longer stays.
Thanks for making cellphone calls in your room or quietly outside. And thank you too for keeping 'scents' to a minimum.
My 2 little male dogs are snappy. Ignore them.
Sorry about 'RULES'! I've found that about 95% of guests are totally on the same page so I hope this all won't seem unreasonable.
About the Host, Nancy
I'm a semi-retired CPA/investment advisor, now enjoying a much simpler and quieter life on my little farm, which I bought three years ago for a complete makeover. I volunteer at the local Humane Society and do a lot of fundraising and advocacy work on behalf of animals. I'm a big reader, traveler, antique afficionado and less big but enthusiastic cook and gardener. Also love to hike, with or without the dogs. I have one grown daughter, an entomologist, so I try to tolerate, if not love, bugs.
When I travel, I love staying in quiet, old B+B's and am delighted to be able to provide an unusual and cozy place for others who appreciate old houses, antiques, nature, serenity...and animals.