About This Listing
Spacious (250+ s.f.) finished attic space (up 15 steps) with queen brass bed, antiques, original art, wonderful light, ensuite 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 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.
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.
We really enjoyed staying at Nancy's beautiful home. The attic is spacious and quiet. Perfect for a couple or even three. We enjoyed chatting over breakfast and, of course, visiting with her dogs. And her grounds are beautiful. We hope to stay again some day.
This attic hideaway was ideal for us. We came for our daughter's wedding in Santa Rosa. This room was spacious, quiet, and comfortable. There was a private toilet and sink attached to the room for us, and a shared shower downstairs. Nancy was friendly and we got acquainted a little, but mostly we spent time away from the house. We enjoyed her animals, but I would not recommend this place to people who are uncomfortable with dogs. We would definitely be happy to go back there again!
First impressions are important. Nancy made me feel welcome right away when she approved my request for a 30 day stay the same day without fuss and without delay. This surprised me as I had been completely stonewalled previously by someone else. I thought maybe I was supposed to initiate a conversation first before requesting a booking, but Nancy made no issue about it at all. Very nice, and she followed up to make sure I would have access when I arrived. The home and the attic hideaway was lovely. It was so wonderful to wake up every morning to the sound of the wild birds. Nancy is a protector of animals wild and domestic and with her long term tennant Jeff keep beautiful gardens cared for. The property is large and country like even though it is a half mile from Sebastopol town, which I love. Such a welcoming community. Nancy has a field of lavendar which she cultivates and sells to support the Humane Society. She has some small dogs which she has rescued. They greet you when you come home, and it's like coming home. There's plenty of parking. I really loved staying here and didn't want to leave. The hideaway is roomy with it's own refrigerator and small bath. I fell in love with her little dog Roxie who is the sweetest ever. It is clear that Nancy loves nature and keeps this property partly as a refuge for abandoned and wild animals. Some nights I could hear the wild turkeys in the background; all very natural and not overwhelming. It's part of the country atmosphere. Nancy is a very respectful kind and welcoming person. I will come back for sure. Perfect if you want a taste of the easy life close to the arty town of Sebastopol. Loved it!
My daughter and I went to the farm for our first Airbnb experience.
We enjoyed our stay in the attic. It was quiet and peaceful. Nancy was nice and welcomed us and said goodbye to us. We would go back again. She had coffee and scones for us in the morning.
Nancy and her home were absolutely wonderful. She is a pleasure to talk to and was very helpful during our stay in Sebastopol. She gave us tips and advice on where to go hiking (an amazing place which we would have known about without her), some great places to eat, and good places to relax. Her home was comfy, clean, and very welcoming. It was great to sit outside, read a book, and watch all sorts of wildlife flutter about, from deer, to quails, to songbirds, and Nancy's dogs!
Thanks for the great weekend Nancy!
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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.