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.
Nancy was a gracious hostess. The room was beautiful and very comfortable. Nancy provided our choice of breakfast items each morning and the fridge and microwave in the room was put to good use as we were able to bring some food of our own. The grounds were lovely and it was pleasant to listen to the birds in the daytime and the frogs at night. Loved the art work.
Definitely highly recommend this place! Nancy is one of the sweetest people I have ever met, and she really does make an effort to make you feel comfortable in her home. The room is very clean and comfortable, and if privacy is what you seek, this room is very private. Her four rescue dogs are awesome and super cute. Her yard is expansive and when you sit on the porch you can see deer grazing about 100 yards away. It's a nice (website hidden). bring a good book to read!
Nancy was such a gracious hostess. The room was clean and cozy and exactly what I needed for a weekend away from my regular routine. She had a lot of suggestions for restaurants and attractions around the area. We shared a glass of wine upon my arrival and I must say what an amazing first Airbnb experience. I highly recommend. Will definitely stay with her when I visit Sebastopol again.
We arrived after dark on the 12/24. So Nancy's excellent description and directions led us right to this wonderful little hideaway. (Some places in Sonoma County can be hard to find.)
Nancy made us feel right at home and the dogs did too! They greeted us enthusiastically and were a fun part of our stay. We had friends come to visit for a couple of days (in Nancy's other available room) with two small dogs and they were greeted as long lost friends (the dogs and the friends!)
As we were leaving yesterday morning, we both felt we were leaving a friend's house and look forward to a future visit.
Nancy is a lovely host who takes the important things in life very seriously: good tea, good desserts and good dog treats (for her brood of rescues). Nancy created a very warm, welcoming and friendly environment for me and the other guests I met. I had a wonderful time chatting with Nancy, her friends and fellow Airbnbers over tea or wine in the evenings. Nancy's little farm is serene and charming. My room was very comfortable and kept well-stocked with extra blankets and chocolates (the necessities).
Nancy was great: a kind and attentive hostess. She had a cup of coffee ready for us every morning and a cup of tea every night. The space was as advertised, nice and comfortable. The surrounding area is absolutely beautiful, quiet and majestic.
Nancy has a lovely home in a quiet place but not too far from town. The room was very sweet and the bed was very comfortable. Nancy was a lovely host. She fed me roasted vegetables with fresh eggs and apple cake that she made herself. She made sure I had whatever I needed. I didn't get to spend much time there as I was busy with a class but the time I did spend there was very nice. The only things that made my stay less than perfect was that the Wi-Fi was spotty at times and I was really hoping there was a bathtub which there isn't. Bonus for animal lovers though she has some nice little dogs. All in all it was a lovely experience. Thank you Nancy!
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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.