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.
Charming room on a charming piece of land! Loved the touch of having a refrigerator and 1/2 bath in the room--very helpful. Lois was very kind and helpful with all our needs. Appreciated the insights on the dogs and the dog pictures throughout. We absolutely loved sitting in the adirondak chairs listening to the red wing black birds! Made for a very special birthday.
Nancys attic retreat was as spacious and nice as the picture. Nancy waited up for us and settled us in. we had been to a workshop so did not feel very sociable. Nancy gave us that space that we needed to recoup. The farm around the house was delightful a lovely location yet close to town.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Nancy. Being an animal lover I felt very welcome having dogs around. Nancy is a kind, courteous and generous host and went out of her way to make me feel comfortable. The water is delicious to drink right out of the tap, better than bottled. The attic room was comfortable and private and having a half bath ensuite is a huge plus. The entire property is absolutely delightful. I loved it!
Super cozy, warm country visit. I will be sure to come back here! Nancy was a tremendously gracious hostess.
Our host was very warm and welcoming. Our attic room looked just like the picture - very charming, cozy, and comfortable. The rural setting was especially relaxing and nostalgic for someone who grew up on a farm! Even though the location is rural, it is very convenient to downtown Sebastopol.
We loved our stay this weekend in the attic hideaway in Nancy's farmhouse. This spacious room is private, up the stairs from the main room in the front of the house. We loved the quirks of the attic -- from a converted closet space with a sink and toilet, to the sloped walls (mind your head if you're tall!). The bed is super comfy (love the pillows!), and I loved waking up in the morning to all that natural light. There's also a small window above a sitting nook that offers a fantastic view of lavender fields and a gorgeous tree with treehouse and swing.
The farm itself is just wonderful: aside from the main house, there are numerous little structures scattered in the garden, an area for chickens (there are none currently), a barn across the parking lot, and more. We loved wandering and lounging about -- there are so many lovely things to discover, and it's great to be among many friendly, adorable animals, from her dogs to the black-and-white cat that likes to keep you company when you're in the garden. We loved all the sounds, too: so many birds, and a nighttime symphony of frogs.
The location is ideal: private and surrounded by wetlands, yet a quick drive to town.
Nancy is a great host and offers such a unique, cozy experience in Sebastopol. We can't recommend this place enough!
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.
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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.