Spacious, Bright, and Relaxing

House - Private room · Poplar Dr, Forestville, CA 95436, United States
Laura
Your host, Laura
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The Space

Located in the heart of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley--with easy access to wineries--this spacious master bedroom has a separate entrance, soaring ceilings, an airy sense of space, hardwood floors, and a large private bath with shower and jetted tub. This bright and sunny room has a supremely comfortable king-size bed, plus a fold-up foam futon for extra guests. Enjoy a beautiful view of the valley and hills from tall, eastern-facing windows.

Feel free to wander around our two-and-a-half acre property, which boasts large organic gardens, more than a hundred rose burshes, and a 60-foot lap pool. We are five minutes from Sonoma County's main bike trail and within easy riding distance of some of the county's most beautiful bike rides.

Want privacy, it's yours. Want to hang out and chat--we like that too. We're happy to share kitchen and laundry facilities, and you should feel free to browse our extensive library. Don't think of this like a hotel or even a traditional B&B. It's more like staying a friend's house. It's that laid back.

Straight and gay-friendly. Children, babies, and hypo-allergenic dogs welcome.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible
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  • This was exactly as expected and reported in other reviews: lovely space, good conversation, and scrumptious breakfasts. Our kids (3 and 1) were comfortable and did not want to leave. Both kids opted to sleep in the king sized bed with my husband and me, but there is also a mattress available and the walk-in closet was big enough my older child decided it was a bedroom and set-up some blankets and pillows for naps. We didn't have time to enjoy the pool, but we did explore the garden a little (it is beautiful) and relax in the hammock. I would love to repeat the experience.

    July 2014
  • Laura and Chris are wonderful hosts. We look forward to returning to Sonoma County and would definitely stay with them again. Laura fixed wonderful breakfasts each morning and we enjoyed great conversation with them -- a very interesting and dynamic couple. We wanted to check out Laura's winery, where she makes her aperitif but we ran out of time (juggling wedding related obligations). The bedroom is just as described -- very large and airy, and gets amazing light. And their location renders wonderful access to all that Sonoma offers. Great cycling... beautiful vineyards... Russian River fun, easy access to the coast, etc. Thanks so much Laura and Chris for opening your home to us!

    June 2014
  • Laura and her beautiful home were simply the best. So warm, kind and gracious. The grounds and the pool are so lovely and everything about our stay was wonderful, especially our daily homemade breakfasts. Would recommend staying here in a heartbeat!

    June 2014
  • Laura was a great host! The house and gardens are amazing, and we felt free to make ourselves at home. Laura gave us our space while making us feel welcome - a fine balance to master. I'd recommend her to my friends and will plan to stay here again next time I'm in Russian River Valley.

    June 2014
  • Laura's home was very relaxing and inviting. Our room was extremely spacious, comfortable and bright with a door leading out to a wonderful deck area which is perfect to have a glass of wine and relax with a good book. Our bathroom was also a delight. We enjoyed the pool twice during our stay, which was very refreshing.

    The listing is accurate and we recommend their home. The home is located in a small town that provides great access to an abundance of wineries.

    May 2014
  • My friend and I stayed at Laura's place over Memorial Day Weekend and we had a wonderful time. Her home is lovely and the outdoor area is very tranquil and serene. The best part of our stay, however, was our gracious host Laura. She made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Laura also was available to answer our questions and give us information about the area. Laura made our first airbnb experience a memorable one.

    May 2014
  • The house was wonderfully set in a garden with a pool and perfectly placed for exploring the Russian River wineries and superb coastal wilderness. The room is as described, large and homely, with a great view and library to match.

    Laura was remarkably accommodating despite our late re-arrangement of the booking. We were served delicious home-made breakfasts starring scones, marmalade, tacos and fresh fruit and were able to taste Laura's own lovely Grapefruit aperitif.

    Last but not least it was the interesting and engaging conversations with our host that made this one of our best AirBnB stays.

    May 2014
  • A beautiful home at the end of a quiet lane, a friendly family, a huge master suite with jetted tub and separate shower, private entrance to the deck overlooking the rose gardens and pool, a shady hammock under the trees with views out to the vineyards...Need I mention this is one of the most peaceful and relaxing spots you're likely to ever find? You don't even need the added attractions of Laura's homemade scones and granola. let alone the tasting of her innovative aperitifs, crafted from homegrown herbs. No wonder it's hard to find vacancies... I'm just hoping there will be an opening when I get the time to return!

    May 2014
  • Sure, the spacious guest suite is great and the location is quiet and beautiful while the price is a steal. However, what has made this our go-to Russian River wine country lodging spot is how much we enjoy talking to Laura and Chris, a super-smart, interesting and thoughtful couple who are not only excellent hosts but also have wide-ranging interests that make for delightful conversations.

    May 2014
  • Laura and Chris are very gracious hosts! Both are very congenial and kind-hearted. Their home is beautiful and located in a very peaceful setting.

    The room and the bath are very spacious and clean. The pool is so lovely and surrounded by a very beautiful rose garden. The pictures really do not do it justice. We really appreciated it with the hot weather.

    They provided us with a generous breakfast and great advice about the area.

    May 2014
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UC Berkeley
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Your hosts: Laura and Chris. Laura is 50-year-old writer and web designer, who enjoys biking, reading, and politics. Chris is a mechanical engineer who enjoys mathematics. (Go figure!)
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