WELCOME to your secluded cottage on a private lane in northwest Santa Rosa where you are near public transportation, just a few minutes from downtown and less than a mile from a shopping center, and most importantly, you are within the pleasant surroundings of both Sonoma and Napa Valley Wine Country destinations.
Approaching the Cottage the tree lined drive leads directly to the privacy fence/gate.
The spacious bedroom has one full bed and one twin bed. There is a full bath/shower. The ample walk in closet houses a large armoire.
Relax and enjoy the huge combination living room/kitchen area with the elegant cathedral ceiling. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas range/oven, microwave, fridge, coffee maker,toaster,slow cooker and blender.
Kick back on the comfortable 8 ' couch and enjoy the flat screen HDTV/DVD, or take care of your (website hidden), (website hidden), E-mail accounts at the work station after getting the wireless password.
Take a look out the glass slider leading to the back deck over looking the yard and pool area. In season feel free to pick fresh fruit, garden items, or use the personal weber with electric starter wand (charcoal provided). Of course enjoy the 20' x 40' pool (not heated) in warmer months.
Once settled in take a look at some of the material provided on "things to do" in the Wine Country. Whether it's touring the many local wineries of the Sonoma Valley, the Alexander Valley, the Russian River area leading out to Bodega Bay (remember Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds); or it may be a trip to the nearby majestic Armstrong Woods where you will be silenced by the reverence of the great Redwoods!
Whatever the reason for your visit we welcome you to our little corner of the world...a place that Luther Burbank described this way, "Of all the places in all the world God has chosen this."
One note about the paintings in the cottage. When not occupied Charlene uses the cottage as an art studio. The paintings at any given time may be a mix of finished works or ones in progress. If you are interested you may want to see more of Charlene's work.
Enjoy our Hortus Conclusus!
The cottage was perfect for my needs. It's in a quiet, safe neighborhood so I felt comfortable staying there alone. It's cozy and well equipped. It's spacious enough for two so when my friend joined me we still had plenty of space. I loved having access to the back yard even though the weather didn't allow for me to use it much. Jim & Charlene are gracious hosts. It was such a treat to have them leave supplies for my first breakfast! I will definitely rent from them again if I'm coming back to Santa Rosa. This was my first airbnb experience and I am pleased.
This by far was my best experience I have ever had at any place I rented on Airbnb. Jim & Charlene are the best when it comes to hospitality. They helped me plan a Valentine's day surprise for my boyfriend in advance and also very helpful since we had to do a very late checkin. The house was very clean and was equipped with everything we needed. Our beautiful weekend was made even more beautiful by Jim & Charlene.
Quaint cottage in a lovely location. Super sweet host/hostess who welcomed us with fresh baked bread! Kitchen stocked with goodies, nice warm heater and cozy beds! Thank you for the hospitality. Jacquie and Dan
We had a wonderful time, staying at Jim and Charlene's light-filled cottage. It was quiet and clean and we enjoyed their great hospitality.
Hope to stay there again, when visiting our daughter and her family next time.
The stay was in a quiet and cozy cottage that sits adjacent to the couple's home. There is a private gated entrance that leads to the cottage. The cottage was exactly as advertised. It is on a road that is very convenient to going to all the vineyards along the Russian River.
The couple left a lot of useful items to make the stay very comfortable for us, including eggs and tangerine juice. Their home was clean and quiet, which was very nice. As long as the heat is left on, the place is very cozy.
Charlene and Jim's cottage is great: spacious, quiet, and conveniently located for exploring Sonoma County's wine country.
We had a wonderful stay at Jim and Charlene's cozy cottage. Located in a very quaint and lovely area. Our trip was everything we could have asked for with thanks to a great place to come home to every evening. Thanks, Jim and Charlene! It was a pleasure meeting you both.
We had a magical week in Sonoma County in no small part due to the quiet comfort of Jim and Charlene's cottage. The house is perfectly located to explore the area and Jim and Charlene were excellent hosts.
Loved staying at Jim & Charlene's cottage! The cottage was clean and spacious - the pics and description are spot on. Very thoughtfully stocked. Easy to get to and around the many areas of Sonoma. Jim and Charlene are great hosts, friendly and communicative. Will stay again! Thank you so much Jim and Charlene!
We had a wonderful stay with Jim and Charlene. It was so nice to have kitchen facilities available. Charlene's clear directions to outstanding sites including restaurants, Armstrong Woods, and the coast were very helpful. We felt like friends by the time we left. Thank you for making our stay in Santa Rosa relaxed and comfortable.