Tranquil Wine Country Studio

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Montgomery Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472, United States
Bob & Teresa
Your host, Bob & Teresa
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The Space

BLUE MOON STUDIO

This is the perfect secluded getaway for romance or tranquil solitude. The Blue Moon Suite is located an hour north of San Francisco and 20 minutes from Santa Rosa in the western Sonoma County redwoods and Wine Country.

The newly remodeled Blue Moon Suite (approx. 360 sq. ft.) guest studio has a 10' ceiling and features a comfortable sitting area/bedroom with king size bed and nine drawer dresser, kitchenette with table for two, private bath with shower, king-sized bed (linens and towels provided), loveseat, desk and outdoor seating with fire area. Space is ideal for 1-2 people, but can accommodate a third person (additional $25/night). Well-mannered dogs are possible.

Entertainment options include DVD/CD player, flat screen TV monitor and a small selection of movies and music. Cable TV and in room phone are not available. The kitchenette is equipped for short stays and contains a sink, small fridge, 2-burner stove, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, electric and stove-top teapots (ground coffee and tea supplied), pots & pans, dishes, glasses, cups, flatware and some serving & cooking utensils. A weber BQ is located just outside the room. Additional equipment may be available at the main house.

The Blue Moon Suite is located on a 7-acre country estate and vintage apple orchard surrounded by a forest of redwoods, pines and firs. Stroll or bicycle on the surrounding quiet country roads and hiking paths. Relax in the stillness of nature with a glass of wine, local brew, picnic or book. Guests are invited to pick organic apples, blackberries, Asian pears and citrus seasonally available on the property. In the evenings, toast marshmallows on your own outdoor fire. On a clear evening, the stargazing is incredible!

Just a 5-minute drive west of downtown Sebastopol the suite provides comfort and privacy with country views undisturbed by traffic, city noise and lights. The location is just outside of the Sebastopol city limit and a few minutes drive from Occidental and Bodega Bay.

Solitude means that everything is a short drive away. Wine lovers have more than 50 wineries within a 5-mile radius of Sebastopol, and more than 200 wineries within Sonoma County’s twelve wine appellations. There’s even heirloom apple-made hard cider nearby at the Tilted Shed Ciderworks. Foodies will delight in the Zagat-rated local restaurants within an easy drive including Farmhouse Inn, K & L Bistro, Applewood Inn, Corks, Backyard Restaurant, Beaudry’s Roadhouse, Pack Jack Bar-B-Que and Canneti to name a few. Local nearby nightlife, live music and dancing can be found at The French Garden, Hopmonk Brewery or Jasper O'Farrells (5 to 10 minute drive).

One of your hostesses, Meg, is a Certified Massage Therapist with nearly 20 years experience. Her regular clientele include guests at the areas luxury resorts and spas. On-site massage services are available for guests - please contact for more information. Motorcycle riders, the area is perfect for scenic rides. Ask about favorite rides through redwoods, along the coast, or along river, vineyards and dairies. I may be able to act as personal guide, schedule permitting. Please contact for more information. IMPORTANT: NO SMOKING INSIDE. No housekeeping is available. Laundry facilities may be arranged for stays of a week or longer.

Once every two or three years, two full moons will occur in a month. This phenomenon is known as a blue moon. Used colloquially it means - a rare event, as in the phrase "once in a blue moon". We’ve created the Blue Moon Suite to be a place of rare beauty and peace surrounded by the incredible nature of Western Sonoma County.

We look forward to meeting you. Bob, Teresa (& Moka)

Guest Access

We try to greet all guests personally on arrival, show them the basics of the property and introduce Moka the canine greeter.

Interaction with Guests

We will provide our cell numbers in case we are needed.
Bob lives on the property and can be available if needed, if he is home, or by appointment after 10am.
Teresa lives a couple of miles away. and may be able to come over if needed.

The Neighborhood

This is a gated private country estate. There is a 5 acre minimum in the area, so neighbors are basically not visible due to forrest and foliage, but the hillside location provides scenic views and beautiful night skies that are unobstructed by city lights.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $2100 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • Clean, quiet, and relaxing. This was the perfect launching point for our exploration of Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Valley. The room is spacious with all the amenities and then some. Sitting under the stars with a nice fire (thanks to the included chiminea) was a great way to end a busy day.

    Communication with Bob and Teresa was great. They provided all the info we needed well before our arrival. They have a ton of travel guides and books in the room as well (bonus). We never ran in to Teresa, but we did talk to Bob and he was incredibly friendly and welcoming.

    Everything about our stay was exactly as expected and then some.

    June 2014
  • We were passing through just for one day and wanted a space that was affordable and clean to stay for the night. Overall, satisfied and happy to have made this our quick pit stop as we headed further down to the Bay Area cities.

    SPACE: A simple and straightforward place to stay. The amenities all worked. The little kitchen space allowed us to make our own breakfast and lunch for the road. Bathroom has a nice skylight that really opens up the space and allowed us to clean up before heading out to our next destination. Plush towels are provided, which is always appreciated. The fresh cut flowers in kitchen and bathroom were also a nice touch.

    The bonus: there's very little light pollution in Sebastopol and the stars are amazingly bright where this studio is located. Shame we didn't have time to kick back with the chiminea and star gaze...

    Minor irritation: The studio is attached to a two-car garage. Unfortunately, the garage door opened in the middle of the night and that rattled loudly enough to wake us from our sleep momentarily. If you're light sleeper, that might be something to consider.

    HOSTS:Teresa was responsive and helpful by phone and text messages. Bob welcomed us in person and was friendly and informative. Indeed, he has local knowledge and was able to recommend a few music gigs in the area as well as a cheap place to fuel up on gas.

    June 2014
  • We had a pleasant stay at the studio cottage - comfortable, clean, ready for our 2 night stay. Slept well - great mattress; enjoyed grilling outside; hot shower; all was fine! Hosts are friendly and accommodating. Easy access to town, wineries, and Sonoma Raceway. Enjoyed a long, quiet walk on the rural street that accessed the property. Nice place!

    June 2014
  • Great hosts, very cute apartment. Bob even gave us a bottle of wine!

    June 2014
  • La ubicacion del estudio es muy tranquila y privada. Bob fue muy amable con nosotros y todo estaba tal como las fotos muestran. Una buena opcion para explorar west sonoma.

    June 2014
  • It was a pleasure staying at Bob & Teresa's lovely country studio. It was so close to everything, yet secluded enough to relax at the end of the day!

    June 2014
  • Bob and Teresa were excellent, responsive hosts. Their suggestion of Peter Lowell's in Sebastopol was a good one, and we had a great dining experience despite the mixed yelp reviews. Excellent location that is close to Sonoma state park, Guernville and Healdsburg. They even had flavored creamers for my friend's morning coffee!

    May 2014
  • Bob & Teresa were very detailed and forthcoming with coordinating our visit to the Blue Moon Suite nestled on a backroad in Sonoma County. The location was so peaceful, the room was comfortable and cleverly designed, with all the amenities we could possibly need. The dog Moka was a sweetheart and a half! It was a great home base for exploring wine country, redwood forests, fine dining, and the Russian River.

    May 2014
    Bob & Teresa
    Response from Bob & Teresa:

    Thanks Sherri! We were so happy to have you! I wish we could have met in person as well. Good luck to you and enjoy your life with your new partner!

    May 2014
  • This was a lovely stay for us. My husband and I are moving to the area, and needed a home base for the week we were house hunting. We found this place to be an excellent respite from that stress. Located fairly close to Sebastopol, it still had the 'off the beaten path' feel. At night the stars shone brightly, in the morning the birds chirped happily, and we felt pleased to be a part of that.

    Their dog, Moka, was quite charming too. We brought our little Chihuahua with us, and they made fast friends. It was actually quite cute to watch our little guy, accustomed to a small yard, exploring the wide open spaces.

    There were a few hiccups. When we arrived they were working on the water, and the internet was down. But our hosts were incredibley responsive, and as we were planning to be out that day - we barely noticed it. One thing to note, is that cell service may not be strong when you're on the property, we both had very hit and miss service - and we're on Verizon. That said, it was hardly the fault of the hosts, and it didn't impair our ability to enjoy the trip. We'll be recommending this place to our family and friends, and may even stay here ourselves again - when we want to 'getaway'.

    PS - We found a place!

    May 2014
  • Nice quiet place with everything we needed. The location was great and close to many restaurants and wineries. Comfortable bed too.

    May 2014
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Bob is retired and an avid motorcyclist, actively involved in the community (through Rotary, etc), who has lived in Sebastopol for over 30 years. Bob (email hidden) music fan who appreciates the bounty that our local area provides, and looks forward to sharing it with you. Teresa, a yoga instructor and former therapist/teacher working with special needs children, as well as a mom of two very active, fun kids herself, lives offsite, and takes care of reservations and operations. She is your primary hostess. Moka is our Canine greeter. She is a Black Lab mix, that was rescued. She is a little afraid of people she doesn't know, but is great with adults, kids, and other dogs once she is introduced (doggie snacks are great icebreakers). Meg (the redhead in the second profile photo) lives offsite and is a Certified Massage Therapist & Health Educator. She has done massage therapy professionally for more than 18 years and provides a variety of modalities and services. She may be available for massage therapy sessions on request.
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