About this listing
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, Aubergine, the new Barlow shopping/dining complex or Jasper O'Farrells (5 to 10 minute drive).
Bob is a retired and an avid motorcyclist, actively involved in the community (through Rotary, community activism, etc), who has lived in Sebastopol for over 30 years. Bob is a live 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, who also lives offsite, 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. Her regular clientele include guests at the areas luxury resorts and spas. Pending availability, Meg can be booked for in-suite massage therapy sessions upon request. Please contact Bob or Teresa 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. Please let us know in advance if your four-legged friends are traveling with you. They are most welcome!
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)
We send each guest a personal welcome email, providing them with specific directions, gate code, as well as suite details and any additional information requested, such as popular hiking trails, wineries, restaurants, etc. When possible, we love to meet guests personally upon 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, guests' primary contact, lives less than ten minutes away and is available via phone/text for any questions, requests, property issues , etc., which may arise.
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.
There is no convenient public transportation to get to downtown, but is a short 3.8 mile drive to the intersection of Highway 116 and highway 12 in the middle of downtown Sebastopol.
Other Things to Note
Bob & Teresa are happy to share dining, hiking, winery options, etc., upon request.
Please remove grey/silver comforter & shams before sitting on the bed or sleeping. Please do not place luggage on bed. There is a luggage rack located next to the kitchen sink. No food or drinks on the bed. No smoking indoors. Please extinguish candles before leaving room. Pets are allowed outside, as well as in, but preferably, not on the furniture. Please advise us if you are bringing your four-legged friends. Thanks!