About This Listing
This rental is located on 8 acres in the scenic hills above Santa Rosa. Our rental is designed for couples who want a little luxury in a country setting. We are in the Sonoma Valley Wine Region and close to great wineries and restaurants.
The rental has a separate entrance. The door connecting the rental to the main house has been sealed off and sound-proofing installed. Your private entrance is through the drive-through carport. You have your own kitchen, which is located downstairs as you enter into a small hall. The kitchen was installed 3 years ago with new appliances. It has a stove, sink, dishwasher and refrigerator. It is stocked with silverware, pots and pans, and dishware.
Stairs lead to the upper level and largest area. There is a small dining room just at the top. A door to the right leads to a master suite. You enter into a hallway with built-in bookcases. The bedroom area to the immediate right is about 20’ x 25’ with high wooden ceilings. The sitting area is by the bay windows in front of the bed. There are 2 chairs and a table here for you to enjoy the view of the mountains and valley. This room also has a gas fireplace and flat screen TV.
A balcony runs the length of the unit and has 2 sliding doors. There is a small table with 2 chairs here so you can enjoy your morning coffee. The balcony faces east and can be seen in the photos (double rainbow in winter). There is a bar sink, mini fridge, and microwave in the hall next to the balcony.
A large walk-in closet is between the bed area and the bathroom. The bathroom is extremely large and also has high wooden ceilings. We have a 2 person Jacuzzi, walk in shower, and double sinks. My husband is a remodeling contractor so the detail work is high end in the California craftsman style. All the cabinetry and built-ins have been made in his wood shop.
Interaction with Guests
We try to welcome our guests and help them settle in. The rental is separated from our part of the house so guests can enjoy their privacy.
We always leave our guests their solitude unless we are needed. Our gentle lab Sammy always has a friendly greeting.
This rental is located on 8 acres in the scenic hills above Santa Rosa. Views of the mountains and rolling fields can be seen from the balcony and all the windows. The road begins and ends in two regional parks that are wonderful for hiking or mountain biking. There is very little traffic on the road and many people like to enjoy a walk up it.
*Please, no smoking inside.
*We love animals but unfortunately can't host them. Some guests are allergic and we want to keep the rental free of pet hair.
* Your entrance is in the carport and you are welcome to park there. Please leave enough room for other cars to drive through the carport to park in the front or leave from there.
Fantastic place! Apartment is beautifully done with great views. We didn't want to leave and will certainly come back.
A piece of heaven was what we found when we arrived last week to your home away from home. We found it to be more than the description and the pictures. It was absolutely the most peaceful place we have ever been. Beautiful views, beautiful stay, beautiful morning/night...the home was beautiful, perfect in size. The only complaint we had was having to leave. It was just what we needed. Kathy your home was in an excellent spot for wineries, great food, relaxation and even a quick walk in the park. The bed was perfect for a good nights sleep with the windows open and watching the sun rise in the morning made it worth getting up early! Loved the bathroom, it was HUGE! and most of all loved Sam, he was a gentle ol' sole. Thank you for opening up your home to allow us to celebrate 20 years in your beautiful part of the world! Don't hesitate to book this place, you will not be disappointed in any way!
This is such a beautiful location that words can not do it justice. The views are amazing and the home so beautiful, very comfortable and very well appointed. Kathy is a warm and friendly host who has thought of everything to make her guests comfortable. She has wonderful tips and advice that we found very helpful. We had a wonderful time exploring the beautiful coastline and many wonderful wineries. This is a truly beautiful part of California. We can't wait to return. Thank you Kathy for everything!
This place was amazing! The pictures do not at all do it justice. Kathy was a great host. She put together a very helpful guide of other guests recommendations of local wineries and restaurants. The view was by far the best part of the experience. We really enjoyed having breakfast outside on the deck overlooking the valley.
Kathy’s rental was the perfect spot for a quiet local retreat from the city, surrounded by great views of the landscape and plenty of privacy. The rental is super clean and well-appointed with creature comforts (even heated towel rods!), and there’s lots of space inside and on the balcony for just spending a day relaxing on the property. Kathy is a very friendly and welcoming host and I felt free to reach out with any questions I had. Overall, it's a lovely spot where I could be comfortable knowing that the space would meet—and exceed—my needs worry-free. Thanks, Kathy!
The neighborhood was very nice, quiet, secluded and had amazing views. The owners were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The description was accurate but still we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived as it exceeded our expectations. The pictures don't do it justice. It was bigger than expected and super clean! We had a wonderful a Holiday season and staying there made it very special. We would stay there again.
Great location ... indeed spectacular views. And the accommodations were perfect for us .... very well-designed space and beautifully decorated, especially Kathy's paintings and Dave's woodwork! A very convenient location for activities we enjoy ... hiking, sight seeing, and comfortable accommodations for our time away together.
Kathy and Dave were warm, perfect hosts, and dog Sam is very sweet and friendly.
About the Host, Kathy
I am a landscape painter with a studio is in Santa Rosa near Hood State Park and the Sonoma wine country. I have lived here for over 20 years and during this time I have come to appreciate the extraordinary beauty of this area from painting landscapes in the vineyards and parklands.
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