About This Listing
See La Villa Hermosa listing page for a full description of the home and its amenities.The photograph of the table setting on the deck does not really show how large this L shaped deck is: 440 sq. ft! Lovely for morning coffee or evening cocktails.
Lovely sitting room for watching TV & gathering. French doors lead to very spacious deck. This sitting room flowing from the second bedroom.
We began renting our Vacation Home in mid-May 2013. This is a cozy & thoughtfully appointed 2 bedroom one and one half bath home near many, many award winning wineries in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties. Our home is called "La Villa Hermosa" and is a beautifully maintained stucco home built in 1941 with hardwood floors (tile in kitchen and bathrooms). Neighborhood is in a well established, safe area of Santa Rosa, CA. Complete privacy with a large fully fenced backyard with a huge deck and BBQ! Photos do not completely showcase the marvelous size of the deck (440 square feet). Our home also features air conditioning and forced air heat so that your comfort is assured no matter what time of the year you chose to stay.Only 50 minutes from the wonderful city of San Francisco which offers hundreds of fine restaurants and many live entertainment venues, theater, cabarets, movies etc.Santa Rosa home is very close to supermarkets, gorgeous parks, tennis,cycling, golf, swimming, 4 major entertainment venues, Historic Railroad Square and much more. Only 30 minutes from the stunning Pacific Ocean! La Villa Hermosa is within walking distance of Pacific Market, Safeway. CVS drugstore/pharmacy, Wells Fargo Bank and 3 casual cafes. We are within a short driving distance to Montgomery Village Shopping Center, Santa Rosa Plaza Mall and Coddingtown Mall. We know our area quite well (including not only Sonoma County, but Napa County) so that we can happily recommend all kinds of wineries and eateries and places to visit. Santa Rosa itself offers many fine restaurants, and is blessed with an ideal climate year-round. Winters are mild and fall, summer, and spring are spectacular. The desirable climate makes this Vacation Rental the ideal spot to vacation any time of the year!
Our home features a fully equipped kitchen with a large refrigerator and freezer, clothes washer and dryer, 2 queen size pillow top beds with 620 thread count quality bed linens & one and one half baths with plush spa quality towels; the main bath HAS A SEPARATE TUB AND SHOWER. PLEASE NOTE THAT UNDER "AMENITIES" THERE IS A CHECK MARK IN THE BOX NEXT TO "BREAKFAST." THIS IS FOR A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WHICH INCLUDES: Dark French Roast STARBUCKS coffee (for complete stay), English muffins, jam, marmalade, half and half and a basket of fresh fruit provided for the first 1-2 days free of charge! Also available is Wi-Fi for your convenience! Just enter the access code to use your laptop or tablet! Wait till you see the gorgeous, large Meyer lemon tree that repeats its blooming cycle even when there are still some late season lemons on the tree!! Don't miss staying in this finely appointed home! You can use our home as a base for traveling all around Northern California to explore the multitude of things to see and do in the marvelous part of our area.. Give yourself the opportunity to rent our gorgeously furnished and comfortable home! Special rates available on an individual basis You'll want to stay for several weeks! We welcome families with children and a completely fenced back yard off the large which makes it safe and a lot of fun for children to play and enjoy romping under our Bartlett pear tree!
Come and enjoy a truly enjoyable respite by vacationing in our lovely and welcoming home! Contact us now to reserve this very special "La Villa Hermosa." We rent year round and we'll lavish you with our trademark gracious and generous hospitality!
*Access to wi-fi with access code on the side of the modem.
*Access to use of the entire home, yard, and deck.
*Access to use of gas grill (outdoor BBQ) providing that renters use extreme care to prevent fires and also that they clean the grill after each use as per directions specified by the owners. Grill will be checked by owners during the "walk-through" when guests are checked out.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to our guests for any needs/wants they may have, but we respect their privacy and will not be in contact with them unless they request it. We meet our guests at La Villa Hermosa upon their arrival, show them around the home, require that they read and sign the rental contract. We also tell them what procedures to follow in case of an emergency. They are given our contact phone numbers in case they need anything.
The neighborhood is in a quiet, desirable and well established residential area of Santa Rosa. Easy access to a Safeway Supermarket and CVS pharmacy and small shopping center. Casual cafe and eateries within walking distance and excellent restaurants within a very short driving distance. Santa Rosa Plaza Shopping Center 5 minutes driving distance away with ample parking and lots of interesting shops along 4th Street (The main street of Santa Rosa) also within walking distance. Perfect place to be within easy driving distance of many more markets and shops and other shopping malls/shopping areas. Proximity to Sonoma Valley Wineries and easy driving distance to other wine appellations and the spectacular Sonoma Coast (25 minutes from Bodega Bay!)!
There is bus transportation in Santa Rosa area and a bus schedule with stops is available in home. Uber is a service that is offered in our area; it is similar to taxi service but is less expensive.
Other Things to Note
The home is graciously appointed with a fully equipped kitchen, luxurious 620 thread count bed linens and wonderfully heavy weight bath towels!!!! The deck is private, large and boasts a mature Meyer lemon tree from which our guests are welcome to pick lemons. The tree continuously repeats its blooming cycle! There is also a peach tree. and a Bartlett pear tree in the back yard from which guests are welcome to pick the seasonal fruit!
We expect guests to keep noise levels down when using TV's stereos, radios and other devices that produce sound. Use of these devices is not allowed after 9:30 pm on the deck. Home must be left in the condition it was when guests checked in: no breakage or damages to interior and exterior of home and all of its contents Please do not wash any bed or bathroom linens before you depart; this will be done by hosts after you check out and return the keys. Kitchen must be left clean; please load dishwasher and run. No smoking allowed in the home or anywhere on the property. Coasters are provided and must be used on all surfaces in the home except in the kitchen. If our guests are traveling with an infant or baby we require that they provide their own portable crib (sometimes called a Pac-N-Play). We require this for obvious hygiene reasons. We have tried to rent a crib when a group needs one, but have found that there isn't a furniture rental company that rents cribs. All companies have to comply with health standards so crib rental is not allowed because infections can easily be passed on from one baby to another. Renters are
given a rental contract to read and sign when they check in. The house rules are clearly stated in this rental agreement and explains that any damages to the home, its contents and the entire property (this includes
any removal of items in home and property) must be paid for by the renters from the deposit fee. If damages/removal etc. are above the amount of the deposit, airbnb will help renters resolve how monetary compensations will be handled as per airbnb guidelines.
Partial view of kitchen with tile counter tops and all the necessary cooking amenities.
Bill and Margeaux have a lovely and comfortable home in a very nice neighborhood in Santa Rosa. The location was perfect for my dad, brother and me to attend my cousin's wedding nearby at Sugar Loaf National Park. We highly recommend this home for your stay in the area!
Very friendly, communicative hands-on hosts (they live across the street!)! Warm personal greeting on arrival with fruit + breakfast goodies basket, and they also brought us cheese and crackers (bottled water, butter, cream and coffee too). Home is exactly as pictured and was very comfortable for our family of 3 (much better than a hotel room!).
We had a very comfortable stay at La Villa Hermosa. The kitchen is well stocked with both cooking equipment and a light breakfast, which was much appreciated, and the house nicely decorated.
That said, we had some trouble with communication both before we arrived and while we were there. I tried contacting our hosts just over a week before arrival to confirm details. It took three emails, a voicemail and five days to hear back from them. When we finally spoke a few days before our arrival, we confirmed all the details. Then, the day before our arrival when I was out of cell range, we got multiple panicked emails and voicemail saying they hadn't been in contact with us and needed our arrival details. It turned out they had confused us with another guest.
When we arrived, they asked us to sign a short term rental contract. We asked multiple times for a copy and our hosts asked why we wanted one before actually giving us a copy.
The communications difficulties made our otherwise enjoyable vacation more stressful than it needed to be.
We found Katherine very difficult and indifferent to communicate with. I checked the message thread of communications with her and we had called her to speak with her and completely answered her questions and concerns. She said that they were going to arrive at La Villa Hermosa at mid-afternoon at the earliest, but we know that traffic on 101 north to our rental can be very congested. We were understanding about that because we always assure all our guests that we live across the street from La Villa Hermosa so there is never a problem accommodating late arrivals. Also she did not have to ask us multiple times for a copy of the rental contract; in fact we asked her if she wanted a copy and we went to our home, made a copy and returned straight away with it. (We never asked her why she wanted a copy). This is the first time that we have had such criticism directed at us regarding our hosting and communication. We found her husband to be very positive and easy to talk to but because of Katherine's negative attitude we have decided not to host her again. We always have so many requests for stays at La Villa Hermosa and our positive reviews are a testament to our gracious, warm hospitality and excellent hosting.
Margeaux was a lovely host. Very communicative. The house was very clean, exactly as expected and pictured. Neighborhood was very quiet and a short distance to grocery stores, etc. We would recommend this house to future travelers. Thank you sharing your house with us!
My boss suggested I look into Airbnb for my getaway with my husband's family. We were going to be in town to attend my brother- in -law's graduation from Sonoma State and we wanted to make a weekend out of it.This was my first trip using Airbnb.
I could not have asked for a better experience for this special family weekend!! Not only was this home gorgeous and full of character, but Margeaux and William were amazing hosts from beginning to end.
Margeaux was very patient as I ironed out the final details of our trip, and she was very accomodating & helpful even before our arrival. Since it was a busy graduation weekend in the area I thought I should make dinner reservations ahead of time so I asked if they had any recommendations. I received an extensive & detailed list of nearby restaurants that they recommended along with phone numbers.
Once we arrived Margeaux & William were a charming couple. They welcomed us with a basket of breakfast goodies and starbucks coffee to enjoy throughout our stay. The home is very spacious, immaculate, beautifully decorated and fully equipped. My mother in law & I spent some of the first night just looking at all the beautiful artwork!! The deck was perfect as we toasted with champagne for the graduate and had some appetizers while we waited for our dinner reservations.
I look forward to planning another trip out to Santa Rosa. Definitely worth every penny! So happy we did not stay in a hotel. Thank you again Margeaux and William for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home....everything was PERFECT! I only wish we could have stayed longer!!
Dixie and her family were perfect guests and since this wa a very special weekend for them we wnted to make their weekend as special and comfortable as possible. They were so appreciative of the restaurant list we gave them
(one never knows for sure what kind of food people like) but it appeats that Dixie must have
checked out some of the menus etc. so they were pleased with where they did have dinner.
We would be very happy to host them anytime and hope we have the chance to welcome them
Bill and Margeaux's home was the perfect place for our family to stay. It had everything we wanted, including a welcome basket of fruit, English muffins and coffee. The house was clean and comfortable. My wife remarked how she could tell the house had been "loved" and "cared for." And Margeaux went above and beyond as a host when she volunteered to iron the shirts we were going to wear at our friends' wedding (our son was napping in the room that had the iron). Thanks, Bill and Margeaux, for letting us stay at your wonderful house!
My husband and I are avid travelers and La Villa Hermosa is, hands-down, one of the best places we've stayed. It is comfortable, clean and quiet. The perfect getaway!
Both Margeaux and William made us immediately feel welcome. They took extra care in showing us around and confirmed we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.
Thank you again for sharing your lovely home. We especially appreciated your thoughtfulness in making the delicious appetizer in anticipation of our late arrival. We had a fabulous time and we'll be sure stay at Villa Hermosa during our next visit to Santa Rosa.
About the Host, William & Margeaux (Co-Owners)
Our names are Bill and Margeaux Pearson, and we began renting our Vacation Rental in mid-May, 2013 and have already confirmed several bookings. We are native Californians and have lived in Sonoma County for over 40 years. We are very familiar with all the wonderful things to do and see in our area. We have traveled quite a bit:in Europe, the UK, South America, the Mediterranean, Hawaii and also to many other states in the Continental United States. We love sightseeing and have become savvy travelers when it comes to taking all sorts of public transportation besides doing a great deal of walking and exploring wherever we happen to be. Because we live in the heart of the Northern California Wine Country we have become aficionados of the superb wines in our region. Margeaux worked for 21 years on a part time basis at 4 different wineries in our region giving tours, pouring wines, helping clients pair wines with food, hosting Reserve Tastings and assisting/planning/working during special Winery Events. She is well qualified to recommend wineries/wines to satisfy your wine palates.
We are avid attendees of live theater, films, musical concerts, San Francisco Giants' and Oakland Athletics baseball and casual and fine dining eateries. California is known for its fresh meat, poultry, seafood and produce and both of us revel in cooking using fresh and plentiful food/produce/ingredients grown in our area. We also spend time on our stunning Pacific Coast beach-combing, searching out outstanding seafood restaurants, and simply enjoying the grand and
beautiful Pacific Ocean.
We have had many family members and friends stay with us at our own home and
also in our Vacation Rental which we lovingly call "La Villa Hermosa." So we are
quite experienced in being gracious hosts and taking our family/guests to all the
myriad things to do and places to see in Sonoma County, Napa County, and
San Francisco. Going wine tasting to some of the MANY wineries in our region.
is at the top of our list as "Things to Do and See!"
Whenever we rent our "La Villa Hermosa" we plan to be home (not traveling) in
order to best assist our renters. We live directly across the street from "La Villa
Hermosa," so we can make sure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. Experiencing our gracious hospitality and significant knowledge of Northern California will help to make your visit here unforgettable. The year-round weather here in Sonoma County is (email hidden) can get cold during our winter evenings, but overall the climate is mild. Do be aware that even during the summer months it can cool off in the evenings. It's best to check weather reports before you visit just in case you need to bring a sweater/jacket/evening coat. We get rain, of course, because how else would all our wonderful vineyards produce such world class grapes? Generally we get our rainfall in the winter and early spring, but there are still PLENTY of sunny, balmy days during those seasons.. California is well known for its ideal climate and this area of Northern California has comfortable, and tourist-friendly weather because it is not humid!
We make every effort to make your stay at "La Villa Hermosa" an unforgettable
and uniquely enjoyable experience! We have Wireless Internet Service and also a telephone Land Line for local calls. If you have special needs or require assistance with suggestions for transportation, dining, sightseeing, wine tasting, etc. we are able to direct you to the best possible place to accommodate your travel needs! We will take pleasure in hosting you!