About this listing
Pleasant Hill Farm is a relaxed country retreat on one of Sebastopol's historic apple farms. The updated guest house sits on a five acre farm with views of vineyards on adjacent hills. The town and surrounding areas are close-by and accessible.
Pleasant Hill Farm offers a fully furnished, charming and cozy (715 sq ft.) two bedroom, one bath guest house which sleeps a maximum of four people in two twin beds and one queen bed. (There is no use of the couch or floor as a bed.) For an additional fee of $50.00 per person per night, up to two extra guests can be accommodated in the water tower bedroom which has a double bed which is the fourth bed. The water tower bedroom is just a few steps from the guest house and shares the guest house bathroom, kitchen and all amenities. The guest house kitchen has a dining table which seats four, or you can eat outdoors on very rustic long tables made of oak and redwood trees which are overlooking the orchard just below the guest house and barn. The guest house looks toward the recently renovated farm house (originally built in 1900), the vineyard, carriage house /garage, and water tower. There is a comfortable sitting room with a luxurious couch (not a bed), an over-sized chair with ottoman, flat screen TV, and desk with wireless internet. The guest house is comfortably furnished in a country style. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, and everything you need to prepare food, serve and dine. Please note there is no dishwasher or laundry. Dishes are done by hand. There is a laundromat less than five minutes away on Pleasant Hill Road. The guest house is supplied with paper products adequate for a short stay but guests are responsible for re-supply during their stay as needed. Maid service is not provided. Pleasant Hill Farm is a working farm so depending on the time of year, the orchard could be quiet or there could be considerable orchard and vineyard activity. Check out the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau and (website hidden) Sebastopol tourism and/or events for local events and information. I also provide a guest binder which lists many things to do in the local area.
I live on the property in the farmhouse and like to meet guests on their arrival. I want to show you around and give you the keys so be sure to let me know your arrival time - any time after check-in at 2:30PM. You are welcome to walk through the orchard, use the outside tables below the barn and in the orchard and enjoy the entire property below the driveway.
Interaction with Guests
I love to get to know my guests but how much time we share is up to you. I realize that my guests come here for different reasons. Some are here for a specific event and are on a schedule and others are interested in getting to know everything about running an apple farm. If you would like to hear about it, please let me know!
This is country living. I like the quiet and the sound of birds chirping in the morning, the sound of owls and hawks and sometimes, ospreys. The neighbors know each other here and drop by to say hi. In the summer its lovely to walk through the orchard. Everything you need is very close by so although its a relaxed and beautiful setting here, you won't feel isolated. There are some great restaurants close by and several grocery stores within a five minute drive as well as laundromats and ice cream stores.
One of the many wonderful ways you know you're in the country...there is no public transit. The property is about two 1/2 miles from town.
Other Things to Note
Russian River is nearby and so is the Pacific Ocean. If you want to go river rafting or to the beach, please bring beach towels with you. My bath towels must stay at the property. There is a marine layer which comes in at night since the property isn't far from the ocean so be sure to bring a light jacket or sweatshirt even in the summer. Thank you!
There are no pets (no exceptions) , no parking of bicycles inside the house (no exceptions) and no use of the couch or floors as a bed (no exceptions). Please be sure that the maximum number of guests and the sleeping accommodations as stated work for your party before you book. If you are not OK with leaving your bikes outside, I do understand but please find other accommodations. Also, if you wish to have any visitors when you're here that is normally fine with me as long as we've discussed it in advance. Spontaneous guests are not allowed. This is an organic farm and my home so I greatly appreciate your respecting the clean, healthy environment. If you do take advantage of the beautiful outside fire pit area and tables, please clean up after yourselves and don't leave litter or dirty ash trays. Thank you!
Our stay at Victoria's guest house was nothing short of amazing and relaxing. Victoria welcomed us and showed us around, and even checked in midway on our short stay. The fresh plums outside the house were so good- she asked us to help ourselves. I would come back and stay there the next time I'm up in Sebastopol.
My group of 4 had a wonderful time at Victoria's guest house. The farm was beautiful and the place had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend. We would definitely return!
Beautiful, and peaceful location. Victoria did everything to make us feel good. The apartment is very wide and warm. And the sourroundings are calm and relaxing.
Victoria's guest home is lovely, comfortably furnished, and in a dream-like apple orchard...such a visual delight! She greeted us upon arrival and exit, and was helpful whenever we needed something. The guest house is close to some great spots in town for eating and shopping. Walks in nature, too. Finding Airbnb places with space for our adult daughters to stay is rare--such a great place to bring friends along and have an evening in.
Our family of three just had the most relaxing three night stay at Pleasant Hill Farm. Our host was very accommodating to our ever changing arrival time, due to traffic, and has mastered the art of providing both easy contact and privacy, as desired. We left early our last day and apparently dropped one of our own house keys on the way out, and our host called us the next day and is mailing it to us.
The guest house was just as described, two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen/eating area and a nice sitting room with big TV. The sitting room was our favorite room...all 3 of us ended up curled up in there at the end of day. The farm grounds are lovely, with over 400 apple trees, and a small vineyard. We were there just after apple season, and can only imagine how it might have looked when the orchard was full.
The property is less than 10 minutes from downtown Sebastopol (and a Starbucks for those who prefer their coffee made by someone else when on vacation).
All in all, a well-run, clean, convenient and charming retreat.
Pleasant Hill Farm is adorable, as is the host, Victoria. The two bedroom guesthouse has all the amenities one needs for a short or not so short stay. It was very pleasant and comfortable, and I will definitely come back to stay again.......preferably when the weather warms up.
Vici called us when we were on our way to her house, gave us very clear directions and a warm welcome explaining the property. She left a bottle of wine in the fridge and fresh-picked apples on the counter. Everything was lovely!
About the Host, Victoria
Pleasant Hill Farm is a new endeavor for me but an old farm in this area. I've moved here in 2011 and this city girl is learning about farming apples and a vineyard from some very experienced help! Smart farmers are my new best friends! Besides farming, I'm pursuing other things but love being home on the farm and sharing it with my family, new and old friends, and neighbors who often drop in or come to stay a while. Waking up to birds chirping and walking outside in the morning sunshine to check on the apples (by taking a bite) is a pretty nice life!