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Dee is a wonderful hostess! She is kind, warm and very helpful. Room was quiet and cozy. Her home was very clean and welcoming. The location is perfect for trips to Healdsburg and other Sonoma wineries. We would love to stay with her again.
My friend and I had the great fortune of staying with Dee for only one night in October. It was our first time using Airbnb, and I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful host!
From the first email, Dee wrote back almost immediately, and supplied helpful answers to our queries. Unfortunately, we arrived late in the evening. On arrival, we were warmly welcomed with freshly baked cookies and refreshments, and we had a nice chat with Dee. She was the perfect host! She even printed off directions for us to Yountville the next day, even thoughtfully asking if we wanted the scenic route or a more direct one.
The room was comfortably furnished and the bathroom immaculate. The night before, I had paid more than double the amount for a hotel room in Santa Rosa for a mediocre room with a obviously dirty bathroom.
The only drawback to staying with Dee is she has completely spoiled us for AirBnb!
Dee is an amazing host with a wonderful 20-something son who was staying for one night of our stay! They provided us with wonderful juiced and smoothied fruit/veggie drinks and conversation. The bedroom was very comfortable and although the bath was directly outside the door, it still felt very private (their rooms are upstairs). We did not spend much time in the spacious house, but enjoyed the outdoors (including the neighborhood- just behind the backyard pool and spa and the foothills park and wineries). Dee provided delicious homemade bread, snacks and breakfast and had fresh fruit cut up for us each morning with great notes. She also went above and beyond printing up winery and restaurant directions for us. We highly recommend Dee as a perfect airbnb host!
Dee was a great host. The accommodations were great, she was very flexible with check-in times, and she provided a great amount of information on restaurants and happenings in the area. Wish we could have stayed for longer!
I arrived to Dee's late in the afternoon, tired from a cross-country trip and heavy traffic from San Francisco. Dee welcomed me with fresh fruit, drinks. The room was clean and comfortable, there were fresh towels from the dryer being hung in the bathroom. Each morning, there was some fresh fruit from her garden, brewed coffee waiting, and snacks in the afternoon. In some ways, it felt more like a B&B but without the hovering of hosts. It's people like Dee — warm, sociable, easy going — who make me a believer in AirBnB.
This is a great location; just 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg, a beautiful 15 minutes from Russian River Valley wineries, and 50 minutes to St Helena.
Dee was a great, considerate host, very helpful with advice on places to go and directions (she overheard me talking about driving to St Helena and printed directions for me).
I definitely stay there again
Dee took a chance on me as this was my first Airbnb experience. I'm so blessed that she did. I had the most amazing time. Dee is a very welcoming person and she makes you feel like you are a part of her family. I met other members of her family and other people as well and everybody welcomed me. Dee provided all kinds of wonderful information about restaurants, wineries and other outdoor activities. She made two loaves of amazing bread during my stay which made for a wonderful breakfast. The park in her neighborhood was wonderful, even though I didn't partake of it as much as I had planned. The papasan chairs were almost my downfall, as they were so comfy (never made it to the hammock). :)
I was very sad to leave, as I felt I was leaving my family. I do plan on visiting again and would absolutely love to stay with Dee again.
As everyone has pointed out, Diane is a great host! Her place indeed felt like a home away from home. She is extremely caring, accommodating and we would highly recommend this place. The location is ideal to go to Calistoga, Healdsburg and Sonoma.
I would rate 6 stars if I could. Dee went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable - with freshly baked bread and other food/drinks. Backyard and community pool/hot tub was great to relax. It was unbelievably close to a mild hiking trail. All amenities were extremely thoughtful. I would def come back!
Dee was an extremely gracious host. My husband and I enjoyed speaking with her and she laid out a lovely breakfast spread and was very communicative before and throughout our stay.
Dee was an awesome host! She was really warm and helpful. When we arrived she had baked fresh bread and also laid out fresh cut fruit and crackers and cheese. Every morning she had fresh fruit, bread, and coffee for us. Her house was really nice, clean, and just what we needed---a quiet place for the weekend. Dee was the perfect combination of hands off but also always there if we had a question or needed something. She guided us to a nice hike right in her neighborhood, gave us access to her pool and hot tub, and gave us information about places of interest to us. We also really enjoyed our conversations with her. We strongly recommend staying with Dee.