Former Winery owner, lived on barge in Paris, sailed 2 years w/3 kids and dog, Bay Area born and bred.
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Matt was very helpful in getting us set up for our visit, and very generously left us a bottle of wine and plenty of breakfast staples and things to make our stay more comfortable. He gave us some great advice on local restaurants and was very easy to work with for setting up our stay. I highly recommend any rooms he rents - we were his last guests for this particular property, but if he has any in the future, you can book with him confident that you're going to have a fine stay.
Matt and his wife take airbnb to a new level. Their basement apartment is very spacious (though with lower ceilings, which Matt goes out of his way to clarify before accepting reservations), situated within easy walking distance to downtown Santa Rosa, and an easy drive to many of the Sonoma amenities that many people visit for.
The place was clean, fully furnished, and super welcoming. We were even greeted with a bottle of their own wine and a very generous amount of complimentary breakfast items ranging from fruit juices, eggs, english muffins, and jams. As a bonus their backyard is large and beautiful, a pretty incredible spot to enjoy said complimentary items. Matt guided us with advice on vineyards to see and didn't let us down.
So there you have it, all thumbs up and I would recommend the apartment, or the hosts, to anyone.
Matt's place is quiet but close to fun downtown. But nothing
beats coffee in the backyard in the morning!
Great location, wonderful apartment. We found the accommodations very comfortable. Our host, Matt and his wife Polly were more than welcoming, even going so far as laying out comic books for my kids that were traveling with us, stocking our fridge with breakfast foods and a bottle of their wine. Matt was very helpful recommending places to visit in the area. All in all, it was a very pleasant stay, and I would highly recommend staying with Matt and Polly.
Matt was accomodating and made us feel welcome. And his dog is really sweet!
Our first time as guests, rather than hosts. It was great, the place was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Matt & Polly were friendly and helped us narrow down our itinerary. Bottle of wine from their vineyard was delicious!
This was my first experience of Airbnb and due to the kindness of Matt and Polly, who it was great to meet and make friends with, it surpassed my expectations. The apartment was ideal, and our hosts made us very welcome and at home.
I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.
Matt and his wife were a very accommodating couple. Matt and I kept in constant contact before our arrival and he was very quick with responses. The apartment was very clean and it had an English cottage feel. The refrigerator was stocked with a few breakfast items which our hosts didn't have to do but it was a very sweet gesture. The low ceilings in the apartment didn't bother us at all. If I had another opportunity to stay with Matt and his wife I would do it in a heartbeat.
As a relatively new user and fan of airbnb, I am starting to realize that it's not just about the place, it's about the people. Matt and his wife welcomed me to their home, and we quickly realized we had various personal and professional connections. The basement apartment was terrific. Cozy, clean and well appointed. My two daughters visited me on and off during the one week stay, and Matt, his family (and his dog) were warm and accommodating. If you are visiting Santa Rosa, and want to get a feel for one of the nicest neighborhoods in town, which is very convenient to the rest of the city, I would highly recommend this rental. Matt also makes really good wine which you can procure during your visit.
Matt (email hidden). His spot was perfect for our group and we took advantage of being within walking distance of downtown Santa Rosa and driving distance of Napa and Sonoma.
Matt was not able to stay but he did let us know that. Excellent communicator!
Matt was an awesome guest! He stayed here very gently and left the unit in the condition he found it. I would rent to him again in a hummingbird's heartbeat. Thanks, Matt!