Come stay in the land of Xmas tree farms! Enjoy Sonoma county, go wine tasting and leave with a freshly cut tree! Stay in your own private wine country cottage with own kitchen, bathroom and yard and garden on a small, family farm. This cottage has been featured in various tv shows including "Tiny House Nation" and "Tiny House Hunters".
Your own wine country cottage with its own bath and kitchen located on a small farm. The cottage is private, but we are available to answer any questions. The cottage has it's own yard and garden. The parking is right outside the cottage with no trails or steps to get to it. The cottage overlooks the farm and a eucalyptus grove. You may see our mini-horse "Comanche", chickens, a sheep or two meander by on the other side of the fence. The cottage is fully insulated for even temperature. It is bright, private, modern rustic with open ceilings and a Vermont Castings vented gas fireplace. A flick of the switch and "voila" a beautiful, warm fire in the hearth. The bathroom has a glass shower, no tub. There is a queen-sized bed with the most comfortable mattress imaginable. There is also full-size organic wool and cotton coil futon sofa that sleeps two. We provide only the highest quality cotton towels and bedding. The guests really appreciate it.
And, you can cook there. We have 2 burner stove and small convection oven, lots of pots, pans, etc. We'd be happy to share our farm fresh eggs with you. They're so much better than store bought!
The guests have exclusive use of a private yard, with seating. There is a small garden attached where they can help themselves to strawberries, greens for a salad or whatever else may be in season.
While we have dogs, cats and farm animals on the property no animals are allowed in the cottage. Guests may not bring pets either. This ensures the cottage stays clean and allergen-free.
We interact with guests as much as necessary for the guests. We assume people like their privacy, but we also love to meet people and show them around the farm if interested. We tend to let the guests determine how much interaction they want with us. We know the area well and are available to answer any questions. We also love to share our farm fresh goodies, like fresh eggs, veggies or fruit from our trees.
Our farm is located in the Twin Hills area of Sebastopol. This desirable area is known for its rolling hills, apple orchards, Christmas Tree Farms, and vineyards. There are many beautiful walks to take right out the door. While you may feel far away from it all, downtown is less than a ten minute drive, and door to door we are twenty minutes to the beaches of Bodega Bay taking beautiful back roads right from our neighborhood.
There are three main wine tasting routes nearby. For chardonnays and pinot noirs you can stay right in our appellation, the Russian River Valley, and Olivet Road to River Rd. Healdsburg is Dry Creek and Alexander Valley for merlots, zinfandels and cabernet sauvignon. All of these and more are nearby. Right in Sebastopol there is Iron Horse Vineyards, Lynmar, Balletto, Russian River Vineyards, Dutton Family Wines and many more.
You will need a car to get around as there is no public transportation in our rural neighborhood.
There is such a variety of things to do in our area. Sebastopol is famous for its award winning wineries, restaurants and antique shops. It also has an artsy bohemian feel, and many are dedicated to the slow food movement. Neighbors regularly trade their bounties with each other, such as milk, honey, eggs and veggies. There is also the beaches and cliffs of Bodega Bay (we provide beach chairs, towels, cooler, etc. upon request), and great swimming and picnicking at the Russian River. You can hike through beautiful redwoods at Armstrong Woods. And of course visit countless wineries and gourmet restaurants. We can fill you in on our favorite spots.
The guests have exclusive use of a private yard with seating and a picnic table. There is a small garden attached where they can help themselves to strawberries, greens for a salad or whatever else may be in season.
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We assume people primarily want their privacy, but we also love to meet people and show them around the farm if interested. We tend to let the guests determine how much interaction they want with us. We are of course always available to answer questions, give recommendations, etc.
• Check-in time is 4pm or anytime after that.
We want our guests to relax and have fun, but be respectful of neighbors after 10 pm. Sonoma County ordinances requires quiet hours (10 pm-7 am) to be observed by all guests. No loud music, etc. No smoking inside the cabin. NO PETS!! We have worked very hard to keep the cottage pet and allergy-free. Please respect this rule. Our own dogs have never stepped foot in the cottage.
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Hi, I'm Mary, was born and raised outside of Boston, then spent ten years in San Francisco where I went to law school and became a human rights lawyer. I then spent ten years in Marin. I moved to my farm in Sebastopol in 2004 because I wanted to live and raise my children in the country, with lots of space around us. I picked Sebastopol specifically for its open attitude, great schools, rural charm and it's proximity to the beach and Russian River. When I brought my children, then toddlers, to see the place it was in August and the trees were dripping with apples. The kids ate several each, and the next morning my two-year old said, "Mommy, I want to go back to the apple house." And the rest was history. We still call it the Apple House, and are really happy here, eating from the trees and garden, riding our horses through the orchards, sharing meals with friends. We love the cottage and hope you will too.
We love the diversity the Bay Area offers and we appreciate hosting nice people from all walks of life!