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Cozy and Charming Apple Blossom Retreat, with Shared Hot Tub

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Last updated: 06/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Entering our country lane, you’ll begin to settle into the quieter pace of West Sonoma County life. Here we have the luxury of attuning ourselves to the rhythm of the natural world. You may see a family of deer (lately the does have been showing their fawns around the property), or if you are lucky a furtive fox, bobcat or soaring red tail hawk. But even in this country paradise we are only an hour away from the urban delights of San Francisco, twenty minutes from Santa Rosa, and eight minutes from downtown Sebastopol.

From here you can easily spend your days walking, jogging or surfing at gorgeous Pacific coast beaches, hiking in old growth redwoods, discovering world class wineries, exploring the many art galleries in our neighboring towns, browsing in unique boutiques featuring the works of local artisans, biking through the vineyards, kayaking the Russian River, dining in Zagat rated restaurants, small, local bistros or oyster bars along the coast, or just relaxing here at Apple Blossom Retreat.

The cozy, wood-shingled studio, surrounded by wisteria, apple trees, and flowers on the two-acre property is your home away from home. It is attached to our larger, country home where we live right next door, but you are completely private with your own separate entrance. Your studio and our house are separated by an 8 foot utility/laundry area. We are right here if you need anything, but we completely respect your privacy and desire for peace and quiet.

There is a small garden patio for your personal use where you can sip coffee in the morning or enjoy a glass of wine after a day of exploring hidden wineries. You can walk down the path lined with roses and grapes to use the shared hot tub right behind your studio. On sunny days, curled up in a comfy armchair with a book, you can bask in sunlight pouring through the expanse of southern exposure windows; on rainy winter days you can watch the row of poplars dance in the wind.

We’ve made the spacious living room both comfortable and beautiful, adding a few country antiques from my beloved Midwest family home. The centerpiece of the room though is a stunning, antique Japanese screen that creates your private bedroom. There you can luxuriate in the queen bed with high thread count sheets and piles of fluffy pillows. The sounds you may hear are reminders of simple, country life: the screech of a barn owl out for a night hunt, coyotes on a far away ridge yipping at the full moon, or perhaps the distant crow of a rooster. We also have Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a DVD player for those wanting to be more connected.

There is a fully equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, coffee maker, hot water dispenser, toaster oven, microwave, and a state of the art hot plate.

The studio cottage works well for a variety of Sonoma County travelers: adventurers wanting to explore the area, couples seeking a romantic retreat, families with one or two small children willing to sleep on futons, or individuals seeking a quiet refuge for study, writing, artistic pursuits, or quiet contemplation.

At the end of the day enjoy a massage or enzyme bath at beautiful Osmosis Day Spa, surrounded by an immaculate Asian garden, or just come on home and get in the hot tub here.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing the magic of Sonoma County.

Keywords: studio, cottage, secluded, romantic, quiet, wine country


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Property Type

  • Studio

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in studio or on the property, this is firm...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Queen size Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Shared hot tub, maps, rare books including Sonoma County history, garden views from 5 foot windows...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing



  • Cooking Utensils:

    coffee maker, hot water maker, state of the art hot plate, large toaster oven - full compliment of pots/pans/cutlery/dishes...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    table with umbrella, chairs, garden setting...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Shared Hot Tub


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 18 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$700 $2,000
Low Season
Oct 1 - May 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$700 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • One time cleaning fee $40
  • Taxes Not included


Weekly room rate reduced to $650.00 for single guest. No pets and no smoking.

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Last updated: 06/08/2015
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Wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms offer ample opportunity to sample many appellations. Amazing beaches are 20 minutes away. Our state parks provide rugged coastlines, towering redwoods, waterfalls, and majestic views. Select fresh, organic produce at our many farmers’ markets and celebrate at the colorful, local seasonal festivals. We will direct you to art galleries, top rated restaurants, local boutiques and shops and we will even share a few of our secrets. And remember, San Francisco is only an hour away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: My husband, Gary, and I have been best friends since we met in Sonoma County in 1984. Outdoor enthusiasts, we love to hike, bike, kayak, canoe, swim, backpack, cross country ski, and run (well, Gary still does that)! But we also enjoy attending the symphony, theater in San Francisco, and of course gourmet food! A fine artist, Gary loves the vibrant artistic community in Sonoma County, and he will share with you the secrets of where to visit artists working in their studios. He loves the quality of the light here and the beauty of the natural world. A psychotherapist and teacher, I appreciate the focus many people here have on personal growth, health, wellness, and consciousness-raising. As a writer, I love the quiet peaceful feel of the land. We have a son who studies architectural design at Stanford University, a daughter who works in advertising and marketing, and a sweet, aging kitty named Ink Spot who will probably come around to meet you.

Why the Owner Chose Sebastopol:
We were entranced with the beauty of the rolling, coastal hills, dotted with vineyards, apple orchards and dairy ranches. We love the versatility of this area. On any chosen day we can go to a gorgeous Sonoma Coast beach, walk through an old growth redwood forest, hike past thundering waterfalls to a viewpoint on a high ridge overlooking the ocean, mountain bike to swim in a lake, or backpack along the coast. But there are also artisans of all varieties, live music and theater, gourmet food, and boutique shopping. And to top it all off, the Sierras are only three hours away, and San Francisco is an hour down the road.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Some of the best Sonoma County secrets we can direct you to are world renowned Osmosis Day Spa in a country setting, surrounded by bamboo and an immaculate Asian garden, our local organic bakery with brick ovens which makes the best bread this side of the Golden Gate Bridge, Safari West Wild Animal Park where you can ride a jeep to see everything from giraffes to cheetahs or hook this onto a bike ride through the vineyards, the best Sonoma County homemade ice cream at Screamin’ Mimi’s in Sebastopol, the roller coasters at Six Flags, the amazing Carnivorous Carnivores, the largest carnivore plant nursery in North America, Silk Moon boutique where you will feel like a traveler in foreign lands, and wineries and bistros too numerous to mention by name here.

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  • Your first view of Apple Blossom Retreat

    Your first view of Apple Blossom Retreat

  • View of cozy living room from front door

    View of cozy living room from front door

  • Bright and sunny from southern facing windows

    Bright and sunny from southern facing windows

  • Bathroom has 5 foot long, large tile shower with full glass doors

    Bathroom has 5 foot long, large tile shower with full glass doors

  • Relax in our large hot tub in it's beautiful garden setting

    Relax in our large hot tub in it's beautiful garden setting

  • Private entrance and garden patio

    Private entrance and garden patio

  • Comfy couch for reading, watching TV or DVDs

    Comfy couch for reading, watching TV or DVDs

  • Antique Japanese screen creates a private bedroom

    Antique Japanese screen creates a private bedroom

  • View to garden patio from front living room windows

    View to garden patio from front living room windows

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