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Peaceful Farm-Stay by a Pond on a Sheep Ranch

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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our rental is on a working farm and sheep ranch. You will see mostly sheep, some goats and our three Maremma guard dogs out in the pastures with the sheep. In the fields are gophers, field mice, coyotes, foxes, and other wild life. You may hear coyotes at night, roosters in the morning and sometimes tree frogs. This is their home as much as it is ours.
The owner, Benjamin 'Nick' Colby, lives on the property and, when not out on the farm, is available should questions arise. You can also message our Farm Manager, Berenice. Please leave a review after your stay and let us know how we did. See our website for more details and reviews.
Check in time is 3 PM and check out time is 11 AM. If you need accommodations to this please ask.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 double

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  • Bedroom : 1 double

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  • Living Room/Sleep Room

    This is not a actual bedroom,we have futon beds....moreless

  • There are 2 main bedrooms, a master and a regular one. There are also two futons in the living room that pull out to beds, making 8 allowed to sleep. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom : toilet, shower, bidet

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  • There are 2 full bathrooms, a master and a hallway bathroom.

Other Amenities

  • There is a $100 security returnable deposit when the guest group is larger than 8 guests. There is extra fees for usage of the washer and dryer ($25), Japanese Bath ($50 a day), kitchen and dishwasher ($100). If you would like a tour of the farm please let us know in advance so we can schedule a head of time. The conference room is $100 a day. The use of both kitchen and conference room is $150 a day....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available for an extra $25...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available for an extra $25. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a coffee maker available outside the sitting room, in the solarium....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Available with the kitchen fee. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Available with the kitchen fee. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is available for an extra charge of $100. For minimal use there is a charge of $30 a day....moreless

  • Oven:

    Available with the kitchen fee. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is a mini fridge in the farm stay house. Larger fridge is shared with the farm family, but only with advance notice. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Available with the kitchen fee. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is an inside patio area....moreless

Pool / Spa

 

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Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 9%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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Location

71 Miles
Nearest Airport
SFO
43 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Golden Gate Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dillon Beach

Car: Necessary

The house is surrounded by the countryside so bring your hiking shoes and take in the scenery. Bird watching is spectacular and in the evening you can build a fire and enjoy the evening stars.You are welcome to read books from the main house library featuring agriculture, nutrition, natural history, humor and the great books series. There is an upstairs area of more technical books in anthropology, the social and cognitive sciences, cognitive neurology, social psychology, philosophy and social criticism. As your host we are happy to provide maps, suggestions and recommendations for fine dining and other entertainment options in the area. Some animals may be okay. All we worry about is dogs chasing the chickens and other farm animals. Please check with the manager first for accommodations. Please do not smoke inside the house or the indoor patio.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: Nick is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, having taught at Harvard and the University of California. His field work has been with rural farmers in Mexico, Guatemala and the American Southwest. As a boy on his family farm in Tennessee he grew hybred corn seed, picked crops, plowed and pitched hay with horses. These days he is especially interested in the production of biochar and developing farm resiliency as global warming takes its toll.

Why Sebastopol:
This property was chosen because Sonoma County appeared to be progressive and farm oriented

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The farm is located in a small valley, where, except for farm animals and coyotes at night is usually very quiet with a sense of being remote. But we are 15 minutes from Bodega Bay, 20 minutes from Sebastopol, 25 minutes from Petaluma. Closest town is Valley Ford just minutes away with a small general store including fresh vegetables, and sandwiches. There is also an excellent place for dinner and Sunday brunch at Rocker Oysterfellers. The guest space includes a sitting room. Since farms are not allowed to have bed and breakfast offerings, we instead are officially a 'farm-stay.' The farm kitchen is in the larger building (connected through a solarium) where there is also a conference room, dining space, two story library, Japanese furo, two extra baths for farm workers or people renting the conference space, laundry and such. Heating is via a geothermal system and passive solar heating.


Contact us

Speaks: spanish, The owner speaks spanish.

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Our Beautiful Home (Full house)

    Our Beautiful Home (Full house)

  • Farm Stay (guest house area)

    Farm Stay (guest house area)

  • Guest house sitting room

    Guest house sitting room

  • Fresh All Natural Eggs

    Fresh All Natural Eggs

  • Main Kitchen, Separate from guest house

    Main Kitchen, Separate from guest house

  • Our Beautiful Home

    Our Beautiful Home

  • Our Lambs

    Our Lambs

  • Farm Stay (guest house area)

    Farm Stay (guest house area)

  • Guest house sitting room

    Guest house sitting room

  • Swallow Valley Farm Logo

    Swallow Valley Farm Logo

  • Main Kitchen, Separate from guest house

    Main Kitchen, Separate from guest house

  • Main Dining/Conference Area, Separate from guest house

    Main Dining/Conference Area, Separate from guest house

  • View from Afar

    View from Afar

  • View from Up Top

    View from Up Top

VRBO #495189

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: spanish, The owner speaks spanish.
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/21/2015
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