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A Charming Country Retreat

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Last updated: 10/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Sebastopol farmhouse description

Our charming vintage farmhouse is a romantic, restful retreat, an escape from noise and air pollution. Freshly brewed coffee or tea in the morning on the deck or in the orchard, sipping a favorite beverage in the late afternoon, listening to the local owl, seeing the 'bambis' at twilight to feed: these are the pleasures of being in the country. We are still close in enough to take advantage of the extraordinary local restaurants. A gas grill is available on the deck should you want to grill your own supper. The home itself is 1000 square feet on one level. Living room is bright and spacious with views from every window. Sofa, coffee table and oversize club chairs furnish the room with a casual, comfortable ambiance for reading, surfing the net, listening to music or just hanging out; family room is adjacent to the kitchen. We have a 46 inch television with local cable which is also hooked up to wifi for viewing Netflix or other subscription programs, as well as a hardwired USB outlet charging station. Enjoy television from the leather club chair or loveseat in the family room or watch from the table in the eat-in kitchen. Even the cook gets a good vantage point. The bathroom features a tiled stall shower, claw foot tub, pedestal sink and closet shelving with space for personal cosmetics, extra fluffy towels as well as a full length mirror. The bathroom window is a private view of the orchard. Front bedroom has a queen bed, huge closet, bureau, mirror, slipper chair and door opens to the deck and view. Rear bedroom has 2 twin beds and an armoir, night stands, pendant lamps, small bench. Both bedrooms are wall to wall carpeted; each has 2 white fluffy robes and 2 pair of slippers. Linens are of the highest quality cottons and the duvets are down-alternative, for our feather-allergic guests. Pets have never been in this house. The deck runs along the entire back of the house. It overlooks the apple orchard and the eastern views. The deck has stairs directly to the orchard. Picnic in the orchard? At night you can see the twinkling lights of Santa Rosa in the distance. When there is no moon the stars dominate; when the moon is overhead the light is unbelievable, thus our name Full Moon Orchard. The moon hangs in the sky like our own nightlight. We are privileged to be located in one of the finest wine producing areas in the world...the Russian River Valley. Our sub area is called the Green Valley. The house is located within 5-20 minutes of a dozen world class wineries; wines of boutique producers . And mostly the best way to taste and experience these exclusive wines is at the winery itself, where it could be the owners who will welcome you to taste their products.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Age 27 to sign contract....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking on the property. With the area being in drought the fire danger is high. Also we keep an allergy free property....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            No pets of any kind because of allergies....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            House is entirely accessible from the parking area to the deck....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


          • Front bedroom: queen bed, closet, bureau, slipper chair, mirror, side tables, ww carpeting, luxury linens, door to deck. Rear bedroom: dual twins, armoir, mirror, luggage bench, side tables, ww carpeting, luxury linens, 2 windows....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


          • Tiled bathroom with tiled stall shower, clawfoot bathtub, pedestal sink, mirrored closet for cosmetics, towels, etc, medicine cabinet, over sink mirror, vanity stool; 2 windows, bathroom fan...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We provide coffee beans and a selection of teas; and a complimentary bottle of local wine for you to enjoy. In addition we can supply you with some cards which will entitle you to complimentary wine tasting for up to 4 people, at some of our local wineries....moreless


              • Books:

                Bookcase with a selection of books. Take a book; leave a book....moreless

              • DVD Player


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                3 miles to the cute, charming downtown Sebastopol: boutiques, antiques shops, in-town winery tasting rooms, notable restaurants, artisan bakery, well-known brew pub, music venues, and more....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Views to the north and east of the Mayacamas range and Mount St. Helena....moreless

              • Rural:

                Orchard views of our own property and the adjacent properties; vineyard views to the west and in the distance....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Rafting
              • Swimming
              • Water Tubing


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Gas burning stove with visible flames; stove is off during the warmer months....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Lovely views, game table and games, books, well lit, access to deck...moreless

              • Parking:

                Level parking area adjacent to the farmhouse accommodates 2 cars, no rvs...moreless

              • Towels Provided


              • Coffee Maker:

                Drip style coffee maker, grinder for your beans. Coffee supplied for your stay....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Baking pans, cooking pans and utensils, serving and barware, flatware, dishes, colander...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                A kitchen equipped to cook a lovely meal for 4. Place mats, sponge/scrubber, over the stove fan and light, stainless steel sink, pull out faucet...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Basic pantry items are supplied such as sugar, salt and pepper, oil, vinegar, paper towel roll, napkins, paper filters for coffee pot, tea...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Freezer compartment on the top...moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas range/oven...moreless

              • Toaster:

                2 slice toaster...moreless


              • Deck / Patio:

                Table and 2 chairs; views to the East; access directly to the orchard...moreless



              Write a review 4.7
              from 3 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Jun 4 - Nov 3, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $1,365 $5,850
              Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
              4 night min stay
              Winter holidays
              Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
              5 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Cleaning fee $90 + tax
              • Tax Rate 9%


              If guest limit of 4 occupants is exceeded, extra charge of $150/per day/per extra person will be incurred. We are on a septic system and cannot accommodate additional people. Insurance option is offered in lieu of deposit. Cost for the insurance is non refundable. Insurance is a condition of rental but a refundable deposit of $500 can be substituted.

              Cancellation policy:

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

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              Last updated: 10/19/2014
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              10 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Santa Rosa
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Eight on 116: Happy Hour 4-6
              40 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Larkspur Ferry
              4 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Public course
              8 Miles
              Nearest Train
              New Santa Rosa to Larkspur (ferry) high speed rail
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              116 West
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Eight, Sushi Tozai, D's Diner, Peter Lowell's
              20 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Bodega Bay

              Car: Necessary

              Full Moon Orchard is located on a rural lane approximately 2 miles from downtown Sebastopol. The house sits in the midst of a lush apple orchard of the heirloom, organic Gravensteins. The vacation rental is a charming retro 1926 farmhouse that we have updated with the most comfortable amenities but which is true to its rustic roots. The kitchen is convenient to the heart of the home with gas stove/oven, microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator and dishwasher; all cooking, serving and eating utensils and dishes are provided. We supply a lovely bottle of local wine and quality coffee and tea. The back deck overlooks our property, adjacent large orchards and vineyards with excellent views. The night sky is bright with stars; early mornings you'll spy hot air balloons in the view to the north. Our local, boutique wineries are some of the finest in the country. Most have regular tasting hours, others are open by appointment. Music venues are convenient to our property featuring live music throughout the year. There are well known local restaurants convenient to our property featuring a wide variety of Sonoma County produce and specialties. We are located a quick 15 min to the amazing Osmosis Day Spa in Freestone; 20 min to Bodega Bay; 30 minutes to Healdsburg. Rafting on the Russian River is a wonderful summer activity and accessible in another 20 minutes drive from our home.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1996

              About the owner: We're John and Sherrill. We met at UC Berkeley and raised our family in Oakland, working in San Francisco and Oakland. Our place next door to the rental began life as its garage. In 2000 we had the structure rebuilt as a 2 story weekend escape from noise of the city. We are here as much as possible especially in the warmer months. Sebastopol is a friendly, small town place with a broad acceptance of tastes and lifestyles. Jeans are acceptable just about anywhere but the dining here is sophisticated. High quality food is grown and raised within a few miles. We have our own garden and enjoy tending to it and the other projects we have that come with owning in the country. Did I say we love it here?

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              Speaks: english



              • Entrance and redwood arbor

                Entrance and redwood arbor

              • Entry redwood vaulted ceiling

                Entry redwood vaulted ceiling

              • Kitchen


              • Living room door to deck and view

                Living room door to deck and view

              • Master bedroom; door to deck; views

                Master bedroom; door to deck; views

              • Second bedroom

                Second bedroom

              • Charming bathroom

                Charming bathroom

              • Tiled shower--pretty private view to the south

                Tiled shower--pretty private view to the south

              • Orchard views and east to the Mayacamas range

                Orchard views and east to the Mayacamas range

              • Farmhouse and deck

                Farmhouse and deck

              • July supermoon over the farmhouse

                July supermoon over the farmhouse

              • Late August sunset

                Late August sunset

              • Front entry

                Front entry

              • Kitchen


              • Family room and kitchen

                Family room and kitchen

              • Living room

                Living room

              • Master bedroom with door; view to deck and beyond

                Master bedroom with door; view to deck and beyond

              • Charming bathroom: pedestal sink, clawfoot tub

                Charming bathroom: pedestal sink, clawfoot tub

              • Bathroom with clawfoot tub; tiled floor

                Bathroom with clawfoot tub; tiled floor

              • Deck with views of the orchard and to the north and east

                Deck with views of the orchard and to the north and east

              • Potting shed in the orchard

                Potting shed in the orchard

              • Private entrance to the house

                Private entrance to the house

              • Late August colors

                Late August colors

              VRBO #592615

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Sunday, October 19, 2014

              $195 - $210 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 10/19/14
              Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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              Member since: 2014
              Speaks: english
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