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Guest House, on Eight Acre West Petaluma Ranch

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Last updated: 08/31/2016

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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

We pioneered the Guest House as a service for short stay visitors over 25 years ago and enjoy making them comfortable, many returning over the years. PLEASE NOTE RATES: 1 month = $ 2900; 2 months = $ 2750/Mo; 3 Months = $ 2600/Mo; 4 months = $ 2450. We have different furniture options, so home may be reconfigured for your unique comfort needs. Private, quiet, safe and secure. We are located 5 minutes west of downtown Petaluma. We have frequent returnees.

We'd love to talk with you in person about how special our property is and how we can make your stay special. Please call us at 707-762-0229.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: german
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 08/31/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We've replaced carpeting 3 times in last 5 years, thus the need for $2000 deposit. If approved, pets must remain leashed. $150. non refundable deposit. We 'blue light' and have you sign off and re-examine home prior to departure. Shedding animals may probably not be allowed due to many of our guests allergen parameters....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Other (See Description)


  • Master Bedroom features a custom handmade king size mattress set - everyone wants to know 'where can I get one?' (Royal Mattress Company Covina, Ca the model is Elegance Traditional Top) Guest Room has two twin extra long mattress sets....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • LOVE OYSTERS?? We have access to the freshest oysters, clams and mussels as supplied by the nearby Point Reyes and Bodega Bay Oyster Company. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    COMCAST suuplied cable with basic netowrks and cable channels....moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    SIte is 5 minutes west of downtown Petaluma on 8 acre ranch, well set off, so this is a quiet retreat....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large round pedestal table seats 6 w/ elbow room, plus nearby counter would seat 4 more. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    AC is very responsive and quiet....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat is very responsive and quiet....moreless

  • Internet:

    We are a COMCAST Campus with hi-speed XFINITY wireless throughout....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds made, ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    People ALWAYS exclaim: 'Your guesthouse is way bigger than we expected'. It is large and spacious. The large desk, pictured, is in living room. Family roomis around corner. Home is very open plan....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Reasonable amounts of wood supplied....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Rooster Run God Course is 10 minutes away (5 miles)...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Pool is in-ground 18 x 38 feet and only sun heated. water temp is about 72 - 76 at best. Pool area is fenced and private. BBQ is available...moreless



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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $2,000
  • Taxes Not included


$500 Security & Reservation Deposit refunded on departure - $1000 toward 1st month's rent due 45 days prior to arrival. Balance of 1st month rent due on arrival. Succeeding months stay is paid 2 weeks in advance of month following. Cancellations & Refunds are honored when we are able to let out the home in a timely manner. Preferred payment method is by check. Credit Cards N/A

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1870

About the owner: The Praetzel Guesthouse is located on the 8 acre Praetzel ranch settled in 1870 by Paul's Great Grandfather John J. King. It was a produce ranch, shipping such by riverboat via the Petaluma River or the Port of Tomales 14 miles west. In 1905 Grampa King went in to the chicken business - (they were free range back then!) Paul's mother, ably assisted by Dad Praetzel started a furniture business in 1950 - soon becoming the largest retailer of quality furniture in the North Bay Area, and it continues today as Praetzel's Fine Furniture. With that generations' passing Paul & Judy took the smaller of the two homes on the property and outfitted it with fine furniture to provide guest housing for people on temporary stay in Petaluma. Probably the region's first short term fully furnished housing, before internet - advertising with the Chamber of Commerce and with local realtors. It proved a service for those in need of short Petaluma stays. We enjoy the pace and flow, the texture and assortment of lovely people to our property. We personally inspect and ok the house before each arrival and expect to be of cheerful service to you during your stay here.

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Speaks: german
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 08/31/2016

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  • Guest house entry from car port

    Guest house entry from car port

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    View from back of guest house

VRBO #108343

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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