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Biker's Paradise in Sonoma

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 410 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment with a view

Transient Occupancy Number 1437N

The apartment is 400 square feet and is above our garage. It was completed in March of 2015, so it is very new! The views are incredible from every window. You can see all the way to the bay area on one side, vineyards to another and finally, a working farm, complete with cows, turkeys, sheep, horses chickens, dogs and cats on another side.

The apartment has a full kitchen, full bath, and a living room. There is a fold out couch in the living room as well as a queen sized bed in the bedroom. There is a partial wall separating the bedroom from the living area.

Quiet hours are 10PM-7AM, as we love our neighbors! The maximum amount of guests is 4 and the vehicle limit is 3.

It is situated on one of the more popular bike routes in the Sonoma/Napa area and is walking distance to a Ceja Winery, Homewood Winery, Hanson Vodka and Carneros Brewery. There are a handful of wineries just minutes away and the town of Sonoma is just three miles away. The city of Napa, another popular wine country destination is just 15 minutes away. The home is situated on a quiet road surrounded by vineyards, and other small family farms. It is a two and a half acre lot, with no homes close by. Our neighbors include horses, sheep, cows and goats. We also have horses ,sheep, chickens and turkeys and a steer. Yes, the roosters do crow in the morning, so we will provide ear plugs. Our home offers a unique country experience, while you enjoy all the wine country has to offer. We have organic flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and an organic orchard. Just jump on your bike and ride.

Dana from Corte Madera writes 'What a great house! We stayed here with our daughter who loved the horses and other farm animals. It is a quick drive to the square, Napa, and local wineries. We took a beautiful morning walk along the vineyards -- a very peaceful place. We look forward to staying here again!'

Please see Sonoma Valley Visitors Center for local events. Also, Homewood Winery, Carneros Brewery and Fremont Diner are within walking distance.

Happenings at the farm:

January- Lambs are born. The garden has broccoli, chard, and kale.

February- Fruit trees in bloom, lambs in the fields. The olive festival is in full swing.

March- Mustard in the vineyards and chicks begin to hatch.

April- Spring garden goes in. Lettuce and peas in the garden. Hens begin to lay large quantities.Heritage turkey poults arrive. Sonoma Film Festival takes place.

May- Turkeys leave the barn to their outdoor digs. Early crops begin to mature.

June- Squash, lettuce, beans, basil, and herbs are ready to harvest.

July- Early tomatoes, beans, beets, celery, carrots, potatoes are ready to harvest. Hens continue to lay. The Sonoma home town 4th of July parade is adorable and entertaining. The Catalan Festival at Gloria Ferrer is a fun event! We are on the course of the Napa/Sonoma half marathon.

August- Garden is pumping veggies and herbs- corn and eggplant are finally ready. Fruit is producing as well.

September- Heritage turkeys are lovely with their large tail feathers and silly antics. Garden continues to flourish. The Harvest Festival and parade happen at the end of the month.

October- Lovely fall colors grace the vineyards and orchards. The summer garden wanes and the winter garden goes in. The weather is usually fabulous and the valley is ablaze with color. Many harvest celebrations are offered.

November- Fall colors continue and the hens slow down. Persimmons, pomegranates, and apples are still waiting to be picked. Holiday in Carneros takes place.

December-Hens take a break, vine shed their leaves, and everything rests, waiting to begin the cycle again.

Please ask us about mid-week and off season rates.

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More Details

Owner
Eileen Pharo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Eileen Pharo

My husband is a retired police officer, our daughter is 16 years old and very involved in 4-H and FFA and I am an elementary school teacher. We moved to Sonoma 17 years ago to be closer to family. We love the area and the people. There is never a dull moment and we are very close to San Francisco if you want something more. We enjoy our animals and gardens, and grow /produce a large portion of what we eat.

Eileen Pharo purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Eileen Pharo chose Sonoma County

We camp often, and also do home exchanges and enjoy seeing different parts of the world.

What makes this apartment unique

The peace and quiet. We are off the beaten path, so we get very little traffic. It is a great place to unwind and relax. We are located on the most popular bike route in the Sonoma/Napa area. Picking broccoli one minute and eating it ten minutes later is pretty cool. People say our eggs are the best they have ever had. We walk, ride our horses and bikes all around the neighborhood. It is very calming here. It is well located for trips to both Napa (fifteen minutes) and Sonoma (ten minutes).We are fortunate to be about a quarter of a mile, a short walk, away from Fremont Diner, Carneros Brewery and Homewood Winery.

Amenities

Sonoma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 410 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is a convertible sofa in the apartment
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Crescent City, Ca
4

Cute rural experience but only minutes from quaint downtown Sonoma

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was pleasant and comfortable. The hosts were helpful but only if you needed them. The setting was a little working farm right next to a lovely vineyard. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great find

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment in a great location for Sonoma/Napa and surrounding areas. Great hospitality from the hosts, who were also very responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Commerce City
5

Great place, hosts are very accommodating and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place on a perfect piece of property. I came with my family that included two small children (ages 1 and 3). The set up of the apartment is awesome, with it being attached to the main home it is very private. Our boys, my husband and I enjoyed walking around the property each morning to visit the animals. Eileen (the host) was so nice to our family, she even caught a little frog for our son to play with (it was not harmed and was set free after a short time)! Eileen also gave us many recommendations on attractions in the area that could be enjoyed by all ages. The location of the property is a little far out from the Sonoma Saquare but it's a short, beautiful drive to down and a pretty cheap Uber drive. If and when I ever come back to Sonoma I would definitely stay there again! I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great location! Perfect for cycling or wine tasting. The apartment was super comfortable and had everything we needed. We loved all the animals! Thanks for making our stay amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Las Cruces, NM
5

Out in the country, cozy and well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Pharo Pharms is a working farm with lots of animals. The morning is greeted with crowing, chirping, bleating and the general normal humming of nature. Your hosts, Eileen and Richard, are welcoming and willing to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The space is very comfortable for two. There is a private entrance and stairs to the second floor apartment. We enjoyed or stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Clean, safe, and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Eileen & Richard are the property owners. Prior to and during our visit, I communicated with Eileen via e-mail. She responded promptly, and she was kind enough to provide restaurant and winery recommendations. The Fremont Diner on CA Highway 12 is just 0.6 miles away -- thus, a delicious breakfast is within walking distance! The apartment is located above the garage, accessible via a separate doorway and staircase from the rest of the residence. This ensured privacy for both parties -- both Eileen & her family (as full-time residents) and my cousins & me (as guests). The apartment features a comfortable bed (which fits two) and a comfortable, gigantic pull-out couch (which also fits two). The bathroom, kitchen, and hardwood floors were all spotless upon our arrival. In short, the place was clean, safe, and comfortable. We would stay again. It was nice being out in the country. We visited Sonoma in late May. During our visit, high temperatures approached 90 in the daytime, but at night temperatures dropped into the 50s. With the windows open and the fans on, we caught a cool breeze at night -- and we didn't need to turn on the A/C. Be prepared for the roosters and birds to wake you up at 6:00 AM! We were prepared for this, and we didn't mind whatsoever -- just want to share this with other potential guests!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Carneros Brewing/Winery
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
121/12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fremont Diner
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Dillion Beach
Car: recommended

While Sonoma is a lovely town with a variety of wonderful activities, we highly encourage all that visit this area to take advantage of the proximity to Point Reyes National Seashore. The scenery is spectacular and on a given day you can view falcons, eagles, elephant seals , fox, Tule Elk, deer, whales, seals, coyotes and even river otters!

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Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,150
$3,000
 

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Damage Deposit $1

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