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Comfortable Two Bedroom Shingled Cottage amid gardens and 4.5 wooded Acres

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom Two bath 3 miles west of downtown great for 4 people

Set well back from the road on 4.5 acres...birds, hawks, owls, turkeys, deer, dragonflies, trees, lawns, flowers, grape arbor, wisteria, and, seasonally, apples, pears, blackberries, and persimmons. The level walk-out from the living room to the patio and garden provides comfortable and private in and outdoor living during spring, summer and fall. The winters are cozy too with the wood burning fireplace and a sofa bed in the living room.

Our place is perfect for two couples and people with children. Each of the two bedrooms are on opposite ends of a hallway. The master bedroom has its own bath. There is a paknplay, a mat type bed and plenty of toys for the under 8 crowd. The backyard, though unfenced, is well defined and excellent for play. There are two acres of woods with paths above the level grassed yard.

Our formal dining area seats six easily (we often seat 10) with immediate access to back yard with lawn and Sycamore trees. . Kitchen is fully equipped and has stainless steel appliances including dual fuel range, dishwasher, refrigerator.

Master bedroom has a private bathroom with claw foot tub. Nice views of trees including Fuyu persimmon tree outside the window. When the leaves change it floods the room with a beautiful gold orange glow.

The second bedroom with a queen size bed is off the hall as is the main bathroom with stall shower.

The private back yard of the house has trellised patio,lawn area,and steps to the upper acres. It is great for viewing birds and other wildlife.

Beautiful garden with gravel paths and pretty flowers in the spring and summer. Don't forget to check out the stone waterway, feels like a different climate a nice cool place to relax on hot days. An extra pair of flat shoes are a good idea for walking on the gravel paths. This property was named Owl Hill because the owls will call back and forth to each other from the tree tops.

Approximately 15 minutes to Bodega Bay. Less than 10 minutes to the town of Freestone, Osmosis Spa, and Wild Flour Bakery and within minutes to some of the best West Sonoma County wineries.

We try to offer a great value for our rate both in and out of season. Check out our off season rates. We have had several monthly guests in the last few years. An easy house to "settle in". We are a Bay Area family,grandparents of three families each with two kids. All of us enjoy this vacation home when we can get away. Not luxury but very comfortable for a relaxed vacation.

The cottage shares a driveway with caretaker unit that is downhill and facing away from the vacation rental. Sonoma county TOT certificate #679N

'We want to thank you for renting us your lovely vacation cottage this past week. We found it to be very comfortable and inviting. We look forward to our next trip to California.'

Dan and Beth

Keywords: Brown shingled cottage

More Details

Dawn Daro
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Dawn Daro

We are a Bay Area family,grandparents of three families each with two kids. All of us enjoy this vacation home when we can get away. Not luxury but very comfortable for a relaxed vacation.

Dawn Daro purchased this house in 2008

Why Dawn Daro chose Sebastopol

We bought this home to be close to wineries, hiking and ocean but also for the beautiful gardens and trails that are on the property. While the home has been updated, it is still casual and comfortable. We enjoy having our grandchildren visit and they enjoy it too.


Sebastopol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Hall bathroom has a stall shower. The master bathroom has a clawfoot tub with handle shower popular in older European B&Bs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There is a paknplay with linens (bring your own blankets). Our living room couch can be a twin bed for a short person (5'4"and under). Or we have a very thick mat with linens provided.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Dual paned windows,easy access from outdoors to home,lots of shade in hot weather,very kid friendly


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Comfortable Two Bedroom Shingled Cottage amid gardens and 4.5 wooded Acres
average rating of 4.756098 based on 82 reviews
San Diego

Secluded, charming cottage close to many wine stops.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable and well stocked with anything you might require for a comfortable stay. It’s quiet and very private yet is close to town and local wineries. From the patio deck we saw several deer passing by. Would enjoy another visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice comments and we do hope you return for a visit.
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Decent option near Sebastopol

  • 3 of 5

Very simple two bedroom on a bucolic street a few miles outside of Sebastopol. Quite pleasant. . The only negative. If you are going to be charged $30 for an extra couple ( which is surprising since it is advertised as a two bedroom, two bath), it would have been nice if both bathrooms had showers.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and your stay at our cottage. Sorry about falling short of your expectation about two showers. The description in the listing does state that the master has a claw foot tub (which does have a hand held showerhead) and the hall bath has a stall shower. . Would an "old fashioned" shower extension with curtain on a ring have worked for you? I try to keep my rates attractive and similar to two bedroom, and only one bath properties and not charge extra for your holiday weekend.
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As advertised

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet cottage, well kept. The daily sightings of deer was a plus. We enjoyed using the well equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing cottage and grounds.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very relaxing and the grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed every experience in wine country.

Our only suggestion is to provide new pillows.

Thank you for the wonderful accommodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay and review and for the pillow suggestion. We'll get some!
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Perfect accommodations in a quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, well kept home, comfortable and very accommodation dating. As advertised.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kris for you nice review and for your reservation. Hope to see you again some time in the future.
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Beautiful accommodations in quiet area

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for 3 adults. We were in the area for a wedding at Chenoweth Woods, which was a short drive away.

Spent time sitting on the patio which is surrounded by trees; very relaxing.

Very quiet not only at night, but also during the day.

The kitchen has just about everything you would need to make meals.

Both beds were very comfortable. There were plenty of towels in the kitchen as well as the bathrooms.

Overall the accommodations were fantastic. If I travel back to the Sebastopol area, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Pat. Hope you do find a reason to return.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sonoma County/Charles Schultz
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fork (walkable)
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bodega Bay and Doran Beach

We love the 'best of all worlds' location.Rural setting but not remote. We are pretty much centered in WEST SONOMA county. Lots of wineries with tasting rooms( including one by appointment on our street) within 20 minutes drive. Three miles to downtown Sebastopol and twenty minutes to the coast.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $115 + Tax

*For reservations of one month or more there is no tax. If you submit a request to book I will modify the quote. The VRBO website won't do it.

** I do not charge extra for children under 5.

** If you want to cancel I will re-post your dates and if I find a replacement guest I will refund your payments less the charge you must pay to VRBO.

**My off season rates include electric service up to $150 per month (its rarely over with normal use)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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