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Charming Wine Country Santa Rosa Creekside Studio/Hot Tub

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

Studio, Queen + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

If you’re looking for an extremely clean, comfortable, nicely furnished place for several nights or more that’s convenient to everything you want to see and do in Wine Country…

If you want to be in the Santa Rosa area without having to see the city right outside your window…

If you want to relax in a tasteful, peaceful environment within easy reach of Sonoma County's best hiking and biking trails...

You’ll find all the comforts of home—and then some—at the Santa Rosa Creekside Studio. Detached from our home, the studio is located near major highways on the southeast side of Santa Rosa next to a creek that runs through the Bennett Valley area. The green canopy of trees and lush foliage outside your window will make you quickly forget you’re staying in the heart of Wine Country’s largest city!

Please note that the studio is a detached unit located adjacent to our home in a suburban neighborhood. Although you’ll have plenty of privacy while sitting in the hot tub or relaxing in the garden courtyard next to the unit, you will hear the sounds of civilization in the surrounding area. If you want a remote rural setting, this is not your best choice. But if you want a comfortable, elegant hideaway nearby everything you want to see and do, the Santa Rosa Creekside Studio can’t be beat!

The Santa Rosa Creekside Studio is literally minutes from dozens of Sonoma County’s finest wineries, the Russian River, redwood forest hiking trails, Sonoma State University and much more. Some of the nearby attractions (an hour or less) include San Francisco, Marin County, the Golden Gate Bridge, Bodega Bay and California’s breathtaking northern coastal areas, Sonoma, Napa, natural hot spring and mineral baths… the list goes on.

Perhaps the best description of our unit comes from satisfied guests... be sure to read the reviews.

FIRE DISPLACEMENT- Please note that, from Nov. 1 2017 - April 30, 2018 we require a minimum 90-day rental to help create space for those displaced by the Northern California fires. Lodging tax does not apply.

More Details

Tim Smith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Tim Smith

Barbara and Tim are your property owners, and Tim will handle the communication regarding your rental inquiries and booking. Barbara is a psychotherapist, and Tim is a marketing consultant and website designer.

We have worked together to create this vacation rental unit and put love into the project. We want you to enjoy your stay, and so we've tried to imagine what we would want if we were staying there.

If it's within reason and we can help, we'll do what we can. Our goal is to have you come back and refer your friends!

Tim Smith purchased this studio in 2010

Why Tim Smith chose Santa Rosa

This studio is on our residential property, so it wasn't a separate purchase (as the question kind of implies...) Our goal was to create a vacation rental that would give us enough extra income to do more vacationing ourselves! The space was completely refurbished in July, 2010.

What makes this studio unique

Probably the best aspect of the Santa Rosa Creekside Studio is where it's located. You get a private, woodsy view on the banks of a creek that runs through Santa Rosa's Bennett Valley area. But you are just minutes from dozens of wineries, and an hour or less to the Pacific Coast, San Francisco, the Russian River, Napa and Sonoma, Redwood forests, you name it. We're only a couple minutes from two major highways, and you can get around Santa Rosa from here on foot, by bike and by car. Downtown Santa Rosa is just a 7-minute drive.


Santa Rosa Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and commode in private room, with sink and vanity area in the main studio room.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size beds (1) sleeps two guests, and queen convertible sofa bed (1) sleeps two guests. Keep in mind, however, that this is a studio layout (one large room) and does not feature a private bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Walk to nearby grocery store, shopping and dining in 7-8 minutes, numerous bike / hiking trails available without having to drive.


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Charming Wine Country Santa Rosa Creekside Studio/Hot Tub
average rating of 4.90099 based on 101 reviews

Fantastic stay in central location!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for four nights here while we toured Sonoma wine country and we had an incredible time! The home is within 20-30 minutes of all regions we wanted to visit (Sebastopol, Healdsburg, and Glen Ellen) and was a fantastic retreat after a long day of drinking wine :)

Tim was extremely hospitable - making sure we had everything we needed while still respecting our space and privacy. I would highly recommend this VRBO and plan to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

The space was very clean and quiet. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and snacks. The hosts were friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage

  • 3 of 5

This was a cute cottage with pretty backdrop of creek with lots of foliage. Tim was incredibly responsive to all inquiries. That being said, not a good choice if you have allergies/sensitivities, if you need lots of quiet, or if it bothers you being extremely close to the main house. If these things are only minor annoyances for you, then I would recommend you stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In nearly 10 years of operating our vacation rental, we have never had a complaint about anything triggering an allergy attack inside the studio. Our general area (Sonoma County) has been known to set off allergies (my son has this issue when he returns to the area from LA...) But to associate regional allergies with our vacation rental is, I believe, unfair and misplaced. As for environmental sounds outdoors, you will hear some since we are in a well-populated area. This is clearly disclosed in our listing information. That said, with 100 guest reviews over 10 years, almost all of them are 5 stars, and many guests have commented on how their privacy was respected. if you are considering staying at Creekside, take a few minutes and read through those reviews for a balanced view of what to expect here.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the place was awesome and we would love to stay here next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great studio for a great price

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the studio for a birthday trip for me. The studio was very nice and comfortable. Tim was very friendly. He was there if we needed anything but gave us our privacy. We spent a day in Napa, a day following Tim's itinerary on the website and a day in Sonoma. This location was great for all of these.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another vacation rental that didn't disappoint.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in the area for a friends destination wedding in the Sonoma valley. We have done vacation rentals in our home state but never out of state. This was definitely a good pick! We loved every part about this cute, relaxing, quiet and charming studio. It felt like a little home away from home. The homeowners made us feel very welcomed and left us a nice (and delicious) bottle of wine for us to enjoy. Since we stayed during the 100 + degree heat wave in September it was hard to enjoy the patio but we did for some brief periods in the mornings and evenings which was very nice. No complaints and would recommend this place to anyone staying in Santa Rosa or close to wine country. Not far from hundreds of wineries and there is a nice portfolio of things to do around the area if wine isn't your thing (or if it is too stinkin' hot to drink wine). Would definitely stay here again if my husband and I find ourselves back in the area. Thank you Tom and Barbara!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Ferry
41 Miles
Larkspur Landing
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Bennett Valley Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 101 and Rt. 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Multiple restaurants
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: recommended

Close proximity to Sonoma State University, live theater, Summer Repertory Theater, performing arts center, outdoor music, farmers markets, etc. The area is a biker's paradise, with numerous trails and parks within easy reach without driving there.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200

A 4-night minimum stay applies during Main Season or whenever a weekend or holiday night is included.

Additional guest fee of $20 per person per night will be added to the third and fourth guest.

Ask for extended stay rates of 2-4 weeks or longer. Off season rates are only by the month: $2,150 for Nov. through April (please note that off-street parking does not apply for extended stays).

Note: lodging tax will not apply to stays of 30 days or longer and will be deducted in your customized estimate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.