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Charming, light filled studio with porch and deck

Bedrooms 1
Space 120 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Artfully designed studio with private porch and deck facing the sunrise.

Here is the perfect cottage for a traveling professional, individuals, writers, artists, or for those visiting family for extended periods of time. There are many attractions that Sebastopol and the surrounding area have to offer.

Enjoy the morning on the porch sipping a hot drink from a handcrafted mug and listening to the birds singing in the trees. Outdoor kitchenette on porch. Coffee and tea are provided.

We carefully prepared our recently built studio for your pleasure and comfort. The windows open to a view of a sculpture garden of succulents, grasses, and trees. There is a comfortable queen-sized bed. The high beamed ceiling adds a sense of spaciousness to the light, bright studio cottage. The flooring is made of bamboo. The tiled bathroom has a skylight and a large shower, and for your convenience. There is a small refrigerator with freezer, a microwave, two electric burners and a coffee and hot water maker. The LED flat screen TV also has a DVD player and there is WIFI which you can turn on and off. Original art decorates the walls.

Your friendly, knowledgeable hosts can provide information about local attractions including wineries and breweries that offer tastings or art galleries, and live theater. Within 30 minutes to the west you can relax at Osmosis Spa and Garden in Freestone, enjoy the historic one-street town of Bodega, or take a walk along one of the many beaches or hills that the stunning Sonoma County coast offers.

Downtown Sebastopol is just ten minutes away; with its excellent offerings of cafes, fine dining, bakeries, art galleries, an independent bookstore, artisan boutiques, and the Sunday Farmers’ Market in the town square. Canoeing and kayaking are available only a short drive away, on the Russian River or at Jenner. Armstrong Woods is a shady respite of old-growth redwoods in the nearby town of Guerneville. From there Jenner is just 10 minutes north. where you will see unbeatable views as the Russian River flows into the Pacific.

More Details

Karen Vyner-Brooks and Doc Mintz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Karen Vyner-Brooks and Doc Mintz

Professional married couple live on the property. They enjoy gardening, designing outdoor garden sculptures, hiking, good food, biking, ping pong, yoga and reading.

Karen Vyner-Brooks and Doc Mintz purchased this studio in 2004

Why Karen Vyner-Brooks and Doc Mintz chose Sebastopol

The cottage was recently designed and built with a garden view; a light and bright space, with artistic touches throughout. It looks out to a sculpture succulent garden.

What makes this studio unique

We are minutes from downtown Sebastopol, Bodega Bay and Sonoma County beaches, as well as from Armstrong Woods and the Russian River area.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Foxtail in Rohnert Park, Sebastopol golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
12 and 116
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
French Garden, Hill top cafe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Doran Beach at Bodega Bay
Car: necessary

Osmosis a Japanese cedar spa, mineral bath spa, wineries, cheese shop in freestone, and wine tasting, professional theater, art cinema, golf courses, hiking in redwoods and by ocean, wineries, tasting rooms and tours, ice skating, shopping, bookstores, restaurants, beaches.


Sebastopol Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Light and bright with skylights
  • Bathroom stands adjacent to studio cottage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A light and bright space with blinds and french doors. Stained glass window, views of trees and garden, artistically appointed in relaxing tones, high bed with storage space underneath, 5 drawer dresser, Wifi which you can turn on and off, DVD player and TV. Filtered canteen of water in room, kitchenette on porch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cleaning fee is 60.00 for longer term guests cleaning fee occurs once a month or every two weeks


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Charming, light filled studio with porch and deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

I loved staying here

  • 5 of 5

I was working in area for 3months and this cottage was absolutely perfect! Very cute cottage, clean, furnished with everything you could need. Private entrance and bathroom. I loved how quiet it was here and scenery is beautiful. Owners were more than helpful and accommodating. Also helped me with things to do in area, like wineries and ocean trails as I'm not from that area. Beautiful place and I will definitely be staying there again 😊

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, OR

All the comforts of home and more!

  • 5 of 5

Imagine stepping into your very own cottage hideaway, where every detail for your comfort and convenience has been thoughtfully arranged in advance of your arrival. That's exactly what you'll find at Karen and Doc's place. The cozy accommodations are pristine, the setting is serene, and Karen and Doc are a joy. I appreciated the bedside reading lamps, whisper-quiet ceiling fan, whimsical art, brightly lit bathroom mirror, and countless other small touches that insured several nights of blissful sleep. I hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Thank you so much for your amazing review! doc and I were so delighted and grateful. It was a pleasure meeting you and we wish all good things for you. Until you do return. Warm regards, Karen
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A tranquil home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our week long stay at the blue cottage. The bed was very comfortable and our hosts were helpful and yet gave us great privacy.

We hope to be back soon!

If you enjoy breakfast, make sure to go to the Gypsy cafe. Their breakfast stack is out of this world. Everything is scratch made. Super yummy!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great quiet place in one of the nooks of Sebastapo

  • 5 of 5

Great place within a short drive of downtown. Doc and Karen have the right balance of being available in case you need anything, but not intruding into your stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

That's what I felt as I drove into Sebastopol from Southern California. I was so relaxed when I arrived at the cottage. I enjoyed walking around the property and discovering the creative artistic pieces placed in all the right spots. Karen and Doc also have a bountiful raised bed garden that they share with their guests. The cozy cottage with it's heavenly bed and the functional outdoor kitchen and are the perfect companions to the beautifully landscaped grounds. The cat is super cute too. This is a wonderful place to relax and recharge your spirit.

I'm grateful to Karen and Doc for their lovely hospitality and can't wait to return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California

Perfect Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We came up from Southern California for a wedding, and loved our stay! We had the craziest drive coming up, having been in a car accident, and the owners were so understanding and showed compassion for our situation. They were so sweet, and checked up on us throughout our stay to make sure things were going well. In addition to their kindness, the cottage was so comfy, with the cutest breakfast nook table, and the best bed EVER!!!!! Also, the unattached bathroom was super nice, with a roomy shower, and stocked with fresh towels. If what you are looking for is intimate, romantic, and relaxing, this is the place for you. When I find myself to be in Sonoma County again, I will be coming here! P.S.-The cat is amazing

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

security deposit $100
Cleaning fee $60

$ 100. refundable damage fee

Full amount in form of check sent by mail to complete reservation process.
If reservation is cancelled within 14 days of arrival date 60% refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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