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4 Bd Colorful & Whimsical House In Sonoma Wine Country

Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  • House2100 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Enjoy All That Sonoma County Has To Offer From This Centrally-Located Roomy Home

Walking distance to Railroad Square and other downtown Santa Rosa areas, and a quick drive to dozens of wineries, enjoy all that Sonoma County has to offer. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2100 sq. ft. house is centrally located, making it easy to get to many Sonoma County destinations easily. The colorful and fun decor has a World Traveler theme throughout the house. Enjoy movies on the projector in the living room or watch them on the large TV in the upstairs lounge.

There are four bedrooms: The Gallery Room (with a king-sized futon foam core mattress and en suite bathroom); The Mediterranean Room (with a queen bed); The Nautical Room (with a double bed and desk); The Parisian Room (with a double bed).

The kitchen is well-stocked with a variety of cooking utensils/pots and pans/microwave/toaster/coffee maker/electric kettle. Kitchen appliances include dishwasher, 5 burner stove/oven and large refrigerator. The house has an excellent heating system (radiant) with four separate thermostats. The laundry room has an extra large washer and a dryer.

In the back yard, there is an outdoor grill, picnic table that can easily seat ten people and a fire pit with chairs for six.

Each bedroom and bathroom has a decor theme, with whimsical touches throughout. We have traveled more than many, having spent a year in India and a year in Ireland, and there are photos/lamps/pictures/other decor brought back from our adventures scattered around the house.

There is an extensive library of DVD's available for viewing (blockbuster/rom com/sci fi/fantasy/art house/family) on the projector (in the living room) or on the large TV in the upstairs lounge. There is also a wide range of books available (on the living room bookshelves) for reading. The stereo downstairs has an excellent sound system (for movies and music) and an internet radio player. WiFi is available throughout the house. There is NO cable TV.

Santa Rosa Creek/Prince Memorial Greenway runs within two blocks of the house; it is a wonderful trail for walking/running/biking.

Our onsite manager (who lives on the property in the guest house) will welcome you to your home away from home, show you how to use various appliances and electronics, and be available for any questions or problems.


Heather Herron-Libson

Member Since 2014
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About Heather Herron-Libson

We moved to Santa Rosa after spending several years in downtown San Francisco. We needed a place to raise our young children and Sonoma County seemed a perfect place to land. We recently moved to NYC because my husband started a new job in Manhattan. I love traveling and meeting new people. We spent a year in Ireland and a year in India and our Santa Rosa home contains many objects (photos/pictures/lamps/decor) obtained during our overseas adventures. We love California and our Sonoma County life, but we had to jump at the chance to experience NYC, as well. Before having children I had several careers (dress design, sales and marketing). We decided that I would stop working full-time while raising our four children. I am currently working on my first Young Adult novel, a coming-of-age story about an 11 YO boy living as an expat in India.

Heather Herron-Libson purchased this House in 2009

Why Heather Herron-Libson chose Santa Rosa

Moving here from SF, I was looking for walkability. I also wanted to be on a street that wasn't very busy, since our children were very small at the time. We chose Santa Rosa because of its perfect weather (even more perfect than SF), its proximity to SF (only an hour north, so still easy to enjoy various cultural attractions like symphony and opera) and its amazing lifestyle (easy access to outdoor activities, great food, great wine, the coast, festivals, etc).

What makes this House unique

This house in particular is a perfect location to launch from if you really want to enjoy Sonoma County. Right off Hwy 101 and Hwy 12, you can get to most parts of the county quickly and easily. Enjoy the benefits of a city (close to shops and restaurants, walkability) while also being in the middle of an amazing agricultural area. Santa Rosa offers trails, parks, museums, Snoopy's Home Ice, excellent restaurants, Imwalle's (local farmer's shop), Oliver's (local grocer-- like Whole Foods, but nicer staff). So much to see and do, really close by!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Gallery Room; Diva Bathroom en suite; desk in room.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Mediterranean Room
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, Nautical Room; desk in room.
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, Parisian Room


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, bidet, Also has a separate Water Closet.
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              House is very centrally located. Easy to walk to Railroad Square and other downtown spots (mall, courthouse, city hall, shopping and restaurants).


                • Family
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          As of May 2015, we have installed window air conditioning units to all four bedrooms. We lived in the house for five years without AC, but there are occasional hot days when it is nice to have.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Radiant heaters with four separate thermostats.
                        • Internet
                          WiFi available throughout the house. Onsite property manager will give you the access code.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Full-sized dryer.
                        • Linens Provided
                          Beds will be made with fresh linens upon arrival.
                        • Parking
                          Driveway accommodates up to three cars easily. Street parking available on Decoe and 3rd streets.
                        • Telephone
                          Local calls only.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Diva Bathroom stocked with 4 bath towels, 4 hand towels, 4 washcloths. Ocean Bathroom stocked with 8 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 6 wash cloths.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Machine has extra large capacity. Soap provided. Onsite manager can show you how to use it.


                            • Coffee Maker
                              There is a coffee maker, as well as two cones with filters for individual brewing.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Kitchen has plates, bowls, flatware, glasses, wine glasses for 8 people.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Please rinse dishes before loading.
                            • Kitchen
                              Kitchen has plates, bowls, flatware, glasses, wine glasses for 8 people. There are pots and pans, baking dishes, muffin tins, cutting boards, and various other kitchen tools.
                            • Microwave
                              Full-sized microwave.
                            • Oven
                              Stove has a large oven built-in oven (primary); small oven next to refrigerator is suitable for warming/keeping warm.
                            • Pantry Items
                              There is tea and coffee, coffee filters, coffee maker and an electric kettle. There is flour, baking powder, and sugar in the pantry.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Large refrigerator with water dispenser and ice maker built in.
                            • Stove
                              Five-burner stove has a built-in oven, as well.
                            • Toaster
                              Toast 4 slices of bread at once. Wide-mouthed enough to toast bagels.


                                • Dining
                                  There is a long table in the living/dining area where 6-8 people can dine. There is also a breakfast nook where 4 can eat comfortably. Total of 2 tables, 8 chairs.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                      Downstairs book shelves offer a selection of fiction and non fiction books for reading pleasure. Please return them to the shelves before you leave.
                                    • DVD Player
                                      DVD player downstairs (attached to projector) and DVD player upstairs (attached to large TV).
                                    • Stereo
                                      Downstairs sound system is excellent for movie viewing and music. Connect your phone to the stereo to hear your own music.
                                    • Television
                                      Projector (in the living room) and large TV (in the upstairs lounge) are not connected to cable.
                                    • Toys
                                      If you have kids who love Legos, you are in luck! We have a huge box of Legos available. Tell our onsite property manager and she will get them out for you. Must be returned to box before departure
                                    • Video Library
                                      DVD library includes large selection of blockbusters, rom coms, sci fi, fantasy and family titles.


                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Large grill with propane tank available for grilling. Picnic table in back yard large enough to set 10 people.


                                            • limited accessibility
                                              All bedrooms are upstairs, so does not offer good wheelchair access.


                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              20 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Very Comfortable

                                                              Pat B.

                                                              Easy check in and check out. Plenty of room and very comfortable, everything we needed was provided. We would lease it again.

                                                              Spacious comfortable and inviting home

                                                              Mark D.

                                                              This home was spacious enough for 8 people. It is beautifully decorated and we'll supplied with all the kitchenware anyone would need. This location is an easy walk into the quaint downtown Santa Rosa area. Close proximity to highway 101 is also a plus. We really enjoyed our stay at this location.

                                                              Fantastic facility and location

                                                              Rod W.Langley, BC

                                                              This is a very well appointed home with all of the amenities for a memorable stay. The kitchen is completely stocked with modern appliances, a complete set of dishes, flatware, glasses pots, pans, utensils, you name it!

                                                              Bedrooms and beds are comfortable, bright and roomy with plenty of linens. Bathrooms are modern and there are lots of towels with an abundance of hot water and water pressure.

                                                              Projector TV in the living room along with a a sound system and comfortable seating.

                                                              Big screen TV on the second floor in the entertainment room.

                                                              Air conditioning in every room. Barbecue and picnic table in the yard.

                                                              Although close to the freeway, there was no noise inside the home and only minimal in the back yard.

                                                              Kay the on site caretaker is fabulous and was there almost instantly to answer any questions.

                                                              We're looking forward to our next trip already.

                                                              santa rosa house

                                                              george b.

                                                              very easy and accommodating hosts,

                                                              place was nice and spacious, great town for riding bikes,

                                                              Had plenty of condiments that i did not have to purchase

                                                              Paula S.

                                                              Fun, clean, comfortable.

                                                              Room to spare

                                                              Andrew K.

                                                              We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Santa Rosa primarily because we found this gem of a home. Ease of access from the 101 and 12 were a bonus plus we found we could hop on the bike trail two blocks away and actually did a ride to the coast from the home! It is all that is advertised plus more.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              The house is ideal for biking and/or running groups, as it is two blocks from Princes Greenway.


                                                              Santa Rosa, CA, USA

                                                              Sonoma County is noted for wineries, weddings, cycling, wonderful restaurants, foot races (half marathons, marathons, 10K, etc), sightseeing in SF and along the coast (Marin to Mendocino).


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              No pets. No children under five (staircase is a hazard for toddlers). No smoking on the property.

                                                              20 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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