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4 Bd Colorful & Whimsical House In Sonoma Wine Country

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Heather Herron-Libson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

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 Sonoma County

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!


Santa Rosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Also has a separate Water Closet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Mediterranean Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Gallery Room; Diva Bathroom en suite; desk in room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Nautical Room; desk in room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Parisian Room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

4 Bd Colorful & Whimsical House In Sonoma Wine Country
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Room to spare

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is ideal for biking and/or running groups, as it is two blocks from Princes Greenway.
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santa rosa house

  • 5 of 5

very easy and accommodating hosts,

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

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had plenty of condiments that i did not have to purchase

  • 5 of 5

Fun, clean, comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute Santa Rosa house

  • 3 of 5

The house is very cute and quite spacious. Being close to downtown and the 101 was convenient. The house had all of the necessities one would need. However, there is no cable tv and no signal.

There were some issues and concerns with the cleaning of the house and linens. Although the owner was not on site, she was very attentive and quick to respond to our immediate concerns. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Great location and effortless stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was a pleasure to stay at because it had everything we needed and lots of space to spread out. We stayed here for a week before our wedding with our bridal party and it was so convenient to all together and fun to be close to downtown and everywhere we needed to go. The property manager Sasha was pleasant and available whenever we had a question. The house was fun with its decor and our friends will be talking about it for years to come. Thank you Heather for having us! We loved it and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this house over the Christmas holiday to house many of our family visiting for the holidays. The whole house worked well for the 8 of us. Everyone had a place to sleep, close to downtown, kitchen was fully outfitted, and it was overall very comfortable. The owner and caretaker were very accommodating and helpful. Had a great time and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
STS (10 min drive) and SFO (70 min drive)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Stark's Steakhouse and Bar
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Larkspur (ferry from SF)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf and Tennis
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
train to Marin coming in 2015
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jack and Tony's
Nearest Ski
210 Miles
Tahoe is about 5 hours driving
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: recommended

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).


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

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.
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