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Lofty Wine Country 'Zen' Modern Barn

Laurie Ridgeway

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Lofty Wine Country 'Zen' Modern Barn

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Sebastopol Studio Rental Photos and Description

Large open studio with comfy King Bed, 1 full bath with walk-in shower, sleeps 2

Perfectly situated off a country road that winds through the heart of Sonoma Wine Country Paradise, surrounded by the area's leading wineries and restaurants, this 'modern barn' has been transformed into the perfect 'Get-Away-From-It-All' vacation home.

You will be thrilled when you enter the Zen Modern Barn -- Romantic, stylish, modern and peaceful all describe this special light-filled lofty space with high open beam ceilings, the warm rich colors and lovely furnishings, including a very comfy king-size bed. We have recently added an air-conditioning system for maximum comfort in the summer months. There is a completely new fully-equipped kitchen with stainless refrigerator, full-size gas range and dishwasher, too! Loaded with appliances including Microwave, toaster, blender, cooking supplies, etc. Enjoy one of your own gourmet meals with fresh produce and local wine as you gaze out the many doors and windows to the vineyard. Enjoy the flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi. Sit outside and enjoy the night sky or morning birdsong on your private patio

Local Wineries: We are truly located in Wine Country Central, an ideal starting point from which to explore dozens and dozens of renowned wineries. 2 are in walking distance, Joseph Swan and Martin Ray, with numerous within a 5-10 minute drive. We can't begin to list time all but some of our favorites are Gary Farrell, Rodney Strong, Ferrari-Carano, Arista, Hop Kiln, Lynmar Estates, DeLoach, Dutton Estates, Kendall-Jackson,La Crema, Murphy-Goode and Merry Edwards. 15 minutes to the delights of charming downtown Healdsburg.

Check out for comprehensive listings of the areas wineries.

The Dry Creek Valley, Chalk Hill and Alexander Valley wineries are all just a short drive through some of the most gorgeous scenery anywhere. The only hard part is choosing which ones to visit!

Restaurants: Sonoma County has become renowned not only for its wineries but also for its food known for using many of the local fine ingredients to produce many an award-winning dining experience.

Wonderful restaurants in Graton include Willowood Cafe and Underwood. Zazu is a farm to table restaurant that has quickly made a name for itself for it's 'insider' gourmet vibe in an old country house right on Guerneville Rd. The Farmhouse Inn is just minutes away and serves first-class fare in an elegant turn-of-the-century farmhouse. Willy's Wine Bar is fun, you can order Wine 'Flights' for your own private wine tasting while sampling delicious tapas dishes to pair. Peter Lowell's in Sebastopol is one of our favorites for great savvy awesome food in a hip casual environment.

Home to the Slow Food movement, the surrounding countryside is dotted with fresh produce stands like Andy's Produce, local dairies and cheese.

Explore the Farm Trail vendors where everything from fresh eggs and homemade

Local Towns to Explore: The house is ideally located to explore many of charming and picturesque towns that surround the entire region. Of course, the well-known village of Healdsburg is great fun, as picturesque as a Disney movie set. Built around a classic country town square, explore the many shops, boutiques and wine tasting rooms after a fine lunch or dinner in one of many gourmet restaurants.




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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Laurie Ridgeway (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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based on 26 traveler reviews

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Lofty Wine Country 'Zen' Modern Barn
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealanders touring California

  • 5 of 5

We toured California for 3 weeks recently and finished our tour at the Zen Barn. We booked 3 vacation homes, all were excellent but Zen Barn was our favourite. We had 4 nights there in September and were so pleased with our choice. It was spacious, so beautifully furnished and the bathroom was excellent too. We went sightseeing every day but loved to return late afternoon, have a wine and appreciate the peaceful private setting and lovely views and cook a meal in the well equipped kitchen.

It is so close to neighbouring towns and yet in the country also. We had a lovely lunch at The Backyard Restaurant in Forestville and got one of the pizzas ever at the Forestville Pizzeria which we brought home for dinner. Speers Market in Forestville fulfilled our grocery needs well and the service so friendly. We had a lovely day out at nearby Healdsburg, a charming place with great shopping and restaurants.

Our say at Zen Barn has made us re-evaluate our thoughts about living in the city. It is a lovely vacation home and we have some great memories.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Janine. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us - all the way from New Zealand! It sounds like you truly got to explore the area. Though you are so far away I certainly hope you will find yourselves in our neck of the woods again soon! All the best, Laurie

Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent four days at the zen barn in Forestville. It was our ten year anniversary, and we were looking to just relax and unwind. The property and surrounding area exceeded our expectations. The zen barn was absolutely pristine and very modern inside. The bed is incredibly comfortable. We slept soundly each night. The location is perfect being a bit private. It's very quiet and peaceful, yet you are still so close to many wonderful wineries and restaurants.

We particularly enjoyed the restaurant Backyards in Forestville. The food is fresh and delicious and the service is friendly.

We also enjoyed touring Healdsburg, the many tasting rooms and shops. You must stop in Williamson wines. They are charming and pair each taste with a small cheese bite.

We highly recommend the zen barn as a place for those looking for a romantic escape from reality for awhile. It was a joy.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dublin, Ireland

Wonderful week in the "Zen" Barn in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the barn. It was exactly what we wanted

and it was an excellent location for exploring the wine country. As a base for touring it was

ideal as it it is about half way between Healdsburg and Sonoma with an amazing

selection of wineries within very easy reach (there were a few very close and within

walking distance if you don't want to drink and drive) The barn is set back from the road.

It is very peaceful yet not too far from Santa Rosa or Sebastopol for restaurants and shopping.

The accommodation was excellent and beautifully furnished. We felt totally at home for the week.

The highlight every day was sitting out on the patio in the evening with a glass

of wine looking out on the vineyard, listening to the bees in the lavender and watching

the humming birds coming and going. We also loved watching the quail family that

seem to have their home at the end of the garden.

The bathroom facilities were excellent with a fantastic wet area for showering.

The kitchen was very well equipped and well laid out. The only things missing

were a washing machine and clothes drier. (We were touring for a month and

we missed having laundry facilities).

The barn gave us a wonderful experience of open plan living and while the

property is described as a studio it does not feel like one and it is very spacious and airy.

We would highly recommend the barn to anyone looking to spend some time in the Sonoma

area. A fantastic property and wonderful place to visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Mexico

June adventure

  • 5 of 5

Very modern and open concept with a nice garden setting overlooking vineyards. Nearby local groceries, so many excellent nearby wineries and near lots other but off the beaten path.What else would anyone need!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great place!! Love love love!

  • 5 of 5

So this place is great. Super clean and perfect for a romantic getaway. Just outside the view is beautiful vineyard. It's great location 1 mile from some great vineyard (Sonoma cutrer super nice people and great place). Laurie and Cay were awesome to work with. You will love it.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect Landing Pad

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend & I stayed at the Zen Barn in late October 2012. To say it was perfect is an understatement. The location is incredible - great wineries located just minutes away, within driving distance to Napa, Sonoma & St. Helena. The town isn't too far away so getting groceries wasn't a problem at all. The barn itself was such a perfect place to land after touring all day. We had breakfast, left for the day and would come back, cook dinner and watch the sunset on the patio with our latest wine find. The kitchen was great, the bathroom was huge (compared to ours in Chicago!) and the bed was insanely comfortable. It was exactly what we needed for the five days we were there.

The local area is so much fun as well. I highly recommend checking out Ironhorse (about 3-4 miles away). We did spend a good bit of time in the Dry Creek Valley (check out Bella - so good!). We rented bikes and had lunch at Coppola (their pizza is fantastic). I also surprised my boyfriend with a hot air balloon ride over in Napa. You have to get up insanely early, but it was worth every minute of sleep lost and penny spent. We went through Napa Valley Balloons and would recommend them time and time again. Also, if you have time, check out Kuleto winery. Totally off the beaten path and the most expensive tasting we did, but again, worth. every. penny. (including the two bottles of wine we walked away with).

At any rate, I've already told all of my friends to take a Wine Country Vacation & recommended they stay at the Zen Barn. It was the best vacation we have been on!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Lindsey, that is a 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed our Zen Barn and are still thinking about it! We truly hope that means you will be coming out to stay with us again soon. This year the gardens should be in full swing with all that we planted last year and it should be better than ever. And thanks for telling your friends!


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Ideal Location near numerous world-class wineries, a few minutes from great restaurants. Tucked privately into picturesque Wine Country setting, your own little world:)

Other Activities: Winetasting!


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Sebastopol Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 13 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer & Fall
May 23 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110
Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes $150-175/nt or $900-1050/wk depending on season, plus $110cleaning fee
Holiday rates are higher
Best Deal in Sonoma Country!!! $150-175. Huge Modern Loft in the Heart of the Wine Country
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Sebastopol Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Recently built, this brand new spacious bathroom features a large tiled walk-in shower and beautiful tiled floors. Windows above the shower bring the treetops into view.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • This large studio, with ultra comfy king bed looks out through tall sliding doors and windows out across a tree-surrounded acre and vineyards beside. This converted 'dance studio' boasts lofty heights with open beam ceilings and is sure to elevate your spirits and inspire your heart.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This lofty light-filled studio is beautifully appointed with an eclectic mix of Asian antiques and modern design. The fusion of the old and the new is evident in the brand-new kitchen where above the dark wood cabinets, that beautifully offset the lighter wood floors and stainless appliances, is an antique wooden family crest that once adorned one of the owners' grandfather's Sonoma County winery back int he 1950's. IPod and IPhone docking station available.

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