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Our cottage is on a lane off Cherry Ridge Road. It is surrounded by orchards, organic gardens and pinot vineyards, 20 minutes to the beach, 4 miles west of town. We are near numerous wine tasting vineyards, small cheese factories There is a 50 min. plus drive to San Francisco. Locally there are many fine restaurants which feature local, organic fresh entrees. Many byciclists use our street for long jaunts to nearby paths through of meadows and woods. WELCOME BASKET with fresh fruit, fresh coffee beans to grind in the grinder, org. ww waffle ingred. ready to mix and bake, delicious snacks and beverages.
Unique to Sonoma Country: Best Sonoma County stretch of Russian River to canoe:
Alexander Valley to Healdsburg. Rent from Trowbridge in Healdsburg. This stretch has mild rapids, Great Blue herons, turtles, fish and more. Do get out on the beach where they will pick you up. The last distance to the bridge in Healdsburg is against the wind. Pack extra clothing or food in water proof bags.
Little known source for amazing in season peaches:
Dry Creek Peach and Produce, off Dry Creek Road on Yoakim Bridge Road.
Best gondola ride to a mountain top west of Lake Tahoe:
Sterling Vineyards in the Napa Valley. They also have an excellent winery tour
See a giraffe without leaving the continent:
Safari West on Porter Creek Road has tours available on their 75 acre wild animal preserve.
The Petrified forest on Porter Creek Road, the Old Faithful Geyser just North of Calistoga, the Ripley Museum.
Unique to Sonoma Country: Most Scenic Drives:
I have three bests...
1) Coleman Valley Road from Occidental to the coast. (a few min. from our cottage)
2) Geyser’s Road. Take Alexander Valley Road to Old Winery Road to Geysers Road. It winds up to Geysers geothermal plant which you can see from the road. Steam rises out of the ground and some of the many pipes. The views are stunning and the chaparral terrain is unusual and dramatic.
3) West Dry Creek Road, from Healdsburg take Westside to West Dry Creek and go north. I like it in the fall when the vineyards and trees show their fall color. Great wineries along the way too.
Unique to Sonoma Country: Most impressive yet easily overlooked natural wonder:
Armstrong Woods has many impressive trees including two over 300 feet tall. After logging for many years Colonel Armstrong decided to leave a little bit for all of us with his name on it. Take Hwy. 116 to Guerneville (don’t pronounce it “Guerneyville”) and turn north on Armstrong Redwoods Road go to the end.
Best Ice Cream:
Located just steps from my office, Screamin’ Mimi’s. On the corner of Hwy. 12 and 116 in Sebastopol. Mimi’s mud must be tried at least once in your life.
We are retired teachers and have developed an acre plus of organic fruits, vegetables and flowers to make the cottage pleasant. You will be our only guest and therefore very important. We are in a separate house but nearby in case you might need something.
Dennis/Dorinda Tapley purchased this cottage in 1987
It is in one of the most beautiful country locations of Sebastopol with lots of wildlife and birds. Its location is close to many walking and biking paths and wineries. We are surrounded by organic orchards, forests and have lovely views.
This cottage was just right for our long weekend in Sebastopol. The owners, Dorinda and Dennis, let us have our much needed privacy, but were kind and available when we knocked on their door to borrow a corkscrew. Enjoying the freshly ground coffee and homemade waffles (ingredients provided) on the scenic private balcony was a little slice of heaven, as was the huge clawfooted bathtub. I realized after returning home that I'd left behind the necklace and earrings my husband had given me for our 10th anniversary. Dorinda was very gracious about locating it and mailing it back to me. I'd definitely recommend this rental for a charming getaway for two!
We enjoyed our stay at the Country Cottage. It was very cozy, comfortable and peaceful. The cottage is clean, well maintained and well equipped with anything you might need. The property is awesome with a beautiful view towards the east. The sunrises were spectacular! We also enjoyed a nearby walk through the countryside. I highly recommend this cottage.
This is a great place to stay, way better then a hotel. And for the same price. Great waffles and fruit for breakfast. Short drive to coastline and shopping. Found great service and food at Boathouse Sushi in Santa Rosa and Omlette Express in Windsor. The rest of our meals was able to be prepared at the cottage with great ease. Enjoyed beautiful gardens and many birds with great serenity without any intrusions on our privacy. Thank you so much to the wonderful owners who put together such an awesome getaway.
This was the perfect retreat that 3, almost-40, girlfriends needed to reconnect away from kids, spouses and the daily grind. The cottage is exactly as described, the back porch overlooks a vegetable garden and you can see hills of vineyards in the distance. The lane outside is bordered by blackberry brambles which make for a tasty treat on an early morning walk. Sebastopol is a cute town with a laid back vibe. Highly recommend the LaBodega Dinner Club. The cottage is about 10 minutes from town, 30 minutes from the beach. Loved our time there so much, I'm trying to plan a return trip with my husband next month!
Tips: Try to arrive before dark. Although the directions the owner sends are perfect, we over shot the driveway a few times. If you're big coffee drinkers, bring your own beans. The owners supply enough for one (amazingly, delicious French-pressed) pot, but we drank more than that.
We only stayed a weekend and had multiple activities that kept us away from the cottage. I enjoyed returning at the end of the evening to the comfortable bed. I did have a couple hours to enjoy the porch with its country- like view one afternoon which was very relaxing.
We (3 of us- myself and 2 teens) loved the heated bathroom as the mornings were chilly.
My only issue was finding the side road that led to the cottage We arrived at 10 at night, it was dark, and a little bit of a challenge finding the place.
We spent the weekend at this cozy cottage in the hills of Sebastopol. The cottage is in a fantastic location with plenty of scenery and wineries around. Inside the cottage it is well appointed and very comfortable. Waffles were provided by the owner for our first morning breakfast and they were excellent. I would most definitely recommend this location to anyone looking to spend time in the wine country of California.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
We also rent on a one night basis at $150.00/night plus cleaning fee.
Our rates stay the same throughout the year.
Cancellation : There is a one night rental fee charge for lost rental, $25.00 cancellation fee and the credit card charge to us from the credit card company.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.