POOL. VIEWS. PRIVATE DECK. ARTISTIC DECOR. VINEYARD VIEWS. HUGE SKIES. COMFORTS.

Nancy Irish and Doug Blumer

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Nancy Irish and Doug Blumer

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Sebastopol House Rental Photos and Description

750 Sq.ft. 1 Bed And Bath Plus A Queen Sleeper Downstairs. Light Filled House.

You Just Found Your Haven on the Hill

When folks come to visit, they never want to leave. This is why we created The Birdhouse. Now, it can be yours to enjoy.

Located one hour north of San Francisco, smack-dab in the middle of the world famous Sonoma County wine country. We are 30 minutes to the beautiful pacific coast or the magnificent redwoods at Armstrong Woods. The Sebastopol area is bursting with world class wineries, restaurants, art, music, and so much more.

The Birdhouse at FancyNest Farm is perched among the pine trees with sweeping western views of the vineyards. This light-filled, one bedroom home is perfect for your next relaxing vacation in the wine country.

Describe the 750 sf.ft., two-storied, one bedroom house, please...

The main living area is open and spacious with 17' ceilings and ample seating. We want you to feel at home with thoughtful design touches that go beyond the normal vacation rental. Of course we have WiFi and TV, but there is also a nook specially designed for reading. The living room is connected to the dining and kitchen area, making it easy to keep the conversation going. The sofa pulls out to a 4 1/2 inch queen memory foam mattress....no hateful bar across the back. The reading nook even has a single pull out sofa. The true highlight of the room is the bank of western facing windows...and the ever-changing view.

What about the kitchen...

We have stocked the cabinets as if we were staying there; all that you need to cook an excellent meal as if you were home. Your basic condiments and spices are on hand because we would want that if we were on vacation. We included a microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and grinder, espresso machine, crock pot and a dishwasher. The glass dining table has four mid-century chairs that mom bought back in '64 plus that great view. The sliding door off the kitchen opens to the multi-tiered deck which has an outdoor table, chairs and umbrella. The charcoal grill is at the ready in case you bring back oysters from Tomales. Or veggies from the many farmer's markets.

The Bedroom...

Without exception, everyone who walks into the bedroom is enveloped by serenity and peacefulness. Great attention was paid to create a space where your troubles can melt away. We invested in a top of the line memory foam mattress, (waterproof and bedbug proof encasements for your ease of mind) excellent sheets, high quality feather pillows and lovely down duvet and sea foam green blanket. We installed our incredible collection of oil paintings depicting images of San Francisco from the 50's, 80's and 90's. This original work was made by the Owners, Nancy Irish and her mother, Pat Irish Amez, as well as Pat's sister, Diana Creber. Sit on the comfy chair with reading light or outside on the balcony overlooking the pool. A beautiful wooden dresser has a mirror and lighting. The large closet houses an iron and board for your convenience.

Talk about the pool?

A path on the western side of the building leads you to the pool which is shared with the property owners. This is a place where you can further unwind and relax.

What else is there?

A washer/dryer on the premise will also make your vacation that much more comfortable and there is ample parking for two cars.

Last comments...

The property is 2 1/2 acres. Casual gardens spaces are interspersed with Mother Nature herself. We have many apple trees and a small vegetable garden. The greenhouse is a work in progress. The lasting impression of this place is the vast sky. From many locations you have a 180 degree view of unobstructed openness. The BIRDHOUSE is named and lovingly decorated to honor the many varieties of birds who call FancyNest Farm home. Look up and you might see a red shouldered hawk drawing circles in the sky. Listen carefully to hear the hummingbird zipping about in the bottle brush trees. We provided a bird feeder and bath so you can have an upfront experience with the birds. On a clear night be prepared for a spectacular show of stars. We have a fire pit to keep you warm while you take in the hushed beauty.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nancy Irish and Doug Blumer (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About Nancy Irish and Doug Blumer

FancyNest Farm belongs to our Mom, Pat Amez. Pat, her daughter Nancy Irish and son-in-law Doug Blumer are the trio behind FancyNest. Pat is a renowned painter and several of her works are on display in The Birdhouse. She will even give a private tour of her original watercolors in her house if you ask nicely! Doug and Nancy are the leaders of a local Americana Band called 'The Bohemian Highway'. You will receive a copy of their latest album as a thanks when you check in. Many guests are thrilled to have a 'soundtrack' to their stay.

Pat moved to this location with her family back in the mid-70's. Nancy graduated from the local high school. Fast forward to 2010...Doug and Nancy had lived for over 20 years in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach District. Pat was thinking about selling the place and moving on. Together, they decided to try to preserve the family homestead. The property has had many significant upgrades, and now we are focusing on the rental property.

Nancy Irish and Doug Blumer purchased this house in 1976

Why Nancy Irish and Doug Blumer chose Sebastopol

This location is special. The incredible expansive views just make you relax the moment you drive down the hill to the house. There is space just to be, sit and relax. Open sky to watch the hawks circling above. And the trees and the birds. We honored the birds by focusing our design around being able to view these wonders of nature. The private deck is on the eastern side of the house which provides a secluded retreat for you to sit and watch the birds at the feeder and the bird bath. The Birdhouse looks west to the beautiful vineyards across the valley.

What makes this house unique

Wake up to the sound of the California Quail chirping. The wild turkeys will gobble by. The soaring hawks. The beyond the speed of light humming birds. And thats just a few birds we could name.

The house is light filled. Art filled. Comfort filled. You will relax here! We strive to make this an incredible place that WE want to spend time in.

We are also centrally located to all that is wonderful about Western Sonoma County. You can access the magnificent Pacific coastline in under 30 minutes. You can stroll among the majestic redwoods at Armstrong woods. You can ride you bike on the back roads from our place. Don't forget the many amazing wineries and great restaurants scattered around the area.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Pool. Views. Private Deck. Artistic Decor. Vineyard Views. Huge Skies. Comforts.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Pool. Views. Private Deck. Artistic Decor. Vineyard Views. Huge Skies. Comforts.
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Sebastopol Sonoma County
5

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Birdhouse. It is a little outside of town, so it is very quiet, relaxing & secluded. Staying here put us halfway between the beach at Bodega Bay & the wineries of Sonoma, so we were able to do a little of both. Doug was so kind & had some wonderful local recommendations. We would recommend a stay here for a "small town" getaway right in the thick of the Sonoma Valley.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great hosting you and your husband! Glad you had a relaxing visit and we hope you will return next time you visit our area.
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Pool. Views. Private Deck. Artistic Decor. Vineyard Views. Huge Skies. Comforts.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3756822
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Sebastopol Sonoma County
Nashville, TN
5

What a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place to stay! We so enjoyed our stay here. The home is so wonderfully decorated, with such attention to detail. The original artwork really means a lot and shows very well. The home was super clean and comfortable. We just wanted to move in permanently! the photos do not do this property justice! The views are spectacular! We spent an evening by the pool with the owners, and found them to be fun, gracious and so accommodating. We would certainly stay here again, and would recommend to anyone in the area. Thanks for such a great stay!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Pool. Views. Private Deck. Artistic Decor. Vineyard Views. Huge Skies. Comforts.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3756822
+1 -4158199266
Sebastopol Sonoma County
Nashville, TN
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
This place is wonderful! The home was beautifully decorated, the pictures do not do it justice. Super clean and comfortable. We spent an evening by the pool and the views are spectacular! The hosts were so welcoming and outgoing, always ready to accommodate. The property is away from the city and so quiet and beautiful. We would absolutely stay here again, and would recommend this to anyone who is or will be in the area.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary and Ray!
We enjoyed your visit to our Birdhouse. Glad you were comfortable. We hope you come back next time you visit your son.
Cheers, Nancy and Doug
business
Pool. Views. Private Deck. Artistic Decor. Vineyard Views. Huge Skies. Comforts.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3756822
+1 -4158199266
Sebastopol Sonoma County
5

Highly recommend the Birdhouse to friends and family

  • 5 of 5
The Birdhouse is absolutely beautiful, comfortable and tastefully decorated. It has a very special ambiance which is stylish with a flair for mid-century modern, yet feels warm and cozy. Original art and a bird nest/house theme make it delightful. Quiet and peaceful, in a country setting, we had a great nights rest in a very comfortable bed with lovely linens, and beautiful bedspread. The vintage teak wood bed has a feeling of luxury and comfort. We woke up to the distant sound of California Quail in the morning. The fully furnished kitchen has everything we needed including choices for indoor and outdoor eating areas.
Everything is sparkly clean and inviting.
The Birdhouse is in a great location for day trips to small towns and tasting rooms tucked away in wine country. Really enjoyed the Russian River for kayaking and walks along the ocean. Great restaurants and unique shops minutes away in Sabastobol. Discovered the delights of the "Garden Flour Bakery" just down the road. The friendly owners are very informative and accommodating. We would highly recommend the Birdhouse to friends and family who want a unique experience when visiting wine country.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Pool. Views. Private Deck. Artistic Decor. Vineyard Views. Huge Skies. Comforts.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3756822
+1 -4158199266
Sebastopol Sonoma County
5

Attention to detail, color, decorating, comfort

  • 5 of 5
Attention to detail and color.

The Birdhouse is absolutely beautiful, comfortable and tastefully decorated. It has a very special ambiance which is stylish with a flair for mid-century modern, yet feels warm and cozy. Original art and a bird nest/house theme make it delightful. Quiet and peaceful, in a country setting, we had a great nights rest in a very comfortable bed with lovely linens, and beautiful bedspread. The vintage teak wood bed has a feeling of luxury and comfort. We woke up to the distant sound of California Quail in the morning. The fully furnished kitchen has everything we needed including choices for indoor and outdoor eating areas.
Everything is sparkly clean and inviting.
The Birdhouse is in a great location for day trips to small towns and tasting rooms tucked away in wine country. Really enjoyed the Russian River for kayaking and walks along the ocean. Great restaurants and unique shops minutes away in Sabastobol. Discovered the delights of the "Garden Flour Bakery" just down the road. The friendly owners are very informative and accommodating. We would highly recommend the Birdhouse to friends and family who want a unique experience when visiting wine country.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our first guests ever at The Birdhouse! We are so happy you had a good time and hope you can come visit us again soon. We appreciate your thoughtful comments.
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Map

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Car: necessary

We are 4 miles from downtown Sebastopol, downtown Occidental, and 15 miles from the ocean at Bodega Bay. It takes one hour from our door to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

We are surrounded by many beautiful vineyards, organic farms and orchards. The area is known for its wine, of course, but also for its food and agriculture. There are 20+ wineries within just a few minutes of the house. Sebastopol and the surrounding area boasts a dizzying array of indoor and outdoor entertainment including music, theatre, art galleries, antique stores, restaurants, hiking, redwood forests, beaches, cycling and farmer's markets, zip lines and so much more.

Our property is 2/1/2 acres on the western facing slope in a former apple orchard. Two separate vineyards occupy the hillside opposite our place. The sounds of the local rural farms drift across the wind. On top of the hill across the valley is the 30 acre BioOrganic farm belonging to the amazing restaurant, THE FRENCH GARDEN. You will have to have dinner there!

Little towns surround our place like Graton and Occidental where you can go zip lining among the treetops. In Freestone you can fine one of the most renown day spas or the best bakery ever!

The Russian River is just down the crooked road where you can raft or float down stream. Among the many wineries we are proud to have Korbel Champagne, just to name one.

You might have heard about Napa County and all the great wine. But that is really all they have to offer. We have great wine as well, but we also feature so many more natural wonders to visit.

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Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$195
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$225
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$1,350
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We are registered with the County of Sonoma as an operator of a vacation rental. Permit Number ZPE14-0074

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sebastopol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Charming Bathroom with modern sink and chrome faucet.
  • The bathroom is located on the second floor off the bedroom. The south facing window brings lots of light to this well appointed space. The tub/shower has a crisp, white liner, and stocked with shampoo, conditioner and body wash. The new sink and chrome faucet hold center stage. There are plenty of towels stored in the linen closet which hides behind a custom curtain.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Quality memory foam mattress and excellent bedding
  • The queen bed is of high quality memory foam with a bedbug/waterproof encasement. Down pillows and duvet, quality sheets, and a beautiful blanket. The bed frame is vintage 70's teak platform with built in side tables. The window faces west with sweeping views. The south facing balcony overlooks the pool and the vista beyond. The walls are adorned with original paintings from the 50's - 90's from the owners and her sister. This room was designed with the comfort and relaxation of the guest.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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