|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
To those of you who are concerned about the recent earthquake, the effected area was in Napa which is east of Sebastopol. Thankfully we are fine and had absolutely no damage. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those in Napa who are having to deal with this hardship.
Sonoma county was recently ranked the number one premier wine destination in the U.S. (ahead of Napa Valley) and the number two wine destination in the world, second only to Tuscany! Sebastopol is in the heart of this beautiful county convenient to Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Russian River, Windsor and more.
Visit Sebastopol in this adorable, solar powered studio apartment that overlooks an organic, boutique Pinot noir vineyard. Situated on a 3 acre estate, our prime location provides the privacy of the country but the convenience of being in town. Starting November 1st, you'll be able to enjoy our winter rates!
Please note, we have a 4 night minimum stay year round.
This vacation rental is perfect for:
* A Romantic getaway for honeymooners or to celebrate anniversaries
* Food lovers
* Wine tasting
* An active vacation of hiking, bicycling, zip-lining, swimming and more
* A writers' retreat
* Holistic care and healing
* Reading, relaxing, and getting pampered
* Shopping, antiquing and thrifting
* House hunting
You can walk to more than a dozen wonderful places to eat, including Peter Lowell’s, Forchetta Bastioni, Sushi Tozai, Eight, French Garden, Hana Sushi, Zazu, GTO's Seafood House, K & L Bistro and many more.
Located in the Russian River appellation, you can take a short drive to numerous award winning wineries including: Iron Horse, Lymar Estates, Merry Edwards, Graton Ridge, Russian River Vineyards, Marimar Torres, Dutton-Goldfield and many others. We can provide you with free tasting coupons from some of our favorite wineries.
If you are a beer lover, we are near Lagunitas Brewing Company where you can taste, tour, eat and listen to live music. Russian River Brewing company is also nearby where you can enjoy their wonderful beer, pub food and live music on the weekend. For a huge selection of local and international beers on tap and live music, you can just walk to Hopmonk Tavern in downtown Sebastopol or take a short drive to Barley and Hops in Occidental.
We are also a short walk away from the Barlow - a new 12 acre campus that is a gourmet gathering place for locally made food, wine, coffee and other artisan products. You'll be able to wine taste at La Follette Wines, Marimar Torres, MacPahail Family Wines and Wind Gap Wines. Beer makers at the Barlow include Woodfour Brewing company and Warped Brewing Company, from the owners of Barley and Hops Tavern in Occidental. The Barlow also offers Taylor Maid coffee, Guayaki Yerba Mate teas, lavender, frozen treats, books, breads and will be the year-round host of the Sebastopol farmer's market. Zazu, one of our guests' favorite restaurants, is now located there. All these wonderful things are just a mile from the studio!
If hiking or biking is your passion, we are a block from the West County trail and a short walk to Laguna de Santa Rosa and Ragle Ranch Regional Park. And now you can walk to Uber Bikes, a premier bike rental store!
We're a 20 minute drive from Annadel State park for beautiful hikes of various lengths and levels of difficulty. We're also 30 minutes from Armstrong Woods State park where you hike among some of California's oldest and tallest redwoods. We are also 20 minutes from the coast and 30 minutes from Bodega Head, one of the most scenic hikes around where you can see whales and California's breathtaking, rugged coastline. If you want to stay close to home, just walk up and down each row of the vineyard to get in a nice 2 mile hike.
For a thrill of a lifetime, take a 30 minute drive to Sonoma Canopy Tours and zip line in the Coastal Redwoods. Or take a hot air balloon ride over wine country!
Sebastopol is the center of all things holistic with countless alternative healers including the well known Amitabha medical clinic and healing center.
If you feel like getting pampered, you can visit several local spas, like the Osmosis Day Spa where you can enjoy a relaxing massage or their renowned cedar enzyme baths.
And we're a short drive from the new Weill Hall, the centerpiece of the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University!
Also within walking distance of our vacation rental is live theatre, unique shopping boutiques, a farmers market, Whole Foods, a 9 screen movie theatre and Screamin’ Mimi’s – the best home-made ice cream around!
And for those who like a little gambling, the new Graton Resort and Casino is only 15 minutes away with 3,000 slots, 144 table games and more. They also offer 13 diverse restaurant options.
With your stay, you will enjoy:
* A King size Tempurpedic bed
* Thick spa robes for the hot tub
* A bottle of our estate grown Pinot Noir
* Bottled water for your hikes
* Hand crafted, locally made chocolate truffles
* Cheese and crackers or a vegan alternative
* Organic Paya soap, shampoo and cream rinse
* Granola bars for your hike or bike ride
* Microwave popcorn
* Soft drinks
* Freshly ground local coffee
* An assortment of teas
* Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, electric hot water pot, inductive cooktop and toaster
* Spices and other cooking supplies
* Free 10 Mb/sec WIFI with Sonic's new Fusion technology
* Direct TV with HBO
* Coupons for free wine tasting
* Swim in our solar-heated, salt-water pool, when weather permits
* Soak in our NEW Sundance hot tub
* A complementary tour of our vineyard with a tutorial on grape growing and wine making upon request
* A detailed book of places to go with restaurant menus and more
Horizon Air offers non-stop flights from Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas and Los Angeles to Sonoma County Charles M. Schulz Airport (STS) which is a short 20 minute drive to the apartment. Oakland International is slightly over an hour away and San Francisco International airport is an hour and a half.
* A 9% Sonoma County occupancy tax will be added to the rental fee. Vacation rental permit no. ZPE11-0588)
Keywords: Vacation rental, Studio with balcony, Wine Country, Sebastopol, Russian River
Joanne and Doug retired from high tech careers to live their dream in wine country. Joanne, who previously was CEO of Ampro computers, is now a PhD holistic nutritionist and spends her day inventing healthy recipes and posting them on her blog: FoodsForLongLife. She is the Author of the eBook, Health Begins in the Kitchen.
Doug, who was previously an engineering executive at IBM and Hitachi, now uses his chemical engineering background to grow and make wine. He has since studied viticulture and winemaking and does most of the hand farming of our Pinot noir vineyard. Our 2012 Turtle Vines Pinot Noir and 2013 Sauvignon blanc is now released.
We've enjoyed living in Sebastopol for almost 4 years and would love to share with you our favorite places to eat and things to do. In fact, we've put together a little book of our favorite restaurants and things to do that you can look through during your stay.
We love to support local charities and donate at least 10 percent of all rental revenue to organizations such as the Redwood Empire Food Bank, 1:1 Fund, Project Open Hand, American Institute of Cancer Research, and others.
Joanne Williams purchased this studio in 2008
It is within walking distance to 20+ restaurants, live theater, shopping, movies, several grocery stores, including Whole Foods. In addition, we are minutes away from World Famous Russian River Valley Wineries.
The studio overlooks a working Pinot noir vineyard. You have the convenience of being close to town yet the feel of being in the country. Vacation rental guests enjoy a significant discount on our Pinot Noir and exclusive access to our limited volume Sauvignon blanc, while supplies last.
We have used VRBO rentals several times and this was THE BEST experience so far. No detail was overlooked. In fact, many extra details were added to surprise and delight us. From the fabulous grounds, pool and hot tub to the large, well decorated studio and oh so comfy bed, it was so much more than we'd hoped for. Thank you Joanne and Doug for everthing. We'll definitely be back next year and we're keeping it in the family as our daughter-in-law's mom will arrive in April. We know she will love it!
Polly and Pete
In all seriousness, I daydream about being back in this beautiful place. It was the best vacation I've had in years! This place was perfect distance to be off the beaten path, away from street noise and close enough to everything for a quick walk to whatever I wanted. I went to a multi day treatment at the Dhyana Center and visited with my sister less than a half mile away. I didn't need to rent a car. I went for walks everyday on the trail. I was very excited about the studio and was blown away that it was even better than I expected. My favorite part would have to be making the local delicious coffee in the morning and watching the sunrise over the vineyard. I was fortunate enough to be there during a lunar eclipse and I had an amazing view from the deck. As so many other reviewers have said, my hosts supplied everything I could have needed and then some. Lazy afternoons reading...nice soak...great views...privacy yet accessible. Some family have already booked and I plan on booking for my mother when she visits and for myself when I visit. I just hope there will be openings because the secret is out.
Given how full the calendar for the studio is, clearly it's not too much of a secret. It is so wonderful. I appreciate every single detail--wine, cheese, crackers, tea, coffee, robes. I also appreciate that oil, spices, dressing, ziplock bags--all the normal things that someone might need and hate to buy or bring--are supplied. The studio is beautifully furnished and maintained. If you want a quiet getaway, wine country exploration, or easy access to the beach or forests, it's all here. Thank you so much!
We had a fantastic stay! The studio was wonderful, full of everything you need. The pool and hot tub were divine. Joanne & Doug were welcoming, full of helpful ideas, some of which they thoughtfully emailed ahead of time. They gave us lots of privacy, suggestions, and hospitality. A winner with a +++++++++++.
Nancy & Dean
The DuFranc rental has everything one needs for a very enjoyable stay in Sebastopol's wine country and town. The studio is nicely appointed with rich fabrics and appliances for breakfasts and light meals. Joanne stocks delicious snacks and a bottle of their Turtle Vines wine awaits. The grounds are lovely with vineyards, rose garden, and landscaped pool and hot tub area -- very relaxing. One of the real pluses for us was being able to walk to town via a bike and walking trail. Sebastopol is a vibrant center with restaurants, shops, galleries, movie theatre, and The Barlow that has wine tasting, bakery, cafes, and artists' studios. Joanne and Doug are the perfect hosts providing plenty of information about wineries and local produce and food stores, and about their own vineyard. But they are also quiet and respect guests' privacy. We highly recommend the DuFranc studio in Sebastopol.
The DuFranc Vacation rental was very comfortable, private & perfectly located in Sebastopol. We were easily able to walk all over the precious town of Sebastopol. Joanne & Doug were the perfect hosts & even stocked the rental with delicious cheese, chocolate truffles & wine. Highly recommend the DeFranc vacation rental.
Vineyards and Local Wine Tasting
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Fall & Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Spring & Summer
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Fall Winter 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$50 + Tax|
Rates for Thanksgiving (November 22nd to the 28th) are $175 per night. The weekly rate is $9.60
Rates for Christmas (December 23rd to the 28th) are $175 per night. The weekly rate is $960
The nightly rate for New Year's Eve (December 31st) is $175. The weekly rate is $960
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.