|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Two night minimum. Three night minimum on major holiday weekends including fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day.
We accept bookings of no longer than 15 nights.
This private, peaceful retreat is a free-standing cabin located on a dead-end country lane, surrounded by nature yet only minutes from downtown Santa Rosa. Wake to the sound of songbirds and year-round Santa Rosa Creek, bordering our property. Walk or bike directly into Spring Lake Park and Annadel State Parks, Sonoma County's premier outdoor recreation spots offering everything from a easy stroll around the lake on a paved path to off-road mountain biking.
If you are touring the Wine Country, we are right at the gateway to Sonoma Valley, the famous Valley of the Moon, home to dozens of world-class wineries. Within a five-mile radius you can visit the tasting rooms of Ledson, St. Francis, Chateau St. Jean, and Kunde Estate, among others. And even if wine isn't your thing, Sonoma Valley is lovely any time of year.
Parkside Paradise Cottage has everything you need to make your stay comfortable:
• Fully equipped kitchen will be stocked with coffee, creamer, sweeteners, a selection of teas, butter & jam, and basic condiments for preparing meals. In season, we provide fresh eggs from our flock of chickens and produce from the garden. The kitchen includes a 2-burner gas stove, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster.
• Queen-size bed with memory foam mattress and 100% cotton sheets.
• Private bathroom with shower.
• Hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
• WiFi access.
• We can accommodate 1 child, on the floor on a foam mat.
• Guidebooks and maps to local attractions, and menus to nearby restaurants.
• TV with DVD player and a selection of DVDs (no cable network).
The cabin is decorated with original artwork by the hosts, both artists, and we welcome visitors to our art studio adjacent to the main house. You can also relax in the hammock, have a BBQ on the patio or make a fire in the outdoor fire pit.
During your stay we will completely respect your privacy, but we are close by if you have questions or need anything.
Keywords: Country setting close to town. Peaceful retreat close to wineries, Spring Lake Park and Annadel State Park. Mountain and road biking, bird watching, relaxing in nature.
Robin and Sim are lifelong artists, avid gardeners, and outdoor enthusiasts. In 2012 they retired from nearly 20 years of owning a retail art supply store in Santa Rosa. In addition to Parkside Cottage, they now own an art gallery in Santa Rosa, Chroma Gallery at 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa. http://chromagallery.net/
Sim teaches art classes and workshops at the gallery, and both enjoy working in their extensive organic garden, or hiking, biking & kayaking in nearby Spring Lake and Annadel Parks.
Sim is a native of Chicago, but after living in Sonoma County since the '70's he qualifies as a native. Robin is a native Californian hailing from the Monterey Peninsula, and has also lived in Sonoma County since the '70's.
Since 1994, they have been the careful stewards of their charming 1 acre property and are delighted to share it with visitors.
The Owner purchased this cabin in 1994
The location of our property lets us enjoy a natural setting while being close to town, which cuts down on the time spent driving. At home, with the sounds of the creek, the birds, and the closeness of the park, we always feel 'away from it all.'
This is my 4th stay in the last 1 1/2 years. We love this cottage. The location is centrally located to everything in Sonoma County. The cottage is very clean and has all the amenities you could need. Robin and Simon are great. They give you your space, but they are always available when needed. The location is a quiet scenic street. We will be back and can't wait to stay at the cottage again.
My husband and I stayed at this lovely cottage retreat for three nights. It was so peaceful. The grounds are really nice with a good sitting area and near the creek there is a picnic table, so you can listen to the birds and the water running. The chickens are friendly, as soon as you get near they run over. There are wild turkeys wandering around at dusk and Spring Lake is within walking distance. The cottage itself had everything we needed for our stay, coffee, condiments in the frig and the owners left us some fresh eggs from their chickens. We asked about using the grill, and the next day they had it ready for our use. The bed was comfortable and we slept very well in this peaceful spot. Very nice people who respect privacy if that is what you seek. It was nice staying here and we hope to visit again sometime.
This was our first stay in the cottage. I found that the location was perfect for me. I love to walk, and Spring Lake is within easy waling distance and a great place to walk. The neighborhood is extremely quiet and we slept better here than we do at home. The cottage is small, older, and a little rustic, but has everything you need including access to the owner's garden, tea, coffee, a place to sit outside, and so on. I only met one of the owners (they were busy getting ready for an art show) but Robin was very nice and really wanted to make sure everything was okay for us. If you want luxury I am not sure I would stay here, but it was perfect for my husband and I, comfortable, quiet, and centrally located. If you want to see the wine country in Napa County and Sonoma County, both are easily accessible from this location.
My husband and I have stayed at the parkside cottage 3 times in the last year. The owners Robin and Sim give you your privacy but they are there when/if you need them. The cottage has everything you need and is very well maintained. The location is central to everything, but still in a quiet country setting. We look forward to coming back to Santa Rosa and staying at the parkside cottage again.
We had a great time in this adorable little cottage in Santa Rosa. We didn't get to spend much time there because we had plans all day in Calistoga but now I wish we had been able to stay longer. The cottage was well stocked, and they even left coffee and tea for us, and cherry tomatoes and apples fresh from their garden. I'm sorry we didn't get to enjoy the park and lake that is located so nearby - Robin and Sim even left beach towels!
We highly recommend this cottage and hope to come back again soon.
We had the most lovely stay at the Parkside Cottage!
The cottage is nestled on a unique property in Santa Rosa. There is a beautiful main house, where proprietors Robin and Sim live, an art studio and the cottage. There's a beautiful garden, from which we were encouraged to forage, a hammock, patio, outdoor grill, a slinky kitty, Lena, who patrols the place and hens on the far side of the yard.
When arrived there were fresh eggs in the mini fridge to greet us. Given the proximity of the garden, we decided to dine in our first night, whipping up a roasted vegetable salad from greens purchased at a local farm stand and some extra veggies and fruit courtesy of our hosts. (Thanks Robin and Sim!) Oh, yes, and local wine!
The cottage has a tiny, well-equipped kitchen that's perfect for cobbling together an easy dinner and eggs for breakfast. And a grill and seating outside. We loved the convenience.
It seemed like Robin and Sim had thought of everything: Comfy bed. Wine bottle opener. Small a/c unit. (We were comfortable with an open door, windows and a fan.)
This is a wonderful getaway close to all Sonoma County has to offer. We highly recommend!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
$119 per night for 2 -6 nights. $105 per night for 7 - 15 nights. We do not take bookings longer than 15 nights.
Cleaning fee: $40
Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival, 50% refund 2 weeks prior. Cleaning fee and deposit always refunded in case of cancellation.