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Guest House, on Eight Acre West Petaluma Ranch

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

We pioneered the Guest House as a service for short stay visitors over 25 years ago and enjoy making them comfortable, many returning over the years. PLEASE NOTE RATES: 1 month = $ 2900; 2 months = $ 2750/Mo; 3 Months = $ 2600/Mo; 4 months = $ 2450. We have different furniture options, so home may be reconfigured for your unique comfort needs. Private, quiet, safe and secure. We are located 5 minutes west of downtown Petaluma. We have frequent returnees.

We'd love to talk with you in person about how special our property is and how we can make your stay special. Please call us at 707-762-0229.

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More Details

Paul Praetzel
Member since: 2006
Speaks: german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2016

About Paul Praetzel

The Praetzel Guesthouse is located on the 8 acre Praetzel ranch settled in 1870 by Paul's Great Grandfather John J. King. It was a produce ranch, shipping such by riverboat via the Petaluma River or the Port of Tomales 14 miles west. In 1905 Grampa King went in to the chicken business - (they were free range back then!) Paul's mother, ably assisted by Dad Praetzel started a furniture business in 1950 - soon becoming the largest retailer of quality furniture in the North Bay Area, and it continues today as Praetzel's Fine Furniture. With that generations' passing Paul & Judy took the smaller of the two homes on the property and outfitted it with fine furniture to provide guest housing for people on temporary stay in Petaluma. Probably the region's first short term fully furnished housing, before internet - advertising with the Chamber of Commerce and with local realtors. It proved a service for those in need of short Petaluma stays. We enjoy the pace and flow, the texture and assortment of lovely people to our property. We personally inspect and ok the house before each arrival and expect to be of cheerful service to you during your stay here.

Paul Praetzel purchased this cottage in 1870


Petaluma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom features a custom handmade king size mattress set - everyone wants to know 'where can I get one?' (Royal Mattress Company Covina, Ca the model is Elegance Traditional Top) Guest Room has two twin extra long mattress sets.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
LOVE OYSTERS?? We have access to the freshest oysters, clams and mussels as supplied by the nearby Point Reyes and Bodega Bay Oyster Company.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Guest House, on Eight Acre West Petaluma Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Mazatlan, Mexico

Perfect Wine Country Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the best wine country vacation rental we have ever had. We enjoyed it so much that we made reservations for next year. Every comfort of home is there. The pastoral setting is idyllic, and the proximity to the lively town of Petaluma, the beautiful vineyard country, and the ocean, make this the perfect Northern California retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

We have rented holiday ho...

  • 5 of 5

We have rented holiday homes previously and the Petaluma Farmhouse is now our favourite place to stay.

We have three small children and the quiet, privacy, of this site creates a perfect relaxed atmosphere.

The location of the guesthouse was excellent as well. It was only a few minutes to Petaluma for restaurants and shopping and then 20 minutes to Dillon Beach (not including our stops at the bakery at Tomales).

Paul Preatzel, the owner of the Petaluma Farmhouse makes you feel like a family member.

I would recommend this place to anyone especially to families.


Martin Day

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Petaluma Cottage Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $2,000

$500 Security & Reservation Deposit refunded on departure - $1000 toward 1st month's rent due 45 days prior to arrival. Balance of 1st month rent due on arrival. Succeeding months stay is paid 2 weeks in advance of month following. Cancellations & Refunds are honored when we are able to let out the home in a timely manner. Preferred payment method is by check. Credit Cards N/A

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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