We tried to think of everything you would need for your stay in Sonoma County.
Wanda and Larry Lapeere
About Wanda and Larry Lapeere
Wanda and I retired this year. Wanda is a nurse and I worked at Keysight Technologies. We travel a lot, and when we do, we always book a vacation rental either through VRBO or AirBNB. We always appreciate it when hosts go the extra mile for us, so we know how it nice it is when it's done correctly. It has always been our dream to host our own vacation rental. We want to do as much for our guests as we can without getting in their ways. With that said, we have only one rental, so you are our focus. It is our goal to make your stay as convenient and comfortable as possible. If we overlooked anything, we want to hear about it. Again, we don't want to get in your way of having a relaxing vacation, but we want to make sure everything in the house works to your satisfaction.
Wanda and Larry Lapeere purchased this House in 2018
Why Wanda and Larry Lapeere chose Santa Rosa
We wanted a property near our house. We looked for a couple of months, but when we stepped in Casa de Gamay, we knew this was the place for us. It is literally a five minute walk away from us (convenient for guests who need help or services). The look and feel of the house is the best. It has an open plan with a great kitchen. The big screen, fireplace provides a very warm and romantic feel for your stay. Eat the food. The pantry is full, the refrigerator is full, the freezer if full. The food is there for you and and your family. All you need to buy is perishables like meat and vegetables. We provide everything else. Eat the food.
What makes this House unique
Large open area in the house is great for large gatherings. A nice area in the patio with the BBQ to take advantage of those nice warm summer evenings. Have everyone gather around to watch a movie from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime. If nothing can be found there, then open the closet to look through the hundreds of DVDs available. Quiet neighborhood, close to groceries, banks, and restaurants (walking distance in most cases). We've tried to provide you with all the amenities you could find in your own house. Tweezers in the drawer, extra batteries, 1 ounce energy drinks (for the long drive), laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, tools in the garage, toys for the kids, and a Treasure Hunt for the older kids to keep them occupied. If they still get bored, tell them to have a Nerf war, there is a basket of Nerf guns and bullets in the garage. If you have it in your house, we have it in our house. If we don't, we want to hear about it so it will be there the next time you arrive. We don't give you "Just enough" for your stay. If you have a need and you can't find it in the house, give us a call and we will tell you where it is. If it's not there, we will bring it over. We truly want this to be your "Home away from home."
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No dogs over 30 lbs. Only declawed cats.
Absolutely no Marijuana, cigarettes, cigars, or pipes are to be smoked in the house.
Check out is 11:00 am. Guests staying longer than two hours WITHOUT APPROVAL will be charged an additional day.
Please place all dishes in dishwasher and start the dishwasher before leaving.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Quiet, well appointed retreat central to everything!
Casa Gamay was the perfect gathering place for our long wedding weekend in wine country!
This home was a very comfortable, nicely appointed, amazingly stocked abode in a safe and attractive location, central to everything. Indoor and outdoor spaces for activities or quiet time. Quiet neighborhood convienient to grocery stores, restaurants and gas stations.
Larry is a gracious, friendly and super-responsive host who went above and beyond in service from before we arrived through our 4-day stay.
My husband and I would recommend this cozy home very highly!
First of all, the property was very well taken care of and stocked with EVERYTHING you might need. I have rented a number of VRBOs and have never had them stocked with so much food, toys, movies, games, etc.
The location is in an established neighborhood of single family homes. It is centrally located if you are looking to spend time in Sonoma County wine/beer country (Russian River Valley is just to the west and Dry Creek Valley/Alexander Valley is just to the north).
Additionally, Larry was very attentive and quite the host. He wanted to make sure we had everything we needed. I cannot understate the feeling of genuine hospitality in dealing with him.
Bottom line: I, along with my entire family (wife and three children), would highly recommend this home.
Wonderful Property and Larry and Wanda were such great hosts.
We would recommend this property to anyone. The home was very homey. The home was well stocked with everything you would ever need. Larry and Wanda were such exceptional hosts. The home is located near so many great wineries. We would definitely stay at this property the next time we visit.
Casa de Gamay
Excellent property in a very quiet residential neighborhood. You can tell the owners have traveled a lot since no detail was missed. Plenty of items in the kitchen from basics for cooking to snacks and seasonings. Beds are very comfortable and the sheets and pillows made for a relaxing sleep!
We were there to visit our granddaughter who is a freshman at Sonoma State and this was a perfect place for a three day visit. Tuesday evening we had her and some roommates over for an early traditional thanksgiving dinner. Everyone loved it and enjoyed playing the scavenger hunt for items throughout the house.!
It is also pet friendly and the owners had a bed waiting for our pooch. Really nice touch!
Great place to stay and don't miss a dinner at Cibo Rustico Pizzeria. Great little italian restaurant in Santa Rosa. More than just pizza and has an extensive wine selection and beer. Beware, they are closed on Monday and Tuesday.
The house was absolutely beautiful! All the extra touches were there including the homemade peanut butter cookies. It was close to everything for us. Wanda and Larry were very gracious hosts. We would definitely stay here again. You will NOT be disappointed. Book it now!
Four Days in Wine Country
Located in a subdivision, this property was quiet, clean, convenient, beds were comfy and had tons of food goodies in the fridge and freezer. The owner also left a delicious bottle of wine and chocolate candy. There were toys for our 4 1/2 yr. old, washer and dryer, movies, etc. Several wineries were about 15 min away; Safeway 2 blocks away. The owners were very helpful coming immediately when we were not able to blow up the single air mattress for our grand daughter.
There are dozens of wineries on the west side of Santa Rosa, some of the finest. Charles Schultz Museum is about 3 miles away (along with the famous Snoopy's Ice Arena).
If you look at a map, you will see there is a creek nearby, Pauline Creek and Piner Creek. These creeks have walking paths to walk your dogs or go on a bike ride. A lot of nature can be found on these trails.