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Blackberry Cottage located next to Wineberry Lodge

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, Den + 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Our comfortable mountain lodge-style retreat designed by and for those seeking a relaxing vacation.

Located less than one mile from Vine Hill House, a popular place for weddings and on the same property as Wineberry Lodge Homeaway # 981147 for those with larger groups. We are 54 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, 20 minutes from Bodega Bay, the Pacific Ocean seaside set for Alfred Hitchcock’s famed 1948 film, “The Birds”, Blackberry Cottage is centrally located within California’s world-renowned wine growing region, Sonoma County.

Fully remodeled in 2014, Nestled in a grove of fir trees. Indoors, an upstairs reading room and open-air dining room, plus vaulted-ceilinged great room, stereo and 60-inch flat screen with internet access.

“Fun” and “Relaxing” are two of the most frequent words our guests use to describe Blackberry Cottage. And, according to some of the world’s leading authorities, our location, well…

• National Geographic Traveler: Named Sonoma County, the “Best of the World 2012”.

• The New York Times (Oct. 21, 2011): “A New Destination for Food and Art,” in a story about Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California.

Now, the features...

• 1 hour 20 minutes from San Francisco International (SFO) airport, and only 10 minutes from the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS), serviced by Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air

• Practice your gourmet hobby skills in the center of one of the world’s top organic foods and wine-growing regions, or hire one of the region’s budding gourmet chefs to do it for you and your friends.

• Concierge-style service offered on-property owners

• On-site, at-the-ready proprietors assist guests with sourcing locally produced organic foods, nearby seafood and more

• 20 minutes from Armstrong Redwoods which features 1,400+ year-old redwood trees, some over 300 feet tall.

• Your home away from home,• Master bedroom features a king bed with bathroom.

• Each room includes flatscreen television and DVD player

• Inviting, open-air dining area

• Park your vehicle in a two-car garage

• Full-sized washer/dryer for guests

October 21, 2011 – New York Times, Emily Brady:

“Sonoma County may be best known for its wineries and the tony (sic) towns of Healdsburg and Sonoma, but West County, as locals call the area around Sebastopol, is where the vineyards begin to give way to rolling hills, bohemian enclaves and the wild Pacific Coast beyond. Sure, there’s wine produced here — excellent pinots in particular — but there’s plenty to explore beyond it, especially around Sebastopol, where in recent years new restaurants, shops and live music venues have opened, securing the town’s position as West County’s arts and culture hub.”

National Geographic Traveler - 2012

Sonoma, California

Photograph by Lianne Milton

American as Apple Pie

“‘I’ve been to Napa and Sonoma,’ you hear people say, as if they were one and the same. Sure, Sonoma’s 300-plus wineries, like those of vine-centric Napa, offer peak wine tasting, from Ravenswood’s deep Zinfandels to Gloria Ferrer’s sophisticated sparklers. But if you’ve visited only the county’s wineries, come back to sample the astounding diversity that makes Sonoma one of America’s travel treasures.

Spend some time floating in an inner tube down the Russian River and walking amid ancient giants—one over 1,400 years old—at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Poke around the old Russian stockade at Fort Ross, which turns 200 in 2012, or the Spanish adobe mission, San Francisco Solano, in Sonoma town. Hunt for antiques along Petaluma’s downtown Victorian row, and dine on seasonal sake-steamed, aged abalone at Michelin-starred Cyrus in Healdsburg. And don’t miss a flaky, fruit-packed slice of Gravenstein pie from Mom’s Apple Pie, a roadside stop outside Sebastopol. It ranks up there with a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir as a real taste of Sonoma.”

More Details

Owner
Heidi Doyle
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Amenities

Sebastopol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs Bathroom with Washer & Dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Bedroom has King size bed, Cable TV & DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Downstairs Bedroom has Queen size bed, Cable TV & DVD
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
-Plenty of all-sized vehicle parking -Special Services: On-site owners available for reasonable, fee-based concierge-services, including such things as: -local food sourcing, shopping and preparation -shopping/errands -gourmet chef selection and hiring based on your epicurean desires -fresh seafood sourcing and selections, etc.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Blackberry Cottage located next to Wineberry Lodge
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews
Denver
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Heidi was very friendly and easy to work with throughout the process. The cottage was very clean and private. The location is great for relaxing and its proximity to many wineries. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well maintained, clean, delightful house

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you walk in to final departures this 2 bedroom house is a pleasure to stay in. Extremely well equipped and cared for and in tip top condition.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous cottage and unmatched hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Blackberry Cottage for 2 nights with another couple, both of us with ~18 month old daughters and this was the perfect spot to celebrate for a birthday weekend! Location is perfectly situated within walking distance to 3 wineries and a quick drive to great eating at Underwood for dinner and Willow Wood for Sunday brunch in Graton.

The cottage is extremely well designed and decorated and has a very cozy feel. Other than the stairs which both our daughters wanted to climb (and we were forewarned about this in advance from Heidi...we managed to divert them by putting some barstools at the bottom ;) it was a great open layout that was perfect for all of us to interact but having the second bedroom on a separate floor gave all of us plenty of privacy.

And the amenities are unmatched compared to any other rental home we've been to! To be greeted with wine, fruit, bottles of water and coffee (which we had forgotten to bring with us so it was a welcome surprise) in addition to several customized toiletries, there were unique touches throughout. And in the garage was a ping pong table and several other games to play on the large level driveway area. Additionally, the king bed in our bedroom was one of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept on....we compared it to sleeping in a cloud :)

And last but certainly not least, it was a real pleasure interacting with Heidi, one of the owners. She genuinely wants to ensure everything is perfect with your stay and was extremely gracious and accommodating with our group, providing info for local restaurants and activities.

We really look forward to coming back again in the future, possibly with a bigger group to stay at the Wineberry or back at the Blackberry!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

MATCHLESS !!

  • 5 of 5

Without exaggeration, Blackberry Cottage and it's companion Wineberry Lodge rank as the highest quality property and accommodation our family has found in traveling. Internet pictures can only suggest the delightful experience

of staying there: warm and inviting with lovely grounds; rustic charm and elegant country-style decor, equipped to meet every practical need; totally comfortable -- especially the beds; special and caring touches everywhere which reflect the owners' pride in developing this treasured property over many years. There is even a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen and terrace with an authentic stone pizza oven. Our weekend visit was for a family wedding in the beautiful California wine-country. It could not have been more memorable or complete!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

BlackBerry Cottage = Quitessential Wine Country Style

  • 5 of 5

Like WineBerry Lodge, there is nothing to want in this beautifully designed and furnished home. It is perfect for a small family or two couples.

Private. Quiet. And close to the best wineries in Sonoma County. The owners knew what they were doing when they designed and built this perfect getaway. We are definitely coming back. B & L, San Ramon, CA

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic gem! Blackberry Cottage was perfect for our double date/couples weekend away in Sonoma. The house was great for two couples. We each had plenty of space with our own bathroom. The living room and kitchen were cozy. The house was spotless with everything we needed. Beds were comfortable and there was even a fan available (my husband usually sleeps with a fan). Heidi was great to rent from. She always provided quick responses and was available for us, had we needed anything. The location was great! Super close to wineries (Merry Edwards Winery is right next door and wines are gorgeous!), a little market and restaurants. I would definitely rent Blackberry Cottage again. Thank you, Heidi, for opening up your amazing home!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
64 Miles
San Francisco (SFO)
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Underwood Bar & Bistro in Graton
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sebastopol Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Underwood Bar & Bistro in Graton
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Doran Beach
Car: recommended

We're just 5 minutes outside of Artsy Sebastopol within a short drive of the: site of the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's, 'The Birds' in Bodega Bay (20 minutes) with wind surfing, whale watching, & beach combing. The redwood-draped Russian River (10) with river rafting, canoeing. Thrilling River Rock Casino (35). Wine- and brew-laden Hopland (40). Bohemian Guerneville (15). Trendy and restaurant-rich Healdsburg (20) with more wineries than can be seen in one day. Natural hot springs Calistoga (45) famous for its Mud Baths. Sea kayaking playground at Jenner (35). Historic Fort Ross (60), and legendary Napa (60).

Additionally, just minutes from local cycling and walking trails provides that miles and miles of scenic, human-powered (only) Sonoma country recreational trails and Sebastopol Golf Course. Walking distance to Merry Edwards winery, Red Car winery, Dutton winery.

Enjoy Sebastopol's wonderful farmers market in downtown square open on Sundays 10:00 to 1:30. Also is the the famous Andy's Fruit Basket market just 3 minutes down the road for a great selection of organic fruits & vegetables, and less than a mile from Mom's Apple Pie, truly world recognized and recently (2012) featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Recommended Reading:

NY Times - Oct. 21, 2011 - A New Destination for Food and Art in Somoma - Sebastopol:

National Geographic Traveler - Best Trips 2012 (select 'all destinations' to find the story):

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Rates & Availability

Sebastopol Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
 
Peak Season
May 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Tax rate 12.0% #1008N
There is a minimum housekeeping charge of $100.00 which is added for all stays of up to one week.

Three day minimum stay on major holidays.

Please call regarding payment arrangements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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