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Wne Country Apartment With Privacy And Peace Of Mind

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This Quiet Vacation Rental Is Located On .7 Acre With Complete Privacy

This rental is located in the heart of wine country in beautiful Sonoma County. Napa County is 20 minutes away and it is the hub of wine country with Healdsburg, Windsor, the coast, Petaluma, and the city of Sonoma, plus easy acess to an Francisco, just minutes away. It is 3 minutes to Hwy 101, yet feels far away from the maddening crowd. The unit is newly remodeled with hardwood floors, and a huge brick patio. It is surrounded with oak trees and is located on a hillside with lovely views. There are two bedrooms: the master has a king size bed and the smaller bedroom has a queen. It is wheelchair accessible. The rooms are filled with local art for great color and life. I live in the upstairs portion of the home and rent the downstairs It is completely separate with separate entrances/exits. I am also an Uber Partner so taxi service is right at your fingertips.

Property Manager
Char Wood
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Char Wood

I am an artist and entrepreneur who loves to interact with people. My paintngs are mostly plein air (down at the site) and I paint frequently. I have won many awards and have sold many pieces nationally. I love renovating homes and really enjoy turning a tired place into a show place. I'm very quiet in my home and live alone in the upstairs. The rental is downstairs.

Char Wood purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Char Wood chose Sonoma County

I bought this property because it needed to be improved and I loved the location, plus the extra unit downstairs. In the 11 years I have been here I have had long term tenants. I have decided to share this property with others who want a great place to get away and allow them to enjoy it as much as I do. I also became an Uber Partner to add to the convenience of my guests.

What makes this apartment unique

Close to everything, but feels like a million miles away from the crowds and traffic. Private and very quiet.


Beautiful surroundings.

Hillside views.

Neighbors nearby, but not close enough to see you.

Very safe neighborhood.

Uber service on premises.


Larkfield-Wikiup Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Very large with tile floors and area rug
  • Very large bathroom with stand up shower in white tile. Multiple use shower heads.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with dresser and side table, Hardwood floors.
  • Large master bedroom with a gas-burning stove and large closet. There are tile floors with a wool area rug, side tables, and a small dresser. Very private.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • tennis
Lots of country roads for bicyclists. Good short and long walking areas. Near everything including Napa. Close by restaurants and market. Three minutes to Hwy. 101.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

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Wne Country Apartment With Privacy And Peace Of Mind
average rating of 4.25 based on 20 reviews

Constance and Charles Riggs

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed meeting them and hosting their stay. Love to see them in the future.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Friendswood , TX


  • 1 of 5

We did receive the privacy we needed and an outside entrance, however it is a basement. The musty mold smells did not go away. We tried airing the place out with opening the windows to no avail. The master bedroom carpet smells of animal urine. My daughter has a good amount of allergies and spent most of the time outside in the hammock. An offer of clean towels during the week would have been appreciated. Please read all the reviews before renting anything.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There seems to be something wrong with you. This IS NOT A BASEMENT. Mold!!!!??? That's delusional. Urine from animals on master bedroom rugs? No animals have ever been in this apartment. I told you to ask if you needed anything (like towels), but guess you'd rather get rid of your suppressed aggressions on strangers. What nasty people you are. Can't believe your vitriol. Hope other hosts take note.
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Family Wine Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife, son and I spent 3 days touring wineries in Sonoma and Napa...We chose Char's apartment for our stay and couldn't have been happier....She met us the night we arrived and showed us around...She was very gracious and helpful....The apartment had all that we needed.....The living room area was perfect for relaxing after hitting the vineyards and the beds were comfortable, a real bonus....The kitchen was nice, it had all we needed to cook breakfast and dinner with...The best part is the view from the patio, that morning cup of coffee goes great listening to the wildlife in the forest that surrounds you, just a very peaceful experience... The is a great place to stay for a small group...We will definitely stay there again....

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting the Emericks. They are the perfect guests. Hope to see them again soon.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Denver area

Lovely, spacious property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our needs, a retired couple. Great deck for visiting with our Santa Rosa son, fully-stocked kitchen. Only ate in for breakfast, but that was due to the many restaurants in the area. A nearby grocery store met all our short-term needs. Perfect location for us, out of the bustling city but easily accessible to it. Very close to Safari West, if you're thinking of going there. Char's beautiful artwork is throughout, an aesthetic bonus. No AC was not a problem, with temps in the upper 70s. We'd gladly return for another visit !

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Saint Augustine, FL

OK, but whatever you do don't ask for extra towels

  • 2 of 5

The nice points of the property:

1. King size bed was VERY comfortable

2. Linens and towels were clean

3. Apt. was clean - very clean

4. Area was very quiet and private. Easily accessible to Route 101, main N-S route from San Francisco up through the wine country and beyond.

Bad points:

1. There was a terribly musty odor upon arrival that we kind of brushed off. Went to the supermarket and bought 4 air fresheners to eliminate the odor. They did their job - took about 2 days. We shouldn't have had to do that. The odor was very obvious.

2. This was a basement apartment that has been adapted for guests/renters. Very cheap workmanship and materials - bathroom and kitchen cabinets that really belong in a garage. The refrigerator makes an enormous amount of noise when running. Pots and pans for cooking in the kitchen were on the light side, to say the least. The water closet was designed for a child, I think. Most adults would not fit on this comfortably.

3. Big Problem: There were two very light weight med size bath towels per person when we arrived. My wife and I take frequent showers. 3 days in ( we were in for the week), we asked for some additional bath towels and got two ( with a bit of an attitude). 5 days in, needed a few more. This time got two more with a big attitude (rude really) and after this point the owner ( with whom we had a good relationship to that point) refused to answer our tel calls. We know she was home ( she lives up stairs). The windows were open, car in the garage and the TV on. On the last day, I tried again to reach just nail down the departure details ( where to leave the key, etc). We just left and left the key on the table.

We would not recommend this place; nor would we return.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm astounded. Towels: you asked for new towels every day. This is a home share not a hotel, and even hotels have notices in their rooms asking for guests to be conservative with towels. We are in a major drought, if you are not aware, and several showers a day is not considerate of this state. I doubt if you do 180 towels, face cloths, and hand towels a month in your laundry. Smell? Do you not recognize the scent of cedar. The master closet is lined with this. Maybe you prefer Glade (which is very toxic) to natural scents? Calls? There were no voicemails on my phone. What was that white powder dumped all over the entire apartment? What a mess to clean up. It was all over the furniture and floors.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Beautiful and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here while completing the Ironman Vineman triathlon, and found it to be close to everything. Char was a very welcoming host, and the place was roomie and had everything I needed. Thanks for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They were very nice and friendly. Hope the race went well. Hope they'll return for the next race.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
275 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: necessary

Our area is a never ending tourist paradise. The Napa Valley is a 20 minute drive for more wineries, shopping, art shows, galleries, restaurants, and everything else that you can imagine.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $89
cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager'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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