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Kathy or Ken

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

'Little Bird Cottage', Perfectly Located.

75 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Sonoma County Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, Studio + Other (See Description),(Sleeps 2)

Perfectly located, you will find our 'Little Bird Cottage just the ideal place to stay. You can easily access major highways and roads to see all of Sonoma county and more,yet we are tucked away down a quiet private road. How perfect! and we HAVE AIR CONDITIONING:)

We are excited to welcome you to our owner built and designed ground level studio located on our acre and half property here in Sebastopol. We are near, but you won't even know we are there:)

We call it 'Little Bird Cottage', because we have an abundant number of Finch and Chickadees everywhere .The brand new complete kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meals/or special diets for longer stays if you like, but Sebastopol has a wonderful variety restaurants for you to choose from.

A beautiful hand-crafted 'Potterybarn' like bed, covered with high-end quality linens, pillows, and throws await you after a long day of traveling, sight seeing or visiting friends and family.

Out front of the studio you will find a full porch for enjoying that evening glass of vino you bought while wine tasting, or want to sun yourself a bit?, then relax in the Adirondeck chairs under the vintage Granvenstein apple tree.

From June through Sept. there is berry season;raspberries or boysenberries might show up on the porch to add to your morning breakfast ,yogurt or ice cream, and there is a lemon tree just outside your door.

It's a peaceful neighborhood, beautiful surroundings and close to everything you might want to see in the area. We can't wait to show you this cozy little spot.

Future plans: " SaraPinot Vineyards" is coming!! look for our new hobby vineyard that Ken and our sweet lab "Sara" are putting in this spring 2016.

Keywords: Wine Country, Coveniently located,

Near Coast, affordable, Cozy

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy or Ken (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kathy or Ken

Ken is a retired:) industrial sheet metal foreman, and Kathy is a retired administrator from a large HMO, and sewing instructor/interior designer, homemaker and lover of all arts/crafts. We are a hardworking family that enjoy the outdoors, small gardening projects, making and building things ourselves. We feel fortunate to be able to share this beautiful county with you.

Why Kathy or Ken chose Sonoma County

We have lived in Sebastopol for 18 years.

Raised our children here and wanted some property for them to roam around on, and Ken wanted to live near the coast for Salmon fishing.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is very convenient to neighboring towns, the coast, the Redwoods, and beautiful vineyards.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent most of January here, and so glad we did. Little Bird Cottage was pleasing and homey, and just immaculate when we got here. Nice touches, fresh linens delivered weekly in a basket on the porch, with a surprise of wine, or sparkling water. The birds, quail and deer were also a bonus feature for us. We hope to pass this way again. Beautiful state and area you have here Kathy and Ken!
Jan 2014
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based on 75 traveler reviews

'Little Bird Cottage', Perfectly Located.
average rating of 5.0 based on 78 reviews
Boston, MA

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just left this lovely studio after a 6 night stay in Sebastopol. The cottage was simple yet elegant. The bedding was heavenly. The place was immaculate. After a day of travel from the East Coast it was great to arrive to a bottle of wine and a freshly made fruit cobbler. Thanks, Kathy and Ken.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet for the review-hope the wedding was wonderful, and we were so glad you booked way in advance, and you ended up so close to the wedding venue. Convenience helps when traveling. Providing a comfortable and clean spot for our travelers is our number one target! Thank you, hope you can return to visit family one day.
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A Charming Haven

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Little Bird Cottage numerous times - and fall in love with it more each visit. The Cottage is immaculate, comfortable and so very peaceful. We never know what sweet surprise awaits us upon arrival but have learned that it is always a thoughtful and personalized gift just for us. Ken and Kathy are lovely, gracious hosts who we now consider dear friends. This is a very special place...

Jeff and Sue

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys so much for the review! We feel fortunate to have you both as guests. You make hosting an easy job, and its always great to hear your feed back about your stay, and where your travels may take you; but we always want those travels to lead you "back to your little nest" here in Sebastopol; see you next time:))
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Denver, CO

Cozy cottage with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a portion of our honeymoon at the Little Bird Cottage. We did not want to leave when the time came. We appreciated all of the attention to detail that was put in to make us feel at home; there was a bottle of wine awaiting us upon our arrival and Kathy even made us a little sign congratulating us on our recent wedding and dropped off some of her homemade chocolate raspberry sauce. There is a soft sided cooler to use if you plan on picnicking; we used it on our canoe trip down the Russian River. There are also plenty of local guides and tips left by other renters on things to do in the area. The cottage itself is a lovely place to relax after a day exploring the area. We enjoyed breakfast on the outside table and enjoyed cozy nights with a bottle of wine. We had plenty of privacy, but Kathy or Ken were just a quick phone call or email away if me needed anything. We did get the pleasure of meeting both of them on our last night. We cannot recommend the Little Bird Cottage enough and we hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having shared your honeymoon with us is such a special thing for us as owners. We know you are making memories, and we are so glad we could play a small part in making them good ones. Best of everything to the both of you, and we hope to see you on those fun filled upcoming anniversaries.
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Great for a couple! Easy access to Sonoma & Napa!

  • 5 of 5

Arrived late (what else is new!. The lights were on, and sweets and wine on the counter - a nice touch! Quiet, in the countryside, but just a few minutes form Sebastobol, where we had a great lunch at L & K Bistro the following day! The house was perfect - room for two, and everything you might need! The Eides were the perfect hosts - pointed out what needed to be pointed out, and let us know how to get to some odd places we were looking for (like, where can we buy a sim card?)! Easy access to Sonoma and Napa, where there is a lot to do. Check out Bodega Bay where Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" was filmed; take in the Hess Winery and their wonderful modern art collection, dine at the Boonfly Cafe, play bridge with friends, wine-tastings, unbelievable weather. Chill out! We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for the great review. It means a great deal to us to know our guests are comfortable, feel special, and had a great time. Sharing your adventures and ideas of places to enjoy also helps us, but helps our future guests out. Please fly back to the "nest", love to have you come again.
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We Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at Little Bird Cottage for 4 nights and totally enjoyed our stay. The owners keep the property beautifully and have thought of everything. We have stayed in quite a few VRBO (mostly in Europe) and this rated very high. Everything about the cottage is great - the bed and how well equipped the cottage is - are most notable. There was a lovely flower bouquet on the counter along with some delicious, tiny pastries and a bottle of wine. And who would ever expect cream in the fridge for our morning coffee. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We so enjoyed meeting you briefly before your departure. We want you to feel important to us, and getting feedback like this confirms we are doing the right things. Your feedback gives us a little more wind at our backs to continue with our efforts. Please come back to our "nest" one day-love to have you, and so glad you liked the half/half creamer for your coffee:))
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Perfect little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a perfect location for our weekend trip. Peaceful countryside for relaxing downtime with short drive to towns in either direction. Inside decor darling, kitchen well stocked and a bed so comfortable we didn't want to leave. Had the pleasure of meeting Ken and enjoyed hearing how the cottage started. Look forward to return trip.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Sebastopol Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

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30 days notice prior to arrival is required for full refund. Less than 30 days; 50% refund provided we can re-book the same dates. NOTE: 45 day cancellation notice prior to arrival for reservations that are for a full month (30 days) for full refund/less than 30 days, no refund.

9% Sonoma County Tax Certificate #970N

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sonoma County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full size glassed in shower stall/extra towels/paper products/shower gel/shampoo/hairdryer provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Other (See Description) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Can provide twin aero bed upon request/best for child.
  • Queen size Bed (1) Hand-Crafted Potterybarn like bed, with supreme quality mattress. (1) Twin or Single Bed 18' Raised Height/Designer Aero Bed with Ralph Lauren Linens, Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib/upon request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ground Level, Private, Easy access, large new hammock for star gazing! small appliances: Keurig Coffeemaker, Cuisinart Waffle maker, Blender, Mixer, full stove with oven, Hairdryer, His and Hers Robes, Extra pillows and blankets, Apple Orchard Views, Raspberries Vines, Lemon Trees, lots and lots of birds, small fountain/pond water feature.

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