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Kathy or Ken

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Speaks: english

'Little Bird Cottage', Perfectly Located.

78 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Sebastopol 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 78 traveler reviews

'Little Bird Cottage', Perfectly Located.
average rating of 5.0 based on 81 reviews


  • 5 of 5

If you are going to wine country, stay here. The cottage is adorable, the grounds are quiet and beautiful. Kathy's hospitality goes above and beyond with wine, fresh flowers and cookies waiting for us after a long flight. Sebastopol is a cute town with many good restaurants and wineries. We liked Zazu in The Barlow, Hopmonk Brewery, and Dutton Estate Winery. Our weekend here was very special, I hope to make it back for another stay at Little Bird Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although your stay was brief, we were so glad you had the opportunity to experience the area and the cottage before getting back to work:( We know our guests often say how 3 nights is no where near enough, but travel far and want to see other parts of California-please fly back to "the nest" your next time visiting CA, and thank you so much for the great review.
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Serene setting in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

In the heart of the wine country, the Little Bird Cottage is a cozy cottage perfect for two. It is evident that the hosts Ken and Kathy have an eye for detail and make sure that their guests are comfortable and cared for. I was in the area competing in the Vineman Ironman but plan to return again soon to enjoy this fabulous cottage and the neighboring community.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are so glad the cottage provided you with a place to rest during the Vineman, and that you appreciate our attention to detail. We try very hard to make sure our guests feel important, and are so happy to hear you plan on returning. Let us know, so we can "feather the nest" just for you!
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Charming and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I could not imagine after reading all of the 5 star reviews that the cottage would be as perfect as stated. After a short stay I must say I understand now. It was so clean and well kept. Ken and Kathy have given so much attention to detail. Plush linens, fresh flowers, robes, cream in fridge for coffee, picnic basket, etc..... They even provide the best toilet paper and paper towels unlike some places we have stayed. We arrived to a nice bottle of wine and a freshly baked pie. The notes on the bulletin board about local restaurants and wineries were helpful. Everything we needed was available and even some things that we had not thought of. A return visit is surely in our future!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. It is often a challenge to remember all the details, but as we shared with you both; we want the cottage to feel the way we would like it to be if we were traveling and staying at a vacation rental. Thanks for noticing the extra mile that we go-gives us energy for the next time you come:)))
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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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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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45 days notice prior to arrival is required for full refund. Less than 45 days. NOTE: 60 day cancellation notice prior to arrival for reservations that are for a full month (30 days) for full refund/less than 60 days, no refund.

9% Sonoma County Tax Certificate #970N

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sebastopol 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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