The Space The cottage is warm, full of light and filled with art. Satellite TV, WiFi, gas fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. Sunny window seat ideal for reading and birdwatching. Sitting room with daybed (single bed) appropriate for one more guest, but bathroom is off this room so privacy for third guest is affected. Fully equipped kitchen. Private outdoor hot tub. Guest Access Two dedicated parking spaces, small private deck with hot tub and patio with sunset view and table and chairs. Guests are welcome to stroll the acre of property to the west which includes a seasonal pond, extensive gardens and native plantings. Interaction with Guests We live in the main house on the property and will be generally available for walk-through. The cottage is private from the main house, however, so if you want privacy, you will have it. Complete instructions are provided in the cottage. Instructions for key and directions will be emailed to guests in advance of stay in case we are not available on arrival. We are happy to act as tour guides and concierges for your visit, or to give you the privacy you are looking for. The Neighborhood We experience the best of west Sonoma County's two worlds. Casa Ramona is walking distance to excellent restaurants, the best pub in the county, a coop art gallery, antique store and wine tasting. But...if enjoying the natural world appeals...we are located on a rural bike/walk trail, on a no-outlet street and overlooking acres of open bottomland along Atascadero Creek. This means birds (list available on request), spectacular sunsets, lovely vistas and quiet.
It's a short drive to the beaches of the spectacular Sonoma County coast, the Russian River, the quaint villages of Occidental, Freestone and Bodega, upscale Healdsburg and many wineries. Getting Around Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, United and American Airlines fly into Santa Rosa, a 15 minute drive from here. The airport code is STS. We HIGHLY recommend flying here and renting a car at Sonoma County Airport. Even if it is more expensive to fly here, it may be worth the avoidance of the traffic from the SFO airport, through the city to here.
If you must fly into other airports, try to plan your arrival to avoid the worst commute hours of 2 pm to 6 pm.
If flying into SFO or Oakland, there is an Airport Express bus to Santa Rosa. There is also bus service from Santa Rosa to Graton. If you want to explore the county, however, a car is probably the best. Other Things to Note Airbnb will collect the 12% bed tax as part of their payment process. Our TOT License number is 1267N.
We have lived in the main house on this property since 1987 and have both been in Sonoma County since the 1970's. If there is something you are interested in, we probably know something about it.
We have one cat on the property, but he is never in the casa. There are other free-roaming cats in the neighborhood.
Kitchen is stocked with coffee, tea, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, sugar and honey and well equipped for actual cooking.
Some garden produce may be available during the season. ...