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LUXURY MODERN ECO-FRIENDLY SCANDINAVIAN FARMHOUSE COTTAGE LOCATED IN GRATON/SEBASTOPOL IN THE HEART OF WINE COUNTRY, WEST County, SONOMA, CALIFORNIA

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Technically, I don’t want anyone knowing about this place, because I want it preserved for me and always available! This home is ridiculously appointed. Photos just do not do this gem justice. I am a woman with a luxurious heart, well healed soul and fierce appetite for style. If I were to create my perfect Norwegian farmhouse in Sonoma valley with all the fancy amenities I can think of, this would be my fantasy. Excellent coffee, wine, popcorn, and chocolate waiting in a gift basket. Lovely organic bath products, essential oils and a diffuser. CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN - IMMACULATE!!! Awesome backyard and a rooster crowing in the distance. Pool and yoga lounge with a hammock. Bright, sunny and fresh I could go on and on, but alas, I gotta go back to work. I will dream about my return.

— Shira, From LA

The Heart of Wine Country

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FEATURES

 

Welcome to our luxury vacation rental Modern design farmhouse cottage located in the heart of West Sonoma Wine Country, California. 

  • Luxury Eco-Friendly 1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms 900 sq ft stand alone cottage decorated in a Scandinavian Modern Design Farmhouse style.

  • Private Solar Heated Swimming Pool with Sunbrella Pool Floats in Private Backyard (Pool is not heated in the winter, solar heat only works April to October)

  • Italian designed Clearlight Full Spectrum Far Infrared ultra low emf outdoor 4 person sauna

  • New Air Conditioning throughout, ceiling fan in bedroom, extra fan in closet if needed

  • King Size Organic Latex Mattress from Lifekind in master bedroom with luxurious organic holy lamb wool fleece mattress topper

  • All natural bedding materials with Belgian linen sheets, Egyptian cotton gauze blanket, Australian all natural wool comforter inside a Linen Duvet cover from Coyuchi. Pillow Bar with down pillows, hypoallergenic pillows, shredded latex pillows, and contoured organic memory latex pillows from Three Happy Coconuts.

  • Organic bath towels

  • Queen size sleeper sofa in living room (Cottage can sleep 4 people total, 2 people included in reservation)

  • Eco-friendly AFM Safecoat paint used throughout

  • Eco-friendly cleaning and laundry products used throughout property

  • Austin HEPA Air Filter and White Noise Machine for bedroom if needed (kept in bedroom closet if you want to use it)

  • Cottage is professionally cleaned from top to bottom between each guest

  • Cottage is only used as a full-time vacation rental, no one lives in the cottage and no personal items are kept there

  • Real European oak wide plank hardwood floors throughout. Italian tile in upstairs bathroom, pebble tile in downstairs bathroom

  • 55 inch HD 4K Smart TV in Living Room With Xfinity Cable, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, Etc.

  • Complimentary fresh local organic coffee from Taylor Lane with french press, as well as an assortment of Five Mountain Organic and Heirloom Tea. Coconut or Almond creamer, organic cane sugar, organic honey, and organic stevia provided as well.

  • Kitchen is stocked with organic olive oil, organic balsamic, organic coconut oil, salt, pepper, and some basic spices.

  • Wifi internet throughout

  • Tiki Bar in backyard with hammock and lounge area

  • Indoor Electric Grill (We can not have an outdoor grill because of fire hazards and not enough wood clearance.)

  • Well behaved, quiet, trained pets considered if certain requirements are met, please see pet rules and inquire first. One of our neighbors is a pet sitter, so please inquire if you need any pet sitting services during your stay.

  • New washer and dryer inside cottage

  • Whole house water filtration system as well as additional five stage reverse osmosis drinking water filter in kitchen, filter is changed every six months.

  • Fully enclosed private backyard with private pool and sauna

  • Two off street parking spaces

  • Heat throughout as well as a Dimplex steam Opti-myst electric fireplace stove in living room

  • Countless wineries / vineyards in the area to go wine tasting. There are actually three wine tasting rooms within walking distance or 1 to 2 minute drive from the cottage and at least six within a five minute drive and Bowman Cellars is literally just down the street. (See area for more info)

  • Beautiful paved nature walking path right behind the cottage one block away, Joe Rodota Trail can go biking, walk the dog, or just go for a relaxing stroll. Trail goes to Forestville in one direction, and Sebastopol in the other direction.

  • Please see house rules below.

  • We are fully permitted with the County of Sonoma as a vacation rental and we are required to charge the necessary occupancy taxes and fees associated with this.

Summary of Amenities

  • Solar Heated Swimming Pool

  • Air Conditioning Throughout

  • Wifi

  • 55 inch HD 4K Smart TV in Living Room With Xfinity Cable, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, Etc.

  • Steam Electric Fireplace (in addition to heat throughout)

  • Tiki Bar in backyard with Hammock

  • Outdoor Dining Table

  • Hairdryer

  • Iron

  • Humidifier

  • HEPA air filter available

  • Ceiling fan in bedroom

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • New washer and dryer

  • Two off street parking spaces

  • Enclosed private backyard

  • Clawfoot tub and separate shower

  • Organic Local Coffee and Organic Heirloom Tea provided with Coconut Creamer and Organic Honey, Stevia, and Cane Sugar

  • Kitchen is stocked with organic olive oil, organic balsamic, organic coconut oil, salt, pepper, and some basic spices.

  • Well behaved pets considered

  • Eco Friendly products used throughout

  • Whole house water filtration system

  • Five stage reverse osmosis drinking water system

  • Nature biking and walking path one block from cottage

  • Five minute walk to downtown Graton, Five minute drive to Sebastopol

The Neighborhood

Located in the quiet and safe residential neighborhood of Graton. Graton is a small town filled with artists and environmentally minded people. We have very friendly neighbors. Some of our immediate neighbors are: metal sculpture artist, pottery artist, textile artist and painter, photographer, animal activist, jewelry maker, montessori teacher, butterfly cultivator, art gallery manager, solar power business owner, shaman, backyard farmers and homesteaders, well you get the idea:)

Please note that the town of Graton is located in a rural setting, but the cottage itself is in a residential neighborhood with neighbors close by. Most of the time the neighborhood is very quiet and we live on a dead end street, but occasionally a neighbor may have a gathering during the day (extremely rare), or someone may be doing some construction or repair work on their house, kids may be playing, or someone may be doing landscaping, etc. In other words, there are direct close neighbors so if you are looking for a remote rural property with no neighbors this is not it.

Please be aware that we live in a rural area. You may hear crickets or even frogs at night (no roosters though nearby). You may see squirrels jumping in trees next to the house. You may see wild turkeys, quail, deer, bats, hawks, or even an owl here and there either down on the nature trail or just walking down the street. You may see a beautiful red dragonfly drinking from the pool, ladybugs or even a spider or hummingbird on occasion in the backyard. In the spring, summer, or fall you may see some paper wasps (not aggressive unless they are attacked) or bees here and there on plants or flying around in the backyard and in the surrounding neighborhood. Leave them alone and they will leave you alone, we have never been stung the whole time we have lived here and a guest has never been stung either. If you are allergic though, you should stay elsewhere to be safe.

We once had a guest arrive and see a couple of non aggressive paper wasps on the outside of our house near the roofline and she and her husband were both too terrified to even get out of their car in the driveway. She cancelled her reservation and wanted a full refund for four nights because she saw a wasp outside and said she had a phobia of them (she was not even allergic to them). She said it was our fault that she saw a wasp and we should have warned her and others of the outside environment in the country and the possibility that you may see a wasp outdoors. So in case you were wondering why we go into such detail about all of this, this is why. If what we described sounds like too much authentic nature for you, then this is not the right property for you. 99.99% of our guests really enjoy and appreciate the nature elements here, we do too, that is why we live here after-all:)

Please note we do have a natural pest control company come and spray the house permitter and property with natural essential oils regularly to repel insects, especially spiders and wasps, and overall it works really well and does a great job. We regularly check for wasp nests in the summer and get rid of them Immediately but if you are in this west county area you may still see some flying around here and there outside in the summer. They are a part of the natural environment here and serve a purpose, everyone we know in the area has some on their property and we have to learn to coexist with them to some extent in this natural environment. We hardly even notice them anymore, although we do go to great lengths to do everything we can to control them on our property but obviously we can never be totally in control of nature. You may see fake paper mache nests as a wasp deterrent or you may smell some slight peppermint or clove oil in an essential oil diffuser outside as a deterrent as well. If you are someone that needs a 100% controlled environment without any of these "nature" elements, then please find a different property that is more suitable to your needs. Also, please remember to look up and enjoy the stars at night, they are brighter here!

Cottage is located in the heart of it all. Countless wineries / vineyards in the area to go wine tasting. Five minute walk to downtown Graton restaurants such as The Underwood, and Willowood. Five minute walk to the fabulous Bowman Cellars Wine Tasting Room which is three blocks away. Red Car and Dutton are just down the street and many other great wineries are a quick five minute drive from the cottage.

Five minute drive to the Barlow and the town of Sebastopol. Five minutes to Forestville. Ten minutes to Occidental. Fifteen minute drive to Guerneville. Ten minutes to Russian River. 20 minute drive to the beach (Bodega Bay)

Location and Distance to Local Attractions

Located in the heart of it all with easy access to all the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. 

  • 5 minute walk to downtown Graton restaurants such as The Underwood, and Willowood

  • 5 minute drive to the Barlow and the town of Sebastopol

  • 5 minute drive to Forestville

  • 10 minute drive to Occidental

  • 15 minute drive to Guernville

  • 10 minute drive to the Russian River

  • 20 minute drive to the beach (Bodega Bay)

  • 20 minute drive to Santa Rosa

  • 25 minute drive to the town of Healdsburg (consider going the back scenic way)

  • 30 minute drive to the famous and beautiful vineyards and wineries of Dry Creek Valley

  • 40 minute drive to Calistoga

  • 40 minute drive to Glen Ellen

  • 55 minute drive to the town of Sonoma

  • 1 hour and ten minutes to the town of Napa

  • 1 hour and ten minutes to San Francisco

 

Summary of House Rules

  • Adults only, no kids - we love kids but unfortunately our place is not kid friendly.

  • You have your own private backyard complete with swimming pool and tiki bar. Fun! We love our neighbors and live in a peaceful quiet community so please no parties, events, or loud music. Please do not play music in the backyard, and if our neighbors can hear your music from inside the house, then it is too loud. There is a county wide ordinance that there can be no amplified music (including boom boxes and speakers on phones) outdoors at any vacation rentals in Sonoma.

  • Please always use the hideaway screen doors when leaving the french doors downstairs that go out to the pool open, otherwise, a lot of flying insects will get into the house and are difficult to catch afterwards. (there are hooks on the back of the doors at the bottom to prop both of them open and attach to the house)

  • When you get up in the morning, please open all the curtains upstairs. We have real plants in the bedroom that need light for at least part of the day. (Sometimes people stay for a week and have the curtains pulled the whole time and our plants all start to struggle.)

  • Please no candles or flames on the property. Electric candles are provided.

  • Some people are sensitive to strong perfumes so please refrain from using synthetic perfumes or cologne during your stay, unless they are all natural or made from essential oils - we love that stuff! We try to keep the property comfortable for people who are sensitive to strong perfumes and synthetic scents.

  • We have a strict 4 person maximum due to the size of the house. Reservation is for 2 people, 2 additional guests can be added for $50 per person per night up to a max of 4 people. If you want to have a guest over during the day for a visit, just text us and let us know.

  • Please be honest and do not try to sneak extra people or pets into our home without asking us ahead of time, if you do, you will be asked to leave without a refund and will be required to pay the extra fees. If you are bringing a pet please tell us at the time of your reservation.

  • Please do not wear shoes on the white sofas or the bed as white linen and dirty shoes just don't go well together.

  • We are messy eaters ourselves, so if you want to eat on the sofas, please feel free, but please cover the sofas with the linen sofa covers first.

  • Please use only the black wash cloths provided to remove make-up, please do not use the white towels for make-up removal or to wipe up spills. There are "work" towels in the laundry closet on top of the washing machine, feel free to get those as dirty and stained as you wish.

  • We use natural oxygen bleach for towels and bedding, if stains can not be removed with this method, we will need to charge for the cost to replace them.

  • No Smoking anywhere on the property or in front of property or backyard. Many of our neighbors are sensitive to cigarette smoke so if you wish to smoke please do so off property.

  • We do allow commercial photo and video shoots, but only if they are specifically approved, and we do not do this through Airbnb because of insurance, so please inquire if interested and tell us about your project, otherwise, no photo or video shoots.

  • If you are coming here for your wedding, we will consider allowing wedding parties to get ready here before a wedding, but only with special permission and we do charge an extra fee for this and certain additional rules must be followed. Please do not use instant book if you are interested in this, please email us first to discuss to make sure this is a fit.

  • Please notify us immediately if something gets broken even if it is something small, and please let us know immediately if something is not working properly during your stay.

  • Please read through our entire listing description about our place before booking. When you say that you have read and agree to the house rules when you book our place, it means that you have also read through the entire listing as well.

  • Check in is 3:00 pm. Check out is 12:00 Noon sharp. Please make sure you are fully checked out by Noon, we have a tight cleaning window so we can give our guests more time in the house, but this means that we need the full three hours to clean to have it ready for guests coming at 3:00. It creates a lot of stress for us and our cleaners when guests stay past check out time without permission. We are happy to accommodate an early check in if possible.

Pool Rules

  • Swim at your own risk. Guests assume all liability and responsibility for use of the pool.

  • For your safety, no diving in the pool

  • No Glass at or around the pool area (use plastic glasses above the stove)

  • No Swimming if intoxicated

  • Please hang up pool floats after you are done using them and do not leave them on the ground as the dirt will stain them and please do not drag them across the dirt/ground when taking them out of the pool.

  • Please use the seagrass mat at the pool steps to wipe of the decomposed granite/gravel from your feet before entering the pool.

Sauna Rules

  • Use sauna at your own risk. Guests assumes all liability and responsibility for use of sauna.

  • Do not use sauna while intoxicated.

  • Drink plenty of water and do not stay in longer then 20 minutes at a time.

  • Only use grey towels inside sauna while using the sauna. (do not use white towels from the bathroom) Wash on sanitary cycle after using or hang to dry.

 

Pet Policy & Rules

(you only need to review this section if you want to bring a pet with you) 

  • We love dogs! We know ourselves how hard it is to find vacation rentals that allow pets. So we decided to allow pets for now but with some conditions. Please inquire about any pets you are interested in bringing. Well behaved, quiet, mellow, fully potty trained pets will be considered. When you email us, please tell us about your pet and confirm you have read and understand the house rules around bringing a pet with you.

  • If you have large rambunctious dogs, this is not the right place for you. (Large mellow dogs are fine though)

  • **Very Important** Please walk your dog to go potty before letting them in the backyard and do not let them use the backyard area as a bathroom. We have had issues with this and will have to stop allowing dogs if guests do not respect this house rule. There is a beautiful dog walking path one block from the cottage or you can just walk them down the street. If your dog does have an accident in the backyard, please pick it up, use nature's miracle in the laundry closet and hose it down. If we see and smell urine after your stay, we will charge an additional $100 cleaning fee. We have a small backyard and it is not an appropriate area for dogs to use as a bathroom. If you are not able to stop them from going to the bathroom in the backyard then please keep them inside. Thank you.

  • For your dog's safety, please do not leave your dog unattended in the backyard with the pool. Dogs who are not familiar with pools can accidentally fall into them. Please no dogs in the pool unless they are small or you can fully dry them and their paws after getting out.

  • Pets must be on flea treatment and free of fleas.

  • We require that you cover the white sofas and bed with the provided linen covers if you bring pets because we know how our own dogs can be rough on a white sofa. As long as the sofa and bed covers are on, dogs are welcome to sit on the furniture. We automatically put on the linen covers before your arrival if you are bringing a pet.

  • If you want to leave your pet alone in the cottage and have done this a lot without any issues, this is ok please but please keep your cell phone on you and your airbnb messages notifications turned on so we can reach you immediately if needed. (Our neighbor is also a pet sitter, so if you need a pet sitter, ask us)

  • Dogs must be quiet and not be constantly barking.

  • If you go on a walk and it is muddy or raining, please wipe your dogs feet at the door. We will provide wipes for you in the hallway under the bench.

  • Please make sure your dog is friendly and on a leash during walks, we have a lot of other friendly dogs in the neighborhood and want to make sure everyone gets along during your stay.

  • If there is any damage caused by your pet, you will be required to pay for it.

  • We require a one time pet cleaning fee of $50 per pet per stay.

  • Please note: Two Indoor dog beds as well as an Outdoor dog bed are provided. Dog bowls are also provided. We usually leave out wet paw wipes under the bench in the entry hallway as well if needed.


My fiance and I wanted a honeymoon close to home (SF) and chose Trinette & Chris’s place. After looking at other places in the area, the home seemed too good to be true for the price! And it was! It’s an upscale retreat. It was so peaceful.. We loved the home so much that we went and got groceries and barely left. Cooked up a storm in the well-stocked kitchen, took lots of naps under the sun and afternoon walks along the trail and into the small downtown area. I wish we could have stayed forever.
— Angelica, San Francisco

We can’t express in words how perfect our experience was while staying at the Farmhouse Oasis. We have stayed in many vacation rentals, but we have always based our stay on the surrounding area and opportunities to explore and not as much on interior design. The Farmhouse Oasis has both - opportunities to explore but most importantly, a house that you wish you could call home. Having our own private pool made us want to lounge around and relax which is exactly what we needed. Staying here was a dream we never wanted to wake up from! Everything is decorated so perfectly that while we weren’t lounging at the pool we were online shopping and poking around on @FarmhouseOasis Instagram to find where they bought everything. Some words about the owners - they are great. Every vacation rental owner should take a page out of their book. They were helpful, generous, kind and obviously very thoughtful. If you have the opportunity to come to Northern California, this is where you need to stay! We will definitely be coming back.
— -Lindsay and Nate, San Francisco
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The area

 

Recommended Local Restaurants and Bars : 

Our top favorite local restaurants in the area:

(Disclosure, we are really into supporting organic and locally sourced food, so our favorites list reflect this preference. To see more variety of options based on location, see bigger list below this one.)

  • Backyard Forestville - Forestville -All organic and locally sourced restaurant in Forestville, just five minutes away. Amazing brunch with chicken and waffles, love their bacon and egg sandwich on sourdough. Lots of great options. Open for brunch on weekends, lunch, and dinner, but only certain days check hours here. **Outdoor Patio is pet friendly

  • Lowells - Sebastopol -Great restaurant that serves local and organic food. We are regulars here. They have their own organic farm. They have a great quiet outdoor enclosed patio. This is a great place to go if you are looking to have a quiet romantic dinner. (ask to be seated on the enclosed patio) They are open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. They have the best breakfast / brunch in the area in our opinion. They update their menu daily and post specials online. **Patio is pet friendly

  • Ramen Gajin -Sebastopol- Very unique Ramen Japanese food and dining experience. Amazing and unique fresh craft cocktails. People come from all over the bay area to come here, very popular place, casual, can be a wait on busy nights. Highly recommend. They use a lot of local produce. Open for lunch and dinner. This place can get very busy and loud and have a waiting list especially on weekends, highly recommend making reservations if possible. You can often eat the bar without a wait, but bar menu has a different menu then the main restaurant.

  • Handline - Sebastopol- Fantastic local and organic restaurant serving local seafood, mexican food, burgers and other California cuisine options. They serve organic local soft serve ice cream from Straus. They have their own organic farm as well. Open for lunch and dinner. **Patio is pet friendly

  • Barrio Fresca Cocina Mexican Food - The Barlow Sebastopol - Great place to grab and go a quick lunch, brunch, or dinner. Everything is organic and non GMO. They use Strauss dairy and Stemple Creek beef, the best of the best ingredients. They do not have a sit down restaurant, but you can eat outside at the barlow or get it to go.

  • The Famers Wife - To go place at the Barlow with organic sandwiches. They use sourdough for sandwiches but they also have great Grindstone Bakery Gluten free options. They use local and organic ingredients. Think grilled cheese with Mt Tam cheese with figs or apples and lavender bacon.

  • Katmandu / Taste of Nepal - Sebastopol - Organic, Gluten Free, Nepalese & Indian food served inside a renovated rail road car. Right across the street from The Barlow. Vegetarian and Meat options available.

  • Canneti Roadhouse Italiana - Forestville - Wonderful romantic Italian restaurant. Has a really lovely outdoor patio and uses organic and local ingredients. Great place to go on a date in the summer on the patio.

  • The Farmhouse Inn Hotel and Spa -Forestville- Very upscale Michelin star farm to table restaurant at this lovely boutique hotel that is ranked as the #1 hotel in California two years in a row and ranked #12 best hotel in the world in 2016 by Travel and Leisure Magazine. We highly recommend!

  • The Nectary - Organic fresh juice and smoothie bar in the Barlow.

  • Pharmacy in Santa Rosa- Great organic and local cafe serving breakfast and lunch.

  • Flower & Bone and The Naked Pig in Santa Rosa- Another great restaurant that serves local and organic pastured raised meat and local organic veggies. The Naked Pig has regular hours, but Flower & Bone has random hours, call ahead.

DOWNTOWN GRATON: (five minute walk from cottage, turn left coming out the front door, walk a few blocks to downtown)

  • Bowman Cellars Tasting Room - Lovely Wine Tasting Room with lovely outdoor patio located a short walking distance from the cottage in downtown Graton with fabulous wines. (look for the vintage airstream) Open Thursday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm and other times during the week by appointment. Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Pinot. They are dog friendly too!

  • Underwood Restaurant & Bar - Infamous local favorite bar and restaurant serving California cuisine and cocktails. Serves lunch and dinner only. Walking distance from the cottage, just a few blocks away.

  • The Willowood Cafe: Cafe in downtown Graton. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Walking distance from the cottage, just a few blocks away.

  • Paul Mathew Vineyards Tasting Room - Wine Tasting room in downtown Graton.

  • Red Car Wintery - Tasting room Just down the road located in Graton at 116, (1 to 2 minute drive from cottage, just down the road). Suggest driving as there is not a walking path along Graton Road.

  • Dutton Goldfield - Tasting room just down the road located in Graton at 116, (1 to 2 minute drive from cottage, just down the road). Suggest driving as there is not a walking path along Graton Road.

SEBASTOPOL: (FIVE MINUTE DRIVE)

  • Ramen Gajin -Sebastopol- Very unique Ramen Japanese food and dining experience. Amazing and unique fresh craft cocktails. People come from all over the bay area to come here, very popular place, casual, can be a wait on busy nights. Highly recommend. They use a lot of local produce. Open for lunch and dinner. This place can get very busy and loud and have a waiting list especially on weekends, highly recommend making reservations if possible. You can often eat the bar without a wait, but bar menu has a different menu then the main restaurant.

  • Peter Lowells - Great restaurant that serves local and organic food. We are regulars here. They have their own organic farm. They have a great quiet outdoor enclosed patio. This is a great place to go if you are looking to have a quiet dinner. (ask to be seated on the patio) They are open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. They have the best breakfast in the area in our opinion. **Patio is pet friendly

  • Handline - Fantastic local and organic restaurant serving local seafood, mexican food, burgers and other California cuisine options. They have their own organic farm as well. Open for lunch and dinner. **Patio is pet friendly

  • Taste of Nepal - Sebastopol - Organic, Gluten Free, Nepalese food served inside a renovated rail road car. Right across the street from The Barlow. Vegetarian and Meat options.

  • Slice of Life Cafe - Vegetarian cafe in downtown Sebastopol. Mostly organic, lots of gluten free options. Open for lunch and dinner during the week, and brunch on the weekends.

  • Namaste Kitchen - Indian Food in Sebastopol. (We have never been here)

  • Himalayan Tandoori and Curry House - Himalayan / Indian Food lots of vegetarian options.

  • Hippizzazz - Pizza place that has gluten free, vegan, and organic options. They use some organic and local ingredients.

  • Slice of Life Cafe - Vegetarian cafe in downtown Sebastopol. Some organic, lots of gluten free options. Open for lunch and dinner during the week, and brunch with organic eggs on the weekends.

  • John Muir Tea Room - Traditional english tea cottage serving tiered tea and snack racks.

THE BARLOW, SEBASTOPOL: (FIVE MINUTE DRIVE)

  • Barrio Fresca Cocina Mexican Food - Great place to grab and go a quick lunch, brunch or dinner. Everything is organic and non GMO. They use Strauss dairy and Stemple Creek beef, the best of the best ingredients. They do not have a sit down restaurant, but you can eat outside at the barlow.

  • Zazu Kitchen and Farm - California farm to table cuisine restaurant, they raise their own pigs on their farm. Famous for their bacon. Open for some lunches and dinners and some brunch, check hours.

  • The Famers Wife - To go place at the Barlow with organic sandwiches. They use sourdough for sandwiches but they also have great Grindstone Bakery Gluten free options. They use local and organic ingredients. Think grilled cheese with Mt Tam cheese with figs or apples and lavender bacon.

  • The Nectary - Organic fresh juice and smoothie bar in the Barlow.

  • Sushi Kosho - Modern Japanese and Sushi restaurant at the Barlow focusing on local ingredients.

  • Taylor Lane Farms Organic Coffee - Best coffee place in the area!

  • Community Market - Has hot food bar and an organic salad bar as well as a deli and full service grocery store.

  • The Crooked Goat - Local brewery at the Barlow, they serve some snacks, and I think you can order pizza from across the street there.

  • Pax / Wind Gap Winery - Great sustainable wine tasting room at the Barlow.

  • Spiritworks - Unique spirits (whiskey, gin, vodka) tasting room at the Barlow.

  • Village Bakery - Breakfast and Lunch place at the Barlow, they make their own sourdough bread there. Good breakfast sandwiches.

  • Macphail Wine Tasting Lounge - Featuring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from the Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley, presented in a unique environment where everything is recycled, reclaimed or repurposed.

  • WoodFour Brewery - Local brewery specializing in sour beers. Open for lunch and dinner.

FORESTVILLE (FIVE MINUTE DRIVE)

  • Backyard Forestville - Another organic and local restaurant in Forestville, just five minutes away. Open for brunch on weekends, lunch, and dinner, check hours. (closed Tuesday and Wednesdays) **Patio is pet friendly

  • Russian River Vineyards and Restaurant - You can go wine tasting and then eat dinner here as well. They also serve brunch. They use a lot of local organic produce from their on site farm.

  • Canneti Roadhouse Italiana - Wonderful romantic Italian restaurant. Has a really lovely outdoor patio and uses local ingredients.

  • The Farmhouse Inn Hotel and Spa - Very upscale Michelin star farm to table restaurant at this lovely boutique hotel that is ranked as the #1 hotel in California two years in a row and ranked #12 best hotel in the world in 2016 by Travel and Leisure Magazine. We highly reccomend!

OCCIDENTAL (10 MINUTE DRIVE)

  • Hazel Restaurant - Lovely and quaint restaurant serving California Cuisine, uses a lot of organic and local produce.

Santa Rosa (20 Minute Drive)

  • Pharmacy - Great organic and local cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Sources everything locally and mostly organic.

  • Flower & Bone / The Naked Pig - Another great restaurant that serves local and organic pastured raised meat and local organic veggies.

  • Spinster Sisters - Very popular hip bohemian bistro restaurant open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Locals love and rave about this place. California creative cuisine, uses locally sourced ingredients, menu inspiration from around the world.

Healdsburg (25 minute drive) You can take the backroads or the highway. 

  • The Shed - If you haven't been here, this is well worth the trip. Beautiful restaurant/ cafe and curated general store with beautiful items as well as grocery items and the most beautiful organic produce you have ever seen. Be sure to try one of their homemade shrubs or fresh juices. This is our favorite place in Healdsburg, hands down. If you are going to Healdsburg, trust us, you need to go here. **Front patio is pet friendly

  • Barn Diva - Farm to Table restaurant in Healdsburg.

  • Spoonbar - Great Farm to Table restaurant and bar at the beautiful luxury boutique hotel H2.

  • Single Thread Farms - This is a very unique and uber upscale 11 course California Japanese dining experience in Healdsburg. Tickets must be bought in advance and they will adapt menus for individual dietary needs. Prices are about $300 per person, very expensive, but would be a once in a life time unforgettable dining experience. They have their own farm where they source the ingredients. They have spared no expense in creating this restaurant and unique experience. Read this article to learn more.

  • Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen at the boutique Hotel Healdsburg - Farm to Table Restaurant.

**If you are interested in eating organic/ non gmo, check out this non gmo restaurant guide website which talks in more detail about some of the restaurants above and what is organic and what is not.  

Local Wine Tasting

Graton/ SEBASTOPOL Area (Russian River VAlley)

*Please note that you can arrange a totally private local wine tasting experience right here at the Farmhouse Oasis with local winemakers Satyre Wines. They will come here for a charge of $30 and the fee is waived with purchase of two bottles. Appetizers can also be arranged for the private tasting at the cottage as well. Contact Sommelier Nicole to schedule a private tasting. Phone: 415-686-0171

private vip experience

If you would like a five star private custom local wine tour that makes you feel like a rock star and focuses on a customized wine tasting experience just for you, check out Randall’s Wine Tours right here in Sebastopol. He is a certified Sommelier and has access to some of the most exclusive and private tasting rooms in the area. Choose to be driven in a Mercedes E350 or a Lincoln Navigator for your tour. Our previous guests highly recommend this VIP wine country experience! Tell him what wines you like and let him take care of the rest.

Tasting rooms

  • Bowman Cellars Tasting Room - Lovely Wine Tasting Room located walking distance in downtown Graton. (look for the vintage airstream) Open Thursday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm and other times during the week by appointment. They offer fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Pinot.

  • Horse and Plow - Organic wine tasting and cider just down the road on 116 towards Sebastopol, just a few minute drive from the cottage

  • Iron Horse Vineyards - Tours and Tastings. Champagne and Pinots in Sebastopol just a few minutes drive from the cottage.

  • Pax Wines - Pax has made a bold choice by favoring the “untapped potential” of the Syrah grape. The entire lineup of wines came from cool climate vineyards in Sonoma County and Mendocino. Presently, the Pax brand has evolved to include new and exciting varieties in addition to Syrah like Chenin Blanc, Gamay, Carignan and a host of others recently planted. They maintain a very holistic approach to our winemaking, taking care to use only grapes grown without the use of chemicals and to hand make our wines with as little intervention as possible.

  • Red Car Wintery - Tasting room Just down the road a few blocks located in Graton on Graton Rd and 116, just two minute drive from cottage. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Rose. In addition to great wines, Red Car also has an instagram worthy tasting room complete with vintage sofas and vinyl record player and was recently featured in Sonoma Magazine article called "Where the cool kids go: 5 hot wineries."

  • Lynmar - Specializing in Pinots. Great luxury tasting room 4 minute drive from the cottage. Food and wine experiences. Our previous guests highly recommend this tasting room. Call for apt.

  • Paul Mathew Tasting Room - Located in Downtown Graton, just five minute walk from the cottage. Pinots, Cabernet Frac, Syrah, Chardonnay, Rose.

  • Dutton Goldfield - Tasting room just down the road located in Graton on Graton Rd and 116, two minute drive from cottage

  • Emeritus Vineyards - Tasting room just down the road, just a few minutes drive from the cottage. Located between Graton and Sebastopol.

  • Russian River Vineyards - Sustainable Winery and Tasting room as well as wonderful restaurant just down the road between Graton and Forestville, just a few minute drive from cottage

  • Merry Edwards - Sustainable winery and tasting room just a few minute drive from the cottage on 116. Pinots, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc

  • La Crema Estate SaraLee's Vineyard - Tours and tastings in Russian River. Pinots and Chardonnays.

  • Furthermore at Graton Ridge - Just up the road, a few minute drive from the cottage, specializing in Pinots

  • Taft Street Winery -Tasting room and vineyard. About a six minute drive from the cottage. Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Pinot, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc (dog friendly too)

  • Fog Crest Vineyards - Vineyard and Tasting room on Occidental Road, just a short drive from the cottage. Chardonnays, Pinots, Roses of Pinot

  • Freeman Vineyards - Pinots and Chardonnays about a 9 minute drive from the cottage. Sebastopol

  • Macphail Tasting Lounge - Tasting room at The Barlow, Sebastopol. Pinots and Chardonnays

  • Friedeman Wines - Tasting room at the Barlow, Sebastopol. Pinots and Chardonnays

DRY CREEK VALLEY - HEALDSBURG

  • Quivira Winery - Wonderful biodynamic/ organic winery in Dry Creek Valley, Healdsburg. Great place to go tasting and be sure to do the wine tour. This would be our favorite winery in the Dry Creek Valley wine region and our recommendation based on the ones we have been to.

  • Medlock Ames - Organically grown wine in Alexander Valley. Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Red Bordeaux Blends, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, estate bottled olive oil, and preserves. Our guests have said they loved their experience here.

  • Silver Oak Alexander Valley - Newly opened beautiful modern sustainable tasting room.

  • Preston Farm and Winery - Another great organic farm and winery in Dry Creek Valley, Healdsburg, you can do tastings as well as tours.

  • MacRostie Winery - Named one of the best tasting rooms in Sonoma/Napa by San Francisco Magazine.

  • Reeve Winery - Reccomended tasting room serving Pinot Noir, Rosé, Sangiovese, and Riesling.

  • Check out these other top rated wineries in Dry Creek Valley By Sunset Magazine for more options.

Glen Ellen

  • Benzinger Winery - Wonderful biodynamic winery and tasting room in Glen Ellen, the wine tour is highly recommended, one of our favorites in Glen Ellen.

Sonoma

  • Scribe Winery - Very popular and one of the "hippest" wineries in Sonoma, highly recommended. Their website is on the thin side, so check out their blog and also this article on Scribe Winery to learn more.

  • Rams Gate Winery - Lovely  and Beautiful Winery in Sonoma featuring Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Syrah, and Sparkling Rose

Napa

  • Frogs Leap Winery - Another beautiful organic winery in Napa. Be sure to stop by for lunch or dinner at the luxury hotel and spa Auberge Du Soleil just down the street for one of the best views of the Napa Valley from the bar or restaurant.

  • Ashes & Diamonds Winery - A mid century modern Palm Springs vibe wine experience in Napa. New school wines inspired by old school Napa. Recently featured in Sonoma Magazine's "Where the cool kids go: 5 Hot Wineries" They also offer wine tours and multi-course meals prepared by in house chefs. Rose, Cabernets, as well as Blends.

Spa/ Massage

  • Osmosis Day Spa - This is a very special experience, great for couples or alone. Japanese day spa with beautiful Japanese meditation gardens, as well as fermented cedar baths, massage, and facials. You can arrange your massage indoors or outdoors. Highly recommend. Located just ten minutes away in Freestone. If you go, be sure to get a snack at Wildflour Organic Bakery across the street.

  • The Farmhouse Inn Hotel and Spa - Beautiful high end luxury full service spa in nearby Forestville (five minutes away) at the lovely boutique hotel that is ranked as the #1 hotel in California two years in a row and ranked #12 best hotel in the world in 2016 by Travel and Leisure Magazine.

  • Bliss Organic Day Spa - Great local day spa located in downtown Sebastopol offering massages and facials.

  • Dhyana Center - Ayurvedic day spa in downtown Sebastopol. They have many Ayurvedic treatments to choose from as well as a steam, sauna, and soaking facilities. They also have an Apothecary bar / store with wonderful Ayurvedic drinks and herbs.

  • If you would like to have a massage therapist come to the cottage to give you an in home massage, try Zeel Massage.

Gym / Workout

  • Inspired Fitness - Full service gym and classes as well as personal training. Located in The Barlow, downtown Sebastopol.

  • Yoga in Graton - Local yoga classes in the town of Graton at the Zen center around the corner as well as at the community center downtown Graton. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page on the website link to see class schedules).

Grocery Shopping

  • The Community Market - Organic grocery co-op store located in the Barlow in downtown Sebastopol. They have a hot food bar as well as an organic salad bar and 100% organic produce section. Victorian Farmstand Butcher Department is also located here, they have local pasture raised non gmo meat options.

  • Whole Foods - Located downtown Sebastopol.

  • Andy's Market - This is the closest grocery store to the cottage, located just five minutes away on 116 towards Sebastopol. They have lots of organic and speciality options. They also have an organic coffee stand out front.

  • Farmers Market - Downtown Sebastopol. If you are here on Sunday morning, be sure to check out the lively Sunday farmers market. Lots of great lunch options from vendors.

Cannabis Tourism

As you may already be aware, marijuana is now legal in California, even if you are visiting from out of state or out of the country, you only need an ID and to be over 21 years old. So if you are into this sort of thing, Sebastopol just so happens to have one of the best dispensaries in the country Solful Dispensary. All of their products are grown organically and/or biodynamic and locally grown as well. This is the highest quality artisan curated cannabis experience you can get anywhere in the country. The cannabis tourism industry is just beginning there will be "tours" similar to wine tours that will be created in the next couple of years. The Sonoma County Experience is a wine, craft beer, and cannabis tour company if you are interested. Word of warning, if you are new to this go VERY slow, and would not suggest using edibles or oils. Go slow. There are lots of stories about people ruining their vacation because they overdo it and get carried away, don't be one of them. 

General Shopping

General Activities 

Beach Access

  • The closest beach to the cottage is Doran Beach at Bodega Bay - it is about a 20 minute drive from the farmhouse cottage, drive straight out bodega bay highway from downtown Sebastopol and then turn right when you get to the coast, Doran beach will be on your left up a couple of miles. Be sure to stop at Wildflour Organic Bakery in Freestone on your way for a snack. Be sure to stop for lunch at Fishetarian in Bodega Bay or Estero Cafe in Valley Ford.

  • You can also drive out 116 west through Guernville to get to the coast, there are lots of beaches out along the coast. Check out this article on the best beaches in Sonoma to find more options. Check out Cafe Aquatica for lunch in Jenner if you go this way. If you are up for a little drive up the coast from Jenner we highly recommend the beautiful new luxury boutique hotel Timber Cove, they have a restaurant called Coastal Kitchen featuring local organic food, they are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (They are about 13 miles (26 minutes) north on the coast once you hit Jenner at the coast from 116)

Coming Soon..

Piazza Hospitality is in the process of building a beautiful luxury, design centric, sustainable LEED certified boutique hotel, spa, restaurant, and shops in downtown Sebastopol. It will be called Hotel Sebastopol and will be located at the current vacant lot between the Barlow and downtown. We are looking forward to this beautifully designed property by San Francisco architect David Baker coming to our community. The hotel will have an area for local artists and makers, as well as open community spaces. Click on the link to see renderings. Piazza Hospitality also owns Hotel Healdsburg and H2 Hotel in Healdsburg. 

*Please let us know if you find great local experiences in the area so we can add them to our list! 


Absolutely amazing!! The Farmhouse Oasis was a great getaway destination for us. It actually was where we enjoyed our first days as an engaged couple. It was the perfect setting for our special moment. Every detail of the house is thought out and will make you feel like you are in a West Elm catalog. The real struggle will be trying to convince yourself you should actually leave the house when you have a beautiful private pool and tiki bar to enjoy and lounge in. This house is made to make you feel right at home from the very moment you walk in the door. The bonus is that pretty much everything in the house is eco friendly and it puts nice touch on the quality of the experience. We are definitely looking forward to enjoying another stay here. Cheers to Trinette + Chris for sharing such an amazing treasure with the rest of the world.
— -Anthony, from San Francisco, CA

 

ABOUT Your hosts

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Trinette + Chris have been professional advertising photographers for over 20 years. They also do fine art photography and some of their fine art images can be seen inside the cottage. Their commercial photography work has taken them to some of the most luxurious five star hotels and resorts in the world. They regularly shoot for local luxury hotels and resorts such as Auberge Du Soleil, Solage Resort and Spa, and Carneros Resort and Spa.

They have taken what they have learned in their travels to some of the world's most luxurious hotels and resorts to create a unique luxurious experience for their guests. They are passionate about design and architecture and have high standards when it comes to accommodations. They care about the details and truly value customer service. Their goal was to create a boutique hotel experience with their vacation rental. They are always striving to continue to improve their vacation rental and enhance their guest's experience. They live in the house next door with their rescue Greyhound and two Chihuahuas and are available to assist as needed to make your stay more enjoyable. 

Imagine checking into a luxury hotel were no amenity has been overlooked. Then imagine getting upgraded to a suite. Then imagine getting upgraded again to a bungalow with your own private pool. And oh yea- bring your dog? No problem. This is Farmhouse Oasis. Our stay was absolutely wonderful, to the point where we really, truly did not want to leave. Trinette & Chris are the nicest hosts you could ask for, and this place is so far above and beyond the best Airbnb we’ve ever stayed in- really a completely different level. We’re already planning another visit, and I’m guessing this place will be booked solid before long. Thanks, guys! See you soon!
— -Shannon and Jamie, Sonoma, CA

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