luxury vacation rental
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, but occasionally a neighbor may have a gathering during the day (extremely rare), or someone may be working 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.
Cottage is located in the heart of it all. Five minute walk to downtown Graton restaurants such as The Underwood, and Willowood, Five minute walk to Bowman Cellars Wine Tasting Room. 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)
Countless wineries / vineyards in the area to go wine tasting. There are six tasting rooms within a five minute drive from the cottage.
Located in the heart of it all with easy access to all the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer.
(you only need to review this section if you want to bring a pet with you)
We love dogs! Many people have told us not to allow pets because of how much we have invested in renovating our vacation rental and the damage that could incur, but we know how much we love traveling with our pups and want to give others the chance to do that as well. We also know 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.
(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.)
**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.
Rams Gate Winery - Lovely and Beautiful Winery in Sonoma featuring Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Syrah, and Sparkling Rose
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.
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!
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.