About this listing
Beautifully appointed cozy home in excellent, peaceful neighborhood, , oriental carpets, near fine wineries, breweries, theaters,parks, cycling,hiking. Big completely fenced back yard w/404 sq. foot deck & BBQ; fully stocked kitchen w/cooking utensils . AC/Heating, W/D, gorgeous artwork; large bedrooms (one w/a sitting room), comfy beds with pillow top mattresses. EVERY POSSIBLE amenity! ONLY 20 min. to stunning Pacific Coast! VERY reasonable price considering high quality of home.
The home is a cozy & thoughtfully appointed 2 bedroom one and one half bath dwelling located near many, many award winning wineries in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties. Our house is called "La Villa Hermosa" and is a beautifully maintained stucco home built in 1941 with hardwood floors (tile in kitchen and bathrooms) and lots of character that is reminiscent of homes built during that era. The neighborhood is in a well established, safe area of Santa Rosa, CA. with complete privacy. There is also a large fully fenced backyard with a huge deck and BBQ! Photos do not completely showcase the marvelous size of the deck (440 square feet)! Our home also features air conditioning and forced air heat so that your comfort is assured no matter what time of the year you choose to stay. It is located only 50 minutes from the wonderful city of San Francisco which offers hundreds of fine restaurants and many live entertainment venues, theater, cabarets, movies etc. It is also very close to supermarkets, gorgeous parks, tennis, cycling, golf, swimming, 4 major entertainment venues, Historic Railroad Square and much more. Only 30 minutes from the stunning Pacific Ocean! La Villa Hermosa is within walking distance of Pacific Market, Safeway. CVS drugstore/pharmacy, Wells Fargo Bank and 3 casual cafes. We are within a short driving distance to Montgomery Village Shopping Center, Santa Rosa Plaza Mall and Coddingtown Mall. We know our area quite well (including not only Sonoma County, but Napa County) so that we can happily recommend all kinds of wineries and eateries and places to visit. Santa Rosa itself offers many fine restaurants, and is blessed with an ideal climate year-round. Winters are mild and fall, summer, and spring are spectacular. The desirable climate makes this Vacation Rental the ideal spot to vacation any time of the year!
Our home features a fully equipped kitchen with a large refrigerator and freezer, clothes washer and dryer, 2 queen size pillow top beds with 620 thread count quality bed linens & one and one half baths with plush spa quality towels; the main bath HAS A SEPARATE TUB AND SHOWER. PLEASE NOTE THAT UNDER "AMENITIES" THERE IS A CHECK MARK IN THE BOX NEXT TO "BREAKFAST." THIS IS FOR COFFEE AND CREAM. A CONTINENTAL IS PROVIDED FOR STAYS OF 5 OR MORE NIGHTS WHICH INCLUDES: Dark French Roast STARBUCKS coffee English muffins, half and half and a basket of fresh fruit provided for the first 1-2 days free of charge! Also available is Wi-Fi for your convenience! Just enter the access code to use your laptop or tablet! Wait till you see the gorgeous, large Meyer lemon tree that repeats its blooming cycle even when there are still some late season lemons on the tree!! Don't miss staying in this finely appointed home! You can use our home as a base for traveling all around Northern California to explore the multitude of things to see and do in the marvelous part of our area.. Give yourself the opportunity to rent our gorgeously furnished and comfortable home! Special rates available on an individual basis You'll want to stay for several weeks! We welcome families with children and a completely fenced back yard off the large which makes it safe and a lot of fun for children to play and enjoy romping under our Bartlett pear tree!
Come and enjoy a truly enjoyable respite by vacationing in our lovely and welcoming home! Contact us now to reserve this very special "La Villa Hermosa." We rent year round and we'll lavish you with our trademark gracious and generous hospitality!
*Access to wi-fi with access code on the side of the modem.
*Access to use of the entire home, yard, and deck.
*Access to use of gas grill (outdoor BBQ) through French doors leading out to the back deck which includes two tables with chairs. Renters must use extreme care to prevent fires while using the BBQ. owners. Grill will be checked by owners during the "walk-through" when guests are checked out.
*Complete privacy since La Villa Hermosa is a "stand alone" home with a completely fenced back yard.
*Access to parking on the street in front or the home unless guests wish to open gate and want to park in the driveway with the gate closed.
*Access to home from front door with keys given to our guests so that they know how to open, close and lock all doors when they leave the home during their stay.
*Access to owners by telephone if guests need/want anything during their stay. We only rent the home when we are NOT traveling so that guests may contact us anytime during their stay when any need arises.
Interaction with guests
We are available to our guests for any needs/wants they may have, but we respect their privacy and will not be in contact with them unless they request it. We meet our guests at La Villa Hermosa upon their arrival, show them around the home, require that they read and sign a very brief rental contract. We also tell them what procedures to follow in case of an emergency. They are given our contact phone numbers in case they need anything.
Other things to note
The home is graciously appointed with a fully equipped kitchen, luxurious 620 thread count bed linens and wonderfully heavy weight bath towels!!!! The deck is private, large and boasts a mature Meyer lemon tree from which our guests are welcome to pick lemons. The tree continuously repeats its blooming cycle! There is also a peach tree and a Bartlett pear tree in the back yard from which guests are welcome to pick the seasonal fruit!
PLEASE NOTE: GUESTS WHO CHECK IN AFTER 10 PM ARE SUBJECT TO A LATE CHECK IN FEE OF $25 USD.
We expect guests to keep noise levels down when using TV's stereos, radios and other devices that produce sound. Use of these devices is not allowed after 9:30 pm on the deck. Home must be left in the condition it was when guests checked in: no breakage or damages to interior and exterior of home and all of its contents Please do not wash any bed or bathroom linens before you depart; this will be done by hosts after you check out and return the keys. Kitchen must be left clean; please load dishwasher and run. No smoking allowed in the home or anywhere on the property. Coasters are provided and must be used on all surfaces in the home except in the kitchen. If our guests are traveling with an infant or baby we require that they provide their own portable crib (sometimes called a Pac-N-Play). We require this for obvious hygiene reasons. We have tried to rent a crib when a group needs one, but have found that there isn't a furniture rental company that rents cribs. All companies have to comply with health standards so crib rental is not allowed because infections can easily be passed on from one baby to another. Renters are given a short rental contract to read and sign when they check in. The house rules are clearly stated in this rental agreement and explains that any damages to the home, its contents and the entire property (this includes any removal of items in home and property) must be paid for by the renters from the deposit fee. If damages/removal etc. are above the amount of the deposit, airbnb will help renters resolve how monetary compensations will be handled as per airbnb guidelines. During the almost 4 years that we have rented La Villa Hermosa, all guests have been very respectful of and complied with our house rules.
Our names are Bill and Margeaux Pearson and we have hosted guests not only from the United State, but also from all over the world! We are native Californians and have lived in Sonoma County for over 40 years. We are very familiar with all the wonderful things to do and see in our area. We have traveled quite a bit in Europe, the UK, South America, the Mediterranean, Hawaii and also to many other states in the United States. We love sightseeing and have become savvy travelers when it comes to taking all sorts of public transportation besides doing a great deal of walking and exploring wherever we happen to be. Because we live in the heart of the Northern California Wine Country we have become aficionados of the superb wines in our region. Margeaux worked for 21 years on a part time basis at 4 different wineries in our region giving tours, pouring wines, helping clients pair wines with food, hosting Reserve Tastings and assisting/planning/working during special Winery Events. She is well qualified to recommend wineries/wines to satisfy your wine palates.
We are avid attendees of live theater, films, musical concerts, San Francisco Giants' and Oakland Athletics baseball and casual and fine dining eateries. California is known for its fresh meat, poultry, seafood and produce and both of us revel in cooking using fresh and plentiful food/produce/ingredients grown in our area. We also spend time on our stunning Pacific Coast beach-combing, searching out outstanding seafood restaurants, and simply enjoying the grand and beautiful Pacific Ocean.
We have had many family members and friends stay with us at our own home and also in our Vacation Rental which we lovingly call "La Villa Hermosa." So we are quite experienced in being gracious hosts and taking our family/guests to all the myriad things to do and places to see in Sonoma County, Napa County, and San Francisco. Going wine tasting to some of the MANY wineries in our region is at the top of our list as "Things to Do and See!"
Whenever we rent our "La Villa Hermosa" we plan to be home (not traveling) in order to best assist our guests. We live directly across the street from "La Villa Hermosa," so we can make sure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. Experiencing our gracious hospitality and significant knowledge of Northern California will help to make your visit here unforgettable. The year-round weather here in Sonoma County is can get cold during our winter evenings, but overall the climate is mild. Do be aware that even during the summer months it can cool off in the evenings. It's best to check weather reports before you visit just in case you need to bring a sweater/jacket/evening coat. We get rain, of course, because how else would all our wonderful vineyards produce such world class grapes? Generally we get our rainfall in the winter and early spring, but there are still PLENTY of sunny, balmy days during those seasons.. California is well known for its ideal climate and this area of Northern California has comfortable, and tourist-friendly weather because it is not humid!
We make every effort to make your stay at "La Villa Hermosa" an unforgettable and uniquely enjoyable experience! We have Wireless Internet Service which is essential not only for business travelers but for our guests who want to find eateries and things to do and see in Northern California. If you have special needs or require assistance with suggestions for transportation, dining, sightseeing, wine tasting, etc. we are able to direct you to the best possible places to accommodate not only your travel needs but your inquiries/questions/requests/ for what to do and see in the beautiful area in which we live ! We always take great pleasure in hosting our guests and making sure that their stay is as enjoyable as possible.