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Quiet and Private Unique Cottage on Working Horse and Cattle Ranch

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Nestled at the back of the horse and cattle ranch in a copse of trees, this one bedroom studio cottage has a full kitchen for self catering, comfortable furnished living and dining area and beds that can configure for two singles or a couple. There is a bathroom with shower and washer and dryer in the unit to keep fresh on longer journeys. Enjoy views of vineyards, Laguna, and Arabian horses out your back door and grazing cattle as your come and go. Options for equestrian visitors for horse boarding, clinics and trail rides. Cyclists have easy access to West County trails.

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Heather

I am blessed to help my sweetheart manage Santa Rosa Horse Company which includes using one of the residences as a vacation rental. I enjoy taking riding lessons at the ranch and helping with the cattle operations.

Heather purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Heather chose Sonoma County

We renovated several of the homes on the ranch for employee housing and we had one extra space for vacation rental use

What makes this cottage unique

Being on a working ranch that is conveniently located provides the perfect balance of country living with ability to tour the area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Santa Rosa in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Television
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Horse riding clinics, trial rides on the beach or in redwoods are offered with advance notice. Horse owners have option to board horses on site.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Quiet and Private Unique Cottage on Working Horse and Cattle Ranch
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

A great rustic option close to the pleasures of Sonoma county

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying on this working horse farm outside Sebastopol. It was pet friendly and true to the description. The host was welcoming and leaves the place stocked with essentials and a few suprises.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA

A Tranquil and Unforgetable Stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location for our need to be based near Santa Rosa, yet be in a quiet country setting. Having moved away from the area, we truly miss the wine country farm zones. The farm is so peaceful and well run. Guests can stroll by the farms livestock and see the most gorgeous horses up close. Right out the back windows you are priviledged to watch the horses interact and canter around. Really the care the resident animals receive is top notch- and the staff works ceaselessly to take phenomenal care of all the animals. It's a wonderful forgotten work ethic to watch and we felt very blessed to get a close up view. Patty the ranch manager and her crew are beyond gracious and kind. Heather the owner was so sweet and welcoming. We'd feel very honored to visit again God willing. Two family members were in town to ride the Levi's Gran Fondo and the drive over took Ten mins tops--but the real bonus was that the bike race flew right past the farms entrance so we got a front row viewing. A truly terrific weekend! Many thanks Heather!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Rustic Quaint Stay in Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at this property. If you're looking for frills, bells and whistles, this may not be for you. But the property is well-equipped with all the basic needs (including coffee...) such as shampoo, linens, etc. It's a bit out of the way, but if you're looking to stay in wine country, EVERYTHING is out of the way.

Great experience being on a farm. Horses, cows, goats, dogs and chickens are all hanging out with you. The employees are all incredibly friendly - there wasn't a single person that didn't wave hello when we passed.

The only thing I can say on the downside is that there are lots of flies because it IS a farm. Keep the door closed as much as you can or they'll come inside. But they have a fly swatter so put down your Candy Crush and play an old-fashioned game of Fly Killer. On that note - don't think the place isn't clean - it's super well-maintained. But if you're a bug freak - maybe being on a farm is not for you.

Not far from Santa Rosa and the major freeways so location is pretty epic. Even getting to Calistoga in Napa is a pretty easy shot over the mountains.

Great stay! Heather is super-professional. Very accommodating. We will totally look into this property again for our next NorCal visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Bragg, California

Perfect Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I just spent three nights at the cottage at the Santa Rosa Horse Company. I would stay there again, and again.

If you are looking for fancy, antique laden, perch on the edge of your hard antique chair sipping tea with a pinkie in the air, keep on looking. If you want to feel comfortable and welcome, and enjoy animal sounds and nature, check out this cottage.

I was in town for a three day dog show, traveling "alone" with my two Australian Shepherds. The cottage has a good sized bed room with a King Bed (that can be made into two twins). There is also a living room with a sofa bed. The bathroom has a shower and washer/dryer. The kitchen has everything you need to whip up a meal or three while you are there.

The area is quiet, with a few comings and goings of the people who work and live on the ranch. I loved the snort and whinnies of the horses, the cows, goats, roosters, and lots of wild birds.

I would stay here with my spouse, or maybe a good friend or two. Would be find for a small family as a base for nights after daytime activities.

There are lots of activities in the area, including many wonderful wineries. Just 10 minutes from downtown Santa Rosa, and close to Sebastopol, Guerneville and so much more.

Heather was responsive and friendly and I enjoyed her hospitality. I would (and will) stay there again...!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grapevine, Texas

Comfort and convenience in one place

  • 5 of 5

My family of four came from Texas for a 1 week vacation. We stayed on the ranch for the last 3 days. What a surprise! It was clean, comfortable, and waking up to horses eating breakfast is a real treat! Heather let the cottage fully equipped with laundry soap, dish soap, and even shampoo! We spent half our time in Sebastopol and half our time in Santa Rosa and the cottage was convenient to both cities. Next time we plan on staying the whole week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you want quiet this is the place.

  • 2 of 5

When staying long term it was made difficult because there is no full size refrigerator. It's a dorm size and certainly does not hold enough food for a couple meals. There was no dresser, of any type, to unpack your clothes for your stay so you had to live out of the suitcase which made it more difficult. The living room furniture certainly could be replaced. Sitting on the couch you almost go to the floor and since we are older it was very difficult to get out of it. We ended up putting blankets under the cushions so we could sit on it. If these few things would be addressed this could be a very cute get away for anyone wanting peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


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