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Your own Wine Country Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 370 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Your own free standing cottage with kitchen, full bath, yard and garden.

private, free standing cottage with own bath and kitchen on small family farm in rolling hills of Sebastopol. This cottage was featured on FYI Newtwork's "Tiny House Hunters" and "Tiny House Nation" tv shows. The cottage has its own yard and garden. It overlooks some farm animals and a eucalyptus grove. You will see our mini-horse, chickens and maybe our sheep meander by on the other side of the fence. The cottage is fully insulated for even temperature. It is bright, private, modern-rustic with open beam ceilings and a Vermont Castings gas vented fireplace. A flick of the switch and 'voila' a beautiful, warm fire in the hearth. The bathroom has a glass shower, no tub. There is a queen-sized bed with the most comfortable mattress imaginable. While the cottage is most suitable for two, there is also an organic cotton and wool coil full-size futon sofa that sleeps two. The cabin is easily accessible from parking area.

You can really cook there. There is a two burner stove, a large microwave, toaster oven, coffee and tea maker, and lots of pots and pans, etc. We are happy to share our farm fresh eggs, and whatever else may be in season on the farm. We try to leave it stocked with coffee, tea, condiments, honey, etc. The guests have exclusive use of the adjacent yard. There is a small garden there where guests can help themselves to strawberries, greens for a salad, fresh herbs or whatever is in season.

The farm is located in the Twin Hills area of Sebastopol. This desirable area is known for its rolling hills, apple orchards, Christmas tree farms and now vineyards. It is in the Russian River Appellation of wine country, known for chardonnay and pinot noir grapes. There are many beautiful walks to take right out the door. While you may feel far away from it all, downtown Sebastopol is less than a ten minute drive, and door to door we are twenty minutes to the beaches and cliffs of Bodega Bay. There is such a variety of things to do in our area. Sebastopol is famous for its award winning wineries, restaurants and antique shops. It also has an artsy-bohemian feel, and many residents and restaurants are dedicated to the slow food movement. There is also great swimming, kayaking, canoeing and picnicking at the Russian River. You can hike through the Redwoods at Armstrong Woods. We can fill you in on our favorite spots and activities.

The cottage has a smart tv, wireless internet, dvd player, indoor fireplace, free parking, smoke and carbon monoxide detector, full kitchen, shampoo, conditioner, soaps, hair dryer.

Sonoma County ordinances require quiet hours between 10 pm -7am. Room for two cars maximum.

More Details

Mary Heller
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Mary Heller

Hi. We are Mary and Bruce. I, Mary, was born and raised outside of Boston, then spent ten years in San Francisco where I went to law school and became a human rights lawyer. I then spent ten years in Marin. I moved to my little farm in Sebastopol in 2004 because I wanted to live and raise my children in the country, with lots of space around us. I chose Sebastopol specifically for its open attitude, great schools, rural charm, and its proximity to the beach and Russian River. When I brought my children, then toddlers, to see the property it was in August and the trees were dripping with apples. The kids ate several each, and the next morning my two year old said, 'Mommy, I want to go back to the apple house.' And the rest was history. We still call it the Apple House, and are really happy here, eating from the trees and garden, riding our horses through the old orchards, sharing meals with friends. Bruce, a native Californian and fellow nature, animal and farm lover, joined our clan a few years ago. We've had a lot of fun creating our guest cottage. We love it! We hope you will love it too.

Mary Heller purchased this cottage in 2004


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sebastopol in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 370 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • brand new bathroom. glass shower, no tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Your own Wine Country Cottage
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Private Country Cabin

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet Except for the howling dogs. Neighbors have many dogs howling randomly. Cute cabin with most of you need. A microwave would have been a big improvement for heating small items, also a larger oven would have been good to heat a pizza. Overall a nice quiet place, except dogs, very private. Bed was comfortable, good nights rest.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alameda, Ca

Small, convenient place for 2 adults

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the setting and the animals. The cottage was clean and well stocked with all the necessities. We had 3 adults and with the futon bed in use, it was too crowded around the kitchen area. We mostly toured about so didn't spend all day there and at night we were quite comfortable, plus the shower and provided towels were very nice. We'd recommend it for 2 adults.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, ID United States

Well appointed cottage in serene surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Owners have thought of everything in this very comfortable one room cottage. The kitchenette was fully equipped. We even invited our son and his wife in to enjoy a glass of wine with us in the living room and had plenty of space.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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a good place to be

  • 5 of 5

a pleasant place to relax or to use as a base to explore west Sonoma county; fresh eggs in refrigerator, little pony who appreciates apples, a garden with greens and tomatoes to pick, and a comfortable bed!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the property and the area.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property and the area. The owner has three wonderful, friendly dogs, several cats and lots of chickens and goats, plus a horse. We were encouraged to interact with them if we wanted.

The cottage had everything we needed to cook or barbecue, had cable TV, books, maps and guides to the local wine country, and free WiFi. Even fresh eggs in the refrigerator!

We visited a local bakery, Bodega Bay, and the Sonoma Coastline. We would definitely come here again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, lovely, welcoming country setting yet close to so many attractions

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends spent the past weekend (9/09-11/16) celebrating birthdays at her cottage, which is part her little bit of heaven minutes from Sebastopol "town". The setting is ideal. Her cottage was welcoming, clean, bright indoors and a spacious, restful yard, and lounging chairs, and lots of flowers outside. Yes, all of those physical plant characteristics are important but her attention to details impressed all of us. Mary Heller was the consummate hostess to us. For example, the linens/beds were oh, so, comfortable; the kitchen was equipped with all the things we had at home, e.g., sharp knives, coffee, cleaning supplies, etc.; apples, squash, tomatoes from her garden, eggs from her chickens, and a bottle of wine from the area were gifts as we entered. She greeted us warmly, too, introducing us to her husband, and to her horses and dogs, as well. Ever so gracious, available, and attentive yet not overly so.

Very comfortable, restful time and a great get away from the bustle of home. We're so grateful that we found the Heller's and stayed with them. And, if travellers are looking for a place like this, without hesitation, we would recommend staying with them. Hope Mary and Bruce have us back!

Dr. Reg Louie, Castro Valley, CA

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sebastopol, Wine Country California

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £38.07

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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