OM Bear Ranch
Note: You talked, we listened, recent bathroom remodel and a face lift in the kitchen. Please read the details regarding this quaint, rustic,old world house.
Looking for friendly persons to share our sweet home. You are an easy going, respectful, responsible and clean.
We live in a 3 bedroom, 1 bath turn of the century farmhouse on a vineyard. Built in 1910 the farm house was the original house on the property.
The room available is downstairs in a little used office. It has a comfy fold down double bed and desk space. It is private with its own entrance on the bottom floor with an outdoor sitting area (with wifi) and a private parking spot across the driveway in the non rainy months. Perfect for artist /writer/ or spiritual person who wants to retreat/ get away/wedding stay. Many a writer and healer has found peaceful reflection here.
Features of 'Om Bear Ranch' include; A 26 acre parcel of land (why we love it here) with large yard, vineyards, redwood trees and a winter creek (there is a nice walk through the trees), and often there are deer in the yard. Great retreat for quiet person who is contemplative or creative. Nice roads nearby to walk on. The tall redwood trees keep it cool, green and beautiful. There are few neighbors and we live is a primarily residential farming community. (Note: Om Bear is a working vineyard and the foreman for the vineyard and his family live on the same property, in another house. As such it can get dusty!) We rent the front house and have been here a long, long time (over 20 years).
It's simple and rustic here. House features; A cozy breakfast nook, propane stove, wood heat (w/ space heaters in bathroom and bedrooms) and a propane heater downstairs in the room you will stay in for the chilly nights to take the edge off. The living room is small but comfy, we have an antique propane stove for cooking, electric hot water kettle, vita mixer for smoothies and a shared fridge. We share the kitchen and bathroom. Just one bathroom with access through my healing room.
What were looking for: We like 'foodies' and all things organic, yummy, and shared. If I have time I home cook meals and if you contribute food and help out with cleaning you are welcome to join in. For the morning, we always have coffee, tea and creamer and eggs or oatmeal at no charge.
About us: Current inhabitants are Larry, an older male who is quiet, respectful and spiritual, and Heather who is an artist/ photographer/ Real Estate Agent, and a semi-wild beloved cat (but getting used to domestic life), Cosmic Dust.
A peaceful serenity awaits you up and up a long dirt driveway, located in country setting 4 miles from town. It's nice to stay for a few days and relax. You need a car to visit. Not public transportation.
While dinner is a social time, Heather is self employed and requests likes mornings. You will find her on her computer working. Larry also does his spiritual practices in the morning and is often occupied with them either outside or in his room. Please make yourself at home for your duration even if we are quiet. Thanks.
Utilities are included; wood, propane, stove, electricity,
Comcast high speed wireless internet, phone (if needed) for quick calls. note: limited cell phone service on rural route so we have a house phone you can use.
|Tipologia alloggio:||Stanza privata|
|Tipo di letto:||Divano Letto|
|Camere da letto:||1|
|Persone extra:||7€ / notte dopo il primo ospite|
|Prezzo settimanale:||241€ /settimana|
|Spese di pulizia:||7€|
|Termini di Cancellazione:||Moderati|
Both Larry and Heather were great hosts. Their charming, cozy home surrounded by vineyards and redwoods was a wonderful place to spend the night. The house has great energy, which undoubtedly comes from the hosts and how they live. I had one of my best nights sleep in ages.
The evening I arrived, had an enjoyable discussion with Heather about our shared passion for photography, and in the morning both Larry and Heather were full of suggestions for places in the area to visit. I guess that is one of the great benefits of local knowledge. Their suggestion of stopping at the Wild Flour bakery in Freestone was very welcomed as I certainly would not have done that without their guidance and it helped start the next day off with a real treat. I would definitely stay again and hope to do so.
Quaint and nice-enough for a place to crash, the land and location are lovely and quiet, but if you are a neat-freak or into feng-shui you might not be totally comfortable here. Also apparently you cannot pet the cat as she attacks if you do, so we were told.
My first Air bnb experience with Heather and Larry was fine. I made the mistake of not reading ALL the house rules and or guidelines. I should have. I enjoyed the short night and also really enjoyed Larry's company and Very Nice presence. We shared a nice dinner and I helped cook and even brought wine and a craft beer I hope they enjoyed! The location is nice but better for a few day's and with a couple. I was by myself and for only one night it could have been a better choice for me. Very Nice people but again.. I should have read the House rules better! I hope to see Larry again and hear more about Heather's adventures!! Cheers, jakob
Great to meet you guys and very pleasant spot. I think that your other guests are right: you need to stay a few nights and enjoy more of the areas amenities. We were minutes away from Occidental and Sepastopol. Heather offered to bake us a crisp from the fresh fruit in the area. Thanks much and see you next time!
Heather was a wonderful host to us. We were greeted warmly, treated to a delicious desert and welcomed as if long lost friends. The next day she took us on a hike through the redwoods out back and let us climb the apple tree to take a few for the road. I highly recommend making a point to stay with her, we had a wonderful time!
My husband and I had a great time with Heather and Larry in the cabin. The place is very cozy and it is wonderful to wake up next to a vineyard. Thanks for the good times!
It's something else to decide on driving to Point Reyes National Seashore to be met by fog leaving little to no visibility 200 feet in any direction, while on a clear day, the entire Pacific and windswept landscape attempt at luring you away until sunset. Even with the fog, I still know what you mean, Heather, that it is a magical place. We drove in and out of dense white fog, wet wind and ranches galore, and it was just as tremendous as I now can only imagine in the sunlight. In looking for temporary hideaways to stay on our short visit to California, my partner-in-crime and I had our eyes on this affordable vineyard stay outside of Sebastopol, down the road from Tomales Bay and Point Reyes Station, at the southern edge of the Russian River Valley. Heather was responsive immediately and had us sold with her attentiveness and warm offering. Upon her suggestion, we made plans to cook a meal and split the ingredients. Arriving in Sebastopol later than expected, we managed to hit a Whole Foods before close (that Heather had mentioned), grab salad ingredients, two excellent bottles of wine, and ice cream for dessert. I felt like I was going home and I still hadn't seen the place yet. We were greeted by Heather, a receptive, working artist and Larry, a calm, insightful mystic and Cosmic Dust, the untouchable house cat. My kind of beings. How do you suppose dinner went? Spirited conversation and a loving energy are things you can expect here :) We even had leftovers for our recommended trip to Point Reyes the next day! That love is present in this place, I am certain. The sleep was perfect, ground floor a bit cooler than the first. The shower was excellent, travel advice enjoyable, and the apples did the job for the ride back to San Francisco. Best part: you wake up in the morning and have a door at the end of your bed that opens up onto a small outdoor breakfast nook situation. Across the way are two enormous Redwoods. Sort of makes the whole thing fit together perfectly. Thank you Heather. You're a brilliant host!
When we read this last night, Larry and I both started laughing. We should have checked the coastal fog online! Hope the leftovers helped sooth and warm you as you discovered just how wet and sticky the fog can be on the West Coast in August. Dan is Fantastic! Yes, he is invited to return anytime. Cosmic dust is waiting!
Heather was a great host and the room was basic but comfortable. I was only there for the night's sleep so don't have feedback for an extended stay. It was very convenient location for a number of things I wanted to do in Sebastopol.
The house is an older orchard workhouse, it has a private entrance to the room from the outside the house. Heather is very nice and helpful. It does have a full size fold out (website hidden) is a rustic, country fun stay! It is up a long dirt road situated in some large redwood trees. There is a working vineyard out the windows.
There is a small country market at the end of the road. It is 5-10 minutes outside of Sebastopol.
Beautiful property with beautiful people. Heather and her housemate were extremely welcoming, kind and hospitable. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner together, discussed the world, music and life and I hope, learned quite a bit from each other. I highly recommend Heather not only as a host but also as a friend. I will most definitely return.
Ryan, awww thanks so much. We enjoyed you too. I am so excited to see how your job goes and the amazing things you are going to help manifest for the good in the world. Certainly Ryan met the foodie category request with his excellent donation of yummy goodies for the kitchen. He knows how to find a mean Feta.