About this listing
Our English Rose Suite is full of shabby chic charm, with a private bath and a 4 poster queen bed. It has morning sun and you can have up to four rooms, not just the one.
Near Napa's Wine Country, Discovery Kingdom, JellyBelly, Cal State Maritime plus Budweiser and Craft beers, too!
We have an AMAZING view including the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
NON NICOTINE only! PLEASE check the our guidelines before booking with us!
even though it says instant book. CONFIRM no one in your group uses nicotine to receive our best service.
Please use the CONTACT HOST button to inquire within....
We are able to host groups of up to 12 or 13. This beautiful room accommodates up to 4.
The English Rose Suite is your to-die-for Shabby Chic indulgence with a four poster queen bed. Morning light fills the room, to help you start your day in a sunny mood. Jamie has put a fair amount of feminine detail into her favorite room in our home. It has beautiful ceramics (mostly protected) and lacy things, some of which are antiques. The furniture is Queen Anne. If you love Pinteristic Nostalgia, you will love this room! It will never be "done". That is the fun of Shabby Chic!
It is the only of our four bedrooms with its own bathroom, including a tub and shower combination.
It is also our naturally coolest room. (Let us give you a space heater if needed, or everyone else will BAKE!!!)
Feel free to check out our other rooms, as well...
(A single futon can be added to this or any room if desired, or a queen airbed with a foam pad. We will host 5 in here, but only if it is a large group filling all other rooms.)
We offer our home to NONSMOKERS (of anything, anywhere) ONLY!
We offer a true BnB experience. There is ALMOST ALWAYS (but not always) someone present to host and care for your needs.
INSIDE: Your room, Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room, and two baths. Wifi, Surround sound and laundry are available (ask for help!)
On street parking is plentiful. Off street parking may be available. Please ask.
Our backyard is a work in progress, but please enjoy the deck, firepit, and (with notice) the hot tub which all have expansive views of the city towards Mt. Tam and San Pablo Bay.
Access to the deck is only from the family room, which is owner's work space, and not common area. The photos show the room at its best, and we are giving you notice that is the most "lived in" room. Jerry is social when working; Jamie is not.
Interaction with guests
WHEN HOSTS ARE ON THE PROPERTY:
If you feel our presence is required, please let us know. We also want to feel welcome in your presence - it is best if you communicate your level of need for privacy.
Jerry will be happy to prepare a yummy Continental breakfast during short term stays. This includes his ever popular waffles, yogurt, fresh fruit, real maple syrup and cereals, coffee and tea.
If you have special dietary or scheduling needs, we can work with you. Communicate with Jerry, regarding same.
You may use the kitchen until 9 PM only.
Jerry may be willing to make you breakfast as you can see in our reviews.
We can actually do (with Jerry cooking) sit down dinners for 1-18 guests! (We have done over 200 events!)
WHEN HOSTS ARE OFF PROPERTY:
Help yourself to pre - but home made waffles, cereal, coffee and tea, sweeteners and milk for breakfast. You may also use condiments, spices, oils, and vinegars for other meals in moderation.
LOCATION: directly between 80 and 780, and 37 and 80, right on the way to Napa from the East Bay or Sacramento.
ACTIVITIES AND SHOPPING:
~Hills: Dining and Stores, mostly well known companies (5-7 minutes).
~Downtown: (all about 10 minutes)
~Marina area: Fairs and events of different flavors. San Francisco bound Ferry, plus Several independent restaurants.
~Georgia Street - Antique Shopping and Saturday farmer's market.
~Empress Theatre - Various types of entertainment.
~Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
~Touro University (15 minutes)
BENICIA: (10 minutes)
~Boutique shopping on 1st street as well as a variety of independent restaurants.
~Thursday Night Farmer's Market.
NAPA: (30 minutes)
~We are happy for Wine Tasting!
~Water World Park (20 minutes)
~Raceway (20-25 minutes, without traffic) Wine Tasting (45 minutes to an hour)
Golden Gate Fields Horse Race track (25 minutes)
University of California (30 minutes)
FAIRFIELD/SUISUN: (25- 30 min)
~Travis Air Force Base
~Jelly Belly Factory
~Please ask about activities for small children! ~
(But please don't surprise us with children/babies we are not expecting!)
Public transportation is not especially convenient. You will want a car.
Equidistant from the San Francisco Airport and Sacramento Airport (60 minutes) Oakland is closest at 35 minutes away. Car (rental) is the best way to get here.
Other things to note
If you are here while you conduct a house hunt, Jamie is a REALTOR® RE/Max Gold.
OTHER Professional business services available: ~Transcription (including Medical)
~Real Estate Loan Signing
A $100-250 security deposit will be held per room, and unless there is damage or SMOKING, is fully refundable. We want to give it ALL back!
We have a toy poodle service dog, Blizzard. He is extremely well behaved. He will ignore you (unless you are friendly to him) and is HYPOALLERGENIC and flea free.
!!!!!DO NOT Try to to pet him at the front door! Give him time to warm up to you!!!!!
IF WE HAVE TO MAKE ALTERATIONS TO THE HOUSE, OR YOU HAVE UNUSUAL NEEDS, IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE YOU, WE MAY CREATE AN ADDITIONAL CONTRACT ABOVE AND BEYOND AirBnB's TOS.
Please do not book more than two weeks in advance.
You must be booking for yourself, not for a contractor or other friend or family member.
NO PER DIEM PEOPLE, period. If it isn't coming out of your own pocket, you won't respect our house. It's been proven.
We are NOT at the property every single day. You may be asked to let yourself in, and may stay alone one or more nights. Conversely, we NEVER offer a vacant home on purpose.
The family room is used by invitation only other than as a pass through.
Our main concern is that our guests are NICOTINE FREE. By smoking or vaping prior to arriving at the property, on the property or DURING YOUR STAY of ****ANY**** substance, YOU AGREE TO FORFEIT YOUR ENTIRE SECURITY DEPOSIT. NOTE: The listing says deposit is one amount, but it doesn't allow for variable length stays. We reserve the right to increase the Deposit amount.
Food and drinks are not brought to your room. Eat and drink on the main floor only. (Except water.) Preferably in the breakfast nook. Red wine/coffee and tea in the breakfast nook, and outdoors only.
We prefer you wear socks in the house, but no shoes for sure. If you need socks, just let us know.
You may cook in our kitchen until 9 PM at which time it must be clean; Do not use specialty oils or vinegars, but you may use spices.
Use the kitchen for only 60 minutes per meal please.
Jerry is diabetic, and must eat when he must eat.
PLEASE CLEAN UP as soon as you finish cooking, and preferably as you go.
You are paying for clean. And. We will be unhappy if you down grade us for cleanliness, without ever having said anything about it. We expect to be offered the chance to fix a problem. We are extremely clean always.
If you shower, please use your bath towel to dry down the shower for the next person, who may not be in your party. Use the DNA strainer. Clean it each time you shower.
WE ARE IN A DROUGHT! PLEASE BE MINDFUL! Please do not use more water pressure than you need.
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE DOG ANYTHING!
We only accept service dogs for major diseases, not emotional support. We have our own service dog and it messes with him, so it needs to be imperative. If your dog sleeps on your bed, it is not a service dog. If your dog must sleep with you, you can sleep on the floor too.
Replace lock box key, before you enter. You will have one inside.
Lock your door and take your key with you when you leave, to get back in the front door.
Yes, we DO eat a lot of waffles around here!
We are a modern, married couple in a fun, stable relationship. We both work hard but enjoy skiing, dancing and travel as well. We have enjoyed hosting parties and dinners, but now we have put that aside to host travelers instead. It was good practice, though for Airbnb. Jerry likes to cook and you might be able to coax him into a delicious dinner to enhance your stay with us. Don't ask Jamie though, or you are likely to have soggy cornflakes!
Jamie comes with a small service dog, named Blizzard. He is randomly friendly (probably not at all random to him!) but don't be offended if he is stand offish. His job is to attend to Jamie.
We prefer to stay in extremely clean homes, as dust doesn't like Jamie, so we keep a very clean house. If you think something needs to be cleaner, tell Jamie, she loves learning new ways to be OCD!
We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the room that interests you, and perhaps the house rules BEFORE you contact us, They are not ALL rules: Think of the Pirate's Parley: they're more like guidelines, lol. We REALLY don't want you to be surprised by anything.
Just a little description of the photos!
1: In line at the set of Dancing with the Stars!
2: The Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield!
3: The Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park!
4: Sailing on the Carquinez Straights at night!
5: In Cinderella's Pumpkin at Children's Wonderland with our oldest grandson peaking over!
6: Blizzard saying it's time for a walk!
7: Our grandson in the Teacup at Children's Wonderland!
8: Jamie on the slide at Children's Wonderland!
9: Our tenth wedding anniversary!
10: Yacht Club, 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Party!
11: Peju Winery!
12: San Diego Zoo with our granddaughter!
13: Last New Year's at a fellow Airbnb host's party!
14: Our wedding!
15: Our honeymoon in Kawaii
16: Jerry thinking big in Las Vegas!
17: Steamboat Springs, Colorado!
Jamie and Jerry