About this listing
This is the romantic getaway you've always dreamed of. Built as a studio by a world famous cartoonist for seclusion and privacy, this exclusive locale is nestled amongst the redwoods and the vineyards of the Russian River Valley wine country.
Originally built in the 1960's as a private drawing studio, experience where one of the world's most iconic comic strips was drawn. With its own private four-hole golf course, our oasis in the woods puts you in the middle of all that Northern California has to offer. Just 10 minutes outside the town of Sebastopol and only an hour north of San Francisco, you'll be secluded without being out of touch. Nearby locations include the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma, the Russian River, beautiful forests of coastal redwoods, and a myriad of little towns and backroads to explore in between. The area boasts some of the best hiking and biking trails in the country. Small towns and communities offer everything from the quaint and quirky, to a multitude of first-class restaurants and one-of-a-kind shopping.
However, you may find that a weekend in is exactly what you are looking for. Light a fire, cozy up with a glass of wine, and never leave the confines of your new home away from home. Accommodations are limited to 1-2 people; the studio is a one-bedroom with a California King bed, 1 1/2 baths, full-size kitchen with modern appliances, living room with a stone fireplace, WiFi, flat screen TVs, outdoor grill, covered car port, and washer/dryer. Throughout the house you will find large windows and skylights. The bedroom overlooks a deck with covered seating on one side, and a fish pond and waterfall on the other.
For over 30 years our family and friends have found much happiness here, and we know you will too.
Upon entering the grounds on it's own private road, you're free to relax and explore the entire property. We have ten acres, four of which feature a four-hole golf course. Rumor has it a few of Hollywood's past great celebrities have played here as guests. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the redwood forest that runs on the other half of the property.
Wild life abounds. It is common to see deer and a myriad of other animals including the occasional peacock wandering about. The spring and summer seasons bring butterflies and a variety of birds. Take a short hike through redwoods and open areas of the property; sitting benches and a hammock allow you to lay back and enjoy the scenery. Pick fresh fruit from a variety of trees on the grounds - apples, lemons, plums, apricots, cherries and more. Some guests have even been known to create wonderful edibles in our kitchen.
Interaction with guests
To keep the property to a high standard, a groundskeeper is present performing general maintenance Tue-Fri. Upon your arrival he will be available to give you a brief tour of the property and ensure that you are situated.
We will always respect the privacy of our guests and maintain a low profile. If complete privacy is what you desire, arrangements may be made prior to your arrival.
Check in is 2PM. Checkout is 11AM.
Concierge service is available if you would like us to help you plan your visit or a special event during your stay.
The town of Sebastopol is known for many wonderful things:
*Get to know several renowned wineries and tasting rooms such as Paul Hobbs, Lynmar Estate, Iron Horse Vineyards, Dutton Goldfield, Merry Edwards, and more.
*Take a walk on Florence Avenue, where every few feet you will find the famous quirky metal sculptures by Patrick Amiot. People from all over the world have visited these strange and whimsical pieces of art.
*Stop in at Kozlowski Farms to pick up homemade pies, jellies, sauces, and more made with fruit grown from their orchard.
*Every Sunday, from 10AM to 1:30PM, farmers and local vendors gather their goods for sale at the local farmers market. Choose from a wide variety of offerings - artisans, baked goods and sweets, prepared foods, fruits and vegetables, honey, nuts, spices, meats, textiles, skin care, and more.
*Hunt for special treasures and great finds in the many antique and vintage shops along Gravestein Highway (Route 116).
*Visit the Luther Burbank Experiment Farm, where Mr. Burbank developed and grew thousands of new hybrids, cross breeds and
selections. Known as a pioneer in agricultural science, during his career he introduced over 800 varieties of fruits, flowers, vegetables, and grains.
*Take in a show at Main Stage West, the "little community theater with great shows and huge talent".
*Try the many great restaurants in town with a diverse selection of cuisines - Californian, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Vegetarian, Himalayan, and more.
*Easy access to groceries and convenient stores - Whole Foods, Andy's Market, Safeway, Lucky, Rite Aid
*Explore nearby towns: Graton (10 mins), Santa Rosa (10 mins), Occidental (15 mins), Windsor (20 mins), Bodega Bay (20 mins), Healdsburg (25 mins), Guerneville (25 mins), Petaluma (25 mins), Calistoga (40 mins), Napa (60 mins)
*Closest airport: Charles M. Schultz - Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA.
There is no public transportation to the property. Please feel free to bring bicycles. Sebastopol is a bike-friendly town with numerous trails for this purpose.
Other things to note
There is a two-night minimum stay requirement.
Cancel no later than one day prior to arrival. A full refund will be issued minus fees.
Sonoma County Code Requirements:
TOT Certificate Number: 2324N
Quiet hours to be observed by all guests (10pm-7am)
Maximum number of guests: 3
Maximum number of vehicles: 1 per bedroom
No pets allowed.
Smoking is strictly prohibited indoors. Although you may smoke outside please remember that the property is surrounded by foliage and trees, and we ask that caution and common sense be used at all times.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Hi, I'm Eric. My partner Dana and I manage Coffee Lane, our family's vacation home in Sebastopol, CA for almost 40 years. We are thrilled to be part of the Airbnb community and can't wait for you to discover why we love Coffee Lane so much.