Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
About Susan Sattler
My husband, Gary, and I have been best friends since we met in Sonoma County in 1984. Outdoor enthusiasts, we love to hike, bike, kayak, canoe, swim, backpack, cross country ski, and run (well, Gary still does that)! But we also enjoy attending the symphony, theater in San Francisco, and of course gourmet food! A fine artist, Gary loves the vibrant artistic community in Sonoma County, and he will share with you the secrets of where to visit artists working in their studios. He loves the quality of the light here and the beauty of the natural world. A psychotherapist and teacher, I appreciate the focus many people here have on personal growth, health, wellness, and consciousness-raising. As a writer, I love the quiet peaceful feel of the land. We have a son who owns a design and fabrication studio in Brooklyn, NY, and a daughter who works in advertising and marketing in Kansas City, MO.
Susan Sattler purchased this Studio in 1996
Why Susan Sattler chose Sebastopol
We were entranced with the beauty of the rolling, coastal hills, dotted with vineyards, apple orchards and dairy ranches. We love the versatility of this area. On any chosen day we can go to a gorgeous Sonoma Coast beach, walk through an old growth redwood forest, hike past thundering waterfalls to a viewpoint on a high ridge overlooking the ocean, mountain bike to swim in a lake, or backpack along the coast. But there are also artisans of all varieties, live music and theater, gourmet food, and boutique shopping. And to top it all off, the Sierras are only three hours away, and San Francisco is an hour down the road.
What makes this Studio unique
Some of the best Sonoma County secrets we can direct you to are world renowned Osmosis Day Spa in a country setting, surrounded by bamboo and an immaculate Asian garden, our local organic bakery with brick ovens which makes the best bread this side of the Golden Gate Bridge, Safari West Wild Animal Park where you can ride a jeep to see everything from giraffes to cheetahs or hook this onto a bike ride through the vineyards, the best Sonoma County homemade ice cream at Screamin’ Mimi’s in Sebastopol, the roller coasters at Six Flags, the amazing California Carnivores, the largest carnivore plant nursery in North America, Silk Moon boutique where you will feel like a traveler in foreign lands, and wineries and bistros too numerous to mention by name here.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No smoking in studio or on the property
Possible for 1 child traveling w/ 1 adult
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Sweet retreat in the hills west of Sebastopol, CA.
Gary and Susan are excellent hosts—gracious, friendly, thoughtful, respectful of guests’ privacy needs and so much more. The Apple Blossom Retreat is charming, comfortable and attractively decorated. I found everything I needed at Apple Blossom during my six night stay. The uphill country neighborhood where the retreat is located was very quiet and entirely appealing, with its mix of apple trees, redwoods, grazing deer and the occasional distant turkey calls. Apple Blossom as a temporary home base allows easy access to the coast and also to Sebastopol, as well as the Sonoma County wine country. I look forward to visiting again in the future.
Hi Katy -
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We loved meeting you and hearing a little bit about Tennessee! It was so great that you made use of the Joe Rodota walking trail - you’ve inspired us!
Have a safe journey home.
Susan and Gary
A lovely little getaway
Great hosts, lovely area, very comfy little apt. with a beautiful hot tub. Would love to stay again.
Quiet spot in the winelands
This is a neat little unit ideal for some quiet time just outside of a small town called Sebastapol. This is such a quaint little town worth exploring. The unit is simple and comfortable with all you need. Hosts are awesome people and loved getting to know them a little while I was there! They made me feel so welcome.
Serene and tranquil, but still close to everything.
We had an amazingly relaxing stay at Apple Blossom Retreat! The space itself is clean and so comfortable, we slept very well. The grounds and surrounding area are beautiful. You feel you have escaped from all the madness but are still close enough to enjoy all that Sonoma Valley has to offer. We did hikes along the coast, picnics on the beach, wine tasting, and restaurant hopping...always happy to head back to the tranquility and peace of Apple Blossom. Susan and Gary are the perfect hosts: there when you need them and full of useful information, tips, and stories. We would most definitely stay here again!
Thank you Susan and Gary for hosting us!
Peaceful home-away-from-home in sunny Sonoma County California
We enjoyed our stay at Apple Blossom Retreat very much! Susan and Gary were very attentive hosts, caring and available but not obtrusive. The property feels farther off the beaten path than it is and provided an ideal home base to explore Point Reyes, the Petrified Forest, Calistoga, the Charles Schultz Museum, and local wineries. We enjoyed watching the hummingbirds outside the window as we ate breakfast, and relaxing in the hot tub in the evening. The wifi signal was strong but mostly we were grateful to be able to enjoy downtime in this comfortable, well-equipped, and peaceful setting.
Sweet Spot for a weekend getaway!
The Apple Blossom retreat space was just what we needed! Comfy bed, lovely flowers, hot tub...tucked away but not hard to find. Susan and Gary were perfect hosts. We would stay here again, for sure!
Wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms offer ample opportunity to sample many appellations. Amazing beaches are 20 minutes away. Our state parks provide rugged coastlines, towering redwoods, waterfalls, and majestic views. Select fresh, organic produce at our many farmers’ markets and celebrate at the colorful, local seasonal festivals. We will direct you to art galleries, top rated restaurants, local boutiques and shops and we will even share a few of our secrets. And remember, San Francisco is only an hour away.