About the owners
Ken is a retired industrial sheet metal foreman, and Kathy is a retired administrator from a large HMO, and sewing instructor/interior designer, homemaker and lover of all arts/crafts. We are a hardworking family that enjoy the outdoors, small gardening projects, making and building things ourselves. We feel fortunate to be able to share this beautiful county with you.
Why we chose Sebastopol
We have lived in Sebastopol for 24 years. Raised our children here and wanted some property for them to roam around on, and Ken wanted to live near the coast for Salmon fishing.
We chose Sebastopol because of its fantastic location! We are close to the coast, the Redwoods, the beautiful wineries and major highways.
It was a wonderful place to raise our son on a little bit of country property, just out of the city limits.
The benefits of Little Bird Cottage
Our property is very convenient to neighboring towns, the coast, the Redwoods, and beautiful Sonoma County vineyards.
We call it 'Little Bird Cottage', because we have an abundant number of Finch and Chickadees everywhere. The brand new complete kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meals/or special diets for longer stays if you like, but Sebastopol has a wonderful variety restaurants for you to choose from.
A beautiful hand-crafted "Pottery barn" like bed, covered with high-end quality linens, pillows, and throws await you after a long day of traveling, sight seeing or visiting friends and family.
Out front of the studio you will find a full porch for enjoying that evening glass of vino you bought while wine tasting, or if you want to sun yourself a bit, you can relax in the Adirondeck chairs under the vintage Granvenstein apple tree.
From June through September there is berry season. Raspberries or boysenberries might show up on the porch to add to your morning breakfast, along with yogurt or ice cream, and there is a lemon tree just outside your door.
It's a peaceful neighborhood, in beautiful surroundings and close to everything you might want to see in the area. We can't wait to show you this cozy little spot.
Future plans: "SaraPinot Vineyards" is coming!! look for our new hobby vineyard that Ken and our sweet lab "Sara" are putting in this spring 2016.
Our son Johan is an avid outdoors man, and a recent graduate from college and will be working, hopefully near us, in the field of engineering.