About the Homestay

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  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

**House:
Fun bright colors, preppy mid century modern meets cheeky Scandinavian.
The Big and Juicy Grape is as its name!
"Room" is having entire dwelling for your group.
This is one same property with 2 living quarters, one across the other. We live F/T in one of them.
Split level shotgun style home.
We do have a half bath downstairs and a very comfortable sleeper convertible in the living room, but the home's full bath with shower/tub is upstairs. Place is great for children too, but small children will need full adult supervision as there is a staircase and a brick fireplace in the home. Home is a shoe free relaxation temple to keep the street at the street! We want you to feel comfortable laying down to kick back on the cushy carpeted floor. The house has a north eastern front, a fenced in yard with trees and a concrete patio area. There is a living room with a fireplace, a half bath, a natural gas convection wall heater, a portable air mover, a dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen with access to the yard and washer and dryer in covered back patio in the first level. The second level has two bedrooms with queen size beds, a free standing AC, 2 portable air movers, one for each bedroom, and a full bath with combination shower tub. You’ll be surprised, The Big and Juicy Grape packs charm within its love filled walls and even views! We have a lot of love for the place and because of that we can offer a promise that such love will show throughout the house.

**Availability Status and Updates:
Please check our calendar but feel free to inquire. We check our messages frequently and normally reply to inquiries very well within the hour. The Big and Juicy Grape (Yes...funky name, but it just felt right) recently underwent major facelift, pictures of interior are updated.
"Room" stands for entire place.
"Light breakfast" stands for cereal, milk, oatmeal, coffee, instant soups and breakfast bars.
**Our home is available for stays of a minimum of 31 days. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding length of stay**
**BREAKFAST
-We start you off with about a week's worth of milk, cereal, breakfast bars & oatmeal, light snacks like mixed nuts, crackers and instant soups, coffee & trimmings. Our home is within walking distance to a few very reasonable convenience stores, & there are chain grocers in town for you to re-stock for the remainder of your stay.

**Hosts/Anfitriones:
Richard and I are very approachable, kind, and fun. We open our hearts, our minds, and our doors to kind people of all walks of life and backgrounds always finding that we have something in common with everyone we meet.
We like to find or make fun where we are. Sonoma Valley and its surroundings have a lot to offer. We love living and working here. We enjoy the outdoors, motorcycling, kayaking, hiking, and going out to the bays (bays, plural!). I am an artist and though Richard says he isn't artistic, he really actually is...he has a great eye! We hope you'll find some of who we are and the love we have for our little spot at the base of the Mayacamas throughout the house. Our goal: your comfort & convenience. We are well rooted here and there is another way to see the world: open your doors to its people! We hope you get to like our place, we even named it... Come and kick back at The Big and Juicy Grape.

**Cualquier pregunta en Español, no dude en contactarnos. Richard me puede pasar mensaje. Yó (Isabel) soy bilingüe.

**Interaction with guests**
Rich and I have enjoyed hosting visitors and travelers to the area & all our guests feedback in other hosting platforms shows just that!!! We love our Valley and home and are pleased to share the joy of SONOMA LIVING with you and yours.
The love we put into our home and hospitality speaks for us.
LET'S GET TO KNOW ABOUT YOU!!! ===========================
A HomeStay Guest Profile with picture of self is required.
The text portion of your profile needs to be completed to tell us some about yourself and give us the opportunity to get to know who we are welcoming into our home.
We will welcome you & do a walk-through during check-in to help you settle into our home. Once you have settled in, our interactions will be as little or as much as you'd need. Richard and I (Isabel) are lifelong locals, tips and suggestions are complimentary.
Communicate via HomeStay app. We strive to answer your questions promptly as we want for our home to be enjoyed.

**Guest access
-Entire home and private yard.
-Garage remains inaccessible to guests/tenants as it is being used for storage of seasonal furnishings, maintenance & repair tools by hosts.
-DSL wifi internet is available through property. It is not cable speed.
-Free Private parking on premises.
-Parking is limited to 2 spaces is available.
(Parking is for cars only and pickup trucks. No large vehicles, no trailers, boats, RVs, camper trailers, buses or stretched vehicles. Spaces are somewhat compact, large vehicles simply will not fit).

**Other things to note
**Children are welcomed, but PLEASE BRING WITH YOU: crib, basinet, or play pen, diaper plastic bags and high chair.
Please also keep them supervised as home is not infant/child proof.
**We start you off with about a week's worth of consumables (Breakfast items, paper goods, cleaning supplies, toiletries). Our home is within walking distance to a few very reasonable convenience stores and there are chain grocers in town for you to re-stock for the remainder of your stay.**
**Cleaning fee quoted at time of booking covers time, effort & supplies utilized in readying our home for your arrival. Please feel free to ask how we can assist you coordinating housekeeping services during your stay.

**Amenities
-DSL WIFI internet
-Laundry in back patio
-Free parking on premises (Max Parking 2 cars, no large vehicles of any kind, they just don't fit)
-Convenient key coded entry
-Air Conditioner
-Air Movers (3)
-Convection wall heater
-Roku TV with included NetFlix Subscription
-First Aid Kit
-Smoke Alarm
-Carbon Monoxide Detector
-Dishes
-Silverware
-Pots/pans
-Kitchen utensils
-Dishwasher
-Refrigerator
-Coffee maker (Keurig)
-Microwave
-Stove & Oven
-Private fenced yard & Patio
-Garbage Service
-Iron
-Ironing board
-Vacuum
-Handheld vacuum
-Hair dryer
-Hangers
-Clothes racks
-Luggage racks
-Linens
-Towels
-Pillows
-Luggage drop off (Must be prearranged)

**House neighborhood:
The Big and Juicy Grape it's on its own private lot located in a small complex of similarly built houses, nestled at the base of the Mayacama mountains. The shared uphill driveway starts at the highway and it dead ends at a green space where large ancient oaks compliment the adjacent rows of grapes. The location is quite convenient, near everything but also very private. Every one of the other houses which share the private driveway are full time local residents.
Minutes from downtown, pedal your way to The Plaza! Though I actually jog over, it is a great workout! We are within walking distance to multiple vineyards and all the great family ran restaurants, markets, shops and galleries along Sonoma Higway.

**Transport:
Sonoma County Transit bus stops within walking distance for local and connecting bus services. From our closest bus stop reach local routes and connecting trips to Napa, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, San Rafael and from there the entire Bay Area. Got Clipper?
Plenty of Uber, Lyft and wine tour services.
The house has 2 designated parking spaces if you're driving yourself.

**Our Valley:
The Big and Juicy Grape is in the Agua Caliente area of Sonoma Valley. It is vibrant and energetic. Our Hispanic heritage is prevalent in the colors, sounds, sights and the tempting scents of Sonoma highway as you walk, pedal, ride or drive heading towards downtown Sonoma, passing (or downright stopping at) multiple non-chain/non-franchised restaurants and truly local and real small mom & pop establishments.
Come visit our valley's top ranking wineries, vineyards, tasting rooms, farms, restaurants, pubs, foodie trucks, galleries, boutiques... Come enjoy museums, plazas, parks, small town biking, sidewalking/window shopping, hike our trails... Enjoy the beauty of rolling hills covered in grapes leafing in all colors, and oak, maple, walnut and olive trees on your way to kayaking our rivers and lakes or sailing the bay.
Sonoma Valley has gained being named number 1 small town to visit in the USA, and we wish to extend an invitation to come, let us host your stay at The Big and Juicy Grape, and fall in love with our valley!

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 31 nights

Maximum stay is for 180 nights

Available for given dates

The Big and Juicy Grape
From $82 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 4

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
2 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

"Bedroom" is entire 2 story dwelling. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen, living groom, private yard & dedicated parking. 1 - 2 adults pay single occupancy rate. 3 - 4 adults pay "2 or more" occupancy. Max occupancy in home= 4.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Monthly price
$2,470
$2,670
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About the Area

The Big and Juicy Grape it's on its own private lot located in a small complex of similarly built houses, nestled at the base of the Mayacama mountains. The shared uphill driveway starts at the highway and it dead ends at a green space where large ancient oaks compliment the adjacent rows of grapes. The location is quite convenient, near everything but also very private. Every one of the other houses which share the private driveway are full time local residents. Minutes from downtown, pedal your way to The Plaza! Though I actually jog over, it is a great workout! We are within walkiing distance to multiple vineyards and all the great family ran restaurants, markets, shops and galleries along Sonoma Higway.

Sonoma County Transit bus stops within walking distance for local and connecting bus services. From our closest bus stop reach local routes and connecting trips to Napa, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, San Rafael and from there the entire Bay Area. Got Clipper?
Plenty of Uber, Lyft and wine tour services.
The house has 2 designated parking spaces if you're driving yourself.

The Big and Juicy Grape is in the Agua Caliente area of Sonoma Valley. It is vibrant and energetic. Our Hispanic heritage is prevalent in the colors, sounds, sights and the tempting scents of Sonoma highway as you walk, pedal, ride or drive heading towards downtown Sonoma, passing (or downright stopping at) multiple non-chain/non-franchised restaurants and truly local and real small mom & pop establishments.
Come visit our valley's top ranking wineries, vineyards, tasting rooms, farms, restaurants, pubs, foodie trucks, galleries, boutiques... Come enjoy museums, plazas, parks, small town biking, sidewalking/window shopping, hike our trails... Enjoy the beauty of rolling hills covered in grapes leafing in all colors, and oak, maple, walnut and olive trees on your way to kayaking our rivers and lakes or sailing the bay.
Sonoma Valley has gained being named number 1 small town to visit in the USA, and we wish to extend an invitation to come, let us host your stay at The Big and Juicy Grape, and fall in love with our valley!

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Our Big and Juicy Grape is now available for stays of 31 days or more, because of that we have a few more requirements than those of a short term stay. We have welcomed into our home kind people of all walks of life who found in The Big and Juicy Grape comfort at an exceptional value for this highly exclusive area.
Our mission is to continue with that tradition as we open our space to people who want to get to know our valley better, who may be coming for a sabbatical stay, whose assignments are bringing them to our area, who may be coming to Sonoma for an extended visit with friends or family, or who may want to experience Sonoma Living as they're in search or readying for their new place in Wine Country.
*To Book: a profile that includes a picture of self and the text portion of it telling us some about you. We want to know who we're welcoming into our home.
*To confirm booking: an email will be sent to you to complete a successful background check. This step is at no cost to you and it does not affect your credit score. Step must be completed within one day of booking.
*Security Deposit: $2,450.00
*Cleaning Fee: $175.00
*Cleaning fee quoted covers the time, effort and supplies to ready our home for your arrival. Guests are expected to maintain & upkeep home in the condition in which it was found upon start of lease, and to return the house, upon departure, in as near condition to how it was found upon check-in.
*There aren't any devices on property but there are cameras outside the property for parking enforcement and private driveway safety.
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**Payment
-We utilize PayPal. Once Booking has been CONFIRMED by a satisfactory background check, a PayPal invoice (Request for Payment) will be sent via email. Payment will be for Security Deposit and Cleaning Fee in full.
-Once Check-in Prerequisite has been completed by signing of lease agreement, Full Payment of Booking Rate will be collected. A payment request will be sent via email. Access to our home isn't allowed until full payment of booking rate is received.
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***Cancellation policies:
-If made within 14 full calendar days leading to Check-in time, no refund will be made.
-If made within 48 hrs of booking, a security deposit refund will be issued, but Cleaning Fee will be kept as administrative charges.
-If cancellation is due to extenuating circumstances, we reserve the right to request evidence of such in order to refund the cleaning fee.
*Before checking in: we will send you a lease agreement which includes the names, ages, addresses and contact numbers of every adult guest part of your stay, the government ID of the reserving guest and the vehicle information which will be parked at our home. Lease will also certify your intention to take excellent care of The Big and Juicy Grape during your stay. Agreement will need to be signed and returned to us 72hrs before checking-in.
*Please contact us should you need earlier check-in or luggage drop off service to see if we can arrange for it.
We will welcome you and do a walk-thru to help you settle into our home.
*Length stay must be only within the window of time agreed upon booking and in lease. Any modifications to length of stay may be possible only if: A) we're contacted using booking platform, B) calendar availability (reservation change can't infringe on existing upcoming bookings at time when request is made), and C) reservation modification is completed using booking platform and completing a lease addendum.
*Shoe free home
*Smoke free home
*Unable to admit pets due to insurance restrictions and needing to maintain our home allergen free.
*Home is expected to be kept, maintained and returned to hosts upon departure in the condition in which is found at start of lease.
*No fireplace fires due to local ordinances.
*Booking rate includes use of our furnished home, DSL cable, water and garbage service. PGandE is the responsibility of the reserving guest.
*Key code is for exclusive use of registered guests.
*Driveway speed limit is 5 mph
*No loud music playing in vehicles
*Quiet hours 10P - 8A
*Home is not childproof.
*Home must be locked and all appliances off when leaving for any period of time.
*Reserving guest is financially and legally responsible to reimburse hosts for any damages caused during stay.
*Checking out includes an inspection walk-thru.
*Late check-outs, damages, or missing items incur charges which can be charged against security deposit or beyond it via legal mediation.
*Check out walk-thru is the best way to not forget or leave anything behind of value to you.

Your adherence to these terms is what allows us to bring you comfort and value with your stay at The Big and Juicy Grape.

Smoking is not allowed.

How do I book?

Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.

When do I pay?

Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.

When can I share my contact details?

Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.

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