Sara's Oasis in Sonoma County California. A lovely, tranquil place to vacation or get away.
A New Destination for Food and Art in Sonoma  SEBASTOPOL FEATURED IN NEW YORK TIMES October, 2011  >>READ

•A quiet place to stay,relax, swim, sun, in Sonoma County, Calfornia, 90 mins. North of San Francisco, 2 hours west of Sacramento, 12 minutes to the beach and Bodega Bay, in the middle of Russian River wine country (Green Valley and Russian River Valley appellations). Near the beach, but fairer inland weather.
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This could be the perfect vacation or temporary stay for you and your family. experience the special West Sonoma County life style...taste the wine...take a yoga class, visit a spa or enzyme bath, have a massage, take a workshop, visit artists in their studios,enjoy our special organic foods and drinks. Pick mushrooms, eat fresh seafood at the beach, walk the beach, watch the waves, walk or bike in the Redwoods and under the oaks.
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View from cottage to Redwood Ridge in front.
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WE HAVE an ECO-FRIENDLY house with CLEAN ENERGY and a salt solar pool instead of chlorine. Proud participant in Sonoma County Energy Independence Program. More than 50+% of our electric is from our photovoltaic array. Most of our water is recycled to agricultural purpose. Our landscaping is low water use.

solar house

Luxurious interior, living room, hand crafted furniture, paintings, oriental carpets, wood burning stove.

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Some of our wild turkeys
One of our Wild turkey

Visit Bodega and watch the fisherpeople pull out the crab? Buy it fresh out of the ocean! OR pick up oysters in Marshall and throw them on the grill. Visit a Farm, pickorganic fruits and vegetables yourself!

California Redwood Coast is one of the 10 natural wonders in the USA.
Come visit us and see a natural wonder
in the redwood forest

A New Destination for Food and
Art in Sonoma

map of Sebastopol area

Coming Events nearby

December 4th DINING OUT FOR LIFE - benefiting Sonoma County Food Bank for HIV 81 FABULOUS restaurants from which to choose>>
Dining Out for Life Dec 4

•We are just minutes from Bodega Bay where you can pick up freshly caught fish and barbque it here or eat it there!
•A beautiful drive through Valley Ford to nearby Marshall, and you can pick the oysters from the bed, bring them back and barbque or eat them fresh!

October 5, 2014 Calabash Gourd and Art, Auction and Fest 1-5 pm Forestville

Calabash gourd, garden and food fair, Oct 2, 2015Local artists turn organically grown gourds into fabulous art. Local chefs prepare delicious food and wine. All to fund our local food bank Forestville. A GREAT celebration. MORE HERE>>

October 4,5,6, 2013
Sonoma County Harvest Fair

>>More information
3 days of wine tasting 150+ wineries, wine sales, marketplace, chef demonstrations, farm and harvest agricultural activities of chldren and adults, World Championship Grape Stomp, continuous live jazz, art show and sale, craft pavillion, farm animals to meet + much more.

Art Trails, Sonoma County



October 11-12 &18-19
ART TRAILS Sonoma County Open Studio
s More information found here!

November 2 & 3rd, 2013   15th Annual "A Wine & Food Affair -- Tasting Along the Wine Road -usually sold out
This event sells out every year. Buy tickets on line or by phone.
>>More Information Wine Road website
A Wine & Food Affair is the premier event for Wine Road - Northern Sonoma County.
A weekend of wine and food pairing in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
All of the wineries participating will have a favorite winery recipe in the cookbook, which they will prepare both days for you to sample, along with the perfect wine. Tickets go on sale on website Sept. 1

OutWatch LGTQI film fest, Oct 24-26, 2015

Mustard cover crop in vineyard
Cover crops (mustard here) protect
in the Winter

A New Destination for Food and
Art in Sonoma
October, 24, 2011 

Direct flights from LA, San Diego, Seattle and Portland  Charles M. Schulz, Sonoma County Airport

There are several Limo services from which to choose. This might be the way to visit wineries with no worries about drinking and driving. Here is only ONE suggestion. Plan your own tour

Are you and your family from the CITY and want to tour or visit a great organic farm, find out about

Singing Frog Farm, feeding Charlie agriculture in Sonoma County? Set up a visit for yourself at Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol. CLICK for more information. Please call farmer Paul before going out to the farm,

CLICK here for information on other farm visits

FRESH Local CRAB now! Buy it from the fresh fish market, then come home and cook it up in our gourmet kitchen! Yum.
fresh crab

About our Russian River Valley wines
by Michelle Anna Jordon (our local journalistic expert).
Here is the history, the economics, health of the vines, and help to plan your visits to wineries.

"the history of grape farming extends back to the Russian period. Grapes were planted here as early as 1836, when Yehor Chernykh, a Russian immigrant, planted 2000 vines over a three-year period at Chernykh Ranch, which old maps indicate was located near where Green ValleyShow on map and Graton Roads intersect today."

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"20 Coolest Film Festivals" MovieMaker MagazineBest
Best of the FEST through August, 2014

One of the Best 12 Small Town Film Festivals!
Read all about it at:
March 26-29, 2015
More info
Sebastopol Documentary Film festsival

PBS POV (Public Broadcasting System, Point of View) has selected "a roundup of the nation's best small-town film festivals (with populations less than 100,000) for escaping the crowds, paparazzi and hype," and the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival was honored!

Our coast in NOT for swimming, but it is oh so beautiful and there is plenty to do: fishing, tide pooling, whale watching, hiking, beach combing, kayaking, watching the huge waves and surfing.
Visit the Tide Pools. Try Shell Beach or Pinnacle Beach. low tide (tide information)Visit Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods to find out about what nature has to offer you here.

Goat Rock harbor seal Colony, at the mouth of the Russian River. Pupping March-August.
seal at goat rock

seals at Goat Rock

October 24-25, 2014 OutWatch Film Fest
bringing the BEST in LGBTQI Films to North of the Bay, 5 wonderful films, both narratives and documentaries. Films bring us together, inform us and remind us of the beautiful diversity that our community has to offer. Sebastopol Center for the Arts,

2012 BEST TRIPS - National Geographic   says of Sonoma County. It's time to start planning your adventures for 2012. Here are Traveler magazine's 20 best places in the world to visit.

Where does the wine come from?

..................Russian River wines
Russian River Valley Winegrowers, ALL the wineries in our area are listed here.

Close up of where we are: Map

There are plays, concerts, festivals, farmers markets all happening here in Sonoma County. You can't be bored.

Every month is great in Sonoma County, even the rainy ones.

May and June

May 30-June 8, 2014 Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Healdsburg jazz Festival logo

Sonoma County Fair -Horse racing (Wine Country Horse Racing meet), live music, Flower show, livestock and agricultural exhibits, food tastings -- fun for adults and children.

Last concert Sept 4th

HopMonk Great fun.

Freestone  Kellye Gray, Jazz in the Garden, A Touch of Zen: Tang Poems and Interpretations of Ancient Melodies

French Garden


August 16 & 17 Cotati Accordion Festival

Gravenstein Apple Fair. Aug 9 & 10
"The Sweetest little fair in Sonoma County"
Gravenstein apple fair 2012 poster

Gravenstein Apples come in latter part of summer, they are the early birds, they are only here for a few weeks, they are the best apples in the world and this is where they come from. The best pies and juices are Gravensteins.They don't travel well, so you need to come here to enjoy them. >>read all about our famous and delicious crop in this New York Times article.  Sonoma County is part of the Slow Food movement. We are so organic and fresh. If you lovefood, come visit!

Wings over Wine Country Air Show
August 16 & 17, 2014

August--a mere sampling

August , Jenner Headlands Coastal Hike
10:00 am to 3:30 pm - FREE EVENT, bring a lunch including water
Strenuous hike, must be in good physical condition. >>more info & registration

Bodega Bay Art and Wine Fest Aug 23&24, 2014

August 23 & 24, 2014 10 - 6
20 Annual Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival

adults $12. on line $15 at gate. teens $8. under 12 free.
>>more information less than 15 mins from here!


..........Russian River Jazz and Blues
September 20-21, 2014  Jazz on Sat. Blues on Sunday.
Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival was voted Best Music Festival, Sonoma County in the Bohemian's Best of the North Bay 2013 Readers Poll.
Tickets and information
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Annual Old Grove Festival.<<more info
September 15, 2013. Armstrong Woods, Near Guerneville. Concert, theater event in the open air amphitheater located in the redwood park. Entertainment
Groove in the Grove (Motown),the Great Feast ($10. barbque)
All funds go to help support Stewards of the Redwoods'   educational and stewardship programs.

Sculpture Jam 2014
September 21 & 22 10am-3pm
Fish Sculpture for Ives Pool-See the progress!

Things to Do

Farmer's Markets Everywhere. Click to see the schedule
Sebastopol Farm Market is Sundays-10 am to 1:30 pm Town Plaza. Food, crafts, live music, information, organic Sonoma grown foods, fruits, veggies, plants and flowers. March - November.

Occidental Farmers Market April-November is Friday 4 pm to dusk. Visiting this market will give you a lovely snapshot of life in West Sonoma County - hippies, vegetarians, back to the land folks, story tellers, organic gardners, and all the, crafts, music and a sweet little village.

Visit the Laguna de Santa Rosa, the second largest fresh water marsh in Northern California.

Stroll down FLORENCE AVENUE in Sebastopol. Larger than life, whimsical, comical folk art sculptures line this popular residential street in central Sebastopol. >>see video clip

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Visit Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpture Garden. The best in Sonoma County
Di Rosa Preserve art collection
Canoe or kayak on the Russian River

Tour Nurseries and gardens. For suggestions visit West County Gazette's 2013 Nursery Tour and Gardeners Resource Guide.
Here you can find information on many agricultural products like bees, flowers, trees, soil amendments. Are you a gardener? Sonoma County has things of interest to you! My favorites are Emerisa Gardens, Empire, Harmony Farm supply, Imwalle, Sonoma Horticultural Nursery, Western Hills, let me know yours.

Jazz at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
May- September calendar of events. Jazz, pop, comedy and rock and roll.

Rodney Strong Vineyards' Annual KJZY Summer Concert Series Go to their website for concert descriptions, and other information. This setting is so beautiful. It is a great location for sitting on the lawn, enjoying great music. Take a sun hat, a chair or blanket and a lunch.

Listen to local radio:
KOWS 107.3 FM. Broadcasting to West Sonoma County and the world from beautiful downtown Occidental California.

Canoe or Kayak on the Russian River - Safe and exciting. Memorial Day weekend - mid October.  >>more information Burkes self guided

River's Edge, upper Russian River, start earlier in May:

Hike or walk in the old growth redwood forest. Visit Armstrong Woods near Guerneville...only 20+ minutes away!

Horse back riding Armstrong Woods Pack Station

Visit Safari West >>more info

Healdsburg Jazz Fesival  May 30-June 6 2014
Main Stage West, Sebastopol

Santa Rosa Repertory Theatre
They have a schedule of events for the 2014 summer.

Cinnabar Theatre - Petaluma
Great choices all year long!

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival March 27-30 2014 >>Film schedule & tickets

Food and wine events, jazz, music, dance, tours, cooking, wine education, flower walks, lectures, symphony, movies....
Or visit the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

2014 Wine Road Tickets
(see map of vinyards included here)

All events dates, prices, tickets, descriptions --GO HERE
Winter Wineland Jan 18-19, 2014

Barrel Tasting
February 28-March 2 and March 7-9m 2014

2014 It's over for now:

January 19-20, 2014 11am - 4pm
Northern Sonoma County Wine Road
This is the 22nd Annual Winter WINEland and a great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. Some wineries will offer food pairings and others will have tours. Tickets sold at the door -- each winery >>click here for information, including complete program and list of wineries and maps.

Feb 28-Mar 2 & March 7-9 11 am - 4 pm
36th annual Barrel Tasting 100 wineries in Northern Sonoma County >>information and tics
This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.

March and April

March 10-16 Restaurant Week Sonoma County. Eat well! CLICK FOR SUGGESTIONS Tomatoe salad

March 27-30 7th annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Information and tickets available SEBASTOPOL FILM FESTIVAL

One of the Best 12 Small Town Film Festivals!
Read all about it at:
March 27-30, 2014
Sebastopol Documentary Film festsival

PBS article about the festival
April 12 & 14, 2014 Apple Blossom Fesival and Parade, children's activities, wine and beer tasting, foodies welcome > >more information

Apple Blossom Fest 2014

APRIL 26 & 27 41st Bodega Bay Fisherman Festival 10 am Wooden boat building competition, blessing the fleet, seafood, wine
Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival



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Sara's Oasis poolside view
Pool side bath and changing room

Pick berries and organic vegetables, milk a cow. Watch ABC news story about Sonoma County farm visits.>

farm hens

Farm Trails.

Here is your chance to explore local farms. Includes artisan food tasting, hands on activities, farm animals, cooking, pick-your-own, and agricultural demonstrations and harvest. You may get guide and visit farms all year long. Go to their web site to choose a region to explore (Sara's Oasis is located in Region 4 and 5 (Sebastopol and West County ).

>>Get a map and guide here.

  Read an article about the person who made the lovely furniture at Sara's Oasis [James Stadig]. You can see the furniture at Quicksilver Gallery in Forestville, or at the Highlight Gallery in Mendocino. He's a golfer, too.
Read article in Press Democrat>>

Oasis 40 x 20' pool & spa

Sara's Oasis, Yarrow and California poppies

along the garden path
Hydrangae on the pool yard garden path July-Oct

PAST events.

Sara's Oasis was chosen for

crow sculpture
sponsored by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
Sunday May 6, 2012.
Our garden is worth the trip! Lovely, quiet, with a relaxing place to swim or float while you watch the birds, bees, butterflies and perhaps sip some wine.

June 1 & 2 and 7th & 8th, 2013
Art at the Source Open Studios  145+ artists
First 2 weekends in June  10 am-5pm
all participating West Sonoma County artist's studios are open from 10 am to 5 pm.

You may visit artists' studios all year long. Just give them a call to be sure they will be there.

Sculpture Jam 2014 - JUNE 8, 9 10 10 to 3
Fri-Sun 10-3 pm Closing ceremony 3 pm Sunday

Maybe NEXT year?

January 14&15, 2012
20th Annual Winter Wineland Wine-Art-Wine Education
140 wineries, wine and food pairings, $45. for weekend, $35. Sunday only.
>>More Information
Sonoma County Restaurant Week!
March 10-16, 2014 Come stay, eat, drink
restaurant week Sonoma County 2014

March 27-30
SEBASTOPOL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL. Our 7th annual festival 71 films in 4 days

PBS POV (Public Broadcasting System, Point of View) has selected "a roundup of the nation's best small-town film festivals (with populations less than 100,000) for escaping the crowds, paparazzi and hype," and the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival was honored!

AppleBlossom Parade and Festival April 12 & 13, 2014

Apple Blossom Parade and festival April 12 & 13, 2014

Gravenstein Apple Fair. Aug 9 & 10
"The Sweetest little fair in Sonoma County"
Gravenstein apple fair 2012 poster


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