Side view of the Bohemian Penthouse.Private Entrance up the side stairs to the penthouse upper flat unit.
~♡Bohemian Penthouse / West Side Upper Flat 2000sf
~♡Bohemian Penthouse / West Side Upper Flat 2000sf

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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You’ll love my place because of it's Victorian charm. A West Side Victorian Heritage Home Duplex/Penthouse built in 1891- Upper flat with private entrance, full kitchen and inside laundry. Sleeps 6 with 2 large bedrooms, 2 queen beds and a spacious sunroom/den with great panoramic views offering a comfy full sized bed which sleeps two boasting sweeping views of Petaluma & Sonoma mountains; Lots of old world charm and lots of light throughout the home which offers the perfect retreat and getaway.

The space

1 big bathroom with shower tub combo and cool glass block wall. Inside laundry room including washer and dryer, huge living room with beautiful hardwood floors throughout and quaint old fashioned kitchen with refrigerator and gas stove. 2000 square feet of bliss. Great panoramic views of West Side Petaluma and just within walking distance to downtown.

Guest access

You will have access to the entire flat with a private entrance. Inside laundry is available and the house is stocked full with dishes, pots and pans and everything you will need to cook, relax and unwind. The Victorian is 45 minutes to SF, 20 minutes to Bodega Bay and 25 minutes to the wine country. Ideally located for awesome day trip adventures. Guests must book at least a minimum of 2 nights and may stay no longer that 29 days per visit, per booking. I include a lovely selection of coffee and tea onsite for your use to brew to your liking and even have a stash available in the flat of some of my favorite varietals of wine for purchase should the need arise Hooray! I can offer recommendations to some of my favorite restaurants and boutiques within walking distance. Just ask.

Interaction with guests

I am onsite and available to assist with hospitality, I can also offer recommendations for dining, night life, live music and day trips. It would be my pleasure to introduce you to some of my cherished proprietors in town who I am collaborating with for spa treatments, drink specials and nightlife.

Other things to note

This home has been in my family for 80 years and I am honored to share my space with you. It truly is magnificent and will offer you a wonderful getaway in a home full of charm, love and old world character. Please enjoy your stay, use the kitchen to your liking to cook, laugh and entertain but please do your dishes after cooking and leave the kitchen it in the same condition as you found it.
Petaluma charges a TOT tax: Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is charged in most states, including California, to travelers when renting accommodations (a room, rooms, entire home or other living space) in a hotel, inn, tourist home or house, motel or other lodging (defined below) unless the stay is for a period of 30 days or more. Per Petaluma guidelines: The Transient Occupancy Tax (Hotel, Motel, Campground or Bed Tax) is authorized under State Revenue and Taxation Code Section 7280, as an additional source of non-property tax revenue to local government. This tax is levied in the City of Petaluma at a rate of 10% for accommodations at lodging and camping facilities within city limits. So, Our TOT tax in Petaluma is 10% of your total room fees for your visit. I collect this upon your arrival so please be prepared to present me with that payment on day one of your visit. Check is fine for this fee.
Thank you!

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman


Cleaning Fee $191 CAD
Security Deposit $318 CAD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $445 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

This is a shared Victorian Duplex. The biggest duplex in town in fact. The private penthouse is on the top floor with grand views and spacious accommodations encompassing all of the entire upper flat with 3BD/1BA, inside laundry, full stocked kitchen and grand living room. Our home is just literally 2 lovely blocks from downtown Petaluma which boasts an active nightlife and thrives with shopping and a plethora of restaurants and nightclubs. Due to our proximity to downtown you are bound to hear on occasion, some chatter from the frolickers. It's great to be so close to downtown where you can literally walk to all the great destinations. If you are looking for absolute quiet and seclusion, perhaps choose something else in the country. But if you prefer grand panoramic views, livelihood and the charm of an old Victorian Heritage Home built in 1891 then this is your place. We encourage you to enjoy your visit and live your life to the fullest while you are away from home and sharing ours. Just keep in mind we live below but we are all musicians and night owls so we enjoy the nightlife but are respectful as to not interfere with your (URL HIDDEN) we would appreciate our guests considering the noise level too and hope that if its a week night the wind down could occur around midnight and later on the weekends is fine. This seems reasonable so we can maintain peace in our lovely neighborhood as noise does travel. We encourage our guests to remove their shoes while upstairs and place them on the landing while in the penthouse and this will offer you a lovely feel on your feet from the amazing refinished hardwood floors. It will also eliminate hard noise sounds on the hard wood floors which can be heard below in the main house. No subletting the space, no smoking of any kind in the unit (front yard is fine and we have a smoking section established), roof top access forbidden, street parking ONLY in front of the house on this side vs in front of the neighbors houses across the street and no parking in the driveway EVER as I have a bus business which requires me having the ability to come and go often with the bus and need the driveway available for that at all times. If you park in the driveway and I'm returning with the 25 foot bus ~ I'll be stuck w no where to park the bus! ♡ Thank you for considering the house rules. Much appreciated and we are sure you will enjoy your stay! Cheers!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are two easy flights of stairs but its pretty darn cool once you get up there.. Its like climbing a stairmaster but better.. You are welcome!
Potential for noise - We are two blocks to dowtown Petaluma and on occasion you can hear the nightlife. How cool!
Pet(s) live on property - We have a cat. Her name is Stella. Shes sweet and loves hugs.
No parking on property - No parking in the driveway. Street parking is available in front of our home and there is additional parking available in the bank parking next door.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Jon User Profile
September 2017
Loved staying in Melanie's wonderful apartment! Just steps away from downtown Petaluma, and there is a great yard to relax in at the house as well. Melanie was very proactive in communicating and gave us some great pointers. Would gladly stay here again!

Imin User Profile
September 2017
Melanie's place was perfect for my book club's fall getaway. The penthouse is spacious, clean, pretty, and fully-equipped to make your stay easy and comfortable. Communication with Melanie was easy and timely. She has great recs in Petaluma, too! Loved how close the house was to downtown, too! It was so convenient. We spent time outside in the beautiful yard and enjoyed treats that Melanie had left us in the fridge. There were record highs of heat this weekend in the Bay, but that didn't stop us from having a great stay at the Bohemian Penthouse.

Rebecca User Profile
August 2017
+ great location (easy to find, close to downtown, and easy parking) + felt like home because of all the amenities provided; rooms were spacious + communication with Melanie was easy (accessible by email and texts)

Nikki User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful place! The bohemian decor was perfection for a girls trip! Melanie's communication was superb, great recommendations for dining and nightlife! Each room was gorgeous, and the fact that there was no cable, allowed my girlfriends and I, time to sip and talk all night long!! Looking forward to booking again!!

Lauren User Profile
August 2017
The bohemian penthouse exceeded our expectations. The rooms are very large and spacious and clean, with plenty of room for 6 people. The location is just a block or two from all the bars and restaurants in downtown Petaluma. This was the perfect spot for our weekend getaway in wine country. I highly recommend!

Molly User Profile
August 2017
We had such an incredible time! Six of us (3 couples) stayed here after a day of wine tasting and frolicking through Napa. There was SO MUCH room in the house! Felt like an absolute castle. Each room is beautifully decorated in its own style, with a carefully curated collection of knickknacks and antique furnishings. Melanie was such a charming host, she even left a cheese plate and grapes in the refrigerator. In the morning, we had a nice relaxing lay in before gallivanting around the charming town of Petaluma. We highly recommend going to Acre for a coffee before heading back to reality.

Rebecca User Profile
July 2017
We had a lovely time at Melanie's! The penthouse is a lovely space with great energy. It was a great location in terms of walking in Petaluma to restaurants, and was also a fantastic spot to stay while exploring wineries, vineyards, cheese manufacturers, etc. We hope to stay again!

Petaluma, California, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Melanie User Profile

I love connecting with people. I enjoy fashion, personal styling, the arts, photography, jewelry designing and live music as often as possible. I am a 4th generation native Petaluma resident who was born and raised here. I love to cook, entertain and visit new destinations as often as possible. I love the smell of Meyer lemons in the spring and I believe new cultures, new insights and the old fashioned form of face to face communication adds significant value to our lives in this fast paced world. I value relationships and love to form them over a cup of coffee with great conversations and genuine connections. I look forward to meeting you!

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