"Quiet, lovely, welcoming country setting yet close to so many attractions"
My family and friends spent a weekend this past September celebrating birthdays at her cottage, which is part her little bit of heaven minutes from Sebastopol "town". The setting is ideal. Her cottage was welcoming, clean, bright indoors and a spacious, restful yard, and lounging chairs, and lots of flowers outside. Yes, all of those physical plant characteristics are important but her attention to details impressed all of us. Mary Heller was the consummate hostess to us. For example, the linens/beds were oh, so, comfortable; the kitchen was equipped with all the things we had at home, e.g., sharp knives, coffee, cleaning supplies, etc.; apples, squash, tomatoes from her garden, eggs from her chickens, and a bottle of wine from the area were gifts as we entered. She greeted us warmly, too, introducing us to her husband, and to her horses and dogs, as well. Ever so gracious, available, and attentive yet not overly so. Very comfortable, restful time and a great get away from the bustle of home. We're so grateful that we found the Heller's and stayed with them. And, if travellers are looking for a place like this, without hesitation, we would recommend staying with them. Hope Mary and Bruce have us back! Dr. Reg Louie
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