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Bonino & Brown, Realtors

978 Gravenstein Highway So.
Sebastopol, CA  95472
Gene's Cell 707-481-5710
Gene@ boninoandbrown.com
Gene #01152904 & Will #01413788

Your Sebastopol Real Estate Experts:

Sebastopol Real Estate agents Gene Bonino and Will Brown have been helping buyers and sellers with their real estate transactions in Sebastopol for over 20 years. As long standing members of the local real estate community the have successfully completed transactions for hundreds of Clients in and around the greater Sebastopol and West Sonoma County region. Gene and Will have the experience necessary to handle any and all Sebastopol real estate transaction needs.

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Getting to Know Sebastopol:


Historical Sketch
The first known inhabitants of the area were the Miwok and Pomo Indians. Sebastopol lies within the Analy Township, which was so named by Jasper O'Farrell who came to California from the county of "Annaly" in Ireland in 1843. Sebastopol was named for the Crimean seaport of Sevastopol in Russia in the 1850's. In the late 1800's when the Gravenstein apple was introduced, Sebastopol became the pioneer town of canned applesauce, an industry that is foremost in the town today. In 1885 Luther Burbank purchased acreage in Sebastopol for an experimental nursery. It is known as Gold Ridge Farm and a small plot of land from the farm remains and is open to visitors. In 1890 the Northwestern Pacific Railroad opened a branch to Sebastopol. In 1904 an electric train carried passengers between Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Sebastopol. Sebastopol was incorporated as a City on June 13, 1902, and has a manager-council type of government. Since the early 1900's Sebastopol has held harvest time Apple Fairs. Now for over 50 years its annual springtime Apple Blossom Festival has attracted thousands of flower lovers to the area for blossom tours and related festivities.

Location
Sebastopol is 56 miles north of San Francisco on Gravenstein Highway (CA-116) and Luther Burbank Memorial Highway (CA-12), 7 miles west of Santa Rosa and the Sonoma County Administration Center. It lies 13 miles east of Bodega Bay and the Pacific coastline, 10 miles from the Russian River recreation region. It is 102 miles from the State Capitol of Sacramento and 405 miles north of Los Angeles.

Population
Sebastopol (City Limits) 7,750
West County market area 50,000
Sonoma County 431,800

Climate
Sebastopol has a moderate climate with southwesterly prevailing winds of 10 m.p.h. The average rainfall is 36 inches annually, concentrated between the months of December and March. No recorded snowfall. Frost is possible December through March, usually less than 10 days per year.

Average Normal Normal
Temperatures: High /Low
Spring 72F / 38F
Summer 80F / 44F
Autumn 76F / 48F
Winter 56F / 30F
Elevation: 65 to 250 feet in the rolling hills.

Recreational & Cultural Facilities
Sebastopol has nineteen churches, one public library, one weekly newspaper, one television cable system, three parks, five playgrounds and one public swimming pool. There is a Community Center and Art Center, ball parks, public golf course, tennis courts and the Veterans Memorial Building. Nearby resorts, campgrounds and State Parks add to the recreation facilities. There are also service clubs, fraternal and social organizations, trade associations, youth and sports groups. Art, gardening & music clubs are popular throughout West Sonoma County.

Housing
Rentals: one and two bedroom apartments range from $850- $1,200 per month. Two and three bedroom homes range for $1,200 to $1,800 per month. Median selling price in the greater Sebastopol is $650,000. The vacancy rate is less than 1%. Burbank Heights is a government subsidized senior housing project.

Health Services
One general hospital with a total bed capacity of 55. Physicians/surgeons, eye care/surgery center, optometrists, dentists, orthodontist, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage center, psychiatrists, convalescent hospitals, radiology lab, dental lab and acupuncture clinic are available.

Transportation
Highways: U.S. 101, State Highways 12 and 116. Bus service is provided by Sonoma County Transit within the County of Sonoma. Golden Gate Transit provides service to San Francisco. Also, local buses provide service to both the San Francisco and Oakland Airports for a fee. Sonoma County Airport, in Santa Rosa, has passenger and freight service.

Police and Fire Protection
Sebastopol has fourteen City Police Officers, eleven Reserve Officers, four Dispatchers, three Control Aids, K-9 Police Units and Patrol Cars. In addition, the County Sheriff's Department provides protection in unincorporated area. The Sebastopol Volunteer Fire Department has over 30 volunteers with six trucks. Three adjacent area volunteer fire districts also provide service.

Major Employers/Employees
50-150 O'Reilly and Associates - Safeway
200-250 Analy Union High School - Sebastopol Union School
251-350 Palm Drive Hospital


Sebastopol Links to Get You Started:

Realtors Sebastopol Homes for Sale
Prudential Real Estate Gene Bonino and Will Brown
Expert Realtors with deep knowledge of Sebastopol real estate market.
Call Gene direct at (707) 481-5710 or Will direct at (707) 481-3139.

Sebastopol Area Wineries
Hanna Winery - Gold medal wine tasting (10-4) and picnic area. 707-575-3371
Martinelli Winery - Estate wines and great wine country gift shop. 707-525-0570
Korbel Winery - Champagne, wine, gourmet deli and rose garden! A RR favorite! 707-824-7317
Sunce Winery Tasting & Tours 10:30-5:00 daily. 707-526-9463
Dehlinger Winery 707-823-2378
Dutton Goldfield Winery 707-823-3887
Eric Ross Winery 707-874-3046
Gan Eden Kosher Wines 707-829-5686
Iron Horse Vineyards 707-887-1507
Kosta Browne Winery 707-823-7430
Lynmar Winery 707-829-3374
Marimar Torres Estates Winery 707-823-4365
Russian River Wineries Guide 707-829-9214
Sebastopol Vineyards 707-829-9463
Atascadero Creek Vineyards 707-824-8204
Paul Hobbs Wines 707-824-9879
Sonoma Co. Grape Growers Assoc. 707-829-3963

Wine Country Tours & Services
Above The Wine Country Ballooning - Hot Air Balloon Tours 888-238-6359
Flying Horse Carriage Co. - Romantic wine country horse-drawn tasting tours 707-849-8989
California Wine Tours - Romantic wine country horse-drawn tasting tours 800-939-7225

Festivals & Events
Sebastopol Chamber - The calendar page will tell you what's going on in town!
Sonoma County Fair
Jazz On The River
Russian River Blues Festivals - Annual Blues Festival.
The Renaissance Faire - at Stafford Lake in Marin County.
Sonoma Wine Country Tours - Wine tours from San Francisco, CA. Daily departures with hotel pickup from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa Valley.

Dining
OpenTable Reservations - Click on San Francisco Bay Area neighborhoods: Sebastopol.
Blue Heron Restaurant - A lovely country drive to a great meal! 707-865-9135
Farm House Inn - A five-star dining experience! 707-887-3300
Ace Cider - This hard cider isn't hard to drink! Pub atmosphere. (707) 829-1223
Mom's Apple Pie - The Coconut Cream's yummy too! (707) 823-8330
Bodega Harbour - Restaurant Elegant Coastal Dining. (707) 875-3513
Inn at the Tides - Candlelight inside, moonlight outside! (707) 875-2751
Copy HereLucas Wharf Restaurant & Bar - The best Fish 'n Chips! 707-875-3522
Sterba.com - Dining Sonoma County Restaurant Guide

Cafes & Treats
Patisserie Angelica - A true Parisian patisserie! 707-827-7998
Korbel - A gourmet deli and specialty market surrounded by RR vineyards & Redwoods.
Screamin Mimi's Best Ice Cream in Sonoma County

Outdoor Recreation & Sports
Bodega Charters.com - Whale watching & Sport fishing (707) 463-3618
Wine Country Bikes - Casual or advanced bike tours and adventures. (707) 545-7960
Bodega Bay Aggressor Adventures - Pleasure boating and sports fishing. (707) 829-4728
California Rivers - Guided Kayak Tours (707) 579-2209
Will's Fishing Adventures - Whale watching & sport fishing. (707) 875-2323
Redwood Empire Ice Arena - Ice Skate with Snoopy and Woodstock. (707) 546-7147
North Wood Golf Club - Par excellence! Golf under the giant redwoods trees. (707) 865-1116
Infineon Raceway - NASCAR and more! (707) 938-8448
California Bicycle Guide - Cyclist unite! Cycle in Sonoma West Wine Country!
Getaway Adventures - Bike tours, wine, food that's a vacation! 800-499-2453
iWindSurf.com - The windsurfers guide to ocean conditions. Board rentals.
Dept. of Fish and Game - Information on nearby Lake Sonoma. Boat rentals, fishing & swimming.
California State Parks - A complete listing, including nearby Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve & Sonoma Coast State Beaches.

The Arts
Quicksilver Mine Co. - Local artists on exhibit. 707-887-0799
Sebastopol Center for the Arts - Art shows and special events & speakers. 707-829-4797
Local Color Gallery - Outstanding work of more than 25 local artists by the sea. 707-875-2744
Graton Gallery - California Fine Art. 707-829-8912

Theaters, Cinemas & Nightlife
Luther Burbank Center - Top-line entertainment in a great venue! 707-527-7006
Sonoma County Repertory Theatre 707-823-0177
Sebastopol Cinemas - Just a stroll away from the Sebastopol Inn.
Konocti Harbor - On beautiful Clear Lake, great outdoor concert venue. 800-660-5253
North Bay Country Dance Society - Come on and dance! (707) 579-4452
McNear's Saloon - Intimate concert venue in historic Petaluma. 707-765-2121
Pegasus Theater Company - Consistently great community theater. 707-522-9143
San Francisco Theaters, Concert Halls, Major Shows & Ticket Sales
San Francisco Jazz Festival 415-776-1999
The Fillmore - San Francisco's Rock 'n Roll venue. 415-346-6000
Punch Line Comedy Club - San Francisco's best comedy club. 415-397-7573
"A Chorus Line" - at the Golden Gate Theater
"Teatro Zinzanni" - Daily, Pier 29 on the Embarcadero. Possibly the best show in SF!
"Travesties" - Produced by Tom Stoppard, Directed by Carey Perloff.

Museums & Animal Attractions
Charles M. Schultz Museum - Visit Charlie Brown & the Gang! (707) 579-4452
Western Sonoma County Historical Society (707) 829-6711
Pacific Coast Air Museum - Vintage airplanes and history. 707-575-7900
Safari West - Wonderful wildlife preserve. 800-616-2695
Leopards etc. - Making saving wildcats a priority. Educational center. 707-874-3176
Sonoma County Museum - Sonoma County's history and new art. 707-579-1500

Farms & Country Life
O'Connell Ranches (707) 823-8140
Kozlowski Farms - Jams, Jellies and regional gifts. (707) 887-1587
Farm Trails - Visit family farms for organic and specialty farm fresh products.

Spas
New Dawn Day Spa - Massage and luxurious skin treatments. 707-823-8441
Mermaids Spa - Spa and seaweed bath treatments. 707-823-3535
Osmosis - Enzyme Bath Spa Osmosis Cedar-enzyme bath and massage. 707-823-8231

Kids Stuff
Sebastopol Parents Club - Play dates and fun time! (707) 579-9683
Full House Farm - Horses, farm tours, nature trails & country fun! (707) 829-1561
Sonoma County Childcare Association - Licensed childcare providers. (707) 542-8742
Petaluma Learning & Guidance Center - Place to go with the kids. (707) 762-2998

Antiques & Specialty Shops
Sebastopol Antique Mall - Antiques, books, jewelry, vintage collectibles. 707-823-1936
Antique Society - Over 100 dealers, over 20,000 sq. ft. ask for more? 707-829-1733

Airport Transportation & Car Rental
Airport Express - Arrive relaxed and in comfort! 707-837-8700
Enterprise Rent a Car - They'll pick you up at the Inn and take you to your car. (707) 824-5252


What Clients Say about Gene and Will


"We have purchased 9 homes and sold 7 homes between us. We both felt confident that Gene & Will understood our needs and protected our interest throughout the process. We will use their services again."

- Jim and Martha Calvinperez


"Mr. Bonino and Mr. Brown made the entire transaction process very smooth. We felt and still feel very well taken care of and lucky to have worked with them Gene & Will are an asset to Prudential. This was by far the best experience we've ever had in buying a house."

- Roger and Marcella Gordon -


"Will and Gene are the most helpful and understanding agents I've ever met. I myself was an agent in LA many years ago."

- Jann Edwards -


"We're grateful for the patience you showed as you helped us refine our home search, and overcome the seemingly endless obstacles that developed during the process. Your calm optimism was very comforting during those trying periods. Your attention to detail assured us you had our best interests in mind."

- Bob and Margie Berger -


"My partner and I were looking to buy a house in Santa Rosa during a strong seller' market. It seemed that every time we found someplace we liked it had just been sold. This didn't deter Gene. Even though it took him a lot of time searching for and showing us property, he kept a positive attitude and persevered. Eventually we found a suitable house that had just been listed and was in our price range. Gene helped us put together a successful bid that very day and then he guided us through the myriad details involved in financing and pulling it all together. I don't think we would have been successful in our quest if he hadn't gone out of his way to offer us his personal assistance and very professional help. I recommend him highly and plan to use him in any future real estate dealings."

- Larry Martin and Jack Millis -


"When we decided to buy our country property, we knew we wanted a lot and we knew we couldn't afford much. Gene was such a help, educating us about country property (wells, septics, etc.), and he was thoroughly patient, showing us everything within our price category. When we finally found our property, he was again helpful with connections to financing. His diligence through closing really made a difference."

- Eric Tokstad & Andy Janowski -


"Gene has assisted us with both the sale of our home and the purchase of another home. His attention to detail and immediate follow up are way above and beyond the call of duty. He not only provided us with excellent professional service but did some real handholding through some of the tough times during the sale of our property. We would highly recommend him without hesitation."

- John & Linda Harris -


"Will and Gene were the best agents I have ever had. They worked very hard conducting open homes, helping us in staging the house and even with the move. They were committed to my interests."

- Joshua Boneh -


"I'm so pleased they stuck with me for 2.5 years until the right property. They deserve a medal!"

- Allen Chivens -


"Gene & Will provided excellent service!"

- Jonathan Ruel & Yasaman Ayat -


"Will and Gene were both great! They were knowledgeable and professional and still kept communication friendly and personable."

- Nash Weber & Tanya Turneaure -

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