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The Oaks of Olivet entrance, all decked out for the Holidays.

The Oaks of Olivet entrance, all decked out for the Holidays. Cottage entrance Patio with outdoor shower. Living Area Bedroom Comfortable Living Kitchen Sunrise in the Mist Majestic Oak Morning sunrise. Moon Over the Barn Wow, so close! Saturday Morning The Orchard Roses and Relaxation Enjoy! Instructions Your Hosts Hot Air Balloons Wonderful Oaks Spring at the Oaks of Olivet. Springtime flowers in the field. Our alpaca clan, Gill, Henry, Reign and Dunnigan. Your Vacation Home

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Rosa cottage description

The Oaks of Olivet on the fringe of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, our six acre paradise, has majestic oak trees, some believed to be over 400 years old. Along with an orchard and large pastures the property also is surrounded by vineyards on two sides. With its address on prestigious Olivet Road, you will be within minutes of 7 award winning wineries. You are in the heart of the famous Russian River Valley, known for the ever popular Pinot Noir.

Just a short 10 minute trip to Sebastopol, 20 minutes to Guerneville and the Armstrong Redwood Forest and 40 minutes to Bodega Bay. Restaurants dot the countryside with gourmet menus typical of this Northern California paradise. Enjoy the country living but drive 15 minutes to be in either the heart of downtown Santa Rosa with it's many shops or travel 20 minutes to Healdsburg with it's quaint character and shop lined town square.

Walk the acreage, view hawks, jack rabbits, foxes and owls. Awake in the morning to hot air balloons floating over the misty morning sky. Sit on the lanai in the evening, sip a glass of wine and view the starry show.

Amenities: Fieldstone gas fireplace, gas barbeque, covered outdoor eating area, outdoor and indoor shower, kitchenette with water cooler, satellite television, dvd player, stereo (outdoor speakers also), cd/dvd library, books, magazines and board games.
PLEASE NOTE:
WE ARE NOT A PET FRIENDLY VACATION RENTAL! AS THERE ARE OUTDOOR PETS ON OUR PROPERTY WE KEEP THE COTTAGE FREE OF ALL PET DANDER FOR OUR ALLERGY PRONE GUESTS.

Keywords: Cottage, wine country, private, santa rosa area

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We do not allow any pets as we offer this unit to folks that also suffer from animal allergies....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full sized futon bed with thermorest topper....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Shower only (with option of an outdoor shower too). Blow dryer, bath products, toilet paper, all linens included....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Kitchenette, stocked with an electric frying pan, Mr. Induction hot plate, crockpot, Outdoor gas grill with side burner, pots and pans, water cooler, hot pot and french coffee press....moreless

              • Dining:

                Outdoor covered dining area that seats 6 plus a snack bar area inside the kitchen with 2 stools....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Spices, tea, salt, pepper, coffee filters, paper products and towels....moreless

              • Stove:

                Counter Top Toaster Oven. Large enough to bake a pizza....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Mr. Coffee drip system plus a french press....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Undercounter refrigerator, no freezer....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Heating:

                Electric baseboard heat in the bedroom and the bathroom, powered by our solar system on site!...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Heats the main room in the cottage and is controlled by a thermostat....moreless

              • Parking:

                Next to the cottage, room for 3 cars....moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Yoga mat....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Iron & Board
              • Living Room
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Babysitter

              Other Amenities

                  • Outdoor Shower (in addition to the indoor shower) fruit orchard and gardens in season....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Direct TV basic in living area and the bedroom....moreless

                  • Television:

                    One in the living area and one in the bedroom....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Many board games and puzzles to choose from....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Two shelves full of reading material....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Crayons, coloring books, and toys....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Indoor and outdoor speaker system....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Many movies to choose from....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Gas grill with side burner....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            You can see Mount St. Helena from our property....moreless

                          Car

                              • Necessary

                              Activities

                              • Golf
                              • Mountain Biking
                              • Rock Climbing
                              • Water Skiing
                              • Shelling
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Fitness Center
                              • Fishing
                              • Swimming
                              • Hiking
                              • Cycling
                              • Hot Air Ballooning
                              • Rafting
                              • Kayaking
                              • Museums
                              • Cinemas
                              • Bird Watching
                              • Health/Beauty Spa
                              • Zoo
                              • Restaurants
                              • Live Theater
                              • Horseshoes
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Boating
                              • Shopping
                              • Horseback Riding
                              • Miniature Golf
                              • Antiquing

                              Other Activities

                                  • 7 award winning wineries located right on Olivet Road.
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • Cottage at Oaks of Olivet

                                    Cottage at Oaks of Olivet

                                    • Guest Laurie C. (Erie, CO)
                                    • Date of stay 09/26/13
                                    • Review Submitted 10/02/13
                                    We had a wonderful experience here and the owners are very nice people. We'll go back for sure!

                                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                                    Owner response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • idyllic stay

                                    idyllic stay

                                    • Guest Kratz (United States)
                                    • Date of stay 07/24/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/31/13
                                    We had a wonderful time there. It was perfect size for 2. Very quiet and peaceful. The covered Patio was a very quiet restful place to read or just have a nap. We were only there 4 nights & wish we could have stayed longer. Michelle was very nice & helpful with arrangements. The cottage was clean and the little welcome gifts of wine, Apple butter, strawberries, and cucumber were really nice. We would definitely come back again. In fact, this is our first choice for a future visit.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • idyllic stay

                                    idyllic stay

                                    • Guest Kratz (United States)
                                    • Date of stay 07/24/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/30/13
                                    We had a wonderful time there. It was perfect size for 2. Very quiet and peaceful. The covered Patio was a very quiet restful place to read or just have a nap. We were only there 4 nights & wish we could have stayed longer. Michelle was very nice & helpful with arrangements. The cottage was clean and the little welcome gifts of wine, Apple butter, strawberries, and cucumber were really nice. We would definitely come back again. In fact, this is our first choice for a future visit.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • idyllic stay

                                    idyllic stay

                                    • Guest Kratz (United States)
                                    • Date of stay 07/24/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/30/13
                                    We had a wonderful time there. It was perfect size for 2. Very quiet and peaceful. The covered Patio was a very quiet restful place to read or just have a nap. We were only there 4 nights & wish we could have stayed longer. Michelle was very nice & helpful with arrangements. The cottage was clean and the little welcome gifts of wine, Apple butter, strawberries, and cucumber were really nice. We would definitely come back again. In fact, this is our first choice for a future visit.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.

                                    Owner response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here at the Oaks of Olivet! You really should come back to visit again so we can sit in the garden together and talk about good wine, good music, etc! Thank you for your kind words!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • We will return!

                                    We will return!

                                    • Guest Susan F.
                                    • Date of stay 08/16/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/27/13
                                    First off, thanks to Michelle for being a wonderful host. Upon arrival we were greeted by Michelle who couldn't have been more delightful. She was most concerned about our comfort and overall experience. The property was spectacular with great views and certainly the alpacas and goats were an added surprise. When we come back we will certainly choose to stay with Michelle and her family. Hope the next time we visit we can meet Loren. See you soon!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.

                                    Owner response: Thank you for your lovely review of the Oaks of Olivet! We enjoyed having you as our guests and do hope you come back soon, wine tasting next time!!!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Absolutely everything we hope for!

                                    Absolutely everything we hope for!

                                    • Guest Joyce (Tualatin, OR)
                                    • Date of stay 05/11/13
                                    • Review Submitted 05/14/13
                                    Just returned from a beautiful stay at the Oaks! Myself and my two daughters, son-in-law and 2 year old granddaughter! We were there to attend a local wedding, and it couldn't have been more perfect! There was plenty of room for us all, and the cottage is wonderful and stocked with everything we needed. It was so nice to be in a safe atmosphere for my granddaughter to be able to go outside and explore, and she even was able to feed Thelma and Louise, the sweet goats, and see the Alpacas with the "funny" hair! We enjoyed lovely brunches outside on the patio, and felt like we were miles from anyone else! Beautiful and peaceful, and the Olson's were very accommodating when we knocked on their door a couple of times! I would recommend this beautiful getaway to anyone!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                                    Owner response: Thank you for your wonderful review of the Oaks of Olivet! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage spacious enough for your group. Loren enjoyed sharing the animal chores with your grandaughter, we just love it when the younger ones want to meet our alpaca and goat crew! We hope you choose to come back again and visit us. Thank you!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Love this place!

                                    Love this place!

                                    • Guest Chris (Austin, Texas)
                                    • Date of stay 04/21/13
                                    • Review Submitted 05/06/13
                                    We loved staying here. Michelle and Loren were so helpful in providing any information for us. The location is so peaceful and even though the cottage is on the same property as the owner's home, you have so much privacy. We loved "the girls" in the back......the alpacas and goats were great to watch. The property is located close to so many things....wineries, great restaurants (Michelle and Loren can give good recommendations) and wonderful places to explore. The cottage is very clean and we would sit on the back patio just soaking in the peacefulness. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends. Michelle and Loren are great hosts and she even mailed a pair of sandals to me that I left behind. Thanks Michelle for the jam and apple butter! We truly enjoyed staying here and would stay again.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.

                                    Owner response: We so enjoyed hosting you here at the Oaks of Olivet and really missed you when you left, you really must come back and visit us again! Thank you for such a glowing review, we are so thrilled that you enjoyed the cottage. Next year we hope to have some apricot preserves to share with our guests as the orchard is finally giving us some apricots this year! Thank you once again, Take care!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Awesome Location

                                    Awesome Location

                                    • Guest coelbren (DC)
                                    • Date of stay 02/15/13
                                    • Review Submitted 02/20/13
                                    Very cute cabin, 3 people stayed here and visited the local wineries in the Russian River Valley. Adored the troop of alpacas and goats behind the cabin, nice fields and views of the vines.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                                    Owner response: Thank you so much for your review of the Oaks of Olivet. We enjoy seeing guests enjoy the site as you did. We hope you come back again and visit us. Thank you, Michelle

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • A Dream Come True!!!

                                    A Dream Come True!!!

                                    • Guest AdamG (Ithaca, NY)
                                    • Date of stay 11/24/12
                                    • Review Submitted 12/12/12
                                    I absolutely LOVED the Oaks of Olivet. From start to finish, everything was fantastic. Michelle and Loren were SUPER-FRIENDLY and had everything perfectly set up for a lovely romantic getaway with my fiancée: check-in was a breeze; everything was clean; the cottage well-stocked with everything we needed (esp. privacy); and the owners gave us some GREAT recommendations for restaurants and wineries. Having visited Sonoma several times before, I really appreciated being a bit off the beaten path. I cooked quite a bit at the Oaks, and the KITCHEN was easy to work in, with great counter-space. The induction burner, electric fry pan / roaster, and four-burner gas grill more than made up for not having a full stove-top. I managed to pull off several recipes from a cookbook called Long Nights and Log Fires, and we ate wonderful food in front of the cozy fireplace!!! The VIEWS on the property were simply stunning, and the changes in light throughout the day make it seem like a different view every minute. My FAVORITE was the silhouette of the oaks in the fog. Breathtaking. The only regret I have is that I didn't take more pictures. Oh, well, I guess I'll just have to go back!!!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.

                                    Owner response: Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay at the Oaks of Olivet. We enjoyed hosting you and do hope you come back again soon for another visit to Sonoma County.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                  • Disappointing

                                    Disappointing

                                    • Guest Cabernet (Kalamazoo, MI USA)
                                    • Date of stay 04/01/12
                                    • Review Submitted 11/04/12
                                    My husband and I have rented properties in several countries so we decided to rent in this area instead of using our hotel points to stay at the local Hilton Garden Inn. This rental was the lesser of all that we have stayed. The electronics did not work, the finishing touches in the unit were less than modern, had a slight odor, the kitchen was not overly stock with proper cooking utensils, the landscaping was minimal and not finished. Additionally they have a wonderful winery DeLoach within walking distance and they provided wine from another region.

                                    Owner response: I am wondering if this is incorrect as we show no guest staying at the Oaks of Olivet on April 1st 2012. We offer a FREE bottle of wine for our guests that stay 3 nights or longer as a thank you gift. This bottle was made by a local wine maker (actually a friend of ours) and once again was free for your consumption as a thank you gift. I am confused as I cannot find you on our guest register. We also try to interact with most of our guests to make sure all is well with the cottage and did not get any negative feedback during any stays this past year. Our kitchenette is actually very well stocked, but I am interested in what you needed that we did not have, please feel free to contact us regarding this. I am sorry that you felt things were not to your standards. At check in I always leave a note card with our cell and home phone numbers for our guests to let us know if they need anything during their stay that we did not think of in advance.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/3

                                   
                                  Mar-Oct .. $150/night .. $900/week (2 night minimum) $50.00 late checkout fee/hr
                                  Nov-Feb .. $125/night .. $ 750/week (2 night minimum)$50.00 late checkout fee/hr
                                  Cleaning fee $75.00, damage deposit $200.00, 9% Occ. Tax as req. by Sonoma Co.
                                  50% required at reservation, balance at 30 days prior to occupancy.
                                  Payment in full if reservation is made less than 30 days before occupancy.
                                  $50.00 service fee charged for cancellations more than 30 days before
                                  the date reserved.  No refund if cancellation is less than 30 days
                                  before the date reserved. TOT # 608N. Check in 3:00 pm and Checkout is 11:00am
                                  

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                                  Last updated: 04/18/2014
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                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2004

                                  About the owner: We have enjoyed the Oaks of Olivet since 2004 as visitors to Sonoma County. In July of 2010 we made the move from Minnesota to live here full time. We are affordable housing developers and work from our home office. We are on site to make sure our guests have everything they need, but understand that guests call the shots on how much privacy is necessary.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Santa Rosa:
                                  We fell in love in San Francisco and then visited wine country. This area was an annual anniversary trip for us after we married. The annual trips turned into quarterly visits to Sonoma and Napa. We truely fell for Sonoma and decided to purchase and make a plan to move here to live full time. Our 10 year plan has now come to fruition. We really love the friendly people in the area and the ease of life in general. The local fresh produce is also a real plus.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                                  We have 7 award winning wineries on our road. Our property has a full fruit orchard that we share with our guests. We currently have peach, pear, plum, apple, fig and apricots.


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                                  Speaks: english

                                   

                                  Photos

                                  • The Oaks of Olivet entrance, all decked out for the Holidays.

                                    The Oaks of Olivet entrance, all decked out for the Holidays.

                                  • Patio with outdoor shower.

                                    Patio with outdoor shower.

                                  • Bedroom

                                    Bedroom

                                  • Kitchen

                                    Kitchen

                                  • Majestic Oak

                                    Majestic Oak

                                  • Moon Over the Barn

                                    Moon Over the Barn

                                  • Saturday Morning

                                    Saturday Morning

                                  • Roses and Relaxation

                                    Roses and Relaxation

                                  • Instructions

                                    Instructions

                                  • Hot Air Balloons

                                    Hot Air Balloons

                                  • Spring at the Oaks of Olivet.

                                    Spring at the Oaks of Olivet.

                                  • Our alpaca clan, Gill, Henry, Reign and Dunnigan.

                                    Our alpaca clan, Gill, Henry, Reign and Dunnigan.

                                  • Cottage entrance

                                    Cottage entrance

                                  • Living Area

                                    Living Area

                                  • Comfortable Living

                                    Comfortable Living

                                  • Sunrise in the Mist

                                    Sunrise in the Mist

                                  • Morning sunrise.

                                    Morning sunrise.

                                  • Wow, so close!

                                    Wow, so close!

                                  • The Orchard

                                    The Orchard

                                  • Enjoy!

                                    Enjoy!

                                  • Your Hosts

                                    Your Hosts

                                  • Wonderful Oaks

                                    Wonderful Oaks

                                  • Springtime flowers in the field.

                                    Springtime flowers in the field.

                                  • Your Vacation Home

                                    Your Vacation Home

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