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Colossal Redwoods, Wine Country & Pacific Coast (See Specials)

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Sited in a sunny opening of the redwood forest. Cottage, beach, creek -- sweet.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cazadero house description

SEQUOIA BEACH DREAMERY -- 'THE BEST GETAWAY WE'VE EVER TAKEN'
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A few steps from your own beach on Big Austin Creek, “The Dreamery” is that rare vacation rental where you feel like an honored guest.

Tastefully decorated with Craftsman detail and Japanese art, the interior features a gourmet kitchen with a 5-burner gas range, romantic wood-burning fireplace, and rich redwood paneling.

Picture windows frame tranquil views of nature -- offering water views from virtually every room. Light, airy bedrooms open onto a spacious private deck overlooking the beach, creek, and a great spot for wading and swimming.

The 1/2-acre of privacy is graced with soaring old-growth redwoods that predate Columbus, lots of light, and a calming Japanese garden.

The Dreamery is located in the Russian River/Sonoma Coast resort area -- 98 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge.

You'll be near world-class wineries, restaurants, spectacular scenery, Northwood golf course, Armstrong Woods Redwood Preserve (tallest tree: 310 ft; oldest 1,400 years), Jenner by-the-Sea, and the breathtaking Sonoma Coast beaches.

Outdoor activities abound in this eco-adventure paradise. However, once you get to the peaceful setting, you may not want to leave (ever!).

SPECIAL: In addition to low rental rates, we will NOT charge the usual $80 cleaning fee if you leave the house reasonably clean (every little bit counts these days).

SPECIAL: You can even book a professional in-home massage by a certified massage therapist at reduced rates.

A LOVELY, COMFY, 2-BDRM COTTAGE BEAUTIFULLY SITED ON BIG AUSTIN CREEK

• • Spacious deck to enjoy nature, the creek, beach, and swimming hole. So much larger than a porch or balcony.

• • Luxury hot tub/jacuzzi spa from which to star gaze

• • Hot-water shower outdoors at the foot of magnificent redwoods

• • Fully equipped kitchen -- including spices and condiments

• • Newer desktop computer w/high-speed cable Internet for guest use, or use your laptop with Wi-Fi

• • Nearby bakery, romantic wood-burning fireplace

• • Fog-Free micro-climate with the Pacific Ocean and gorgeous Sonoma coast nearby

• • Easy-to-get-to getaway ... no long gravel or steep narrow roads

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: No more than 4 people on the property, including children and/or guests.

NO PETS. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

• • Private and peaceful creek-front location (not cheek-to-jowl with neighbors left and right)

• • Comfortable beds / Quality linens / Real down comforters

• • Clean, Clean, Clean

• • SPECIAL - FREE bottle of California wine. FREE basket of firewood.

• • FREE Country Air with every booking (heh, heh)

• • Plus, you will NOT be charged a cleaning fee if you leave the place reasonably clean. (Most homes charge extra.)

HAVE IT ALL, OR GET AWAY FROM IT ALL.

_________ DETAILED DESCRIPTION ________

PAMPER YOURSELF WITH HYDRO MASSAGE

Gently soak away urban stress in the luxury 'Hot Spring' spa with therapeutic 'hydro massage'.

SHOWER IN THE NUDE

Most people do in fact shower in the nude (heh, heh) … but rarely outdoors. Now you can with the private outdoor shower. With both hot and cold running water, you can shower in nature among the towering Sequoias. After a brisk swim in Austin Creek or soaking in the hot tub, you can even do the hot-cold-hot-cold CHA CHA CHA. Why not? Nobody’s watching.

PARADISE GROVE -- PEACEFUL SERENITY

A single-level bungalow, the Dreamery is set on a curve in Big Austin Creek -- one of the cleanest waterways in Calif.. The year-round creek is home to giant blue heron, egrets, river otter, and ducks. This is the most beautiful spot on Austin Creek. It's an easy 1/2 mile walk or bike ride to the village of Cazadero where you will find a real 'Country Store.' A coffee shop/bakery is even closer. A short scenic drive brings you to the Sonoma beaches and coastline where the Russian River meets the mighty Pacific Ocean. And even if the coast is socked in with FOG, you’ll be protected in the sunny “banana belt” micro-climate with all-day sun (Feb. to Nov.).

WORKING VACATION ANYONE?

The Dreamery also features an in-home computer for guest use. You'll have free high-speed cable Internet and Wi-Fi if you want to bring your own wireless laptop or device.

___ SORRY: ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING, NO PETS, NO 'PARTY ANIMALS'_____

Please respect that this is a SMOKE-FREE, PET-FREE environment ... including, please, no 'party animals' (not a 'party house').

For fire and safety reasons, smoking is NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE on the property -- including outside !!!

If you or anyone in your party smokes, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE find another place.

___ NO MORE THAN 4 PEOPLE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY ___

Maximum occupancy is no more than 4 people -- including children and/or day guests.

LIVE OUTSIDE THE BAY AREA?

Alaska/Horizon Airlines has daily non-stops into Santa Rosa from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Diego, and Portland. The property is 45 minutes from the Santa Rosa airport. San Francisco International and Oakland airports are 2 hours away. San Jose airport, 3 hours.

If you're looking for a peaceful, private retreat from which to explore this gorgeous part of the universe, it doesn't get any better than 'The Dreamery.”


Keywords: House, cottage, cabin, bungalow, bungalo, casa, casita, chalet, getaway, retreat, rental, vacation, timeshare, lodge, guest house,

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                For fire and safety reasons there is absolutely no smoking allowed ANYWHERE on the property, including outdoors. PLEASE, if you or anyone in your party smokes, find another place to visit....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We love pets (and have one of our own at our principal home). However, some of our regular guests have pet allergies, so we do not allow pets at the Dreamery ... no exceptions....moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                Some handicapped accessible features such as hand rails in the main bath. The house and deck are all on one floor....moreless

              • Nude Beach
              • Alternative Lifestyle

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                View of the creek....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                View of the creek....moreless

              • Comfy beds / Quality linens / Real Down Comforters. Water views of the creek from both bedrooms....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator:

                Use whatever condiments are in the fridge. However, if there are specific items you’ll be wanting -- like extra virgin olive oil, organic coffee, etc. -- be sure to bring them with you....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Prepare gourmet meals. Four different ways to make coffee....moreless

              • Dining:

                Dine in or 'al fresco' ...moreless

              • Stove:

                5-burner gas range....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                4...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Pantry Items
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Child's Highchair
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Quality linens and natural down pillows and comforters. (non-down bedding also available for guests with allergies)....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Firewood available on site. No need to bring your own....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Hair Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Living Room
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • Private hot & cold OUTDOOR SHOWER at the foot of magnificent redwoods, In-Home MASSAGE avail. by a certified massage therapist, COMPLIMENTARY bottle of California wine. Central heating, plus FREE bushel basket of firewood for the fireplace....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    MP3 Player & iPod decks on site. Library includes eclectic collection of Jazz, Rock, Blues, Classical, and World music....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Hundreds of movies on site. Mount your own mini Film Festival....moreless

                  • Television
                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Cell phone reception in Cazadero is spotty. There is a land-line phone in the cottage....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Vonage phone ... you'll have free calling anywhere in the U.S. and Canada....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Bring your own wireless laptop for Hi-Speed access to the Internet....moreless

                  • Computer Available:

                    Computer with Hi-Speed cable Internet is available for guests....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Hi-Speed cable Internet....moreless

                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Top-of the line HOT SPRING spa from which to star gaze....moreless

                  • Jacuzzi
                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Spacious deck for outdoor meals. Gorgeous views of redwood forest. So much better than a porch or balcony....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Walking distance to court....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    Just steps to a sand and pebble beach, year-round creek, and swimming hole....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    The creek bed at this location is more than 100 feet wide....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Hunting
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Synagogues
                  • Forests
                  • Churches
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Zoo
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Playground
                  • Antiquing
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Ice Skating
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High/Late Shoulder
                  Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,340
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $235
                  $1,280

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  $49 Damage Protection Fee OR a $500 Refundable Security Deposit is required. The Security Deposit can be taken in lieu of the Damage Protection Fee, in which case a $20 Booking Fee will be added to the reservation. Request to substitute the Security Deposit for the Damage Protection Fee must be made at the time of reservation.


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                  Last updated: 09/18/2014
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                  Location

                  • Redwood Cathedral

                    "Outdoor church set in a fairy ring of redwoods, complete with a massive stone altar."

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                  • Tennis & Basketball courts

                    "Free use of these community courts."

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                  • Fern Falls

                    "Lovely year-round waterfall, just a 5-minute walk from the Dreamery"

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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sonoma County Airport (STS) - Santa Rosa
                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry
                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  San Francisco
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 116/River Road
                  Cazadero
                  Nearest Beach
                  At your doorstep. Other beaches 15 min. at coast.
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Pink Elephant
                  150 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Sierra Mountains
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Northwood
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  CazSonoma Inn

                  Car: Recommended

                  Unique outdoor 'REDWOOD CATHEDRAL', hanging footbridges, and year-round WATERFALL are within walking distance.

                  We are located in the the Russian River appellation. Dozens of wineries are nearby - wine tasting, fine dining easily accessible.

                  There is a public swimming pool in Rio Nido about 30 minutes away (Rio Nido Roadhouse).

                  The villages of Jenner-By-The-Sea, Duncans Mill, Monte Rio, Guerneville, Occidental, Graton, Forestville, Sebastopol, Freestone, and Healdsburg are a short drive, so shopping, dining, visiting artists' studios and galleries, and antique collecting are easy activities.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1997

                  About the owner: The first time I drove along Big Austin Creek I was smitten – kinda like how you feel when you first fall in love with your mate. (Remember THAT feeling?) I searched for a year until I found the sweetest spot offering views up and down the year-round creek. The setting is a sunny and private waterfront opening in the coastal forest. The 1/2 acre property is graced with a pebble beach and 600-year-young redwoods. I named it “Sequoia Beach Dreamery.” Guests LOVE this place. And their guest book comments melt my heart and remind me how much I enjoy both the peaceful setting and its closeness to all that this magical part of northern California has to offer. Chances are you’ll come to think of it as your own dreamy getaway. Indeed, think of it as your new back yard. Warmly, Andrew, Santa Rosa, CA

                  Why the Owner Chose Cazadero:
                  I first looked at properties right on the Sonoma coast, but I found them to be windy and foggy too much of the time. But the Dreamery is in a protected 'banana belt' micro-climate -- just one coastal range removed from the ocean. I chose Cazadero because it’s off the beaten path, yet close enough to enjoy the coastline (15 min), the Russian River (10 min), and wine country attractions. Santa Rosa airport is 45 min. away and it's only 98 min. to the Golden Gate Bridge (I timed it!). You'll be close to world-class amenities and everything this eco-adventure region of N. Calif. has to offer.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  I must have been an innkeeper in a previous life because I love stewarding this tranquil retreat for folks who want to slow down, reconnect with nature, and share intimate time with a loved one. We’ve given special attention to creating a calming atmosphere with extra touches that offer you an ongoing sense of “Greeting.” The goal is to delight our guests who seek peaceful respite from the Hurley-Burly of the fast-paced urban scene. Visit the Dreamery, fill your lungs with fresh country air, and feel the Calm.


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                  Photos

                  • Sited in a sunny opening of the redwood forest.  Cottage, beach, creek -- sweet.

                    Sited in a sunny opening of the redwood forest. Cottage, beach, creek -- sweet.

                  • Spacious deck overlooking the pebble beach, Austin Creek, and swimming hole.

                    Spacious deck overlooking the pebble beach, Austin Creek, and swimming hole.

                  • Breathtaking views up and down Big Austin Creek* ... (*Serenity included)

                    Breathtaking views up and down Big Austin Creek* ... (*Serenity included)

                  • Enjoy a private hot or cold outdoor shower among the towering redwoods ... aahhh

                    Enjoy a private hot or cold outdoor shower among the towering redwoods ... aahhh

                  • Dine in or "Al Fresco."  Table expands to seat 4 people. Candlelight meals? Yes!

                    Dine in or "Al Fresco." Table expands to seat 4 people. Candlelight meals? Yes!

                  • Tasteful decor, Craftsman detail, Japanese art, Zen influences, computer + WiFi.

                    Tasteful decor, Craftsman detail, Japanese art, Zen influences, computer + WiFi.

                  • Gentle Giants -- Dream in the bosom of the ancient Sequoias (600-800 yrs. old)

                    Gentle Giants -- Dream in the bosom of the ancient Sequoias (600-800 yrs. old)

                  • Austin Creek - Get Up Close and Personal.

                    Austin Creek - Get Up Close and Personal.

                  • The Photo Says It All

                    The Photo Says It All

                  • In the off-season, Fall colors & winter waterfalls replace summer visitors.

                    In the off-season, Fall colors & winter waterfalls replace summer visitors.

                  • Soft Colors of Autumn Maples under the Redwoods

                    Soft Colors of Autumn Maples under the Redwoods

                  • Russian River at Daybreak

                    Russian River at Daybreak

                  • Soothe aches away in the 'hydro massage' spa (Jacuzzi).  Awesome star-gazing too

                    Soothe aches away in the 'hydro massage' spa (Jacuzzi). Awesome star-gazing too

                  • Easy paved-road access to the Torii Gate garden entrance and amazing Sequoias.

                    Easy paved-road access to the Torii Gate garden entrance and amazing Sequoias.

                  • Cozy wood-burning fireplace, open-beamed ceilings & rich clear-heart redwood.

                    Cozy wood-burning fireplace, open-beamed ceilings & rich clear-heart redwood.

                  • Light, airy bedrooms w/Comfy beds/Quality linens/Real down comforters and views.

                    Light, airy bedrooms w/Comfy beds/Quality linens/Real down comforters and views.

                  • Well-equipped kitchen. Five-burner gas range, 4 ways to make coffee & views too!

                    Well-equipped kitchen. Five-burner gas range, 4 ways to make coffee & views too!

                  • Zen-like beauty and tranquility in the calming Japanese garden. Breathe deeply.

                    Zen-like beauty and tranquility in the calming Japanese garden. Breathe deeply.

                  • Sequoias - Gentle Giants

                    Sequoias - Gentle Giants

                  • Looking down Austin Creek

                    Looking down Austin Creek

                  • "All decked out" and nowhere to be but here enjoying a good book & great meal.

                    "All decked out" and nowhere to be but here enjoying a good book & great meal.

                  • Nearby Fern Falls after a Winter Rain.

                    Nearby Fern Falls after a Winter Rain.

                  • Wine county scenery & more than 300 Sonoma county wineries. "Pour, swirl & sip."

                    Wine county scenery & more than 300 Sonoma county wineries. "Pour, swirl & sip."

                  • The Sonoma Coast - Wild and Breath-taking

                    The Sonoma Coast - Wild and Breath-taking

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