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Sophisticated, Private Compound that Balances Nature's Beauty with Luxury

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Cazadero estate description

Elements Retreat is a majestic compound located on a five acre ridge above historic Austin Creek.

The grounds have been landscape with indigenous grasses and ferns, highlighting the phenomenal native redwood trees. Pathways wind throughout, offering innumerable walks among ever-changing scenery, including a serene pond and enchanting waterfall to delight and awaken the senses. When you hike from the main compound, pathways become forest trails beckoning further into remote adjoining terrains still on the property Extended walks offer seasonal streams and waterfalls, in addition to Austin Creek itself, with its numerous swimming holes and opportunities for creek wading. The entire retreat is professionally lit to a stunning degree, complimenting its allure day and night

Entertaining large groups is effortless and everyone can have their own privacy, while gathering together in the large entertaining areas.


The Main House: The main house is a contemporary craftsman style structure with a great room, master bedroom and two bathrooms. One of which is exceptionally large with multiple shower heads and a Zen inspired private garden. The fully appointed kitchen is centered around a granite island and can accommodate multiple chefs. Appliances include a professional six burner Wolf range/oven, micro wave drawer, Stainless refrigerator/freezer, and garbage compactor. The Great Room does have the latest in video, audio and Internet capabilities if that need strikes. The lodge is replete with fine attention to every detail, from the refectory style dining table, the deep leather sofa, to custom designed candle chandelier, which radiates throughout the main living area.

The West Terrace and Buddha Garden: The West Terrace and Buddha Garden off the main house is an example of what makes this estate so unique. The outdoor kitchen and gardens were crafted from river stone years ago when the property was a summer campsite. The outdoor kitchen has been restored and updated and includes a state of the art gas BBQ, sink, lighting and herb garden. The original river stone fire pit is now, the focal point of a modern and sophisticated outside entertainment area. The dinning table was custom made from the center cut of a local redwood tree and seats fourteen plus people. It’s the perfect setting for a large family gathering or a special event.

The guest house: The guest house has its own terrace and seating area. Its windows have beautiful garden views too, but with different vistas, giving this two-bedroom space a unique atmosphere and privacy. It has king and queen sleeping accommodations. A spacious multi shower head bathroom offers a mini spa experience off a secluded and private patio.
The Cabin is a secluded gem on the compound. It has a king size bed and full bath with its outside shower. It adjoins the large east terrace that has vistas into the Redwoods.
The Yoga Studio is situated in quiet of the lower gardens. It does have adjustable weights and an iPod player for guests use.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age 21....moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking allowed inside the residences....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Entertaining large groups is effortless and everyone can have their own privacy, while gathering together in the large entertaining areas. All bedrooms, a total of three king and one queen beds, are furnished with quality linens and down comforters. Located throughout the property is all the latest that technology can offer including two HDTV’s, a full range of cable programming, Blue Ray DVD, and high speed Internet....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) There are two large screen systems, one in the main house and another in the guest house. The guest house bedroom also has a plasma television....moreless

              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Toys
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Nude Beach

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Miniature Golf

              local services and businesses

              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Mountain:

                Elements sits on a small ridge in the Redwoods above Austin Creek....moreless

              • Rural
              • Mountain View:

                Elements sits on a ridge with views of Magic Mountain and the Austin Creek watershed....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                This property has its own seasonal streams, and several waterfalls....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Rock Climbing
              • Basketball Court
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Hunting
              • Rafting
              • Water Tubing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Parking
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Parking for four cars....moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Printer
                      • Scanner
                      • Telephone:

                        (3)...moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided:

                        The property is equipped with high quality sheets, towels and duvets...moreless

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed

                      Kitchen

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Service for twenty....moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Pantry is stocked with a wide range of spices, and cooking ingredients....moreless

                      • Gourmet Kitchen
                      • Garbage Disposal
                      • Kitchen:

                        The ktichen is equipped with: stainles dishwasher, side by side refrigerator, 6 burner Wolf Range, and Oven. The kitchen island houses a Sharp Microwave drawer, and trashcompactor....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        There is a full range of ultensils and cookware available. Both the amateur and the chef will find everything they need....moreless

                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave:

                        Sharp Microwave Drawer...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Binoculars
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Barbecue
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Patio
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (3) There are two large entertainment zones adjoining the main compound. Both have abundanct seating. The West Terrace has access to the outside kitchen, lounge chairs and hammock....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Hot Tub:

                        The redwood tub and its deck, sit suspended in the center of a ring of redwoods, a secluded distance from the main house. It and its adjoining gardens are discretely lit for night time enjoyment....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 37 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $680
                      $4,080 $12,500
                      Winter 2014/2015
                      Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $630
                      $3,780 $10,500
                      Early Season
                      Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $650
                      $3,900 $10,500
                      2015 Season
                      Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $690
                      $4,140 $12,700
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $150 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 9%

                      Notes:

                      Maximum occupancy is limited to 8 adults. County ordinances prevent any larger gatherings. Parking limited to four cars.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 07/11/2014
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                      Location

                      27 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Santa Rosa
                      59 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      San Rafael
                      80 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Oakland
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      HW 101
                      17 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Goat Rock
                      4.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Blue Heron
                      228 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Lake Tahoe
                      6.5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Northwood Golf
                      4.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Cape Fear, Duncan's Mill

                      Car: Necessary

                      Elements Austin Creek is a majestic compound located on a five acre ridge above historic Austin Creek. Once you breathe the air and see the vistas you are aware of the profound spirit penetrating the property. This extremely private estate consists of four buildings and a spa thoughtfully situated among spectacular gardens and towering redwoods with breathtaking panoramic views of Magic Mountain and its adjoining watershed.

                      Other Activities: shopping, rafting, kayaking, boating, rock climbing, spa, miniature golf

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: I have been living in Northern California for many years. Although I always consider San Francisco 'home', I have had a vineyard in Napa (Blackbird) and now Elements in Sonoma County. I was born in Miami Beach but raised on the West Coast. I attended UCSB, and was an avid sailor for many years. I now have started to really enjoy my retirement years spending time at Elements.

                      Why the Owner Chose Cazadero:
                      The western part of Sonoma Valley has a much milder climate, its why its ideal for the Pinot Grapes. The small towns of Sebastopol, Guerneville, and Monte and reminiscent of an easier time. I choose the area because it reminded me of an early version of Napa Valley. This area has a blend of fine wines and great food, along with a unique environment with the Redwoods and Coast.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                      I like living in the country, and when I first visited the property, all my senses seemed to come alive. There is a tranquility and peacefulness that seems unique. And then there is the view, over the canyon, and above the Redwoods. All of that, and abundant sunlight just made me realize it was my home.


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                      Photos

                      • Austin Creek Retreat at Night

                        Austin Creek Retreat at Night

                      • Main Living Room

                        Main Living Room

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Guest House Living Room

                        Guest House Living Room

                      • Guest House seating area

                        Guest House seating area

                      • West Terrace from the Buddha Garden

                        West Terrace from the Buddha Garden

                      • West Terrace

                        West Terrace

                      • West terrace with its incredible view

                        West terrace with its incredible view

                      • The cabin

                        The cabin

                      • Chef's kitchen

                        Chef's kitchen

                      • Kitchen area

                        Kitchen area

                      • Entertainment Center

                        Entertainment Center

                      • Guest House bedroom

                        Guest House bedroom

                      • The hot tub and spa area

                        The hot tub and spa area

                      • West Terrace

                        West Terrace

                      • Fire pit and the west terrace

                        Fire pit and the west terrace

                      • The Cabin

                        The Cabin

                      • The Buddha Garden offers so many great spots to just relax under the Redwoods.

                        The Buddha Garden offers so many great spots to just relax under the Redwoods.

                      • The east terrace connects the Cabin and Guest House.

                        The east terrace connects the Cabin and Guest House.

                      $630 - $690 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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