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300 Acre Garden Retreat in Anderson Valley Wine Country

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Relax and Reflect

Relax and Reflect Garden Cottage Living Room, Garden Cottage Dining for 6, Garden Cottage Master Bedroom, Garden Cottage Front Deck, Garden Cottage Back Deck, Garden Cottage Pool Area "Dance Hall" next to pool. Great outdoor grilling and lounging. The Pool Poolside outdoor showers and bathrooms. Our lawns Botanical Gardens next to Garden Cottage One of the many swimming holes Botanical Gardens Wild Iris

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Philo cottage description

Welcome to Wild Iris Retreat. If you’re looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind then you’ve found the right vacation rental. We are a 300-acre working farm with a focus on organic and sustainable living- located just one mile off of Highway 128. Here you will find acres of vineyards and whimsical gardens nestled among rolling hills and secluded by the beautiful Redwood trees of Northern California.

Upon arrival you will find a welcome package with a bottle of our very own organic wine, organic granola, yogurt, coffee and half and half along with a basket of in-season fruits and freshly cut vegetables waiting for you.

Once here spend your days relaxing by our large saline swimming pool, walking our nature trails, exploring botanical gardens or wine tasting at the many prestigious wineries just minutes from our driveway. The retreat also sits on a full mile of river front property where the confluence of two creeks has created a number of hidden swimming holes.

Our cottage sits next to botanical gardens and is just a few yards away from the pool. 'Garden Cottage' is equipped with a full kitchen, living room, woodstove, dining area (with a dining room table for six), bedroom and full bath. We have room for additional guests in the cottage. Ask for details.

Our retreat is an ideal choice for families, friends and couples. We have special discounts from time to time, call or email us today!

Keywords: Retreat, Quiet, Private Cottage, pkg includes complimentary bottle of organic wine with stay.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Kids love the pool, walking the nature trails, berry picking, bullfrog hunting down at the pond, or exploring the river and swimming holes!...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            One of our cottages is wheelchair accessible however the lawns, gardens and pool area are not. Please ask for more details....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            OUTSIDE ONLY....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace
          • Wood Stove
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Other Amenities

              • A complimentary bottle of our vineyard wine comes with your stay as well as organic granola, yogurt, coffee and cream and any in-season fruits and vegetables we have at the ranch! Wild Iris Retreat now offers on-call ACUPUNCTURE! So if you want to add that special something to your vacation make sure you ask about getting a relaxing and DE-STRESSING acupuncture treatment from our certified acupuncturist!...moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    We just got new Ipod docks so bring your own music to use with our new speakers!...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View

                          Activities

                          • Hunting
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Kayaking
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Hiking
                          • Swimming
                          • Surfing
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Restaurants
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Groceries
                          • Antiquing
                          • Shopping
                          • Boating
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Paradise

                            Paradise

                            • Guest Rosalie L.
                            • Date of stay 11/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/04/13
                            I am not exaggerating by calling this place paradise. We spent the most fabulous 5 days here. I highly, highly recommend it! I cannot wait to come back in the summer and enjoy the beautiful pool.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

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                          • Over the Top Family Vacation

                            Over the Top Family Vacation

                            • Guest Michael N. (Orlando, Florida)
                            • Date of stay 07/25/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/24/13
                            The setting at Wild Iris was breath-taking - beautiful vistas, hidden meadows, stunning scenery both wild and cultivated. Because much of the fruit was ripe it was like walking into the Garden of Eden, picking and eating as we went - plums, peaches, berries. The accommodations are quaint, shabby-chic cottage with pretty much everything one needs to get along for a few days. Roland was helpful with directions and suggestions and a refill on the fabulous granola. We enjoyed the grounds and the nearby villages during our stay but chose to do our own cooking, sometimes using the fresh-picked produce. Wonderful location - hope to return again someday.

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

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                          • Amazing

                            Amazing

                            • Guest Derek (San Francisco, CA)
                            • Date of stay 05/27/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/29/12
                            This property is hands down the best rental we have stayed at on VRBO. The grounds are immaculately kept and offer a great deal of activities within the 300 acres. The cottage was very clean, furniture was higher end, and organized well. Fire wood was provided to keep the cottage warm at night in the fire place and made for a very romantic setting. Do not expect to come here to watch tv and get wi-fi, this is a property to unwind and be in the wilderness, there is cell service (ATT & Verizon). However, this location is close to (<5miles) the Anderson Valley Brewery and at least 10 wineries. There are sheep, deer, and turkey roaming the property and redwoods right outside your cottage door. Take a hike across the property to the river and go for a private swim. The pool is an oasis that we enjoyed on a hot day while just relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet. I have already recommended the property to other co-workers, we are planning a return trip with family, and I would highly recommend it to other travelers. It would also be an amazing location for an intimate wedding.

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

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                          • A lovely experience

                            A lovely experience

                            • Guest Susan Pierce (New Hampshire, USA)
                            • Date of stay 07/30/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/08/11
                            We spent more than a week with our grandson in the Garden Cottage. The grounds are lovely, landscaping is fabulous, cottage is charming and well maintained. The pool and the "frog" pond were our grandson's main preoccupation but we spent an afternoon on the river exploring and swimming in total privacy. There is so much wildlife and sheep sometimes wander through. It is a place for those wanting to get away from high tech, which we prefer although we went in to town daily to check our e'mail. We certainly hope to return and highly recommend this property for those who love gardens and nature and quiet.

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

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                          • Beautiful

                            Beautiful

                            • Guest Jason (North Bay, CA)
                            • Date of stay 07/01/11
                            • Review Submitted 07/19/11
                            I was surprised to find all the manicured lawns and gardens hidden up in the hills. My wife and kids enjoyed the pool and the gardens and the river. I enjoyed the jacuzzi and the hammocks by the pool. Reading a book on the deck was very relaxing. My wife enjoyed the local organic farms and vineyards. I went to the Anderson Valley Brewery (short drive away) and had a tour (free, twice a day) and you get free samples. Answers to the questions from the "Review Tips and Guidelines:" The location is accurate. It is off the main road and very quiet. The listing photos are accurate. They should have a pic of the jacuzzi. The river is a short hike away for adults, or a 5 min drive since our kids are little and I know I'd end up carrying them. Property was clean and well maintained. That leather chair is great. The owner was great, and runs the vineyard, and knows a ton. The young lady that manages the property is very friendly and helpful. Yes I would recommend it to friends. I would recommend touring the brewery. They also have a tasting room (bar) that is much larger and nicer than I expected. There is a restaurant in the hotel in Boonville that serves oysters. There is a good Mexican restaurant in Philo. I liked having the BBQ and the kitchen so we could just relax and stay there.

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

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                          • Peter and Connie Wright - St. Helena, CA

                            Peter and Connie Wright - St. Helena, CA

                            • Guest none (St. Helena, CA)
                            • Date of stay 05/07/11
                            • Review Submitted 07/18/11
                            Wild Iris retreat: Simply a bit of Heaven. Connie and I have returned to the Wild Iris Rereat on 3 or 4 occasions.We've enjoyed the ambiance on those wonderful 300 acres in all the 4 seasons. We've never been disappointed. Be sure to take a lunch and hike down to the river and enjoy the peaceful solitude of the mountlains and forest. I swam mornings in the near Olympic-sized pool and then took my coffee and meditated by the 'The Zen Pond' near the cottage. A Buddha statue is there to great you. In the fall connie and I often fix dinner in the kitchen and eat our dinners in front of the fireplace with those complimentary bottles of wine. Romantic??? Yeah! Trust me folks, it doesn't get any better than this. We're going back this fall for the colors and again next spring for the veritible gardens that surround the cottage and the striking farm house. My hint...call the owners for upfront information about the cottage and the surrounding valley. I've sent my son and family to the Iris Cottage and they loved it and plan to go back. La Bella vita.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                          • Idyllic, relaxing getaway

                            Idyllic, relaxing getaway

                            • Guest sarapois (Santa Rosa, CA)
                            • Date of stay 07/01/11
                            • Review Submitted 07/15/11
                            Our stay was perfect! An abundance of room for our kids to roam safely while my husband and I could relax. We had our choice of cooling off at the river, pool or the cottage as it stays cool during the heat of the day. The cottage is charming, clean, and the advantage of a kitchen adds a lot of flexibility. Our stay definitely felt like a retreat - we left feeling very relaxed. Great spot to stay if you want to visit local wineries/breweries but want to have privacy as well. I highly recommend it.

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

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter
                          Dec 1 - Feb 28
                          2 night min stay
                          $265
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $285

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Pet Fee $0
                          • Tax Rate 11%

                          Cancellation policy:

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


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                          Last updated: 04/22/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About the owner: My wife and I purchased this property over ten years ago. We fell in love with the beauty of the land and the relaxing qualities it holds. We began farming that same year and we now raise sheep and chickens as well as grow a variety of fruits and vegetables. We look forward to sharing this special place with you. -The Wentzel's


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                          • Relax and Reflect

                            Relax and Reflect

                          • Living Room, Garden Cottage

                            Living Room, Garden Cottage

                          • Master Bedroom, Garden Cottage

                            Master Bedroom, Garden Cottage

                          • Back Deck, Garden Cottage

                            Back Deck, Garden Cottage

                          • "Dance Hall" next to pool. Great outdoor grilling and lounging.

                            "Dance Hall" next to pool. Great outdoor grilling and lounging.

                          • Poolside outdoor showers and bathrooms.

                            Poolside outdoor showers and bathrooms.

                          • Botanical Gardens next to Garden Cottage

                            Botanical Gardens next to Garden Cottage

                          • Botanical Gardens

                            Botanical Gardens

                          • Garden Cottage

                            Garden Cottage

                          • Dining for 6, Garden Cottage

                            Dining for 6, Garden Cottage

                          • Front Deck, Garden Cottage

                            Front Deck, Garden Cottage

                          • Pool Area

                            Pool Area

                          • The Pool

                            The Pool

                          • Our lawns

                            Our lawns

                          • One of the many swimming holes

                            One of the many swimming holes

                          • Wild Iris

                            Wild Iris

                          VRBO #356127

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, February 06, 2014

                          $265 - $285 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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