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Hawaii in the Redwoods: a Romantic Retreat for Two Near the Russian River

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The Cottage at RiverSea: A Restorative Russian River Retreat for Two

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Last updated: 06/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Guerneville cottage description

Walk 15 minutes to the Russian River. Drive 20 minutes to stunning Sonoma County beaches or renowned Sonoma wineries. Enjoy the incredible hiking, biking, scenic drives & boutique shopping nearby.

Or simply relax... We're located on a sunny acre in the redwood forest with private access to Hulbert Creek, a fairy ring of 200-ft redwoods complete with a hammock, a hot tub under the stars, and much more...

Tucked into the corner of the one acre property where we live, the cottage at RiverSea features a luxurious king-sized bed and has its own private fenced yard with an organic vegetable garden. The kitchen is stocked for a cook with quality cooking equipment and is supplied with oils, sauces and spices. Tranquil, without phones or TV--but with high speed wi-fi, we have plenty of good books & an extensive movie collection. A perfect anytime retreat!

What guests have to say: “Sometimes it takes stepping away from the masses to rediscover what it is that we are truly meant to do with our lives…We loved the simplicity of this little green heaven and will be back for sure…So grateful for the beauty, the gardens, the nest of a cottage...We slept like logs and woke to lovely adventures right here in the hood… Great! Inspiring, peaceful, wonderful…”

Give yourself something to look forward to. Book your stay at RiverSea today!

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                One friendly, well-behaved dog allowed with advanced permission and signed....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Limited Accessibility

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                ...moreless

              • King size beds (1) Large, cozy and comfy. Oodles of pillows turns it into a giant day-bed for lounging....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Stocked for a cook. Quality cookware, utensils, oils vinegars and spices provided. (Fresh herbs in the gardens.)...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                2...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 2 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Sheets, towels and bath robes provided...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Gas Fireplace with thermostat...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • Private fenced yard with hammock, Organic vegetable gardens, Redwood fairy ring, ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Shared Hot Tub:

                    Surrounded by redwoods with a wonderful sky window. Screened for a private experience....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    (An embarrassingly large number of VHS tapes to choose from.)...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Large CD collection from our archives as concert producers. ...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • VCR
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    (Signal strength varies)...moreless

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Golf:

                    Northwoods: a lovely public 9-hole course about 10 minutes away...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Nice public courts at the end of the street...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Many options and nearby outfitters...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Budget
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Water View:

                        Hulbert Creek backs the property. It runs large and wild during the winter. Provides a fun 30-minute creek-bed hike to the Russian River during the summer...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shelling
                      • Antiquing
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Library
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Live Theater
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 9 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $100 $110
                      Fri, Sat
                      $650

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
                      • Pet Fee $20 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 9%

                      Notes:

                      Two-night minimum (3 nights on holiday weekends)

                      Additional visitors or parties are not allowed.

                      Refund Policy: $50 deposit is non-refundable. No refunds for cancellations less than 14 days from arrival date.

                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 06/23/2014
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                      Location

                      Ziplining in the redwood canopy, Old growth redwoods, Canoeing & kayaking

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: We are Jim and Kathy Ocean. We're musicians and concert/event producers who decided to share our little piece of paradise after landing in Guerneville the summer of 2004. We take great pleasure in creating a space where people can relax, explore and recharge, and consider ourselves very lucky to be in the position to meet people from all over the world. We are knowledgeable about the area and are happy to provide tips, suggestions and share some of our favorite and little-known places with you.

                      Why the Owner Chose Guerneville:
                      Moving to the Russian River area was a dream come true for both of us. For Jim, it meant reconnecting to his musical roots in Sonoma County from the 70's. For Kathy, it meant fulfilling the lifelong desire to live in the woods near the sea--a longing that began as a child when she had recurring dreams of oceans while trapped in the cornfields of Indiana. When an unexpected and brief window of opportunity opened up to buy the property--Jim will say it was because our MGB broke down near Jenner, Kathy will say it's because Jim stung her with the question, 'Why did you move all the way to California and never settle near the sea?'--it was during a time when real estate was really hot. We had 24 hours to decide if we were going to radically change our lives around. The decision was made scarier by the fact that the place was priced outside our comfort zone, and to make the numbers work, we would have to rent the cottage on the property. Little did we know we were about to enter into a vocation that we would grow to love & that would give back to us in so many ways.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      The moment we first walked through gate of our future home, we were struck by the wall of green--from the giant 'three sisters' old growth redwood, to the many sun-dappled fruit trees, to the redwood fairy ring (where we eventually married), to the tangle of blackberry vines that inhabit the fence line. We were mesmerized by the gurgling of the creek, the chorus of birds, the sight of butterflies and dragonflies flitting about, and greatly amused by the pileated woodpecker hanging upside down drunk on berries. We found the array of small cottages dotting the grounds enchanting. (They reminded us of a summer camp). In short, we were sold by the laid back green opulence of this spot which we call 'Hawaii in the Redwoods' during the summer, 'Vermont in the Redwoods' in the fall, and 'Rip Van Winkle in the Redwoods' during winter. We signed on the bottom line and never looked back. And we're happy to share this place's restorative magic with you.


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                      • The Cottage at RiverSea: A Restorative Russian River Retreat for Two

                        The Cottage at RiverSea: A Restorative Russian River Retreat for Two

                      • Light, airy and clean, enjoy a comfy, cozy retreat

                        Light, airy and clean, enjoy a comfy, cozy retreat

                      • The hot tub under the stars is one of many special outdoor areas to enjoy

                        The hot tub under the stars is one of many special outdoor areas to enjoy

                      • Luxurious king-sized bed-nest

                        Luxurious king-sized bed-nest

                      • With oils, vinegars & spices, the kitchen is stocked for a cook

                        With oils, vinegars & spices, the kitchen is stocked for a cook

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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                      0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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