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The Wine Country Love Nest is a spectacular couple's retreat. LUXURIOUS, PRIVATE, INTIMATE & BEAUTIFUL.
PLEASE READ OUR RATES CAREFULLY SO THAT YOU ARE INFORMED THAT THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR MORE THAN 2 GUESTS ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT.
The pool typically opens on May 1 each year, as it is solar heated.
*********CLICK ON THE VIDEO ICON ABOVE TO SEE THE AERIAL VIDEO TOUR OF THE LOVE NEST!********
OUR MOTTO: 'Always strive to serve up the most luxurious, relaxing and private experience possible to our guests. Provide them with a visit that they will never forget.'
We give 110% of our attention to every detail of preparation for the Love Nest to always exceed your (and our) expectations. The pool, spa, sauna, redwood deck and patio are not shared with anyone. You will have it all to yourselves in complete privacy.
PLEASE NOTE: ADULTS ONLY. NO GUESTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS. Non-crawling infants are OK.
MORE THAN 4 ADULTS ON THE PROPERTY MUST BE CLEARED WITH ROBERT AND JEANNE VIA EMAIL PRIOR TO CHECK-IN.
We have resurrected a 60-year-old hand made log cabin and turned it into a very unique and intriguing home. It is all together beautiful, luxurious and intimate.
The Love Nest sleeps 2 Adults in a TEMPUR-PEDIC 'Cashmere' California King bed with UPSCALE linens, and will accommodate 2 more Adult guests in super-comfy twin beds- also with upscale linens- in the tree house- a small, cozy, heated room just 10 steps from the main cabin. Our goal was to retain the charm of the home while COMPLETELY rebuilding every aspect of it's infrastructure.
We installed all new windows, glass doors, appliances, electrical system, plumbing system and a radiant-heated Chinese slate floor-(Floors are heated during Winter). The radiant heating is fired up for your comfort during the Winter. Every room in the cabin has this slate floor, which is of many hues and a fascinating pattern. The gourmet kitchen features new upscale stainless appliances, all granite countertops, and gorgeous blue cabinets that were custom fitted by a local craftsman. You'll also have a nice Wolf stove with 4 burners and a big griddle for those mornings when you want to cook your own breakfast.
The Bathroom features a huge curved walk-in glass block shower built for two. There's a big skylight above, and a copper shower head that emerges from the ceiling. The bath also features a wonderful polished concrete vanity that was hand-made by a local artisan.
You'll have a 7.1 Yamaha/Denon/Klipsch/Velodyne sound system in the living room that is a real treat. There are built-in high-end Klipsch speakers all around the room. You will also enjoy an HD 8' diameter screen and a ceiling-mounted Sony HD projector. The combination of the screen and the sound system creates an absolutely terrific movie or sports viewing experience!
In the bedroom you'll have a wall-mounted HD 55' LED flat screen and a built-in Bose sound system. There is one more HD flat screen in the living room near the fireplace that's perfect to cuddle up in the afternoon on the cozy love seat to watch the fire and some TV. There's also a gorgeous new Yamaha piano if you like to tickle the ivories.
High-speed wireless internet service and complimentary long-distance telephone service within the United States are provided for your unlimited use.
If you like to be super-cozy, you will love the heated slate floors during the Winter. Fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom top it all off. The living room fireplace will be loaded and ready for you to strike a match and have a romantic fire for your first night's stay! And……..firewood is always provided!
You'll have a generous selection of Keurig K Cups and a Keurig coffee maker. When you arrive, you will find some essentials have been supplied- Half and Half in the fridge along with local eggs, milk, some orange juice and frozen pastries to pop in the oven if you like. Or- why not take a walk to nearby Occidental and have breakfast at Howard Station- a historic establishment with great breakfasts.
The outside of the Love Nest really fun, too!
THE SPA- called the 'Serena Bay'- It's BIG. It's a wonderful experience to gaze at the stars while soaking in this special spa. It's filled with spring water from our own spring, and thoroughly cleaned before each couples' stay.
The POOL...… It's GORGEOUS, and kept WARM with solar heat during the Summer. (The pool is closed during cold weather). The adjacent lanai has a bar crafted from an ancient slab of reclaimed redwood that was harvested right off the property. The pool is surrounded by a redwood deck. It's fun to hang out in the expansive open-air 'surf shack' themed lanai by the pool in any kind of weather. There is a stainless gas barbecue that's always ready for grilling the dinner of your choice. On the patio you'll also find a charming fire pit for those starry evenings- making good conversation and s'mores. It is always stocked with firewood for you- just light a match and enjoy!
The outdoor sauna- made of all clear cedar wood, and shaped like a wine barrel. It's located just a few steps outside of the Love Nest's door. It's really a treat!
Sun? Lots of it! The Love Nest is located in a redwood forest, yet you'll enjoy a VERY sunny spot. You can gaze across the valley and you'll see that the Love Nest is actually located higher than many of the 100' tree tops in the canyon. Occasionally you can spot a Bald Eagle soaring high above, or the Red Tail Hawk mating pair that lives nearby.
If you are an outdoor adventurer you are going to love this place. You will be close to exciting open-air activities. Sonoma Canopy Tours will have you zip-lining over the Redwoods and taking in the very best view of the valley. Be sure to investigate the spectacular sky bridges and the 30 foot spiral staircase along the way. It is a riveting, astounding, and awe-inspiring journey that is sure to leave you with lifelong memories.
Get Ready To Explore And Restore............
If laid back style is more your thing or if you have had enough of an adrenaline rush for one day then it is a good idea to head into town. There you will find fantastic restaurants like the one at the Union Hotel which has unbeatable food and hospitality. If you like brew pubs, stop in at BARLEY AND HOPS for a great selection of beers on tap, live music and EXCELLENT food.There is also plenty of local artwork to check out and several quaint gift shops to explore before wandering back to the Love Nest for a much deserved respite.
We are on the grid, but our 10 KV Solar System provides for most of our electrical needs- We sell excess electricity back to the utility company during the Summer time.
We live nearby on the 6 acre property and are extremely respectful of your privacy. If you need anything, we are a phone call or text away. You won't hear from us unless you ask!
OUR MOTTO: 'Always strive to serve up the most luxurious, relaxing and private experience possible to our guests. Provide them with a visit that they will always fondly remember.'
We give 110% of our attention to every detail of preparation for the Love Nest to always exceed your (and our) expectations.
The minimum age of guests is 18 years old.
Come and stay at the Wine Country Love Nest! It will be a lovely experience that you will never forget!
Smoking is always allowed outside of the Cabin and Tree house. There is cover from rain or sun for comfortable smoking outside. NOTE: EVIDENCE OF ANY SMOKING INSIDE THE CABIN TRIGGERS FORFEITURE OF $250 DEPOSIT. 420 Friendly....moreless
We have one heated dog house and a completely fenced yard. There is lots of room for your pup to get exercise. He or she will love the Love Nest experience! Please, no Pets on furniture or beds. (See rental agreement)....moreless
Most of the property is on one level with easy access for a chair. You can even roll out to the pool and get some sun. The only room inaccessible is the 'tree house' which has stairs. The countertops-sinks, etc are NOT low enough, but we certainly welcome those in a chair to navigate freely around the whole place!...moreless
We're 100 ' above Salmon Creek- A beautiful waterway. The Headwaters are 2 miles up the road. It empties into the Pacific Ocean 10 miles West of us. It is a living creek with steelhead trout in it!...moreless
VERY PRIVATE SPA with multi-colored lighting. SOAK UNDER THE STARS! Filled with genuine spring water. It's HUGE! Always clean- always Hot! Big enough for 4 to float around- can seat 6 comfortably!...moreless
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Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2015
4 night min stay
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay
Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2015
5 night min stay
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
**PLEASE NOTE: 4 GUEST MAXIMUM- $49/GUEST/NIGHT/PER ADDITIONAL GUEST. MINIMUM age 18 years or older.
**Additional persons over 4 paid guests on property at any time requires prior approval by email from Robert or Jeanne.
**NOTE: Evidence of pets on furniture/bed/smoking/extra guests- (unless pre-approved)- will result in the forfeiture of entire deposit.
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Located just a very short drive to all that Sonoma County has to offer. The quaint hamlet of Occidental is rich in things to do and see. Great restaurants, fun boutique shopping, Farmer's Market, Organic market, and the world-famous Union Hotel. And- it is a road-biker's paradise! there is a world class ropes course just down the road (3 miles).
Year Purchased: 1956
About the owner: Jeanne and I have been happily married for 30 years. Robert was born in San Francisco and grew up in Santa Rosa- Jeanne was born and raised in Santa Rosa. Our family has owned the property since the 1950's We have lived in Sonoma County all of our lives. Our interests and hobbies are bicycling, traveling, hiking, kayaking, swimming, appreciating music and the arts, and enjoying the wonderful community in which we live. We always try to make the most of every experience, and are a very happy couple. We hope you can come, stay, and enjoy a visit at our very special Wine Country Love Nest!
Why the Owner Chose Occidental:
Our property was purchased by my grandparents in 1956. Ronbert moved onto the property in the 70's to help them get along so they would not have to go into a care facility. Robert had fallen in love with this cabin when he was a little guy, and his dream was to care for the cabin after the grandparents passed. After his grandparents passed away, he purchased the property from the family's estate. It is a serene and beautiful sanctuary . And- The Wine Country Love Nest is a very special couple's retreat. We love it and we'll bet that you will love it too! Everything you need for a very enjoyable stay is included in the rental fee, save food and drinks. We provide all of your firewood for the two fireplaces, and even your first morning's continental breakfast. All of the cabin's cabinets, closet, and drawers are yours for your stay! Don't forget to check them all before you have to depart!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
A special benefit of the Wine Country Love Nest is it's LOCATION. It is located near Bodega Bay and Northern California's stunning coastline on the Pacific Ocean- (20 minutes away) and a very short drive to some of California's finest wineries. There are wineries only 20 minutes away! There are vineyards within walking distance in our neighborhood! You can bicycle to the charming little hamlet of Occidental in 5 minutes. The close proximity to Occidental and it's wonderful restaurants, pubs and shops make for a very relaxing vacation. You don't have to go far to eat, shop, go wine tasting, go antiquing, ride, kayak or hike. The Wine Country Love Nest is centrally located to all that Northern California has to offer. You will love it!
The Bedroom, featuring variable low voltage lighting- very romantic! Upscale linens, down comforter, luxurious pillows and a California King TEMPUR-PEDIC bed
The Great Room with 8' diameter HD projection theater and high-end 7.1 sound system. And- a beautiful Yamaha piano for your enjoyment.
The interior of the sauna built for two- what fun!
The totally private heated (Summer) pool in the Redwoods. Swim in the sun or under the stars.
The Bathroom- huge walk-in glass block shower with copper shower head coming from the ceiling. The shower's built for two! There's also a custom-made polished cast-concrete vanity.
A view of the pool and lanai from the spa. You can gaze at the stars at night, and spot Redtail hawks by day. Total privacy and luxury!
The living room to the right and the Glass block shower in the bath to the left.
One of the kitchen windows, looking out from the sink and food prep area. You'll enjoy the view of the forest and lots of birds!
The entrance to the Tree House. A little porch overlooks the pool and the spa. This is a great spot to sit and look for the resident mating pair of Red Tail Hawks.
Another view of the master bedroom, shot from near the head of the bed. A 55' HD flat screen with a built-in Bose sound system and HD programming is at your fingertips.
A heated dog house for your pup! WOOF!
The master bedroom. Total luxury with a TempurPedic California king size bed and upscale linens, down comforter and pillows. You will love this bed!
Always ready for your enjoyment is a wonderful cedar outdoor sauna built for two- just 10 steps from the cabin.
A view of the pool and 'Surf Shack' from the Tree House balcony. In the lower right-hand corner of the photo is the HUGE 6 person spa that you'll have all to yourselves! It's always clean and hot, filled with natural spring water from our property. Stretch out, swim, soak and ENJOY!
The gourmet kitchen- fully equipped. It was built by local craftsmen- featuring absolutely gorgeous grey Italian granite throughout.
The gas fireplace in the master bedroom. Just press the remote, and enjoy a romantic fire at the foot of the bed!
Stone work and mantel in the great room, built with materials harvested from the property. The fireplace is set for your first evening's fire. Just light a match and enjoy!
A view of the 12' X 42' pool (and the spa further on)- from the 'Surf Shack' lanai.
The 'Tree House', heated with twin beds. The cabin is to the left in photo. There's also a cute little pond with water plants and goldfish.
Yet another beautiful outdoor spot to sit outside and enjoy yourselves. A nice stainless barbecue is always clean and ready for your grilling pleasure.
'Suzy's Cantina'- a wonderful bar and sitting area in the 'Surf Shack' out at the pool. A sound system is ready for you to plug in your iPod and enjoy your favorite tunes while swimming or relaxing.
The Kitchen- note the Chinese slate floor. The floor is slate throughout the cabin, and it's radiantly heated during the Winter! Cozy!
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