Relax among the redwoods at the Birds Nest Cottage. You'll be tucked along a hillside in the neighborhood of Rio Nido - surrounded by natural landscaping, wildlife (including birds) and the majestic redwoods, striking the perfect balance of sun and shade.
Birds Nest Cottage is an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the stars in the private hot tub under the towering Redwoods. Or curl up with a good book near the woodstove and enjoy a glass of local pinot noir or bubbly - Korbel is just minutes down the road.
Cathedral ceilings and windows throughout the living room and bedrooms invite the outside in for a true "in the redwoods" experience. The two bedrooms, two baths, and large family room with a queen size sofa bed are decorated with delightful mix of contemporary furnishings and antiques with a nod to the bird's nest theme. Each bedroom features ample closet space, multiple pillows, comforters and high-grade linens.
Modern comforts include high-speed wifi, HD flat Screen TVs with full cable, DVD players and iPod/iPhone docking station. There are lots of books and games for kids and adults, on cozy evenings or rainy days. There's even a game table!
The kitchen is well-stocked with all the essentials (cookware, spices, olive oil, etc.), to make cooking a feast fun and easy. The adjoining dining area seats up to six or you can dine alfresco on the patio and use the chef style Charbroil grill. Whatever your pleasure, this is the perfect retreat.
The Russian River offers a year-round retreat from the city hustle and bustle. The house is just steps away from community-run pee wee mini golf (summer only), year-round playground, dog run, tennis court, pool (at the Rio Nido Roadhouse - day or week passes available - summer only), and small beach. You're a short car or bike ride to downtown Guerneville and Johnson's Beach where you can rent canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and inner tubes. Or take a quick drive to the Pacific Ocean and Armstrong Woods.
Know Before You Book:
Damage Waiver: The non-refundable damage waiver included in the reservation charges replaces a standard security deposit. The damage waiver covers unintentional damages to real or personal property of the rental unit that occur during your stay. The policy will pay a maximum benefit of $3000.00. Any damages that exceed $3,000.00 will be charged to the guest directly. The damage waiver plan does not cover replacement of missing items, additional housekeeping charges, intentional damage or gross negligence, or damages resulting from a violation of the rules outlined in the Russian River Vacation Homes guest agreement. To ensure that you are not charged for any damages, you are responsible for reporting any accidental damages to Russian River Vacation Homes in a timely manner.
*PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the waiver that we offer and costs more for less coverage. DO NOT select the damage insurance offered at checkout.
Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours:
The maximum occupancy is 6 people. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at all times.
There is parking for 2 cars parked in tandem in the driveway. There is street parking for 1 additional car across the street. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.
First bedroom: Queen bed; Second bedroom: Double bed; Family room: Queen sleeper sofa.
Upstairs, there is a wall heater and wood burning stove (firewood is not provided, but you may use any that is there). Downstairs there is a large portable heater.
There is one story of stairs leading to the front door on the outside of the house. Inside, there is a spiral staircase to the family room and 2nd bathroom on the ground level.
Office Hours and Booking Information:
Our office is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day, excluding major holidays.
After making a booking and confirming their security deposit vs. damage protection preference, guests will be sent arrival instructions and a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return. You will be contacted within 24 hours of making your reservation.
No same-day reservations past 2 pm. It should not happen, but in case the system is allowing you to book for same-day arrival and it is after 2 pm, please reach out to us. If it is after 5 pm, please do not complete your reservation; no one will be available to process your reservation and prepare for your arrival.