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Come Enjoy the Oaks of Olivet

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Nestled among majestic oak trees in the heart of Russian River Valley, Oaks of Olivet welcomes you! Breathe in the fresh air and let yourself unwind at this cozy, cottage- a six-acre paradise surrounded by vineyards and pastureland.

An open design and large, private outdoor living area make the clean, cheery cottage feel spacious. You'll find everything you need here to feel at home. Kick back on the patio with a glass of wine, stroll the grounds, breathe in the quiet of country life, soak in the hot tub and let yourself relax.

All your favorite Wine Country destinations are less than a 30-minute drive away. Visit the magnificent coastal beaches and charming Bodega Bay. Head over to Armstrong Redwoods Reserve for a walk through the towering trees. Browse the boutiques and galleries of nearby Healdsburg and Sebastopol. Pack a picnic and spend the day wine tasting. Surrounded by wineries and gourmet restaurants, Oaks of Olivet is the ideal home base for a fun getaway- country life at its best!




Specific Descriptions:

Living Area

Easy-going comfort with everything you need for a fun getaway is right here: satellite TV with DVD player, stereo system with speakers indoors and out, plus a library of CDs, DVDs, books and games.

Couch opens flats and makes into a full-sized bed, with a cushy mattress topper and comfy bedding.


The well-equipped kitchenette has plenty of counter space and is stocked with basic condiments and cleaning supplies.


Enjoy a good night's sleep in the comfortable queen-sized bed with lots of clean, cozy bedding, robes, slippers and extra everything. The armoire includes a TV and plenty of storage.


The sunny bathroom is squeaky clean and outfitted with all the essentials- towels, bath products, toilet paper, sunscreen and even a first-aid kit. Includes a shower that delivers warm water fast!


Beautiful and fragrant natural landscaping surrounds the cottage. Listen to the quiet country sounds in your private outdoor living area with covered outdoor dining table, brick patio, gas BBQ and plenty of seating. There's also an outdoor shower, hot tub with beach towels and lots of room to play.

More Details

Michelle Olson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Michelle Olson

We have enjoyed the Oaks of Olivet since 2004 as visitors to Sonoma County. In July of 2010 we made the move from Minnesota to live here full time. We are affordable housing developers and work from our home office. We are on site to make sure our guests have everything they need, but understand that guests call the shots on how much privacy is necessary.

Michelle Olson purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Michelle Olson chose Santa Rosa

We fell in love in San Francisco and then visited wine country. This area was an annual anniversary trip for us after we married. The annual trips turned into quarterly visits to Sonoma and Napa. We truely fell for Sonoma and decided to purchase and make a plan to move here to live full time. Our 10 year plan has now come to fruition. We really love the friendly people in the area and the ease of life in general. The local fresh produce is also a real plus.

What makes this cottage unique

We have 9 award winning wineries on our road. Our property has a full fruit orchard and gardens that we share with our guests. We currently have peach, pear, plum, apple, fig and apricots. We have recently added a propane fire pit and a two person hot tub behind the cottage for our guests to enjoy.


Santa Rosa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only (with option of an outdoor shower too). Blow dryer, bath products, toilet paper, all linens included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full sized fold out bed (leather couch that folds flat) with memory foam topper.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Outdoor Shower (in addition to the indoor shower) fruit orchard and gardens in season. Outdoor Hot Tub for two, Propane gas fire pit, Corn hole game, and basketball court with basketballs


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Come Enjoy the Oaks of Olivet
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews

Quaint, relaxing country cottage. Great place to have as a base for exploring wine country

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this property was even better than our first.

A great place to relax without bustle and bustle.

Enjoyed some of the fruits and vegetables from the owners garden, were entertained by the alpaca and goats in the backyard and had the privilege of relaxing around the fire with the owners and a bottle of wine

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our little getaway. We hope to see you again in the future as your great energy was such a refreshing gift for us!
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Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Friendly hosts, farm animals, fresh vegetables, fruit and eggs, very relaxing

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you and your family on our hobby farm. Thank you for your review, we hope to host you again.
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for exploring area. Michelle was so welcoming and responsive to all of our needs and requests. Loved the chickens (eggsceptional ladies of Olivet) and the fresh fruits and vegetables on the property. Several spaces for lounging and relaxing. And the oaks! Magnificent. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 stars plus for The Oaks at Olivet

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Oaks at Olivet beginning with Michelle, our delightful host, to the magnificent Oaks themselves that tower over the property, to the reposing llamas. The cabin perfectly met our needs for a week's stay. Although the kitchen had no conventional stove or burners, Michelle has stocked it with an abundance of other cooking devices that served us adequately. My 96 year old mother-in-law slept soundly in the bedroom while we slept equally soundly on the futon/sofa bed. We loved having breakfast on the patio watching the llamas chew their cud and the goats playfully butting each other head to head. Finally, the roses remained in full bloom our entire stay, an exquisite finishing touch to a place we'll never forget.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of the Oaks of Olivet. We enjoyed hosting you and your family. We hope you choose to join us again in the future.
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Great place, great location.

  • 4 of 5

Very cute. Private. Outdoor shower and grill were great. Only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that kitchen is very small and partially equipped. If you are not planning to cook at home, or only plan to use the grill, no issue. Outdoor area had nice fire table. Great location and very accommodating hosts!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of the Oaks of Olivet. I understand your thoughts on the kitchenette, if you had read the description of our site you would have noticed that it is truly a kitchenette. I disclose what we have and what we do not have available for guests to cook, this is found in the amenities section of our site. The kitchenette is set up with a Mr. Induction hot plate with many different sized stainless steel pans, a convection toaster oven, an electric fry pan, a crock pot, a microwave oven, a coffee maker, an outdoor grill with side burner plus dishes and glasses for 6. Including many wine glasses, 4 margarita glasses (now only 3 due to an accident during your stay with us). We also have a blender and many other items to make cooking an easy task. Our most recent upgrade to the kitchenette was to add lovely granite counter tops this year. We hope you enjoyed your time and hope that in the future you understand the amenities before booking. Thank you.
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So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Been there a number of times. Love it so relaxing . It's our new vacation getaway . The cabin is so cute great beds and quiet. The owner make you feel so at home and give you your privacy . Lots of vineyards right on there road .The outdoor shower is the best of course there is a indoor one also .I know will go back again soon

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We take enjoyment knowing we are providing you with a spot to relax and enjoy. Come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
5.84 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.7 Miles
Underwood Bar and Bistro
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bennett Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
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Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: necessary

9 award winning wineries right on Olivet Road. Santa Rosa Creek walking trail is close by, a short drive to get to (it will take you into downtown Santa Rosa). One side of the trail is paved and the other is gravel, so biking is also an option. A short 20 minute drive to the Armstrong Redwood Forest in Guerneville, a must see. We are also a 30 minute drive to Bodega Bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

We do not charge extra for more than 2 guests. We are licensed for 4 adult guests overnight and 10 guests during the daytime hours. Cancelation policy is this: If you cancel 30 days or more prior to your arrival we will refund your money, minus a $50.00 cancelation fee. If you cancel into the 30 day period before your arrival and we cannot re-rent your dates there is no refund. TOT #608N Quiet hours are from 10:00PM to 9:00AM, if you are having fun beyond that time, we ask that you please take it indoors. We require you to sign a liability waiver before arrival, one will be e-mailed to you at the time of reservation. Our hot tub will stay locked until the waiver has been received. Maximum 4 adult guests, one car per bedroom (we do have onsite parking for more than one vehicle, please request that when reserving)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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