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Garden Haiku in Scenic Armstrong Valley on Armstrong Woods Road

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

Located in the very scenic Armstrong Valley on one acre of land

Garden Haiku is surrounded by trees and forever changing gardens.

The house is great for family gatherings, quiet getaway retreats or celebrations!

The house sleeps two- ten guests comfortably with three private bedrooms and one semi-private bedroom:

The master bedroom suite has a king size bed, TV with DVD and VHS, attached bathroom has a combination shower/bathtub.

The other three bedrooms have queen size beds. For additional guests there is a queen size sleeper sofa, offering sleeping accommodations for ten.

October through April our imported Portuguese brushed flannel sheets add extra '"get into bed coziness"!

May through September enjoy 300-310 thread count long staple cotton sheets that feel like silk!

The second bathroom has been completely remodeled and has a very roomy shower. We have on demand hot water so no cold showers or baths!

All linens are provided, including towels for the spa.

We regularly update our linens.

The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with a large Dynasty stove, new Amana side by side refrigerator, GE stainless dishwasher, Cusinart toaster,and new microwave oven, Cusinart Coffee maker and burr coffee grinder,general cooking and dining necessities,Kitchen aid mixer, toaster oven,roasting pans, crock pot etc.. We have upgraded with a

The living room offers a wood burning stove, TV with DVD and CD/iPod stereo system. Wireless high-speed internet access is also available for your laptop.

There is central heating for cool evenings.

The spacious private back deck has dining for 6-10

+ guests, and a Kitchenaid gas barbecue grill.

The Artesian Spa is great for moonlight soaks under the stars or an early morning massage(52 jets) to get your day started!

Adirondack chairs for sunbathing or relaxing during cocktail hour!

Rates are sliding scale or dependent upon how many guests stay for how many nights.

To save on extra charges please inquire by emailing


For larger groups please consider renting Rosebud Cottage as well. Within walking distance to Garden Haiku, 2 properties North in a park like setting/ 2 guests only

Rosebud Cottage has unique accommodations for two guests. Complete English Cottage charm!

Surrounded by antiques there is a Queen size bed in the Master bedroom which also has an in suite sink and private toilet.

There is an additional bathroom with shower.

Living room has lovely seating even a writing desk. The eat in kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, microwave and all necessary cookware and dinner ware. Check availability and rates by calling 707-869-9002

The Cottage is located in Park like surroundings with sitting nooks along Fife Creek. 2 person hot tub


Less than two hours North of San Francisco, we are located one mile down the road from Armstrong Woods State Park. Here towering redwood trees 300 feet tall and over 1000 years old can be seen. Long hikes or short browses are amazing!

Just 1 mile from the town of Guerneville where summer time fun is found at the local bars and restaurants as well as at the Russian River beaches.

Fine dining abounds in the area, local Vineyards, farmers markets, golf, horseback riding, hiking, swimming and cycling are a few of the area adventures.

Johnsons Beach is the place for the Jazz Festival, the Blues festival and the start of several triathlons.

Garden Haiku is located one and one half miles from the start of the Ironman and Half Ironman at Johnsons beach.

We are 15 miles from the ocean and Pacific Coast Highway 1 and 30 minutes from Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Occidental and Santa Rosa.

Osimosiss Spa is also 30 minutes away in Freestone.

Many other fine restaurants are not too far away, some designated Slow Food, like Zazu.

Many wineries have special barrel tasting weekends in March

as well as regular wine tasting visits open year round.

Stumptown Brewery offers the Beer Festival in August and great burgers

The town of Guerneville also offers massage, shopping, book stores and Thursday night Bingo with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence!!

Keywords: House, forest setting, wine country, scenic,country

More Details

Amanda Fisk/
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to this house to celebrate a bachelorette party for a great friend.

We had a blast sitting around the big table and all sitting in the hot tub.

This was the perfect place for a large group of girls!

Definitely will come back!

Amanda, Kirsten, Holly, Patty, Amy, Brooker, Heather, Jan, Kristie, Lauren, April
Feb 2017
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Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
very private large deck area with garden and hot tub for six house has large spacious living room and kitchen for bigger meetings or parties


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Garden Haiku in Scenic Armstrong Valley on Armstrong Woods Road
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 25 reviews

Worth it!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the house for a girls weekend and very much enjoyed our stay. The hot tub was nice and relaxing, and the house was cozy. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking items and there was a nice large fireplace.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for large gatherings,close to town & Armstrong park!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the comfortable beds and large spaces in the house , great for family getting together to share time.Amanda & John are very accommodating and answered all our needs when things came up,

extra lighting for the deck, wifi code etc.

Kitchen has everything we needed for great meals together. The wood burning stove for cosy evenings and a great deck for daytime and the hot tub was awesome!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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hard to contact owners, lack of firewood

  • 1 of 5

we arrived at the house at 3 pm, tried knocking on the owner's door and finally had to go out in the rain to call them on my cell phone, asked why only 4 logs on wood and no kindling or paper to star fireplace. she told me to buy more at the store. electricity went out for hours on Sat, i needed to make 2 trips to the store to buy more firewood. would not recomend to rent in the Winter months again

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately this guest began his stay disappointed with the weather.It was raining. There was a power outage due to the storm one afternoon.We offered flashlights and lanterns which were not needed as the power came back on after 3 hours (before dark). The welcome notification email clearly states that enough wood for 1-2 fires for the wood burning stove is available for guests upon arrival.( 8-10 pieces).If more is needed there are places in town to purchase as needed. This guest felt we should supply enough wood for the three days they were staying.There is also central heat in the house with the thermostat available. We responded to the guests requests for items at least 4 times during their stay. Guests in this group said they enjoyed the house very much and would be back in the summer as they felt winter was not the best time to stay on the river. These guests brought a dog without notification or paying the dog fee and did not like the fee being retained from their security deposit. The majority of 5 star reviews for the property are very positive with many comments about how accommodating we are.
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Amendment to Just Okay

  • 4 of 5

I'd like to amend my review of Garden Haiku, Amanda was very accommodating and patient with our feedback. I appreciate all her efforts.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Okay

  • 3 of 5

We did like the home. It was well kept and provided lots of room. The heat did not work well in the bedrooms which left us all freezing at night, it almost felt wet it was so cold in the bedroom. Also, come to find out the home owners live on the property above the garage, I was a bit shocked at this revelation and felt a tad spied on.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Continuous breach of agreement! These guests arrived two hours early before check-in without prior scheduling. Housekeeping staff still present in the house were surprised that there was a dog present as well since the guests had not made reservations including a pet. There were also additional guests present that were not included in the the reservation and not paid for. The heat has never been an issue with guests before or after their stay. They never mentioned a problem until this review.The reviews for Garden Haiku are very positive. These guests were in breach of the rental agreement on 3 counts and didn't like being held accountable. We try to accommodate early check -in or late check-out whenever possible, but need to be informed.Pets are very welcome but there is a pet fee. Extra guests are also welcome but involve additional cost. If these guests felt spied on it is because they feel guilty avoiding guidelines and unpaid fees They did say they" liked the home"!
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The best weekend at Garden Haiku

  • 5 of 5

A large group of friends and I stayed at Garden Haiku after Dawn Ranch Lodge ran out of rooms quickly for a dear friend's wedding. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. The house and property are beautiful. Everything was clean, towels were well stocked, and there was plenty of room for everyone (we had 9 people) to sit and sleep. Amanda and John were wonderful hosts. On several occasions they told us to "turn our music louder" and to have as much fun as possible. They brought us an iron and ironing table when we needed one and answered any questions we had. Such a wonderful weekend at Garden Haiku!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
san francisco and oakland airports, sonoma county
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stumptown brewery/ rio nido roadhouse
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
northwoods or bodega
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
116 and HIghway 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
boons/3 alarm grill/garden grill & many others
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Johnson's beach on the Russian River
Car: necessary

Located down the road from Armstrong Redwoods Forest,

there are many hiking opportunities nearby and in the park.

Many world famous vineyards are a short drive. Korbel is within a five mile drive.

The area is very scenic with the Russian River beaches a short drive as well.

The Great Pacific Ocean is 15 miles West with many beaches, sea life and scenic beauty.

There are many opportunities for massage nearby

Please note: Our rates are sliding scale or dependent upon how many guests stay for how many nights.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
cleaning fee $150
security deposit/ refund $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are dependent upon how many guests will be staying per night and for how many nights
to get exact charges contact

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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