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Waterfront tranquility, private & easily accessible. Creek and redwoods setting

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

SEQUOIA BEACH DREAMERY -- 'THE BEST GETAWAY WE'VE EVER TAKEN'
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A few steps from the beach and swimming on Big Austin Creek, “The Dreamery” is that rare vacation rental where you feel like an honored guest.

Tastefully decorated with Craftsman detail and Japanese art, the interior features a gourmet kitchen with a 5-burner gas range, romantic wood-burning fireplace, and rich redwood panels.

Picture windows frame tranquil views of nature -- offering water views from virtually every room. Light, airy bedrooms open onto a spacious private deck overlooking the beach, creek, and a great spot for wading and swimming.

The 1/2-acre of privacy is graced with soaring old-growth redwoods that predate Columbus, lots of light, and a calming Japanese garden.

The Dreamery is located in the Russian River/Sonoma Coast resort area -- 98 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge.

You'll be near world-class wineries, restaurants, spectacular scenery, Northwood golf course, Armstrong Woods Redwood Preserve (tallest tree: 310 ft; oldest 1,400 years), Jenner by-the-Sea, and the breathtaking Sonoma Coast beaches.

Outdoor activities abound in this eco-adventure paradise. However, once you get to the peaceful setting, you may not want to leave (ever!).

SPECIAL: In addition to low rates, we will NOT charge the usual $100 cleaning fee if you leave the house reasonably clean (every little bit counts these days).

SPECIAL: You can even book a professional in-home massage by a certified massage therapist at reduced rates.

A LOVELY, COMFY, 2-BDRM COTTAGE BEAUTIFULLY SITED ON BIG AUSTIN CREEK

• • Spacious deck to enjoy nature, the creek, beach, and swimming hole

• • Luxury hot tub/jacuzzi spa from which to star gaze

• • Hot-water shower outdoors at the foot of magnificent redwoods

• • Fully equipped kitchen -- including spices and condiments

• • High-speed cable Internet and free Wi-Fi

• • Smart TV with cable TV and Internet Apps including Pandora, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, etc.

• • Nearby bakery, romantic wood-burning fireplace

• • Easy-to-get-to getaway ... no long gravel or steep narrow roads

• • Fog-Free micro-climate with the Pacific Ocean and gorgeous Sonoma coast nearby

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: No more than 4 people on the property, including children and/or guests.

QUIET HOURS: From 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

PARKING: On-site parking for a maximum of 2 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Sonoma County TOT #: 2130

Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #:ZPE11-0190

NO PETS. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

• • Private and peaceful creek-front location (not cheek-to-jowl with neighbors left and right)

• • Comfortable beds / Quality linens / Real down comforters

• • Clean, Clean, Clean

• • SPECIAL - FREE bottle of California wine. FREE basket of firewood.

• • FREE Country Air with every booking (heh, heh)

• • Plus, you will NOT be charged a cleaning fee if you leave the place reasonably clean. (Most homes charge extra.)

HAVE IT ALL, OR GET AWAY FROM IT ALL.

_________ DETAILED DESCRIPTION ________

PAMPER YOURSELF WITH HYDRO MASSAGE

Gently soak away urban stress in the luxury 'Hot Spring' spa with therapeutic 'hydro massage'.

SHOWER IN THE NUDE

Most people do in fact shower in the nude (heh, heh) … but rarely outdoors. Now you can with the private outdoor shower. With both hot and cold running water, you can shower in nature among the towering Sequoias.

PARADISE GROVE -- PEACEFUL SERENITY

A single-level bungalow, the Dreamery is set on a curve in Big Austin Creek -- one of the cleanest waterways in Calif.. The year-round creek is home to giant blue heron, egrets, river otter, and ducks. This is the most beautiful spot on Austin Creek. It's an easy 1/2 mile walk or bike ride to the village of Cazadero where you will find a real 'Country Store.' A coffee shop/bakery is even closer. A short scenic drive brings you to the Sonoma beaches and coastline where the Russian River meets the mighty Pacific Ocean. And even if the coast is socked in with FOG, you’ll be protected in the sunny “banana belt” micro-climate with all-day sun (Feb. to Nov.).

WORKING VACATION ANYONE?

The Dreamery also features an in-home computer for guest use. You'll have free high-speed cable Internet and Wi-Fi if you want to bring your own wireless laptop or device.

___ SORRY: ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING, NO PETS, NO 'PARTY ANIMALS'_____

For fire and safety reasons, smoking is NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE on the property -- including outside !!!

If you or anyone in your party smokes, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE find another place.

LIVE OUTSIDE THE BAY AREA?

Alaska/Horizon Airlines has daily non-stops into Santa Rosa from Los Angeles, Orange County, Seattle, San Diego, and Portland. The property is 45 minutes from the Santa Rosa airport. San Francisco International and Oakland airports are 2 hours away. San Jose airport, 3 hours.

If you're looking for a peaceful, private retreat from which to explore this gorgeous part of the universe, it doesn't get any better than 'The Dreamery.”


Keywords: House, cottage, cabin, bungalow, bungalo, casa, casita, chalet, getaway, retreat, rental, vacation, timeshare, lodge, guest house,

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Rental agreement must be with a renter 21 yrs or older....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Some handicapped accessible features such as hand rails in the main bath. The house and deck are all on one floor. No wheelchair ramp ... six steps from driveway to house. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    For fire and safety reasons there is absolutely no smoking allowed ANYWHERE on the property, including outdoors. PLEASE, if you or anyone in your party smokes, find another place to visit....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love pets (and have one of our own at our principal home). However, some of our regular guests have pet allergies, so we do not allow pets at the Dreamery ... sorry, no exceptions....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    View of the creek....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    View of the creek....moreless

  • Comfy beds / Quality linens / Real Down Comforters. Water views of the creek from both bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Private hot & cold OUTDOOR SHOWER at the foot of magnificent redwoods, In-Home MASSAGE avail. by a certified massage therapist, COMPLIMENTARY bottle of California wine. Central heating, plus FREE bushel basket of firewood for the fireplace....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    MP3 Player & iPod decks on site. Library includes eclectic collection of Jazz, Rock, Blues, Classical, and World music....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Hundreds of movies on site. Mount your own mini Film Festival....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Sand and rock beach is just steps away. Other gorgeous beaches are just 15 minutes from the house at the Sonoma Coast....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Just steps to a sand and pebble beach, year-round creek, and swimming hole....moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    The creek bed at this location is more than 100 feet wide....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Hi-Speed cable Internet....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Computer with Hi-Speed cable Internet is available for guests....moreless

  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance:

    Vonage phone ... you'll have free calling anywhere in the U.S. and Canada....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Hi-Speed cable Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linens and natural down pillows and comforters. (non-down bedding also available for guests with allergies)....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Space for 2 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Cell phone reception in Cazadero is spotty. There is a land-line phone in the cottage....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Hi-Speed Wi-Fi access to the Internet....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood available on site. No need to bring your own....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Prepare gourmet meals. Four different ways to make coffee....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar, salt, spices. Bring your own favorite teas, coffees, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Use whatever condiments are in the fridge. However, if there are specific items you’ll be wanting -- like extra virgin olive oil, organic coffee, etc. -- be sure to bring them with you....moreless

  • Stove:

    5-burner gas range....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious deck for outdoor meals. Gorgeous views of redwood forest. So much better than a porch or balcony....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Walking distance to court....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Top-of the line HOT SPRING spa from which to star gaze....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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High/Late Shoulder
Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$272
$1,425
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$255
$1,365

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage Protection Plan $49
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Note: Holiday periods have 3-day minimums. Thanksgiving: 4-day min.

A Non-Refundable $49 Damage Protection Fee OR a Refundable $500 Security Deposit is required. You can choose the Security Dep instead of the Damage Protection Fee, in which case a $20 Booking Fee will be added. Your request to substitute the Security Deposit for the Damage Protection Fee must be made at the time of reservation.


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Location

  • Redwood Cathedral

    "Outdoor church set in a fairy ring of redwoods, complete with a massive stone altar."

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  • Tennis & Basketball courts

    "Free use of these community courts."

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  • Fern Falls

    "Lovely year-round waterfall, just a 5-minute walk from the Dreamery"

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  • Cazadero

    "Home of the historic one-horse General Store and Post Office. Cazadero was the northern term..."

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  • Cazadero Performing Arts Camp

    "Summer camp offering courses in music and performing arts. Site of another hanging foot bri..."

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  • Mammoth Rocks at the Sonoma Coast State Beach

    "Driftwood forts/beach combing/romantic sunsets/whale watching/fishing, and much more Harbor..."

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  • Sonoma Coast State Beaches

    "The Beach, actually a series of beaches separated by rock bluffs and headlands, extends 17 m..."

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sonoma County Airport (STS) - Santa Rosa
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Pink Elephant
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood
70 Miles
Nearest Train
San Francisco
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 116/River Road
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
CazSonoma Inn
150 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sierra Mountains
Cazadero, CA, USA
Nearest Beach
At your doorstep. Other beaches 15 min. at coast.

Car: Recommended

Unique outdoor 'REDWOOD CATHEDRAL', hanging footbridges, and year-round WATERFALL are within walking distance.

We are located in the the Russian River appellation. Dozens of wineries are nearby - wine tasting, fine dining easily accessible.

There is a public swimming pool in Rio Nido about 30 minutes away (Rio Nido Roadhouse).

The villages of Jenner-By-The-Sea, Duncans Mill, Monte Rio, Guerneville, Occidental, Graton, Forestville, Sebastopol, Freestone, and Healdsburg are a short drive, so shopping, dining, visiting artists' studios and galleries, and antique collecting are easy activities.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: The first time I drove along Big Austin Creek I was smitten – kinda like how you feel when you first fall in love with your mate. (Remember THAT feeling?) I searched for a year until I found the sweetest spot offering views up and down the year-round creek. The setting is a sunny and private waterfront opening in the coastal forest. The 1/2 acre property is graced with a pebble beach and 600-year-young redwoods. I named it “Sequoia Beach Dreamery.” Guests LOVE this place. And their guest book comments remind me how much I enjoy both the peaceful setting and its closeness to all that this magical part of northern California has to offer. Chances are you’ll come to think of it as your own dreamy getaway. Indeed, think of it as your new back yard. - Andrew, Santa Rosa, CA

Why the Owner Chose Cazadero, CA, USA:
I first looked at properties right on the Sonoma coast, but I found them to be windy and foggy too much of the time. But the Dreamery is in a protected 'banana belt' micro-climate -- just one coastal range removed from the ocean. I chose Cazadero because it’s off the beaten path, yet close enough to enjoy the coastline (15 min), the Russian River (10 min), and wine country attractions. Santa Rosa airport is 45 min. away and it's only 98 min. to the Golden Gate Bridge (I timed it!). You'll be close to world-class amenities and everything this eco-adventure region of N. Calif. has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I must have been an innkeeper in a previous life because I love stewarding this tranquil retreat for folks who want to slow down, reconnect with nature, and share intimate time with a loved one. We’ve given special attention to creating a calming atmosphere with extra touches that offer you an ongoing sense of “Greeting.” The goal is to delight our guests who seek a peaceful break from the Hurley-Burly of the fast-paced urban scene. Visit the Dreamery, fill your lungs with fresh country air, and feel the Calm.


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  • Waterfront tranquility, private & easily accessible.  Creek and redwoods setting

    Waterfront tranquility, private & easily accessible. Creek and redwoods setting

  • Spacious deck overlooking the pebble beach, Austin Creek, and swimming hole.

    Spacious deck overlooking the pebble beach, Austin Creek, and swimming hole.

  • Breathtaking views up and down Big Austin Creek* ... (*Serenity included)

    Breathtaking views up and down Big Austin Creek* ... (*Serenity included)

  • Romantic wood-burning fireplace.  Smart TV w/  Pandora, Netflix, YouTube, etc.

    Romantic wood-burning fireplace. Smart TV w/ Pandora, Netflix, YouTube, etc.

  • Dine in or "Al Fresco."  Table expands to seat 4 people. Candlelight meals? Yes!

    Dine in or "Al Fresco." Table expands to seat 4 people. Candlelight meals? Yes!

  • Tasteful decor, Craftsman detail, Japanese art, Zen influences, computer + WiFi.

    Tasteful decor, Craftsman detail, Japanese art, Zen influences, computer + WiFi.

  • Gentle Giants -- Dream in the bosom of the ancient Sequoias (600-800 yrs. old)

    Gentle Giants -- Dream in the bosom of the ancient Sequoias (600-800 yrs. old)

  • Big Austin Creek - Get Up Close and Personal.

    Big Austin Creek - Get Up Close and Personal.

  • The Photo Says It All

    The Photo Says It All

  • In the off-season, Fall colors & winter waterfalls replace summer visitors.

    In the off-season, Fall colors & winter waterfalls replace summer visitors.

  • Soft Colors of Autumn Maples under the Redwoods

    Soft Colors of Autumn Maples under the Redwoods

  • Russian River at Daybreak

    Russian River at Daybreak

  • Soothe aches away in the 'hydro massage' spa (Jacuzzi).  Awesome star-gazing too

    Soothe aches away in the 'hydro massage' spa (Jacuzzi). Awesome star-gazing too

  • Easy paved-road access to the Torii Gate garden entrance & the amazing Sequoias.

    Easy paved-road access to the Torii Gate garden entrance & the amazing Sequoias.

  • Enjoy a private hot or cold outdoor shower among the towering redwoods ... aahhh

    Enjoy a private hot or cold outdoor shower among the towering redwoods ... aahhh

  • Light, airy bedrooms w/Comfy beds/Quality linens/Real down comforters and views.

    Light, airy bedrooms w/Comfy beds/Quality linens/Real down comforters and views.

  • Well-equipped kitchen. Five-burner gas range, 4 ways to make coffee & views too!

    Well-equipped kitchen. Five-burner gas range, 4 ways to make coffee & views too!

  • Zen-like beauty and tranquility in the calming Japanese garden. Breathe deeply.

    Zen-like beauty and tranquility in the calming Japanese garden. Breathe deeply.

  • Sequoias - These Gentle Giants have been here since before Columbus landed.

    Sequoias - These Gentle Giants have been here since before Columbus landed.

  • Looking south down Austin Creek.

    Looking south down Austin Creek.

  • "All decked out" and nowhere to be but here, enjoying a good book & a great meal.

    "All decked out" and nowhere to be but here, enjoying a good book & a great meal.

  • Nearby Fern Falls after a Winter Rain.

    Nearby Fern Falls after a Winter Rain.

  • Wine county scenery & more than 400 Sonoma county wineries. "Pour, swirl & sip."

    Wine county scenery & more than 400 Sonoma county wineries. "Pour, swirl & sip."

  • The Sonoma Coast - Wild and Breath-taking

    The Sonoma Coast - Wild and Breath-taking

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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