Colossal Redwoods, Wine Country & Pacific Coast (No Cleaning Fee!)(51 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
(Click "Reviews" for more guest comments. Also, see "SPECIALS" below.)
I love a clean house as much as the next person ... and even more than most people. But I think it should be included in the rental fee -- not charged as an add-on. When you leave the house in good shape, we won't charge the $100 cleaning fee -- how refreshing!
A few steps from the beach and swimming on Big Austin Creek, “The Dreamery” is that rare vacation home where you feel like an honored guest. Our attention to detail is legendary, and seeks to delight you in every possible way.
TASTEFULLY DECORATED with CRAFTSMAN detail and JAPANESE art, this lovely property features a well-equipped kitchen, a luxury bathroom with new radiant-heat floors, comfy beds, romantic wood-burning fireplace, a hot-water outdoor shower, a star-gazing spa/hot tub. modern amenities, calming Japanese garden, a huge deck, and -- most important -- an intimacy with nature.
PICTURE WINDOWS frame tranquil views of water and redwood forests 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, lots of light, and a serene Japanese garden.
The Dreamery is located in the Russian River/Sonoma Coast resort area -- 98 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge (I timed it).
You'll be near world-class wineries, restaurants, spectacular scenery, Armstrong Woods Redwood Preserve (tallest tree: 310 ft; oldest 1,400 years), Northwood golf course, 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!).
SPECIALS - Available to all guests:
• • FREE bottle of California wine.
• • FREE basket of firewood.
• • FREE Wi-Fi for all your devices
• • You can even book an in-home massage by our certified massage therapist at specially reduced guest prices.
• • In addition to low rates, we will NOT charge the usual $100 cleaning fee when you leave the house reasonably clean. Our guests really appreciate this.
• • FREE Country Air with every booking (heh, heh)
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
• • Newly remodeled main bath with radiant-floors -- including in the shower!!
• • Comfy beds, the master bed features adjustable firmness control
• • High-speed cable Internet
• • Smart TV with Internet Apps including Pandora, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, etc.
• • Nearby award-winning bakery (think luscious desserts!).
• • 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 a short scenic drive away.
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.
THIS PROPERTY IS NOT CHILDPROOF. IT THEREFORE MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 3 YRS.
• • 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
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 for your wireless laptop and devices.
___ 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.
NOTE: May not be suitable for children under three years of age.
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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Member since: 2008
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Low Allergen Environment
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Rain Forests
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available:
- Ducted Heating
- Filtered Water
- Free Long Distance:
- Gas Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Area
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Small Cooler
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 14 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
July & August
Jun 29 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 4 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 20 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
Year End Holidays
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
3 night min stay
New Year's Holiday
Dec 29 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Damage Protection Plan $49
- Tax Rate 14%
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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. 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 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 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.
- Primary: TOLL-FREE (800) 997-3312 (USA)
- Secondary: (707) 237-7029
- Tertiary: +1 7078056070
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Waterfront tranquility, private & easily accessible. Creek and redwoods setting
Spacious deck overlooking the pebble beach, Austin Creek, and swimming hole.
Breathtaking views up and down Big Austin Creek* ... (*Serenity included)
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!
Tasteful decor, Craftsman detail, Japanese art, Zen influences, computer + WiFi.
Gentle Giants -- Dream in the bosom of the ancient Sequoias (600-800 yrs. old)
Big Austin Creek - Get Up Close and Personal.
The Photo Says It All
In the off-season, Fall colors & winter waterfalls replace summer visitors.
Soft Colors of Autumn Maples under the Redwoods
Russian River at Daybreak
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.
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.
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.
Sequoias - These Gentle Giants have been here since before Columbus landed.
Looking south down Austin Creek.
"All decked out" and nowhere to be but here, enjoying a good book & a great meal.
Nearby Fern Falls after a Winter Rain.
Wine county scenery & more than 400 Sonoma county wineries. "Pour, swirl & sip."
The Sonoma Coast - Wild and Breath-taking
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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