Sophisticated, Private Compound that Balances Nature's Beauty with Luxury(46 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
4 Bedroom, 4 Bath (Sleeps 8) nestled amoungst majestic redwoods
The grounds have been landscaped with indigenous grasses and ferns, highlighting the phenomenal native redwood trees. Pathways wind throughout, offering innumerable walks among ever-changing scenery, including a serene pond and enchanting waterfall to delight and awaken the senses. When you hike from the main compound, pathways become forest trails beckoning further into remote adjoining terrains still on the property Extended walks offer seasonal streams and waterfalls, in addition to Austin Creek itself, with its numerous swimming holes and opportunities for creek wading. The entire retreat is professionally lit to a stunning degree, complimenting its allure day and night
Entertaining large groups is effortless and everyone can have their own privacy, while gathering together in the large entertaining areas.
The Main House: The main house is a contemporary craftsman style structure with a great room, kitchen, master bedroom and two bathrooms. One of which is exceptionally large with multiple shower heads and a Zen inspired private garden. The fully appointed kitchen is centered around a granite island and can accommodate multiple chefs. Appliances include a professional six burner Wolf range/oven, microwave drawer, stainless refrigerator/freezer, and garbage compactor. The Great Room does have the latest in video, audio and Internet capabilities if that need strikes. Built-in Sonos speakers in the Living Room and Bathroom make relaxing in the indoors all the more enjoyable. The lodge is replete with fine attention to every detail, from the refectory style dining table, the deep leather sofa, to custom designed candle chandelier, which radiates throughout the main living area.
The West Terrace and Buddha Garden: The West Terrace and Buddha Garden off the main house is an example of what makes this estate so unique. The outdoor kitchen and gardens were crafted from river stone years ago when the property was a summer campsite. The outdoor kitchen has been restored and updated and includes a state of the art gas BBQ, sink, lighting and herb garden. The original river stone fire pit is now the focal point of a modern and sophisticated outside entertainment area. The dining table was custom made from the center cut of a local redwood tree and seats fourteen plus people. It’s the perfect setting for a large family gathering or a special event. Outdoor speakers are connected to the Sonos system, so you can play music for your entertainment.
The Guest House: The guest house has its own terrace and seating area. Its windows have beautiful garden views too, but with different vistas, giving this two-bedroom space a unique atmosphere and privacy. It has two bedrooms, one with a king and the other with a queen - connected by a hallway to the common bath room. The spacious multi shower head bathroom offers a mini spa experience off a secluded and private patio.
The Cabin: The Cabin is a secluded gem on the compound. It has a king size bed and full bath with an outside shower. It adjoins the large east terrace that has vistas into the Redwoods.
The Yoga Studio: This cute structure is situated in the quiet of the lower gardens. Included are several yoga mats, blocks, weights, and more. It also has a Sonos sound system connected to the main house, controllable by your phone.
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Member since: 2008
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Entertaining large groups is effortless and everyone can have their own privacy, while gathering together in the large entertaining areas. All bedrooms, a total of three king and one queen beds, are furnished with quality linens and down comforters. Located throughout the property is all the latest that technology can offer including three HDTV’s, a full range of cable programming, Sonos sound system, Blu-Ray DVD, and high speed Internet. Please contact us to arrange Limo, Private Chef, Cooking Class, or on-site Massage services....moreless
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer:
- Filtered Water
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Free Local Calls
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Ice Maker
The kitchen is equipped with: stainless steel dishwasher, side by side refrigerator, 6 burner commercial Wolf range, and oven. The kitchen island houses a microwave drawer and trash compactor....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Deck Furniture
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch Furniture
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 26 - Oct 22, 2017
4 night min stay
Oct 23 - Nov 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 20 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $225 + tax
- Pet Fee $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 9%
Our rental is a licensed rental with the County of Sonoma. Please support local tourism and ensure a safe stay by only renting from licensed vacation rentals like ours. TOT Certificate No. 822N.
An important note about maximum occupancy:
Maximum occupancy is limited to 8 adults and a maximum of 4 cars. County ordinances prevent any larger gatherings and is strictly monitored. If you're planning on hosting an event that would bring more than 8 guests to the property, please contact us first to arrange. You will waive your deposit if you hold an event for more than 8 people at the property without prior permission, in addition to being responsible for any and all county fines. Thank you for your understanding.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Elements Austin Creek is a majestic compound located on a five acre ridge above historic Austin Creek. Once you breathe the air and see the vistas you are aware of the profound spirit penetrating the property. This extremely private estate consists of four buildings and a spa thoughtfully situated among spectacular gardens and towering redwoods with breathtaking panoramic views of Magic Mountain and its adjoining watershed.
Other Activities: shopping, rafting, kayaking, boating, rock climbing, spa, miniature golf
Year Purchased: 2015
About the owner: We've lived in downtown San Francisco for the better part of a decade, and often spend summer weekends in Guerneville and Sonoma. We're absolutely thrilled to be the new stewards of Elements in Sonoma County, a very special place. We've made numerous upgrades since acquiring the property in 2015. Our goal is to create a high end space that exceeds your expectations in every way. We ourselves make it up to Elements on a regular basis and love the serenity that abounds here. It's one of those places that you must visit to truly appreciate. We both work in the tech industry, but have found a calling in hospitality. We've been hosts on VRBO for over 8 years in San Francisco and Sonoma, having hosted over 300 guests (!) from around the world. Just as we love traveling the world ourselves and love sharing what we can with travelers and hearing their unique stories. Heather is from Kentucky, works at FitBit, and has come to enjoy taking our dog Pepper to Austin Creek for a game of fetch and a quick swim Bryan is a Northern California native, works at Google, and has fond memories of driving out to the Russian River as a kid for summer kayaking and relaxing.
Why the Owner Chose Cazadero, CA, USA:
When we first saw Elements, it was love at first sight. You really have to visit to understand the feeling of serenity that surrounds you here. We live in the city, and while we've come to love the convenience of it all, we immediately appreciated that Elements felt worlds apart from all that hustle and bustle even though it was a short drive away - we knew it was a place that we wanted share with family and friends for years to come. The western part of Sonoma Valley has a much milder climate, which is why its ideal for the Pinot Grapes. This area has a blend of fine wines and great food, along with a unique environment with the Redwoods and Coast.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
There is a tranquility and peacefulness to this place that feels unique and special. It's one of those things that must be experienced to be appreciated. The upper deck has this amazing energy about it - it's difficult to describe, but many visitors have agreed they can feel it too. The views over the redwood forested canyon and the abundant sunlight is really all you need to reconnect with what it means to be alive. When was the last time you sat in a Redwood hot tub surrounded by 100 ft tall redwoods? The experience cannot be missed. The Elements features a chef's dream kitchen with a high-end Wolf® 6-burner industrial stove, All-Clad® cookware, microwave drawer, Keurig coffee maker, replete with all the small appliances, cups, glasses, and tools that any chef could ask for. And while you may be away from it all, you can stay connected at the Elements. With a 150Mbps internet connection and enterprise-grade wireless, you can stay as plugged-in as you want. Elements is also equipped with a variety of high-tech entertainment options, including a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV, a Sonos sounds system with speakers throughout the property, and Nest thermostats. Speaking of TV, Elements has a high-end cable subscription, replete with HBO, ESPN, Showtime, On-Demand Movies, and so much more. Additionally, the Apple TV has access to Netflix and several other apps and games. It's a great way to relax after a long day of exploring or wine tasting, or catch up on the game back home. Rain clouds in the forecast? Don't fret! Elements is also wonderful in the rain - the incredible Austin Creek valley is gorgeous, and you can hear the seasonal creek roar. We're also equipped with technology to keep you warm and safe - the property is connected to a powerful generator and high tech battery systems to ensure that you never lose power.
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Main Living Room
Fire pit on the west terrace
Guest House seating area
Master bathroom shower and zen garden
Guest House bedroom #2
The yoga cottage is a great place to unwind or get your workout on
Guest house bath and sitting area
Hot tub and outdoor shower
West Terrace and BBQ
High tech entertainment, board games, and OLED TV
West Terrace redwood table and BBQ
The cabin, with its outside shower.
The Buddha Garden offers so many great spots to just relax under the Redwoods.
Guest house 2nd bedroom
Views from the upper terrace
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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