Luxury Wine Country Estate in the Redwoods - with Hot Tub and Fire Pit(46 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Multi-dwelling compound set on landscaped grounds with tremendous views
The grounds have been landscaped with indigenous grasses and ferns, highlighting the phenomenal native redwood trees on the property, including an old growth redwood tree that's over 500 years old. Pathways and decks wind throughout, offering innumerable walks among ever-changing scenery, including a serene running pond, an antique stone masonry fountain, and an enchanting seasonal 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. Austin Creek, with its numerous swimming holes and opportunities for river wading, is delightful in summer and winter alike.
The entire retreat is professionally lit to a stunning degree, complimenting its allure day and night.
Entertaining is effortless and everyone can still have their own privacy, while gathering together in the large entertaining areas. All 4 bedrooms, with a total of 3 king and 1 queen beds, are furnished with quality linens and down comforters. There is also 1 queen pull out bed in the living room of the main house, as well as an inflatable mattress that can be used in the yoga studio.
Main House & Kitchen
The main house is a contemporary craftsman structure with a great room combining the living room, dining room, and kitchen, a master bedroom with walk-in closet, and two bathrooms. The master bathroom has a large bath tub, and the other is exceptionally large with multiple shower heads and a walk-out to a Zen-inspired private garden. There is also an office with desk and printer.
The fully appointed kitchen is centered around a granite island and can accommodate multiple chefs. Appliances include a professional six burner gas Wolf range/oven, microwave drawer, stainless refrigerator/freezer, garbage compactor, serving trays, and complete dinner service featuring the kind of tableware you might find in a high-end restaurant. A pantry offers a variety of seasonings and other basics.
The main house is replete with fine attention to every detail, from the refectory-style dining table (seating for 10), the deep Restoration Hardware leather sofa, to custom designed decorative Portuguese candle chandelier, which radiates throughout the main living area.
The West Terrace, BBQ, and Fire Pit
The West Terrace, accessed via a large sliding door from the main house, is the essence of indoor/outdoor living and 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. It now includes a state-of-the-art gas BBQ, sink, lighting, and seasonal herb garden. It's an outdoor living room and is a great place to enjoy a warm day or cool evening in the company of friends and family.
The original river stone fire pit is now the focal point of a modern and sophisticated outside entertainment area, including outdoor speakers controlled by your mobile phone via the Sonos Sound System.
The outdoor dining table with seating for 14+ was custom made from the center cut of a local redwood tree. It’s the perfect setting for a large family gathering or a romantic retreat.
The Guest House
The guest house has its own terrace and seating area. Its windows have beautiful garden views as well, but with different vistas, giving this two-bedroom space a unique atmosphere and privacy. It has two bedrooms, one with a king size bed, and one with a queen size bed, each with their own private entrance to the outdoors, connected by a common hallway to the bathroom. The spacious multi shower head bathroom offers a mini spa experience off a secluded and private patio.
The “cabin” is everyone’s favorite. The pine-paneled interior is a classic recreation of the traditional summer camp cottage. It has its own bathroom, luxurious king size bed, and heated outside shower. The cabin also adjoins a very large deck with its own views of the redwoods and gardens. It's a secluded gem.
The Yoga + Exercise Studio
This quaint structure is situated in the quiet of the lower gardens, accessible via a Japanese wood walkway. The deck off the back offers another sitting area with meditative views. The studio offers yoga mats, blocks, adjustable weights, mirrored wall and more. The yoga studio can also accommodate overnight guests if the need arises, using the provided inflatable mattress. It also has a Sonos sound system connected to the main house, controllable by your phone.
A Hot Tub in the Redwoods
At the center of the compound is the spa area, featuring a circular jetted hot tub situated in the center of an ancient ring of redwood trees. It’s truly a magical location: A soak in the Elements hot tub at night lets you link with nature and the starlit sky, a wonderful harmonious experience.
The Treehouse Terrace
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. Not only does this deck perched at the top of the property offer some of the best views, it has this amazing restorative energy about it - it's difficult to describe, but many of our guests have agreed they can feel it too.
The Latest in Entertainment & Technology
Located throughout the property you'll find all the latest that technology can offer including three HDTV’s, a full range of cable programming (On-demand, HBO, Showtime, ESPN, Sports, and more), Blu-ray DVD players, and high speed internet (150 Mbps). In the main house, you'll find a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV with an Apple TV, full cable access, as well as access to free movies on Netflix, Amazon, and more. The property is served by an enterprise-grade wireless system, with range throughout the grounds including the decks. In-wall USB chargers are available in all bedrooms and the office.
A Sonos sound system, complete with Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more, offers music and entertainment in the main house, the Guest house, BBQ area, spa area, and the yoga studio. All of this technology is here to serve your real world reality while you enjoy the calm and escape that this retreat provides.
EV Charger Now Available!
A complimentary Level 2 EV charger is available for your use during your stay to charge your Tesla, Volvo, Volt, Leaf, or other electric vehicle.
Please note that Elements is intended for quiet, relaxing vacations and not events nor parties. Please respect our maximum occupancy limits. There are many wonderful locations nearby for you to hold your special day, and Elements can make for an ideal spot for you and your group to relax and enjoy after your event. Also note that there is parking for 4 cars only, and no street parking is available.
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Member since: 2008
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Please note that while Elements is ideal for quiet and relaxing stays for you and your guests, it is not intended for events, parties, weddings, or other loud gatherings. Maximum occupancy (up to 8 adults) and parking limits (up to 4 cars) are dictated by the County of Sonoma and are strictly monitored. 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. Elements is a registered vacation rental with the County of Sonoma. Our prices include Sonoma Country Transient Occupancy Tax. TOT Certificate No. 822N...moreless
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- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
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- Seating for 10 people
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
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- Filtered Water
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- Iron & Board
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- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
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- Garbage Disposal
- Gourmet Kitchen
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The kitchen is equipped with: Bosch dishwasher, microwave drawer, trash compactor, refrigerator, 6 burner professional Wolf range, and oven. A large pantry comes well stocked with spices and basics....moreless
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- Outdoor Grill Gas
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- Wood Deck
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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
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning $225 + tax
- Pet Fee $50
- Tax Rate 12%
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 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 share our "home in the Redwoods" with you, a very special place. We've made numerous upgrades since acquiring the property in 2015. Our goal is to create a 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 happily hosted hundreds of guests from around the world. Just as we love traveling the world ourselves, we love sharing what we can with travelers and hearing their unique stories.
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 the Coast. We think it's the perfect balance of what Sonoma County has to offer.
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 of our guests 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 jetted hot tub surrounded by 100 ft tall redwoods? The experience cannot be missed. Be sure to check out our 500 year old "grandfather" redwood tree - this "dwarf" was among the few trees spared in the entire valley in the 1800s. 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 fast 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. 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 the latest technology to keep you warm and safe - the property is connected to a generator and high battery systems to ensure that you are never inconvenienced.
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Elements is equally gorgeous at night with beautiful landscape lighting
The hot tub set in the middle of a tranquil ring of redwood
The Lodge features a large Great Room, combining dining, kitchen, & living room
The patio off the main lodge is huge, with a fire pit, BBQ, loungers, and table
Master Bedroom in the main house with its king size bed and reclaimed barn door
Master bathroom shower and zen garden
Guest House bedroom #2 features a queen size bed and a travel theme
The Cabin with its king size bed and private bathroom and heated outdoor shower
The well equipped yoga cottage is a great place to unwind or get your workout on
Guest house 2nd bedroom has french doors and its own large HDTV
The views of the trees from the treehouse terrace are outstanding
A Level 2 Electric Car Charger is available for your use
The sunny view from the upper terrace
The main house as seen from the zen garden and hammock
High tech entertainment, board games, and OLED TV
Fire pit on the west terrace
Guest House seating area
The indoor dining table comfortably sits 8
The cabin with its wood paneling and its unbeatable outdoor (heated!) shower.
The Buddha Garden offers many great spots to just relax under the Redwoods
Yoga studio has gym & yoga equipment, plus space for an air mattress
Guest house bath and sitting area - featuring multiple shower heads
Wolf professional stove and range in a well stocked chef's dream kitchen
One of several rings of old growth redwood trees on the property
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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