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Northern California... Woodhaven Cottage at Ravenridge; Rustic Sophistication

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Last updated: 01/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Studio, Queen bed, sofa bed, futon, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4), galley kitchen

En route from Cloverdale to Boonville on Highway 128, at 1,425 feet elevation in the scenic Yorkville Highlands of Anderson Valley, Woodhaven cottage occupies the former art studio, workshop on the Ravenridge property. Shaded by an old live oak, the cottage looks out to the surrounding forest of Douglas Fir, Madrone, and Redwood. The westward vista from the wooden deck beckons to the Mendocino coast beyond. Abundant bird and wildlife include year-round residents and seasonal visitors.

The spacious cottage has a high-pitched ceiling, skylights, and a wall of windows looking north. Soothing colors and contemporary furnishings create a relaxed yet sophisticated ambience. The wood-burning stove keeps the space cozy during chilly times of the year, with abundant seasoned Madrone from the property.

The large studio space contains the sleeping, dining, and living areas, with an adjoining galley kitchen. The compact kitchen is well appointed, and with the outdoor charcoal grill, offers complete cooking options.

Ideal for a couple, the cottage can also accommodate a family with young children. The sofa converts to a comfortable single bed, an optional futon sleeps a fourth person. The private bath, with shower, has floor to ceiling tile.

Ravenridge is ideally located as a base for exploring the surrounding wine country, with dozens of tasting rooms within nearby. Fine dining is within half an hour's drive. Or, settle in and enjoy the privacy and quiet of this idyllic retreat.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, spanish, basic Portuguese
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/15/2017

Property Type

  • Studio

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Woodburning Stove

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular western views of the surrounding Yorkville Highlands. Abundant birds and wildlife. Glorious sunsets....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Rosa CA
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boonville Hotel
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
CA State Highway 128 West
19 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lauren's
49 Miles
Nearest Beach
Albion Beach

Car: Necessary

Many Anderson Valley, Yorkville Highlands, and Alexander Valley wine tasting and beer tasting nearby. Magnificent old growth redwoods and hiking trails at Hendy Woods State Park. Gorgeous Mendocino coastline (beaches, views, historic lighthouses) within an hour's drive and the quaint village of Mendocino

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Kurt Feichtmeir has after more than 30 years as an educational program manager at the iconic Exploratorium in San Francisco, recently traded his urban life for 24/7 in the country. He now enjoys tending the gardens, overseeing the 20 acre property, managing Ravenridge guest services, and engaging in local life. Favorite activities include yoga, hiking, growing organic food, socializing with neighbors, community events, watercolor painting, and an occasional excursion. Gerald Reis a California designer and artist has enjoyed a distinguished career in art and design. With a studio in San Francisco for many years, he received numerous awards in national and international design competitions. After relocating to Mendocino County’s Yorkville Highlands in 2001, Gerald continues working on projects with international and local clientel. Besides designing for the wine and hospitality industries his creative focus includes painting, gardening, cooking and hosting dinner parties and community events.

Why the Owner Chose Cloverdale, CA, USA:
A desire to return to our rural roots led us on a quest for a country property north of San Francisco. We thought Healdsburg was where we wanted to land, but instead – and most fortunately – we decided to expand our search into the "wilds" of Mendocino County. Rather than the small "fixer-upper" we'd envisioned, we discovered an established property with a large house and a second smaller residence with adjacent guest house. We were instantly smitten and concluded the purchase within less than 3 months of our initial viewing. The views from the main house are jaw-droppingl, with ever changing colors, textures, smells and wonder. Over the years since our purchase, we've made many improvements, both in terms of infrastructure and aesthetics. Extensive landscaping includes drought resistant plantings of shrubs that compliment the wide views of rolling hills. Fruit trees and grape vines share space with the flower, herb, and vegetable gardens. Surrounding forest and meadows provide habitat for abundant birds and wildlife, as well as inspiring views.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Quiet and tranquility are rate commodities for modern, urban dwellers – Ravenridge offers a soothing antidote to the stresses of modern life. Rustic sophistication and comfortable amenities create a restorative ambience.


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Speaks: english, spanish, basic Portuguese
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/15/2017

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Photos

  • Privacy and comfort

    Privacy and comfort

  • Contemporary appointments in a rustic setting

    Contemporary appointments in a rustic setting

  • An efficient galley kitchen with elec. hotplate, elec water kettle, microwave.

    An efficient galley kitchen with elec. hotplate, elec water kettle, microwave.

  • The efficient wood stove uses seasoned firewood harvested on the property.

    The efficient wood stove uses seasoned firewood harvested on the property.

  • Reclaimed vintage windows look northwards to the woods beyond the olive grove.

    Reclaimed vintage windows look northwards to the woods beyond the olive grove.

  • Outdoor furniture and Weber grill provide al fresco dining on the deck

    Outdoor furniture and Weber grill provide al fresco dining on the deck

  • Fresh air and summer breezes

    Fresh air and summer breezes

  • The shared two-car parking area, showing the privacy fence between the cottages.

    The shared two-car parking area, showing the privacy fence between the cottages.

  • Our sheets are line-dried most of the year.

    Our sheets are line-dried most of the year.

  • Woodhaven entrance

    Woodhaven entrance

  • Spacious studio floor plan

    Spacious studio floor plan

  • Woodhaven's compact galley kitchen has plenty of dishes, glasses, and cookware.

    Woodhaven's compact galley kitchen has plenty of dishes, glasses, and cookware.

  • Flowers from the gardens welcome guests.

    Flowers from the gardens welcome guests.

  • View of the summer "golden" hills beyond the  olive grove

    View of the summer "golden" hills beyond the olive grove

  • The olive orchard just below the Woodhaven deck.

    The olive orchard just below the Woodhaven deck.

  • Mementoes of many bottles enjoyed.

    Mementoes of many bottles enjoyed.

  • Big sky views from the Ravenridge hilltop

    Big sky views from the Ravenridge hilltop

VRBO #41112

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017

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