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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
About the Property
LOG CABIN- RESTAURANTS-BEACHES-SHOPPING- HIKING- 100% PRIVACY- 24/7 SECURITY
Jan 25, 2017
Andrea B. said...
A little slice of heaven!
Wow! This is by far my favorite vacation rental of the last 10 years! Not only is it in a beautiful, private location but no detail has been overlooked in the creation of an exceptional, luxury experience. We greatly appreciated the well-appointed kitchen, high quality linens, awesome patio (even though it was pretty cold) and, of course, our welcoming hosts. The property was exactly as described, though somehow the pictures don't even do it justice. The fridge was stocked with some breakfast goodies (eggs, OJ, cinnamon rolls) and a welcome gift of wine and chocolate were waiting for us - though we didn't partake (dang food allergies!), the sentiment was greatly appreciated! It was also such a treat that we were able to bring our pups with us and have a "family" vacation. Occidental has always been one of our favorite destinations for day trips but now that I know about this little slice of heaven I have a feeling we'll be turning those day trips into weekends away. We can't wait to return in the summer to take full advantage of the pool and deck area. We've already shared this place with our family and friends who are all looking forward to booking as well. Thank you Robert & Jeanne for sharing your home!
There you go.... now, please take a few minutes to read our reviews- (there's only one bad one in over 4 years- see if you can find it), then book your preferred dates!
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TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) Certificate # 1065N issued by the County of Sonoma.
Quiet Hours are 10PM to 7AM- to be observed by all guests
The Maximum # of guests allowed is 4.
The Maximum number of vehicles allowed is 2.
No outdoor amplified sound is allowed.
There---- Now for the FUN STUFF! :-)
One of most special features of the cabin and it's surroundings is it's PRIVACY. The owners and caretakers live on the 6-acre property, but you won't see or hear them unless you need something. Another feature is it's security.... there is one driveway to the cabin, and it is monitored 24/7 by our staff. You can unwind in total privacy and serenity at the Wine Country Love Nest, while enjoying....all to yourselves.... a huge selection of amenities! Read on........
We have been hosting guests from all over the world for over 4 years. Celebrities and famous folks have stayed here in complete privacy. We book to 100% occupancy early, so get your preferred dates NOW! :-)
The Wine Country Love Nest is a spectacular couples-only retreat. LUXURIOUS, PRIVATE, INTIMATE & BEAUTIFUL.
OUR MOTTO: "Always serve up the most luxurious, PRIVATE and relaxing experience possible to our guests. Provide them with a visit that they will never forget!"
We give 110% of our attention to every detail of preparation for the Love Nest to always exceed your- (and our)- expectations. The pool, spa, sauna, redwood deck and patio are not shared with anyone. You will have it all to yourselves in complete privacy.
The solar heated pool opens on May 1 each year, and closes on November 1 of every year.
*********CLICK ON THE VIDEO ICON ABOVE TO SEE THE AERIAL VIDEO TOUR OF THE LOVE NEST!********
We have resurrected a 64-year-old hand made log cabin and turned it into a very unique and intriguing home. It is all together beautiful, luxurious and intimate.
The Love Nest sleeps 2 Adults in a TEMPUR-PEDIC 'Cashmere' California King bed with UPSCALE linens, and will accommodate 2 more Adult guests- (if approved)- in super-comfy twin beds in the "tree house"- a small, cozy, heated room just 10 steps from the main cabin. Our goal was to retain the charm of the home while COMPLETELY rebuilding every aspect of it's infrastructure.
We installed all new windows, glass doors, appliances, electrical system, plumbing system and a radiant-heated Chinese slate floor-(Floors are heated during Winter). Every room in the cabin has this slate floor, which is of many hues and a fascinating pattern. The gourmet kitchen features new upscale stainless appliances, all granite countertops, and gorgeous blue cabinets that were custom fitted by a local craftsman. You'll also have a nice Wolf stove with 4 burners and a big griddle for those mornings when you want to cook your own breakfast.
The Bathroom features a huge curved walk-in glass block shower built for two. There's a big skylight above, and a copper shower head from above. The bath also features a beautiful polished concrete vanity that was crafted by a local artist.
You'll have a 7.1 Yamaha/Denon/Klipsch/Velodyne sound system in the living room that is a real treat. There are built-in high-end Klipsch speakers all around the room. You will also enjoy an HD 8' diameter screen and a ceiling-mounted Sony HD projector. The combination of the screen and the sound system creates an absolutely terrific movie or sports viewing experience!
In the bedroom you'll have a wall-mounted HD 55' LED flat screen and a built-in Bose sound system. There is one more HD flat screen in the living room near the fireplace that's perfect to cuddle up in the afternoon on the cozy love seat to watch the fire and some TV. There's also a gorgeous new Yamaha Disclavier PLAYER piano for you to enjoy.
High-speed wireless internet service and complimentary long-distance telephone service within the United States are provided.
If you like to be super-cozy, you will love the heated slate floors during the Winter. Fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom top it all off. The living room fireplace will be loaded and ready for you to strike a match and have a romantic fire for your first night's stay! And……..firewood is always provided!
You'll have a generous amount of Keurig K Cups and a Keurig coffee maker. When you arrive, you will find some essentials have been supplied- Half and Half in the fridge along with some farm-fresh eggs and some O.J. Or- why not take a walk to nearby Occidental and have breakfast at Howard Station- a historic establishment with great breakfasts.
The outside of the Love Nest really fun, too!
THE SPA- called the 'Serena Bay'- It's BIG. It's a wonderful experience to gaze at the stars while soaking in this special spa. It's filled with fresh spring water from our own spring.
The POOL...… It's GORGEOUS, and solar heated during the warm season. (The pool is closed during the low season- November thru March). The adjacent lanai has a bar crafted from an ancient slab of reclaimed redwood that was harvested right off the property. The pool is surrounded by a redwood deck. It's fun to hang out in the expansive open-air 'surf shack' themed lanai by the pool in any kind of weather. There is a stainless gas barbecue that's always ready for grilling the dinner of your choice. On the patio you'll also find a charming fire pit for those starry evenings- making good conversation and s'mores. It is always stocked with firewood for you- just light a match and enjoy!
The outdoor sauna- made of all clear cedar wood, and shaped like a wine barrel. It's located just a few steps outside of the Love Nest's door. It's really a treat!
Sun? Lots of it! The Love Nest is located in a redwood forest, yet you'll enjoy a VERY sunny spot. You can gaze across the valley and you'll see that the Love Nest is actually located higher than many of the 100' tree tops in the canyon. Occasionally you can spot a Bald Eagle soaring high above, or the Red Tail Hawk mating pair that lives nearby.
If you are an outdoor adventurer you are going to love this place. You will be close to exciting open-air activities. Sonoma Canopy Tours will have you zip-lining over the Redwoods and taking in the very best view of the valley. Be sure to investigate the spectacular sky bridges and the 30 foot spiral staircase along the way. It is a riveting, astounding, and awe-inspiring journey that is sure to leave you with lifelong memories.
Get Ready To Explore And Restore............
If laid back style is more your thing or if you have had enough of an adrenaline rush for one day then it is a good idea to head into town. There you will find fantastic restaurants like the one at the Union Hotel which has unbeatable food and hospitality. If you like brew pubs, stop in at BARLEY AND HOPS for a great selection of beers on tap, live music and EXCELLENT food.There is also plenty of local artwork to check out and several quaint gift shops to explore before wandering back to the Love Nest for a much deserved respite.
We are on the grid, but our 10 KV Solar System provides for most of our electrical needs- We sell excess electricity back to the utility company during the Summer time.
We live close by on the 6 acre property and are extremely respectful of your privacy. If you need anything, we are a phone call or text away. You won't hear from us unless you ask!
OUR MOTTO: "Always serve up the most luxurious, PRIVATE and relaxing experience possible to our guests. Provide them with a visit that they will never forget!"
We give 110% of our attention to every detail of preparation for the Love Nest to always
exceed your (and our) expectations.
The minimum age of guests is 18 years old.
Come and stay at the Wine Country Love Nest! It will be a lovely experience that you will never forget!
Adults only. CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OLD MAY BE APPROVED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS......(please
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Member since: 2012
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Non Smoking Only:
Smoking is always allowed outside of the Cabin and Tree house. There is cover from rain or sun for comfortable smoking outside. NOTE: EVIDENCE OF ANY SMOKING INSIDE THE CABIN TRIGGERS FORFEITURE OF DEPOSIT. ...moreless
- Not Suitable For Children:
We have one heated dog house and a completely fenced yard. There is lots of room for your pup to get exercise. He or she will love the Love Nest experience! Please, no Pets on furniture or beds. (See rental agreement)....moreless
Most of the property is on one level with easy access for a chair. You can even roll out to the pool and get some sun. The only room inaccessible is the 'tree house' which has stairs. The countertops-sinks, etc are NOT low enough, but we certainly welcome those in a chair to navigate freely around the whole place!...moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Two more adults may sleep in -a small, cozy and heated 'tree house'. Two twin beds with brand-new memory foam mattresses and upscale linens are provided. Both the master bedroom and the tree house feature designer lighting and down comforters. The tree house is 10 steps from the cabin, and is a perfect place to bed down for the night. It is small, cozy and WARM!...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The bathroom is also a place of beauty. It is as nice as the rest of the cabin. Upscale! The glass block shower was made for two. It's BIG! You can see the redwood tree-tops through a window as you shower. A copper 'gentle rain' shower head emerges from the ceiling into the glass block shower. The vanity is a hand-made poured concrete masterpiece made by a local artisan. It sits on a wrought iron stand that was also crafted locally. A skylight brings lots of light into the bathroom. There are copper fixtures throughout the bathroom. The toilet is a higher one- easier to get on and off of for those with bad knees, and chair-friendly!...moreless
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
(2) Our Cable service has many free movies to choose from. You can order movies on a pay-per-view basis. On-demand movies on the honor system- Leave cash on the kitchen counter if you rent some....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
We're 100 ' above Salmon Creek- A beautiful waterway. The Headwaters are 2 miles up the road. It empties into the Pacific Ocean 10 miles West of us. It is a living creek with steelhead trout in it!...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
Three Fireplaces- two inside and one outside. Complimentary firewood is provided for your entire stay. Fireplaces are set and ready to light with a match when you arrive. Gas fireplace in Bedroom!...moreless
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda:
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub:
- Housekeeper Optional
VRBO Bear stayed here:
Our stay at the Love Nest in Occidental, CA was just what the bear needed for a little R&R. Robert and Jeannie were very welcoming and considerate hosts who obviously care very much about their guests' experience. They have thought of all the extras that make the Love Nest retreat a one-of-a-kind vacation. The Love Nest is nestled on a hillside between towering trees. It feels like you are out in the forest, but you are truly less than half a mile from town center. Occidental is the epitome of a small North California town that offers everything from nearby wineries/vineyards, a farmers market, historic Italian food, to fun local shopping. It keeps getting better: you are a short drive (30 minutes) from Bodega Bay for tasty crab chowder, salt water taffy, and horseback riding; or you can go 45 minutes the other direction to get to Napa Valley and Sonoma. We had it in our mind that we would spend most every day out-and-about exploring wineries, but after we arrived at the Love Nest we couldn't tear ourselves away. We spent two full days of our trip just enjoying the cabin and all it has to offer! As I mentioned, Robert and Jeannie have thought of everything - like a chef's kitchen and projector TV. Get this...they even have a self-playing piano that you can turn on while drinking coffee in the mornings. Awesome. There is a sauna, tree house, hot tub, pool, grill, turtle pond, and the list goes on...truly a retreat within itself. Whether you are looking to explore north California, or just wanting a really funky and one-of-a-kind getaway for you and your significant other, the Love Nest is the perfect stop! Don't miss out.The VRBO Bear
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Nov 1 - Apr 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
- Pet Fee $25 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $350
- Tax Rate 12%
ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON. If you feel that there may be any possibility of a change of plans and you might want to cancel, be sure to purchase the cancellation insurance ->(see below on this page)<- that is offered to you when you book your reservation. It's not that expensive to protect yourself from unforeseen changes. Thanks!
**PLEASE NOTE: 4 GUEST MAXIMUM- ADDITIONAL COST FOR MORE THAN 2 GUESTS...(Please see rates).
**PLEASE NOTE- More than 4 people on property at ANY TIME requires prior approval by email from Robert or Jeanne.
**PLEASE NOTE: Evidence of pets on furniture/bed/smoking/extra guests- (unless pre-approved)- will result in the forfeiture of entire deposit. We provide blankets to put on the furniture if your pet needs to sit with you on the couches when you are relaxing. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE BED AT ANY TIME BECAUSE OF SOME OF OUR GUEST'S ALLERGIES.
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Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Located just a very short drive to all that Sonoma County has to offer. The quaint hamlet of Occidental is rich in things to do and see. Great restaurants, fun boutique shopping, Farmer's Market, Organic market, and the world-famous Union Hotel. And- it is a road-biker's paradise! there is a world class ropes course just down the road (3 miles).
Year Purchased: 1956
About the owner: Jeanne and I have been happily married for over 30 years. Robert was born in San Francisco and educated as a teacher- Jeanne was born in Santa Rosa and is an RN. We have lived in Sonoma County all of our lives. Our interests and hobbies are bicycling, traveling, hiking, kayaking, swimming, appreciating music and the arts, and enjoying the wonderful community of Occidental in which we have lived our entire life together. We always try to make the most of every experience that life offer us. We invite you to come, stay, and enjoy a visit at our very special cabin!
Why the Owner Chose Occidental, CA, USA:
Our property was purchased by my grandparents in 1956. Robert moved onto the property in the 70's to help them get along so they would not have to go into a care facility. Robert had fallen in love with this cabin when he was a little guy, and his dream was to care for the cabin after the grandparents passed. After his grandparents passed away, he and Jeanne purchased the property from the family's estate. It is a serene and beautiful sanctuary. The Wine Country Love Nest is a very special couple's retreat. We love it and we know that you will love it too! Everything you need for a very enjoyable stay is included in the rental fee, save food and drinks. We provide all of your firewood for the two fireplaces, and even your first morning's continental breakfast.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
A special benefit of the Wine Country Love Nest is it's LOCATION. It is located near Bodega Bay and Northern California's stunning coastline on the Pacific Ocean- (20 minutes away) and a very short drive to some of California's finest wineries. There are wineries only 20 minutes away! There are vineyards within walking distance in our neighborhood! You can bicycle to the charming little hamlet of Occidental in 5 minutes. The close proximity to Occidental and it's wonderful restaurants, pubs and shops make for a very relaxing vacation. You don't have to go far to eat, shop, go wine tasting, go antiquing, ride, kayak or hike. The Wine Country Love Nest is centrally located to all that Northern California has to offer. You will love it!
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A view of the pool and cantina from the porch of the Tree House. June 2015, 11AM
Looking back from the Kitchen Sink and Stove. Great selection of pots and Pans.
The gas fireplace in the master bedroom. Just press the remote, and enjoy a romantic fire at the foot of the bed!
The entrance to the Tree House. A little porch overlooks the pool and the spa. This is a great spot to sit and look for the resident mating pair of Red Tail Hawks.
Stone work and mantel in the great room, built with materials harvested from the property. The fireplace is set for your first evening's fire. Just light a match and enjoy!
South side view of patio on a June afternoon. Abundant Hummingbirds and flowers
Covered patio table nearby the "turtle pond" and the Barbeque. Relax in privacy!
The heated pool in morning light. 8' deep end. Bar/food prep in Suzy's Cantina
Cabin built in 1951 and TOTALLY remodeled 5 years ago. Heated floors, real logs!
The Swedish Cedar Sauna at Dusk. 10 steps from the pool, spa and cabin. Private!
The Bathroom- huge walk-in glass block shower with copper shower head coming from the ceiling. The shower's built for two! There's also a custom-made polished cast-concrete vanity.
One of our favorite couples gave us this great yard art! Photo taken at sunset.
Fully stocked chef's kitchen. Wolf Stove, All appliances, Solid Granite counters
Master Bed- Tempur-Pedic Cal King with 55" Flat screen across Rm. + Bose Sound!
One of the kitchen windows, looking out from the sink in kitchen. You'll enjoy the forest view, flowers, birds and Redwoods.
Great Room. 8' Diameter HD projection theater/7Ch surround sys./New Yamaha Piano
A view of the pool and lanai from the spa. You can gaze at the stars at night, and spot Redtail hawks by day. Total privacy and luxury!
The pool's life ring. Many of our guests take their parting photos here. :-)(-:
The Tree House. Quiet, private, warm, cozy- (up 10 "real" steps from the cabin).
Looking back at the pool, Redwoods/ Spa from Suzy's Cantina at sunset in August.
10 KV solar system on roof of cabin. On the grid, we sell power back to PG&E Co.
Interior of Sauna. Heats up in 10 Minutes- Not shared- total privacy & comfort.
A heated dog house for your pup! WOOF!
Suzy's Cantina at West End of Pool. Shady when it's hot out/great food prep area
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Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017
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