Family estate style home with stunning redwoods and sunny open spaces.
About Tony Ratto
For 50 years, Cazadero and the Russian River has been our family summer and weekend getaway. Our family vacation home holds a special place in our hearts since our parents bought it in the summer of 1969. It holds wonderful memories and it is our pleasure to share it with you.
Tony Ratto purchased this Estate in 1969
Why Tony Ratto chose Cazadero
It is a great place to come together with family and friends. The redwoods, Austin Creek, the sunny open space, and the location are the perfect setting for a memorable vacation. Plus, it's only a two hour drive north of San Francisco. Great for a quick weekend getaway. Also, it's only a 5 minute drive to the Russian River and the charming town of Duncans Mills, 15 minutes to Guerneville, 15 minutes heading west to the scenic Sonoma Coast, and close to some of the best wineries in Sonoma County.
What makes this Estate unique
It’s one of those places that you have to see to believe. You can enjoy spending the whole day here. As evening approaches it becomes quiet and calm. It's the perfect setting to start a warm campfire, sit back, and relax.
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Fantastic Family Getaway Near the Ocean
We had family members from Washington, California, and New Hampshire gather to spend quality time together and this roomy house was the perfect family getaway for us. It is within walking distance of the river and is only a short drive to Hwy 1, beaches, and Bodega Bay. It has an open floor plan that fosters family interaction. The kitchen was a delight to cook in and was well-stocked with plenty of plates, coffee cups, wine glasses, cooking pots, pans, serving bowls, and any kind of gadget the seasoned cook might need. Coffee, teas, hot chocolate, popcorn, oatmeal, and granola bars were provided, which added to the welcoming atmosphere. Each of the three bedrooms was spacious enough to easily move about or to be able to just relax a bit away from the bustle of the main living area. The closets all had extra linens and pillows, as well as a selection of games. The large utility room offered not only laundry facilities but was also stocked with beach towels and any kind of garbage bag, detergent, and cleaning supply that anyone would need plus a supply of flashlights and a first aid kit. The house has a large patio in the front and a lovely spa, a BBQ, and a fire pit in the back, with an ample supply of wood already on site. The house is surrounded by a large yard with beautiful fruit trees and has plenty of space for taking strolls with our wee one without having to get even close to the main road. Although we did not end up taking our dog, the owner was gracious enough to give us permission to bring her along had we not been able to find boarding for her. We all thoroughly enjoyed our vacation time together, made more pleasant by the many conveniences this house offered. Every one of us agrees that we would be happy to return for another family event in the future. Tony, thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful house.
Such a special experience!
We had an amazing time at this magical property. You can really feel how special this place is and our family and friends enjoyed it immensely. It was clean and incredibly equipped and the creek, which you can walk to from the property, was beautiful! Tony was very available, kind and responsive. We will definitely be back! (We're looking forward to the pool being back up and running too!) Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us!
The property is beautiful and the house has everything you could ask for. A perfect combination of rustic and comfort. Can’t wait to return!
Beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. Clean and well stocked.
Peaceful, beautiful area. Well stocked, clean house
This house was great to stay. It was so well stocked from kitchen and cooking items to cleaning products and towels etc. Everything you needed was there. It was clean and lovely. The hot tub was great. The pool was great. I can't wait to go again.
fantastic property, great location
We spent the weekend here with 3 couples to relax, cook (and eat) and hang out and had such a great time. The house is fantastic, very comfortable, awesome kitchen, hot tub is great and our dog loved the spacious yard. We'll be back!
Downtown Guerneville (8 mi, 15 min)
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (10.5 mi, 22 min)
Historic Duncans Mills (2.5 mi, 6 min)
Fort Ross Visitor Center & Museum , Hwy 1 (19.2 mi, 37 min)
Korbel Winery (11 mi, 20 mins)
Kendall Jackson Winery (23 mi, 40 mins)
Sonoma Coast (9 mi, 15 mins)
Bodega Bay (16 mi, 28 mins)
Healdsburg, CA (26 mi, 48 mins)
Sonoma Canopy Tours (8 mi, 18 mins)
Graton Casino (30 miles, 50 mins)