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Raymond's Bakery - Gravenstein Cottage with Breakfast!!!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Nestled among the redwoods of Cazadero, Gravenstein Cottage is located in the oasis of Elim Grove, on the grounds of the award-winning Raymond's Bakery – the perfect place to unwind and enjoy Sonoma County.

The owners provide a warm, appetizing atmosphere in this undiscovered woodland paradise along tranquil Austin Creek, only 20 minutes from Guerneville, Russian River wineries, or the Pacific Ocean.

Decompress from the stresses of everyday life in the front room on a comfy six foot antique couch beside a real wood stove. Or refresh yourself with a hot shower under the bathroom skylight. Relax in the queen bed watching the golden varigated leaves of bamboo sway gently in the breeze outside your window.

The cottage is only a stone's throw from Austin Creek swimming hole. Wake up to the bubbling of the creek, take a plunge, enjoy strolls along nearby trails, play bocce, relax under the gazebo and nap in the garden room or under the Gravenstein apple tree. Share a romantic evening in front of the stove or by the campfire. There is also a microwave and fridge for your convenience.

For larger groups of up to 17 persons, book Gravenstein Cottage together with Creekside Cottage, Paradise Grove Cottage, Elim Cottage, Baker's Loft – all located on the grounds near the bakery.

'We stayed a few nights with Mark and Elizabeth, and all I can say is they are the best hosts ever. . .Our daughter loved the little playground next to the bakery, it was also a plus that Mark offered a stroller which we forgot at home. Every morning a hot breakfast was provided and it was delicious!'

Satisfied Guest, 5/2011

'Friendliest family around! The generosity was astounding.'

- Satisfied Guest, 2/2011

More Details

Owner
Mark Weiss
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Mark Weiss

Nine years ago my wife and I fell in love with an abandoned restaurant with four tired cottages on three acres of wild blackberries and old growth redwoods on Austin Creek. It has been an exhausting/exhilarating labor of love that has enriched our lives in more ways than we ever imagined. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we have!

Mark Weiss purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Mark Weiss chose Sonoma County

Come stay with us and benefit from the tranquility and beauty of Austin Creek with majestic Old Growth redwoods towering above. Relax and unwind in our little corner of paradise.

Our Cottages are located on the grounds of award-winning Raymond’s Bakery. While you are here, you are welcome to enjoy an afternoon in the garden, take a stroll along Austin Creek, play bocce, relax under the gazebo or nap under the Gravenstein apple tree. In the evenings you can unwind by the campfire.

What makes this cottage unique

We own and are the bakers at Raymond's Bakery Bed & Breakfast just a three minute walk around the redwoods. So be ready for some gold-medal baked goodies to welcome you to our corner of paradise. We can also share the secrets of a few swimming holes and where to find the best skipping stones.

Amenities

Cazadero Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Our bakery is open Friday through Sunday with local musicians playing on Friday evenings for our Community Pizza, Beer & Wine Night. We do close the bakery from early December through mid January to give our awesome staff a break for the holidays. However, the B&B is always open and breakfast is included for each morning of your stay. We bake fresh pastries and goodies every morning for our guests.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Raymond's Bakery - Gravenstein Cottage with Breakfast!!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
5

Beautiful place, amazing family

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Gravenstein cottage at Raymond's Bakery with my mom for a weekend away. The Gravenstein cottage is cute and the perfect size for two people. Even better is location amongst the redwood trees, close to great hiking spots and Russian River swimming. And even better than that -- Mark's baking (pizzas on Friday night and baked goods in the mornings) and the host family. They are wonderful, warm people and we really enjoyed staying with them.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Enjoy a glimpse into the region's lifestyle and pace, close to all the area offers, great host.

  • 4 of 5

Hiking in the redwoods, exploring the rugged Ocean coast beaches, tubing the Russian River, all this and more within a short drive. Enjoy the bakery breakfast, and the hospitality of your host, Mark. Definitely off the beaten trail, minimal cell service but WiFi available.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place is a labor of love

  • 5 of 5

Mark’s Elim Grove compound is a labor of love, and you feel that when you stay with him at any of his cottages. Each cottage has its own unique special touches – a Wedgewood stove in one, or an antique Singer sewing machine, a classic manual typewriter in another. Beautiful natural finishes and textiles. Mark’s appreciation for rustic design and comfort, as well as the unmatched location of these cottages, in the heart of the redwoods, next to the burbling Austin Creek, makes this a truly memorable place to use as a home base for exploring the beauties of the West County in Sonoma.

We reserved all of Mark’s rentals for our wedding which took place in the neighborhood. As it turned out, Mark, his family, the cottages and the amazing Raymond’s Bakery, were an unexpectedly significant part of the event. Everyone who stayed with Mark felt so welcome and felt such great energy from him. I heard it from many of my friends and family. Can’t recommend this place highly enough. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Off by itself in the redwoods

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I were happy to experience Raymond's Bakery Gravenstein cottage for its uniqueness and quiet location. The family that runs this live on the property and they are extremely welcoming and helpful. We were met by the owner, Mark, with an offer of a fresh tap-drawn beer and a soft drink and a chance to sit out on the patio to chat. The kids are very well behaved and showed us their treehouse up the hill. The accomodations were fine, nothing fancy, with more of a rustic feel. In the morning we had fresh baked goods and Mark roasted some decaf coffee for us and gave us some wonderful choc chip cookies and sodas for the road. Overall a very kick-back vibe and location, with some nice walks along the creek.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful reminder of the better parts of life

  • 5 of 5

It's hard not to feel rejuvenated when you're surrounded by the smell of fresh baked bread and enormous redwoods and Raymond's Bakery. Mark, the owner, goes above and beyond to make you feel like home, and it's amazing to witness the community he built around loving and feeding others.

I can't wait to visit again, sitting over a campfire discussing life with the other guests in Cazadero.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Rustic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Mark's enthusiasm, vitality, generosity and baking expertise made for a memorable weekend. The woodsy setting and quaint cottages in the forest are comfortable and allow you to relax and feel at home. Anyone looking for some quality R&R, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Blue Heron
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Northwood Golf
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Goat Rock
Car: necessary

The owners provide a warm, appetizing atmosphere in this undiscovered woodland paradise along tranquil Austin Creek, only 20 minutes from Guerneville, Russian River wineries, or the Pacific Ocean.

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Rates & Availability

Cazadero Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Jan 1 - Apr 30
1 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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