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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A glorious, picturesque mini estate with swimming and boating pond, redwood grove, orchard, and hiking trails, all set in a private sunny meadow. As featured in Sunset magazine, a gourmet, oversized country kitchen, antique mantle on wood burning fireplace and Parisian antiques complete the feeling of elegance and serenity. Step outside to a cozy covered porch with upholstered wicker furniture and large entertaining deck with hot tub and a view that takes your breath away.

In counterpoint and worthy of Architectural Digest is the new modern master bedroom with Italian metal windows in wonderful contrast to the first growth redwood floors salvaged from a local Sonoma County Barn. Oversized beams that support the suspended ceiling and asymmetrical skylight creates the feeling that you are sleeping in a Redwood Grove in a W hotel setting. All this faces onto the pond, enormous redwoods and bathed in full sun. Fireplace, bath and separate shower, plus awarding winning designer touches.

In addition to the primary residence, there is a real miner's tent cabin on the property that contains a beautiful queen sized sleigh bed with top shelf linens. Brand new this year, the tent cabin has a space heater and limited power. The tent is located on the other side of the pond. Fall asleep with the sounds of the frogs and seasonal creek.


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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1690 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    portable crib, available. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master Bedroom : 1 king

    ensuite bath and on other side of house as 2nd bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace in Master. Pull Out Couch in Living Room. Tent Cabin with electricity & queen size bed for the Adventurous. For Master Bedroom - Bring an eye mask if you don't want to wake up to the beautiful natural golden light. The view is spectacular....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • master bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Romantic view bathtub...moreless

  • guest bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Ensuite and also accessible to entertaining deck...moreless

  • Both Bathrooms are En Suite. The Guest Bathroom Opens to the Entertainment Deck and Sleeping Porch...moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bose Wave SoundTouch Music System IV...moreless

  • Television:

    High definition in master and kitchen...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    seats 6, additional seating outside...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood burning in living room, gas fireplace in master...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    pull out sofa...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    spices provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber propane grill with side burner...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Apr 15 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$375 $400
Fri, Sat
$2,250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Holiday rate
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2016
5 night min stay
$2,450
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$375
$2,250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Pet Fee $25

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Rates are for 4 people, additional guests will be charged $50 additional/day/guest.

4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday stay require a minimum of 1 week rental or weekly rate.

Ask about our repeat guest discount.

Please ask about our event rates, catering options.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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21 Unavailable
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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Occidental
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood, bodega bay
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Occidental

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Hi everyone. Nice to meet you. We are John + Sue. John’s from Pittsburgh PA and helps run a local craft beer and Sue is a local Bay Area native working at an organic food company. We are a fun-loving, travel-obsessed couple who love to hike, kayak and chill in nature.

Why the Owner Chose Occidental, CA, USA:
When we stepped onto the property we had that ‘feeling’ that this place was special. The light, the views, the serenity and calm definitely spoke to us. There is truly a magical quality about Still Light Pond. From the private redwood grove with seasonal creek, to fishing in a corner of the pond, the stillness of the light, hiking trails, watching the birds from herons to egrets, private safari tent , all within a restored farmhouse property. It was love at first sight.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Whether you are looking for a relaxing retreat or discovery weekend of all the area has to offer-- wine tasting for world class pinots, organic/local food, canoeing or kayaking down the Russian River, golfing 20 minutes away at Bodega Bay or cycling the great backroads; the location will amaze you for its close proximity to so many diverse areas. It’s only a few miles from Russian River, 6 mi from the coast, close to Bodega Bay and Tomales Bay. Wine tasting, hiking, cycling and kayaking are our favorite activities, come enjoy them here at Still Light Pond.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Swimming and Boating Pond

    Swimming and Boating Pond

  • Kitchen and great room

    Kitchen and great room

  • Entertaining Deck, large and small dining areas. Check out the view

    Entertaining Deck, large and small dining areas. Check out the view

  • Master bedroom with King, ensuite bath and view of pond and redwood grove

    Master bedroom with King, ensuite bath and view of pond and redwood grove

  • 2nd Bedroom with queen size bed and ensuite bath

    2nd Bedroom with queen size bed and ensuite bath

  • Sleeping & Lounging porch

    Sleeping & Lounging porch

  • Living Room with views to the pond

    Living Room with views to the pond

  • Tent Cabin - Elevated  Deck and Rocking Chairs

    Tent Cabin - Elevated Deck and Rocking Chairs

  • View from the Queen Sized Bed in the Tent Cabom

    View from the Queen Sized Bed in the Tent Cabom

  • Another view of the pond near the boat launch

    Another view of the pond near the boat launch

  • A early evening row...

    A early evening row...

  • The neighboring 80 acre ranch with the house and tent visible

    The neighboring 80 acre ranch with the house and tent visible

  • Gourmet Country Kitchen with Wolf Stove and dishwasher

    Gourmet Country Kitchen with Wolf Stove and dishwasher

  • Hot tub on entertaining deck

    Hot tub on entertaining deck

  • Front of house. 1860's farmhouse on right, modern addition is left

    Front of house. 1860's farmhouse on right, modern addition is left

  • Master bath tub and large shower (not shown)

    Master bath tub and large shower (not shown)

  • 2nd bedroom bath opens to sleeping porch

    2nd bedroom bath opens to sleeping porch

  • Living Room with wood burning fireplace and sofabed

    Living Room with wood burning fireplace and sofabed

  • Front of house 1860's farmhouse on right and modern addition on left

    Front of house 1860's farmhouse on right and modern addition on left

  • Inside of Tent Cabin - Queen Sized Luxury Bed, Power, Space Heater

    Inside of Tent Cabin - Queen Sized Luxury Bed, Power, Space Heater

  • Tent Cabin from Boat Launch

    Tent Cabin from Boat Launch

  • Pathways and Hiking through the flowers

    Pathways and Hiking through the flowers

  • View of the Pond, Tent Cabin, and pathway around the pond

    View of the Pond, Tent Cabin, and pathway around the pond

  • Private Redwood Grove, perfect for a picnic

    Private Redwood Grove, perfect for a picnic

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Farmhouse
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/25/2016

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