My Cozy Cottage is located in the heart of the wine country. Wine tasting? Fine dining? Relaxing by the Russian River, going to the coast, hot air-balloons...you name it! This is the place to come to. Parking right outside the front door. Just incase you brought your best friend with you, there is a fully fenced, shady backyard. Large deck in the front that soaks in the afternoon sunshine. Sleeps 2 with a comfy cool-gel memory foam queen bed and two comfy recliners for watching the flat screen tv. Fully equipped kitchen with a gas range. New heater/air conditioner. Located within a block of the local grocery store, the Russian River, Burkes Canoes and Steelhead Beach. Many fine dining option available nearby too. Surrounded by wineries. Approximately 1+ hour to San Francisco. No smoking please!
- Cottage300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
Studio Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 12, 2018
About Leslie Tomich
I love dogs, I love vacationing! Day to day I am a full time Realtor in Sonoma County which is very fulfilling. I purchased the cottage in 2011 as a get away for my family. Then I used VRBO to book a condo when I went to Hawaii in 2013. I saved a lot of money being able to cook for my family and thought hey-why don't I let other people enjoy my cottage when my family isn't using it!
Leslie Tomich purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Leslie Tomich chose Forestville
It is easy to get to, has ample parking, dogs are welcomed! The house is very cozy. So many activities nearby if feeling energetic or a great place to relax!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Meh... no washer, no dryer, no cell service
The negatives outweighed the positives in our experience with this property.
The physical location of the cottage in Forestville was great. It was within walking distance to both a market and Burke’s
Canoes. There were quality cooking pots. The cable service worked well. The roof did not leak.
We could not receive cell phone calls or texts with Verizon as the cottage appeared to be in a “dead zone.” The mobile application for Home Away listed both a washer and dryer at the cottage. There was no washer or dryer or iron or ironing board. The wood on the stairs and deck seemed spongy and was unsettling to walk upon. One chair on the deck had one leg fall through a hole between the boards...be careful. The backyard smelled like a dog’s toilet. The bed seemed old and had memory of other occupants as it was indented. The elevated table and chairs seemed rickety and we did not use them much. Also, there was a nice oven but no pans to bake anything. The water temperature in the shower was strangely inconsistent, it would be just right and then go cold.
We were happy to leave the cottage and suggest that the owner stay there for a week to appreciate our concerns with the property.
The cottage was nice for two people and our beagle dog. The kitchen was well supplied with dishes and cooking supplies. There is a little enclosed back yard which is perfect for letting the dog go potty before bed (and there were baggies and a trash can for clean ups.) The only downside to this rental is its location next to a busy road. We didn't sleep too well because of the road noise and there is no safe place to walk the dog besides the driveway. If these things don't concern you, it's a great place to stay. The recliner chairs were comfortable too. And there's a deck in front with table and chairs (but we didn't use that).
Exactly as featured
This place was great, cozy, comfortable, and clean. Had everything you could need. The owner is very responsive and accommodating. I would definitely rent again! They even allowed pets but I didn’t bring one.
R & R at the River!
We enjoyed our stay at this cozy abode. The location is perfect, walking distance to Steelhead beach, Burke's canoes and the local market plus we were able to park within steps of the front door and unpack. The home was comfortable and functional. I was traveling with my husband and our 1 year old and it was a success! The deck was a perfect spot for us to hang out during our son's nap time and the small back yard is good for pets if you want to bring them. Other places we have stayed I've had issues with bugs and mosquitos but we had no issues with either here...it was awesome! And the bed and pillows were comfortable, we all slept great and there was room for our portacrib for our son. Phone service is on and off but the wifi works great and there's a landline to use too. Leslie is easy to communicate with and very responsive. Thanks again!
Nice home base
The photos make it seem a little bigger than it is but it's a great spot to use as a home base, comfortable for 2 adults and a large dog. It's got everything you could need and the owner is responsive and helpful. Would definitely stay there again.
close to everything my dog and I loved it
Thank you Leslie we had a great time in your cozy cottage.Super
Clean and comfortable across the street from the river.close to everything.
We will be back for sure.