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A Bit of English Charm Nestled in the Redwoods of Sonoma.

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Millpond cottage from sculpture garden


Last updated: 12/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property


Imagine an English estate with formal gardens nestled in a redwood forest near the Russian River. The property sits on 160 forested acres, with a pool and miles of trails, that makes for a unique comfortable wine country experience. Enjoy the music of the waterfalls and creeks.
CazSonoma Estate's Mill Pond Cottage offers an updated style and experience unique to Western Sonoma County and sleeps up to 15 people in 5 bedrooms with private baths. Mill Pond Cottage includes a library with fireplace, Swiss pub, Tuscan kitchen, swimming pool, 160 private acres of hiking and mountain biking, formal dining room with optional private chef and large back deck overlooking the trout pond.
The Estate is a perfect destination for friends and families seeking peace and quiet in a long forgotten world. Special events with additional guests are possible with surcharges.
Located less than a 2 hours drive from San Francisco, 30 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, and a few minutes off the Russian River, the property is surrounded by incredible wineries.
Enjoy the serenity of a woodland canyon, amid the flora of western Sonoma County. CazSonoma Estates is truly a joy to experience!
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/25/2016

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 15
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    renter minimum age 30...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in designated areas only. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are absolutely allowed. Please talk to us about your pet first, though. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Bedroom 2:CREEKSIDE: 2 queen

    W/ PRIVATE BATH...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: BEATRIX POTTER: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: Jane Austen: 1 queen

    W/PRIVATE BATH...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: Agatha Christie: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1-WATERFALL: 1 king


Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Quiet, contemplative, pastural-no phones, tv's, internet. A large library, quiet walks, board games. ADDITIONAL GUESTS AND/OR EVENTS. If guests have plans to invite friends to the estate for small gatherings, there will be additional fees and the owners must meet and discuss the event with the principles. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A full library of old and new books. ...moreless

  • Game Room:

    the Alpenhorn pub is often used for a game of Scrabble or Monopoly...moreless

  • Games


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    From the dinning room, library, sitting room, Alpenhorn Pub, and two of the five bedrooms....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On the banks of Kidd Creek and Clear Creek overlooking Mill Pond Cottage trout and and White Ribbon falls....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Spacious dining room seats 15 comfortably. Lovely views of Redwoods, trout pond, and water through Craftsman windows. Additional charges for extra quests....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 15 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Very large open brick fireplace off Alpenhorn Pub in Shakespearian Library...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The forest is your fitness room: run, hike, or bike along the banks of Kidd Creek, or stretch out your yoga mat on the deck beside the pond under the Redwoods. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air heating in library and dining room; baseboard electric in guest rooms. Cool nights, bring a sweater....moreless

  • Internet:

    We're off the grid. No internet and very little cell reception. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Ample towels and linens for 15....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Land line for emergencies only. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, utensils, glassware, napkins, place settings for 15...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Commercial size kitchen, outside chief optional....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Ample pots and pans and cooking utensils in the Italian kitchen to prepare a family dinner for 15...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bring your road or mountain bikes. Greg Le Mond says the ride through Cazadero to the Pacific Ocean is the most beautiful in America. Levi Leipheimer stages his 'Grand-Fondo' ride here every year....moreless

  • Boat:

    Deep Sea fishing out of Bodega Bay....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A large deck overlooking the pond is perfect for al fresco dinning. No open fires or Bar-B-Que allowed on the deck or grounds. You'll be living in a forest....moreless

  • Golf:

    NORTHWOOD: The old Bohemian Alister MacKenzie golf course is the most interesting nine holes in the Redwoods you'll ever experience.. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    On the Russian River in Guerneville, Monte Rio, or Duncan's Mills....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large front lawn and 160 acres of Redwoods to explore. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    In the village of Cazadero...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Unheated shallow lap pool on Kidd Creek in Sculpture Garden. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$7,000 $15,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Tax Rate 10%


Weddings are popular at the Estate, but there are additional guest and usage fees. Contact the owner for rates. Damage protection for longer stays and holiday periods is higher, ask owner.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 12/25/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sonoma-Horizon Air
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Duncan's Mills/Monte Rio/Gurneville
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Duncan's Mills/Monte Rio/Gurneville
8 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Rich and Renee Mitchell's estate was built in the 1920's as a hunting lodge although re-imagined many times over the years. Once as a Gasthaus and German restaurant where, in the mill pond, you could catch your own trout for dinner. The Mitchell's created an English Inn among the Redwoods with Italian gardens and offered an eclectic European cuisine. Over those fifteen years they've produced lectures, festivals, and theater to give life and art to nature's enchanted setting.

Why the Owner Chose Cazadero, CA, USA:
If you are seeking the tranquility of a large hidden cottage filled with a Shakespearean library and it's well worn books, a tall brick fireplace and grand piano, an expansive dinning room with Craftsman windows, a big Tuscan kitchen and cosy Swiss pub, then the Estate's Mill Pond Cottage might be right for you.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Mill Pond Cottage's expansive deck rests under old growth Redwoods, framed by Kidd and Clear Creek, looks out at the stone pond house and White Ribbon falls. Ducks and trout, fox and deer, owls and dove abound in the 160 acres which surround Mill Pond Cottage. Blackberry bushes border the streams and provide a tasty dessert for al-fresco lunches prepared by you or our resident chef in the Italian kitchen. Above the deck and pond are 5 guest rooms dedicated to Jane Austen, Beatrix Potter, and Agatha Christie, whose books you'll find there. The deck's symphony of sound is all nature--water falling, doves cooing, a sea breeze. No telephones, internet, or televisions will disturb you. It is a rare place for perfect moments of music, stories, and quiet reading that may appeal to your family and dear friends.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/25/2016

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  • Millpond cottage from sculpture garden

    Millpond cottage from sculpture garden

  • Trout pond, stone mill house, and white ribbon falls.

    Trout pond, stone mill house, and white ribbon falls.

  • Trout circle decoy island.

    Trout circle decoy island.

  • Millpond Cottage sitting room

    Millpond Cottage sitting room

  • Room: Beatrix Potter with queen bed, private bath, and balcony.

    Room: Beatrix Potter with queen bed, private bath, and balcony.

  • Waterfall:looking at trout pond, pool, garden, w/ private bath

    Waterfall:looking at trout pond, pool, garden, w/ private bath

  • Sophia, the goddess of wisdom, nourishes the gardens.

    Sophia, the goddess of wisdom, nourishes the gardens.

  • The 'three graces' of Mill Pond Cottage estate.

    The 'three graces' of Mill Pond Cottage estate.

  • The old stone mill house and waterwheel

    The old stone mill house and waterwheel

  • 'Make a wish' in the fairy ring outside your front door.

    'Make a wish' in the fairy ring outside your front door.

  • Lap pool on Kidd Creek in the scuplture garden

    Lap pool on Kidd Creek in the scuplture garden

  • Creekside: two double beds and private bath

    Creekside: two double beds and private bath

  • Country Estate in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country.

    Country Estate in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country.

  • Beatrix Potter, queen bed, private bath, balcony.

    Beatrix Potter, queen bed, private bath, balcony.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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