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A bit of English charm nestled in the Redwoods of Sonoma.

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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!

More Details

Rich Mitchell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Rich Mitchell

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.

Rich Mitchell purchased this estate in 2001

Why Rich Mitchell chose Cazadero

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.

What makes this estate unique

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.


Cazadero Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2:CREEKSIDE - 2 queen , W/ PRIVATE BATH
    Bedroom 4: Jane Austen - 1 queen , W/PRIVATE BATH
    Bedroom 5: Agatha Christie - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , W/ PRIVATE BATH, ON GROUND FLOOR
    Bedroom 1-WATERFALL - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sonoma-Horizon Air
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Duncan's Mills/Monte Rio/Gurneville
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Duncan's Mills/Monte Rio/Gurneville
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $2,000

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.