HAWAII IN THE REDWOODS: A ROMANTIC RETREAT FOR TWO NEAR THE RUSSIAN RIVER

Kathy Ocean

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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HAWAII IN THE REDWOODS: A ROMANTIC RETREAT FOR TWO NEAR THE RUSSIAN RIVER

Guerneville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Light & airy creek-side studio-style cottage with private fenced yard

Walk 15 minutes to the Russian River. Drive 20 minutes to stunning Sonoma County beaches or renowned Sonoma wineries. Enjoy the incredible hiking, biking, scenic drives & boutique shopping nearby.

Or simply relax... We're located on a sunny acre in the redwood forest with private access to Hulbert Creek, a fairy ring of 200-ft redwoods complete with a hammock, a hot tub under the stars, and much more...

Tucked into the corner of the one acre property where we live, the cottage at RiverSea features a luxurious king-sized bed and has its own private fenced yard with an organic vegetable garden. The kitchen is stocked for a cook with quality cooking equipment and is supplied with oils, sauces and spices. Tranquil, without phones or TV--but with high speed wi-fi, we have plenty of good books & an extensive movie collection. A perfect anytime retreat!

What guests have to say: “Sometimes it takes stepping away from the masses to rediscover what it is that we are truly meant to do with our lives…We loved the simplicity of this little green heaven and will be back for sure…So grateful for the beauty, the gardens, the nest of a cottage...We slept like logs and woke to lovely adventures right here in the hood… Great! Inspiring, peaceful, wonderful…”

Give yourself something to look forward to. Book your stay at RiverSea today!

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
What an awesome place! Our host were super nice folks and very down to earth. We hope to return as soon as we can and what a cool town to wander around in. The most comfortable bed that I have ever slept in. For those who like to get lost in the softness of pillows this is it. Sure wish we could have stayed more than two days.
Mar 2010
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Kathy Ocean

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We are Jim and Kathy Ocean. We're musicians and concert/event producers who decided to share our little piece of paradise after landing in Guerneville the summer of 2004. We take great pleasure in creating a space where people can relax, explore and recharge, and consider ourselves very lucky to be in the position to meet people from all over the world. We are knowledgeable about the area and are happy to provide tips, suggestions and share some of our favorite and little-known places with you.

Kathy Ocean purchased this cottage in 2004

Moving to the Russian River area was a dream come true for both of us. For Jim, it meant reconnecting to his musical roots in Sonoma County from the 70's. For Kathy, it meant fulfilling the lifelong desire to live in the woods near the sea--a longing that began as a child when she had recurring dreams of oceans while trapped in the cornfields of Indiana.

When an unexpected and brief window of opportunity opened up to buy the property--Jim will say it was because our MGB broke down near Jenner, Kathy will say it's because Jim stung her with the question, 'Why did you move all the way to California and never settle near the sea?'--it was during a time when real estate was really hot. We had 24 hours to decide if we were going to radically change our lives around. The decision was made scarier by the fact that the place was priced outside our comfort zone, and to make the numbers work, we would have to rent the cottage on the property. Little did we know we were about to enter into a vocation that we would grow to love & that would give back to us in so many ways.

The moment we first walked through gate of our future home, we were struck by the wall of green--from the giant 'three sisters' old growth redwood, to the many sun-dappled fruit trees, to the redwood fairy ring (where we eventually married), to the tangle of blackberry vines that inhabit the fence line. We were mesmerized by the gurgling of the creek, the chorus of birds, the sight of butterflies and dragonflies flitting about, and greatly amused by the pileated woodpecker hanging upside down drunk on berries. We found the array of small cottages dotting the grounds enchanting. (They reminded us of a summer camp).

In short, we were sold by the laid back green opulence of this spot which we call 'Hawaii in the Redwoods' during the summer, 'Vermont in the Redwoods' in the fall, and 'Rip Van Winkle in the Redwoods' during winter. We signed on the bottom line and never looked back. And we're happy to share this place's restorative magic with you.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4.7
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Hawaii in the Redwoods: a Romantic Retreat for Two Near the Russian River
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
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Hawaii in the Redwoods: a Romantic Retreat for Two Near the Russian River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383740vb
707-869-9403
Guerneville Sonoma County
Fairfield, CA
5

PIECE OF PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent a well deserved few days off for our anniversary in this little gem in the woods and couldn't have been more happy. The grounds that the cabin is on is adorable. The owners even left us a little card wishing us a Happy Anniversary with a bag of chocolates and a bottle of wine. It rained the entire time (to our pleasure) and we just enjoyed every moment. Close enough to anything that you could ask for. Twenty minutes to the ocean, fifteen minutes to the redwoods, and just a mile away from the cutest little resturant that we ate breakfast at. Loved every minute of our stay!
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Hawaii in the Redwoods: a Romantic Retreat for Two Near the Russian River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383740vb
707-869-9403
Guerneville Sonoma County
4

LOW-KEY, PEACEFUL GET-AWAY!

  • 4 of 5
After marrying and spending several fun, but hectic, days in S.F., my wife and I wanted a few peaceful days to ourselves. This little cabin was just what we were hoping for when we booked it. It was warm and cozy, and stocked with everything we possibly needed. The bed was extremely comfortable; the sheets and towels soft and fluffy. The short walk to the hot tub was well worth it and the provided robes much appreciated. I only wished we had more choices for restaurants in the area, but that had nothing to do with the cabin. My wife and I certainly hope to return some day.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Hawaii in the Redwoods: a Romantic Retreat for Two Near the Russian River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383740vb
707-869-9403
Guerneville Sonoma County
3

RIVER WEEKEND

  • 3 of 5
Nice place. Nothing fancy. Clean with access to a hot tub. Tucked into a residential neighborhood. The owners seem like very nice people. Easy walking distance to the Russian river
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawaii in the Redwoods: a Romantic Retreat for Two Near the Russian River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383740vb
707-869-9403
Guerneville Sonoma County
5

MAGICAL CABIN IN THE WOODS

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place! Jim and Kathy were amazing hosts -- showing us the property, inviting us to share their abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables growing on the property, advising us on local sights...as well as being all-around kind and fascinating people...

The cabin is simple and clean, nestled amongst the redwoods. The property is silent, aside from crickets and birds -- and was a wonderful break from the various noises of the East Bay.

The hot tub was just what the doctor ordered. There's nothing better than enjoying a good soak, listening to crickets (and nothing more!) and counting shooting stars. If there's a better tonic for stress reduction, I don't know what it is.


My wife and I can't wait to return. If you're looking for a simple getaway in the woods, I don't think you'll find better and we would highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Hawaii in the Redwoods: a Romantic Retreat for Two Near the Russian River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383740vb
707-869-9403
Guerneville Sonoma County
San Francisco, CA
5

AMAZING PLACE TO RELAX IN NATURE...

  • 5 of 5
Deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to stay here. Jim & Kathy are wonderful hosts and we felt very at home. Jim was picking green beans when we arrived. He gave us some (yum) and then showed us around and told us about the natural history of the place. You can tell that takes care of the land with love and respect. We didn't see Jim or Kathy again except for a friendly wave a couple of times.

Very private and relaxing, with lots of wonderful outdoor spots to discover. There is a beautiful redwood fairly ring and a wonderful hot tub near the creek. The bed is comfy, the shower has great hot water and presser. They have an amazing little dog named Yoda Bella that would come to visit and hang out...there is a small private front yard with a hammock under an apple tree and a table and chairs for sitting outside. We picked some fresh basil to put in breakfast.

Lots to do close by...redwoods, ocean, shopping, swimming...but you can also just hang out here and relax... :)
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Hawaii in the Redwoods: a Romantic Retreat for Two Near the Russian River
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707-869-9403
Guerneville Sonoma County
Atlanta, Georgia
5

DELIGHTFUL COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We loved so many things about staying at Riversea. The outside space is really gorgeous; we wish we could have spent more time in the Fairy Ring and hot tub. Our host was really nice and gracious. The place is very cute and bigger than it seemed from the pictures. The bed was really comfortable. We also really appreciate the little touches, such as filtered water in the refrigerator and flashlights that we could take to go to the hot tub at night -- those really made the stay special and enjoyable.
Thank you so much.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ziplining in the redwood canopy, Old growth redwoods, Canoeing & kayaking

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Guerneville Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$100
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$110
Fri,Sat
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Two-night minimum (3 nights on holiday weekends)

Additional visitors or parties are not allowed.

Refund Policy: $50 deposit is non-refundable. No refunds for cancellations less than 14 days from arrival date.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Guerneville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) Large, cozy and comfy. Oodles of pillows turns it into a giant day-bed for lounging.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • library
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Private fenced yard with hammock, Organic vegetable gardens, Redwood fairy ring,
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