|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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!
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.
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.
Property was beautiful and very well tended. Cottage was clean and perfect for one or two people. The downside was the darkness in the cottage, the lights had to be on all day to read or even watch tv, every time I went outside I felt like I was emerging from a cave. I've never stayed in the redwoods before so maybe lack of light is the norm there. Property owners were great!
This was an amazing find! The sweet little cottage was a nice size for the two of us. Everything was clean, comfortable, and beautifully furnished. The owners were extremely friendly and welcoming and gave us a tour of the grounds as well as some history of the area, information on the plants, and some places we should go including a secret beach spot that was the best I've been to in the area.
The grounds were gorgeous with towering redwoods, wildflowers, a creek running behind the house, fruits and vegetables growing everywhere and two hammocks to relax in.
My husband and I had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back!
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!
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.
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
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$20 + Tax|
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
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.