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LUXURIOUS WINE COUNTRY CABIN RETREAT! PRIVACY SUN POOL SPA SAUNA GOLF REDWOODS:)

Robert and Jeanne

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Robert and Jeanne

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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LUXURIOUS WINE COUNTRY CABIN RETREAT! PRIVACY SUN POOL SPA SAUNA GOLF REDWOODS:)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Occidental Cabin Rental Photos and Description

LUXURY LOG CABIN! PRIVACY-SUN-REDWOODS-POOL-SPA-SAUNA-420 FRIENDLY-LGBT FRIENDLY

The Wine Country Love Nest is a spectacular couple's retreat. LUXURIOUS, PRIVATE, INTIMATE & BEAUTIFUL.

PLEASE READ OUR RATES CAREFULLY SO THAT YOU ARE INFORMED THAT THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR MORE THAN 2 GUESTS ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT.

The pool typically opens on May 1 each year, as it is solar heated.

*********CLICK ON THE VIDEO ICON ABOVE TO SEE THE AERIAL VIDEO TOUR OF THE LOVE NEST!********

OUR MOTTO: 'Always strive to serve up the most luxurious, relaxing and private experience possible to our guests. Provide them with a visit that they will never forget.'

We give 110% of our attention to every detail of preparation for the Love Nest to always exceed your (and our) expectations. The pool, spa, sauna, redwood deck and patio are not shared with anyone. You will have it all to yourselves in complete privacy.

PLEASE NOTE: ADULTS ONLY. NO GUESTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS. Non-crawling infants are OK.

MORE THAN 4 ADULTS ON THE PROPERTY MUST BE CLEARED WITH ROBERT AND JEANNE VIA EMAIL PRIOR TO CHECK-IN.

We have resurrected a 60-year-old hand made log cabin and turned it into a very unique and intriguing home. It is all together beautiful, luxurious and intimate.

The Love Nest sleeps 2 Adults in a TEMPUR-PEDIC 'Cashmere' California King bed with UPSCALE linens, and will accommodate 2 more Adult guests in super-comfy twin beds- also with upscale linens- in the tree house- a small, cozy, heated room just 10 steps from the main cabin. Our goal was to retain the charm of the home while COMPLETELY rebuilding every aspect of it's infrastructure.

We installed all new windows, glass doors, appliances, electrical system, plumbing system and a radiant-heated Chinese slate floor-(Floors are heated during Winter). The radiant heating is fired up for your comfort during the Winter. Every room in the cabin has this slate floor, which is of many hues and a fascinating pattern. The gourmet kitchen features new upscale stainless appliances, all granite countertops, and gorgeous blue cabinets that were custom fitted by a local craftsman. You'll also have a nice Wolf stove with 4 burners and a big griddle for those mornings when you want to cook your own breakfast.

The Bathroom features a huge curved walk-in glass block shower built for two. There's a big skylight above, and a copper shower head that emerges from the ceiling. The bath also features a wonderful polished concrete vanity that was hand-made by a local artisan.

You'll have a 7.1 Yamaha/Denon/Klipsch/Velodyne sound system in the living room that is a real treat. There are built-in high-end Klipsch speakers all around the room. You will also enjoy an HD 8' diameter screen and a ceiling-mounted Sony HD projector. The combination of the screen and the sound system creates an absolutely terrific movie or sports viewing experience!

In the bedroom you'll have a wall-mounted HD 55' LED flat screen and a built-in Bose sound system. There is one more HD flat screen in the living room near the fireplace that's perfect to cuddle up in the afternoon on the cozy love seat to watch the fire and some TV. There's also a gorgeous new Yamaha piano if you like to tickle the ivories.

High-speed wireless internet service and complimentary long-distance telephone service within the United States are provided for your unlimited use.

If you like to be super-cozy, you will love the heated slate floors during the Winter. Fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom top it all off. The living room fireplace will be loaded and ready for you to strike a match and have a romantic fire for your first night's stay! And……..firewood is always provided!

You'll have a generous selection of Keurig K Cups and a Keurig coffee maker. When you arrive, you will find some essentials have been supplied- Half and Half in the fridge along with local eggs, milk, some orange juice and frozen pastries to pop in the oven if you like. Or- why not take a walk to nearby Occidental and have breakfast at Howard Station- a historic establishment with great breakfasts.

The outside of the Love Nest really fun, too!

THE SPA- called the 'Serena Bay'- It's BIG. It's a wonderful experience to gaze at the stars while soaking in this special spa. It's filled with spring water from our own spring, and thoroughly cleaned before each couples' stay.

The POOL...… It's GORGEOUS, and kept WARM with solar heat during the Summer. (The pool is closed during cold weather). The adjacent lanai has a bar crafted from an ancient slab of reclaimed redwood that was harvested right off the property. The pool is surrounded by a redwood deck. It's fun to hang out in the expansive open-air 'surf shack' themed lanai by the pool in any kind of weather. There is a stainless gas barbecue that's always ready for grilling the dinner of your choice. On the patio you'll also find a charming fire pit for those starry evenings- making good conversation and s'mores. It is always stocked with firewood for you- just light a match and enjoy!

The outdoor sauna- made of all clear cedar wood, and shaped like a wine barrel. It's located just a few steps outside of the Love Nest's door. It's really a treat!

Sun? Lots of it! The Love Nest is located in a redwood forest, yet you'll enjoy a VERY sunny spot. You can gaze across the valley and you'll see that the Love Nest is actually located higher than many of the 100' tree tops in the canyon. Occasionally you can spot a Bald Eagle soaring high above, or the Red Tail Hawk mating pair that lives nearby.

If you are an outdoor adventurer you are going to love this place. You will be close to exciting open-air activities. Sonoma Canopy Tours will have you zip-lining over the Redwoods and taking in the very best view of the valley. Be sure to investigate the spectacular sky bridges and the 30 foot spiral staircase along the way. It is a riveting, astounding, and awe-inspiring journey that is sure to leave you with lifelong memories.

Get Ready To Explore And Restore............

If laid back style is more your thing or if you have had enough of an adrenaline rush for one day then it is a good idea to head into town. There you will find fantastic restaurants like the one at the Union Hotel which has unbeatable food and hospitality. If you like brew pubs, stop in at BARLEY AND HOPS for a great selection of beers on tap, live music and EXCELLENT food.There is also plenty of local artwork to check out and several quaint gift shops to explore before wandering back to the Love Nest for a much deserved respite.

We are on the grid, but our 10 KV Solar System provides for most of our electrical needs- We sell excess electricity back to the utility company during the Summer time.

We live nearby on the 6 acre property and are extremely respectful of your privacy. If you need anything, we are a phone call or text away. You won't hear from us unless you ask!

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OUR MOTTO: 'Always strive to serve up the most luxurious, relaxing and private experience possible to our guests. Provide them with a visit that they will always fondly remember.'

We give 110% of our attention to every detail of preparation for the Love Nest to always exceed your (and our) expectations.

The minimum age of guests is 18 years old.

Come and stay at the Wine Country Love Nest! It will be a lovely experience that you will never forget!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Robert and Jeanne (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015

About Robert and Jeanne

Jeanne and I have been happily married for 30 years. Robert was born in San Francisco and grew up in Santa Rosa- Jeanne was born and raised in Santa Rosa. Our family has owned the property since the 1950's We have lived in Sonoma County all of our lives. Our interests and hobbies are bicycling, traveling, hiking, kayaking, swimming, appreciating music and the arts, and enjoying the wonderful community in which we live. We always try to make the most of every experience, and are a very happy couple. We hope you can come, stay, and enjoy a visit at our very special Wine Country Love Nest!

Robert and Jeanne purchased this cabin in 1956

Why Robert and Jeanne chose Occidental

Our property was purchased by my grandparents in 1956. Ronbert moved onto the property in the 70's to help them get along so they would not have to go into a care facility. Robert had fallen in love with this cabin when he was a little guy, and his dream was to care for the cabin after the grandparents passed. After his grandparents passed away, he purchased the property from the family's estate. It is a serene and beautiful sanctuary . And- The Wine Country Love Nest is a very special couple's retreat. We love it and we'll bet that you will love it too! Everything you need for a very enjoyable stay is included in the rental fee, save food and drinks. We provide all of your firewood for the two fireplaces, and even your first morning's continental breakfast.

All of the cabin's cabinets, closet, and drawers are yours for your stay! Don't forget to check them all before you have to depart!

What makes this cabin unique

A special benefit of the Wine Country Love Nest is it's LOCATION. It is located near Bodega Bay and Northern California's stunning coastline on the Pacific Ocean- (20 minutes away) and a very short drive to some of California's finest wineries. There are wineries only 20 minutes away! There are vineyards within walking distance in our neighborhood!

You can bicycle to the charming little hamlet of Occidental in 5 minutes.

The close proximity to Occidental and it's wonderful restaurants, pubs and shops make for a very relaxing vacation. You don't have to go far to eat, shop, go wine tasting, go antiquing, ride, kayak or hike. The Wine Country Love Nest is centrally located to all that Northern California has to offer. You will love it!

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 83 traveler reviews

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LUXURIOUS WINE COUNTRY CABIN RETREAT! PRIVACY SUN POOL SPA SAUNA GOLF REDWOODS:)
average rating of 4.9397593 based on 83 reviews
Sausalito, CA
5

2nd time and still wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Last time we were at the Love Nest we booked again before we even left. This was that trip, and it exceeded our already high expectations. The combination of pool, hot tub, sauna, and privacy surrounded by redwoods is unbeatable. The comfy bed, cozy fireplace, big screen TV, and cooks kitchen round out our favorite of all the VRBO properties we've stayed in. And our dog loves it, he had a great time and made some new friends too. We will be back again. Would give 6 stars if I could.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
DeTour Village, MI
5

Added Something Extra to Our Daughter and Son-in-law's Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I purchased a honeymoon getaway for our daughter and her new husband. We wanted to arrange for a specific wine and some other "surprises" to be waiting for them when they arrived. I contacted Robert and asked if he could help us out. He didn't hesitate. I sent out a box of goodies as well as a check for additional wines, cheeses, etc. The spread he arranged on the coffee table was exquisite. He really went above and beyond in making our kids feel at home. He even helped arrange a special surprise for the newlyweds, but that's another story...Thanks for all you did.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
California
5

Can't Say Enough Great Things!

  • 5 of 5

There's not enough complimentary words in the dictionary to say about this place and the hospitality you will receive from the owners, Robert and Jeanne! In fact, I almost don't want to say at all - as I would love to keep it as my little secret...but that wouldn't be fair to them. My husband and I went for an anniversary weekend. Their cabin has more than we could have hoped for and Robert & Jeanne have absolutely thought of EVERYTHING! From the anniversary card as we arrived to the treats for our dog. Beyond the fine touches, the unit is gorgeous. The setting is more than relaxing. And, while we thought we would spend some time in the town, we opted to just stay in and enjoy everything about the Nest. We have rented vrbo locations around the world and none have had the perfection that this place and their hospitality bring.

We can't wait to come back here one day!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Gorgeous spot for a Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

This Love Nest is absolutely breathtaking. So much attention to detail--it immediately felt like home. My husband and I had access to everything from outdoor adventures (easy drive to hikes in the redwoods or to a picnic on the beach), local flavor (please have a brew at Barley and Hops) and low key evenings (hot tub under the stars & then a movie on the big screen projector?.....yes!). What loving and thoughtful owners. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all - our stay at the Nest was perfect! The cabin and grounds were impeccable and exceeded our expectations. The kitchen / patio / grill were perfect for us, being a couple that loves great food (who doesn't?) and loves to cook. We had everything we needed to create our memorable meals. Really, the cabin overall created such a warm, open, an inviting space that we felt relaxed and totally at home the moment we walked in. The surrounding gardens and forest were beautiful and were perfect to walk through in the morning sun as we enjoyed our coffee (and each other's company in the peace and quiet!).

But even more impressive than the cabin itself was the pool / sauna / spa area. When outside enjoying this amazing space, we truly felt like we were just dropped in an oasis in the treetops surrounded by breath-taking views and beautiful sunshine. This completely private space really made our stay one we will never forget.

As a bonus, the owner Robert is an amazing individual. I am just in awe of how he was able to artfully blend the high-end technology in the cabin to stay "plugged-in" but in an environment and space that made it easy to "tune out" and relax. He also went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one - from providing an extra bottle of champagne our first night to his working around the clock to open the main pool for us. It is obvious that we wants to create the perfect stay while providing the privacy and comfort we all expect in getaway vacation.

I have stayed in many VRBO rentals in the past but have never taken the time to review one. But after this absolutely perfect stay, I felt compelled to write this review and give this property my highest recommendation. We are looking forward to the next time we can escape our busy lives to enjoy the Nest! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Newport Beach
1

An Honest Review

  • 1 of 5

We have only had positive experiences with VRBO. We happily have always given positive reviews reflecting our experience. Sadly, we cannot give a good review for this property. The studio is dark but well equipped. There is only 1 small bathroom so it would be crowded with a second couple. The owners house is right across the gravel driveway. You can hear his dogs barking and when he and his family go in and out of the gravel driveway. The property has a series of old run down shacks. Some are abandoned and others have tenants. Within some of these areas there is trash strewn about. We had looked forward to some nice nature walks but the unsightly trash and abandoned shacks destroyed that experience.

On a more upbeat note, the property is very close to town and you can walk there. Some of the owners restaurant recommendations seem more in keeping with steering you to his friends restaurants rather than good food.

In all fairness it would be dishonest to recommend this VRBO.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: AN HONEST RESPONSE: Sandy- All of our reviews have been honest, real, and only from our guests. We have been flattered that most couples experiencing the Love Nest have felt compelled to write 5-star reviews about the special, magical stay that they had. We are honored and happy that folks can come and un-plug if they want to…..or stay in touch with the real world if they choose. The Love Nest experience can be "incognito- away-from-it all," or "connected, online and in HD". It's your choice, and we really care about making it all happen. Sandy- there are serious inconsistencies in your review. There are no abandoned or run down "shacks" on the property. We represent our property honestly and straightforwardly in our listing- check our photos. Yes- we live nearby on the same 6 acre property. Our guest have appreciated that. We're close enough if you need assistance- but always carefully respectful of your privacy. You won't see us unless you need us. Sandy….the Love Nest is meant for loving couples, and if the bathroom is, as you say, too small for 2 couples, sorry- even though you only booked for just the two of you……..……. we're not really sure how to respond to that comment! :-) Our reviews speak for themselves. If you had told us when you were here that everything was not just perfect- be it with our accommodations, or any other thing that you wished, believe us…….it would have been taken care of. We have a gravel driveway-(you mentioned the gravel driveway twice in your review-another point you wrote that baffles us). It has been gravel for over 60 years, and it has been working just fine. Everywhere you look inside the Love Nest compound is serene, sunny and beautiful. Sorry our German Shepherd puppy, Zola, bothered you. We would have made sure she was totally quiet during her frequent potty breaks if you had called us. Usually no news is good news, but...…what can we say? We're sad that you didn't enjoy the place and weren't happy, but you didn't let us know until you wrote our very first negative review after 77 positive ones. We wish total excellence, satisfaction and happiness with your next vrbo rental. Best of luck and good will to you both. Sincerely, Robert and Jeanne :-)

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Barley and Hops
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Larkspur/san Francisco
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Northwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Union Hotel
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Schoolhouse Beach
Car: recommended

Located just a very short drive to all that Sonoma County has to offer. The quaint hamlet of Occidental is rich in things to do and see. Great restaurants, fun boutique shopping, Farmer's Market, Organic market, and the world-famous Union Hotel. And- it is a road-biker's paradise! there is a world class ropes course just down the road (3 miles).

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Rates & Availability

From $299 Per night

Occidental Cabin Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes **PLEASE NOTE: 4 GUEST MAXIMUM- $49/GUEST/NIGHT/PER ADDITIONAL GUEST. MINIMUM age 18 years or older.

**Additional persons over 4 paid guests on property at any time requires prior approval by email from Robert or Jeanne.

**NOTE: Evidence of pets on furniture/bed/smoking/extra guests- (unless pre-approved)- will result in the forfeiture of entire deposit.

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Amenities

Occidental Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Huge walk-in glass block shower that accommodates two
  • The bathroom is also a place of beauty. It is as nice as the rest of the cabin. Upscale! The glass block shower was made for two. It's BIG! You can see the redwood tree-tops through a window as you shower. A copper 'gentle rain' shower head emerges from the ceiling into the glass block shower. The vanity is a hand-made poured concrete masterpiece made by a local artisan. It sits on a wrought iron stand that was also crafted locally. A skylight brings lots of light into the bathroom. There are copper fixtures throughout the bathroom. The toilet is a higher one- easier to get on and off of for those with bad knees, and chair-friendly!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , PosturePedic California King with upscale linens
    Tree House - 2 twin/ single , A cozy little upstairs room to sleep in for two in twin beds
  • Two more adults may sleep in -a small, cozy and heated 'tree house'. Two twin beds with brand-new memory foam mattresses and upscale linens are provided. Both the master bedroom and the tree house feature designer lighting and down comforters. The tree house is 10 steps from the cabin, and is a perfect place to bed down for the night. It is small, cozy and WARM!
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Your first continental breakfast is fresh and in the fridge for you to prepare in the gourmet kitchen! 420/LGBT Friendly Spa and pool serviced daily or upon request.

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