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Luxury Wine Country Estate in the Redwoods - with Hot Tub and Fire Pit

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Multi-dwelling compound set on landscaped grounds with tremendous views

Elements is a private estate compound nestled in the magnificent redwoods of Sonoma County. There are four detached buildings and expansive decking to comfortably accommodate large groups. You'll be located within minutes of the beaches of the Sonoma Coast and the vineyards of Russian River Valley, a short drive to many wonderful wineries, and be amazed by the solitude that surrounds you.

The grounds have been landscaped with indigenous grasses and ferns, highlighting the phenomenal native redwood trees on the property, including an old growth redwood tree that's over 500 years old. Pathways and decks wind throughout, offering innumerable walks among ever-changing scenery, including a serene running pond, an antique stone masonry fountain, and an enchanting seasonal waterfall to delight and awaken the senses.

When you hike from the main compound, pathways become forest trails beckoning further into remote adjoining terrains still on the property. Austin Creek, with its numerous swimming holes and opportunities for river wading, is delightful in summer and winter alike.

The entire retreat is professionally lit to a stunning degree, complimenting its allure day and night.

Entertaining is effortless and everyone can still have their own privacy, while gathering together in the large entertaining areas. All 4 bedrooms, with a total of 3 king and 1 queen beds, are furnished with quality linens and down comforters. There is also 1 queen pull out bed in the living room of the main house, as well as an inflatable mattress that can be used in the yoga studio.

Main House & Kitchen

The main house is a contemporary craftsman structure with a great room combining the living room, dining room, and kitchen, a master bedroom with walk-in closet, and two bathrooms. The master bathroom has a large bath tub, and the other is exceptionally large with multiple shower heads and a walk-out to a Zen-inspired private garden. There is also an office with desk and printer.

The fully appointed kitchen is centered around a granite island and can accommodate multiple chefs. Appliances include a professional six burner gas Wolf range/oven, microwave drawer, stainless refrigerator/freezer, garbage compactor, serving trays, and complete dinner service featuring the kind of tableware you might find in a high-end restaurant. A pantry offers a variety of seasonings and other basics.

The main house is replete with fine attention to every detail, from the refectory-style dining table (seating for 10), the deep Restoration Hardware leather sofa, to custom designed decorative Portuguese candle chandelier, which radiates throughout the main living area.

The West Terrace, BBQ, and Fire Pit

The West Terrace, accessed via a large sliding door from the main house, is the essence of indoor/outdoor living and is an example of what makes this estate so unique. The outdoor kitchen and gardens were crafted from river stone years ago when the property was a summer campsite. It now includes a state-of-the-art gas BBQ, sink, lighting, and seasonal herb garden. It's an outdoor living room and is a great place to enjoy a warm day or cool evening in the company of friends and family.

The original river stone fire pit is now the focal point of a modern and sophisticated outside entertainment area, including outdoor speakers controlled by your mobile phone via the Sonos Sound System.

The outdoor dining table with seating for 14+ was custom made from the center cut of a local redwood tree. It’s the perfect setting for a large family gathering or a romantic retreat.

The Guest House

The guest house has its own terrace and seating area. Its windows have beautiful garden views as well, but with different vistas, giving this two-bedroom space a unique atmosphere and privacy. It has two bedrooms, one with a king size bed, and one with a queen size bed, each with their own private entrance to the outdoors, connected by a common hallway to the bathroom. The spacious multi shower head bathroom offers a mini spa experience off a secluded and private patio.

The Cabin

The “cabin” is everyone’s favorite. The pine-paneled interior is a classic recreation of the traditional summer camp cottage. It has its own bathroom, luxurious king size bed, and heated outside shower. The cabin also adjoins a very large deck with its own views of the redwoods and gardens. It's a secluded gem.

The Yoga + Exercise Studio

This quaint structure is situated in the quiet of the lower gardens, accessible via a Japanese wood walkway. The deck off the back offers another sitting area with meditative views. The studio offers yoga mats, blocks, adjustable weights, mirrored wall and more. The yoga studio can also accommodate overnight guests if the need arises, using the provided inflatable mattress. It also has a Sonos sound system connected to the main house, controllable by your phone.

A Hot Tub in the Redwoods

At the center of the compound is the spa area, featuring a circular jetted hot tub situated in the center of an ancient ring of redwood trees. It’s truly a magical location: A soak in the Elements hot tub at night lets you link with nature and the starlit sky, a wonderful harmonious experience.

The Treehouse Terrace

There is a tranquility and peacefulness to this place that feels unique and special. It's one of those things that must be experienced to be appreciated. Not only does this deck perched at the top of the property offer some of the best views, it has this amazing restorative energy about it - it's difficult to describe, but many of our guests have agreed they can feel it too.

The Latest in Entertainment & Technology

Located throughout the property you'll find all the latest that technology can offer including three HDTV’s, a full range of cable programming (On-demand, HBO, Showtime, ESPN, Sports, and more), Blu-ray DVD players, and high speed internet (150 Mbps). In the main house, you'll find a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV with an Apple TV, full cable access, as well as access to free movies on Netflix, Amazon, and more. The property is served by an enterprise-grade wireless system, with range throughout the grounds including the decks. In-wall USB chargers are available in all bedrooms and the office.

A Sonos sound system, complete with Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more, offers music and entertainment in the main house, the Guest house, BBQ area, spa area, and the yoga studio. All of this technology is here to serve your real world reality while you enjoy the calm and escape that this retreat provides.

EV Charger Now Available!

A complimentary Level 2 EV charger is available for your use during your stay to charge your Tesla, Volvo, Volt, Leaf, or other electric vehicle.

More Details

Owner
Heather & Bryan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Heather & Bryan

We've lived in downtown San Francisco for the better part of a decade, and often spend summer weekends in Guerneville and Sonoma. We're absolutely thrilled to share our "home in the Redwoods" with you, a very special place.

We've made numerous upgrades since acquiring the property in 2015. Our goal is to create a space that exceeds your expectations in every way.

We ourselves make it up to Elements on a regular basis and love the serenity that abounds here. It's one of those places that you must visit to truly appreciate.

We both work in the tech industry, but have found a calling in hospitality. We've been hosts on VRBO for over 8 years in San Francisco and Sonoma, having happily hosted hundreds of guests from around the world. Just as we love traveling the world ourselves, we love sharing what we can with travelers and hearing their unique stories.

Heather & Bryan purchased this estate in 2015

Why Heather & Bryan chose Sonoma County

When we first saw Elements it was love at first sight. You really have to visit to understand the feeling of serenity that surrounds you here. We live in the city, and while we've come to love the convenience of it all, we immediately appreciated that Elements felt worlds apart from all that hustle and bustle even though it was a short drive away - we knew it was a place that we wanted share with family and friends for years to come.

The western part of Sonoma Valley has a much milder climate, which is why its ideal for the Pinot Grapes. This area has a blend of fine wines and great food, along with a unique environment with the Redwoods and the Coast. We think it's the perfect balance of what Sonoma County has to offer.

What makes this estate unique

There is a tranquility and peacefulness to this place that feels unique and special. It's one of those things that must be experienced to be appreciated. The upper deck has this amazing energy about it - it's difficult to describe, but many of our guests have agreed they can feel it too.

The views over the redwood forested canyon and the abundant sunlight is really all you need to reconnect with what it means to be alive.

When was the last time you sat in a jetted hot tub surrounded by 100 ft tall redwoods? The experience cannot be missed. Be sure to check out our 500 year old "grandfather" redwood tree - this "dwarf" was among the few trees spared in the entire valley in the 1800s.

The Elements features a chef's dream kitchen with a high-end Wolf® 6-burner industrial stove, All-Clad® cookware, microwave drawer, Keurig coffee maker, replete with all the small appliances, cups, glasses, and tools that any chef could ask for.

And while you may be away from it all, you can stay connected at the Elements. With a fast internet connection and enterprise-grade wireless, you can stay as plugged-in as you want.

Elements is also equipped with a variety of high-tech entertainment options, including a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV, a Sonos sounds system with speakers throughout the property, and Nest thermostats.

Elements has a high-end cable subscription, replete with HBO, ESPN, Showtime, On-Demand Movies, and so much more. Additionally, the Apple TV has access to Netflix and several other apps and games. It's a great way to relax after a long day of exploring or wine tasting, or catch up on the game back home.

Rain clouds in the forecast? Don't fret! Elements is also wonderful in the rain - the incredible Austin Creek valley is gorgeous, and you can hear the seasonal creek roar. We're also equipped with the latest technology to keep you warm and safe - the property is connected to a generator and high battery systems to ensure that you are never inconvenienced.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed at the home with a group of girlfriends for my birthday and it was the perfect setting for a relaxed but luxurious extended weekend. The compound is located in a beautiful location and feels very secluded. There is enough space for four couple to have their privacy but also ideal common areas. The kitchen and electronics are state of the art and the house is beautifully decorated. Tons of wineries within 30 minutes away and a nice local town with a grocery store and restaurants 15 minutes away. I wish I could spend every weekend here. Michael was a very attentive host and the house felt like our own for the weekend.
Mar 2015
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Amenities

Cazadero Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 (Guest House) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 (Main House) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 (Main House) - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 (Cabin) - toilet , outdoor shower
  • There are four bathrooms spread across three dwellings. Two bathrooms are spa style with multiple rainfall-style shower heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main House Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Cabin Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest House Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest house second bedroom.
    Main House Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Guest House Second Bedroom - 1 king
  • There are four total bedrooms in three of the structures. Two bedrooms in the Guest House (one large, one small). One large bedroom in the Main House. One bedroom in the Cabin.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Entertaining large groups is effortless and everyone can have their own privacy, while gathering together in the large entertaining areas. All bedrooms, a total of three king and one queen beds, are furnished with quality linens and down comforters. Located throughout the property is all the latest that technology can offer including three HDTV’s, a full range of cable programming, Sonos sound system, Blu-Ray DVD, and high speed Internet. Please contact us to arrange Limo, Private Chef, Cooking Class, or on-site Massage services. Elements is a registered vacation rental with the County of Sonoma. Our prices include Sonoma Country Transient Occupancy Tax. TOT Certificate No. 822N.

Reviews

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Luxury Wine Country Estate in the Redwoods - with Hot Tub and Fire Pit
average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews
San Francisco, CA
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The most incredible home and exceptional experience

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I spent 4 nights at this amazing home. Calling it a home does not do it justice - it's an experience in nature where the owners thought out every detail. Heather and Bryan were wonderful to communicate with and we hope to go back and stay at their home every year. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time at Elements with a group of old friends. It's tucked away on a hill, surrounded by trees -- like a giant treehouse. The property, with its separate sleeping quarters and various lounging areas, is thoughtfully laid out, so you can be together without feeling on top of each other. It also has an elegant, minimalist aesthetic (while still being very comfortable) -- a very nice change from the shabby basement furniture or country cute you often get with vacation rentals. We hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family gathering at this beautiful property. Everything was as advertised, comfortable, private, and beautiful. Mornings in the hot tub are a great way to start the day!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Enchanting forest

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Elements. The setting is very private, quite, exactly what I was looking for. It was awesome to wake up in the forest, drink coffee and look at the trees. I loved that we could spend time together with my parents in the main house and take an advantage from staying in separate houses when we needed it.

Out kid had so much fun at the yoga house. I hope we left everything in the right place.

Thank you for excellent bathrooms, comfortable beds, fun washer and drier, well equipped kitchen, the web, Netflix, the heater in the house. It does matters.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

My 3 girlfriends and I spent a week in October at the Elements. What a beautiful property. The redwoods are amazing. Enjoyed the hot tub and outdoor kitchen, patio and the guest cottages. Heather could not have been more accommodating. She was quick to respond to any questions we had.

Sonoma County is beautiful and we enjoyed exploring the area. Would definitely highly recommend staying here. Raymond's Bakery is a must see. We went there our first evening for pizza and wine and good music. Their bakery was excellent as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Dream getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home was an absolute dream. It's secluded among the grandiose redwoods and has every accommodation you can imagine. Born, raised and living in the city, this was exactly what we needed, a country getaway. The property easily accommodated 8 people and we all enjoyed cooking dinners in the beautiful chefs kitchen and grilling steaks on the outdoor grill. Watching stars from the hot tub was a perfect nightcap. Wine tasting and restaurants were a bout 20 minutes away. You can't go wrong in this "postcard" home. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Santa Rosa Airport (STS)
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Blue Heron
Nearest Ferry
59 Miles
San Rafael
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Northwood Golf
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Santa Rosa Smart Train
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Cape Fear, Duncan's Mill
Nearest Ski
228 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Monte Rio Beach
Car: necessary

Elements Austin Creek is a majestic compound located on a five acre ridge above historic Austin Creek. Once you breathe the air and see the vistas you are aware of the profound spirit penetrating the property. This extremely private estate consists of four buildings and a spa thoughtfully situated among spectacular gardens and towering redwoods with breathtaking panoramic views of Magic Mountain and its adjoining watershed.

Other Activities: shopping, rafting, kayaking, boating, rock climbing, spa, miniature golf

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Rates & Availability

Cazadero Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 26 2017 - Oct 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$729
$4,899
 
 
Fall Season
Oct 23 2017 - Nov 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$689
$3,999
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$929
$5,999
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$929
$5,999
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$649
From
$699
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $225 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our rental is a licensed rental with the County of Sonoma. Please support local tourism and ensure a safe stay by only renting from licensed vacation rentals like ours. TOT Certificate No. 822N.

An important note about maximum occupancy:
Maximum occupancy is limited to 8 adults and a maximum of 4 cars. County ordinances prevent any larger gatherings and is monitored. If you're planning on hosting an event that would bring more than 8 guests to the property, please contact us first to arrange. You will waive your deposit if you hold an event for more than 8 people at the property without prior permission, in addition to being responsible for any and all county fines. Thank you for your understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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