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RATED #1 ***** Creek, Beach, Redwoods, Wineries & Pacific Coast (No Cleaning Fee

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)


(Click "Reviews" for more guest comments. Also, see "SPECIALS" below.)

Our FIVE-STAR reviews say it all ... "The Dreamery" is a dreamy getaway. Guests love the location. It's easy to get to, and it's a bit off the beaten tourist track. A recent guest wrote: "This is a perfect location, close to the coast and the Russian River wineries ... and secluded enough to make us feel like we got away. This is our new favorite place!"

NOTE - SAVE the $100 Cleaning Fee: I love a clean house as much as anyone. But I think it should be included in the rental fee -- not charged as an add-on. When you leave the house in good shape, we won't charge the $100 cleaning fee -- how refreshing!

PROPERTY PROFILE: A few steps from the beach and swimming on Big Austin Creek, “The Dreamery” is that rare vacation home where you feel like an honored guest. Our attention to detail is legendary, and we seek to delight you in every possible way.

TASTEFULLY DECORATED with CRAFTSMAN detail and JAPANESE art, this lovely property features a well-equipped kitchen, a luxury bathroom with new radiant-heat floors, comfy beds, romantic wood-burning fireplace, a hot-water outdoor shower, a star-gazing spa/hot tub, modern amenities, calming Japanese garden, a huge deck, and -- most important -- intimacy with nature.

The Dreamery is set on a curve in Big Austin Creek -- one of the cleanest waterways in Calif. The year-round creek is home to protected steelhead salmon, giant blue heron, egrets, kingfishers, ducks, and playful river otters.

PICTURE WINDOWS frame tranquil views of water and redwood forests from every room. Light, airy bedrooms open onto a spacious private deck overlooking the beach, creek, and a great spot for wading and swimming.

THE 1/2 ACRE of PRIVACY is graced with soaring old-growth redwoods, lots of light, and a serene Japanese garden.

The Dreamery is located in the Russian River/Sonoma Coast resort area -- 98 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge (I timed it).

You'll be near world-class wineries, restaurants, spectacular scenery, Armstrong Woods Redwood Preserve (tallest tree: 310 ft; oldest 1,400 years), Northwood golf course, Jenner By-the-Sea, and the breathtaking Sonoma Coast beaches.

Outdoor activities abound in this eco-adventure paradise. However, once you get to the peaceful setting, you may not want to leave (ever!).

SPECIALS - Available to all guests:

• • FREE bottle of California wine.

• • FREE basket of firewood.

• • FREE Wi-Fi for all your devices

• • You can even book an in-home massage by our certified massage therapist at specially reduced guest prices.

• • In addition to low rates, we will NOT charge the usual $100 cleaning fee when you leave the house reasonably clean. Our guests really appreciate this.

• • FREE Country Air with every booking (heh, heh)


• • Spacious deck to enjoy nature, the creek, beach, and swimming hole

• • Luxury hot tub/jacuzzi spa from which to star gaze

• • Hot-water shower outdoors at the foot of magnificent redwoods

• • Fully equipped kitchen -- including spices and condiments

• • Newly remodeled main bath with radiant-floors -- including in the shower!!

• • Comfy beds, the master bed features adjustable firmness control

• • High-speed cable Internet and Wi-Fi.

• • Smart TV with Internet Apps including Pandora, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, etc.

• • Nearby award-winning bakery (think luscious desserts!).

• • Romantic wood-burning fireplace

• • Easy-to-get-to getaway ... no long gravel or steep narrow roads

• • Fog-Free micro-climate with the Pacific Ocean and gorgeous Sonoma coast a short scenic drive away.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: No more than 4 people on the property, including children and/or guests.

QUIET HOURS: From 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

PARKING: On-site parking for a maximum of 2 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Sonoma County TOT #: 2130

Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #:ZPE11-0190




• • Private and peaceful creek-front location (not cheek-to-jowl with neighbors left and right)

• • Comfortable beds / Quality linens / Real down comforters

• • Clean, Clean, Clean


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Gently soak away urban stress in the luxury 'Hot Spring' spa with therapeutic 'hydro massage'.


Most people do in fact shower in the nude (heh, heh) … but rarely outdoors. Now you can with the private outdoor shower. With both hot and cold running water, you can shower in nature among the towering Sequoias.


A single-level bungalow, the Dreamery is set on the most beautiful spot on Austin Creek. It's an easy 1/2 mile walk or bike ride to the village of Cazadero where you will find a real 'Country Store.' A coffee shop/bakery is even closer. A short scenic drive brings you to the Sonoma beaches and coastline where the Russian River meets the mighty Pacific Ocean. And even if the coast is socked in with FOG, you’ll be protected in the sunny “banana belt” micro-climate with all-day sun (Feb. to Nov.).


The Dreamery also features an in-home computer for guest use. You'll have free high-speed cable Internet and Wi-Fi for your wireless laptop and devices.


For fire and safety reasons, smoking is NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE on the property -- including outside !!!

If you or anyone in your party smokes, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE find another place.


Alaska/Horizon Airlines has daily non-stops into Santa Rosa from Los Angeles, Orange County, Seattle, San Diego, and Portland. The property is 45 minutes from the Santa Rosa airport. San Francisco International and Oakland airports are 2 hours away. San Jose airport, 3 hours.

If you're looking for a peaceful, private retreat from which to explore this gorgeous part of the universe, it doesn't get any better than 'The Dreamery.”


Keywords: House, cottage, cabin, bungalow, bungalo, casa, casita, chalet, getaway, retreat, rental, vacation, timeshare, lodge, guest house,

More Details

Andrew (or Russian River Vacation Homes)
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Andrew (or Russian River Vacation Homes)

I must have been an innkeeper in a previous life because I love stewarding this tranquil retreat for folks who want to slow down, reconnect with nature, and share intimate time with a loved one. The setting is a sunny and private waterfront opening in the coastal forest. The 1/2 acre property is graced with a pebble beach and 600-year-young redwoods. I named it “Sequoia Beach Dreamery.” Guests LOVE this place. And their guest book comments remind me how much I enjoy both the peaceful setting and its closeness to all that this magical part of northern California has to offer. Chances are you’ll come to think of it as your own dreamy getaway. Indeed, think of it as your NEW BACK YARD.

Andrew (or Russian River Vacation Homes) purchased this house in 1997

Why Andrew (or Russian River Vacation Homes) chose Cazadero

The first time I drove along Big Austin Creek I was smitten – kinda like how you feel when you first fall in love with your mate. I searched for a year until I found the sweetest spot offering views up and down the year-round creek. I had looked at properties right on the Sonoma coast, but I found them to be windy and foggy too much of the time. But the Dreamery is in a protected 'banana belt' micro-climate -- just one coastal range removed from the ocean. I chose Cazadero because it’s off the touristy circuit, yet close enough to enjoy the coastline (15 min), the Russian River (10 min), and wine country attractions. Santa Rosa airport is 45 min. away and it's only 98 min. to the Golden Gate Bridge (I timed it!). You'll be close to world-class amenities and everything this eco-adventure region has to offer.

What makes this house unique

We’ve given special attention to creating a calming atmosphere with extra touches that offer you an ongoing sense of “Greeting.” The goal is to delight our guests who seek a break from the Hurley-Burly of the fast-paced urban scene. Visit the Dreamery, fill your lungs with fresh country air, and feel the Calm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We loved the fact that it is so close to San Francisco, where we live, but felt like it was a world away. It was so very relaxing to spend time every day in the hot tub and watch hawks soar above the trees. Everything was well stocked from the kitchen to the book shelves. One of the best parts was that it is a pet-free rental, very hard to find, but very important when someone has an allergy.
Jun 2011
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Cazadero House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The recently remodeled main bathroom features beautiful fixtures and finishes and a radiant-heated floor ... heated in the shower too!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , View of the creek.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , View of the creek.
  • Comfy beds / Quality linens / Real Down Comforters. The queen bed in the master bedroom features adjustable firmness control. Water views of the creek from both bedrooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private hot & cold OUTDOOR SHOWER at the foot of magnificent redwoods, In-Home MASSAGE avail. by a certified massage therapist, COMPLIMENTARY bottle of California wine. Central heating, plus FREE bushel basket of firewood for the fireplace.


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RATED #1 ***** Creek, Beach, Redwoods, Wineries & Pacific Coast (No Cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.928571 based on 106 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is, by far, the most beautiful place we've ever stayed in. The songs of the great sequoias surround... the accommodations are luxurious... the bathroom remodel is to die for... and the hot tub under the stars can't be beat! Great upgrade with the smart TV! This was our second trip and we plan on making it an annual event!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tracy and J, ... Deep gratitude to you. We're delighted you love the newly remodeled bathroom as much as we do. The fact that you returned for another stay and now want to visit annually is the greatest compliment we could receive. To make your next trip a little easier, I am now offering promo codes: "DREAMERY50" will give you a $50 discount on a stay of two days or longer. And "DREAMERY100" is good for a $100 discount on a stay of one week or longer. Meanwhile, the serenity of Austin Creek and the sacred Sequoias await your next trip. Many blessings -- Andrew -- P.S. If you are on Facebook, please “Like” the Dreamery’s Facebook page. It’s a good way to learn about improvements, events, and special offers.
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El Sobrante, California

An Excellent place to renew your soul and body

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time ever. This place changed me; it gave my spirit calm.

My husband and my daughter connected with each other and to nature. This place is magical and all things that are good for the soul.

Let us come again, I ask the Universe

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2010
  • Stayed: February 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear guests. It's a pleasure to offer a peaceful respite from the hectic pace of the urban scene. Namaste.
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Vancouver, BC

A beautiful embrace from a house and spot

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, crystal-clear stream, toweringly still trees, all kept us company as we spent a week in this precious spot.

Since this was a working vacation for us, we wanted a house that felt like home whenever we had to hunch over laptops in between any outdoor activities we could manage. From the pics, we knew this place would be special, but were surprised by how wonderfully special it was.

The decor inside and out, the little and big touches, made us feel relaxed and embraced. The outdoor hot tub, in its perfect spot amidst the trees, was a pool of bliss. The house, a balance of modern and rustic, made us feel nurtured by both nature and creature comforts every day we spent there.

We felt preciously alone and undisturbed in the woods, and yet were still only a few minutes drive from town and amenities.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our honor and privilege to have hosted you Zubin and Monica. If The Dreamery helped you to feel "relaxed and embraced" then we've succeeded in some measure. Please visit again to experience the spirit of place in another season ... until then, Namaste.
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Santa Rosa, California

Relax and Recharge

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location just a bit off the well-beaten track.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet spot.

  • 4 of 5

Nice spot, quiet and secluded. We would definitely use avain.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, California

Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful cabin and property. The perfect place to hide away and chill for a few days. Can’t say enough good things about the dreamery. It far exceeded my expectations.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Outdoor church set in a fairy ring of redwoods, complete with a massive stone altar."
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"Free use of these community courts."
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Sonoma County Airport (STS) - Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
The Pink Elephant
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
70 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 116/River Road
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
CazSonoma Inn
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Sierra Mountains
Nearest Beach
At your doorstep. Other beaches 15 min. at coast.
Nearest Point of Interest
Redwood Cathedral
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Fern Falls
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Tennis & Basketball courts
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Tee-Pee and Hanging Foot Bridge
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Historic Cazadero
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Cazadero Performing Arts Camp
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Raymonds Bakery -- Yummy Desserts
Nearest Point of Interest
Cazadero Area - Redwood Rainforest
Nearest Point of Interest
World-Class Bicycle Routes
Nearest Point of Interest
CazSonoma Inn & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Ross (Historic Russian Settlement)
Nearest Point of Interest
Russian River
Nearest Point of Interest
15 Minutes to the Pacific Coast
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Hiking
Nearest Point of Interest
Armstrong Woods Redwood Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Korbel Champagne Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
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More Wineries
Nearest Point of Interest
Salt Point State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Rhododendrons Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Dramatic Coast
Nearest Point of Interest
Russian Gulch State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Austin Creek Recreation Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Whale Watching
Nearest Point of Interest
Duncans Mills
Car: recommended

Unique outdoor 'REDWOOD CATHEDRAL', hanging footbridges, and year-round WATERFALL are within walking distance.

We are located in the the Russian River appellation. Dozens of wineries are nearby - wine tasting, fine dining easily accessible.

There is a public swimming pool in Rio Nido about 30 minutes away (Rio Nido Roadhouse).

The villages of Jenner-By-The-Sea, Duncans Mill, Monte Rio, Guerneville, Occidental, Graton, Forestville, Sebastopol, Freestone, and Healdsburg are a short drive, so shopping, dining, visiting artists' studios and galleries, and antique collecting are easy activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Plan $49
Tax Rate 14.0%

Note: Holiday periods have 3-day minimums. Thanksgiving: 4-day min.

Note: All reservations are final. If you have no choice but to cancel, refunds can only be made if the cancelled dates are re-rented.

Note: Changing dates is allowed, provided that the request to change dates is received in writing by at least 2 weeks before the arrival date. There is a non-refundable $40 change date fee, and the date the reservation is changed to must be within one year of the original arrival date.

Note: A Non-Refundable $49 Damage Protection Fee OR a Refundable Security Deposit is required. You can choose the Security Deposit instead of the Damage Protection Fee, in which case a $30 Booking Fee will be added. Your request to substitute the Security Deposit for the Damage Protection Fee must be made at the time of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.