|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
SEQUOIA BEACH DREAMERY -- 'THE BEST GETAWAY WE'VE EVER TAKEN'
(Click "Reviews" for more guest comments. Also, see "SPECIALS" below.)
I love a clean house as much as the next person ... and even more than most people. 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!
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 seeks 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 -- an intimacy with nature.
PICTURE WINDOWS frame tranquil views of water and redwood forests from virtually 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)
A LOVELY, COMFY, 2-BDRM COTTAGE BEAUTIFULLY SITED ON BIG AUSTIN CREEK
• • 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
• • 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
NO PETS. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING.
THIS PROPERTY IS NOT CHILDPROOF. IT THEREFORE MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 3 YRS.
• • 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
HAVE IT ALL, OR GET AWAY FROM IT ALL.
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PAMPER YOURSELF WITH HYDRO MASSAGE
Gently soak away urban stress in the luxury 'Hot Spring' spa with therapeutic 'hydro massage'.
SHOWER IN THE NUDE
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.
PARADISE GROVE -- PEACEFUL SERENITY
A single-level bungalow, 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 giant blue heron, egrets, river otter, and ducks. This is 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.).
WORKING VACATION ANYONE?
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.
___ SORRY: ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING, NO PETS, NO 'PARTY ANIMALS'_____
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.
NOTE: May not be suitable for children under three years of age.
LIVE OUTSIDE THE BAY AREA?
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.”
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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. 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, Santa Rosa, CA
Andrew (or Russian River Vacation Homes) purchased this house in 1997
I first 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 beaten path, 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.
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. 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.
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.
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
I stayed at the Dreamery 5 times now. I was there in May, July, November, December. Each season has its charms. I've been there on a rainy weened and on a sunny one. Loved them both.
This is by far my favorite booking on VRBO. Everything works for me - part of Sonoma, close to awesome wineries and redwoods but removed enough to be out of the main, touristy circuit.
Most times I don't want to leave the premises once there - this place is magical. Very private, relaxing and just fabulous. There's nothing I would change. The owner paid so much attention to each detail - from the awesome outdoor shower that seems to be part of a huge redwood tree, to the carefully tended for Japanese garden. to the birdseed that you can leave on the railing to attract awesome birds, to the relaxing music and the nice fireplace in the living room. The creek and beach are awesome. So are the starts you can look at from the hot tub! Oh, did I mention that the beds are just perfect? And that you will find a nice bottle of local wine in the kitchen, on your arrival?
I can't wait for my next stay at the Dreamery!
Our family loved ringing in the new year at the dreamery. The cabin was cozy and had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend. The kids especially loved putting out birdseed to watch the jays and chickadees on the deck and collecting rocks by the river. The grow ups loved the natural setting to disconnect and, of course, the hot tub! We hiked to the nearby waterfall and even spotted some trout in the swimming hole. We hope we can return in summer to take a dip!
My family and I stayed for a few days over the winter break. The house was cozy and warm and the setting very peaceful. Too cold to swim this time of year but the river was beautiful to look at from all over the house, the deck and especially the hot jacuzzi. The house is unique and charming and obvious the owners take pride in it. Thank you for the winter retreat and hope to be back soon!
We absolutely loved staying at the Dreamery. My friends and I had been to RRV before but this visit was like no other due to the amazing setting of the property. It was exactly what we were looking for, a secluded hideaway. The house had all the comforts that we needed. We were able to cook on multiple occasions and found the kitchen easy to use. The hot tub was also a wonderful treat. Finally, I found Andrew to be excellent with communication. We also had a logistical issue (our own fault) and the management company helped us take care of it quickly. I would definitely stay here again. In fact, I'm already looking forward to it!
The place itself is amazing. Nature, trees, the quiet atmosphere, the river (more about that below)… We had a wonderful three days at the Sequoia Dreamery and my only wish it lasted a bit longer.
The Good -
The scenery and the peaceful mood this place sets on you.
The house itself is big, very well taken care of, two bedrooms and full of atmosphere. It doesn’t feel like a place that people come to visit and leave – It feels like… well, like home. Cozy (and big) living room, with TV (+Netflix), two huge bedrooms, beautiful porch with a view of the Sequoia trees around the house. Fully functional kitchen. Everything you might need – It’s right there. Just see the photos, I think it speaks for itself.
The Bad -
Be ready – ZERO cellular connection. If you rely on GPS, you have to turn it on while in the house where there is Wi-Fi. Regarding food – There is a lovely bakery just 2 min from the house, but there is not much selection of food variety there. BBQ equipment is there if needed.
One small thing that bothered me: It is very easy to see that the owners of the house care for it. There are all these little notes around the house to help you find what you need or instruct you what to do. At first, it’s kind of fun and cute but with time it made me, personally, feel a bit like I’m in a museum surrounded by instructions on what to do and how. I’m sure some people love it; others need it, and it’s a silly thing to mention, but.. That’s how I feel, so why not say it? :)
And the Amazing –
Everything. Really. The hot tub outside the house, in a secluded corner. Just next to it is a shower that comes out of a tree! Your private beach. And the river! Crystal clear water, just in front of the house. There is a strip of water, but enough for you to find a spot to swim. There are few “holes” that are quite deep and after a hot day, few minutes in these cold, crystal clear water... Absolut Heaven.
Go there. Now. I know I will.
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.
|Damage Protection Plan||$49|
Note: Holiday periods have 3-day minimums. Thanksgiving: 4-day min.
A Non-Refundable $49 Damage Protection Fee OR a Refundable $500 Security Deposit is required. You can choose the Security Dep instead of the Damage Protection Fee, in which case a $20 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.