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Colossal Redwoods, Wine Country & Pacific Coast (Save the $100 cleaning fee!)

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Cazadero House Rental Photos and Description

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


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A few steps from the beach and swimming on Big Austin Creek, “The Dreamery” is that rare vacation rental where you feel like an honored guest.

Tastefully decorated with Craftsman detail and Japanese art, the interior features a gourmet kitchen with a 5-burner gas range, romantic wood-burning fireplace, and rich redwood panels.

Picture windows frame tranquil views of nature -- offering water views 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 that predate Columbus, lots of light, and a calming Japanese garden.

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

You'll be near world-class wineries, restaurants, spectacular scenery, Northwood golf course, Armstrong Woods Redwood Preserve (tallest tree: 310 ft; oldest 1,400 years), 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!).

SPECIAL: In addition to low rates, we will NOT charge the usual $100 cleaning fee if you leave the house reasonably clean (every little bit counts these days).

SPECIAL: You can even book a professional in-home massage by a certified massage therapist at reduced rates.


• • 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

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

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

• • Nearby bakery, 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 nearby

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

• • SPECIAL - FREE bottle of California wine. FREE basket of firewood.

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

• • Plus, you will NOT be charged a cleaning fee if you leave the place reasonably clean. (Most homes charge extra.)


_________ DETAILED DESCRIPTION ________


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 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.).


The Dreamery also features an in-home computer for guest use. You'll have free high-speed cable Internet and Wi-Fi if you want to bring your own wireless laptop or device.


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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Andrew (or Russian River Vacation Homes)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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About Andrew (or Russian River Vacation Homes)

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. (Remember THAT feeling?) 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

Why Andrew (or Russian River Vacation Homes) chose Sonoma County

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 of N. Calif. has to offer.

What makes this house unique

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 peaceful 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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Colossal Redwoods, Wine Country & Pacific Coast (Save the $100 cleaning fee!)
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 82 reviews
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: Feb 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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A wonderful 3-day vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

“The name “Dreamery” is fitting - Can also be called "Heaven"”

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

Location was amazing. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. The hot tub was pretty green which was kind of a bummer, but didn't hamper how perfect everything else was.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was, without question, the most beautiful place we've ever stayed. The quiet zen garden, the beautiful touches of art and light, the perfect combination of pristine calm and warm comfort. The hot tub, a true nod to the Japanese ritual of bathing... the outdoor shower... the gurgle of the creek and the sun on the deck. We enjoyed the in-home massages by Julie, too! 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!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: YES, YES, YES! You fell under the spell of the Dreamery and this magnificent area. Thank you so much for the kind words. You will be welcomed back. Until next time, many blessings to you on your path. With a deep bow of gratitude.
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Unexpected Beauty and Location

  • 5 of 5

This property was all it claimed to be - so much beauty and comfort here! We were truly amazed at finding this location; it is in a unique area on the Russian River, with unexpected wineries (not the typical Napa ones we expected, but better), close to the coast, and beautiful Redwoods all around:)

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so appreciate your comments. Your comments reminded me of why I and so many guests love this sweet little bend in the creek and the amazing beauty all around. Thank you.
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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
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Cazadero Area - Redwood Rainforest
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World-Class Bicycle Routes
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CazSonoma Inn & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Ross (Historic Russian Settlement)
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Russian River
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15 Minutes to the Pacific Coast
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Great Hiking
Nearest Point of Interest
Armstrong Woods Redwood Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Korbel Champagne Winery
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More Wineries
Nearest Point of Interest
Salt Point State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Rhododendrons Preserve
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Sonoma Coast State Beach
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Dramatic Coast
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Russian Gulch State Park
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Austin Creek Recreation Area
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Whale Watching
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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

Cazadero House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Plan $49
Tax Rate 14.0%

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.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cazadero House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 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 -
  • 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. 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
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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