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Romantic Wine Country Carriage House

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Forestville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

'The carriage house exceeded our expectations...' Amy - Rhode Island.

Centrally located in the quiet, laid-back town of Forestville, in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, The Carriage House offers style, luxury, comfort and amenities in the heart of wine county’s most desirable area.

Situated on a 2-acre olive farm down a quiet country road, the architecturally designed 640 sq-ft contemporary guesthouse is built of old growth redwood, cedar and Douglas fir and features a living room with soaring ceilings, stone fireplace, wet bar w/ mini refrigerator/freezer, micro/convection/toaster oven & coffee maker, master bedroom and luxurious bathroom — all designed for privacy and relaxation. A large 200 sq-ft covered deck runs the length of the guesthouse with views of the meadow, olive grove and treetops of the forests beyond.

Every type of modern luxury has been thought of including, heating and air conditioning, 42-inch flat panel television with integrated surround sound system, iPod plug-in, WiFi.

Location is everything and the guesthouse offers world-class wineries, top restaurants, biking, kayaking, golfing, shopping and spa within a few minutes drive. 30 minutes to the coast, 20 minutes to Healdsburg, Sonoma County airport, Sebastopol & Guerneville. Please note this rental has stairs.

TOT Certificate #948N

Quiet hours from 10 PM - 7 AM observed

Maximum of 2 guests

Keywords: Wine Country Carriage House, Sonoma County

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mark Berry
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2016
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About Mark Berry

Partners Mark Berry & Rob Akins moved from San Diego to Forestville and bought an old apple farm to fulfill their dream of growing olives and making olive oil. Inspired by the beauty of Sonoma County, Mark & Rob have planted out their two acres of heaven with ornamental and vegetable gardens, hidden walk ways, fruit orchards, olive groves and open meadows to delight the eye and stimulate the senses.

Mark Berry purchased this cottage in 2002


based on 29 traveler reviews

Romantic Wine Country Carriage House
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Carriage House Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Carriage House was spectacular. From the carefully curated list of restaurants and wineries to visit, to the personalized information card, our hosts thought of and executed on every detail. Thank you so much; we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing stay at the Carriage house. The place itself was amazing down to every last detail. And the property was gorgeous. Mark was a wonderful host, and provided great recommendations for wineries and restaurants.

We loved our stay. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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San Francisco, CA

Peaceful Wine Country Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I shared a perfect weekend recently at The Carriage House. It was so peaceful with the olive grove in the day and the stars at night. The daybed on the deck was the perfect place to enjoy the yogurt and granola in the morning. The daybed under the pergola in the middle of the grove was great for relaxing in the afternoon. We took a self guided tour of the gardens and grove that was delightful. The olive oil tasting and wine with our hosts was the cherry on top. I hope we get a chance to come back again. This would be a great place to celebrate an anniversary or simply take some time way from the chaos of everyday life to connect with nature and each other.

Oh! I almost forgot to mention the pool! It was a particularly hot weekend when we were there, and the pool was great. I didn't want to get off my floaty bed to go home.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-appointed, comfortable, private getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Carriage House. We stayed at fancy hotel in Healdsburg last year, which had its own appeal being walking distance to things, but the Carriage House felt more private and relaxed. The spacious living room provided a nice separate space where this early riser could lounge and read with my coffee while my wife got a little more shut eye. Mark set us up nicely with a little continental breakfast for the first day, although we had brought our own. We'll likely return next fall. (Note the main, single story house is adjacent to the Carriage House, but since the Carriage House is on the second story, it feels private and has a nice view of the olive grove.)

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Houston, TX

Prime Place on Poplar

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this property. It is very comfy and well appointed. Plenty of room and comfort for a couple looking for a getaway. You can spend all of your time here and have a great time. There is a grocery near by if want to stock-up and just hang. Or, you can use it as your home base for touring wineries. There are so many great wineries within a short radius. The logistics are easy. Either way, this is a great price performer. We were very, very happy with it.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Reconnect in Luxurious Comfort!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had our eye on the Carriage House for some time, and we were excited to finally able to escape the city for a weekend. We couldn't have picked a better place to enjoy what was truly a perfect weekend.

The Carriage House is beautifully designed, spacious, light, and serene with a big deck overlooking the olive grove. The furniture is gorgeous and comfortable inside and out, and wonderful artwork hangs throughout. Mark and Rob have attended to every detail: spa bathrobes and Bliss products, fresh cut flowers from the property, and a kitchen stocked with coffee, cream, granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, and other staples. There is a list of clear instructions for everything, including wi-fi and the premium sound system with iPod hook-up.

There was a card in the room for two complimentary tastings at Iron Horse, where we spent a relaxed and fun afternoon on a hill overlooking the vineyard tasting some fabulous bubbles and wine (don't miss the oysters on Sundays!).

We had a long list of other places to explore during the weekend, but we ended up spending much of it decompressing and reconnecting in the peace and comfort of the Carriage House place. The daybed on the deck is big enough for two and perfect for naps and star-gazing. We needed nothing else except more time for our unforgettable getaway, and we will undoubtedly return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Wine tasting at the many world class wineries located minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Forestville Cottage Rental Rates

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High Season
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
200 square foot covered redwood deck overlooking gardens, olive grove and woodlands, accessible from the bedroom and living room. Enjoy alfresco dining, or take a nap in the teak daybed. Located on a working olive farm, Carriage House guests can enjoy an olive oil tasting, by prior arrangement.

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