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Romantic Modern Wine Country Carriage House

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 swimming pool, 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.

The shared pool is available to guests from the hours of 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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

Mark Berry
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

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


Forestville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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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Romantic Modern Wine Country Carriage House
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Mark and Rob are great hosts. They are very detail oriented, roses on the nightstands and coffee/fruit/yogurt to help start our trips. I love they open their carriage house for our visits to California. The grounds are immaculate and the aesthetics are perfect.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Understated casual elegance, warm hospitality and very private! Do Not Miss!

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful holiday weekend at this property. The environment that the very talented owners have created sets the stage for a relaxing get away, complete with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside as well as proximity to many of Sonoma County's superb wineries and wonderful dining. While the quality of the Carriage House design and it's furnishings could easily be found in the pages of a design periodical, the manner in which the combination is executed is at once comfortable and sumptuous.

Don't miss the remarkable grounds of the estate, the "happy hour pavillion" set amidst the olive grove and the exquisite pool area. We hope to return often!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy & Romantic

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place for a romantic getaway. The beauty is in the household details, quality furnishings and gorgeous country views. Unique and special. We would definitely recommend and would be very happy to stay again and again!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely stay in forestville

  • 5 of 5

this was a great place to stay in laid back forestville; there aren't many towns in the wine country that still have a hardware on the main road.

this studio/one bedroom is equipped everything you need and its all high end. there is a great view to the olive grove, plenty of privacy, and close to iron horse, hartford, martinelli and ektimo. the armstrong forest is a 30 minute drive. the west road between guernville and healdsburg is 20 minutes away.

that said its hard to leave this beautiful carriage house. buy wine , grab takeout from backyard and sit on the porch as the sun drops below the ridge .

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing, romantic, relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience. The home was beautiful. A perfect stay for a romantic get away in wine country. Unfortunately, we were evacuated within 36 hrs of our stay due to the horrible wildfires that ravaged sonoma/napa. Mark was an amazing host and communicated immediately the risk. He volunteered reimbursement for the 5 nights out of the 7 we could not stay. An amazing property. An amazing host. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing place, perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The setting, accommodations, and amenities were fabulous!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Car: recommended

Wine tasting at the many world class wineries located minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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