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Pete's Retreat in Forestville! (Previously Forestville Guest House)

60 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Forestville Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Hosted Rental, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

Pete's Retreat is located off of Covey Road at Johnson Lane in Forestville, CA. 95436. You can use Google maps to find it. If you enlarge the area, you will see exactly where we are located in the greater area of Sonoma County wine country.

The following towns are our more immediate neighbors: Graton (3 miles), Sebastopol (7 miles), Bodega Bay (22 miles), Occidental (10 miles), Jenner (21 miles), Guerneville (8 miles), Santa Rosa (13 miles), and Healdsburg (12 miles).

Pete's Retreat is approximately 1 mile from Westside Road a.k.a. Wine Road.

I have listed what our accommodations are below showing all the amenities we offer. We have dining areas both inside Pete's Retreat and on the private patio. Pete's Retreat does not have a kitchen. There is a wet bar. We provide our guests with cooking utensils as well as dishes, silverware, cups and glasses. Pete's Retreat has a new Dishwasher and Washing Machine/Dryer Combination for our Guests convenience' See below for more specifics.


1 Queen Bed

Private Bathroom with Shower

Plush Linens and Towels provided including spa/pool towels

1 Couch and an Over-stuffed Chair in the Loft Lounge

Air Conditioning and Heating

Private Patio with Deluxe 7’ Hot Tub

Shared use of Owners Solar Heated Swimming Pool in warm weather (Guests only)

2 Glass Top Tables with Chairs (One inside Forestville Guest House the other outside on the Private Patio)


European-style washing machine/clothes dryer combination machine

Gas BBQ Grill with Side Burner (Located on the Private Patio for the exclusive use of our Guests)

Coffee Maker, Coffee Bean Grinder & Filters

Electric Water Boiler

Microwave Oven



Full-Size Refrigerator

Toaster Oven

Satellite Flat Screen Television with DVD Player - Modest collection of DVD's for our Guests

Hair Dryer

Iron and Ironing Board

Alarm Clock

Ceiling Fan

Keywords: Wine Country Destination!

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

Ana Renkow
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Ana Renkow

We are a quiet fun loving couple living on a property we acquired in 1981. Our property mirrors our interest in the beauty of life. We have extensive gardens with many comfortable areas to sit and take in the plants and creatures that call our land home. We have a swimming pool which we offer our guests to share with us during the warmer months when it is a delicious temperature. Our swimming pool is not enclosed. Because of this, we do not accommodate children. Our swimming pool is solar heated. Pete's Retreat is on our property and is located next to our home. There is approximately 20 feet between Pete's Retreat and our home. All of our guests have felt quite private and separate. We are the only people who live on the property and where we live is rural. We live in a 2-acre minimum neighborhood and we are backed by a 5-acre minimum area. It is quiet and private. We invite our guests to share our property with us.

Ana Renkow purchased this bungalow in 1981

Why Ana Renkow chose Sonoma County

We enjoy living in a beautiful rural town surrounded by nice people.

What makes this bungalow unique

Peaceful tranquility in a busy world is what we offer our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our next-door neighbors got tired of their rooster cock-a-doodle-doing at all hours so they gave him away. We no longer have rooster sounds!
Jan 2012
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based on 60 traveler reviews

Pete's Retreat in Forestville! (Previously Forestville Guest House)
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 61 reviews

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Loved Petes Retreat! Thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations and the location was perfectly situated near Russian River, ocean and sonoma wineries! Ana was a tremendously gracious appreciated the coffee, hot tub and wonderful recs!!! We will definitely come again and recommend highly!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kris! We love knowing we met your needs and look forward to seeing you again when your travels (and biking, hiking, dining desires) bring you back to our area!
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Very enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

We spent two nights at Pete's Retreat. Ana is very nice and friendly and welcomed us when we arrived.

The location is nestled away from busy streets but the location is close enough that we had no trouble touring wineries and the Farmer's Market. The property is cozy and clean. We were not left wanting for any amenities (okay, a stove would have been great but we knew that going in). The bbq was very welcome (clean and in good working order).

We especially liked the ice packs and could have used the large cooler that was provided.

We recommend Pete's for wine tourists!



  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

We just keep coming back!

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed several times at this little cottage. It is adorable and our favorite in Sonoma County. This was our first winter stay and only for two nights. It was raining and a bit stormy. Lounging in the hot tub with a glass of wine was great. Due to the rain, we were not able to spend much time on the deck. We already knew the deck and BBQ were sheltered, but were pleasantly surprised to discover we could cook without getting wet. The cabin stayed quite toasty. While watching a DVD movie in the loft area (the first time in all of our trips we even turned on the TV) we even had to turn the heat down. The updates since our last stay are all great! We love this place. In closing, we are already looking forward to our summer stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy. Perfect for a couple

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property. No complaints.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-provisioned and Very Comfortable Lodging for 22 days!

  • 5 of 5

Our grown daughter was participating in an annual event in Cazadero called California Brazil Camp for two weeks. Because of a health condition and allergies to pets, she is unable to "camp out" with the rest of the attendees who stay there to learn advanced Brazilian dance and we rented the very clean Forestville Guest House originally for just two weeks. But when the camp ended, one of the main instructors from Brazil had another event down in Berkeley the next week and we extended our stay up to a full 22 days so our daughter could commute to more Brazilian dance classes. Our daughter stayed in the loft area on a comfortable futon while my wife and I stayed on the queen bed downstairs. The kitchen and bathroom were well-stocked and had useful appliances. There is a nice propane gas grill located on a redwood deck that served as our main cooking appliance for grilled burgers and chicken. Although I never used it, the grill has an easy-to-use single gas burner you could use with a pot or pan. We kept the washer/dryer going almost full time and it worked well although there is a learning curve on how to use it. The shower was very nice and powerful (unlike most places these days). But for us the "star" was the whirlpool/hot tub out on the deck. You can lie back in the whirlpool and look up at the branches of a tall redwood tree during the day. At night our daughter was able to soothe the aches and pains associated with all day and night samba dance practice when she finally showed up sometime after midnight on many evenings. There is a beautiful pool as well which we did not use as it was much easier removing the lid on the whirlpool than the cover on the larger pool. Because the owners were away on a camping trip most of the time we were there, they allowed us to harvest fresh heirloom tomatoes, peppers, squash, pears and even a water melon from inside or near their greenhouse. Because of the loft, the 400 square foot space felt a lot larger. We spent a lot of time at the table on the outside covered redwood deck listening to noisy squirrels warn off other critters (including us) from a nearby tall cedar tree a few feet away. There is internet available via WI-FI. The owners added an extender for it while we were there that greatly improved the signal after we mentioned the signal was weak inside the guest house. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this property. It's in the heart of Sonoma wine country and the Russian River resort area. Very quiet too.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SF Bay Area

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed here for a weekend while we attended a nearby festival. We truly enjoyed the privacy and seclusion offered by this hideaway. The spa was very relaxing and we attempted to swim in the pool, but never had the opportunity. Everything was easily accessible and ready. Ana and Peter were very attentive, without being overly present and even let us use their rice vinegar to complete a recipe! We were even able to arrange for a late checkout, which was perfect! We would stay again and recommend these accommodations to anyone that was looking for peaceful scenery and a romantic, private location wrought with opportunities for relaxation.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Underwood Bar & Bistro, Graton Road, Graton, CA
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Larkspur Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Northwood Golf Club, Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA
Nearest Train
68 Miles
AmTrak 5885 Horton Street, Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy. 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Farmhouse Inn, Backyard, Twist, and Canneti's
Nearest Ski
220 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Sonoma Coast State Beach, Jenner, CA
Car: necessary

Sonoma County's location has made it the most perfect place for making fabulous wines. Visitors can expect a wealth of opportunities to visit vineyards, stop by wineries and wine tasting rooms ... and to enjoy the 'fruits of our labor' here in one of the most picturesque wine country regions in the world.

Most travelers fall in love with the Russian River’s meandering course as it flows past river towns and ancient redwoods to Jenner, where it empties into the sea. Kayaking, canoeing, swimming, inner tubing, fishing, rafting and sunbathing are favorite river pastimes. You can usually spot harbor seals and shy, cow-eyed pinnipeds at the mouth of the Russian River at Goat Rock State Beach near Jenner.


Rates & Availability

Forestville Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Per Visit Housekeeping $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax No. 620N.

Pete's Retreat has a year-round 2-night minimum stay requirement on Friday-Saturday-Sunday rentals.

Pete's Retreat is a NO SMOKING hosted rental. An additional $250 cleaning fee will be charged to your credit card at the time of check-out if smoking has occurred INSIDE Pete's Retreat during your visit.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a shower. Our Guests enjoy using the hot tub on the private patio when they want to relax in hot water. We provides our Guests with a hairdryer and a magnified mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A 5 minute driving radius to world class wineries, a few minutes walk to the Russian River, a 15 minute drive to one of the world’s most magnificent Redwood forests, or a 30 minute drive to the Pacific Ocean, what more could you ask for in a vacation destination! Pete's Retreat offers the best of Sonoma County's Wine Country! Privacy in a rural setting with perennial gardens and vistas of grapes everywhere! A charming quiet oasis minutes from the finest wineries and restaurants. Soak in our 7’ deluxe hot tub conveniently located right outside on the private deck. During the warmer months, enjoy a dip in our swimming pool to cool off after a day of wine tasting and gourmet dining! E-mail us now for more information and additional pictures. Pete's Retreat best accommodates 2 adults. We do not offer accommodations for pets. No smokers please.

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