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

Forestville, CA, USA
  • Bungalow400 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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!


Ana Renkow

Member Since 2010
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english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 06, 2018
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 Forestville

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 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.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Forestville is surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards which can be seen from our property.
            • Rural
              Forestville is an unincorporated area and rural. The town has all the services needed. Post Office, Pharmacy, Convenience Markets, Several Restaurants: Italian, Chinese, Mexican, American, Burgers.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                          Pete's Retreat has a loft-lounge upstairs where our Guests can enjoy relaxing, reading or watching television.
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Centrally located.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Centrally located.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Luxurious 800 Thread count linens.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          We have a European style washing machine/clothes dryer combination that washes and dries 10 lbs of clothing per cycle. Each cycle takes 2 hours to complete. Just enough time to soak in the hot tub!
                        • Parking
                          Private Guest parking area conveniently located directly in front of Pete's Retreat. Easy access via sidewalk to front door.
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Private Guest parking area conveniently located directly in front of Pete's Retreat. Easy access via sidewalk to front door.
                        • Towels Provided
                          We provide our Guests with plush towels for both showering, and for soaking in the hot tub or swimming in the pool during the warmer months.
                        • Washing Machine
                          We have a European style washing machine/clothes dryer combination that washes and dries 10 lbs of clothing per cycle. Each cycle takes 2 hours to complete. Just enough time to soak in the hot tub!
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Password protected - available for our Guests.


                            • Kitchen
                              Pete's Retreat does not have a kitchen. Amenities include a refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster oven, coffee maker, electric water kettle, gas barbecue with side burner, and dishwasher.
                            • Catering Available
                              Mexican, Chinese, Pizza, Burgers and California cuisine are offered at several take-out (or eat-in) style restaurants in Forestville. If you want to pamper yourselves, you do not have to cook.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              We provide Pots and Pans which can be used on the side burner of our Barbecue and everything you will need to prepare meals and serve them including a salad spinner and pasta pot with strainer.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              We provide everything you will need to prepare, serve and eat a meal.
                            • Dishwasher
                              We provide our Guests with a dishwasher knowing that washing dishes is not a chore anyone on holiday wants to do!
                            • Coffee Maker
                              And coffee grinder.
                            • Microwave
                              Plus additional appliances such as Coffee Grinder, Coffee Maker, Toaster Oven and Blender.
                            • Pantry Items
                              Limited to coffee beans, teas, sugar and artificial sweeteners, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. We provide saran wrap and aluminum foil.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Small but full-sized refrigerator with freezer.
                            • Stove
                              Our Guests have exclusive use of a gas barbecue that has a side burner which can be used to boil water and/or fry or saute' foods. We provide a pasta pot with strainer and pots and frying pans.
                            • Toaster
                              Toaster oven.


                                • Dining
                                  Pete's Retreat has dining areas both inside and on the private patio.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      Not a lending library but books you might enjoy reading while staying with us.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Cards, dominoes and board games.
                                    • Television
                                      Large flat-screened TV. Pete's Retreat does not have cable or satellite programming. There is a popular sports bar/cafe located approximately 4 miles from Pete's Retreat.
                                    • Video Library
                                      Modest collection of DVD's.


                                        • Bicycles
                                          West County & Joe Rodota Trails offer magnificent biking in our area. https://www.winecountrybikes.com/bike-rentals/index.asp
                                        • Boat
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Completely private. Includes hot tub, gas barbecue, and glass table with reed chairs.
                                        • Golf
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Located near our swimming pool which we invite our Guests to enjoy while staying with us.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Extensive gardens which we invite our Guests to enjoy! We provide you with a vase and flower sissors for you to select and enjoy fresh cut flowers.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Conveniently located on the private patio for the exclusive use of our Guests. Side burner for boiling, frying, and sauteing.
                                        • Tennis
                                          Half a mile from Pete's Retreat is El Molino High School. They have a tennis court which can be used when ever there is an open court.
                                        • Water Sports Gear


                                            • not suitable for children
                                              Our swimming pool is not enclosed. For this reason we do not offer accommodations to children.
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible
                                              There are stairs both leading to the property and inside the property. For this reason, Pete's Retreat is not suitable for wheelchairs.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  7' Deluxe hot tub for the exclusive use of our guests. Located in the private patio. The hot tub is for the use of our Guests alone. Please do not invite others to join you.
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  We invite our guests to join us in our swimming pool. Our pool is solar heated and in full sun so we get the most of the swimming months! We offer our swimming pool to our Guests alone.


                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • 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

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • 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.

                                                                      66 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Pete's Retreat - In the heart of wine country

                                                                      Jennifer R.

                                                                      My beaux and I LOVED our stay at Pete's retreat. It is a beautiful guest house on a lovely property tucked away in the quaint town of Forestville which is easily accesible to Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Guerneville and Santa Rosa. There are wineries a stone's throw away and after a day of tasting, you can return home to a welcoming hot tub or when the weather is warm, a hammock, a BBQ and other lovely outdoor amenities. I HIGHLY recommend you stay at Pete's retreat. I know I will be back.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      I'm happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your generous review of our property.

                                                                      Cute, quaint retreat.

                                                                      Kami P.

                                                                      Great experience. The bed is super comfortable and the hosts could not be more pleasant. Thank you again.

                                                                      Perfect little place for a couple

                                                                      Amelia C.-

                                                                      Second time we have stayed here. It is very nice and comfortable.

                                                                      The Ultimate Retreat!

                                                                      Tara Q.

                                                                      It's easy to relax at Pete's Retreat! We just got back from our second visit, and look forward to making plans to come back again soon. The combination of the well-appointed living space along with the peaceful surroundings offers visitors a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. If your idea of relaxation includes starting and ending your day with a soak in the hot tub and afternoon naps in the hammock, this is your spot!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      A returning Guests' review is a guide for us to know if we're on track with their needs. That's our main focus with our business!

                                                                      A very cozy stay! Extremely accommodating!

                                                                      Michelle G.

                                                                      Pete's Retreat is in a convenient location for many activities, sites and vineyards. Also close to a lot of great restaurants.

                                                                      Great Location with Super Nice Hosts

                                                                      Jana B.

                                                                      Sweetly rustic tiny house with beautiful, private patio and hot tub. Everything you need is right there--grill makes cooking at night a pleasure. Hosts could not have been nicer--available to say hi, but respectful of privacy. They have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. Location is just prime for wine tasting. I can see why people have come back to this cute little place year after year. It was perfect for us.


                                                                      Forestville, CA, USA

                                                                      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

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      Damage Deposit
                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      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.

                                                                      66 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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