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Cabin Getaway, Surrounded by Forest, Relaxing, Occidental Ca

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is a true getaway. We searched the enitre area of the Russian River before we settled on this property. Camp Meeker is unique with its logging history, post San Francisco earth quake. After it was done as a logging camp it was developed as a vacation community. Families have owned properties for multi generations and some became full time residents. It is fun to hear the family histories and tales of days gone by.It is central to the RussianRiver, ocean, Redwoods, wine country, and all of the entertainment, activities, and open countryside of West Sonoma county. The cabin is a great place to leave your daily life behind and truly disconnect. We get some cell coverage, but its more a place to reconnect to each other. We enjoy sharing our space with friends and family, but both agree, it is best with just us two. We chose to not put TV, and all of the other distractions of daily life so that it would feel like time away from our daily life. We have shared some of our best meals in our backyard Redwood grove. It's a place to come home to after a day of enjoying what you love to do outside, enjoy a GREAT SHOWER and a fantastic night of rest. The entertainment available in West Sonoma county is endless, via festivals, wineries, and farm trails. Where there is wine there is great food. We are pet friendly to responsible and well trained owners of pets. We do not have complete fencing, so your dog can not be left unattended out of doors and must have good indoor manners. We love the children we raised as I am sure you love yours, but our cabin is made as a true getaway..

Keywords: quiet, cabin, remote, russian river, north bay, unplugged, forest, cottage, shanty, modern.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

My husband and I have been together 30 years. We have always understood the importance of getting away on our own to reconnect. When our last child was out of the house, we set out to find this place. We spent two years looking and two years creating. We did all of the work and enjoyed our time there all the while. Our dream is to own a Bed & Breakfast one day. We chose this area because of all of the activities, entertainment, and the weather. The cabin does not get the coastal fog or the winds that come off of the river. There is sun year round. The Friday night market in Occidental, Union Hotel Bar & Restaurant, Barley & Hops Pub, & Howards Cafe have enough to offer in a weekend that you never have to leave Occidental if you don't want to. We love coming to an area that has so much Calif. history and where generations of families have owned vacation properties. We hope you will come and enjoy the cabin for all of the reasons we do and find some of your own, and then come again.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2009

Why The Owner chose Sonoma County

We chose this area because it is within a close distance of our home for a weekend getaway. The drive in is scenic because of all of the open lands. We were looking to be within minutes of the Ocean, but did not want the coastal fog. We are within 15 min. of warmer weather or cooler weather. It is a unique climate location. The towering Redwoods have the ability to grab your attention and distract you from your daily thinking. The cabin is located off a beautiful stretch of Hwy. and nestled in a quiet vacation community where people come to rest.

What makes this cabin unique

We asked our friends and family to help give us a name for the cabin that best described the feeling for them while there. For Play was the name we chose. You will want to leave the woes of daily life and responsibilities behind and play, whatever that means for you. It's a great place to watch the sun move through the trees first thing in the morning, or take a walk to a nearby scenic lookout. We have a picnic pack that we take to the ocean parks, river, or any spot we may come upon. There are many nearby hiking trails that are short in distance or can take you all the way to te ocean. It is a great biking destination for all skill levels and or the motorized cyclist. We like to participate in local community events as much as possible, like the local volunteer Fire Dept. pancake breakfast & BBQ. We do enjoy the community spirit. We enjoy sharing information on local restaurants and activities with guests. We have a window of opportunity that holds local discounts that we are able to come by for our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My weekend starts on a Thursday afternoon when I arrange a massage at the cabin with Cindy Fuchs; at or, wonderful experience, my husband joins me at the Friday night Farmers Market on Main Street. We shop the market for local produce and decide on a plate of Paella, a bottle of local wine that we take back to the cabin and enjoy out back with a fire. Don't forget the ice cream from the Farmers Market, it was a great treat that we finished on Saturday night as we grilled out back and enjoyed our local produce. Sunday morning belongs to Howards for breakfast. One last walk with the dog a quick check of the cabin and the weekend is done. We look forward to the return trip already.

Brian & Maureen
Jul 2013
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Cabin Getaway, Surrounded by Forest, Relaxing, Occidental Ca
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 58 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Maureen and Brian for making our third stay at their lovely home, just as memorable as the first. (Which was our honeymoon)

This is a cottage in the majestic redwoods, with every detail thought of. It is a cozy, relaxing retreat, with the advantage of privacy. It is easily accessible to dining, hiking, exploring, shopping and the ocean. Don't hesitate to book your stay. I am one that is choosey about my stays away from home, and I have been here three times and will return again.

The space they have created outside lures me back. The option to dine outside, cook out on the grill or read a book by the fire on a chilly evening.

Ample parking and easy to bring bikes and pets.

Between the "Room with a View" and the "Luxury Shower" my stress level drops upon arrival.

And if you really want to pamper yourself visit the Osmosis Spa a few miles away. Then return to the comfort of the bedroom to rejuvenate some more. We have visited in the winter and summer, and both score 10 for me.

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to make such cherished memories.

Warm Regards,

Mary and Fred

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this cabin. It had been beautifully redone, and the high ceilings made it feel very expansive. With food from Whole Foods in Sebastapol we cooked all our meals in the kitchen. There is seating area in the woods behind the house where a deer came to check us out. The setting is very wooded and peaceful and I especially liked reading in the sun room that looked out over the trees. A plus was some interesting cookbooks to read.

Not too far away was an interesting Russian fort called Fort Ross. It is a good place to picnic and wander through the old buildings and the museum.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful Cozy retreat in the woods

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I very much enjoyed this cabin getaway. It was cozy and surrounded by woods. It was a wonderful place to spend the weekend, only 5 mins down the road from Occidental.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage in the redwoods

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay at this charming, quaint, quiet, updated cottage in the redwoods. We came over to participate in a cycling event in nearby Sebastopol. The property was very quiet for a good nights sleep prior to the event and very relaxing to hang out after the ride. The property was in a perfect location with good restaurants nearby and a short drive to the ocean. The home provided everything we needed for our stay, we thought it was a real gem! we will definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity in the Redwoods

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Play Cabin is one we will cherish for years to come. It was perfect for a quite and peaceful get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The residence was beautifully furnished and the kitchen was stocked with all the necessary amenities. The outdoor area behind the cabin was a true gem for cooking on the propane stove and relaxing by the fire pit. The view from all the windows is awesome, sunlight/moonlight shining through the redwood trees. Minutes away from the coast, we had the opportunity to spend a wonderful day at Sonoma State Beach. The cabin is convenient to restaurants, shopping and as mentioned the Pacific Ocean. We recommend this cabin for those who enjoy peace, quiet, tranquility and serenity. We will be returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Returning Guests

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were thrilled that this cabin was available again to stay for a week. Lovely to connect with the owners. The cabin is still beautiful, with every amenity in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. We had our coffee and breakfast every morning outside by the fire and the Redwoods. The large windows bring in the light and gorgeous peaceful surroundings.We would pick this cabin every time we visit, if it's available. We took day trips to San Francisco and Napa and Santa Rosa, and enjoyed Occidental's quaintmess. Hope to return for a three-peat!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Union Hotel
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Bistro, Union Hotel, Barley & Hops & more
Car: recommended

West Sonoma county has so much to offer in entertainment, wine tasting, biking, hiking, or just enjoying the beauty of the nearby Russian River, Bodega Bay, and all of the activities they offer. It is a place to get out and see, but come home at the end of your busy day and get away..


Rates & Availability

Occidental Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 30 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65.00, ad $10.00p/day, Max $100.00 $65 + Tax
Bed, bath & Kitchen linens, $25.00 p/couple $25
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

We do understand the importance of privacy and convenience to our guest, however, the book it now format has some limited functions in determining final rates. Please be patient if we need to make any Rental rate adjustments to fit the needs of each guest. Please feel free to contact us to verify amount, prior to booking. Thank you!

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Sonoma County Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa sleeper with pillow top airbed. New and very comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
GREAT shower with duel heads & body jets, outdoor space with firepit, sofa sleeper upgrade with airbed, wave radio/cd player with adapter for computer music play, games, cards, books, or puzzle. Forest veiws surround, 1.8 mls. to Occidental town, 15 ml. veiw drive to Bodega, close to popular wedding venues, Ocean Song and OAEC,Tamales bay with Oyster farm, hiking trails, biking, Russian River or Wine tasting. Our place is quite, fresh and everything is new or upgraded.

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