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Kathy Ocean

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Hawaii in the Redwoods: a Romantic Retreat for Two Near the Russian River

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Guerneville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Light & airy creek-side studio-style cottage with private fenced yard

Walk 15 minutes to the Russian River. Drive 20 minutes to stunning Sonoma County beaches or renowned Sonoma wineries. Enjoy the incredible hiking, biking, scenic drives & boutique shopping nearby.

Or simply relax... We're located on a sunny acre in the redwood forest with private access to Hulbert Creek, a fairy ring of 200-ft redwoods complete with a hammock, a hot tub under the stars, and much more...

Tucked into the corner of the one acre property where we live, the cottage at RiverSea features a luxurious king-sized bed and has its own private fenced yard with an organic vegetable garden. The kitchen is stocked for a cook with quality cooking equipment and is supplied with oils, sauces and spices. Tranquil, without phones or TV--but with high speed wi-fi, we have plenty of good books & an extensive movie collection. A perfect anytime retreat!

What guests have to say: “Sometimes it takes stepping away from the masses to rediscover what it is that we are truly meant to do with our lives…We loved the simplicity of this little green heaven and will be back for sure…So grateful for the beauty, the gardens, the nest of a cottage...We slept like logs and woke to lovely adventures right here in the hood… Great! Inspiring, peaceful, wonderful…”

Give yourself something to look forward to. Book your stay at RiverSea today!

More Details
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kathy Ocean (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kathy Ocean

We are Jim and Kathy Ocean. We're musicians and concert/event producers who decided to share our little piece of paradise after landing in Guerneville the summer of 2004. We take great pleasure in creating a space where people can relax, explore and recharge, and consider ourselves very lucky to be in the position to meet people from all over the world. We are knowledgeable about the area and are happy to provide tips, suggestions and share some of our favorite and little-known places with you.

Kathy Ocean purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Kathy Ocean chose Sonoma County

Moving to the Russian River area was a dream come true for both of us. For Jim, it meant reconnecting to his musical roots in Sonoma County from the 70's. For Kathy, it meant fulfilling the lifelong desire to live in the woods near the sea--a longing that began as a child when she had recurring dreams of oceans while trapped in the cornfields of Indiana.

When an unexpected and brief window of opportunity opened up to buy the property--Jim will say it was because our MGB broke down near Jenner, Kathy will say it's because Jim stung her with the question, 'Why did you move all the way to California and never settle near the sea?'--it was during a time when real estate was really hot. We had 24 hours to decide if we were going to radically change our lives around. The decision was made scarier by the fact that the place was priced outside our comfort zone, and to make the numbers work, we would have to rent the cottage on the property. Little did we know we were about to enter into a vocation that we would grow to love & that would give back to us in so many ways.

What makes this cottage unique

The moment we first walked through gate of our future home, we were struck by the wall of green--from the giant 'three sisters' old growth redwood, to the many sun-dappled fruit trees, to the redwood fairy ring (where we eventually married), to the tangle of blackberry vines that inhabit the fence line. We were mesmerized by the gurgling of the creek, the chorus of birds, the sight of butterflies and dragonflies flitting about, and greatly amused by the pileated woodpecker hanging upside down drunk on berries. We found the array of small cottages dotting the grounds enchanting. (They reminded us of a summer camp).

In short, we were sold by the laid back green opulence of this spot which we call 'Hawaii in the Redwoods' during the summer, 'Vermont in the Redwoods' in the fall, and 'Rip Van Winkle in the Redwoods' during winter. We signed on the bottom line and never looked back. And we're happy to share this place's restorative magic with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an awesome place! Our host were super nice folks and very down to earth. We hope to return as soon as we can and what a cool town to wander around in. The most comfortable bed that I have ever slept in. For those who like to get lost in the softness of pillows this is it. Sure wish we could have stayed more than two days.
Mar 2010
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)
Hawaii in the Redwoods: a Romantic Retreat for Two Near the Russian River
average rating of 4.76 based on 44 reviews
San Ramon, CA
5

Cozy, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at your little cottage. The bed was very comfy and the movie selection was great. I was greeted by Jim Ocean, the owner, who was very nice and gave me a tour of their property. I also met Kathy Ocean, who was just as gracious. I would definitely recommend this hideaway for anyone who wants a quiet time. Thanks again for respecting my privacy.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful little cottage in the Redwoods.

  • 4 of 5

Secluded location in the redwoods. A little cottage tucked back in the forest. The hosts were marvelous and time was very relaxing. Guerneville is a small town with some good/great restaurants and all the amenities one could want. Just a few miles from the Ocean with some superb cliff walks and fine beaches. Obviously, the wine is great.

The cottage is clean and has lots of amenities. If you must have TV, this is not the place. Lots of DVDs., however.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Kathy are wonderful hosts. When we arrived they were kind enough to show us around the property, its history and all it has to offer. Jim brings its history to life with his knowledge, insights and humor. It's the perfect place for two people looking for a place that truly represents and respects Guerneville, CA. We will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Reno, NV
5

Great Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Quaint and perfect. Hidden away in the redwoods along a creek, cookies upon arrival, and a great tour of the property by the owners. About a 20 minute drive to the ocean. Will be back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Wonderful winter weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had such a wonderful weekend staying at Jim and Kathy's! Jim showed us around the property and gave us lots of great information about the area and history. The house was clean, well stocked, and just what we wanted! We would definitely recommend this house to our friends and hope to come back and stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Perfect spot to unwind and relax in the redwoods

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great, just perfect and cozy, with just what you need to unwind and relax and get away from your hectic life. We were welcomed with a warmed cabin, it was cold and rainy out, homemade cookies on the kitchen table, and pretty much barely left the place for the two nights we stayed there. There's a little tv by the foot of the bed with a cool selection of dvds and vhs to choose from, a little kitchen which we made a delicious dinner in, and one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in.

The property around the cabin was gorgeous with a little fairy circle (circle of redwood trees) a lot of plant life, a rushing creek just behind the property, and an amazing hot tub under the stars to soak in .

Our hosts were very nice and friendly and didnt interfere with our time at all, and were available if we needed anything, but otherwise were out of sight out of mind so it was like were alone in the redwoods just the two of us...

If you go, their dog Yoda Bella is the most adorable thing ever, my girlfriend wanted to take it home with us, but we knew we couldnt...

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Ziplining in the redwood canopy, Old growth redwoods, Canoeing & kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Guerneville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 16 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years' Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
$650
 
 
Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
$650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Day Holiday
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Feb 21 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
$650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Holiday
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th Holiday
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$105
From
$115
Fri,Sat
$690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Two-night minimum (3 nights on holiday weekends)

Additional visitors or parties are not allowed.

Refund Policy: $50 deposit is non-refundable. No refunds for cancellations less than 14 days from arrival date.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Guerneville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) Large, cozy and comfy. Oodles of pillows turns it into a giant day-bed for lounging.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Private fenced yard with hammock, Organic vegetable gardens, Redwood fairy ring,

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