|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Hi- we are offering this recent review- (written by real guests)-so you can read what people are saying about their stay, and what the Wine Country Love Nest EXPERIENCE is all about:
We can not say enough about our experience at the Love Nest. Robert and Jeanne have attended to every detail to make their guest feel comfortable and at home. The cabin is beyond inviting itself, but the little touches like chocolates and wine and fresh cut flowers left for you, make you feel like you were the only guests they ever had. We arrived to fresh eggs, OJ and cinnamon rolls in the fridge, which we promptly turned into breakfast the next morning. Occidental is a great little town, and we took advantage of it's great proximity to both the Sonoma and Napa wineries. We enjoyed all of Robert and Jeanne's great suggestions for local eateries, as well as hitting some local farmer's markets to do some cooking of our own in the amazing kitchen. After a long day of wine tasting or enjoying the sights, our favorite thing to do, was enjoying the amazingly warm and peaceful pool and spa area. It was like swimming in the trees. We slept with the windows open, just to hear the wind rustling and the sounds of nature...what a way to fall asleep!! We loved every minute of our time at the Love Nest, and will be back to celebrate another anniversary 😀 Thank you for an anniversary to truly remember!! A. and B.
There you go.... now, please take a few minutes to read our reviews- (there's only one bad one in over 3 years- see if you can find it), then book your preferred dates!
The Following Paragraph is required by the County of Sonoma (Section 26-88-120 Vacation Rentals) - so please bear with us!
TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) Certificate # 1065N issued by the County of Sonoma.
Quiet Hours are 10PM to 7AM- to be observed by all guests
The Maximum # of guests allowed is 4.
The Maximum number of vehicles allowed is 2.
No outdoor amplified sound is allowed.
There---- Now for the FUN STUFF! :-)
One of most special features of the cabin and it's surroundings is it's PRIVACY. The owners and caretakers live on the 6-acre property, but you won't see or hear them unless you need something. Another feature is it's security.... there is one driveway to the cabin, and it is monitored 24/7 by our staff. You can unwind in total privacy and serenity at the Wine Country Love Nest, while enjoying....all to yourselves.... a huge selection of amenities! Read on........
We have been hosting guests from all over the world for over 3 years. Celebrities and famous folks have stayed here in complete privacy. We book to 100% occupancy early, so get your preferred dates NOW! :-)
The Wine Country Love Nest is a spectacular couples-only retreat. LUXURIOUS, PRIVATE, INTIMATE & BEAUTIFUL.
OUR MOTTO: "Always serve up the most luxurious, PRIVATE and relaxing experience possible to our guests. Provide them with a visit that they will never forget!"
We give 110% of our attention to every detail of preparation for the Love Nest to always exceed your- (and our)- expectations. The pool, spa, sauna, redwood deck and patio are not shared with anyone. You will have it all to yourselves in complete privacy.
The solar heated pool opens on May 1 each year, and closes on November 1 of every year.
*********CLICK ON THE VIDEO ICON ABOVE TO SEE THE AERIAL VIDEO TOUR OF THE LOVE NEST!********
We have resurrected a 64-year-old hand made log cabin and turned it into a very unique and intriguing home. It is all together beautiful, luxurious and intimate.
The Love Nest sleeps 2 Adults in a TEMPUR-PEDIC 'Cashmere' California King bed with UPSCALE linens, and will accommodate 2 more Adult guests- (if approved)- in super-comfy twin beds in the "tree house"- a small, cozy, heated room just 10 steps from the main cabin. Our goal was to retain the charm of the home while COMPLETELY rebuilding every aspect of it's infrastructure.
We installed all new windows, glass doors, appliances, electrical system, plumbing system and a radiant-heated Chinese slate floor-(Floors are heated during Winter). Every room in the cabin has this slate floor, which is of many hues and a fascinating pattern. The gourmet kitchen features new upscale stainless appliances, all granite countertops, and gorgeous blue cabinets that were custom fitted by a local craftsman. You'll also have a nice Wolf stove with 4 burners and a big griddle for those mornings when you want to cook your own breakfast.
The Bathroom features a huge curved walk-in glass block shower built for two. There's a big skylight above, and a copper shower head from above. The bath also features a beautiful polished concrete vanity that was crafted by a local artist.
You'll have a 7.1 Yamaha/Denon/Klipsch/Velodyne sound system in the living room that is a real treat. There are built-in high-end Klipsch speakers all around the room. You will also enjoy an HD 8' diameter screen and a ceiling-mounted Sony HD projector. The combination of the screen and the sound system creates an absolutely terrific movie or sports viewing experience!
In the bedroom you'll have a wall-mounted HD 55' LED flat screen and a built-in Bose sound system. There is one more HD flat screen in the living room near the fireplace that's perfect to cuddle up in the afternoon on the cozy love seat to watch the fire and some TV. There's also a gorgeous new Yamaha Disclavier PLAYER piano for you to play with.
High-speed wireless internet service and complimentary long-distance telephone service within the United States are provided.
If you like to be super-cozy, you will love the heated slate floors during the Winter. Fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom top it all off. The living room fireplace will be loaded and ready for you to strike a match and have a romantic fire for your first night's stay! And……..firewood is always provided!
You'll have a generous amount of Keurig K Cups and a Keurig coffee maker. When you arrive, you will find some essentials have been supplied- Half and Half in the fridge along with some farm-fresh eggs and some O.J. Or- why not take a walk to nearby Occidental and have breakfast at Howard Station- a historic establishment with great breakfasts.
The outside of the Love Nest really fun, too!
THE SPA- called the 'Serena Bay'- It's BIG. It's a wonderful experience to gaze at the stars while soaking in this special spa. It's filled with fresh spring water from our own spring.
The POOL...… It's GORGEOUS, and solar heated during the warm season. (The pool is closed during cold weather). The adjacent lanai has a bar crafted from an ancient slab of reclaimed redwood that was harvested right off the property. The pool is surrounded by a redwood deck. It's fun to hang out in the expansive open-air 'surf shack' themed lanai by the pool in any kind of weather. There is a stainless gas barbecue that's always ready for grilling the dinner of your choice. On the patio you'll also find a charming fire pit for those starry evenings- making good conversation and s'mores. It is always stocked with firewood for you- just light a match and enjoy!
The outdoor sauna- made of all clear cedar wood, and shaped like a wine barrel. It's located just a few steps outside of the Love Nest's door. It's really a treat!
Sun? Lots of it! The Love Nest is located in a redwood forest, yet you'll enjoy a VERY sunny spot. You can gaze across the valley and you'll see that the Love Nest is actually located higher than many of the 100' tree tops in the canyon. Occasionally you can spot a Bald Eagle soaring high above, or the Red Tail Hawk mating pair that lives nearby.
If you are an outdoor adventurer you are going to love this place. You will be close to exciting open-air activities. Sonoma Canopy Tours will have you zip-lining over the Redwoods and taking in the very best view of the valley. Be sure to investigate the spectacular sky bridges and the 30 foot spiral staircase along the way. It is a riveting, astounding, and awe-inspiring journey that is sure to leave you with lifelong memories.
Get Ready To Explore And Restore............
If laid back style is more your thing or if you have had enough of an adrenaline rush for one day then it is a good idea to head into town. There you will find fantastic restaurants like the one at the Union Hotel which has unbeatable food and hospitality. If you like brew pubs, stop in at BARLEY AND HOPS for a great selection of beers on tap, live music and EXCELLENT food.There is also plenty of local artwork to check out and several quaint gift shops to explore before wandering back to the Love Nest for a much deserved respite.
We are on the grid, but our 10 KV Solar System provides for most of our electrical needs- We sell excess electricity back to the utility company during the Summer time.
We live close by on the 6 acre property and are extremely respectful of your privacy. If you need anything, we are a phone call or text away. You won't hear from us unless you ask!
OUR MOTTO: "Always serve up the most luxurious, PRIVATE and relaxing experience possible to our guests. Provide them with a visit that they will never forget!"
We give 110% of our attention to every detail of preparation for the Love Nest to always
exceed your (and our) expectations.
The minimum age of guests is 18 years old.
Come and stay at the Wine Country Love Nest! It will be a lovely experience that you will never forget!
Adults only. CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OLD MAY BE APPROVED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS......(please call us for details). Non-crawling infants are OK.
Thanks for reading our listing.... We're looking forward to hosting you and yours!
Jeanne and I have been happily married for over 30 years. Robert was born in San Francisco and educated as a teacher- Jeanne was born in Santa Rosa and is an RN. We have lived in Sonoma County all of our lives. Our interests and hobbies are bicycling, traveling, hiking, kayaking, swimming, appreciating music and the arts, and enjoying the wonderful community of Occidental in which we have lived our entire life together. We always try to make the most of every experience that life offer us. We invite you to come, stay, and enjoy a visit at our very special cabin!
Robert and Jeanne purchased this cabin in 1956
Our property was purchased by my grandparents in 1956. Robert moved onto the property in the 70's to help them get along so they would not have to go into a care facility. Robert had fallen in love with this cabin when he was a little guy, and his dream was to care for the cabin after the grandparents passed. After his grandparents passed away, he and Jeanne purchased the property from the family's estate. It is a serene and beautiful sanctuary. The Wine Country Love Nest is a very special couple's retreat. We love it and we know that you will love it too! Everything you need for a very enjoyable stay is included in the rental fee, save food and drinks. We provide all of your firewood for the two fireplaces, and even your first morning's continental breakfast.
A special benefit of the Wine Country Love Nest is it's LOCATION. It is located near Bodega Bay and Northern California's stunning coastline on the Pacific Ocean- (20 minutes away) and a very short drive to some of California's finest wineries. There are wineries only 20 minutes away! There are vineyards within walking distance in our neighborhood!
You can bicycle to the charming little hamlet of Occidental in 5 minutes.
The close proximity to Occidental and it's wonderful restaurants, pubs and shops make for a very relaxing vacation. You don't have to go far to eat, shop, go wine tasting, go antiquing, ride, kayak or hike. The Wine Country Love Nest is centrally located to all that Northern California has to offer. You will love it!
My husband and I have very busy work lives and all we wanted was a secluded quiet place to relax and enjoy time with each other without daily stress. This place was perfect! Had everything you could want. Private pool/hot tub, Amazing view of redwoods and lots more!
We will definitely be coming back and next time we'd even like to add an extra day or two.
This place definitely ruined regular hotels for us because it surpassed our expectations.
Thank you so much Robert and Jeanne for letting us stay in your amazing home!
We stayed here for a few nights to get out of the hustle of city life. The owners we extremely pleasant and generous. They gave us a tour of the property and then practically disappeared to give us a beautiful weekend alone in the woods. The pool, hot tub, and sauna were wonderful and the cabin was entirely comfortable and cozy. We had a great time and we're hoping to return for our next long weekend of relaxation.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Love Nest while we were in the area for a wedding. The home was gorgeous and there were so many sweet details that made our stay extra special. The pictures don't do this place justice! We used the pool, hot tub, and sauna most days and were also able to head out for some local day trips. We would definitely return!
I came across the Love Nest while searching for a getaway to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We lived in NoCal when newly married through most of the 80's and wanted to return to visit the area. This place looked perfect so my expectations were pretty high. I also knew it was well located for day trips to Guerneville (Russian River), Napa Valley, Sonoma, Bodega Bay, etc. Well our expectations were greatly exceeded. I even got a comment from my wife that I outdid myself with finding this one!! The pool was the centerpiece for us. The pool, hot tub, sauna setting is extremely private even though the screening to the main house is tall potted bamboo. You know the house is there but we felt like the place was all ours. Robert and Jeanne assure you your privacy, but are there if you need anything. The cabin is awesome for a couple and the electronics were impressive, even for a techie. There was no washer/dryer but it was not needed, mainly because you don't really need clothes much!! :) The weather was wonderful with cool early morning fog turning to bright sunny days in the 70's with very low humidity. A wonderful break from the heat and humidity of the midwest. We did a few day trips but spending the afternoon together at the pool was our preferred activity. The pool has its own sound system to hook up to your phone which was a nice touch. All the amenities are well documented in the property description/reviews and everything is as advertised. All I can say is that the setting is better and more relaxing than can be easily described. We generally prefer to visit new places and not return to the same place over and over, but I may have to change that philosophy. Thank you Jeanne and Robert!!
This was the first time we have got out of the house for an alone trip in a while and also our first time renting a vacation rental. We couldn't have been happier with this property from the hot tub and pool, to the lovely outdoor sitting area, and all the interesting components of the house itself. Tucked back in the trees and a short drive to a lot of cool places we couldn't have been happier. Should we make another trip out that way we for sure will try to stay here again!
We can not say enough about our experience at the Love Nest. Robert and Jeanne have attended to every detail to make their guest feel comfortable and at home. The cabin is beyond inviting itself, but the little touches like chocolates and wine and fresh cut flowers left for you, make you feel like you were the only guests they ever had. We arrived to fresh eggs, OJ and cinnamon rolls in the fridge, which we promptly turned into breakfast the next morning. Occidental is a great little town, and we took advantage of it's great proximity to both the Sonoma and Napa wineries. We enjoyed all of Robert and Jeanne's great suggestions for local eateries, as well as hitting some local farmer's markets to do some cooking of our own in the amazing kitchen. After a long day of wine tasting or enjoying the sights, our favorite thing to do, was enjoying the amazingly warm and peaceful pool and spa area. It was like swimming in the trees. We slept with the windows open, just to hear the wind rustling and the sounds of nature...what a way to fall asleep!! We loved every minute of our time at the Love Nest, and will be back to celebrate another anniversary and hang out with Robert, Jeanne, and their dogs 😀
Thank you for an anniversary to truly remember!!
Adam and Beth
Located just a very short drive to all that Sonoma County has to offer. The quaint hamlet of Occidental is rich in things to do and see. Great restaurants, fun boutique shopping, Farmer's Market, Organic market, and the world-famous Union Hotel. And- it is a road-biker's paradise! there is a world class ropes course just down the road (3 miles).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $69 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $89 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON. If you feel that there may be any possibility of a change of plans and you might want to cancel, be sure to purchase the cancellation insurance ->(see below on this page)<- that is offered to you when you book your reservation. It's not that expensive to protect yourself from unforeseen changes. Thanks!
**PLEASE NOTE: 4 GUEST MAXIMUM- ADDITIONAL COST FOR MORE THAN 2 GUESTS...(Please see rates).
**PLEASE NOTE- More than 4 people on property at ANY TIME requires prior approval by email from Robert or Jeanne.
**PLEASE NOTE: Evidence of pets on furniture/bed/smoking/extra guests- (unless pre-approved)- will result in the forfeiture of entire deposit. We provide blankets to put on the furniture if your pet needs to sit with you on the couches when you are relaxing. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE BED AT ANY TIME BECAUSE OF SOME OF OUR GUEST'S ALLERGIES.
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