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Jennifer Johnson

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Creekside Lodge Sleeps 10 Guests

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Get away from it all. Private creekside retreat nestled in the towering Redwood Forest. Located smack dab in the beautiful wine country, overlooking Austin Creek, close to the Russian River, and minutes from the breathtaking Sonoma Coast.

Creekside Lodge provides a wonderful creekside vacation retreat for 3-4 couples or large family.

Each room is tastefully decorated and appointed with clean, comfortable furnishings and warm accents. 3 large bedrooms, 3 baths, chef's kitchen, recreation room with separate entrance (perfect for the kids or another couple) 48' flat screen TV in the master bedroom, 51' plasma TV in family room, 60' HD TV in recreation room, wifi internet, washer and dryer, huge deck for BBQ'ing and outdoor family dinners under the stars, campfire circle with fire pit and outdoor heater, stairs leading down to the Austin Creek and swimming hole for those hot summer days. Hot tub nestled amongst redwoods for those chilly nights.

It's the perfect 'Home Away from Home!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennifer Johnson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Jennifer Johnson

We love all of the amenities the area has to offer, from the wine country to the Sonoma Coast to the beautiful redwood forest, and everything in between. Cazadero is the perfect in between place. Just a few minutes to the beach and just a few minutes to the magical town of Guerneville, the location offered everything we wanted in a place to take our families for a private and peaceful vacation.

We have gone to great lengths to make sure the house has everything we need to make our time there as comfortable as possible. We all have children and this is a wonderful place for kids. They say home is where the heart is, and this is truly our 2nd home.

Jennifer Johnson purchased this house in 2013

Why Jennifer Johnson chose Sonoma County

For us it has been a long love affair with the supernatural magic of the redwoods. This place is enchanting and is one of those unique towns tucked away in the hills of California's redwood forest. The home was completely redone and remodeled in 2013, but still has the charm and feel you'd expect from a wine country retreat.

Austin Creek has long been known for it's serenity and clean, clear water. We have our own private beach and easy access to it. There is plenty of room to sleep multiple families with the 5 beds and nothing smaller than a queen size.

Once you arrive here, you will see why it is called the Creekside Retreat. It offers all the peacefulness and privacy you desire for your vacation. There are very few places like this in California.

What makes this house unique

You are invited to walk, hike, bike ride, camp & horseback ride on over 200 miles of trails that weave through a variety of environments, including old-growth redwood forests, winding creeksides, meandering rivers and rocky coastal beaches. Sonoma County is one of the most desired destinations in the entire world.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)
Creekside Lodge Sleeps 10 Guests
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this beast of a house for a bachelorette weekend, and can not say enough great things about the property. It's 45 min from Healdsburg, where we went wine tasting, and a short 15 min drive to downtown Guerneville, where there are some great restaurants and some fun bars. The house is as pictured: right on the water, beautiful interior, and huge. We fit 10 ladies, comfortably. The only thing that was a little bit of a concern for me when arriving, was how close the neighbors are. It ended up not being a problem at all, because we stayed inside and didn't use the hot tub. But if you intend to take advantage of that at night (which you should), just know that the neighbors are very, very close (maybe 3 feet between properties). Again, this was not an issue, but just not something that I expected.

The driveway is huge and fit our 5 cars perfectly, and the garage (which you have access too) is quite large as well.

I was so pleased with this house, that I can't wait to come back. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful forest retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! We came to the river for a friend's bachelorette party and it was wonderful to be in such a beautiful area.

The house does need a new refrigerator. The one in there now is leaking and creating an unpleasant smell, but aside from that, the house was great.

The management was helpful and very patient with us, even though we called her instead of checking the information provided in the binder. Do look in the binder. It tells you all you need to know! The house is very well appointed and we had all we needed for a lovely time using the hot tub and having s'mores by the fire.

I spent the weekend in the bonus room off the garage. The futons in that room are not very comfortable, but no futon is comfortable, so it was nothing I wasn't expecting! It was very nice to have a toilet in that space, but it would be amazing if one day they put in a full bath. It never slowed us down one bit though.

We loved Boon Eat/Drink for some outstanding food, we hit up Raymonds Bakery (what a nice man!), and we loved our day at the River at Johnson's Beach. The river is amazingly beautiful and we had a lovely time, and we loved the creek behind the house as well.

I would highly recommend this house for get togethers for family to enjoy one of California's prettiest places!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway on the Russian River

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a relaxed weekend with friends to celebrate my husband's birthday and we had a great time. The house is gorgeous, spacious and has everything you need. Well stocked kitchen with all the pans and utensils you may need, and a great view of the creek. It was also really nice to enjoy the hot tub and fire pit in the evenings because it gets quite chilly. It's also a quick drive from Monte Rio beach and Guerneville. Highly recommend this rental if you're looking for a getaway in the Russian River area. We only wished we could've stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This house is as great as the pictures shown. This was an extremely spacious and comfortable space for my family to relax in. This property was one of few that actually had any water in the creek bed directly behind the property. It was only about 2-3ft deep, but that was enough for the little ones to have a blast and play in. We definitely made use of the well-equipped kitchen; and the jacuzzi was perfection on a chilly night; the beds were very comfortable. We all slept so soundly.

Jennifer was great at communicating and accommodating our needs. This house comes highly recommended. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful surroundings and awesome house!

  • 4 of 5

This house was so perfect for my family and fiancés family! We rented this house for our wedding weekend and it was amazing! Only thing was that the ironing board was missing, but Jennifer was so quick to respond when I had a couple questions! The rooms and kitchen were a great size, as well as the living area! The entry way wad so cool! And the hot tub was a nice thing to have as well! We were all blown away by the surrounding area as well!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the note about the ironing board - I will make sure we get one back in the house as soon as possible. Congratulations on your wedding - we hope to you back in the future! Jennifer
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Nice place in a beautiful area.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of parking. We had 3 vehicles, all parked outside. Used the garage to store toys, chairs and ice chests.

You can enter the separate quarters thru the garage. There is also a door that goes to the back yard. From there you can also enter the main living area of the house via a shirt flight of stairs. This room was a hit with our 3 kids, ages 11,10 & 9. Laundry room and a half bath are located in this bonus room.

The front door and a door thru the garage put you in the foyer. There is a place to store keys, shoes and hats.

The main living space is on the second floor. Master is on this level. There are no window coverings in that room. The house gets a lot of shade, but if you aren't an early riser you may want another room. All beds were comfortable. Oh, the extra room has futons only. As mentioned in other posts you do hear traffic noise from Cazadero Highway. Most do not drive the posted speed limit. It didn't really disturb us but it is notable.

We are a family of 8. Stayed a week and only ate out 3 times. If you are a family that likes to stay in and cook you will want to bring some items. Sharp knives, Tupperware and/or zip locks for leftovers, spices, cast iron skillet. Not a big deal for all.

Third floor as 2 nice size rooms and 1 bathroom.

The creek is beautiful. Our kids had a great time and made friends with kids next door. Hot tub was great as well. Depending on the size of your group bring a few extra chairs for outside.

Monte Rio beach was our favorite. We rented kayaks there and had a great time. Easy side trips made to Bodega Bay, Healdsburg.

Kid and adults had a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I appreciate knowing about some improvements we can add to the kitchen items and I think we can probably add a few more chairs to the outside, as well. We invite you to stay with us again in the future! Take Care - Jennifer
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Sonoma County, Charles Shultz
Nearest Golf
6.4 Miles
Northwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
27 Miles
Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Raymonds Bakery
Nearest Beach
Austin Creek
Car: recommended

Nestled in towering redwoods is this newly renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bath private escape set directly above the meandering Austin Creek.

Masterfully designed and tastefully decorated is this modern hideaway with all of the conveniences of home. The main living space offers high ceilings, hardwood floors, a large open great room with a gourmet kitchen with a gas range and stainless steel appliances.

Cathedral windows frame soothing views of nature and peaceful creek views. Lots of natural light streams through the skylights and fills the home with warmth.

Redwood deck and family fire pit area with outside heater overlooking the beach, creek, and a great spot for wading and the oh so famous swimming hole. Extra large downstairs game room has room for kids or a whole separate family. Two car garage plus parking for 6 more cars.

This wooded property features old growth redwoods, streams of light, and a calming, nurturing setting. Perfect for an amazing getaway for families, a romantic couple, writers, business retreats, sports or Eco enthusiast, and anyone who loves the peace and quiet of this incredible vacation rental.

Creekside Lodge is located in the Russian River/Sonoma Coast resort area -- 2 Hours from SFO, 28 miles from Charles Schultz Airport.

You'll be right next to world-class wineries, restaurants, spectacular scenery, Northwood golf course, Armstrong Woods Redwood Preserve (tallest tree: 310 ft; oldest 1,400 years), the quaint town of Duncan's Mills, Jenner by-the-Sea, Bodega Bay, Guerneville and the breathtaking Sonoma Coast beaches.

For cycling enthusiasts you will be on the annual Gran Fondo route near the iconic King Ridge. You will be in cycling paradise here.

Concierge: You can even book a professional in-home massage by a certified massage therapist at reduced rates or a local babysitter.

** Large deck overlooking the beautiful Austin Creek with gas grill and bar-be-cue area.

• • Luxury hot tub/jacuzzi spa from which to kick back and relax

• • Heat lamp and campfire area leading right down to Austin Creek.

• • Fully equipped kitchen -- including spices and condiments

• • High-speed cable Internet for guest use, or use your laptop with Wi-Fi

• • Nearby bakery at Elim Grove, open for dinner on Friday nights. Catch them in the summer for their summer concerts on Friday nights.

• • Fog-Free micro-climate with the Pacific Ocean and gorgeous Sonoma coast nearby

• • Easy-to-get-to -getaway ... no long gravel or steep narrow roads

** 48 inch flat screen television with DVD player

• • Comfortable beds / quality linens / real down comforters

• • Modern Amenities

Maximum occupancy is no more than 10 people -- including children and/or day guests.

Do you live outside the bay area?

Alaska/Horizon Airlines has daily non-stops into Santa Rosa from Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, and Portland. The property is 45 minutes from the Santa Rosa airport. San Francisco International and Oakland airports are 2 hours away. San Jose airport, 3 hours.

JUST RELAX and Leave the rest to W Vacation Getaways.


Rates & Availability

Cazadero House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Holidays Weekends require a 3 night stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2358 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Granite countertops, mirrored closets, new tile and new paint.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Recreation Area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 queen Futons that sleep 4 guests comfortably
  • For a good night's sleep, settle onto the pillowtop bed linens included.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
This home is under new ownership, all furnishings are brand new and newly offered as a rental.

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