Sunrise Mountain Studio Guest House

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Sunrise Mountain Road, Cazadero, CA 95421, United States

Russian River Resort Area MOUNTAIN RETREAT Redwood guesthouse/studio: 1 queen-size bed/1 full bath with SpaShower; Large Screen TV/DVD, WiFi; kitchenette, full octagon deck with outdoor gas grill, patio, and hot tub on private lower deck with view.

The Space

Enjoy lounging on the sunny unique octagon deck in the 2 zero-gravity chairs, the rocker or either bistro set, as well as the privacy of your lower deck hot tub.

Welcome to your retreat to awe and wonder evoked by beautiful views and the great memories you'll create here! The radio show On Being, aired an interview with Esther Sternberg called "The Science of HEALING PLACES." In it, Esther Sternberg, an immunologist and pioneer in the field of environmental psychology, related her excitement about discovering that there are measurable physiological and neuroscientific bases to the feeling of AWE and WONDER evoked by BEAUTIFUL VIEWS or by places that trigger GOOD MEMORIES. "I firmly believe from what I have seen that this is the chosen spot of all the earth as far as nature is concerned," horticulturist Luther Burbank said of Sonoma County.

About 75 miles north of San Francisco lies the Russian River Valley, which was nominated as one of the Wine Regions of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine in 2011. In the heart of beautiful coastal Sonoma County Wine Country you’ll find The Sunrise Mountain Guest House Studio encircled by sun, stars, moon and massive redwoods.
“Few wine regions evoke more vivid impressions of great wine, stunning landscapes and friendly people than the Russian River Valley. World-class Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs abound, often from gnarled, centenarian vineyards. Rhône varieties, both red and white, as well as great Chardonnays join the valley’s crown jewel: Pinot Noir, now coming off a stellar string of vintages” (Wine Enthusiast magazine in 2011).

The Sunrise Studio, in its beautiful private Mountain Retreat setting, creates an ideal environment for writers/musicians, clergy/religious, health professionals, YOU, on retreat/getaway or for...
* Private intimate wedding, Vow renewal, (see (website hidden)) or honeymoon
* Times of reflection, indoors or while out “sunning” on the deck with cool mountain breezes with lots of privacy.
* Uninterrupted rest & relaxation or constant opportunities for vacation related activities in Wine Country & Sonoma Coast
* Hiking, walking or biking in the serenity of nature (ocean, river, mountain, valley...Redwoods!)
* Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, or lazy river tube floating and fishing (fly) in the near-by Russian River or walking in Austin Creek just down the hill!
* Concentrated reading or writing and reflection
* Extended solitude for contemplation
* Rejuvenate...with an invigorating on-site spa shower massage. Or massage (nearby or out-call) and on-site hot tub available to renew and revive. Although we offer a spectacular shower experience and on-site outdoor hot tub... we are happy to recommend...
--Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary - just 25 mins. away in (website hidden)(phone number hidden)
--The Spa at Applewood - just 5 miles east in (website hidden)(phone number hidden)
--Or enjoy a hot stone/deep tissue rhythm massage (Swedish/Thai) at Patte's Guerneville parlor or here at The Studio. (email hidden) (phone number hidden))

…..and We are Pet Friendly: Pets are welcomed (see pet fee policy under "House Rules" tab; pets must have own bedding & supplies!)

Dining Options

The kitchenette (NOT a full kitchen) has all the utensils you'll need for serving snacks/beverages, but NOT intended for cooking; including a refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven (no stove!), coffeemaker (filters provided), and outdoor gas grill. The kitchenette is NOT a kitchen and not intended for cooking meals: microwave and toaster oven only for warming or heating and enjoying previously prepared light snack-meals, etc.; cupboard has plates, glassware, flatware & cutlery.

You are NOT allowed to use your own camp-stove or burner. No extensive cooking or meal preparation on premises; "House Rules"

For your dining convenience, there’s a lap-tray and folding bistro table & chairs set for inside use as well as a rocking chair, if the weather prohibits enjoying your coffee/wine/meal on the front porch or deck. You're also welcome to patronize local organic grocery, a Safeway, coffee/cafes, bakeries, and restaurants; or you may prefer to "order-in".

Once your reservation is accepted/confirmed, I'd be happy to send you our "virtual web tour" email/attachment where you "click" your way through Sonoma Coast and Wine Country sites and dining.

Comforts of Home...Linens are provided;
* Bed linens, blankets and pillows are provided.
* Towels for kitchen and bath are also provided. BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS. Guest towels for on-site use only!
* Bring your own liquid bath soap, shampoo, toiletries.
* Ipod dock with speakers provided
* no early check-in; no luggage drop off

Sonoma Coast & Wine Country affords: Hiking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle boarding, Horseback riding, Segway Touring, Wine tasting, Zipline through the Redwoods!
Birding, wildflowers, tide-pooling, fishing, and so much more!

Guest Access

Be sure to thoroughly read the rental policy /"HOUSE Rules" tab before booking. Guest will have access to all amenities listed pertaining to the unit itself.

Interaction with Guests

Upon arrival/check-in, always need to greet my guest(s) and point out amenities; during your stay, total privacy, yet usually local and happy to be available/accessible for any guidance, questions or concerns; upon departure/check-out, prefer to "wish you well" .

Getting around

There's bus transportation (SCTA) from Santa Rosa to Monte-Rio (#20). if you need a lift, I'd be happy to pick you up in Monte Rio, if I'm available. There is also a Monte Rio Taxi service always available.

Other Things to Note

Contact me for your on-site PRIVATE intimate Wedding/Renewal of Vows/Anniversary ceremony, then stay for your "honeymoon"! Come to the CA Redwoods to renew your vows or an anniversary GetAway (Sonoma Coast and Russian River Area) ... my intimate Wedding & Vow Renewal center (Additional Fees apply).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $975 /week
Monthly Price: $2675 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Our stay was absolutely perfect at the Sunrise Mountain Studio Guest House. Dr. Joe was so gracious and made us feel very comfortable during a very last minute reservation. We were so happy, and hope to visit again in the future. Thank you again!

    April 2014
  • This place totally exceeded our expectations. Between the awesome indoor outdoor shower and the perfect hottub, we didn't need to leave for much. The dog enjoyed her trip almost as much as we did. The nearby beaches are practically deserted, so we played like lunatics and then returned to our forest retreat. I wanna go back!!! Dr. Joe gave us space, but was also very kind- his thorough introduction to the space was helpful to us, with so many amenities, we'd have easily been overwhelmed and/or messed something up. Everything was comfortable and clean, so much better than home:)

    April 2014
  • Wow! Dr. Joe was such an amazing host. So kind. All the reviews before me are all true. We loved it so much we want to come back. You would be missing out if you didn't stay here. Dr. Joe has made it the perfect spot for two.

    March 2014
  • it was just perfect! This beautiful studio is surrounded by trees making it feel extremely secluded. RevDrJoe was a perfect host-showing me where everything was and then leaving me to enjoy the sanctuary he has created.

    March 2014
  • It cannot be stated enough how beautiful and magical this place is. Believe the hype and come. Dr. Joe has clearly put so much thought into making this place the most cozy and comfortable it can be. I really didn't want to leave and will be back very soon!

    March 2014
  • We had such a relaxing time in the sun on the deck and in the hot tub. Bring a yoga pad to zen out to the grand views of redwoods and sky. The shower is most luxurious.

    March 2014
  • The Guesthouse is amazing, it sits right up in the trees and has a great view. When you combine that with a very comfortable studio and a hot tub(!!!) you get a pretty much perfect guest house! Dr. Joe is also a brilliant host, incredibly accommodating and kind. You're in very safe hands! Make sure to listen to his recommendations too, having not really planned anything before arrival they proved very useful and were always exactly what we were looking for :)

    March 2014
  • This is indeed a special place, and Dr. Joe goes to great lengths to make sure his guests are well taken care of. He was great to deal with and we had a wonderful experience. The hot tub and deck are fantastic outdoor living spaces, which balances the cozy indoor space. The studio is well-appointed, super clean and very workable for an intimate couple. Made me also yearn for a solo private retreat in the redwoods sometime in the future! Thank you Dr. Joe!

    February 2014
  • If I could rate the sunrise studio with 500 stars, I would! The space was amazing and the relentless rain seemed to add to the magical quality of this beautiful forest getaway. Everything about this space was so inviting and perfect. Of special note (and quality) was our ever-helpful and wonderfully delightful host, Dr. Joe! He is, without doubt, the kindest and most accommodating host I have ever met. He made sure every aspect of our "weekend getaway" was perfect. Every inch of the sunrise studio has been so meticulously organized to enhance your stay. His knowledge of the local businesses led to restaurant recommendations that were thoroughly enjoyed (we literally ordered half of the menu). Dr. Joe, thank you so much for making our anniversary our most special one yet!

    February 2014
  • While spending a weekend with my boyfriend, the Sunrise Studio provided the perfect oasis. Gazing up at the incredible starry sky while taking a dip in the hot tub, we literally saw the rotation of the earth. Waking up, we heard birds chirping amidst the towering canopy of redwoods.

    The studio is beautifully designed, with everything you need in a cozy space. The structure provides privacy yet seamless integration with the surrounding nature.

    The location is a perfect starting point for lots of exploration. We ventured off ziplining in Occidental, dining in Guerneville, chilling seaside in Jenner, and wine tasting in Healdsburg.

    Rev Doc Joe was the most accommodating and friendly host. He provided the best tips for where to go in the surrounding area. We went everywhere he recommended, and it all proved amazing. He made the experience of getting away to his mountain-top redwood hideaway both seamless and special.

    February 2014
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I wish you peace, love and much joy as you prepare to COME TO CAZADERO! Renew... Reflect... and Revive here in Northern California's Russian River Rental & Retreat site. You can find out more "About Me" from my professional webpage: (website hidden) Meanwhile.... My Favorite leisure activity: Meeting friends, outdoor adventures, dancing and culinary arts My Favorite TV-show: I love the movies and my nightly dvds My Favorite books: J.R.R. Tolkien, Ken Wilbur, Joseph Campbell, Candice Pert, Andrew Harvey, Henri Nouwen, The Mystics, Rumi, Hafiz, Arthur Rex, The White Company, Hermann Hesse, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, D.H. Lawrence, Thoreau, Shakespeare My Favorite music: Neil Young, Jonathan Edwards, BeeGees, Pointer Sisters, Jazz, Classical, Opera, 50's&60's, the Large Flowerheads, the Grease Band, Full Frontal Folk My Favorite drink: Sunday morning coffee, dark beer, organic red wines, filtered water & herb teas, vodka and tonic with an extra twist, and Anthony's Holiday mix My Favorite meal: Seafood, Mom's homemade Italian food and biscotti My Favorite country for traveling: Italy... My Favorite quotes: "By Words the Mind is excited and the Spirit elated" -Aristophanes- "The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection" -George Orwell-
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