About this listing
This beautifully handcrafted home built in 1932, nestled among the Redwoods, is a true Treehouse retreat that offers a distinguished and uncommon getaway experience. Just minutes from Guerneville's unique shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as being a stone's throw from Johnson's Beach and Armstrong Woods, this charming and rustic home is perfect for couples, friends, and families.
My house in the Redwoods is surrounded by decks, offers commanding views of the Russian River Valley, and gets plenty of sun during the day. Thinking that this setting would be perfect for a barbeque with friends? I agree, which is why there is a fully-equipped gas-range grill and patio table with umbrella that seats four. Once the evening sun has set (or the morning sun has risen), the hot tub on the side of the house provides the perfect place to relax.
Inside, the main entrance opens into a spacious living room with high ceilings that feels like a loft, but with the warmth and charm of a tree house bungalow. A handcrafted wood spiral staircase just off the main living area, leads upstairs to the first loft-style master bedroom. Much like a cozy hammock, windows on one side open to overlook the living room, while the opposite side windows overlooks the tree tops. The second master bedroom located downstairs has a cable-ready television with its own doorway off the deck that leads up to the hot tub.
The kitchen comes fully equipped with an oven, electric stove, microwave, and all the utensils and cookware you could possibly need.
Check-in at 4:00pm; Check-out at 11:00am. Prior to leaving, kindly fill the dishwasher and turn it on. Throw any used towels in the washing machine, and if you brought along your pooch, please pick up after him/her. Your $100 cleaning deposit will take care of all the rest. Lastly, please ensure that you drop the house key in the lock box upon departure. That’s it! Thank you and enjoy your stay.
I loved staying at Gordon's place, it was so comfortable, and everything was user friendly! He was very communicative and easy to get a hold of if I needed anything at all. Using mapquest it was really easy to find. The neighborhood was quiet, and although the streets are hilly, it made for a nice morning walk/workout.
It really felt like we were up in a treehouse with the beautiful Redwoods surrounding us. Lots of windows and natural light, with the feeling of privacy as well. The deck space and seating was awesome to lounge around in the morning sipping coffee, lovely plants everywhere, and in the evening it was so peaceful and relaxing! It was nice being so close to the Russian River and town, and a short drive to the beach. I would definitely recommend his place if you want to stay in Guerneville for a relaxing get away, or just use as a central place with easy access to wineries, or beach days.
Gordon's home is a magical getaway. We came as two adult couples and could not have been happier. The cooks among us loved how well stocked the kitchen is. The setting is lovely, we couldn't get enough of the outdoor sitting areas, and the hot tub was an excellent way to unwind after a day kayaking on the Russian River. He has thought of many excellent small details and we definitely plan to return, especially to use the newly installed outdoor pizza oven that was not quite ready for use yet during our stay. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, Gordon!
What a lovely cabin! We had such a relaxing weekend in Gordon's beautiful home, and we're delighted by all the thoughtful touches, like the gorgeous Sonos speakers, colorful flower gardens, and the perfect view from the hot tub. Gordon was very communicative, and even chatted with me for 10 min on the phone before our stay to welcome us to the house. Thanks so much!!
this is a great cabin. Gordon and Nate have put a lot of love and other flourishes into making their property a special place. the wraparound deck is beautiful. very high end barbecue. all of the beds are super comfortable and we especially enjoyed waking up among the trees in the second story bedroom.
Gordon was very proactive about making sure we had a great experience at the Redwood Treehouse retreat--and we sure did. The place is great. The deck that runs around the house has lots of room for enjoying the redwoods that surround the place. Inside, the house itself is wonderful. We loved the layout with the central great room and the bedrooms nearby. The kitchen had everything we needed, and the hot tub is a great addition. We will definitely return in the future to this beautiful house in the redwoods.
The Redwood Treehouse is amazing! Gordon sent well-detailed instructions & called to answer any follow up questions. We had a couple of questions about how things worked & he called or texted back immediately.
The house has everything you need, including a kitchen with EVERY gadget. We loved the Sonos sound system (totally easy to control from your phone) and the brand new Weber grill. You can tell they thought about every detail, from the location of the hot tub to the Vivian Maier photography books, which everyone loved reading.
The three bedrooms are super private, one on each floor. There is an especially great mattress on the bed in the loft and it really did feel like waking up in a magical treehouse with redwoods out every window.
It sounds like Gordon is planning to keep adding features (a pizza oven is in the works!) and the Redwood Treehouse is definitely on our list for a return visit!
1. There are two VERY steep spiral staircases to get up to the loft and down to the third bedroom, so this could be a challenging place with kids or if you have mobility issues.
2. You can fit two cars into the driveway. The house is on an extremely steep hill, and there isn't a lot of street parking, so you'll probably want to plan to carpool.
To be honest, the pictures do not do this place justice. Gordon and his partner have obviously put in a tremendous amount of love and care into making this house truly special. There was every possible piece of equipment / tool that we could have wanted to use in the kitchen, the deck was awesome to relax on during both the morning and evening, the Sonos sound system was perfect, the beds were incredibly comfortable, and Gordon was super friendly and helpful when I had questions. As cheesy as it sounds, I'm really looking forward to staying here again. Thank you for providing the home to a perfect weekend!
About the Host, Gordon
My partner Nate and I both work in San Francisco. 3 years ago, we purchased our beautiful house up in the trees of Guerneville as a weekend retreat away from the city. It is very special to us and we love spending time up there.
Since our busy work schedules prevents us from escaping to Guerneville as much as we would like, we have decided to share our beautiful and unique house in the trees with others, rather than let it sit empty and unused. Those of you lucky enough to find respite here will undoubtedly understand why staying in this space is such a special experience.