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.
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!
Gordon's Treehouse is beautiful and serene. The view from the deck and the bedrooms is absolutely stunning - it literally feels like you're waking up high amongst the Redwoods. The deck was equipped with everything you need for a romantic outdoor evening under the stars, and the house beautifully designed for a cozy evening in. Though we didn't get to meet Gordon, we would have loved to. He was very communicative and accommodating prior to our stay, providing every bit of information we'd need to have a lovely, relaxing weekend. Will definitely return!
The Redwood tree house was a great experience and would return if I had the chance. Perhaps my expectations were higher but I had hoped that the house was more secluded. The hot tub was great but had direct sight to the neighbors and the massive deck was great but also overlooks the next door neighbor who we continually saw. The stairs are narrow to the loft and basement but hey its a treehouse..... what do you expect! The basement is damp with musky spell which I guess you get that in the redwoods but its not a livable space for me. The issue I had and it occurs across airbnb is if you charge a cleaning fee, don't expect me to do the dishes, laundry, and take out the trash.
Gordon was responsive and provided plenty of information to make the stay easy. It is a lovely spot- cozy on the inside and a really nice shaded outdoor deck area, great for leisurely meals in the redwoods. The street is incredibly steep, although pretty minimal traffic, so fine for walking (if you don't mind a 20% grade). We also really liked the beautiful beach along the river that is in walking distance from his home!
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.