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Cottage in the Redwoods at RiverSea

3 guests

1 bed

1 bath

3 guests

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Thanks for checking out the cottage at RiverSea West! Please note that our pricing includes the required 9% Sonoma County tax which makes our rates--which begin at $100/night--appear higher than they actually are.


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $55
Weekly Discount: 7%
Weekend Price: $125 / night


The space

Walk 15 minutes to the Russian River. Drive 20 minutes to stunning Sonoma County beaches or renowned Sonoma wineries. Enjoy the incredible hiking, biking, scenic drives & boutique shopping nearby.

Or simply relax... We're located on a sunny acre in the redwood forest with private access to Hulbert Creek, a fairy ring of 200-ft redwoods complete with a hammock, a hot tub under the stars, and much more...

The cottage--studio-style with a king-sized bed complete with oodles of lounging pillows--has a private yard with its own organic vegetable garden. The kitchen is stocked for a cook with quality cooking equipment and is supplied with oils, sauces and spices. Tranquil, without phones or TV, we have plenty of good books & an extensive movie collection. A perfect retreat!

What guests have to say: “Sometimes it takes stepping away from the masses to rediscover what it is that we are truly meant to do with our lives…We loved the simplicity of this little green heaven and will be back for sure…So grateful for the beauty, the gardens, the nest of a cottage...We slept like logs and woke to lovely adventures right here in the hood… Great! Inspiring, peaceful, wonderful…”

A few notes:

Sonoma County requires us to charge and collect for them a 9% "Transient Occupancy Tax". That means that $9.00 has been added to our $100.00 per night room rate for the cottage, which we pay to the County. (The funds are used to underwrite events and promote tourism in Sonoma County.

The Hot Tub: Note that the hot tub is located centrally on the property and is shared with guests staying in our guest room. That said, the hot tub is screened for a private experience.

Wi-fi: There is wireless internet on the property, though signal strength can vary.

Couples Retreat: In addition to our cottage, we have a guest room with a private entrance and a private bathroom--that when rented along with the cottage--provides nice accommodations for two couples. (This space rents for $75 per night off-season or $85 per night high-season and holidays.)

Additional Guests: The cottage is most appropriate for up to 2 people. A third person can be accommodated on a tri-fold mattress on the floor for an extra fee.

Guest access

Our motto is "Wander at Will".

Interaction with guests

We let our guests take the lead as far as how much contact is desired.

If we are home, we happily offer a brief tour of the property once guests are settled; and we're always available in person or by cell phone if we're off property.

The neighborhood

We're in a rural neighborhood a five minute drive from the village of Guerneville.

A two-mile loop walk will take you past our public tennis courts, the Garden Grill restaurant, our wonderful local Chinese restaurant (Noodles, Rice, etc.) as well as access to our local beach on the Russian River.

Getting around

There is little public transportation is Western Sonoma County.

However, there is a reliable local taxi, and we're a 25 minute walk from the village of Guerneville.

Other things to note

You will be neighbors with our guests in the "Sweet Mini-Suite (at the far end of the main house). They also have access to the grounds and to the hot tub.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

REQUIRED COUNTY TAX: Sonoma County requires us to charge and collect for them a 9% "Transient Occupancy Tax". Until AirBnB works out a way for hosts to collect their required municipal taxes, we will use AirBnB's "special offer" or "alteration request" functions to add the 9% tax to the booking fees. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.

PETS: A small, well-behaved dog is allowed with advanced permission and with a signed pet agreement, plus an additional fee of $10 per night. (Sorry, no cats as too many people are allergic to them.)

No smoking indoors

Sonoma County regulations allow 2 guests only (except for a baby or young child). Additional guests or parties are not allowed.

Neighborhood quiet time is 10pm.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) lives in the house


Super Strict 60

Cancel up to 60 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

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207 Reviews

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Sam User Profile
April 2017
Holy guacamole this place is AMAZING. Magical, beautiful and the perfect weekend getaway. The hosts thought of everything including having an awesome oldies radio station already playing when we got there. Our second night there we spent the evening in the hot tub being surrounded by the giant redwoods and beautiful stars. A really wonderful trip and we hope to be back again!

Kate User Profile
April 2017
Very relaxing, perfect cozy little day trip hub! Jim and Kathy were wonderful - available when we needed them, quiet and laying low when we were. Their warmth and humor really pervade the property. It feels like a lucky place to be.

Will User Profile
April 2017
Visit RiverSea! What's not to love, about this place? The cottage is charming, private, fully equipped to prepare simple meals, and somehow manages to feel remote while being only a 2 minute drive to the main drag of Guerneville. The property includes a hot tub, direct access to a rain-fed burbling creek, and an awe-inspiring fairy ring of redwoods replete with a hammock in which you can stare up at the giant, ancient evergreens towering all around you. It's magical, and exactly what we were looking for in a vacation spot. And that's not even taking into consideration your awesome hosts! They are very communicative, providing recommendations galore and easy-to-follow directions and instructions for everything from check-in to check-out. Truly, they went above and beyond the call of hosting duty. Would enthusiastically recommend RiverSea to any and all!

Mistee User Profile
February 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Kathy & Jim's place. It was our favorite part about our trip to the Bay Area! We will definitely be back!

Scott User Profile
February 2017
Kathy & Jim are great hosts. They were very communicative, friendly, helpful and welcoming. Their Cottage is great. It was clean, the kitchen well stocked, and the gas stove heated the cottage nicely on cold and rainy days. The king bed was comfortable, there was ample closet space, and plenty of books and dvd's available. Their place is wooded, private and the 'Fairy Ring", a circle of giant redwoods on their property is an amazing and magical place. We were there at a very rainy time. It was good. It would be great in the summer or when the weather was warm and the Russian River nearby could be a play spot.

Jeff User Profile
December 2016
Cute cottage on a larger property. Large bed and warm heater. Great for my wife and two pups. Street is quiet and cozy. Dogs loved the access to the creek behind the property.

David & Mo User Profile
December 2016
Absolutely amazing. I could list all of the wonderful little details that are all thought out, but part of the fun is discovering they are there just when you need it. Jim and Kathy are amazing, and the property has all of these wonderful little blissful nooks and crannies. We'll be back!!!!

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Guerneville, California, United States · Joined in November 2009
Kathy & Jim User ProfileKathy & Jim is a superhost.

We enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise with others and meeting folks from all parts of the world and all walks of life. We’re knowledgeable about the environs and can steer you to the best of the area’s hidden (and not so hidden) gems.

Look forward to meeting you,
Jim and Kathy Ocean

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