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