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.
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.
Cottage in the Redwoods at RiverSea was the best get away experience for a couple that has never been to Guernville. We were first greeted by the very friendly pooch, Bella. We were quickly warmly welcomed by Kathy after that. Unfortunately, we could not take advantage of the hot tub because of our busy schedule during our stay, however, the surrounding redwoods and just the outside environment made this an enchanting experience. It is so tranquil in the forest and was a short but sweet get away and would love to go back again some day! Thanks to Kathy and Jim Ocean for making our experience an unforgettable one!
What I loved about this cottage was the location. It's super convent and really close to everything! I recommend taking a long hike at Armstrong woods, the scenery is beautiful.
Other than that, the cottage is really nice with a hammock outside to rest under the shade from the giant trees and Jim and Kathy's dog serving as great company during your stay.
Thanks Kathy and Jim!
Really a great retreat site, away from the traffic on River Road, Jim and Kathy are great hosts.
This quaint cottage in Guerneville was the perfect place for me and my partner to escape for two days. Our hosts Kathy and Jim were very warm and welcoming. Jim gave us a tour of the grounds when we arrived which help settle us in comfortably with the layout. (email hidden) they keep and with love!
This place is perfect for folks who love plants, and a jungle garden feel. Butterflies and birds love this place too which made it a sweet spot to be in. I can't say enough of their hospitatlity and helpfull guidance around town. A cute breakfast spot is nearby and walkable.
My partner and I walked away with some sweet garden gifts from Kathy and Jim that we really appreciated.
Stay here if you love nature, animals, herbology, hammoks, quiet, birds, butterflies, mysterious night skies, and sweet mornings.
Oh yea and the cottage was super cozy, clean, user friendly, and just perfect.
Thank you Jim and Kathy!
LOVED this cottage! I didn't want to leave!!! Kathy and Jim are both kind, warm, caring people who are passionate about music, science, and nature. Their garden is very peaceful. The cottage is only a short walk to the river. The hammock in the redwood trees is incredibly relaxing. We didn't get a chance to enjoy the hot tub, so we'll have to come back!
We had a perfectly fine time at the Cottage in the Redwoods. Everything was right. Kathy was helpful, there when we needed her. The cottage had everything we needed. It's in a residential neighborhood but feels much more secluded. Definitely considering the yurt now...
The cottage at riversea was adorable and so quiet despite being very close to Guernevilla. Jim and Kathy were very helpfull and gave us a print out of directions to a private beach as well as some rope for my floaty! We ended up having the hot tub all to ourselves and it was lovely to listen to the creek as we soaked at night. Highly recomend!
This was the perfect retreat for our spring break. Kathy and Jim were the perfect hosts. They were responsive, yet let us have our space and enjoy their property. The location was also perfect -- 15 minutes to the beach and 25 minutes to wine country. It doesn't get any better than that!!!
My boyfriend and I had the most lovely time at Jim and Kathy's cottage. We highly recommend it to anyone in SF looking for a quick wine country getaway. It's quiet, but there are a few awesome wineries within 10 minutes of the place. Be sure to check out Hartford and Martinelli vineyards, and the Garden Grill just down the street from the cottage. We will definitely be back.
WOW, WOW, WOW. If you want a great getaway in beautiful redwoods then this is the place to go. We only ran into Jim once but he was so friendly and helpful about things to do in the area. The property is like a little resort, it's gorgeous. They definitely have much more room than other people in the neighborhood. There's detail descriptions everywhere about everything (about the little cottage, full binder of stuff to do around the area, how to operate the hot tub, etc) it's amazing how much info and detail they put into this place. Cottage is the perfect size for two and the hammocks, especially the one in the fairy circle (aka redwood trees that make a circle), was perfect for napping. Plenty of movies to watch and the creek behind the main house was beautiful. Very close to town and Austin Creek State Recreation Area. Hot tub was awesome. Hands down the place to go if you're staying in Guerneville. Will be coming back in the future.
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