Sweet Room in the Redwoods

House - Private room · Old Cazadero Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446, United States
Kathy & Jim

A simple, comfortable and nurturing space--surrounded by nature--from which to unwind from the stresses and busyness of everyday life.

Your host, Kathy & Jim
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A simple, comfortable and nurturing space--surrounded by nature--from which to unwind from the stresses and busyness of everyday life.

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...

Our guest room has a comfortable queen-sized bed, its own bathroom and a private, exterior entrance. The wood-paneled room is light and airy and has a mini-fridge and coffee maker. Tranquil, without phones or TV (but with wi-fi), we have plenty of good books & an extensive movie collection. A perfect all-season retreat for two!

“We work and live around an adrenaline filled, mezzo forte, presto-paced world everyday. Your enchanted forest has cleansed our mind, our spirit and our senses…” P&G

“All you need is love...and a beautiful place to stay like this…” M&C

“Great! Inspiring, peaceful, wonderful…” JR

Guest Access

Enjoy the numerous sitting areas sprinkled about the property. Take a nap in the hammock strung between two of the redwood trees in the fairy-ring circle. Skip stones in the creek (season willing) or walk the dry creek bed to the Russian River. Partake of the seasonal herbs, berries and vegies in the gardens. Or have a barbeque in the shared BBQ area.

The hot tub is located behind the main house and is shared between guests in the guest room and the cottage. However, it is well-screened for a private experience.

Interaction with Guests

The guest room at RiverSea is attached to the far side of the house where we live and has both a private entrance and a private bathroom.

We're happy to give insider tips to the area and are available to our guests as needed and desired.

We follow our guests lead as far as how much contact they would like with us during their stay.

The Neighborhood

The guest room at RiverSea is attached to the far side of the house where we live and has both a private entrance and a private bathroom.
Don't want to get into your car?

Take the neighborhood 2-mile loop walk with two half-way point detours: the Garden Grill Restaurant (outrageously good breakfasts, burgers & sandwiches served up on a dog friendly, plant studded, heated outdoor patio) and a couple of local beach access points to the Russian River. (Or ask us about the secret neighborhood hike to the "Ghost Corral".)

Plus the village of Guerneville--with all its shops, cafes and people watching--is a flat two mile (one way) walk from home.

And once you reserve, we'll share a link with you to
check out our personal "Top Picks" of our favorite things to do within a 30 minute radius of RiverSea.

Getting around

Public transportation is possible, but definitely not easy. Bicycle rentals are available; but the area is probably best enjoyed by automobile. (Our area is 90 minutes to 2.5 hours, traffic-depending from either SFO or Oakland International airport.)

Other Things to Note

The Fine Print:

Please note that Sonoma County requires us to charge and collect for them a 9% "Transient Occupancy Tax" which will be arranged via AirBnB's alteration request process after the reservation is confirmed.

Holiday periods require a 3-day minimum and are calculated using high season weekend rates.

The guest room is a cozy, enhanced bedroom set-up with one queen-sized bed, and is most appropriate for up to two people. It is possible to sleep a young child on an air mattress on the floor for an extra $10 per night.

One well behaved, non-aggressive smallish dog is allowed with an added $10 per night fee as long as our dog policy is followed.

There is a $30 cleaning fee and rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Kathy and Jim were very welcoming. We appreciated the tour of the property and their knowledge of the area. I was looking for a quiet and private vacation spot and that is what we found. The room was exactly as we expected--very comfortable. We had some nice walks in the neighborhood as well. A great central spot for visits to the ocean, woods and river!

    July 2014
  • Kathy and Jim were awesome, and their guest room was everything we hoped it would be! It's very peaceful, and their property is tucked away in a redwood grove. The air is so clean and cool, and there's a stream behind the house that lulls you to sleep. Wild mint and fruit trees were growing all over the property, and it smelled amazing!

    By far though, the best part was getting to know Jim and Kathy. They are such warm and welcoming people, and so interesting to talk to! Jim is a really good song writer too, and when we asked him to play a song for us he put on a private concert in their living room with Kathy singing backups. We loved it and can't wait to visit again!

    June 2014
  • Kathy and Jim were fantastic hosts! We arrived a little on the late side, but they had our room waiting for us and we thankfully didn't need to disturb them to get in. Their property is beautiful and very laid back. We enjoyed getting to know Jim and Kathy as well as their sweet pets. The room is perfectly equipped with a little fridge so you can stock up on breakfast and lunch supplies to save some money while on vacation! Next time we visit the Russian River, we'll be back!

    May 2014
  • Beautiful cozy place in the redwoods. Lots of privacy and lots of nature. Looking at the Redwoods from the hot tub will definitely be a highlight I won't soon forget.

    I definitely recommend a trip to Armstrong Redwoods for a hike!

    May 2014
  • Wonderful hosts. Beautiful grounds in a sacred redwood grove right on a creek. The hot tub was delightfully hot and the room was cozy, clean and sweet. We went to the river several times, went wine tasting, saw Fort Ross up the glamorous pacific coast and went hiking in the redwoods.
    It was a great getaway and I recommend the room, thanks Kathy and Jim!

    April 2014
  • Jim and Kathy's place is a small hidden paradise in the redwoods. Spending two days there gave us the impression of sharing their obvious happiness and their ability to grasp the moment. We had a wonderful time there, very peaceful, discovering this beautiful countryside, oversleeping with the nice noise of the creek, enjoying the jacuzzi and the barbecue at night. We will definitely go back at riversea for a escape from the city..
    Merci encore et à bientôt!

    April 2014
  • This is a very sweet, quiet and peaceful location not too far from the center of Guerneville. The room is off one end of the main house and was very private, nicely heated with portable heater, and had a very comfortable bed with nice clean sheets and blankets. The shower is small but has really great water pressure and hot water, and the hosts were kind enough to leave shampoo/body wash for our use. I really enjoyed their book selection and the hot water kettle, coffee pot, microwave, plates/utensils and full gallon of filtered water came in really handy. The hot tub was clean and we loved being able relax in it under the nighttime stars and redwood trees. A mellow place to stay in the redwoods.

    March 2014
  • Wonderful stay with Jim & Kathy, my boyfriend and I both thoroughly enjoyed the surrounding areas.

    March 2014
  • This place could not have been nicer. My boyfriend and I felt right at home, and Guernville was really gay friendly (check out the Rainbow Cattle Co bar for a low key evening in town!). Kathy and Jim's guestroom is delightfully cozy, with lots of homey and thoughtful touches which make it full of simple luxuries. Private entrance, so quiet and the air is so fresh. The hot tub under the redwoods at night is just incredible. And the VHS collection is a treat for some downtime between gorgeous hikes! We definitely want to go back!

    February 2014
  • My wife and I had a wonderful weekend at Jim & Kathy's. This little tucked away gem was a perfect place for us to unwind and catch up on some reading. We had a great time hiking in the gorgeous redwoods in the day & soaking up in the hot tub at night. We always will cherish the time we spent here! Thanks guys for sharing your beautiful place with us.

    January 2014
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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
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