The Sky Suite: Mountain Top Octagon

House - Entire home/apt · Sunrise Mountain Road, Cazadero Hills, CA ​95462, United States

The Sky Suite is an elevated 8-sided structure (email hidden) Majestic Mountain View. For some, most importantly The Sky Suite is hurricane and earthquake resistant :)
Majestic Redwoods, magnificent coastline, breathtaking vistas...

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The Sky Suite is an elevated 8-sided structure (email hidden) Majestic Mountain View. For some, most importantly The Sky Suite is hurricane and earthquake resistant :)
Majestic Redwoods, magnificent coastline, breathtaking vistas...

The Space

The 'Sky Suite' is your premiere Sonoma Coast & Wine Country Mountain Retreat & Resort Rental.

Whole house sleeps 2-6, with 2 private bedrooms (full-sized memory foam mattress); queen size Sofa-to-bed in living space / 2 full baths (main bath has Spa/Jetted Shower/soak bath combo; guest bath has walk-in Spa/Jetted Shower) ; large screen LED tvs & dvd, WiFi; FULL gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace, wrap-around-deck with breathtaking panoramic mountain views, hot tub/spa on deck, plus outdoor gas grill.
(Add the "Sunrise Studio" guest house (Airbnb # (phone number hidden) ) on the same property, as an additional Airbnb rental, sleeps 8 total!

Welcome to your Mountain retreat/getaway to awe and wonder evoked by beautiful views and the great memories you'll create here! The radio show On Being, aired an interview with Esther Sternberg called "The Science of HEALING PLACES." In it, Esther Sternberg, an immunologist and pioneer in the field of environmental psychology, related her excitement about discovering that there are measurable physiological and neuroscientific bases to the feeling of AWE and WONDER evoked by BEAUTIFUL VIEWS or by places that trigger GOOD MEMORIES. This is the setting for your restoration and transformation: "I firmly believe from what I have seen that this is the chosen spot of all the earth as far as nature is concerned," horticulturist Luther Burbank said of Sonoma County

Great Views...Great Wines...Great Food! Napa & Sonoma counties are all about our Mother Nature’s great views, great wines (lots of vineyards!) and great food (great spas too!). And the North Bay Bohemian area of Cazadero (Northwestern Sonoma County) where the Sky Suite is situated, is no exception! I eagerly await your visit !!!

About 75 miles north of San Francisco lies the Russian River Valley, which was nominated as one of the Wine Regions of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine in 2011. In the heart of beautiful coastal Sonoma County Wine Country you’ll find The Sky Suite on Sunrise Mountain encircled by sun, stars, moon and massive redwoods.
“Few wine regions evoke more vivid impressions of great wine, stunning landscapes and friendly people than the Russian River Valley. World-class Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs abound, often from gnarled, centenarian vineyards. Rhône varieties, both red and white, as well as great Chardonnays join the valley’s crown jewel: Pinot Noir, now coming off a stellar string of vintages” (Wine Enthusiast magazine in 2011).

The Sky Suite, in its beautiful private Mountain Retreat setting, creates an ideal environment for writers/musicians, clergy/religious, health professionals, chefs, YOU, for retreat getaway, for...
* Private wedding, Vow renewal, (see (website hidden)) or honeymoon
* Times of reflection, indoors or while out “sunning” on the deck with cool mountain breezes with lots of privacy.
* Uninterrupted rest & relaxation or constant opportunities for vacation related activities in Wine Country & Sonoma Coast
* Hiking, walking or biking in the serenity of nature (ocean, river, mountain, valley...Redwoods!)
* Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, or lazy river tube floating or fly fishing in the near-by Russian River or walking in Austin Creek just down the hill!
* Concentrated reading or writing and reflection
* Extended solitude for contemplation and transformation
* Rejuvenate...with an invigorating on-site spa shower massage. Or massage (nearby or out-call) and hot tub available to renew and revive. Although we offer a spectacular shower experience and on-site outdoor hot tub... we are happy to recommend...
--Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary - just 10 miles away in (website hidden)(phone number hidden)
--The Spa at Applewood - just 5 miles east in (website hidden)(phone number hidden)
--Or enjoy a hot stone/deep tissue rhythm massage (Swedish/Thai) at Patte's Guerneville parlor or here at The Sky Suite. (email hidden) (phone number hidden))

Contact men for your on-site PRIVATE Wedding/Renewal of Vows/Anniversary ceremony, then stay for your "honeymoon"! Come to the CA Redwoods to renew your vows or an anniversary GetAway (Sonoma Coast and Russian River Area) ... my intimate Wedding & Vow Renewal center (Additional Fees apply).

…..and We are Pet Friendly: Pets are welcome (see pet fee policy under "House Rules" tab). For all size dogs (up to 3 dogs allowed) there is a non-refundable pet fee of $35/night/per pet. For guests staying more than 2 nights, their pet fee is discounted to $25/night/pet.
Pet fee is in addition to your Airbnb lodging quote.

Dining Options

The full kitchen has all the utensils you'll need for serving snacks/beverages, but not intended for cooking; including a refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven, stove/oven, coffeemaker (filters provided), and outdoor gas grill. The kitchen is not intended for cooking meals: only for warming or heating and serving previously prepared meals, etc.; cupboard has plates, glassware, flatware & cutlery.
You are not allowed to use your own camp-stove or burner. No extensive cooking or meal preparation on premises (see "House Rules"). You're also welcome to patronize local organic grocery, coffee/cafes, bakeries, and restaurants; and a supermarket, or you may prefer to "order-in".

Once your reservation is accepted/confirmed, I'd be happy to send you our "web-tour" email/attachment where you "click" your way through Sonoma Coast and Wine Country sites and dining.

Comforts of Home...Linens are provided;
* Bed linens, blankets and pillows are provided.
* Towels for kitchen and bath are also provided. BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS. Guest towels for on-site use only!
* Bring your own liquid bath soap, shampoo, toiletries.
--no early check-in; no luggage drop-off

Sonoma Coast & Wine Country affords: Hiking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle boarding, Horseback riding, Segway Touring, Wine tasting, Zipline through the Redwoods!
Birding, wildflowers, tidepooling, fishing, and so much more!
Come, relax and enjoy, here in the Russian River Valley Resort Area! Best Wishes, Dr. Joe

Guest Access

Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, the property is NOT suitable for children under 12.
____ Due to safety & health restrictions, children under 16 are only allowed in the hot tubs with adults. Use at your own risk.

Extreme caution is required when using the spa due to it's location.
For safety, children under 16 must be supervised when on the elevated wrap-around decking.
This elegantly appointed home is not 'child proof'. Please be respectful of the property. Roughhousing or 'horseplay' is dangerous & forbidden due to the elevated large floor to ceiling windows, and deck railings.

Personal library (books, cds, dvds); Please Do Not Remove.
blu-ray disc player: plays both dvds and cds

Interaction with Guests

Thank you for your interest in retreat at The Theosphere: “The Sky Suite &/or Sunrise Mountain Studio”.
I'd be honored to be your host and/or Retreat Guide. If this booking is for a GUIDED retreat or EVENT (lead by Dr. Joe) please review the “Retreat” tab/button on my retreat website ( (website hidden) ), then kindly select the type of personal retreat or EVENT you prefer.

In addition, if you have an additional 1 or 2 guests (7 or 8 total guests) on retreat, then it may be of interest to you to include the guest house “The Sunrise Studio” (Airbnb # (phone number hidden) ) in your reservation.

The Neighborhood

ride your bike the 3 miles to the town's community tennis courts; bring your own tennis racquet.
Drive 7 miles (12mins) to world renown 9 hole course at Northwood Golf Club in historic Monte Rio or drive 35 mins down the coast to world class golf with grand ocean views on The Links @ at Bodega Bay
Russian River kayak rental in Monte Rio (12mins); or for ocean kayak rent at Jenner-by-the-Sea

Other Things to Note

Both bedrooms are situated as separate suites with their own bath and feature a comfortable Sleep Easy Memory Foam Mattress on an antique hardwood bed frame with headboard, footboard and sideboards. Satin or Egyptian Cotton (warm weather) or Flannel (cool weather) sheets are provided for your use. Since this is my home, kindly be careful about wine, etc. in the bedrooms)
Living area has a Robotic Massage Chair; a gas fireplace offers charm and function (keeps you cozy on a super cool night) yet is separate from the whole-house force-air heating system (usually not necessary, but there if you need it :)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $50 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1500 /week
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • Dr Joe was an incredible host! He met us upon arrival and gave us a quick run down of the studio before giving us our own space. The studio was absolutely beautiful especially the shower, deck, views and hot tub. The bed was also extremely comfortable.

    We will certainly be back!

    Thank you Dr. Joe!!


    June 2014
  • Really enjoyed staying at this Studio. The view is wonderful and it is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. I stayed here after a business trip and it was just the Richard I needed. Dr Joe (email hidden) who thoroughly reviewed all the amenities of the apartment once I arrived. He truly went out of his way to help make my experience great. I highly recommend staying here!

    -Chris H.

    June 2014
  • Dr. Joe was very kind and courteous. He tries to think of everything to help his guests feel comfortable! The guest house was clean, peaceful, and lovely. And the hot tub on the deck was one of the highlights of my trip!

    June 2014
  • Dr Joe's hideaway is perfect in every way! He is the sweetest man who has perfected the friendly, helpful welcome combined with utter respect for privacy. He can give you pitch perfect advice, if solicited, as to places to go and things to do based on your individual tastes. His place is unique (email hidden)ay Here!!

    June 2014
  • Dr Joe (email hidden). He met us on arrival and gave us a tour of the Studio with great tips on how to use the amenities and shared the house rules. Dr Joe made us feel very welcome. The neighborhood was very quiet and we enjoyed taking our pups for a walk down the road.

    The Sunrise Studio Guest House was exactly as advertised, private and cosy. The studio and the whole deck area including hot tub were very clean and well taken care of.

    We cannot wait to go back!
    Thanks Dr. Joe

    June 2014
  • We had a fantastic time! Dr. Joe was an amazing host. The location is perfect if you want to do anything near the Russian river.

    June 2014
  • We had the most amazing time at the sunrise studio! Our already high expectations were blown away. The studio had everything we were hoping for, and we never wanted to leave.
    This really is the perfect mountain getaway. It's private, quiet and dark, so at night you can relax and rest in the hottub while watching the stars. We felt more rested after this trip than we have in a while, and we even took full advantage of everything the area has to offer (which is a lot!).
    Dr. Joe was the most gracious host, and he made sure that every amenity was provided and every need or want accommodated. By the end of our first day we were already planning our trip back next year.
    Nothing felt like a far drive because the area is so beautiful, so if you're planning on spending most of your time on the coast, in the redwoods, or in Healdsburg wine tasting, look no further. This is the perfect place!

    June 2014
  • Friendly host, beautiful location in the trees, and everything went smoothly as promised. Quick to respond, great instructions and directions and just a wonderful escape!

    May 2014
  • Dr. Joe was (email hidden). He put so much detail into his guest house and it's just fabulous. He gave us a quick tour and explained everything we needed to know. When we asked, Dr. Joe gave us some pointers about where to go and what to do. We had full privacy afterwards, but he was still easy to reach!

    The studio is wonderful! It has all one could ask for. We used the grill for our meals and it was perfect. The bed is incredibly comfortable, we slept like babies. The deck is amazing with so many places to sit down and relax. The hot tub was fantastic with an amazing view of trees and mountains. We wanted to stay so much longer!

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful time at the Sunrise Mountain Studio! Dr Joe was so accommodating and helped guide us to some wonderful places for food and drinks. The view from the deck was stunning and sitting in the hot tub under the trees and stars after a day of hiking felt amazing. We highly recommend this space to anyone looking to get away and unwind in peace and tranquility. A word of warning though, we lost cell coverage much earlier than anticipated so be sure to plan ahead and make contact with the host before you get too far off the main highway.

    May 2014
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Theosphere Russian River Retreat & Resort Rental; Ceremonies Celebrating LOVE! by RevDrJoe; Center for Pastoral Counseling & Hypnotherapy
I wish you peace, love and much joy as you prepare to COME TO CAZADERO! Renew... Reflect... and Revive here in Northern California's Russian River Rental & Retreat site. You can find out more "About Me" from my professional webpage: (website hidden) Meanwhile.... My Favorite leisure activity: Meeting friends, outdoor adventures, dancing and culinary arts My Favorite TV-show: I love the movies and my nightly dvds My Favorite books: J.R.R. Tolkien, Ken Wilbur, Joseph Campbell, Candice Pert, Andrew Harvey, Henri Nouwen, The Mystics, Rumi, Hafiz, Arthur Rex, The White Company, Hermann Hesse, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, D.H. Lawrence, Thoreau, Shakespeare My Favorite music: Neil Young, Jonathan Edwards, BeeGees, Pointer Sisters, Jazz, Classical, Opera, 50's&60's, the Large Flowerheads, the Grease Band, Full Frontal Folk My Favorite drink: Sunday morning coffee, dark beer, organic red wines, filtered water & herb teas, vodka and tonic with an extra twist, and Anthony's Holiday mix My Favorite meal: Seafood, Mom's homemade Italian food and biscotti My Favorite country for traveling: Italy... My Favorite quotes: "By Words the Mind is excited and the Spirit elated" -Aristophanes- "The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection" -George Orwell-
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