pacific view cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Occidental, CA, United States

The Space

A peaceful retreat inspired by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio’s Italian villas offers complete privacy- a romantic getaway or solitary sanctuary. Enjoy views of the Sonoma coast countryside and the Pacific Ocean beyond from your private hideaway. Pacific view cottage is the most popular offering in Airbnb’s 'Romantic Getaway' collection.
Four miles west of the town of Occidental, the cottage sits on the coastal ridge four miles inland from the Pacific ocean. At about 800’ elevation, the cottage is often above the coastal fog but can also provide refuge from the summer heat. Set among oak, fir, and bay laurel trees, it has vistas of the surrounding coastal hills with the Pacific beyond.
A steep, winding road from the syrah vineyard leads down through the forest to the two-level cottage. A sweeping terra cotta staircase takes you to the upper level of the cottage.
The living area upstairs has a seating area with Swedish comfort chairs, as well as a dining table and chairs. The kitchen area has a refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker as well as dishes and cooking equipment to prepare meals or snacks. French doors upstairs lead to two small decks, one with a bistro table and chairs providing a spot for a meal and views to the Pt. Reyes lighthouse on a clear day.
A spiral staircase leads to a bedroom and bath below. The bedroom on the lower level has a double (full) size bed with down comforter and CD/clock radio with ipod/iphone dock. French doors lead to decks on three sides; the decks provide sweeping views of the woods and hills beyond. Enjoy views of the outdoors from two sides of the shower. We provide fresh linens, towels, hair dryer, iron, soap and shampoo, and bathrobes for your use.
Both levels of the cottage have hydronically heated stone floors.
You'll share this private retreat with the occasional red fox, pileated woodpecker, hummingbird, deer, vulture, golden eagle or banana slug.
Hiking, biking, wineries, scenic drives, and restaurants are all nearby. A little more than an hour from San Francisco, the cottage is 15 minutes from the Sonoma coast beaches, 5 minutes from scenic Coleman Valley Road, 4 miles to the quaint village of Occidental with its unique shops, wine tasting and restaurants. We are a scenic 30 mile drive from Point Reyes Station and the National Seashore. In 15 minutes, you can be at a number of great Sonoma County wineries. Healdsburg is a 40 minute drive.
There is no land line phone, high speed internet or tv. Most, but not all, cell phones work here.
One of our first guests explained it best: “Waking up this morning in the middle of the woods, we decided this just might be the most beautiful place on earth.”
Please let us know if you were referred by a previous guest.
Please don't book this property if you plan to smoke anything or burn candles.
Taxes and cleaning fee are collected at booking.

Note: This property needs to be booked via airbnb 'special offer', so please do not send a 'reservation request'. Please send a message instead- this will simplify the booking process.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • A most comfortable and welcoming house in the most beautiful location. The stunning views in every direction, bright stars, and remoteness encourages slowing down and taking it easy. The warmth from the heated floors paired with a constant breeze through screened doors keeps the house at exactly the right temperature.

    Occidental has everything you could need for a long weekend away - amazing local food and wine, beautiful drives and hikes, and just enough local color. Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • The Pacific View Cottage was perfect! Poor weather during part of our stay did not hamper our enjoyment at all-- even in heavy rain, the views were fabulous. In the sun, things were even more stunning. It was really cool to have breakfast in the sun on one of the balconies, while hawks circled above. Though it was secluded, I didn't at all find it isolated. It was just a short distance from a bunch of Sonoma towns. The Barlow in Sebastopol is like a Disneyland for food and drink. I can't totally unplug so I appreciated that I had a good 4G signal on my phone. How could I vacation without being connected?. Internet is possible in Occidental!!!!

    The cottage itself was well-appointed. The kitchen was well-stocked, and pretty complete. Al and Virginia were the best hosts, and were super friendly. I especially liked all the information Al gave us about places to go, things to see, and wineries to visit. Very helpful! Thanks, Al and Virginia!!

    March 2014
  • Al is amazing and so is his lovely cottage. Tucked away in the middle of a quiet vineyard, no phone, no internet, no cable tv, its an off the grid heaven.
    My Wife and I live in the city and work in stressful startups. It is refreshing to get away to Occidental and have nothing but each-other to focus on for a weekend. I highly recommend this location!

    March 2014
  • Peace and Quiet in a pristine setting. Amazingly designed cottage!

    It was our first time with Airbnb due to the wonderful property and location. We travel frequently to the Occidental Area (we recommend osmosis spa!) but this was the first time we stayed overnight. The cottage was spacious, beautiful, well-stocked. It is fit for the 70 degree sun & perfect in the rain too. The sunset viewing is a nice way to spend the hours after arriving.

    Alex was a wonderful host. His annotated map of the area is priceless - and the books of the trails helped us plan our day to a 'starfish sanctuary' on the coast.

    Everything was so quiet, you could hear the birds fly and the rain fall. What a relaxing time!

    February 2014
  • I absolutely recommend the pacific view cottage. It rained the whole weekend, but the cottage was cozy, warn, and a great place to enjoy a lazy weekend watching the storm.

    February 2014
  • We had an amazing weekend here celebrating our 10th Anniversary. The places was fantastically laid out and quite cozy. The views of the sunset over the ocean and hills were perfect. We especially loved the treat of the radiant heating from the stone floors. Alex and Virginia were easy to communicate with and arrange the arrival. The location can't be beat and we enjoyed a lovely hike in Armstrong Redwoods and then a great morning at the beach near Bodega Bay.

    November 2012
  • This cottage is a real gem. Totally secluded, completely unique, and the perfect getaway for two people. This was my first ever Airbnb experience! As a newbie, Alex and Virginia were patient and helpful in the booking process and then gave detailed directions to get to the cottage. When we arrived Alex drove us to the location, explained everything then left us to enjoy our weekend in the pristine setting.

    Highly recommended. I will be heading back!

    November 2012
  • This was a wonderful house and getaway for the weekend. Hidden down windy roads and through a vineyard, it was beautiful scenery, absolute solitude (a great thing) and a perfect relaxing situation.

    It's a very short drive to Occidental which is a great town with good food and a few bars. Also a short drive to Bodega Bay for amazing hiking.

    October 2012
  • Everything was as described if not better. We had high expectations from all the other reviews and I have to say we were not disappointed!

    All of the finishing touches were very appreciated.

    October 2012
  • Hello AirBnB Community,
    My fiancé (we just got engaged while staying at this property!) just returned from our weekend in Occidental and had an amazing trip! Our experience at the Pacific View Cottage was perfect. Alex met us at the property, and had everything ready for our stay, including a bottle of wine and champagne that I had ordered for our special occasion. He also included some complimentary passes to wine tastings in the area, which was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. Virginia, was very helpful in the planning of our weekend, she sent me several emails with restaurant and activity recommendations which were very helpful. I can't say enough about the hospitality that we felt from Alex and Virginia, I hope to return and thank them both personally in the near future. Regarding this home, if you are looking for romantic seclusion in an absolutely breathtaking area, you can't do better than this home.
    We hope to return very soon to celebrate again!

    October 2012
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