pacific view cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Occidental, CA, United States
Your host, Alex
220 Reviews
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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
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  • This was my second time staying at the Pacific View Cottage and I have no doubt that I'll return. What an amazing, secret little hideaway with everything you need for a relaxing escape!

    July 2014
  • This little house is amazing. Awesome architecture, peaceful, picturesque. It's set in a quiet corner of a sun-drenched vineyard, and is set far back so you can enjoy sweeping views and solitude.

    Virginia and Al have stocked the place with everything you could possibly need -- fresh coffee and coffeemaker, fruit and granola bars, juice, fresh milk, a range of teas, olive oil. The kitchen has a huge array of pots and pans as well as casserole dishes, a tea kettle, skillets, cutting boards, good cutting knives. Downstairs there are fluffy robes and soft slippers, and a range of shower soaps and such. Everything is spotlessly clean and cozy.

    It's really a great romantic hideaway for a weekend.

    June 2014
  • Alex was super nice and the directions were great. We LOVED our stay at the cottage.

    June 2014
  • What an absolutely beautiful place - the architecture, the view, the location! Al and Virginia were wonderful hosts and very accommodating, helpful, responsive, and hospitable prior to and during our stay. Al gave us a great tour upon our arrival and offered excellent suggestions for local markets and cafes (Wildflour is a must!). My fiancé and I escaped for a relaxing weekend and our stay exceeded our expectations. We would go back in a heartbeat.

    May 2014
  • This spot is as spectacular as the pictures suggest. I want to return in the very near future.

    May 2014
  • This is our second stay and it was just as special as the first visit. Tremendous views, very private, peaceful, and relaxing. The hosts have thought of everything from coffee to juice and fruit, so even if you don't use the full kitchen, you have something for breakfast. We will return soon.

    April 2014
  • We loved the Pacific View cottage! Our stay was peaceful, romantic, and relaxing. Alex was very welcoming and easy to communicate with prior to our arrival. He kindly stocked the cottage with snacks and coffee. Great recommendations on restaurants and activities. I have already recommended his place to friends and hope to come back!

    April 2014
  • 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
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