About this listing
Rustic cabin, built in 1901, now being lovingly nuzzled back to beauty. Spacious and cozy, woodsy and bright, two bedrooms and two lofts and two big porches overlooking the Russian River Valley. A five-minute walk from the river, a five-minute drive from a bunch of wineries, and twenty-five minutes from the unbelievable Sonoma coast.
No internet. No TV. No phone. Yes hummingbirds and the occasional deer. Amenities include plenty of good books, a not-so-good record player, a harmonica, a propane grill on the deck, and a wood-burning stove with plenty of firewood.
Other Things to Note
-For weekends, there's generally a two-night minimum.
-The sleeping spots are: a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom; a two-person sleeping loft at the top of a ladder; a twin mattress that can be on the floor of the study; and plenty of deck space for sleeping under the stars.
-Disclaimer: The place is a hundred years old and the renovation is still a work-in-progress, so there are still some quirks and rough edges: the kitchen table wobbles, the refrigerator is a mini-fridge, the half-bathroom door doesn't latch, etc. If things like that sound like "rustic charm," this house is for you; if they sound like offensive hazards, probably not.
If for some reason you move any furniture, please move it back before you leave.
Please wash any dishes, pans, etc.
Eli's house is amazing! Full of treasures, great books and classic records. We had a great and very relaxing time exploring the house, river and near by town. It is easy to get to the river and there is a cute little country store walking distance. I highly recommend taking a retreat to this cabin. We will be back for sure!
I love Eli's home! I have been coming here regularly for two years. The deck, the loft, the book nooks, the view upon waking in the bedroom are some of the highlights of the space. It's equally great to be there in the 'winter' as it is in the summer. Eli is friendly and easy to communicate with, and responds promptly. Three thumbs up!
This rustic cabin was great for a Russian River weekend. It's about 10 minute drive from Guernville, a decidedly amusing small town. There is no direct beach access from the place, but it is about a 15 minute walk to the Forestville beach. The living room is very comfy and charming, but the rest of the place shows its age a bit. There is a lovely, though in need of some refinishing deck that have a broad view of the forest.
The first thing that any guest should do is put on Dominic Frontiere's Pagan Festival album. It will set you into an exotic mood to fill the rest of your stay.
The kitchen also has only a mini-fridge, so you may want to bring an extra cooler if you plan on cooking a fair amount there.
We booked 4 nights here for a creative retreat, based on the great location, serene surroundings, the proximity to the bay area (far enough for a getaway, but not too far) and lastly just a sense that this would be a great place for getting some creative work done. I was so right on. This place has awesome mojo. The stunning setting, near the Russian River, was serene. The house itself and all its ephemera were considered, and super stimulating. Super cool books. There were comfy places to sit everywhere. Nice kitchen. There was cool, quirky stuff everywhere. Everything was dialed in with great consideration. Would stay here again in a heartbeat, and plan to.
My family and I enjoyed staying in this rustic cabin near Sonoma and Napa. The pictures were accurate, and the host was good about communicating with us. It is good for a group, although there is only one shower and not a lot of private space. All in all, a great retreat spot.
Its a fun, quirky house suitable for adults and kids over 10 only. The house was clean inside but very junky outside, including a bed frame, cement bags, tools, cigarette butts, etc. The second bedroom does not have a bed so plan accordingly and the precarious stairs should keep seniors away and the luggage in the car.
Eli's home was just lovely, a perfect place to stay for a long weekend in wine country. We were very comfortable and found plenty to do in the area. Eli was also superbly responsive, which made the trip easy and fun. And Forestville, what a gem!
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