This is the first house built at Timber Cove by the founder of Timber Cove Properties (Dick Clements) and served as the model showcase for what future Timber Cove development would look like. This rustic and rural house was designed and built by the same architect who designed and built the world famous Timber Cove Inn (one mile south). The house is a fairly large, lodge-style house which sits on two acres of private land surrounded by grassy meadows, the Timber Cove Creek, Redwoods and Pine trees. Walking distance to Highway One and the Pacific ocean, the picturesque house features a dramatic redwood construction and entire walls consisting of windows in almost every room. The living room is highlighted by a massive stone-lined walk in fireplace. An outdoor hot tub offers partial ocean views and the serenity of the Sonoma Coast.
Beautiful house sits on two acres of private land making it quite and secluded. However, the house is well situated to nearby beaches, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, Highway One, Pacific Ocean, etc. Because of the abundance of windows in our house, and very little insulation, it can get cold in the winter and spring months and we have no central heating system. However, there is one large and efficient fire place in the Living Room and a Fisher wood burning stove in the Dining Room which warms the house. In addition, all the bedrooms have space heaters.
In terms of accessing the house at check in (starting at 4 pm), the back door adjacent to the carport will be left unlocked and a copy of the key will left on the dining room table.
Interaction with guests
The host lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. We would not be in Timber Cove during our Guest's stay.
Other things to note
Our Timber Cove Resource Guide provides directions, favorite beaches, points of interest, nearby grocery shopping, restaurants, house system operation, checking out procedures, etc. The Guide will be be available to you after your booking.
This house is privately owned; the owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY – The maximum number of guests is limited to six (6) persons. Under no conditions, is there more than six (6) persons allowed in the house.
MINIMUM STAY – This property requires a two (2) night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods or at consent of owner. If a rental is taken for less than two days, the guest will be charged the two night rate.
NO DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE – While linens and bath towels are included in the house rental, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. However, it is available at an additional rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the house.
FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
PARKING – Parking is limited to three (3) vehicles. Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on the road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.
HOT TUB – No children under the age of 10 permitted in hot tubs at any time, unless accompanied by an adult. When using the hot tub, remember there is a certain health risk associated with this facility. Use at your own risk. Our housekeepers drain, sanitize, refill and replenish chemicals in the Hot Tub prior to your arrival. However, it will be necessary for you to turn on the Hot Tub heating unit when you arrive (with initial temperature set to maximum heat setting until desired temperature). Remember to turn on the jets when you turn on the Hot Tub heating unit. DO NOT STAND ON THE HOT TUB COVERS. Hot tub covers are for insulation purposes and are not designed to support a person or persons. They will break, and you may be charged for replacement. Remember when not using the hot tub, leave cover on so hot tub will stay warm, and turn jets off. When you check out, please turn off the Hot Tub heating unit and jets and replace cover.
FIREPLACES – The fireplace is a large walk in fireplace in living room area. Take care to keep logs near very rear of firebox to minimize smoke and also ensure safety. Please take care to ensure that screen is closed on fireplace opening and secondary upright screen is also used in front of fireplace opening. Please do not throw any accelerant or other combustible materials in the fireplace.
WATER AND SEPTIC – House is on a septic system. The mineral content in the water is high. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages of up to two hundred dollars ($200).
TRAVEL INSURANCE – Guests may wish to purchase travel insurance. If you wish to purchase travel insurance, go to (URL HIDDEN) for details and to purchase.
LIGHTING SYSTEMS – Please refer to the 'Timber Cove Resource Guide' for operation of outdoor flood lights and indoor lighting systems. At time of check out, please ensure that all lights have been turned off. Please review the Timber Cove Resource Guide for Check Out procedures.
OUTDOOR BBQ - BBQ is located in the back yard outside of the house. Bring your own BBQ briquettes and lighter fluid. During summer months, when fire hazard is high in the surrounding area, please use outdoor hose near BBQ to thoroughly wet the grass underneath and adjacent to the BBQ in order to minimize the risk of starting a grass fire.
No Smoking. This a non-smoking house. Smoking inside the house or on outside property adjacent to the house is prohibited. Timber Cove area fire hazard is usually high, during the dry parts of the year.
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, currently work in Oakland, California and live in the East Bay, with my wife and 4.5 year old son. I work as a financial professional in Oakland's financial district.
Timber Cove is a very special place for me and my family and brings back many childhood memories when my family spent summers there. We know that you will enjoy our house and the beautiful Sonoma Coast as well.