Driveway and parking near front entrance to our house.Fully stocked kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender, and plenty of cooking and eating utensils.
Timber Cove "Original" - On the Sonoma Coast
Timber Cove "Original" - On the Sonoma Coast

Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $125
Security Deposit $500
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

64 Reviews

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Shawn User Profile
August 2017
Place was nice....Hot Tub was nice which we used as well fireplace was amazing. The house is not set up for more than a couple since all the walls to not go to the ceiling so you can hear everything in the house. House has very limited lights so when we arrived at night was hard to see stuff. Location is great and so much to do.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Thank you Shawn. We are glad that you and your family had a nice visit to our house at Timber Cove and enjoyed both the location, hot tub, and large fireplace. We hope you and your family stay with us again. Regards, Michael B.
August 2017

Nick User Profile
July 2017
Perfect getaway place, would come back for sure.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Thank you Nick. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Timber Cove. Please come back and stay with us again! Regards, Michael B.
July 2017

Laura User Profile
July 2017
We spent a perfect week at Timber Cove. This home is absolutely stunning...spacious and beautifully decorated. We had several memorable hikes along the coast line filled with breathtaking views and unwound in the evenings in the hot tub under the stars. We appreciated the host's phone call shortly after we arrived in California giving us directions and contact phone numbers in case we needed help or had questions. This place is a gem!
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Thank you Laura for your kind review of your stay at our house at Timber Cove. We are very pleased that you and your family had such a pleasant stay at Timber Cove and very glad to hear that you were able to have a couple of beautiful hikes on the bluffs above Stump Beach. Please come and stay with us again. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. Regards, Michael B.
July 2017

Meghan User Profile
July 2017
Great!!! Such a beautiful spot! Lots of seating and beautiful fireplace! It was cold at night but the heaters were perfect. Hot tub was amazing and had views of the ocean. Appliances are dated and it has some a very old cabin like feel that we loved but keep that in mind if you want something a bit fancier. Rooms have a great view of the forest. Overall wonderful! Would love to stay again!
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Meghan, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our house at Timber Cove. We would love to host you again in the future. Hope to see you again soon! Regards, Michael B.
July 2017

Jessica User Profile
July 2017
This is a fantastic location. Nestled right off of the highway, and tucked behind an alcove of trees lays this little oasis. We stayed here for a weekend with the goal of relaxing and hiking. The building itself is an older architectural beauty. If you are interested in older Japanese architecture, this would be an excellent stay. This building has such charm, it feels as though you've stepped back into the late 70's complete with the outdoor jacuzzi. There are several beaches within half an hour of the house, and even one just up the road. We had the pleasure of hiking the Pygmy Forest Trail in Salt Point State Park one morning, which was extremely lovely. Almost better than the splendor of Salt Point State Park was coming back to the house and relaxing under the stars in the jacuzzi, followed by cocktails by the fireplace. There are two small grocery stores within 20 minutes driving, one to the north and one to the south. Both have the essentials you may have left behind. On our last day we skipped the cooking and headed to the Timber Cove Resort for lunch. Delicious food, although not so great if you have food restrictions. But the Bloody Mary's made up for the lack of vegetarian and gluten-free choices.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Jessica, thank you for your kind review of your stay at Timber Cove. We are very pleased that you has such a nice experience and thanks for your feedback. The Timber Cove area and our house in particular appeal to folks like you who not only appreciate the beauty and serenity of the Sonoma Coast but the architectural uniqueness of our house at Timber Cove. Please come back and stay with us again. We would love to host you again in the future. Regards, Michael B.
July 2017

Mike User Profile
July 2017
This amazing house is nestled amongst the trees right off Hwy 1. The view of the ocean through the trees was very beautiful through the huge windows -- I almost want to call them glass walls -- and the bed area was surrounded by windows giving the feeling of sleeping outdoors! The main area felt like a lodge, very spacious and wide open with a central fireplace. If you don't mind wearing warm clothes not being able to precisely control the temperature, then it's a fun place to build a fire to stay warm -- a little like indoor camping. The space is so large it's hard to keep "room temperature", but you're in the middle of nature! We were visited by deer, squirrels, chipmunks, banana slugs, Steller's Jays, and Juncos outside. No animal visitors inside. We did lots of yoga and meditation and good cooking in the well-equipped yet rustic kitchen. There's a small general store just a couple miles up the road to get odds and ends, but we stopped at Whole Foods in Santa Rosa to get all the produce and groceries we needed. Overall, it was a great experience for us. And the hot tub on the expansive wooden deck was clean and magnificent!
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Mike, we are very pleased that your "wellness retreat" was a big success. Thank you for your kind remarks and glad that you saw many animals outside our house. That was smart to pick up groceries in Santa Rosa before arriving. We hope you come back and stay with us again. Timber Cove and our house in particular is well suited for people like you who enjoy the serenity and beauty of the Sonoma Coast and the architectural uniqueness of our house. We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Michael B.
July 2017

Maja User Profile
May 2017
The hot tub and location are the only reason I would reccomend staying here. It has a very akward floor plan, dated decor and tiny kitchen. The beds are very comfortable despite being 20+ years old. The bathroom is horrible, messy calking around the tub and mildew smell. If this house was rennovated it could be really great but it seems with no one living there it is not being well cared for and just falling to the way side.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Thank you Maja for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed both the location and the hot tub. We continually strive to upgrade our house and have renovated the kitchen, built a new deck around the hot tub, installed solar panels, and other items over the last 5 years. We are currently resurfacing and grading our driveway. The bed in the master bedroom is less than 5 years old and we will be replacing the bed in the living room with a newer California King sized bed. Hope you stay with us again. Regards, Michael B.
May 2017

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Michael User Profile

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.

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