About this listing
My sunny '70s 2 bedroom cabin with exposed redwood cathedral beam ceilings has amazing canyon views. There's a hot tub and a small one bedroom outbuilding that's its own little getaway. It's in a very special neighborhood with really nice people.
Vacation Rental Permit # ZPE16-000, Transient Occupancy Certificate #2650N. My house was part of a special group of homes designed and built by a gay couple in the late '70s. Their thought and detail is seen everywhere in the house. It's not a big home, but it's designed to maximize space. Exposed redwood cathedral ceilings are in the living room and there are 2 bedrooms. A very large lower deck contains a hot tub, outdoor shower and a small cabin that has a bed. Truly a special getaway the owner has decided to let others enjoy.
Guests will have access to hot tub and outdoor shower. Outdoor shower and running outside water may be off in the winter due to freezing pipes.
Interaction with guests
I won't be around during the stay, but am available at all times. I can have as much interaction as necessary including the actual stay. I prefer to answer questions and help as much as I can.
The neighborhood is along a ridge top. The neighbors are quite close and look after each other. There's a yearly gathering of the neighbors for a covered dish event. Everyone is very respectful of noise and space.
There is parking for possibly 2 small cars in the driveway. Please be careful of the drain cap as it is plastic. There's also street parking for one car in front of the wine barrel planters. Please do not park in the neighbor's driveways for any amount of time as they are very sensitive.
Other things to note
It's a one mile walk to the river- head out on the 116 for a short walk to Odd Fellows Road and hang a right. There's a cool bridge and beach area. Continue across the bridge in the summer and you'll get to Korbel. At the house AT&T has the best mobile reception. There is a landline there if needed.
Small dogs are negotiable but I need to discuss this in advance. No cats please. No smoking in the house. I'd prefer to not have smoking on the decks due to possible burns and risk of fire. I expect guests to not be loud at night outside past 9pm to respect the neighbors. Official quiet time is between 10pm and 7am per Sonoma County restrictions. 6 is the maximum number of guests in the home. The house is most comfortable with 4 adults max and there is an extra charge per person after 4. To be considerate of the neighbors please do not have any large parties during the day or night. The maximum number of folks allowed at the house during the day should be no more than 10. My place is a relaxing retreat and is best used that way!
Most of the homes in the area like this one use septic systems. Please don't flush any objects beyond normal bathroom usage and toilet paper- it's a very sensitive ecosystem!
From Feb 17 - 20, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
I'm a creative director and appreciate all of what Northern California has to offer. I've looked to find special architecturally interesting and significant homes as I love the period of architecture in the area from the mid to late '60s, as well as 1970s. My properties are thoughtfully decorated to the period they were designed, yet updated appropriately.
I've been collecting special mid-century furniture, objects and artwork. I'm also into vintage muscle cars. I'm on the board of an organization to document and help preserve buildings of the modern movement. I'm not a big TV watcher, but never tire of the classic TV sitcoms of the past. I don't do reality TV as I'd rather use the time reading about architecture or design! Or going outside.
I love traveling to Europe occasionally, as well as I'll always love Hawaii. I've been to all the islands but Kauai.
My place in Guerneville affords access to great local food, as well as some awesome wineries. I feel fortunate to be so close to such amazing places!
In my job and in my life, I'm very detail and goal-oriented. I hope you see that detail and care in both of my homes and enjoy your stay!