About this listing
This comfortable studio sits in a sunny clearing just a 15 minute walk to downtown Occidental. Secluded hiking and biking trails are right out the door. Wine tasting, the Pacific Ocean and the Russian River all within 20 minutes.
This is a brand new studio apartment. Full kitchen and bathroom.
The surrounding area of Occidental is beautiful; hiking trails in the woods or along the gorgeous ridges heading out to the coast. Cycling enthusiasts have some of the most sought after rides around. The Russian River is close with excellent canoeing, kayaking, and bird watching. Quaint surrounding towns offer award winning wineries and tasting rooms. Restaurants offer a wide range from casual dining to Michelin rated dining.
Interaction with Guests
Very limited because I am often not home to greet them. However, I am always available by phone.
I love that if feels secluded yet it's so close to town. It's very quiet and peaceful. There are so many things to do within 1/2 hour.
There is no convenient public transportation however Occidental is within reasonable walking distance.
Other Things to Note
Check in time is 3pm, check out is 12pm. However, if you need to check in early or late just let me know and if there is no conflict with reservations then no problem. I have two friendly dogs, Guapo and Bunny. They will most likely bark when you first arrive. They are completely contained in my yard and as I mentioned, friendly.
No indoor smoking.
Reasonable noise level.
I had a wonderful stay in Danielle's charming carraigehome. It felt very homey, clean, and comfortable! Stocked with all the essentials from dishes, pots/pans, towels, extra blanket, etc. Communication with Danielle and how to get to the location was extremely clear. Would definitely come back and recommend to anyone!
Danielle was very warm and welcoming :) the listing was very true to the description. My partner and I enjoyed the carriagehouse. It's a beautiful walk into town (lined with blackberry bushes!) and there's lots to do in the surrounding area. Danielle has some great tips (both in the welcome book and personally) about the neighborhood, and the scenery is stunning. We loved our trip to Occidental!
Danielle's unit is quaint but incredibly well up to date with new electric range, new floor. Space is spotless and the bed is very comfortable. Rhonda and I enjoyed our stay there. It is very conveniently located near Occidental, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa and Bodega bay are very close by. Danielle found us a nice fan to use which kept the place cool during the time we were there, the nights were very warm. I recommend this rental to anyone.
The carriagehouse was the perfect base to explore the surrounding area of Russian River and the nearby towns. The place was comfortable and well-equipped. Danielle was an all-around great host. We'd definitely come back!
We had an amazing stay at the carriagehouse celebrating our 1-year dating anniversary. It was very private and there were so many lovely extra touches such as organic coffee and fruit, fresh flowers, some carefully curated books, and an unexpectedly bright and new interior. Danielle was attentive, flexible, and made us feel very welcome while giving us plenty of space and privacy. The area was woodsy and felt very much like a getaway--exactly what we were looking for! We hope to be back soon and would recommend it in a heartbeat for anyone looking for a cozy spot to escape city life for a while.
We arrived at the carriagehouse to find fresh fruit on the table, cream and bottled water in the fridge and coffee in the freezer - amazing! This place is definitely small but it's a great option if you want to go out and explore the surrounding area. There's enough in the kitchen to make a few meals if needed, but again the space is pretty small. We didn't realize you couldn't have pets in the house, so there was a small miscommunication there but other than that Danielle was super helpful and provided lots of recommendations on things to do in the area. She also offered to let us use her grill since the carriagehouse didn't have one. So nice! Would stay here again.
Our experience in Occidental was fantastic -- the carriage house was close to town and the space was just what we needed. Did not meet Danielle but she was very communicative throughout the process and suggested places in town and in the surrounding area to visit. Great trip!