Bella Luna Mountain retreat offers a romantic treehouse like cottage, a bridge over a waterfall and a star house on a cliff. Offering the best of both worlds, privacy, natural beauty and easy access to the best wineries and activities in the region.
Sonoma TOT # 915N
This romantic Treehouse like cottage is located on 5 acres in the mountains above the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma County.
Ideally situated between the towns of Kenwood and East Santa Rosa, our retreat is in the very heart of Sonoma's wine country.
The round studio cottage features a waterfall, suspension bridge and a star gazer dwelling on a cliff. It is often used by honeymooners - for anniversaries and birthday celebrations.
Only 15 to 20 minutes to some of the best wineries and dining in the region.
The cottage is listed in the Lover's Guide to Waterfalls and offers private hiking trails and a 40 foot waterfall in the winter & spring. Situated at a private residence, the Bella Luna Mountaintop Retreat, offers privacy, breathtaking views and a magical "tree house" like place to stay.
The little studio cottage has a circular skylight and has an enchanting light that surrounds her. She is nestled in a grove of oak trees, the cottage Amenities are:
Sleeps 2 people only
Kitchenette with four burner stove/oven
Swiss Electric fire stove and heater
Jacuzzi for two
luxury linens and towels
DVD player w/films
Queen size bed
Wrap around deck overlooking a private forest of oaks and madrone
Access to stargazer
Private hiking trails
Walking distance to hood mountain park
Propane BBQ on deck
10-30 minutes to premiere wineries and dining
Winter/Spring waterfall (Listed in the Lover's Guide to Waterfalls)
Access to outdoor hot tub (only for main house booking).
Please note - owners live in a separate house on the property and are available to help our guests with anything they need. We prefer to give our guests complete privacy, so it is rare that we see guests except when checking them in.
We are sorry we cannot accept pets - as so many of our guests have allergies.
This Treehouse like cottage has scores of followers. We have had many people propose marriage at the star house (a small dwelling for star watching and sunset views).
Please note you do not need to cross the bridge to get to cottage.
The wifi is only available on request and for limited periods (we turn it off at night).
There is a jacuzzi for 2 people inside the cottage itself.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BIG AND SPACIOUS this is NOT the place.
The cottage is a small studio with a large wrap around deck. There is a kitchenette in the cottage as well as a jacuzzi tub for two people.
Our bridge over our waterfall, the star house that is a short hike from the cottage and private hiking trails, as well as easy access to Hood Mtn. Park (walking distance from our mountaintop retreat).
Interaction with Guests
We like to greet them and orientate them to the property. We give our guests complete privacy so they can enjoy our property. Its rare that we see guests after they check in…although we have on occasion had guests stay for dinner, a drink or even a sail on SF bay.
On major holidays we are not available to greet guests - we ask that they check in on their own.
Private mountaintop retreat with large parcels
NO…you need a car to get to our mountaintop oasis.
Other Things to Note
We have a guest book with extensive details of things to do in the Valley of the Moon and Sonoma's wine country.
No Smoking anywhere on property. We are in a high fire danger area.
No pets - too many of our guests have allergies - Please don't ask us for exceptions.
Hot Tub use is for main house only.
Very pleasant stay in a secluded and sylvan cottage that truly is 'away from it all'. Our hosts were welcoming, at-hand, and respectful of our privacy.
We had a wonderful time at this incredibly romantic cottage! Carolyn met us when we arrived and gave us a tour, and really made us feel welcome. Pictures don't do the stargazer hut justice -- gorgeous views both day and night. This is a truly special place, I can't recommend it enough.
This romantic treehouse like cottage was everything it promised to be and all that we were hoping for. It was honestly one of the most restorative vacations my boyfriend and I have ever been on. We woke early every day, hiked in the morning, tasted wine in the afternoon and cooked in the evening. The cottage felt like the setting for a fairy tale! I only wish we had been able to stay longer than 3 days to see, hike and taste a little more of Sonoma and Napa!
Guys/Gals dont pass this up it really is worth it. the views, the hiking, the owner of the property was an amazing woman. we first got there we didnt know what to think, we've never done anything like this before, but Ms. Carolyn (the owner) was just magnificent, she showed us the room, showed us GREAT spots to eat (take her advice!) and then just like that she was gone, we never saw her, it was just me and my new wife. Dont get me wrong would have loved to chat it up with her, me and my wife were actually really intrigued by her but we had our privacy! Now things I wish I knew ahead of time!
1. no microwave (which actually was a good thing, made us cook fresh food!)
2. She provides an oven with pots pans dishes cups forks spoons knives, salt and pepper, coffee maker, towels, blankets, pillows, heater/ac (wife loved the heater,) the fridge is a small fridge and the freezer is very small so shop lightly, a small tv with a dvd player and some really good movies,
3. buy some flashlights! there is a spot that Ms. Carolyn calls "the star gazer" really worth going out at night to but it is amazingly dark at night.
4. The tap water......was flipping amazing! I swear it tasted like it just came out of the mountain! dont bother with water bottles.
5. I wish we could have stayed longer.
6. If your going during winter bring warm clothes (thermals)
7. Go to the grocery store before driving up the mountain first! trust me on this.
8. bring your own bluetooth speaker for music
9. buy paper towels
10. no internet/reception (which again actually turned out to be a good thing, kept my wife off of (website hidden) lol)
Really worth it, weve already decided to go back next year.
This is a fantastic trip! Caromia and Gair are very nice! The bridge, the star house, the small tree house, two lovely cats, beautiful mountain road...
We also visited Napa. We took the hot balloon ride, visited the winery. Everything is perfect!
You should never miss it!
We had an amazing time!! What a beautiful, magical place. And Gary and Carolyn were amazing hosts. Including us like family. I will never forget this wonderful weekend. Thank you thank you thank you!
We fell in love with this place the first time we went and a repeat visit was everything we had hoped and then some. We got to listen to the rain, use the fireplace, and read while books in the jacuzzi. This visit we knew what a well appointed kitchen awaited us and between that and a fantastic gas grill... We cooked many yummy meals in our treehouse getaway. This place is special, peace can be found here and we feel so grateful to our hosts for sharing this magic with us.
Caromia is an award winning documentary filmmaker and environmental educator and activist.
The owners live in a separate house on the property and are available to help our guests with anything they need.