About This Listing
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 25 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:
OUTDOOR HOT TUB will be available beginning May 2015 as well as an infrared sauna - there is an extra fee for use of the hot tub and sauna which must be paid a week before arrival to ready the hot tub. $100 for use of both during your stay. If you book three nights or longer the use of the outdoor hot tub and sauna are free.
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
You definitely need a car to get to our mountaintop oasis. You park right next to the cottage.
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.
Beginning May 1st 2015 Hot Tub and sauna will be available for an additional fee of $100 and must be booked a week in advance to clean it for your use.
Amazing place. The room is quiet and well-furnished, the location is beautiful, and it's about a 15 minute drive from a grocery store and good food or 30 from downtown Sonoma. Very romantic location, and our hosts were perfect. They met up with us as we arrived, then faded into the background and we didn't hear from them again unless we wanted to ask them any questions or needed anything.
Lovely place! Gary was helpful in giving us ideas of what to do while we were in town. We were able to visit the star gazer and do a lot of different things around the area. The tree house itself was cozy and cute but also very private. We hope we get to visit again someday!
Unbelievable little get away!
Very secluded with everything you could need for a romantic, private stay in Santa Clara. Such a close drive to Napa/Sanoma, and many other wineries in Santa Clara.
Full bath, shower, single bed with a sky light which was awesome to look up to in the morning. Located on the top of the hill, which provides such beautiful views.
The host was more than accommodating. She greeted us late in the evening, and was willing to provide us with anything we needed. Best host I have come across!
If you don't stay here, you will seriously be missing out!
We had a wonderful time at the cottage! Caromia and Gair were very welcoming and helpful. The location is secluded and quiet and it's a perfect place to unplug for a few days. The starhouse has a wonderful view of the stars above and the valley below, so definitely check it out.
What a wonderful experience and we hope to be back!
we really enjoyed our two nights in the treehouse. It is a lovely place in a lovely area. Actually, we were even more happy to stay there once we did a tour of the region because it was very charming.
Getting there is easy, directions were perfectly clear.
We believe the bathtub could be changed but this was not a problem overall.
We had a great stay! It was the weekend away that we needed. The grounds were very relaxing. We enjoying soaking up the outdoors by hiking and sitting on the patio. The stargazer hut is amazing. The only negative is that there's no WIFI or cable. This is okay for a short getaway and we probably needed to disconnect, but our stay was during March Madness. It would have been nice to check in.
My husband and I have been disappointed by the place. I booked it for my husband's birthday based on all the positive reviews and felt terrible when we entered the place. The main reason is that the place was not clean at all. When we arrived we had to get rid of quite a few spiderwebs pending above the bed and on the walls. Also, as we emptied the trash when we left, we discovered that it was full of dirty old liquid.
There are a few other details (disappointing kitchen for example) that were not quite right but this is what bothered us the most. We might be picky, but we would have appreciated to read reviews like this before booking this place, especially for the price.
Two positive notes:
- They kindly gave us water before going on a hike, which was very nice. We appreciated it.
- The outdoor shower is great.
About the Host, Caromia And Gair
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.
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