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.
As soon as we arrived at the treehouse cottage, we were warmly welcomed by Carolyn and given some information about the Sonoma area. We absolutely loved this cozy, private escape as our honeymoon. We enjoyed hiking to the nearby Hood Mountain Park, relaxing on the patio, the hottub, and walking out to the stargazer house. This was such a wonderful location to come back to after a day of wine tasting or kayaking. Incredibly relaxing with all the amenities we needed, and such gracious hosts :)
We really enjoyed our stay in the cabin. My bride and I were there for a few days during our honeymoon, and it was definitely a highlight of the trip. Very romantic, secluded, beautiful, and just what we needed to start our trip off well. We loved the jacuzzi. We were pretty much given free reign of the area, including the grill, coffee and dishes, and some of Carolyn and Gary's toiletry supplies. We felt very welcome. The final day we were there, the water stopped working. Carolyn informed us promptly and made accommodations to get us through. It didn't dampen the trip a bit (pun). The location was also great. We were an easy drive to San Francisco for 4th of July fireworks, we hiked in a nearby state park and saw redwoods, and we spent some time just taking in the mountains, forest, and scenery. If we're ever in the area on a special occasion, we'd love to return.
What a beautiful place! Our hosts were amazingly friendly & accommodating. The treehouse was clean. We were so pleasantly surprised-the pictures don't do this place justice. Such a great way to relax after our busy few days in San Francisco. The bridge was so fun & the star hut was close. The views up there were fantastic as well. Would definitely return. 5 stars!!!
Caromia was a great host, and the cottage is great getaway to disconnect for a couple of days. Perfect for couples. The hiking was great, and the stargazer was spectacular. This is a truly unique experience that we look forward to coming back to soon.
This was our third trip to this wonderful treehouse cottage and we continue to be completely delighted with our experience. Our hosts have always ensured we have a great experience and the cottage is so well equipped and a wonderful place to get away for a few days. It very peaceful to be surrounded by trees in a beautiful cottage where you can soak in the jacuzzi while watching deer out the window, grill out on the huge deck and take a hike to the amazing star gazer cabin to watch the sunset. We can recommend this place enough and love that we have found such wonderful hosts and this special retreat.
One of the best experiences with an airbnb I have ever had. Both Carolyn and Gair were so incredibly kind and generous. I hope to go back again to not only stay at this absolutely romantic and perfect airbnb but to also see the hosts! Could not recommend a better place to stay.
What a wonderful place to spend with the one you love. So peaceful and tranquil and romantic with everything you need to make it a pleasant stay. Caromia was a great contact, nothing was too much to ask. Felt so welcomed and comfortable in the adorable little treehouse. Loved eating out on the decking having outdoor showers and bubbly jacuzzi baths. The cats were cute too! Would recommend! Loved Samona and Napa Valley great central location. Luke and Kat
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.