Your private shaded backyard deck with hammock and dog play area.Stylish living room and dining room with bamboo wood floors.
Redwood Cottage, Pet Friendly, Hot Tub, 6.5 Acres
Redwood Cottage, Pet Friendly, Hot Tub, 6.5 Acres
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Shanti's Redwood Cottage is a property filled with peace, quiet and calm nestled in the redwoods of Occidental. Dog and pet friendly with a large private back yard. Soak away your aches and pains in the hot tub. Take a left out of our driveway and you'll be at the stunning Pacific Coastline in only eight miles. Help us feed Cosmo the llama, our Blackbelly sheep, chickens and ducks. Very soon we will have fiber optic internet! Lots of peace, quiet, sun & stars here!

The space

Location, location, location
Coleman Valley Road is known as the most beautiful road in Sonoma County. Shanti means peace or peaceful in ancient Sanskrit. Shanti is strategically located on Coleman Valley Road and only a short drive two-mile drive, bike ride or lovely walk from the cute little town of Occidental with its shops, video store and internet café, famous eateries and locally owned markets. The drive from Occidental to Shanti affords beautiful views of Mount Saint Helena and the surrounding Mayacamas Mountains to the east. But it is further west that attracts so many visitors. The remaining eight miles from Shanti to the ocean are a shockingly narrow, curvy and spectacularly panoramic drive unparalleled in Sonoma County. Forested landscapes of a varied ecosystem of deciduous Oaks, Redwoods and Douglas firs give way to sudden vistas of meadows and a fog-shrouded ocean that stretches into eternity. The drive to the coast only takes about 35 minutes, but you are guaranteed to stop and take pictures all along the way. This is the number one scenic attraction in the area, and it is just a left turn out of our driveway.
We can fit six people comfortably. There is one bedroom with a queen sized bed, one full sized futon couch in the living room that sleeps two smaller adults or children, and one queen sized bed in the camper.
We are unique in that we are super pet friendly, LGBT friendly and 420 friendly.

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Things to do at Shanti

Walk around the property and investigate the Old Growth Trees and Pond

Relax in the gigantic seven-foot hot tub under the grandmother Old Growth Redwood Tree

Swim, meditate, fish or throw sticks to Elizabeth's Field Spaniels Libby and Lucy in the pond

Swing in the hammock in your private backyard

Get a professional massage from Elizabeth on site

Seasonally pick fresh vegetables, herbs, berries and fruits to make your own meals

Gather eggs from the chicken coop for your breakfast

Light a fire in the fire pit in your private backyard

Practice yoga on your private deck or with Elizabeth, who has practiced and taught yoga since 1991 (by arrangement)

Learn archery on the backyard hillside and practice shooting arrows at our targets (by arrangement)

Play tennis or golf at nearby Northwoods Golf Course or the courts at the Occidental YMCA.

Listen to the sounds of birds in the surrounding trees and frogs in the pond. There is no noise pollution at Shanti!

Gaze at the stars at night across the Shanti sky with absolutely no light pollution

Read books, take naps, make love

Interaction with guests

Although she lives on the 6.5 acre property, Elizabeth doesn't require interaction with guests any more than the minimum necessary. If the guests wish to interact, however, she is happy to make herself available. Its entirely up to you.

Other things to note

Shanti Vacation Rental is very, very quiet. We are void of any light pollution, too. This allows for an extremely peaceful stay for our guests. We are neighbors with the famous Occidental Art and Ecology Center which promotes ecologically and culturally resiliant communities. In addition, we are neighbors with the Western Hill Gardens which has rare plants and amazingly beautiful grounds.


Amenities
Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Internet
Kitchen

Prices
Cleaning Fee $125
Security Deposit $250
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price $205 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Guests are asked to be mindful of Shanti's land, its unique ecosystem and its gentle ways. Libby and Lucy (Elizabeth's Field Spaniels) love to have visitors of the canine or feline persuasion. Pets are very welcome here and welcome indoors as well. There is a sweet little backyard behind your vacation rental that is completely fenced for your dog. Elizabeth's hot button is littering. Please no littering whatsoever on the land (even cigarette butts are litter to us!). It is good karma to conserve spring water by not running the tap while washing dishes or tooth brushing, and also not taking long showers. Smoking cigarettes outside is OK. We are medical 420 friendly indoors or out. We thank you for being respectful of Shanti!

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Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Elizabeth User Profile
September 2017
Staying at Elizabeth's farm in Occidental was amazing! I visited with my girlfriend and our puppy. Elizabeth was very kind and welcoming to all of us. The little apartment is perfectly equip for light cooking, hanging out, relaxing, and sleeping. We cooked breakfast with duck eggs, kale and tomatoes all farm fresh (like we literally harvested everything moments before we cooked them)! Elizabeth let us hang out with her sheep and alpaca! We fed the chickens and ducks. I even got to help with some light farm work (really I just stood around and chatted with Elizabeth and her farm hand, Bean). The location is great for site seeing around the Russian River. You can take the road that Elizabeth's place is on straight to the ocean. Driving up the coast is a must, as is driving along the Russian River. We found a couple of good dog friendly beaches (Blind Beach, near Goat Rock - Elizabeth can give you more precise directions - and Monte Rio beach on the Russian River). Occidental has a couple good restaurants and Sebastopol has a ton and is in easy driving range. Overall, I highly recommend staying at Elizabeth's lovely farm!

Heidi User Profile
September 2017
Despite being on Coleman Valley Road, this is a very quiet retreat. Sitting in the hot tub under a giant Redwood was really wonderful.

Ellisha User Profile
September 2017
Elizabeth is a very accommodating host. She made us feel really welcome and at home. She also was very kind toward our young child and puppy.

Mike User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at Shanti was truly an experience to remember and not your run of the mill AirBnb. We loved meeting Cosmo the llama and his band of sheep. They were especially amused by our pug, as were Elizabeth's super friendly dogs. Shanti as pet-friendly as it gets. Elizabeth even offered to have our dog hang out with her and her pets while we went out to dinner! Late nights relaxing in the hot tub under the giant redwoods were just as amazing as they sound, and the farm fresh eggs for breakfast beat anything I ever got at a farmer's market. Be sure to grab a fresh plum off the tree in the fenced in backyard!

Diana User Profile
August 2017
This was a lovely experience on an active organic farm. We got to hand feed her sheep and hang out with Cosmo the llama, her protective sheep body guard and bouncer. The chicken and ducks made adorable noises during the day but were totally quiet at night. The flowers & plants around her property are lovely and some were even hand picked for our rooms in our cute little cottage. Our dog, also named Cosmo, also loved the hospitality and graciousness of our host as he got to run around and be a puppy in a beautiful location, learning all kinds of new smells and sounds along the way. Thank you Elizabeth for a wonderful & relaxing stay.

Jill User Profile
August 2017
Elizabeth was fantastic. Very friendly and welcoming and excellent communication. The cottage is set back on the property with access to the hot tub. Elizabeth has animals that you can interact with and a huge garden. The cottage has its own backyard and was fully stocked. We had an amazing stay. Just wish it was longer!!!

Ryan User Profile
July 2017
Elizabeth's cottage was a perfect stay for us. It was great to unplug from the everyday world and enjoy the peace, quiet, and nature. Elizabeth was very welcoming and a great host.

Occidental, California, United StatesJoined in April 2014
Elizabeth User Profile

Elizabeth is a world traveler extraordinaire, having been to 45 countries around the globe. For 13 years she owned and operated an international tour company called "Spirit Travel" in which she organized and led spiritual pilgrimage tours to India, Nepal Tibet and Bhutan. She was featured in Yoga Journal and other publications for her pioneering work in this field. Previously, Elizabeth owned and operated a domestic ecotourism company called "EcoTours of Oregon" in Portland, Oregon for eight years as well. She loves to garden, road bike and mountain bike, practice yoga, read good books, walk barefoot on the beach with her dogs Libby and Lucy, swim, hike, cook and travel. Her most recent passion is permaculture and sustainable farming on her 6.5 acres. She ends most days by simply watching her sheep and Cosma the llama grazing on her hillside -- a wonderful meditation. Elizabeth loves to be a hostess and looks forward to meeting new people through AirBNB. She has bachelor's degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Nursing and is also a Certified Massage Therapist. As an AirBNB host, Elizabeth is respectful of your privacy, very fair, a good listener and very helpful. She really wants you to have a good time! Her own style of traveling is to undiscovered places that have no postcards. Her last trip was to Cambodia and Laos for two months in 2013 by herself. She has trekked with a single sherpa to the Mount Everest Base Camp. Her life epitaph is "She lived life to its fullest."

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