Elements is an expansive and sophisticated multi-dwelling estate set on four landscaped acres, hidden amongst redwood groves. It offers privacy and seclusion while being close to all that wine country has to offer.
Elements has a variety of amenities that will make your stay unforgettable:
a jetted hot tub,
a fire pit,
7 lounge areas and decks,
a detached yoga/exercise studio,
a heated outdoor shower,
Sonos system with outdoor speakers,
15+ board games,
140+ channels of sports & movies
Elements is a private estate compound nestled in the magnificent redwoods of Sonoma County. There are four detached structures and expansive decks to comfortably accommodate large groups. You'll be located within minutes of the beaches of the Sonoma Coast and the vineyards of Russian River Valley, a short drive to many wonderful wineries, and be amazed by the solitude that surrounds you.
The grounds have been landscaped with indigenous grasses and ferns, highlighting the phenomenal native redwood trees on the property, including a magical "runt" redwood tree that's over 500 years old. Pathways and decks wind throughout, offering innumerable walks among ever-changing scenery, including a serene running pond, an antique stone masonry fountain, and an enchanting seasonal waterfall to delight and awaken the senses. The entire retreat is professionally lit to a stunning degree, complimenting its allure day and night.
Entertaining is effortless and everyone can still have their own privacy, while gathering together in the large entertaining areas. All 4 bedrooms, with a total of 3 king and 1 queen beds, are furnished with quality linens and down comforters. There is also 1 queen pull out bed in the living room of the Lodge, as well as an inflatable mattress that can be used in the yoga studio.
The Lodge is a contemporary craftsman structure with a great room combining a spacious and refined living room, dining room, and kitchen, plus a master bedroom with walk-in closet and two full bathrooms. The master bathroom has a large bath tub, and the other is exceptionally large with multiple shower heads and a walk-out to a Zen-inspired private garden. There is also an office with desk and printer.
The fully appointed kitchen is centered around a granite island and can accommodate multiple chefs. Appliances include a professional six burner gas Wolf range/oven, microwave drawer, stainless refrigerator/freezer, garbage compactor, serving trays, and complete dinner service featuring the kind of tableware you might find in a high-end restaurant. A pantry offers a variety of seasonings and other basics.
The Lodge is replete with fine attention to every detail, from the refectory-style dining table (seating for 10), the deep Restoration Hardware leather sofa, to custom designed decorative Portuguese candle chandelier, which radiates throughout the main living area.
**The West Terrace, BBQ, and Fire Pit**
The West Terrace, accessed via a large sliding door from the Lodge, is the essence of indoor/outdoor living and is an example of what makes this estate so unique. The outdoor kitchen and gardens were crafted from river stone years ago when the property was a summer campsite. It now features a state-of-the-art gas BBQ, sink, lighting, and seasonal herb garden.
With outdoor speakers and the original river stone fire pit, it's like an outdoor living room and is a great place to enjoy a warm day or cool evening in the company of friends and family.
The outdoor dining table with seating for 14+ was custom made from the center cut of a local redwood tree. It’s the perfect setting for a large family gathering or a romantic retreat.
**The Guest House**
The guest house has its own terrace and private seating area under a large Japanese Maple tree. Its windows have beautiful garden views as well, but with different vistas, giving this two-bedroom space a unique atmosphere and privacy.
It has two bedrooms, one with a king size bed, and one with a queen size bed, each with their own private entrance to the outdoors, HDTVs, and are connected by a common hallway to the oversized bathroom. This multi shower head bathroom offers a mini spa experience off a secluded and private patio.
The “cabin” is everyone’s favorite. The pine-paneled interior is a classic recreation of the traditional summer camp cottage. It has its own bathroom, a luxurious king size bed, and a heated outside shower. The cabin also features its own seating area, adjoining a large deck with its own views of the redwoods and gardens. It's a secluded gem.
**The Yoga + Exercise Studio**
This quaint structure is situated in the quiet of the lower gardens, accessible via a Japanese wood walkway. The deck off the back offers another sitting area with meditative views. The studio offers yoga mats, blocks, adjustable weights, mirrored wall, Sonos sound system, and more. The yoga studio can also accommodate overnight guests if the need arises, using the provided inflatable mattress.
**The Redwood Hot Tub**
At the center of the compound is the spa area, featuring a circular jetted hot tub situated in the center of an ancient ring of redwood trees. It’s truly a magical location: A soak in the hot tub at night lets you link with nature and the starlit sky, a wonderful harmonious experience.
**The Treehouse Terrace**
There is a tranquility and peacefulness to this place that feels unique and special. It's one of those things that must be experienced to be appreciated. Not only does this deck perched at the top of the property offer some of the best views, it has this amazing restorative energy about it - difficult to describe, but many of our guests have agreed they can feel it too.
Located throughout the property you'll find all the latest that technology can offer including HDTV’s, a full range of cable programming (On-demand, ESPN, Sports, and more), Blu-ray DVD players, and high speed internet (150 Mbps).
In the Lodge, you'll find a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV with an Apple TV, cable TV, as well as free movies on Netflix, On-Demand, and more. Other bedrooms feature HDTVs with cable as well. The whole property is served by an enterprise-grade wireless system, with range throughout the grounds including the decks. For additional convenience, built-in USB chargers are available in all bedrooms and the office.
A Sonos sound system, complete with Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more, offers music and entertainment in the Lodge, the Guest house, BBQ area, spa area, and the yoga studio. All of this technology is here to serve your real world reality while you enjoy the calm and escape that this retreat provides.
**Drive an Electric Car?**
A complimentary Level 2 EV charger is available for your use during your stay to charge your Tesla, Volvo, Volt, Leaf, or other electric vehicle. We appreciate your effort to keep the world beautiful!
When you hike from the main compound, pathways become forest trails beckoning further into remote adjoining terrains still on the property. Austin Creek, with its numerous swimming holes and opportunities for river wading, is delightful in summer and winter alike.
Guests have access to all buildings and surrounding gardens. River access to Austin Creek is also available with instructions included in the Welcome Guide at the property.
We can generally accommodate earlier check in times with advanced notice - if your travel plans include an earlier arrival, please let us know and we will do what we can to make things easy for you.
Interaction with guests
You and your group will have Elements all to yourselves, the owners do not live on-site. We live in the town of Sonoma and do frequent Elements, so we are happy to help with any arrangements or locals recommendations for your stay.
To maintain this gorgeous property, we employ landscaping, cleaning, and spa maintenance staff who service the property on a regular basis. We try to schedule these services to be minimally invasive to guests, but you may see an employee or two, depending on the length of your stay. Please know that they are all very flexible and understanding, so if you'd prefer them to not perform their services for the week, please let them know.
Please tell us if you will require housekeeping services during your stay. We can also help arrange other exclusive services such as private catering, cooking class, or an on-site massage (we recommend either inside the yoga studio or outside in the gardens).
Other things to note
Elements is dog friendly and the property is fenced, but please contact us first for permission if you are planning to bring dogs (up to 2). We charge a one-time fee of $50 per dog per stay. There are dog bags, treats and feeding bowls for your use. We do ask that you please pick up after your dog.
Elements is a registered vacation rental with the County of Sonoma. Our prices include Sonoma Country Transient Occupancy Tax. TOT Certificate No. 822N.
Please note that while Elements is ideal for quiet and relaxing stays for you and your guests, it is not intended for events, parties, weddings, or other loud gatherings. Maximum occupancy and parking limits are dictated by the County of Sonoma and are strictly monitored.
Elements is also available for company retreats and workcations. With our fast internet and enterprise-grade wireless routers, it's an ideal place to get away from it all and brainstorm the next big thing! We can accommodate up to 8 guests staying overnight.
If Elements is not available for your given dates, please take a look at our sister listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18094083
Max 8 adults at any time, not including children.
No parties, events, or other loud gatherings are allowed.
Parking limited to four cars. There is no street parking available.
Breaking any of these rules and/or failing to report damage incurred during your stay will result in the immediate forfeiture of your security deposit and/or additional fines as required.
Due to County of Sonoma Regulations, renters may not host groups or events that are not specified in their rental agreement. County regulations also prevent outside amplified noise at anytime and quiet hours between 9:00 pm and 9:00 am. Please be respectful of our neighbors.
Dogs allowed with prior approval and additional fee. Cats are not allowed.
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We're Heather & Bryan, long time AirBNB hosts. We love to travel the world, cook, and introduce our daughter to new experiences. We recently moved from San Francisco to Sonoma and are quickly adjusting to country life.
Bryan is a Y Combinator alum and has founded several companies in the tech space. He loves playing board games, running, sci-fi, and chatting about the latest tech gadgets and startups.
Heather is enjoying a break from the corporate world to focus on family and becoming a novice gardener. She loves giving people ideas of new ways to enjoy our new home town of Sonoma.
We have been hosting people on AirBnB since 2010, and love meeting new people. We can't wait to meet you!
If you're looking for a retreat in the redwoods of Sonoma County, we hope you check out our other listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/321816