About this listing
Elements is a sophisticated 4 building compound set on 4 acres, hidden amongst redwood groves. It's ideal for up to 8 and offers seclusion and a unique atmosphere to get away from it all, while being close to all that wine country has to offer.
Elements is a unique, luxurious, and extremely private compound consisting of 4 buildings set on 4 landscaped acres, nestled in the redwoods of Sonoma County. You'll be located within minutes of the coast and the vineyards of Russian River, and amazed by the solitude that awaits you.
The spacious grounds have been landscaped with indigenous grasses and ferns, highlighting the phenomenal native redwood trees on the property. Pathways 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.
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 creek wading, is delightful in summer and winter alike.
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 bedrooms, with a total of three king and one queen beds, are furnished with quality linens and down comforters. There is one queen pull out bed in the living room of the main house.
The main house is a contemporary craftsman structure with a great room, master bedroom and two bathrooms. One is exceptionally large with multiple shower heads and a Zen-inspired private garden.
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, and complete dinner service.
The lodge is replete with fine attention to every detail, from the refectory style dining table, the deep leather sofa, to custom designed candle chandelier, which radiates throughout the main living area.
The West Terrace and Buddha Garden off the main house 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. The outdoor kitchen has been restored and now includes a state-of-the-art tankless gas BBQ, sink, lighting, and herb garden. The original river stone fire pit is now the focal point of a modern and sophisticated outside entertainment area, including outdoor speakers.
The outdoor dining table 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 has its own terrace and seating area. Its windows have beautiful garden views too, but with different vistas, giving this two-bedroom space a unique atmosphere and privacy. It has both a king and queen size bedroom, each with their own private entrance, connected by a common hallway to the bathroom. The spacious multi shower head bathroom offers a mini spa experience off a secluded and private patio, complete with built-in speakers.
The “cabin" is everyone's favorite. Its pine-paneled interior is a classic recreation of the traditional summer camp cottage. It has its own bathroom and outside shower. The cabin also adjoins a very large deck with its own views of the redwoods and gardens. It is a secluded gem.
The yoga studio is the final structure, with its own Japanese wood walkway and meditative views. Although it is used primarily for exercise and yoga, its another great spot to relax. The studio has adjustable weights and other exercise equipment as well as a Sonos sound system.
In the center of the compound is the spa area. Its focus is a redwood hot tub situated in the center of an ancient faerie ring of redwoods. 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.
Located throughout the property you'll find all the latest that technology can offer including three HDTV's, a full range of cable programming (HBO, Showtime, ESPN), Blu-ray DVD players, and high speed internet (150 Mbps). In the main house, you'll find a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV with an Apple TV, access to free movies on Netflix, Amazon, and more. The property is served by an enterprise-grade wireless system, with range throughout the grounds. USB chargers and iPhone docking stations are available in all rooms. A Sonos sound system, complete with Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more, extends from the main house, to the Guest house, spa area, and yoga room. All of this technology is here to serve your real world reality while you enjoy the calm and escape that this retreat provides.
Guests have access to all four buildings and surrounding gardens. The property is fenced, making it ideal for dogs. Please contact us first for permission if you are planning to bring a dog.
Interaction with Guests
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 a service person or two, depending on the length of your stay.
Please tell us if you will require housekeeping services during your stay so that we can arrange. We can also help arrange other services such as private catering, cooking class, or massage therapy (inside or outside).
Cazadero is a small town located along Austin Creek in the Russian River area. In the 1800's it was a luxury hunting lodge for folks from San Francisco, with daily train service. Today the town is comprised of a fantastic old time General Store and a post office.
You are within a short drive from Guerneville, the largest town in the area. Here is where you'll find Safeway and numerous foodie restaurants and bars.
We recommend renting a car, or taking a private shuttle/taxi to get to the Elements from SFO or OAK.
Sonoma County Transport does have a regular bus service that runs the length of River Road/HW116. But there is no public service on Austin Creek; and limited car service.
Elements has limited parking for four cars and there is no nearby public parking available.
Other Things to Note
Our prices include 9% Sonoma Country Transient Tax. TOT Certificate No. 822N.
The 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 14 guests for daytime use and 8 guests staying overnight. Several nearby vacation rentals can provide accommodations for extra guests.
The maximum group size is 8 adults not including children (under 12). No parties or other loud gatherings are allowed.
Due to County of Sonoma Regulations, renter(s) 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.
Parking limited to four cars.
Dogs (max 2) allowed only with prior approval.
Strictly no smoking inside.
My husband and I love visiting The Elements on the weekends with our dog Pepper - it feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Bryan is a Product Manager at Nest. He's an entrepreneur at heart and has founded several companies in the tech space. He loves playing board games, running, reading sci-fi books, and chatting about the latest tech gadgets and startups.
Heather is the Director of Customer Success at Fitbit. She's outgoing, enjoys the outdoors, loves introducing new people to wine country, and is shamelessly obsessed with American Idol.
We have hosted 300+ folks on AirBnB since 2010, and also currently host at our home in San Francisco: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1864320