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House from the drivefront exterior looking towards bck terrace
Sonoma County country cottage
Sonoma County country cottage
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

This charming published cottage nestled in the hills near the Russian River is located in a 100 year old summer cabin community. The mood of the house feels as though it has been there forever yet feels fresh. Embracing the California Ideal of indoor outdoor living one can take in the shade of the flagstone back terrace (With adjacent BBQ area). At the covered front dining porch there is a franklin stove for outdoor fires and a table for alfresco dining. The lounge area at the dining porch is a moment to take in the panorama of the surrounding trees mountains and. A terrific spot to watch the sun set as dinner approaches. When entering the house you are greeted by a small mud room which leads to the living room. A cozy space that has windows all around that are high and low which allow you to feel that you just might be in a tree house. The kitchen is suitable for anyone who likes to cook. And if you dont cook than western Sonoma offers a plethora of delicious food that you can take a beautiful drive to experience (without the traffic) . The wood stove provides cozy fires and the sleeping nook is just off the living room with casement windows that open wide to let the outdoors in for a nap when the late afternoon sun is streaming in. To get to the bathroom just step out the back door past the back terrace take in the surrounding landscape and down 5 stairs, the bathroom is a delight. The speakers provide music and though you are not far away you feel that you went somewhere else on the property. There are clearstory windows to let in the trees and a rustic shower with a stone floor, high shower head @ 7 feet and a port hole window to observe birds trees and sky while Deluged with water. .(the bathroom is literally next to the bedroom but it is accessable from outside and that is how you get to it). In short one could call this glamping.
The community is mostly populated by neighbors who have been here for 2 to 3 generations, at times it can feel like you have stepped back in time. there are public beaches on the river for swimming and sunning along with canoe and kayak rentals also nearby at Burks. the house is up in the hills so there is not a lot of traffic around. There is a fire road near the house that leads up to a wooded trail that leads up around the ridge of the hill. People in the neighborhood utilize the trails so there is some foot traffic and people with dogs wandering by. The landscape is thick with redwoods, various conifer, oaks, bay and other tree types the smell is as you would expect, lovely.
Western Sonoma is beautiful country. Westside Road just minutes drive from the house taking you through beautiful landscape and wineries leads to Drycreek valley and Healdsberg.
Healdsberg has a beautiful town square with chic shops and restaurants. Heading west from the house you can take in Armstrong woods in Guernville, a beautiful dappled light walk through a redwood forest. If you are Hungering for the coast about a 30 minute beautiful drive takes you to the small coastal town of Jenner where the Russian River pours into the sea. Whether sunny or shroud in fog the coast is always beautiful. Heading south on the coast one can experience the lovely coast and the numerous beaches where seals and other marine life are often there for observing. Bodega bay is further south on the coast. Heading further north offers more beautiful undisturbed coast. Heading inland from the coast offers other small towns, Occidental a charming town and Freestone is home of the wildflower bakery and Osmosis spa. the town of Graton offers Underwood restaurant and Willow wood Cafe. Both favorites, city caliber food in a casual setting in a charming town setting. Sobastopal offers up good shopping choices, Real foods, Pacific Market ( a really good local store) Safeway, Andy's produce, the village bakery, the town of .forestville has Nightingale Bakery offering up Baguette that rivals bread I have had in Paris! This is just a taste of what you can do in the region.
Aside from the many things to do it is great to head back to the house and not want to leave .

Other things to note

Though pets are not allowed this is a pet property where cats and dogs have been guests.


Amenities
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Security deposit is $200

1. This is still a private home and part of its charm is that there are layers of objects and personal items, music, books, magazines etc. that add to the soul of the place. Let your eye just wander and take in the visuals around you there are things that you will not notice right away. The lighting as well is part of the experience so when evening sets watch how the visual around you changes with the light. Please enjoy everything and return them where they were found.
2.Be sure and lock up windows and doors before you leave the house. for walks or for the afternoon.
3. If it rains or there is heavy fog please pull chairs with fabric to protection under porch. (Teak wood chairs can stay out)
4. Please only use knives on the butcherblock counter and cutting boards.
5. Make sure not to set hot pots on the the butcherblock counter
6. Please do not wash cast iron skillets with soap.
7. Be sure to close door to woodstove when leaving the room
or going to bed.
8. Leave ashes in the fireplace or woodstove.
9. Be sure to make sure all candles are extinguished when leaving or going to bed.
10. Smoking is fine outside. Use abalone shells for ashtrays.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property
Amenity limitations - there are heaters to use but if the heater is not enough you will want to use the wood stove. sometimes they are used in tandem.

Cancellations

111 Reviews

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Charles User Profile
October 2017
Great location. Really cute place. Relaxing. We had an amazing time.

John User Profile
September 2017
Dane has done a very nice job making the cabin feel special. The outdoor areas are fantastic, especially the front porch with the fireplace. The inside is significantly smaller than I expected but it just meant we spent more time outside. One downside is that you need to go outside to get to the lovely bathroom. Additionally, it is surrounded by other cabins. Dane has done a good job to make it seem more private but it still felt like being in a crowded neighborhood.

Ryan User Profile
September 2017
We had such a great stay at Dane's cabin in Forestville! Beautiful, funky little place, out of the way but within easy reach of so many great spots in the Russian River area. Dane was super-communicative and helpful. The place was easy to access and everything was clearly laid out for us (even if the cool bathroom took us a second to find! - you'll see if you stay there ;). We've already talked about coming back to stay here again some day. Thanks Dane!

Sole & Sabina User Profile
September 2017
We had a great time at Dane's cabin. Cozy and well stocked home. We spent our days swimming, wine tasting and hiking (all are nearby).

Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
Dane's cabin is very special. He has done a lovely job creating a beautiful space, indoors and out and we enjoyed every minute of our time there. Plan to take full advantage of the outdoor spaces -- the front porch with its amazing view, old wood stove, outdoor dining and comfortable seating provided our evening entertainment. The back patio and built in brick grill made for more than one amazing meal. You should know that the cabin is rustic, but has been well cared for. The kitchen has everything we needed. A couple of things not to forget: the fridge is small, so don't go overboard with what you bring; also the road getting there is a tad steep, but you won't be driving it much because you won't want to leave! We look forward to returning sooner than later.

Jeffrey User Profile
July 2017
it is truly one od a kind....... Looked through a great deal of bad stuff till we found this charmed filled cabin... Tasteful furniture and décor....... Loved it! will definitely go back......!!

Christian User Profile
July 2017
Dane's cabin in the woods was the perfect wkend get away. The cabin was exactly as described and it felt like we were "glamping" for the wkend. The deck in front of the cabin was great for bkfast/dinner and had a functional fireplace which we used one night when the fog rolled in. At night, we took advantage of the decorative night lighting(really nice touch) and his extensive jazz collection(there are speakers throughout the property). With the aforementioned and a bottle of wine, we had no desire to leave at night! The cabin is a short drive to downtown Guerneville and has easy access to all of the other recreational activities in the area. Overall, a great stay. We plan to come back!

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in November 2010
Dane User Profile

I am an interior designer in San Francisco. I enjoy food,architecture, design,art, gardening, Jazz,
nature, travel and good conversation.

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