Healing Retreat with Babbling Creek

House - Entire home/apt · , Guerneville, CA 95446, United States

The Space

Warm rustic 1.5 bedroom home with hardwood floors with fireplace and deck(creek babbles after a heavy rain)

Enjoy this 1.5 bedroom private retreat with fireplace and deck in a relaxing setting less than two miles from Guerneville. The unit has Wi-Fi and cable TV. In the warmer months swim, canoe, kayak, raft at Odd Fellows Beach, which is in walking distance to our lovely retreat. One of the bedrooms has a queen size beds; other guestroom has a daybed that sleeps two. The beautifully peaceful setting seems worlds apart, yet it's within driving/biking distance to Guerneville’s sunny, historic central plaza, highly rated restaurants, wineries, art galleries, charming shops, bike rentals and guided canoe and river float trips.
The room with the daybed is sunny with wrap around windows and a fluffy sheepskin rug you can run your toes through if their squeaky clean. Visit Us Soon!!!!!
The home is situated at the end of a private road; the road also is used by two other homes on the road. There is parallel parking space for up to three cars along the road; which allows other cars to move freely..
At the opposite end of our road is a historical Bed and Breakfast Inn


I've been a member of airbnb since 2012;however I'm just now posting a rental.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1100 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a perfect time. The place is secluded, comfortable, beautifully appointed. We will be back.

    February 2014
  • We were so thrilled to arrive at Mina's retreat! What a wonderful way to escape for a few days. Not only were we greeted with fresh fruit, a bottle of wine and music playing - but the house was really warm and inviting as well.
    We spent hour after hour after hour on the couch in the cozy living room in front of the fire - and the kitchen had everything that we needed in order to make our home cooked meals.
    The only draw back was that the sun room, while having a door, does have an open window/pass thru to the living room. This meant that our daughter was unable to sleep in there while we were enjoying the tv and fire at night. We quickly solved this issue by putting her to sleep in the bedroom and transferring her to the couch when we went to bed (it seemed warmer to keep her by the fire), but if you are looking for a TRUE 2 bedroom, this might be an issue.
    We'd highly recommend our stay at Mina's and hope to return again in 2014!

    December 2013
  • Mina’s place is very welcoming (and she left us wine!) cozy and beautifully decorated. We loved zipping through the cable movies while on the comfy couch with the gas fireplace going. The deck would be great in warm weather. Little perks I would have enjoyed - readable measuring cups, measuring spoons, foil, a kitchen sink that doesn’t spray me, and better water pressure in shower. Also, a little discombobulating to find food in refrigerator, cupboards, clothes on bathroom door, in closet, etc… though Mina made sure to leave us lots of space. I like to pretend a place is mine when I’m on vacation and I found it a little hard to really relax knowing I’m sharing someone else’s personal space, (I’m new to Air B&B so maybe they’re all like that. What do I know?) instead of a strict vacation rental, but that’s just me. Also didn’t realize someone lives below. Not a problem at all, unless you’re like me, pretending you own the place. Note – Don’t go up first steps you see. Mina’s steps are past those and not obvious. Also, ceiling lights/fan controlled by remote, not wall switch.

    December 2013
    Response from Mina:

    Eve, I really enjoyed having you and your husband in my home as a guest. Thank you for your honest review. I will be addressing the issues you outlined in your review. As I am always striving to improve the experience of my future guest.

  • This place was great! My girlfriend and I stayed here for the weekend and it was the perfect little getaway. Everything was nice and clean, and since it was quite cold when we stayed (in Nov) the propane stove was very cozy.

    We couldn't get onto the wifi, and we didn't have any cell service either, but we didn't mind the forced separation.

    November 2013
  • This was a wonderful little cottage, perfect for my wife and out 3-year old daughter. Mina was kind enough to leave us a bottle of wine and trader joe's cranberry spritzer drink and some fresh fruit. We loved the place, and look forward to going back soon.

    November 2013
  • Mina was very responsive and timely with airbnb communications through the booking process, and offered me wine, fruit and juice for my arrival. It was great to meet her for the house orientation, and I appreciated her heating the place before my arrival too. Her place is lovely, true to the pictures, and felt very homey. I would rent this space again when looking for a cosy weekend away.

    October 2013
  • My wife, daughter and I stayed at this property after making a last minute reservation with Mina. She was very kind to accept our reservation with very little lead time. The home was clean and she had a welcoming bottle of wine for us. She also had music on to welcome us. It was a cozy space located among the redwoods. The weather was cool while we stayed there and we enjoyed the gas fireplace.We also were able to enjoy a cup of tea on the deck. Access to the home is by a very narrow, short, one way driveway that also serves several other homes. There is a turn around at the end of the access road, but parking is somewhat limited. The home is located about 2 miles outside of Guerneville and we were able to take advantage of easy access to Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve.

    October 2013
  • Mina was a lovely host, very communicative and friendly.
    And the house is lively and quiet nestled just a song away from Guerneville and forestville perfect for seeing the Russian River and restaurants. Stay here is a pleasure!

    September 2013
    Response from Mina:

    It was a pleasure having you and your friend as a guest.

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I have lived and played in West Sonoma County for over 30 years. My two sons were raised here along the creek bed; building dams; collecting rocks; riding their bicycles up and down the road. I'm a retired social worker and continue to work with families and children. I've traveled to Ghana and neighboring countries for the last 14 consecutive years during philanthropic work. I enjoy hiking; walking; theatre and sitting at the point where the River and Ocean meet. I LOVE MEETING NEW PEOPLE!!!!
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