Paradise Grove Cottage

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Cazadero Hwy, Cazadero, CA 95421, United States
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Paradise Grove Cottage is the perfect retreat in Sonoma County. Come stay with us and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Austin Creek with majestic Old Growth redwood trees towering above. Relax and unwind in our little corner of paradise.

This cabin sleeps 4 in two simple and cozy rooms each with a queen size bed. The full kitchen is open to the living room, where a fireplace will warm all your cares away. Paradise Grove Cottage can sleep up to 6 people including the pull-out sofa bed.

This cottage is located just next to the grounds of the award-winning Raymond’s Bakery. While you are here, you are welcome to enjoy a sun-filled afternoon in the garden, take a dip in the Austin Creek swimming hole, play boccie ball relax under the gazebo, or nap under the apple tree. In the evenings you can partake in an old fashioned camp fire

Our bakery is open Friday through Sunday with local musicians playing on Friday evenings for our Community Pizza, Beer & Wine Night. We do close the bakery from early December through mid January to give our awesome staff a break for the holidays.

Enjoy breakfast in your cottage or come by the bakery to sip a hot latte or espresso made with fresh ground organic fair trade coffee beans on our Redwood patio surrounded by centuries-old trees (our oldest is over 1,200 years old!).

Our cottages allow you to get away from it all! Or stay connected with our free wifi.

In addition to breakfast, Raymond’s Bakery offers sandwiches or pizza for lunch. Friday night is our Community Pizza, Beer & Wine Night, open until 9pm! Just check out our bakery web site (raymondsbakery) for our current seasonal hours. (Sonoma County has many other restaurants to enjoy.)

Want to explore the area? Check out the Russian River Chamber of Commerce website to find out what’s happening in the area. Within a 20-minute drive you can explore the Pacific Coast, Russian River Wineries, Armstrong Woods State Preserve, Northwood Golf Course or canoeing & kayaking on the Russian River.

We are located 20 minute from Guerneville, 40 minutes from Sebastopol, 50 minutes from Santa Rosa and 90 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge.

For larger groups of up to 17 persons, book Paradise Grove Cottage together with Creekside Cottage, Gravenstein Cottage, Elim Cottage, Baker's Loft – all located on the grounds near the bakery.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1250 /week
Cleaning Fee: $65
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  • The reservation was canceled 9 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at the Paradise Grove Cottage! The cottage is tucked away with redwoods all around and is a great location to go wine tasting (our favorite is Iron Horse), visiting Guerneville, Duncans Mills and the beach. The hosts were great.

    May 2014
  • The host and the setting are great. The cabin was comfortable with 4 guests. The bathroom is older and some of the cabinets are musty. The furniture is older. Much of the house has however been renovated nicely. The kitchen was nicely supplied. The outdoor barbeque deck was very nice. The beds were comfortable. The neighborhood is densely wooded of course and somewhat remote. The bakery is fantastic and the staff extremely helpful.

    May 2014
  • My husband and I were fortunate to be able to stay at the Paradise Grove Cottage during our annual motorcycle trip to No. Calif. What a great find! We were very comfortable in the cottage for the week and it was located near some of our favorite roads. We didn't even mind being stuck inside during one day of rain. It is certainly a place we would like to visit again. The kitchen is nicely equipped and the beds comfortable. Thanks, Elizabeth and Mark!

    March 2014
  • Mark was very responsive and quick with information. The cottage was perfect for a weekend getaway from the City and we loved that it was pet friendly. The Friday night pizza is not to be missed, be sure to get there early in the evening to take advantage of the live music as well. We hope to be back in the summer or sooner!

    March 2014
  • An excellent stay. Mark is a very generous host, keeping us well stocked with fabulous baked goods, and quick to sort out the missing linen for the fold-out bed.

    January 2014
  • You have not met generosity until you've met Mark from Raymond's Bakery. He named the Bakery after his father who taught him to follow his heart and do what he loves, and he does. We had a most wonderful stay at the cottage and were most amazed by the warmth, generosity, kindness, thoughtfulness and more from our hosts. The cottage is adorable and well cared for, in the morning we went to the bakery and were welcomed by laughter, warm bread, stories, and more. All this in a grove that is more than 1200 years old. We are most grateful to this wonderful host family.

    October 2013
  • Staying at Paradise Grove Cottage is like camping in a redwood heaven with the conveniences of a rustic, comfortable house. It was supremely peaceful. And having that wonderful bakery a short walk away was such a luxury. We went to the Friday night pizza and music event - what fun, and the pizza is the absolute BEST we've ever tasted. Also the breads, pastries, etc.etc. A few things in the house didn't work, or needed attention, but all in all, it was a memorable experience and I'm looking forward to returning in the early summer when Austin Creek (right across the road) is full. Thanks, Mark and Elizabeth!

    September 2013
  • Our group hoped to stay at a whimsical, peaceful, hidden treasure for my Gal's Birthday Getaway, and we truly found it here. We were welcomed by open arms, glasses of wine and beer, and a tour of the grounds when we arrived; but that was only the beginning. Paradise Grove was a perfect spot for us to unwind, show off our cooking chops (we're STILL trying to figure out how to commandeer that Wedgewood stove!), and laugh together until our sides hurt.

    If you're looking for a five-star resort with turn-down service and a snooty concierge, this is not the place for you. But, if you're looking for charming, even magical, you've found it. Mark (and we can only believe this of Elizabeth, too, as she as out of town when we visited) is the real deal; he loves people and it shows in everything he does. His passion is contagious, and you just might find yourself hanging out around a table, sharing a meal and a bottle of wine with him, and talking for hours. That's one of the many beauties of Elim Cottages.

    One other aspect that we truly admired was the way that they have taken discarded, tired, even abandoned items and have loved them back into their former glory. This is true of the bakery itself, the cottages in which you stay (which are meticulous and gorgeous), most, if not all of the furnishings and decorations...even the über-friendly cats that roam the grounds looking for new friends were at one time abandoned and in need of a home.

    We loved every minute we spent at Paradise Grove Cottage, and although we just returned home, we're already talking about when we can return!

    July 2013
  • We stayed in the Paradise Grove Cabin- which is further down the small road behind the Bakery and just across from the creek. Location and setting was amazing and beautiful. The cabin was very nice. Kitchen was typically of rentals- terribly dull knives, scratched non-stick pans. I was bummed the vintage range is only hooked up for the stove top. There was a small electric oven to use, but is was a hassle. The back deck was wonderful with a nice table and a grill- which is what we primarily used for cooking. Beds were average, couch was terribly uncomfortable- but we were out and about most of the time, so didn't matter that much. I would recommend it and probably would book again.

    June 2013
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El Camino Real Senior High, El Camino Real High School, Los Angeles Pierce College, UCLA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, California State University, Northridge
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Raymond's Bakery / B&B, Raymond's Bakery B&B at Elim Grove, Hewlett-Packard, Accenture
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Twelve years ago my wife and I fell in love with an abandoned restaurant with four tired cottages on three acres of wild blackberries and old growth redwoods on Austin Creek. It has been an exhausting/exhilarating labor of love that has enriched our lives in more ways than we ever imagined. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we have!
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