Avid outdoors person who loves yoga, meditation and hangin' out with my lovely family.
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Thank you for sharing your home. We enjoyed every minute of it. Will plan on a return trip!
Casa Sophia is an oasis. Very private, all the comforts of home. Clean, comfortable, really a terrific place to stay among the Redwoods with or without kids and dog!
Skeeter and Alex were fabulous, as always. Our stay, however brief, was delightful. Soaking in the hot tub under the redwoods is one of our favorite activities. Casa Sophia is very relaxing and well set-up to enjoy everything there is to enjoy at the Russian River.
This place is special! Spacious, comfortable rooms, an expansive porch to soak in the peaceful, beautiful views, a fun play set and games for the kids, and an OK to bring our dog... I couldn't have asked for anything better. Skeeter was very friendly and flexible with our needs, she responded almost immediately to all of my messages, and we were even greeted with a card of welcome and a bottle of wine. Great experience all around!
Response from Skeeter:
Thanks so much for the info on the ants. We treated for them right before we left, but will do so again. I appreciate the feedback. Skeeter
We really enjoyed staying at Casa Sophia. The house was set up perfectly for guests, with everything you could need. The kids loved the play house and swings.
Skeeter was very professional in handling our scheduling mixup. Looking forward to staying at his wonderful place.
We LOVED this home. The pictures do not do it justice (may want to take more Skeeter :))
Everything was perfect, great location, quiet and beautiful. We played cards by the fireplace all night, jumped in the hot-tub and slept comfortably. We only spent a day and a half in the area, but while out wine tasting we actually were EXCITED to get "home" and enjoy the house more before we had to go!
Thanks Skeeter for topping off a great "Airbnb" trip!
John, Chris, Amy and Alice :)
We had a group of 6 women that needed a relaxing and fun weekend away, Casa Sophia was PERFECT! We loved the house among the trees, sitting on the back porch or in the hot tub looking up at the blue sky or stars through the Redwoods was amazing. The inside of the house was very comfortable and very clean. I loved the open kitchen, gas range and the large dining room table. Also that the kitchen was stocked with decent pots, pans, knives, serving utensils, bowls, etc. The last place I stayed in the kitchen was gross (not an AirBnB rental) so this was definitely something on my radar and I was very pleased. A couple days before the trip Skeeter reached out to me to see if there was anything I needed before our arrival, a simple but nice gesture that made me feel very welcome. Thank you so much for letting us use your home! Thank you!
This places was an amazing retreat for our group! Perfect for kids, wine tasting and hot tubbing under the stars, we would love to stay again for longer!
Casa Sophia is the PERFECT home for a quiet getaway. The house is spacious and has a big back yard with a play structure for kids, a big back porch with a chiminea and grill, and a hot tub. The neighborhood is quiet and the houses aren't built on top of another, as they tend to be in Guerneville. The drive to the center of Guerneville is only about seven minutes, so you have access to all Guerneville has to offer.
I would highly recommend this home!
My wife Trish and I have been fortunate to make many trips up to Casa Sophia and have experienced her in all seasons. Summer steals the show with long days, warm floats on the Russian River, and late evenings on the porch, staring up mesmerized by how high above you the redwood canopy is. Fall is a great time to explore wine country as the vines turn color and the long list of nearby wineries is longer than you'll ever have time to fully explore. In even the worst winter weather, Casa Sophia is a comfy nest. Curling up by the fireplace with a great book, taking a rainy walk in nearby Armstrong Woods, and making a feast of a breakfast in the spacious and well-stocked kitchen are Winter highlights. Spring is a time to get back out and adventure. Hop on your bike for a leisurely ride down to Monte Rio or an epic challenge of the Kings Ridge Loop.
We have enjoyed Casa Sophia both as a romantic get-away for just the two of us and as a hub for a group of friends up to enjoy the area. The home has a way of adapting to whatever it is you are looking for.
And, of course, I can't conclude a review without saying something about the hosts. Skeeter has been a dear friend from the moment I met her 25 years ago! Skeeter, her wife Alex, and their child Danny are family to me and my wife!
Casa Sophia - so, so wonderful. I have known Alex and Skeeter for years and have stayed at their home many times, and I always come home smiling and wishing I could have stayed longer. The house is great for a group of up to 6 people, or a couple more if folks are willing to sleep on an airbed. It's peaceful, quiet, and the back deck is perfect for reading, sitting in the sun, or a small dinner party. Finally, you can't get better hostesses than Alex and Skeeter: they are simply the best. The only thing you may regret is not booking far enough in advance. Enjoy!
I have had many, many opportunities to enjoy Skeeter's and Alex's hospitality, and they are fabulous hosts. Their genuine care and consideration for their guests shows in their thoughtful attention to details at Casa Sophia and in their concern for each of their guest's experience while at Casa Sophia. They are a wealth of knowledge about the Russian River area, able to provide many recommendations for your itinerary in this beautiful part of the world. Casa Sophia itself is a magical spot in the redwoods with a fantastic deck for spending special days and evenings bonding with nature and your friends. The home has a great location, near golf, wineries, the ocean and all of the things that make the area exite the senses as it does. If you are fortunate enough to stay at Casa Sophia, the home, the area and your hosts are sure to give you fond memories.
Skeeter and Alex are great hosts; they are easy to contact and on top of everything. They are both lovely people who are laid back and helpful despite being hyper-planners. And Casa Sophia is a great escape. You really feel like you are in the Woods even though it is only a few minutes to Monte Rio or Guernville. I've rented the property for solo writing projects and family get-togethers and I always love it.
We've often considered Casa Sophia a home away from home. Rent this spot, you'll love it. Skeeter is a great host and always looking to improve the Casa through feedback, but they need little because have created a lovely haven for rest and relaxation or a space to launch adventures in Sonoma Wine Country, the Russian River or the beautiful Sonoma Coast. It sleeps 6 comfortably, and an air bed pushes that to 8. The back deck is perfect for a dinner in your own private Redwood oasis.
Skeeter and I have known each other for years, and I have stayed at her cottage as both a guest and a renter. The house is great- charming and quiet, yet close enough to things that you are near whatever you need. And a great balance between rustic charm and having all of the amenities you would want for your stay. Not to mention the awesome back deck with giant redwoods in the yard- great spot to sit with a fire all evening with friends and wine.
I can't imagine a better person to rent from than Skeeter. You will have a great experience working with her- she will be very professional and courteous, and is incredibly kind and honest as well.