I am an interior designer in San Francisco. I enjoy food,architecture, design,art, gardening, Jazz,
nature, travel and good conversation.
Staying with Dane was superb! Great host, wonderful apartment, and a super nice neighbourhood. I can fully recommend this.
I had a wonderful stay in Dane's gorgeous apartment in what has to be the most beautiful neighborhood in SF. It is worth staying here for the view from his roof alone. Dane has impeccable taste and was a kind, friendly and welcoming host. Strongly recommend.
This is the second time I've stayed with Dane, I enjoyed my first stay so much!
My partner and I were so delighted to find Dane's cottage on airbnb. We spent two glorious days away from the city in his chic little getaway. It was perfection, each detail was so thoughtful and the speakers in the bathroom were a major treat. Thank you Dane, we will be back!
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time staying at Dane's beautiful cottage in Forestville; this is certainly a place we would love to visit again. Dane has great taste and has provided any amenity you could need, all while still maintaining the rustic feel you desire from a cabin the woods. The Russian River is just a short walk down the hill from the cabin and there are ample wineries and restaurants to explore in Forestville, Guerneville, Sebastopol, and Jenner. We highly recommend you try the bread from Nightingale.
As I write this I can't help but to reminisce about the best new years eve holiday ever. We absolutely loved Dane's beautiful rustic cabin in the middle of the redwoods. The indoor / outdoor space is wonderfully designed. The bathroom is gorgeous especially at night with all the candles. Great water pressure as well (if that matters to you), which allowed for nice hot showers. It was Dec / Jan so at night it did get cold up there, but we had a warm fire going in both fireplaces (inside and outside). There is a wonderful outdoor grill where we grilled elk for our NYE dinner and the kitchen itself had everything we needed for our longer stay. We didn't get a chance to try out many restaurants as a result, but did check out Zazu in Seabastopol, which was good. This brings me to location, location, location! Healdsburg is only a 20 min drive, where there are many great restaurants (we especially recommend Scopa) and antique stores. Goat Rock beach on the Sonoma coast is a 25 mins drive and absolutely breathtaking. Bodega Bay is beautiful and about 35 mins away. Of course a hike through the redwoods at Armstrong Redwoods National Reserve is a must and only a 15 min drive through the quaint little town of Guerneville. The cabin has all the amenities, but also rustic and adorable at the same time. A great place to relax, meditate, write and watch bluejays fly by. A place where the troubles of the world simply washes away. We want to stay at Dane's again and again and highly recommend it. Dane is an amazing host and a wonderful guy. Everything is well-communicated and easy. 5 stars!
Dane is Designer Divine - and a total delight in person!
And regarding the cottage itself: I went for a solo retreat for winter solstice and had the most nourishing, magical, and grounding time there. Nature flows into the cabin and the cabin flows out into the woods...and every detail of the cabin is impeccable, delightful, adorable, romantic...oh so many adjectives to describe this magical place. An absolute gem, I cannot recommend enough.
Response from Dane:
Kat, Such a nice review!
All the best in the new year,
I cannot say enough great things about Dane's cottage in the woods. It is the warmest, sweetest, most soulful place I've stayed at in a long time. Every last detail has been thoughtfully designed to create a space that is personal and comforting in every way: Dimmers on lights, candle lit fixtures, small speakers in each space (no need to bring your own docking station), a wood burning stove inside and out, a stocked kitchen and outdoor grill. The cottage has neighbors to each side, but you feel like you're in your own private oasis. We had plans to get out and explore, but ultimately we didn't want to leave. Thank you Dane!
The listing was very accurate and the pictures are also accurate. You can trust this listing.
Dane was a great host. He did a great job of giving us directions to the cabin in anticipation that GPS or (website hidden) Maps might not give the best directions. His recommendations for food and scenery were SPOT ON and we were very happy with our time in the area.
If you are a cat lover, rejoice! A local cat makes his home on the property and is very friendly.
You will be blown away. So, so, so sweet. The most romantic place you can imagine. Thank you, Dane, for creating it and sharing it with us. The heart and soul of your woodland cottage is beyond exquisite.
We also *loved* the music you left playing for us and were utterly charmed by kitty.
Our warm regards,
-David and Laura
Quintessential is a great way to describe this wonderful flat. You hear the clang of the cable car bells as they climb up the hill, see the sparkling water of the bay and feel the great fresh breeze on your face when walking the neighborhood.
The area is a top a wonderful hill, surrounded by beautiful scenery in every direction. Of course, the apartment is exquisite. Dane is a designer and when in his home you feel like you are in a spread in architectural digest. It is very comforting to be in a place full of art and beauty. The view from the rooftop is simply breath taking.
As Dane has lived in the area he is very helpful with suggestions of place to eat, drink and sight see.