I live in this beautiful paradise and love to have guests stay in the private bunkhouse, to cook them meals, and point them towards wonderful adventures on the coast and Russian River.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Ellyn's place is amazing. Just beautiful. The area is very quiet, the home is beautifully designed, and the beds are very comfortable. Could not recommend it more highly.
Great property and host. Highly recommended.
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Ellyn's house was great. We had a long weekend with a couple families staying over (and other friends visiting during the day), and the house was everything we had hoped for. The back patio is great for grilling and eating; the hot tub was nice for relaxation, and the kids (ages 5-12) all loved the play area and the zipline. Ellyn was a gracious host and keeps her house in great shape. It's a great space for a family (or 2, 3, or even 4 families depending on how much of it you rent) to stay, and also serves as a good base camp for day trips in northern Sonoma. I would highly recommend if you're looking for a nice place to get away from it all.
We used this property for a yoga weekend and it could not have been more perfect! Ellyn's home has everything you could possibly need and more. The beds were so comfortable and well arranged. There are several outdoor spaces to enjoy, including a rooftop deck and zip line. We had such a blast and Ellyn was a gracious host. I highly recommend this property!
The Large Sonoma woodsy cabin was lovely and Ellyn kindly let me have extra people over in the evening for a dinner party, and set tables out on the patio for me - which was great. It's very beautiful and peaceful up in the woods away from everything. The kids loved the games and the zip line in the garden is fantastic.
Unfortunately there was some confusion between Ellyn and I on the number of beds - in part because of the web listing (which has been mostly updated now) and somehow through miscommunication on the phone. There isn't space for 18 people (as I had thought), but for 13. So I also had to rent a neighbors place for Saturday night to accommodate everyone.
The neighbor's house looks like it will be nice when finished, and it's super convenient to Ellyn's as it's just next door. But the remodeling was still in process when we stayed and it really wasn't ready for guests yet. I hadn't seen any pictures before booking and my friends that stayed there were not happy. It was far too expensive for what we got.
Overall we had a great time there and I would recommend Ellyn's cabin highly. And if the neighbor's house is reasonably priced when it's finished then renting both together will be a great option for a large group.
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Ellyn's place is wonderful! My friends and I went there for our annual retreat and everything was perfect - almost dreamy.. It was so quiet you could hear the ocean waves roaring onto the beach, coyotes in the distance and many owls hooting in the trees. After a long hike we all retreated into the hot tub and the stars were as bright as diamonds. Ellyn was a helpful and responsive host and equipped the cabin with everything you could want. She is also very generous, leaving us some wine and other amenities. It's also worth saying that the trip up to the cabin was breathtaking. I had a blast listening to my favorite music while driving through the rolling hills seeing beautiful horses, big, healthy cows and amazing coastal scenery. My friends were all saying how Ellyn's place is the best we have ever stayed and are hoping to return again and again for our future get aways.
We had an absolutely lovely time at Ellyn's place.
You might not be able to tell from the pictures, but everything in the house is immaculately designed. It's really just an incredible, comfortable, welcoming space to hang out in, and I'm crazily jealous that Ellyn actually lives in a home that beautiful.
The property is big, and has an amazing trail through the redwoods that makes you feel like you're tromping through total wilderness until you randomly see a little trail marker that reminds you that you're actually on a trail, you're not lost.
About 5 minutes up the road is a great vista where we watched perhaps the most beautiful sunset we'd ever seen. It's at the top of a really big hill, with layers of hills leading out into the ocean. Really incredible. Later, the stars were top-notch, too.
If you're looking to take a relaxing little trip, this place is perfect (about 2 hours from San Francisco). We felt very, very lucky to be there, and by the time we left we were already talking about coming back next year.
What a wonderful place and beautiful host! Ellyn was so gracious and kind and we felt so welcomed. Her place was amazing, comfortable and way beyond our expectations. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend Ellyn and her fabulous home. Thank you for making our stay so special.
Hard to please. After hosting 88 guests in the past year, Ellyn gave me my first negative review. The numbers speak for themselves, warning to hosts unless you have experience with royalty.