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3 BR
2 BA
Sleeps 6
Age 18 and under.

Modern Zen

Description

Modern Zen is a sophisticated and tasteful blend of modern and serene. Set in the redwoods of Cazadero near Austin Creek, this mid-century modern compound embraces stylish amenities like a new hot tub, remodeled kitchen, outdoor shower and entertainment technology. And yet, you're away from it all in a two bedroom main house and separate private suite.

Outside is divine! The main deck sports a dining table for morning mimosas and alfresco meals, propane BBQ, large hammock (that gets a perfect amount of sunshine in the afternoon), plenty of welcoming seating and views up the hillside and into the redwood trees. It's the perfect gathering place between the main house and the private suite. Around the corner and completely private, a 6 person hot tub awaits. Just steps away is a private outdoor shower, hooks for towels and gate to the lower yard and fully fenced dog run.

In the main house the freshly remodeled kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, a multi-tiered island and is open to the dining area and comfortable living room. The kitchen is well-appointed with quality cookware and colorful Fiestaware. This open floorplan is ideal for group cooking and congregating. No one is left out of the fun! Spread out in the living room to watch TV or stream music through the new flat screen Roku TV. Retreat to your cozy bedroom with a memory foam king bed and one with a queen bed. Each bedroom has a TV and sliding glass doors to the deck and hot tub. Get ready in the stylish main bathroom with heated floors, tiled shower/tub combo and marble counter top.

Cross the multi-level deck to the charming private suite with queen bed, separate comfortable seating area with TV and DVD player, full bathroom with heated floors and kitchenette with washer and dryer. This space is equally inviting when sun streams through the windows or rain patters on the roof. Make coffee in the kitchenette or grab a snack from the mini fridge before joining everyone in the main cottage for breakfast.

It's a dog owner's paradise! In addition to the fenced dog run, Modern Zen offers two dog beds, several toys and a collapsible dog crate.

Native ferns, rhododendrons and thimbleberries thrive under the redwood trees with Japanese maples, climbing roses and camellias. Families, friends, dog owners and everyone else will love staying at this peaceful retreat in the woods - that's just a short drive to world class restaurants and wineries. Hiking in Armstrong Redwoods State Park or along the Sonoma Coast is minutes away.

Know Before You Book:
Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Modern Zen is 6. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: On-site parking is available for 3 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: First Bedroom: King Bed, Second Bedroom: Queen Bed, Private Suite: Queen Bed.

Heat Source: The main house has central heat and wood burning fire place. The private suite has a gas fireplace

Dog Run: A large dog run (approx. 1,500 square feet) with entrances through the deck off the hot tub and a gate at the bottom of the driveway has 4 foot tall fencing. The area is a combination of flat and hilly and may not be suitable for very small dogs.

Sonoma County TOT #: 1979N
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: ZPE16-0232

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access Wireless Internet
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • HotTub Hot Tub
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas Fireplace
  • Deck/Patio Patio and Decks
  • View Redwoods
  • Yard Natural & Landscaped
  • BBQ Grill Gas BBQ Grill
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Heat Source Central, Fireplaces
  • A/C none
  • Square Footage, Est. 1336
  • Televisions Master & Granny
  • DVD/VCR DVD on all TVs
  • Phone Unlimited U.S. Calls
  • Game Room Items Hammock
  • Outdoor Bathing Outdoor Shower
  • Laundry Facilities Washer & Dryer
  • Baby Items Pack&Play Crib
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm
  • Express Check-In Check-in at the home
  • Featured Amenity 1 Private
  • Featured Amenity 2 Excellent Kitchen!

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
07/19/18 - 07/25/18$2852$1,710
07/26/18 - 08/01/18$2853$1,710
08/02/18 - 08/08/18$2854$1,710
08/09/18 - 08/15/18$2854$1,710
08/16/18 - 08/22/18$2854$1,710
08/23/18 - 08/30/18$2853$1,710
08/31/18 - 09/02/18$3143$1,710
09/03/18 - 09/05/18$2853$1,710
09/06/18 - 09/12/18$2853$1,710
09/13/18 - 09/19/18$2853$1,710
09/20/18 - 09/26/18$2853$1,710
09/27/18 - 10/03/18$2853$1,710
10/04/18 - 10/10/18$2852$1,710
10/11/18 - 10/15/18$2852$1,710
10/16/18 - 11/18/18$2452$1,470
11/19/18 - 11/24/18$2854$1,710
11/25/18 - 12/20/18$2452$1,470
12/21/18 - 12/27/18$2853$1,710
12/28/18 - 01/01/19$3143$1,710
01/02/19 - 02/14/19$2452$1,470
02/15/19 - 02/17/19$2853$1,710
02/18/19 - 04/30/19$2452$1,470
05/01/19 - 05/23/19$2852$1,710
05/24/19 - 05/26/19$3143$1,710
05/27/19 - 05/29/19$2853$1,710
05/30/19 - 06/05/19$2853$1,710
06/06/19 - 06/12/19$2853$1,710
06/13/19 - 06/19/19$2853$1,710
06/20/19 - 06/26/19$2853$1,710
06/27/19 - 07/03/19$2857$1,710
07/04/19 - 07/07/19$2857$1,710
07/08/19 - 07/10/19$2854$1,710
07/11/19 - 07/17/19$2854$1,710
07/18/19 - 07/24/19$2854$1,710

Reviews

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Private paradise

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We are a family of 5 adults and one 2 yr old, and we all enjoyed Modern Zen immensely! The location is secluded and beautiful but within easy driving to Guernville, the coast, and our favorite wineries! It's cooler than Guernville due to proximity to the coast; just lovely!
The kitchen is very well equipped and there were numerous condiments available.
TV sets have many more channels than I've ever seen in a rental; a real plus!
Back deck really lends itself to relaxing and entertaining; the view is incredible!
The separate cottage was terrific for my son, daughter in law, and grandson. It's great to have the washer/dryer!
Thank you for a beautiful family vacation!! We hope to be able to return!!
Anna Sever

Anna Sever
Palm Desert, Ca.

Such a wonderful home. It’s so peaceful.

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We enjoyed our stay from the moment we arrived. We only wish we would have stayed longer. The house was immaculate and the back deck and hot tub were just perfect. It’s also close to the ocean, river and wineries. We will be definitely be coming back.

Cindy N
Petaluma

Perfect Location, Amazing Amenities

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, May 11, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We came up for a long weekend to explore the Russian River area. The house was perfect for my husband, two small children and dog. The separate suite was great for my sister who joined us. The kitchen has everything you could need, and the house and suite were pristinely clean. We loved hanging out on the private deck and using the hot tub. We would love to return!

Jennifer Spicer
Alameda, CA

Perfect Weekend Getaway!

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, April 27, 2018 to Monday, April 30, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We had an amazing weekend staying at Modern Zen. The house was absolutely perfect in every way! All of the amenities the house had to offer made for an easy stay for our group traveling across the country. I would highly recommend this property for a relaxing and cozy stay with friends!

Jordan
Philadelphia, PA

Great Location!

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, March 16, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Great location and the adjoining houses with separate quarters made the trip more enjoyable. The houses were clean, fresh, and well stocked with all the amenities and comforts of home. I highly reccomend these accommodations and would definately stay here again. 
(Online Guestbook)

Deborah

Great Stay

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We had a wonderful time at this perfectly appointed vacation rental. Everything was spotless, and there were handy directions throughout the property. We loved the separate studio, providing more privacy for the third bedroom. Two thumbs up!

Source: VRBO

    Manager Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed Modern Zen and we would love to have you back some time! Russian River Vacation Homes

Zucu I.
El Sobrante, CA

Relaxing and Well-Equipped

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 to Sunday, September 10, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

I have stayed at this property twice now and have really enjoyed my experience both times. The house seems to have everything we needed for a relaxing weekend and the kitchen especially is exceptionally well stocked. Can't wait to stay here again!

Laura Suddes
San Francisco

Perfect Birthday Stay

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We stayed for 4 nights and wish it was longer. We booked the vacation for my Mom's 70th birthday with 4 women and had a fantastic stay. I am tempted not to give it great reviews, so it can remain our hidden jewel. The 2 houses looked just like the pictures, even better. I felt like we were in a tree house with the surrounding forest. The house was immaculate and they even had Champagne and OJ ready for us to enjoy Mimosas. We used the hot tub every night, the firepit and BBQ. We had plans to go out to dinner a couple of nights but loved our place so much that we opted to stay in for dinner. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen stocked with everything needed for cooking. The coast, Guerneville, wineries and the Russian River are all close by, so you will not run out of things to do. We can't wait to book another trip to come back before our secret gets out. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

Heather Foreman
Phoenix, AZ

Modern Zen Was Delightful

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Monday, June 12, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We stayed for about a week at Modern Zen and we really enjoyed ourselves. The space is nice and open for relaxing and unwinding. We felt very comfortable the entire time. Whenever you can get away and still feel like you are home, that's when a place is really special. It was very nice to have laundry available. The property is very close to area towns and restaurants.

Kate
West Sacramento, CA

Nice Peaceful place in between Water and Wine.

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

There were 6 of us staying here and it was the ideal place. The guest cabin is perfect for that couple to get some privacy, the kitchen was very well supplied with really nice appliances. I only wish we would have brought more groceries and breakfast food so we could have hung around longer in the morning. The outside area is a great place to visit with the hot tub and fire pit. The bed was so comfortable I am left searching for one just like it. I would love to come back here to stay and plan more time on the river.

Melanie Agrella
Spokane Washington.

Perfect Setting

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Lovely setting with a very open and inviting feel. The kitchen was outfitted with everything a person could wish for. Wish we had brought more groceries for breakfast. The patio, fire table and hot tub were wonderful for the group to visit around. The bed was very comfortable and now I want to buy the same kind. I hope we can come back and explor the river more the next time. Modern Zen was a great Home away.

Source: VRBO

Melanie A.
Spokane, WA

Best weekend vacation rental that i've ever had, near SF

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 to Sunday, April 9, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Far better than expected. Most properties are lacking in some way relative to advertising. This place is way better. Everything is like new, more so than my house or even most nicer hotels. Heated floors in the bathroom, skylights everywhere, great big hot tub, quiet location, nice kitchen with everything in terms of cultery, cups, etc you'd have in a well stocked home.. highly recommend and will be back. Both units are nicely done.

Amar S.
San Francisco

Delightful retreat in the woods

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our time at this delightful mini-compound. All the amenities and furnishings were very comfortable. The home is set up with more than enough kitchen items. We enjoyed the hot tub, visited Korbel and played Monopoly. Our older teens were thrilled to have their "own house" while we slept in the adjacent cottage. Quiet, spacious, clean... a real treat.

Amy
Fairfax, CA

Modern meets nature for an amazing stay

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, February 10, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Everything about our stay at Modern Zen was amazing. The house was clean and came stocked with everything you needed (high quality cooking supplies, linens, comfy beds). The hot tub and grill allowed us to utilize the deck even though it was still a bit chilly this time of year. The only issue we came across was a broken dishwasher, but the nice folks at River Homes addressed the issue with great customer service. Recommend this property and River Homes to anyone looking for a nice getaway in the Russian River area.

Judy Nam
San Francisco, CA

Can't say enough about this house!

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

I can't rave about this property enough - to say that they had everything we would need and more would be an understatement. We booked the house for Thanksgiving with the slight fear that we may have to pack everything we'd need to make our holiday meal - boy were we wrong. The kitchen is so well equipped they even have a kitchenaid mixer WITH the ice cream attachment.

Everything about this property is excellent from the way it's furnished as well as all the amazing amenities. I got home Sunday and longed for the Modern Zen kitchen as my own :-)

Absolutely fabulous.

Stephanie
San Francisco, CA

Far Away from Life's Busy Throng

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Such a lovely property inside and out. The house is luxuriously yet comfortably furnished with all the modern amenities. There are cute humurous signs about to help you get your bearings. The home is open and bright. The outside space is a slice of heaven under the redwoods. Great for dinner al fresco with the family, a lazy afternoon reading on the deck, or copious amounts of quiet lounging time in the hot tub.

ER
San Francisc, CA

Very well equipped home in a beautiful setting.

Property Reviewed: 
Modern Zen
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, July 15, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We always stay at rentals rather than hotels, and this was the nicest we've experienced. The layout is great, with the smaller unit offering privacy if needed. The setting is lovely amid the redwoods, and minutes from Duncan Mills, Monte Rio, the river, and the ocean. And, nice beds and linens, lots of towels, including beach towels, a great dog crate and toys, and knives that are actually sharp! We loved it and hope to return.

  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Submitted:August 1, 2016
  • Source: VRBO
Jonathan M.

Average Rating 5 of 5

"Beautiful and Tranquil"

5 of 5

We stayed at Modern Zen during October. It was a girl's trip to relax and taste wine. The house is beautiful, comfortable, tranquil, and well stocked for cooking. It was a beautiful time of year with Fall colors all around the house. We had 5 people, and were really comfortable. Unfortunately it was raining, so we didn't get to spend as much time on the patio - we will have to return for that! The outdoor space is really wonderful and seats quite a few people comfortably. I would recommend this place to anyone who is visiting the area, and really wants to get out of the hustle and bustle of town, but still wants to be close enough to visit the wineries in the area.

-b00kit on 11/17/2016

 

"A beautiful escape from the hustle & bustle"

5 of 5

Three couples, two dogs - it's hard to find a place that accommodates that. But Modern Zen was amazing for our long weekend. The home is beautiful with a modern kitchen and baths. The bedrooms were well-sized with plenty of room for everyone's stuff and doggie beds (which they provide, by the way). The dogs enjoyed the fenced dog run and we enjoyed adult beverages in the hot tub. The host provided a binder of things to do in the area, which was helpful. We had booked a river adventure, but that was all we had planned. We used the binders to find dog-friendly beaches and winery recommendations. It's pretty convenient, only 10 minutes from Guerneville, but quiet and relaxing to be outside of town. We will definitely be back.

Manager Response:

Hello and thank you for the great review!

Modern Zen may be new as a vacation home (under the current owners), but it is a GREAT place to stay! Both dogs and people are spoiled here. I hope we'll see you again!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-mmfast on 07/07/2016

 

"Beautiful, serene getaway with top notch amenities"

5 of 5

The perfect weekend getaway from the city! I wish I could own a second home just like this. It is a quaint, understated-from-the-street house tucked away on a wooded hillside, but includes all the amenities for a *very* comfortable weekend: newly renovated with fully equipped kitchen, fun and fresh furniture and interior design details, and perfect private deck with grille, hot tub, and hammock for relaxing and gazing up at the redwood-framed stars.We visited with our two young kids and our friends (another family of four), and had a blast. The house is perfectly set up for a group this size (and the separate unit in back provides some nice privacy for multiple families/couples) and was an easy, relaxing home base for our Russian River weekend. It is a short drive to Monte Rio and Guerneville to stock up on supplies, but also so nice to be off the main road. I highly recommend it!!

Manager Response:

Thank you for the charming review!

Modern Zen is a delightful place to soak in Sonoma County with family or friends or both. There's a separate fenced dog run under the redwoods and the owners provide dog beds and crates - as you mentioned. It's pretty darn awesome!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Mari K on 06/18/2016

 

"Stop searching. This is the place you want."

5 of 5

-Clean and meticulously maintained-The hosts thought of everything. Such attention to detail-I have stayed in many vacation rental properties over the years, this is the best experience I have ever had-Easy access to Monte Rio or Guerneville beaches-This place is truly Modern Zen: quiet, calm, peaceful-Kitchen has every imaginable appliance and utensil. Everything is perfectly organized and laid out

Manager Response:

Great review!
Thank you for saying it so plainly! And I hope we'll see you again soon.

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-jjnavarr0 on 06/14/2016

 

"luxury in the forest"

5 of 5

I've stayed at many placed in the area, Modern Zen so far is my favorite. It has the feel of a large yet cozy tucked away little compound, you have everything you need, even a guesthouse! The main house is large w two bedrooms a large fireplace, TV, Wifi, and the best equipped kitchen you will find. All the furnishings, rugs etc are new which has an especially nice feel. Between the main house and guest home there's a lovely new hot tub and outdoor shower--a deck among the redwoods, all on and acre or so of pristine land. There's even a huge dog run, thoughtfully installed. The guest house is just darling--gas fireplace, kitchen, washer/dryer and my fav part upscale bedding! This place is nothing short of the perfect getaway.

Manager Response:

We are so glad you loved Modern Zen!

The new owners of this home have done a fabulous job making it the perfect home away from home. And guests love it as a result! Down the street a little bit is an old bridge - closed to cars but still used for walking - and some of my favorite views of Austin Creek are from that bridge. Also some great blackberry picking on the way to the bridge... Yum!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Rhonda P on 06/10/2016

 

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