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3 BR
2 BA
Sleeps 6
Age 18 and under.

Zen Retreat

5
(5.0 Average)

Description

Zen Retreat is the perfect spot to embrace nature and release tension. Let worry slide from your neck and shoulders, down your arms and back, through your legs and feet, out of your body. Draw in the richness of the soil, the cool of the redwoods, and the scent of apple trees through your nose, pores and toes. This half acre haven includes certified wildlife habitat, a home orchard, redwood grove and guest garden with culinary herbs, strawberries, grapes, greens and veggies - changing with the seasons. As you stroll from native plants to the apple and pear trees, sit next to the pond listening to trickling water. Jays call to each other and deer pass through, grazing. Let go.

Embrace relaxation throughout the house too. Warm up in front of the gas fireplaces in the main house or granny unit. Cook meals with freshly harvested herbs, greens and fruits from the garden or locally produced wines, cheeses and produce - dining inside or out on the expansive deck using the gas BBQ. Snuggle with a book and beverage in the sun room. Uncork a local vintage for movie night or board games. No matter what you decide to do while staying at Zen Retreat, you'll return home peaceful.

The granny unit is a cozy little apartment with kitchen (minus an oven & stove), full bathroom (shower over tub), living room and bedroom. Whether you're traveling with friends or generations of family, it's ideal for guests who need a little more privacy.

TEMPORARY CANCELLATION POLICY:
Any reservation for future dates, reserved now through June 1st, will allow penalty-free cancellations up to 14 days prior to the arrival date.

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Zen Retreat is 6 people. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: There is parking for 3 cars in the graveled driveway in front of the house. The garage is available for guest use, but the doors are manual. Instructions are provided at the house. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: First bedroom: Queen bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Third bedroom (Granny Unit): Full bed.

Heat Source: This house uses a Nest thermostat to control the radiant floor heat. There are separate controls for the main and granny unit. The main house also has a gas fireplace and the granny has a gas stove.

Road to Zen Retreat: The house is located up a residential road that is a bit steep and narrow in spots.

Stairs and Uneven Surfaces:
There are several short sets of steps on the property: several steps from the driveway to the main entry area, 3 steps into the main house, 1 step into the granny unit, 7 steps from the main deck to the yard, and a flight of steps from the main deck to the laundry room under the house. Once in the main house, everything is on one level. There are paths, walkways and stepping stones throughout the property and these may be uneven - especially in the orchard and garden areas. Please step with care.

Separate Entrances: The main house and granny unit have separate entrances. While physically connected, there is not an interior passage between the two.

Fencing: The yard is not fenced and wildlife such as deer pass through regularly.

Common amenities not included: no Dishwasher, no Air Conditioning (has ceiling fans). Note: Air Conditioning is not common in the Russian River Area and most evenings are cool due to our proximity to the coast.

Proximity to Wineries: Several wine tasting rooms in downtown Guerneville are about 1 mile from the house - you can walk, cycle or drive.

Nearest River Beach: The nearest river access is a neighborhood spot 0.4 mi from the house, but the closest river beach is Johnson's Beach 1.1 mi from the house. Both are walkable, but there is not public parking at the neighborhood river access.

Nearest Ocean Beach: The coastal beaches in Jenner are approx. 14 miles.

Sonoma County TOT Number: 3604N
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit: TVR19-0097

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access Wifi
  • Pet Policy No Pets Allowed
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas 2 Gas Fireplaces
  • Deck/Patio Decks & Patio
  • View Redwood & Garden
  • Walk to Downtown Guerneville
  • Miles to Guerneville 1 mi
  • Nearest River Beach 0.4 mi
  • Miles to Monte Rio 5.5 mi
  • Nearest Ocean Beach 14 mi
  • River Access Walk to the River
  • Yard Orchard, Garden, Nat
  • BBQ Grill Gas BBQ
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Heat Source Radiant Heat
  • Square Footage, Est. 1,580 sq ft
  • Televisions Flatscreen TV, Cable
  • DVD/VCR DVD Player
  • Stereo s/CD Sonos
  • Phone Unlimited US Calling
  • More Rec. Items Roku on TV
  • Laundry Facilities W/D
  • Additional Amenities Granny Unit
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm
  • Express Check-In Check-in at the home
  • Featured Amenity 1 Native Habitat
  • Featured Amenity 2 Guest Garden
  • Nearest Winery Equality Vines

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
11/29/20 - 12/03/20$2502$1,500
12/04/20 - 12/06/20$2502$1,500
12/07/20 - 12/17/20$2502$1,500
12/18/20 - 12/29/20$2653$1,590
12/30/20 - 01/02/21$2923$1,590
01/03/21 - 02/11/21$2502$1,500
02/12/21 - 02/14/21$2653$1,590
02/15/21 - 04/30/21$2502$1,500
05/01/21 - 05/27/21$2652$1,590
05/28/21 - 05/30/21$2923$1,590
05/31/21 - 06/01/21$2653$1,590
06/02/21 - 06/10/21$2653$1,590
06/11/21 - 06/16/21$2653$1,590
06/17/21 - 06/23/21$2653$1,590
06/24/21 - 07/07/21$2657$1,590
07/08/21 - 07/14/21$2657$1,590
07/15/21 - 07/21/21$2657$1,590
07/22/21 - 07/27/21$2657$1,590
07/28/21 - 08/04/21$2657$1,590
08/05/21 - 08/11/21$2657$1,590
08/12/21 - 08/18/21$2657$1,590
08/19/21 - 08/25/21$2653$1,590
08/26/21 - 09/02/21$2653$1,590
09/03/21 - 09/05/21$2923$1,590
09/06/21 - 09/15/21$2653$1,590
09/16/21 - 09/22/21$2653$1,590
09/23/21 - 09/29/21$2653$1,590
09/30/21 - 10/06/21$2652$1,590
10/07/21 - 10/13/21$2652$1,590
10/14/21 - 10/20/21$2652$1,590
10/21/21 - 11/18/21$2652$1,590

Reviews

Leave Review

Beautiful, peaceful forest home

Property Reviewed: 
Zen Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Overall, an enjoyable, easy experience. We had to reschedule due to forest fires and had no issues with rebooking. The house was gorgeous. Amazing views and atmosphere. Close enough to town to enjoy but far enough to make it feel remote. Comfortable beds. Nice new kitchen. Gorgeous deck. Only recommendation would be to provide more miscellaneous amenities, such as body wash in the shower, salt/pepper, oil, throw blankets in the living room. A few small details would have really added to the zen retreat atmosphere.

Peter Bayuk
San Francisco

Zen Retreat lives up to its name!

Property Reviewed: 
Zen Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 to Monday, November 25, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We loved cooking in the well-equipped kitchen and watching the wildlife stroll by. The beds are very comfortable and the area is so peaceful. Zen Retreat lives up to its name!

via AirBnB

Steph

Beautiful House and Garden

Property Reviewed: 
Zen Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
4

Beautiful house and landscaped garden. The house is stylishly decorated and the kitchen is well equipped. Amazing deck surrounded by nature. We had a fabulous weekend.

James Gettinger
San Francisco

Truly Zen

Property Reviewed: 
Zen Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This is such a gorgeous and truly Zen space. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Being within the redwoods was so calming. The space is functional, stylish, well stocked, quiet, and clean. The separate granny/in-law unit is also cute, and has its own kitchenette. Check-in was easy, and beds are comfy.

via AirBnB

Tu-Anh

Serene and relaxing retreat

Property Reviewed: 
Zen Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We are two families each with young infants and the property worked out great for us. It was great to have the large outdoor deck and yard, my 1 year old loved playing in the dirt of the orchard and backyard. Inside, the place was very nicely equipped especially for rental standards...blender, cuisinart knives, beautiful pots and pans, the list goes on and on! House is very clean and well-maintained and was exactly as decscribed/pictured in the listing. Having the granny unit really worked out well for us since our 1 year old tends to scream sometimes in the middle of the night so we could sleep out there with her and no one else's sleep was disturbed. The location is in a beautiful serene setting, up on a hill with lots of redwood trees, but still just a short walk to downtown Guerneville. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to others and would love to come back. The hosts even provided a bottle of wine as a welcome gift, a nice touch in my opinion since you're right in wine country. Truly a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life!

Source: VRBO

Erin
San Francisco, CA

Spectacular Place!

Property Reviewed: 
Zen Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Spectacular place - perfect location for families looking to get away for a bit. Less than 4 minutes from the main street dining area and still secluded. The porch and outdoor space is the best! The cabin inside is nice and well furnished as well (including a well stocked kitchen). Hope to come back again soon!

via AirBnB

Dang
Manager Response: 

Hello Peter,

We're so glad you were able to re-schedule your stay with us, and that you enjoyed your time at Zen Retreat!  We have minimized some decor and kitchen items for guest safety at this time.  We would enjoy hosting you again! 

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