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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property


Hi- we are offering this review- (written by real guests)-so you can read what people are saying about their stay, and what the Wine Country Love Nest EXPERIENCE is all about:


Date of Stay

Mar 6, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

This was the best!! We have stayed at several VRBO properties and this exceeded them all. Everything is top quality. All the way from the commercial grade appliances (a big plus for us) to the warm reception upon arrival. The kitchen was well stocked to start the visit. Eggs, butter, cream and scone mix in the refrigerator - which meant we didn't have to rush out to get something for the next morning breakfast. The attention to detail is much appreciated!! We had a great time following the maps to area attractions, but it was fun to just be at the house and enjoy some much needed down time. What a wonderful place!! Definitely take the drive to the "Grove of the Old Trees". You can walk as much or as little as you want to and the scenery is unbelievable. We also enjoyed the drive to the coast and a visit to "the" hill overlooking the ocean for sunset. Occidental has some great places to just wander and grab a meal - although we preferred shopping in the market and taking it back to the house to prepare our own. Even the outdoor grill was upgraded... Thank you, Robert and Jeanne, for sharing your "treasure" in Occidental! Dale & Jeanne


There you go.... now, please take a few minutes to read our reviews- (there's only one bad one in over 4 years- see if you can find it), then book your preferred dates!

The Following Paragraph is required by the County of Sonoma (Section 26-88-120 Vacation Rentals) - so please bear with us!


TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) Certificate # 1065N issued by the County of Sonoma.

Quiet Hours are 10PM to 7AM- to be observed by all guests

The Maximum # of guests allowed is 4.

The Maximum number of vehicles allowed is 2.

No outdoor amplified sound is allowed.


There---- Now for the FUN STUFF! :-)

One of most special features of the cabin and it's surroundings is it's PRIVACY. The owners and caretakers live on the 6-acre property, but you won't see or hear them unless you need something. Another feature is it's security.... there is one driveway to the cabin, and it is monitored 24/7 by our staff. You can unwind in total privacy and serenity at the Wine Country Love Nest, while enjoying....all to yourselves.... a huge selection of amenities! Read on........

We have been hosting guests from all over the world for over 4 years. Celebrities and famous folks have stayed here in complete privacy. We book to 100% occupancy early, so get your preferred dates NOW! :-)

The Wine Country Love Nest is a spectacular couples-only retreat. LUXURIOUS, PRIVATE, INTIMATE & BEAUTIFUL.

OUR MOTTO: "Always serve up the most luxurious, PRIVATE and relaxing experience possible to our guests. Provide them with a visit that they will never forget!"

We give 110% of our attention to every detail of preparation for the Love Nest to always exceed your- (and our)- expectations. The pool, spa, sauna, redwood deck and patio are not shared with anyone. You will have it all to yourselves in complete privacy.

The solar heated pool opens on May 1 each year, and closes on November 1 of every year.


We have resurrected a 64-year-old hand made log cabin and turned it into a very unique and intriguing home. It is all together beautiful, luxurious and intimate.

The Love Nest sleeps 2 Adults in a TEMPUR-PEDIC 'Cashmere' California King bed with UPSCALE linens, and will accommodate 2 more Adult guests- (if approved)- in super-comfy twin beds in the "tree house"- a small, cozy, heated room just 10 steps from the main cabin. Our goal was to retain the charm of the home while COMPLETELY rebuilding every aspect of it's infrastructure.

We installed all new windows, glass doors, appliances, electrical system, plumbing system and a radiant-heated Chinese slate floor-(Floors are heated during Winter). Every room in the cabin has this slate floor, which is of many hues and a fascinating pattern. The gourmet kitchen features new upscale stainless appliances, all granite countertops, and gorgeous blue cabinets that were custom fitted by a local craftsman. You'll also have a nice Wolf stove with 4 burners and a big griddle for those mornings when you want to cook your own breakfast.

The Bathroom features a huge curved walk-in glass block shower built for two. There's a big skylight above, and a copper shower head from above. The bath also features a beautiful polished concrete vanity that was crafted by a local artist.

You'll have a 7.1 Yamaha/Denon/Klipsch/Velodyne sound system in the living room that is a real treat. There are built-in high-end Klipsch speakers all around the room. You will also enjoy an HD 8' diameter screen and a ceiling-mounted Sony HD projector. The combination of the screen and the sound system creates an absolutely terrific movie or sports viewing experience!

In the bedroom you'll have a wall-mounted HD 55' LED flat screen and a built-in Bose sound system. There is one more HD flat screen in the living room near the fireplace that's perfect to cuddle up in the afternoon on the cozy love seat to watch the fire and some TV. There's also a gorgeous new Yamaha Disclavier PLAYER piano for you to enjoy.

High-speed wireless internet service and complimentary long-distance telephone service within the United States are provided.

If you like to be super-cozy, you will love the heated slate floors during the Winter. Fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom top it all off. The living room fireplace will be loaded and ready for you to strike a match and have a romantic fire for your first night's stay! And……..firewood is always provided!

You'll have a generous amount of Keurig K Cups and a Keurig coffee maker. When you arrive, you will find some essentials have been supplied- Half and Half in the fridge along with some farm-fresh eggs and some O.J. Or- why not take a walk to nearby Occidental and have breakfast at Howard Station- a historic establishment with great breakfasts.

The outside of the Love Nest really fun, too!

THE SPA- called the 'Serena Bay'- It's BIG. It's a wonderful experience to gaze at the stars while soaking in this special spa. It's filled with fresh spring water from our own spring.

The POOL...… It's GORGEOUS, and solar heated during the warm season. (The pool is closed during the low season- November thru March). The adjacent lanai has a bar crafted from an ancient slab of reclaimed redwood that was harvested right off the property. The pool is surrounded by a redwood deck. It's fun to hang out in the expansive open-air 'surf shack' themed lanai by the pool in any kind of weather. There is a stainless gas barbecue that's always ready for grilling the dinner of your choice. On the patio you'll also find a charming fire pit for those starry evenings- making good conversation and s'mores. It is always stocked with firewood for you- just light a match and enjoy!

The outdoor sauna- made of all clear cedar wood, and shaped like a wine barrel. It's located just a few steps outside of the Love Nest's door. It's really a treat!

Sun? Lots of it! The Love Nest is located in a redwood forest, yet you'll enjoy a VERY sunny spot. You can gaze across the valley and you'll see that the Love Nest is actually located higher than many of the 100' tree tops in the canyon. Occasionally you can spot a Bald Eagle soaring high above, or the Red Tail Hawk mating pair that lives nearby.

If you are an outdoor adventurer you are going to love this place. You will be close to exciting open-air activities. Sonoma Canopy Tours will have you zip-lining over the Redwoods and taking in the very best view of the valley. Be sure to investigate the spectacular sky bridges and the 30 foot spiral staircase along the way. It is a riveting, astounding, and awe-inspiring journey that is sure to leave you with lifelong memories.

Get Ready To Explore And Restore............

If laid back style is more your thing or if you have had enough of an adrenaline rush for one day then it is a good idea to head into town. There you will find fantastic restaurants like the one at the Union Hotel which has unbeatable food and hospitality. If you like brew pubs, stop in at BARLEY AND HOPS for a great selection of beers on tap, live music and EXCELLENT food.There is also plenty of local artwork to check out and several quaint gift shops to explore before wandering back to the Love Nest for a much deserved respite.

We are on the grid, but our 10 KV Solar System provides for most of our electrical needs- We sell excess electricity back to the utility company during the Summer time.

We live close by on the 6 acre property and are extremely respectful of your privacy. If you need anything, we are a phone call or text away. You won't hear from us unless you ask!


OUR MOTTO: "Always serve up the most luxurious, PRIVATE and relaxing experience possible to our guests. Provide them with a visit that they will never forget!"

We give 110% of our attention to every detail of preparation for the Love Nest to always

exceed your (and our) expectations.

The minimum age of guests is 18 years old.

Come and stay at the Wine Country Love Nest! It will be a lovely experience that you will never forget!


More Details

Robert and Jeanne
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

About Robert and Jeanne

Jeanne and I have been happily married for over 30 years. Robert was born in San Francisco and educated as a teacher- Jeanne was born in Santa Rosa and is an RN. We have lived in Sonoma County all of our lives. Our interests and hobbies are bicycling, traveling, hiking, kayaking, swimming, appreciating music and the arts, and enjoying the wonderful community of Occidental in which we have lived our entire life together. We always try to make the most of every experience that life offer us. We invite you to come, stay, and enjoy a visit at our very special cabin!

Robert and Jeanne purchased this cabin in 1956

Why Robert and Jeanne chose Sonoma County

Our property was purchased by my grandparents in 1956. Robert moved onto the property in the 70's to help them get along so they would not have to go into a care facility. Robert had fallen in love with this cabin when he was a little guy, and his dream was to care for the cabin after the grandparents passed. After his grandparents passed away, he and Jeanne purchased the property from the family's estate. It is a serene and beautiful sanctuary. The Wine Country Love Nest is a very special couple's retreat. We love it and we know that you will love it too! Everything you need for a very enjoyable stay is included in the rental fee, save food and drinks. We provide all of your firewood for the two fireplaces, and even your first morning's continental breakfast.

What makes this cabin unique

A special benefit of the Wine Country Love Nest is it's LOCATION. It is located near Bodega Bay and Northern California's stunning coastline on the Pacific Ocean- (20 minutes away) and a very short drive to some of California's finest wineries. There are wineries only 20 minutes away! There are vineyards within walking distance in our neighborhood!

You can bicycle to the charming little hamlet of Occidental in 5 minutes.

The close proximity to Occidental and it's wonderful restaurants, pubs and shops make for a very relaxing vacation. You don't have to go far to eat, shop, go wine tasting, go antiquing, ride, kayak or hike. The Wine Country Love Nest is centrally located to all that Northern California has to offer. You will love it!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Occidental in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No Glass in pool, spa or Sauna area. evidence of glass in these areas may trigger forfeiture of entire deposit.
  • No Parties allowed, maximum of 4 guests on property at any given time. Extra folks on property requires approval in writing. No exceptions, please.
  • Quiet time 10 P.M. per Sonoma County ordinance.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Huge walk-in glass block shower that accommodates two
  • The bathroom is also a place of beauty. It is as nice as the rest of the cabin. Upscale! The glass block shower was made for two. It's BIG! You can see the redwood tree-tops through a window as you shower. A copper 'gentle rain' shower head emerges from the ceiling into the glass block shower. The vanity is a hand-made poured concrete masterpiece made by a local artisan. It sits on a wrought iron stand that was also crafted locally. A skylight brings lots of light into the bathroom. There are copper fixtures throughout the bathroom. The toilet is a higher one- easier to get on and off of for those with bad knees, and chair-friendly!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , PosturePedic California King with upscale linens
    Tree House - 2 Single Bed , A cozy little upstairs room to sleep in for two in twin beds
  • Two more adults may sleep in -a small, cozy and heated 'tree house'. Two twin beds with brand-new memory foam mattresses and upscale linens are provided. Both the master bedroom and the tree house feature designer lighting and down comforters. The tree house is 10 steps from the cabin, and is a perfect place to bed down for the night. It is small, cozy and WARM!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Your first continental breakfast is fresh and in the fridge for you to prepare in the gourmet kitchen! LGBTQ RESPECTFUL AND 420 FRIENDLY :-) Spa and pool serviced daily or upon request.


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average rating of 4.966216 based on 148 reviews

luxury in the redwoods

  • 5 of 5

The beautifully updated log cabin in the woods has both luxurious and homey amenities—everything from a pool, sauna, and hot tub to the high-end home theater and an an eager cook's kitchen. I have visited twice with family for brief getaways and the hosts have made us feel so very welcome. Their cabin and its grounds are obviously a labor of love and filled with their carefully-chosen treasures. I can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional in every way

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Love Nest, and we loved it every bit as much as the first. From the super comfy bed, well-appointed kitchen and awesome TV setup to the lovely and carefully tended garden and pool areas, this is the perfect vacation accommodation. It offers complete privacy and solitude even though it's just a short drive away from the charming town of Occidental (and Wild Flour Bakery if you happen to be there Thu-Sunday when this great bakery is open). All in all, a perfect getaway. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this beautiful getaway. Nestled in the forest, birds soaring high in the sky, sounds of the river below, peaceful garden, our dogs able to accompany us on the trip --what's not to love! The hospitality we received while still being given our privacy was much appreciated. All the amenities from the sauna, pool, hot tub, sound system, great kitchen all provided for a true relaxing and enjoyable experience. We recommend staying here and we would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never wanted to leave!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and are were on a road trip up the coast and decided to stop in and stay a few nights at the Love Nest. WOW!! So glad we did. The setting needs to be seen to be believed - surrounded by redwoods, the cabin is so quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the hot tub and sauna (can't wait to come back when its warmer and try the pool!), and also sat on the covered porch and listened to the rain. AND THE THEATRE!!!! We want one at home - it was so wonderful! We honestly could have stayed a whole week.

Couldn't recommend the place more - and we will be coming back ASAP!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most magical baby moon!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I could not have found a more perfect place for a sunny, warm Spring weekend to celebrate the upcoming birth of our first child! Jeanne and Robert were incredibly hospitable while still making the experience feel totally private. The pool far exceeded our expectations (everything was beyond expectation, really!) and it was such a joy to spend the day floating and swimming surrounded by redwoods in what felt like our own church of trees. We felt dazzled the whole time by the many special touches that fill the home - inside and out. The koi pond, the gorgeous chimes singing in the wind, the sauna, the hot tub, the beautiful kitchen ... there is nothing we didn't love! We can't wait to come back again and again once our little one has joined us in the world. Thank you so much for sharing this special place with us, Robert and Jeanne!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful cabin with our two daughters and it was very relaxing and comfortable. Swimming in the long pool in the redwoods during the day and barbequing on the patio while enjoying the koi pond, gurgling water features and wind chimes and then soaking in the huge spa looking at the stars at night was a perfect day. The kitchen is well stocked and we really appreciated all the extras that Jeanne and Robert provided like breakfast items in the refrigerator, coffee, s'more makings for the fire pit and wine! Thank you! We also loved the projector to watch movies on the big screen one night. Robert was great to work with and we are looking forward to meeting Jeanne on our next stay because we will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Barley and Hops
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Larkspur/san Francisco
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Northwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Union Hotel
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Schoolhouse Beach
Car: recommended

Located just a very short drive to all that Sonoma County has to offer. The quaint hamlet of Occidental is rich in things to do and see. Great restaurants, fun boutique shopping, Farmer's Market, Organic market, and the world-famous Union Hotel. And- it is a road-biker's paradise! there is a world class ropes course just down the road (3 miles).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Occidental, Wine Country California

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Thanksgiving 2017
19 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year's 2017-8
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £64 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19.19 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £115.16 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £268.7
Tax Rate 12.0%

ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON. If you feel that there may be any possibility of a change of plans and you might want to cancel, be sure to purchase the cancellation insurance ->(see below on this page)<- that is offered to you when you book your reservation. It's not that expensive to protect yourself from unforeseen changes. Thanks!


**PLEASE NOTE- More than 4 people on property at ANY TIME requires prior approval by email from Robert or Jeanne.

**PLEASE NOTE: Evidence of pets on furniture/bed/smoking/extra guests- (unless pre-approved)- will result in the forfeiture of entire deposit. We provide blankets to put on the furniture if your pet needs to sit with you on the couches when you are relaxing. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE BED AT ANY TIME BECAUSE OF SOME OF OUR GUEST'S ALLERGIES.

LGBTQ :-) 420 ;-)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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