The SpacePLEASE Note: our pricing already includes the required 9% Sonoma County tax (TOC# 2633N) through 2016, and increases to outrageous 12% starting 2017, which makes our rates appear higher than they actually are!
All photos are verified by Airbnb and recent. Exclusive use Hot tub is on a private lower deck, not shared, and working as pictured, and available year-round.
Enjoy lounging on the sunny unique octagon deck in the 2 zero-gravity chairs, the rocker or either bistro set, as well as enjoying the privacy of your lower deck hot tub (not shared, available year-round !). No Smoking!
Welcome to your retreat to awe and wonder evoked by beautiful views and the great memories you'll create here! The radio show On Being aired an interview with Esther Sternberg called "The Science of HEALING PLACES." In it, Esther Sternberg, an immunologist and pioneer in the field of environmental psychology, related her excitement about discovering that there are measurable physiological and neuroscientific bases of the feeling of AWE and WONDER evoked by BEAUTIFUL VIEWS or by places that trigger GOOD MEMORIES. "I firmly believe from what I have seen that this is the chosen spot of all the earth as far as nature is concerned," horticulturist Luther Burbank said of Sonoma County.
About 75 miles north of San Francisco lies the Russian River Valley, which was nominated as one of the Wine Regions of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine in 2011. In the heart of beautiful coastal Sonoma County Wine Country, you’ll find The Sunrise Mountain Guest House Studio encircled by sun, stars, moon and massive redwoods.
“Few wine regions evoke more vivid impressions of great wine, stunning landscapes and friendly people than the Russian River Valley. World-class Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs abound, often from gnarled, centenarian vineyards. Rhône varieties, both red and white, as well as great Chardonnays, join the valley’s crown jewel: Pinot Noir, now coming off a stellar string of vintages” (Wine Enthusiast magazine).
The Sunrise Studio, in its beautiful private Mountain Retreat setting, creates an ideal environment for writers/musicians, clergy/religious, health professionals, YOU, on retreat/getaway or for...
* Private intimate wedding, Vow renewal, honeymoon or romantic proposal location
* Times of reflection, indoors or while out “sunning” on the deck with cool mountain breezes and lots of privacy.
* Uninterrupted rest & relaxation or constant opportunities for vacation-related activities in Wine Country & Sonoma Coast
* Hiking, walking or biking in the serenity of nature (ocean, river, mountain, valley...Redwoods!)
* Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, or lazy river tube floating and fishing (fly) in the nearby Russian River or walking in Austin Creek just down the hill!
* Concentrated reading or writing and reflection
* Extended solitude for contemplation
* Rejuvenate...we offer a spectacular shower experience and on-site outdoor hot tub/Jacuzzi. Or, book a personal/couple massage (nearby or out-call)
* large window in Shower/Spa is 1-way view (with full blind, if preferred); you can see out, but you (and the deer!) cannot see in !
... we are happy to recommend:
--Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary - just 25 mins. away in Freestone. Phone: (phone number hidden)
--The Spa at Applewood - just 5 miles east in Guerneville. Phone: (phone number hidden)
--Or enjoy a hot stone/deep tissue rhythm massage (Swedish/Thai) at Patte's Guerneville parlor or here at The Studio (out-call). (email hidden) (phone number hidden))
or yoga session/pampering by Cindy of (website hidden) :)
…..and We are Pet-Friendly: Pets are welcome (see pet fee policy under "House Rules" tab). For all size dogs (up to 2 dogs allowed) there is a non-refundable pet fee of $35/night/per pet. For guests staying more than 2 nights, their pet fee is discounted to $25/night/pet.
Pet fee is due in addition to and separate from your Airbnb lodging quote.
The kitchenette (NOT a kitchen) has all the utensils you'll need for serving snacks/beverages, but NOT intended for cooking; including a refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven (no stove), coffee maker (filters provided) and electric teapot, and outdoor gas grill. The kitchenette is NOT a kitchen and not intended for cooking meals: microwave and toaster oven only for warming or heating and enjoying previously prepared light snack-meals, etc.; cupboard has plates, glassware, flatware & cutlery.
You are NOT allowed to use your own camp stove or burner. No fires, No fire-pit. No extensive cooking or meal preparation on premises; see "House Rules"
For your dining convenience, there’s a lap-tray and folding bistro table & chairs set for inside use as well as a rocking chair, if the weather prohibits enjoying your coffee/wine/meal on the front porch or deck. You're also welcome to patronize local: restaurants, organic grocery, a Safeway, coffee/cafes, bakeries, and restaurants; or you may prefer to "order-in" or "takeout".
Once your reservation is accepted/confirmed, I'd be happy to send you our "virtual web tour" email/attachment where you "click" your way through Sonoma Coast and Wine Country sites and dining.
Comforts of Home...Linens are provided;
* Bed linens, blankets and pillows are provided.
* Towels for kitchen and bath are also provided. BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS. Guest towels for on-site use only! Thanks:)
* Bring your own liquid body wash, shampoo, toiletries.
* no early check-in; no luggage drop off
* NO SMOKING ON THE PROPERTY
Sonoma Coast & Wine Country affords: Hiking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Horseback riding, Segway Touring, Wine tasting, Zipline through the Redwoods!
Birding, wildflowers, tide-pooling, fishing, and so much more! Guest Access**As sensible safety for all, we'll ask registered guests to present a valid state picture identification upon arrival/welcome. We'll present ours, as well.**
__*Minimum Age Limit For Guest(s): 25 yrs. old with valid ID
Be sure to thoroughly read the Guest Policy Agreement /"HOUSE Rules" tab before booking. Only registered guests will have access to all amenities listed pertaining to the unit itself. Interaction with GuestsUpon arrival/check-in, I always need to greet my guests (please show/present your valid photo IDs) and point out amenities/brief tour. During your stay, total privacy; yet usually local (as required by Sonoma County TOT, hosted rental) and happy to be available/accessible for any guidance, questions or concerns.
Upon departure, you must actually "check-out" ( be sure to report on your stay, any concerns, breakage, etc.) so I may give you a proper "send-off" :) The NeighborhoodTREES, forest, mountain view, "where the deer and antelope play", vineyard peek in distance, grand sky view, sunrises, sunsets, mesmerizing Marine Layer swirling below right above Austin Creek. Sunny deck for yoga or lounging, immerse in beauty cradled by our Mother/Nature Getting AroundThere's bus transportation (SCTA) from Santa Rosa to Monte-Rio via Guerneville (#20). If you need a lift, I'd be happy to pick you up in Monte Rio, if I'm available. There is also a Monte Rio Taxi service ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) search), always available. Other Things to NoteCome to the CA Redwoods to renew your vows or an anniversary GetAway (Sonoma Coast and Russian River Area) ... this intimate Wedding & Vow Renewal site (Additional Fees apply for ceremony, etc.). Contact me for your on-site PRIVATE intimate Wedding/Renewal of Vows/Anniversary ceremony, then stay for your "honeymoon" getaway!
--large window in Shower/Spa is 1-way view (with full blind screen, if desired; you can see out, but only you (and the deer!) can see in !