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


About the property


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

One of most special features of the cabin and it's compound is PRIVACY. 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 5 years. Celebrities and famous folks have stayed here in complete privacy- (we won't tell). We consistently book to 100% occupancy for the high season, with a large percentage of repeat guests all year long.

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.

(A short paragraph of legal stuff follows):

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.


The solar heated pool is open year-round. (During the Winter, the pool is cold, but quite enjoyable if you'd like to take a plunge after the sauna or spa- both of which are a few short steps away from the pool). We have guests that book with us to do just that! Scandinavians have taken post-sauna dips in cold water for more than 1,000 years.


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 sparkling fresh spring water from our own spring.

The POOL...… It's GORGEOUS, and solar heated during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. The adjacent lanai has a bar crafted from an ancient slab of reclaimed redwood that was harvested right off the property over 120 years ago. 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'll be 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!

More Details

Robert and Jeanne
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Robert and Jeanne

Jeanne and I have been very happily married for over 32 years. Robert was born in San Francisco and educated as a teacher- (now retired), 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 Occidental

Our property was purchased by my grandparents in 1956. I moved onto the property in the 70's to help them get along so they would not have to go into a care facility. I had fallen in love with this cabin when I was a little guy, and MY dream was to care for the cabin after MY grandparents passed. After MY grandparents passed away, Jeanne and I 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 rental in Occidental

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • 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!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach 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 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 4.970238 based on 168 reviews
Santa Cruz, CA

Peaceful haven

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a lovely few days up at this very peaceful little cabin. We'd been looking for a place to have a few days to ourselves, with no noise or interruption, floating in a pool during the day and staring at stars at night and that is exactly what we got. Perfectly peaceful and helping to restore a bit of needed sanity! What a lovely place, exactly as described, with very welcoming hosts. We'll certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still our favorite place

  • 5 of 5

We've returned to this incredible cabin a few times and each visit is special. Whether it's the awesome kitchen, giant TV screen, great night's sleep, or the world's most relaxing pool setting, the features of this place make it our go-to vacation spot when we want to unwind. Yes, it's a splurge for us, but one we never regret. The only hard part is leaving.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Leandro, CA


  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW! Absolutely beautiful property, the cabin is a dream come true. Robert, Jeanne, and Z were incredibly accommodating and made my birthday really special, Z gave us the run down on everything-a lot of cool gadgets so I’m glad he was there to let us know how to use them! The pool… good grief is it ever AMAZING! The views…spectacular. We will be back for sure! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redwood City, California

**Absolutely wonderful**

  • 5 of 5

This place is all and more than you would expect from the pictures and descriptions. I had a wonderful stay and the owners and caretaker are wonderful. Privacy is at a premium, and the space and surroundings give you a peaceful stay which is all that I wanted. I can not wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing hidden gem in wine country

  • 5 of 5

This property is a hidden gem; we loved our time in wine country!! Robert and Jeanne went above and beyond to be sure that we were comfortable and well taken care of. We would recommend this location to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

I so wish it was my place. Our stay was so relaxing. Everything we needed was there. We watched movies on the huge screen, we read books listening to rain on the roof. We took our dog for walks around the grove of giant redwoods a short drive from the cabin. We star gazed with drinks in the new hot tub. Our best relaxed vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 22/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • 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).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin around the Occidental

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$104 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's Eve
27 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$104 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$207.53 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$34.59 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$484.23

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

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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