Cottage at RiverSea West
Guerneville, California, United States 95446
Walk 15 minutes to the Russian River. Drive 20 minutes to stunning Sonoma County beaches or renowned Sonoma wineries. Enjoy the incredible hiking, biking, scenic drives & boutique shopping nearby.
Or simply relax... We're located on a sunny acre in the redwood forest with private access to Hulbert Creek, a fairy ring of 200-ft redwoods complete with a hammock, a hot tub under the stars, and much more...
Tucked into the corner of our one acre property, the cottage at RiverSea features a luxurious king-sized bed and has its own private fenced yard with an organic vegetable garden. The kitchen is stocked for a cook with quality cooking equipment and is supplied with oils, sauces and spices. Tranquil, without phones or TV, we have plenty of good books & an extensive movie collection. A perfect anytime retreat!
What guests have to say: Sometimes it takes stepping away from the masses to rediscover what it is that we are truly meant to do with our lives...We loved the simplicity of this little green heaven and will be back for sure...So grateful for the beauty, the gardens, the nest of a cottage...We slept like logs and woke to lovely adventures right here in the hood...Great! Inspiring, peaceful, wonderful
Fenced private yard
Rates and Availability
Weeknight: $110 / night
Weekend Night: $120 / night
Weekly: $700 / week
Maximum Stay: 14
Specific Rate Details:
** In general, we have a four-night minimum. Contact us if you are interested in a two or three night stay.
**Well behaved, non-aggressive dogs are allowed with an added $10 per pet, per night fee as long as our dog policy is followed.
**Additional visitors or parties are not allowed.
**Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due upon reserving. The balance is due 45 days prior to arrival and is refundable only if we are able to re-book the dates.
**Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
**The Cottage at RiverSea is located on the back corner of the one-acre property where we live. The hot tub is shared with the property and is well-screened for a private experience. We're available to give insider tips to the area and are available to our guests as needed and desired. We follow our guests lead as far as how much contact they would like with us during their stay.
** Sonoma County TOT#926N
Escape from the city
This was a vacation better than I could hope for. A total escape from the noise and chaos of the city for me and my Dogs. The cabin and accommodations were perfect and there was everything I needed to prepare meals. The days were perfect temperature and the nights cooled into the mid 50's to low 40's and the gas fireplace warmed the cabin very comfortable. The front yard was fenced so my Dogs had a safe place stretch their legs. The tall Redwood trees and bushes were so thick I felt like we were the only cabin around. It was a very nice neighborhood, none of the loud noises the city is full of. I chose to visit local parks and Dog friendly beaches that were only 15 miles or less from the cabin. Jim and Kathy were the greatest hosts and my Shelties loved chasing Jim when he ran around on his front yard area with them next to the cabin. It was SO nice to be totally "unplugged" from the world of media and the internet. Although there is "Wi-Fi" available, which I do not use. There was a big bookshelf full of all kinds of very interesting books. There is so much to see and do in a very short distance from the cabin that it will take many more visits to take it all in...Which we plan to do as long as this Beautiful location is available.Jim and Kathy were more than just "hosts" and after visiting with them I would like to call them friends.
Hippie Hideaway in the Redwoods
Really cute studio cottage in the redwoods close to Guernville. Really comfortable bed and nice kitchen. It's a throwback to the Summer of Love with a bohemian look and feel. Needs "Woodstock" added to their VHS/DVD collection. LOL Kathy and Jim are great, very warm and graceous. It's dog friendly and our big puppy had a great time. Honestly, if you want to know what Sonoma is really about, this is it. We used to live in the Bay Area and my wife went to Sonoma State. The river and towns are pretty nutty in the summer. Here you can commune with nature in a quite peaceful setting surrounded by redwoods. Bring a good book and relax. Check it out.
Made you feel right at home. A good history lesson from Jim set the tone for me. It was unfortunate we did not get to meet Kathy .Very nice neighborhood,we met some very nice people. also enjoyed town. A good place in California my dog loved it. Wish I was there now.
Perfect Anniversary getaway
The Cottage at RiverSea West was the BEST stay for our 5 year anniversary! Jim and Kathy obviously put great care into their property and want to make sure their guests enjoy their stay. Jim gave a great tour of the property when we arrived, noting areas of interest and historical references along the way (we were sad we unfortunately didn't get to meet Kathy). The cottage was perfect for the two of us - easy to find and get back and forth to/from, clean, adorable and very comfortable. You must spend time in the hammock below the fairy ring! If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing home for your trip... this is it!
We had a great stay at Kathy and Jim’s cottage! The setting is very peaceful – it’s like your own little rain forest oasis - and the cottage has everything you could possibly need, including a well-stocked kitchen and an awesome library and movie collection. The location is ideal as well. The cottage is very close to great local restaurants, bars, grocery stores and the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. We would absolutely recommend Kathy and Jim’s place to anyone wanting to enjoy the area!
Thanks! This was the perfect getaway into the forest and surrounding area of the Russian River. Kathy and Jim were very kind and gave us a tour of the property, including some redwood history. The cottage was cozy and the hot tub was very relaxing. It's a perfect weekend getaway and chance to enjoy the surrounding wineries or natural beauty through various hikes and excursions. It's also a great place if you just want to cook, watch a movie, or simply relax.
Heaven in the redwoods
The minute that you walk into the cabin, you know this is a place that the owners really care about. It is clean, comfortable and very cozy. The attention to making it feel like "home" was visible everywhere. There were nice pots and pans, real dishcloths, a great selection of books, movies and board games, wonderful towels, and a super comfy bed and comforter! They had the radio on when we arrived making it feel even more welcoming.Kathy and Jim could not be more gracious hosts!! They gave us a tour of the property complete with a little history of the area and the trees. Really outstanding and genuine people!Guerneville is a cute town and allows easy access to lots of wonders in the area. RiverSea West is a very magical place!! We would go back in a heartbeat.
Under the redwoods
Quiet, relaxing days under the redwoods close to the river and the sea.
Quite and peaceful
We had an enjoyable time at the cottage and Guerneville. The location is clean and comfortable, just a fabulous place to unwind.
I have stayed in the Cottage several times. I love it and feel like I am coming to my home in the Redwoods. Kathy and Jim are great hosts. The property is lovely and the cottage is perfect for a quiet get away. I've been able to focus on writing during my stays and to relax. The area is great - near the beach and the forest. There are interesting little places to explore in Guerneville and the surrounding towns.
The LITTLE PARADISE to Russian River !!!
TRES beau cottage spacieux, propre et cosy, dans la forêt et dans un quartier calme !! La maison dispose tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour un bon séjour dans la Russian River comme le café, sucre, épices...etc.... !! Nous avons eu la chance de rencontrer Jim qui nous a très bien accueillis !! Il y a de la place pour garer une voiture devant la maison et le centre ville de Guerneville est à 2 minutes en voiture !! Restaurants proches de la maison !! Nous avons également bien profité du Hot tub et pour se reposer !! Merci Jim pour ce bon et beau séjour chez vous !! Nous reviendrons sans hésitations !! ♥♥ Nicolas & Bruno ♥♥ de Nice, FRANCE. Very NICE cottage, very clean and convenient (kitchen full equiped, WIFI, confortable king bed...) The owners are very nice and will help you if you need anything. It's very easy to park in front of the cottage and Guerneville is a 2 minutes at car . The hot tub is very great and cool ♥♥♥ Thank you Jim & Cathy !! A PERFECT place to enjoy RUSSIAN RIVER !!
Staying here was an absolute dream. The hosts were so accommodating and full of knowledge. two days was too short of a stay and I look forward to returning.
Jim and Kathy Ocean's cozy little cottage was a perfect, quiet getaway for a few days. When I arrived, Jim greeted me and gave me a tour of their property, including the steps down to the creek. The cottage itself has everything you need with a very comfy bed. The wifi is sketchy, but it did work for Netflix. There is no cable TV, but who needs it with all the beauty to enjoy. The neighborhood is great for walking and the beach is just a 20 minute drive. I also met Kathy, our gracious host and Yoda Bella, her little adorable dog, when we arrived back from the beach and we had a nice little chat about the area. I would recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for a quiet time. Also, thanks Jim and Kathy for respecting my privacy :)
In the Woods
A great secluded place to stay. Quiet, in the Redwoods. Wonderful hosts. Great restaurants nearby and lots of wineries to visit. The Ocean is only 1/2 hour away.
Wonderful get away
I love this little cottage. Jim and Kathy are wonderful hosts. The cottage is a cozy little place to get away from everything. I have stayed here several times and it feels like my home away from home. I'll be back again.
This is the third time I have been to RiverSea. I love the cottage. It's a little haven in the woods. Jim and Kathy are friendly and gracious hosts. I highly recommend the Cottage for a quiet get away.
Nice little cottage in the woods. Totally comfy bed! The plan was to wine taste. However, I got sick and spent an entire day in bed and boy, was it nice! The property is very nice and while there was no water in the creek, I bet it is lovely in the spring. We did have a couple of nice meals in town ... one at Main Street Station to listen to jazz and the other at Boon. Would highly recommend this little piece of quiet.
Deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to stay here. Jim & Kathy are wonderful hosts and we felt very at home. Jim was picking green beans when we arrived. He gave us some (yum) and then showed us around and told us about the natural history of the place. You can tell that takes care of the land with love and respect. We didn't see Jim or Kathy again except for a friendly wave a couple of times. Very private and relaxing, with lots of wonderful outdoor spots to discover. There is a beautiful redwood fairly ring and a wonderful hot tub near the creek. The bed is comfy, the shower has great hot water and presser. They have an amazing little dog named Yoda Bella that would come to visit and hang out...there is a small private front yard with a hammock under an apple tree and a table and chairs for sitting outside. We picked some fresh basil to put in breakfast. Lots to do close by...redwoods, ocean, shopping, swimming...but you can also just hang out here and relax... :)
We loved so many things about staying at Riversea. The outside space is really gorgeous; we wish we could have spent more time in the Fairy Ring and hot tub. Our host was really nice and gracious. The place is very cute and bigger than it seemed from the pictures. The bed was really comfortable. We also really appreciate the little touches, such as filtered water in the refrigerator and flashlights that we could take to go to the hot tub at night -- those really made the stay special and enjoyable. Thank you so much.
Highly recommend! Kathy and Jim are so kind and thoughtful, and it was such a pleasure meeting them and staying at the cottage. They have really made efforts to ensure their guests feel so welcome and comfortable. The listing description is very accurate, the place was clean, they had plenty of pots, pans, dishes, cups for us to use and cook with. The inside plumbing was great, good hot water and pressure. It was very cozy and comfortable. The grounds were really nice, Jim gave us a tour of all the existing natural elements there, and all the plants and trees they have. It was very educational and entertaining - the two of them are really cute together! We loved the hammock and the hot tub, and there were also tables and chairs to sit outside and enjoy. It's a perfect location to enjoy all the fun things around - the main street in Guerneville with all the restaurants, shops, bars; lots of wineries in the area to check out; hiking in Armstrong Woods State Park, and close enough to go to the coast and see spectacular views. They keep a binder in the cabin with lots of recommendations for things to do in the area, which came in handy. But really, laying in a hammock or sitting in a hot tub with a cup (no glass! :) of wine, underneath the stars and surrounded by beautiful redwood trees - who needs to go anywhere else?! We can't wait to come back!
hanks for the kind words! We get great pleasure from sharing our place and meeting wonderful people from all over the world...
What an awesome place! Our host were super nice folks and very down to earth. We hope to return as soon as we can and what a cool town to wander around in. The most comfortable bed that I have ever slept in. For those who like to get lost in the softness of pillows this is it. Sure wish we could have stayed more than two days.
What a nice, cozy place! It had everything we needed to cook a nice dinner as well as a fine collection of movies on VHS. Remember tracking? Hah! And a very comfortable bed. They were incredibly welcoming and even showed us around their garden. Fava beans were just coming in to season and they told us to help ourselves. Mmm! I left my laptop charger there and the graciously sent it back to us. Great place, great people.
Staying a the cottage was a wonderful experience - so much more than I had expected. The grounds were beautiful with so many hidden places to read, meditate or just enjoy the sunshine. The hot tub under the redwoods was divine and the hammock in the fair ring was truly magical. And the bed - so huge & so comfortable!! Kathy & Jim were great hosts, friendly, available and totally respectful of my privacy. The walk down the road to the river was much easier and took less time than I though & the river beach was peaceful and not crowded (I went on a weekday.) I would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone looking to get a way for a great price. Plan to come back for a longer stay as soon as I can!
Kathy and Jim were wonderful hosts, both greeting with smiles and made us feel welcome and yet gave us ultimate privacy while on the property. The little cottage was perfect and the surroundings quiet and peaceful even though it was nestled in a neighborhood. They gave us great recommendation for good eats...the garden grill being a hop and skip away and ended up being our main place to chow down during our stay. I'm going to buy my best freind a stay there for next october for her birthday. Thanks Kathy and Jim! We didn't see you the morning of our departure to say "We'll be back". :)
Kathy & Jim are great hosts with loads of good recommendations about surrounding activities (hikes, food, beaches, etc). Their cottage and property are both very peaceful and private. The bed is ridiculously comfortable and has more pillows than I can count on my fingers (that's more than 10 pillows for those of you counting at home). I highly recommend a weekend getaway or an extended stay with these wonderful people!
I had fantasic visit to Kathy and Jim's cottage in the redwoods. It's truly a magical and beautiful place. Very private and quiet, other than the relaxing sound of the creek right behind the cottage. There were a lot of little things added up to a great experience. It was fun to walk the property and discover all the little hidden treasures like the shells, driftwood gates leading to creekside seating, bamboo cave, etc. Soaking in the hot tub in the rain was super relaxing. The cottage has a huge, comfy bed. Loved the interesting book selection and there were plenty of movies. The nearby Garden Grill serves a great brunch/lunch. I also highly recommend taking a stroll the Armstrong Woods State Park. I hope to return, possibly on a sunnier weekend. I highly recommend this little getaway spot.
Great place that is everything that is advertised. As mentioned by others, the bed is huge and very comfortable. The river, redwood fairy ring and hot tub are wonderful bonuses to the property. Dozens of vineyards are minutes away, so a great home base for a wine-tasting weekend, even during the spring rainy season. Kathy & Jim were great!
We had a wonderful time at Kathy & Jim's cottage in the redwoods. The property is fun to explore, especially when you are accompanied by Yoda Bella, the Oceans' supercute and sociable dog! The fairy ring of redwoods exerts a special pull, plus there are various comfortable nooks overlooking Hulbert Creek. Bring your swimsuit -- the hot tub is hard to resist, with a beautiful canopy of redwoods overhead. There's a nice 2-mile loop walk to and from the Garden Grill, which has just started serving barbecue -- we recommend the BBQ tri-tip sandwich. The cottage itself is very cozy and comfortable, just right for two people, and the kitchen is set up for real cooking. We can't wait to return -- thank you, Kathy and Jim!
Our stay at Kathy and Jim's cottage in the red woods was wonderful. The cottage was lovely, comfortable, and cozy. Jim and Kathy were great hosts too. They are very kind and pleasant people. we need more loving and relaxed people like them in this world. They were also very knowledgeable in the surrounding area and had thoughtful suggestions for places for us to see and to dine at. Their property is beautiful and full of plants, flowers, and herbs to entertain the senses as well. Sadly we were rained on most of the time but we still got in a hike with the red woods, a afternoon at the coast with the sunset, and plenty of R&R together at the cottage. This place is a great idea for anyone who needs some time to escape/ To remember how life was before always worrying about schedules or just some time to yourself and/or the important people in your life. Thank you Kathy and Jim. We will keep in touch.
Beautiful, well kept cottage nestled among California's oldest inhabitants, the majestic redwoods...all the amenities you could hope for. Hiking-beach-river all in close proximity. Jim was a wonderful host, helpful and informative, but respectful of our privacy. I highly recommend...
What a chill spot. It was a great way to escape the city grind for a quick minute. Kathy & Jim had great recommendations and were easy to track down when we needed them, but also scarce when we wanted privacy. The cottage is the perfect place to take some time with someone you care about, or maybe to take some quality time to yourself.
We loved staying here! Jim and Kathy were very warm and accommodating. I called Kathy ahead of time, and she gave me great tips on the phone. When we arrived, Jim welcomed us with a tour of their lovely yard that has fruit trees, redwoods, and a creek. They also gave us great tips for hikes, wineries, and restaurants in the area, all of which we tried and enjoyed. The cottage itself is a great size with a large, comfortable bed and fully equipped kitchen. We explored during the day then had fun grilling, hot tubing, and watching movies at the cottage at night. It was the perfect getaway. Jim and Kathy even let us stay late on Sunday after our hike ran long. Thanks, Jim and Kathy!
My boyfriend and I had a fabulous time in Kathy and Jim's cottage. It was exactly what we were looking for. They have perfected their magical space to a T. The little touches are what make it even better from the robes, to movies, books and tasty coffee. I read an incredible book Midwives ,while listening to the rain fall. I recommend this cabin to all that seek a quiet and restorative escape from busy life.
we stayed in the cottage for 1 week in Sep and had a great time. It is a really relaxing environment, great to come back to after a day out and about canoeing, hiking, cycling, wine-tasting, ziplining, shopping.... we even managed a lazy day at the cottage, and the garden is a great place for brunch ! The cottage is really comfortable, with a good kitchen for cooking in, fresh herbs in the garden, outside grill. Also plenty of thought-provoking books and mags scattered around the apartment. Kathy and Jim are perfect hosts, very friendly and approachable, but not imposing either. We really hope we can get the chance to visit again !
This was our first weekend away from home with our 5 month old baby. The charming little cottage with its private yard was perfect for our needs. It's located in a very quiet and serene area surrounded by fruit trees and redwoods, yet it's very close to the river, grocery stores and restaurants. Jim and Kathy are extremely welcoming and accommodating. We had an amazing time and we'll definitely be back!
We had such a wonderful weekend at RiverSea Cottage. Jim greeted us with great conversation and a sunny attitude- we automatically felt welcome and at home. The cottage had everything we needed and more (read: hot tub under the stars). And, of course, the surroundings are unbeatable...from Jim + Kathy's neighborhood, up into the hills and on to the beach. We will be back!
Kathy and Jim were excellent hosts, the cottage is absolutely beautiful [picture an oasis in the lovely coastal redwoods]. The garden in the front is gorgeous [there is an apple tree, fresh basil, tomatoes and thyme Kathy and Jim were kind enough to let us take some home]. If you are looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate look no further.
This is the third time I have been to RiverSea. I love the cottage. It's a little haven in the woods. Jim and Kathy are friendly and gracious hosts. I highly recommend the Cottage for a quiet get away.