Available May - September - Atop a mountain, Sitala Mountain House rests on 20 forested acres at the edge of the Sonoma County Wine Country. This private and secluded property is truly a world away from everything and is located at the end of a half mile long, steep dirt driveway in the hills of Cazadero. This property offers a spacious 2 level home featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Off the living room is a new screened in dining porch that offers never-ending views of the hills and valley, outdoor seating and a fold out futon. The private above ground heated pool is set into a large deck wi...th a locked waist-high gate. The hot tub overlooks the pool area and can be accessed from the grounds or the home's wraparound porch. The home also provides a pergola with hammocks.
This home is a retreat within itself. Sunbathe on the pool deck, hike on the fire roads in the mountains, enjoy a BBQ on the gas grill or gather for formal dining in the separate dining room. The home's downstairs features Mexican tile floors throughout and three sets of glass French doors leading out to the wraparound deck. The open living room, kitchen, separate dining room, full bathroom and laundry room are located downstairs. Upstairs offers a master bedroom with a King bed and a wood burning stove, a second bedroom with a Double bed, 2 full bathrooms and a den with flat screen television (no cable), a DVD player and a Queen futon that can be opened on the floor for another sleeping space.
Sitala Mountain House is located only 1 mile to Austin Creek, 8 miles to Russian River, 15 miles to the Pacific Ocean, 50 miles to Napa Valley, 85 miles to San Francisco. Cazadero is on the western edge of Sonoma County wine country. In Cazadero you'll find a general store, wonderful bakery, performing arts camp, public tennis courts. Great hiking begins just outside Sitala's front door.
Sitala Mountain House features a keyless entry system, meaning you will have the convenience of an express check-in directly at the home!
BED SIZES: First bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: Double bed; Third bedroom: Queen sofa bed
HEAT SOURCE: Electric baseboard heaters, Wood burning fireplace, wood stove (no firewood or kindling provided)
LOCATION: Sitala Mountain House is located up a 1/2 mile steep dirt driveway. Daytime arrival and experience with dirt roads is recommended. If you have any questions or concerns about the driveway, please contact our office. Our friendly staff is happy to help!
POOL: Above ground pool is solar heated and available May through September, weather permitting.
STANDARD AMENITIES NOT INCLUDED: The home does not have cable TV. (There is a TV for watching VHS and DVDs, as well as a small movie library).
ADDITIONAL FEES: Cleaning Fee of $200, 11% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning and a $49 Damage Protection Fee*
Optional Travel Insurance is available at the time of reservation.
*For this home, a $500 Refundable Security Deposit can be taken in lieu of the Damage Protection Fee, in which case a $20 Booking Fee will be added to the reservation. Request to substitute the Security Deposit for the Damage Protection Fee must be made at the time of reservation. If booking online, this request can be entered in the comments section.
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Seasonal unit: Available May - September only.
2 night minimum October and most of May (excludes some holidays).
3 night minimum Memorial Day Weekend - September.
4 night minimum July and August.
Week minimum the first week of July and the first week of August.
All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.
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Left on 09/20/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Palhegyi Family
I have rented a few houses in the past. I will say this is the best one so far. It stocked with everything you would ever need. The house was clean and spacious and very quiet. My family spent Labor Day weekend in totally bliss. We enjoy the jacuzzi, pool and another amenities. This was the weekend of the "Blue Moon". We could have not asked for a better view. Will definitely come back when we have the chance. The office staff was very helpful and polite.
Wow, what a fantastic spot to experience a Blue Moon! Look forward to your return!
Russian River Vacation Homes
San Francisco CA
No Internet, and it was wonderful
Left on 09/14/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Joss
I was a bit nervous when I found out that there was no cell or internet. I was in the grocery store finding myself buying chocolate cake at a maximum point of fear! It only took me 30 minutes after arrival to adjust. It was quiet and lovely! I loved it and for me now it will be something I look for in a vacation spot. There also was not a tv that I could see, another plus, there were ipod docks everywhere. The kitchen was fully equipped. The pool was great. Bring thongs as the deck is a bit rugged, little feet could get splinters.
You can go to Raymond's Bakery to check emails if you need to look. Read more
Thank you for leaving a review for Sitala Mountain House - it's great! We love getting away from the world too... And the pool is completely heated with solar electricity - solar panels and all - way cool!
Russian River Vacation Homes
wonderfull nice villa
Left on 09/09/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | richard
Very nice villa fantastic pool, quiet environment
The villa has very good equipments
Only the way to reach the villa needs very very good driver or 4wheel drive Read more
Glad you enjoyed the house! We love that the pool is heated will all solar electricity - not a passive system, but actual solar panels! And that it's well out of the way for serious quiet and relaxation...
Personally, I love the drive, but it is gravelly and a bit steep in spots - an adventure in every visit!
Russian River Vacation Homes
A Perfect Family Retreat
Left on 09/14/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Happy Vacationer
The setting is beautiful! Very peaceful,serene, and almost magical. The first night, there was a meteor shower. Since the house is away from all the city lights, the starry sky was strikingly beautiful.
The house is well stock for a perfect weekend getaway. We had a small dog with us; he was overjoyed by the freedom to roam around.
The driveway is very steep. Be careful driving up.
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