The Wine Country Love Nest is a very special couple's retreat. We have turned a 60-year-old hand made log cabin into what we believe is a very unique and beautiful home. When we had the restoration done, we removed the majority of the walls and turned it into a loft. It is all together intimate. We built all of the doors and hallways to be accessable- (there are no stairs unless you want to visit tree house).
The Love Nest sleeps 2 in a PosturePedic California King bed, and can accommodate 2 more persons (inquire) in the tree house. Our goal was to retain the charm of the home while COMPLETELY rebuilding every aspect of it's infrast...ructure.
We installed all new windows, glass doors, appliances, electrical system, plumbing system and a unique radiant-heated Chinese slate floor. Every room in the cabin has this slate floor, which is of many hues and a fascinating pattern. The gourmet kitchen features new appliances, all granite countertops and backsplashes and gorgeous blue cabinets that were custom fitted by a local cabinetmaker. 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 with copper fixtures and a Rain Forest shower head that comes out of the ceiling. The bath features a locally made and beautiful polished concrete vanity hand-made by an neighbor/friend/artisan who has lived in Occidental for the last 30 years.
You'll find our 7.1 Yamaha/Denon/Klipsch/Velodyne sound system in the living room a real treat. There are klipsch speakers all around the room. You will enjoy an HD 8' diameter screen and a ceiling-mounted Sony HD projector. The combination of the screen and the sound system creates a thrilling movie or sports viewing experience!
In the bedroom you'll enjoy a wall-mounted HD 55' LED flat screen that is served by a permanently installed 5.1 Bose home theater 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. To cap it all off, you'll have access to a brand new Yamaha Player piano that is really fun to play, or listen to it play itself. (We really do love our in-home entertainment)!
If you like to be cozy in the winter- you will love the options you'll have to make that comfy feeling come to life. You can tippy-toe around in your bare feet on the heated slate floors. A wood stove in the living room and a gas fired red enamel fireplace in the bedroom are more for ambiance than for heating, because the radiant floors are so warm. The fireplace will be loaded and ready for you to strike a match and have a romantic fire for your first night's stay! Firewood is complimentary.
You'll have a generous selection of Keurig K Cups on a counter-top carousel and a Keurig coffee maker. When you arrive, you will find some essentials have been supplied- Half and Half in the fridge along with local eggs, milk, some orange juice and frozen pastries to pop in the oven if you like. Our recommendation would be to take a short walk, bike ride, or car to nearby Occidental and have breakfast at Howard Station- a historical establishment with great breakfasts and lunches along with a juice bar and locally-produced goodies.
We supply 2 complimentary mountain bikes for your use while staying at the Wine Country Love Nest.
The outside of the Love Nest really fun, too!
THE SPA- made by Dimension One, called the 'Serena Bay'- It's BIG, Always clean, always hot and always ready for you to take a relaxing soak. It's filled with spring water from our own spring.
The pool...... Last summer we built an in-ground swimming pool with a 'surf shack' themed pool house at the far end. The pool house has a refrigerator and a polished bar made out of an ancient slab of re-claimed Redwood. The pool is surrounded by a redwood deck and fenced with stainless cable- It's a beauty! The pool is heated during the Spring, Summer and Fall. It's lot of fun to sit out in the expansive and covered open-air surf shack bar by the pool in the rain or in the sun and enjoy the beverage of your choice. There is a stainless gas barbecue and a blue enamel charcoal one for your choosing. On the patio you'll find a charming fire pit for those starry evenings and making s'mores.
Sun? Lots of it! Even though we are smack-dab in the middle of the beautiful Costal Redwood region, we have a sunny spot. From The Love Nest you can look across the valley and notice that we are actually up higher than many of the trees. Occasionally you can spot a Bald Eagle soaring around, and always you'll hear many birds singing- and in the case of the Wood Peckers- talking to each other with their comical dialect. Two of our favorites to hear and occasionally spot are the Red Tail Hawk mating pair that live nearby.
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THE WINE COUNTRY LOVE NEST- A COUPLE'S RETREAT! Occidental, California
Additional Location Information
The Love Nest is located between Bodega Ban and Napa. It is close to many of the local wineries. Occidental is a great little hamlet in which to dine, visit local pubs, shop and sightsee.
Nearby you'll find beautiful ocean beaches, great bicycle riding- (both road and mountain), the Russian River, and the world-famous city of San Francisco.
We are located in the woods on the side of a hill and have a great view of the valley and forest.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Village
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