The Ultimate Dog-Friendly Retreat, Wagging Woods is a remodeled, beautifully furnished home on three acres (half securely fenced) of Magic Mountain redwood grove, with large flat, grassy areas and some sunshine. More info below... Winter Special (Jan-Mar): add FREE night to 2 or 3 nights; 5+ nights 20% off
Minimum Stay: 2 Nights EXCEPT
Summer: 7 Nights June through Aug ( Variable Turn Day); Short Bookings List (starts in March): http://www.rrgetaways.com/shortbookings.htm http://www.rrgetaways.com/shortbookings.htm
3 Nights Memorial Day, Labor Day thru Sept 30, Christmas, New Year's
4 Nights Thanksgiving
Sorry, no weddings, parties, events, or loud gatherings at any vacation rental by County Ordinance. Quiet hours are 10pm-9am. Maximum occupancy includes adults and kids over two. Ask about day guests.
Vibrant Home; Woodstove; Gas Stove, Granite Counters; Printer/Fax; Whirlpool Tub. Outdoor Dining, Gas Grill, Loungers. Hot Tub in Faerie Ring; Seasonal Hammock & Agility Equipment. Central Heat. WIFI. Keyless Entry. . Please read detailed house amenities: http://www.rrgetaways.com/waggingw_1.htm http://www.rrgetaways.com/waggingw_1.htm .
The living room and kitchen are open in a L, with a dining area. On a hall off the living area, there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. Beyond the bedrooms, there's a sunroom with desk set, another TV and comfy couch. This room opens to the large deck with outdoor dining and yard beyond. Out the front door, to the side of the house, there's more yard with seating areas under the redwoods, large, flat, grassy dog agility area (equipment seasonal), and hot tub on its own deck in a ring of redwood trees. House is ~1260sf.
Your well-behaved dog is welcome. Up to two additional children may be permitted on sunroom sleeper for $15/night.
Cleaning $100, 11% tax on rent and cleaning, $40 non-refundable damage waiver.
Check out our terrific concierge services: http://www.rrgetaways.com/concierge_1.htm http://www.rrgetaways.com/concierge_1.htm .
Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Permit #328.
Location: Cazadero, California 95421.
Additional amenities include: wood stove, washer/dryer, laundry, keyless entry, pets permitted, private fence, 6 steps or less, dog friendly, fenced yard.Read more
Left on 07/05/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Margie
This is our third rental from RR Getaways and by far our favorite. The house was clean and well furnished. The kitchen had everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable. The property is very quiet. Our dog had a wonderful time exploring the grounds; we did not have to worry at all since it is securely fenced. The hot tub in the woods is so peaceful and relaxing. We had a fantastic time and will be back in September. Read more
Thank you so much for this wonderful review, and we are so glad you are coming back so soon for more "dog heaven." -Rachel, Russian River Getaways
Left on 05/12/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | W. Weeks
We had a great time, house was very comfortable for 2 couples. Beautiful kitchen and good quality furniture. Our furry babies had an amazing time exploring the huge property. The only downside: grassy area had a lot of weeds. Overall we enjoyed our stay and definitely will come back. Read more
We apologize for the weeds in the backyard. We had such perfect weather for our plant friends and they got out of hand. We're very happy your stay was enjoyable otherwise! Comeback soon.
Russian River Getaways.
Russian River Enthusiast
Castro Valley, CA
Best place for relaxation!
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Russian River Enthusiast
In the past 10 yrs, we have planned an annual trip with RR Getaways, and each time we pick a different vacation home to enjoy. Of the many we have stayed, Wagging Woods is far the best and one we will rent again. The property is huge and fenced, making it safe for our fury babies to run, play and explore at their leisure. The hot tub was to die for and could not ask for a better way to end the day. The grounds was simply perfect for my husband and I and our dogs. Huge deck to relax and enjoy the redwoods. If you bring your dogs, just know the neighbor does have two dogs. We had to block our dogs from going to the fence because their dogs started to fence fight. This did not deter us from enjoying our stay at this home in the least. I will say the neighors did keep their dogs away from the fence as well. Like I said, this will not be the last time Wagging Woods see's us.
Peaceful, Quite, Beautiful and Heaven for Dogs!
Left on 03/06/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | The Lowes
We really loved this place and so did our dogs, Pumpkin and Coco. While we relaxed in the Hot Tub, the pups wandered the spacious grounds and had a blast. The house was very nice and had everything there you could ask for! The Kitchen was well equipped and we cooked at home the entire time. There was also a Fantastic gas grill outside on the huge deck. Since it is Winter here we also enjoyed the cozy wood burning stove in the Living room. We will return again!
Worry Free Relaxation
Left on 07/04/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Heidi S
This is by far one of my favorite rentals and I have rented quite a few. The property is very large and fenced in which was our biggest joy for our Lab to run & explore all day. I will say...don't bathe your dog before coming. The property is ”rustic”. My foo foo dogs were covered in little balls fron the redwoods. Totally worth it though! This place is so awesome it was worth brushing everyone every night before bedtime. The grill they have is so nice. A Weber like I have at home. Not usually something you find at a rental but this place has that extra touch that puts them above the rest. Definitely my new favorite rrgetaway rental. Can't wait to go back! Read more
This is a wonderful house; we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. -general manager
Wagging Woods - a perfect getaway for dogs and people!
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Azzie
Wagging Woods was a perfect place to stay for me and my 94 year old mom. The house was spotless and comfy. For my mom it was a perfect house as it was not so big that she could get 'turned around'. She loved the big recliner in the living room! The three acres of grounds were perfect for my dog Copper. He was in doggy heaven. This is the second time I have stayed in Wagging Woods and I will return again. Read more
We just love it when people come back to visit again because it means they're had a great time, which means that we've done something right! Thanks for all your kind words; we'll pass along the kudos to the owners and the cleaner. Come back again soon! -rkl
Awesome and relaxing stay.
Left on 11/23/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Dan
We had a great experience here and the dogs loved it as well. The grounds are beautiful, though we would have loved to have access to the wild area beyond the back fence for a bit of hiking and exploring.
It was cold out and the wood stove really kept the place warm. Hot-tubbing in the rain is great also. Read more
Thanks for sharing your lovely experience at this home. -rkl
Retreat in the Redwoods
Left on 11/03/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | SS
We had a short getaway to Waggin' Woods while visiting our son and daughter-in-law in California. The hot tub in the circle of redwoods was wonderful and soothing and the home and yard were very comfortable, although one of our two dogs that accompanied us managed to wiggle out the opening in the second gate - so make sure to block if your dog is an escape artist... Only slight negatives were the somewhat seedy neighbors whose dog howled early in the morning and whose owners just yelled "shutup!" at it...and the whirlpool tub could have used a little scrubbing - but otherwise clean, well cared for and comfortable. Really enjoyed being able to bring our "grandpups" along on the vacation, thanks for being dog-friendly - and this place is definitely that with dog motif and an agility course in the upper yard! We will return if we get the chance... Read more
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the early morning dog situation. The owner is going to talk to the neighbor. We do have our share of eclectic residents and visitors here at the river, but we think the charm of the area and the resultant tolerance make up for it. This was not the regular cleaner, and the sub has been warned to be more vigilant around a hard-to-clean whirlpool tub. If ever you see a problem like this, give us a call, and we'll come fix it. Please do come back and visit again. -GM
SF Bay Area
The dog loved it!
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Dog Mom
Our dog had a wonderful time with the huge fenced yard. The hot tub was very comfortable and in a beautiful setting. Also, the kitchen was nice except for the small size of the dishwasher. There were lots of games and Dvds, and the decks were nice. But the bathroom was funky - there was mold along one edge of the tub and the electricity (fan and outlet) sometimes worked and sometimes didn't. The worst thing was trying to sleep. The walls are thin, and the doors are all pocket doors which are really loud if someone gets up in the middle of the night. Considering the cleaning fee, I was shocked that we had to hand-wash and put away our dishes before we left. We weren't even allowed to put them in the dishwasher and start the cycle; they had to actually be put away. Because of this, the dishes weren't all that clean when we arrived. Altogether, it seemed pretty expensive for what you get. Read more
We're glad these guests enjoyed this very special home and yard so much. These guests did not call us at all about their issues; we could have helped them. The "mold" in the bathroom is actually the caulk de-adhering; the tub is being re-caulked this week. We checked the fan and outlet, and couldn't find a problem, but we'll keep an eye on this. We do ask guests to wash their own dishes, although, if the house has a dishwasher, they can just start the load before they leave. These folks must have had some old instructions that didn't give the dishwasher as an option. We're sorry for this and will make sure it's corrected. We do rely on guests to do a good job washing the dishes, and they don't always. Housekeeping spot checks the dishes, but they don't have time to check each and every dish between bookings, so sometimes, if there's no obvious dirt, they miss something. Guests can always call us, and we'll send someone to do the dishes. -rkl
Not a clean freak .. but
Lovely place!... if only it was cleaner
Left on 06/29/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Not a clean freak .. but
Wagging Woods is a great location. The area around here is outstanding, and my husband and I had previously stayed at Blackberry Bliss 2 years ago and wanted to return to the area with our dog and with more family (sister and her husband) - so we were looking for a house with more room in the same area. - The house is very spacious and well equipped.. the yard is huge and totally secure for a dog to explore freely - which was real bonus.
This would have really been an ideal location and holiday and would have deserved a much better rating than I gave it - if not for the fact that I found the house really dirty, to the extent that it would put me off ever booking it again. On the surface it looked ok as we walked in - pretty tidy and kitchen and bathroom were clean. However, I ended up cleaning all the sheets when we arrived after a 10 hour car journey (they smelled like they had not been washed - especially the pillows). The soft furnishings throughout are full of dust, and the area rugs full of dust and dog hair. Floor under our bed looked like a dog grooming parlour - more hair than I care to remember. Just nasty. I hoovered up as much as I could (hoover pretty ineffective as also full of dog hair and had not been emptied, filters blocked etc. Refused to tackle that - so probably still like that).
Regardless of all this, the area is so beautiful and (other than the cleanliness) the house is ideal - so we ended up having a good time. But I stongly recommend that this house undergoes a really professional clean to keep the renters happy.. and their dogs flea free!
Only other disappointment was the hot tub. What a great location! Sadly it stank of chlorine / bromine - and when we turned the jets on, was too foamy to use. Read more
We're glad these guests liked this home, and we apologize for the cleaning issues and the hot tub. The house has a new cleaner and is being very thoroughly cleaned now. We do rely on guests to empty the vacuum filters as needed; rental houses do require some guest participation. The sheets were clean, but they may be getting worn, so we'll look into that. The rugs have been washed. We'll check out the dustiness of the upholstery, and clean if necessary. The hot tub is maintained weekly, and has been fixed as well. I encourage these folks to call us right away next time with their issues. We can fix almost anything! -rkl
Great Relaxed Stay
Yuba City, California
Perfect Place for Us
Left on 04/13/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Great Relaxed Stay
We needed a place that had everything we needed to relax, settle in , read a good book or two, cook with ease, and enjoy bringing our dog. It was all of that. It was perfect for us. The hot tub in the circle of redwoods was my favorite place. I loved the books about dogs. We took video of our dog going through the obstacle course.
Nice quiet location on large lot
Left on 03/03/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Jason
This is a very nice house, with more then we needed for two people and a dog. The interior is much larger then expected with a great kitchen. Large fenced in yard, with plenty of places to eat outside if you wanted. Great hot tub in the middle of a redwood tree circle. Not to far from Guerneville Rd.
Simi Valley, CA
Left on 01/10/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Carrie
Wagging Woods wasthe perfect place to spend Christmas away from home! We couldn't have asked for anything more!!! The house was beautiful (nicer than the pictures online), the property was spacious and perfect for our two golden retrievers and the kitchen was well stocked with all of the amenities. We loved every minute of our trip. The house and property were extremely dog friendly and very comfortable for canine and human occupants. We were completely relaxed and didn't want to leave at the end of our trip. There is nothing better than watching your dogs enjoy nature while sitting in the jacuzzi nestled in a ring of enormous red woods...we could have stayed in all day long if we would have set it up with the concierge services to have someone make dinner for us :-). Thank you for sharing your property with us and for keeping it dog friendly...we will definitely be back!
Peaceful place cradled in nature
Left on 10/14/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | MAM
Wagging Woods is a peaceful, out of the way place that offers a quiet, relaxing vacation amid the Redwoods. It is very dog friendly in that it has land for them to run free and a good fence so one does not have to worry about them.
The amenities that are provided help make the stay comfortable. It's location is great for a short trip to the ocean or towns of Guernville, Monte Rio, or Bodega Bay.
Left on 09/01/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Katie
The property is beautiful and wonderfully relaxing! Loved the hot tub! Our dogs had a great time exploring and playing on the agility equipment and, best of all, they were completely tired out by the end of the day. The house was comfortable and well-appointed. We very much enjoyed our stay!
Good location but not clean
Left on 07/31/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Dot
The land around the home was beautiful. The house was not clean! Read more
We are so apologetic about the poor cleaning---we do have high standards for cleanliness and this was unacceptable. The cleaner has been fired! We wish this guest had called us immediately as we would have sent a cleaner to remedy the situation--we never want our guests to suffer!
Debora, De and Irene
Salt Lake City, UT
Peaceful Redwood Forest
Left on 06/11/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Debora, De and Irene
The staff at Russian Rivers was great (a shout out to Mike who patiently answered all my questions). The keyless check in was very convenient. The house and grounds are prettier and far more lush than the pictures on the website would suggest. The accommodations were perfect for us; I was traveling with my mother and sister and, with two bedrooms plus the futon in the sun room, we each had our own private space (and my sister said the futon was very comfortable). Our four dogs loved having the big fenced yard to explore. The neighborhood was very quiet -- it's an eclectic mix of rustic homes and upscale vacation places, on a narrow, winding mountain road (a walk up or down the road will give you and your dogs a great aerobic workout). The kitchen had everything we needed, and the whirlpool tub in the house was a pleasant surprise (the outdoor hot tub under the redwood trees is awesome). It's very easy to explore the area from the house -- we particularly enjoyed the Sonoma beaches and you're only about fifteen minutes from the coast. The only flaw, and it's a minor one, is that, if you are like me and have really good hearing, when you are outside you may notice the noise from the gravel mine, which is over a mile away on the other side of austin Creek. (At first I thought I was hearing road construction noises -- that's what it sounds like.) The mine shuts down in the evening and on the weekend, and we were gone most of the day exploring, so it really wasn't an issue. Otherwise, the house and neighborhood are very peaceful -- we could hear owls hooting in the redwoods at dawn and dusk.
Left on 01/13/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | phil
Due to work and other obligations, we could not get 'away' until January of this year. For those that are curious, off season is a wonderful time to visit the River; it's chilly and usually rainy but at this time, you have immediate access to all the wonderful shops and businesses that are open; the weather adds a different ambience that lends to great 'fireplace' gatherngs; and, the prices are lower! We chose Wagging Woods because it's more secluded up on Magic Mountain in the trees; has about 3 wonderful enclosed acres and a house really geared towards dogs, and most importantly, has a fabulous central heating system! These things count so much and 'fit' the bill perfectly. We had many dinners 'el fresco' out on the deck mid-afternoon when the temp was just right; a fabulous, refreshing and enchanting winter experince in the redwoods.
This would be the 5th or 6th time we have rented from RRG in the past 10 years; the staff is wonderful; any minor issues that cropped up were immediately addressed and taken care of.
San Jose, CA
Wonderful Wagging Woods
Left on 01/13/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | AJW
Russian River Getaways were great at providing the information needed in a timely fashion. The house was fabulous and we had a wonderful time! We took all 4 dogs with us and they had a grand time sniffing round the 1 acre backyard. It was so private! The house was beautiful, there was nothing we were short of! We also took advantage of the 'come to your property' massages - the masseuse was great, just a wonderful time!
A wonderful stay!
Left on 08/20/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | peaceful klemms
We loved our short time at Wagging Woods it was so relaxing and secluded...The accomodations were updated and lovely. Our dogs loved the acre to roam and our Shepherd was a star on the agility course...we can not wait to return someday soon!!
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