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Book this 2 bedroom house in Cazadero today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, internet access, and dishwasher among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 55 reviews.
The manager last updated the property’s calendar Jul 24, 2017.
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Russian River Getaways
Russian River Getaways
- Calendar last updated:
- 24 Jul 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Cazadero Attractions
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Smoking allowed
– based on 55 reviews
- Very Good
Beautiful place very quiet and relaxing nice stream that runs through the property and hut tub under the redwoods house has lots of personality
Response from the manager Thank you so much for staying with us here on Russian River. Secret Garden is a special home to come to for a wonder relaxing stay under the redwoods. We are so happy that you enjoyed the stream that flows through the property down to Austin Creek. You were all wonderful guests. We would welcome you back to Secret Garden or to any of our other homes again, when you need another visit to Sonoma. Russian River wine country is always a good idea.
“Peaceful, remote location in the Redwoods”
We rented this home for Thanksgiving, and enjoyed cooking our feast for two. The home was clean, the kitchen was well stocked, plenty of cookware, dishes, utensils and dishtowels. The view out the windows in the kitchen were lovely and peaceful. We even enjoyed holiday lights in the kitchen and bouquets of roses in several rooms. A very nice welcome. There is a good sized stream running across the back of the property and we loved falling asleep to the sound of it. The upstairs master bedroom is large and has a sitting area. The bed was very firm and comfortable and there were plenty of blankets. There is a TV in the room. The room downstairs was small and has a very uncomfortable bed, so we didn't use the room. There is a TV in the room. The bathrooms were both downstairs and well stocked. One of two sinks in the main bathroom off the living room was stopped up so we didn't use it. Shower was great; the main bathroom was roomy and functional. There is a wood burning stove in the living room that we used for heat. Wood is provided. There are wall heaters too. There is no TV in the living room, this was disappointing for Game Day. There is a loft above the kitchen that can be accessed using an attached vertical wood ladder in the kitchen or by using stairs outside on the deck. It was cold and rainy outside while we were there so we used the ladder. There is a TV, desk and sofa bed that was fairly comfortable in the loft. Heat rises, so it was too warm for us. We opened the small window up there to cool it down. Also, difficult to take any drinks or snacks because of the ladder. If you had to use the bathroom, you had to go down the ladder. There are large decks on the back of the house that provide a beautiful view of the stream and redwoods. We didn't have a chance to try the Jacuzzi. We would recommend this home to others, and might go back for a visit to try a different season.
“October was the right time.”
We have stayed at Secret Garden before, but it has always been in the summer and the area can be quite busy. This time we came in October, and it was perfect. No vacation crowds, the weather was great and we even got a little rain. Which was ok, because we live in the desert, so it was a welcome site. The house was in great shape as always. The outdoor grill worked great. Actually used the hot tub this time, nice. We brought our three little dogs with us and they were in heaven with the creek area in the back. Can't wait to return. Thank you for a great vacation. The only thing I would recommend to the owner, would be to put in some under counter lighting in the kitchen. It's very dark.
“Great Getaway under the Big Trees”
Four of us stayed at Secret Garden recently and fell in love with the location. The setting is tranquil, the rushing flow of water down the hill, just outside the windows kept us company every day. The interior is clean and more than adequate for a quick trip, but there were a few things that kept the rating lower than excellent. Wireless Internet was very sporadic, the hot water took forever to reach the shower, the downstairs bedroom is very small; not a deal-breaker for us, but the bed itself was uncomfortable. We would definitely consider returning despite these issues, just for the surroundings - simply breathtaking!
“Heaven on earth!”
This was our second time to stay at Secret Garden, and it seems like it just gets better and better. Such a little piece of heaven in the middle of the redwoods. So peaceful and quiet, it's like the rest of the world just doesn't exist when you're there. I highly recommend this beautiful, tranquil little piece of heaven to anyone wanting to get away from all the craziness of the city, and just simply relax. Enjoy this charmimg location, full of wonderful amenities, in the best and easiest location, just a short drive from San Francisco. Trust me, we'll be back again and again, as I know you will to, once you've stayed in my "little piece of heaven".
We had a great stay at secret garden and will definitely return. Thanks you to the owner for your effort and thoughtfulness. The lit fire, warmed home, fresh cut flowers and twinkling Christmas tree upon arrival marked the beginning of a truly magical holiday. Thank you. Russian River Getaways ..smooth, pleasant and a feeling of complete security in planning. Thanks Mike!!! (and others).
Everything was great,the outdoors, the house itself. Instructions provided for everything, which is very helpful. The only thing I, personally, do not understand is that why there is a $100 cleaning fee,if it is expected from tenants to clean everything up after themselves what is the point? Other then that, everything was awesome!
Response from the manager Thanks for the review, and we're so glad you enjoyed Secret Garden. The cleaning fee is payment for a professional cleaning service to make sure the house is extra clean for each guest. -Rachel
House in the redwoods--beautiful location in the woods; huge deck, updated kitchen and amenities. Good shower, no bathtub, but hot tub on the deck; can look up and see the stars at night. When you drive up, there are several houses near the front of the house, but the back and the deck feel completely private. There is a creek and the property extends into the woods. We had a wonderful stay here and would definitely return.
Response from the manager We're so glad you enjoyed Secret Garden in all its glory. Thanks for the review, and we hope you'll come back soon. We do have a winter 3-for-2 discount, in case you're interested. -Rachel
What an amazing time we had staying with our two young kids, age 6 and 8, at The Secret Garden. I can't even begin to describe how magical the back garden truly is. The house itself was lovely with very quality decor and an incredibly comfortable master bed. The only tricky part about the cabin was the sleeping set up. It worked for us as we had just two adults and two little kids who are still small and willing enough to share the second bed. The other sleeping area is the loft which is a little precarious to access (and especially difficult to come down), especially for small kids who might have to get up in the night to use the bathroom.
We have rented from Russian River Getaways in the past and have always tried to rent at different locations. The Secret Garden is high on my list to return to. Loved the location with the relaxing deck and hot tub. We had a BBQ every night (3 nights). We would sit and enjoy the sounds of the stream running through the property while enjoying a glass of wine. Our 17 year old loved sleeping in the loft..she felt it was her own little apt with a separate entrance. Thank you for sharing your home with us!