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Description

Ultimate in Romantic Bliss, Beautifully Styled Creekfront Cabin, Gas Fireplace & Woodstove, Redwoods, Large Deck, Hot Tub, Sunny Yard; Short Drive to Duncans Mills Shopping & Dining, Coast, River Beaches, Wine Tasting, Golf. WIFI. Keyless Entry. Two Well-Behaved Dogs, under 50 lbs each, are Welcome!.

The living room has a main seating area, centered around the TV and woodstove, a reading area, and a dining set. The kitchen is adjacent to the living room; there's a pass-through with bar seating between the two. Off the living room, there's a sitting room and one bathroom. Also off the living room, the bedroom has its own dressing room and bathroom. The living room and sitting room both open to the deck. The sunny, two-level deck overlooks the creek and has hot tub and outdoor dining. At the front of the house, there's a porch with pergola and outdoor seating and, in the yard, another seating area under the redwoods. There's a path down to the creek and swimming holes nearby. House is approx. 900sf.

Winter 3-for-2 Special (Jan-Mar; President's Day excluded): Add a FREE 3rd night to a 2 night stay; 4+ nights 30% off.

Minimum Stay: 2 Nights EXCEPT 3 Nights President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day thru Sept 30, Christmas, New Year's; 4 Nights Thanksgiving. Summer: Up to 4 Nights June- Aug; Check-In Day is VARIABLE. Last minute shorter bookings sometimes available.

Max Occupancy: 2. Max Automobiles: 1. Quiet Hours 10pm-7am. No outdoor amplified sound at any time.

TOT Certificate #1991.

Amenities

  • Creekfront Property with Redwoods
  • 1 Bedroom (queen bird's-eye maple sleigh bed)
  • + Day Bed w/Trundle (sitting room)
  • 2 Bathrooms (#1 shower only; #2 shower only)
  • Bed and Bath Linens (bar soap, shampoo, spa/beach towels not provided)
  • 2 Wall Heaters, Gas Fireplace (living room)
  • Wood Stove with River Rock Hearth (living room) (firewood not provided)
  • No Air Conditioning.
  • 1 40" LCD / HDTV , with Sony SoundBar and SubWoofer and a Sony Blue Ray / DVD / CD player
  • WIFI, Unlimited Domestic Long Distance
  • Stereo with CD Player, Cassette Player, and iPod Dock
  • Cards, Checkers, Other Board Games, Darts, Videos, CDs, Books and Boombox
  • Eclectic, International Art Collection, Designer Furnishings
  • Cedar Open-Bean Ceiling (living room)
  • Bar Seating (2) , Dining Set (2)
  • Full Kitchen with Blender, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Cookware, Ice Maker, Coffee Grinder
  • JennAir Porcelain Cooktop Stove , Dishwasher
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Keyless Entry
  • Sunny Deck with Gas Grill (propane provided), Dining Set (2), Loungers, Hot Tub
  • Meadow, Badminton, Croquet
  • Short Path to Private, Sandy Creek Beach with Chairs & Umbrellas
  • Close to Swimming Holes
  • Two Well-Behaved Dogs (under 50 pounds each) are Welcome!
  • Short Drive to Wine Tasting, Redwoods, River Beaches, Duncans Mills Shopping & Dining

Rates

Weekly rate is 7 nights for the price of 6.
Total for booking will include the following charges:
$105 Cleaning Fee (includes linens)
12% Transient Occupancy Tax + 2% BIA Assessment
$50 Non-Refundable Damage Waiver Fee (covers up to $1,000 in accidental damage)

DatesMinimum StayNightly
06/21/17 - 07/04/172$225
07/05/17 - 07/09/173$225
07/10/17 - 08/19/174$225
08/20/17 - 08/31/173$225
09/01/17 - 09/30/173$225
10/01/17 - 11/20/172$225
11/21/17 - 11/25/174$225
11/26/17 - 12/21/172$225
12/22/17 - 12/25/173$225
12/26/17 - 12/28/172$225
12/29/17 - 01/01/183$225
02/01/18 - 02/14/182$225
02/15/18 - 02/19/183$225
02/20/18 - 02/28/182$225
03/01/18 - 03/31/182$225
04/01/18 - 04/30/182$225
05/01/18 - 05/23/182$225
05/24/18 - 05/31/183$225
06/01/18 - 06/05/183$225
06/06/18 - 06/26/184$225
06/27/18 - 08/24/184$225
08/25/18 - 09/30/184$225

Availability

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Map & Area

Reviews

4.75
(4.8 Average)

"Enchanted ..."

4 of 5

This enchanted, welcoming cabin envelopes you in warmth and peace from the moment you park your car. The worries you came with will quickly dissapear into the lush green, fragrant landscape. This little cabin has alot of love put into it and is a great find ! The deck is fantastic, and we were surrounded by happy humming birds at all times of the day. We didn't find a need to leave this heavenly place. We stopped at the Safeway in Guerneville and stocked up. The kitchen has most everything and more you may need. I would rate it perfect, but this little slice of mountainous heaven has a small problem with the furniture being shot. The mattress and couch just don't have any life left in them bringing down the stars in the value department.

Manager Response:

Thank you so much for your feedback; we're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Blackberry Bliss! As an update regarding the furniture...the sofa, chair and ottoman have all been repaired and reupholstered! We hope to welcome you back to this little slice of mountainous heaven in the future!

-Lynne R on 09/21/2015

 

"Beyond Awesome!!!"

5 of 5

It was everything we wanted. And more. Nestled in the Redwoods. Fistfuls of blackberries ripe for the picking. Beautifully appointed and lovingly cared for. Ready to go back.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/22/2015

 

"a wonderful time in Blackberry Bliss"

5 of 5

This was our second stay at Blackberry Bliss. It truly is a piece of paradise. The creek, the Redwoods, and the quiet. The house is lovely; we enjoyed the gas, and wood stove, as well as the hot tub. Our Sheltie Lucy also enjoyed her stay. We look forward to returning to Blackberry Bliss.One small note: the lights in the refrigerator were not working.Diana and Alan Jamison

Manager Response:

Thanks so much for your review. We're glad you and Lucy enjoyed yourselves and hope you'll be back! p.s. The lights in the refrigerator have been fixed.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 10/11/2014

 

"Bliss"

5 of 5

The name says it all - BLISS. The house itself is perfect for 2 - small, but very nice. It's the back porch, yard and creek area which are expansive; great beauty among the Redwoods. 7th visit.

Manager Response:

Wow, you have really Blissed out! We're glad you enjoy Bliss so much, and thanks for sharing your enjoyment with others. We'll see you next time you return to Bliss.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/15/2014

 

"True Bliss"

5 of 5

A beautiful cabin exceptionally well furnished and equipped among the redwoods on a tributary creek of the Russian River. Quiet, peaceful and deserving of its name. Easy to get to and convenient to the Russian River wineries. Just a quick drive to the coast for some great oysters or a jaunt up to Healdsburg for an upscale restaurant.

Manager Response:

Thank you for your review. We're very glad that you enjoyed Blackberry Bliss and hope you'll be back soon.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/12/2014

 

"Plenty of Outdoor Privacy, Peace and Quiet..."

5 of 5

Throughly enjoyed this place - the yard and deck were incredible and outdoor privacy was never an issue since there were no neighbors around the serenity could not be beat and that is what we are always looking for :-)We did feel the hot tub was a little small and its control panel a bit of a learning curve even for us but that was almost a non-issue and the hot tub maintenance man walked us through it in five minutes. A great place for a couple but not two separate folks unless you were really chummy though since there was no door to the main bedroom (just in case one person wanted to sleep in while the other puttered the living area).Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

Manager Response:

Thank you so much for your review of Blackberry Bliss. We're glad you enjoyed the house, yard, and degree of privacy offered. Come back again soon! -Rachel

-Clare on 05/07/2014

 

"Don't want to leave!"

5 of 5

We have stayed at this beautiful 'piece of heaven' several times. Everytime when our time is coming to an end, I feel like a dark cloud is hanging over my head as I don't want to leave. Everything is perfect. It is spotless to say the least! Will return this Summer. Thank you R.R.G., your service gets 5 *s .

Manager Response:

We're super glad you enjoyed Bliss so much, and thanks for the compliments! Please do come back soon and enjoy Bliss again! -Rachel, Russian River Getaways

-Us & Bailey on 03/07/2014

 

"Humming Birds and a hot tub"

4 of 5

My husband, our small dog and I stayed three nights here.The very large deck with hot tub is fantastic!There are multiple hummingbird feeders on the deck and many hummingbirds flying around all day long providing entertainment.We walked our dog and went for a run in the quiet surrounding area.The master bed was way too soft for us. That would be my only complaint. We tried the second night on the daybed and trundle. The daybed needs to be oiled, it's very noisy. We slept the third night back in the master bed. There are tons of Dvds and CDs.Many relaxation areas on the property to sit and enjoy the surroundings.We would stay again for sure!

Manager Response:

We're so glad you enjoyed this home and hope you will come back. Mattresses are a matter of taste, but we will make sure the daybed is taken care of. -Rachel

-T Blouin on 09/12/2013

 

"Our Dream!"

5 of 5

We have stayed at many 'houses' up and down the California coast. Everything about the Blackberry Bliss House was/is perfect. I am so blown away that they share it! We couldn't wait to book another date, so see you in October. I hope there will be some blackberries left for me.

Manager Response:

We're so glad you enjoyed Blackberry Bliss and thanks for the high praise. We do hope you'll come back yet again. We have a 3-for-2 winter discount...-Rachel

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/05/2013

 

"Lovely Lovely Place"

5 of 5

We had a spectacular time at Blackberry Bliss. Once again the cabin was beautifully maintained and very comfortable. The surrounding redwood trees and the flock of hummingbirds made the days magical.

Manager Response:

We're glad you enjoyed Bliss so much and hope you'll be back. Thanks for the awesome review. -Rachel

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/15/2013

 

"Incredible deck, beautiful place"

5 of 5

Really beautiful place. Gorgeous redwoods and amazing deck.Charming! Only (small) issue was that the hot tub was uncomfortably over chlorinated. But loved it here! Lots of amazing details!

-Cricket on 06/14/2013

 

"Blissful Vacation"

5 of 5

Blackberry Bliss should really be called Hummingbird Bliss. The hummingbirds were fantastic!!!Beautiful house, fantastic deck, loved the yard. Had a wonderful time with our pugs. Easy access to the creek. A very relaxing atmosphere. House with all the amenities we needed. Great time.

Manager Response:

Blackberry Bliss truly is a great little cabin in the woods and those hummingbirds are so much fun to watch as they swoop in for their meal! We're so happy you and your dogs enjoyed your stay and hopefully we'll see you again!
Russian River Getaways

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/06/2013

 

"Bliss at Bliss"

5 of 5

The cabin and it's beautiful location were way beyond our expectations. We throughly enjoyed every minute we spent at Blackberry Bliss. The house was so dog frendly, it had leashes hanging on hooks just outside the front door, blankets in a lovely wooden box to put on the furniture in case your dog likes to kick back on the couch our chair, they also provided doggy towels for drying off your pet after trips to the creek (in the backyard). Our German Shepherd loved swimming in austin Creek! The kitchen was emaculate. Equipped with any cooking item you could possibly need. We never ate out once in our stay becaus the kitchen was such a pleasure to cook in. Outside on the deck, there are 4 hummingbird feeders with 10 to 20 of these little buzzers darting in and out all day long. The entire property is so friendly you cannot walk over 30 feet without having a chair our lounger to sit back in and enjoy being literaly buried in the austin Redwoods. The cabin is so well equipped with Cd's, Dvd's, games, and Wi Fi we never once were bored after the sunset. We were even able to watch our favorite hockey team play in two of their playoff games (big bonus). Due to an unexpected early arrival, the staff was able to get us in a day early. So a big High Five to Justin at Russian River resorts. Thanks for the wonderful experience! We will be back.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/23/2013

 

"Absolutely a wonderful place to vacation!"

5 of 5

Every aspect of the property was as listed. The house was even more charming than we imagined. The location was ideal for what we wanted to see. The privacy was good and the amenities were just what we were looking for and more. We especially enjoyed the Hummingbirds, fireplace, deck and spa. We would absolutely recommend this house to anyone!

Manager Response:

Blackberry Bliss is a very unique and quaint little cabin. It's the type of place you never want to leave once you arrive. Whether it's sitting by the creek or listening to the fire crackling in the wood burning stove life just doesn't get any better.
Russian River Getaways

-John K. on 05/16/2013

 

"Comfortable, serene, and private"

5 of 5

Blackberry Bliss is awesome! For us the best part was the huge deck - you have the creek within earshot, all the space you need, giant trees to gaze at, comfy loungers and chairs and a billion hummingbirds. If you are a dog owner the deck is semi secure so you can relax and not worry about your dog wandering off to the creek. We have a little terrier and he could fit through the openings in the deck but since it is elevated he did not try. If your dog is a dare devil and a wanderer it might squeeze through the deck openings. The BBQ and hot tub are great and the deck gets a good amount of sun even though you are in the trees. There is a large flat yard below the deck area, it is not a lawn or anything but the dog loved it. Also the creek is wonderful. We were there in april and it was moving pretty good. You could not swim in it or anything but there are chairs you can bring down and relax next to the water. There are neighbors on either side but you can only really see them from the front yard or the creek. When we were there it seemed like no one was home at either of the neighboring houses. This place is actually really sizable with a large dressing room off the bedroom and an extra sun room with a bed in it. There is no privacy though inside the house. The bedroom opens up to the living room and there are no doors. For us this was a non-issue since it was just the two of us but it is good to know if you are bringing a kid. We were there for the weekend and never left the property. It is an amazing relaxing retreat with everything you need. The one negative was the bed was not comfortable to us. It was definitely not the worst rental bed I have encountered but it was a little on the soft side. If you are looking for a spot to lounge, sun, read, and cook/eat this is it.

-A and A on 05/02/2013

 

"Romantic, quiet setting"

4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Blackberry Bliss. The location is quiet and secluded, yet just a short drive from anywhere we wanted to go. The setting is beautiful and we loved watching the hummingbirds on the back deck. If we could change one thing, and it's an easy fix, the bed really could use a new mattress.

Manager Response:

Bliss has a brand new, very expensive luxury mattress, so I think this is a matter of individual taste; thanks for the feedback! -Rachel

-Steve and Jody on 04/11/2013

 

"Beautiful cabin"

4 of 5

The cabin was great on a beautiful spot right next to a creek with a huge yard. When we went it was early November and very cold that weekend, so we didn't go in the creek but the hot tub was great and it was great having the little fireplace inside. Lots of wood and kindling and the deck was a great place to hang out and enjoy the quiet and fresh air, even when it was chilly out. Once we got the cabin heated up after arrival we were nice and warm inside. The kitchen was very well stocked with dishes and cookware, although I was disappointed to discover there was no working oven -- which wasn't at all clear from the cabin information.The iPod dock in the stereo didn't work, and I was a little I also recommend printing out your own directions there in advance, as the directions provided by the rental agency are not helpful. Finally, I was put off by being required to wash our own dishes and take out the trash upon departure, when we paid a $90 cleaning fee. Not a great value, but if you're OK with the splurge it is a lovely place to stay.

Manager Response:

The oven and the iPod dock are supposed to work, of course. They were broken and have been fixed. If something doesn't work during your stay, please call us for help, so we can get it fixed for your stay. Most people do fine with our directions, and Internet mapping is not reliable for this area. We do need guests to do a little basic clean up before they leave. This is standard for vacation rentals.

-Alli in SF on 12/05/2012

 

"Enjoyed the quiet."

4 of 5

Just returned to the real world and am expecting to wake up soon. This property was a very nice and very quiet place to spend a week. It was more than advertised. Since nothing is perfect I will reflect on what happened with Friday morning. My wife got up and mixed dough for biscuits and was going to put them in the oven. This stove was fairly new and real nice looking, however, the wife and I both agreed that we were much too old to become computer programmers. Needless to say we could not get the oven to fire up and tossed out the biscuit dough. For a rental we also agreed that we would rather have a user friendly stove.The humming birds were great and we spent most of our week watching them when they would come in for their nectar.All in all it was a nice peacefull week away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

-Harold W on 10/30/2012

 

"serene setting"

5 of 5

If you like quiet in a forest setting this is the place.

-A true get-away on 10/17/2012

 

"Lovely, secluded, relaxing"

5 of 5

We loved this cabin and found little reason to leave for the length of our stay. The large fenced deck was perfect for our dogs, and we found the swimming hole a couple of "blocks" away which our Golden loved to romp in. We'll definitely be back.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 10/05/2012

 

"Truly a blissful vacation"

5 of 5

Our stay at Blackberry Bliss was everything we had hoped for ...a quiet secluded getaway. The cabin was delightfully decorated and had a fully equipped kitchen. Part of the adventure was discovering all the extras that we're provided; games,music & movies. Candles,radio,flashlights and dog blankets, BBQ and laundry facilities. It actually became a game to think of an item that had not been provided. This cabin was so well equipped I kept thinking someone would walk in and tell me to get out of their home. As we were pulling out of the driveway we were planning our next stay.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/06/2012

 

"Relax in a perfectly maintained, beautiful environment."

5 of 5

The photos on the website give you an idea of the beauty and comfort of Blackberry Bliss, but reality is even better. This property is maintained by people who notice details and want a perfect cabin. The only criticism we might have would be the master bath while beautiful is cramped. We definitely plan to return again next year. Oh, I forgot to say the cabin is in the middle of amazing redwood trees. Absolutely wonderful!

-Contented and Relaxed on 08/30/2012

 

"This was the most peaceful place we've ever stayed."

5 of 5

The home is updated, clean, sweetly personalized and eclectically furnished and decorated with nice colors. The back deck is so spacious, and it was nice to have the gate so our elderly Springer Spaniel didn't try to sneak down to the creek by herself. We took this vacation time for rest and relaxation, and we succeeded mightily, thanks to the comfort of the home and the quiet neighborhood. It was fun trying out all the different outdoor sitting areas. The blackberries were fabulous and plentiful. We even saw a mother fox and one kit as they crossed the property near the creek. Delightful!

-Kim, Roberta & Suzie on 08/08/2012

 

"Bliss in the redwoods"

5 of 5

Blackberry Bliss is just that, absolute bliss! The house is beautiful with gorgeous furnishings, an amazing deck and the creek right out your door. The redwood trees are amazing and our whole stay was so peaceful and relaxing. Walking and swimming in the creek, reading on the deck, a dip in the hot tub at night, breakfast outdoors, we could not have been happier. The kitchen had everything we needed and the outdoor grill was brand new when we arrived. I was certain from the previous reviews I had read that this house would be perfect and it was.

Manager Response:

Bliss is wonderful, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. -Rachel, general manager

-D Artman on 07/20/2012

 

"A delightful slice of blackberry heaven!"

4 of 5

We were impressed to enter a clean space with no hint of previous dogs: no hair or odors to suggest other pets had stayed there. The large enclosed deck allowed our four legged pup to roam from sunny patch to shade as his mood suited him. The highlight of our stay was the easy access to the creek, where we spent the majority of our time wading in the cool, clear water.The unit is small and over crowded with furniture inside, considering it sleeps 2-3. Five seating areas were unnecessary and we moving some chairs into the office to give ourselves room to move without bumping into things.We called the rental office to report out concern that there did not appear to be adequate smoke detectors in the home. There was evidence of two (missing) detectors and no visible active ones.The damper on our stay was heavy machinery of a crew removing a large redwood and grinding the stump at a neighbors. Of course the owners, nor the rental agency, had any control over this noise disturbance, it was noise polution we had to live with. Instead of peace and quiet, we had an industrial orchestra of chainsaws, workers shouting from ground to treetop, the earthshaking boom of falling sections of the sacrificial ancient tree, and the incessant beep beep beep of tractors rolling forward and bach as they maneuvered through the job.We rated the value as poor because the high rate for this limited sleeping space (2-3) did not seem in line with the cost of other available dog-friendly units in the area with the option of more guests. We are frequent renters in this area, and the personal touch of a bottle of wine, or pint of blackberries (as we have enjoyed from other rentals) would go a long way towards taking the sting out of the high cost of the small unit.

Manager Response:

Most people think that Blackberry Bliss is worth the cost because it is a totally fabulous house and setting! The house only sleeps two people (not three), and there is an active smoke and CO detector. It's placed according to standards, which put it partially behind a piece of furniture. The owner will remove the holder for the old one so that there's no confusion. -Rachel, general manager

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/19/2012

 

"It should be called humming bird hill. There must have been 20 o"

5 of 5

This was so relaxing and fun. The self service entry was so easy and everything was so incredibly clean. Lots of little, thoughtful things left all around. The deck and the austin Creek were our favs! My only complaint (and it can easily be fixed) was bed left both of us with sore backs. Everything else was perfection.

Manager Response:

Blackberry Bliss is a marvel, and I'm so glad you were lucky enough be be surrounded by hummingbirds. You may have noticed this is the house's mascot. The bed is high-end, so I think we should chalk your discomfort up to a mis-match between you and the bed. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/13/2012

 

"Absolutley Enchanting :o)"

5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. We could not of asked for a more perfect home. Beautiful! Everything, the creek access, the beautiful redwood deck looking out over the huge yard. The home itself is brethtaking. Our dog Mugzy loved playing in the creek.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/07/2012

 

"Cute cottage with great deck, garden, and creek access"

5 of 5

Blackberry Bliss is a great getaway for 2 people. The layout of the house is great, the deck and garden are big, and access to the creek is excellent. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Manager Response:

This is a great place, and we're glad you enjoyed it and the creek. Please do come back again. -general manager

-Dave & Steve on 05/31/2012

 

"Perfect Stay"

5 of 5

Everything about our stay was perfect. The accomodations are extremely comfortable and we didn't want for anything. The private hot tub on the deck provided a cozy, romantic setting for drinking our champagne. The grounds are beautiful and we even had a little fox pop his head out of the bushes to say hello. The creek was at a low point but that didn't stop up from taking a daily walk down the path to enjoy the scenery. We drove into Guernville, Monte Rio and Duncan Mills. The hummingbirds at the cottage made such an impression on me that I bought a cute little hummingbird feeder at a little store in Duncan Mills. We visited Raymond's Bakery in Cazadero and bought a baguette for dipping, some muffins for the next morning and some chocolate chip cookies to take home to our boys. All in all, the rental agency, the stay and mostly the company was perfect. We will be back!!! :o)

-Jeff & Heather Riendeau on 10/06/2011

 

"Relaxing"

5 of 5

This place is great if you want a nice, homey, peaceful place to get away from it all for a few days. Beautiful views, right on the river (East austin Creek), a fenced deck so we didn't have to worry about our city dog chasing raccoons or anything. Inside, it is comfy and the kitchen is well stocked with whatever tools you need.It's hard to find anything not positive to say but I'll dig for something so people won't think this is faked... if you like to watch TV, the TV is a little small and far away from the couch. But why are you watching TV on vacation? (True story: we had booked way in advance so in 2009 we were staying there when the Giants won the World Series for the first time in 50 years. I watched pretty much every inning and that's the only reason I remember this tiny complaint. But that's why I was watching TV on vacation.)Seriously, this place has pretty much everything I'd want in a vacation rental.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 10/05/2011

 

"This was a wonderful, relaxing, and serene setting."

5 of 5

My husband and I, as well as our 2 Shelties, spent a wonderful 3 night stay at Blackberry Bliss. The setting was absolutely gorgeous, with a beautiful creek, where I spent many hours sitting and reading. The patio areas, the hot tub, and the hummingbirds all added to the outdoor experience. The house was very comfortable and cozy. It would be nice to be able to go directly to the house, rather than go to the office, but this is a very minor issue.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/07/2011

 

"Great Mothers' Day Stay!-will return if upholstry's cleaned!"

4 of 5

Overall impression: Wonderful place. Perfect for 2 1/2+dog. We liked the cabin so much that we never went into town. The tall redwoods make it so cozy & prolong dusk & dawn. Creek: Awesome! I though the pics were of the nearby river, but it's the creek the property is on. We had a great time wading in the shallow parts-bring water shoes!Outside: Blackberry bushes by the waterfront (no berries yet). Well-equipped for fun: several seating spots in the yard, shade umbrellas, spare dog leashes, tons of firewood, clean 2person spa, great deck with gate, rags for muddy dogs. Watch for poison oak all along the side of the road.Inside: Separate room with daybed. Master bdrm is open to the rest of the house, but we noticed 2 nails in the doorframe for hanging a privacy sheet. Next to master bdrm is a huge changing room w/ a desk, and 2nd bathroom w/ hair dryer, spa towels & dog/creek towels (BYO shampoo, soap, etc.) Kitchen was pretty well-stocked and cute.Negatives: I'm allergic to dust mites & was really allergic to the plush furniture (but not the bed). Within minutes of sitting on an easychair, my eyes were itching & I needed my inhaler. I had to take benedryl on top of daily meds for the stay & drape towels over the furniture or sit on the wooden chairs. Cleaning crew needs to vacuum the furniture & maybe get a professional upholstry cleaning. Everything else was clean. The spa lamp wasn't working, & the wooden stove needs the vent cleared out: the fire kept suffocating with the door closed even though we directions correctly. We noticed these things after bus. hours, so it was too late to call RRG so they could rectify the problems.Check-in/out: Keyless entry'd be great so that check-in/check-out times could be for the cabin, not the office 30 min away.Privacy: The cabin directly next to ours was vacant, so it felt completely private. We hiked along the road, and met friendly neighbors w/ dogs. There was one house with a fierce dog roped out in front.

Manager Response:

So glad these folks enjoyed this house so much! We checked out the woodstove and it was fine, with no blocked vents, so it must have been user error. There are detailed instructions at the house. The spa lamp has been replaced, and the furniture has been thoroughly cleaned! The house is going keyless! -rkl

-One Dog and a Baby on 05/16/2011

 

"So relaxing..."

5 of 5

Our 2 dogs relaxed along with us. We have been to the Cazadero area before so we visited Raymond's Bakery and Duncan Mill's but mostly relaxed on a superb deck and read a book. took naps. The house is so inviting. Have always wanted to rent this place but was always beaten to it. This time it worked out and I think we have found our perfect ccabin getaway so will return again and again.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/15/2010

 

"Berry Beautiful!"

5 of 5

We've stayed at three other RRG homes in Cazadero and Blackberry Bliss is by far our favorite. So peaceful and private and lovely. Our dog loved lounging on the deck watching the hummingbirds and squirrels.

-D. Hill on 08/16/2010

 

"sheer bliss"

5 of 5

Great place. Had all the amenities. Quiet location.We will come back next year.

-Ed on 08/12/2010

 

"Beautiful, private and great outdoor space"

4 of 5

Blackberry Bliss itself is a cute little house with all the amenities, except for perhaps it could use a bigger t.v. But who wants to watch t.v. when surrounded by this beauty. the outdoor space, deck, lower level area leading to creek and the creek right in front are amazing, beautiful, and huge. We humans really enjoyed it, but so did our dog!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/30/2010

 

"Blackberry Bliss lives up to its name!"

5 of 5

My partner and I stayed for 3 nights and wish we could have stayed another 3! The cabin is surprisingly roomy while keeping a cozy feel. The deck is amazing with the constant hum of the humming birds. An easy walk to the creek and a private beach made for great afternoons.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 04/29/2010

 

"What Bliss"

5 of 5

Bliss is a perfect name for this little cabin. Much thought went in to setting up this place. The extra little touches and all the amenities make this a very comfortable getaway. The creek was lovely. Bunnie, our Golden Retriever, had such a good time swimming two days in a row that she could barely walk on the third day. Even though it rained Sunday, the cabin was warm and inviting. And it was very relaxing to sit in the living room, snug as a bug. We are definitely planning a return visit.

-stephcaselli on 04/23/2010

 

"Perfect place to relax."

5 of 5

Home was great! Perfect spot just off Austin Creek in Cazadero. Quiet, secluded, peaceful, even with neighbors on either side of you, all the noises you hear are from the quick hummingbirds flying overhead. Whether you're going to get away from it all or just relax and vege out for the week watching TV, Blackberry Bliss is the place to go. Perfect for that romantic getaway with you, your loved one and even your dog!

-King Family on 10/05/2009

 

"wonderful honeymoon retreat"

4 of 5

We have visited Cazedero every year for the past 5 yrs. It is one of our favorite places to be. This year was extra special as it was our honeymoon. We stayed at Blackberry Bliss for the first time. It is a lovely home with an extra special deck area. We were entertained for hours by the hummingbirds & the other fauna that call Bliss home. The access to the creek is a short easy walk. And we had many wonderful strolls down the quite road the house is on. I think Blackberry Bliss will provide a calming sanctuary for anyone lucky enough to share its joy.

-Brie555 on 09/23/2009

 

"Blackberry Heaven"

5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had! My husband, myself and our dog Jessie felt like we had entered heaven. Blackberry Bliss is a wonderful place to be.We had one of the best vacations of our lives. The home is so beautiful, with the back porch with the hummingbirds, hot tub and all the beautiful trees. Jessie would lay on the porch and watch the hummingbirds while Tom and I would hot tub, then we would go for walks down the beautiful street. It truely was heaven on earth. We will definately come back in the very near future!

-KymTomW on 08/29/2009

 

"Heaven on earth"

5 of 5

Oh my gosh, where to begin? It was heaven, the location, the house, the comfort level, the ammenities, everything. It was perfect for our pooches too. Notes around the house were nice as to what owners wanted or not wanted or allwed. It's location was amazing, the redwoods like welcoming friends. And one of the nicest things in the evening was to relax in the hot tub! a real plus. It was just perfect, and I would love to be able to stay there again and hope that finances make it possible. The house rental itself seemed reasonable, but by the time cleaning, tax, and cancelation insurance, breakage insurance, etc, it made it more expensive than I could do again, and I don't know how to avoid all that, more to think about on this end :) Thank you so much for the best vacation in years. Oh, another GREAT plus: I didn't realize how close to the ocean it was, and being an ocean girl, we spent most of our time at the beaches between Jenner and bodega! And had the most awesome weather. I do think I left part of my heart there and hope I will be back to reclaim it! many many thanks, Sincerely, Sara Lindsey

-saralindseymft on 08/19/2009

 

"One of the Best Vacations Ever!"

5 of 5

Believe it or not, the photos do not do Blackberry Bliss justice. It has the perfect combination of a backwoods getaway mixed with a four star hotel. The location is perfect on a quiet country road with creek access. The house stays cool under the redwoods while you can get your sun on the deck or out by the creek. The furnishings were beautiful and the kitchen (for a cook) was to die for. We had many gourmet meals in this beautiful setting (we ate every meal on the deck). We loved the video library of old movies and the bed was so comfortable. But most importantly, we were able to vacation with our dogs who enjoyed many long walks along the country road, sunning on the deck and taking many many naps. Our youngest, Violet, also enjoyed carrying around the stuffed moose you had in the dog basket. Thank you for making this home available for rental. We hope to come back next year - for two weeks!

-Kimberly Smith on 08/12/2009

 

"Doggy Bliss"

5 of 5

Blackberry Bliss is just that "BLISS". Our humans took us here for our vacation because they know how much we love the water. Rumor has it that the creek does dry up in the summer but since there were recent rains we had plenty of water in which to swim and play. We would take long walks up and down river. Gosh were we tired when we got back to the house but there was a great deck were we could spend the afternoon sleeping. Our humans loved the house which was very comfortable and well stocked with everything you might need even a water bowl for us. The recipe for blackberry cobbler was a wonderful touch.Rumor has it we will be returning sometime soon. We don't know to much about the star rating system but we would definitely give it five paws.Willow & Bailey

-Willow on 05/14/2009

 

"great city-escape"

4 of 5

my girlfriend and i had a great stay at blueberry bliss. the cabin is very charming and great for a couple. it rained most of the time we were there, so we just made fires in the wood burning stove, watched movies, and forgot about our lives in the city. the cabin is right on the creek and amidst the redwoods. it was very relaxing to soak in the hot tub and look up at the trees while raindrops fell on our heads.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 02/27/2009