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Description

Cozy, Colorful Creekside Cabin under Redwoods, Stone Fireplace, Large Sunny Deck, Fenced Yard, Hot Tub, Firepit, Private Creek Access; Short Drive to Coast, River Beaches, Wine Tasting, Golf. WIFI. Keyless Entry. Your Well-Behaved Dog is Welcome!

The large open plan living space includes the living room, kitchen and dining area. Just off the living area, there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. Opening from the living room, there's a deck with outdoor dining. Steps lead from the deck to the rear yard, hot tub and creek. House is approx 800sf.

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

TOT Certificate #1996.

Amenities

  • Creekfront Property with Redwoods
  • 2 Bedrooms (#1 queen; #2 queen)
  • 1 Bathroom (shower only)
  • Bed and Bath Linens (bar soap, shampoo, spa/beach towels not provided)
  • Central Heat, Stone Fireplace (living room) (firewood not provided)
  • No Air Conditioning.
  • 3 Flatscreen Cable TVs (#1 w/DVD in living room; #2 32" LCD in bedroom; #3 in bedroom)
  • WIFI; Unlimited Domestic Long Distance
  • CD Player and Radio
  • Open-Beam Ceiling, Hardwood Flooring
  • Full Kitchen with Blender, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Cookware
  • Dining Set (4)
  • Gas Stove, Coffee Grinder
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Keyless Entry
  • Fenced Yard (4' fence) around House and Hot Tub (4 person)
  • Large Deck with Dining Set (4), Charcoal Grill (charcoal, light fluid, etc. not provided), Loungers
  • Creekside Firepit
  • Steps to Private Creek Access
  • Your Well-Behaved Dog is Welcome!
  • Short Drive to Coast, Hiking, Shopping, Dining, River, Golf
  • Find Standard Amenities on our "Before You Book" page.

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$219
07/05/17 - 07/09/173$219
07/10/17 - 08/19/174$219
08/20/17 - 08/31/173$219
09/01/17 - 09/30/173$219
10/01/17 - 11/20/172$219
11/21/17 - 11/25/174$219
11/26/17 - 12/21/172$219
12/22/17 - 12/25/173$219
12/26/17 - 12/28/172$219
12/29/17 - 01/01/183$219
01/02/18 - 01/31/182$219
02/01/18 - 02/14/182$219
02/15/18 - 02/19/183$219
02/20/18 - 02/28/182$219
03/01/18 - 03/31/182$219
04/01/18 - 04/30/182$219
05/01/18 - 05/23/182$219
05/24/18 - 05/31/183$219
06/01/18 - 06/05/183$219
06/06/18 - 06/26/184$219
06/27/18 - 08/24/184$219
08/25/18 - 09/30/184$219

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Map & Area

Reviews

4.5
(4.5 Average)

"Sweet house shaded by trees"

4 of 5

Our stay was fantastic! There was a bottle of wine waiting for us on the counter and a free nights supply of firewood. The dogs loved running around the yard. It was too cold to get in the creek but it was so peaceful and would have been great if we stayed in the summer. There's a ton of mint growing in the yard so the air smells amazing. Beware the hot tub chlorine! It's a very relaxing tub, but the chlorine is really crazy in there. My partner's swimsuit turned from a gray color to a very light tan! Also the knives in the kitchen are very dull, to the point where some wont cut anything unless by pure force, so it can be dangerous. So, if you're planning on doing a lot of cooking, you may want to pack a spare kitchen knife

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/08/2017

 

"Casa verde"

5 of 5

Honestly one of the best vacations ever! The house was perfect for the four of us plus the poodle. Thank you! We will be back!!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 12/01/2016

 

"Can't have enough of Casa Verde"

5 of 5

Not sure how many reviews anyone is allowed to write for one place ,but I feel this cabin deserves that each year we go ,we need to say something nice. It was another wonderful vacation with the pups that will be memorable, and again will have to dream for another year for our return! The comfort, the beauty of the place and the surrounding area the smell of the redwoods and gentle flow of Austin Creek is imprinted in our hearts. Thank you all at Russian River Gateways and as always many thanks to the owners for taking such a good care of your guests and the property.Marylou, Noah and Abi (the pups).

-marylou925 on 09/13/2016

 

"Heaven"

5 of 5

My husband and. I have been fortunate enough to enjoy Casa Verde yearly for 4 years now. Our children and dogs love our "creek house vacations". Everything about this home is well done and perfectly thought out!

-V4796TZsergiop on 07/07/2016

 

"Excellent place and location!"

5 of 5

We spent our honeymoon at Casa Verde. it is a great secluded location, but close access to the coast, wine country, and more! Highly Recommended!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/29/2015

 

"cabin getaway"

5 of 5

Arrived on a Sunday afternoon with the dogs. Place was clean and in good condition. Part of the backyard is completely fenced in and dogs loved it. Hot tub was nice, clean and added the perfect touch to a relaxing getaway. We picked a non peak time, so an additional night was added for free. Besides a bit of construction going on next door one day, it was very very quiet and we enjoyed the sound of the creek. We are already planning another visit and hope to stay at Casa Verde again.

-daddysanchez on 03/20/2015

 

"Paradise!"

5 of 5

So once again we returned to Casa Verde! We absolutely love this place and dream of it all year long. It is a place that you can find all the luxury , and yet , you can make it as rustic as you want ,depending on your style. It is for us, haven on earth and wish we can live there! My pup ,Noah ,remembered the good time he had last year, and since he has now a girlfriend, he show her everything around. Needless to say, she was enchanted!Cant wait again for next year! Will spend a week since the time goes to fast! Thank you Russian River Gateways and owners of Casa Verde for the way you keep this place, for how comfortable you make us feel and for welcoming our puppies to your beautiful cabin.Marylou, Noah & Abigail

-marylou925 on 09/16/2014

 

"Calm, quiet"

5 of 5

Calm, quiet, like being at home. A well priced cabin thick in the redwoods on the way to Cazadero; all the amenities provided including gated yard for the dogs. Perfect open deck with stairs and path down to Austin Creek for leisurely walk with the dogs. Central to everything Sonoma County has to offer.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/11/2014

 

"What an enchanting place!"

5 of 5

At the first moment we open the gate to the property we were breathles;we thougth is a piece of haven forgoten on earth!We spent there 5 days and beg the time to stop!Absolutely charming,from the big picture until the last detail. It felt like invisible hostess were around, making each of our wishes come thru!Not sure now how to fast forward the time until next year to go back again.The place was well equiped with everything,clear instructions and very clean.What a pleasant experience! And as for our puppies,they did enjoy every moment.We explored the area,Jenner,Johnson Beach,Duncan Mills,Armstrong Woods and others not so known places by turists ( the locals there are very frendly and tip us on the secret little oasis over there!),but the only place we want to return was Casa Verde.We open the gate and beatiful austin Creek was just there for us to walk and enjoy the serenity! Swimming holes were waiting to be discovered by playfull pups! How much fun was for them as well!We sadly returned to the urban life but we have one of the most beatiful memory and can wait for next September when will be back.Thank you Russian River Gateways and thank you to the owners for the way you maintain this place! Is a jewel!

Manager Response:

Wow, thanks for sharing your wonderful experience at Casa Verde and throughout the area. We are so glad you and your puppies had such a great time. Please do come back soon. -Rachel

-Marylou,Diane and puppies Kramer and Noah on 10/14/2013

 

"nice little house"

4 of 5

We had a great time at Casa Verde! the house is small, but adequate. it was great having the fenced in yard and being able to allow our dog to run around unattended. And who doesn't love a hot tub!? the only down side was the house had obviously not been cleaned in a while. things were very dusty and the carpets needed to be vacuumed. Next time we may opt for a house a little further east. Cazadero is a cute little town, but a little too far west, and gets some of the lingering foggy summer ocean weather.

Manager Response:

We're glad you enjoyed Casa Verde, especially the yard and hot tub. The house was cleaned prior to your arrival, but it sounds as though some things may have been missed. Next time, if you give us a call, we'll fix any problems for you. We have some great options in Guerneville and Monte Rio, where there is more sun. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/25/2013

 

"Wonderful stay"

5 of 5

I've been a frequent visitor of Casa Verde for the last 9 years. Over the years the process has changed to check in, stopping at the office to getting the keys, to email/pass Code entry to the home. I found the current mode very efficient, but I do miss the interaction of visiting the office and getting/dropping off the keys. Don't ask me why, but I just do. There was something personal about saying hello and such. Casa Verde has changed over the years too. All of it great changes. The bathroom and Sky lights in the hall were a big improvement. I remember the original bathroom still. Over all I just loved coming in and smelling the fire place and the light that came in from the deck. I always thought it was slightly over furnished inside, but nonetheless comfortable. I think getting a smaller dinning room table would help, give more space. Kitchen is always well stocked with cooking utensilsIt feels secluded and I love that. The sun always warms up the house.It was very clean when I arrived.The hot tub area probably needs to be fixed up a little, but still wonderful.I keep coming back and will continue to do so.

Manager Response:

Well, next time you rent from us please feel free to come in and say hi. It's our guests like you that keep us doing what we do and we appreciate your loyalty and repeat business.
Casa Verde has definitely had some great improvements over the years and the location makes for a peaceful stay. The spa area is a bit rustic but it's part of the charm of the property! As for the dining room table, it has been moved sideways and it has made an enormous difference! We're so happy you love Casa Verde and hope to see you again soon.
Russian River Getaways.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/05/2013

 

"Peaceful, Serene, quiet and amazing!"

5 of 5

We didn't receive any services. We loved the home! Dogs are allowed big plus! There is a hot tub- big plus! Tv's in every room! Dvd player with quite a great little selection of movies! I liked how they had everything! It was just like my home. They had a blender, tons of dishes and a BBQ grill which worked great. As far as the location I was a little disappointed, I was hoping there would be a place for my boyfriend and I to run, but the roads are incredibly narrow and dangerous, too dangerous for us to run on. I tried a gym on 116 on the way to Safeway, but they didn't accept cash, so I couldn't even go in. It's basically an old house turned into a gym. I liked everything about the house! They had tons of extra blankets and even a dog bed! However we didn't find the dog bed til our last night, because the previous renters hadn't left it where it was supposed to be and said to be in the rental guide book. The lay out of this house is awesome. There's a perfect size kitchen and it connects to the living room so my boyfriend and I could still interact. The only thing I didn't like was the size of the couch. I also wished that there had been more room for our dry food, all the cabinets had things in them. The other thing I wished they had was a gate that enclosed also towards the river so that the fireplace was the enclosed and we could have used that so our dog wouldn't run to the river. I also wished there was either a treadmill or a place in the handbook recommended where we could run. Although our last day we did find out that there was a track at a local high school but we never made it.

-AndreaV on 01/09/2013

 

"Rejuvinate the Soul"

5 of 5

My small family of my finance,& dog all recently stayed at Casa Verde. It was a peaceful, rejuvenating, weekend surrounded by beautiful red woods. We live in the city and needed to get away from the hustle and bustle of loud traffic, sirens, and car horns, and couldn't have picked a better spot! We had breakfast on the deck every morning and listened to the birds chirp. We found an amazing swim hole as we walked down the creek that was completely private! The kitchen was completely stocked with all the cooking supplies you could ever need! We cooked every meal with no problems. The grill was perfect and ready to use with charcoal available for use, wood on hand for the fire pit, and a warm bubbling Jacuzzi surrounded by redwoods! The inside of the house was nicely decorated with nice fluffy towels and a very comfortable bed. We will come back to the Casa Verda alone and maybe bring friends too! Perfect for both! I was really wanting a float to relax on the creek in the sun, but didn't find them until we were leaving! So look in the garage if you would like a float to relax in the river on!

Manager Response:

Just a note that this home is creekfront not riverfront, so to float on the river, guests need to drive to a nearby public beach. -Rachel, General Manager

-Ashley on 09/13/2012

 

"relaxing"

5 of 5

This place is terrific! We've rented a lot of houses over the years and this is the one that we will try to reserve from now on. Not only is it a great location right on the creek in Cazadero, but it also has good kitchen equipment, nice furniture, comfy beds, a sunny deck, and a fenced area for our dog ... pretty much anything you could possibly want in a vacation home. Oh, and did I mention that there are two bakeries nearby?

Manager Response:

I'm so glad that Casa Verde (and Raymond's Bakery) provided such a great experience for you. Please do come visit again. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/16/2012

 

"Wonderful place to relax!"

5 of 5

My husband and I and our three dogs had a great time at Casa Verde. It was very relaxing and is perfectly set up with everything we needed and more and for vacationing with dogs. I highly recommend Casa Verde.

Manager Response:

I'm so glad you and your dogs enjoyed Casa Verde and thanks for sharing your experience. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/13/2012

 

"The only thing that could have made our stay better was the Sun-"

5 of 5

Despite the deluge of rain, our time at Casa Verde was perfect! Such a cozy well appointed cabin in the woods! The fenced in yard was Great--the dogs loved it! The spa is in a perfect location under the trees--although we didn't venture out to use it due to the rain--next time! Also would have loved to sit by the outdoor fire pit--another thing to look forward to next time! The deck was great--we even managed to eat our breakfast under the patio umbrella without getting too wet--the view of austin Creek (which was more like a river due to the rainfall) was stunning! The property was private, and quiet--just what we were looking for! The fireplace was large and provided lots of warmth and light. The beds were extremely comfortable. You could tell the owners of this cabin (Mario & Greg according to the guest book) took great pride in not only the decor (all the lamps were gorgeous and perfect for the cabin feel) and furniture, but stocking the kitchen and closets with just about everything you could want to make your stay comfortable--even a dog bed (and extra dog bowls) for our pooches! About the only thing we needed but didn't find was a medium and a small pot (found the lids, but couldn't find the pots); they were probably there, but we made due without when we couldn't locate them. We can't wait to return--we are making plans now! ;o) Thank you Mario & Greg! You've got a jewel of a cabin tucked away in the Redwoods--we can't wait to be back!

Manager Response:

Wow, we're so glad you enjoyed this home so much, and I'm sure the owners have read your comments and are all glow-y inside. Thanks so much for your kind words. -General Manager

-Kelly & Kurt Meyer on 03/21/2012

 

"Loved this place!"

5 of 5

My husband, doggy and I have stayed in several other places in the Russian River area, but the Casa Verde house was the best! It was a nice house, very cozy and well stocked with all the necessities. The yard was fully fenced, very important for us dog parents. We all enjoyed the creek located just steps from the house. We loved it so much, we have already booked our next weekend getaway in Casa Verde.

Manager Response:

We love this because it matches up with our goal, which is to provide a great vacation, especially for folks traveling with their dogs, so that they want to come back to our area. -rkl

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 12/14/2011

 

"Our annual stay at Casa Verde."

5 of 5

We love this house! We have stayed at this property for most of the last 12 years and go back every year because of the location & the fact that it feels like home to us. We love the totally fenced yard for our pup, the quiet and unpretentious home & location on austin Creek. It is the one week we get away and totally relax and enjoy the time together. Our pup loves it too!

-Karen & Joe on 10/05/2011

 

"Nice sunny deck and access to nearby swimming holes."

4 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay. We really enjoyed the sunny deck, nearby swimming (especially the dog!) and hot tub under the redwood trees. The neighbors are pretty close but the trees and fencing provide adequate privacy (this is California after all, what do you expect?). Overall, it was a great couple of days and we left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Would recommend to others.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/07/2011

 

"Fantastic and it delivered all that it promised."

5 of 5

Great stay in an amazing location in a very comfortable and well equipped home. My dog and I had a very relaxing and fun stay.

-Vic from Berkeley on 07/07/2011

 

"Our Dog didn't want to leave this slice of Heaven"

5 of 5

What a fabulous and relaxing 4 day stay we had in this lovely creek side home. We brought our American Pit Bull Terrier and he turned out to be quite the water dog indeed.There was a small swimming hole just at our back yard that he would play and swim in until he was exhausted. Then nap on the sun drenched deck while we relaxed w/wine and our favorite books.Great attention to detail. Lovely furnishings and comfy beds.It's obvious the owners love to cook, as do we, by supplying every pot, pan, cutlery and appliance one could think of.We can't wait to come back!

-lileague on 05/27/2011

 

"Our Do didn't want to leave this slice of Heaven"

5 of 5

What a fabulous and relaxing 4 day stay we had in this lovely creek side home. We brought our american Pit Bull Terrier and he turned out to be quite the water dog indeed.There was a small swimming hole just at our back yard that he would play and swim in until he was exhausted. Then nap on the sun drenched deck while we relaxed w/wine and our favorite books.Great attention to detail. Lovely furnishings and comfy beds.It's obvious the owners love to cook, as do we, by supplying every pot, pan, cutlery and appliance one could think of.We can't wait to come back!

-Peggy & Ian on 05/27/2011

 

"Stay at Casa Verde"

3 of 5

We had a great time at the house. The main issue was the neighbors that were actually "residents" living next door. When we arrived, they were using a chainsaw, their property is littered with washing machines and trash which made it hard to open the blinds in the rooms. The fact that it's on two main highways is a bit of a bummmer because there are big trucks and a lot of traffic. Other than that, the house was lovely, so was the deck. The property was beautiful and the greenbelts and forest were amazing. I would recommend less furniture in the house and a much bigger sofa.

Manager Response:

Were glad these guests enjoyed this home so much. When I visited last week, I was reminded how much I love this home, especially the deck and beautiful, lush green yard which look out to the creek. In any case, while the neighbors house is respectable, the yard does appear to be in-process on some outdoor project. You can see it from one of the bedrooms, but there are blinds. You can also see from the very edge in one corner of the deck, but its not a major factor, with all that wonderful creek view front and center. Whether a neighboring home is occupied by a full time resident or being managed by a vacation rental company like ours, the occasional week-end construction moment is beyond our control. This home is located on the one main road through Cazadero; the other is a quiet road on the other side of the creek. Theres not a lot of traffic on either road, and the house is set a ways back from the road, with a high fence at the front of the property; the house almost entirely faces the creek side. However, there is some road noise at all the creek- and river-front locations. rkl

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 04/22/2011

 

"Wet and cold in the month of March, but comfy at Casa Verde"

4 of 5

Let's start with the negatives. I had no internet, phone or cable for the 6 six days I was there. I was told there was a power outage the day I arrived and the swtich had to be reset as one company controlled all three services. This never happened. On the surface everything was clean until you went under the counter to get an appliance that hadn't been used in a while and found it dirty and sometimes in disrepair. There were a few ants in the drawers and on top of the counter tops.The hot tub area was also an issue. No one had done any landscaping around the tub and, as such, there was fallen debris everywhere which made it difficult to put the cover on and off. And the last negative, having a leather couch in cold weather is not a good idea.The good stuff. The staff were very friendly and helpful both when booking and when I went in to complain about the services, although the weather may had had some part in keeping things operational. The cabin's main room was warm and cosy, except for the leather couch, but after a fire was started and blanket was put over the couch it was perfect. The forced air heat worked very well if one didn't want to start a fire. For a couple it would have been a very romantic getaway. The bedrooms are pretty standard as is the bathroom, although the stand up shower was well done. The best feature is the stone fireplace, which I used everynight. The deck, had I used it, would have been perfect except it lacked a gas BBQ for added convenience. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would come back and at a time of year that wasn't so wet. I knew this going in, so there was no surprise.I went there to cycle and found the roads to be perfect. Many options for both advanced and beginners. I spent lots of time with the locals at local eateries and bars and found all to be friendly and helpful. Overall, there area was beautiful, the people were friendly and with a few minor adjustments the cabin would be perfect.

Manager Response:

Were so glad this gentleman discovered so much to enjoy about his stay, despite the challenges of arriving on the heels of some seriously stormy weather. After the initial power outage, the lack of phone, internet and cable was our fault. We had so much going on with power outages and post-storm clean-up and repair, we did not get someone out there to reset the switch for him. Unfortunately, after the first day he came to report the problem, he did not contact us again, so we didn't realize the error until after he left. We deeply regret this, and have offered him a future stay with us at a good discount. The ants came with the rain and left just as quickly; no sign of them since. This house has also been deep cleaned so the cabinets are clean, inside, as well as outside. We did not find any appliances to be broken. The outside debris was from the storms and has now been cleared.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 03/30/2011

 

"Another great stay at Casa Verde"

5 of 5

This is a fantastic house -- nicely appointed, right on the river, and great for a dog due to the fenced-in yard. We'll be back!

-Dave & Steve on 02/24/2011

 

"Annual river vacation"

5 of 5

We have stayed at Casa Verde for the last 10-12 years, and we love this house! The fenced yard is great for our pup to run around and explore, the huge sunny deck is great most any time of day, but especially for cocktail hour. We like the location better than being in town, and it's close to some good restaurants. But mostly we like it because it is relaxing and comfortable for the one week we spend here every year. The only negative I have is about the management company, and not a reflection on the house. We rented this home through a previous management company who always remembered us each year when we booked the house. We have rented from this current company since they have been managing the property for several years and yet feel like strangers to them. The house is why we return, not the rental company, but still it would be nice to feel a bit more appreciation for returning year after year.

Manager Response:

We are really baffled about this comment about our management company. We have had this home in our listings for seven years and we have always happily welcomed these guests back. Because we have keyless entry at this home, we no longer check guests into the home so we don't actually see the guests at all. Not sure what we should be doing that we are not doing.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/19/2010

 

"Nice spot - weird contract"

4 of 5

We really enjoyed Casa Verde --- cute home. It had quite a bit of street noise, but my kids and husband didn't seem to notice it. I found the contract completely offensive. It requires you to obtain written permission for up to 2 daytime guests. I have never seen anything like it. The agent kindly explained that they have had problems in the past and it was fine to have my 84 year old mother over for dinner. I still think their contract is harsh.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/03/2010

 

"A lovely respite"

4 of 5

We enjoyed the setting, amenities and secluded nature of the property. Great for families and dogs!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/13/2010

 

"perfect!"

5 of 5

The creek in front of the property is small, but a little bit north and south are deeper/wider areas. Deep enough for the kids and dog to swim. The area just south has an area deep enough for an adult to submerge. The area north is longer so we were able to paddle our inflatable raft around. And even further north there's a huge boulder, apparently put there by mother earth for people to jump off of (there's also deeper water there).Other nice surprises. I didn't know the access to Russian River (River Road) was close to so many great wineries! Alas, one of my favorites Joseph Swan only does tastings on the weekends and we were there in the middle of the week, but good to know for next time. Cazadero is a cute little forest village, perhaps a little far from stuff vs Guernville, but perfect for getting away from it all. Raymond's bakery in Cazadero is fantastic (get their baguette!).Russian River Getaways does a great job. Our place wasn't cleaned when we got there, so the cleaning manager Mike waived the cleaning fee and sent someone right away. Gave us our choice of a Beringer Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc (I think they do that for everyone not just because our place wasn't cleaned), nice touch.Overall, great getaway and I'll definitely be renting from Russian River Getaways again. And hopefully staying at Casa Verde again!

-Seth on 08/09/2010

 

"the overall tone of your rental agreement is unwelcoming!"

3 of 5

we enjoyed our stay here but i must say that the feeling your rental agreement inspires is not welcoming. also the fact that you have to call and get permission to have extra day guests and the threatening tone about charges for exceeding the number of staying guests made me feel ill at ease with the entire situation and as if we would be watched. i wonder if all that is necessary? it's so unfriendly. i especially did not like the lines about how we might wind up on the "do not rent to list" if there was evidence of our dogs having been on the couches or left alone etc. why don't you start out assuming the best about your renters and approach us that way? honestly, i did feel like i would not rent from you again for this reason so you might want to think about that!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/30/2010

 

"This place is fantastic!"

5 of 5

I took a chance on Casa Verde and spend my 40th birthday there. After 5 seconds I came away with this impression...Casa Verde is a incredible house. There is two charcoal grills(on a magnificent deck), a jacuzzi, a fire pit and a path that leads to the creek. The creek is walkable and ankle deep, however, we found a few spots that were a little over 6 foot deep. Perfect for basking in the hot Sonoma sun with a cold one in hand and dipping in the deep part of the creek to cool off! The house has everything you will need to cook with and wifi and cable too! The pictures don't do this place justice. I guess the house is just not photogenic(maybe it just wants to stay Sonoma County's best kept lil secret gem?!). Trust me. Photos be damned! It is awesome! Smack dab in the middle of a killer redwood grove. Cazadero is 3 miles up the road and has a little store and post office...that's about it! But you didn't come up all that way to hang out in Cazadero...did ya? It is absolutely perfect for getting away! The only drawback(if you want to call it that) is the neighbors have a rooster. Just bring earplugs or drink an extra glass of wine before bed! If you are contemplating Casa Verde...my suggestion to you is, do it! You'll love the relaxing environment and it is a superb place to recharge the batteries. The big redwoods and austin Creek in my humble opinion make Casa Verde a little slice of heaven! Enjoy!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/22/2010

 

"Great family vacation"

4 of 5

We loved the location of the Casa Verde. The kids loved playing in the creek, we enjoyed the hot tub every evening, and it was very pet friendly having the gate blocking the highway access. We enjoyed ourselves and would come back in a heartbeat!

-DT on 07/02/2010

 

"Casa Verde for Thanksgiving"

4 of 5

Everything was fabulous, except for the fireplace. The fireplace should NOT be used. The entire house smells like smoke, and after bringing home items of clothing that hung in the closets, the smell of smoke permeated everything.We had a fire the first evening, and it was a disaster. We put in one fake log, got it going and then added a small piece of wood already on the hearth when we arrived (so it was dry). The owners of this beautiful property should know that their investment is being damaged every time someone uses the fireplace. The smoke stains on the fireplace stone and ceiling are enough indication that this fireplace does not work properly, especially when there is no breeze outside (to act as a vacuum for the smoke).Everything else in the house smells like smoke...towels...blankets...sheets...we washed several blankets and two loads of towels in order to eliminate the smell.Everything else was wonderful...we especially loved the steps leading down to the creekside. The beds were extra comfy. The jacuzzi could use a good cleaning and replacement of neck pillows (kind of grody). For Thanksgiving dinner, we went to the Applewood Inn. The meal was fantastic!! The service was a little spotty, but the food made up for it.I thought it was curious that the owners faced all the furniture away from the beautiful view. I would put the television on the other side of the fireplace, and face the couch toward the windows. We regularly turned the lounge chairs toward the windows (instead of facing the wall and TV). Swivel chairs would be great.Thank you for a great visit.Katie and Tim Hoppe

Manager Response:

Truly, there is no problem with the fireplace. The fireplace grate was simply placed too close to the front of the fireplace and we didn't realize the problem right away. Haven't had a problem since this simple solution was implemented.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 12/02/2009

 

"Lazy Summer Days in Casa Verde"

5 of 5

My husband and I recently took our two children to the Russian River area for an end-of-summer mini-vacation & we stayed in Casa Verde. The house is absolutely adorable and perfect for a family of four. We had fun taking walks down the creek, having s'mores in the back yard fire pit, and enjoying the hot tub. The kids woke up every morning and went down to the creek and played for hours. It was the most relaxed we had all been in ages (the rooster was not that bad). We have only two complaints: 1) the cleaning service should be doing a much better job! The house was so dusty all over and the floors had a lot of dust and dog fur under the beds & all around the furniture. We ended up cleaning it ourselves. 2) We wished the sliding glass door had a screen on it. The night we arrived there were dozens upon dozens of flies hovering around the kitchen and we spent our first day on a mission to rid the house of flies. We kept the sliding glass door closed the rest of the time. However, the home and all it's charm made up for all of this. We loved it there and think about our stay all the time.

-KarlaE on 09/08/2009

 

"A gem"

4 of 5

Photos on the RR Getaways website do not do Casa Verde justice. It's sited on the banks of Austin Creek: perfect for late afternoon wading with the dogs. The bedrooms are cozy, and the bathroom is small but was nicely updated. The kitchen is well stocked with appliances, and we made good use of the grill. I'm already making plans to return in the Fall!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/09/2009

 

"Perfect Intimate Getaway..."

5 of 5

The house was a perfect getaway! Clean, Cozy and well equiped... Loved the large windows with view of the river, the towering redwoods around the property, the well kept landscaping, etc. There were few problems with the house, not even worth mentioning here because we love this place and will be staying again very soon!

-DM on 06/17/2009

 

"Cozy cabin, beautiful view"

4 of 5

This was our 2nd stay with RRG and our 1st at Casa Verde, and we were again impressed at how clean and well-maintained the property was. The property is completely fenced - even the back facing the creek - so once the gate was closed & the dogs hopped out of the car, they were completely secure. Going up the stairs & into the house, the living area was intimate & cozy, decorated in a tasteful Craftsman style, with hardwood floors, a working stone fireplace, dining table seating 4-6, gorgeous flatscreen TV and assorted books, DVDs and games. The entire back wall facing the creek was windows, for a expansive view of trees. The kitchen (part of the main room) was impressively stocked with high quality appliances & cookware. The bedrooms were cozy & sensible, both looked into the neighbors' yard so we kept the blinds closed. The bathroom was nicely remodeled & modern with a dark granite shower with glass door. We didn't use the huge deck due to rain, but the dogs used it to spy on the neighbors' rooster just over the fence. The hot tub was surrounded by redwoods and fairly private being situated on the other side of the house from the neighbors. We didn't try accessing the creek because the bank looked steep and densely vegetated, but the sounds & view were fantastic. We would rent here again for the view, the hot tub, the tasteful interior and great kitchen, and the dog-proof yard. A relaxing & much needed getaway.

-Amanda on 04/09/2009

 

"Cazadero wine weekend"

3 of 5

This house had a open kitchen/living area...smaller than we thought. Great deck, hot tub nice. Our major annoyances were the entertainment setup. Not easy at all, did not have good instructions. And, the noise from both roads (front and back of house)

-Jasmine Amar on 03/13/2009