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Pete's Retreat in Forestville! (Previously Forestville Guest House)

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Hosted Rental, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

Pete's Retreat is located off of Covey Road at Johnson Lane in Forestville, CA. 95436. You can use Google maps to find it. If you enlarge the area, you will see exactly where we are located in the greater area of Sonoma County wine country.

The following towns are our more immediate neighbors: Graton (3 miles), Sebastopol (7 miles), Bodega Bay (22 miles), Occidental (10 miles), Jenner (21 miles), Guerneville (8 miles), Santa Rosa (13 miles), and Healdsburg (12 miles).

Pete's Retreat is approximately 1 mile from Westside Road a.k.a. Wine Road.

I have listed what our accommodations are below showing all the amenities we offer. We have dining areas both inside Pete's Retreat and on the private patio. Pete's Retreat does not have a kitchen. There is a wet bar. We provide our guests with cooking utensils as well as dishes, silverware, cups and glasses. Pete's Retreat has a new Dishwasher and Washing Machine/Dryer Combination for our Guests convenience' See below for more specifics.


1 Queen Bed

Private Bathroom with Shower

Plush Linens and Towels provided including spa/pool towels

1 Couch and an Over-stuffed Chair in the Loft Lounge

Air Conditioning and Heating

Private Patio with Deluxe 7’ Hot Tub

Shared use of Owners Solar Heated Swimming Pool in warm weather (Guests only)

2 Glass Top Tables with Chairs (One inside Forestville Guest House the other outside on the Private Patio)


European-style washing machine/clothes dryer combination machine

Gas BBQ Grill with Side Burner (Located on the Private Patio for the exclusive use of our Guests)

Coffee Maker, Coffee Bean Grinder & Filters

Electric Water Boiler

Microwave Oven



Full-Size Refrigerator

Toaster Oven

Satellite Flat Screen Television with DVD Player - Modest collection of DVD's for our Guests

Hair Dryer

Iron and Ironing Board

Alarm Clock

Ceiling Fan

Keywords: Wine Country Destination!

More Details

Ana Renkow
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Ana Renkow

We are a quiet fun loving couple living on a property we acquired in 1981. Our property mirrors our interest in the beauty of life. We have extensive gardens with many comfortable areas to sit and take in the plants and creatures that call our land home. We have a swimming pool which we offer our guests to share with us during the warmer months when it is a delicious temperature. Our swimming pool is not enclosed. Because of this, we do not accommodate children. Our swimming pool is solar heated. Pete's Retreat is on our property and is located next to our home. There is approximately 20 feet between Pete's Retreat and our home. All of our guests have felt quite private and separate. We are the only people who live on the property and where we live is rural. We live in a 2-acre minimum neighborhood and we are backed by a 5-acre minimum area. It is quiet and private. We invite our guests to share our property with us.

Ana Renkow purchased this bungalow in 1981

Why Ana Renkow chose Forestville

We enjoy living in a beautiful rural town surrounded by nice people.

What makes this bungalow unique

Peaceful tranquility in a busy world is what we offer our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our next-door neighbors got tired of their rooster cock-a-doodle-doing at all hours so they gave him away. We no longer have rooster sounds!
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Forestville, California

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a shower. Our Guests enjoy using the hot tub on the private patio when they want to relax in hot water. We provides our Guests with a hairdryer and a magnified mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A 5 minute driving radius to world class wineries, a few minutes walk to the Russian River, a 15 minute drive to one of the world’s most magnificent Redwood forests, or a 30 minute drive to the Pacific Ocean, what more could you ask for in a vacation destination! Pete's Retreat offers the best of Sonoma County's Wine Country! Privacy in a rural setting with perennial gardens and vistas of grapes everywhere! A charming quiet oasis minutes from the finest wineries and restaurants. Soak in our 7’ deluxe hot tub conveniently located right outside on the private deck. During the warmer months, enjoy a dip in our swimming pool to cool off after a day of wine tasting and gourmet dining! E-mail us now for more information and additional pictures. Pete's Retreat best accommodates 2 adults. We do not offer accommodations for pets. No smokers please.


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Pete's Retreat in Forestville! (Previously Forestville Guest House)
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Pete's Retreat - In the heart of wine country

  • 5 of 5

My beaux and I LOVED our stay at Pete's retreat. It is a beautiful guest house on a lovely property tucked away in the quaint town of Forestville which is easily accesible to Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Guerneville and Santa Rosa. There are wineries a stone's throw away and after a day of tasting, you can return home to a welcoming hot tub or when the weather is warm, a hammock, a BBQ and other lovely outdoor amenities. I HIGHLY recommend you stay at Pete's retreat. I know I will be back.

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your generous review of our property.
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Cute, quaint retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience. The bed is super comfortable and the hosts could not be more pleasant. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect little place for a couple

  • 5 of 5

Second time we have stayed here. It is very nice and comfortable.

  • Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Ultimate Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

It's easy to relax at Pete's Retreat! We just got back from our second visit, and look forward to making plans to come back again soon. The combination of the well-appointed living space along with the peaceful surroundings offers visitors a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. If your idea of relaxation includes starting and ending your day with a soak in the hot tub and afternoon naps in the hammock, this is your spot!

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A returning Guests' review is a guide for us to know if we're on track with their needs. That's our main focus with our business!
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A very cozy stay! Extremely accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Pete's Retreat is in a convenient location for many activities, sites and vineyards. Also close to a lot of great restaurants.

  • Submitted: 9-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location with Super Nice Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Sweetly rustic tiny house with beautiful, private patio and hot tub. Everything you need is right there--grill makes cooking at night a pleasure. Hosts could not have been nicer--available to say hi, but respectful of privacy. They have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. Location is just prime for wine tasting. I can see why people have come back to this cute little place year after year. It was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Underwood Bar & Bistro, Graton Road, Graton, CA
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Larkspur Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Northwood Golf Club, Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA
Nearest Train
68 Miles
AmTrak 5885 Horton Street, Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy. 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Farmhouse Inn, Backyard, Twist, and Canneti's
Nearest Ski
220 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Sonoma Coast State Beach, Jenner, CA
Car: necessary

Sonoma County's location has made it the most perfect place for making fabulous wines. Visitors can expect a wealth of opportunities to visit vineyards, stop by wineries and wine tasting rooms ... and to enjoy the 'fruits of our labor' here in one of the most picturesque wine country regions in the world.

Most travelers fall in love with the Russian River’s meandering course as it flows past river towns and ancient redwoods to Jenner, where it empties into the sea. Kayaking, canoeing, swimming, inner tubing, fishing, rafting and sunbathing are favorite river pastimes. You can usually spot harbor seals and shy, cow-eyed pinnipeds at the mouth of the Russian River at Goat Rock State Beach near Jenner.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Forestville, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$103.78
Damage Deposit C$324.32

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax No. 620N.

Pete's Retreat has a year-round 2-night minimum stay requirement on Friday-Saturday-Sunday rentals.

Pete's Retreat is a NO SMOKING hosted rental. An additional $250 cleaning fee will be charged to your credit card at the time of check-out if smoking has occurred INSIDE Pete's Retreat during your visit.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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