The Little Red House was ideal for our getaway last weekend. My husband and I, who are from Pennsylvania, met friends from the Bay area with the goal of relaxing, reconnecting, and just being together. The house was impeccably clean and beautifully furnished, and even included things we had been told not to expect such as hand towels and soap. We cooked dinner on the grill and in the small but beautiful and well-equipped kitchen, sat by a roaring fire in the wood-burning fireplace in the cozy living room to enjoy local wine, board games, and each other's company, and luxuriated in the spa under the redwood's canopy. After just two days we all agreed that we felt like it had been a longer vacation - it was that relaxing.
While I am sure that there would be more hustle and bustle in the neighborhood in the summer months, I do believe that it would still be quiet and it would be wonderful to be able to spend more time on the expansive deck and use the hammock. Being among the redwoods was a treat for these East-coasters.
The location was extremely convenient whether you want to go hiking in the hills and redwoods, spend time at the river or the ocean, visit wineries, wander through charming Guerneville, or do nothing at all, as one of our friends did to her great delight. This is not the place for you if you are looking for nightlife and shopping - which made it perfect for us.
Although the house is small, there was adequate room for five adults who like each other and don't hog the bathroom. While you never really know what to expect when booking someplace sight-unseen, this house did not fail to charm and delight us. While some might find it too small, to us it was cozy and perfect. For those looking for peaceful relaxation - this could be your place. Enjoy - we did!
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