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Absolute Zen

For the first time in nearly six years, this exquisite home is available for long term rental. Absolute Zen is not merely a mountain home nestled perfectly among coast redwoods—it is a true energy vortex. Living here is believing. Once a meditation retreat, it serves as an artist’s cabin and treehouse all in one—with soaring redwoods climbing through the deck and surrounding the entire house. This home is ideal for those who can telecommute and work remotely, or as a retreat to escape the congestion of urban life. Located 15 minutes from Sonoma Coast beaches, one mile from downtown Guerneville, close to Armstrong Woods State Reserve, and with river access nearby. Just a short 15 minute drive to the heart of the Russian River Valley’s wine country, about 20 minutes to downtown Santa Rosa, and 40 minutes from Healdsburg.

Amenities include:

  • 1000 sq. ft. living space with large, multi-tiered deck located off of first level

  • 1 bedroom with sleeping loft

  • Vaulted redwood ceilings upstairs with french doors overlooking garden 

  • Full bathroom

  • Completely private backyard with saltwater spa and outdoor shower on lower deck

  • Detached private sauna and half bathroom

  • Meditation gazebo with seasonal water features

  • Private, natural landscaping and sitting areas throughout property

  • On-site laundry in kitchen-area

  • Dishwasher

  • Propane stovetop/oven

  • Propane fireplaces, both upstairs and downstairs 

  • Newly-set concrete countertops

  • Hardwood floors throughout 

  • Three closets

  • Parking for 2-3 vehicles

  • Security system by Ring

  • Tankless water heating system 

  • Detached, small storage shed

  • Propane line on deck for grilling

  • Dog-friendly 

Home is part of neighborhood HOA with wonderful, friendly neighbors surrounding—HOA fees are covered. 

  • Viewing by appointment only

  • Approved credit and both professional and personal reference checks required

  • Maximum 2 adult occupants

  • Subletting in any form and for vacation rentals strictly forbidden and monitored by HOA

  • Year lease minimum 

  • Utilities not included in rental cost (Propane, PG&E, Telecomm (XFinity), garbage/recycling, and water service)

  • Move-in July 1st 2019

  • $2600/month

Special note: Prior to our owning the home, Absolute Zen came with an outdoor-only forest/feral cat who keeps the hillside free of rodents and pests. New tenants will join loving neighbors in caring for her and feeding her. Food costs will be covered by landlord. She is the steward and protector of Absolute Zen and her name is Tini. 

Contact to schedule a viewing.

Benjamin Wilkinson