THE POSITIVES- Beautiful location, comfortable beds, nice kitchen and a wonderful deck/ hot tub.
THE NEGATIVES- Pocket door on bathroom doesn't lock or close completely, a BIG deal when it comes to privacy, plus it wakes the entire house up when it gets opened and closed if someone needed to use the bathroom at night. The refrigerator compressor wakes you up ever 30 minuets or so when it kicks on, so whoever sleeps on the futon is screwed from a restful nights sleep. No fire wood is provided, however the pictures show a full rack of wood next to the wood burning stove giving you the impression you'll have wood to burn. Also not a lot of privacy when your in the Jacuzzi, the neighbor to our right had direct line of sight to our tub. The creek was bone dry in most places, its seasonal and we are in a drought but the pictures show a full creek so we had to drive to Rio Nido to launch our Kayaks, another wonderful surprise was the aroma of marijuana drifting in and out of our deck/hot tub from the neighbors back yard. We couldn't get the oven broiler to light and the gas BBQ has to be lighted with a hand held lighter, the electronic lighter doesn't work and they have a leak someplace on the BBQ as I kept smelling Propane, be sure to block in the tank after each use. Additionally the home guide said there where two remotes for the TV, we only located one and it wasn't very user friendly. If you choose to rent this home it pays to call ahead and ask if any of these issues have been resolved...
We stayed at Heartside cabin in the last week of May to celebrate our son’s 7th birthday. We really had a great time at the cabin. It was very clean and well equipped. Our kids (4 and 7) enjoy the creek so much that tiny little fish are here and there everywhere swimming in the creek. The management team was very helpful and responsive too. We will definitely stay there again.
We stayed at Hearthside Cabin over the Fourth of July weekend. The cabin is terrific. Comfortable, well equipped, and freshly remodeled. Perfect for visiting with Sonoma County friends and relatives. Austin Creek was perfect for splashing around with our 4 year old grandson. The staff of the agency was great with every contact we had with them.
The yard is pretty well fenced - enjoyable for our well behaved Corgi. She had fun in the creek too.
Our next door neighbor had a party with many guests and live bands featuring amplified music. Very loud. Until 3:30 in the morning., when the sheriff was called.
The agency staff was awesome and sympathetic, and the owner generously gave us a refund on part of the rent.
Next time we won't wait so long to call the sheriff.
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