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Still Light Pond Mini Country Estate

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4.8 / 5Exceptional
39 reviews


  • Pet Friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
    11 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Negri's Italian Kitchen
    24 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Altamont Bar and Grill
    25 min walk
  • Airport
    Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County)
    34 min drive

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About this area


This farm stay is located in Occidental. Main Stage West and Pacific Coast Air Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Marimar Estate Vineyard and Iron Horse Vineyards. Wild Flour Organic Gardens and Pee Wee Golf and Arcade are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the farm house's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Occidental Arts and Ecology Center - 12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary - 11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Rio Theatre - 17 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Bohemian Grove - 21 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Hartford Family Winery - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 93 min drive


  • Negri's Italian Kitchen — 24 min walk
  • Altamont Bar and Grill — 25 min walk
  • Barley and Hops Tavern — 25 min walk
  • Howard Station Cafe — 25 min walk
  • Wild Flour Bread — 11 min drive

About this property

Still Light Pond Mini Country Estate

A glorious, picturesque mini estate with fishing and boating pond, redwood grove, orchard, and hiking trails, all set in a private sunny meadow. As featured in Sunset magazine, a gourmet, over sized country kitchen, antique mantle on wood burning fireplace and Parisian antiques complete the feeling of elegance and serenity. Step outside to a cozy covered porch with upholstered wicker furniture and large entertaining deck with hot tub and a view that takes your breath away. The house is adjacent to a 80 acre vineyard and features surround sound throughout the house with a high end Denon stereo system for auxiliary input devices. In counterpoint and worthy of Architectural Digest is the new modern master bedroom with Italian metal windows in wonderful contrast to the first growth redwood floors salvaged from a local Sonoma County Barn. Oversized beams that support the suspended ceiling and asymmetrical skylight creates the feeling that you are sleeping in a Redwood Grove in a W hotel setting. All this faces onto the pond, enormous redwoods and bathed in full sun. Fireplace, bath and separate shower, plus awarding winning designer touches. In addition to the primary residence, there is a real miner's tent cabin on the property that contains a beautiful queen sized sleigh bed with top shelf linens. The tent is located on the other side of the pond. Fall asleep with the sounds of the frogs and seasonal creek. Please enter wwwstilllightpond into google search for our website address for additional photos and information.

Property manager

property manager

Sue Hearn and John Gittins

Speaks English



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

Property is also known as

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Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Parking available

Things to do

  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Toys

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • Books
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • Cable/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Separate living room

Nearby things to do


  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Whale watching


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor

4/5 Good

    Lovely spot in Occidental!

    We had a little family reunion here for our little family.


      Beautiful property, anxiety ridden owners.

      Let me preface, in my 8 years of renting properties in this area, I have never written a poor review. I have 2 great danes and I am always grateful when owners are willing to share their home with such big dogs, John and Sue were very accommodating. The problems started when we came home the 3rd day of our stay and not 1, not 2 not 3, but 4 police cars pull up and ask us to enter the property. The dogs are going crazy, the police are saying 'put those dogs away immediately.' We have no idea what's happening. They proceed to tell us that the property owners called the police because there was a Uhaul on the property. Mind you, it was a 4x5 U-Haul trailer not attached to any vehicle that we brought so that we could bring bikes with us. We were traveling with 3 people, 2 huge dogs. We couldn't even fit our luggage in our SUV so we brought the small trailer. They're like 'all good. Sorry for the inconvenience.' I then check my phone and I missed a call from John 10 mins prior to the police arriving. That would lead me to believe that he placed a call to police prior to calling us. I call him back promptly explain the trailer is ours so we can bring bikes. He says why did we move their TV in the house. I said 'we didn't'. He said we turned on the cameras in the house. What?? That's not okay. We are 3 girls. I let him know the TV is ours. We brought it so we could have a movie night outside under the stars. We do it all the time. I wasn't very comfortable that he turned on the cameras in the house, but i let it go because he explained they had been robbed, not by guests mind you, but random bunglers that stole everything. Okay, so I let it go. We leave to go to the coast and while we are gone I get 2 more emails and a voicemail from Sue asking us about the trailer again. WTF. Are you kidding me? Now I'm upset. She said John couldn't hear me. He heard me just fine. This goes on and on. I let them know how uncomfortable I am with this line of questioning. We have done nothing wrong. Finally Sue sends me a message saying she is cancelling our reservation because she is worried we will take things from the house. Are you insane!? It has a refund attached. We are like good. You ruined our stay anyways. 2 weeks later, no refund. They reversed it and kept our money. They treated us like criminals and then never said 'sorry' we made a mistake. Then gave us a refund, and when we left reversed it. STAY AWAY! These people will spy on you.

      5/5 Excellent

        Still Light Pond is a delightful place to stay.

        Very well equipped and a lovely location central to many Sonoma sights.

        5/5 Excellent

          Still Light Pond

          Still Light Pond was everything we hoped for and more! We can’t wait to go back!

          5/5 Excellent


            We love this home! Could not have asked for a more beautiful setting, and will definitely be back! Rick and Wendy.

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