Just a few of the hundreds of reviews we have received ... Enjoy!
“Unchartered is the Bella Luna …we can’t believe our luck to find this place on the web, it’s so much better than the pictures…”
-James and Cathy, SF, CA
“A warning to all those who follow: Don’t ignore the Bella Luna Tree house. But if you do, beware ~ she is a temptress and she will seek you out. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is where you are staying on your vacation. Rather, she is your vacation! Leave the wine tours and the fancy dinners to those who are staying in the valley. You are already there!
– Brett & Lisa, St. Louis, MO
“Wow dozed off again as I sat down on the bed to write. I think that the utter tranquility afforded by this place was the key to its simple charms. Both my wife and I were quite thankful for the chance to relax and recharge. What a difference to the daily grind. Many thanks to Gary and Carolyn from opening up their mountain for all to enjoy.”
– Sean & Neva, Culver City, CA
“Paradise lost or paradise found.. it can be found in your backyard, in the eyes of your lover, or on a mountaintop. This is a frantic world full of deadlines, errands, work stress and chaos. It is a constant battle to create order from chaos. Bella Luna is a place that establishes and re-establishes this order and ideal. Places like Bella Luna are very rare and that is why it is so coveted. Each testimonial in this book shows that every person takes away a unique perspective with the common threads of peacefulness, contentment and fulfillment. My wife and I feel we are part of an exclusive club with a great secret to tell our friends and family. When we recognize signs of our friends getting lost and off the path, we will whisper Bella Luna’s name in their ears and paradise will be found.”
– Chris & Michelle Westphal, Stockton, CA
“Bella de Sol? Darkness surrounds the treehouse~ moonlight dapples verdant oak deafening silence. We arrive just before midnight, soon after reaching the open fields of upper Hood Mountain Park Road, a doe and a fawn greet us, then joined by a second doe. They take their leave then a jack rabbit jumps over the road. As we marvel at this impromptu and delightful reception, a brace of small furry creatures, perhaps a foot or so high enter from the lower shoulder of the road and trot along before us. We are escorted for perhaps twenty of thirty yards… (being from Hawaii we take them to be foxes, although a bit small and light) from talking to Carolyn we realize that these were coyote pups!”
– Kelly & Roger, Honolulu, HI
“What a wonderful place to steal away for the weekend to enjoy the beauty of nature and the beauty of being together! We loved the morning showers out among the trees and the evening soaks in the Jacuzzi. The weather was perfect with plue sky and sunshine the whole time! Even saw an almost full moon through the skylight last night! Now we join the ranks of all those who came before us that say they will keep Bella Luna in their memories forever! She is one grand dame!! Thank you both for creating and sharing your inspiration and your hospitality.”
– Lois and Mike Miller, Huntington Beach, CA
I stumbled upon this place while doing an internet search and thought it would be a romantic destination for our honeymoon. It lived up to all the claims on the website and more. We loved it. The cottage tucked away in the magical Mayacamas, who could ask for more? (we shall return)
Richie & Shea Henderson – Kansas City, MO
“Thank you, thank you. Thank you!! What an amazing place. the whole atmosphere here is like no place we have ever been before, the round nature of the cottage with the skylight is so magical no matter what time of Day or Night.” –
Jenna & Randy Simon
“Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful place. We’ve been to many vacation rentals and this has been one of the best!!! The whole atmosphere is very tranquil & magical. “
– Crystal and Joe Schultz
“Peace, Privacy and quiet! We get so little of these in our normal everyday life, and Bella Luna have them all in abundance! 3 days & 3 nights here have been heavenly, we live only 1 1/2 hours away in San Francisco but we felt we have been transported to another world!”
– Nowell & Sachie 2011
“the Bella Luna Mountaintop Retreat is heaven on earth … .” — Liz Tucker, Chicago, IL
This treehouse is pure magic, it simply took our breath away…” – from Nicolas Dromand (one of the stars of the musical WICKED SF, CA)
“I guess we join the scores of folks who sing the praises of Bella Luna. We are honored to be counted among the enlightened! We were caught in the “ants marching” syndrome of city life. Nicholas dealing with the bureaucracy of federal government politicking and I with the oppressive stress of the not-yet-forgotten Maryland bar exam. Somehow, however, we were able to connect with Bella Luna and her welcoming owners all the way from Baltimore. We knew it was what we needed so we flew across the country to what we were certain would be paradise. We were not disappointed. Rather we were elated. Thank you for reminding us that the space we fill – the jobs we perform should reflect this peace. Bella Luna cottage and both of you have reminded us to seek out the joy that should greet us each morning and allow us to rise with anticipation of what the day has in store for us.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
– Jenn & Nick, Baltimore, MD
What dreams may come….how can we even begin to describe this place of dreams coming true? Beauty, symmetry, elegance, simplicity, luxury & other worldliness… there is nothing to compare in our minds to this place. Our honeymoon was spent under the crescent of Bella Luna’s sweet moonlight… we hope to spend at least a weekend a year coming back to refresh our hearts, minds and spirits…
– Rob & Celia Colon, New York, New York
Wow! what a magnificent place – a place like no other…we travel around the world to find unique & beautiful places to stay…we never thought we would find it in Sonoma. We are leaving a bit of our hearts in the Bella Luna, but we will be back to reclaim what was lost!
-Mike & Liz, London, England
Relaxing, Rejuvenating & Therapeutic!
At home we are constantly reminded of time. There are clocks on our walls, computers, microwave, DVD players, ovens, etc. Here, one tiny unassuming clock there of you to refer to or ignore. Of course we chose to ignore it entirely and it was wonderful. One day here at Bella Luna can do more for you than a week at another location. No schedules, just relaxing eating bathing, hiking, reading, sleeping. What more can you ask for in a true getaway. This was by far one of the best vacations for us! Thank you!
Oscar & Ana Castenada – Antioch, CA
“Thank you so much for our wonderful get-away. The cottage offers such peace and quiet. We enjoyed our hike to the Stargazer to enjoy the sunrise & sunset. We loved the waterfall trail and the hike up to Hood Mtn Park…”
– Ralph and Sue McLeod
What a wonderful place to steal away for the weekend to enjoy the beauty of nature and the beauty of being together! We loved the morning showers out among the trees and the evening soaks in the Jacuzzi. The weather was perfect with plue sky and sunshine the whole time! Even saw an almost full moon through the skylight last night! Now we join the ranks of all those who came before us that say they will keep Bella Luna in their memories forever! She is one grand dame!! Thank you both for creating and sharing your inspiration and your hospitality.
Lois and Mike Miller – Huntington Beach, CA
“You guys are extremely lucky the terrorist rental people only gave us a hatchback or we would have ripped out that Jacuzzi, and installed that puppy in our home.”
Mason & Kristin – Dayton, TN
“We commend you for creating such a wonderful retreat. It is so perfect in its simplicity and charm! An absolute slice of paradise to help us slow down. We look forward to coming here again!”
– David & Bett, Pasadena, CA
“This was four days of beauty, peace and magic. The tree house was the perfect spot for the beginning of our honeymoon. The open door nights, the outside shower, the jacuzzi and the deck were treats. We especially enjoyed our surprise guests ~ two frogs!!! We plan to make this a spot to celebrate anniversaries to come.”
– Stacey & Ben, St. Louis, MO
“Sometimes the challenges that life presents us allow us to rediscover the essence of who we are, and the beauty and wonderment of the life we live. I hope all those who are fortunate enough to stay at Bella Luna reflect on those things, whatever they are, they matter most.”
– Eileen & Chris, San Francisco, CA