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Tranquil Retreat on Russian River

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View from master suite of cottage, lawn & river

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Last updated: 10/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Duncans Mills house description

SPECIALS FOR FALL - ENJOY ABALONE COVE & STAY AN EXTRA NIGHT FREE

NEW MID-WEEK DISCOUNT FOR SMALLER GROUPS: If you have 6 people or less, you can rent the 3-bedroom house (without cottage) at a 25% discount for a Monday-Friday stay - and still enjoy the third night free! Just let us know that you're interested when you book. (And please be honest about group size - we're good friends with our neighbors.)

Our home in Duncans Mills offers 4 bedrooms with queen beds (master suite, 2 small bedrooms, and separate cottage with queen + sofa bed) and 3 bathrooms (one in cottage) for the perfect family vacation. Guest limit: 8

Amenities provided include:
- Riverfront with water access on site
- Toys for you to enjoy, croquet, water toys, kids bikes)
- 6-person hot tub surrounded by redwood 'cathedral'
- Gas grill and fully stocked kitchen for guests who love to cook and eat
- Large deck and lawns with plenty of outdoor seating
- Master suite with views and separate sitting area
- Two smaller bedrooms with queen beds
- Private guest cottage with queen bed, sofa bed, bath and desk
- Additional port-a-crib for your convenience (please, no more than 8 adults and kids total!)
- Fireplace and wood provided
- Quite, safe street
- Hiking preserve a short walk from house
- On-Demand movies/unlimited long distance/high-speed wireless internet
- Three TVs including DVD, VCR, Movie Library and CD players
- Well-behaved dog welcome.

Serene paradise on river, surrounded by redwoods with spectacular views of coastal hills, yet less than 10 miles to the hubbub of Guerneville. Enjoy the small, friendly town of Duncans Mills, between Monte Rio and Jenner. Home and lawn are very sunny, yet also offer cool ocean breezes. The best location for river and ocean explorations in Guerneville, Occidental, Freestone, Bodega Bay, Fort Ross! Lots of good restaurants within 10 minutes.

Or... stay at home and cook. Fully stocked kitchen includes many stockpots, saute pans, roasting pans, baking supplies, 2 coffee makers, coffee grinder, waffle iron, small cuisinart, blender, and toaster.

Activities within 30 minutes include: biking, canoeing/kayaking, exploring art galleries and antique stores, hiking, history (the museum on the Russian River Railroad or Civil War days in summer), redwood grove at Armstrong Woods, rodeo (summers only), Spa (Osmosis is only 20 minutes away), swimming, whale watching, winetasting in the Dry Creek and Sonoma Valleys.






































Keywords: House

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • River front with direct river access, large lawn, 2 kayaks, 1 canoe, inflatable raft, croquet, portacrib....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    The library in the master suite is top notch...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Lots of fun games for all ages...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Comcast On-Demand free movies and full cable channels....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    We have both VHS and DVD's for your enjoyment...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Waterfront:

                    Home is directly on the Russian River with river access right on property. (Please note that the VRBO location marker is not in exact spot & we cannot change!)...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Fireplace
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Plenty of spices, baking supplies, oils and condiments...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Bicycles:

                    1 Adult, under 5'4' and several children's bikes, varying sizes...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Early fall 2014: best weather!
                      Sep 8 - Oct 2, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $395
                      $2,250
                      Fall special: 3 nights@$790
                      Oct 3 - Nov 24, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $395
                      $2,250
                      Thanksgiving 2014
                      Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $395
                      $2,250
                      Between holiday sanity saver
                      Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $350
                      Christmas/New Years
                      Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $395
                      $2,250
                      Winter special: 3 nights@$650
                      Jan 5 - Feb 12, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $325
                      $1,500
                      Presidents Day
                      Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $395
                      $2,250
                      Spring special: 3 nights@$650
                      Feb 18 - May 21, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $325
                      $1,500
                      Memorial Day
                      May 22 - May 25, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $395
                      $2,400
                      Spend summer on the river!
                      May 26 - Sep 7, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $425
                      $2,550
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $325
                      $1,500 $5,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $150 + tax
                      • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Tax Rate 9%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 10/01/2014
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                      Location

                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Sonoma County Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      The Blue Heron Resteraunt and Tavern
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Northwood Golf Course
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 116
                      1.6 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Cape Fear
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Goat Rock State Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: I must have been crazy when I thought I could afford a vacation home! Just fell in love with this area about 10 years ago and, well, one thing led to another. When the house is not rented, I spend lots of time enjoying the quiet and natural beauty of Abalone Cove and the surrounding area. This is my home away from home - I hope you enjoy it just as much. When I'm not escaping to Abalone Cove, I'm an entrepreneur who lives in Marin county with my two teens and cattle dog. Michelle is our neighbor, friend and property manager, who lives down the street and is a true gift to us and our renters. We try to make sure you have everything you need at the house. If I've missed anything, Michelle will take great care of you before and during your stay.

                      Why the Owner Chose Duncans Mills:
                      I love to kayak, hike, trail run, eat, drink great wine, hang out with friends, roast marshmallows, relax in the hot tub - all are plentiful here. Some of my favorites are the zins in Dry Creek (45 min drive), the homemade pastries at Gold Coast Bakery in Duncans Mills (15 min walk), and the fabulous trails in Willow Creek Preserve a quick walk down the street (thanks to the good work of LandPaths).

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      At Abalone Cove you'll feel a world away from the hubbub, yet fabulous dining and wine tasting is so close - Cape Fear restaurant is 5 minutes in Duncans Mills, Guerneville is 15 minutes, Korbel is 20 minutes, and Russian River and Dry Creek's world famous wineries are within a 45 minute drive. The house has both privacy and direct river access - a rare combination on the Russian River! It is cosy, comfortable and the natural setting is absolutely gorgeous.


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                      Photos

                      • View from master suite of cottage, lawn & river

                        View from master suite of cottage, lawn & river

                      • Master Suite

                        Master Suite

                      • Master Suite

                        Master Suite

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Dining with View

                        Dining with View

                      • Separate Cottage with Bathroom and Futon

                        Separate Cottage with Bathroom and Futon

                      • View of House looking up from the river

                        View of House looking up from the river

                      • Entrance to Willow Creek State Park just up the road from the house

                        Entrance to Willow Creek State Park just up the road from the house

                      • Top of the hill at Willow Creek State Park

                        Top of the hill at Willow Creek State Park

                      • Master Suite

                        Master Suite

                      • Master Suite

                        Master Suite

                      • One of the 2 corner bedrooms upstairs

                        One of the 2 corner bedrooms upstairs

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Bright, fully stocked kitchen to create memorable meals together

                        Bright, fully stocked kitchen to create memorable meals together

                      • View from Dining Room

                        View from Dining Room

                      • View from Deck off Cottage

                        View from Deck off Cottage

                      • Relaxing by the River on our private lawn area

                        Relaxing by the River on our private lawn area

                      • A short walk to the quaint town of Duncans Mills

                        A short walk to the quaint town of Duncans Mills

                      • Land  Paths offers permits to gain access to Willow Creek State Park, just ask!

                        Land Paths offers permits to gain access to Willow Creek State Park, just ask!

                      • Sonoma Coast State Beach, just 4 miles from the house

                        Sonoma Coast State Beach, just 4 miles from the house

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                      $325 - $425 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 10/01/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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