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Sunny Riverfront Retreat - Kayaks, River Access, Hot Tub, Redwoods

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Gorgeous views of the River and Mountains from Deck and Sunroom

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Last updated: 05/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

- Relax and enjoy our piece of paradise, located on the banks of the Russian River, minutes from the stunning Sonoma Coast and world class wineries.

- Stylish and modern amenities include a very private hot tub, game room with ping pong table, 2 cozy gas fireplaces. 3 kayaks, outdoor grill, fully stocked kitchen, wifi, children's books & toys, bicycles, 1 king + 2 queen-size beds, and more!

- Expansive sunny lawn leading down to the water is perfect for kicking around a soccer ball, a game of croquet, flying a kite, playing volleyball, badminton or football, picnicking on a blanket or relaxing with a book in a lawn chair while you watch the river flow by.

- Easy river access for swimming, kayaking and fishing.

- Home features great separation of space with three very private sleeping quarters - each with its own private entrance. A perfect layout for couples, families or friends traveling together. If you have small children and do not want to co-sleep in the same room, the layout may not work for you.

- Enjoy watching the cows grazing on the mountain ridge and the morning fog rising off the river from the fully enclosed glass sun porch.

-Watch the sunset while dining al fresco on the adjacent open air deck.

- With stunning views from almost every window of the house, even washing dishes is relaxing as you watch the ducks float by. (Bosch dishwasher also provided though)

- Inside is a comfortable living room, dining table that comfortable seats 6, and fully stocked kitchen; as well as the Master Bedroom with King Bed and Full Bath with Stone Tile Shower.

- Downstairs features a private entrance, bedroom with comfy queen bed and views of the river, and a full bath. Take a bubbly soak in the antique claw foot tub (with shower).

-Downstairs suite also includes a kitchenette with Sink, Mini Fridge and Coffeemaker.

- The 3rd sleeping area is a detached, charming and cozy Separate Sleeping Cottage with Queen Loft Bed, Sitting Area and Gas Fireplace. This sits just steps away from the main house and hot tub.

-Star gaze and soak your muscles in the hot tub, after a day of hiking, biking or being blissfully lazy...located in the very private courtyard

CHECK OUT OUR ROMANTIC GETAWAY SPECIAL FOR COUPLES starting at $200 per night (valid November - March or last minute bookings only). Since you won't need the extra 2 downstairs sleeping areas, the Couples Getaway Special includes access to the main house only (kitchen, living, dining, master bedroom with king bed, full bath, sun room, upstairs deck), as well as courtyard, grill and hot tub.

Keywords: Riverfront Home, Cabin, Cottage, Romantic Retreat, Riverfront, Private, River, View, Peaceful, Quiet, Meadow, River Access, Kayaking, Hiking, Wine Country Home, Sonoma Coast

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    We have 2 children, so the house is very child-friendly. There are books, toys, life vests, water and sand toys, kid's movies and a high chair. Our family of four (5 and 8 year olds) uses only the upstairs portion of the house - 2 sleep in the king bed and 2 in the living room sofa bed. The downstairs areas are IDEAL for us to host another family or couple of friends as they provide 2 more comfy queen-size beds in 2 additional private sleeping areas. If co-sleeping is not ideal for your family or your children are not old enough to sleep in a separate area alone, a traditional 3-bedroom house may be a better fit for your family. It's great for some but not all families, depending on your sleeping arrangements. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking please....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    The Master Bedroom is located upstairs in the main house....moreless

  • Sleeping Cottage: 1 queen

    Plenty of space to set up crib or sleeping bags for children...moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

    Private entrance with own full bath...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Located off Master Bedroom ...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Located on 1st Level next to Downstairs Bedroom...moreless

  • 2 full bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Blue Tooth Speaker provided, so bring your favorite play lists. Also a radio and cd player with a collation of cc's. ...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    adjoining dining room seats 6 comfortably...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    free nation-wide calling...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    2...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 gas fireplaces heat the house...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless internet connection...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of comfy sheets and towels provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided. Please bring beach towels for river and beach use....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    2...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    everything a gourmet chef needs...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch dishwasher. Please be sure to use dishwasher detergent NOT dish soap in machine!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small but very efficient and well-equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave:

    1...moreless

  • Oven:

    brand new gas range...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, spice rack. whatever is available guests are free to use. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    glass-enclosed sunroom overlooking river, as well as outdoor deck with dining table...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    golf course just a few miles down the road....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 2 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,925
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 - May 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$375
Summer Season
May 26 - Sep 1, 2015
2 night min stay
$325 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,450
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300
$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Notes:

Rates vary. Please inquire regarding rates for specific dates. 3-4 night minimum over weekends in July, August and during holidays.


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Last updated: 05/02/2015
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Location

Car: Recommended

Riverfront Retreat is a peaceful getaway for nature-lovers looking for a comfortable, relaxing spot to rejuvenate and reunite with friends and family. Riverfront access and 3 kayaks lure you to explore the Russian River - great for kayaking, tubing, swimming, fishing, and birdwatching. A trail head to some of the best hiking and mountain biking in Sonoma County is located right on our road! For more heat and action (if you miss the crowds) head to Guerneville for the public beach, music festivals and fine dining. Craving the sound of crashing waves? The stunning Sonoma Coast is just 4.5 miles down the highway. Meander the gorgeous country roads, explore the charming hamlets, and visit the wineries and world class restaurants or beautiful Sonoma County. All this just 1 1/2/ hours from San Franicisco! Or if you're feeling less adventurous, just relax at the house in hot tub, play or picnic on the sunny meadow, read, swim, kayak, sleep, and soak up the peacefulness of this heavenly place.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We have both lived and travelled all over the world, but call Northern California home. We enjoy hiking in the redwoods, playing on the beach, kayaking, biking, dancing and music with our children. We are both chefs, so we love good food, growing food, and nature.

Why the Owner Chose Duncans Mills:
As residents of the Bay Area, the Russian River has always been one of our very favorite places to escape the frenzy of urban living. Having lived and travelled all over the world, this area tops our 'Most Beautiful Places' list. We feel so fortunate to have this property and love to share it with others who appreciate the beauty of this magical place as much as we do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love our home, but we also love its location. Duncans Mills is a quaint, sweet little town. We love the friendly people, the relaxed atmosphere, and the surrounding nature. We enjoy walks into town to chat with locals over a cup of tea at the cafe. We love hikes and bike rides around the area. And, of course, we love kayaking, swimming and playing in the river! The meadow and the easy river access it provides are a very special and unique feature of the property. The property has something to offer every month of the year. In the rainy months a 100 foot waterfall gushes from the mountainside across the road. It's the perfect soundtrack (along with the mooing of the cows on the mountain ridge) for sitting in the hot tub under a sky full of stars. In the warmer months, we enjoy swimming, playing ball on the meadow and kayaking and exploring the river. There is always something unique to enjoy, no matter the weather or time of year. We love to hear our guests' stories of their encounters with wildlife, favorite spots to explore, restaurants, beaches, wineries, and other local adventures. One thing remains static throughout the seasons. Riverfront Retreat offers peace and tranquility and although it is always hard to leave, we always leave happier than we were before we arrived.


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Speaks: english, spanish, arabic

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Photos

  • Gorgeous views of the River and Mountains from Deck and Sunroom

    Gorgeous views of the River and Mountains from Deck and Sunroom

  • Courtyard offers privacy, a propane grill for outdoor grilling & a hot tub.

    Courtyard offers privacy, a propane grill for outdoor grilling & a hot tub.

  • Looking down on the hot tub and sleeping cottage from the deck.

    Looking down on the hot tub and sleeping cottage from the deck.

  • Living and Dining Area

    Living and Dining Area

  • Gorgeous views of River and Mountains from Glassed in Patio/Sunroom

    Gorgeous views of River and Mountains from Glassed in Patio/Sunroom

  • interior of sleeping cottage with platform bed, seating area & fireplace

    interior of sleeping cottage with platform bed, seating area & fireplace

  • Downstairs bath with claw foot bathtub with shower.

    Downstairs bath with claw foot bathtub with shower.

  • Mesmerizing views of river and mountains from the house.

    Mesmerizing views of river and mountains from the house.

  • Harbor Seals and River Otters can often be spotted playing or just relaxing.

    Harbor Seals and River Otters can often be spotted playing or just relaxing.

  • Take a break from kayaking on a sandy beach.

    Take a break from kayaking on a sandy beach.

  • Dine al fresco on the deck while you take in the view.

    Dine al fresco on the deck while you take in the view.

  • A birdwatcher's paradise!

    A birdwatcher's paradise!

  • The Sonoma Coast, less than 5 miles away is stunning year-round!

    The Sonoma Coast, less than 5 miles away is stunning year-round!

  • Fly a kite, play croquet, enjoy a picnic, or toss a football on our meadow

    Fly a kite, play croquet, enjoy a picnic, or toss a football on our meadow

  • Courtyard with hot tub, cozy sleeping cottage and lounging areas

    Courtyard with hot tub, cozy sleeping cottage and lounging areas

  • Living Room and sliding glass door to Sunroom

    Living Room and sliding glass door to Sunroom

  • Upstairs bedroom with king bed

    Upstairs bedroom with king bed

  • downstairs bedroom with queen bed, view of the river, and seating area

    downstairs bedroom with queen bed, view of the river, and seating area

  • View looking up towards the house across the meadow from the river bank

    View looking up towards the house across the meadow from the river bank

  • Enjoy kayaking, swimming and fishing in the river with easy river access.

    Enjoy kayaking, swimming and fishing in the river with easy river access.

  • An enchanting flock of white pelicans are regular visitors among other birds.

    An enchanting flock of white pelicans are regular visitors among other birds.

  • Propane gas fireplace heats the house and adds to the romance!

    Propane gas fireplace heats the house and adds to the romance!

  • Trailhead located right on our road offers some of the best hiking in the area

    Trailhead located right on our road offers some of the best hiking in the area

  • Explore the beaches of the Sonoma Coast. Completely breathtaking!

    Explore the beaches of the Sonoma Coast. Completely breathtaking!

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