Tallulah's Shack, a Romantic All-Season Russian River Getaway!
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Special offer: Enjoy 3 nights for the cost of 2...and Tallulah Wine! Details
Guerneville cottage description
'Welcome Dahlings!' Actress Tallulah Bankhead was a seductive woman; and, so is our 'Tallulah's Shack'!
Built in 1927, this property has been impressively remodelled, detailed, and furnished. Professionally maintained, 'Tallulah's Shack' is a fully-equipted 2 bedroom and 2 full bath jewel box of a home. Located in the Russian River area, it's perfect for a romantic getaway for 1 or 2 couples! The main room has a cozy wood-burning fireplace, large Plasma screen TV with DVD player, Sirius stereo, french doors to the veranda, skylight, beautifully furnished with original Tallulah Bankhead memorabilia.
Upon arrival via our new, secure keyless entry system, you'll find your Welcome Gift, including a customized Tallulah's Shack canvas tote bag (great for groceries!) and a bottle of Tallulah Wine (from the Drasch Winery - actual relatives of Tallulah Bankhead!)
The private guest suites are each furnished with Queen beds, premium linens, large Plasma screen TV's, attached private full baths with sumptuous towels, and sets of custom 'Tallulah's' guest robes to lounge in. The front guest suite has french doors looking out onto the front veranda where you can enjoy the song birds in the mornings. The back guest suite has an attached office with free wi-fi access, and CD/DVD library. Each guest suite has a ceiling fan, and is light and bright in all 4 seasons!
The remodelled chef's kitchen has it all! Stainless steel appliances, large DCS gas range, dishwasher, premium small appliances, Breville coffee maker, hidden full-sized new Maytag washer and dryer. You will absolutely enjoy cooking meals here to enjoy by the fireplace or outdoors! The adjoining rear deck/patio and new side yard are each complete with 2 new Weber gas bar-b-que s, chaisses, outdoor dining set for 4. Also, a professionally maintained 2 person hot tub, comfortable during the day, and private for romantic star gazing at night. The sunny front veranda wraps around with comfortable seating for 4, to enjoy that morning coffee from the Breville coffee maker, and afternoon cocktails or wines from the local wineries. Situated in the quiet and desirable Guernewood Park neighborhood, Hulbert Creek is located across the road, and the area is safe and great for strolling or biking! Come pay Tallulah's a call, and enjoy a getaway you'll remember!
Keywords: wine country, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast, Russian River, Guerneville, LGBT, classy, high-end, cozy, fireplace, hot tub, creek, full service, kitchen, dishwasher, deck, Gay-friendly, couples, holidays, romantic, dog-friendly, yard, cabin, quiet.
- 1000 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Included
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Considered:
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
2 coffee makers, toaster, waffle maker, blender, slow cooker, mixer, electric can opener, electric fondue maker, Cusinart pots, pans, and cookware, disposal, dishwasher, DCS gas range and oven with large roasting pan for large Holiday turkey or beef roast....moreless
In the cooks kitchen, seats 4 adults, let's you visit w/guests while enjoying a great area wine while cooking! Includes a wall mounted plasma flatscreen TV with Comcast cable, and built-in DVD player....moreless
Everything you can imagine, from cheese shredder to premium carving knives. Complete set of Cuisinart non-stick pots/pans, tools, mixer/chopper/blender, slow-cooker, etc. This IS a 'cook's kitchen'!...moreless
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- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
Brand NEW private huge commerical-grade Maytag quiet electric dryer, free for guests, located next to the matching Maytag washer hidden away in the kitchen behind doors. Anti-static dryer sheets, too....moreless
Brand NEW private full-sized quiet high-efficiency top-loading Maytag washer, free for guests, perfectly located in a large kitchen closet area enclosed by doors and out of site. hE detergent provided...moreless
A full set of comfortable Lands End Pima cotton bath towels for 4 guests : 1 each face cloth, hand towel, bath towel, net sponge to use with supplied shampoo/body wash wall-mounted dispenser in baths....moreless
Premium 800ct Egyptian cotton bed linens, professionally laundered after each guests' stay. Includes 2 sets of comfortable cotton Tallulah's guest robes to enjoy in the bed/bath rooms, or spa deck....moreless
A very efficient central forced air gas furnace housed in the basement, has floor heating registers in every room, and is thermostatically controlled, allowing YOU to adjust the temperature....moreless
- Parking Off Street:
- Living Room seats 4:
- Air Conditioning:
- A romantic retreat for adults; but, not ideally suited for children. Perfect for 1 or 2 couples, wanting a quiet yet convienent, well-maintained high-end home, near wineries, ocean beaches, Russian River, the Redwoods. Near downtown Guerneville, with it's quaint and quirky shops, restaurants, wine bars, and LGBT clubs. This neighborhood is safe and pivate, with seasonal Hulbert Creek across the street from the home, it's out of the winter flood plain. Terrific for hanging out, walking or biking, even your well-behaved pups will enjoyed the area, including the fenced front veranda and private rear yard; but, remember when walking your pups in the neighborhood it's best to keep them on a leash and carry a few poop-bags along (you'll find some in the pantry!) Sooo, relax, unwind, laugh, enjoy our local wines and each other's company... make some memories together... Tallulah Bankhead would've like that!...moreless
- DVD Player:
- Video Library:
- Wireless Internet:
- Mobile Phone:
Pool & Spa
Beautiful 9-hole Northwood Golf Course is less than 10 minutes away. A beautifully maintained course, club house, bar, full-service restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You must see it....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Two patio dining sets for 4 each, 4 chaise lounges, several large patio umbrellas, heat lamp, low voltage landscape lighting, 2-3 person professionally maintained hot tub. Really nice, private view...moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
"A Fabulous Find in the Redwoods"Guest comment entered by manager
"A Fabulous Find in the Redwoods"
We traveled to Sonoma Couhttps://admin.vrbo.com/haod/321.376747.376747/reviews/list.html#!nty with friends for a week of wine tasting. Booked Tallulah's based on all the positive reviews we had read about it, and it did not disappoint! It is a quaint, historic cabin that has been updated very tastefully. It is absolutely the best-equipped house we have ever rented . . . the kitchen has high-end appliances, stocked full with every item or spice you could ever need for cooking. The decks are fabulous, although the weather was too cold for us to make use of them! The owners have thought of their tenants' every need. Too bad we live on the East Coast, or we'd be renting Tallulah's a lot more often!
- Guest Louise F.
- Date of stay 10/13/13
- Review Submitted 11/28/13
"What a Shack!!"Guest comment entered by manager
"What a Shack!!"
What a beautiful place. Great porch and back and side yard. Beds were outstanding! Everything you could ask for in amenities, top of the line appliances, big and small. Very cozy, quaint small town with good food. My husband and I were only there a few days, but we most definitely be back. Interior decorating awesome!! I would put it up against any hotel in Vegas. The ladies at Russian River rentals were phenomenal. Very helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone. -Joe and Paulette on 11/12/2013
- Guest -Joe and Paulette
- Date of stay 11/13/13
- Review Submitted 11/28/13
Tallulah's Shack is a gem!Guest comment entered by manager
Tallulah's Shack is a gem!
Tallulah's Shack is a gem! The owners have thought of everything! It was the perfect home base for my family over my wedding weekend in Guerneville. We were able to get last minute wedding projects done, while still managing to feel like we were at a vacation retreat. All the appliances are amazing, the linens, the bathrobes, the heated tiles, I could go on and on. We are definitely coming back here again!! This is a a great place for a romantic retreat or a weekend with friends and family. Loved it!! -Mary on 08/29/2013
- Guest Mary T.
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 09/01/13
"Absolutely Delightful"Guest comment entered by manager
5 of 5 For the past several years our family has enjoyed the delightful experience of renting Tallulah's Shack. Not once a year but twice a year. The owners of Tallulah's Shack go the distance to ensure a pleasant stay with the only caviat that the renter respect the property and treat it as if it were their own. The property is a true delight and leaves one with a sense of enjoyment and relaxation unparalleled in contrast to any other experience. Our family is honored and appreciative for the experience and plan to continue our annual rentals. Thank you Tallulah's Shack for letting us be a part of your family.
- Guest Tallulah's Shack Lovers on 06/07/2013
- Date of stay 12/17/12
- Review Submitted 06/10/13
"Awesome!"Guest comment entered by manager
If you are doubtful about the reviews you read for Tallulah's shack, don't be. This place was awesome. The owners think if everything a person could want to make their stay enjoyable, from the kitchen, the bathrooms to the outside deck. My husband and I stayed there with another couple and do not have one complaint. We loved out evenings on the back deck and cooking in the amazing kitchen. Even the washer and dryer are top of the line. It was so convenient for day trips. We will definitely stay at Tallulah's Shack when we come back to that area. Thank you for making our vacation so enjoyable!
- Guest Phyllis $ Skip
- Date of stay 04/14/13
- Review Submitted 06/07/13
Fantastic!!!Guest comment entered by manager
This is the second time we had the pleasure to stay at Tallulah's Shack. It is a lovely home with wonderful amenities and so very comfortable!!! This will be our home of choice whenever we visit Guerneville. As for the management company...Russian River Vacation Homes is a joy to work with, they are always pleasant and helpful from the reservation process to the check out process.
- Guest Patricia
- Date of stay 05/01/13
- Review Submitted 06/07/13
"We really enjoyed winding down"Guest comment entered by manager
"We really enjoyed winding down"
"We really enjoyed winding down in the soothing luxury of Tallulah. My husband and mother-in-law had a wonderful three-night stay at Tallulah's Shack earlier this year. We were all happily surprised by this lovely home. It was clear the the owners put a lot of thought into the needs of their guests. We particularly enjoyed cooking in the well appointed kitchen, and ending our days of wine tasting and coastal driving with a soak in the hottub and/or a swing on the porch.
- Guest Libby
- Date of stay 04/22/13
- Review Submitted 06/07/13
"The Best!" 5 of 5Guest comment entered by manager
"The Best!" 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Tallulah's Shack on a visit to our son in Guerneville. We rent a lot of homes through Vrbo and this truly was one of the best homes we have ever rented. Everything you could think was in that house. The area is lovely. We enjoyed fishing, shopping, hiking and relaxing all weekend. Good restaurants in the area and a great ride out to the coast. We love the backyard hot tub and patio area for dinner. All in all a great weekend. -Sharon on 06/07/2013
- Guest Sharon
- Date of stay 05/06/13
- Review Submitted 06/07/13
great place to get awayGuest comment entered by manager
great place to get away
everything you could possibly think of is available at this lovely home. The kitchen is to die for! we stayed in and cooked dinner for my birthday after wine tasting and then enjoyed the hot tub after dinner perfect weekend
- Guest dexxy
- Date of stay 02/21/13
- Review Submitted 03/04/13
A perfect place for a peaceful three days.Guest comment entered by manager
A perfect place for a peaceful three days.
We were looking for a romantic place that wouldn't feel weird with our 25 year old son--and we found it! Anything we could have wanted was available at the house, including a fireplace and a hot tub. We could be alone or together--there was enough room. And we enjoyed Guerneville, too.
- Guest gabrielle from toronto
- Date of stay 02/05/13
- Review Submitted 03/04/13
Special offer: Enjoy 3 nights for the cost of 2...and Tallulah Wine!
Reserve 2 nights and enjoy the 3rd night free, when reserving dates from 01/01/2014 through 03/31/3014; and, have superb bottle of Tallulah Wine waiting from the Mike Drash Napa Valley Vineyards!
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2013
2 night min stay
Dec 20 - Dec 28, 2013
3 night min stay
|New Years Holiday
Dec 29 - Dec 31, 2013
3 night min stay
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2014
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Please contact our friendly professional Management Company, Russian River Vacation Homes, 1-800-997-3312 or 1-707-869-9030 or www.riverhomes.com , for details on specific rates and special deals! They can also provide you with details and features of the Russian River Area and activities!
- Cleaning and linens: $100
- Booking fee: $20
- Refundable security fee: $300
- Tax Rate 11%
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Year Purchased: 2008
About: Our property is expertly and professionally managed, locally, by Russian River Vacation Homes. They pamper our guests by making the vacation getaway process seamless. Their contact numbers are 800-997-3312 or 707-869-9030. Call them for rates and availability!
'Tallulah's Shack' is an upscale 4 Season Russian River vacation home, situated in a prime location, above winter flood levels, close to town and shopping; yet, a world away!
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While private, everything is close by! Town, wineries, Pacific Ocean!
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Built in 1927, full of charm, beautifully updated! High-end 2 bed / 2 bath home!
Sunny, quiet location; yet, close to town, shopping, wineries, and the River!
Tallulah's Shack was named after actress Tallulah Bankhead!
Well mintained furnishings for 4, including Tallulah Bankhead memorabilia!
Guest suite #2, full bathroom, Queen bed, Plasma screen TV, office w/ free wi-fi
2 private full bathrooms, one with shower-over-tub, and one with walk-in shower!
Comfortable front guestroom w/full bath, queen bed, and plasma screen TV!
Guest bathroom w/towels and spa supplies!
Cozy wood burning fireplace!
Propane grille and heat lamp, relaxing hot tub is professionally maintained!
Relax in the sun or shade!
2 big Weber gas grills
Built in 1927, full of original charm, and beautifully remodelled!
Sunny veranda for morning coffee and afternoon cocktails!
Comfortable main room, wood-burning fireplace, Plasma screen TV, Sirius radio!
Fully-equipted "cook's kitchen", dishwasher, S/S appliances, full washer/dryer!
Rear guestroom w/full bath, queen bed, plasma flat screen TV, and office area!
Complete with high-end linens and towels, including custom "Tallulah's" robes!
Another view of front guestroom!
A complimentary bottle of wine from "Tallulah Wines", and Tallulah canvas tote!
Relaxing back deck area w/lounge chairs, dining area, 2-person hot tub!
Sunny deck area, dining for 4, propane grille, low-voltage landscape lighting.
All dressed up for the Holiday Season!
Secure keyless entry system means no worrying about keys!
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