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Mid-Century Modern Gem in the Redwoods--Bring the Kids!

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Stay connected to the outdoors even while inside with the expansive views.

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Think traveling with kids means sacrificing gorgeous, architecturally inspiring accommodations?

Think again. Your kids will feel like woodland creatures—and you’ll feel like a travel-planning wizard—when your family settles into our mid-century modern cabin, tucked into a dense stand of redwoods beside the Russian River in Guerneville. (One ancient redwood has been presiding over our part of the forest for over a thousand years!)

A true mid-century modern gem, Lucky Bend Lookout was architect-designed and constructed in 1966, and is kid-friendly down to the childproofed details. It’s environmentally friendly, too—during a recent remodel, we took care to increase thermal performance by 400 percent (that includes heated floors!) and used only sustainable building materials and native plants. Protecting nature—which is so gorgeously on display here—is a priority for us.

In true mid-century modern tradition, the Lucky Bend Lookout’s open floor plan, elevated treehouse-style deck, enormous windows, and warm redwood walls and ceilings merge indoor and outdoor spaces.

Have you ever vacationed somewhere that’s brimming with natural beauty and felt guilty for just wanting to relax inside with a good book? Here, that’s no dilemma.

Watch ospreys soar among the redwoods from the couch in the living area, decorated with clean lines and whimsical fabrics. Or sauté fresh vegetables from the Guerneville Farmers Market in our fully stocked kitchen as you watch your kids play outside on the deck.

Then, present your handiwork to your hungry family at the sleek dining table—which has room for 10—and watch the Russian River drifting by in the fading light of evening while the adults sip our region’s famous wines. Or you can get even closer to nature and feast at the eight-person outdoor dining table on the spacious deck among the trees.

After dinner, get cozy in the living room and watch the stars reflect their sparkle on the river as you browse Netflix, HuluPlus, or Pandora Radio on our 47-inch flat screen TV. The couch doubles as a pull-out bed.

For the kids, we keep our cabin clear of breakable knickknacks and stocked with all the gear you need. Two Pack ‘n Play, high chair, step stool, potty-chair, toddler bed rail, baby swing, and stroller keep the little ones safe. Plus, we supply a few extra goodies to keep them happy, like a water table, a swing set under the deck, and some inside toys.

One bedroom features a reading nook and a sturdy set of bunk beds for a fun, summer-camp setup, except much comfier—we use memory foam mattresses on all of our beds. And your kids’ imaginations will run wild with the magical redwood grove in view just outside their window.

Two adult bedrooms, with queen-sized beds and mid-century modern details like shag carpeting and low-profile beds, invite you to sink in for the night. A view of the redwoods will greet you in the morning.

Downtown Guerneville is only a mile from the Lucky Bend Lookout. We are located 10 minutes by car from the nearest winery and 15 to 20 minutes from dozens more. There’s even kid-friendly wineries in the area! A sandy beach along the Russian River is a 10-minute walk from the property, or hop in the car and head 20 minutes to the Sonoma Coast to surf, explore tide pools, and spot harbor seals sunning themselves. Lucky Bend Lookout comes with beach chairs, an umbrella, beach toys, a cooler, a picnic basket, and a cruiser bike.

Our home is a dream for families who love the river life with a floating dock, along with stairs that lead directly to the river. The water will literally be steps away! As our guest, you’ll also enjoy complimentary use of our two kayaks, and paddle boat. The dock is in the water approximately from Memorial Day to Labor which is when the season dams are added to the river.

Our calendar fills fast—the time to book your mid-century modern oasis is today! Sonoma County laws limit us to a maximum of 8 guests. 6 guest can be accommodated on 2 queen beds and 2 bunk beds. The couch pulls out to accommodate 2 more guests. Large groups may want to consider that there is only one bathroom.

Sonoma County TOT Certificate #1082N.

Give us a call at 415-516-6961

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Property Type

  • House
  • 940 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our children love it here and so will yours. We have partially childproofed the house. We also provide all the bulky stuff to make your trip easier including crib, high chair, baby swing, potty, toddler bed rail, step stool, and deck furniture. We also provide a toddler water table, two swings mounted under the deck, and a few toys and coloring books....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Southwest Bedroom: 1 queen

    Includes two closets and dresser...moreless

  • Northwest Bedroom: 1 queen

    Includes lounge chair, closet and dresser ...moreless

  • Northeast Bedroom: 2 bunk bed

    Includes closet, table, and lounge chair...moreless

  • All beds have memory foam mattresses (even the bunk beds) and extra pillows and blankets....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Amazing water pressure and luxury hand shower...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A selection of classic literature, fiction, and local historical nonfiction...moreless

  • Games:

    A variety of board games for adults and kids...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sony sound bar for intense movie experience and Pandora radio...moreless

  • Television:

    47' HD LED Internet Television with unlimited Netflix, HuluPlus, and Pandora streaming...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach chairs, water floats, cooler, umbrella, water table, 2 swings mounted under the deck, sand toys, and inside toys ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • 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

  • Water View:

    150 degree views of the Russian River. Checkout wildlife and boaters on the river. The backdrop is a dense redwood forest....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On the bank of the Russian River at the Lucky Bend, a renown fishing hole and particularly beautiful stretch of river....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Typically seats 8 but there is an extra leaf in the closet and two additional chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Two car tandem parking in the garage. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The entire house has radiant floor heating for super cozy mornings. Try leaving your clothes on the floor overnight!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Superfast 6MB WiFi wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two pullout couches that make a great family movie watching bed. Fresh modern decor....moreless

  • Parking:

    One car parking on the driveway and up to three on street parking spaces...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is no phone at house. Please bring your cell phone; both AT&T and Verizon have service at the house....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Includes beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup capacity with timer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    16 settings plus serving and cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Don't spend your valuable vacation time doing dishes...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped for major cooking adventures. Marble counters and floors....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Plenty of room for that turkey, ham or roast...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Typically we have plastic wrap, ziploc bags, aluminum foil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and miscellaneous spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Ceramic cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    KitchenAid with four bagel sized slots...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    His and hers bike with lock and helmets...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Expansive wrap-around deck overlooking the river with 2 kid size deck chairs and a large patio table...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks and one paddleboat...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    3 burner gas grill with side burner...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$210
$1,300
Spring Shoulder 2015
May 1 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$265
$1,590
Summer 2015
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$335
$1,995
Fall Shoulder 2015
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$265
$1,590
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$210
$1,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • CLEANING FEE $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

BOOK 6 NIGHTS AND GET 7th NIGHT FREE!

Summer season 4 night minimum

Winter, Fall, and Spring 2 night minimum

Holidays 3 night minimum


Cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • Johnson's Beach

    "Great protected little shallow water alcove in the river perfect for kids. We highly recomme..."

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  • Monte Rio Recreation & Park District

    "This shallow beach is good for kids with parking close to the beach and a lot fewer people t..."

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  • Rio Theater

    "In 2009, the Rio was named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Bay Area’s destinati..."

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  • King's Sport & Tackle

    "A great place to arrange all kinds of boating trips on the river."

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  • Burke's Russian River Canoe

    "Another good option for arranging canoe trips on the Russian River."

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  • Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

    "There is a great little nature walk that leaves from the Vistor's Center and takes you past ..."

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  • Salt Point State Park

    "Hiking with great ocean views and tidepooling."

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  • Sonoma Coast State Beaches

    "Kids love the sandy beach. Good late morning after the early morning fog burns off but befor..."

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  • Bodega Marine Reserve

    "UC Davis conducts research on marine and coastal habitats here. Free tours on Fridays."

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  • Bodega Charters

    "Kid friendly whale watching and fishing trips. The annual gray whale migration is one of the..."

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  • Sonoma Canopy Tours

    "Enjoy a unique course that features a zipline over 800 feet long. Walk sky bridges high in t..."

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  • Horse N Around Trail Rides

    "Gentle ride with beautiful views of the ocean. Great for young cowboys and cowgirls 6 years ..."

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  • Full House Farm

    "Meet the horses, chickens, goats, and sheep with the basic premise being "Sustainable Living..."

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  • New Carpati Farm

    "Organically grown shiitake & oyster mushrooms and raspberries. Also visit rare Jacob Sheep- ..."

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  • Olufs Ranches

    "Summer Strawberries, Fall Gourd & Pumpkin Patch with hayrides, maze and pyramid. Kids will l..."

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  • J.K. Wright Playground

    "Newly remodeled park with separate play structures for tots and older kids, climbing areas, ..."

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  • Pee Wee Golf & Arcade

    "Local mini-golf fun."

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  • Guerneville Regional Library

    "Nothing like story time to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day."

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  • River To Coast Children's Services

    "dergym (Mondays & Tuesdays 9:30-12:00 at the Guerneville Veterans Hall on 1st & Church Stree..."

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  • Children's Museum-Sonoma County

    "Another rainy day option: The Children’s Museum's mission is to inspire children's creativit..."

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  • Raymond's Bakery At Elim Grove

  • Raymond's Bakery At Elim Grove

    "Live music and Pizza on Friday nights with indoor and outdoor childrens play areas with toys..."

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  • Flavors Unlimited

    "This place is set up so you get to make your own flavored ice cream. You get to choose from ..."

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  • Main Street Station

    "Pool Table, couches, and arcade good for entertaining the kids while the grownups each. Also..."

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  • Union Pizzeria

    "They have a pretty good pizzeria here that is more casual than the other parts of the restau..."

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  • Howards Cafe

    "Good breakfast/brunch options here especially if you can grab a seat outside."

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  • Rio Nido Road House

    "If a lazy day of Long Island iced teas and hot wings under the redwoods while the kids froli..."

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  • Coffee Bazaar

    "Good place to pick up picnic sandwiches and snacks before a nature walk in Armstrong Redwoods."

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  • Clos du Bois

    "They have a large lawn to run on and they sell crackers, granola bars, chocolate, etc., so i..."

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  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery

    "This winery is great fun for kids and teens. Its resort-like atmosphere includes bocce ball ..."

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  • Arista Winery

    "Arista boasts picnic boxes for sale (cheese, crackers, etc) large grassy picnic areas for ki..."

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  • Bella Vineyards and Wineries

    "Wine caves. ‘Nuff said. Humming the Batman theme song in the caves is usually a hit."

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  • Quivira Vineyards & Winery

    "Quivira has an organic garden with chickens, goats and pigs for kids to look at and they pro..."

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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charles M. Shultz Sonoma County Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rainbow Cattle Company
61 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur Golden Gate Ferry
1.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood Golf Course
79 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Martinez and Amtrak Suisun
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 116
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Garden Grill
1.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Johnson's Beach

Car: Recommended

Located on the Russian River where you can enjoy lounging on the nearby beaches in Guerneville (1 mile) and Monte Rio (3 miles), kayaking & canoeing. Enjoy all levels of hiking at Armstrong Woods State Natural Reserve (5 miles). Goat Rock State Beach is under 30 minutes away in Jenner, with surreal rock formations, beautiful sand and active wildlife. The local area is a bustling wine region where you can enjoy wine tasting and find all varietals from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir & Zinfandel. Microbrew enthusiasts can enjoy several breweries in Guerneville and nearby towns. Northwood Golf Course (2 miles) is a 9 hole course in a spectacular redwood forest at a reasonable price. Be sure to try the Ramos Fizz at the club house!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Lucky Bend Lookout is owned by two San Francisco families-the Martins and the Peabodys. Sarah and Eric Peabody have two children Raylah and Dean, and Regan and Teresa have a son Bennet. The four of us are from the SF Bay Area and Texas. Eric and Regan are both architects and have been the leaders of the design team for the renovation of the house.

Why the Owner Chose Guerneville:
Both families were looking for a place where they could give their children the gift of growing up in nature. When they found this house last summer, Regan said, 'This place is like a unicorn!' It is like no other house in the area with its beautiful location and authentic mid-century modern architecture. We look forward to enjoying the river with our families over the years and we want to share the fun with other families when we cannot be there.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we first saw this home we knew it was special. With the river just a few yards away, an open floor plan, the large glass expanse on the south side of the house and the exposed structural system, it all comes together in a perfect harmony. As soon as you arrive you smell the fresh clean air and feel the stress melt away and time seems to slow down a bit. We always return to the city with renewed spirits after visiting.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Stay connected to the outdoors even while inside with the expansive views.

    Stay connected to the outdoors even while inside with the expansive views.

  • The elevated deck give you the feeling of a tree house in the redwoods.

    The elevated deck give you the feeling of a tree house in the redwoods.

  • Our kids spend most of their time playing with the toys and water table.

    Our kids spend most of their time playing with the toys and water table.

  • Dine al fresco on the deck while sipping RRV wines from your excursions.

    Dine al fresco on the deck while sipping RRV wines from your excursions.

  • Seasonal Floating Dock with 2 kayaks and a paddle boat. Approx June to Sept.

    Seasonal Floating Dock with 2 kayaks and a paddle boat. Approx June to Sept.

  • Big glass expanse brings the river and forrest right inside.

    Big glass expanse brings the river and forrest right inside.

  • Typical set up for 6 this table expands to seat 8-10 with a spare leaf.

    Typical set up for 6 this table expands to seat 8-10 with a spare leaf.

  • Stay connected to your friends and family even while in the kitchen.

    Stay connected to your friends and family even while in the kitchen.

  • The kitchen is fully equipped and has new marble counters and floors.

    The kitchen is fully equipped and has new marble counters and floors.

  • Shag carpet and simple modern furniture put you right in in the mid-century.

    Shag carpet and simple modern furniture put you right in in the mid-century.

  • Amazing water pressure, forest views from inside the shower and modern plumbing.

    Amazing water pressure, forest views from inside the shower and modern plumbing.

  • At night the house glows like a lantern.

    At night the house glows like a lantern.

  • The house is nestled in the forest with ample parking for up to 6 vehicles.

    The house is nestled in the forest with ample parking for up to 6 vehicles.

  • Relax on the deck and watch the wildlife and river go by.

    Relax on the deck and watch the wildlife and river go by.

  • Afternoons are a great for a warm soak in the sun and a cold drink with friends.

    Afternoons are a great for a warm soak in the sun and a cold drink with friends.

  • Lookout over Luck Bend and check out all the local boat and float activity.

    Lookout over Luck Bend and check out all the local boat and float activity.

  • Some neighbors wave from kayaks as they pass and some stop by to break bread.

    Some neighbors wave from kayaks as they pass and some stop by to break bread.

  • The couches both pull out to create giant bed that is great for family movies.

    The couches both pull out to create giant bed that is great for family movies.

  • The house is fully stocked with enough cookware and dishes to host a holiday.

    The house is fully stocked with enough cookware and dishes to host a holiday.

  • Many pantry essentials can be found here , including coffee and spices.

    Many pantry essentials can be found here , including coffee and spices.

  • All bedrooms feature luxury memory foam mattresses and radiant floor heat.

    All bedrooms feature luxury memory foam mattresses and radiant floor heat.

  • A sturdy bunk bed with memory foam mattresses make kids and adults sleep well.

    A sturdy bunk bed with memory foam mattresses make kids and adults sleep well.

  • Day or night this house is a beacon of good taste and good times.

    Day or night this house is a beacon of good taste and good times.

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/26/2015
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