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Last updated: 09/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

SUMMER 2015 CHANGES: We have decided to have work done on the property this summer, and thus will not be renting it (or will be renting it on a very haphazard and limited basis). We will maintain our VRBO site for times when the property is not under active construction and is in rent-ready condition, so please do stop by!

This beautiful historic property across the Russian River from quaint Guerneville sleeps up to 15 people in four separate homes. There is one large well-equipped kitchen (in the Main House), and three more partial kitchens. The property has gorgeous landscaped grounds, including a lawn that extends to the river, an outdoor shower and bath-house, outdoor fireplace and a large commercial grill. We also have one kayak (and more are available in town), two ridiculous pedal paddle boats, two stand-up paddle boards and a canoe, all available for our guests to use. The previous owner bought the property in 2006 and had it completely remodeled with beautiful finishes, and we are continuing to upgrade the property. The kitchen in the Main House has marble counters, and all the cooking equipment you need to cook a gourmet meal, and dishes for twelve. Two of the other kitchens are similarly equipped, making this a perfect getaway for a holiday, a family reunion, bridal shower or any festive gathering! We have recently added a pavilion on the bluff above the water and two decks for river watching and relaxing.


Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome:

    Our children love this property and Guerneville - we think that yours will, too. There is tons of outdoor space for running around and having adventures, and Guerneville has a great old-fashioned miniature golf course, a big fun public beach, great restaurants of all different types and stores....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Upon request, we sometimes allow pets. we ask that they not go into the main house, and that they not be allowed on furniture in any of the homes. the property is not fenced....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Master bedroom - Main House: 1 queen

    en suite bathroom, bathtub with spa, ceiling fan...moreless

  • Studio Cottage Bedroom: 1 double

    bathroom with shower...moreless

  • Townhouse Upper 1: 1 queen

    shared full bathroom...moreless

  • Townhouse Lower 1: 1 queen

    shared full bathroom...moreless

  • Townhouse Upper 2: 1 double

    shared full bathroom...moreless

  • Townhouse Lower 2: 1 double

    shared full bathroom...moreless

  • Downstairs bedroom - Main House: 1 queen

    en suite bathroom, bath with shower...moreless

  • Clara's room - Main House: 1 twin/ single

    our daughter's bedroom, across from a full bathroom (shower)...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

  • Townhouse Lower: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Townhouse Upper: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Main House: toilet, shower

    large attractive bathroom for use of guests...moreless

  • Outdoor Cabana: toilet, outdoor shower


  • Main House - lower bedroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Main House - Master: toilet, jetted tub


  • Studio: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT RENTING THE PROPERTY OUT FOR SUMMER 2015, OR ARE RENTING IT ONLY ON A VERY LIMITED BASIS. WE HAVE DECIDED TO HAVE LANDSCAPE AND REMODELING WORK DONE. We bought the property primarily for our family to use. We have discovered that it is not practical for us to take reservations more than 3 months prior to requested dates, as we do not tend to have school/sports/camp schedules until then. We apologize for the inconvenience, but will take reservations on a rolling three-month ahead basis. Also, please note our inability to allow weddings and other events, due to Sonoma County restrictions....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    On the river, with private waterfront facilities....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    in the cabana...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    one indoors (Main House), one outdoors. please purchase your own wood!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    we provide bed linens and bath towels. we request that renters bring their own towels for outdoor use (river and hot tub)...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    two street parking spaces outside main gate, lots of parking space by lower townhouse, but the latter is not great for in and out....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    we provide bath towels, but request that renters bring their own towels for outdoor use (river and hot tub)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in the cabana...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    each house has a coffee maker and a coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    marble counters, fully outfitted for entertaining. open to Great Room with dining and living area and fireplace....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    please bring helmets!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large patio area outside of Main House, two decks above the river, large roofed pavilion on bluff above river ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    one kayak and one canoe (additional can be rented in town). two stand-up paddle boards and two silly pedal boats. some random life jackets available. additional can be rented in town....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    corn hole game...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    a commercial outdoor grill with wooden counter and stools...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Various inner tubes and miscellaneous floating fun...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    under the gazebo by the guest cottage...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • housekeeping $300 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 9%


housekeeping fee of $300

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Last updated: 09/22/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Rosa airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood Golf Club
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
us 101
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
On the property

Car: Recommended

Our property is located on the beautiful Russian River very near the sunny town of Guerneville. Near the property are great restaurants, a public beach is a short drive or paddle away, also nearby are wine tasting, pubs and breweries, fly fishing, kayaking on the river, tubing on the river, relaxing on the lawn, volleyball, and corn hole. One mile away from the house is an old fashioned miniature golf course with huge brightly painted dinosaurs. The Russian River is one of the best recreation areas in California, and Guerneville sits ON the river, close to the ocean, and in the middle of beautiful redwood forests and acres of vineyards.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are a family of four - Mom, Dad and two daughters, age 13 and 10. We live in San Francisco, with our dog and two cats.

Why the Owner Chose Guerneville:
We have always loved the Russian River, and in summer of 2012 we found ourselves here several times, as our daughters were going to camp nearby. As we drove along River Road one afternoon, we started daydreaming about buying a house on the river. We finally contacted a realtor and told her our wish list, and she knew just the property! We knew as soon as we walked in the gate that it was perfect for us -- tons of sun, gorgeous grounds, beautiful stylish homes, and room for our extended Bay Area family. We also love sharing the property with our renters!

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The Main House and its outdoor area are gorgeous, and work perfectly for gatherings of groups. Each of the homes is graciously appointed and tasteful. We provide high quality linens, and our housekeepers are meticulous. There are birds everywhere, sitting outside and listening to them is lovely and relaxing. Kayaking and paddling on the river are a joy, and the restaurants in town satisfy all appetites! A NOTE ABOUT EVENTS Many people contact us in hopes of having small weddings or events on the property. Unfortunately, Sonoma County strictly limits the number of people who can stay on the property (to 15) and the number who can be on the property at any time (to 20). There are also noise and parking restrictions. So although it is a beautiful setting, it is really not appropriate for events. We are sorry!

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  • Living room in Main House

    Living room in Main House

  • Patio and Main House

    Patio and Main House

  • The flower sculpture

    The flower sculpture

  • Main House from the path to the river

    Main House from the path to the river

  • Big trees!

    Big trees!

  • Grill and counter

    Grill and counter

  • Main House master bedroom (upstairs)

    Main House master bedroom (upstairs)

  • Helping the cook

    Helping the cook

  • Commercial grill and bar

    Commercial grill and bar

  • Outdoor fireplace and flower

    Outdoor fireplace and flower

  • Cooking outside

    Cooking outside

  • mid day SUP paddle

    mid day SUP paddle

  • Front lawn from the river

    Front lawn from the river

  • Main House kitchen

    Main House kitchen

  • Relaxing in the Fall

    Relaxing in the Fall

  • The pavilion, on the bluff

    The pavilion, on the bluff

  • Studio cottage

    Studio cottage

  • Bath with jets in Main House master bedroom

    Bath with jets in Main House master bedroom

  • Lower Townhouse

    Lower Townhouse

  • Fishing at the bend in the river

    Fishing at the bend in the river

  • S'mores!


VRBO #476428

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