Mojo's Lair Riverfront Retreat, Pet Friendly, **Winter Special** 4th Night Free
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Located right on the Russian River, just upstream of Vacation Beach, Mojo's Lair is the place you've been looking for. A terrific place to just relax and to explore all this wonderful area has to offer--wineries, hiking, fishing, state parks and beaches, and great food!
The large, private, and beautifully-landscaped lot is perfect for a fun and relaxing vacation. Although surrounded by redwoods, there is still plenty of sun, including a deck overlooking the river that gets sun most of the day. The main patio off the living room has a gas fire pit/table and Weber gas grill.
The patio in the side yard has a large picnic table, which is a great location for al fresco dining or just hanging out. There is also a wood-burning fire pit with an adjacent horseshoe pit.
In the summer, the floating dock has kayaks on it, making getting out on the river super easy. Or just tie off a tube and float around!
The hot tub, nestled along the edge of the patio, is very private but still has great views of the river. The spa is serviced weekly so it is always perfect for our guests.
The house, which sleeps up to 8, has terrific views of the river. Each of the 2 bedrooms has a Queen bed. There is a very comfortable, King-size sofa bed in the living room. There is also a downstairs room with two bunks (one Queen mattress and one twin mattress), which is a great space for teens or older children—or just those who want some peace and quiet;) There are two full bathrooms, a full-sized washer and dryer, and a gas fireplace.
Modern conveniences include Wi-Fi and 50” LED/LCD television with Comcast cable, DVR, and Blu-Ray/DVD player. There is an assortment of books, games, and videos available.
Located in Sonoma wine country, the world-renowned Russian River and Dry Creek Wine regions with their dozens of wineries are within a 20 minute drive. If like your wine sparkling, Korbel and Martinelli are just a short drive away. And the capital of Sonoma wine country, Healdsburg, with over 100 wineries and a thriving restaurant scene, is approximately a 40-minute drive from Mojo's Lair.
The Pacific coast and the town of Jenner, which is right at the mouth of the Russian River, are a short drive away. Check out some of the great restaurants in Jenner, or take a hike in some of the great parks along the coast.
Northwood Golf Club is just up the road—play golf among the towering redwoods. Or go hiking and bird watching in nearby Armstrong woods, and hike among old-growth redwoods. Go shopping or dine in some of the great restaurants in the area. Or just hang out with friends and relax.
We know how important it is to be able to bring your dog along on your vacation, and so Mojos’s Lair is pet-friendly. Mojo wouldn't have had it any other way! The yard is completely fenced (except to the river). There is also a gate at the top of the patio to discourage pets from going down the stairs. There is a dog door in the back bedroom that can be used for small to medium-sized dogs. Pooper scooper available for your convenience. And we designed the shower with pet washing in mind.
If you enjoy fishing, just walk to the bottom of the stairs, find yourself a nice perch and cast away.
Hobie sit-on-top kayaks are available for your use year round. Both kayaks have room to bring a child or dog along.
Kayaks are available year round for your use.
The dock is in whenever the river is dammed at Vacation Beach, which is usually from mid June to mid-to-late September.
Thank you for considering Mojo's Lair! Please feel free to contact me by phone if you have any questions. Stephanie, (650) 533-7207.
Special Winter Offer: Book 3 nights, Get 4th night FREE.
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- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Both front and back yards are fenced. Balcony around living room has Plexiglas panels along it to prevent children from falling. A gate at the top of stairs provides a convenient boundary to keep children from going down to the river unsupervised. However, young children and those that cannot swim must be supervised at ALL times. There is a booster seat under the shelves in the dining room. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
As pet owners ourselves, we know how great it is to be able to take your dog with you on vacations and how hard it can be to find a place that will allow them. However, we are also aware that pets can get pretty dirty, especially when playing in or along the river. Since we would really like to keep our home as clean and free from pet odors as possible, we set up the bathroom off the patio so that it will be easy to give your dog a quick cleaning in the walk in shower with handheld shower head. We also have a dog door in the back bedroom that will accommodate small to medium-sized dogs. ...moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1 has a Queen bed, sliding doors that open onto the patio, a large walk-in closet, and a pet door. Bedroom 2 has a Queen bed. The living room has a very comfortable King-sized sofa bed. A Queen blowup bed can also be put in the living room. The summer bedroom, which is an unfinished room under the living room, has 2 bunks that are perfect for sleeping bags. Kids love it!...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The full bath adjacent the bedrooms has a shower over the bathtub. The second full bath is located directly off the back patio and is just a few steps from the master bedroom. It is also readily accessible from the river, making it perfect for washing off after swimming or boating, or for rinsing off your pets if they get muddy playing in the river. Washer and dryer are located there. ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
Kayak / Canoe:
2 Hobie Quest kayaks, 2 inflatable boats, 4 tubes and cooler carrier. Kayak available all for use year. When the dock isn't in, access to the river is a short walk down the street at Vacation Beach....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 3 - Dec 21, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2015
4 night min stay
Jan 3 - Apr 28, 2016
2 night min stay
Apr 29 - Jun 16, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 17 - Sep 23, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $160 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $25
- Tax Rate 9%
Fall/ Winter Special Offer:
Book any 3 nights, get 4th night FREE.
Unless we tell you otherwise,
Check-in time is 4:00 pm.
Check out time is 11:00 am.
Minimum age for the responsible party is 25. No exceptions.
2015/2016 Holidays include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve/New Year's Day.
Special terms or minimums may apply to specific dates or holidays not specified.
Rates may vary for stays that don't meet the minimum number of nights.
100% refunded if cancelled ≥30 days prior to Check-In Date;
50% if cancelled >7 and <30 days;
0% if cancelled ≤7 days; less 5% credit card transaction fees (if applicable).
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Located close to Sonoma wine country, there are dozens of vineyards within 20 minutes and over 100 within 45 minutes. On the Russian River (with its own private dock in summer) also makes for great swimming, kayaking, wildlife/bird watching, exploration of the coast. You can also go hiking among the the redwoods, or just relax.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: That's our little Mojo, the namesake of Mojo's Lair, who loved to go kayaking! We have enjoyed visiting Sonoma County and the Russian River for a long time. We love going wine tasting, kayaking and fishing, hiking, and just hanging out with friends. We always dreamed of owning a place on the river, and so were absolutely thrilled when we had the good fortune to find Mojo's Lair, our little piece of paradise. Our two Bostons Mojo and Durban (ages 7 and 3) also love visiting Guerneville. Durban has even become quite the little swimmer. Mojo not so much--although she can swim, she prefers to remain near the water rather than be IN it, either nestled on the front of Michele's kayak while she fishes, or just wandering around on the beach. That’s Mojo in the kayak.
Why the Owner Chose Guerneville:
We were immediately taken with spectacular views from this property, the easy river access, the large sun-filled lot, the proximity to town, and its private, cozy feel. It really feels like a private retreat, tucked away in nature, yet still close to lots of places to go and things to do.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is located just upstream of the summer dam at Vacation Beach. When the dam is in place, you can enjoy the lake-like deep water right off the dock, which is perfect for swimming and for kayaking and tubing. If you want to play in shallower water, cross the river to the island (great place for kids to play!), or head on down the street a block to Vacation Beach and you can explore the river in it's natural state from the other side of the dam. And bonus, in the summer, there is a road over the top of the dam that provides a nice shortcut into town and a more direct way to head west towards the mouth of the Russian River in Jenner. In addition, our place on the river get ways more sun than many places on the river do. The deck in the middle of the property gets sun all day long, and the dock gets plenty of sun as well. The dock is also directly over a very deep part of the river so you can dive away!
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Upstairs deck off living room, overlooking the river below
Back patio with view of fire pit, hot tub and side yard (with picnic table).
Second patio with picnic table and wood-burning fire pit. Kayaks along fence.
Hobie Oasis kayaks (11 and 13 ft with space for passenger in back), and tubes.
Middle deck overlooks the river. Just outside the bunk room.
Living room with gas fireplace. Mojo loves being in front of the fireplace!
Front bedroom with Queen-size bed.
Lushly landscaped backyard; hot tub (to left) overlooks the river.
View of the Russian River from Mojo's Lair--with the dam in, it's like a lake.
Back patio with fire pit. Gate at top of stairs going down to the river.
Laundry Room/Bathroom off main patio.
Picnic table seats 8.
View from deck off of the living room, overlooking the lower deck and the river
Living room with terrific view of the river.
Living room with King-size sleep sofa. Coffee table holds DVDs.
Back bedroom with slider to back patio and dog door (for dogs up to ~25 lbs)
Kitchen, well-equipped for all your cooking needs.
View from main patio, Sept 2014.
Stairs on far side of the yard that go down to just below the lower deck.
Firepit on patio outside of living room, overlooking the river
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015
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