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Abalone Cove - a Tranquil Retreat on Russian River

(69 Reviews)

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View from master suite of cottage, large lawn & river

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

5-star reviews from over 60 guests! Here's what they LOVE about Abalone Cove - stay with us!
- Quiet location - great for multi-generational vacations
- Large deck with outdoor dining & hot tub
- Everything for great meals, including well-stocked pantry and super quiet high end dishwasher
- Direct river access with 4 boats: 2 single kayaks, a tandem kayak, and a canoe
- Separate cottage with queen bed and pull-out sofa is perfect for added privacy
- Pets welcome
- Pay by check and avoid extra fees

** 2017 SUMMER BOOKINGS: Please note that we canNOT accommodate Saturday or Sunday arrivals, due to the availability of our our wonderful cleaners. Plan to arrive Mon-Fri for your summer stay. Stay a week and get the 7th day free! **

Our home in Duncans Mills offers 4 bedrooms with queen beds (master suite with stunning river views, 2 small bedrooms, and separate cottage with queen + sofa bed) and 3 bathrooms (one in cottage) for the perfect family vacation. Guest limit: 8. Parking for 4 cars.

Additional amenities:
- Outdoor toys include croquet, water toys, bikes
- Gas grill and fully stocked kitchen for guests who love to cook and eat
- Additional port-a-crib for young travelers
- Fireplace and wood provided
- Quite, safe street
- Hiking preserve a short walk from house
- Fast WIFI and unlimited long distance
- High-speed wireless internet
- Three TVs (2 are 32" flat screen) are located in living room, cottage and master bedroom
- Cable with free on-demand movies, DVD library, Apple TV in cottage
- Large Safeway and Food for Humans Natural Foods in Guerneville, just 15 minutes away

Serene paradise on river, surrounded by redwoods with spectacular views of coastal hills, yet less than 10 miles to the "city" of Guerneville and 25 minutes to wineries. Enjoy the small, friendly town of Duncans Mills, between Monte Rio and Jenner. Decks and lawn get mid-day sun, yet also offer cool ocean breezes. The best home base for area explorations to Guerneville, Occidental, Freestone, Bodega Bay, Fort Ross! Lots of good restaurants within 10 minutes.

Or... stay at home and cook. Fully stocked kitchen includes many stockpots, saute pans, roasting pans, baking supplies, 2 coffee makers, coffee grinder, waffle iron, small cuisinart, blender, and toaster.

Activities within 30 minutes include: biking, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, exploring art galleries and antique stores, history (the museum on the Russian River Railroad or Civil War re-enactment in summer), redwood grove at Armstrong Woods, rodeo (summers only), Spa (Osmosis is only 20 minutes away), swimming, whale watching, wine tasting in Russian River, Dry Creek and Sonoma valleys.

Abalone Cove pays 9% of all rental and cleaning revenue to the County of Sonoma, under Transient Occupancy Tax #607N. They require us to tell you the following: quiet hours are 10pm-7am.

Keywords: river, rental, paradise, vacation, getaway, quiet, outdoors, hot tub, family, water
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Please note that ages 2+ count towards the total of 8 guests max....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Steps required to all areas, including cottage...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master suite with river view: 1 queen

    with sofa and armchair to enjoy daytime and night!...moreless

  • Green room

    1 of 2 smaller bedrooms upstairs, across hall from Master...moreless

  • Blue room: 1 queen

    1 of 2 smaller bedrooms upstairs, across hall from Master...moreless

  • Separate cottage: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Access a few steps across deck - has separate bath...moreless

  • Baby supplies: 1 baby crib

    Portable crib and high chair available for your use...moreless

  • 3 bedrooms are upstairs in main house and share a bathroom. An additional bathroom is downstairs in main house. Cottage is right across the deck with a separate entrance, queen bed, sofa bed, desk and full bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, shower

    Closest to bedrooms in main house...moreless

  • Downstairs bathroom: toilet, tub

    With small, clawfoot tub perfect for kids' baths...moreless

  • Cottage bathroom: toilet, shower

    Part of cottage suite...moreless

  • Outdoor shower: shower

    Hot & cold water on deck to rinse before/after hot tub...moreless

  • Three full baths plus outdoor shower on deck

Other Amenities

  • River front home with direct river access, large lawn, 2 kayaks, 1 canoe, croquet, portacrib. Perfect for all ages!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    The library in the master suite has adult and children's books for you to enjoy. Feel free to take one and leave another!...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    All TVs have DVD player. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of fun games for all ages...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast On-Demand free movies and full cable channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small docking station with phone adapters...moreless

  • Television:

    Living room and cottage have 32" flat screen TVs; Master Bedroom has old-style TV with DVD/video player build in. (We figure there are too many gorgeous distractions outside!)...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Master bedroom has extensive DVD library on bookshelf and under TV....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront:

    Home is directly on the Russian River with river access right on property. (Please note that the VRBO location marker is not in exact spot & we cannot change!)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Indoor dining table with view of deck and river seats 8. Outdoor picnic table on deck with view of lawn and river seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Carport fits 1+ cars tandem...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    New linens purchased in 2016...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cosy living room with 32" flatscreen TV, cable and DVD...moreless

  • Parking:

    Carport + parking for 3 cars in driveway and turnaround...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    New towels purchased in main house in 2016 - very nice quality. Lots of beach towels as well. We also have a shelf full of dog towels and sheets!...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have two available for your use, plus a coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you could want. Knives are tucked away in the corner drawer of the kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough plates and utensils to get through at least 2 meals with a full house...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new (2016) fancy KitchenAid dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Tons of cooking supplies (pots, pans, roaster) and we try to keep basics in the pantry for you to use. Small appliances include mini-Cuisinart, waffle iron + others listed below....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Plenty of spices, baking supplies, oils and condiments...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    A few not-so-fancy bikes of varying sizes for you to enjoy on the quite road...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Northwood Golf Club is 10 minutes east. Pee Wee Mini Golf in Guerneville is a blast!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 single kayaks and a metal canoe are available for your use...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private 6-person hot tub located right outside kitchen, on deck with views of lawn and river...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

4.9
from 69 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$425
$2,300
Spend summer on the river!
May 30 - Oct 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$450
$2,700
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$450
$2,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$400
$2,000 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $175 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sonoma County Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Blue Heron Resteraunt and Tavern
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood Golf Course
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 116
1.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cape Fear
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Goat Rock State Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I must have been crazy when I thought I could afford a vacation home! Just fell in love with this area about 12 years ago and, well, one thing led to another. When the house is not rented, I spend lots of time enjoying the quiet and natural beauty of Abalone Cove and the surrounding area. This is my home away from home - I hope you enjoy it just as much. When I'm not escaping to Abalone Cove, I'm a nonprofit fundraiser in public health who lives in Marin county with my two teens, Kelly (cattle dog), and Frank Sinatra (blue-eyed cat). Michelle is our neighbor, friend and property manager, who lives down the street and is a true gift to us and our renters. We try to make sure you have everything you need at the house. If I've missed anything, Michelle will take great care of you before and during your stay!

Why the Owner Chose Duncans Mills, CA, USA:
If you love to kayak, hike, trail run, eat, drink great wine, hang out with friends, roast marshmallows, relax in the hot tub - all are plentiful here. Some of my favorites are the zins of Dry Creek Valley (45 min drive), the heavenly pastries at Gold Coast Bakery in Duncans Mills (15 min walk), and the fabulous trails in Willow Creek Preserve a quick walk down the street (thanks to the initial protection by LandPaths).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
At Abalone Cove you'll feel a world away from the hubbub, yet fabulous dining and wine tasting is so close - Cape Fear restaurant is 5 minutes in Duncans Mills, Guerneville is 15 minutes, Korbel is 20 minutes, and Russian River and Dry Creek's world famous wineries are within a 45 minute drive. The house has both privacy and direct river access - a rare combination on the Russian River! It is cosy, comfortable and the natural setting is absolutely gorgeous.


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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Photos

  • View from master suite of cottage, large lawn & river

    View from master suite of cottage, large lawn & river

  • View from dining room out to deck and yard

    View from dining room out to deck and yard

  • 6-person hot tub with easy access

    6-person hot tub with easy access

  • Master Suite has separate sitting area

    Master Suite has separate sitting area

  • One of the 2 smaller bedrooms upstairs

    One of the 2 smaller bedrooms upstairs

  • Enter into the living room with fireplace

    Enter into the living room with fireplace

  • Bright, fully stocked kitchen adjacent to dining room for easy access

    Bright, fully stocked kitchen adjacent to dining room for easy access

  • Separate cottage with full bathroom also has pull-out futon

    Separate cottage with full bathroom also has pull-out futon

  • View of house looking up from the river

    View of house looking up from the river

  • River access has rough steps and railing (but mud gets slippery!)

    River access has rough steps and railing (but mud gets slippery!)

  • A short walk to the quaint town of Duncans Mills with cute stores and eateries

    A short walk to the quaint town of Duncans Mills with cute stores and eateries

  • Top of the hill at Willow Creek State Park. Worth the hike up!

    Top of the hill at Willow Creek State Park. Worth the hike up!

  • Expanded deck with outdoor dining and lots of seating

    Expanded deck with outdoor dining and lots of seating

  • Easy access hot tub and lots of deck seating

    Easy access hot tub and lots of deck seating

  • Quiet nooks for reading and relaxing with friends

    Quiet nooks for reading and relaxing with friends

  • Master Suite with 2 large picture windows showing river view, yet very private

    Master Suite with 2 large picture windows showing river view, yet very private

  • Cosy living room now has flat screen TV

    Cosy living room now has flat screen TV

  • Kitchen has everything you need for cooking great meals

    Kitchen has everything you need for cooking great meals

  • View from Dining Room of large lawns. Perfect for adventure croquet!

    View from Dining Room of large lawns. Perfect for adventure croquet!

  • View from end of deck by cottage

    View from end of deck by cottage

  • Relaxing by the River is the perfect spot for daytime and sunsets

    Relaxing by the River is the perfect spot for daytime and sunsets

  • enjoy the water with 4 boats (2 single kayaks, double kayak, canoe)

    enjoy the water with 4 boats (2 single kayaks, double kayak, canoe)

  • Entrance to Willow Creek State Park just up the road from the house

    Entrance to Willow Creek State Park just up the road from the house

  • Sonoma Coast State Beach, just 4 miles from the house towards Bodega Bay

    Sonoma Coast State Beach, just 4 miles from the house towards Bodega Bay

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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