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'River Gardens' Riverfront on Private, Fully Fenced 3/4 Acre

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to River Gardens, the remarkably versatile Russian River property that is just as suitable for a family retreat as it is for a honeymoon stay.

Say goodbye to stress and hello to peace, privacy, romance, and plain old fun on a very lush, fully fenced, 3/4 of an acre. Perfect for one or two couples, or a family.

Let the kids run and play on the large lawn while you enjoy a cocktail on the porch. Watch them swing under the shade of the huge bay tree while keeping your other eye on the otters swimming in the river. Wake up early and see a blue heron catch its breakfast.

Launch our canoe or kayaks from the private beach and paddle up to the town of Guerneville or down to the mouth of the Pacific. Cuddle by the fire when the fog rolls in. Relax in the jacuzzi bathtub and settle in for a night of comfort on premium mattresses and fine linens. Play a boardgame or grab one of our 150 books and dig in.

Location, location, location. Drive to Jenner and the ocean in 10 minutes (make sure to take our kite!), Bodega Bay in under 30, and Guerneville in 15 minutes. Renowned wineries dot the area and make for a wonderful afternoon of wine tasting and picnicking.

The driving destinations are plentiful, but it's what's in easy (and we mean easy!) walking distance that makes River Gardens the ultimate location. Located at the end of a country lane in Duncans Mills (on the town side of the bridge if you're familiar with the area), it's a breeze to walk to town where you'll find gourmet coffee and mochas, antique and specialty shops, wine and cheese tasting, the post office, brick oven pizza, and the popular Cape Fear Restaurant. You can also walk to the town's General Store for food staples, ice cream, or a nice bottle of local wine. It is entirely possible to leave your car in Park for the whole weekend and still find everything you need.

A beautiful setting. A beautiful house. It's all here, at River Gardens.

784N Registered with County of Sonoma

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful time this weekend--we all enjoyed the yard and beach, especially Veikko. Veikko says thanks for the dog treats! We love your home and hope to return soon. Thanks so very much.

Mike, Regina, and Veikko the dog

San Francisco, CA
Sep 2007
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

'River Gardens' Riverfront on Private, Fully Fenced 3/4 Acre
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 76 reviews
5

A dream come true

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not even come close to what this property has to offer. Peace, tranquility, closeness to nature, privacy - all in a well-kept, cozy home full of light. One can slip into this oasis and never feel as if one is in a rented place - it becomes home immediately. It is ideal for a personal retreat, for sharing unforgettable memories with a loved one, for relaxing and getting off the grid (almost). I am sure families would enjoy it, too, because the garden is expansive and the river access a delight. One can only wish that all visitors treat this exceptional home with the respect it and its generous owners deserve.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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5

A great place to getaway from the hustle and bustle, even in the winter!

  • 5 of 5

River Gardens is a beautiful, well appointed home. If you are looking for a place to relax and spend quality time with family or friends this is it! We happened to stay during a huge storm and rising river but we still had a wonderful time playing games, watching movies, eating & napping. Owners were great and checked in with us on the river and road conditions which we appreciated very much. Jacuzzi bath tub was a nice bonus and we LOVED the indoor fireplace. Our pups had a great time running around the property during every break in the rain. So close to the ocean as well. Highly recommend. We definitely want to visit again during the warmer months.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Picture perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

My review is overdue but better late than never... I celebrated my 40th birthday with 3 of my girlfriends and my dog Joe Joe at River Gardens - everything was perfect! From the moment we opened the gate to drive in, we fell in love with the property - the flowers, the tree swing and the porches around the house. We made use of the canoe, both kayaks and the fire pit where we made S'mores both nights we were there. The little town of Duncan Mills is so sweet, we loved going through the little shops and we bought sandwiches from the General Store and took them out onto the dock and had a picnic right there on the water.

The house has everything you will need for your stay. We made a fire inside both nights, plenty of firewood and we played board games around the eat-in kitchen table. We all agreed the beds were very comfortable and we all ate, played and slept very well.

I would highly recommend staying at River Gardens if you are looking for some R&R in a wonderfully appointed home on the water. We all plan to go back again this year!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

I had 2 pretty tough years and New Year's eve was the 1st anniversary of my partner's death and I did not want to be home. I searched online for somewhere to go and relax and reflect in solitude and peace and quiet. River Gardens was so much more than I expected. Absolute quiet and exactly what I needed. The kitchen is set up perfectly so I brought an ice chest with enough food to last the 3 days I was there but had expected to go out a couple of times. I felt so relaxed and at peace that I never left the property. I was standing down by the river with my dog one morning and a river otter stopped by to say good morning. Jacqui was kind enough to leave a bottle of Korbel and although I didn't drink it there, I brought it home and will be enjoying it with friends tonight. Comfortable beds, cozy welcoming bungalow, beautiful grounds and fully fenced. I can't recommend this property enough. Absolute heaven.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Iowa City
5

A very cozy and comfortable property in a gorgeous location right on the Russian River

  • 5 of 5

We found this to be a perfect place to explore the area. We found some excellent local restaurants - highlights were Boon Eat Drink in Guerneville and a bit further afield Osteria Stellina in Point Reyes and Coast Kitchen in Timber Cove resort. The park at Point Reyes has magnificent hiking and the Armstrong Redwood park just outside Guerneville should not be missed.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
4

Lovely stay, lovely place

  • 4 of 5

Light filled, clean, pretty home. Very private. Wonderful location -- right on the river, mere minutes' walk from bakery, general store, etc. Well equipped kitchen for cooking. Note that the two bedrooms adjoin each other, separated by glass doors with curtains. Jacqueline was a kind and conscientious host. Would eagerly stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

10 minutes to the ocean, 10 seconds to the Russian River!

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Rates & Availability

Duncans Mills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Rate
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
 
Spring Rate
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Summer Rate
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Rate
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Duncans Mills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1.5 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 1.5 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Two kayaks & one Canoe are available and for your enjoyment. Lifejackets provided: 3 adult (more than 90 lbs), 1 youth (50-90 lbs), 2 child (30-50 lbs), and 1 infant (less than 30 lbs).

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