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Pearadise for a Fun, Relaxing, Adventure on the Russian River

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom + 3.25 Bath House with Double Decks & Dock on the River

Pearadise (Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax # 664N) is located on a spectacular deep-water section of the Russian River walking distance from Johnson’s beach and downtown Guerneville, the center of recreation activities (kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking and shopping). It is convenient to Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma wine making regions. The house has five bedrooms with three bathrooms, and sleeps up to 12.

This quiet wine country retreat comes fully equipped for an extended family or group with hand-honed redwood bar, 2 large decks overlooking spectacular views of the Russian river, 6-person spa, ample outdoor seating, and river access with boat dock, canoe, and 2 kayaks (summertime) . Top floor features an open floor plan, allowing the cook(s) to interact with guests in both the living and knotty pine dining/family room that opens out onto the top deck. Downstairs you’ll find a large game room with 42” HDTV, digital cable with HBO, wet bar area and refrigerator. House also equipped with unlimited long distance in the US, scanner-printer, and secure WiFi; bring your laptop!

Top Floor:

Living room: gas fire place, couches, 32' HDTV (cable with HBO), DVD player, stereo system

Breakfast Nook: Round table seating for 8

Kitchen: Gas range, microwave, French-door-style refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster oven, pots, pans, plates and utensils for 20+.

Dining Room (family room): Beautiful bar made of solid piece of redwood tree, television, formal dining table (seats 8), two chaise lounges, sliding-doors open onto top deck

Bedroom 1 (upstairs): 1 queen bed, large closet, and dressers

Bedroom 2 (upstairs): 1 queen bed, closet, and dressers

Bathroom 1 (upstairs): Full-bath with bathtub

Bathroom 2 (upstairs): Three-quarter bath with shower

Outdoor Living Space (Top-Deck): Three tables (seating for 18), large gas BBQ, umbrellas for summer shade, beautiful view of the Russian river, fresh pears in season.

Middle Floor:

Laundry-Room: washer, dryer, and folding table

Bedroom 3 (downstairs): queen bed, single bed, closet, dressers

Bedroom 4 (downstairs): queen bed, large closet, dresser

Bedroom 5 (downstairs): queen bed, dresser

Game Room: futon (double bed size), closet, couch, chairs, 42” HDTV, digital cable with HBO wet bar, refrigerator, microwave

Bathroom 3 (downstairs): Full-bath with bathtub

Lower Deck: 6-person spa, table and chairs

Ground Floor:

Large Patio: fruit trees (pears, loquats, nectarines in season), sun bathing lounges and river views, steps away from the river-front dock

Storage room with toilet for easy access from the river, outdoor shower for rinsing off.


Deep-water, chairs, umbrella, canoe, single and double kayaks (available in summertime)

Pearadise is perfect for all seasons. Summer is warm, ideal for shorts or swimsuit all day, with plenty of time for romantic evenings at the many local restaurants and entertainment venues.

During the fall, winter and spring, you’ll enjoy fishing, watching birds and river life, and taking hikes or biking in nearby Armstrong Woods, and wine tasting.

Pearadise is located 1/2 mile from downtown Guerneville in the Russian River Resort area. It is a short drive (2 minutes) to Korbel champagne cellars and many Russian River Valley wineries in the dry creek area (20 minutes). We can accommodate off-street parking for four compact cars.

In your consideration of vacation rentals, it's important to note that Pearadise is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and our vacation rental license with Sonoma County limits us to a maximum of 12 overnight guests (+ 2 day visitors), quiet hours between 10 pm and 9 am and no outdoor amplified sound at any time. Quiet dinners on the decks are fine, but our property could not be used as a "venue" for a large party or celebration out of respect for our neighbors.

More Details

Penny & Mike Bolger
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

Why Penny & Mike Bolger chose Guerneville

Our families have been vacationing at 'The River' since Penny's grandfather rode the train from San Francisco to his 'cabin in the redwoods' in the late 1800's. Over the past 100+ years, 5 generations of our families have spent their vacations and holiday weekends here!

In 2007, Penny & Mike purchased and remodeled 'Pearadise' to provide the most comfortable and fun year round vacation retreat for our expanding family.

We use the income from VRBO (since January 2009) to maintain and improve the property. Our latest project was to build in a fireplace and mantel (to restore the one that was removed when the house was raised by the previous owners) and replace the carpet with a 'green' product (made from recycled plastic pop bottles.) Our goal is to provide a clean, green, bright, comfortable and 'turn key' vacation home for our family and yours.

What makes this house unique

We love being ON the river: water sports (swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, etc.), visiting friends on the river, exploring, fishing, and observing (people during the warm Summer and spectacular nature during the pleasant Spring and Fall and even in the chilly Winter!)

We also enjoy BBQing and entertaining on our spectacular deck, cooking in the great kitchen and bar areas, gaming and movies in the downstairs 'game room' and having lots of room for folks to 'do their own thing' too.

Local activities that we like to do include: hiking and biking (especially in Armstrong Woods and around Austin Creek), eating in the many good local restaurants, wine tasting treks, driving out to the ocean (Jenner is only 10 miles away), shopping in the funky town of Guerneville, movies at the Rio Theater, Pee Wee golf and many annual events and festivals (Jazz & Blues festivals, Civil War Days, Stumptown Parade, July 4th fireworks, Bohemian Show, Sonoma County Fair, Apple Fair, Vine Man triathlons, RR rodeo, and Wine Road activities to name just a few.)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Penny -- We just arrived home in Santa Barbara and wanted to tell you that we had such a lovely time at the Pearadise! Mom and I had the pleasure of opening and closing the house, and we got to see everyone (since the family schedules didn't all exactly coincide). The house was perfect. We LOVED the kitchen (which was amazingly stocked with appliances and dishes and cookware) and deck especially, and spent lots of time down on the dock. The last two days were really lovely weather-wise, and so we put on the ceiling fans. Thanks so much for a terrific house for our family reunion. Best, Kris and Rosemarie
Aug 2009
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Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper level between the 2 master bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upper level near family room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level
    Patio Level - toilet , outdoor shower , Toilet inside basement & outdoor shower on patio level
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , On top floor with river view
    Master Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , On upper floor
    Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Lower level. Captain's bed (steps up) & single
    Bedroom #4 - 1 queen , Lower level. Large closet, quieter room.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Lower level. Cozy & no closet but partial river view.
    Game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower level game room has double-bed Futon + closet
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Kayaks canoe, deep water dock for swimming, boating, and fishing.


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Pearadise for a Fun, Relaxing, Adventure on the Russian River
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Spring Break Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect set up for our group! We had 4 adults and 5 teens. Adults had the top level and the teens had their own floor too! This place has everything you need for the stay in the kitchen and through out the house. We went right after Easter so we didn't have the warmest weather but we still had a great time. Armstrong Forest is minutes away and our group had never been so it was a great day out! We hope to go back when it is warmer!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely time at this house. The owners made everything really convenient for us. The kitchen was really well stocked for a larger group, plenty of utensils and glasses, etc. Perfect location for biking and hiking. Sadly the river was a little too full and fast for kayaking but the hot tub more than made up for it. No complaints at all! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful property for a group

  • 4 of 5

The house was great for our group of 6 women; plenty of room to be together AND to be apart! Beds were very comfortable and the hot tub was magical. The kitchen is stocked with everything you can imagine so if you like to cook this is your place. The living room is cozy with a lovely fireplace for warmth and atmosphere. The back family room and game room downstairs are perfect for groups who like to do a lot of different activities; cards, games, eating and drinking. Penny and Michael were super helpful with two minor issues (a noisy heater which they got repaired and missing bathmats which they resupplied). The only negative was the fact that the house has many stairs. Loading and unloading the cars was a challenge but once we were all in it was wonderful. Close to the redwoods and the beach, and cute shops in Guerneville that you can walk to. And if you need anything a greatly stocked hardware store is right across the street. We were there in winter so we didn't get to use the many decks and steps-away riverfront too much although the hot tub is under cover which makes it usable year round.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great experience, lovely home, excellent communication by owners.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space for large group

  • 5 of 5

We are a large group consisting of 3 families with small children and it was GREAT fun with plenty of space for all our kiddos to run around upstairs and downstairs. The space was very clean and the location is great (super close to downtown). We grilled steaks on the BBQ the first night and they had everything with needed to make all of our meals from breakfast to dinner for all the days we were there. Although it was a little chilly, we were still able to all go down to the dock and admire the beauty and serenity that the river offered. The rooms were comfortable and clean and there were enough beds for everyone, plus some that weren't used at all. This is a great space for a large group.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, house has tons and space and the kitchen is fully stocked!

  • 5 of 5

The house is unique where it feels like someone actually lived here vs a vacation rental. The kitchen has anything you could need while cooking. Hot tub is perfect for a warm soak. Penny and Michael are very communicative. I'd recommend this house if your a group or family! Enjoy if you choose to stay here

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $350

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Pet fee (dogs only, limit of 2) is $25/night/dog + 12% Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.