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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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.

Dock:

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

Why The Owner chose Russian River

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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Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Kayaks canoe, deep water dock for swimming, boating, and fishing.

Reviews

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

  • 5 of 5

Pearadise is all that it is chocked up to be. The property is spacious and extremely well appointed. The host immediately attended to our admittedly minor problems. The wild rosemary growing in the property was something not to be missed. We tried to get the pears to ripen but were ultimately unsuccessful. The kitchen is great with the gas stove. There are so many kitchen utensils that you have to search drawers and drawers, only to find duplicates of what you were looking for. Only complaint is the fry pans stuck and need to be replaced.

Everyone in our party expressed their gratitude for what a terrific rental Pearadise is, including the superior level of service. Unexpected pluses: the hot tub, all the recreational equipment, all the room, the gas grill. If you are there to wine taste. most of the really good wineries are only 30 minutes away. The docks were basically disfunctional since the river water depth was so low. But this is not their fault.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Brian. We're glad that your group had such a great time during your Autumn visit to Pearadise. And thanks for the note about the frying pans needing replacing. (We have been so consistently rented, that we haven't had a chance to evaluate our small equipment in several months.) We now have a new set of fry pans on order and should have them in there by next week. Hope that your travel plans bring you and your family back to Pearadise again soon!
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Amazing house and location!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here twice now and we absolutely love it! Couldn't ask for a better location and the house is beautiful- perfect for a group of friends or a family too. A real gem!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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truly a weekend in pearadise

  • 5 of 5

wonderful house, stocked with everything you could even think of....kitchen fantastic. bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable. outdoor patio was fantastic for entertaining everyone. the river toys were an extra special bonus. had a great day kayaking on the river. thank you penny and michael for a wonderful place for our friends and family. hopiong to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time at Pearadise!

  • 5 of 5

I rented Pearadise for a group of friends. All we wanted to do was hang out by the river and relax. Pearadise was the perfect place for this! We loved how close the river was and all the amenities available. The hot tub was a favorite as well. The house was large enough that we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. I highly recommend Pearadise for anyone that wants to spend a few days on the river!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Pearadise

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home on the river, well equipped, spacious rooms, good pier for swimming and boating. Found nothing wanting. Will rent again

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

It was great to be right on the Russian River. We came for the wineries, but kayaking and relaxing by the river really gave our trip that extra bit of awesomeness.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
4 Miles
NorthWood
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.