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Sunny Riverfront Retreat - Kayaks, River Access, Hot Tub, Redwoods

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view from home's upstairs dining deck and sun porch

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Last updated: 12/14/2016

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

- Relax and enjoy our piece of paradise, located on the banks of the Russian River, minutes from the stunning Sonoma Coast and world class wineries.

- Stylish and modern amenities include a very private hot tub, game room with ping pong table, 2 cozy gas fireplaces. 3 kayaks, outdoor grill, fully stocked kitchen, wifi, children's books & toys, bicycles, 1 king + 2 queen-size beds, and more!

- Expansive sunny lawn leading down to the water is perfect for kicking around a soccer ball, a game of croquet, flying a kite, playing volleyball, badminton or football, picnicking on a blanket or relaxing with a book in a lawn chair while you watch the river flow by.

- Easy river access for swimming, kayaking and fishing.

- Home features great separation of space with three very private sleeping quarters - each with its own private entrance. A perfect layout for couples, families or friends traveling together. If you have small children and do not want to co-sleep in the same room, the layout may not work for you.

- Enjoy watching the cows grazing on the mountain ridge and the morning fog rising off the river from the fully enclosed glass sun porch.

-Watch the sunset while dining al fresco on the adjacent open air deck.

- With stunning views from almost every window of the house, even washing dishes is relaxing as you watch the ducks float by. (Bosch dishwasher also provided though)

- Inside is a comfortable living room, dining table that comfortably seats 6, and fully stocked kitchen; as well as the Master Bedroom with King Bed and Full Bath with Stone Tile Shower. Fold out sofa bed upstairs allows for a total of 4 guests to sleep upstairs.

- Downstairs features a private entrance, bedroom with comfy queen bed and views of the river, and a full bath. Take a bubbly soak in the antique claw foot tub (with shower).

-Downstairs suite also includes a kitchenette with Sink, Mini Fridge and Coffeemaker.

- The 3rd sleeping area is a detached, charming and cozy Separate Sleeping Cottage with Queen Loft Bed, Sitting Area and Gas Fireplace. This sits just steps away from the main house and hot tub.

-Star gaze and soak your muscles in the hot tub, after a day of hiking, biking or being blissfully lazy...located in the very private courtyard

Sonoma County TOT Certificate number: 742N, Guests must agree to Sonoma County Vacation Rental ordinance: max guests number 6 (or 8 with children), max number of vehicles: 3, quiet time: 10 pm-7 am.

Keywords: Riverfront Home, Cabin, Cottage, Romantic Retreat, Riverfront, Private, River, View, Peaceful, Quiet, Meadow, River Access, Kayaking, Hiking, Wine Country Home, Sonoma Coast

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/14/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Older than 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have 2 children, so the house is very child-friendly. There are books, toys, life vests, water and sand toys, kid's movies and a high chair. Our family of four (7 and 9 year olds) uses only the upstairs portion of the house - 2 sleep in the king bed and 2 in the living room sofa bed. The downstairs areas are IDEAL for us to host another family or couple of friends as they provide 2 more comfy queen-size beds in 2 additional private sleeping areas. If co-sleeping is not ideal for your family or your children are not old enough to sleep in a separate area alone, a traditional 3-bedroom house may be a better fit for your family. It's great for some but not all families, depending on your sleeping arrangements. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking please....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    The Master Bedroom is located upstairs in the main house....moreless

  • Sleeping Cottage: 1 queen

    Plenty of space to set up crib or sleeping bags for children...moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

    Private entrance with own full bath...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Located off Master Bedroom ...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Located on 1st Level next to Downstairs Bedroom...moreless

  • 2 full bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Blue Tooth Speaker provided, so bring your favorite play lists. Also a radio and cd player with a collation of cc's. ...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean:

    Duncan's Mills is less than 5 miles inland from the coast where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean....moreless

  • Village:

    Charming historical town of Duncan's Mills features wine tasting, bar, restaurants, antique shops, unique gift shops, general store and cafe with homemade pastries and pizza and coffee roaster. ...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    adjoining dining room seats 6 comfortably...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    free nation-wide calling...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    2...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 gas fireplaces heat the house...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless internet connection...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of comfy sheets and towels provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided. Please bring beach towels for river and beach use....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    2...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    everything a gourmet chef needs...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch dishwasher. Please be sure to use dishwasher detergent NOT dish soap in machine!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small but very efficient and well-equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave:

    2...moreless

  • Oven:

    brand new gas range...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, spice rack. whatever is available guests are free to use. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    glass-enclosed sunroom overlooking river, as well as outdoor deck with dining table...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    golf course just a few miles down the road....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    giant grassy meadow that is shared with neighbors...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    life jackets and water toys...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $325
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning fee $130 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Rates may vary and are typically higher for popular dates such as holiday weekends. Please inquire to confirm rates for specific dates. Holiday weekends such as Presidents' Day, Memorial, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, etc. may require a 3 night minimum. 3-4 night minimum also required over weekends in July, August And the 2nd half of June.

Payment is submitted directly to Owner by check or credit card along with a signed rental agreement. Damage deposit is refunded in full within 14 days assuming no breach of contract, damage or losses to property.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

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Location

Car: Recommended

Riverfront Retreat is a peaceful getaway for nature-lovers looking for a comfortable, relaxing spot to rejuvenate with friends and family. Riverfront access and 3 kayaks lure you to explore the Russian River - great for kayaking, tubing, swimming, fishing, and birdwatching. A trailhead to some of the best hiking and mountain biking in Sonoma County is located right on our road! For more heat and action (if you miss the crowds) head to Guerneville for the public beach, music festivals and fine dining. Craving the sound of crashing waves? The stunning Sonoma Coast is just 4.5 miles down the highway. Meander the gorgeous country roads, explore the charming hamlets, and visit the wineries and world class restaurants or beautiful Sonoma County. All this just 1 1/2/ hours from San Franicisco! Or if you're feeling less adventurous, just relax at the house in hot tub, play or picnic on the sunny meadow, read, swim, kayak, sleep, and soak up the peacefulness of this heavenly place.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We have lived and travelled all over the world, but call Northern California home. We enjoy hiking in the redwoods, playing on the beach, kayaking, biking, dancing and music with our kids. We are both chefs, so also love growing, foraging, cooking and eating good food.

Why the Owner Chose Monte Rio, CA, USA:
As residents of the Bay Area, the Russian River is a close, convenient place to escape the frenzy of urban living. Duncan's Mills is a sweet, quiet community between Jenner and Guerneville. We love our neighbors and the peace and quiet of the area. Having lived and travelled all over the world, this area tops our 'Most Beautiful Places' list. We feel so blesssed to have this property and love sharing it with others who appreciate the natural beauty of this magical place as much as we do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love our home, but we also love its location. Duncans Mills is a quaint, sweet little town. We love the friendly people, the relaxed atmosphere, and the surrounding nature. We enjoy walks into town to chat with locals over a cup of tea at the cafe. We love hikes and bike rides around the area. And, of course, we love kayaking, swimming and playing in the river! The meadow and the easy river access it provides are a very special and unique feature of the property. The property has something to offer every month of the year. In the rainy months a 100 foot waterfall gushes from the mountainside across the road. It's the perfect soundtrack (along with the mooing of the cows on the mountain ridge) for sitting in the hot tub under a sky full of stars. In the warmer months, we enjoy swimming, playing ball on the meadow and kayaking and exploring the river. There is always something unique to enjoy, no matter the weather or time of year. We always enjoy hearing guests' stories of their encounters with wildlife, favorite spots to explore, restaurants, beaches, wineries, and other local adventures. No matter the season, Riverfront Retreat offers peace and tranquility and although it is always hard to leave, we always leave happy and relaxed.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/14/2016

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Photos

  • view from home's upstairs dining deck and sun porch

    view from home's upstairs dining deck and sun porch

  • Courtyard offers privacy, a propane grill for outdoor grilling & a hot tub.

    Courtyard offers privacy, a propane grill for outdoor grilling & a hot tub.

  • Fly a kite, play croquet, enjoy a picnic, or toss a football on our meadow

    Fly a kite, play croquet, enjoy a picnic, or toss a football on our meadow

  • Living and Dining Area

    Living and Dining Area

  • downstairs bedroom with queen bed, view of the river, and seating area

    downstairs bedroom with queen bed, view of the river, and seating area

  • View looking up towards the house across the meadow from the river bank

    View looking up towards the house across the meadow from the river bank

  • Harbor Seals and River Otters can often be spotted playing or just relaxing.

    Harbor Seals and River Otters can often be spotted playing or just relaxing.

  • Propane gas fireplace heats the house and adds to the romance!

    Propane gas fireplace heats the house and adds to the romance!

  • The Sonoma Coast, less than 5 miles away is stunning year-round!

    The Sonoma Coast, less than 5 miles away is stunning year-round!

  • Explore the beaches of the Sonoma Coast. Completely breathtaking!

    Explore the beaches of the Sonoma Coast. Completely breathtaking!

  • stunning Sonoma coast just 5 miles away

    stunning Sonoma coast just 5 miles away

  • hot tub under trellis in courtyard

    hot tub under trellis in courtyard

  • king size bed in upstairs bedroom

    king size bed in upstairs bedroom

  • Living Room and sliding glass door to Sunroom

    Living Room and sliding glass door to Sunroom

  • Courtyard with hot tub, cozy sleeping cottage and lounging areas

    Courtyard with hot tub, cozy sleeping cottage and lounging areas

  • interior of sleeping cottage with platform bed, seating area & fireplace

    interior of sleeping cottage with platform bed, seating area & fireplace

  • Downstairs bath with claw foot bathtub with shower.

    Downstairs bath with claw foot bathtub with shower.

  • Enjoy kayaking, swimming and fishing in the river with easy river access

    Enjoy kayaking, swimming and fishing in the river with easy river access

  • An enchanting flock of white pelicans are regular visitors among other birds.

    An enchanting flock of white pelicans are regular visitors among other birds.

  • Dine al fresco on the deck while you take in the view.

    Dine al fresco on the deck while you take in the view.

  • A birdwatcher's paradise!

    A birdwatcher's paradise!

  • courtyard with hot tub and seating

    courtyard with hot tub and seating

  • Meadow between house and river

    Meadow between house and river

VRBO #235138

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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