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VISTA SERENA-2000sf - River-Beach-Town 2bl -Playground/Tennis 1bl + Spa,Fpl,Wifi

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 )

"Guests Love It " Check out the reviews-- If you enjoy time together with family and friends, entertaining, cooking in comfort and style you will love this home. Walkability 99% by way of the pedestrian bridge. You walk over the Russian River to town and enjoy a breath taking view as the mist lifts off the river. Just 2 blocks for your morning local brew or lunch or a casual dinner. There is night time entertainment and libations and a safe walk home. Back home just relax, enjoy a dip in the hot tub under the stars and watch the dancing flames in front of fireplace while making memories together. Smart TV, HD Cable,Netflix, DVD, WIFI,High Speed Internet and lots of games for your pleasure. On a 1/4 acre fenced yard stroll past my grape vines and pick some for a snack. Fresh tomatoes and spices growing among the flowers for you. I thought of all these things when I made this 2007 new house into a home where guests feel special . And the Wineries of course are so close.

I picked this home for it's Architectural DESIGN and LOCATION - -You Can Walk Everywhere to downtown Guerneville - the Russian River- Johnson Beach-2 Tennis Courts-Basketball Court -Kids very cool Playground- Mini Golf-Hiking trails- Restaurants- Coffee shops- 24 hour Safeway Grocery and Art/gift shoppes

- WHAT IS It ALL ABOUT HERE? BREATH and RELAX

The Russian River Resort Area has: The River Playground-Wine Country Ambiance- Giant Redwoods-California Coast - Pacific Ocean Beaches--Hiking and Bike Trails-Wine , Beer and Cheese Tastings -Boating- Swimming- Paddle Boarding at Guerneville's Johnson's Beach- Antiques - Art Lovers- Hikers-Bikers-Golfers- and Just Take Time to Goof Off and Enjoy.

Wonderful restaurants with farm to table freshness. Happy People that is Family and Kid Friendly. Great Getaway from the city. Memories to Make with Friends

Visit the Coast (14 miles) with beautiful Goat Rock State Park and it's ocean views, hiking , beaches and seals. BBQ oysters right off the grill with hunks of grilled sour dough bread awaits you along your coastal drive.

Vista Serena a Great Location for Local Special Events:

Hear the Guerneville Jazz and Blues Festival from my Deck

Walk to the Vineman and Ironman starting location

Rodeo Days

Women Annual Conference

LazyBear Weekend and BonFire Event just across 116

Farmer's Market 2 blocks away

Rocking on The River Concerts just 2 blocks

Armstrong Woods a Hiking Redwood Preserve a Jog Away

Kids Playground, Tennis and Basketball Courts 1/2 block

18 hole Minature Golf 1/2 block away with Bike rentals

Regulation Golf 2 miles away

First Winery 5 miles away followed by 100 more

Enjoy whatever is growing in my yard- flowers, summer veggies-herbs and of course grapes.

PERFECT BALANCE- 2,000 SQ FT (built 2007) home with LARGE GATHERING SPACE - - 4 SEPARATE BEDROOMS- CHEF'S KITCHEN with OPEN AREA FOR ENTERTAINING with FIREPLACE- SPA and BBQ and Dining on DECK- Apartment size second floor Master Bedroom Suite with Sitting Area attached smaller bedroom and full bath great for the kids to watch TV / video games/DVD or go to sleep while adults enjoy quite dinner time on the main floor. Your HOLIDAY and CELEBRATION with Family & Friends in a COMFORTABLE HOME

Screen in porch on the ground floor with a trundle bed is left open.

Built in 2007- 2 STORY, 4 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS - 2000 SQ FT CONTEMPORARY with a Large DECK and Screened in PORCH is completely furnished (just bring clothes) on 1/4 acre across the street from the Russian River. My home is full of light with a wall of windows to enjoy the views and 20 foot ceilings. Sit by the FIREPLACE in the Great Room or relax in the 6 PERSON JETTED SPA on the large deck nestled among the giant redwoods to enjoy the clear blue skies and starry nights. Take my CANOE DOWN THE RIVER in the morning mist. Visit the 100+WINERIES during the warm days and come home for a quiet evening after a Short Walk to Local Restaurants for dinner. Enjoy an after dinner Soak in the SPA and an Amazing Night's Sleep in quality bedding.

GREAT LOCATION

The RUSSIAN RIVER is across the street . You are 1 BLOCK to the Pedestrian Bridge to the TOWN of GUERNEVILLE and JOHNSON'S BEACH. The Russian River is known for swimming, boating, fishing and playing. Dogs love it too.

A tennis/basketball /jungle-jim park and a miniature golf course with bike rental just down the street. 18 hole professional golf course a few miles away. The 100 RUSSIAN VALLEY WINERIES start a couple miles up the road. ARMSTRONG WOODS Giant Redwood Preserve with great hiking trails is a few miles away and makes a great PICNIC area.. Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Healdsburg are all 20-30 min. Lots of unique little towns all around this area with local art and craftsman shops. There are restaurants galore from fine to very casual. Sonoma County fresh herb Farm to Table cooking is famous. The COAST is just 14 miles away. GOAT ROCK STATE PARK has a BEACH and views to die for. Drive the coast to Bodega Bay or Mendocino. Fresh Oysters and Cheeses along the coast. # 1 BEER in the USA comes from Santa Rosa. Sonoma County events and activities will keep you busy. Napa and Sonoma Counties produce the finest California Wines and the Best Weather. Safeway grocery store, coffee shop, drug store, gift shops, restaurants, entertainment, information center and farmers market all within 1/4 mile in the town of Guerneville.

ACCOMODATIONS

3 Large and 1 Smaller sleeping rooms -2 full bathrooms- Master Suite on second floor

My home includes washer/dryer/dishwasher/garbage disposal/stainless steel appliances, granite counters and hardwood floors. Fully furnished kitchen has all the small and big appliances needed (blender, mixer, food processor, bread maker, coffee grinder). Microwave and a convection oven. Lots of servings dishes, glasses, pots and pans, paper and dry goods too. Enjoy hanging out at the island Breakfast Bar while you prepare food and entertain together.

I love to cook when I am there and the kitchen has all the equipment and large space needed to cook with family and friends. It’s a great getaway for holidays and family reunions. I decorated so you will feel special and bring home memories.

SLEEPING

1 Queen

2 Twin

1 King

1 Trundle Bed opens to 2 twins or 1 king

1 Double Sofa Bed

Main Floor

Has 2 bedrooms across the hall from each other.

A FULL BATH with shower/tub and Laundry room also off the hallway.

2nd Floor

MASTER SUITE with 20ft ceilings is huge with a KING BED. The Sitting Area has a DOUBLE BED SLEEPER SOFA , 40inch LEDTV/DVD, table and chairs. GREAT CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA

There is an additional 4TH SMALLER BEDROOM thru and off the Master. This private room has a separate door and a window is furnished with a dresser and a TRUNDLE BED that opens to 2 SINGLE BEDS or 1 King

The MASTER BATH has double sinks,dressing area and sky light with a separate shower/toilet room.

ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME

The main floor living room is open with large L shape couch and comfy chairs great for watching the 48 inch SMART TV or a Movie on the DVD or Netflix. It is quiet and cozy for reading and relaxing in front of the GAS FIREPLACE while listening to the music. Enjoy (30+ DVD's) Board Games, Puzzles, Books & Local Info.

Dining room table seats 8-10 and overlooks the deck. The deck is the full length of the home with a 6 person Spa, Infa-red Gas Grill, Table & Chairs(8) + 2 lounge chairs and views of the giant redwoods, my grapevines and stars at night. There is also a front deck to catch sun or shade.

The CHILDREN can play and watch TV UPSTAIRS while the adults ENJOY DINNER on the MAIN FLOOR. My home is great for a 2 family rental with the 2 floors. Or perfect for 3 couples and 2-4 children. Lots of gathering space for ladies or guys. Perfect for a group getaway celebration.

QUALITY

Great Room L shape Couch and Lazy Boy Chair and 2 Accent Chairs

Mattresses are top of the line with hypoallergenic covers and good quality pillows. Fluffy comforters with duvet covers on all the beds.

Graco PACK and PLAY & HIGHCHAIR.

There is Cable TV in 3 Bedrooms.

Comcast Cable and Internet

The 1/4 ACRE is gated and completely FENCED--an oversize carport and plenty of parking. My beautiful vines are waiting for you to enjoy the table grapes. Home is above flood line. You have road access from front and back for someone needing an easy in and out. I provide a CANOE for 2 adults and one child, life jackets, beach chairs & umbrella, sports equipment, 2 Tennis Rackets, Volleyball Set, Basketball,(courts in park across the street). Lots of games, movies and books. Well behaved dogs and cats are welcomed, bowls and portable kennel provided. Graco Pack & Play & High Chair. Easy Rider Exerciser for working off the great wine. Minature Golf, tennis, playground within a block. Regulation Golf Course 3 miles away. Coastal Beaches 14 miles.

Free local and USA long distance phone calls - Cable- High speed internet - WiFi - Printer - High Definition TV - 4 TV’s total and 2 DVD’s and MP3 stereo- 3 ceiling fans plus additional fans.

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS (Contact me for more information)

Keywords: Perfect Location -WALKABILITY SCORE 99% -New in 2007 with it's own Grape Vines-- A Designer Award Home with 2000sf- 2 story- Built street to street with 4 Bed Rooms - 2 baths- furnished higher end- comfy- convenient-Open Entertainment -Great Room-Chef Kitchen-stainless- hardwood floors- Fireplace- Deck - Spa-Views- A couple blocks to River-Beach -Town -Parks Close by are 100+ Wineries- Mini and Regular Golf Courses -Fabulous Coast and the Pacific Ocean beaches -Giant Redwoods in Armstrong Woods -Safari West-Healdsburg and Sonoma

Great Yard - Dog Friendly- -MANY MANY Excellent Reviews

Parking in carport - Plenty of off street parking on long driveway. Can accommodate 6 cars. Please observe Sonoma County Quiet hours are 10PM to 9AM

TOT 771N

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About The Owner

I started out with a friend looking for a B&B. As the story goes she got up early one morning and after listening to all the woes from the owner she said 'No Way' --'This is as hard as our regular job.' We are both nurses. I was too afraid to go it alone-- So we thought how about the B (bed) with out the B(breakfast) and that lead me to a vacation home. She eventually bought one too not very far from mine. I never heard of the Russian River except for a Chardonnay I always liked. When I was shown around the area I fell in love with the Giant Redwood trees and the Ocean Breeze and thought what a great location being close to the wineries of course but also the coast and enjoying the river. When I saw this home I had a picture in my mind of grape vines going up the long drive and Vista Serena seemed like the perfect name to gather family and friends for fun and relaxation. The 10 year old vines were planted in 2007. I am learning about pruning. Table Grapes made sense so we can all enjoy them immediately. I hope you come share my beautiful Vista and make wonderful memories to last a long long time.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Guerneville

I live in Orange County and the Russian River is a wonderful escape and change of life style. I love being able to walk to town and restaurants and shoppes. The crisp air and breeze spreads a clean scent of redwood trees to the whole area.

Of course all the wineries are great but so is golf, hiking and boating/swimming in the river. There are so many choices and fun things to do each day.

The California Coast in this area is beautiful. From Bodega Bay to Mendocino has unbelievable views as you drive the coast. Great restaurants overlooking the water in Jenner just 14 miles away.

Some days I just sit on the deck and walk among the grape vines and Just Chill Out

What makes this house unique

Location Location Location

Walking to town-river-beach- forget the car

An open home perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Wonderful kitchen just right for a group to cook together and never trip over each other

Enjoying the River and Armstrong Woods and Coastal Views & Beaches

Discovering all the cute, unique little towns in the area for Lots of Day Trips

Guestbook comments from the owner

HI Clare,

Staying at your place was one of the highlights besides my son's wedding.

The place was immaculate, the welcome wine was perfect, I could not think of anything that was missing. I was able to find just about anything that one can ask for.

What a generous and gracious your family is in allowing folks like us to enjoy the beautiful family pad.
Nov 2017
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Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Hot Tub to be left at check out as found at check in Home Care expectations in rental agreement Check out procedures see rental agreement
  • Nightly rate based on 6 or 8 adults depending on time of year. Additional guests 25.00/night to maximum (10)
  • Rental agreement will be emailed to your email Additional information about the home and area as well as check in/out info will be emailed too.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms of very good size. One has a dressing area with 2 sinks and a separate room with toilet and room length shower. Other bathroom has a large counter top with a sink and drawers on both sides. Full tub/shower combo. One full bathroom located on each level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size bed (1) Queen size bed (1) Single size bed (2) Trundle bed (1) opens to 2 twins or 1 extra large queen & Sofa bed (1)size double. Pac and Play (1) highchair and child's bed rail. All beds with Simmons Orthopedic mattresses firm to extra firm. Mattress Covers Hypoallergenic Duvet Covered Comforters on All Beds. Sheets are Air Fresh Dried (most of the year) Lots of pillows to lounge and sink into for extra comfort
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cable TV in 3 bedrooms ( master has 42 HD-LCD with DVD) in Living Room 48 Smart TV with Netflix - Chefs Kitchen hasStainless Steel, Granite, Breakfast Island , Food Processor, Blender, Steamer, Coffee Grinder, BEDS-Upgrade Hypoallergenic Covered Mattresses, Beds with Duvet Covered Comforters on Linen, Canoe for 2 adults and 1 child, Greco Pack and Play and High Chair, Pet Supplies, Easy Rider Exerciser, 4 Tennis Rackets, Volleyball Set, Basketball, Board Games, Puzzles, Lots of DVD's, Central Heat, Gas Fireplace-Electric Starter, 3 Ceiling Fans, Huge Deck with 6 person Spa and Front Porch with Easy Access, Enjoy my Table Grapes from my Vines, Gated and Fenced 1/4 acre Yard, 1 block to Town, Beach ,Park ,Russian River across the street. River Access 1 block Wineries start in either direction from 3 miles and keep going to Healdsburg and Sebastopol 'over 100 local wineries' within 10 miles The Coast 16 miles and beach access at Goat Rock State Park Pointe Reyes-Tomales & Bodega Bay-

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VISTA SERENA-2000sf - River-Beach-Town 2bl -Playground/Tennis 1bl + Spa,Fpl,Wifi
average rating of 4.927273 based on 114 reviews
5

Comfortable and Clean Gettaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for five days with four adults and four kids, aged 1, 2, 3, and 5. Most importantly for us, the house was very clean and had all the amenities we needed. A nice playground across the street and an easy 10-minute walk into town and the river bank were great.

Additionally, Goat Rock Beach on the coast and a redwood forest state park were easy drives. We didn't do any winery visits but those are also a ~15-20 minute drive away. Very convenient location for what we were looking for.

Clare was super responsive and helpful throughout the booking and our stay. She was kind to leave a bottle of wine for us.

Guerneville is a funky place, which can be both good and bad. We live in downtown SF and are used to living alongside people with mental and addiction issues, but were surprised to see it so prevalent in Guerneville. None of us felt safe crossing the bridge, which seemed to be where these individuals collected, into town after dark.

Overall a great stay. Very relaxing and exactly as advertised.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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5

Wonderful Sonoma Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

This home and owner both get 5 Stars! The house was very well equipped, and full of fun surprises. I had my family of 7 there for Christmas and we all had a blast. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare a full turkey dinner, and the Safeway was even open on Christmas Day. The house is super close to town, and we found the best pie we ever had at a local bakery located in a converted bank building. The owner was very responsive, and leaves great information on the area. Thank you Clare!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The house is located in a quiet area and it was relaxing to return to, after a long day of being the team mom for a football team. The house was very well equipped and Clare was amazing at answering and addressing our questions.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Spacious and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely and clean. It was a pleasure to stay there. The owner and caretaker checked in with us and would respond to questions immediately. I would be happy to return again next fall and explore more of the Guerneville area.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melinda, Thank you so much for bringing your family to Vista Serena for a birthday celebration and family get together over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a pleasure having you all stay and hope you make it an annual get together. There is much to do in Guerneville and the Russian River Valley. Fall is such a beautiful time with the fall colors on the grape vines. Clare
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Beautiful and Convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Clare's place is so serene and beautiful. The deck is worth the stay; we spent most of our time out there enjoying the weather and scenery. Super convenient location for getting to downtown!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Wonderful place, pictures don't do it justice.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience, all new amentities, perfect for our group of 6. GREAT for dogs, the front yard can be completely fenced in so the dogs can run and play. 5 minute walk to down town with lots of bars and restaurants. Would stay here again, 100%!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda, Thank you for the great review. So pleased you all and the puppy enjoyed the week end in the Russian River Valley. I have been told several times about my pictures. It is definitely a "Picture Taking" issue. I just can not get the right lighting. Looking forward to your return. Clare
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Plenty
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Northwood
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
Plenty
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Goat Rock

Wineries Galore and Winery Events-Cooking Schools-Healdsburg Close

Many Russian River Activities--Free Music Events at Guerneville Square

Just walk to the Chamber in town (1 block) to learn 'What's Happening' plus lots of info in my home

California Coast and Goat Rock State Park and Beach -Drive the coast Bodega Bay to Mendocino

Oysters from Tomales Bay and Pointe Reyes and great hiking and views

Watch cheese be made and tour creameries

So many local brews

Santa Rosa home of the # 1 beer in the USA

Our Armstrong Woods Preserve for Hiking and Picnic

Santa Rosa Museums from Planes to 'home' of Snoopy and Luther Burbank

Local Artist Tours-- All local towns with Artists Studios

Antique Shopping in Petaluma

Unique Hot Cedar Chips Bath in Osmosis Spa (see on internet)

Just stay at my home and enjoy local river activities-dining-art and music

Walk everywhere makes my location special

Jazz and Country Festivals

Art Galleries

10 Local Towns with great Restaurants all within 20 minutes

Living in the Country but Close In

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning fee per stay $185 + Tax
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 12.0%

Check in either 3 or 4 PM depending if there was a turnaround. We try our best to arrange adjusting times.
Check out either 11AM or 12 PM depending if there is someone checking in that day
Nightly rates based on 6 or 8 adults depending on the time of year additional guests 25.00/night/guests to maximum
Holidays and Special Events allowed up to 10 adults maximum
Holiday Rates and Summer Event Rates Are Based On Length of Stay
Holidays Include Memorial Day-4th of July, Labor Day Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Presidents Week end and Easter
Events Include Vineman-Ironman-Lazy Bear- Jazz and Blues Festival and Wine Event week ends
Monthly Rates do not include Propane Gas and Electric
Weekday stays are 2 nights minimum
Rental agreement will be emailed to you and explains check out rules and refund policy
TOT Certificate 771N
Sonoma County Permit # ZPE11-0209

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.