About the property
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
This beautiful 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Riverfront home is conveniently located one mile west of downtown Guerneville. With its location directly on the north bank of the scenic Russian River, you'll enjoy panoramic river views from the house, deck and back yard.
Enjoy a game of badminton on our spacious sunny upper lawn, or stroll down a gently sloped path to the lower riverfront lawn and lounge in the hammock or one of our Adirondacks. Our large Private Dock on the deep side of the river will allow you to enjoy a swim or kayak without the crowds of the local beaches. We provide a canoe and 3 kayaks (2 single, 1 tandem) for seasonal use (spring, summer, and fall - weather permitting). We also provide life jackets for paddlers of all ages.
When the sun goes down, you'll appreciate the finer points of our home, including updated appliances, furniture, linens, a Weber gas BBQ grill, and more. With beautiful vaulted ceilings and views of the river, the Spacious Kitchen is ideal for entertaining (dining table seats 8).
Big and small kids alike will love the foos ball table, ping pong table, large collection of board games and our 46” HDTV. At the end of the day, take a soak in the hot tub or curl up with a book in front of the wood burning fireplace or outdoor fire pit. Truly as good as it gets!
IMPORTANT OCCUPANCY CONSIDERATIONS – Although the Blue Canoe does sleep 8, we do limit our nighttime occupancy to 6 adults plus 2 minors (8 total guests). In addition, we do limit our daytime occupancy to 10 persons, including a maximum of 8 adults.
LOCATION - Our home is situated on the banks of the Russian River and is a convenient 10-15 minute walk or 3 minute drive to charming downtown Guerneville. With many world-renowned Wineries located just minutes away, Guerneville is the perfect hub for your wine tasting expeditions. Other attractions within 30 minutes of our home are the local redwood forests, the oceanfront towns of Jenner and Bodega Bay, and beautiful Occidental.
BEDROOM features include high thread count linens, pillow top king mattress, memory foam topped queen mattress, light blocking curtains, flat screen tvs, and plenty of comfortable pillows (choose from down and synthetic).
BATHROOM features include bath and beach towel sets, provided shampoo/conditioner/soap, a large jetted soaking tub in the master bath, and a shower/bath combo in the guest bath.
FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN includes an extensive spice collection, olive oil, balsamic, cooking oil, flour and baking supplies, coffee/teas, sugar/honey/cocoa, and more. The large cookware collection features high quality Cuisinart stainless steel Pro Series cookware and Teflon frying pans. The new small appliances include a toaster oven, microwave, Cuisinart, blender, mixer, juicer, and waffle maker.
NEWER MODEL APPLIANCES include a stainless steel French door refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher and front-load washer/dryer. Our tankless hot water heater ensures all of the water lovers a hot shower after the morning swim. Cooks will appreciate the multi-BTU gas stainless steel range and range hood. The new furnace is equipped with a wireless remote access thermostat that allows us to pre-heat our home for our winter guests, prior to their arrival.
OTHER TIDBITS: Tons of private off-street Parking.....10-15 minute walk to downtown Guerneville and Safeway.....large upper Back Yard.....easy access down a gently sloped path to the riverfront Lower Yard and Dock. NOTE: Due to our location on a river that is prone to flooding, our home (along with many other homes on the river) has been elevated above the floodplain. As a result, we have 26 steps leading into the home. Once inside the home, it is single-level.
PLENTY OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE KIDS (AND ADULTS): .....Foosball Table and Kettler Ping Pong Table.....Get the laughter going when you break out the Board Games (and find out who is most competitive!)....over a dozen to choose from...Scattegories, Cranium, Apples to Apples, Balderdash, to name a few.....Wirelessly stream your favorite music from your laptop iTunes to our stereo.....Grab a book from our library of over 100 books and curl up by the wood burning fireplace.....Kick back and watch cable TV (premium package, hundreds of stations), On Demand, HBO, and Netflix movies on our High Definition 46' flat panel TV and Play Station 3.
We purchased our river home in spring 2010 and have been upgrading it ever since. As homeowners and your hosts, we pride ourselves in taking great care of our home and providing our guests with little touches that set the Blue Canoe apart from the usual vacation home rental. Please let us know if have any suggestions or special requests.
SONOMA TOT TAX ID#509N 4/13/11
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Blue Canoe - Riverfront/Hot Tub/Dock/Boats/Fire Pit
Ken & Rebecca (Blue Canoe Inn)
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Ken & Rebecca (Blue Canoe Inn)
Rebecca hails from what native Californians refer to as 'back east'. Translation - The Midwest. Ken hails from Quincy, a small town in the Sierra Nevada. Translation - Native Californian. Rebecca and Ken are both former travel junkies and outdoor adventurers turned DIY obsessed homeowners, with an ongoing list of improvement projects for our vacation homes. Our jobs (Rebecca in commercial interior design and Ken in real estate finance) keep us tied to San Francisco as our home base, but we love escaping the city every opportunity we get (and yes, Rebecca is often reminded by her relatives 'back east' that being 'stuck' in San Francisco isn't all that bad).
Ken & Rebecca (Blue Canoe Inn) purchased this House in 2010
Why Ken & Rebecca (Blue Canoe Inn) chose Guerneville
Our passion for the outdoors led us to purchase our first vacation rental home in the Lake Tahoe area in 2005. Our first home was so well received that we decided to try our hand at a second vacation rental home, this time a tad closer to San Francisco, but still keeping with our love of the outdoors (and our additional love of good wine). As for this particular home, we fell in love with the beautiful kitchen/dining room and its spectacular riverfront setting the moment we saw it. Lastly, the huge garage provides many opportunities to expand our amenities package (plans are in the works).
What makes this House unique
Inside our home you will find nice fluffy bedding, high thread count sheets and quality furnishings that set our home apart from the typical vacation rental. Guests will also find our kitchen well stocked with tons of nice things that even a gourmet chef will appreciate. But it's really our riverfront setting and connection to nature that makes our property so special. With our lower yard and permanent dock, our guests can enjoy extended access to the river in the spring and fall that other riverfront homes with seasonal docks cannot offer.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful house in a perfect setting on the river. House is packed with everything needed to make vacation easy and relaxing. Great hot tub, kayaks, stocked kitchen, etc. Awesome stay!
Fantastic home, great location, fun for the whole family
We had such a wonderful time at the Blue Canoe! Our party consisted of three generations and everyone had fun, from the hot tub to the canoe and kayaks to the puzzles and games. The kitchen was extremely well stocked and everything in the house was well labeled which made it easy. The location is top notch! So close to town for breakfast at Big Bottom Biscuits and a hike through the forest. We also drove west, getting amazing pastries and coffee in Dickins Mills followed by a hike at salt point state park. Fabulous wineries in the area, with Healdsburg close by. We also visited Safari West! Everything was better knowing we could come back and relax at the house, with plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. Thanks for your hospitality, we can’t wait to come back!!
The house was adorable. The kitchen was nicely stocked with spices, cookware and dishes. We enjoyed the games and a puzzle. The water was quite a challenge to regulate for temperature in the shower so make sure you get it where you want it before getting in. The hot tub was awesome but the hot tub maintenance person came while we were out and left the front door open for us to find. That was a bit odd.
We had a great time. Fireplace, river, movies, ping pong, and down the road from red woods and highway 1.... can’t beat it
Beautiful property. ❤️❤️❤️
Had a fabulous girls weekend here. We went zip lining, kayaking ,SUP, played games and just had an amazing weekend. This home is beautifuly situated right on the Russian River next to everything. Very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Can’t wait to come back.
The Blue Canoe was very comfortable for our group. We loved the kitchen area. It had everything you could possibly need. If we are ever back in this area - we would definitely stay here.
Wine tasting in the Russian River Valley and surrounding AVAs - Swimming, Kayaking and Canoeing on the River, Hiking along the Pacific Ocean, Zipline Canopy Tours and Hiking through California's Coast Redwood Forests, Touring Local Farms and Enjoying Farm to Table Cuisine from many of Sonoma County's fine restaurants.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Summer: 7-nt minimum (Sat arrival/departure) ~ 7-nt maximum (Saturday arrival/departure). For stays longer than 7 nights, additional nights may not be on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights. 4 pm arrival ~ 10 am departure. Max occupancy 6 adults + 2 minors (8 total). Reservations are not confirmed until receipt of executed Rental Agreement and 1st Payment.