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Stunning Vacation Home with River and Ocean Views!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps up to 10)

Welcome to Riverhouse!

Walk through the door and leave the stress behind! Imagine the possibilities...a relaxing weekend with the family, a reunion of old friends, a Girls or Guys weekend getaway or a Holiday getaway! Do nothing, or do it all. Curl up with a good book in front of the fire place. Sunbathe on the deck and enjoy the view of the Gualala River where it meets the Pacific ocean. Play soccer with the kids in the fenced yard. Let the kids play in the yard while you observe from the deck above, with wine in hand! Roast marshmallows in the fire pit for 'smores. Go to Glass Beach in Mendocino, ride the Skunk Train in Fort Bragg, catch a movie in Point Arena. Or leave the kids with the Grandparents and enjoy an adult getaway. There is an endless list of activities from kayaking to hiking to getting massages...The choice is yours...

Our beach house has been lovingly remodeled from shack to chateau! You will find all the comforts of home and then some but the best part is that you're NOT home! You are here in Gualala away from the phone, the bills, the chores and all the other things that stress you out. There are 3 queen beds, and 4 twins. This house is furnished with nice linens, electric blankets and duvets for comfort, a fully stocked kitchen, satellite TV and lots of games and books. There is no dark wood or dated furnishings is light, bright and comfortable!

More Details

Nannette Wilkinson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Nannette Wilkinson

Nannette and Philip Wilkinson. We are a Physical Therapist and a General Building Contractor. We have transformed this property from little more than a neglected, run-down shack, to its current form.

Nannette Wilkinson purchased this house in 1998

Why Nannette Wilkinson chose Gualala

Because Gualala is amazing! And our home is perfectly situated for privacy yet within walking distance to town.

What makes this house unique

Our property is great for large families or family groups. With 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms there is plenty of room for privacy. Time together can be spent around the large dining table, the site for wonderful meals and games, reconnecting. Things can of course spill out onto the spacious deck for luxuriating in the sound of the ocean, watching the waves, and into the large yard for games, tag, hide and seek. Sneak up to the treehouse for a bird's eye view of things!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our large family made many wonderful memories throughout our 7 day stay. Sunny late mornings provided fresh air out on your spacious front deck for breakfasts, sunning, and just hanging out together before beach excursions, while the tree house and tire swing offered special old fashioned fun breaks for our grand kids' from their hypnotic digital devices. Your huge dining room table was perfect for mealtimes, conversations, and games, and we enjoyed warm, cozy evenings together by a crackling fire in your efficient fireplace in the living room. For us, the elderly parents (and grand parents) in the group, our most memorable family activity at River House was watching a special DVD one of our sons had made for us as a Christmas gift...a twenty year span of old 8 mm movies from 1965 to 1985, documenting our six children's' births, birthdays and Christmases! As Bob Hope used to sing at the close of his programs, thanks for the memories."
Dec 2013
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Gualala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • The 5th bedroom is a flex space with two twin chair sleepers. These chairs can be made into beds and used separately or pushed together depending on the number of guests.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Basketball hoop, large fenced yard, board games, puzzles, books for adults and children, some toys. Beach view. Mountain View. Ocean view, Water View. Gas BBQ, lounge chairs, deck chairs, outdoor tables/seating. Large yard good for games, tire swing. Bring your own balls and yard toys.


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Stunning Vacation Home with River and Ocean Views!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 47 reviews
columbus, OH, USA

Tranquil and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We took a family vacation (ages 18 - 88) to Gualala and had a very restful relaxing time at the RiverHouse. Our family flew in from all over the US, met at Oakland airport, rented cars and drove up the coast. It was a 3.5 hr drive along Highway 1, very picturesque and beautiful. It is filled with pinpoint turns so if you are prone to car sickness, suggest you are the driver or passenger in the front seat. My niece became quite car sick and had to stop about every 10 minutes. You'll also want to make sure you arrive at the house before dark as there are no street lights on Highway 1. The town is about 2,000 people and the RiverHouse is located on a side street overlooking where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. The views are magnificent from the house and the sounds of the ocean can be heard everywhere. It is a short walking distance to town with a few stores. We stopped at Costco in Santa Rosa on the way and purchased groceries for the week. The kitchen is fully stocked with a nice sized dining room table which fit our family of 10 perfectly. We cooked all of our meals and ate at the table or on the porch. We played board games, read books, built puzzles, told stories and porch sat. We also walked the cliffs over the ocean, went to the beach, visited a lighthouse in the next town further north and a quaint chapel in Sea Ranch the next town further south, about 7 minute drive from the house. There is no beach access that we could find from the town however it is a short 5 minute drive over the bridge to Sea Ranch to the Gualala Point Regional Park. It costs $7 for the day and once you park it is about 1/2 - 3/4 mile walk to get to the beach and only partially paved for wheelchair access. This is a lovely location to relax and enjoy your friends and family and surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! It looks like you did it all! Thanks for all the detailed information, it really helps future guests. Hope you can come back again some day. We appreciate your business.
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Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house. Everything we needed. Lots of special touches that show care for their guests, A great spot to relax and kick back.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top-Notch Home

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of family gathered at this special home for the Thanksgiving holiday. This home, which sits on a bluff above the place where the Gualala River and Pacific Ocean meet, had everything we could have hoped for. Beautiful views, cozy home, well-stocked kitchen, and plenty of room for everyone. Loved the opportunity to sit on the large deck and listen to the waves as the turkey cooked! And the lighted truck parade with the arrival of Santa was a fun surprise! We hope to stay at this remarkable place again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable reunion in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous house, very welcoming. All guests enjoyed bedroom privacy and lovely common area. Great view from platform. Easy walk to Trinks, where people could handle email, buy great coffee. Across the street from fun shops to explore. Superb beach hiking. Everyone of us loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house and the owner, not pleased with VRBO.

  • 4 of 5

I so enjoyed the house and the owner if amazing. We left the house in excellent condition (10 women who all run households and had kids). The VRBO housekeeping staff indicated there were "dog marks" and they had to do extra cleaning. We did not have a dog and left the place in excellent condition.

Advice - take pictures of all the rooms/bedding to have in your back pocket in case VRBO housekeepers try to scam you on the deposit.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful 3 days at the River House. Well stocked kitchen, nice views, easy walk to town for shopping, restaurants, groceries.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gualala is North of Bodega Bay and South of Mendocino.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature Golf, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Basketball Court

Golf: The Sea Ranch Golf Course is just a couple of miles from the house!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Laundry fee $195
Booking Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 14.0%

BEACH TOWELS NOT PROVIDED, please bring your own. Please do not take our bath towels to the beach.
Hand soap and dish soap provided, please bring your own toiletries.
Dishes must be clean and put away, clean dishes may be left in dishwasher.
Please follow CHECK OUT checklist in order to avoid extra charges.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.