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Villa Tranquila ~ Luxury Wine Country Home, Gated Grounds, Spa

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Villa Tranquila is a home of historical beauty. With stained glass windows, original interior artwork and spectacular grounds, this luxurious home is a vacation destination all in itself. For one looking for elegance, privacy and convenience of location, there is no need to look further.

Downstairs: The living room features a large river rock fireplace, comfortable seating arrangements and a large flat screen TV. Numerous windows and doors look out to the back yard and gracious archways lead to the hallway to one side and the dining room to the other. The mahogany dining set seats 12. The dining room and hallway is the chef's delight; a gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances including a six burner Dacor Professional gas stove, a griddle and two ovens. Off the kitchen is a sunny breakfast nook. Continue through the breakfast nook, past the quaint side entrance way, to the master suite and the other downstairs bedroom. The master suite is spacious, with a fireplace, king bed, French doors to the back deck and an entertainment system with a flat screen television. Off the master bedroom is the master bath, with a double vanity and a dual-head walk-in shower. The master bathroom also has a door into the hallway, so it can be easily shared with the occupants of the second bedroom, which has a king bed and a double futon. There is an additional half bathroom (toilet and sink) off the same hallway.

Upstairs: Stairs from the front hall lead to the upper level, which contains three more bedrooms and one full bathroom. The room at the end of the hall has a king bed and a flat screen TV. The second upstairs room has a queen bed and the third bedroom has two twin beds that can easily be converted into a king bed. All three bedrooms are filled with natural light and have views from their windows. The full bathroom has a separate shower and bathtub.

Exterior:Over 1/2 acre of gated grounds

Gated, landscaped grounds surround Villa Tranquila. The front circular driveway passes between a lovely garden and lawn and the front entranceway. The backyard is a tree-lined hideaway,with views of forested hills in the distance. The backyard consists of a large, in-deck 6 person spa, a dining patio with a state-of-the-art BBQ and smoker, chaise lounge chairs, decks, a large lawn,and a woodsy lower area with a fire pit. Villa Tranquila is located at the top of “the hill,” in a quiet and scenic neighborhood. It's a ten minute walk down to Guerneville's shopping, dining, nightlife and the Russian River.

Below are a few reviews for the home not available on VRBO!

"The home was beautiful, and the description was very accurate. I liked how big the backyard was, and had the kitchen was clearly labeled. The home provided us with a lot of blanket and pillow options which was much appreciated! I would definitely recommend this house to my friends and family!!"

"The house was an incredible space for spending the weekend! It easily accommodated 12 adults and provided everything we needed for making meals and relaxing. It's a great place!"

"From start to finish, Villa Tranquila (& Russian River Vacation Homes) was the perfect choice for a bachelorette weekend! From the comforts of the Villa to the wineries and beyond, we had a fantastic time! Russian River Vacation Homes was great to work with and provided excellent service. We chose the wine country for my sisters bachelorette weekend. Her friends flew into SF, we rent two vans and made our way to Guerneville, a quaint little town in Sonoma Wine Country. The Villa offered plenty of room with all the amenities and necessities (well stocked kitchen was a plus)!! We will use Russian River Vacation Homes again!! Only one wish - one more bathroom in this Villa. Three bedrooms shared one small bathroom. We survived, but one more full bathroom would make this Villa 5star++." —A FlipKey verified reviewer on 11/20/2013

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum occupancy at Villa Tranquila is 12

QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

PARKING: On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 5 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

LOCATION: 10 minute downhill walk to downtown Guerneville

Special Note About Fire Pits:

The previously listed fire pit has been put away due to the extreme fire danger related to a prolonged drought. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your help keeping the Russian River Area fire safe!

More Details

Property Manager
Russian River Vacation Homes
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Russian River Vacation Homes

We are Russian River Vacation Homes, a part of D&G Equity Management, Inc., a family owned and locally owned/operated property management company.

In 1980, D&G founders and owners Michael and Patty saw a need in the area for habitable, affordable housing. At that time, many of the little cabins along the Russian River, originally built as summer cabins, were unsuitable for year-round occupancy. D&G assisted property owners with fixing up and renting their cabins. As the largest property management company in western Sonoma County, D&G Equity Management continues to be a staple in the Russian River community.

Russian River Vacation Homes is an off-shoot of D&G. One fine day in 1985, Michael's client, Bob, asked "Hey Mike, can you rent my cabin out just for the week or weekend instead of by the month?" Michael said "Sure!" and Russian River Vacation Homes was born. As renting vacation rentals became more popular, Russian River Vacation Homes grew into a full-time business with its own office. Today, Russian River Vacation Homes professionally manages over 60 high-quality vacation rentals.

We strive to make each and every stay the best one ever. If you have any questions or concerns about reserving or staying with us, please don't hesitate to contact us! We are here to help.

Russian River Vacation Homes purchased this house in 2009

What makes this house unique

Why we love Villa Tranquila!-

If you're looking for elegance, privacy and convenience of location, there is no need to look further.

Villa Tranquila is a great home for families and groups of friends! It has ample space to spread out, and the living and dining areas are large enough for the whole group.

Villa Tranquila is just a short walk from downtown Guerneville and the Russian River, and a short drive to amazing hiking in Armstrong Woods and Austin Creek State Recreation area.

Villa Tranquila is also a great wine tasting headquarters! Russian River Valley wineries are just 15 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I celebrated my 50th birthday with my husband and 5 other friends in this house, which is where we were married in 2008.

The setting is incredible(being almost right in the Redwood forests of Northern California), the house is charming, great amenities, and so close to the wineries and ocean.

We used the spa, which was very nice, and the firepit.

Also, having bedrooms somewhat separated (2 down and 3 up) was really nice.

Guerneville is a little out of the way for those wanting more "action" like in Napa, Sonoma, or say Healdsburg, but it's perfect for what we wanted.

The only negative,if there was one, we had to obtain firewood and the local Safeway was out, so we had to make do the first night and wait to get some the next day.
Oct 2012
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Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 5 Half Baths
  • THIS HOME HAS TWO FULL BATHROOMS AND ONE HALF-BATHROOM: The master bath on the main floor has a spacious walk in shower. The master bath also has a door leading to the hallway, so it can be easily shared with the occupants of the second bedroom. There is a half bath on the main floor. The bathroom on the 2nd floor has a separate shower and bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • BED SIZES: Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: King bed, Double futon; Third bedroom: King bed; Fourth bedroom: Queen bed; Fifth bedroom: 2 Twin beds that convert to a King bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Canoes and Kayaks can be rented locally from King's Sport and tackle year round, and seasonally from Johnson's Beach. Water Trek Eco Tours rents boats in Jenner, along with providing guided excursions. Burke's Canoe Trips provides pick up service after a day floating down the river during the summer months. Take advantage of our Guest Passport Program! The Russian River Vacation Homes Guest Passport Program is an ongoing program that gives our guests exclusive discounts directly from local businesses. Every reservation automatically receives one 'passport' to use at participating businesses in the area. We are so excited to be able to connect our guests with some of our favorite wineries, restaurants and activities in the area! We hope all these great discounts will prompt our guests to experience all the great things our area has to offer.

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Villa Tranquila ~ Luxury Wine Country Home, Gated Grounds, Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

This large house served our needs perfectly as we had 10 family Members celebrate Christmas.

  • 5 of 5

The living room was large and comfortable, the dining room held 10 of us easily, the kitchen was well equipped for cooking.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, the yard, the location. I would definitely recommend this house to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house for large parties

  • 5 of 5

Great house. More than enough room for our party of 12. The backyard was great, especially with the hot tub and grill outside. The house is clean and well stocked with spices, pots, and pans.

Our party went floating on the river and easily walked the ~0.5 miles back to the house from Johnson's beach. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Russian River Jazz/Blues Festival

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 people attending the Russian River Jazz/Blues Festival and needed a comfortable house to accommodate everyone for 4 days. The house was perfect and had enough room for everyone. The backyard was wonderful. We would definitely recommend this house and we will be booking again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Oakland or San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Trio
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Golden Gate Ferry to San Francisco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Seaside Metal
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Johnson's Beach
Car: recommended

Villa Tranquila is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, and is a 10 minute walk to downtown Guerneville.

Hiking, biking, great restaurants, and wine tasting opportunities are around every corner!

-5 Miles to Monte Rio

-7.5 miles to Forestville

-11 Miles to Occidental

-7.2 Miles to Duncans Mills

-13 miles to Jenner

-14 miles to Sebastopol

-14 miles to Cazadero

-18 miles to Healdsburg

-21 miles to Santa Rosa

-21 miles to Bodega Bay

Here are a few of our nearby attractions!

-Korbel Champagne Cellars

-Gary Farrell Winery

-Thomas George Estates

-Burke's Canoe Rentals

-Armstrong Woods

-Austin Creek State Recreation Area

-Sonoma Coast State Park

-Johnson's Beach

The Russian River area is home to many special events! There’s something for everyone!

Plan your true wine tasting experience during Winter WINEland, Pinot on the River, or visit during one of the Barrel Tasting weekends on Wine Road!

We’re a great place to hang your hat during the Vineman Triatholon, and we’d love to see you during Lazy Bear Weekend! We also have great home locations for Women’s Weekend!

Get your groove on at Johnson’s Beach for The Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival!

Other great events include Civil War Days, the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, the Sonoma County Pride Parade, the Russian River Rodeo, the Old Grove Festival, and the Russian River Beer Revival.

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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • Additional Fees
    -Cleaning/Linens Fee
    -14% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning (12% Transient Occupancy Tax and 2% Business Area Improvement Fee)
    -Damage Protection, see below
    -Optional Travel Insurance

    DAMAGE PROTECTION: Guests choose between a $49 Vacation Rental Damage Protection Fee and a $1000 Refundable Security Deposit. A $30 Processing Fee is added to reservations with the Security Deposit option. The Vacation Rental Damage Protection is strongly recommended and is the option most guests choose. It covers up to $3000 of accidental damage and can be used for many common 'damages,' such as an excessively dirty hot tub or pet-related damage.

    CHOOSING OPTIONAL FEES: If you book through VRBO/HomeAway, both Damage Protection options and the Optional Travel Insurance show in the rates. State your preference in the comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you prior to processing payment.
  • When a reservation is received, we process payment and send an email confirmation within 24 hours or less. Confirmed reservations are final.

    NIGHT MINIMUMS:
    -Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum)
    -Three night minimum Memorial Day Weekend through late June, and September
    -Five night minimum end of June through August, expect week minimum over the July 4th Holiday and the first week of August.
    -Major holidays including Thanksgiving, Winter Break and President's Day may have a longer night minimum.
    -All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.

    Read our Reservation Info for more information on our policies, including night minimums and rates.
  • NOTE: We use an automated system that integrates the VRBO/HomeAway booking engine with our own reservation software. This is generally a good thing; calendars and rates are more accurate than they ever have been and are becoming more reliable every day. However, this is new technology, and has occasionally malfunctioned. If your reservation seems to go through for less than the stated night minimums, or if the rental rates or availability seem too good to be true, be aware that the system may be experiencing an integration issue and your reservation may not be accepted. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
    TOT #2136
    Permit #ZPE11-0367
  • Damage deposit: $49.00
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