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BLUE JAY: Walk to Guerneville & Beach | Hot Tub | Woodstove

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Location, Location, Location...Contemporary Home with Traditional River Touches, Woodstove, Remodeled Kitchen, Hot Tub, Fenced Yard, on Forested Hillside; Walk to Everything Downtown Guerneville, Riverlands Pier, Pee Wee Golf, Tennis/Basketball Courts, and Playground. WIFI. Keyless Entry. Your Well-Behaved Dog is Welcome!

On the upper level, the living room, dining area, and kitchen open to each other in an "L." Off the living area, there's one bedroom and bathroom. Down a set of stairs,* there's a large bedroom and another bathroom. The third bedroom is a detached satellite room, a few steps away from the front door (bathrooms are in the main house). Off the living room, at the front of the house, there's a deck with outdoor dining and gas grill. Off the kitchen/dining area, at the back of the house, there's a patio with outdoor dining and charcoal BBQ. Beyond the patio, up the hill, there's wooded hillside and a deck with hot tub. The rear yard is fully fenced. House is approx. 1340sf. *Please note: The steps to the lower level are narrow and steep, but there is a gate at the top.

Winter 3-for-2 Special (Jan-Mar; President's Day excluded): Add a FREE 3rd night to a 2 night stay; 4+ nights 30% off.

Minimum Stay: 2 Nights EXCEPT 3 Nights President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day thru Sept 30, Christmas, New Year's; 4 Nights Thanksgiving. Summer: Up to 4 Nights June- Aug; Check-In Day is VARIABLE. Last minute shorter bookings sometimes available.

Max Occupancy: 6. Max Automobiles: 2. Quiet Hours 10pm-7am. No outdoor amplified sound at any time.

TOT Certificate #1992.

Detailed Amenities:

Hillside Property with Redwoods

3 Bedrooms (#1 queen; #2 trundle, 2 twins, 1 twin; 2satellite queen)

+ Queen Futon

2 Bathrooms (#1 tub/shower upstairs; #2 shower only lower level)

Bed and Bath Linens (bar soap, shampoo, spa/beach towels not provided)

Wall Heat, Woodstove with Glass Door (living room) (firewood not provided)

2 Ceiling Fans (upstairs bedroom and living room) No Air Conditioning.

3 Xfinity1 TV's (#1 42" + DVD/Blueray in living room; #2 31" + DVD in bedroom; #3 19" in satellite)

WIFI, Unlimited Domestic Long Distance

Audiophile Amplified Speakers with Stereo Jack for MP3 / iPod

Sonos Speakers (use with iPhone / iPad, Android device or computer)

Wii Gaming System (downstairs bedroom)

Full Kitchen with Blender, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Cookware

Gas Stove, Electric Oven

Kitchen-Aid Mixer, Ice Maker

Washer and Dryer

Keyless Entry

Fully Fenced Rear Yard (3ft-6ft) with Hot Tub (3-4 person)

Back Patio with Dining Set (seats 4), Charcoal BBQ (charcoal, light fluid, etc. not provided)

Front Deck with Dining Set (seats 4), Gas Grill, Lounger

Hillside Deck with Seating

Your Well-Behaved Dog is Welcome!

Walk to Guerneville & Johnsons Beach (0.4 miles, no sidewalks)

Walk to Playground, Basketball & Tennis Courts, Pee Wee Golf (around the corner, no sidewalks)

Short Drive to Wine Tasting, Redwoods, Golf, Coast

More Details

Property Manager
Generic Contact
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Generic Contact

I moved to SF 13 years ago from England and own a tour company. Being in the travel industry has given me a keen sense of what people want when they get away for the weekend. I personally use this house as my own getaway and have equipped it as such. I'm a keen cook and have made sure you will find everything you need if you like to cook. The kitchen is equiped with a double over, convection microwave, Kitchenaid mixer and high end bosh dishwasher to clean the mess. If you like to smoke ribs, I have a smoker. If you like to use a high end gas grill, I got one for you. Like to cook over charcoal? Well the house has that too!

Why Generic Contact chose Russian River

Russian river is my absolute favorite area in Northern California and is the perfect weekend getaway for me. Living in San Francisco is great, but I really enjoy getting out of the city and into the fresh air! There are 9 redwoods on the property yet you can walk to downtown / safeway. It is great for kids with peewee gold and a newly restored epic playground 100 years away. Like tennis? Use the free courts just 1 min walk away.

What makes this house unique

Food, food and food. If the great kitchen does not do it for you, how about the Michelin star Applewood restaurant walking distance from the house? The 9 redwoods provide plenty of shade in the summer to grill outside and the fence keeps the large back yard 100% private and secure for kids. The location of the property makes it easy to walk into town or go swim at Johnson's Beach (5 mins).

In the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country, wine tasting is always a good activity and I love discovering new wineries to try out. The Russian River and Healdsburg wine regions are laid-back, beautiful, and make delicious wines from multiple varietals.

The house itself is warm, inviting and perfect for entertaining or just relaxing in peace and quiet.

Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms (#1 tub/shower upstairs; #2 shower only downstairs)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews
4

Blue Jay Hideaway Just the Right Size

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 adults was comfortable, giving us space to be together and to separate for alone time on our long weekend. The Labor Day weekend was the hottest ever in Guerneville from what we heard and we were glad we brought another fan for the house. It did cool down at night which helped greatly. The kitchen was beautifully stocked in every way and the back patio was a lovely place to spend time together. Our married children loved the little outside bedroom--great addition to the property. Wifi was perfect. Thank you for a great getaway in an interesting area. Great restaurants were not difficult to find.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Leandro
5

Really great location and cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Close proximity to town, Johnson's Beach, mini golf and park. Ideal for our family with older independent kids. The steep, narrow staircase was mentioned in previous reviews, but was not an issue for our 12 and 17 year old boys who stayed downstairs. Yard is steep, but again with older kids, not an issue. Would have been nice to have more kitchen towels handy and an oven mitt, but otherwise kitchen was stocked well. We had a very nice time.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Overall a decent stay...but a little misleading.

  • 3 of 5

Our stay at Blue Jay Hideaway was, for the most part, okay. The house was well equipped and had a great location, just a few minute walk to town. It was a little outdated but it had a cozy, cabin-like feel.

When we arrived our first surprise was with the downstairs bedroom. We knew it had two twin beds (one of which was a trundle bed, not advertised but a nice touch!) and a futon. What we didn't know is that the stairs leading to it were tiny and once you forced your way down them the clearance was no more than 5'10". The pictures definitely didn't show how low the ceiling was and it forced us to rearrange our pre-planned sleeping arrangements last minute. The shower downstairs was reminiscent of one in an RV.

We were also extremely disappointed with the back yard. We were looking forward to using it since the house got so hot during the day and it was shaded all the time. Unfortunately it was so dirty and spider infested that it pretty much was unusable the entire trip. The walk across dirt and gravel combined with the forest of spiderwebs made the hot tub fairly unusable as well. It was like a safari just to take the trash out on the side of the house.

The bed in the upstairs bedroom was also a pretty cheap IKEA bed. Almost every night we had to fix the slats underneath the mattress. This, combined with the squeaks the bed made every time one of us moved made for some pretty sleepless nights.

The price and location of this house, along with the front patio and kitchen definitely boosted our star rating but we won't be staying here next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Guernville cabin

  • 4 of 5

Overall, this is a nice property. A little dated, but comfortable. The kitchen was small but had newer appliances that were nice and a well stocked spice cabinet so we had everything we needed to prepare the meals we had. The bed in the upstairs room was a little too soft for me, and one of the twin beds downstairs was pretty lumpy, but the other one was good. We did not use the extra bedroom so I can't speak to that bed. The patio outside was a great place to sit in the afternoons. I loved all the big trees! I didn't realize that there was no air conditioning when I booked the house, so it did get a little warm in there in the afternoons. There were several fans and keeping the blinds closed helped keep it a bit cooler. I imagine it doesn't usually get real hot there, but it was pretty warm when we went. Very close to town and the river which was nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Linn, OR
2

Just OK!

  • 2 of 5

Linens & bedding need to be replaced. Carpets were stained/dirty. The downstairs & outside bedroom was musty. The whole place needs a good cleaning and some TLC.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location; Family-friendly home

  • 4 of 5

Our family spent Thanksgiving week at the house: grandparents, parents, 2 children and a baby. The house was clean and well-stocked. It was roomy enough with one bedroom on the main level for the grandparents, a separate cottage bedroom across the deck for the parents and a very big basement room with a trundle bed and another twin bed plus a futon. The kids enjoyed playing in this room that also had its own TV and a shelf full of books and some games. The living room was cozy with a wood-burning stove, big windows, comfy sofa and chairs and a big screen TV. The modern kitchen was well-stocked, and the gas stove and dishwasher worked well - a must for Thanksgiving dinner! The weather was warm enough to use the hot tub, which was up some steps from the deck making it feel like it was in the trees. The outside decks could have used some sweeping as there were some leaves and debris around. The location was excellent: a Redwood State Park with hiking trails as well as vineyards are very close-by, the Coast is 20 minutes away, and you can walk into Guerneville where there are a number of restaurants and stores including a supermarket. There is a playground down the street for the kids. Unfortunately the miniature golf was closed for the season as was the beach area on the river. The owner provided a binder with all the pertinent information for running the house - we had no issues at all with appliances, heat, etc. Everything worked well. The only thing we weren't thrilled with is that the basement room uses a plug-in electric heater. It kept the room warm, but it can be a concern with little children. Outside the room is the laundry area which is not heated. The only other thing that could be a problem to some is that there is a double flight of stairs from the street level to the front door. Overall, we enjoyed this home and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Downtown Guerneville
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Downtown Guerneville
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Goat Rock State Beach
Car: necessary

Wine Tasting, Close to Pacific Coast. 'Children's playground 300 yards away','Public tennis courts 300 yards away'

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Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

  • 3-for-2 Discount runs Jan-Mar.
  • US Dollars
  • Weekly rate is 7 nights for the price of 6.

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