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Camellia House Guerneville on the Russian River (Cert.# 8 96N)

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms +1 queen sofa bed TV room, 2 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 12

Camellia House A vacation getaway for up to people maximum. The house has three parking spaces in front of home, if there are any additional cars they must be parked away from any of the homes in neighborhood. Quiet hours are from 10 PM to 8 AM. It is located on the lovely Russian River in a beautiful natural setting, short drive to Pacific Ocean, Jenner, Bodega Bay. Swim and sun yourself on private beach, relax in solarium over looking river and view of mountains covered with redwood trees, soak in large spa for 8.House has 5 bedrooms four with queens, one has 2 twins and a queen sofa bed in family room.. Great views of mountains on both sides and Russian River. Short drive to Armstrong Woods beautiful State park with old growth redwood trees. Front and back decks, outdoor shower with deck.

Large back yard with beautiful lawn leading to beach. The river is dammed during the summer and it is like having a large lake in your yard with dock.

Keywords: vacation rental on vacation beach, Guerneville, CA, wine country, all life styles welcome specializing in family reunions and workshops.

More Details

Arthur Friedfel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Arthur Friedfel

I have owned this house for over thirty five years. Raised my three sons here. It is now time to move forward and I have decided to make my lovely home available to other families to enjoy. I have a life time of cherished memories and hope you will create some for yourselves.

I am now retired and decided to travel some and explore new areas.

Arthur Friedfel purchased this house in 1980

Why Arthur Friedfel chose Russian River

I purchased this property to raise a family and enjoy the beautiful areal, it was my primary residence for over thirty years. It is a perfect location with fantastic views of the river and redwood mountains.

What makes this house unique

My house is a large home with many varied areas. It will allow room for several different events to happen at same time. Located on the Russian River that they dam up for summer. It is like having a large lake in your back yard. Fishing, boating and swimming are just a few steps out the door.


Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet time 10pm - 9am Parking for three cars in front of house. Additional cars park away from any of the other homes in neighborhood.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Doible sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Direct access from outside
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen sofa family room - 1 queen , Queen sofa bed in Family room
  • Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Solarium, soaking inside tub, outdoor shower


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Camellia House Guerneville on the Russian River (Cert.# 8 96N)
average rating of 4.819672 based on 61 reviews

Family Time on the River

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Camellia House for our annual family vacation. Our group included 11 adults and one child. We couldn't have had a more enjoyable time. There was room for each of the 3 families and for our mother. No one felt like they were crammed into an inadequate space There was also room for all twelve of us to eat together. Everyone enjoyed swimming off the dock on the river, many took out the kayaks and canoe. Capping off the trip was however everyone was able to sit out on the deck and enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, which took place during our stay. Enjoyed the house, enjoyed our stay. Thanks Arthur!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place is awesome. We will be back

  • 5 of 5

House and setting are perfect for getting away to the Russian river with your family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Great home for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Camellia House. Arthur is awesome! He is very helpful, always available, can give information on the entire area, and returned deposit very quickly. The home was very comfortable with plenty of room for family dinners and social time. Having two living rooms was a plus as teenagers could stay up late! We brought our own kayaks and had no trouble getting them into the river. Backyard was a joy to relax in. Great home for a large group. Thank you Arthur!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Warm and cozy house on the river

  • 5 of 5

The Camillia House was the perfect setting for our large group of family and friends. The house was spacious with lots of room for people to socialize, as well as, have personal space. Having 2 living rooms was an unexpected pleasure so groups with differing interests could do their own thing (i.e. adults watching movies in one room while kids played in another). Also, having a house right on the river with kayaks, canoes, etc. made our trip extra special. Arthur was very kind and accommodating the whole time and always available for any questions I had before arriving/during our stay. I would highly recommend this property to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salinas, Monterey County, Calif.

truly perfect location

  • 5 of 5

For our annual family get-together we chose Camellia House. It fit us all perfectly, and was a central location. Lovely house with outstanding details thru out. Beautiful wood from the floors to the cabinet work. We have stayed at Camillia before and would be happy to do so again. Ginny

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - big house!

  • 5 of 5

Our host was AWESOME about getting back to me quickly about questions from the start through the end of our stay. The house is big and perfect for a large group. There's even a "secret" bedroom downstairs next to the spa (which was thoughtfully heated when we arrived). The kitchen had everything we needed (as did the house - plenty of towels, BBQ, pots, pans, sunroom with tons of windows etc). The location was great (right on the river). Plenty of seating on both patios - loved having two patios to lounge on + a big grassy area. Guests should note (and this is common on the Russian River) that accessing the river from the house involves a steep path and hopping onto a dock that is held in place with a rope tied to a tree. It was a bit tricky getting our rafts and people down there BUT as I said - this is common on the river. My only suggestion would be having a larger dock that's sturdy (to hang out on) with stairs to ease into the river. The street was quiet, which we were thankful for and we had lovely morning walks around the neighborhood. BIG thanks to Arthur for a lovely trip! :)

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, glad you all enjoyed your stay. I am in process of improving access to the dock with a ramp. the dock will be out in the water about six feet from the bank. Also a ladder on the deep water side will be added. This will be complete once the river is dammed It becomes like a large lake in my back yard.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sonoma County Airport STS
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
many in Guerneville
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
many in Guerneville
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Goat Rock
Car: recommended

Armstrong Woods, old growth redwood park

Short drive to Ocean


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

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.