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Contente! Great for Groups and Families! Hot Tub, Game Room, Huge Yard and More!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Game Room, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Contente is a luxurious 4 bedroom, 4 bath Russian River vacation rental. This spacious vacation home features a 3 bedroom main house, a separate master bedroom suite and a recreation room with a pool table and ping pong table, as well as a patio and a spa. The main living space has an open floor plan with high ceilings, bamboo floors, an elegant dining room, comfortable couches and a large plasma TV. The fully equipped kitchen comes complete with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Off of the dining room and 3 of the bedrooms are glass doors leading to a large, long deck that faces the river. This deck offers outdoor dining and a gas grill. All 3 bedrooms have Queen beds. The separate suite has a living room, full kitchen, private bath and master bedroom. The suite's bedroom faces the river and features a King bed and glass doors that lead to the deck.

The garage offers a recreation room (complete with a pool table and a ping pong table) and a laundry room. The recreation room is not accessible from inside the house. The back patio is landscaped and has a spa. Enjoy excellent access to the Russian River. Just walk through the gate and down the custom rock stairway, across a half an acre lawn

Contente shares the lawn and river access with Culture Blend, a similar 4 bedroom, 4 bath home that also sleeps 14 guests. Together, the homes make up the property known as The Enchanted Forest Estate.

Know Before You Book:

Security Deposit vs. Damage Protection:

When you make your reservation, you will automatically be assigned a security deposit, plus a $30 non refundable processing fee.

The alternative to the large deposit and processing fee is the damage protection program, which is $49 and covers up to $3000 in accidental damages. The damage protection program is an insurance policy. The $49 is not refundable, but you’d be covered if you accidentally broke a wine glass…a lamp…or if someone knocked over something major, like the television. There is no processing fee associated with the damage protection program.

If you would prefer the damage protection program, please include a note with your reservation. If you do not include a note, we do contact all guests before charging the security deposit and processing fee in order to confirm your preference.

Office Hours and Booking Information:

Our office is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day, excluding major holidays.

After making a booking and confirming their security deposit vs. damage protection preference, guests will be sent arrival instructions and a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return. You will be contacted within 24 hours of making your reservation.

No same-day reservations past 2 pm. It should not happen, but in case the system is allowing you to book for same-day arrival and it is after 2 pm, please reach out to us. If it is after 5 pm, please do not complete your reservation; no one will be available to process your reservation and prepare for your arrival.

Boats and stairs to the River:

Boats and River Stairs are available from mid-June to mid-September only when the summer dams are in place. The river is usually too swift for boating in the winter and many docks and beaches are under water until late spring.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum occupancy at Contente is 14.

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 4 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

LOCATION: Contente is located approximately 1.5 miles east of downtown Guerneville on River Road, a busy two-lane road that connects Guerneville to Highway 101. Due to double wall construction, there is very little road noise inside the home, as well as on the back deck and lower lawn area. All outdoor living areas are shielded from the road by the home, natural surroundings and a 10-foot high privacy fence (at the front of the property only). The driveway and front staircase face the road. Please contact our office if you have any questions about the proximity of the road or any other questions about the property. Members of our staff have stayed at this home, and loved it!

WALK TO: (Stumptown Brewery is two doors down; the Rio Nido Roadhouse is less than a 10 minute walk. Both Stumptown and the Rio Nido Roadhouse have live music on a regular basis. Great Wine Country location! Korbel winery and vineyards are only 0.2 miles east. The walk to downtown Guerneville is over 1.5 miles but completely flat.

SHARED 3 ACRE PROPERTY: Contente shares the lawn and river access with Culture Blend, a similar 4 bedroom, 4 bath home that also sleeps 14 guests. Together, the homes make up the property known as The Enchanted Forest Estate.

Please note that there is an annual event, the Russian River Beer Revival, that happens in August. This is a weekend event at the brewery immediately next door to Culture Blend. The event has live music, a BBQ cook-off, and a lot of people drinking beer. It will be loud on the Friday and Saturday of the event. The exact dates of the event will be listed on the Stumptown Brewery's website.

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:
September 25, 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.

Our Story:

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.

Why Russian River Vacation Homes chose Russian River

Why we love Contente! -

Contente is the perfect Russian River vacation home for large families or groups families.

There's plenty of space for everyone to gather together, along with enough room to spread out and have your own private time.

Convenient to Armstrong Woods, downtown Guerneville, and the Russian River, Contente makes a great home base for all of your area explorations.

What makes this house unique

Great for families and groups! Rent the house next door, Culture Blend for even more fun with your favorite people!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Walking into the house was a calming welcome after the drive. Once we entered River Dog Retreat a full sense of homeyness was felt by all. Five different women with one goal...to have fun...this area and vacation home really sealed the deal.

With room enough to spread out, a kitchen well equipped for our libation preparations, and occasional meal preps, we were ready to walk into town and discover the many restaurants and their offerings.

The front deck was perfect for a special birthday dinner and the back deck for a quick hot tub dip then napping. I am not even mentioning the front porch with its comfy sofa and chair for reading. The cozy living room had us talking, laughing and playing games at days end.

The clean air, beautiful redwood.pine forests, meandering river and quaint towns provided much of our entertainment -- hiking, renting kayaks and canoes, picnicking, wine tasting, antiquing, relaxing.

Will definitely go back soon!
Apr 2012
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Korbel Winery
"Tours, Tasting, Fun!"
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
"Great hiking! Stroll among the redwoods!"
Johnson's Beach
"Town beach, snack bar and boat rentals in the summer, does not allow dogs"
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Stumptown Brewery
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Golden Gate Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
Highway 116/River Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rio Nido Roadhouse
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Johnson's River Beach
Car: recommended

Contente is located approximately 1.5 miles east of downtown Guerneville on River Road, a busy two-lane road that connects Guerneville to Highway 101. Due to double wall construction, there is very little road noise inside the home, as well as on the back deck and lower lawn area. All outdoor living areas are shielded from the road by the home, natural surroundings and a 10-foot high privacy fence (at the front of the property only). The driveway and front staircase face the road. Please contact our office if you have any questions about the proximity of the road or any other questions about the property. Members of our staff have stayed at this home, and loved it!

There is a brewery, a restaurant, and community pool within walking distance. Stumptown Brewery is two doors down; the Rio Nido Roadhouse is less than a 10 minute walk. Both Stumptown and the Rio Nido Roadhouse have live music on a regular basis. Great Wine Country location! Korbel winery and vineyards are only 0.2 miles east. The walk to downtown Guerneville is over 1.5 miles but completely flat.

The Russian River Valley recreation area is a great place to visit!

We're just minutes from Korbel Champagne Cellers, and it's just 15 minutes to Westside Road...also known as Wine Road! Tasting rooms include Porter Creek, Arista, V.M.L., Hop Kiln, Matrix, Thomas George, Gary Farrell...and MANY more!

Play on and in the Russian River during the summer season! Kayaks and Canoes are for rent in the area.

Stroll through the forest in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. The serene, majestic beauty of this Grove is a living reminder of the magnificent primeval redwood forest that covered much of this area before logging operations began during the 19th century. Armstrong Redwoods preserves stately and magnificent Sequoia sempervirens, commonly known as the coast redwood. These trees stand together as a testament to the wonders of the natural world. The grove offers solace from the hustle and bustle of daily life, offering the onlooker great inspiration and a place for quiet reflection.

It's less than a 30 minute drive to the coast! Hang out at the beach and do some hiking at Goat Rock State Park in Jenner! Check out the harbor seals where the Russian River meets the ocean!

Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • All 4 bathrooms have tub and shower combos. The first 3 bathrooms are private. The 4th bedroom is accessible via a hallway in the main house.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • There are 2 queen sofa beds in the living room of the main house. There is another queen sofa bed in the living room of the master bedroom suite. All 4 bedrooms have 1 queen bed. The master bedroom is in it's own private suite with kitchen, living room, and bathroom. All 4 bedrooms have televisions, DVD players and stereos. The master, 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have access to a private bathroom. The 4rd bedroom is close to a full bathroom and is accessible via the hallway.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Canoes and Kayaks can be rented locally from King's Sport and Tackle year round, and seasonally from Johnson's Beach and Monte Rio Beach. Water Trek Eco Tours rents boats in Jenner, along with providing guided excursions. Burke's Canoe 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.

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5

Dream house!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for my 40th birthday celebration! It's got it all!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, CA
5

Great location, perfect for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

Contente was a great house for our girls weekend. There was plenty of space for us all to sleep, cook and hang out. The river was literally in our backyard! Absolutely perfect for a group getaway.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Group Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house had all the amenities and space I needed for a fantastic getaway with my friends. It was able to sleep and seat all 14 of us, not to mention we could walk to the nearby brewery and chill for hours in the hot tub. Best vacation home ever!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Spectacular Getaway

  • 5 of 5

River Dog Retreat is a gorgeous property in a peaceful and spectacular location. The property is warm and inviting and very clean. Everyone at Russian River Vacation Homes was a pleasure to work with and made our reservation process very simple. We enjoyed a getaway for 2 couples for a long weekend of wine tasting and relaxing along the river. The perfect place for "getting away from it all" amidst the trees but still close to fine dining (Boon Eat + Drink is a local treasure) and just a short drive from shopping in Santa Rosa and late-season kayaking along the coast in Jenner. We enjoyed lots of space to stretch out and loved the hot tub under the stars. Covered porches are perfect for those rainy fall days and of course there are tons of local wineries along the Russian River! We loved our stay and would absolutely return for another gorgeous vacation at any time of the year!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 and others:
    In general, night minimums are as follows:
    -Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum)
    -Three Night Minimum Memorial Day Weekend through end of June, and September
    -Weekly Only late June through August, Summer Rotation Day
    is Monday.
    -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 # 2101
    Permit # ZPE11-0240
  • Damage deposit: $49.00
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