This is an amazing family cabin tucked in among the redwoods. The location is ideal. Literally just steps away from the Russian River with a private dock, you can't get much closer to the river without falling in.
The house itself is a gem. Having been redone multiple times, it is a beautiful blend of classic traditional with the right amount of new touches. Stunning redwood batten board throughout the house sets the perfect backdrop for the house.
The house has been raised off the street and has a great deck off the front which is perfect for summertime barbeques and has enough room to accommodate a bunch of teak cocktail chairs and a table. Perfect for winding down in the evenings following a great day on the river.
As you enter the house, there is a great room with a phenomenal fireplace. The nearly 20-foot ceilings scream for you to sit by the fire and enjoy a glass (bottle?) of your favorite found chardonnay or pinot.
And, the back porch is a wonderful gathering place for dining and lounging with views of the surrounding vistas.
The house really is a great place to getaway to. The access to the river is amazing. The dock is a great way to enjoy the water. Whether you want to rent paddle boats or canoes from Johnson's Beach or just lounge on an inner-tube or raft, there is something special about just going for a swim in the river.
For the beach-goers, Johnson's beach is less than a mile and is a great walk.
For the sportsman, the fishing is great. Do that from the dock, wade upstream and use the adjacent beach, or take a short drive out to Jenner or Bodega to charter a trip. Some friends of ours often plan abalone dives and use the river as a homebase.
If you are into golf, the Northwoods golf course is only 3.8 miles from the house. Designed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie in 1928, the course is a classic MacKenzie design with 9 holes winding through giant redwood trees. (This is the same architect who designed Cypress Point, Augusta National, Meadow Club, Pasatiempo and many other great courses).
For the wine lover, the list of amazing Russian River wineries is tremendous. Korbel does a terriffic tour and has a really great deli and picnic area. Gary Farrell is one of the most well respected wine makers around, producing some super premium wines. Hop Kiln is a little more laid back ... and a lot of fun.
For the foodies, there is a wide variety. Everything from tasty comfort food and special breakfast places (See: The River Inn, Big Bottom Market) to pizza at Andorno's to brewery / pub food (Stumptown Brewery) to high end / romantic / special dinners at Applewoods, Boon, or Seaside Metal. And, delicious eats and mezcal at El Barrio.
For the kids, there are a ton of things to be done. One of our favorites continues to be Pee Wee Golf & Arcade which is just across the river from town (about a mile from the house).
All in all, there is something for everyone here. The Hideaway is a cozy home and a great place to anchor your stay.
Sonoma County Code Section 26-88-120 (Vacation Rentals) Requirements:
* County of Sonoma Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Certificate No. 1067N.
* Quiet Hours to be observed by all guests 10pm-7am.
* Maximum number of guests allowed: 6 people.
* Maximum number of vehicles allowed: 3 vehicles.