Zin and Zen on the River in Wine Country - Hot Tub, Kayaks, Views, Bikes!(44 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 bedroom Riverfront Cottage on Russian River - Close to Everything!
When the dock is not available, the kayaks may be launched from our property or transported to nearby local access areas. In the winter months, curl up with a good book near the fire in the wood stove while you wait for the rain to pass. On a sunny day, go for a bike ride across the foot bridge to Guerneville for an ice cream cone. In the afternoon, plan a visit to some local wineries using the many books and maps available. On another day, go for a hike in the redwoods at Armstrong Park or marvel at the waves at the Pacific coastline at Goat Rock or Shell Beach. At the end of the day, breathe deeply and relax in the hot tub under the moon and the stars. Then roast some marshmallows while sitting by the outdoor fire pit.
The first thing you'll notice when you enter the house are the beautiful wide-plank wood floors and the view from the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river and trees creating a peaceful zen-like atmosphere.
The upstairs has two spacious bedrooms with Queen beds and new fluffy comforters. Both bedrooms have lots of windows and one has a deck overlooking the river--perfect for your morning coffee. There is a small bedroom downstairs with Twin bunk beds.
The main living areas are downstairs with an open floor plan. The living room has floor-to-ceiling windows on one end and a wood-burning stove on the other end. There is an adjoining dining room with space for eight people. The dining room opens out onto the brick paver patio with lovely views of the river.
The kitchen is well-stocked with all the essentials and more (cookware, coffee, tea, spices, olive oil, etc.), stainless steel refrigerator, smooth-top electric range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker & grinder, blender and toaster oven. There is an adjoining breakfast nook with pub table seating for four.
The bathroom is located downstairs and has a large vanity area and shower. It is well stocked with plenty of bath and beach towels plus a hair dryer. We have recently added a private outdoor shower on the side deck near the hot tub. All the bedrooms have full length mirrors and outlets to make it easier for everyone to get ready at the same time.
The patio is equipped with a propane BBQ grill, table and seating for eight, and porch swing for two. The adjoining deck has additional seating, hot tub for up to 5 people, and an outdoor shower. There are stairs off the deck down to the floating dock (available from mid-June to mid-Sept) where the kayaks (two single and one double) are tied up in the summer. The kayaks can be launched from our property or transported to other access points along the river when our dock is not in.
Located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country, on the Russian River, this home is the perfect location to visit the many local wineries, go for a swim, kayak, explore the coast, hike in the redwoods, bike or just relax and do nothing but enjoy the river and watch the local wildlife.
Modern comforts include High Speed Wi-Fi and HD Flat Screen TV with full cable, DVD player, plus ipod/iphone ready stereo. There are also lots of books and games available.
Nearby areas of interest include the world renowned Russian River and Dry Creek Wine regions (20 min), Armstrong State Park for hiking in the redwoods (10 min), Sonoma coastal ocean beaches and hiking (25 min), and restaurants, shopping, antiques, fishing, hiking, biking, tennis, golf (Northwoods 10 minutes away) and miniature golf (5 minutes).
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Member since: 2012
- 1300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 2 Pak-n-play cribs available with sheets & blankets
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Informative home binder on site with information and maps for local area attractions, sites, restaurants, and wineries, etc. Two single kayaks + one tandem kayak (floating dock in summer season only), adult and child life preservers, inner tubes/noodles, two adult and one child-size bicycles, board games, felt poker tabletop, kids toys and books....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- MP3 Dock
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Free Local Calls
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone:
- Paper Towels
- Parking On Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Garbage Disposal
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Ice Maker
- Beach Towels
- Boat Dock
- Boat With Paddles
- Deck / Patio:
- Deck Furniture
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
May 30 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 16 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 17 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 6, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Cleaning fee $175 + tax
- Tax Rate 12%
TOT Certificate #1028N
Holiday rates and minimum stay may be higher.
Half of total amount due upon booking with balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Check-in after 4:00 p.m. Check-out by 10:30 a.m.
Quiet hours strictly enforced from 10:00 p.m to 8:00 a.m. per Sonoma County noise ordinance. No outdoor fires or hot tub use after 10:00 p.m.
Maximum of 3 cars allowed.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Many local wineries including Korbel champagne cellars only a ten-minute drive. The Sonoma coastline beaches, including famous Goat Rock Beach, are only a twenty-minute drive. Northwoods 9-hole golf course, an Alister MacKenzie-desinged course in a redwood grove, only a 10-minute drive. Armstrong State Park with it's famous redwood trees only a 10-minute drive.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We are originally from the midwest (Suzi from Michigan and David from Pennsylvania) and now live in the San Francisco bay area. We wanted to find a place to unwind from the hectic city life but not be too far away. We feel blessed to have found the perfect place to relax only one and a half hours away from San Francisco.
Why the Owner Chose Guerneville, CA, USA:
We have always enjoyed the wine country and chose this house because of its charm and location right on the river. We like to take the kayaks out and watch the local wildlife up close and personal. We also like to hike at the ocean and wanted to be near enough to get there easily and return quickly to the warm sunshine of Guerneville if the coast was foggy.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views, the redwoods and being right on the river sold us. We like the quiet neighborhood and its proximity to lots of wineries. Great hiking & biking! We enjoy the quaint little town of Guerneville with its many restaurants, 5 & 10 store, flea market, and ice cream shop. We also love walking over the bridge when the dam is up in the summer to The Hideaway, one of our favorite local taverns.
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Relax in hot tub with view of river.
View of house from the street
Wood stove view of living room at night
Kitchen with lots of counter space and wine glasses
Breakfast nook adjacent to kitchen
Adjoining deck off 'River View' bedroom
'Bunk Room' downstairs off living room with twin size beds.
grassy front yard
Patio table seats 8 under wisteria covered trellis.
3 kayaks (two single and one double). Dock is in from about June 20-Sept 20.
View of local resident and her fine-feathered friends
Autumn vineyard view in the Russian River valley
View from floating dock available June 20-Sept 20.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in living room with comfy sofa with chaise for lounging
Dining room table with six chairs. Can seat eight with extra chairs available.
Another view of kitchen and adjoining breakfast nook
'River View' bedroom upstairs with Queen size bed and adjoining deck
'Pine Room' bedroom upstairs with Queen size bed
Bathroom with shower and large vanity area
Fire pit area. Marshmallow sticks available.
Wisteria blooms in Spring.
View of river from Vacation Beach which is a half block from the house
View on hiking trail from Shell Beach to Goat Rock Beach a half-hour drive away
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This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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