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Zin and Zen on the River - Hot Tub, Kayaks, Views, Bikes!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom Riverfront Cottage on Russian River - Close to Everything!

Relax among the redwoods in your riverfront cottage with brick paver patio, large deck with hot tub and outdoor shower, and dock with three kayaks. You are surrounded with lots of mature landscaping, flowers, majestic redwoods & fruit trees striking the perfect balance of sun and shade.

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 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 dock where the kayaks (two single and one double) are tied up in the summer. In the off-season, the kayaks are stored on the property and can be launched from our dock or transported to other access points depending upon river levels and currents.

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).

More Details

Suzi Krebs and David Crum
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Suzi Krebs and David Crum

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.

Suzi Krebs and David Crum purchased this house in 2012

Why Suzi Krebs and David Crum chose Guerneville

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.

What makes this house unique

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 shops.


Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , located on deck by hot tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bath and beach towels, hair dryer, soap and shampoo provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , located upstairs with adjoining deck with river views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , located upstairs with reading nook
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , located downstairs with twin size beds
  • 2 Pak-n-play cribs available with sheets & blankets
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Informative home binder on site with information and maps for local area attractions, sites, restaurants, wineries, etc. Two single kayaks + one double kayak, adult and child life preservers, inner tubes/noodles, four bicycles, board games, felt poker tabletop, kids toys and books.


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Zin and Zen on the River - Hot Tub, Kayaks, Views, Bikes!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 58 reviews

Great property and amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the vacation rental. It’s very charming and well equipped! Hot tub was great after a day out to relax. Suzi and David are very responsive and accommodating. I would definitely come back again in the summer to enjoy kayaking in the river!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Hill, CA

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have stayed there for 2 nights and had fantastic time.

Beautiful scenery, quiet, great fishing spot.

Place was very clean and had a lot to offer.

No regrets! Hope to come back next year!

Thank you!!!

5 stars A++

(PS: i am not keen on leaving reviews, as you can see)

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything I wanted in a vacation retreat on the River!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and four of our closest friends enjoyed a very relaxing 4 evenings at this delightful riverside home. It was especially nice being there during the middle of the week when there were very few people on the river. The outdoor shower under the trees was a special bonus which we didn't know to expect. We kayaked all four days and swam three of the four. It is such a treat to be able to dive in the water right off the property. On the only cloudy day we drove out to the beach and then to Bodega Bay for a delicious seafood lunch. The room that my husband and I stayed in was so lovely with its own deck and view of the river. The bedding was also quite comfortable. The owners were easy to reach with questions and also very accommodating. I forgot something there which they found immediately and offered to send to me. We are natives of the bay area and hadn't ever stayed on the river overnight. I will certainly make a point to go back and hope that when I do that Zin and Zen on the river is available. Thanks Suzi and David for one of the best vacation accomodations I have ever experienced. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway on the Russian River

  • 5 of 5

The house was cozy, clean, and well-stocked for a fun weekend on the Russian River! We enjoyed kayaking to Johnson Beach, swimming from the private dock, making s'mores over the fire pit, and grilling on the outdoor barbecue. Suzi and David were great hosts: not only did they make sure we had all the information we needed to fully enjoy the house, but they were very responsive once we arrived. If I had to suggest any improvements to the property/our stay (which is difficult to do), I might recommend that the hot tub be kept at a slightly higher temperature (it was 98 degrees when we arrived). Other than that, our stay was perfect! Thank you, Suzi and David!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Relaxing and rejuvenating

  • 5 of 5

This house has every cozy thing you need for a river retreat. Very thoughtful hosts, great instructions, super clean, well stocked home. We had a fabulous time and are already planning a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect week on the river

  • 5 of 5

As always, we had a tremendous time on the river and in this lovely home. The location could not be bettered. The house is minutes to Guerneville and also really close to Monte Rio which we discovered this trip--it is a lovely little town. The house is a delight with a permanent dock, kayaks and enough space in the house to spread out. The kitchen has everything you need and, of particular interest to the kids, lots of board games! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sonoma county
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Main Street Station in Guerneville
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Northwoods golf course
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Betty Spaghetti with piano bar
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Goat rock Sonoma Coast
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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