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Zin and Zen on the River in Wine Country - 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 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 dock 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 available.

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 Russian River

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
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 5 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, five bicycles, board games, felt poker tabletop, kids toys and books.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Zin and Zen on the River in Wine Country - Hot Tub, Kayaks, Views, Bikes!
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews

Perfect getaway for adventurists, anniversaries, romance, wine touring, relaxation, and foodies.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Zin and Zen was incredible! The pictures for this property do not do it justice! The view from the hot tub is tucked next to a redwood while looking out over the Russian River with a backdrop of evergreens that reach up to the sky. The deck is spacious supplied with a grill and dining table located under a shaded arbor. The kayaks are great for using on the river as well. David and Suzi thought of everything in the kitchen, and they even have spices, oils, coffee, and additional condiments, so don't shop until you take stock of the kitchen supplies. After full days of wine touring, ocean exploring, hiking in the woods, air ballooning (Healdsburg is the way to go), Zin and Zen is a perfect place to return to unwind. We used the hot tub every day as well as the awesome outdoor shower. To give readers an idea, my wife and I (from Michigan), were considering places to renew our vows. Our children (21, 22, 24), and we decided the dock preferable over Armstrong Woods, the Ocean, and even an outdoor chapel in Sea Ranch. The views are stunning from the dock! David and Suzi are extremely easy and friendly to work with, always willing to answer any questions, fix any problems, and give helpful suggestions when asked.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, clean and cozy getaway house on the river

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! Everything was available as advertised! House was clean and well-stocked. We loved access to the river, kayaks and the fire pit. Jacuzzi spa with massage settings was an awesome addition to our restful vacation experience. The entire stay was very peaceful. We were originally concerned with a potential heat wave, however just like the owner explained, it was breezy and nice even on warm days as the house is right on the river with lots of trees and there are many fans throughout the house. Thank you, Suzi and David for giving us this wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to make great memories

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute drinking amazing wine, relaxing in the spa, cooking great meals and chatting, even on rainy days. Excellent location... we spent alot of time on the balcony taking in the beautiful view.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house in such a calm and peaceful area.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and couldn't have been happier. It was such a nice home and the outdoor areas were great even in the rainy weather.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our family vacation. It was a very relaxing home and it had everything we needed and then some. We loved the location too. We went out to the ocean every day. We would love to come back in the summer sometime to use the kayaks and play in the river.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful with lovely view! Hot tub was perfect after a long day of wine tasting. Location was more remote than I was expecting so just keep in mind when planning out transportation, meals etc.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Guerneville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 20 2018 - Sep 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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