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

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Last updated: 08/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Relax among the redwoods in your riverfront cottage with brick paver patio, large deck with hot tub and outdoor shower, and seasonal dock (June 20-Sept 20) with three kayaks. You are surrounded with lots of mature landscaping, flowers, majestic redwoods & fruit trees striking the perfect balance of sun and shade.

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 enjoying a morning cup of 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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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    located upstairs with adjoining deck with river views...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    located upstairs with reading nook...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    located downstairs with twin size beds...moreless

  • 2 Pak-n-play cribs available with sheets & blankets

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Bath and beach towels, hair dryer & shower gel provided...moreless

  • Outdoor shower: outdoor shower

    located on deck by hot tub...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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 bicycles, board games, felt poker tabletop, kids toys and books....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Great assortment of adult and children's books...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games:

    Adult and children's games. Felt poker table top and chips available....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    iPod docking station...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen in living room...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Assortment of DVDs available to watch...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Village:

    45-minute walk or 20-minute bike ride or 5-minute car ride to town of Guerneville. Even shorter when bridge over dam at Vacation Beach is up in summer....moreless

  • Water View:

    River views from the house, patio and decks...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    located right on the river with access to seasonal floating dock...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 8. Room opens out onto brick paver patio with river view....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Hard wire connection on hi-speed cable modem....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Wood stove in living room area and outdoor fire pit. Logs and marshmallow sticks provided....moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance:

    Domestic U.S. calls....moreless

  • Garage:

    attached garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa with chaise and 2 chairs with picture windows overlooking trees and river...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon service works best on cell phones...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    There is room for one car in driveway and two on street. Maximum of 3 cars allowed....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Telephone:

    Land line with free local and domestic (U.S.) long distance service....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, beach & Kitchen towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Home is WI-FI equipped....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood burning stove in living room area. Logs provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked including non-stick pots and pans, serving platters/bowls, salad spinner, pizza tin, muffin tin, cake tins, pie plate and extendable marshmallow sticks....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, cereal/soup bowls, pasta bowls, flatware, glasses, coffee mugs, wine & champagne glasses...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full open kitchen with adjoining breakfast nook. Lots of counter space. Dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee grinder and maker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments, spices, olive oil, vinegars, flour, sugar, coffee, tea...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size stainless steel with in-door ice maker and water....moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth-top electric range...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Deck off 2nd floor bedroom with river and redwood tree views....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    2 adult and 1 youth-size...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio:

    River view brick-paver patio with table and chairs and adjoining deck with hot tub. Firepit area with chairs and small table. Dock available in summer....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Northwoods Golf Course 15 minute drive (9 holes) Windsor Golf 30 minute drive (18 holes)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks (2 single and 1 double) and life vests...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Wisteria covered trellis over brick-paver patio....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grassy front yard with garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    inner tubes, noodles, kickboard and water loungers....moreless

  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    holds up to 5 people located on deck and is checked and maintained weekly....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 2 - Sep 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$325
Early Autumn
Sep 22 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,750
Late Autumn
Nov 1 - Nov 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,300
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$300
$1,800
Early Winter
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,000
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$300
$1,750
Late Winter
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,000
Early Spring
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,750
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$900
flat fee
Late Spring
May 30 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$325

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

TOT Certificate #1028N

Holiday rates and minimum stay may be higher. Inquire about mid-week discounts.

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.

Please observe Quiet hours from 10:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m. per County ordinance.

Maximum of 3 cars allowed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sonoma county
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hideaway via bridge in summer
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwoods golf course
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Main Street Station with live music
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
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, a beautiful course in a redwood grove, only a 10-minute drive. Armstrong State Park with it's famous redwood trees only a 10-minute drive.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Relax in hot tub with view of river.

    Relax in hot tub with view of river.

  • View of house from the street

    View of house from the street

  • Wood stove view of living room at night

    Wood stove view of living room at night

  • Kitchen with lots of counter space and wine glasses

    Kitchen with lots of counter space and wine glasses

  • Breakfast nook adjacent to kitchen

    Breakfast nook adjacent to kitchen

  • Adjoining deck off 'River View' bedroom

    Adjoining deck off 'River View' bedroom

  • 'Bunk Room' downstairs off living room with twin size beds.

    'Bunk Room' downstairs off living room with twin size beds.

  • grassy front yard

    grassy front yard

  • Patio table seats 8 under wisteria covered trellis.

    Patio table seats 8 under wisteria covered trellis.

  • 3 kayaks (two single and one double).  Dock is in from about June 20-Sept 20.

    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

    View of local resident and her fine-feathered friends

  • Autumn vineyard view in the Russian River valley

    Autumn vineyard view in the Russian River valley

  • View from floating dock available June 20-Sept 20.

    View from floating dock available June 20-Sept 20.

  • View from floor-to-ceiling windows in living room

    View from floor-to-ceiling windows in living room

  • Dining room table with six chairs. Can seat eight with extra chairs available.

    Dining room table with six chairs. Can seat eight with extra chairs available.

  • Another view of kitchen and adjoining breakfast nook

    Another view of kitchen and adjoining breakfast nook

  • 'River View' bedroom upstairs with Queen size bed and adjoining deck

    'River View' bedroom upstairs with Queen size bed and adjoining deck

  • 'Pine Room' bedroom upstairs with Queen size bed

    'Pine Room' bedroom upstairs with Queen size bed

  • Bathroom with shower and large vanity area

    Bathroom with shower and large vanity area

  • Fire pit area.  Marshmallow sticks available.

    Fire pit area. Marshmallow sticks available.

  • Wisteria blooms in Spring.

    Wisteria blooms in Spring.

  • View of river from Vacation Beach which is a half block from the house

    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

    View on hiking trail from Shell Beach to Goat Rock Beach a half-hour drive away

  • Thanks for stopping in...to the Zin and Zen!

    Thanks for stopping in...to the Zin and Zen!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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