About the property
- Cabin1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 bd, private beach, Russian River remodeled Cabin in the Heart of Wine Country
Relive the good times at De's on the Russian River in the Heart of Wine Country (see list of nearby wineries below). This lovely cabin sleeps up to 8, all linens provided.
You have 3 decks to enjoy the shade of the Redwood Trees, the Russian River or views of Vineyards. The cabin's rustic ambiance is heightened by knotty pine walls, which rise up to 21' in the Great Room.
Guests can enjoy board games, a dart board, and badminton or volleyball on the beach.
Two double beds, two bunk beds and two fold-down bed (sleeps up to 8)
A fireplace chases away morning chill in Fall & Winter.
Prestigious local wineries include: Hartford, Korbel, Arista, Merry Edwards, to name a few.
For music buffs, we are a little more than a mile from Guerneville which hosts an annual Jazz/Blues Festival every September. You may want to paddle the canoe down to Johnson's Beach and listen to the music. This year's Venue includes: George Benson, David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power and more! If you prefer a less strenuous alternative, you can enjoy the music from the cabin's front deck.
We know our guests, like our family for several decades, will find the cabin restful and peaceful, an idyllic retreat perfect for weekend getaways or longer vacations--or simply, a restorative refuge from the hectic everyday world.
WiFi, DVD player
Pet Friendly with fee Limit 1
Beach chairs and umbrellas provided
2-night minimum, 3-night min. for Holiday weekends
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit Number: ZPE15-0512
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Michael O'Looney
Our family is the third generation of the original owners, my grandparents Louis and Elizabeth DeGregorio. My grandfather was a carpenter and built the original cabin in 1932, the first home in the Drakes Estates neighborhood.
Michael O'Looney purchased this Cabin in 1932
Why Michael O'Looney chose Guerneville
Years ago when a seven-mile stretch along the Russian River from Rio Nido to Monte Rio was known as 'the Irish Riviera,'my grandfather, an Italian carpenter from San Francisco, was the first to purchase a tract of river front just a mile or so from the resort town of Guerneville. That was back in 1932. Over the decades the cabin he built has undergone several dramatic changes. In the 1955 flood, the original 3-story cabin, with expansive decks & multiple guest rooms, disappeared in the torrential flood waters. We built another cabin in its place and anchored it around two towering redwood trees. Then, after the 1997 flood, we raised the cabin to preserve it from future floods and, in the process added a cathedral ceiling and two new decks. Today, our cabin sits on a knoll above the river, just 1/2 mile downstream from Korbel Winery. Decks extend out the front and back of the second-story structure where the great room and 2-bedrooms and bathroom are located. The cabin's rustic ambiance is heightened by knotty pine walls which, in the great room, rise up 21 feet. In summer, the cabin is well-insulated to keep guests cool and in the fall and early spring a woodstove fireplace makes the cabin warm & cozy. From the back deck, one can sit in the shade beneath a canopy of bay tress and redwoods and look down upon our private beach. The front deck provides a view of the vineyards and the hills beyond that rise up on both sides of the river. Please come and enjoy De's Cottage a river cabin in the Heart of Wine Country.
What makes this Cabin unique
Private, quiet, secluded, restful
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great for the family
Wonderful and beautiful spot along the river, very family friendly and dog friendly. We really enjoyed all of the space, and the private and large back yard.
Thank you for your positive review of your stay at De's Cottage. Very much appreciated.
Michael & Eileen O'Looney
Perfect River Getaway, Complete with everything you need!
I stayed here with my boyfriend and two friends visiting from France and we absolutely LOVED our stay here. The beds were great, everything was very clean and the kitchen was totally equipped. They also offered a range of floaties and kayaks to enjoy on the river, which we used during our stay as we had terrific weather. You are 1 hour from wine country and 15 minutes from Armstrong woods, excellent location. Would recommend to anyone and also return for another visit.
Thank you, Christina, for taking the time to write a wonderful review of De's Cottage. Glad to hear you had a great time at the cabin with your friends.
Charming cottage in prime location
Michael and Eileen were a breeze to coordinate with as they were very responsive to all emails and provided all the details to access and enjoy the cabin. The cabin is right on the river, private access to a small beach area or you can walk down to a bigger beach where the locals hang out. The home itself is lovely with just enough space for 4 ppl (we were a party of 2+dog). The front and back decks/outdoor space is great with a bbq, swing seating, and even a cute bar in the front gated area. They also provided river toys - floats, tubes, chairs, etc. Overall, the cottage was quaint and charming, location was great and best of all - they allowed my old bulldog to come with! I highly recommend Michael & Eileen's cottage!
Thank you, Ivy, for taking the time to write such a kind and positive review of De's Cottage. We appreciate it. We hope to make some improvements to the cottage over the next few months (e.g., a game room downstairs and a queen-size bed to begin with), so stay in touch. If you come again, you'll receive a 15% discount.
Michael & Eileen
Great relaxing River getaway
This cottage is well kept up with everything you need to enjoy your time here. Surrounded by beautiful trees and nice big decks to enjoy the outdoors. We had a great time by the river and enjoyed using the kayak. Only thing I might have wanted is a bigger bed in the master bedroom.
Delightful and dog-friendly!
We stayed in early February and found the cabin charming and cozy. And the back yard and deck is completely fenced in - which is perfect for dog owners. We would happily come again!
Relaxing Fall getaway
Our family of 4 (husband, myself & girls 5 & 9) stayed here for a much needed weekend away. The house is lovely as described, rustic & charming with numerous skylights. For as old of a house, it was immaculate and the owners wonderful to work with. I can see how the cabin would be perfect in the summer with the nearby water & patio decks, but we also enjoyed it in the autumn cool (cozy with the fireplace & portable heaters). The vineyard turning gold out front was gorgeous & we enjoyed watching the leaves fall from the many trees on the relaxing back deck. The kids loved collecting river rocks & kayaking on the uncrowded beach. My only small quibble (unrelated to the house itself) would be the noise from River road out back & near the beach... just a gentle hum of traffic throughout the day, but maybe good know if you're looking for complete quiet/solitude. We were fine & loved our stay, we hope to come again soon!
Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking/exploring, fishing (includes winter steelhead) Golf, tennis, miniature golf wine-tasting Touring the backroads of West Sonoma County ****4 Star Dining
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We will be collecting a county occupancy tax of 9% beginning July 1, 2015