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RIVERSCAPE- 5* REVIEWS! RIVERFRONT, KAYAKS, DOCKS, YARD, HOT TUB, POOL TABLE.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bd, 1 bath, large covered deck w/ river view, hot tub, outdoor kitchen 50' TV

ESCAPE TO RIVERSCAPE

Sonoma County Permit # ZPE13-0134

County of Sonoma TOT # 1109N

Welcome to RIVERSCAPE where you can escape life's chaos, and enjoy the tranquility the Russian River has to offer. From the spacious covered deck to the recently remodeled and updated house to the private riverside decks and dock, you'll feel right at home, yet so far away. Begin your vacation with a complimentary bottle of champagne, chilled waiting for your arrival.

Riverscape's covered deck features sweeping views of the river, the redwoods, and the lush backyard. Experience luxury outdoor living complete with a 6 person hot tub; an outdoor kitchen with a bar, sink, large gas BBQ, and prep area; an outdoor living room with couches, a 50' HDTV with Directv and surround sound, dvd player, a pool table/ping pong table, and a washer and dryer. On chilly evenings, you can light up the outdoor heater, and close the canvas curtains to keep snugly while listening to the river slide by.

Sliding glass doors run along the entire back of the deck, so you can see what's going on inside, if you are outside, or visa versa. They also bring in a lot of light to the house, and allows for beautiful views, bringing the outside in.

Just off the deck, the backstairs lead down to a large grassy, fenced backyard with a horseshoe pit, and plenty of room to play amongst beds of beautiful flowers, roses, and banana trees. There is also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water to rinse off. Situated under the canopy of an apple tree, is the Boat House which is the perfect place to take a nap on the futon, or change clothes after coming up from the river. The Boat house also has lifejackets, paddles for the kayaks, and other toys to play in the River or the yard with.

Just beyond the yard, the path leads to the River View Deck, with comfortable seating to relax, read a book, take a nap, or just hang out and enjoy watching the river go by. Pull up a stool at the Tiki Bar, enjoy your favorite cocktail, and chill. Just beyond that is another BBQ, and the two (seasonal Mid May - Mid October) waterfront decks--one in the sun, one in the shade-- and the (seasonal Mid May - Mid October) private floating dock where you'll enjoy hopping in one of the kayaks and paddling up or down the river, swimming, or just floating around. At certain times of the year, you may see ducks, Blue Heron, river otters, and possible the foxes that like to hang out in our yard.

The house has an open concept design, a newly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and all the utensils you'll need to cook the perfect meal.The dining bar comfortably sits 6 people, there is extra seating around the counter bar in the kitchen, and a dining room table as well. The living room boasts leather reclining couches, a 55' HDTV with Directv, dvd player, and surround sound, as well as a wii with games, and plenty of board games. The house has wifi.

There are two bedrooms, each with a very comfy queen size bed. There is a queen size futon in the livingroom area for extra sleeping space.

Located just 1 1/2 hours from SF, Guerneville is the perfect getaway. Riverscape is just 1 mile from Main Street which boasts a variety of restaurants, a wine bar, the 5 & 10 store, Safeway, antique shops, Pee Wee Golf, and Johnson's Beach. A 1/2 mile in the other direction is Northwood Golf Course with 9 holes of golf (Golf Magazine named it one of the 5 top Alister McKenzie courses in the world!) nestled in the Redwoods, and a few minutes past that is the town of Monte Rio with another nice family beach, and the Rio Movie Theatre. We are 10 minutes to Armstrong Woods redwood forest, and Korbel Champagne Cellars. The ocean is just 20 minutes away, and we are a close proximity to 100's of Russian River, and Sonoma County wineries.

Riverscape has everything you need, and close to many adventures, so you have options to do as much or as little you want to.

More Details

Owner
Lauren Cabitac
Member since: 2013
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Lauren Cabitac

Our family moved to the Guerneville area over 20 years ago to escape the hectic San Francisco lifestyle. We spent many weekends vacationing in the area and decided we should just live here. Best choice ever!

Lauren Cabitac purchased this house in 2004

Why Lauren Cabitac chose Guerneville

We bought this house in 2004 because of the large yard, beautiful views, the close proximity to town, work and of course, the inviting river in our back yard.

What makes this house unique

Staying at our house gives you the feeling of being very far away, and on your own little escape. Hence Riverscape. While there are neighbors next door and across the river, there are so many tress you don't really realize they are there, and you feel like you are in your own oasis. Being so centrally located to so many activites, restaurants, wine tasting, the ocean, the river, Armstong Woods, shopping, antiquing, hiking, etc., you'll have lots of options to stay busy, or not.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This has everything you would ever need to have an enjoying and relaxing holiday. The interior was very stylish and the beds were super comfortable. Top marks.
May 2017
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Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Noise level reduced after 10 pm. Sound travels far on the river, please respect our neighbors.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower in the yard with hot and cold water!
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , Hairdryer, plush towels
  • Blow dryer, plush towels
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in the livingroom area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV, comfy bed with foam topper, dresser, closet
    River View Bedroom - 1 queen , 10' memory foam mattress, TV, Dresser, Closet
  • tv, direct tv, closet, dresser,
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
This house has two very private units. The vacation rental is the entire top floor, main house and is approx. 1400 sf including a large fully-covered deck. The bottom floor unit is a small apartment occupied by the owners full time. During your stay you will not be disturbed in any way by the owners and will have complete privacy while using all the listed amenities including the riverside dock and back yard. Our guests like having us on property to answer questions, give suggestions or help if they need something. We've never had a guest complain or feel uncomfortable with the situation.

Reviews

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RIVERSCAPE- 5* REVIEWS! RIVERFRONT, KAYAKS, DOCKS, YARD, HOT TUB, POOL TABLE.
average rating of 4.925373 based on 140 reviews
5

Perfect River Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing and so is the property. Lauren was not only a great and responsive owner, she invited us out for an awesome night watching live music at the Rio Nido Roadhouse! We sat at her reserved table and when our lack of phone service prevented us from calling an Uber, she gave the whole group a ride home! This was truly above and beyond what I’ve experienced anywhere else. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting your group and getting the chance to hang out, and enjoying great music amongst the redwoods and friends was an extra plus. I'm glad you guys went, and we were happy to get you back home safely. :) Glad you enjoyed your stay at Riverscape, and hope to see you back again. Lauren and Walter
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5

Charming. Perfectly situated. Fantastic hosts.

  • 5 of 5

When we had to evacuate Hawaii during the recent hurricane, we chose this lovely home in the Russian River valley as our escape. In a touching gesture, the hosts -- Lauren and Walter -- left us Maui beer, Hawaiian leis and aloha messages when they learned we were hurricane refugees. This gorgeous home was so well situated for everything we love: hiking the Armstrong Redwood trails, exploring some of the very best of wine country (we're fans of natural wines and some of the most coveted are on nearby Dry Creek Road), walking along the Sonoma Coast beaches, exploring craft breweries in Santa Rosa and kayaking in the (literal) backyard.

The house is so very comfortable and well thought out. The wonderful lounging deck with its hot tub and outdoor kitchen, pool table and tv/stereo system was our favorite hang out spot -- especially in the evenings with its fire pit. The yard was full of blooming rose bushes, hibiscus and other flowering delights. Two different deck areas down by the river lead to the dock and its paddle boat, kayaks and swim toys. We had THE best evening and morning kayaks. Everyone we encountered on the river was super friendly, too.

The kitchen was well equipped, the washer/dryer worked well and there was Direct TV in every room. The place was spotless with beautifully laundered linens and towels that smelled fresh and nice. You can feel the TLC that has been put into making this a special place. I can't wait to visit this home again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful, detailed review. We always enjoy hearing how much our guests love all the amenities we offer. We were honored you choose Riverscape, and glad we lived up to your expectations. We are not quite Hawaii, but a close second. :) Hope to see you back again. Lauren and Walter
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5

Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

The house was stocked with everything we could imagine, hot tub, games, pool table, large yard, even a play and pack for our little one. We spent all of our time in the covered deck with the beautiful river views. Some of us played pool and some watched the 49er game from the hot tub.

There was something for everyone. The kids all enjoyed the kayaks and paddleboat. I was happy with the raft. We loved having the grill in the same room so everyone could be together. The beds were comfy. Everyone slept great.

If you plan on going to Johnson Beach, it opens at 10 am and is very crowded in the afternoon so if you want to park there, go early and bring lawn chairs as it's gravel at the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joan, Thanks for the nice review. It was a pleasure having your family back, and you too! I'm happy you took advantage of all the amenities, and were able to relax and enjoy your time at Riverscape. We hope to see you all again. Lauren and Walter
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5

Wonderful spot right on the river

  • 5 of 5

They've really thought of everything at Riverscape! My husband, 7 year old and I had a wonderfully relaxing week there for the 4th of July. Really well stocked for river activities--kayaks, peddle boat, etc. And so wonderful to just relax on the deck with the view of the river and the hot tub. Can't think of anything we didn't love!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time here with our two adult children

  • 4 of 5

This house offers something for everyone. A lovely porch with a gas fire pit, a deck by the water with a comfortable sofa, kayaks, games, and a great outdoor grill. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brenda! Glad you guys enjoyed your stay! Walter and Lauren
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5

We absolutely loved staying here! Riverscape literally has everything you could want!

  • 5 of 5

The property and clean and beautifully maintained. We loved sitting in the outdoor living room and looking out at the beautiful view of the river. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Grey, We hope you come back too! Lauren and Walter
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charles Shultz Airport, Santa Rosa, CA
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Northwood Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Larkspur, CA
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Northwood Golf Course, Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Motorway
House is on HWY 116
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Garden Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Johnson's Beach
Car: necessary

Located just 1 mile from the quaint town of Guerneville where there are shops, restaurants, bars, Pee Wee Golf, Safeway and Johnson's Beach which is a wonderful family friendly beach. The Vineman is held here in August, and the Russian River Jazz festival is held here in September. We are also just a couple miles to Armstrong Woods State Park filled with hiking trails surrounded by a Redwood tree forest, Korbel Champagne Cellars, and 20 minutes to the ocean, and several other wineries in the Russian River valley.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund