About the property
- House940 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 2 Car Garage, River-view Deck
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Think traveling with kids means sacrificing gorgeous, architecturally inspiring accommodations?
Think again. Your kids will feel like woodland creatures—and you’ll feel like a travel-planning wizard—when your family settles into our mid-century modern cabin, tucked into a dense stand of redwoods beside the Russian River in Guerneville. (One ancient redwood has been presiding over our part of the forest for over a thousand years!)
A true mid-century modern gem, Lucky Bend Lookout was architect-designed and constructed in 1966, and is kid-friendly down to the childproofed details. It’s environmentally friendly, too—during a recent remodel, we took care to increase thermal performance by 400 percent (that includes heated floors!) and used only sustainable building materials and native plants. Protecting nature—which is so gorgeously on display here—is a priority for us.
In true mid-century modern tradition, the Lucky Bend Lookout’s open floor plan, elevated treehouse-style deck, enormous windows, and warm redwood walls and ceilings merge indoor and outdoor spaces.
Have you ever vacationed somewhere that’s brimming with natural beauty and felt guilty for just wanting to relax inside with a good book? Here, that’s no dilemma.
Watch ospreys soar among the redwoods from the couch in the living area, decorated with clean lines and whimsical fabrics. Or sauté fresh vegetables from the Guerneville Farmers Market in our fully stocked kitchen as you watch your kids play outside on the deck.
Then, present your handiwork to your hungry family at the sleek dining table—which has room for 10—and watch the Russian River drifting by in the fading light of evening while the adults sip our region’s famous wines. Or you can get even closer to nature and feast at the eight-person outdoor dining table on the spacious deck among the trees.
After dinner, get cozy in the living room and watch the stars reflect their sparkle on the river as you browse Netflix, HuluPlus, or Pandora Radio on our 47-inch flat screen TV. The couch doubles as a pull-out bed.
If you are looking to get away from technology and don't want to watch TV, then you can snuggle up on the couch and read a book from our complimentary paperback library, play one of our many board games or puzzles, or gather around our new gas fire pit to make s'mores or just visit with your loved ones.
For the kids, we keep our cabin clear of breakable knickknacks and stocked with all the gear you need. Two Pack ‘n Play, high chair, step stool, potty-chair, toddler bed rail, and stroller keep the little ones safe. Plus, we supply a few extra goodies to keep them happy, like a water table, a swing set under the deck, and some inside toys.
One bedroom features a reading nook and a sturdy set of bunk beds for a fun, summer-camp setup, except much comfier—we use memory foam mattresses on all of our beds. And your kids’ imaginations will run wild with the magical redwood grove in view just outside their window.
Two adult bedrooms, with queen-sized beds and mid-century modern details like shag carpeting and low-profile beds, invite you to sink in for the night. A view of the redwoods will greet you in the morning.
Downtown Guerneville is only a mile from the Lucky Bend Lookout. We are located 10 minutes by car from the nearest winery and 15 to 20 minutes from dozens more. There’s even kid-friendly wineries in the area! A sandy beach along the Russian River is a 10-minute walk from the property, or hop in the car and head 20 minutes to the Sonoma Coast to surf, explore tide pools, and spot harbor seals sunning themselves. Lucky Bend Lookout comes with beach chairs, an umbrella, beach toys, a cooler, and two cruiser bikes.
Our home is a dream for families who love the river life with a floating dock, along with stairs that lead directly to the river. The water will literally be steps away! As our guest, you’ll also enjoy complimentary use of our two kayaks, and canoe. The floating dock is not guaranteed to be available on a set date. It is usually in the water approximately from Memorial Day through October.
Our calendar fills fast—the time to book your mid-century modern oasis is today!
*****Sonoma County laws limit us to a maximum of 8 adult guests. 6 guests can be accommodated on 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds (bunk bed). The couch pulls out to accommodate 2 more guests. Large groups may want to consider that there is only one bathroom.
Sonoma County TOT Certificate #1082N.
Quiet Hours are from 10PM-7AM
8 adult guests MAX
Max number of vehicles allowed is 3
Give us a call at 415-516-6961
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Sarah Peabody
Lucky Bend Lookout is owned by two San Francisco families-the Martins and the Peabodys. Sarah and Eric Peabody have two children Raylah and Dean, and Regan and Teresa have a son Bennet. The four of us are from the SF Bay Area and Texas. Eric and Regan are both architects and have been the leaders of the design team for the renovation of the house.
Sarah Peabody purchased this House in 2012
Why Sarah Peabody chose Guerneville
Both families were looking for a place where they could give their children the gift of growing up in nature. When they found this house last summer, Regan said, 'This place is like a unicorn!' It is like no other house in the area with its beautiful location and authentic mid-century modern architecture. We look forward to enjoying the river with our families over the years and we want to share the fun with other families when we cannot be there.
What makes this House unique
When we first saw this home we knew it was special. With the river just a few yards away, an open floor plan, the large glass expanse on the south side of the house and the exposed structural system, it all comes together in a perfect harmony. As soon as you arrive you smell the fresh clean air and feel the stress melt away and time seems to slow down a bit. We always return to the city with renewed spirits after visiting.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy, kid-friendly home among the redwoods!
Great place for the whole family- adults and babies had a fantastic time over Thanksgiving! We appreciated the child friendliness, huge fenced-in deck overlooking the river, and great location. The home is stocked with fun stuff (toys, games, swings, water gear for summer, fire pit) both inside and out. Garage is huge. Everyone raved about the mattresses- sometimes it's the little things that make your trip :)
Thank you for the nice comments about my home! It was such a pleasure to host you and I would be happy for you to stay at my home again anytime.
So peaceful and quiet and very comfortable.Thank you so much!!!
We could only stay one night due to the big storm that came through in January but the night was lovely! The feeling in the house is wonderful - looking out onto the river with the redwoods close enough to touch! The house had everything we needed....
Beautiful and cozy home in a wonderful location
We would have been happy in a shack at that beautiful location, and were treated to a stylishly furnished home. The house is incredibly well stocked, more than just the basic amenities. With kids or not, just a wonderful and easy place to be.
We loved the the house in the Redwoods
Nothing but fond memories of the house and of the area! Loved the fact that it was kid-friendly - everything our 3 year old needed and more. On our next visit to the area, we'll definitely stay at Sarah's house again.
Thanks, Gary! I look forward to having you and your family at my home again soon!
The house was perfect. I can't recommend more highly!
Located on the Russian River where you can enjoy lounging on the nearby beaches in Guerneville (1 mile) and Monte Rio (3 miles), kayaking & canoeing. Enjoy all levels of hiking at Armstrong Woods State Natural Reserve (5 miles). Goat Rock State Beach is under 30 minutes away in Jenner, with surreal rock formations, beautiful sand and active wildlife. The local area is a bustling wine region where you can enjoy wine tasting and find all varietals from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir & Zinfandel. Microbrew enthusiasts can enjoy several breweries in Guerneville and nearby towns. Northwood Golf Course (2 miles) is a 9 hole course in a spectacular redwood forest at a reasonable price. Be sure to try the Ramos Fizz at the club house!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Summer season 4 night minimum Winter, Fall, and Spring 2 night minimum Holidays 3 night minimum