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Upscale—Wine Country GetAway @~Private Beach, Kayaks~SPA,Sauna,Basics,3-5 Nights

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Upscale comfort~ALL basics included-2 levels-3 Bedrooms,2.5 Bath,SPA/Sauna,Wi-Fi

Sonoma County Licence 1213N.

Glorious, newly renovated in 2014 upscale property offered as a vacation rental for the first time at 2015.

It is not the usual rental property, this is our family vacation home.

- We enjoy it all the time we are able to spend there, the rest time we share it with our guests and we are making sure they are getting the most comfort and service for their money.

Offers Upscale comfort - we are offering more for less money but we want you to stay longer. We are here for you!

ALL basics:staples, shampoos, soaps, bedding, towels, beach towels included. 2 levels -3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Chlorine free HOT TUB, Sauna, Wi-Fi, Keyless Entry

We look forward to sharing our cozy and comfortable, spacious (1700 ft. sq. plus approx. 1000 ft. sq. deck space) ZEN inspired retreat located in Sonoma Russian River Valley with guests from around the world.

Early check in and late check out available!

Please let us know in advance.

A private beach just a few steps away with a winter, and summer docks allows you to walk right out the door and into the water and beach. 3 Kayaks and 2-3 person boat provided.

Russian River Retreat located on 4 parcels. 2 parcels on the bottom of redwoods canyon and 2 directly on the Russian River in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country, near Healdsburg, Guerneville, Sebastopol and the Pacific Ocean, only a 1 hour drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco.

Surrounded by local wineries: - Korbel: tour guides, garden tours, California champagne, brandy, vines - 1.6 miles, free testing every day.

- Hartford Family Winery: pinot noir, old vine zinfandel and etc. - 1.7 miles.

- Moshin Vineyard: petite sirah, dessert wines, wine making process - 1.9 miles.

- Porter Bass Winery: pinot noirs, zinfandel, chardonnay - 2.4 miles.

- Iron Horse Vineyards: sparkling wine, estate pinot noir, green valley of russian river brut - 3.4 miles.

And dozens more within 10-15 minutes driving among beautiful scenery.

A tranquil place with a zen touch, and an inspirational get away from it all Russian River Retreat offers upscale comfort, relaxation, peace and quiet, yet close to high-end shopping at Healsburg and wine tasting of the World Class Sonoma County wineries.

Russian River Retreat is located among stunning redwood trees that naturally shade the decks for comfortable outdoor dining and is surrounded by a beautiful fence crafted in Japanese traditions, that gives it ultimate privacy.

Decks approx. 1000 ft. sq. deck space, surrounding the house:

- North deck with a 6 person hot tub, a dining area, and covered outdoor couch.

- South deck offering gas BBQ and dining area for 8 persons located under the roof.

- Front deck connects North and South decks, and has a lounge area where you could kick back and watch the sun set.

Vacation rental offers 2 levels - not connected internally with separate entrances:

- Upper level includes 2 bedrooms with comfortable queen beds, large living room with couch and sofa-bed.

Full kitchen with new appliances, dining/bar area with 40 sq ft quartz island comfortably seats 8 people.

Full bathroom has jet tub, shower and sauna with rest area.

In addition upper level has a half bathroom for your convenience.

- Lower level is offering a bedroom with queen bed and couch, living room with sliding wall opening to the front yard, sofa-bed convertible to 2 comfortable chairs, dining set for 4, kitchenette, small refrigerator, microwave. Full size bathroom with shower.

You are just a few steps away from private beach and inspirational, zen get away - Enjoy it!

3 - 5 nights minimum stay

Please help keep our neighbors happy and our neighborhoods vacation rental-friendly.

Sorry, NO WEDDINGS, PARTIES, EVENTS, or LOUD GATHERING at any vacation rental by Sonoma County Ordinance. Quiet hours are 10pm-9am. Maximum occupancy includes adults and kids over two. Ask about day guests.

Upscale~Russian River~GetAway,Private Beach,SPA,Sauna,All Basics, 3-5 Nights min

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Alex

We live in San Francisco since 1993. Started renting in the Sonoma, Russian River area different vacation properties in mid 1990s to spend summer time with our kids on the river. Exploring this area (Summerhome Park/Forestville/Guernville) during summer vacations we just felt in love with it. We've got this property from foreclosure (it took 8 months to get it!) in 2010 and finish renovating in 2014. Now we would like to share it with other people.

Our favorite travel destination in US - Sonoma County and Amsterdam in the Old World. Latest visit to Amsterdam - renovated Van Gogh Museum was a killer, must see.

Favorite food - good cheese accompanied with a good wine, you can't beat Sonoma on this one.

Alex purchased this house in 2010

Why Alex chose Hacienda

Property completely updated/upgraded since: all bathrooms are new as well as whole lower level. Property located among magic redwoods on the bottom of the Ice Box Canyon - 150 feet from Russian river.

We have our private beach located on 2 separate parcels and can enjoy swimming/boating on the river during Spring - Fall time (from April- until November). A lot of activities around: wine tasting of the World Class Sonoma County wineries, Korbel just across the river.

See more wineries in my VRBO Guest book -

Night-life, restaurants in Guerneville within 10 min driving. We also love to shop at various antique stores in Healdsbourg and Sebastopol within 15-20 min of driving.

What makes this house unique

It not usual rental property, this is our family and friends vacation home.

We enjoy it all the time we are able to spend there, the rest time we share it with our guests and we are making sure they are getting the most comfort and service for their money.

The Retreat is located among stunning redwood trees that naturally shade the decks for comfortable outdoor dining and is surrounded by a beautiful fence crafted in Japanese traditions, that gives it ultimate privacy. 1/2 acre land with private beach on Russian River shore.

The weather is generally sunny and beautiful from April through October, yet as our property is also only 35 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, the cooler marine air nearby keeps the summer days from getting too hot. Night time temperatures are cool and refreshing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Karnika from AIRBNB

This place was perfect for 7 friends to spend a summer weekend together on the river. There was plenty of inside and outside space (3 decks), bathrooms (2.5), towels and kitchen tools. The location is perfectly convenient, easy to find, and all instructions were very clear. The house is clean and inviting with comfortable couches, chairs and beds. Alex is a wonderful host, easy to reach and replies quickly. We would love to return to this gem.
Aug 2014
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Hacienda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Sonoma County Ordinance - NO WEDDINGS, PARTIES, EVENTS, or LOUD GATHERING at any vacation rental by Sonoma County Ordinance. Quiet hours are 10pm-9am
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - main floor - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Sauna with rest area
    Bathroom 3 - Lower level - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - Main floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Lower level - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - Main floor - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
SPECIAL NOTE on CELL PHONE SERVICES - Verizon and AT&T available. T-Mobile and Sprint - both available on property via Wi-Fi Other carriers commonly supporting Wi-Fi Calling. It would be also available via Wi-Fi - if your smartphone and mobile carrier support it.


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Upscale—Wine Country GetAway @~Private Beach, Kayaks~SPA,Sauna,Basics,3-5 Nights
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 45 reviews

Relaxed, well equiped, nature surounded

  • 5 of 5

My guys (team of work) really enjoyed their stay there while working in Sebastopol.

The balcony is really private, the batchelor downstair is lovely, the decor and ambiance of the house is really peaceful. The communication and check-in was easy

Would definitly go back again

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay while Visiting Sonoma!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! Enjoyed the hot tub on the back deck.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinez, CA

Wonderful place to relax in the trees and river

  • 5 of 5

Excellent hot tub, sauna, and master bath/shower. It was absolutely fabulous to sit on the covered outdoor couch and watch the birds in the trees between dips in the hot tub. While neighboring houses aren't too far away (100' maybe,) the thematic landscaping and architectural elements are effectively setup to make it a private and peaceful environment. There is about 80-90% tree cover, so it is very shady and cool during the heat of the day.

River access is good, right on a very shallow section of the river that is refreshing to sit in on the provided chairs. Kayaks were a blast.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! You are welcome back anytime!
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Very clean but could use some improvements.

  • 4 of 5

The location to vineyards was wonderful! The home was very clean. The downside is that we were there during a hot time with no air conditioning. It was quite warm inside and no way to cool it off. It would of been nice to have screens so we could open windows and enjoy the fresh air. Also just a small suggestion, top sheets would of been nice, wash clothes in bathrooms would of been nice too. There are no views of the river and the stairs to the river are quite treacherous. The river is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara, Thanks for staying with us! --- Unfortunately during your stay we had the hottest heat wave that we've had in a hundred years. Normally during the summer time in the late afternoon the temperature inside of the house usually reaches up to 75-78 degrees for a few hours until evening breeze comes at night and temperatures are then around 66-68 degrees. Outside night temperature during summer is usually 50-60 degrees. That is the reason why we really don't need air-conditioning. We have a fan in each room and it works really well for us and our guests. --- We never advertised our home having a river view and there are no such pictures under our listing. We have a private beach - 200 feet from our house located on the 2 river parcels where you could enjoy the beautiful Russian river. --- Thanks for your suggestion - we now have a thin sheet on each bed in case the blankets are too warm for any guests.
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Great place for some time away to relax and recharge

  • 5 of 5

Alex's Place is the perfect spot to get away and slow down. The home is clean and open (lots of floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views), and ideally located (closed to road, quiet, across the river) for some time away to relax and recharge. I came solo but it's large enough for friends,big family, or 2 or 3 couples. Wonderful Jacuzzi and close to (yet far enough from) Healdsburg and Guerneville. A wonderful retreat and Alex was great and responsive!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

A great relaxing amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This was a great relaxing amazing place, way better then the pictures capture. Absolutely loved every second.

Seven of us in all, at this property - and it accommodated all of us well.

It's the ideal location if you are looking to enjoy the river, Armstrong Woods, Guerneville, and wine country.

Only down side was we didn't book it longer. It was hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
6.8 Miles
Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Russian river pub
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Golden Gate ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant - Michelin starred
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Private beach accross the Summerhome Park road
Car: necessary

Our 4 parcels property located directly on the Russian River (2 parcels on the bottom of redwoods canyon and 2 parcels by the river)in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country, near Healdsburg, Guerneville, Sebastopol and the Pacific Ocean, only a 1 hour drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco.

- 7 minutes driving to the internationally-acclaimed Michelin starred Farmhouse Restaurant.

- 10 minutes driving to night life and other attractions in Guerneville.

- 15 minutes driving to Armstrong Redwoods National Park

Canoe trips renting nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $850
Property management $235
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.