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Mojo's Lair, Private Riverfront Retreat with Dock in Summer. Pets Welcome!

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View from deck off of the living room, overlooking the lower deck and the river

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 BR/2 BA on the Russian River, great views, large private yard, picnic area

Mojo's Lair is just the place you've been looking for! The large, private, and beautifully-landscaped property right on the river is perfect for a fun and relaxing vacation. And it makes a great home base from which to explore all the river and wine country have to offer--kayaking, wine tasting, hiking, fishing, beaches, state parks, and great food!

Located just upstream of Vacation Beach and the Summer Bridge, Mojo’s Lair is in the perfect spot to really enjoy the river and all it has to offer. In the summer, when the river is dammed (~June 22 to mid-to-late September), the floating dock makes getting out on the river super easy! Or just tie off a tube and float around! Go over the island across the way to explore. The rest of the year, you’re just a short walk from the beach and easy river access.

The property offers both redwood-shaded and full-sun spots to hang out. Terrific views of the river from inside and outside.

The main patio off the living room has a gas fire pit/table, Weber gas grill and hot tub. Nestled along the edge of the patio, the hot tub is very private, but still has great views of the river. The spa is serviced weekly so it is always perfect for our guests.

Two Hobie sit-on-top kayaks are available for your use year round. Both kayaks have room to bring a child or dog along. Personal flotation devices in various sizes are available for your use. In the summer, the kayaks stay on the dock. Other times of the year, you can wheel them to a put in.

The house, which sleeps up to 8, has terrific views of the river. Each of the 2 bedrooms has a Queen bed. There is a very comfortable, King-size sofa bed in the living room. There is also a downstairs room with two bunks (one Queen mattress and one twin mattress), which is a great space for teens or older children—or just those who want some peace and quiet;) There are two full bathrooms, a full-sized washer and dryer, and a gas fireplace.

Modern conveniences include Wi-Fi and 50” LED/LCD television with Comcast cable, DVR, and Blu-Ray/DVD player. There is an assortment of books, games, and videos available.

The patio in the side yard has a large picnic table, which is a great location for al fresco dining or just hanging out near the wood-burning fire pit. There is also a horseshoe pit.

Located in Sonoma wine country, the world-renowned Russian River and Dry Creek Wine regions with their dozens of wineries are within a 20 minute drive. If like your wine sparkling, Korbel is just a short drive away. And the capital of Sonoma wine country, Healdsburg, with over 100 wineries and a thriving restaurant scene, is approximately a 40-minute drive from Mojo's Lair.

The Pacific coast and the town of Jenner, which is right at the mouth of the Russian River, are a short drive away. Check out some of the great restaurants in Jenner, take a hike in some of the great parks along the coast, or just hang out on the beach near the mouth and watch the birds and the harbor seals.

Northwood Golf Club is just up the road—play golf among the towering redwoods. Or go hiking and bird watching in nearby Armstrong woods, and hike among old-growth redwoods. Go shopping or dine in some of the great restaurants in the area. Or just hang out with friends and relax.

We know how important it is to be able to bring your dog along on your vacation, and so Mojo’s Lair is pet-friendly. Mojo wouldn't have had it any other way! The yard is completely fenced (except to the river). There is also a gate at the top of the patio to discourage pets from going down the stairs. There is a dog door in the back bedroom that can be used for small to medium-sized dogs. A pooper scooper is available for your convenience. And we designed the shower in the bath off the patio with pet washing in mind.

If you enjoy fishing, just walk to the bottom of the stairs, find yourself a nice perch and cast away.

Thank you for considering Mojo's Lair! Please feel free to contact me by email if you have any questions. mojoslair@gmail.com

Winter Special: Book 3 nights, Get 4th night FREE.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for the responsible party is 25. No Exceptions. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Both front and back yards are fenced. Balcony around living room has Plexiglas panels along it to prevent children from falling. A gate at the top of stairs provides a convenient boundary to keep children from going down to the river unsupervised. However, young children and those that cannot swim must be supervised at ALL times. There is a booster seat under the shelves in the dining room. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is permitted outside. We appreciate people placing their butts in the provided receptacle. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    As pet owners ourselves, we know how great it is to be able to take your dog with you on vacations and how hard it can be to find a place that will allow them. However, we are also aware that pets can get pretty dirty, especially when playing in or along the river. Since we would really like to keep our home as clean and free from pet odors as possible, we set up the bathroom off the patio so that it will be easy to give your dog a quick cleaning in the walk in shower with handheld shower head. We also have a dog door in the back bedroom that will accommodate small to medium-sized dogs. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    King-size sofa bed in living room....moreless

  • Bunkroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Has 2 bunks, one Queen, one Twin. Great for kids/teenagers....moreless

  • Bedroom 1 has a Queen bed, slider that open onto the patio, a large walk-in closet, and a pet door. Bedroom 2 has a Queen bed. The living room has a very comfortable King-sized sofa bed. The summer bedroom, which is an unfinished room under the living room, has 2 bunks that are perfect for sleeping bags. Kids love it!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    The washer and dryer are located in this bathroom....moreless

  • The full bath adjacent the bedrooms has a shower over the bathtub. The second full bath is located directly off the back patio and is just a few steps from the master bedroom. It is also readily accessible from the river, making it perfect for washing off after swimming or boating, or for rinsing off your pets if they get muddy playing in the river. Washer and dryer are located there. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Assorted board games and a full-sized horseshoe court is in the side yard. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast cable is available. ...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Over 30 movies in coffee table. ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Property is located on the Russian River and has a private dock on the water in the summer complete with kayaks and tubes. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats 6 and has two leaves that can be added for it to seat 8 or 10....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Matching LG dryer. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace insert with blower. Keeps house nice and cozy...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In addition to the fireplace in the living room there is a wall furnace and electric heaters in each bedroom. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi available. Code is in welcome book. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Cozy gas fireplace, 55-inch Samsung LED-LED TV with Comcast and DVD player. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is a covered parking in the carport and street parking for at least 3 cars. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Since cell service can be less than great in the area for some carriers, we have a land line for our guests to use. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including spa towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large-capacity, spindleless, top-loading LG washer. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    And coffee grinder. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen is well-stocked with high-quality cooking equipment and utensils. You will have everything you need!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Gas range, dishwasher, garbage disposal. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items (cooking oil, salt, sugar, flour, spices, etc.) are supplied. Basic condiments in fridge. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    21 cu. ft. stainless-steel fridge...moreless

  • Stove:

    With full-sized oven. Roasting pan for turkey in the pantry. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    There are several boat launches along the river, one of which is just down the street. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Brick patio off living room and entry from one bedroom. Two wood decks, one off the living room, and one in full sun that is closer to the river. Wood-burning fire pit on second patio. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    The Northwood Golf Resort is less than 5 miles away. Beautiful course set among the redwoods. There is also a mini-golf course and arcade less than 2 miles away. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Hobie Quest kayaks, 2 inflatable boats, 4 tubes and cooler carrier. Kayak available all for use year. When the dock isn't in, access to the river is a short walk down the street at Vacation Beach....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscaped garden with horseshoe pit. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Brand new hot tub over looking the river. Comfortably holds 4, or more with children. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2018
Jan 3 - Apr 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$335 $350
Sat
Spring 2017
Apr 28 - Jun 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $375
Fri, Sat
Late Spring
Jun 2 - Jun 22, 2017
6 night min stay
$400
Summer 2017
Jun 23 - Sep 22, 2017
7 night min stay
$400
Fall 2017
Sep 23 - Oct 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $375
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall 2017
Oct 31 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$350 $375
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$400
Winter 2017
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$350 $375
Fri, Sat
Christmas/NewYear
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
$400
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$325 $350
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $160 + tax
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Winter/Early Spring Season (or whenever there is a 2-night minimum):

Book any 3 nights, get 4th night FREE.

Standard Check-In/Check-Out Times:

Check-in: 4:00 pm.

Check out: 11:00 am.

This is to allow time for the cleaners. However, whenever it can be arranged, we're happy to allow early check-ins and/or late check out.

Minimum age for the responsible party is 25.

Holidays include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve/New Year's Day.

Special terms or minimums may apply to specific dates or holidays not specified.

Rates may vary for stays that don't meet the minimum number of nights.

Cancellation Policy

100% refunded if cancelled ≥30 days prior to Check-In Date;

50% if cancelled >7 and <30 days;

0% if cancelled ≤7 days; less 5% credit card transaction fees (if applicable).


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood Golf Resort (even closer in summer!)
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Vacation Beach

Car: Recommended

Located close to Sonoma wine country, there are dozens of vineyards within 20 minutes and over 100 within 45 minutes. On the Russian River (with its own private dock in summer) also makes for great swimming, kayaking, wildlife/bird watching, exploration of the coast. You can also go hiking among the the redwoods, or just relax.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We have enjoyed visiting Sonoma County and the Russian River for a long time. We love going wine tasting, kayaking and fishing, hiking, and just hanging out with friends. We always dreamed of owning a place on the river, and so were absolutely thrilled when we had the good fortune to find Mojo's Lair, our little piece of paradise. Our two Bostons, Durban and Phoenix, also love visiting Guerneville. Durban has even become quite the swimmer. Mojo, the beloved namesake of Mojo's Lair, wasn't much into swimming, but she loved to nestle in the front of Michele's kayak while she was out fishing (that's Mojo in the photo). Phoenix will learn to swim soon,, and hopefully like kayaking as much as Mojo did.

Why the Owner Chose Guerneville, CA, USA:
We were immediately taken with spectacular views from this property, the easy river access, the large sun-filled lot, the proximity to town, and its private, cozy feel. It really does feel like a private retreat, tucked away in nature, yet it's still close to lots of places to go and things to do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is located just upstream of the summer dam at Vacation Beach. When the dam is in place, you can enjoy the lake-like deep water right off the dock, which is perfect for swimming and for kayaking and tubing. If you want to play in shallower water, cross the river to the island (great place for kids to play!), or head on down the street a block to Vacation Beach and you can explore the river in it's natural state from the other side of the dam. And bonus, in the summer, there is a road over the top of the dam that provides a nice shortcut into town and a more direct way to head west towards the mouth of the Russian River in Jenner. In addition, our place on the river get ways more sun than many places on the river do. The deck in the middle of the property gets sun all day long, and the dock gets plenty of sun as well. The dock is also directly over a very deep part of the river so you can dive away! ***Winter SPECIAL** One night FREE with every 3 night booking!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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Photos

  • View from deck off of the living room, overlooking the lower deck and the river

    View from deck off of the living room, overlooking the lower deck and the river

  • Back patio with view of fire pit, hot tub and side yard (with picnic table).

    Back patio with view of fire pit, hot tub and side yard (with picnic table).

  • Living room with terrific view of the river.

    Living room with terrific view of the river.

  • Living room with King-size sleep sofa. Coffee table holds DVDs.

    Living room with King-size sleep sofa. Coffee table holds DVDs.

  • Back bedroom with slider to back patio and dog door (for dogs up to ~25 lbs)

    Back bedroom with slider to back patio and dog door (for dogs up to ~25 lbs)

  • Well-equipped kitchen.  Gas range, dishwasher, garbage disposal.

    Well-equipped kitchen. Gas range, dishwasher, garbage disposal.

  • Upstairs deck off living room, overlooking the river below

    Upstairs deck off living room, overlooking the river below

  • Stairs on far side of the yard that go down to just below the lower deck.

    Stairs on far side of the yard that go down to just below the lower deck.

  • Firepit on patio outside of living room, overlooking the river

    Firepit on patio outside of living room, overlooking the river

  • Summer season: Dock with 2 kayaks, right at the bottom of the stairs.

    Summer season: Dock with 2 kayaks, right at the bottom of the stairs.

  • View from the dock. Durban Island (our name for it) is a fun place for kids.

    View from the dock. Durban Island (our name for it) is a fun place for kids.

  • Back patio with fire pit. Gate at top of stairs going down to the river.

    Back patio with fire pit. Gate at top of stairs going down to the river.

  • Middle deck overlooks the river. Just outside the bunk room.

    Middle deck overlooks the river. Just outside the bunk room.

  • Living room with gas fireplace. Mojo loves being in front of the fireplace!

    Living room with gas fireplace. Mojo loves being in front of the fireplace!

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Front bedroom with Queen-size bed.

    Front bedroom with Queen-size bed.

  • Laundry Room/Bathroom

    Laundry Room/Bathroom

  • View of the Russian River from Mojo&#39;s Lair--with the dam in, it&#39;s like a lake.

    View of the Russian River from Mojo's Lair--with the dam in, it's like a lake.

  • Picnic table seats 8.

    Picnic table seats 8.

  • Lower deck over looking the river; scenery and some privacy. Always sun!

    Lower deck over looking the river; scenery and some privacy. Always sun!

  • View from the dock. Kayaks stay on the dock for your convenience.

    View from the dock. Kayaks stay on the dock for your convenience.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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