Large private lot w/summer dock, swimming, kayaking, wine tasting, hiking, beach
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.
Stephanie purchased this House in 2013
Why Stephanie chose Guerneville
We were immediately taken with spectacular views, 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 still close to lots of GREAT places to go and things to do.
What makes this House unique
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!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A perfect getaway
Mojo’s Lair was the perfect getaway. The moment we walked in and saw the lush property through the floor to ceiling windows, we knew this was going to be a great weekend. The house had everything you would need for a worry free trip - a well stocked kitchen, a cozy living room for lounging, comfy bedrooms. Really enjoyed the outdoor area. The hot tub was clean and easy to use. Same with the firepit and grill. And the river access was icing on the cake! Looking forward to many more relaxing trips to Russian River at Mojo’s Lair!
Heaven on earth
Everything about Mojo's Lair is perfect. The owner seems to have thought of everything the guests could want indoors and outdoors. We got to have such a relaxing and fun vacation on the river, in the various seating areas, in the house and walking in the neighborhood. Absolutely delightful.
Perfect River home
Mojo's Lair was beautiful and the perfect place for a couple families with small children to spend our 4th of July weekend. The setting is gorgeous - very private and quiet with impeccable landscaping great outdoor space and a lot of unique areas to hang out. The interior is well-kept and centered on the amazing view. Stephanie is a great host - very thorough and responsive. We would definitely stay here again!
Mojo’s Lair was a wonderful introduction to the Russian River for our 4-year old. It was unfortunate that the dock was not in and it was a real pain (and scary) to get the canoe in the water, but the house and location was great. Stephanie was very responsive and provided us with detailed direction to nearby beaches and wineries. Mojo must have been a wonderful one-of-a-kind doggie becaus his lair is one-of-a-kind too. Thanks, Mojo and Stephanie!
All details have been thought of, from the many thick soft fluffy towels, to extra bedding, pillows, etc... to excellent kitchen supplies/tools/cookware, to a clean and inviting hot tub and patio fire pit, even a beautiful Weber grill. Really beautiful grounds and decks. Our dog loved the fenced front yard immensely. There was even a great TV with Netflix, cable and a well stocked set of library shelves and DVD moves.... anything and everything you could want! Super easy to find, great communication with owner. Really can't wait to stay again. We were sad that due to the crazy rains this winter the dam had not been set up yet by the city and so couldn't use the kayaks, but we had a great time with the giant tunes anyway!
Great place to stay
Property has everything you need, will stay here again.
Located in the Vacation Beach neighborhood, Mojo's Lair is close to downtown, and with walking distance to a beach that can be used for wading, swimming, or to put in a kayak.
Mojo's Lair is also 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.
The Alister MacKenzie-designed Northwoods golf course (9-hole) is situated in a gorgeous redwood grove and is just a 10-minute drive away. Reasonable rates.
Armstrong State Park with it's famous old-growth redwood trees is just a 10-minute drive away. Great place for a short stroll, or a longer hike.