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Bird's Nest Cottage: 2BR Luxurious Home w/ Private Hot Tub surrounded by Redwood

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Featuring 2 baths, large family room w/queen sleeper, fireplace, near the River.

Relax among the redwoods at the Birds Nest Cottage. You are tucked away near a hillside in a Guerneville neighborhood surrounded by plenty of natural landscaping, wildlife including birds and of course the majestic redwoods, striking the perfect balance of sun and shade.

Located just down the road from Korbel Champagne winery (and 130+ other wineries), Guerneville offers a year round retreat from the city hustle. It’s a short car or bike ride to downtown Guerneville and Johnson’s Beach where the main summer fun on the river takes place with paddle boats and canoe rentals. And steps away from pee wee miniature golf, playground, dog run, tennis court, and community pool open in the summer months. We are also a quick drive to the Pacific Ocean and Armstrong Woods.

Birds Nest Cottage is also an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the stars in your own private hot tub among the towering Redwoods. Or curl up with a good book near the fire wood stove and enjoy a glass of local chardonnay.

The first thing you'll notice when you enter the cottage is the cathedral ceiling and custom windows that bring the outside in. The interior décor of the two bedrooms, two baths and large family room with a queen size sofa bed is a delightful mix of the contemporary with antiques. It features new plush carpeting, comfortable queen and full-sized beds, ample closet space, multiple pillows, comforters and high grade linens. Each adult guest receives their own personal 3-piece towel set, and spa towel.

Modern comforts include High Speed Wi-Fi, HD Flat Screen TV’s with full cable, DVD players, plus iPod/iPhone docking station. There are also lots of books and games available. In the evening, the living room glows from the wall sconces, which cast a soft light up and down. You can create any mood you want, thanks to sophisticated, updated circuitry, and candles.

The well-equipped kitchen is well-stocked with all the essentials (cookware, spices, olive oil, etc.), refrigerator, gas range, microwave, coffee maker & grinder, blender and toaster to make cooking a feast fun and easy. There is an adjoining dining area with seating for up to six. You can also choose to eat alfresco on the patio and use the chef style Charbroil grill. Whatever your pleasure, this is the perfect retreat.

More Details

Property Manager
Jessica Blair-Driessler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016

About Jessica Blair-Driessler

We are based here in a major city in the Bay Area and love visiting the Russian River region. We bought this home as a retreat and have decided to share its charm with like minded folks. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do.

Jessica Blair-Driessler purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the cathedral ceilings and large windows that make the home spacious and cozy. Not to mention its unique rustic facade. We also appreciate the very private backyard with towering redwoods surrounding the hot tub.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Bird's Nest Cottage: 2BR Luxurious Home w/ Private Hot Tub surrounded by Redwood
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

comfortable, truly relaxing stay at the bird's nest cottage

  • 5 of 5

the location is wonderful, (5 min to the state park, 5 min to downtown) the house is well equipped and comfortable - everything works but it's not an overly fussy situation. the hot tub was large, inviting and under beautiful twinkly lights. 4 of us (two couples) spent the thanksgiving holiday weekend here. if i come back to guerneville i would book this house again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Overall we really enjoyed our stay. Very comfortable two couples for a long weekend. The only disappointing thing was the obvious cat smell that hit us when we arrived. A box of carpet freshener later it was fine. Really enjoyed Betty Spaghetti for dinner in Guernville

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for girls' weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed here to attend the Russian River Jazz and Blues festival. The location to the festival was perfect, the drive was about 15minutes to Johnson Beach. The decor was cute with the bird's theme. Everything was well-maintained, clean, and organized. The hot tub in the backyard was nice especially with the lights and the redwood trees surrounding us. There were six ladies and we had a comfortable stay. I would definitely come back here again and do some more wine tasting. We went to Russian River Vineyards for brunch and tasting and it was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful stay near the redwoods

  • 4 of 5

Cute, quaint, ideal for a quiet romantic weekend away or a relaxing retreat for a young family. I visited with a group of girlfriends over a weekend and had the best time just getting to catch up. The place is very homey, but I recommend packing your own set of blankets to feel extra cozy. Hot Tub!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alameda, CA

Birds Nest stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this home last month. It's charming, clean and very homey. It's a peaceful neighborhood; close to pee-golf. We had six adults and we were extremely comfortable during our extended weekend stay. Spent the afternoon in the Russian River, so the hot tub was a plus after an afternoon of canoe and rafting. We enjoyed breakfasts and dinners on the deck. It's also close to lots of wineries; spent our last afternoon visiting some on the way home. We appreciated all the information provided in the welcome binder. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Love the Birds Nest

  • 4 of 5

This is our second time staying at the Birds Nest and we really like the property. It's close to the Roadhouse, and it's situated in a fairly nice area. The house has a metal spiral staircase to the basement, which looks like it used to be a separate apartment or studio - it was a creative solution for a room that was only accessible from the outside. The house is well-equipped with pans/pots, condiments, etc. The bathroom could use some updating, but overall, it's a really pretty house. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Charles Shultz/Sonoma Co.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Rio Nido Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy. 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rio Nido Roadhouse
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Car: necessary

Rio Nido beach on the Russian River is a 15-min. walk away.


Rates & Availability

Guerneville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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High Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Credit $15 + Tax
Application $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

2-night minimum year-round; 3- to 5-night minimum some holiday/event weekends.

Permit ZPE15-0087; SoCo TOT# 2056N.

For stays starting 35 days (5 weeks) or less away from the Application Date, full payment must be made via credit card at the time the application is accepted.

For stays starting more than 35 days from the Application Date, the balance of your payment (after the Security Deposit) is due 30 days before the start of your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Quiet Hours (as stipulated by County ordinance) are 10PM to 7AM.

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