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Comfortable and Elegant 3BR, 2BA Summer Home Park Getaway

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Griff’s Cabin is a comfortable and elegant vacation home with three bedroom and two full baths, a spacious great room with a fireplace, a dining area and a new kitchen. Tile and wood floors plus ceiling fans keep the house cool in summer. We have central heating both upstairs and downstairs, and a propane fireplace to keep the house toasty warm in the fall and winter.

Surrounded by redwoods, Douglas firs and maple trees, the house is perched 120 feet above the Russian River with an easy five-minute walk to the river in Summer Home Park.
Our summer visitors will have access to Summer Home Park’s summer amenities. The private beach, accessible by a footbridge in the summer, is very safe even for younger kids with warm, shallow water. The housing association also has a lodge with a pool table, video games, a soda fountain/bar and a small restaurant where you can eat salads and burgers on the deck overlooking the river. There is also a boat dock for those with canoes or kayaks. There are regularly scheduled movies at the open-air movie theater and summer activities for kids. The Russian river area also offers a multitude of activities including wine tasting at world--famous local wineries, shopping for antiques in Healdsburg and art in Sebastopol. The area is a haven for birdwatchers: so far we have seen or heard eagles, hawks, cranes, woodpeckers, and many species of songbirds. There are hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Or you can canoe or drive to the Pacific and watch the sunset, and at the end of a rewarding day, find a delicious dinner in local restaurants along the river and in Guerneville. In fact, great restaurants are found in all directions.
The house has beautiful open views of the surrounding forested hills and the river valley. It is ideal for romantic winter getaways and fun-filled, kid friendly summer vacations.

The house is filled with art and an eclectic, elegant mix of antique and modern furniture. The great room on the upstairs floor includes a living/kitchen/dining area with a comfortable leather couch (a fold out for extra visitors) and easy chairs, TV, Wi-Fi, HBO and a stereo system. (We also have games -- chess, checkers, dominoes and scrabble.)
The updated fully equipped kitchen is newly remodeled with granite counter tops, new cabinets and fridge, and the latest stainless steel appliances, including microwave, toaster, electric kettle, and blender.

The master bedroom, also upstairs, has plenty of closet space, a Cal King bed and an en suite bath with a shower. Like the great room and the dining area, its sliding glass doors open onto the main deck. The comfy rocking chair and the outdoor dining table and chairs for six, create a delightful indoor/outdoor living experience with views of the forest and the river below.

On the carpeted downstairs level, are two knotty-pine paneled bedrooms with queen beds, ample closet space, access to an updated bathroom down the hall, shelves of books, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer, an iron and an ironing board. The first bedroom downstairs leads down to a side deck where there is a gas grill for outdoor cooking. Both rooms have lovely views of the forest. Guests have told us how delightful it is to wake up surrounded by green.

There is parking for two compact cars on the road above the house and space for another car in a communal parking area by the river.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Some French, Spanish, Italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/31/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1325 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minium age, 25. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Downstairs, with closet and door to laundry room. Dresser...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Downstairs, with door to lower deck as well. Oak dresser...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Two oak dressers,wood floor, updated ensuite bathroom shower...moreless

  • Entry off Living room, with private bathroom, recently remodled with shower, lovely sink and lighting, and low-flush toilet....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Off downstairs hallway, new vanities, toilet, and lighting....moreless

  • Off Master bedroom, this full bath has shower, elegant sink, and toilet. Downstairs bathroom has sink, two mirrors, shower/tub combination with glass doors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Lovely private beach reserved for members only, but as guests you are entitled to use it. Great sun, shallow warm water, and gradually sloping sandy beach are wonderfully safe for children. Very slow current in summer. Umbrella provided with table, beach chairs....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Selection of good novels in library downstairs...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Monopoly, chess, checkers, scrabble. ...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    In park lodge, only in summer months....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Resort:

    Wineries abound, with a number of varietals, champagne, and tasting rooms. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines are in abundance, along with Cabernet grapes....moreless

  • Rural:

    There are numerous hikes and bike paths in the area, from Armstrong Woods to Forestville to all along the Pacific coast. Book on site describes hikes and day trips, for nature, birding, and views....moreless

  • Village:

    We are near Guerneville (15 minutes) and all its interesting shops and restaurants. Healdsburg is a 20 minute drive with scads of antique shops and restaurants, along wit wine and coffee bars....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Antique round oak table has two leaves, and has a third to seat eight adults....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry room has full washer/dryer with ironing...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace with easy-to-operate switch....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating, with two independent systems for upstairs and downstairs with independent controls. are programed for comfort, with further instructions in house manual....moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi speed Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillow slips provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Leather couch which folds out to full mattress for extra guests....moreless

  • Parking:

    Space for two small-medium cars at top of stairs. Parking is limited to the area immediately above our cabin, and additional cars need to be unloaded and parking in communal parking area by river....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line in place in all 4 stations for unlimited calls in US....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Full array of towels for household use, but no beach towels for use by the river....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip electric maker, as well as filters....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    12 place-settings with full complement of glasses, cups, utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New quiet dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Recent remodel, granite counter, new cabinets, garbage disposal, Stainless Steel sinks. Loaded with utensils, cookware, dishes....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Built into stove....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked with usual spices, paper napkins, paper towels, dish towels, soaps...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New Samsung, with lower freezer, top side-by-side doors....moreless

  • Stove:

    New 4 burner with attractive vent hood. Full cooking utensils....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Upper and lower decks...moreless

  • Golf:

    Northwood Golf course, located 1 mile west of Guerneville....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe on River for summer use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    BEACH access in summer months with use of our umbrella and table and chairs in place....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Use of Summer Home Park private beach is one of the gems of this property. The beach lies cross a footbridge which is in place from Memorial Day through Labor day weekend....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Presidents Day
Feb 18 - Feb 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$390
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$360
$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $120
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

A $80 cleaning fee will be added to the rental amount, which is not refundable. The security deposit is fully refundable within 14 days of ending the lease period assuming there is no damage.

Parking is limited to two compact cars at the house. Additional parking available free next to the river, after unloading. Strictly non-smoking. Propane BBQ on lower deck. No pets.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

1.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
River Road off Hwy 101
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boon Restaurant, Guerneville
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Summer Home Park private beach

Car: Necessary

Home is 120 feet above private beach of Summer Home Park, which is sunny, on the Russian River, with private umbrella and table for use. Excellent for kids.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Michael and Frances are a semi-retired professional couple in San Francisco, with kids and grandkids in the East Bay. We love to hike, hang out at the beach, enjoy the river, explore the coastline, and relax. We enjoy literature, the arts, music, and love to spend time here in the winter when it is green and quiet. In the summer, we blend being social with SHP residents, visiting with our families and friends. and enjoy the outdoors, canoeing, swimming, and hiking.

Why the Owner Chose Summerhome Park, CA, USA:
We fell in love with the view of the river from the deck, and being from foggy San Francisco, we LOVE the summer warmth. We were fortunate to find a house in Summer Home Park, a hundred year old housing association, safe and secluded at the end of the county road on the sunny side of the river. Among the many charms of the association are friendly neighbors, the private beach, and lots of summer activities. We have also come to love the romance and solitude in the fall and winter and even the wild rainstorms this year.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our summer visitors will have access to Summer Home Park’s summer amenities. The private beach, accessible by a footbridge in the summer, is very safe even for younger kids with warm, shallow water. The housing association also has a lodge with a pool table, video games, a soda fountain/bar and a small restaurant where you can eat salads and burgers on the deck overlooking the river. There is also a boat dock for those with canoes or kayaks. There are regularly scheduled movies at the open-air movie theater and summer activities for kids. The Russian river area also offers a multitude of activities including wine tasting at world--famous local wineries, shopping for antiques in Healdsburg and art in Sebastopol. Great restaurants are found in any direction. The area is a haven for birdwatchers: so far we have seen or heard eagles, hawks, cranes, woodpeckers, and many species of songbirds. There are hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Or you can canoe or drive to the Pacific and watch the sunset, and at the end of a rewarding day, find a delicious dinner in local restaurants along the river and in Guerneville.


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Speaks: english, Some French, Spanish, Italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/31/2016

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Photos

  • Living room off kitchen area

    Living room off kitchen area

  • Entry way stairs and mid deck leading to front door, parking on right

    Entry way stairs and mid deck leading to front door, parking on right

  • View from deck with river visible through trees

    View from deck with river visible through trees

  • Russiain River, downstram--view from walk down to beach

    Russiain River, downstram--view from walk down to beach

  • View downhill to a lower road in SHP

    View downhill to a lower road in SHP

  • Kitchen--stove, vent hood, refirgerator, dishwasher,

    Kitchen--stove, vent hood, refirgerator, dishwasher,

  • Oak hutch

    Oak hutch

  • Upper master bedroom with California King

    Upper master bedroom with California King

  • Deck, from dining area, looking into master bedroom

    Deck, from dining area, looking into master bedroom

  • Stairway to lower level.

    Stairway to lower level.

  • First downstairs bedroom with window view.

    First downstairs bedroom with window view.

  • Downstairs hallway

    Downstairs hallway

  • Living room and front door

    Living room and front door

  • SHP private beach, the sandy end

    SHP private beach, the sandy end

  • Russian River upstream

    Russian River upstream

  • Covered deck with door to dining area

    Covered deck with door to dining area

  • Kitchen, living room as seen from dining area

    Kitchen, living room as seen from dining area

  • Dining table, with two leaves, more can be inserted

    Dining table, with two leaves, more can be inserted

  • Bathroom off upstairs bedroom.

    Bathroom off upstairs bedroom.

  • Table on covered deck

    Table on covered deck

  • First bedroom downstairs with door to lower deck

    First bedroom downstairs with door to lower deck

  • Second bedroom, downstairs with door to laundry room.

    Second bedroom, downstairs with door to laundry room.

  • Downstairs bathroom with shower, tub.

    Downstairs bathroom with shower, tub.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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