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Comfortable and elegant 3br, 2ba Summer Home Park Getaway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,325 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

This remodled home is rustic with modern conveniences,for couples or family fun

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 .

. 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 .

More Details

Owner
Michael and Frances Griffith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Some French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Michael and Frances Griffith

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.

Michael and Frances Griffith purchased this house in 2013

Why Michael and Frances Griffith chose Russian River

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.

We have also come to love the romance and solitude in the fall and winter and even the wild rainstorms this year.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was left in good condition and the guest was very fine to communicate with. I appreciated her contactfulness, and would certainly rent to her again!!
Sep 2016
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Amenities

Summerhome Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off downstairs hallway, new vanities, toilet, and lighting.
  • Off Master bedroom, this full bath has shower, elegant sink, and toilet. Downstairs bathroom has sink, two mirrors, shower/tub combination with glass doors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs, with closet and door to laundry room. Dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs, with door to lower deck as well. Oak dresser
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Two oak dressers,wood floor, updated ensuite bathroom shower
  • Entry off Living room, with private bathroom, recently remodled with shower, lovely sink and lighting, and low-flush toilet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Comfortable and elegant 3br, 2ba Summer Home Park Getaway
average rating of 4.6 based on 7 reviews
Princeton
4

Nice place, could be cleaner, location is beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Had problems with check-in

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is written by a wonderful tenant.I'm not sure what she is referring to about "could be cleaner", but I agree with the problems with check-in. I was out of country and didn't have my map and many other instructions on my laptop, and had to return home before I could send directions, which was the day her party was leaving, so I understand the difficulty she had in preparing to leave. She left the home spotless, clean dishes, stripped bedding, and everything else in place!! She was a pleasure to doing business with and would have her back in a heart-beat.
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4

Thanksgiving 2016 with the whole family

  • 4 of 5

What a little jewel just off the Russian River. There was plenty of room for our two daughters and three small grandchildren. We enjoyed the family room which had a nice size TV and internet service. The deck gave us a nice view of the river and was a great spot to socialize. The kitchen was well stocked. It had all kinds of pots and pans and utensils. We were also happy that it had a gas range that made cooking the turkey and all the fixings a breeze. While closed during the winter the area has a fantastic activity center and private beach. We played golf at Northwood which was only 10 minutes away. The folks that own the place are very responsive and gave our security deposit back very quickly. We will be recommending this place and will be renting again.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful charming getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Griff's cabin! It was the perfect relaxing getaway for some city dwellers. The house was very comfortable, clean and well appointed. Great kitchen for cooking/ entertaining and the views from the decks were simply amazing. Michael was also very helpful in providing instructions and information prior to our trip.

If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway along the Russian River, then you should definitely stay here! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vaca!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely time at our childhood vacation spot. The Griffith cabin is beautiful, actually a home not a cabin. Fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, barbecue, decks, view of the SHP vineyard and beach. A hike to and from the beach.Terrific hosts!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

I spent a wonderful weekend at Griff's house. Two charming old fashioned wood paneled bedrooms down and a large sunny and modern main room and master suite above ... perfect for both privacy and socializing. The river view was soothing and the neighborhood of fascinating vacation homes was a treat. Easy walk to the beach would have beed perfect if we had gone in the summer ... which ... we intend to do. Had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
River Road off Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Boon Restaurant, Guerneville
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Summerhome Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season part II
May 31 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$320
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning fee $120
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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