Comfortable and Elegant 3BR, 2BA Summer Home Park Getaway
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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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Member since: 2014
- 1325 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Pool Table:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
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
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 18 - Feb 26, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $120
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Tax Rate 6%
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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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.
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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Living room off kitchen area
Entry way stairs and mid deck leading to front door, parking on right
View from deck with river visible through trees
Russiain River, downstram--view from walk down to beach
View downhill to a lower road in SHP
Kitchen--stove, vent hood, refirgerator, dishwasher,
Upper master bedroom with California King
Deck, from dining area, looking into master bedroom
Stairway to lower level.
First downstairs bedroom with window view.
Living room and front door
SHP private beach, the sandy end
Russian River upstream
Covered deck with door to dining area
Kitchen, living room as seen from dining area
Dining table, with two leaves, more can be inserted
Bathroom off upstairs bedroom.
Table on covered deck
First bedroom downstairs with door to lower deck
Second bedroom, downstairs with door to laundry room.
Downstairs bathroom with shower, tub.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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