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Outside Inn-2 Full Modern Suites, Cottages, Lush Yard, Walk to Beach, Spa, Boats

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

5-Bedroom, 2-Bathroom House with two Cottages close to Drake's Beach

Outside Inn is your own personal mini-resort & play-land that sleeps 10 guests comfortably. Come enjoy a very private & magical property to share some unforgettable memories with your family and friends.

Inside and out, this modern and spacious home is designed for your comfort and enjoyment. Step out to a private deck, hot tub, gas grill, and an outdoor living and dining area overlooking the peaceful and large backyard and pristine redwood forest. A canopy shades half the deck if you want to read or watch the clouds slide by on a warm afternoon, or recline in one of the lounge chairs if you’d rather work on your tan. The lush backyard is a private world unto itself, surrounded by Russian River fauna yet with enough open space for a game of soccer. Walk a short trail of less than 100 yards through redwoods to the huge soft-sanded neighborhood beach where you can spend a hot summer day swimming, lounging alongside the river, or taking the house’s kayaks on a river adventure.

Two Flats & Two Cottages

The Outside Inn is a comfortable home with two separate-entrance flats, each with two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. There are also two cozy cottages on the property: one is the perfect fifth bedroom and the other is a serene studio that can be used for meditation or as a child’s play room.

Upstairs Flat

Featuring the main gathering area of the home, the fully remodeled upstairs flat has a large lounge with a media center and comfortable sofa seating, large chef’s kitchen with everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal and a huge amount of counter space, dining seating for eight, and two queen bedrooms and a bathroom. Sliding doors in one bedroom and the kitchen lead to the private deck with outdoor-dining seating for 10 or lounge areas where you can enjoy your morning coffee.

Downstairs Flat

The lower level flat features a private entrance, fully equipped kitchen perfect for creating breakfast or coffee, bathroom, family room, and one queen bedroom and one double bedroom.

Bedroom Highlights

All bedrooms feature comfortable beds with down comforters and high-quality linens and are quiet and spacious, with bedside tables, reading lamps, and ample storage space in dressers and closets.

Bathroom Highlights

Bathrooms are modern and clean with comfy towels, and a hair dryer in each.

Upstairs Lounge Highlights

After a day’s long adventure on the river and a perfectly grilled dinner, gather your family and friends in the lounge to enjoy movies, sports, or TV shows on the 50-inch High-Definition TV. Open your Netflix or iTunes account to watch thousands of movies and TV shows. The TV is also equipped with a DVD player, DirectTV with NFL Sunday Ticket, over 250 channels, and a DVR so you can record your favorite shows while on vacation.

Innside Out Cottage

A romantic cozy cottage-bedroom getaway located down the garden path through the backyard. With a double bed and sink, it is the perfect fifth private bedroom.

Backside Inn Cottage

Located toward the back of the yard, this extra-cozy cottage is a serene and private spot for meditation or a child’s play or nap room.

Special features

* Two self-contained flats with two bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen each.

*Two additional cottages; one is a bedroom and one is a small meditation retreat or child’s play room

* A gas fireplace in each apartment for cozy and romantic evenings

* State-of-the-art media options including two 50-inch HDTVs, Apple TV, DirectTV with DVR and NFL Sunday Ticket, DVD player, Netflix and iTunes access to thousands of movies and TV shows.

* Indoor and outdoor dining areas

* House-wide high-speed Wi-Fi Internet

* Fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, gas stove, wine refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, ultra-quiet dishwasher, full set of professional-quality pots and pans, non-stick fry pans, full set of cutlery, and any accessory you would need to create your edible masterpiece.

*Outdoor shower for rinsing off after swimming

*Home has recently been beautifully renovated including the outside deck, which also features new modern teak furniture.


Away from it all but close to everything, Outside Inn is less a 5-minute drive from from downtown Guerneville and its great restaurants, shops, and festivals. The Outside Inn is minutes away from more than a hundred wineries and just 25 minutes drive from the spectacular California coast and the marine-life refuge of Salt Rock Beach. Spend a few hours whale watching on the coast or hiking amidst towering redwoods in nearby Armstrong State Park. Or just relax on your private deck while you spend quality quiet time with your friends, family, and yourself.

We love our place. We hope you do too. Please email or call us with any questions, we’d be happy to help.

More Details

Achim Fehlker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish, Basic knowledge of Portuguese
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Achim Fehlker

Mila and I live in San Francisco with our dog Che. We have been in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years and we absolutely love it, in large part because of our vacation home in the Russian River Valley.

Achim Fehlker purchased this house in 2012

Why Achim Fehlker chose Russian River

We had been visiting the Russian River Valley and Guerneville for many years prior to buying this vacation home and we fell in love with it. The weather, the proximity to river beaches to swim, sun tan, and relax.

The people in this area who are down to earth and love this place as much as we do. When first moving to the Bay Area, we used to go to Napa Valley more, but soon after started to prefer the unique and additional amazing attractions of the Russian River Valley: the redwoods, the rolling hills and vineyards, the proximity to the ocean, and the variability of climates, depending on how far you are from the ocean. That is why we ended up buying a vacation home there.

I am an avid wine collector and still co-own a wine bar. The wineries and wines they produce in the Russian River Valley are amazing! We like Williams-Selyem, Rochioli, and Lynmar Winery in particular.

We fell in love with this property as soon as we saw it, largely due to the amazing and private backyard, the 2 cabins in addition to the main house, its proximity to the beach, and tranquility of the neighborhood. Yet the restaurants and shopping of Guerneville is only a 5-minute drive away. You really get the best of both worlds!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Outside Inn-2 Full Modern Suites, Cottages, Lush Yard, Walk to Beach, Spa, Boats
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

200% Satisfied

  • 5 of 5

The house & property are beautiful, the location is perfect and Achim couldn't have been more accommodating! Completely recommend to anyone considering.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Great place! Will hopefully be back!

  • 4 of 5

The backyard is the highlight of this property. The hot tub was relaxing. The 2 apartments were super comfortable and clean. Will hopefully be back in the warmer months to swim and kayak in the river. The town is also very cute with numerous bars and restaurants. The town is also very gay friendly, which is awesome.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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San Francisco, CA


  • 5 of 5

Nicely appointed house with a beautiful yard. Hop, skip and a jump from the river. The downstairs was comfortable but the ceiling was low. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Pleasnant Hill, CA

A great get-away at the river!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Outside Inn - really felt like we were part of the river community. We were able to leave our easy-up, chairs and tubes at the river without worrying that they would disappear. The house was comfortable and well stocked. The evenings were hot inside, however, and there were some mosquitoes outside. Our grandson enjoyed the large deck and backyard area. The best part was the easy walk to the river - didn't have to pile everyone in the car!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great house - great location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and all the nooks and crannies the house had to offer. It's proximity to the river was a real plus - they have kayaks available for use and after it all you can grill outside and enjoy the hot tub on the to die for deck. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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A great little get away!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I loved how cozy the property is. The kitchen and dining area comfortably sit a large group. The gardens are really lovely and would be a real asset in the summer months. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Charles Schulz - Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
El Barrio, Guerneville
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Northwood Golf Course, Monte Rio
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 116
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boon Eat + Drink, Guerneville
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Drake's Beach
Car: recommended

Situated directly across from Drake's Beach, you’ll find a nicely laid-back sunning & swimming spot along the Russian River. Beach can be reached via a public access path off Northern (a 2 min walk).

Super-easy access to the very finest Russian River Valley wineries + a 5-minute ride to shopping, amazing restaurants and bars in Guerneville - Don't forget Armstrong Woods State Park and the very majestic Sonoma Coast!


Rates & Availability

Guerneville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
MLK Weekend
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents/Valentines Weekend
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 1
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Week
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2
Apr 19 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 22 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $270 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully remodeled bathroom, shared by the 2 upstairs rooms.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom in main house.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outside shower to rinse off after beach visits.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs 2nd bedroom, shares the bathroom with 1st bedroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The master bedroom with a balcony and view of the backyard.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2nd downstairs bedroom in main house.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large downstairs bedroom with super comfortable bed.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Cozy and romantic 80 sft. cabin on side of backyard.
  • In addition to the main house there are two cottages. Innside Out and Backside Inn. Innside Out is situated along the perimeter of the grounds and can sleep two guests and has a sink, but no bathroom. A wonderfully cozy 80 square feet of romance.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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