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Outside Inn-Newly Renovated, Open Layout, Large Yard, Walk to Beach, Spa, Kayaks

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Full Modern Suites and two Cottages, sleeps 10, 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, spacious, and recently fully remodeled 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 just a half block from the house to the huge 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 modern suites, 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 recently fully remodeled 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, over 250 channels via Comcast, 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, 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish, Basic knowledge of Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

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 Guerneville

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!


Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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 ...
  • 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


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average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

Lovely, and family-friendly.

  • 5 of 5

We had a such a nice time! We had three couples and three children staying over a long weekend, and the dining room table expanded to seat all nine of us, which was great. The downstairs living area became "craft and puzzle central" for the little ones, and the hammock and hula hoops were another big draw. We had one outing to the Armstrong Woods, and one to the beach - even in November they were great places to explore, though we would love to come back in the summer to take advantage of the kayaking on the Russian River. Be aware that the two levels are completely separate, you can only access the lower level by going outside. This was not really a big issue with the way our party split up sleeping space, but baby monitors might be a good idea if you want to have little ones sleeping downstairs while grown-ups talk upstairs. The little sleeping cabin worked well, too, even though there is no toilet, just a sink in there (it is just a short run to the house for full bathroom access). Overall, it was a great space, and a wonderful time reconnecting with family.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, modern, and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our trip! Great location with river access and well equipped kitchen for family meals when dining in. We had a great time, thanks in part to the great accommodations.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot with enough room for 10!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. We had 5 couples and the 5 bedrooms were great and tough to find. The two separate floors worked great allowing folks to keep a lot of stuff downstairs while allowing plenty of living space upstairs for everyone to hang out. The backyard was beautiful and the little outside inn was a great 5th bedroom. Short walk to a fun beach at the river. Great place and great price. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, ideal for active families, both private and gathering spaces

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been more fun. Ideal for families that like to be outside and spend time together. Easy walk to the river and back yard is big enough for crazy badminton, using hammock as the net (especially fun when someone is in the hammock). Great enclosed yard for dogs. All the water supplies one needs. River easy enough to get to for early morning mist on the river kayaking and night time star viewing.

Kitchen large enough for whole family to help cook and eat in. Outdoor grill was easy to operate and keep clean. Kitchen was also well stocked. Will reserve next year once we have everyone's schedules.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing property.

  • 5 of 5

We rented "Outside Inn" last week. We had 4 generations of family come & go. This property is fabulous !! Kitchens are fully equipped. The common areas are so accommodating and beautiful and peaceful. The beach was just a short walk away and they had kayaks, rafts and life vests. The Brogioli Family will rent the "Outside Inn" again and again. Thank you for such a wonderful time.

T. Brogioli 2017

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property and Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our group of 10 (6 adults and 4 kids). The two separate living areas allowed each family some privacy while the common areas allowed us all to be together. The Innside Out was perfect for the grandparents, and the kids also enjoyed the Backside Inn. My family stayed in the upper unit, and it was comfortable, spacious, nicely decorated and had everything we needed. The backyard is full of beautiful trees, and the deck was a great place for hanging out. The BBQ and hot tub were also great, as was the outdoor shower. The location was also excellent, with the river access just a few houses down the road. The private beach was awesome, as were the kayaks, which we used daily. The reservation process was very prompt and easy, and the owner was a pleasure to work with. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $270 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund