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Idle Hours ~ Fantastic River Views & Walk to Downtown!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,360 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home, Sleeps 8, Seasonal Dock, River Views, Walk to Town!

Idle Hours is a beloved Russian River vacation home. Owned by the same family for generations, it was designed for ease and functionality. The care that goes into maintaining this comfortable, easy-going river retreat is evident in every detail. Tastefully adorned with family keepsakes and perfect river cabin kitsch, Idle Hours has gained every benefit from the recent remodel. Cozy and warm in the winter, relaxing and inviting in the summer - once you get here you will not want to go home!

Once up the flight of front stairs, the entryway opens to a spacious living room with ample comfy seating, high ceilings, attractive accent lighting, Cable TV with DVD player and, at its heart, a large gas fireplace. Through the living room's large open doorway, you'll find a large kitchen and dining room. With various places to hang, this area has a long list of uses: surf the web or get some last-minute work done at the corner desk; listen to tunes on the boom box; lounge or read on the single futon (which can be unfolded to a single bed); eat together, play a board game or a game of cards at the large dining table; or our favorite--sit on a tall stool at the kitchen counter and harass the cook for a snack or glass of wine.

The large back deck, accessed from the dining room, has outdoor dining, a gas grill, views of the river and a back set of stairs (with a latching gate) leading down to the riverfront lawn and river. There is enough room to picnic and lounge right on the river on the large river dock*. A canoe* is left locked at the dock for paddling up and down our lazy river.

Know Before You Book:

Damage Waiver: The non-refundable damage waiver included in the reservation charges replaces a standard security deposit. The damage waiver covers unintentional damages to real or personal property of the rental unit that occur during your stay. The policy will pay a maximum benefit of $3000.00. Any damages that exceed $3,000.00 will be charged to the guest directly. The damage waiver plan does not cover replacement of missing items, additional housekeeping charges, intentional damage or gross negligence, or damages resulting from a violation of the rules outlined in the Russian River Vacation Homes guest agreement. To ensure that you are not charged for any damages, you are responsible for reporting any accidental damages to Russian River Vacation Homes in a timely manner.

*PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the waiver that we offer and costs more for less coverage. DO NOT select the damage insurance offered at checkout.

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Idle Hours is 8. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 3 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Third bedroom: Double bed and Twin bunk beds; Dining room: Single futon

Heat Source: Central heat and gas fireplace in living room

Docks & Boats: Docks and beaches are seasonal only and available from mid-June to mid-September providing the summer dams are in. Canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and rowboats that are provided in some of our homes are also available from mid-June to mid-September only. The river is usually too swift for boating in the winter and many docks and beaches are under water until late spring.

Location: Riverfront less than a mile from downtown Guerneville

Summer Rotation Day: Monday

During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, Idle Hours has a 7-night minimum and rents on a Monday to Monday pattern. If you make an online reservation outside of this rotation day requirement, we may contact you about altering your dates.

Office Hours and Booking Information:

Our office is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day, excluding major holidays.

After making a booking and confirming their security deposit vs. damage protection preference, guests will be sent arrival instructions and a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return. You will be contacted within 24 hours of making your reservation.

No same-day reservations past 2 pm. It should not happen, but in case the system is allowing you to book for same-day arrival and it is after 2 pm, please reach out to us. If it is after 5 pm, please do not complete your reservation; no one will be available to process your reservation and prepare for your arrival.

More Details

Owner
Russian River Vacation Homes
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Russian River Vacation Homes

We are Russian River Vacation Homes, a part of D&G Equity Management, Inc., a family owned and locally owned/operated property management company.

Our Story:

In 1980, D&G founders and owners Michael and Patty saw a need in the area for habitable, affordable housing. At that time, many of the little cabins along the Russian River, originally built as summer cabins, were unsuitable for year-round occupancy. D&G assisted property owners with fixing up and renting their cabins. As the largest property management company in western Sonoma County, D&G Equity Management continues to be a staple in the Russian River community.

Russian River Vacation Homes is an off-shoot of D&G. One fine day in 1985, Michael's client, Bob, asked "Hey Mike, can you rent my cabin out just for the week or weekend instead of by the month?" Michael said "Sure!" and Russian River Vacation Homes was born. As renting vacation rentals became more popular, Russian River Vacation Homes grew into a full-time business with its own office. Today, Russian River Vacation Homes professionally manages over 60 high-quality vacation rentals.

We strive to make each and every stay the best one ever. If you have any questions or concerns about reserving or staying with us, please don't hesitate to contact us! We are here to help.

Why Russian River Vacation Homes chose Guerneville

Guerneville is the largest town on the Russian River, and has a variety of excellent restaurants and shopping. There are many wineries within 15-20 minutes. Guerneville is also home to the amazing Armstrong Woods, and it's just a quick drive out to the coast! Guerneville is a fun and free spirited town that makes for a great getaway!

What makes this house unique

Idle Hours is a classic Riverfront home that has all the amenities your family needs to enjoy your Russian River Vacation! Close to downtown Guerneville, and just a short drive to wineries, Idle Hours is sure to please!

Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests should read the Know Before You Book section located at the end of the online listing description before making a reservation.
  • Quiet hrs. are from 10pm until 7am. Max occupancy guidelines must be adhered to. No RV's, trailers, or tents per the Sonoma County Vacation Ordinance.
  • Rental funds are non refundable unless your dates are resold.If resold, there is a $60 cancellation fee.Switch dates for a $40 fee, 2 weeks out, only.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Third bedroom: Double bed and Twin bunk beds; Dining room: Single futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Canoes and Kayaks can be rented locally from King's Sport and Tackle year round, and seasonally from Johnson's Beach and Monte Rio Beach. Water Trek Eco Tours rents boats in Jenner, along with providing guided excursions. Burke's Canoe provides pick up service after a day floating down the river during the summer months.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
San Francisco
5

Charming, inviting, and warm

  • 5 of 5

Throughly enjoyed staying at Idle Hours over the Thanksgiving holiday. The warm fireplace provided a cozy feeling when sitting in the living room and the kitchen is well stocked with appliances and gadgets that make cooking very easy. When staying here, be sure to sit on the dock along the river at sunset. The central location made it easy to get into town, head into the woods for a hike, or drive to the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place right next to the River

Everything you need is in Town

Loved it will stay there again

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway with family on RR

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here w/ the max amount of people allowed and it was still very spacious and perfect fro everyone. This house is the most well-stocked vacation rental i've ever experienced and they go above and beyond w/ the amenities like their ping pong table, THE DOCK, board games, etc.

I will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. Gorgeous views of the trees and the river as you have your morning coffee on the deck with the fog lifting off the river. A really fun canoe and kayak. Every day the kids took off exploring down the river to find the sandy beaches or rope swings. The house also stocked a ton of fun water toys - super soakers, air-matressess, kiddy pools, etc. It was really comfortable for our family (with a six year old and a two year old). We didn't worry about rescuing knick-knacks from the toddler or spilling juice on a white carpet. :--) The kitchen was well stocked and very easy to work in. We cooked a birthday dinner and baked a cake. Fantastic! We had a really great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

On the river

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Idle Hours. The house was modern, clean and comfortable. Three couples shared the house and we were never on top of each other. The kitchen had modern appliances and all the accessories we needed and then some. The dock on the river was on deep water making our swimming all the more enjoyable.

Sitting on the dock and watching the river was delightful.

This is not a property for anyone with disabilities. There are many stairs to conquer.

I would whole heartedly recomend Idle Hours.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco
5

Charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A well appointed and well located house. Perfect for three couples and a few kids. Easy walk into town (although no sidewalks). Comfortable living space with nice open kitchen/dining/relaxation area for the group to gather.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
88 Miles
SFO or Oakland
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Stumptown Brewery
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
River Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Stumptown Brewery
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Rio Nido River Beach

Idle Hours is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, less than 1 mile east, of downtown Guerneville.

Hiking, biking, great restaurants, and wine tasting opportunities are around every corner!

-.75 miles to downtown Guerneville

-5 Miles to Monte Rio

-7.5 miles to Forestville

-11 Miles to Occidental

-7.2 Miles to Duncans Mills

-13 miles to Jenner

-14 miles to Sebastopol

-14 miles to Cazadero

-18 miles to Healdsburg

-21 miles to Santa Rosa

-21 miles to Bodega Bay

Here are a few of our nearby attractions! See our guidebook for a detailed listing.

-Korbel Champagne Cellars

-Gary Farrell Winery

-Thomas George Estates

-Burke's Canoe Rentals

-Armstrong Woods

-Austin Creek State Recreation Area

-Sonoma Coast State Park

-Johnson's Beach

The Russian River area is home to many special events! There’s something for everyone!

Plan your true wine tasting experience during Winter WINEland, Pinot on the River, or visit during one of the Barrel Tasting weekends on Wine Road!

We’re a great place to hang your hat during the Vineman Triatholon, and we’d love to see you during Lazy Bear Weekend! We also have great home locations for Women’s Weekend!

Get your groove on at Johnson’s Beach for The Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival!

Other great events include Civil War Days, the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, the Sonoma County Pride Parade, the Russian River Rodeo, the Old Grove Festival, and the Russian River Beer Revival.

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Notes

  • Damage deposit: $49.00
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