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The Boat House ~ On River, Deck, Dog Friendly, BBQ, Yard! 3rd Nt FREE Special!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,340 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Russian River Views in Wine Country!

The Boat House is a classic 3 bedroom, 2 bath river home featuring a two level deck and river views.

FREE NIGHT SPECIAL !

For arrivals on December 6th-21st AND January 2nd-March 31st! 3 Nights for the price of 2! Or get an additional night free with any stay 2 nights or longer!

Excludes February 13th-19th. Not applicable to retroactive reservations or weekly rates.

To book the special on Airbnb, make your reservation for 2 or more nights. Include a comment about which night you would like to add for free. As long as the night is available, we’ll take care of the rest!

Conveniently located next to a large sandy neighborhood beach. The Boat House is a one level home (all rooms situated on the upper level) with wood floors, a living room with a fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a downstairs basement with a pool table and ping pong table.

Enjoy river views as you dine al fresco on the large back deck or relax on the upper sitting deck. The Boat House offers a yard area with river views, but no river access. It is just a short walk to a sandy, dog-friendly neighborhood beach. The home includes a canoe and 2 kayaks (available mid-June through mid-September only).

The Boat House features a keyless entry system, meaning you will have the convenience of an express check-in directly at the home!

Know Before You Book:

Security Deposit vs. Damage Protection:

When you make your reservation, you will automatically be assigned a security deposit, plus a $30 non refundable processing fee.

The alternative to the large deposit and processing fee is the damage protection program, which is $49 and covers up to $3000 in accidental damages. The damage protection program is an insurance policy. The $49 is not refundable, but you’d be covered if you accidentally broke a wine glass…a lamp…or if someone knocked over something major, like the television. There is no processing fee associated with the damage protection program.

If you would prefer the damage protection program, please include a note with your reservation. If you do not include a note, we do contact all guests before charging the security deposit and processing fee in order to confirm your preference.

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

Parking: There is parking in the driveway for 2-3 cars. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: First bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Third bedroom: 1 Queen, 1 Twin bed

Heat Source: Central heat, wood burning fireplace (no firewood or kindling provided)

Boats

Boats are available from mid-June to mid-September only when the summer dams are in place. The river is usually too swift for boating in the winter and many docks and beaches are under water until late spring.

Summer Rotation Day: Thursday

During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, The Boat House has a 7 night minimum and rents on a Thursday to Thursday pattern. If you make an online reservaton 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:
January 19, 2018

About Russian River Vacation Homes

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!

Or

Monte Rio is a vacation wonderland!

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

The Boat House is a classic riverfront home, perfect for your Russian River Getaway. Just one mile to downtown Guerneville with shops and restaurants, The Boat House is also a short drive to many Russian River Wineries, and to the Sonoma Coast. This home is great for families and groups of friends looking to have a fun, relaxing getaway!

Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • 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:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • The Boat House has two full bathrooms with showers. The Boat House does not have a bath tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • The first bedroom has a king bed, and direct access to the deck.. The second bedroom has a queen bed and also has direct access to the deck. The third bedroom has a double bed and 1 twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • 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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The Boat House ~ On River, Deck, Dog Friendly, BBQ, Yard! 3rd Nt FREE Special!
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
Danville, California, USA
4

Great get away

  • 4 of 5

The Boat House is a great get away house. The location is great - quick walk to the beach, river view, and an easy stroll into town for coffee and the morning newspaper. The house itself is well-stocked, often unusual to find in a rental home. Having the kayaks, canoe, and rec room available really make this an enjoyable spot to spend a few days.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great getaway

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. Took our 3 small kids who played safely on the large enclosed deck. Will definitely go back with friends next time so we can have "adult" time and relax watching the rafters go by on the river. Loved the BBQ!

Michele W

Turlock Ca

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean and Bigger than it appears

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Boat House. We were a little worried the cabins interior was on the small side from the photos, one of our friends is 6'7", and other than the showers the cabin was perfect. The game room downstairs is also in better shape than the impression the photos give off. This cabin is great. The view and amount of space on the decks is spectacular, it felt like another living room looking straight at the river. River access is easy, entrance is just next to the house, and a short walk down. It only took us 15min to walk home from downtown. Really a spectacular cabin.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA
4

Recommended

  • 4 of 5

Stayed 3 nights. Very comfortable and well equipped. Beach was very near - 'as if' on the property itself. It was pretty easy to drag the 2 kayaks to the water, but we passed on trying to lug the much heavier canoe. Traffic noise from the other side of the river was quite audible when outside in the back. The part of the river where the house is, is very calm. Kayaking is best in the morning before the afternoon wind comes through. The spacing for the deck railing posts was very wide on the lower deck - easy for even a large dog or child to go through. I have a large dog (German Shepard) so won't go back to the Boat House, but otherwise would highly recommend the house. On the positive side, the beach was usually deserted, so my dog was able to romp freely. As did I.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice house

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Boat House. It is nice and big. My daughter just loved the Master Bed. The beach is really close by. The kitchen is a bit small. Only one cook at a time, but well stocked.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, TN
5

Boat House Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week of Christmas with our son, daughter-in-law, and their two dogs at the Boat House. The floor plan is perfect for two couples, with room enough for a third. The fenced deck accessible from the back door allowed us to leave the dogs outside at times, and the big yard and nearby streets made our walks easy and fun. We found all the necessary utensils and dishes in the well equipped kitchen. A great view of the river, nearby access to it, and the setting in a redwood forest add up to a perfect location. Thank you to the owners and to Russian River Vacation Homes for a great stay!

  • 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
1 Miles
Trio
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
River Road/Hwy 116
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Seaside Metal
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Russian River Neighborhood Beach

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

-1 mile 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

  • Additional Fees
    -Cleaning/Linens Fee
    -14% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning (12% Transient Occupancy Tax and 2% Business Area Improvement Fee)
    -Damage Protection, see below
    -Optional Travel Insurance

    DAMAGE PROTECTION: Guests choose between a $49 Vacation Rental Damage Protection Fee and a $1000 Refundable Security Deposit. A $30 Processing Fee is added to reservations with the Security Deposit option. The Vacation Rental Damage Protection is strongly recommended and is the option most guests choose. It covers up to $3000 of accidental damage and can be used for many common 'damages,' such as an excessively dirty hot tub or pet-related damage.

    CHOOSING OPTIONAL FEES: If you book through VRBO/HomeAway, both Damage Protection options and the Optional Travel Insurance show in the rates. State your preference in the comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you prior to processing payment.
  • When a reservation is received, we process payment and send an email confirmation within 24 hours or less. Confirmed reservations are final.

    NIGHT MINIMUMS and others:
    In general, night minimums are as follows:
    -Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum)
    -Three Night Minimum Memorial Day Weekend through end of June, and September
    -Weekly Only late June through August, Summer Rotation Day
    is Thursday.
    -Major holidays including Thanksgiving, Winter Break and President's Day may have a longer night minimum.
    -All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.

    Read our Reservation Info for more information on our policies, including night minimums and rates.
  • NOTE: We use an automated system that integrates the VRBO/HomeAway booking engine with our own reservation software. This is generally a good thing; calendars and rates are more accurate than they ever have been and are becoming more reliable every day. However, this is new technology, and has occasionally malfunctioned. If your reservation seems to go through for less than the stated night minimums, or if the rental rates or availability seem too good to be true, be aware that the system may be experiencing an integration issue and your reservation may not be accepted. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
    TOT #2096
    Permit #ZPE11-0221
  • Damage deposit: $49.00
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