|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
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Heavenly, Light-Filled Masterpiece with Soaring Open-Beam Ceilings, Window Wall Views of Mountains and Redwoods, Hot Tub, Sunny Acre surrounded by Redwood Forest, Woodstove, WIFI, Keyless Entry. Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville, Beaches, Wine Tasting. Your Well-Behaved Dog is Welcome!
The main living space is open plan with the living room, kitchen, and dining area all facing the ceiling height view of forested mountains. Past the dining area, the master suite has a full bath and its own wisteria-covered deck. At the other end of the living area, off the living room, there's a bedroom a half bath. Both the half bath and the bedroom open to the shower room. Beyond the shower room, there's another bedroom, which has its own entry from the front of the house. Off the living room, there's a fully fenced yard with lawn areas, patio with outdoor dining, and garden with seating under the redwoods. Beyond the patio and garden gate, there's a short path to the fairy ring hot tub deck. There's a large, paved parking area at the front of the house and a short path up to the meadow, a flat grassy 1/2 acre with picnic table under trellis and other seating. House is approximately 2500sf. Please note that the private road to this home is well-maintained, but it is also steep in places and windy. There is also a short but steep incline inside the fenced yard.
Winter 3-for-2 Special (Jan-Mar; President's Day excluded): Add a FREE 3rd night to a 2 night stay; 4+ nights 30% off.
Minimum Stay: 2 Nights EXCEPT 3 Nights President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day thru Sept 30, Christmas, New Year's; 4 Nights Thanksgiving. Summer: Up to 4 Nights June- Aug; Check-In Day is VARIABLE. Last minute shorter bookings sometimes available.
Max Occupancy: 8. Max Automobiles: 3. Quiet Hours 10pm-7am. No outdoor amplifiied sound at any time.
TOT Certificate #1982.
Mountain-Top Property with Redwood Views
3 Bedrooms (#1master king; #2 queen; #3 two twins)
+ Queen Sofabed (living room)
2 Bathrooms (#1master bath/shower combo; #2 shower only)
Open Beam Ceilings, Wood-Panelled Interior
Ceiling Fans (All Bedrooms & Living Room)
1 Cable TV (#1 32" Flatscreen HD w/DVD in living room)
Unlimited Domestic Long Distance
Satellite WIFI (satellite sometimes slower than cable)
Boombox w/iPod dock (living room)
Radio Alarm dock for MP3 or phone (2nd bedroom)
Board Games, Playing Cards and Books
Cuisinart, Popcorn Popper, Coffee Grinder
Bar Seating (4), Dining Set (6)
Dishwasher, Gas Stove
Washer and Dryer
Booster Seat, Portable Safety Gate
Dog Dishes, Dog Door (up to med size dog)
Edge-of-the-World Deck, Hot Tub (6) in Redwood Fairy Ring
Fully-Fenced (7ft) 1/4 Acre Garden, Wooden Swing and Chairs
Patio with Dining Set (6), Gas Grill, Loungers
Separate Deck off Master Bedroom
1/2 Acre Flat Grassy Area with Trellised Picnic Area
Short Drive to Downtown Guernville, Beaches, Wine Tasting, Golf
we were up for 3 days last week, and I can't say enough about the place. it was clean and well put together. The property is quite large and sits on top of a hill overlooking the valley so the views are wonderful. Especially when in the hot tub at sunset! All the amenities we needed were there, and everything worked as described. and its a short drive down into the town of Guerneville. Ben was a responsive and gracious host, so the whole experience was really great. We are definitely planning to return, and i Highly recommend Arcadia for a comfortable, quiet and very relaxing get away
Beautiful location on a mountaintop with a magnificent view. The town of Guerneville has a nice, eclectic '70s air about it appropriate to Northern California with a variety of good restaurants. The house, as noted elsewhere, has a rather "quirky" layout but it works. Perhaps the following comments are indicative of the price point for this rental but we found the appointments to be dated and a number of things in need of attention. On the outside, the patio was cluttered with everything in disarray. The umbrella was broken and thus unusable. On the inside, there was inadequate lighting. The TV is too small for the environment and the instructions for its usage did not translate into it working. Workable under-cabinet lighting and the addition of a variety of table and floor lamps, both in the living room and bedrooms would be very useful. The carpeting throughout the house is old and worn. The bathrooms are carpeted still, reflecting the 70s concept of the house overall. In the master bedroom the shower wasn't very clean and the shower curtain was moldy. One more negative, and this doesn't apply to everyone: the road up to the house is one-lane, hairpinned, with blind corners. Very little traffic so the odds are in your favor but not for the faint of heart. On the PLUS side, everything (except the road) can be fixed if the owner/management spends some real money on updating and repairs. Brought up to modern standards, this property would be an excellent redoubt in which to recover from all the great wine in the region.
The layout of the house is a little quirky, but for our well acquainted group of seven girls it was perfect. The hot tub is one of the best I've ever been in - totally private, with an incredible view of hills and trees. The beds were comfy, the kitchen was fantastic, but the outdoor space was the really special part. I highly recommend this house to anyone who wants to be close to town but feel far away.
I loved this place. Great views. Nice hot tub setting. At first it feels like it is up a huge hill, but later we walked the hill in 10 minutes. It's not bad at all! The only quirk is that the main shower is in an awkward location (en route to the 3rd bedroom). Our group didn't care, but pickier, more private people may not enjoy this. I would totally rent this again with another group of friends. The kitchen/Living Room has a nice layout for hanging out. 4.5 stars!
From the original pictures, the house looks wonderful and I expected my stay would be just as much. I didn't expect some the extras, like the telescope, that added to my experience. Another plus is that my cell service did not work in Guerneville but did when I got back to the house.
This is a beautiful home with a breath taking view. If your ideal holiday starts with a quick dip in the tree house style hot tub, continues with a relaxing day reading while the shadows play over the hillsides covered in redwoods, and ends with a BBQ under the stars - then this is the place for you !
Its really all about the view. Its almost impossible to describe how much time you can spend just staring out across the hill sides, breathing in the fresh air and listening for the birds.
Downsides, and there are a couple. While this house sleeps six, it doesn't seat six. There is one chair by the fire and a sofa bed in the sitting room that would seat three, but being a sofa bed it just tips people onto the floor. There are also only five chairs around the dinning table. The third bedroom was obviously a studio at some time and is incredibly bright, which means its not suitable for anyone who likes to sleep beyond six am in the summer. Some blackout blinds would be a great addition. The jack and jill bathroom is the only access for the third bedroom (although you can always walk through the garden), which was entertaining. Finally the drive up to the house is a challenge. My jeep did a great job, but the two other cars we came in struggled, so we found ourselves weighing up the balance of staying at the house or braving the drive up and down.
Upsides - The rooms are all big and bright, the house has bags of personality and is clean and well stocked. Having the meadow to explore is a great open space, and the secret garden under the house is a beautiful retreat. Our daughter claimed the bedroom deck, because its quiet and private, away from the rest of us. There is a huge shelf of books, videos and cds, which helps with the homely feel.
I highly recommend this holiday home for a relaxing escape, time together and a beautiful setting.
Wine Tasting, Beach Combing, Russian River, Golf