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Riviera Retreat ~ Spa, Riverfront, Views, Dog Friendly, Sauna, Multiple Decks!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath with Amazing Riverfront Views! Hot Tub and Sauna!

Riviera Retreat is sure to wow guests with its impressive list of amenities and peaceful riverfront location. This architecturally unique vacation home is located on the Russian River with private seasonal dock and a rooftop deck. The house boasts stunning river views that can be enjoyed from most rooms and all three levels of decks, providing the perfect home base for a truly memorable stay. Only a mile from the culinary town of Guerneville, and surrounded by the charming towns of Forestville and Monte Rio, you’ll discover many nooks and crannies on the river and off. Just a stone’s throw away is the magnificent Armstrong Redwood Forest; Sonoma is a hiker’s paradise. Wind your way through the best Sonoma wineries or take a coastline adventure with visits to Jenner & Goat Rock Beach. At the end of the day, take a soak in the rooftop deck back at home base. Or do what we love to do: nothing and enjoy all that this retreat has to offer.

Interior: The open floor plan kitchen, living and dining area with large floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room showcase the beauty of the area, where you and your guests will enjoy the vista of the redwoods and river life in any season.

For meals at home, a reclaimed wood dining table made by local artisans, with stylish seating for six will be the template to set the table. The kitchen counter boasts stool seating for four. All items needed for cooking, dining and relaxing are provided. One can even play barista and make Americanos to cappuccinos using the elegant espresso machine. Recent updates include refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer. For leisurely time, guests will enjoy the warmth of the fireplace that has a remote control to quickly start with no mess or fuss. A variety of entertainment is available from watching cable TV (+ HBO & Starz includes Blu-Ray Player) on the 50-inch flat screen, surfing the wireless internet, playing games, solving jigsaw puzzles to reading or coloring (Our favorite is Johanna Basford). Guests can connect via the Sonos phone app to the stereo to enjoy their own music and control from their phones to play in the living room and/or upper roof deck. From the living space, step out onto the deck to BBQ (recently upgraded) or to simply enjoy breakfast, a table for 4 has been especially reserved for you.

The two bedrooms, one with a California king bed and the other with a queen bed will have you sleeping peacefully. Each bedroom has its own flat screen Cable TV with DVD player. A queen size sofa bed is also available in the living room.

There are two bathrooms; both have a large step-in shower with new tile, and glass doors. The main bathroom is located on the same level of the living space and the second bathroom is located one half-level down from the main level and is accessed using exterior covered stairs, providing privacy and convenient access from the ground level deck.

Exterior: The outdoor living areas make Riviera Retreat truly distinctive. The rooftop deck, accessed via an interior stairway from the main living level, is a place of serenity, privacy and enjoyment and may indeed be the centerpiece of your relaxing Sonoma vacation. In addition to being the location of both a hot tub and a cedar sauna, this deck envelops you with privacy, bathes you in sunlight and offers river and redwood skyline views. It is also appointed with furniture for outdoor lounging and dining and an outdoor shower. Shade is provided. If you want to be alone with your book, there are two more beautiful riverside decks on both the main level and the ground level, with more seating and full shade on the ground level. There is even a hammock available to hang from piers of the house and sway from. Another new update includes a handmade fire pit (propane) made from a wine barrel that is the perfect table for hors devours and drinks. Stairs from the lower decks lead to a seasonal private dock with ladder. When in season, a paddleboat and two single kayaks are provided.

This home is dog friendly - For those bringing pooches, there are dog beds, and convertible crate that can be used for their comfort, including spare bowls.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum occupancy at Riviera Retreat is 6.

QUIET HOURS: 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 2 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

STAIRS: Please be aware that guests must take stairs to access the main level of the house in addition to the rooftop deck. There is an external flight of stairs leading to the front door of the house and another internal flight of stairs leading to the rooftop deck.

SMOKING POLICY: Smoking is not permitted at this property.

More Details

Property Manager
Russian River Vacation Homes
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

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 Russian River

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

Why we love Riviera Retreat!- Amazing Russian River Views, cedar sauna and hot tub...what more you could ask for in a vacation rental? Riviera Retreat is great for couples and small families. Just a short distance to downtown Guerneville and Johnson's Beach, Riviera Retreat is sure to please!


Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • There are two full remodeled bathrooms at Riviera Retreat. Riviera Retreat also has an outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The first bedroom has a king bed. The second bedroom has a queen bed. Both bedrooms have a flat screen television and DVD player. In the living room, there is a double sized sofa bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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. Take advantage of our Guest Passport Program! The Russian River Vacation Homes Guest Passport Program is an ongoing program that gives our guests exclusive discounts directly from local businesses. Every reservation automatically receives one 'passport' to use at participating businesses in the area. We are so excited to be able to connect our guests with some of our favorite wineries, restaurants and activities in the area! We hope all these great discounts will prompt our guests to experience all the great things our area has to offer.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Riviera Retreat ~ Spa, Riverfront, Views, Dog Friendly, Sauna, Multiple Decks!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great location, warm, cozy place with all the right amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying for the weekend with our friends. Perfect location for nearby wine tasting, outdoor activities and great food. We loved the proximity to downtown and if it wasn't for the stormy weather, we would have walked around a lot more.

The rooms were very comfortable and the place was perfectly clean. Both the bathrooms were luxurious. The views are amazing and the it was fun and scary but fun to watch the river rise with all the rain.

Owners/property managers are awesome to work with and helped us out when we had to change our plans last minute.

Will definitely stay here again, hopefully for a longer period next time!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Nicely renovated house in an amazing location. Tucked into the redwoods but with easy access to the river. Clean and well stocked. Super comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada

Wow what an amazing place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible getaway for four of us starting at the beginning of November. It was an amazing place with spectacular views of the river. It was surrounded by trees which provided a very serene place to relax in the hammock and read a book. We loved the three decks each offering a unique vantage and different levels of sun exposure throughout the day. But at night we especially enjoyed the rooftop patio with Jacuzzi and fire pit. All appliances including the bbq were ultra high end giving it a luxurious feel.

We loved how close this was to downtown, only a 20 min leisurely walk. The owners gave us several recommendations about what to do in the area. One was a recommendation for the pie shop which we agree, was so yummy. The other was to stop at the Russian River winery on the way in, which we loved. The best food and wine, thanks so much for the recommendation.

The music selection on the apple tv was fantastic, something for everyone. The amenities in the bathroom were all luxurious.

The owners were super quick to respond when we mistakenly tried the wrong lock box to enter the property they quickly guided us to the correct one.

Overall we found this a fantastic place for us A couple of us just wanted to relax and found the place perfect for that. The other couple was more adventurous and we did wine tasting and biking. Basically whatever you wanted to do, this place was perfectly located. We can't wait to book this place again.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat place to stay for this portion of our trip.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Riviera Retreat. The space nicely accommodated 2 couples. Hot tub and sauna are awesome. We also liked the proximity to town and Armstrong Woods. Never could figure out the surround sound but I had a Bluetooth speaker along so didn't matter. The outside could use a little TLC prior to guests arriving; sweeping leaves and needles off sitting areas. Compost under the kitchen sink was really gross, but otherwise the inside was clean. Lots of spices, coffee, oils & condiments left by others so that was a bonus.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect relaxation base

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful weekend here with kids and pups. Everyone loved swimming in the river, catching sun on the decks (love the multi-level layout) and relaxing at our own pace.

The redwood trees, quiet neighborhood on the river, beautiful scenery and beautiful building make this place so relaxing. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful property, fully equipped and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and our grandchildren loved being in the river every day.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
87 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pats, Trio, Main Street Station, Bullpen
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Northwoods Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
River Road/Hwy 116
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Garden Grill
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Russian River Neighborhood Beach
Car: necessary

Within a 20 minute drive of numerous Sonoma County wineries, a 20 minute drive to the Sonoma Coast, and a 5 minute drive to Armstrong Redwoods State Park.

-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.


Rates & Availability


  • 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 Friday.
    -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 #1538N
    Permit #ZPE15-0280
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