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Riviera Retreat ~Spa, Sauna, BBQ, Fireplace, Decks! 3rd Night Free Jan-March!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 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 superior riverfront location.

FREE NIGHT SPECIAL! 3 Nights for the price of 2 starting in January! Or get an additional night free with any stay 2 nights or longer! Valid January 2nd-March 31st. Excludes February 13th-19th. Not applicable to retroactive reservations.

To book the special on VRBO and HomeAway, 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!

This architecturally unique vacation home is located on the Russian River with private seasonal dock and a rooftop deck, only a mile from the town of Guerneville, and a short drive from top Sonoma wineries, the coastline, Armstrong Redwoods, hiking trails and the nearby towns of Monte Rio and Forestville. 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.

Riviera Retreat Interior: The open floor plan kitchen, living and dining area is well-appointed. Large floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room showcase the beauty of the area. A reclaimed wood dining table made by local artisans, with stylish seating for six plus bar stool seating for four, and all items needed for cooking, dining and relaxing are provided. Guests will enjoy the fireplace, 50-inch flat screen Cable TV with AppleTV and DVD player, wireless internet, wireless streaming music throughout the house from your own device or the in-house iPad, and enjoy the river view from the bar side deck, equipped with a gas BBQ located just off the dining area. The two bedrooms, one with a king bed and the other with a queen bed, and one bathroom, with many updates including a new tile shower and new tile floor, are located on the same level. Each bedroom has its own flat screen Cable TV with DVD player. A queen size sofa bed is also available in the living room. The newly built second full bathroom with tile shower, 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. New artwork is also featured throughout the house.

Riviera Retreat 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. Stairs from the lower decks lead to a seasonal private dock with ladder. When in season, a paddle boat and two single kayaks are provided.

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 Riviera Retreat is 6. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.


On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 2 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes:

First Bedroom: Queen Bed, Second Bedroom: King Bed, Living Room: Sofa Bed.

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.


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.

Summer Rotation Day: Friday

During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, Riviera Retreat has a 7 night minimum and rents on a Friday to Friday 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

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

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • 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:
  • 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.


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Riviera Retreat ~Spa, Sauna, BBQ, Fireplace, Decks! 3rd Night Free Jan-March!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
sacramento, CA

Perfect little oasis. Magical, really. We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Loved every detail of the Riviera.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything as described and everthing we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: January 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: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: October 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: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.





  • 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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