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A Whimsical Retreat Amongst the Redwoods

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,384 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Newly remodeled, boasts two bedrooms and two baths with a huge eat-in kitchen

A warm and inviting home, newly remodeled and ready for you to enjoy. Has two bedrooms each with its large walk-in closet. The bedrooms have a Jack and Jill bathroom between them and there is a second bathroom off of the kitchen. The kitchen boasts two ovens and plenty of space for several cooks.

The deck is spacious and overlooks a winter creek and has a Weber gas grill and now a new hot tub.

We are registered with the county and our Tax ID # is 1482N

Guest Access

The house has wireless internet, washer and dryer, an electric fireplace, and a large plasma screen TV. Set in the middle of wine country, you have access to some of the best wineries Sonoma has to offer and you are just 25 minutes from the ocean.

Interaction with Guests

Richard and I live right next door, so if there are any issues we are available to immediately address them, but the house is removed enough that if you prefer, you will not even know we are here.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is very quiet, with many part-time owners. The creek adds charm and we are surrounded by redwoods.

Check out our reviews for our other home. It is VRBO #393831.

More Details

Bryan Kroll and Richard Moyer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Bryan Kroll and Richard Moyer

Bryan works in the IT industry, while Richard has retired from the hospitality industry and manages the properties.

Bryan Kroll and Richard Moyer purchased this house in 2012

Why Bryan Kroll and Richard Moyer chose Russian River

Nestled in a beautiful setting this house allows you to retreat from the world and yet it is close enough to all the local attractions that nothing is more than 20 to 25 minutes away.


Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1384 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There is a Jack and Jill bathroom between the two bedrooms with a shower. There is also a second full bath off the kitchen which also has a shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms have brand new queen size beds, a walk-in closet, and a Jack and Jill bathroom with a shower.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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A Whimsical Retreat Amongst the Redwoods
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Hidden gem and perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about this place. Richard and Bryan have gone above and beyond anyplace we have stayed before. The furnishings are just gorgeous and the yard is amazing. We were greeted by our hosts and treated to a bottle of wine, breakfast treats and the yummiest chocolate banana nut bread we have ever tasted. The beds were so comfortable and the house is so quiet, we slept in every morning. Then we had coffee on the expansive deck which has a comfortable hot tub, which we definitely took advantage of. It was so relaxing to be in the tub and look out over the babbling creek. The kitchen absolutely blew us away with its Viking stove and ample counter space. We just can not say enough about how much we enjoyed ourselves. Although the house is strategically located to be within proximity of many activities, we were so comfortable we hardly left. We can't wait till our next stay. Thank you Bryan and Richard!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Penngrove, CA

Charming Times Three!

  • 5 of 5

Three Times a Charm is charming times three - a tranquil setting, exquisite yet comfortably adorned home, and gracious owners. This is my fourth stay in Richard and Bryan's homes; I qualify them as homes, not houses, because you feel like you are at home (only much nicer)! My sister and I stayed twice at their Side-by-Side - which is absolutely wonderful; and now twice at Three Times a Charm. Three Times a Charm has a large redwood deck which overlooks the creek and redwood forested backdrop of the rear yard. We always intend to spend a day playing tourist, but the house and scenery are so peaceful and relaxing that we never leave the property! You have your choice of a large eat-in kitchen (which can accommodate multiple chefs) and/or a barbeque grill and dining on the deck. Cozy reading spaces, fireside cocktail hour, great outdoor spaces. I like that the front is enclosed by wrought iron fencing and gates. You can see everything around you, but the extra privacy and security makes it an even more comfortable stay. We keep coming back because it is close to our home, but feels a million miles away. We leave there feeling fulfilled, relaxed and indulged. Thank you Richard and Bryan for creating these great retreats!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is in a great location. It is peaceful and quiet, which was perfect for my husband and I because we were in town for a Half Ironman. We barbecued every night out on the deck, surrounded by giant trees and beautiful flowers. I woke up refreshed every morning and enjoyed coffee at the breakfest nook, listening to the birds and soaking up the sun beaming through the window. My husband and I love exploring new places to eat and found some great restaurants around the area. I love riding my bike and was able to find many narrow, winding roads with lots of climbing. The Russian River is close and if you get there in the morning its breathtakingly beautiful. The river is safe to swim in and pretty warm. A lot of people kayak around the river. There is really so much to do. Richard and Bryan truly made this a lovely experience. We will be back next year for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Pefect!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Richard and Bryan. After giving us a tour of the house, which was absolutely perfect for our party of 4, they gave us the ins and outs on the local restaurants. After we returned from dinner, we played games out on the deck and until about 2 in the morning. It was perfect! Slept like a rock on the extremely cozy beds. Coffee out on the deck in the morning couldn't have been more pleasant. Just sitting there in the morning sun listening to the birds, staring at the trees, watching the butterflies. Other than the sound of the birds, it is dead silent around there, which makes for a very relaxing getaway. One of the best parts about the place is that it's just a short drive to the best wineries Sonoma has to offer, as well as the coast, which we did for dinner the second night. The local restaurants are equally as amazing. We've been staying in Healdsburg, Napa, and Sonoma for years. Not anymore!

We've already started planning our next trip there. We've decided our kayaks will be with us for paddling around the Russian. Thanks guys for providing an amazing place.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City, CA USA

What a delight

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came up to Guerneville for a wedding and were absolutely stunned by Three Times a Charm. We were immediately impressed by the beautiful landscaping and even more so when we walked into the house. A spacious open living area, a giant eat-in kitchen, and a deck that I would kill to have at my house. Our hosts, Richard and Bryan, were so friendly and accommodating. They had special treats waiting for us and just made us feel right at home.

What started out as just a place to stay while we attended the wedding turned into a fabulous get-away. We will definitely be back to enjoy the house on its own. Thank you Richard and Bryan for making our weekend so wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best kept secret (not for long)

  • 5 of 5

Last minute surprise girls trip and

Oh what a great surprise!

The owners were quick to respond & more than accommodating. Bryan and Richard made us feel very welcomed and are lovely, gracious hosts.

The home is beautifully decorated, eclectic, updated, cozy and colorful-

nestled amongst the redwoods.

Natural surroundings are relaxing, quiet & serene - (you'd never know there are neighboring houses).

The pictures do not do it justice.

The moment we arrived, our senses delighted by the sights, sounds, & smells of the floral garden, whimiscal home, redwoods, and nearby creek. We iinstantly knew we made a perfect decision in staying at 'Three Times A Charm'.

The house has a nice open floor plan, meticulously clean, large kitchen, comfortable furnishings & decor and an electric fireplace, all add to the magic.

We had plans to go out to dinner the first night, but were so charmed with the house that we decided to stay in & cook, lounge outside on the deck under the stars & drink wine.

We will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charles Schulz Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Dawn Ranch
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Northwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 116
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Garden Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Johnson's Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Guerneville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

Deposit is due at time of booking. Remainder is due at check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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