The Rhondavous should be called The Rhonda-View! Guests enjoy panoramic views of the Russian River from every room of the house (minus the bathrooms). This sunny, window-studded 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom cabin is a great place to relax and immerse yourself in our laid-back river lifestyle.
Built back in the Russian River’s initial heyday, The Rhondavous was originally the general store for Summerhome Park residents and river travelers. Canoes could pull up to a dock, send up their order and receive their purchases on a zip line, all without leaving their boat.
Perched high above the river, The Rhondavous is tucked away from the road by a large private fence. There isn’t much to see from the road, but once you open the gate and step inside, the stunning view and charming cabin will simultaneously take your breath away and melt away the stress of the world. The large deck at The Rhondavous has an outdoor dining table and propane barbecue.
Entrances to all sections of the cabin are accessed from the deck. At the top level (road level), there are two exterior doors opposite each other. The door to the left leads to the main living space, which has an open living area and kitchen. The door to the right opens to a granny unit with a Queen bed and a full bathroom with a shower. Exterior stairs from the main deck take you down to 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (also with showers) and a bonus room with recreation items and a Double futon. From the lower level, gated stairs continue down to the river, which has private deep river access.
The Rhondavous is a member of the Highcroft community and has access to Highcroft Beach (not shown) - a quieter spot which allows dogs before 11:00 am and after 4:00 pm - just a short walk from The Rhondavous. The beach shown in the photographs is the Summerhome Park Beach which is for members and residents of Summerhome Park only. The Summerhome Park Lodge is open to both members and guests when open (except when rented for private parties).
Know Before You Book:
Damage Waiver: The non-refundable damage waiver included in the reservation charges replaces a standard security deposit. The damage waiver covers unintentional damages to real or personal property of the rental unit that occur during your stay. The policy will pay a maximum benefit of $3000.00. Any damages that exceed $3,000.00 will be charged to the guest directly. The damage waiver plan does not cover replacement of missing items, additional housekeeping charges, intentional damage or gross negligence, or damages resulting from a violation of the rules outlined in the Russian River Vacation Homes guest agreement. To ensure that you are not charged for any damages, you are responsible for reporting any accidental damages to Russian River Vacation Homes in a timely manner.
*PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the waiver that we offer and costs more for less coverage. DO NOT select the damage insurance offered at checkout.
Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at The Rhondavous is 8. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.
Parking: There is space on the street in front of the house for up to 2 small-to-mid-size cars; additional parking on a first-come, first-serve basis in the overflow lot up the street about a block away. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.
Bed Sizes: Master bedroom: Queen bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Third bedroom: 2 Twin beds; Bonus room: Double futon.
Heat Source: Woodstove (no firewood provided); portable electric heaters
Driving to Summerhome Park: Summerhome Park Road is a narrow, one-lane country road - you may need to pull over for oncoming traffic. It is, at times, steep with sharp turns, and the road is paved but not necessarily smooth. Additionally, the surrounding side streets are narrow and steep with little to no street parking or shoulder
Common Amenities not Included: No dishwasher.
Dogs: Dogs are most certainly welcome at The Rhondavous. However, guests should be aware that Highcroft Beach only allows dogs in the morning and evenings (specific hours posted at the beach) and guests and dogs are not allowed at the Summerhome Park beach.
Summer Rotation Day: Saturday
During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, The Rhondavous has a 7 night minimum and rents on a Saturday to Saturday 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.