About the property
- House1700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 4 nights
Five Bedroom Two Bath Retreat for 10! Fire pit, Garden, and Multiple Decks!
Whether you're new to the Russian River or stayed here a hundred times, you will love Racer Five and its modern, yet comfortable, décor and vibe! Delightful new construction and a complete remodel (2014/15) resulted in a home for friends and family to getaway to wine country, play at the river and enjoy each other's company.
Racer Five is a very tall three story home with the open gourmet kitchen, living and dining rooms, one bedroom and full bathroom on the upper level. A large deck houses the propane BBQ and outdoor seating for everyone. On the back of the house, facing a small creek, is a smaller deck with café seating for your morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine and a book.
A custom made spiral staircase allows guest to travel between the upper and middle levels without stepping outside, but there are exterior stairs as well and a second large deck on the middle level with additional outdoor seating. The remaining four bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry room are on the middle level. The bathroom is off the hallway so there's no need to cut through a bedroom. There's plenty of room to spread out in the house or outside!
A few words about cooking at Racer Five - it's an amazing experience! And building this gourmet kitchen was a labor of love. There are new stainless steel appliances and a professional grade Thermador range with 8 burners, double oven and barbecue/griddle on top. Top notch accessories throughout the kitchen and exceptionally good lighting make this the perfect place to make and share a meal with your best buddies and family.
Kids, well-behaved dogs and adventurous chefs will love the fully fenced yard as well! With a third of an acre of majestic redwoods and new landscaping including a separately fenced veggie garden, you can't go wrong. Pick veggies and herbs to cook during your stay. A tree fort and hammock will keep kiddos occupied while adults fire up the outdoor wood fired pizza oven and adjacent BBQ. There's ample seating by the outdoor grill and adjacent fire pit - don't forget the marshmallows!
Everything you need is within walking distance! Across the historic walking bridge you'll find oodles of restaurants and cute shops (less than half a mile), Johnson's Beach (0.6 mile) with the best river access and sandy beach, and Riverkeeper Park (0.4 mile) featuring native plants and habitat with educational markers. On the south side of the river (same side as the house) you can walk to the Guerneville River Park (.3 mile), Pee Wee Golf (0.2 mile), and a kid's playground (0.3 mile) with tennis and basketball courts.
Light sleepers, folks with kids and dogs should be aware the neighbor has a boisterous group of dogs. They will announce your arrival at the house and other, especially unfamiliar, noises.
Know Before You Book:
DAMAGE PROTECTION: We offer a $49 damage protection program that replaces the $1000 security deposit and $30 security deposit processing fee. When booking through VRBO/HomeAway, the $1000 Refundable Security Deposit and $30 processing fee will show in your rates. To choose the damage protection, put a note comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you.
*PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the policy we offer and costs more for less coverage. To choose our policy, make a note in your reservation and and do not select the damage insurance offered at checkout.
Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours:
The maximum occupancy at Racer Five is 10. 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 5 vehicles; there is space in the driveway for up to 4 cars; additional street parking is available on a first-come first-served basis. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.
First Bedroom (Upper level): Queen Bed; Second Bedroom (Middle level): Queen Bed; Third Bedroom (Middle level): Queen Bed; Fourth Bedroom (Middle level): Two Twin Beds; Fifth Bedroom (Middle level): Two Twin Beds.
Please be aware that guests must take stairs to access the living areas of the house.
There are three flights of exterior stairs and a spiral staircase inside.
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.
Russian River Vacation Homes
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 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 down 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 Racer Five!- This is a great home for families with kids who love to run, or for groups what want to gather together, but still have room to spread out. This home is well suited for enjoying the outdoors with muliple decks, large yard and garden, outdoor fire pit and pizza oven, hammock, and tree fort!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
Well appointed home with most everything you need.
This was a clean home with most everything you need. Yes, neighbor's dogs bark constantly, but not that big of a deal. The bigger deal was the number of stairs to climb over and over, seems to be a recurring these in Guerneville homes. The yard set up was great, but we didn't eat down there because we didn't want to carry everything needed up and down those stairs. So we mostly cooked in the bbq and pizza oven and then trekked the food back upstairs to the top where the kitchen and living area was. If you like to cook on wood, bring your own as they supplied mostly pine. Very close to town, wineries, and not too far from the coast. Overall this was a nice place, but maybe a dumb waiter at least to move dishes and such back and forth.
Thank you for the review!!! And some great tips for future guests! I think you can skip the gym after doing the stairs this week!
- Megan @ Russian River Vacation Homes
Awesome Place but Lacked Kitchen Staples and Bathtub Drainage
This house was very comfortable for 9 ladies celebrating a weekend away. The pros: easy contact with rental company (including understanding the gate lock), awesome garden, great kitchen and appliances, proximity to town, outdoor space and lots of seating. Cons: barking dogs next door, lots of stairs which are def not handicap-able and you must climb up several flights to get in (warning to elderly), lacked very basic kitchen staples (no olive oil, salt, sugar, etc.), and the bathroom tub got gross because it did not drain.
Overall, it was clean and comfortable for a great price.
Hello and thanks for the review! While we haven't found a solution to replace stairs in the flood plain, the drain was resolved as soon as we were notified about it. I hope we'll see you again!
- Megan @ Russian River Vacation Homes
Everything you need is within walking distance! Across the historic walking bridge you'll find oodles of restaurants and cute shops (less than half a mile), Johnson's Beach (0.6 mile) with the best river access and sandy beach, and Riverkeeper Park (0.4 mile) featuring native plants and habitat with educational markers. On the south side of the river (same side as the house) you can walk to the Guerneville River Park (.3 mile), Pee Wee Golf (0.2 mile), and a kid's playground (0.3 mile) with tennis and basketball courts. Armstrong woods is just a 5 minute drive, and many wineries are withing 15-20 minutes. Just 30 minutes to the coast! 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 information about rental rates
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: We offer a $49 damage protection program that replaces the $1000 security deposit and $30 security deposit processing fee. When booking through VRBO/HomeAway, the $1000 Refundable Security Deposit and $30 processing fee will show in your rates. To choose the damage protection, put a note comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you. *PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the policy we offer and costs more for less coverage. To choose our policy, make a note in your reservation and and do not select the damage insurance offered at checkout.
When a reservation is received, we process payment and send an email confirmation within 24 hours or less. Confirmed reservations are final. NIGHT MINIMUMS: -Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum) -Three night minimum Memorial Day Weekend through late June, and September -Four night minimum end of June through August, expect week minimum over the July 4th Holiday and the first week of August. -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 #2354N Permit #ZPE15-0542