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Tipsy Timbers Russian River Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,383 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Private Retreat: 2bd/2ba House & a 1bd/1ba Cottage, Solar Heated Pool, Hot Tub

* Pool usually opens May and closes in October. The hot tub is open year round. If you're interested in using the pool between October and May, inclusive of those months, please inquire if the pool is or will be open.

Located 2 miles from Guerneville, Tipsy Timbers is a private retreat with a 2 bed, 2 bath house & a 1 bed, 1 bath cottage, with fireplaces, outdoor dining, hot tub, solar heated saltwater pool & large pool deck. Easy access to Sonoma, Russian River, and the ocean.

Nestled among the redwoods along Old Cazadero Road, our home is a relaxing private vacation rental perfect for a group of friends or families. The compound receives sun for most of the day, allowing you to lounge poolside on the large outdoor deck. Cool nights are warm in the 8-person hot tub next to the patio. 4 bikes are included in the rental, so you can ride less than 2 miles to explore downtown Guerneville or stay in and cook meals in the main house's large modern kitchen.

The property is backed on one side by a hill and redwood trees, another side by the creek bed, and one neighbor is across the driveway, but the compound is completely enclosed offering privacy and plenty of space for outdoor gatherings or BBQs.

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Guest Access & Interaction with Guests

- Why worry about keys? All home access is electronic, including a code for the gate and keypads on the main doors.

- It’s your vacation, so unless you need assistance, we plan to stay out of your way. We're happy to provide any information needed up front. Upon arrival, you'll find a large, printed house manual with all the valuable information for “Tipsy Timbers” as well as notes about our favorite restaurants, wineries, group activities, etc. There’s so much to do in the area!


The Neighborhood

We’re close to downtown Guerneville and just a few miles from popular destinations:

- Safeway grocery store (1.7 miles)

- Russian River Resort aka "R3" (1.9 miles)

- Big Bottom Market (1.9 miles)

- Johnson's Beach (2.0 miles)

- Stumptown Brewery (3.1 miles)

- Korbel Tasting Room (4.9 miles)


Getting Around

- 4 bikes are included with your rental. Don't forget to check the tire pressure before you ride!

- Driving is easy. Tipsy Timbers includes 2 parking spots (1 covered) within the electric house gate, and an additional spot is located outside the gated compound.


House Rules:

- Quiet Hours between 10 pm and 7 am are to be observed by all guests. Please be respectful of our neighbors.

- Maximum number of guests: 8

- Maximum number of vehicles allowed: 3

- If you're interested in bringing a pet, please let us know before you book. We only allow pets on a per-case basis. A pet fee + tax will need to be added to your quote.

- A full list of rules for the house is in the vacation manual, located in the main house. We will email you an electronic copy prior to your arrival.


Other Things to Note

- Tipsy Timbers is our vacation home and we list it for rent when we aren't using it. Please treat it with more care than a hotel. Let us know right away if something breaks or isn't working properly.

- The pool is closed during the winter and reopens in the spring, depending on the weather. If the pool is important to you and you're booking in the winter, please inquire before booking about whether it will be open or not. The hot tub is open year round.

- The kitchens are stocked with basics (spices, pots/pans, utensils, etc.), but it’s a vacation house, please don't expect a full chef's pantry.

- You and your guests are using our home at your own risk. The owners of the property will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that occur at the vacation rental or for any lost and/or stolen items.

- Cell phone service is not great in Guerneville. At Tipsy Timbers, we have found Verizon works fine, AT&T & Sprint are spotty, and T-Mobile doesn't get much signal. There is a landline in the main house for your convenience.

- Please note that we have pool, hot tub, and landscape contractors who typically service our home on Mondays and every other Thursdays. They will do their best not to disturb you, but the nature of their work can sometimes be noisy. We appreciate your understanding -- we want to make sure the amenities are usable and that Tipsy Timbers stays beautiful!

- LGBTQ-owned and LGBTQ-friendly.

- We are compliant with Sonoma County tax laws for short term rentals. TOT ID# 2400N.

More Details

Carlos D Cabarcos
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Carlos D Cabarcos

Grew up in South America, have been living in San Francisco since 2002 and call the Bay Area home. Love to travel and experience the world, but always look forward coming back home to SF & Russian River.

Carlos D Cabarcos purchased this house in 2015

Why Carlos D Cabarcos chose Guerneville

After over 10 years of renting vacation homes in the area, when we stumbled across this property we immediately fell in love with the private redwood setting, the outdoor areas with the heated pool and hot tub, and the quaintness and coziness of both homes.

The fact that there's 2 separate homes that can function together or independently with two living areas and the outdoor dining room is a great set up. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

The feeling of being tucked away in the redwoods, yet the proximity to town and the myriad of activities close by. You can go wine tasting, hiking in the redwoods, play tennis and/or golf nearby, kayaking, rafting or floating on the Russian River just to name a few.


Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1383 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • - Quiet Hours between 10 pm and 7 am are to be observed by all guests. Please be respectful of our neighbors. - Max. number of vehicles allowed: 3
  • - If you'd like to bring a pet, please let us know at booking. We only allow pets on a per-case basis with a fee which will need to be added.
  • - A full list of rules for the house is in the house manual, which shall be provided at booking.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main House - master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , radiant heated floor
    Main House - hall bath - toilet , shower , radiant heated floor
    Cabin - toilet , shower , wall heater
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main House - master bedroom - 1 queen
    Main House - guest bedroom - 1 queen
    Main House - living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Cabin - 1 king
  • We have standing fans for all bedrooms and both living rooms for those very hot days.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Tipsy Timbers Russian River Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year back coming to Tipsy Timbers and it is our favorite time of year. The house and grounds are idyllic and Carlos is a spectacular host. We absolutely love Tipsy Timbers!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, always a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us when you visit the Russian River! We look forward to hosting you guys again next year! And of course you're more than welcome to stay during the off season too! It's a completely different experience, but just as lovely!
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Wonderful woodsy retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely, relaxing weekend at Tipsy Timbers. We were 3 couples, 2 of whom had kids, and the layout was perfect for us - with common spaces for socializing and separate spaces for getting a good night's sleep. The house was very well stocked making it easy to cook meals at home. It is really close to downtown Guerneville - making errands or a night out easy, but also nice and secluded. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Private Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We love Tipsy Timbers! From the private creekside location to the fabulous pool and hot tub this home was perfect for our group of 5 adults. Inside the bedrooms are comfy, kitchen fully stocked and full baths. Feels remote but you are just a few minutes to downtown. Can’t wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, we’re pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our vacation rental in Guerneville. We’ve gladly host you and your friends again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing place

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shiver Me Timbers! What a property!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property in the middle of beautiful Guerneville. Every guest in the party agreed, the pictures really don't do this place justice. The property is massive and there are multiple areas to relax, hang out, enjoy the amazing redwoods, whatever you want. Very easy to book and the rooms and amenities were exactly what we needed. Would definitely recommend a trip to Guerneville, if you're gonna do it, do it right and book Tipsy Timbers!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cody; it was a pleasure hosting you and your friends at our vacation rental, Tipsy Timbers. So glad you guys could experience and enjoy some of the many reasons we love the Russian River area and our quiet spot . We look forward to hosting you guys again!
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Beautiful compound

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable rooms and beds.

Excellent location in the woods.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter. We were happy to host you and your group at Tipsy Timbers. Hope you guys enjoyed Guerneville, the redwoods, and the Russian River area with all its wineries. We'd gladly have you guys stay with us again, maybe next time when its a bit warmer and the pool is open.
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Nearest Airport
15.4 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
El Barrio
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
101 Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Garden Grill
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Guernewood Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $215 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
TOT ID# 2400N.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.