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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

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, 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.

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 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.

- 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!

- Our cleaning fee is a bit higher than most on account of the cost to clean and maintain the pool and hot tub after every visit.

- 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
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

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 Russian River

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
  • 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 guests: 8
  • - Max. number of vehicles allowed: 3 - If you'd like to bring a pet, please let us know before booking. We only allow pets on a per-case basis.
  • - 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.
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • festivals
  • 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 26 reviews

Beautiful and Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, look no further! Tipsy Timbers has everything you need to wind down - beautiful pool, comfortable patio furniture, hot tub, and even 2 giant redwoods literally on property that stretch as tall as the eye can see. Close enough to get to downtown Guerneville *not pronounced Guerny-Ville :) * but private enough to feel like you have the beautiful woods all to yourself. Wine taste, kayak the river, or just lay by the pool and enjoy the sun - won't be disappointed here. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Quiet, Relaxing, Beautiful, Close to DT

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at a few places in Guerneville in the past. Tipsy Timbers was by far the best. It is like your own resort out in the beautiful Redwoods. You have no reason to leave, but if you do you're a quick drive/or healthy walk from downtown (watch out for cars on the winding road). They have 2 cute cabins. One that is a bit more private (1-bedroom) and one that is more like the main home (2-bedrooms). Everything is labeled in the main-kitchen so you don't waste time trying to find anything. The best part of the property is the two towering trees that sit above the beautiful pool/hot-tub. Depending on the time of year you can spend the entire time outside swimming or a night under the stars with a glass of wine in hand. I would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love at first sight!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 felt immediately comfortable in the well-appointed house/enclave. From the property stocked kitchen to the spacious outdoor living area, Tipsy Timbers far exceeded our expectations. It served us well as home base for wine tasting in Dry Creek and Healdsburg as well as trail running along goat rock. Best of all, our departure coincided with the beginning of the devestating Santa Rosa fires and Carlos was in constant touch regarding evacuations and recommendations on exit routes.

I’d recommend Tipsy Timbers to anyone looking to travel to the area. We got bonus points from the tasting room staff when we told them we were staying in Guernville. Score!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tipsy Timbers was fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Tipsy Timbers. All the photos were accurate and the accommodations were great. We rarely left and just enjoyed the pool, hot tub and outdoor living spaces. We cooked in the well-equipped kitchen and loved eating outdoors. Our 3 small doggies loved the freedom of the huge well-fenced yard. We highly recommend the spa at the boon hotel + spa! The massages were some of the best we have had. It was the perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Inoor/outoor living at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 generation family reunion and loved every minute. There was so much for everyone ages 1 to 70 and beyond. The outside is filled with so many comfy areas to snooze, play monopoly, swim, or eat!! Indoors and out is very well supplied and Carlos (the host) was so responsive! We highly recommend Tipsy Timbers.

Best, Lynne

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

This property is cozy, comfortable, fun and relaxing. We had everything we could possibly need and especially enjoyed dining outdoors. Great pool and hot tub! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $215 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

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