Casa Rossa is a newly remodeled 2 bedroom/ 2 bath home with hot tub, fire pit, ping-pong table and new slate patio backyard. Rustic themed living area boasts refinished original Douglas fir floors, oak and wrought iron furniture, reclaimed wood fireplace with new plasma TV and french doors leading to the wrap around deck, nestled in the idyllic Redwoods, but also with plenty of sunshine at the property. The new kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, plenty of counter space and a large vintage O'Keefe and Merritt stove. The two bedrooms feature fresh new bedding and downstairs play/bunk room with sleeping bed-pods and loft bed. Each bathroom has a new rustic themed shower with glass shower doors and "weathered wood" accents. The property is located just a short 3 minute drive from down town Guerneville. Wi-Fi and Cable also provided.
- House1369 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
Newly Remodeled Two Bedroom Two Story Close To The River, Town And Shops
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 9, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Cute house w a few issues
We stayed here with another family for 2 nights in early November. We ultimately had a nice stay and Charlie was very communicative and accommodating with early arrival. This is definitely a "cozy" house that works for 4 but can't really see it working for a bigger group. The living room was cute and cozy. Kitchen was quite small, and missing some basics like mixing bowls, but mostly nice. The cool vintage stove in the photos is no longer there. There is only a small dining table in the living room with 4 chairs. Tons of sleeping areas but I can't see how a large group could use the rest of the house.
The bedrooms are very oddly situated (one at the top of the stairs and the other opening up to the basement den) and both are tiny with barely any room around from the queen-sized beds.
Our main issue was a vent in the upstairs bedroom that opened to the outside and was only covered by a metal grille, as it was literally freezing out and we had unfortunate super dangerous air-quality due to nearby fires. There was no way to close up this vent, and furthermore the heat vent was jammed closed so no heat was getting into the room.
Uncomfortable beds, don't bother with the hot tub!
I'll start with saying that the property is recently renovated and is in a very nice spot in Guerneville. The property lives up to the photos and has plenty of parking. The kitchen has plenty of pots and pans and a gas range, which is always a pleasure to cook on.
Practically, our enjoyment was hampered by a few factors.
The bunk beds are incredibly uncomfortable. Two of the "beds" were actually bean-bag chairs, which shouldn't really count as beds on VRBO. One of our guests actually blew up their own air mattress and slept on that instead.
The master bedroom did not have a door and opened directly into the basement, where the two beanbags and bunk bed were. Hope you weren't hoping for privacy!
Despite charing a rather steep cleaning fee, signage was clearly posted around the house imploring you to do two loads of laundry before you leave, and to empty all garbages and recycling. Additionally, you will be charged extra if you do not clean and put away all dishes before you leave. Nothing like spending my weekend getaway cleaning the property I already paid to have cleaned! Don't get me wrong, I usually clean places before I leave, but this felt heavy-handed. It would not have been as offensive if the cleaning fee was cheaper.
We chose this property because it has a hot tub, which was an important feature for our party. Inside the home, you are informed that "if the hot tub needs to be drained after your stay, you will be charged for the service." Unfortunately for our group, spending a couple hours over the course of Friday and Saturday night was (apparently) enough trigger this. After texting the spa cleaning company, it seemed as though it hot tub did not necessarily NEED to be drained (could be treated with chemicals instead), but Charlie insisted on going that route.
After talking to both Charlie and the Spa Care Company to understand all sides of the problem, I came up with what I thought to be a reasonable compromise. My compromise was shot down immediately by Charlie, and he ended our correspondence by telling me that he would filter all future messages from me as spam.
Guessing that if a couple hours of use is enough to trigger a very expensive charge (look up Diamond Spa Care's basic clean out service!), that you might as well not use the spa at all... or be prepared to pay (literally!!) for the consequences. We are not the only review to mention getting charged a fee after minimal use, either.
We have been renting our property for the past two years and have not had any issues as you can see by reading our reviews from past guests.
Every house has it's rules! You shouldn't have rented from us if you didn't agree with our policies and rules.They were clearly stated in the rental agreement which you did not follow at all. You told us that your party of 8 had a lovely time and not once did you call me with any issues. Upon inspection of the house we noticed the hot tub was murky and smelly and had to be drained before the next quests checked in. The company charges us for this and we have no choice but to pass the charge on to you. Sorry that you were not happy with the charges!
Perfect weekend away!
We absolutely loved staying here for an extended weekend. There was plenty of space for all and an amazing patio with fire pit. Charlie was very kind and responsive through the entire process. We will definitely look into booking this house on our next trip to Guerneville.
We had a great time! Great location! Plenty of room for 6 of us.
We rented the house for a girls weekend and it was great! Charlie communicated everything very well. He was quick to respond to any questions we had. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
What a great place to stay and relax
Had a great time up at the house. It is very cozy, and well appointed. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the area is very quiet. I highly recommend staying here.
Great home with perfect BBQ yard!
We had a great BBQ in the backyard of the house. It was such a beautiful house with a wonderful outdoor area with a firepit, gas and wood BBQ, and hot tub. We enjoyed our time thoroughly! Charlie was responsive and kind when we needed the house entry information from him for check-in. He also gave us late check out, which was great! I would definitely recommend this location.
The Russian River is known for its beautiful scenery. There is an abundance of wineries within a 20 miles radius. Armstrong woods is one of the most beautiful old growth redwood forests in the Bay Area. The River itself offers canoeing, kayaking, fishing and swimming. Goat Rock state beach is a short 20 minute drive that offers some of the most incredible views of the Northern California coast line. Korbel champagne cellars offers daily tours and tasting of world class champagne and wine and is only a 10 minute drive. Downtown Guerneville offers fine dinning as well as several bars and shops and Safeway that is open 24 hours a day.