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DE'S COTTAGE ON THE RIVER, A QUIET GETAWAY FROM THE EVERYDAY WORLD

Michael O'Looney

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Michael O'Looney

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DE'S COTTAGE ON THE RIVER, A QUIET GETAWAY FROM THE EVERYDAY WORLD

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Guerneville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bd, private beach, Russian River remodeled Cabin in the Heart of Wine Country

Relive the good times at De's on the Russian River in the Heart of Wine Country (see list of nearby wineries below). This lovely cabin sleeps up to 8, all linens provided.

You have 3 decks to enjoy the shade of the Redwood Trees, the Russian River or views of Vineyards. The cabin's rustic ambiance is heightened by knotty pine walls, which rise up to 21' in the Great Room.

Guests can enjoy board games, a dart board, and badminton or volleyball on the beach.

Two double beds, two bunk beds and two fold-down bed (sleeps up to 8)

A fireplace chases away morning chill in Fall & Winter.

Prestigious local wineries include: Hartford, Korbel, Arista, Merry Edwards, to name a few.

For music buffs, we are a little more than a mile from Guerneville which hosts an annual Jazz/Blues Festival every September. You may want to paddle the canoe down to Johnson's Beach and listen to the music. This year's Venue includes: George Benson, David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power and more! If you prefer a less strenuous alternative, you can enjoy the music from the cabin's front deck.

We know our guests, like our family for several decades, will find the cabin restful and peaceful, an idyllic retreat perfect for weekend getaways or longer vacations--or simply, a restorative refuge from the hectic everyday world.

WiFi, DVD player

Pet Friendly with fee Limit 1

Beach chairs and umbrellas provided

2-night minimum, 3-night min. for Holiday weekends

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Michael O'Looney (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Michael O'Looney

Our family is the third generation of the original owners, my grandparents Louis and Elizabeth DeGregorio. My grandfather was a carpenter and built the original cabin in 1932, the first home in the Drakes Estates neighborhood.

Michael O'Looney purchased this cabin in 1932

Why Michael O'Looney chose Guerneville

Years ago when a seven-mile stretch along the Russian River from Rio Nido to Monte Rio was known as 'the Irish Riviera,'my grandfather, an Italian carpenter from San Francisco, was the first to purchase a tract of river front just a mile or so from the resort town of Guerneville. That was back in 1932. Over the decades the cabin he built has undergone several dramatic changes. In the 1955 flood, the original 3-story cabin, with expansive decks & multiple guest rooms, disappeared in the torrential flood waters. We built another cabin in its place and anchored it around two towering redwood trees. Then, after the 1997 flood, we raised the cabin to preserve it from future floods and, in the process added a cathedral ceiling and two new decks.

Today, our cabin sits on a knoll above the river, just 1/2 mile downstream from Korbel Winery. Decks extend out the front and back of the second-story structure where the great room and 2-bedrooms and bathroom are located. The cabin's rustic ambiance is heightened by knotty pine walls which, in the great room, rise up 21 feet. In summer, the cabin is well-insulated to keep guests cool and in the fall and early spring a woodstove fireplace makes the cabin warm & cozy. From the back deck, one can sit in the shade beneath a canopy of bay tress and redwoods and look down upon our private beach. The front deck provides a view of the vineyards and the hills beyond that rise up on both sides of the river. Please come and enjoy De's Cottage a river cabin in the Heart of Wine Country.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We enjoyed every moment of our stay here--great cabin, beautiful setting, perfect weather...who could ask for more? We'll be back every chance we get."
Sep 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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De's Cottage on the River, A Quiet Getaway from the Everyday World
average rating of 4.875 based on 12 reviews
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De's Cottage on the River, A Quiet Getaway from the Everyday World
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429809vb
-707-542-1239
Guerneville Sonoma County
5

Charming cabin in the trees

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our 3 children stayed for 5 days. The cabin is in great shape and very charming with balconies and patios everywhere. We felt as if we were in a treehouse as we sipped coffee in the morning outside in a sea of green. Despite the limited space, there was room for everyone with the bunk room. The cabin has everything we needed for cooking. There is no A/C, but it is not needed. We loved paddling up and down the Russian River in the canoe and kayak. The only minor annoyance was the skylight above our bed...we woke up with the sun! However, this turned out to be a good thing, as we woke up fairly early to natural sunlight and were ready to go. We loved the area, and particularly enjoyed the historical tour at Korbel, along with a day of wine tasting elsewhere. The small town of Geurneville has a hippie, laid back vibe and was well equipped for all our grocery needs as well as dinner out 2 nights. I highly recommend Rio Nido Roadhouse for a burger and beer and a plunge in the pool if the kids should so desire. It is a basic cabin, as advertised, but with tons of charm, very kept up, and lots of great amenities!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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De's Cottage on the River, A Quiet Getaway from the Everyday World
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429809vb
-707-542-1239
Guerneville Sonoma County
San Diego, CA
5

Our New Favorite Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The owner has really put a lot of effort into making his home feel like your home. From the fresh towels to the stocked kitchen to the recreational amenities, anything we could ever need was provided. It was wonderful to be able to have direct access to the river so we could come up to the house whenever we needed. We only stayed a couple of nights, but look forward to a much longer stay next time, as we didn't want to leave!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
De's Cottage on the River, A Quiet Getaway from the Everyday World
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429809vb
-707-542-1239
Guerneville Sonoma County
4

Very nice with access to quiet beach

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed the nice kitchen facilities, great room, and upper deck. There is a quiet beach within a 5 minute walk that is perfect for kids.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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De's Cottage on the River, A Quiet Getaway from the Everyday World
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429809vb
-707-542-1239
Guerneville Sonoma County
Richmond, CA
5

The perfect family vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough good things about De's cottage. My wife and I just spent the weekend there with our 2 and 5 year old children and we had the most wonderful time - really, it was the best family vacation we've ever had! The cottage is so charming and lovely and has everything you need. All of the windows and sky lights made us feel like we were in a tree house :) The boys loved runnig down to the basement to swing on the indoor swing and riding around on the little kiddie toys. The best part, though, was cruising around the river on the canoe and finding our own little slice of paradis on the river. I never would have guessed that a vacation with two small children could be relaxing but this one was - the boys played all day in the sand and water while my wife and I took turns relaxing and going for swims. We hope to come back next year and stay for a whole week!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad you found our refuge in the redwoods so relaxing. De's is always a great place to get away from it all.

Michael O'Looney
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De's Cottage on the River, A Quiet Getaway from the Everyday World
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429809vb
-707-542-1239
Guerneville Sonoma County
Novato, CA
5

Sweet!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 and 1 dog just returned from a 4 day stay at De's Cottage. We have used vrbo about a dozen times now, and this was by far my best pick. Beginning with the excellent communication I had with Michael leading up to our stay. Everything that we could ever need or want was there at our disposal. The house was tidy and adorable. I fell in love with the neighborhood and met the neighbors when I would walk the dog. We had absolutely no problem there as the yard and house were dog proof. My kids could play in the yard or on the decks or in their little bunk bed room. It was small, but somehow felt roomy. We loved our practically private beach. I could just feel the warmth and the love in this house. No one wanted to leave and we will be coming again.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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De's Cottage on the River, A Quiet Getaway from the Everyday World
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429809vb
-707-542-1239
Guerneville Sonoma County
oakland
5

perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful cabin with great river access. sits back from the river so you are shaded from the hot summer heat and protected from the loud river rafters on the summer weekends. The cabin has a great kitchen, with lots of space for our group to enjoy. We cooked five times in this cabin and there were plenty of utensils and amenities to make a comfortable meal. Although there is only one bathroom, the access to the outdoor deck, and the private door separating the toilet/shower from the sink really simplified the group situation. We look forward to coming back.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very detailed review and we're glad you enjoyed our cabin on the river. Michael

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Stumptown Brewery, Rio Nido Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Northwood Golf Course, a favorite of Bing Crosby's
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Applewood Restaurant
Car: necessary

Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking/exploring, fishing (includes winter steelhead)

Golf, tennis, miniature golf

wine-tasting

Touring the backroads of West Sonoma County

****4 Star Dining

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Guerneville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Fall/Winter, Nov.1 thru March
Nov 1 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
$150
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2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$175
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$1,100
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning fee (5 or more) $120
cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Send a personal check of $200 to Michael O'Looney at 255 Piezzi Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95401, as a refundable security deposit in advance to reserve the dates you have requested. Pay the rental balance a week or so before your arrival or leave a personal check at the cabin before you leave.
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Amenities

Guerneville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (1), (2) Convertible fold out bed, Bunk Beds (2) 1 bunk bed with double, sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We request that our guests keep the noise level down to a minimum after 10:00 PM in consideration of our neighbors.

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