DOCK ON THE RIVER WITH KAYAKS—MID-CENTURY GEM IN THE REDWOODS--BRING THE KIDS!

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DOCK ON THE RIVER WITH KAYAKS—MID-CENTURY GEM IN THE REDWOODS--BRING THE KIDS!

Guerneville House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 2 Car Garage, Large River-view Deck, Walking Distance To Town

WE HAVE BRAND NEW RIVER ACCESS WITH A DOCK AND 2 KAYAKS. PHOTOS ARE COMING SOON!!!!

Think traveling with kids means sacrificing gorgeous, architecturally inspiring accommodations?

Think again. Your kids will feel like woodland creatures—and you’ll feel like a travel-planning wizard—when your family settles into our mid-century modern cabin, tucked into a dense stand of redwoods beside the Russian River in Guerneville. (One ancient redwood has been presiding over our part of the forest for over a thousand years!)

A true mid-century modern gem, Lucky Bend Lookout was architect-designed and constructed in 1966, and is kid-friendly down to the childproofed details. It’s environmentally friendly, too—during a recent remodel, we took care to increase thermal performance by 400 percent (that includes heated floors!) and used only sustainable building materials and native plants. Protecting nature—which is so gorgeously on display here—is a priority for us.

In true mid-century modern tradition, the Lucky Bend Lookout’s open floor plan, elevated treehouse-style deck, enormous windows, and warm redwood walls and ceilings merge indoor and outdoor spaces.

Have you ever vacationed somewhere that’s brimming with natural beauty and felt guilty for just wanting to relax inside with a good book? Here, that’s no dilemma.

Watch ospreys soar among the redwoods from the couch in the living area, decorated with clean lines and whimsical fabrics. Or sauté fresh vegetables from the Guerneville Farmers Market in our fully stocked kitchen as you watch your kids play outside on the deck.

Then, present your handiwork to your hungry family at the sleek dining table—which has room for 10—and watch the Russian River drifting by in the fading light of evening while the adults sip our region’s famous wines. Or you can get even closer to nature and feast at the eight-person outdoor dining table on the spacious deck among the trees.

After dinner, get cozy in the living room and watch the stars reflect their sparkle on the river as you browse Netflix, HuluPlus, or Pandora Radio on our 47-inch flat screen TV. The couch doubles as a pull-out bed.

For the kids, we keep our cabin clear of breakable knickknacks and stocked with all the gear you need. A Pack ‘n Play, high chair, step stool, potty-chair, toddler bed rail, baby swing, and stroller keep the little ones safe. Plus, we supply a few extra goodies to keep them happy, like a water table, a swing set under the deck, and some inside toys.

One bedroom features a reading nook and a sturdy set of bunk beds for a fun, summer-camp setup, except much comfier—we use memory foam mattresses on all of our beds. And your kids’ imaginations will run wild with the magical redwood grove in view just outside their window.

Two adult bedrooms, with queen-sized beds and mid-century modern details like shag carpeting and low-profile beds, invite you to sink in for the night. A view of the redwoods will greet you in the morning.

Downtown Guerneville is only a mile from the Lucky Bend Lookout. We are located 10 minutes by car from the nearest winery and 15 to 20 minutes from dozens more. There’s even a kid-friendly wineries in the area! A sandy beach along the Russian River is a 10-minute walk from the property, or hop in the car and head 20 minutes to the Sonoma Coast to surf, explore tide pools, and spot harbor seals sunning themselves. Lucky Bend Lookout comes with beach chairs, an umbrella, beach toys, a cooler, a picnic basket, and a cruiser bike.

Our home is already a dream for families who love the river life. But this spring, in 2014, we’ve made Lucky Bend Lookout even better by adding a floating dock, along with stairs that lead directly to the river. The water will literally be steps away! As our guest, you’ll also enjoy complimentary use of our two kayaks and paddle boat. The dock is in the water approximately from Memorial Day to Labor which is when the season damns are added to the river.

Our calendar fills fast—the time to book your mid-century modern oasis is today!

Give us a call at 415-516-6961

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a blast here! Thanks for hosting us. The house is beautiful! Very memorable trip with lots of giggles and inside jokes!
Aug 2013
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Sarah Peabody

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Lucky Bend Lookout is owned by two San Francisco families-the Martins and the Peabodys. Sarah and Eric Peabody have two children Raylah and Dean, and Regan and Teresa have a son Bennet. The four of us are from the SF Bay Area and Texas. Eric and Regan are both architects and have been the leaders of the design team for the renovation of the house.

Sarah Peabody purchased this house in 2012

Both families were looking for a place where they could give their children the gift of growing up in nature. When they found this house last summer, Regan said, 'This place is like a unicorn!' It is like no other house in the area with its beautiful location and authentic mid-century modern architecture. We look forward to enjoying the river with our families over the years and we want to share the fun with other families when we cannot be there.

When we first saw this home we knew it was special. With the river just a few yards away, an open floor plan, the large glass expanse on the south side of the house and the exposed structural system, it all comes together in a perfect harmony. As soon as you arrive you smell the fresh clean air and feel the stress melt away and time seems to slow down a bit. We always return to the city with renewed spirits after visiting.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

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Dock on the River with Kayaks—Mid-Century Gem in the Redwoods--Bring the Kids!
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Guerneville Sonoma County
Ohio
5

PERFECT FOR FAMILY STAYING IN SONOMA CO.

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed in this home for 2 nights while touring Northern California. We were traveling with 4 children and 2 grandparents. This home slept 8 comfortably. The homeowner is VERY helpful. We have rented homes many times from VRBO with good experiences but Sarah went above and beyond. She provided a lot of information on family friendly activities in the area. The home is clean, well appointed, in a beautiful location and no detail has been overlooked. We enjoyed meals on the beautiful deck in the redwoods. With the water access and kayaks, this home is perfect for active families.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Dock on the River with Kayaks—Mid-Century Gem in the Redwoods--Bring the Kids!
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5

GREAT CABIN

  • 5 of 5
The cabin was great and the owner went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. There was no detail left uncovered. Our kids loved the puzzles and games and bubbles that were provided. It was quiet and beautiful, clean and comfortable.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Dock on the River with Kayaks—Mid-Century Gem in the Redwoods--Bring the Kids!
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Guerneville Sonoma County
Dallas
5

SHELLI B.

  • 5 of 5
Such a great house, mid century modern meets family place. Perfect location for getting away, but still close enough to play in town.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 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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Guerneville Sonoma County
5

BEAUTIFUL CABIN ON THE RIVER

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful weekend staying at this beautiful home. It is very well appointed and sits right on the river among a big stand of redwood trees. The owner, Sarah, could not have been more sweet or nice to work with. She even called us when we arrived to make sure everything was OK. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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San Diego, CA
5

PERFECT LONG WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
I took the family for a three-day weekend to be nearby wineries and see the country side of Guerneville...I couldn't chose a better place!!! Beautiful views of Russian River, tucked in between the redwoods...This property has been renovated to the detail and the owners put a lot of thought into making your staying experience as easy as possible. My five year old enjoyed walking around and looking at the river from the balcony. Sarah made it super easy for us since the day we started communicating. No doubt I would return to this property.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
I spent hours pouring through all of the possible rentals for our nearly two week stay in Guerneville. With two young children, we really wanted a space that was kid friendly, well-appointed, and in a good location, what we got with Lucky Bend Lookout was beyond our expectations (and I had high expectations from the pictures).

First off, the cabin home is completely restored to it's original Mid-Century glory, with modern updates that made it comfortable and livable for a 21st century family. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything we needed to create home away from home. There are indoor/outdoor eating spaces. The deck overlooks a peaceful stretch of the river, and has been redone to make it modern, and child safe, which created additional space for our family to hang out. There are swings beneath the deck! The cabin is quiet and serene, and only 2 minutes from town.

When you book with this family, they email you a packet of pdf's for planning your visit, including information on farm dinners, local restaurant recommendations with personal reviews, information on which river beaches to go to, local trips, wineries, things to do with kids. It was so well organized, we spent little time planning in advance.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Johnson's Beach
"Great protected little shallow water alcove in the river perfect for kids. We highly recomme..."
Monte Rio Recreation & Park District
"This shallow beach is good for kids with parking close to the beach and a lot fewer people t..."
Rio Theater
"In 2009, the Rio was named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Bay Area’s destinati..."
King's Sport & Tackle
"A great place to arrange all kinds of boating trips on the river."
Burke's Russian River Canoe
"Another good option for arranging canoe trips on the Russian River."
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
"There is a great little nature walk that leaves from the Vistor's Center and takes you past ..."
Salt Point State Park
"Hiking with great ocean views and tidepooling."
Sonoma Coast State Beaches
"Kids love the sandy beach. Good late morning after the early morning fog burns off but befor..."
Bodega Marine Reserve
"UC Davis conducts research on marine and coastal habitats here. Free tours on Fridays."
Bodega Charters
"Kid friendly whale watching and fishing trips. The annual gray whale migration is one of the..."
Sonoma Canopy Tours
"Enjoy a unique course that features a zipline over 800 feet long. Walk sky bridges high in t..."
Horse N Around Trail Rides
"Gentle ride with beautiful views of the ocean. Great for young cowboys and cowgirls 6 years ..."
Full House Farm
"Meet the horses, chickens, goats, and sheep with the basic premise being "Sustainable Living..."
New Carpati Farm
"Organically grown shiitake & oyster mushrooms and raspberries. Also visit rare Jacob Sheep- ..."
Olufs Ranches
"Summer Strawberries, Fall Gourd & Pumpkin Patch with hayrides, maze and pyramid. Kids will l..."
J.K. Wright Playground
"Newly remodeled park with separate play structures for tots and older kids, climbing areas, ..."
Pee Wee Golf & Arcade
"Local mini-golf fun."
Guerneville Regional Library
"Nothing like story time to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day."
River To Coast Children's Services
"dergym (Mondays & Tuesdays 9:30-12:00 at the Guerneville Veterans Hall on 1st & Church Stree..."
Children's Museum-Sonoma County
"Another rainy day option: The Children’s Museum's mission is to inspire children's creativit..."
Raymond's Bakery At Elim Grove
Raymond's Bakery At Elim Grove
"Live music and Pizza on Friday nights with indoor and outdoor childrens play areas with toys..."
Flavors Unlimited
"This place is set up so you get to make your own flavored ice cream. You get to choose from ..."
Main Street Station
"Pool Table, couches, and arcade good for entertaining the kids while the grownups each. Also..."
Union Pizzeria
"They have a pretty good pizzeria here that is more casual than the other parts of the restau..."
Howards Cafe
"Good breakfast/brunch options here especially if you can grab a seat outside."
Rio Nido Road House
"If a lazy day of Long Island iced teas and hot wings under the redwoods while the kids froli..."
Coffee Bazaar
"Good place to pick up picnic sandwiches and snacks before a nature walk in Armstrong Redwoods."
Clos du Bois
"They have a large lawn to run on and they sell crackers, granola bars, chocolate, etc., so i..."
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
"This winery is great fun for kids and teens. Its resort-like atmosphere includes bocce ball ..."
Alexander Valley Vineyard Estate W/ Spa & Close To Healdsburg Plaza
"Wine caves, a toy chest in the winery, a few winery pets, and open space on top of the wine ..."
Arista Winery
"Arista boasts picnic boxes for sale (cheese, crackers, etc) large grassy picnic areas for ki..."
Bella Vineyards and Wineries
"Wine caves. ‘Nuff said. Humming the Batman theme song in the caves is usually a hit."
Dry Creek Valley Home and Vineyard
"A big lawn to play on, breadsticks, juice, and non-alcoholic sparkler for sale, coloring pag..."
Quivira Vineyards & Winery
"Quivira has an organic garden with chickens, goats and pigs for kids to look at and they pro..."
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Charles M. Shultz Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Ferry
61 Miles
Larkspur Golden Gate Ferry
Nearest Train
79 Miles
Amtrak Martinez and Amtrak Suisun
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 116
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Johnson's Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rainbow Cattle Company
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Northwood Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Garden Grill
Car: recommended

Located on the Russian River where you can enjoy lounging on the nearby beaches in Guerneville (1 mile) and Monte Rio (3 miles), kayaking & canoeing. Enjoy all levels of hiking at Armstrong Woods State Natural Reserve (5 miles). Goat Rock State Beach is under 30 minutes away in Jenner, with surreal rock formations, beautiful sand and active wildlife. The local area is a bustling wine region where you can enjoy wine tasting and find all varietals from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir & Zinfandel. Microbrew enthusiasts can enjoy several breweries in Guerneville and nearby towns. Northwood Golf Course (2 miles) is a 9 hole course in a spectacular redwood forest at a reasonable price. Be sure to try the Ramos Fizz at the club house!

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Guerneville House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$320
$1,800
 
 
Fall Shoulder Season
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
CLEANING FEE $125.00
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes BOOK 6 NIGHTS AND GET 7th NIGHT FREE!
Peak season 7 night minimum
Off-peak season 2 night minimum
Holidays 4 night minimum

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 940 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Amazing water pressure and luxury hand shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Southwest Bedroom - 1 queen , Includes two closets and dresser
    Northwest Bedroom - 1 queen , Includes lounge chair, closet and dresser
    Northeast Bedroom - 2 bunk bed , Includes closet, table, and lounge chair
  • All beds have memory foam mattresses (even the bunk beds) and extra pillows and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
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