|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
5-star reviews from over 60 guests! Here's what they LOVE about Abalone Cove - stay with us!
- Quiet location - great for multi-generational vacations
- Large deck with outdoor dining & hot tub
- Everything for great meals, including well-stocked pantry and super quiet high end dishwasher
- Direct river access with 4 boats: 2 single kayaks, a tandem kayak, and a canoe
- Separate cottage with queen bed and pull-out sofa is perfect for added privacy
- Pets welcome
- Pay by check and avoid extra fees
** 2017 SUMMER BOOKINGS: Please note that we canNOT accommodate Saturday or Sunday arrivals, due to the availability of our our wonderful cleaners. Plan to arrive Mon-Fri for your summer stay. Stay a week and get the 7th day free! **
Our home in Duncans Mills offers 4 bedrooms with queen beds (master suite with stunning river views, 2 small bedrooms, and separate cottage with queen + sofa bed) and 3 bathrooms (one in cottage) for the perfect family vacation. Guest limit: 8. Parking for 4 cars.
- Outdoor toys include croquet, water toys, bikes
- Gas grill and fully stocked kitchen for guests who love to cook and eat
- Additional port-a-crib for young travelers
- Fireplace and wood provided
- Quite, safe street
- Hiking preserve a short walk from house
- Fast WIFI and unlimited long distance
- High-speed wireless internet
- Three TVs (2 are 32" flat screen) are located in living room, cottage and master bedroom
- Cable with free on-demand movies, DVD library, Apple TV in cottage
- Large Safeway and Food for Humans Natural Foods in Guerneville, just 15 minutes away
Serene paradise on river, surrounded by redwoods with spectacular views of coastal hills, yet less than 10 miles to the "city" of Guerneville and 25 minutes to wineries. Enjoy the small, friendly town of Duncans Mills, between Monte Rio and Jenner. Decks and lawn get mid-day sun, yet also offer cool ocean breezes. The best home base for area explorations to Guerneville, Occidental, Freestone, Bodega Bay, Fort Ross! Lots of good restaurants within 10 minutes.
Or... stay at home and cook. Fully stocked kitchen includes many stockpots, saute pans, roasting pans, baking supplies, 2 coffee makers, coffee grinder, waffle iron, small cuisinart, blender, and toaster.
Activities within 30 minutes include: biking, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, exploring art galleries and antique stores, history (the museum on the Russian River Railroad or Civil War re-enactment in summer), redwood grove at Armstrong Woods, rodeo (summers only), Spa (Osmosis is only 20 minutes away), swimming, whale watching, wine tasting in Russian River, Dry Creek and Sonoma valleys.
Abalone Cove pays 9% of all rental and cleaning revenue to the County of Sonoma, under Transient Occupancy Tax #607N. They require us to tell you the following: quiet hours are 10pm-7am.
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I must have been crazy when I thought I could afford a vacation home! Just fell in love with this area about 12 years ago and, well, one thing led to another. When the house is not rented, I spend lots of time enjoying the quiet and natural beauty of Abalone Cove and the surrounding area. This is my home away from home - I hope you enjoy it just as much.
When I'm not escaping to Abalone Cove, I'm a nonprofit fundraiser in public health who lives in Marin county with my two teens, Kelly (cattle dog), and Frank Sinatra (blue-eyed cat).
Michelle is our neighbor, friend and property manager, who lives down the street and is a true gift to us and our renters. We try to make sure you have everything you need at the house. If I've missed anything, Michelle will take great care of you before and during your stay!
Melanie Russell purchased this house in 2006
If you love to kayak, hike, trail run, eat, drink great wine, hang out with friends, roast marshmallows, relax in the hot tub - all are plentiful here. Some of my favorites are the zins of Dry Creek Valley (45 min drive), the heavenly pastries at Gold Coast Bakery in Duncans Mills (15 min walk), and the fabulous trails in Willow Creek Preserve a quick walk down the street (thanks to the initial protection by LandPaths).
At Abalone Cove you'll feel a world away from the hubbub, yet fabulous dining and wine tasting is so close - Cape Fear restaurant is 5 minutes in Duncans Mills, Guerneville is 15 minutes, Korbel is 20 minutes, and Russian River and Dry Creek's world famous wineries are within a 45 minute drive.
The house has both privacy and direct river access - a rare combination on the Russian River! It is cosy, comfortable and the natural setting is absolutely gorgeous.
From our guestbook...
Great house in lovely setting. Lots of classy touches. Enjoyed croquet games - first in many years! Fine place to gather family members from five locales. Sun and redwoods thoroughly enjoyed all.
Communication with Melanie was extremely easy, and she made our stay that much more comfortable. It rained while we were there, so the magic of the property was enhanced.
We will be back!
A perfectly situated house away from noise and congestion. Lots of room, great outdoor space, a terrific separate cabin and, best of all 4 kayaks for easy paddling on the river! One day an inquisive seal swam along with us.
We've stayed at Abalone Cove three times and are looking forward to the fourth. It's a fantastic weekend retreat for a family or group of friends. Fantastic view of the river, a relaxed attitude, and space to spread out.
We had a wonderful stay at the Abalone Cove house, a family get together with 3 generations. My husband and I slept in the cottage, which was quiet and comfortable. We went on kayaks and canoe on the water, watch out for afternoon winds! We should have started out against the wind and had the wind help us on the way back.
We also enjoyed walking to the stores at Duncan Mills, I love the Mr. Trombly's Tea shop!
Great house, no complaints. Don't know if it is normal because of location or time of year but the river was quite windy and cold.
The house is cozy, best family vacation!!
It was such a peaceful week at this beautiful, quiet spot. My favorite was being within walking distance to the Island in the Sky Loop trail.
Kitchen was well equipped and everything was clean. Lots of games, rafts, movies provided. Perfect for a quiet, peaceful vacation.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!
|Cleaning||$175 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.