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'River Gardens' Riverfront on Private, Fully Fenced 3/4 Acre

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to River Gardens, the remarkably versatile Russian River property that is just as suitable for a family retreat as it is for a honeymoon stay.

Say goodbye to stress and hello to peace, privacy, romance, and plain old fun on a very lush, fully fenced, 3/4 of an acre. Perfect for one or two couples, or a family.

Let the kids run and play on the large lawn while you enjoy a cocktail on the porch. Watch them swing under the shade of the huge bay tree while keeping your other eye on the otters swimming in the river. Wake up early and see a blue heron catch its breakfast.

Launch our canoe or kayaks from the private beach and paddle up to the town of Guerneville or down to the mouth of the Pacific. Cuddle by the fire when the fog rolls in. Relax in the jacuzzi bathtub and settle in for a night of comfort on premium mattresses and fine linens. Play a boardgame or grab one of our 150 books and dig in.

Location, location, location. Drive to Jenner and the ocean in 10 minutes (make sure to take our kite!), Bodega Bay in under 30, and Guerneville in 15 minutes. Renowned wineries dot the area and make for a wonderful afternoon of wine tasting and picnicking.

The driving destinations are plentiful, but it's what's in easy (and we mean easy!) walking distance that makes River Gardens the ultimate location. Located at the end of a country lane in Duncans Mills (on the town side of the bridge if you're familiar with the area), it's a breeze to walk to town where you'll find gourmet coffee and mochas, antique and specialty shops, wine and cheese tasting, the post office, brick oven pizza, and the popular Cape Fear Restaurant. You can also walk to the town's General Store for food staples, ice cream, or a nice bottle of local wine. It is entirely possible to leave your car in Park for the whole weekend and still find everything you need.

A beautiful setting. A beautiful house. It's all here, at River Gardens.

784N Registered with County of Sonoma

Keywords: House

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful time this weekend--we all enjoyed the yard and beach, especially Veikko. Veikko says thanks for the dog treats! We love your home and hope to return soon. Thanks so very much.

Mike, Regina, and Veikko the dog

San Francisco, CA
Sep 2007
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Amenities

Duncans Mills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1.5 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 1.5 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Two kayaks & one Canoe are available and for your enjoyment. Lifejackets provided: 3 adult (more than 90 lbs), 1 youth (50-90 lbs), 2 child (30-50 lbs), and 1 infant (less than 30 lbs).

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

'River Gardens' Riverfront on Private, Fully Fenced 3/4 Acre
average rating of 4.894118 based on 86 reviews
5

A dream come true

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not even come close to what this property has to offer. Peace, tranquility, closeness to nature, privacy - all in a well-kept, cozy home full of light. One can slip into this oasis and never feel as if one is in a rented place - it becomes home immediately. It is ideal for a personal retreat, for sharing unforgettable memories with a loved one, for relaxing and getting off the grid (almost). I am sure families would enjoy it, too, because the garden is expansive and the river access a delight. One can only wish that all visitors treat this exceptional home with the respect it and its generous owners deserve.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Manhattan Beach, CA, United States
5

Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience renting the cottage for 4 nights and working with Jaqui the owner. She was very responsive and proactive. The cottage was cozy, comfortable, cheerful and perfectly tucked into a wooded area along the Russian River. We appreciated the attention to detail given by the owner and that the place was very clean and well stocked. It has a great kitchen, comfy dining area and living room with a really good fireplace. The entire place opens up with sliders and or windows to the outside for lots of fresh air so one can enjoy the surrounding beautiful gardens. We spent a lot of time out at the fire pit where we lounged in nice seating while enjoying the stars at night. The beds and bedding were very good quality and comfortable so we were able enjoy a great nights sleep.

We loved the proximity to the cute little antique village and particularly the bakery and Restaurant that were located just up the road and around the bend. The neighborhood was very quiet and the people of Duncan Mills are very friendly so we felt right at home.

We plan to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Gorgeous and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This is our second time here. Perfect for our family (2 adults, 2 kids).

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I shared our 26'th Anniversary at River Gardens for 3 nights. It was a perfect romantic getaway for us. We enjoyed the outdoor fire pit, kayaking up and down the river, cooking and BBQ, relaxing on the nice spacious and sunny deck, and enjoyed all of the shops, restaurants, and bakery in the charming town of Duncans Mills.

The owner was very gracious. The setting was peaceful and quiet. And the overall feeling upon leaving was complete relaxation and rejuvenation. We will be back. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to go again

  • 5 of 5

This was by far my favorite house and location to get away for a weekend without traveling too far. The property is enchanting with a beautiful yard and direct river access! I loved the indoors too. The house is charming with bright decorator touches, high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and well planned track lighting.

The first night was cold and overcast but we were happy because it gave us the reason to use the fireplace with much of the firewood that was provided.

The next two days were warm and sunny so we spent a lot of time outdoors, on the deck, at the river and around the fire pit. We used the gas BBQ three times. The dogs had so much area to run and explore and I am happy to see them having such a great time. Thanks very much for being dog friendly!

Duncans Mills is a nice place with its gift shops and antique store, world class art gallery and a general store with quite a good selection of groceries and supplies. The Cape Fear restaurant has good fish and chips.

There is a lot to do and see in the area. It is a short drive to Jenner and the coastal beaches. I explored Cazadero and Austin Creek. Don't miss the Bakery and stop to get a photo of the Willy's repair and restoration in Cazadero. If you enjoy birding you need to look up for Osprey over the river and there are some wood ducks in the pond at nearby Casini Family Campground.

We had some family join us for the day to celebrate a birthday and Mother's Day. There was plenty of parking for everyone and lots of outdoor seating and everyone raved about the house and yard!

The beds were so comfortable that I am convinced I need to upgrade my home mattress now. My sister enjoyed the jet tub. The kitchen had really nice appliances, especially the dishwasher! We used it a few times.

I rate this place and our weekend as 5 Stars*****

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The home is charming and the location is stunning-- perfect for a quiet weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

10 minutes to the ocean, 10 seconds to the Russian River!

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Rates & Availability

Duncans Mills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Rate
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Summer Rate
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Rate
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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