About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A dream come true
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.
Springtime in Duncan Mills
This home is everything that the pictures suggest. From the décor to the gardens, it was a fantasy land and everything was prepared for our stay, even a bottle of champagne at the mention of our anniversary. Thank you for opening up your home to share. We look forward to an active stay in the summer.
Private quiet getaway!
We had a long weekend getaway with our twin grandsons and really enjoyed our stay in this cozy home right on the river! The grounds are lush and must be gorgeous in the spring and we saw deer, eagles, and hawks! The beds are super comfy with fantastic linens! Thank you for everything!
We spent three days enjoying the property and community of Duncan Mills. Our hostess was perfect- she had everything all set for our stay including a bottle of Korbel for our anniversary! We had glorious weather and sat out by the river watching the hawks and otters! A morning ritual of walking our happy pup to the bakery for lattes and fresh pastries never gets old!
Great private location with comforts of home and surrounded by beautiful nature
My husband and I spent two nights at the River Garden Cottage over New Years Eve and Day. Unfortunately we both came down with the flu and spent most of our time in front of the cozy fire watching movies. We ordered food from the Blue Heron which I would highly recommend. We did manage to drive to all of the area beaches. The weather was a surprisingly sunny and 60 degrees considering the time of year. We enjoyed seeing the seals on the mouth of the Ocean in Jenner. If we had been feeling better we would have absolutely taken advantage of the canoe or kayaks. We left our Buffalo home of negative temperatures and 3 feet of snow and found our own little paradise on the Russian River. Thanks again for the comfortable accommodations and Happy New Year!
Very relaxing...need to update property profile & pictures
Spent Christmas with my wife, aunt & 2 dogs. A great time was had by all. Plenty of firewood for the fireplace which added to the charm of the property. Brought fishing poles for fishing off of the dock. Unfortunately, there is no dock, just some stairs leading down to the shore/mud. The kayaks have seen much better days, had I known, I'd have brought my own. Also, there is no bean grinder so we paid the people at the coffee shop up the road $5.00 to grind our beans. But these little things don't detract from the overall experience which really was wonderful. My aunt made it very clear that she is already looking forward to next year as are my wife & I...and the dogs!!!
10 minutes to the ocean, 10 seconds to the Russian River!