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Pearadise for a Fun, Relaxing, Adventure on the Russian River

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom + 3.25 Bath House with Double Decks & Dock on the River

Pearadise (Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax # 664N) is located on a spectacular deep-water section of the Russian River walking distance from Johnson’s beach and downtown Guerneville, the center of recreation activities (kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking and shopping). It is convenient to Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma wine making regions. The house has five bedrooms with three bathrooms, and sleeps up to 12.

This quiet wine country retreat comes fully equipped for an extended family or group with hand-honed redwood bar, 2 large decks overlooking spectacular views of the Russian river, 6-person spa, ample outdoor seating, and river access with boat dock, canoe, and 2 kayaks (summertime) . Top floor features an open floor plan, allowing the cook(s) to interact with guests in both the living and knotty pine dining/family room that opens out onto the top deck. Downstairs you’ll find a large game room with 42” HDTV, digital cable with HBO, wet bar area and refrigerator. House also equipped with unlimited long distance in the US, scanner-printer, and secure WiFi; bring your laptop!

Top Floor:

Living room: gas fire place, couches, 32' HDTV (cable with HBO), DVD player, stereo system

Breakfast Nook: Round table seating for 8

Kitchen: Gas range, microwave, French-door-style refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster oven, pots, pans, plates and utensils for 20+.

Dining Room (family room): Beautiful bar made of solid piece of redwood tree, television, formal dining table (seats 8), two chaise lounges, sliding-doors open onto top deck

Bedroom 1 (upstairs): 1 queen bed, large closet, and dressers

Bedroom 2 (upstairs): 1 queen bed, closet, and dressers

Bathroom 1 (upstairs): Full-bath with bathtub

Bathroom 2 (upstairs): Three-quarter bath with shower

Outdoor Living Space (Top-Deck): Three tables (seating for 18), large gas BBQ, umbrellas for summer shade, beautiful view of the Russian river, fresh pears in season.

Middle Floor:

Laundry-Room: washer, dryer, and folding table

Bedroom 3 (downstairs): queen bed, single bed, closet, dressers

Bedroom 4 (downstairs): queen bed, large closet, dresser

Bedroom 5 (downstairs): queen bed, dresser

Game Room: futon (double bed size), closet, couch, chairs, 42” HDTV, digital cable with HBO wet bar, refrigerator, microwave

Bathroom 3 (downstairs): Full-bath with bathtub

Lower Deck: 6-person spa, table and chairs

Ground Floor:

Large Patio: fruit trees (pears, loquats, nectarines in season), sun bathing lounges and river views, steps away from the river-front dock

Storage room with toilet for easy access from the river, outdoor shower for rinsing off.


Deep-water, chairs, umbrella, canoe, single and double kayaks (available in summertime)

Pearadise is perfect for all seasons. Summer is warm, ideal for shorts or swimsuit all day, with plenty of time for romantic evenings at the many local restaurants and entertainment venues.

During the fall, winter and spring, you’ll enjoy fishing, watching birds and river life, and taking hikes or biking in nearby Armstrong Woods, and wine tasting.

Pearadise is located 1/2 mile from downtown Guerneville in the Russian River Resort area. It is a short drive (2 minutes) to Korbel champagne cellars and many Russian River Valley wineries in the dry creek area (20 minutes). We can accommodate off-street parking for four compact cars.

In your consideration of vacation rentals, it's important to note that Pearadise is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and our vacation rental license with Sonoma County limits us to a maximum of 12 overnight guests (+ 2 day visitors), quiet hours between 10 pm and 9 am and no outdoor amplified sound at any time. Quiet dinners on the decks are fine, but our property could not be used as a "venue" for a large party or celebration out of respect for our neighbors.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Why The Owner chose Sonoma County

Our families have been vacationing at 'The River' since Penny's grandfather rode the train from San Francisco to his 'cabin in the redwoods' in the late 1800's. Over the past 100+ years, 5 generations of our families have spent their vacations and holiday weekends here!

In 2007, Penny & Mike purchased and remodeled 'Pearadise' to provide the most comfortable and fun year round vacation retreat for our expanding family.

We use the income from VRBO (since January 2009) to maintain and improve the property. Our latest project was to build in a fireplace and mantel (to restore the one that was removed when the house was raised by the previous owners) and replace the carpet with a 'green' product (made from recycled plastic pop bottles.) Our goal is to provide a clean, green, bright, comfortable and 'turn key' vacation home for our family and yours.

What makes this house unique

We love being ON the river: water sports (swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, etc.), visiting friends on the river, exploring, fishing, and observing (people during the warm Summer and spectacular nature during the pleasant Spring and Fall and even in the chilly Winter!)

We also enjoy BBQing and entertaining on our spectacular deck, cooking in the great kitchen and bar areas, gaming and movies in the downstairs 'game room' and having lots of room for folks to 'do their own thing' too.

Local activities that we like to do include: hiking and biking (especially in Armstrong Woods and around Austin Creek), eating in the many good local restaurants, wine tasting treks, driving out to the ocean (Jenner is only 10 miles away), shopping in the funky town of Guerneville, movies at the Rio Theater, Pee Wee golf and many annual events and festivals (Jazz & Blues festivals, Civil War Days, Stumptown Parade, July 4th fireworks, Bohemian Show, Sonoma County Fair, Apple Fair, Vine Man triathlons, RR rodeo, and Wine Road activities to name just a few.)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Penny -- We just arrived home in Santa Barbara and wanted to tell you that we had such a lovely time at the Pearadise! Mom and I had the pleasure of opening and closing the house, and we got to see everyone (since the family schedules didn't all exactly coincide). The house was perfect. We LOVED the kitchen (which was amazingly stocked with appliances and dishes and cookware) and deck especially, and spent lots of time down on the dock. The last two days were really lovely weather-wise, and so we put on the ceiling fans. Thanks so much for a terrific house for our family reunion. Best, Kris and Rosemarie
Aug 2009
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Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper level between the 2 master bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upper level near family room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level
    Patio Level - toilet , outdoor shower , Toilet inside basement & outdoor shower on patio level
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , On top floor with river view
    Master Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , On upper floor
    Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Lower level. Captain's bed (steps up) & single
    Bedroom #4 - 1 queen , Lower level. Large closet, quieter room.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Lower level. Cozy & no closet but partial river view.
    Game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower level game room has double-bed Futon + closet
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Kayaks canoe, deep water dock for swimming, boating, and fishing.


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Pearadise for a Fun, Relaxing, Adventure on the Russian River
average rating of 4.847826 based on 47 reviews

Really great space for multiple generations.

  • 5 of 5

Was a very easy place to stay and well equiped. Would have liked one more 2 seater kayak so we could all be on the river together.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot on the river!

  • 5 of 5

How was clean and well stocked. Bedrooms are plentiful and bed are comfortable. Location is amazing.

Thank you for a great weekend. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great spot for a family getaway. Plenty of rooms, totally outfitted kitchen, hot tub, Bar-B-Q, outdoor decks and a private pier for launching kayaks, canoes or sitting for an early morning cup of coffee. Walking distance to town.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time in Pearadise!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Pearadise for the weekend to attend out niece's wedding. It comfortably accommodated our entire immediate family (8 adults, a teen, 2 children and a baby). The amenities were more than sufficient, and the house was as comfortable as it was beautiful. Having the Russian River in the back yard was a real plus, and some of us did some kayaking (also included). We would highly recommend Pearadise to anyone who wants to discover the beauty of the Guerneville area for the river rafting, wine tasting or just a getaway spot.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, but missing boats

  • 4 of 5

We booked the house for my 30th birthday with some friends and had a great time. The house was well stocked and very clean. The hot tub was great, and we really enjoyed spending time out on the decks. Great location, great views, and we had fantastic warm weather and a great time swimming in the river.

My one major concern was that we had booked this house expecting to be able to make use of the kayaks and canoe as we are all avid boaters but when we arrived we found that the dock wasn't set up and the boats were all locked up. I called the owners, but they were out of town and unable to get things set up for us. I understand this was considered to be early in the season (2nd weekend in May), so if you're planning a trip I would suggest letting the owners know you'll be wanting to use the boats, which I neglected to do.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate - Thanks so much for the nice review in spite of your disappointment about not having access to our dock and boats. You are correct - Russian River docks are usually not "set up" or safe to use until Memorial Day weekend when the river has normally come back down to summer levels. In fact, this year, with all of the rain that we had, the river did not come down to below the dock frame until a couple of days before your stay! The Guerneville dam (which helps regulate the water level at our dock and slow down the current) does not go in until the 3rd week of June. Anyway, thanks for making the dock and boat situation clearer for everyone!
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at pearadise. It had so much space and everything you need for entertaining. Can't wait to go back this summer!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Guerneville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year's Week
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Pet fee (dogs only, limit of 2) is $25/night/dog + 12% Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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