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'Real Neato' Russian River Front Home in Rio Nido

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Real Neato is located just a mile and a half from Guerneville where great shopping and good restaurants abound. Canoes and kayaks can be rented there or at Burke's, about 8 miles east on River Road. Korbel Winery is only 5 minutes away and we are just 10 minutes from Westside Drive where several top-notch wineries can be visited. Armstrong Redwood Park which has miles of great hiking is also only minutes away. If you prefer the ocean, the Pacific Ocean (Jenner, Goat Rock, etc.) are only 25 minutes to the west.

Required quiet hours are 10 PM to 7 AM. Maximum vehicles allowed are 2.

The huge 'great room' is sunny and cheerful with large double-paned windows throughout. Beautiful hardwood floors and oriental carpets give it a warm, cheerful aspect. The dining room table will seat 10 when fully extended. All kitchen and washing appliances are sparkling new. There is a deck extending 3/4 around the house leading to a hot tub which overlooks the river. The large front deck perched above the river is anchored by two redwood trees. In the summer you will be delighted watching a parade of canoes, kayaks and frolicking swimmers. In the morning and early evening the ducklings and many water birds venture out.

Because we are on a bend in the river, there are delightful river views from every room in the house (except one back bathroom). The master bedroom which stretches across the front of the house has views both up and down the river.

River access is available by stairs on both sides of the house and on the left is a new swimming dock with a ladder for easy egress/ingress.

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More Details

Owner
Sue Schueler 769N
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Sue Schueler 769N

Jeremy and I had been renting at the Russian River for 7 years. We loved the proximity to our home in San Rafael (one hour travel time), the beauty of the river and the fun of swimming in fresh water. I had always wanted to have a home with a water view and we got it! There is a beautiful river view from every room except one bathroom.

Sue Schueler 769N purchased this house in 2006

Why Sue Schueler 769N chose Sonoma County

River front homes are hard to find so we were thrilled when this house which is so close to the river you could almost fish from the deck came on the market. It is only a mile and a half from Guerneville which has a 24 hour Safeway, good restaurants and shops. Armstrong Redwood Park is about 15 minutes away and Jenner and the Pacific Ocean only about 25 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

We love watching the parade of canoes and kayaks coming down the river on a summer day or just sitting on the deck watching baby ducks and other birds. We have uncovered two sets of stairs down to the river and added ladders in the water so it's easy to swim. In the winter we enjoy gathering around the gas fireplace which turns on with a flick of a switch or warming up in the hot tub.

Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Although the county will allow only 6 persons, children under 3 do not count.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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'Real Neato' Russian River Front Home in Rio Nido
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews
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NO internet connection

  • 2 of 5

1. The description mentioned working Internet, but not true. Internet connection may not be necessary all the time, but for people traveling with kids it's important, as accidents happen, and sadly it did happened, thus we were not able to search for a close by urgent care or ER.

2. The stairway to the access to the deck is not safe.

3. We had to fight ants every morning in the kitchen sink and kitchen counter top.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The internet promised by AT&T never worked. I finally cancelled it and installed Comcast and it works fine now. The ants have been an on-going problem. We have asked tenants to put sugar, etc. in the fridge and to clean up crumbs, etc. We seem to have solved the problem with ant stakes and spraying all around the outside of the house. I'm so sorry your child had a health emergency. As you recall, I checked on the nearest weekend emergency room for you and gave you the address and the hours.
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4

Wonderful views of the river.

  • 4 of 5

So sorry we didn't get to write in the guest book. Weekend was a little hectic. Had both daughters complete the Ironman in Santa Rosa. Celebrated by doing a wine tour on Sunday, then out early this morning. Loved our stay at Real Neato. Should either daughter decide to do the Santa Rosa Ironman again would definitely look into staying there. Only downside was, as expected, the traffic was a bit loud (I actually found it to be luling). The river view made it totally worthwhile.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Met All expectations we had

  • 5 of 5

Sue was very responsive, and even let us check in early since no one had it booked the night before. She gave us food recommendations, trails and beaches near by. The kitchen was stocked with necessities and some condiments/spices/teas etc. it was very relaxing and peaceful. The only issue was the hot tub breaker kept tripping so we had to reset it (which is dangerous once you're wet from the hot tub). Our 2 month old baby enjoyed the stay too.

It was an older furniture style cozy home away from home. The extra padding on the bed was a nice touch. The master bedroom was Nice and airy for the hot nights. We caught 6 fish while there, and had some good relax time. The traffic noise didn't bother us at all. Just a heads up, The parking was on the Main Street, no driveway available. It was fine though.

Thank you sue. It was a pleasure staying at your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great place

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay at Real Neato. The house was plenty of space for the four of us and equipped with everything we needed for cooking, BBQing and sleeping. The view was gorgeous and the river access and dock made it super easy to enjoy the river with our two small kids. We unfortunately visited on an abnormally hot weekend, so our only complaint was that the house could not cool down at night. Even with all windows open from 6pm-8am, the bedrooms would stay in the 80s. The two box fans we found had VERY little power. My only advise would be for people to bring a few fans with them if possible to make sleeping at night more comfortable.

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

Lovely and serene!

  • 5 of 5

Sue was an excellent host.. always responsive and accommodating. Real neato was more impressive than in the pictures. Sitting out on the deck watching the river meander by was so relaxing! The river was too high to get access to it from the house but would've been great for tubing if so :)

The home itself is thoughtfully stocked. Everything we could think of was available. Pantry was adequately stocked too :) other reviews have talked about traffic noise.. it exists but I didn't think it was too disruptive. Can't go wrong with Sue & Real Neato! Thank you for sharing your home with us Sue!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Spectacular views, great space

  • 4 of 5

We had a great New Years Celebration! Enjoyed fishing on the river, hot tubbing, eating, and drinking with friends & family! The highway in front of the house is loud and cars drive very fast, but when in the house or even on the back deck most of the noise is shut out! Only 1 TV upstairs was inconvenient for our Sunday football watching and rainy day relaxing: would recommend a TV downstairs as well. Kitchen well stocked, beds comfy. Enjoyed walking to the Roadhouse bar and restaurant just across the street and down a second. Thanks for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Rosa

Real Neato is located just a mile and a half from Guerneville where great shopping and good restaurants abound. Canoes and kayaks can be rented there or at Burke's, about 8 miles east on River Road. Korbel Winery is only 5 minutes away and we are just 10 minutes from Westside Drive where several top-notch wineries can be visited. Armstrong Redwood Park which has miles of great hiking is also only minutes away. If you prefer the ocean, the Pacific Ocean (Jenner, Goat Rock, etc.) are only 25 minutes to the west.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

You get 3 nights for 2 except for holiday weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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