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Zin and Zen on the River in Wine Country - Hot Tub, Kayaks, Views, Bikes!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 bedroom Riverfront Cottage on Russian River - Close to Everything!

Relax among the redwoods in your riverfront cottage with brick paver patio, large deck with hot tub and outdoor shower, and seasonal dock (June 20-Sept 20) with three kayaks. You are surrounded with lots of mature landscaping, flowers, majestic redwoods & fruit trees striking the perfect balance of sun and shade.

When the dock is not available, the kayaks may be launched from our property or transported to nearby local access areas. In the winter months, curl up with a good book near the fire in the wood stove while you wait for the rain to pass. On a sunny day, go for a bike ride across the foot bridge to Guerneville for an ice cream cone. In the afternoon, plan a visit to some local wineries using the many books and maps available. On another day, go for a hike in the redwoods at Armstrong Park or marvel at the waves at the Pacific coastline at Goat Rock or Shell Beach. At the end of the day, breathe deeply and relax in the hot tub under the moon and the stars. Then roast some marshmallows while sitting by the outdoor fire pit.

The first thing you'll notice when you enter the house are the beautiful wide-plank wood floors and the view from the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river and trees creating a peaceful zen-like atmosphere.

The upstairs has two spacious bedrooms with Queen beds and new fluffy comforters. Both bedrooms have lots of windows and one has a deck overlooking the river--perfect for your morning coffee. There is a small bedroom downstairs with Twin bunk beds.

The main living areas are downstairs with an open floor plan. The living room has floor-to-ceiling windows on one end and a wood-burning stove on the other end. There is an adjoining dining room with space for eight people. The dining room opens out onto the brick paver patio with lovely views of the river.

The kitchen is well-stocked with all the essentials and more (cookware, coffee, tea, spices, olive oil, etc.), stainless steel refrigerator, smooth-top electric range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker & grinder, blender and toaster oven. There is an adjoining breakfast nook with pub table seating for four.

The bathroom is located downstairs and has a large vanity area and shower. It is well stocked with plenty of bath and beach towels plus a hair dryer. We have recently added a private outdoor shower on the side deck near the hot tub. All the bedrooms have full length mirrors and outlets to make it easier for everyone to get ready at the same time.

The patio is equipped with a propane BBQ grill, table and seating for eight, and porch swing for two. The adjoining deck has additional seating, hot tub for up to 5 people, and an outdoor shower. There are stairs off the deck down to the floating dock (available from mid-June to mid-Sept) where the kayaks (two single and one double) are tied up in the summer. The kayaks can be launched from our property or transported to other access points along the river when our dock is not in.

Located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country, on the Russian River, this home is the perfect location to visit the many local wineries, go for a swim, kayak, explore the coast, hike in the redwoods, bike or just relax and do nothing but enjoy the river and watch the local wildlife.

Modern comforts include High Speed Wi-Fi and HD Flat Screen TV with full cable, DVD player, plus ipod/iphone ready stereo. There are also lots of books and games available.

Nearby areas of interest include the world renowned Russian River and Dry Creek Wine regions (20 min), Armstrong State Park for hiking in the redwoods (10 min), Sonoma coastal ocean beaches and hiking (25 min), and restaurants, shopping, antiques, fishing, hiking, biking, tennis, golf (Northwoods 10 minutes away) and miniature golf (5 minutes).

More Details

Owner
Suzi Krebs and David Crum
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Suzi Krebs and David Crum

We are originally from the midwest (Suzi from Michigan and David from Pennsylvania) and now live in the San Francisco bay area. We wanted to find a place to unwind from the hectic city life but not be too far away. We feel blessed to have found the perfect place to relax only one and a half hours away from San Francisco.

Suzi Krebs and David Crum purchased this house in 2012

Why Suzi Krebs and David Crum chose Sonoma County

We have always enjoyed the wine country and chose this house because of its charm and location right on the river. We like to take the kayaks out and watch the local wildlife up close and personal. We also like to hike at the ocean and wanted to be near enough to get there easily and return quickly to the warm sunshine of Guerneville if the coast was foggy.

What makes this house unique

The views, the redwoods and being right on the river sold us. We like the quiet neighborhood and its proximity to lots of wineries. Great hiking & biking! We enjoy the quaint little town of Guerneville with its many restaurants, 5 & 10 store, flea market, and ice cream shop. We also love walking over the bridge when the dam is up in the summer to The Hideaway, one of our favorite local taverns.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Zin and Zen on the River in Wine Country - Hot Tub, Kayaks, Views, Bikes!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews
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Lovely

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a small family or time away with friends. The hot tub is wonderful, kitchen is stocked, bedrooms are nice, and the layout of inside and out is great. Only 7 minutes or so from downtown guerneville and 30 min or so from healdsburg, which is bursting with delicious restaurants. The owners are completely responsive and so nice to work with. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. We recommend Zin and Zen to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

A wonderful home with all the amenities you could ask for. A quiet, peaceful river location.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful and delightful time. Beautiful home nicely located on the river. Well furnished and spacious for the five of us. Great location - easy access to the ocean, hiking trails, and wineries. The home is updated, has a good sized hot tub, wifi, and has very comfortable furniture, to include all of the beds. One of the nicest places we have rented. Suzi and David were a joy to rent from; responsive and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed spending our Christmas in such a relaxing and fun location.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Relaxing, beautiful and just what the Dr ordered

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, great location, helpful owners and notes in the house to help you find things. We had a wonderfully relaxing time! The hot tub and outdoor shower were the BEST! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect location on the river

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house, it is warm, cozy and comfortable. We chose it because of the included kayaks, hot tub and the location right on the river -- we made use of all of it! We even turned the TV toward the outside and watched the Olympics from the hot tub. The kitchen was well outfitted and the beds were super comfy, bonus points for the bunk beds which our kids loved. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Good family fun!

  • 5 of 5

This house is very comfortable, decorated well, and peaceful. Our family made good use of the floaties & kayaks in the adjacent river. The kitchen is well equipped which creates a nice environment to cook together, drink wine & talk. It has two floors, which gives a big family some space for quiet time. There is a cute mini-golf course 10 min away. A very nice place to stay to get away from the city for s few nights.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sonoma county
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Main Street Station in Guerneville
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Northwoods golf course
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Betty Spaghetti with piano bar
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Goat rock Sonoma Coast
Car: recommended

Many local wineries including Korbel champagne cellars only a ten-minute drive. The Sonoma coastline beaches, including famous Goat Rock Beach, are only a twenty-minute drive. Northwoods 9-hole golf course, an Alister MacKenzie-desinged course in a redwood grove, only a 10-minute drive. Armstrong State Park with it's famous redwood trees only a 10-minute drive.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

TOT Certificate #1028N
Holiday rates and minimum stay may be higher.
Half of total amount due upon booking with balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Check-in after 4:00 p.m. Check-out by 10:30 a.m.
Quiet hours strictly enforced from 10:00 p.m to 8:00 a.m. per Sonoma County noise ordinance. No outdoor fires or hot tub use after 10:00 p.m.
Maximum of 3 cars allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bath and beach towels, hair dryer & shower gel provided
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , located on deck by hot tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , located upstairs with adjoining deck with river views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , located upstairs with reading nook
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , located downstairs with twin size beds
  • 2 Pak-n-play cribs available with sheets & blankets
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Informative home binder on site with information and maps for local area attractions, sites, restaurants, and wineries, etc. Two single kayaks + one tandem kayak (floating dock in summer season only), adult and child life preservers, inner tubes/noodles, two adult and one child-size bicycles, board games, felt poker tabletop, kids toys and books.

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