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Stunning Vacation Home with River and Ocean Views!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps up to 10)

Welcome to Riverhouse!

Walk through the door and leave the stress behind! Imagine the possibilities...a relaxing weekend with the family, a reunion of old friends, a Girls or Guys weekend getaway or a Holiday getaway! Do nothing, or do it all. Curl up with a good book in front of the fire place. Sunbathe on the deck and enjoy the view of the Gualala River where it meets the Pacific ocean. Play soccer with the kids in the fenced yard. Let the kids play in the yard while you observe from the deck above, with wine in hand! Roast marshmallows in the fire pit for 'smores. Go to Glass Beach in Mendocino, ride the Skunk Train in Fort Bragg, catch a movie in Point Arena. Or leave the kids with the Grandparents and enjoy an adult getaway. There is an endless list of activities from kayaking to hiking to getting massages...The choice is yours...

Our beach house has been lovingly remodeled from shack to chateau! You will find all the comforts of home and then some but the best part is that you're NOT home! You are here in Gualala away from the phone, the bills, the chores and all the other things that stress you out. There are 3 queen beds, and 4 twins. This house is furnished with nice linens, electric blankets and duvets for comfort, a fully stocked kitchen, satellite TV and lots of games and books. There is no dark wood or dated furnishings here...it is light, bright and comfortable!

More Details

Owner
Nannette Wilkinson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Nannette Wilkinson

Nannette and Philip Wilkinson. We are a Physical Therapist and a General Building Contractor. We have transformed this property from little more than a neglected, run-down shack, to its current form.

Nannette Wilkinson purchased this house in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our large family made many wonderful memories throughout our 7 day stay. Sunny late mornings provided fresh air out on your spacious front deck for breakfasts, sunning, and just hanging out together before beach excursions, while the tree house and tire swing offered special old fashioned fun breaks for our grand kids' from their hypnotic digital devices. Your huge dining room table was perfect for mealtimes, conversations, and games, and we enjoyed warm, cozy evenings together by a crackling fire in your efficient fireplace in the living room. For us, the elderly parents (and grand parents) in the group, our most memorable family activity at River House was watching a special DVD one of our sons had made for us as a Christmas gift...a twenty year span of old 8 mm movies from 1965 to 1985, documenting our six children's' births, birthdays and Christmases! As Bob Hope used to sing at the close of his programs, thanks for the memories."
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Gualala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , These are sleeper chairs that convert to twin beds
  • The 5th bedroom is a flex space with two twin chair sleepers. These chairs can be made into beds and used separately or pushed together depending on the number of guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Basketball hoop, large fenced yard, board games, puzzles, books for adults and children, some toys. Beach view. Mountain View. Ocean view, Water View. Gas BBQ, lounge chairs, deck chairs, outdoor tables/seating. Firewood provided. Large yard good for games, tire swing. Bring your own balls and yard toys.

Reviews

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Stunning Vacation Home with River and Ocean Views!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 41 reviews
columbus, OH, USA
5

Tranquil and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We took a family vacation (ages 18 - 88) to Gualala and had a very restful relaxing time at the RiverHouse. Our family flew in from all over the US, met at Oakland airport, rented cars and drove up the coast. It was a 3.5 hr drive along Highway 1, very picturesque and beautiful. It is filled with pinpoint turns so if you are prone to car sickness, suggest you are the driver or passenger in the front seat. My niece became quite car sick and had to stop about every 10 minutes. You'll also want to make sure you arrive at the house before dark as there are no street lights on Highway 1. The town is about 2,000 people and the RiverHouse is located on a side street overlooking where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. The views are magnificent from the house and the sounds of the ocean can be heard everywhere. It is a short walking distance to town with a few stores. We stopped at Costco in Santa Rosa on the way and purchased groceries for the week. The kitchen is fully stocked with a nice sized dining room table which fit our family of 10 perfectly. We cooked all of our meals and ate at the table or on the porch. We played board games, read books, built puzzles, told stories and porch sat. We also walked the cliffs over the ocean, went to the beach, visited a lighthouse in the next town further north and a quaint chapel in Sea Ranch the next town further south, about 7 minute drive from the house. There is no beach access that we could find from the town however it is a short 5 minute drive over the bridge to Sea Ranch to the Gualala Point Regional Park. It costs $7 for the day and once you park it is about 1/2 - 3/4 mile walk to get to the beach and only partially paved for wheelchair access. This is a lovely location to relax and enjoy your friends and family and surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! It looks like you did it all! Thanks for all the detailed information, it really helps future guests. Hope you can come back again some day. We appreciate your business.
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5

Great location, views, house

  • 5 of 5

We recently took a family trip to Gualala and this house was the perfect rental. Located in the town and so walking distance to groceries and a handful of restaurants. The house has great views of the river and the ocean. Kids enjoyed the large yard, collection of toys/games and the tree house. Every day we were there, we woke up in the morning to a family of deer grazing in the yard.

Lots of interesting beaches are just a short drive away, like the nearby Gualala river regional park and bowling ball beach.

The homeowner, Nanette, was very responsive to all our questions before, during and after our stay. I look forward to renting the house again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We hope you can visit again soon.
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Minnesota
5

This is a great place to get away from it all and relax.

  • 5 of 5

We have held our family reunion at several VRBO's across the United States, but all agreed this was our favorite. Riverhouse was a great place to relax. The kids spent time in the tree house. The adults enjoyed the deck and the quiet. The kitchen was by far the best equipped of any we have seen: spices galore, every appliance we could want, lots of kettles and utensils. It made the cooking fun. And the view is spectacular. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful private setting but in town - we could walk to groceries, farmers market and coffee, all so convenient. The only thing we had to get into the car for was to go to the beach or river, both very close. The kids caught trout in the river and found all sorts of interesting things on the beach. The sleeping arrangements were just right for our large group - the kitchen handled the load very well. We are talking about returning next year. The only thing mentioned by the group was the desire for a more detailed "things to do" section with directions to the beaches.

Thank you for making it all work so well !

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco
5

Amazing House & Location

  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful, relaxing and secluded. Everything in the photos was there and thensome. This is highly recommended and I would defintely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A bit of a dream.

  • 5 of 5

The soft sounds of ocean waves—for desert people it makes us scratch our heads in confusion. My grandson told me the sound of the waves kept him up the first night. He just didn’t get them, but that was his only negative comment.

It is a true ocean house with huge windows, wooden floors, white wood walls, and relaxed living, perfect for fulfilling the dreams of a desert tribe on vacation. The grandchildren went to the beach every day and brought tales of their adventures back. (Nana, I found sand dollars and a pirate cave.) It was not hard to let the rafters carry their laughter till dinner. Of course, that meant a flow of sand spread throughout the house constantly and one of the adults had to sweep it up at least twice a day, but none of us cared one bit.

We have four separate families that came together on this family reunion: husbands, wives, partners and grandchildren, a total of nine in assorted shapes and sizes. The house had more than enough room for everyone to spread out and enjoy each other (although, there was the typical drama-hey, it’s a family gathering.)

Gourmet cooks, that's how everyone in the family fancies themselves, and the selection of saucepans, pots, baking paraphernalia astounded us. No one could ask for a better kitchen. Yes, there were basic supplies like olive oil and vinegars, but the most amazing was the selection of spices. Every time one of our crew opened up the cabinet they would gasp and take on the look of a gulping fish for a brief moment. That given, we ate like royalty.

I would often take my cup of morning coffee to sit in the tree-house and watch the morning fog burn away until the beach brightened with yellow sunlight. It had the best and most exquisite view of the ocean, becoming my secret outdoor room only shared with my grandson. The two of us never spoke of it to anyone although he told me it was the neatest thing ever.

At our final dinner, he let his toothy grin fill his face and repeatedly hugged me, saying it was the best vacation ever. I give it all to the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are beyond pleased that you enjoyed your vacation at our home and appreciated all the things we've done to help provide a unique experience. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Map

Gualala is North of Bodega Bay and South of Mendocino.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature Golf, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Basketball Court

Golf: The Sea Ranch Golf Course is just a couple of miles from the house!

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Rates & Availability

Gualala House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 30
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$425
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,855
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Memorial Day
May 24 - May 28
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$425
 

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $25
Cleaning/Laundry fee $195
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 14.0%

BEACH TOWELS NOT PROVIDED, please bring your own. Please do not take our bath towels to the beach.
Hand soap and dish soap provided, please bring your own toiletries.
Dishes must be clean and put away, clean dishes may be left in dishwasher.
Please follow CHECK OUT checklist in order to avoid extra charges.

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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