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Great Summer short stay deals + Best Value on the River - Permanent Dock

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7), Deck Jacuzzi

Please note we have an 8 person and 3 car maximum for this house. This is a great party house but we have fulltime neighbors/friends and late night parties will be reported. After 10 PM no amplified music will be allowed on the Deck.

This river front house is an architect-designed, beautifully remodelled, light, airy, private retreat with commanding views of the Russian River fading into hillsides of majestic redwoods. Amazing Deck with a high end jacuzzi with river views. The 3 bedroom and 2 full bath house is on the point, with a deck, yard, seasonal dock, and a terrific solariums for indoor relaxing. When not on the river you are one mile from Guerneville’s unique shops, eclectic restaurant scene, and nightlife with festivals, live music and theatre.

This well-appointed house offers three queen size beds and a fold out couch with high quality bedding. There are two bathrooms with soft fluffy towels for every guest as well as beach towels. The kitchen is complete for casual to gourmet dining with glassware for wine and cocktails. The house has wireless and VOIP phone with free long distance. There is a permanent all year Dock plus a seasonal floating dock that runs from June to September dependent on the Summer Dam. Kayaks, Canoes, Stand up Paddle Board and inter-tubes are available for your use on the river.

We warmly welcome respectful guests of all lifestyles and family set-ups! Your children are welcome though we hope you’ll help them be extra careful on the deck, dock, and around the river. Dogs are welcome too with careful supervision and clean-up. We hope you enjoy your stay and return often!

Keywords: Riverfront, house, dock, deck, river views, boating, swimming, kid friendly, dog friendly, great deal, amenities, outdoors, solarium, yard, Wineries, Redwoods, Sonoma

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About The Owner

Greetings! We are Kevin and Sophia O’Donnell and we are currently residing abroad as US Diplomats. Kevin is a Bay Area native and this is our Russian River dream home. We love to visit for its peace, tranquillity, and convenience to wineries, California’s many natural wonders, and our extended family in San Francisco. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

If you are planning to travel to Panama, India, Colombia, Mexico, Africa and Australia we have lived there and can give you some background.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Sonoma County

The river, the deck, the dock, the redwoods, the hiking, the natural beauty, the pinot noir, the beaches, the farmers markets, the restaurants, the rustic charm, the hot summer days, the cool evenings, the fireplace, the morning fog, the artisan shops, the sauvignon blancs, the amazing vistas, for our kids and for the kids inside of us.

What makes this house unique

You can enjoy the natural beauty of this special area in an elegantly appointed house with all the amenities to make this a unique experience.


Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Wine Country GPS with wineries, restaurants, stores, parks and other points of interest Fully equipped kitchen with tons of culinary toys to play with and glassware for wine and cocktail parties for 8 All year round River dock Luxury sheets and duvets covers Ipod jacks (living room & master bedroom) 2 Single Kayaks Jenn-Air Gas Stove with Convection Oven Coffee Grinder - Dishwasher - Ice Maker - Espresso Machine Large Library of Books Keyless Entry


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Great Summer short stay deals + Best Value on the River - Permanent Dock
average rating of 4.55 based on 40 reviews
Oro Valley, AZ

Great memories

  • 5 of 5

Spent my summers when I was much younger at my grandparents cabin. This stay at Kevin's place brought back all those memories. Peewee golf the five and $.10 store and of course the river with all the toys provided. Our stay was wonderful and a great time for the whole family. When the grand children arrived they went right to the river hardly stopping to say hi.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

The house is fully equipped has lots of room to play in the yard! Steps to the lake are a little steep! Living room seating especially the sofa aren't very comfortable but it's a sofa sleeper so typically not so comfy when closed up! Overall a lovely place great kitchen. Beds a really good nice linens!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time. The house was spacious and neat.

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and neat. We will return this summer to access the river!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, the place was nice and worked well for the six of us who stayed there.

  • 4 of 5

Great, the place was nice and worked well for the six of us who stayed there.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home, love that it's right on the river!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay, very much enjoyed it. Kevin was responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very disappointing communication with a host

  • 1 of 5

I booked this house for my family visiting and it was the worst experience with a host we have ever had. We've stayed at over 40 rentals and I have never experienced such poor communication with the host. He didn't give us a code to enter the house until late afternoon of the check-in day which ruined my family's day as they planned to leave in the morning and explore the area but couldn't leave until Kevin sent the code. I reached out to him the day before and didn't hear back until late next day. As a result, we spent the morning looking for another rental place in the area. He finally got back to us and said he'll send the code in an hour which he did not...It was unbelievable and very stressful. I sent him over 10 messages that day and we left him 6 voice messages on his phone (he never picked up the number he gave us). The house itself is nice, located right by the river, but it also shares the backyard with the neighbors (never mentioned in the description). The instructions in the house are very confusing and different from those we received (different check-in, check-out times, different phone numbers of the house etc.) Internet also didn't work which happens occasionally, but again, with most hosts you can resolve it quickly, but it's impossible when they don't get back to you. We wrote all of this to the owner as we don't like writing bad reviews, but his response was: I was able to reply at noon (that he would send a code in an hour which we didn't receive until later after 2pm) and the drive takes us 2h from our place so we were fine. That response made us write this review and warn other renters which I notified Kevin I was going to do. Only then, he said he would like to make up for the damage by letting us stay in his house for free in the future which we will never do, as communicating with this person is simply a nightmare. I read a few reviews that complained about the communication with the host but thought it was an exception as many places usually have one or two unhappy renters. Wish I paid attention to it as this was a very sad experience and ruined our family trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: On very rare occasions my work takes me to parts of world where the internet or cellular barely work, are censored or it does not exist. In those cases I contact all my guests ahead of time with information they need for the house and I also have contact information for my sister in Marin to help out for our guests. I thought I sent Paulina the information she needed ahead of time but that was not the case. Once she arrived at the house I was in contact with her with a delay time but she did not send a email with the other issues until after her departure. I know I did not initially meet her expectation thus I sent the email below offering her a few nights at the house for no charge, please see email I sent: Paulina I again can only express how sorry I am I travel to isolated parts of the world for work and at times when I send emails there a long delay is possible that I do not know of as my last email arrived a day later I try to send out emails before I leave to cover the time period I was gone but in this case it was not sufficient I realize that my lack of communication due to where I am seems like I am not communicating but it is not the case. I want everyone to have a great experience in the house and for you this was not the case To make up for this I would like to offer you a complimentary stay over the next few months. Again this is not how I operate and. I am usually always in contact with my guest Thank you Kevin
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Santa Rosa Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Eclectic selection of Taverns and Bars
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Northwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Great selection of many cuisines
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Johnson Beach

Amazing State and County Parks within 20 minutes drive

Short Walk to Tennis Courts, Playground, and Garden Grill Restaurant

Short Walk to DuBrava Beach

About 8 miles to Wine Tasting

About 1.5 to Johnson's Beach.

About 2.5 miles to the west, there's Northwood Golf Club.

About 3.5 miles to Monte Rio with dining, public beach with dog run area, and charming movie theatre


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
Summer late
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Memorial 2018
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer June 2018
Jun 8 2018 - Jun 29 2018
6 night minimum stay
Fourth 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 5 2018
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 6 2018 - Aug 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
labor 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Houskeeping Fee $180 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change
Holiday weekends are for three night bookings.
If you use the Direct Transfer from you Bank Account there is no fee
If you use your credit card there is a 3% fee that will need to added
Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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