check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar


98 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Guerneville House Rental Photos and Description

2 bd, 1 bath, large covered deck w/ river view, hot tub, outdoor kitchen 50' TV


Sonoma County Permit # ZPE13-0134

County of Sonoma TOT # 1109N

Welcome to RIVERSCAPE where you can escape life's chaos, and enjoy the tranquility the Russian River has to offer. From the spacious covered deck to the recently remodeled and updated house to the private riverside decks and dock, you'll feel right at home, yet so far away. Begin your vacation with a complimentary bottle of champagne, chilled waiting for your arrival.

Riverscape's covered deck features sweeping views of the river, the redwoods, and the lush backyard. Experience luxury outdoor living complete with a 6 person hot tub; an outdoor kitchen with a bar, sink, large gas BBQ, and prep area; an outdoor living room with couches, a 50' HDTV with Directv and surround sound, dvd player, a pool table/ping pong table, and a washer and dryer. On chilly evenings, you can light up the outdoor heater, and close the canvas curtains to keep snugly while listening to the river slide by.

Sliding glass doors run along the entire back of the deck, so you can see what's going on inside, if you are outside, or visa versa. They also bring in a lot of light to the house, and allows for beautiful views, bringing the outside in.

Just off the deck, the backstairs lead down to a large grassy, fenced backyard with a horseshoe pit, and plenty of room to play amongst beds of beautiful flowers, roses, and banana trees. There is also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water to rinse off. Situated under the canopy of an apple tree, is the Boat House which is the perfect place to take a nap on the futon, or change clothes after coming up from the river. The Boat house also has lifejackets, paddles for the kayaks, and other toys to play in the River or the yard with.

Just beyond the yard, the path leads to the River View Deck, with comfortable seating to relax, read a book, take a nap, or just hang out and enjoy watching the river go by. Pull up a stool at the Tiki Bar, enjoy your favorite cocktail, and chill. Just beyond that is another BBQ, and the two (seasonal Mid May - Mid October) waterfront decks--one in the sun, one in the shade-- and the (seasonal Mid May - Mid October) private floating dock where you'll enjoy hopping in one of the kayaks and paddling up or down the river, swimming, or just floating around. At certain times of the year, you may see ducks, Blue Heron, river otters, and possible the foxes that like to hang out in our yard.

The house has an open concept design, a newly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and all the utensils you'll need to cook the perfect meal.The dining bar comfortably sits 6 people, there is extra seating around the counter bar in the kitchen, and a dining room table as well. The living room boasts leather reclining couches, a 55' HDTV with Directv, dvd player, and surround sound, as well as a wii with games, and plenty of board games. The house has wifi.

There are two bedrooms, each with a very comfy queen size bed. There is a queen size futon in the livingroom area for extra sleeping space.

Located just 1 1/2 hours from SF, Guerneville is the perfect getaway. Riverscape is just 1 mile from Main Street which boasts a variety of restaurants, a wine bar, the 5 & 10 store, Safeway, antique shops, Pee Wee Golf, and Johnson's Beach. A 1/2 mile in the other direction is Northwood Golf Course with 9 holes of golf (Golf Magazine named it one of the 5 top Alister McKenzie courses in the world!) nestled in the Redwoods, and a few minutes past that is the town of Monte Rio with another nice family beach, and the Rio Movie Theatre. We are 10 minutes to Armstrong Woods redwood forest, and Korbel Champagne Cellars. The ocean is just 20 minutes away, and we are a close proximity to 100's of Russian River, and Sonoma County wineries.

Riverscape has everything you need, and close to many adventures, so you have options to do as much or as little you want to.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lauren Cabitac
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
Call Owner

About Lauren Cabitac

Our family moved to the Guerneville area over 20 years ago to escape the hectic San Francisco lifestyle. We spent many weekends vacationing in the area and decided we should just live here. Best choice ever!

Lauren Cabitac purchased this house in 2004

Why Lauren Cabitac chose Sonoma County

We bought this house in 2004 because of the large yard, beautiful views, the close proximity to town, work and of course, the inviting river in our back yard.

What makes this house unique

Staying at our house gives you the feeling of being very far away, and on your own little escape. Hence Riverscape. While there are neighbors next door and across the river, there are so many tress you don't really realize they are there, and you feel like you are in your own oasis. Being so centrally located to so many activites, restaurants, wine tasting, the ocean, the river, Armstong Woods, shopping, antiquing, hiking, etc., you'll have lots of options to stay busy, or not.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful house full of joy and play. Everything as shown and even better. Fully equipped and home from home. Have never rented a house with all the entertainment and beautiful views as this. Well placed for all the surrounding natural beauties.
Apr 2016
  • 1 of 2


based on 98 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9489794 based on 100 reviews

A great place to spend a few days or a week. The outdoor living room is just fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Provides all of the necessities for a wonderful vacation time. Outdoor living room facing the back yard and the river is awesome.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rick, Glad you and your family had a great time despite the rain. You'll have to come back in the summertime. Lauren
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Excellent vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What a nice property! Very nicely decorated home. Every living space was wonderful. The deck with the outdoor kitchen, hot tub and TV was great for our warm evenings. The shaded lawn area had a nice tropical feel. We had our last breakfast down on the Tiki Bar deck and looked at the lazy river going by. The dock with the kayaks was great for evenings and mornings, with the ducks. We took advantage of the kayaks and did a bit of exploring. Easy proximity to the ocean and local towns. The owners responded to any of our inquiries very quickly. Highly recommend this VRBO!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Linda! Glad you had a nice time at our house, and did some exploring. Lauren and Walter
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Riverscape. The house is very well equipped. Spent most of our time on the deck, overlooking the river, listening to music on the surround sound system and cooking in the outdoor kitchen. Escaped the heat with trips to the beach. Had a nice hike in Armstrong woods. We highly recommend Riverscape for a wonderful getaway. Only drawback is traffic noise.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect for what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

We have two young kids and live in SoCal. Really wanted to visit the redwoods and Armstrong grove is the closest drive. Perfect sized hike (only 1.5 miles) but from taking our time and enjoying we were there for about 3 hours. Very easy hike and kids held up fine till the end. The trees were gorgeous. The house fit our needs perfect. We had 3 adults, a 6 and 8 year old and a baby and we were comfortable. Slightly on the cramped side since we are used to our bigger home but with only a 3 day stay it was perfect. Also being ON THE RIVER was the best. Owners were very friendly and accommodating. Thanks Lauren!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Redwoods are gorgeous! Glad you guys got to have a nice hike. Thanks for the nice review. Lauren and Walter
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great girls getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Spent three days on a girls trip. We had everything we needed and much more. Loved Kayaking on the river, there are six kayaks tied to a spacious private dock. Cocktails on the Tiki bar lower deck next to the river. We prepared our meals in the well equipped indoor kitchen. If our husbands had been with us they would have loved the outdoor kitchen and BBQ , next time! Great hot tub and fire pit. Very comfy beds and fluffy towels. Would make afun family trip with all the toys that are provided and a dock you can jump off! The owners have thought of everything. Hated to leave and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Meg, Glad you ladies enjoyed celebrating your milestone birthdays at Riverscape. We look forward to you bringing your hubbies back to BBQ for you. :) Walter and Lauren
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Bay Area, CA

Perfectly appointed -- great for families or a romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

The pictures say it all. Besides the tastefully decorated, well appointed living area, the real bonus point is the covered porch outside, where you can play pool (check), lounge in the couches (check), watch TV (check), grill food (nope, but appreciated the option), or sit in the hot tub (check, check!). All while looking out at the view of the river. Lauren and Walter were very friendly and available when needed-- when I forgot the code to the gate -- and unobtrusive when not. We loved hanging out a little closer to the river at the sitting area with the fun tiki bar. And of course, the kayaks! So fun and relaxing to explore the river with them. One small note: There is some road noise from the highway. It didn't bother us since we slept in the room facing the river, but I'm not sure how it would be in the other bedroom. Double pane windows might help? Altogether a real gem of a place!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Theresa, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back again. :) Lauren and Walter
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Korbel Winery
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charles Shultz Airport, Santa Rosa, CA
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Northwood Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Larkspur, CA
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Northwood Golf Course, Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Motorway
House is on HWY 116
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Garden Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Johnson's Beach
Car: necessary

Located just 1 mile from the quaint town of Guerneville where there are shops, restaurants, bars, Pee Wee Golf, Safeway and Johnson's Beach which is a wonderful family friendly beach. The Vineman is held here in August, and the Russian River Jazz festival is held here in September. We are also just a couple miles to Armstrong Woods State Park filled with hiking trails surrounded by a Redwood tree forest, Korbel Champagne Cellars, and 20 minutes to the ocean, and several other wineries in the Russian River valley.


Rates & Availability

Guerneville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
WINTER 2016/2017
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 10 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

House cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower in the yard with hot and cold water!
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , Hairdryer, plush towels
  • Blow dryer, plush towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in the livingroom area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV, comfy bed with foam topper, dresser, closet
    River View Bedroom - 1 queen , 10' memory foam mattress, TV, Dresser, Closet
  • tv, direct tv, closet, dresser,
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This house has two very private units. The vacation rental is the entire top floor, main house and is approx. 1400 sf including a large fully-covered deck. The bottom floor unit is a small apartment occupied by the owners full time. During your stay you will not be disturbed in any way by the owners and will have complete privacy while using all the listed amenities including the riverside dock and back yard. Our guests like having us on property to answer questions, give suggestions or help if they need something. We've never had a guest complain or feel uncomfortable with the situation.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties