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RIVERSCAPE- FALL/WINTER IS A GREAT TIME TO VISIT! 5* REVIEWS-RIVERFRONT& MORE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

ESCAPE TO RIVERSCAPE

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

Owner
Lauren Cabitac
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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

This has everything you would ever need to have an enjoying and relaxing holiday. The interior was very stylish and the beds were super comfortable. Top marks.
May 2017
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Amenities

Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Noise level reduced after 10 pm. Sound travels far on the river, please respect our neighbors.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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,
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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RIVERSCAPE- FALL/WINTER IS A GREAT TIME TO VISIT! 5* REVIEWS-RIVERFRONT& MORE
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5

Hands down one of the best spots in Guerneville!

  • 5 of 5

This place has IT ALL! Private river access, kayaks, hot tub, large grill, surround sound, fire pit, yard games, ...the list goes on!!! We were very comfortable throughout our stay and any questions we had were promptly answered by the owners (who went out of their way to accomodate any request we had). The space was clean and well equipped. The property is a short paddle from Johnson's Beach or a very quick drive to the heart of Guerneville. We cannot WAIT to go back to Riverscape! Very grateful we got to experience this special spot on the Russian River!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate, Thanks for the nice review. Our guests are our main priority, and glad we lived up to your expectations. We'd love to have you back. :) Lauren and Walter
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5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely amazing! I would recommend this place to anyone. It's a little paradise where you can just escape reality for a weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rachel, Glad you guys were able to come, relax, and enjoy some family time. :) See you soon, Lauren and Walter
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5

WOW

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here and WOW what a wonderful view and loved all the plants and flowers, we enjoyed the hot tub, Could stay here all the time. Made friends with a duck family, Cant wait to return. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barry, Glad you enjoyed your stay. The Duck family was asking about you. :) Hope to see you back again. Lauren and Walter
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4

Wonderful, relaxing getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Riverscape was an amazing place for our family (2 boys ages 11 and 13). The boys LOVED the deck and kayaking. I loved being able to relax. Such a serene environment! The home was clean and well taken care of. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because the shower backed up and one would frequently find oneself taking a shower in ankle deep water. Also, the water is very metallic (you could smell it on your hands after washing and taste it when brushing your teeth). Fortunately, the fridge has filtered water to drink. Another note is that traffic is noisey running by the house.

Overall, I would recommend this house. We felt very well taken care of!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy, thanks for the nice review and I'm glad your family enjoyed their stay. I'm sorry about the water not draining in the shower. I wish you would have let me know while you were still there so we could have taken care of it, and known about it. Fortunately our current guests mentioned, and it's been taken care of. Lauren
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5

Great place for a small group

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot with lots of ammenities to enjoy the summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Justin, glad you enjoyed your stay. I appreciate your input. Hope to see you again. Lauren and Walter
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5

Fantastic Family home!

  • 5 of 5

We had the BEST time at Riverscape. We stayed there for 4 days, and I didn't hear "I'm bored" once from our daughter and her friend (both 13). The home was clean, the deck was amazing (I could have spent the 4 days just sitting there reading my book) and the property was stocked with Wii, billiards, ping pong, hot tub, tons of lawn games and kayaks to use any time. A perfect spot to go with kids... relaxation and play for everyone. I agree with previous comments. we saw the owners in the driveway from our kitchen window one time- otherwise, had no clue if they were even there that weekend. Laurie did send us a nice email with plenty of activities occurring over the weekend (4th of July), which was really thoughtful. We will definitely be back and look to stay at Riverscape again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We are so happy your family enjoyed their time at Riverscape, and found lots of things to keep busy with, or not. Look forward to having you again. Lauren
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund