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Alex

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Upscale~Russian River~GetAway,Private Beach,SPA,Sauna,All Basics, 3-5 Nights min

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Forestville House Rental Photos and Description

Offers Upscale comfort~ALL basics included-2 levels-3 Bedrooms,2.5Bath,SPA/Sauna

Sonoma County Licence 1213N

Newly renovated in 2013 and offered as a vacation rental for the first time at Fall 2013.

It is not the usual rental property, this is our family vacation home.

- We enjoy it all the time we are able to spend there, the rest time we share it with our guests and we are making sure they are getting the most comfort and service for their money.

Offers Upscale comfort - we are offering more for less money but we want you to stay longer. We are here for you!

ALL basics included, 2 levels -3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Chlorine free HOT TUB, Sauna, Wi-Fi.

We look forward to sharing our cozy and comfortable, spacious (1700 ft. sq. plus approx. 1000 ft. sq. deck space) ZEN inspired retreat located in Sonoma Russian River Valley with guests from around the world.

Early check in and late check out available!

A private beach just a few steps away with a winter, and summer docks allows you to walk right out the door and into the water and beach. 3 Kayaks and 2-3 person boat provided.

Russian River Retreat located located on 4 parcels. 2 parcels on the bottom of redwoods canyon and 2 directly on the Russian River in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country, near Healdsburg, Guerneville, Sebastopol and the Pacific Ocean, only a 1 hour drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco.

Surrounded by local wineries: - Korbel: tour guides, garden tours, California champagne, brandy, vines - 1.6 miles, free testing every day.

- Hartford Family Winery: pinot noir, old vine zinfandel and etc. - 1.7 miles.

- Moshin Vineyard: petite sirah, dessert wines, wine making process - 1.9 miles.

- Porter Bass Winery: pinot noirs, zinfandel, chardonnay - 2.4 miles.

- Iron Horse Vineyards: sparkling wine, estate pinot noir, green valley of russian river brut - 3.4 miles.

And dozens more within 10-15 minutes driving among beautiful scenery.

A tranquil place with a zen touch, and an inspirational get away from it all Russian River Retreat offers upscale comfort, relaxation, peace and quiet, yet close to high-end shopping at Healsburg and wine tasting of the World Class Sonoma County wineries.

Russian River Retreat is located among stunning redwood trees that naturally shade the decks for comfortable outdoor dining and is surrounded by a beautiful fence crafted in Japanese traditions, that gives it ultimate privacy.

Decks approx. 1000 ft. sq. deck space, surrounding the house:

- North deck with a 6 person hot tub, a dining area, and covered outdoor couch.

- South deck offering gas BBQ and dining area for 8 persons located under the roof.

- Front deck connects North and South decks, and has a lounge area where you could kick back and watch the sun set.

Vacation rental offers 2 levels - not connected internally with separate entrances:

- Upper level includes 2 bedrooms with comfortable queen beds, large living room with couch and sofa-bed.

Full kitchen with new appliances, dining/bar area with 40 sq ft quartz island comfortably seats 8 people.

Full bathroom has jet tub, shower and sauna with rest area.

In addition upper level has a half bathroom for your convenience.

- Lower level is offering a bedroom with queen bed and couch, living room with sliding wall opening to the front yard, sofa-bed convertible to 2 comfortable chairs, dining set for 4, kitchenette, small refrigerator, microwave. Full size bathroom with shower.

You are just a few steps away from private beach and inspirational, zen get away - Enjoy it!

3 - 5 nights minimum stay

Please help keep our neighbors happy and our neighborhoods vacation rental-friendly.

Sorry, NO WEDDINGS, PARTIES, EVENTS, or LOUD GATHERING at any vacation rental by Sonoma County Ordinance. Quiet hours are 10pm-9am. Maximum occupancy includes adults and kids over two. Ask about day guests.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Alex (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Alex

We live in San Francisco since 1993. Started renting in the Sonoma, Russian River area different vacation properties in mid 1990s to spend summer time with our kids on the river. Exploring this area (Summerhome Park/Forestville) during summer vacations we just felt in love with it. We've got this property from foreclosure (it took 8 months to get it!) in 2010 and finish renovating in 2013. Now we would like to share it with other people.

Our favorite travel destination in US - Sonoma County and Amsterdam in the Old World. Latest visit to Amsterdam - renovated Van Gogh Museum was a killer, must see.

Favorite food - good cheese accompanied with a good wine, you can't beat Sonoma on this one.

Alex purchased this house in 2010

Why Alex chose Sonoma County

Property completely updated/upgraded since: all bathrooms are new as well as whole lower level. Property located among magic redwoods on the bottom of the Ice Box Canyon - 150 feet from Russian river. We have our private beach located on 2 separate parcels and can enjoy swimming/boating on the river during Spring - Fall time (from April- until November). A lot of activities around: wine tasting of the World Class Sonoma County wineries, Korbel just across the river. See more wineries in my VRBO Guest book - http://bit.ly/1qisyRk

Night-life, restaurants in Guerneville within 10 min driving. We also love to shop at various antique stores in Healdsbourg and Sebastopol within 15-20 min of driving.

What makes this house unique

It not usual rental property, this is our family and friends vacation home.

We enjoy it all the time we are able to spend there, the rest time we share it with our guests and we are making sure they are getting the most comfort and service for their money.

The Retreat is located among stunning redwood trees that naturally shade the decks for comfortable outdoor dining and is surrounded by a beautiful fence crafted in Japanese traditions, that gives it ultimate privacy. 1/2 acre land with private beach on Russian River shore.

The weather is generally sunny and beautiful from April through October, yet as our property is also only 35 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, the cooler marine air nearby keeps the summer days from getting too hot. Night time temperatures are cool and refreshing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Karnika from AIRBNB

This place was perfect for 7 friends to spend a summer weekend together on the river. There was plenty of inside and outside space (3 decks), bathrooms (2.5), towels and kitchen tools. The location is perfectly convenient, easy to find, and all instructions were very clear. The house is clean and inviting with comfortable couches, chairs and beds. Alex is a wonderful host, easy to reach and replies quickly. We would love to return to this gem.
Aug 2014
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)
Upscale~Russian River~GetAway,Private Beach,SPA,Sauna,All Basics, 3-5 Nights min
average rating of 4.703704 based on 30 reviews
4

Japanese Style

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed your home for our Family Celebration. The Japanese styling was a great fit for us. Hot Tub and Sauna were awesome... And the tranquility of your location was enjoyed both inside or hanging out outside on the deck. Also, we enjoyed a little kayaking on your little spot downstairs at river. We would definitely book again.

Thanks

Mark and Family

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marin County
5

Great Russian River Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay, first trip was in January.

Now we were with extended family of 8, including 4 adult children and 2 grand children.

The Russian River Retreat located in the redwoods by the Russian River, we enjoyed kayaking right out from their private beach, relaxing dips in the hot tub on the deck, zip-lining at Sonoma Canopy Tours, Armstrong Redwood Park, the wonderful shops at Duncan Mills and Goat Rock Beach Park on the Pacific Coast.

When we just wanted to hang out at the house, you couldn’t ask for a better place to do so - a lot of outdoor deck space. And all of the reviews regarding a well-stocked kitchen are spot on. Also, we were 5 minutes by car from the town of Guerneville, traditional Safeway, or so local anything you might need: food-wise or otherwise, including excellent organic and vegetarian options, is right around the corner. When in the town, be sure to check our Chilepies Baking Company for some of the most delicious homemade pies, ice cream and treats! You’ll definitely make more than one visit. Many thanks to Alex for opening their home to us. We’ll definitely be back one day soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Home in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, the linens were top shelf, and the surroundings are pleasant. My entire family enjoyed our stay in this home so much so, we intend on doing it again in the fall.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento
5

Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

This is a hidden gem worth visiting! House was great ,comfortable and clean and everything you might need is right there. The beds in the well appointed bedrooms very comfortable. All very clean, and nice touches to make it an easy getaway. The bathrooms had recently been updated and highlight of the house is the outdoor space with 3 decks around the house. Lots of sitting areas. Shady which was nice in the hot sun. Surrounded by beautiful redwood trees. We took advantage of large gas grill as well; next time we'll hit the hot tub which was very inviting, but it was just too hot! House is in a great location, just 5 minutes from Guernville and has own private beach which is really rare in this area - usually advertised properties mention access to the river which means public beach. Wish we could of stayed longer, but we'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florida
5

Impeccably maintained house with modern appliances under the redwoods

  • 5 of 5

This house is impeccably maintained with modern appliances. Equally lovely are the multiple decks and sitting areas surrounding the whole house! I followed the sun as I enjoyed coffee in four different sitting areas! I imagine that if I'd been with multiple couples, we all could've had our own private "space," too. Although they have WIFI available and a TV/DVD I never used either once; nature is too lovely. I BBQ'd, kayaked (easy entrance/exit with their private beach), read a book a day, and drove down the road to get morning coffee and fresh-made baked goods and sandwiches at local store. It truly is centrally located and you can hop in the car and drive to Guerneville, state parks to hike, or wineries! I even made it to a few wineries for a tasting during my exploration. There's something so calming about being under gorgeous redwoods near the river. I returned home feeling refreshed and relaxed! The property is definitely clean and well-maintained and allowed me to feel comfortable immediately. I will definitely return to this location!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BROOKLYN
4

Russian River getaway home

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed for several nights in the Summer Park home and enjoyed ourselves very much. The house was clean and beds comfortable.

The kitchen was stocked with the basics we might need and there were plenty of towels. The location is great to explore Russian River wine country or to go hiking or kayaking. I would recommend this house as a home base. The owner was quick to email me the answer to any questions that came up ahead of and during our stay.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Russian river pub
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Golden Gate ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant - Michelin starred
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Private beach accross the Summerhome Park road
Car: recommended

Our 4 parcels property located directly on the Russian River (2 parcels on the bottom of redwoods canyon and 2 parcels by the river)in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country, near Healdsburg, Guerneville, Sebastopol and the Pacific Ocean, only a 1 hour drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco.

- 7 minutes driving to the internationally-acclaimed Michelin starred Farmhouse Restaurant.

- 10 minutes driving to night life and other attractions in Guerneville.

- 15 minutes driving to Armstrong Redwoods National Park

Canoe trips renting nearbly.

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Rates & Availability

Forestville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$485
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Harvest Season
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$465
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Crush Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall1
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$385
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiven
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$285
From
$485
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall2
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$245
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
New Year
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$289
From
$489
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Property management $235 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Forestville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - main floor - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Sauna with rest area
    Bathroom 3 - Lower level - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - Main floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Lower level - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - Main floor - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
SPECIAL NOTE on CELL PHONE SERVICES - Verizon and AT&T available. T-Mobile and Sprint - both available on property via Wi-Fi, please see mentioned carriers for details how to set it up.

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