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Upscale—Wine Country GetAway @~Private Beach, Kayaks~SPA,Sauna,Basics,3-5 Nights

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Sonoma County Licence 1213N.

Glorious, newly renovated in 2014 upscale property offered as a vacation rental for the first time at 2015.

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:staples, shampoos, soaps, bedding, towels, beach towels included. 2 levels -3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Chlorine free HOT TUB, Sauna, Wi-Fi, Keyless Entry

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!

Please let us know in advance.

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.

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

More Details

Owner
Alex
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

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/Guernville) 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 2014. 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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Amenities

Forestville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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 ...
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
  • photography
  • 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 Other carriers commonly supporting Wi-Fi Calling. It would be also available via Wi-Fi - if your smartphone and mobile carrier support it.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Upscale—Wine Country GetAway @~Private Beach, Kayaks~SPA,Sauna,Basics,3-5 Nights
average rating of 4.763158 based on 41 reviews
5

Great place for some time away to relax and recharge

  • 5 of 5

Alex's Place is the perfect spot to get away and slow down. The home is clean and open (lots of floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views), and ideally located (closed to road, quiet, across the river) for some time away to relax and recharge. I came solo but it's large enough for friends,big family, or 2 or 3 couples. Wonderful Jacuzzi and close to (yet far enough from) Healdsburg and Guerneville. A wonderful retreat and Alex was great and responsive!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA
5

A great relaxing amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This was a great relaxing amazing place, way better then the pictures capture. Absolutely loved every second.

Seven of us in all, at this property - and it accommodated all of us well.

It's the ideal location if you are looking to enjoy the river, Armstrong Woods, Guerneville, and wine country.

Only down side was we didn't book it longer. It was hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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San Diego, CA
5

A great relaxing amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This was a great relaxing amazing place, way better the the pictures capture. Absolutely loved every second.

Seven of us in all, at this property - and it accommodated all of us well.

It's the ideal location if you are looking to enjoy the river, Armstrong Woods, Guerneville, and wine country.

Only down side was we didn't book it longer. It was hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, CA
5

A great relaxing amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This was a great relaxing amazing place, way better the the pictures capture.Absolutely loved every second.

Seven of us in all, at this property - and it accommodated all of us well.

It's the ideal location if you are looking to enjoy the river, Armstrong Woods, Guerneville, and wine country.

Only down side was we didn't book it longer. It was hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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San Diego, CA
5

A great relaxing amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This was a great relaxing amazing place.

Way better the the pictures capture.

We had a wonderful family trip, seven of us in all, at this property - and it accommodated all of us well.It's the ideal location if you are looking to enjoy the river, Armstrong Woods, Guerneville, and wine country.

Absolutely loved every second. Only down side was we didn't book it longer. It was hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

We had a great time at Alex's place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Alex's place. The house was modern, clean and comfortable. Three couples shared the house and we were never on top of each other. The kitchen had modern appliances and all the accessories we needed and then some. They private dock and the beach on the river. Sitting on the dock and watching the river was delightful. I would whole heartedly recommend Alex's place.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
6.8 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 Train
11 Miles
Santa Rosa
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: necessary

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 nearby.

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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
 
spring1
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$269
From
$398
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring2
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$289
From
$398
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$295
From
$529
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $750
Property management $235 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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