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Upscale~Russian River~Wine Country GetAway--SPA,Sauna,All Basics, 3-5 Nights min

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights

Description

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 2014.

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!

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Alex
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016

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 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 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Upscale~Russian River~Wine Country GetAway--SPA,Sauna,All Basics, 3-5 Nights min
average rating of 4.7 based on 33 reviews
4

Redwood forest hideaway!

  • 4 of 5

The house was definitely off the beaten path! The owner's descriptive driving instructions, including photographs, made it relatively simple and nearly foolproof to find the house quickly. The vast expanse of floor-to-ceiling windows offered the sensation that you were actually sitting outdoors under the redwood canopy from inside the home. Sky light windows added to the ambiance of outdoor living inside. Food for thought... have the house address in your phone with the homeowner's phone number, just in case you get turned around or make a wrong turn. The outdoor space was private and secluded, yet expansive under the redwood trees. Our party of six enjoyed a comfortable and relaxing time inside and out, spa tub and barbecue. The homeowner was a treat to deal with and was easy to access when we had questions or follow up our rental. We enjoy the Guernville and Forestville rentals, even when we visit Napa... this is well worth the experience and money!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Mystical getaway done right!

  • 5 of 5

We truly chose the Russian River Valley area so we could hike the red woods and were beyond blown away with our decision of not only the area but also the house! Alex was an amazing host with such quick answers to everything and even offered some local recommendations that really paid off. There are redwoods all around the house and laying in the hot tub and staring through the tree canopies with the stars peeking through is truly magical. With 3 couples we had plenty of room for all of us to play card games around the kitchen peninsula, enjoy a cocktail by the fire and hot tub and even escape to our own corners when we wanted alone time. The downstairs is an entirely separate living area with a kitchenette, bed, bath and living room. The upstairs bedrooms shared 2.5 baths and had plenty of space. We were within minutes of some local vineyards that truly were some of our favorites, a 40 minute drive from the main vineyards of Napa, 20 minutes from Armtsrong State Park (hiking the redwoods is an absolute must!). It was a little on the "colder" side when we were visiting but it was still real nice to walk down to the river and enjoy the views. We were even only a 30 minute drive from the beach and were able to see one of the most beautiful sunsets ever over a setting that was "Goonie like". We walked down to the beach and it was just magnificent. There were tons of drift wood and cool rocks and were able to grab a few small mementos of such a fun little trip. I would recommend this house to any of my friends and hope to be able to escape to this wonderful retreat again!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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colorado springs, colorado
5

Fantastic very private house in the woods!!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a wonderful stay of a week, family of five adults, a three year old, and a sweet Labrador. Well equiped kitchen with a terrific gas stove, all the spices you could wish for.(according to my wife). Plenty of space on two levels. The lower level was a seperate apartment that my worked well for the grandson. It was a few steps up to the main level, where we had two bedrooms that had great beds. We had a counter eating area that accomodated all of us. The living room was bright and well light. I appreciated how clean the house was, I appreciated the directions on how to use everything. We liked the access to three kayaks. On the deck was a great hot tub heated to 102 degrees, a couch to lay on and read in the early morning until my family awoke. We were surrounded by redwood trees, and felt very private. We had tons of towels for showering and going to the river. As other reviews pointed out, it is a little steep getting down to the private area of the river, but we did it almost every day. There are obviously many wineries within minutes of the property. The town of Guerneville was six miles away, with a well stocked Safeway. Korbel Champagne vineyard five minutes away, with free tasting!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
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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: 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.

Rates & Availability

Forestville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
 
winter1
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK
Jan 16 2017 - Jan 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
$395
Flat fee
 
 
Winter2
Jan 17 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
spring1
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$398
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 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 6 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
$489
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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
  • 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, please see mentioned carriers for details how to set it up.

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