About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
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 in 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.
- Our private beach on the Russian River, SPA, Sauna, Wi-Fi, Private dock on the river with KAYAKS - summer time only (from End of May to End of September).
- House has 2 levels with separate entrances, perfect for extended families
- 3 decks with Japanese privacy fence
ALL BASICS : staples, shampoos, soaps, bedding, towels, beach towels included.
- Chlorine free HOT TUB, Sauna, Wi-Fi, Keyless Entry
Dozens Russian River Valley Wineries around - see Guidebook with my comments/ratings - 3 years history.
We look forward to sharing our cozy and comfortable, spacious (1800 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 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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
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 Summerhome Park
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great base camp for wine tasting
Beautiful place in the redwoods with a nice hot tub. Enjoyed the sauna and jacuzzi tub also. The kitchen was well equipped.
We really enjoyed our stay!
Relaxed, well equiped, nature surounded
My guys (team of work) really enjoyed their stay there while working in Sebastopol.
The balcony is really private, the batchelor downstair is lovely, the decor and ambiance of the house is really peaceful. The communication and check-in was easy
Would definitly go back again
Great Place to Stay while Visiting Sonoma!
Beautiful house! Enjoyed the hot tub on the back deck.
Wonderful place to relax in the trees and river
Excellent hot tub, sauna, and master bath/shower. It was absolutely fabulous to sit on the covered outdoor couch and watch the birds in the trees between dips in the hot tub. While neighboring houses aren't too far away (100' maybe,) the thematic landscaping and architectural elements are effectively setup to make it a private and peaceful environment. There is about 80-90% tree cover, so it is very shady and cool during the heat of the day.
River access is good, right on a very shallow section of the river that is refreshing to sit in on the provided chairs. Kayaks were a blast.
Thanks for staying with us!
You are welcome back anytime!
Very clean but could use some improvements.
The location to vineyards was wonderful! The home was very clean. The downside is that we were there during a hot time with no air conditioning. It was quite warm inside and no way to cool it off. It would of been nice to have screens so we could open windows and enjoy the fresh air. Also just a small suggestion, top sheets would of been nice, wash clothes in bathrooms would of been nice too. There are no views of the river and the stairs to the river are quite treacherous. The river is beautiful!
Thanks for staying with us!
--- Unfortunately during your stay we had the hottest heat wave that we've had in a hundred years.
Normally during the summer time in the late afternoon the temperature inside of the house usually reaches up to 75-78 degrees for a few hours until evening breeze comes at night and temperatures are then around 66-68 degrees. Outside night temperature during summer is usually 50-60 degrees.
That is the reason why we really don't need air-conditioning. We have a fan in each room and it works really well for us and our guests.
--- We never advertised our home having a river view and there are no such pictures under our listing. We have a private beach - 200 feet from our house located on the 2 river parcels where you could enjoy the beautiful Russian river.
--- Thanks for your suggestion - we now have a thin sheet on each bed in case the blankets are too warm for any guests.
Great place for some time away to relax and recharge
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!
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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