Beautiful 19-acre one-of-a-kind riverfront retreat at the confluence of the Russian River and Big Creek in the Sonoma Wine Country of northern California. Six private beaches offer fantastic world-class river swimming in clear, relatively warm comfortable water (about 9-degrees warmer than most California streams) with a reasonably mild current, all in a wonderful natural setting teeming with wild life - - the trout fingerlings will nibble at your toes! Downstream towns like Healdsburg and Guerneville, while charming, offer less ideal river swimming conditions because they are often located in cooler redwood forests.
The comfortable solidly built 8-year-old 3-bedroom (all with walk-in closets) 2 ½ bath house (sleeps 6 + 2 sleeper couch = 8) includes a 7-person hot tub/spa, TV, DVR, Wi-Fi, propane BBQ, decks, fire pit, 40-tree fruit orchard and separate Horse Barn game room/beach clean-up station with pool table, darts, horseshoes and badminton plus outdoor shower (no swimming pool or toilet).
The peninsula property is located near Cloverdale, only 15 minutes from enchanting Victorian Healdsburg and surrounded by 40 notable Alexander Valley vineyards including Rodney Strong, Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz and Geyser Peak. Just 80 easy freeway miles north of San Francisco. Enjoy a perfect summer day with wine-tasting in the morning, beaches in the afternoon and fine dining and hot tub under the stars at night. In summertime, it’s fabulous swimming and hot, dry weather (limited floaties provided for guests). In winter it’s natural and wild with exploring the river shores, campfire and hot tub. A great road trip includes small river towns nestled in redwood groves like Monte Rio and Forestville, then on to the Pacific where the misty rock pillars of Jenner tower majestically in the sea. Don’t miss old Fort Ross, the early 19th century Russian empire fur trading post, and magical Mendocino, the Victorian gem atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Sorry no pets; non-smokers only. Have a great trip!
SUGGESTION: Stay all day at Two Rivers as a “destination” resort: Excellent river swimming at 6 beaches; downriver floating; hot tub; fishing (license required) and cray-fishing (no license required – Owner will lend Guest a crawdad trap upon request); game room with pool table, darts, badminton, etc.; camp fire pit; property exploration over 19 acres; riverside lounging; BBQ; star-gazing under Cloverdale’s renown summer night skies; and birding -- best areas are at the confluence of 2 streams at Two Rivers Beach and also the woodpecker colony at entrance on Big Creek. (WARNING: Russian River is part of nature - - always be careful because people have drowned.)
*the caretaker's cabin is next to the house, once in a while the caretakers are at the property- you will not be bothered and they don't use the facilities. Feel free to ask them for anything! Holiday weekends are 3 night minimum. Presence of docks on water are subject to river water level.*