FREE NIGHT SPECIAL! 3 Nights for the price of 2 starting in January! Or get an additional night free with any stay 2 nights or longer! Valid January 3rd -March 31st. Excludes February 12th-17th. Not applicable to retroactive reservations.
To book the special on VRBO and HomeAway, make your reservation for 2 or more nights. Include a comment about which night you would like to add for free. As long as the night is available, we’ll take care of the rest!
Enjoy a glass of wine as you wind down the river at Wine Down. Formerly known as La Sonrisa, this 1924 cottage with old world charm, wood floors, custom cedar counter and walls of dual pane wood windows invites relaxation and creativity! Both the kitchen and living area overlook the ever-changing Russian River. Morning brings sunlight and in the evening a gas fireplace adds warmth and a cozy glow.
The kitchen is open to the dining and living areas so friends and family can gather to laugh and chat while cooking. Dine inside or out as weather permits.
Amble down one level to the hot tub, outdoor shower and laundry room. There's a staircase from the lowest level of the fern and thimbleberry-filled yard to the river in the summer months. Depending on the season, you'll have a shallow and gentle stretch of river and a long, wild, sandy (seasonal) island or playful and frisky Russian River for paddling and swimming. Merganser and Mallard ducklings bob and scoot about, swallows circle and a reclusive green heron darts past in this paradise for birds.
Bedrooms feature award-winning Casper Cal King mattresses and the living room has ample and comfortable seating for your retreat.
A half mile down the road, Monte Rio features beaches, (seasonal) kayak rentals and the famous Rio Theater and cafe. Duncan's Mills is three miles west with shops, restaurants and a post office. Jenner by the sea waits ten miles away at the Pacific Ocean.
Know Before You Book:
Damage Waiver: The non-refundable damage waiver included in the reservation charges replaces a standard security deposit. The damage waiver covers unintentional damages to real or personal property of the rental unit that occur during your stay. The policy will pay a maximum benefit of $3000.00. Any damages that exceed $3,000.00 will be charged to the guest directly. The damage waiver plan does not cover replacement of missing items, additional housekeeping charges, intentional damage or gross negligence, or damages resulting from a violation of the rules outlined in the Russian River Vacation Homes guest agreement. To ensure that you are not charged for any damages, you are responsible for reporting any accidental damages to Russian River Vacation Homes in a timely manner.
*PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the waiver that we offer and costs more for less coverage. DO NOT select the damage insurance offered at checkout.
Office Hours and Booking Information:
Our office is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day, excluding major holidays.
After making a booking and confirming their security deposit vs. damage protection preference, guests will be sent arrival instructions and a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return. You will be contacted within 24 hours of making your reservation.
No same-day reservations past 2 pm. It should not happen, but in case the system is allowing you to book for same-day arrival and it is after 2 pm, please reach out to us. If it is after 5 pm, please do not complete your reservation; no one will be available to process your reservation and prepare for your arrival.
Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Wine Down is 6. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.
Bed Sizes: First Bedroom: California King Bed; Second Bedroom: California King Bed; Living Room: Single Day Bed with a twin trundle; Queen Sofabed.
Heat Source: Gas fireplace.
Stairs: There are two steps from the parking area to the house. There are exterior stairs to the hot tub, outdoor shower, laundry room and river overlook. Seasonal stairs to the river.
Parking: The parking deck accommodates 2 cars. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.
River Access: There's a staircase from the lowest level of the yard to the river in the summer months.
River Access and boats are seasonal and are only and available from mid-June to mid-September providing the summer dams are in. Canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and rowboats that are provided in some of our homes are also available from mid-June to mid-September only. The river is usually too swift for boating in the winter and many docks and beaches are under water until late spring.
Summer Rotation Day: Monday
During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, Wine Down has a 7 night minimum and rents on a Monday to Monday pattern. If you make an online reservation outside of this rotation day requirement, we may contact you about altering your dates.