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Arthur Friedfel

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Camellia House Guerneville on the Russian River (Cert.# 896N)

45 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Sonoma County House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms +1 queen sofa bed TV room, 2 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 12

Camellia House A vacation getaway for up to people maximum. The house has three parking spaces in front of home, if there are any additional cars they must be parked away from any of the homes in neighborhood. Quiet hours are from 10 PM to 7 AM. It is located on the lovely Russian River in a beautiful natural setting, short drive to Pacific Ocean, Jenner, Bodega Bay. Swim and sun yourself on private beach, relax in solarium over looking river and view of mountains covered with redwood trees, soak in large spa for 8.House has 5 bedrooms four with queens, one has 2 twins and a queen sofa bed in family room.. Great views of mountains on both sides and Russian River. Short drive to Armstrong Woods beautiful State park with old growth redwood trees. Front and back decks, outdoor shower with deck.

Large back yard with beautiful lawn leading to beach. The river is dammed during the summer and it is like having a large lake in your yard with dock.

Keywords: vacation rental on vacation beach, Guerneville, CA, wine country, all life styles welcome specializing in family reunions and workshops.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Arthur Friedfel (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Arthur Friedfel

I have owned this house for over thirty five years. Raised my three sons here. It is now time to move forward and I have decided to make my lovely home available to other families to enjoy. I have a life time of cherished memories and hope you will create some for yourselves.

I am now retired and decided to travel some and explore new areas.

Arthur Friedfel purchased this house in 1980

Why Arthur Friedfel chose Sonoma County

I purchased this property to raise a family and enjoy the beautiful areal, it was my primary residence for over thirty years. It is a perfect location with fantastic views of the river and redwood mountains.

What makes this house unique

My house is a large home with many varied areas. It will allow room for several different events to happen at same time. Located on the Russian River that they dam up for summer. It is like having a large lake in your back yard. Fishing, boating and swimming are just a few steps out the door.

Reviews

4.8
based on 45 traveler reviews

Camellia House Guerneville on the Russian River (Cert.# 896N)
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 45 reviews
4

Plenty of space for large families

  • 4 of 5

Very happy with our stay. It was a good fit for our families 10+; plenty of rooms and beds for everyone. Our favorite thing was how the lower level of the house was essentially its own house w/laundry room. Plus the outside room w bathroom was nice . Arthur was very pleasant and prompt regarding all communications.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful house and location. Sleeps 10 adults comfortably, not 11

  • 4 of 5

We booked the Camellia House for 11 people to celebrate our friend getting married in nearby Monte Rio. The house has a great location with private backyard access to the river. We enjoyed the available amenities for the water, including the kayaks, oars, and floaties, and we enjoyed the floating dock as a great jumping off point. Also, the hot tub was a huge plus. One note, the eleventh friend who ended up sleeping on the sofa bed one night and the futon the next night reported not having a comfortable night's sleep for either night. So just be aware, if you have more than 10 people, make sure the 11th and 12th person are okay with not getting a traditional bed with a mattress on a box spring.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend here with friends this June. The house was great. Lots of space and impeccably clean. The location is awesome. There is easy river access from the backyard. We enjoyed the outdoor deck and lawn space, the gas grill and the hot tub. Arthur was a wonderful host. He is very responsive to his guests as well as extremely friendly and welcoming. This is a highly recommended rental.

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

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 2 nights with a group of 12 and had an amazing time! Check in was easy (thanks, Arthur!) and the house has ample space with 5 bedrooms and a queen size sleeper couch. There were enough towels and blankets, and pretty much everything you need in the kitchen, including more spices than I expected (though we couldn't find a brush to clean the bbq after using). The weather wasn't great so we kept to the hot tub and decks instead of the river and lawn, but we had a great time. Would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely spot on the river!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this house! Great spot right on the river, plenty of space, great hot tub and backyard.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautiful location right on the river.

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Camellia House! The camellias in the yard were just finishing their bloom but were still lovely. We were greeted with a vase of fresh roses in the kitchen (nice touch). We loved having breakfast and dinner in the sun room overlooking the back yard and river. Our family and friends got together downstairs in the second living room and stayed up late playing one of the many board games available for guests. The house was clean and comfortable. Kids will love the spiral staircase. The owner was very responsive and communicated well with us. We spent one day wine tasting and had a nice lunch at the Korbel Winery. I wish we could have stayed a few more days. I would have given 5 stars except that 2 couples mentioned that their bed was a little saggy in the middle. If you're looking for modern style, this might not be the place for you. If you're willing to forego the dishwasher in favor of a homey, comfortable feel, fabulous access to the river and great view from the balcony and sun room, you'll like Camellia House. I would like to come back later in the year when the river is dammed to try out the canoe provided for guests. Thanks very much, Art, for being such a great host.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sonoma County Airport STS
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
many in Guerneville
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Northwood
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
many in Guerneville
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Goat Rock
Car: recommended

Armstrong Woods, old growth redwood park

Short drive to Ocean

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Rates & Availability

Guerneville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring & Summer
May 20 2016 - Sep 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Sonoma County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Doible sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Direct access from outside
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen sofa family room - 1 queen , Queen sofa bed in Family room
  • Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Solarium, soaking inside tub, outdoor shower

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