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Camellia House Guerneville on the Russian River (Cert.# 8 96N)

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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 8 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

Arthur Friedfel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

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 Guerneville

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.


Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet time 10pm - 9am Parking for three cars in front of house. Additional cars park away from any of the other homes in neighborhood.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Doible sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Direct access from outside
  • 2
  • 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)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • 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
Solarium, soaking inside tub, outdoor shower


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Camellia House Guerneville on the Russian River (Cert.# 8 96N)
average rating of 4.818182 based on 66 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Great for 3 Families with Young Children

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed a weekend celebrating a few 40th birthdays with our young children and had a fun Easter egg hunt on the big lawn. The kids enjoyed playing hide-and-seek with lots of places to hide!

We will be back to enjoy the river when it is hot enough. We spent the rainy weekend relaxing inside the cozy, roomy house, cooking and baking and visiting the nearby Downtown (recommended downtown eats: Nimble and Finn for ice cream and pie, Big Bottom Market for sandwiches, Boon if you have no kids, the taco truck at Safeway) and Armstrong Redwoods.

Next time we will keep kids at opposite ends of the house from where adults will stay up late as we kept them up the first night. Plan to walk through one of the upstairs bedrooms to get to the sunroom where large group dining happens. This was no problem for us, but might be good for you to know.

Monte Rio is also a fun place for the kids to dig and throw rocks and wood into the river with a nice play structure nearby and seems to be dog-friendly. Arthur is a wonderful and accommodating host.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Beautiful home with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Arthur's house is adorable and cozy and has everything we needed for a wonderful long weekend. The two common areas (one upstairs, one downstairs) made it easy for kids to have their own space and the bedrooms are warm and comfortable. And a great hot tub too! Arthur was gracious and easy to communicate with. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big funky house with lots of room for friends!

  • 4 of 5

This house is great for large groups and has a great location. Everything worked well, the house was stocked, and the owner communicates quickly and honestly.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great area

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful large home in the perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 12 had such a perfect weekend together in this beautiful large home right on the river!! The dam was let down this late in the year, so the river level was a little low, but we still had a great time floating and dipping in the shallows!

The house is very roomy and had many great common areas for us to all gather in. The bathrooms and rooms were all very kept and clean and there were plenty of towels to go around. There was a very convenient bathroom on the side of the house so you don't have to run into the house while out on the river or hot tub. We BBQed all of our meals and baked desserts in the kitchen. The kitchen had everything we needed.

The house is located very close to everything Guerneville has to offer. We did brunch at Garden Grill and lunch downtown. Safeway was close by for grocery needs. We also ventured to Johnson Beach for some night time fun!

Also, Arthur is the best!!!! I locked ALL of the keys in the detached room in the back and he came immediately to the rescue after I anxiously called him. I also left my phone charger after check-out and he called immediately to let me know and offered to mail it to me. I guess the best part of all of this is that I got to meet Arthur and we'll definitely be back for another stay at The Camellia House!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Time on the River

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Camellia House for our annual family vacation. Our group included 11 adults and one child. We couldn't have had a more enjoyable time. There was room for each of the 3 families and for our mother. No one felt like they were crammed into an inadequate space There was also room for all twelve of us to eat together. Everyone enjoyed swimming off the dock on the river, many took out the kayaks and canoe. Capping off the trip was however everyone was able to sit out on the deck and enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, which took place during our stay. Enjoyed the house, enjoyed our stay. Thanks Arthur!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sonoma County Airport STS
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
many in Guerneville
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
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




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.