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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 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 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

Arthur Friedfel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

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.


Guerneville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Camellia House Guerneville on the Russian River (Cert.# 8 96N)
average rating of 4.8070173 based on 57 reviews
Salinas, Monterey County, Calif.

truly perfect location

  • 5 of 5

For our annual family get-together we chose Camellia House. It fit us all perfectly, and was a central location. Lovely house with outstanding details thru out. Beautiful wood from the floors to the cabinet work. We have stayed at Camillia before and would be happy to do so again. Ginny

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - big house!

  • 5 of 5

Our host was AWESOME about getting back to me quickly about questions from the start through the end of our stay. The house is big and perfect for a large group. There's even a "secret" bedroom downstairs next to the spa (which was thoughtfully heated when we arrived). The kitchen had everything we needed (as did the house - plenty of towels, BBQ, pots, pans, sunroom with tons of windows etc). The location was great (right on the river). Plenty of seating on both patios - loved having two patios to lounge on + a big grassy area. Guests should note (and this is common on the Russian River) that accessing the river from the house involves a steep path and hopping onto a dock that is held in place with a rope tied to a tree. It was a bit tricky getting our rafts and people down there BUT as I said - this is common on the river. My only suggestion would be having a larger dock that's sturdy (to hang out on) with stairs to ease into the river. The street was quiet, which we were thankful for and we had lovely morning walks around the neighborhood. BIG thanks to Arthur for a lovely trip! :)

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, glad you all enjoyed your stay. I am in process of improving access to the dock with a ramp. the dock will be out in the water about six feet from the bank. Also a ladder on the deep water side will be added. This will be complete once the river is dammed It becomes like a large lake in my back yard.
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Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time for our group of 10 at this property. Everything was clean and prepared for us. The setting was lovely outdoors and indoors. We had plenty of space to eat, sleep, and relax. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home and Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful and just as described. We used both the gas and charcoal grills, and made a lot of use of the relaxing jacuzzi. There were 9 of us total but there were so many places to be from the backyard to the patio, to the living room, to the den, that it always felt like there was plenty of space. Arthur was so great to work with. Always responsive, helpful, and returned our deposit very quickly. Thank you for everything Arthur! We hope to be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midland, Michigan

Barrel Tasting Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Very versatile property in great location for wineries, river activities. Five private bedrooms worked well for our family and friends, with one sofa bed downstairs in TV room. Plenty of seating for 12, including wonderful sunroom overlooking river for mealtimes. We used the charcoal grill (gas grill also available) for a cookout, and deck has ample seating although it was a little chilly to eat outside when we got home after a long day of wine tasting. Well equipped kitchen, and well furnished throughout. Beds were comfortable. Very quiet at night, pleasant river walks in the early morning. Although we did not use the river access, in summer, this would be great. We had no issues during our stay. All thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and recommend for large groups unreservedly.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pefect property for families!

  • 5 of 5

Arthur's house was absolutely perfect for our New Year's weekend with family and friends. The downstairs two-bedroom and bonus room held two couples with toddlers. The upstairs three bedrooms gave the three adults peace and some space away from said toddlers. BBQ and hot tub were wonderful. It was a little chilly for the big lawn out back, but the views of the river were great from the sun room and decks. Arthur made everything easy upon arrival and was there if we needed him (we didn't). It couldn't have been better!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: 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


Rates & Availability

Guerneville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/ Summer
May 19 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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