russian river wine country escape

House - Entire home/apt · River Drive, Forestville, CA 95436, United States

Beautiful, spacious house & property.
Beach is just out the back gate: swim, kayak, read,...
Almost 1 acre yard for relaxing in sun or enjoying redwood tree shade. 15 min to over 60 wineries, 9
breweries, spectacular coast, & gourmet stops!

The Space

Beautiful Swiss Chalet River House. Sits on one acre of land, private beach, 60 wonderful wineries & 9 breweries w. in 15 min of your home. Kayaking, Canoeing, sun bathing, reading in the shade: the spacious yard with it's large redwood trees has both.
Fabulous rustic family house on 1 acre of land, with the Russian River right out your back door.
Large yard where you can chase the sun, or enjoy redwood tree canopies.
2 standard size weber bar.b.ques (one for a family dinner, two for veggies & more choices!). A fully stocked kitchen and indoor and outdoor dining areas for your family/group to choose. Head out the back door, to your private beach, several others beaches within eyesight. Swim, kayak or enjoy the egrets, hawks, fish, turtles, sea otters and fabulous animals that make their home on and around the lovely Russian River. Wildlife watching best done when it is quiet, or on a trip down the river.
Three porches add to the charm of this wonderful house.
Swiss chalet house built in the early 30's with details you won't find in contemporary homes. Amazing setting: giant redwoods grace the property, along with several large sun drenched sections of lawn.
4 bedrooms: 2 queen bed bedrooms, 1 double bedroom, 1 bedroom with two single beds. good size kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, silverware, glasses and dishes for 12.

Parking on the property for 4 cars on the asphalt driveway.
Three day rental minimums until Memorial Day.
July & August, 4 day minimum for weekends, three days minimum Monday-Thursday. Summer rates go into effect 5.23.
Holidays 5 day minimum (4 day for fall & winter).
Will consider long term rental, multi.month rentals, from October 15-May 15th with significant discount.
Solid cell phone service for verizon, att, & t mobile.
hi speed wireless internet will be added on request for no fee for any rental 5 days or longer. Small fee for 4 days or less.

"The river house is quite amazing. It's in a great location and given the size of the lot, feels quite secluded. We loved our long weekend there...lounging outside in the yard, relaxing in the spacious living room, and hanging out by the river. We even had a fire in the fire pit one night. Working with the proprietor was really easy. She provided us with a lot of invaluable information about the area and the house that ensured a simple and fun-filled weekend." c. beck, napa, 8/2012
Please see custom pricing for weeks and months. All rentals under 30 days subject to 9% local tax, included in pricing.
The quaint town of Forestville is 8 mins. away by car. In town you will find a bakery, casual dining, fine dining, a decent size grocery store, and much more.
The Farmhouse, a 3 star restaurant, is 7 mins. down River Road, and is a lovely place for a wonderful dinner. (Dress is casual, but nice.) Full recommendations for restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries, & must see attractions will be sent to you in a welcome packet on rental conformation.
Please see custom pricing for weeks and months. All rentals under 30 days subject to 9% local tax, included in pricing.
The quaint town of Forestville is 8 mins. away by car. In town you will find a bakery, casual dining, fine dining, a decent size grocery store, and much more.
The Farmhouse, a 3 star restaurant, is 7 mins. down River Road, and is a lovely place for a wonderful dinner. (Dress is casual, but nice.)
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standard check in is 3pm & check out is 11am
once you have confirmed your stay, check with us and we will see what we can do to accommodate your plans.

additional references on request.

Guest Access

large 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house, almost on an acre of land, outdoor warm water shower up from private beach.
Easy parking on asphalt driveway, inside the fenced property, for 4 cars.

Interaction with Guests

Prior to arrival, to answer questions and meet their needs, as they desire during their stay.

The Neighborhood

Quiet, beautiful, on the river, access to sun, & redwood trees that provide shade.
Love to have a corner store, so we don't have to drive unless we want to hit the coast, trader joes, one of 7 breweries, or to eat out. good options for all in 12 minutes or less.
Berry picking is a lovely walk with a river view and a favorite in late July & August.

Getting around

Walk to the beach, the corner store, for further adventures car, bike, or bus are easy to get around. Bus line is a 5 min walk from the house, and goes to Santa Rosa, the charming town of Sebastopol, and sleepy downtown Forestville.
For access to Occidental, Freestone, and the coast, you will want a car.

Other Things to Note

A fun beach and great swimming are outside your back door, stay in your private yard and decide if the shade of the redwoods, or the bright sun is for you. A barbeque on one of two webers, always makes for an easy afternoon meal, or a delightful dinner. Outside table seating, lawn chairs, or retire to the indoor dining table, just before your siesta. No shortage of hikes (armstrong woods), places for adults & children to play.
So many great choices, you can't do or see it all in a month, but have fun trying in 5 great days, or more.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 5
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1800 /week
Monthly Price: $6000 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 4:00 AM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • House was great for our needs. We were in CA for a wine-country wedding, so we did not spend too much time at the house. Comfortable beds and working showers were all we needed -- and that's what we got.

    Place can be described as rustic. A little gritty, but still great for the non-discriminating type of person.

    While we never met the host - Susan - she was always responsive to my emails and was very thorough in her answers.

    October 2013
  • This house was great for 8 adults! Very cute, great fireplace, nice grounds, and direct access to the river. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook there (including a dishwasher!) It is rustic but Susan Jan provided everything we needed to be comfortable.

    September 2013
  • The house and area was just as charming as the reviews led me to believe it was. We just loved walking down to the river and wading through the water, and then enjoying the fireplace in the evenings! There is nothing about the experience I would want to change. Susan gave great recommendations, and we were so sad to have to leave at the end of the weekend.

    September 2013
  • The Russian River cottage was quite wonderful. It was a great retreat from the city for the weekend. Lazy afternoons and cooking were high on the agenda. The host (Susan Jan) sent helpful hints for hiking, kayaking, wine country, and markets which were all much appreciated.

    August 2013
  • Firstly, the house was absolutely perfect for our party of 8 adults. It was so conveniently located to some great Forestville beaches, Windsor, Guerneville, and some of our favorite wineries. Susan made sure there were plenty of towels and bedding and even provided soap and a welcoming bottle of wine. The house and it's amenities are truly a reflection of Susan's thoughtfulness and care. She was so kind to not only provide helpful tips about the house but carefully prepared a list of local favorites and suggestions for food and entertainment in the area. All of these was made even better by the secret gem of a private beach which you can walk to from the house. This Russian River Escape and it's kind host truly made our weekend!

    July 2013
  • I never met Susan, but she was a terrific host with open and thorough communication. My group stayed there during a particularly hot weekend (105+ degrees!) and she was very sympathetic and gave us suggestions for keeping cool, all very handy. (You should note the house doesn't have A/C or WiFi. Mobile reception was okay to very good, depending on location within the house.) This is a rustic, quaint spot that works well for groups. Kids loved the rope swing and sprinkler in the backyard. We all loved the river location, which has a charming view of the bridge and access to kayaking. One thing you should note about the beach area is that it has a steep incline, so you need to use a rope to walk down to the water. The kids went nuts for this, and adults did well with it, but those with limited mobility may want to take note. Looks like there are other entrances to the water (we had trouble finding them), so ask Susan about them if interested. Beds were all comfortable, and the kitchen had basic appliances out for use. The floats Susan left out in the backyard were a bit hit with the kids. Thanks again for the fun weekend!

    July 2013
  • Susan was a great host. She was very quick at responding to my emails and had lots of good information and recommendations. She was very kind and relaxed and always made sure that we had what we needed. Overall a great experience.

    June 2013
  • This house is perfectly suited for a group of friends or medium sized gathering. The four bedrooms were ample size, the kitchen ware made it so we could have 10 for dinner, and the outdoor space was a plenty for yard games. We love the river access and our own private beach! This home has character and you will feel like you are back in time in this classically built wood cabin feel... With ease we visited Wildflour Bakery!, Guerneville, a few wineries, and drove to see the sunset on the coast.

    Susan was tremendous with communication before and during the weekend. She offered numerous detailed tips on what to do in the area and her enthusiasm for the location and the house made me know that I was getting a sweet deal! I would not hesitate to recommend this property and this owner. So much to do! But do not forget to relax and enjoy the privacy! It was so nice, in a busy vacation area, to have a little nest to retreat to... enjoy!

    May 2013
  • Susan was so generous with everything related to the trip. She went out of her way to make sure I had no questions and my wife and I were prepared for the trip.

    The house had so much character and there are besides the private beach access there we could walk to an additional beach in 5 mins.

    Our puppy loved running around the yard and we would absolutely recommend the place to visit for a medium sized group.

    April 2013
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