Real Riverfront, Russian River, Near Guerneville

Entire home/apt

8 guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds
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I believe it would be very difficult to find a house with a comparable setting. No neighbors right next door so you feel like you have a big piece of the River COMPLETELY to yourselves when you stay here. It's rustic, homey and charming. Come, relax and forget about EVERYTHING :)
I don't accept reservation requests without communicating with my guests first so PLEASE email me before making a request, OK? Thanks !

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee $125
Security Deposit $300
Weekend Price $298 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed
Common spaces
2 double beds

House Rules

READ THIS! Please Print It Out and Bring It WITH You So You'll Know What To Do and NOT Do. I'll email you this and other information (Using the Wood Stove, House Tips, House Rules, Sleeping Arrangements) once your reservation is confirmed
*Due to complaints from homeowners in the area (although there are no neighbors right next door) a 10 PM outside quiet time now exists at the house. Don't play music outside or make a lot of noise outdoors after 10. Please don't turn on jets in hot tub after 10 as you'll have to talk loudly to hear over them. This is a serious rule. If I get a complaint about noise after 10 I'll have to withhold the security deposit! I HATE having to keep any of anybody's security deposit. I want you to have a good time AND fond memories.Exception to this rule: If someone else in the area is having a party of their own, you can go ahead and make noise right along with them.
*No smoking indoors. During dry months, extinguish cigarettes, etc. in water and leave in outside receptacles.
*House is on a septic system, so do NOT let anything you didn't eat (except toilet paper) go down the toilets. No paper towels, tampons, hair, etc.
* The spa is not a bathtub. Please use the deck shower & soap to shower off BEFORE you get into it. If the spa is unreasonably dirty after you vacate and the caretaker has to drain, clean, refill, add new chemicals to and reheat that 350 gallons of water I'll have to withhold $100 from the security deposit. Families with babies or small children be advised.
*If bringing a dog, which is fine if it's well-behaved and COMPLETELY housebroken, make sure you pick up after him/her. Please do not allow your dogs to wander around the property on their own and don't let them go into bushes (this has only happened once that I know of in 20 years) as they might pick up a tick. Go with them or walk them on a leash. Do not leave dogs (or other pets) with separation anxiety issues alone in the house or on the deck. If they freak out and try to chew their way out I will have to charge you for repairs.
*If you can't keep your dog(s) off the furniture, bring sheets to cover whatever they might lie on.
*Important: DO NOT try to get to the water by going on the downstream neighbor's property. He gets very upset when my guests go on his property and if he complains about this happening with your group I would have to withhold some of your security deposit. Please make sure everyone in your group understands this.
*Put furniture and other items back where they were when you arrived. The housekeeper can't move chairs & end tables all over the property and clean the house in her allotted time and she can't move heavy things by herself!
*Hose mud and debris off inner tubes and floaties when you're done using them, and let me know if any popped so I can replace them for the next guests. Keep inner tubes away from things that can pop them, like blackberry bushes! Do NOT toss inner tubes over the bushes into the River or they WILL pop, and they cost $22 each!
*Wash all dishes thoroughly when you vacate (but you can leave them in the dish drainer to dry) and try to leave the house looking as much like it did when you arrived.
*Make sure you get your cell phone chargers! It's $25 for housekeeper to return items left at the house.
*If you ask my caretaker, Nick, for help with inflating things or other significant assistance (not directly related to the house) it would be nice if you give him some kind of tip ($5, $10) so he will continue to agreeably help guests :)
*If you make a fire in the fire ring during the summer months, extreme care must be taken so it doesn't get out of control. Hose the area down a bit first with the hose on the deck and make sure someone is keeping an eye on it AT ALL TIMES! Do not put more than 3 pieces of wood on it at any one time. Have a bucket of water handy in case you need it and COMPLETELY EXTINGUISH the fire, with water, before retiring for the night. No steam should be coming off it when you're done. If that hillside goes up in flames you, me or both may end up in jail :[
*A gathering of extra people (for a total of 15 max) can come enjoy the house for an afternoon but may not stay for days. It's too much strain on the septic system. My caretaker lives near the house and he will inform me of large or unreasonably loud groups, which may affect your review.



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Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

126 Reviews

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Steven User Profile
September 2017
Very relaxing and quiet place. Conveniently located, secluded but with all necessary convenient store close by. Close to kayak rental for the adventurers. The host is great, very friendly and very knowledgeable. All the information needed is provided from the start. Caretaker always closeby in case anything would happen. Direct access to the river for a nice relaxing time on provided inflatables. Sleeps easily 8 adults and is dog friendly :) Thanks Toni, I highly recommend the place.

Raul User Profile
August 2017
If you are looking for a place that accommodates larger groups on the river, this should be your 1st choice. The deck is surrounded by redwoods which gives the broad, ample deck shade throughout the day but allows for great star gazing at night. The deck overlooks the river so when it gets too hot, an easy dirt path leads down directly to the cold cool water below. There are also various tubes & floats in the car port for you to use. It’s minutes from Sam’s but very secluded so you can have fun in the sun without bothering or being bothered. We loved the fire pit at night & we were a big party so really appreciated both the BBQ grills. I have no complaints but please be aware that although it says it sleeps 13, we were all single friends on reunion so it got a bit cramped at night. For singles, I’d say it sleeps 8 perfectly but for us, a few people had to bunk up, a few put cushions together for their sleeping bags & I know at least one guy crashed on the coffee table with blankets :). Be flexible & it isnt a problem. It is a great location & Toni is an excellent communicator.
Toni User Profile
Response from Toni:
Thank you for such a great review Raul! I'm really glad you all had a good time here and that you made good use of everything the house and environs provide. You were a great and easy-to-work-with guest. But I'm confused by the "sleeps 13 " comment. I believe my listing says it accommodates 8. If you read somewhere that it OK for 13 people to stay there then I need to find that typo! And, could you tell me, what the heck is Sams?
August 2017

Jenica User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful rustic cabin with direct river access. The hot tub and the large deck overlooking the river were highlights. We had 8 people (3 couples, 2 singles) and it was a little tight but doable for a long weekend. The cabin is rustic and older, so don't expect luxury living but it's perfect for a chill getaway in nature. Toni was a great, responsive host. We needed the outdoor trash cans emptied and after messaging her it was done in only a few minutes.
Toni User Profile
Response from Toni:
Thank you for the nice review Jenica! I'm really glad you all enjoyed your stay at The River : )
August 2017

Ryan User Profile
August 2017
The house is secluded and in one of the most beautiful areas I have ever stayed.

Stephen User Profile
August 2017
Toni was a delightful host, who showed a great deal of responsiveness, attention to detail and concern about our large party of big and small people. The house was in a delightful location down a small road with a gorgeous river view and a deck with 2 BBQs and a hot tub. The house itself was not new and had some squeaky fllors but had all the creature comforts and accommodated a surprising large group comfortably. I would definitely go back again.

Erin User Profile
July 2017
Toni's place on the river was exactly what we needed for a relaxing getaway with friends. The house is not only in an amazing location on the river, but she was incredibly accommodating to our needs and made sure we were able to have a wonderful time. It was a truly wonderful weekend!
Toni User Profile
Response from Toni:
I really am glad you all had a good time at The River Sweetie! You were a great bunch and I really do appreciate you all taking such good care of the house and leaving it so nice and CLEAN! All the best, Toni
July 2017

Rahul User ProfileRahul is a superhost.
July 2017
The short verdict: Loved it ! All 6 of us thought the location was so peaceful and perfect, the home was warm, instructions were great. Can't wait to come back. The long verdict: I love that Toni shares her delightful cabin in the woods - Many rentals in Russian river are "managed" but that takes away from the true spirit of airbnb. Toni communicated every detail and made the whole process so easy. I was a little nervous with 6 of us and our dogs as well, but everything was warm, charming and the location is so amazing. The night sky, the adorable, simple and well-equipped kitchen, the access to river, easy Wifi, lots of blankets, the amazing deck - we spent most of our time there, the outdoor shower, the fireplace.. I could go on and on. Toni was prompt at answering questions and just gracious all around. As an airbnb host myself, I know this takes work. We all appreciate it and will definitely be back next summer or earlier perhaps
Toni User Profile
Response from Toni:
Thank you for such a nice review Rahul! You and your friends were amazing guests and you are more than welcome to come back ANY TIME! All the best in the world to you, Toni
July 2017

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Toni User Profile

Hi! I'm a third generation San Franciscan (rare as hen's teeth!) and I love the outdoors. I feel so lucky to have been born and raised in a part of the world that is so beautiful and so full of wonderful things to see and do. I've found that being consciously grateful for the good things that come our way seems to make even more good things happen :)
I love my kids, my dog, my home, gardening, cooking and having fun at The River House!

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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