Riverfront - A Very Special Place!

House - Entire home/apt · Summerhome Park Road, Forestville, CA 95436, United States
Your host, Toni
20 Reviews
Response rate: 84%
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The Space

This is THE PERFECT PLACE to get away from it ALL and for family or friends to eat, drink, cook, barbecue & have a GREAT, relaxing vacation.
What could be more perfect than staying on a peaceful river running through the Sonoma wine country?
In the summer if you stay 6 nights, you get the 7th half off!
I believe it would be almost impossible to find a house with a comparable setting. You feel like you have a big piece of the River all to yourselves when you stay here!
VERY Private, as it is at the end of a short private road.
River access right from the house. You can literally throw a rock into the water from the deck.
Sleeps 8 in private rooms.
2-stories, 1,300 square feet, Redwood trees on either side AND growing up through the deck around the hot tub (it is SO COOL!) with an amazing view of the Russian River.
2 miles from the Korbel Champagne Cellars and wineries are everywhere.
5 mi. East of Guerneville w/ its fun shops & restaurants. 10 mi. West of Santa Rosa,
This is charming, rustic, cabin-style house is decorated with comfort and relaxation in mind and a few antiques thrown in for good measure.
It’s spacious (2 Living Rooms!) comfortable and very cozy.
I've been renting out this house to happy vacationers for 14 years and I have a LOT of repeat renters.
4 Bedrooms.
2 Full Bathrooms plus one Shower on the Huge Deck.
Six-Person Hot Tub
Charcoal Barbecue
Fully Appointed Kitchen
DVD player / Stereo Receiver
Fireplace in Master Bedroom and Wood Stove in Downstairs Living Room.
I even throw in a "House Tips" sheet with suggested things to do and places to eat.
$100 cleaning fee.
To keep cleaning fee down, bring your own sheets & towels. I provide blankets, pillows, mattress pads, bed spreads etc. Please add $75 (total) to your calculations if you want linens provided. I'll have to send you a "Special Offer" with this fee because Airbnb doesn't accommodate "occasional" fees
You're going to Love this place!

Note: During the SUPER busy months (July & August), I have a 5-night minimum stay policy. Or we can work out a higher nightly rate and you can stay fewer nights. You’ll probably find a 7-night minimum-night-stay policy for advanced bookings at most all of the other worthwhile houses up here. Most folks only let houses go for a weekend during most popular months if a house is still available at the last minute. I can make exceptions if someone wants to stay fewer nights between Sunday and Thursday. In September things calm down quite a bit and I can start taking weekend-only bookings again.
Washer & Dryer are available for people staying a minimum of 5 nights.

Guest Access

The River! Roads way off the beaten path to hike or ride bikes around on.
Washer & dryer are available to those staying 5 nights or longer.
Just don't go on the down-river neighbor's property or try to access the river that way, which shouldn't be difficult because there's a fence.

Interaction with Guests

Guests will have the whole area to themselves. I live 75 miles from the property but my caretaker lives within easy walking distance, so if there are any questions or issues, he's right there to help. His phone number and the housekeeper's number are provided in case anyone has questions.

The Neighborhood

I love the fact that it's SO peaceful! I recommend my guests bring binoculars to watch the various large birds (Great Blue Herons, Egrets, Ospreys Hawks) and Deer that are commonly seen from the deck. Sometimes a River Otter or seal is seen swimming by. And great BIG fish of some kind - Steehlead? Also that, since the house is at the end of a private road, there are no cars driving by my house and the public is not allowed on our road.

Getting around

There is a Sonoma County bus stop about 3/4 of a mile form the house. It runs East to Santa Rosa and West possibly to the coast. But it makes many stops and I don't recommend it as a regular means of transportation.
There is room for 3 or 4 cars at the property. More cars will cause you to block each other in. Carpool!

Other Things to Note

The first time you come to the house, do your best to arrive before dark, or see to it that at least one member of your party does so they can talk you in if you do arrive after dark There aren't many streetlights out there and the house can be difficult to find at night. Plus you'll miss the exciting drive and drop-dead scenery on the way in, which is quite dramatic.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 5
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1500 /week
Monthly Price: $5500 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • 6 of us stayed here for the weekend while attending a wedding in Healdsburg and enjoyed our stay. The inside could use some work, and the house has some structural issues, but the star attraction is the deck/hot tub/view of the river. I just wish we had more time to fish, swim etc (non-wedding stuff). I'd definetly stay again, especially when you consider you may have to pay this much for a tiny hotel room in Healdsburg.

    June 2014
    Response from Toni:

    I don't really see what relevance "structural issues" have to people looking for a place to stay. I know there's a crack in the downstairs bathroom -it's been there since I bought the house 17 years ago- but it's not like anyone is going to get injured by it. I'm afraid your review might make people think twice about staying here because they're afraid the house is not safe. I guess I'm just not used to people saying negative things about the house. I wish you could/would delete that comment.

    June 2014
  • We had a blast! The cabin was (website hidden) of the interior are accurate---it is rustic but charming and clean. However, the view is much more stunning than we anticipated from the photos. Additionally, although there is no river bank to hang out on by the cabin, the water is shallow enough to easily touch the bottom and hang around by the shore and float. There is also a public beach very close by to float to. Toni was very helpful and gave us ample heads up about any of the quirks we might encounter. The cabin feels like it's in its own private area of the forest and is very quiet at night, almost no noise from any other houses or the road. The hot tub was perfectly situated under the Redwood tree as advertised. Overall highly recommended!

    June 2014
  • This was an AMAZING place! My friends and I stayed here during Memorial Day weekend and it really was the most perfect house for the kind of trip that we wanted.

    The house was spacious and the deck was the crown jewel. The hot tub and having river access were just the whipped cream and cherry on top (email hidden) to rent for the holiday weekend. All of the other amenities (bbq grill, fire pit, limitless wine glasses, etc.) really helped to make the experience a truly enjoyable one. Everyone who stayed at the house really enjoyed it!

    May 2014
  • Wow! This house is amazing! Love to stay there.Gorgeous view to the forest and river. Everything you need in the house. And amazing hottub!!! Hope to come back again. Toni was very kind hoster too. Big pleasure to work with her.

    May 2014
  • Everyone in our group really enjoyed their stay. The house was cozy. Beautiful view of the river. A few were even able to see a seal swim by. The hot tub under the redwood was a real treat.

    April 2014
  • We contacted Toni last-minute when we had to cancel our camping plans due to weather. She was quick to respond and very accommodating. What could have been a miserable couple of days camping on the beach in the rain turned into a magical and relaxing getaway in this beautiful riverfront gem. The house was spacious and comfortable, and the hot-tub was a welcome treat. I hope we have the chance to come back for a longer stay in better weather next time!

    April 2014
  • Beautiful rustic home and setting. Perfect place to spend the morning reading in front of the fire and the evening in the hottub on the deck overlooking the river. Or if you need to get out of the house a bit, close to gorgeous hiking, great breweries, and good wine. Had a minor plumbing issue, but it was quickly handled with no real inconvenience. Toni was more than helpful and we had a great weekend at the house with our friends.

    January 2014
  • Riverfront is nice place. A cabin in the woods on the river. Everything worked as adverstised. The cabin was clean and in good repair. The hot tub was a nice addition. The wood heat made for chilly mornings and returns to the house after a day out but once roaring the wood burner kept the place warm.

    January 2014
  • Great location for anyone trying to get away from it all. Beautiful. Serene. The house was cozy and well-kept, and the added bonuses of the hot tub, fire pit, and rope swing made for a fun-filled holiday. Had some minor troubles with the plumbing(some flooding), but considering the stress our group was putting on it(10 people for Thanksgiving) it really wasn't a big deal. All things considered, I would highly recommend Riverfront.

    November 2013
  • This is a truly special place, great for lounging around all day and enjoying scenic views or taking redwood walks. I stayed here with a large group of folks and we all slept comfortably and had a wonderful weekend. Toni was very helpful in helping make arrangements and gave very thorough instructions and tips on how to make the most of our stay. Definitely would love to return.

    November 2013
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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!
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