North deck - Wine from Korbel winery (across the river).Wineries nearby
~Upscale Wine Country GetAway @ BEACH, KAYAKS, SPA
~Upscale Wine Country GetAway @ BEACH, KAYAKS, SPA

Entire home/apt

8 guests

3 bedrooms

6 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Sonoma Wine Country Retreat offers: Our private beach on the Russian River, SPA, Sauna, Wi-Fi, Private dock on the river with KAYAKS (summer time only).
3-5 nights minimum
-Home with 2 separate levels, 3 decks with Japanese privacy fence
ALL basics:staples, shampoos, soaps, bedding, towels, beach towels included.
Dozens Russian River Valley Wineries around - see Guidebook with my comments/ratings - 2 years history.

The space

Sonoma County Licence 1213N.
Glorious, newly renovated in 2014 upscale property offered as a vacation rental for the first time at 2015.
It is not the usual rental property, this is our family vacation home.
- We enjoy it all the time we are able to spend there, the rest time we share it with our guests and we are making sure they are getting the most comfort and service for their money.
Offers Upscale comfort - we are offering more for less money but we want you to stay longer. We are here for you!
ALL basics included, 2 levels -3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Chlorine free HOT TUB, Sauna, Wi-Fi., Keyless Entry

We look forward to sharing our cozy and comfortable, spacious (1600 ft. sq. plus approx. 1000 ft. sq. deck space) ZEN inspired retreat located in Sonoma Russian River Valley with guests from around the world.

Early check in and late check out available!
A private beach just a few steps away with a winter, and summer docks allows you to walk right out the door and into the water and beach. 3 Kayaks and 2-3 person boat provided.
Russian River Retreat located located on 4 parcels. 2 parcels on the bottom of redwoods canyon and 2 directly on the Russian River in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country, near Healdsburg, Guerneville, Sebastopol and the Pacific Ocean, only a 1 hour drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco.
Surrounded by local wineries: - Korbel: tour guides, garden tours, California champagne, brandy, vines - 1.6 miles, free testing every day.
And dozens wineries more (see our Guidebook below) within 10-15 minutes driving among beautiful scenery.
A tranquil place with a zen touch, and an inspirational get away from it all Russian River Retreat offers upscale comfort, relaxation, peace and quiet, yet close to high-end shopping at Healsburg and wine tasting of the World Class Sonoma County wineries.

Russian River Retreat is located among stunning redwood trees that naturally shade the decks for comfortable outdoor dining and is surrounded by a beautiful fence crafted in Japanese traditions, that gives it ultimate privacy.

Decks approx. 1000 ft. sq. deck space, surrounding the house:

- North deck with a 6 person hot tub, a dining area, and covered outdoor couch.
- South deck offering gas BBQ and dining area for 8 persons located under the roof.
- Front deck connects North and South decks, and has a lounge area where you could kick back and watch the sun set.

Vacation rental offers 2 levels - not connected internally with separate entrances:

- Upper level includes 2 bedrooms with comfortable queen beds, large living room with couch and sofa-bed.
Full kitchen with new appliances, dining/bar area with 40 sq ft quartz island comfortably seats 8 people.
Full bathroom has jet tub, shower and sauna with rest area.
In addition upper level has a half bathroom for your convenience.

- Lower level is offering a bedroom with queen bed and couch, living room with sliding wall opening to the front yard, sofa-bed convertible to 2 comfortable chairs, dining set for 4, kitchenette, small refrigerator, microwave. Full size bathroom with shower.

You are just a few steps away from private beach and inspirational, zen get away - Enjoy it!

3 - 5 nights minimum stay

Please help keep our neighbors happy and our neighborhoods vacation rental-friendly.
Sorry, NO WEDDINGS, PARTIES, EVENTS, or LOUD GATHERING at any vacation rental by Sonoma County Ordinance. Quiet hours are 10pm-9am. Maximum occupancy includes adults and kids over two. Ask about day guests.

Guest access

Excellent location - Riverfront property among redwoods with private beach located on 2 separate parcels- 200 feet from home, 1 hour driving to Golden gate bridge and downtown of San Francisco.
Russian River Retreat located among stunning redwood trees.
Dozens Sonoma wineries located nearby in Russian River valley, including Korbel, Hartford and Iron Horse.
7 minutes driving to the internationally-acclaimed Michelin starred Farmhouse Restaurant.
10 minutes driving to night life and other attractions in Guerneville.
15 minutes driving to Armstrong Redwoods National Park
Canoe trips renting nearbly the Russian River Retreat

Interaction with guests

Minimum interaction with guests, you will be on your own, so enjoy your privacy. Of course, you can reach us by text, e-mails and phone. I'm not present during guest's stay.

Other things to note

NO WEDDINGS, PARTIES, EVENTS, or LOUD GATHERING at any vacation rental by Sonoma County Ordinance.
2 car parking outside maximum
Quiet hours are 10pm-9am.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people $35 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee $239
Security Deposit $850
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $489 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Please help keep our neighbors happy and our neighborhoods vacation rental-friendly.

Sorry, NO WEDDINGS, PARTIES, EVENTS, or LOUD GATHERING at any vacation rental by Sonoma County Ordinance. Quiet hours are 10pm-9am. Maximum occupancy includes adults and kids over two. Ask about day guests.
Please NO SMOKING inside.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Mark User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay at Alex's house in Forestville. Perfect for a relaxing week on the river. We will definitely stay here again soon.

Stephanie User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful, zen-like space...we had a lovely girls trip and would definitely go back. Great hosts, he even accepted a FedEx for me before we arrived. Better space for a summer trip. I'm sure 'Ice Box Canyon' gets pretty cold & damp in the winter.

Travis User Profile
May 2017
Great location! Alex's spot is close enough to Guerneville (10 minute drive) to endulce in all its splendor but far enough away to feel secluded if that's what you want. The house is spacious and well appointed. Alex made booking and staying on his property easy and enjoyable. A great experience overall!

Caroline User Profile
April 2017
We had a great stay, visiting wineries, Armstrong Woods, and the Sonoma coast. Highly recommend! Alex gave us great information leading up to our stay.

Dottie User Profile
December 2016
This home is so lovely in the redwoods, along the river. Very peaceful under the redwood canopy and falling rain.

Carla User Profile
August 2016
Nice house in a quiet shaded spot with great private access to the Russian River in Forestville. Separate Master bath is fabulous with a jetted tub and sauna. Comfortable beds. Kitchen was very well equipped and stocked for our big group. Nice BBQ as well. Alex's communication made check in easy and flexible. Alex told us upfront the spa needed repaired and couldn't be accomplished before our stay. However, he offered a reasonable partial refund without us having to ask. He also left complimentary wine, champange and chocolate for us to enjoy. Perfect location for exploring the Russian River area with grocery stores, wineries and restaurants nearby.

Justin User Profile
April 2016
Enjoyed a trip here with my wife and two of our friends (another couple). We loved the atmosphere and amenities, including the relaxing back patio with hot tub. It was only a few minute walk down some steps to the river -- very tranquil. The house was well equipped and had everything we needed during our stay. Highly recommended.

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Alex User Profile

We live in San Francisco since 1993. Started renting in the Sonoma, Russian River area different vacation properties in mid 1990 to spend summer time with our kids on the river. Exploring this area (Summerhome Park/Forestville) during summer vacations we just felt in love with it. We've got this property from foreclosure (it took 8 months to get it!) in 2010 and finish renovating in 2013. Now we would like to share it with other people.
Our favorite travel destination in US - Sonoma County and Amsterdam in the Old World. Latest visit to Amsterdam - renovated Van Gogh Museum was a killer, must see.
Favorite food - good cheese accompanied with a good wine, you can't beat Sonoma on this one.

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