About this listing
Cozy little cabin in Guerneville, a hate free community in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country! Enjoy both natural beauty and culinary decadence in the region named #2 wine destination in the world by Tripadvisor in 2012.
This is a modest, clean, functional home with original art throughout. The open floor plan, gas faux-wood burning stove, and hardwood floors give you both the joy of a country cabin and comfort and convenience of uncluttered, fully furnished space.
If the house is not available, or you need more space, check out our other listing which is right across the street: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4509562
Let me know about any dietary restrictions that you have, I like to leave the kitchen stocked with locally grown and made goodies for your breakfast!
The entire two bedroom, one bathroom home, back Sun deck, and private parking spaces in front of the home.
Interaction with Guests
There is a combination keypad lock, the combo to which I change between guests and send you in advance so that you are able to let yourself in.
I am always available via Air BnB message to answer any questions, as well as help you with any aspect of your stay that you wish. I am sometimes available to check you in personally, upon request.
I split my time between Guerneville and San Francisco, Aimee takes care of the home when I am away and is available to help if problems arise.
There is a second unit on the property in the back, where some nice friends of mine live. You may meet them in passing.
Guerneville is only 15 miles to the coast, and the gorgeous hiking trails of the Sonoma Coast state park and Goat Rock Beach. Armstrong Woods state park which is home to redwood trees over 1,000 years of age is right in Guerneville. There are several Russian River beaches with swimming holes within ten minutes driving from the house.
The town has a thriving and prominent LGBTQ community which is very inclusive of everyone, not just people who are LGBTQ themselves. It makes Guerneville a comfortable and relaxing place to be you, whoever you happen to be. It really is a "hate free community" as our town welcome sign states.
We are very close to the wine trails leading from West Sonoma to Dry Creek and Healdsburg. The house is a beautiful 30 minute drive from two of my favorite tasting rooms, Porter Creek and Iron Horse.
Restaurants in town that we love are the Garden Grill for basic breakfasts or casual BBQ (this is easy 5 min walk from the house) and Boon is consistently delicious. Next to Boon you'll find the Korean-fusion pop-up which makes a great burger and fries! A 30 minute drive down the winding Bohemian highway to the town of Occidental brings you to Howards the absolute best brunch spot around, with delish gluten-free waffles, traditional and locally inspired benedicts, a full menu of healthy juices and smoothies, and more.
Country Dan hosts Karaoke 5 nights a week in town, the crowd at the Triple R is always welcoming and jovial. (website hidden) has his schedule. The famous Rainbow Cattle Company is another very friendly night life environment with a great mix of locals and visitors, pool table, and back patio.
We have a yoga studio, nail salon, and an esoteric new-age learning center in town- what more do you need?!
This home is easy taxi distance to and from town. We recommend Bill's Taxi service.
There is plenty of private parking at the house and in the neighborhood.
Sonoma County Airport (STS) is a 30 minute drive on beautiful country roads to and from Guerneville, there are rental cars available at the airport. The airport is small and efficient, with daily flights on Alaska to LAX and SEA/TAC as well as PDX.
Other Things to Note
*As noted in listing amenities, we do not have a TV or Microwave. Some guests find this surprising, please plan accordingly :)
The home is currently undergoing ongoing minor exterior cosmetic renovations. Work will not be occurring during your stay and does not effect the comfort of the interior.
All Sonoma County codes and tax regulations are followed and taken care of.
-Please remove shoes.
-Please do not take my books home with you :)
-This is a non-smoking home. Smoking is allowed outside.
-Well behaved pets and responsible pet owners welcome.
-Festive gatherings welcome, if you plan on having a celebration please let me know so that I can speak to the neighbors about it in advance.
-10pm - 9am are quiet hours in the neighborhood.
-4pm check-in and 10am check-out
-Please give me an accurate head count when booking so that I can have appropriate linens etc available for you.
-Please be mindful of water and energy consumption. California is currently experiencing a drought!
Beautiful quiet location perfect distance from the beach and main part of guernville. An absolute treat to relax and enjoy.
It was like staying in a hip art gallery. The rental abounds with terrific original art. We were welcomed with a bottle of sparkling wine, snacks, and something to hydrate us. We loved the indoor and outdoor space, and enjoyed a pleasant dinner cooked on their BBQ grill. Located on a quiet road but great access to downtown Guerneville, Monte Rio, and wine country. There were some really rowdy parties in the neighborhood for the 4th of July, but we found the bedrooms reasonably insulated from the madness outside. (We've been to this neighborhood before and the rowdiness seems really out-of-place).
Great place for a family vacation- Irene was very welcoming and her listing was just as described.
Listing was as described. Peaceful location with strong wifi (important for me, as I had to work). I would probably recommend this as a good location for a couple + child. We were 2 couples, which was a little hard with the small and not so comfortable bed in the 2nd bedroom. Other than that, the living space was ample and comfortable. Loved all the books, thanks!
This was a great rental and perfect for our needs as a family of four. The adorable cottage was just as listed, with a few extra pieces of furniture not pictured. I loved the original art on the walls and the comfortable, clean feel of the place. The beds are beyond comfortable and both rooms were dark enough in the morning to allow us to sleep in (relatively, with kids)! The front bedroom door is a pocket door if that matters to you, but it was just as private and quiet anyway. The location is perfect: five minutes to town, up the street from a playground, etc. Irene was a great host, even accommodating our last-minute early-check-in request (Thank you!) and leaving a bottle of sparkling wine for us to enjoy. The rental had a french press and coffee maker/filters. One note if you have kids, the backyard is mostly enclosed except for a small stairway down to the driveway. Not a big deal if you have older ones, but if you have small ones you may just need to watch them a bit. Overall a great place to stay and relax.
This was by far the coolest spot I've stayed at in Guerneville. Irene's home is beautiful, stylish and spacious. There's awesome art, books, beautiful patios and super comfy beds. Walk to town is only 10 minutes but it feels nice and remote in the redwoods. We arrived to find tasty snacks and a bottle of lovely sparkling - such a nice touch. I'm really looking forward to staying here again!
Irene's place was great! Great location, walkable to town.The recommendations for local eats and drinks were great. She was also quick to respond to questions. She was kind enough to leave us a bottle of bubbly to welcome us. Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Irene
Aimee and Trish also help manage the property when Irene is away.
Located in San Francisco's Mission District & Sonoma Wine Country and I travel frequently! I love my little place in Guerneville, as well as the town itself, and hope you do too.