About this listing
Pyramid House, an architectural delight, is a rare find in a vacation rental!
At Pyramid House, not only are all the most desirable amenities offered, including river access and views, a hot tub, a gas fireplace, privacy, redwoods, dog friendly and high-end electronics, the house itself is unique and offers its lucky guests one-of-a-kind accommodations. Add numerous windows, comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses and fine linens, delicate touches and serene privacy, and you have a truly outstanding place to stay.
The interior at Pyramid House is nothing short of amazing. The very open floor plan is at the same time both elegant and cozy. The entire home is one large pointed structure, a side of which can be viewed in its entirety from the main floor. On the main living level is a large, window-filled living room with the fireplace, a flat-screen TV, ample and comfortable seating, a dining table that easily seats 8, a well-appointed kitchen, and one of the two bathrooms. From the far corner of the living room, a few short steps lead down to the lower bedroom, which is partitioned off from the rest of the house by a curtain and a tucked-away location.
On the far side of the main living level, stairs wind and wander up the pyramid, first reaching a sweet sleeping loft/reading nook with two futons that each convert into a twin bed, and finally arrive at the master bedroom and bath. The master bedroom, with a loft-style side that opens to the main house, has a flat-screen TV, a floor to ceiling window that is so private the blinds never need to be drawn, and an optimum view of the unique sculpture that was created by a previous owner who was an artist and sculptor. The upstairs bathroom has a tub/shower.
The grounds at Pyramid House are studded with large redwood trees, and there are a number of outdoor areas to be enjoyed. The hot tub is situated on the large deck that wraps around the house and overlooks the river. Stairs lead down to a lower level, where, when the weather is good, comfortable Adirondack chairs surround a metal fire pit. The path continues down to the river, where there is sloping, easy access to the water. From mid-June to the end of September, 2 kayaks are available.
BED SIZES: Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: King bed; Sleeping loft: 2 Twin futons
BEDROOMS: The house was designed with few interior doors. Visual privacy has been achieved though clever layout rather than typical doorways. The lower bedroom has a curtain partition and the master bedroom is like a loft and is the uppermost "room" in the house. Both bathrooms have doors.
STAIRS: There are two exterior stairs from the driveway to the main level, and the lower bedroom has 3 stairs. The upper bedroom is up a spiral staircase and could be problematic for someone who has difficulty with stairs.
HEAT SOURCE:Thermostat-controlled gas fireplace
-4 person hot tub
-Year round River Access
-Outdoor Dining and Gas BBQ (propane provided)
-2 single Kayaks (available mid-June to mid-September, only)
-Washer and Dryer
-Fire pit (wood not included)
-Unlimited US phone calls
The Russian River Vacation Homes Guest Passport Program is an ongoing program that gives our guests exclusive discounts directly from local businesses.
Every reservation automatically receives one 'passport' to use at participating businesses in the area.
We are so excited to be able to connect our guests with some of our favorite wineries, restaurants and activities in the area! We hope all these great discounts will prompt our guests to experience all the great things our area has to offer.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be sent detailed check in instructions prior to arrival. Keys for Pyramid House can be picked up from our office lock box any time after 4pm. Our office is open until 5pm each day. We are happy to help in any way we can to make your stay more enjoyable! There is an emergency line available to guests after office hours.
Pyramid House is located between the towns of Monte Rio and Duncan's Mills in Villa Grand, and is 8 miles to the Sonoma coast, 5.6 miles to Guerneville and a short drive to Russian River Valley wineries. Both Duncans Mills and Monte Rio have a number of great restaurants. Monte Rio has a public beach with boat rentals (June-September), a movie theater and a small store. Duncans Mills has a number of boutique shops.
-1.5 miles to downtown Monte Rio
-5.6 Miles to Guerneville
-13 miles to Forestville
-8 Miles to Occidental
-3.25 Miles to Duncans Mills
-7.2 miles to Jenner
-17 miles to Sebastopol
-10 miles to Cazadero
-27 miles to Healdsburg
-25 miles to Santa Rosa
-15 miles to Bodega Bay
Here are a few of our nearby attractions! See our guidebook for a detailed listing.
-Korbel Champagne Cellars
-Gary Farrell Winery
-Thomas George Estates
-Burke's Canoe Rentals
-Austin Creek State Recreation Area
-Sonoma Coast State Park
-Sonoma Coast State Park
There is a public taxi service available in the Monte Rio/Villa Grande area.
-22 Miles to the Sonoma County Charles M. Schulz Airport and Car Rental Services
-89 Miles to the San Francisco National Airport
-90 Miles to Oakland International Airport
Please ask for further information concerning wine tours and driving services
Other Things to Note
The Russian River area is home to many special events! There’s something for everyone!
Plan your true wine tasting experience during Winter WINEland, Pinot on the River, or visit during one of the Barrel Tasting weekends on Wine Road!
We’re a great place to hang your hat during the Vineman Triatholon, and we’d love to see you during Lazy Bear Weekend! We also have great home locations for Women’s Weekend!
Get your groove on at Johnson’s Beach for The Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival!
Other great events include Civil War Days, the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, the Sonoma County Pride Parade, the Russian River Rodeo, the Old Grove Festival, and the Russian River Beer Revival.
***PLEASE READ FOR VALUABLE INFORMATION AND DETAILS!***
Pyramid House has a default two night minimum with the following exceptions:
-3 Night Minimum May 22nd- June 25th and the month of September
-7 Night Minimum in July and August. Guests must check in and out on a Friday.
-3 Night Minimum Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas and New Years
-4 Night Minimum Thanksgiving Week
-3 Night Minimum the last half of December
Reservations not adhering to these night minimums will not be accepted.
The rental rates and cleaning fee include a 9% Transient Occupancy Tax and a 2% Business Area Improvement Fee
There is a $49 non-refundable Vacation Rental Damage Protection Plan fee for all reservations, already included in the cleaning fee.
VACATION RENTAL DAMAGE PROTECTION PLAN:
In order to activate the vacation rental damage protection plan included in your rental fees, please provide your billing address, phone number, & email address in the note with your reservation. If this is an issue, please contact us before making a reservation.
The maximum number of people allowed on the property is 6. Exceptions can be made for children under 3. In general, two additional day guests maybe allowed at no extra cost, as long as Russian River Vacation Homes has given guest prior written approval. This home does not have a permit for parties, large gatherings, or events.
After making a booking and providing their contact information, guests will be sent a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return.
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT
Check in is at 4pm for all of our Homes. Check out for Pyramid House is 12:00pm. Guaranteed paid Early Check ins and Check outs are sometimes possible during our off-season. Non Paid Early Check ins are occasionally a possibility if the home has been released by the inspector ahead of schedule. If you are interested in a non paid early check in, please contact our office on the morning of your arrival date to check the inspector’s schedule. Non paid late check outs are very rarely available.
DOGS: This home is dog friendly, and allows up to 2 dogs. Additional dogs or pets of any other kind are not permitted. Unattended dogs must be crated.
FUTURE CONTACT: Guests will automatically remain on our mailing list after their stay in order to receive our guest newsletter. If you would rather not remain on the list, you may let us know, or unsubscribe via the guest newsletter email.
Our 5 night stay at Pyramid House was a great experience and we would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a place to stay in by the Russian River!
Very good communication leading up to our arrival, very smooth check-in and clear instructions provided.
The house and the location also added highly to our experience.
Pyramid house was a great location for the Vineman. We appreciated the access to town and the dog friendly accommodations. We could imagine how nice it would be to enjoy the patio and outdoor areas if the weather has been better. Many thanks!
This is a unique house on a great piece of property! Great open space perfect for hanging out with friends but definitely not for those wanting their own space, as there are no doors to anything but the bathrooms. This presents a problem when someone snores loudly or with children!
Unfortunately, there were no steps to the beach so we couldn't walk along the river's edge, but there was an awesome fire pit and hot tub area. The grill was a good thing to have with the nice weather but half of the burners did not really heat up all that well :/ not really a big deal.
Overall, we loved this place but probably not for us again since we want to be able to sleep independently of others' schedules :)
The Pyramid cabin was wonderful — very spacious and open, right on the river! We had a great time cooking, enjoying the hot tub, and warming up by the fire. The huge comfy couches were perfect for our group of friends. We also appreciated all the detailed information that Russian River Rental Homes left for us. Communication with the company was consistent and quick!
The Pyramid House was a great place to spend a relaxing long weekend. The cabin is beautiful - just as pictured. Both beds were quite comfortable. We enjoyed the deck, hot tub, fire pit... No complaints! We hope to stay again someday.
We really enjoyed the gas fireplace, hot tub and architecture. Everything was a short drive away - 15 minutes to the west are the parks along the coast and Cafe Aquatica in Jenner and 15 minutes to the east are the restaurants and bars and Redwoods park near Monte Rio.
First off, this house is stunning. Architecturally amazing. I loved the open design, however if you are looking for more privacy the lack of doors or walls between the rooms might be concerning, but I stayed with friends and we loved being able to talk to each other where ever in the house we were. The location was great, beautiful trees on the property and right on the river, spectacular. Hot Tub was clean and hot, nice to soak in the tub at night looking up at the stars through the tree canopy.
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About the Host, River Homes
We are a small, locally owned and operated vacation rental management company in Guerneville, CA. We love accommodating guests here in our beautiful corner of the world.