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2 Bedrooms
4 Beds

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Pyramid House, an architectural delight, is a rare find in a vacation rental!

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The Space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $223
Weekly discount: 14%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

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

Permit # ZPE11-0188

Guest Access

-4 person hot tub
-Year round River Access
-Outdoor Dining and Gas BBQ (propane provided)
-Gas Fireplace
-2 single Kayaks (available mid-June to mid-September, only)
-Outdoor Shower
-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.

The Neighborhood

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
-Armstrong Woods
-Austin Creek State Recreation Area
-Sonoma Coast State Park
-Johnson's Beach
-Sonoma Coast State Park

Getting Around

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.

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House Rules


In general, Pyramid House has the following night minimums.

-Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum)
-Three Night Minimum Memorial Day Weekend through end of June, and September
-Weekly Only late June through August, Summer Rotation Day
is Friday.
-Major holidays including Thanksgiving, Winter Break and President's Day may have a longer night minimum.

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.

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 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.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher

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