Take a moment for yourself on the porch!Enjoy the open floor plan after a day on the river!
Gillaroo House, Walk to the Beach!
Gillaroo House, Walk to the Beach!
10 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
10 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
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The space

Named for a rare Irish trout, Gillaroo House is a beautiful, comfortable and practical home. Modern and well-furnished, this large 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has space for your group to spread out and enjoy relaxing days in this quiet riverfront Russian River neighborhood.

Gillaroo House is a two-story home with the entrance on the lower level. As you walk in the front door, the open living/dining/kitchen is to the right, and doors to one full bath and the downstairs bedroom are straight ahead. The staircase to the upper floor is to the left. Natural light illuminates the main living area. The living room offers a flat screen television for watching cable TV as well as a DVD player. A fully-equipped kitchen offers a gas range, dishwasher and icemaker. Upstairs features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The master bedroom is a world unto itself with a luxurious King bed, private balcony with views of the hills (and a tiny peak of the river) and a master bathroom with a bath tub, walk-in shower and double vanity. A walk-in closet is located off the master bathroom. The second bedroom features a Queen bed; the third bedroom features a Queen bed and a Twin bunk bed. There is a full bathroom with a tub/shower combo off the hallway.

Sunshine is abundant in this location. Various areas of the outdoor living space alternate between sun and shade throughout the day to suit everyone’s preference. The large front porch has French doors leading into the inside dining area and looks out over a small landscaped yard and driveway. The side patio has a gas barbecue and a lovely outdoor dining set. To the back of the house is the master bedroom balcony and a gate leading out to a small graveled riverfront lane.

Access to a large neighborhood beach is less than half a block from the back gate, just four doors down. Gillaroo House is surrounded by a tall privacy fence.

BED SIZES: Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Third bedroom: Queen bed, Twin bed bunks; Fourth Bedroom: Queen Bed

HEAT SOURCE: Forced-air central heat

LOCATION: Quiet Guerneville neighborhood. Four doors down from access to a large river beach.

Sonoma County TOT #2128
Permit # ZPE11-0363

Guest access

-Walk to Neighborhood Beach
-Gas Grill (Propane Provided)
-Fully Equipped Kitchen
-DVD Player

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 and a rental contract once their reservation is confirmed, and our office has received their email and physical mailing addresses. Gillaroo House has a keyless entry system, and check in is at 4pm. The key code will be sent along with your detailed check in instructions. 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.

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.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with smart lock


In general, night minimums are as follows:
-Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum)
-Three night minimum Memorial Day Weekend through late June, and September
-Four night minimum end of June through August, expect week minimum over the July 4th Holiday and the first week of August.
-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.

RENTAL RATES: The rental rates and cleaning fee include 2% Business Area Improvement Fee charged by the County of Sonoma. 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: 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 10. 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.

QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

PARKING: The garage is available for parking. There is additional parking in the driveway, for a total of 4 parking spaces. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

-After making a booking and providing their contact information, guests will be sent a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return.
-No same-day reservations past 2pm. Our office closes at 5pm. It should not happen, but in case the system is allowing you to book for same-day arrival and it is after 2pm, please reach out to us before completing your reservation. If it is after 5pm, please do not complete your reservation; no one will be available to process your reservation and prepare for your arrival.
-We adhere to the above night minimums. If your reservation seems to go through for less than the stated night minimums, or if the availability seem too good to be true, be aware that the system may be experiencing an integration issue and your reservation may not be accepted. Again, if you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Check in is at 4pm for all of our Homes. Check out for Gillaroo House is 12pm. 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 not dog friendly, and does not allow pets of any kind. If you have a dog that travels with you, please ask about our dog friendly homes.

FUTURE CONTACT: Confirmed guests will be asked to provide their physical address and email address. Guests will automatically remain on our email list after their stay in order to receive our guest eNewsletter. If you would rather not remain on the list, you may let us know, or unsubscribe via the guest eNewsletter unsubscribe function.

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Must climb stairs - Two Story Home with interior staircase. Half a flight of stairs to enter.


20 Reviews

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Jillian User Profile
April 2017
This place was fantastic! A group of 9 friends stayed here and it was the perfect size and a lot of the appliances were brand new! It was lovely

Spenser User Profile
February 2017
A beautiful home in a beautiful town!

Emmie User Profile
January 2017
What a lovely house! Nine full-sized people slept and lived in this house quite comfortably. When the entire clan of 17 was there for a shared meal and evening together, the house was very accommodating and the ping pong table in the garage was a huge bonus! All-in-all, we had a wonderful stay!

Liz User Profile
October 2016
On a whim, we decided to find a place half way to our day trip destination so that we could break up the drive for some in our party. Luckily this house was available! The home is well appointed and well equipped, especially since it was a very rainy weekend and we mostly stayed in to cook and hangout. The front porch is lovely for a glass of wine in the evening. Each of the rooms upstairs is spacious enough to set up a pack 'n play (or travel cots in our case for our toddler twins) for kids too young for the bunk beds in this house. A member of our party accidentally backed into the wooden gate when preparing to head out for the day and the rental company was extremely easy to work with on the issue. I greatly appreciated their attentiveness to our emails once we reported the damage. We would definitely stay here again.

Ashlie User Profile
October 2016
Beautiful home, clean and great location. Spacious for guests with lots of privacy in a nature-filled area!

Melissa User Profile
August 2016
I brought my family out for vineman and this house was perfect! Beach is a short walk away. The house had everything we needed.

Burcu User Profile
May 2016
We rented the Gillaroo House for a long weekend for 6 adults and 6 kids!! and the house hosted us comfortably. First of all the house was super clean when we arrived. It was easy o get in and out of the house with the code. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. The dining areas (inside and outside) were great. But for us the most important with feature was how family friendly it was. The house is fenced all around so nobody could escape! and the front and side yards were big enough for play time. From the back door to a small beach on the river it is a 3 minute walk. Overall we loved the place and were very happy with River Homes. We definitely think about coming back. Thank you!
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Response from River Homes:
Super glad that enjoyed Gillaroo House, and that your children didn't escape! :) We hear free range children are frowned upon. ;) Thanks so much for staying with us! We're glad that two of your children were age 3 or less, so that the home was the appropriate size for you. We'll hope to see you again! :)
May 2016

Guerneville, California, United StatesJoined in April 2012
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