Charming , rustic cottage on the Russian River. Wonderful wineries, river activities, restaurants, special events. Private room with kitchen/bathroom/internet privileges.
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I have an indoor/outdoor cat that does not go into the guest room.
Valerie was great. She gave some great local recommendations, seems to really know the area, and was nice to chat with.
The house is also good. We shared a bathroom, so it wasn't super private per se - but the hose is cozy with a nice overall feel to it, and it does look out to the river.
The location is really nice; maybe 5-10 minutes out of Guerneville proper, and right by one of the more popular river "beaches" in the area.
In short: I'd definitely go back next time I'm in the area
Valerie could not have been any more of a good host to her quiet home. A nice experience.
Valerie was a very helpful and kind host who made us feel at home in her lovely riverside house. With a comfy bed and a generous breakfast, this stay left nothing to ask for. The surroundings are beautiful, with the Russian River visible from the deck, and easy access to swimming and canoeing. Warmly recommended.
Valerie is an accommodating host. She provides a comfy, clean bedroom in her home. It was fine for my needs...to be close to an art workshop, up the road in forestville. My only complaint: a little overpriced, given the simplicity and shared bathroom. I paid the 125 dollars for convenience sake, but local friends were a bit surprised that the room cost more than$100.
Valerie's home is a few minutes walk from nice trails in Sonoma's Regional park. Also, close to many vineyards.
Our host welcomed us very warmly! The house is very warm, in a beautiful neighborhood, right on the Russian River.
We spent two very nice days at Valerie's lovely place overlooking the Russian River. Valerie was very hospitable, friendly, and accommodating, and we'll definitely stay with her again if we find ourselves back in the Russian River valley. Thanks, Valerie!