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Sweetwater Cottage

Private room in guesthouse hosted by Brendan
2 guests1 bedroom1 bedPrivate half-bath
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House rules
The host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Come and relax on the Lower Russian River! We are nestled in a beautiful, quiet canyon only five minutes from the Russian River and town of Guerneville, two minutes from the old growth redwoods of Armstrong Woods, and thirty minutes from the coast. Whether you are here to enjoy hiking, biking, river sports, wine tasting, the beach, or the food and fun in Guerneville, Sweetwater Cottage is the ideal vacation home base.

The space
Sweetwater Cottage is detached from the main house, with a beautiful view of the woods and meadow that is our back yard. It includes a microwave and mini fridge for storing and heating your leftovers from the wonderful brewpubs in the area, as well as a complete setup for coffee and tea in the morning. There is a half bath in the cottage itself, and guests will have access to the shower in the main house at all times (due to COVID-19 restrictions, this shower is unavailable and is replaced with a temporary, private outdoor shower behind the cottage). Our beautiful location does come at a small cost: our internet is not very fast (one could say "on river time"!) and some phone carriers get spotty reception. It is better in the main house and you are welcome to come in if you have important emails or work to do, but hopefully you are here to disconnect anyway :).

We have two dogs, and the big one would LOVE to meet you, but if you are scared of dogs or would like to limit your interaction with her, just let us know. Our small dog does not like strangers and we would be thrilled if you would refrain from trying to interact with her. Dogs deserve the right of consent too!

We do not discriminate based on religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity or presentation. All are welcome!

Other things to note
We're proud to say this is an entirely self-directed enterprise on our part, and it makes a huge difference in allowing us to afford a house in our crazy expensive home region - so thank you! Since I (Brendan) do all the cleaning between my other work, I reserve a relatively long cleaning window (between 11-5), as sometimes my other work means I can't get home to turn the cottage over in the mid-afternoon. If you have your heart set on an early checkin or sleeping in a bit, it never hurts to ask! Sometimes my schedule allows for more flexibility and I love to accommodate guests' wishes whenever possible.
Come and relax on the Lower Russian River! We are nestled in a beautiful, quiet canyon only five minutes from the Russian River and town of Guerneville, two minutes from the old growth redwoods of Armstrong Woods, and thirty minutes from the coast. Whether you are here to enjoy hiking, biking, river sports, wine tasting, the beach, or the food and fun in Guerneville, Sweetwater Cottage is the ideal vacation home base… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Dryer
Washer
Hangers
Hair dryer
Essentials
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Guerneville, California, United States

The lower Russian River has been a vacation destination for the inner Bay Area for over a hundred years. Guerneville in particular has had the honor of being the preferred vacation spot for the gay community of San Francisco for decades, and still has a thriving LGBTQ+ community. This is exemplified in the legendary gay bar, The Rainbow Cattle Company.

For those that enjoy the outdoors, you couldn't be in a better spot. Hiking, biking, river sports, and the beach are all here. We are avid hikers and would be more than happy to point you towards our favorite spots. Sweetwater Springs Road, connecting Guerneville to the Healdsburg side of the hills via some of Sonoma County's best scenery, is a favorite destination for cyclists.

This is, of course, wine country, and there are countless wineries to visit. We are in the Russian River Vally appellation, and from here you can head over to Healdsburg, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Green Valley, Bennett Valley, and more. We have provided a selection of coupons for 2 for 1 tastings/complementary tastings for a variety of wineries in the area which we hope you will enjoy.
The lower Russian River has been a vacation destination for the inner Bay Area for over a hundred years. Guerneville in particular has had the honor of being the preferred vacation spot for the gay community of…

Hosted by Brendan

Joined in May 2017
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  • Imogen
During your stay
We live full time in the main house. Although we are not always home as we both work, we are always available by text for any questions or concerns. How much you would like to interact with us is really up to you.
Brendan is a Superhost
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  • Languages: English, Suomi, Italiano, Português, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Cancellation policy