Nature Retreat with Kayaks, Bikes & New Hot Tub

Entire home hosted by Kelly

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Relax and enjoy a true piece of paradise! Located on the banks of the most beautiful stretch of the Russian River, and a 10 minute drive from the breathtaking Sonoma Coast, the location is ideal for nature lovers. Hike, bike, kayak*, explore local wineries, shops and restaurants, swim, fish, or just relax and soak in the stunning scenery.
*kayaks and dock available during dry season only

The space
Riverfront Retreat is located right on the river with easy river access and its own dock. The layout of the house is perfect for adults/couples traveling together as each of the 3 sleeping areas has its own private entrance. The layout is not ideal for all families with children, so please read through the layout description here to make sure it's a good fit for you.
The main part of house is upstairs with a small but functional kitchen, dining area, living room (with sleeper sofa) and one bedroom with king bed and full bathroom. The downstairs area has a separate entrance at the base of the exterior staircase and includes 2nd bedroom with queen bed, full bathroom and pingpong/game/laundry room. The 3rd bedroom is a sleeping cottage with a queen bed just steps across the courtyard. There is also an upstairs deck and glass-enclosed patio overlooking the meadow and river to soak in the stunning views. There is a dock for launching kayaks at the river bank just across the meadow. Please mind our neighbor's privacy and space by keeping to our end of the meadow just behind the house. There are 3 kayaks available for your use during the dry season, so guests can get out and explore the river. There are also bicycles for casual bike rides. Bring your own fancy bikes for some seriously amazing trail and road riding, if that's your thing, as it's all accessible right from our road.
Please note that we unfortunately cannot welcome any animals due to severe allergies.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
River view
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub

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4.82 out of 5 stars from 103 reviews


Where you’ll be

Duncans Mills, California, United States

We are located on a quiet, residential country road that runs along the Russian River. There are redwood trees, wildflowers, and an amazing trailhead into the Willowcreek Wilderness Preserve. Hike "Islands in the Sky" with breathtaking mountaintop views overlooking the river and coast. This is also fabulous mountain biking terrain. Duncans Mills is a sweet little historical town filled with unique gift shops, wine tasting, a cafe with freshly baked pastries, and a bar with live music outside on the weekends during high season. There's also a general store with local meats and smoked salmon, wines, and essentials. The town is a leisurely 20-25 minute walk from the house (or a 10 minute bike ride). Explore the coast just 5 miles away for breathtaking views and beaches, meandering walking trails, and the mouth of the Russian River, where harbor seals nurse, waves crash and the sun sets. Pure heaven!

Hosted by Kelly

  1. Joined in May 2013
  • 103 Reviews
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We are a family of four from the San Francisco Bay Area. We love to enjoy nature, explore new places and meet great people. We like fresh air, good food (we are also chefs), and to enjoy life by keeping things simple.

During your stay

Typically I only interact with guests via phone and email, however our wonderful property manager/neighbor, Michelle can usually be available on-site if necessary.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy