Our amazing house has a magical feel to it.
The enormous deck, the tall redwoods and the birds makes it a wonderful space to be in.
Summer is here, come and enjoy the river and the ocean.
Guerneville is a great town to explore.
Come and visit.
PLEASE READ THE PRICING LIST AS THERE ARE CHANGES DO TO SESSIONS.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE AN 11% SONOMA TAX.
( IT IS ADDED TO THE TOTAL AFTER)
YOUR WINTER MID WEEK GETAWAY:
WE OFFER A MIDWEEK WINTER SPECIAL:
MONDAY- THURSDAY TWO NIGHT
MINIMUM FOR $250/NIGHT.****
COME AND ENJOY THE A FIREPLACE AND A PEACEFUL WINTER TIME IN THE REDWOODS.
***** SUMMER OF 2015:
JUN 15/15 TILL AUGUST 31/15.
A WEEK MINIMUM- MONDAY- MONDAY.
A SPECIAL PRICE FOR EARLY BOOKING !!!
PLEASE NOTE: PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
11% SONOMA TAX.
(The tax is for the nightly rate).
Beautiful spot in nature surrounded by Redwood trees, Douglas firs, lots of flowers and vines.
When you look to the sky above you can see some wild birds and Turkey vultures flying above.
Main house has 3 bedrooms.
Master bedroom have a cal king size bed, and a fireplace.
The kids room have 2 single bed and one fold out futon bed ( sleep 4 guest).
The 3'd bedroom have a double bed and a private bath.
TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS: 5.
Large main bathroom , hardwood floors, 4 skylights, pine ceilings, fireplaces,as well as WiFi , DVD player and cable TV.
Most of the comforter are down ,linen and towels are provided at the house.
Kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, an oven, blender ,toaster , a coffee maker and pots and pans, enough to serve 10 people.
As well as olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper, and sugar.
You will have washer and dryer ( laundry soup is provided).
The kids room has lots of toys and books for kids to play with.
The main house sleeps 6-8 people.
ENORMOUS 120 foot deck with lots of sunlight and giant redwoods and ferns.
Many outdoor sitting areas and yet very private.
The house and deck are surrounded by a fence that is gated.
Extra guest house (sleeps 2 w/half bath),
very private for your teenage kids or a couple.
Has a full size futon bed,and half bath.
THIS GUEST HOUSE IS AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $80 PER NIGHT, AND CLEANING FEE OF $30. TOTAL CLEANING FEE FOR MAIN HOUSE AND GUEST UNIT IS: $180.
( will not be rented to other party).
HOT TUB, PIANO, BAR B QUE, PING-PONG TABLE AND POOL TABLE-all waiting to be used.
Parking for 3 cars.
PLEASE READ THE PRICING LIST AS OUR SEASONS CHANGES AND SO THE PRICE AND THE TIME SLOT OF THE BOOKING DEFERENT FROM SESSION TO SESSION.
Great place for a family get together, meditation retreat, musicians retreat (acoustic instruments), chamber music, or if you wish to just get out and have your time to write.
Kids will love to run around on a safe deck. Parents will be able to relax and enjoy a glass of wine and a good conversation.
THIS IS NOT A "PARTY HOUSE." There are neighbors close enough to hear anything that's too loud.
There is a "Quiet Time" on the deck between 10pm and 8AM, where loud voices carry to the neighbors. PLEASE respect it.
Five minutes drive from Russian river beaches, 15 minutes from Jenner on the Pacific ocean, 5 minutes from Guerneville (cafes, supermarket, restaurants etc.)
There are lots of activities to explore, hikes, biking, kayaking, canoeing, zip-line etc.
Northwood - Golf course is down the street, 5 min walk to a coffee shop and restaurant.
If you'd like to taste the best bread and pastry ever you will find it 20 minutes drive from the house in Freestone, just past Occidental at Freestone called "Wild Flour Bread".
If you wish to have a special experience of a Spa check out the: "Osmosis DAy Spa Sanctuary".
This area is adjacent to the Sonoma Valley loaded with vineyards.
Treat yourself to the best sunsets at the end of the day- 15 min to the ocean.
**** Every third Friday of the month there is an:
ART WALK in the town of Guerneville.
Amazing event to spend time at.
11% SONOMA TAX, FOR THE NIGHTLY RATE.
(9% and 2% BIA, required by county for rental less than 31 days.)
10% ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR MAJOR HOLIDAYS:
*THANKSGIVING: 3 NIGHTS MIN.
*CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY IS A WEEK MIN,
FROM 12/23/14 -12/30/14.
(let me know if you need it before).
*NEW-YEARS EVE :3 NIGHTS MIN.
*MEMORIAL-DAY WEEKEND:3 NIGHT MIN.
*MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEKEND:
3 NIGHTS MIN.
*PRESIDENT DAY WEEKEND: 3 NIGHTS MIN.
Check in is at 4PM.
Check-out time is 11AM .
(promptly when the cleaning crew arrives
The guest house price is: $80/ night; sleeps 2 people,cleaning fee is $30 additional to the cleaning fee of the main house.
Let us know if you want to stay for the rest of check-out day or arrive early on arrival day,we will do our best to accommodate your wish.
Price does not include cleaning fee of $150, (or $180 when you rent the Guest -House )
** NOT INCLUDED 11% SONOMA HOTEL
THIS IS OUR HOME, PLEASE TREAT IT LIKE ITS YOURS.
If something breaks let us know,; if you need to talk with us just send us a text message or call us,we are around.
Be our guest, bring your family kids and friends and enjoy your time. Tell l us what your experiences and thoughts are (comment or suggestion please-let us know ) If you can,write a review about your stay on airbnb.com for other to see.
You are in for a great time in the woods
We welcome you to come and stay,
Ronit April and Harvey Varga.
All of what you see.
Unfortunately over the winter of 2013 we lost the fun bar we had on the deck.
A tree branch from the tallest tree fell and broke the bar to two as well as the BBQ.
The rest is as it was always were.
Interaction with Guests
We are not in the vicinity of the house,but a phone call away if need be.
All communication is done by email or phone. we wish we could see the great guest that come to our house but we are there in our welcoming spirit.
When you are in the house and you need to ask something do not hesitate to call us from the house phone.
Some cell company DO not have a reception in this area.
It is a quite neighborhood with lots of trees,a trail to walk and the golf course to run or take the kids to bike ride.
If you look at the sky you see big turkey vultures and hawks ,lots of "white light".
We love the outdoor hot-tub and shower under a very tall redwood tree.
Great restaurant in Guerneville, and the best bakery at Freestone, don't miss it !!
There is the Sonoma bus line,and a Taxi services in Guerneville.
Other Things to Note
We will be sending an email with all the detail and info of how and what are the codes to the house.
Please print it out, some of cell company do not have a good reception in the area.
Enjoy, relax and have great company to share this all with.
Please read the house book once you there. Opening and closing the house is important for keeping everything smooth and running well.
Item can break, please send me a note so I will know to replace them.
Please make sure that the Hot Tub is covered as well as the pool table and all rackets balls and sticks are back in the house.
You will find a broom and vacuum cleaner in the pantry just past kitchen to your left.
Please use it when needed.
Make sure the gas line is turned to the OFF behind the BBQ.
Thanks for all you help.
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Redwood Serenity Deck. The listing is right - the massive, redwood-surrounded deck is the biggest draw to this home, although the rest of the house works very well to support it. We spent equal parts time lounging outside and inside, and felt there was always plenty of space to hang out together or find some seclusion.
Other details were also in place, like a very well-stocked kitchen, plenty easy-to-find spare towels, blankets, and pillows, and ample dining and lounging areas.
We'll definitely be back!
We had an awesome time at the Redwood Serenity Deck, and Ronit and Harvey were great host.
The house has all of the basics you need to cook, and the wood stoves and Jacuzzi were amazing in cold weather. Highly recommended!
Fantastic house in a beautiful location. Comfortable and very clean. The deck is gorgeous, and it's huge, too -- it was cold, so we didn't stay out there often, but it would be perfect in the summer. There's a hot tub, an outdoor shower, ping pong table, pool table, good internet, a piano, a large and comfortable living room, and a well-stocked kitchen (but bring your own coffee and spices -- the only sundries provided are olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, and sugar). The house is nicely decorated and has lots of sunlight filtering in.
There were enough towels, extra blankets, and pillows for our group of seven. The house was very clean we arrived. Ronit was a gracious host and we enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you, Ronit! We hope to return to your lovely house.
Ronit was great to work with before our trip - very fast responses, very helpful information, very warm and thoughtful. However, the stay was not what we were hoping for and although I think Ronit is likely a good host for the most part, she dropped the ball in a large way during our stay.
The house was filled with ants, swarming the counter tops and getting into our snacks, bread, and other non-perishables we left on the counter. Further, we woke on Saturday to find that mice had partially eaten the fruit we left on the dining table. This meant running into town to buy more food for the weekend.
Yet, the problems continued. That night we found that the sauna was broken and wouldn't turn on. This obviously isn't a must-have, but for a house that advertises a hot tub, we were a bit disappointed. By far the biggest problem throughout the course of the weekend was that there was no hot water in the entire house. This meant freezing cold showers, cold water for dishes, et cetera. This made us question if Ronit had check the house at all before we arrived.
Admittedly, much of this is probably a one time occurrence. The week before our stay there had been a large rain and wind storm in the area that left some places temporarily without power. That said, I fully expect a diligent host to check these basic amenities before guests arrive, being sure that the guests are receiving the value that they pay for. In our case, this was not the case and I would encourage Ronit to be a bit more careful with the preparation she puts in to due diligence before guests arrive.
Overall, I think the house is nice and it sits in a beautiful location. That said, for our singular experience, we were quite shocked at the lack of care and thoughtfulness the hosts put into making us feel welcome and comfortable.
Hi Andy and Molly,
The interesting thing that you fail to mention in this review is the one common factor that ties this all together: the day you arrived, Friday, what was described as the biggest storm in 10 years hadn't yet ended.
The 80 mph wind blew rain into the emergency breaker for the hot tub and rendered it unusable; the wind blew rain into the on demand hot water heater and blew out its computer board; after a MILD storm ants come out of everywhere in the Bay Area and leave just as quick. Mice we miraculously don't have given that the house is in the woods.
You are attributing all of these to some sort of negligence rather than an act of nature.
In terms of being a diligent host(es,) you won't find any other review mentioning anything that resembles that; just the opposite.
The house is usually cleaned between sunday and Tuesday after guest stay there. It was left by the cleaning people impeccable and in excellent condition on Tuesday. You arrived as a storm was ending Friday.
I don't mean to get ad hominem on you but
a) you were immediately offered and were given a 50% voluntary refund because of the inconvenience (after requesting MORE than 100% percent refund that was denied by airbnb.)
b) you didn't call me till saturday evening
c) I rushed up early sunday morning to deal with the situation
d) your guests raved to me about how much they enjoyed staying there when I arrived sunday, despite the problems from the storm.
I think your review is disingenuous and misplaced vengeance. Its like complaining to City Hall about the lack of electricity, phones and busses the morning after the 1906 earthquake.
Please complain to god; we did our best.
Ronit and Harvey.
The house actually lived up to expectation. A wonderful place for a girls weekend getaway with two open spaces for eating and chill'n. Especially after being out and about all day visiting wineries, it was so nice to spend the evening in a cozy home. You can tell this house was designed to make you feel you are among the redwoods with skylights and windows throughout the house. Location was great to explore the wine regions of Dry Creek and the Russian River, which is what we came for, but if you have more time there's hiking and exploring nearby small towns. The driveway was indeed a steep climb but managed to park our rented mini-van. Ronit was a good host and quickly replied to my inquires.
Thanks for the tips. We usually have flash lights in the house they keep "missing".
will take care of it.
As for the driveway,it is kind of steep and more "scary"than in real drive.
It makes the house higher than the road and when you get up the world is "down" there.
We had a great time at the place... Wish we had more time there to enjoy it as we were busy during the day on Saturday and had to leave fairly early Sunday! Hopefully we'll be back.
We spent a fantastic weekend at this magical house in the woods. The place is amazingly beautiful and the house is in great condition. It's always nice to have a BBQ and/or get in the hot tub while stretching your neck to look at the never ending redwoods that emerge through the deck. The house is really well equipped and can accommodate 2 families comfortably. Extremely family friendly: the deck is very safe, and there's a kids room full of toys and fun stuff for kids. Can't wait to come back, thanks Ronit!
My name is Ronit and I am a mom for 2 great boys and a wife to Harvey.
The house that you see is a work of love and care for all of my family member (5 years and 10 years).
We worked on it for a long time and enjoyed every min of it.
We love being there rain or shine. The summer on the deck is a fun relaxing time.
The winter inside when the fire place is burning as its own filling to it.
We love to host and have a friend gathering for food wine and good time.
When you chose this house for your vacation we know what the place hold in it.
I would like to make sure you feel at "home", so please ask any question you need,let me know if you have any thing spacial you need to know or want.
As a family we love traveling in the united state or any other places in the world.
We enjoy using other airbnb host when we go away.
when I come to the house I love to seat in the sun and look at the tall trees.
In the winter my favorite thing to do is to seat by the fire place,and at night to sleep when the fire is still going on.
we welcome you to visit and relax.