About this listing
This large, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath house in the redwoods has just been completely remodeled with all the comforts of home.
An open plan for Living Room and Kitchen is great for entertaining with guess while cooking. The large bathroom has a walk in shower with dual shower heads - and, a tub for soaking! The kitchen is well stocked with every thing you need for cooking a large meal or simple breakfast.
Sit on the sunny roof deck which is furnished with a gas grill, table and chairs for a BBQ or enjoy a bottle of wine you purchased at one of the many tasting rooms in the are sipping on a nice bottle of Champagne from Korbel Winery - which is just a 10 minute drive.
The neighborhood is nestled in the redwoods. Canyon 7 Road winds thru the the lush canopy and you realize you are not in The City any more. There is parking for one car in the front driveway, and one in the driveway in the rear of the house.
You are just a 5 minute walk to a variety of fun destinations: Swimming/Boating in the Russian River, playing Marco Polo in the Rio Nido Pool, a round of Pee Wee Golf, dine at the Rio Nido Roadhouse .
Driving to Rio Nido is just 1 hour 40 mins, 74 mi from San Francisco.
You can also take Golden Gate Transit from San Francisco and connect in Santa Rosa on Sonoma County Transit to Rio Nido
The air is fresh and you are surrounded by redwoods at every turn.
There is a 2 night minimum and a 3 night minimum stay on holiday weekends. This policy is flexible depending on booking activity.
If you have any problems you can alway call Shannon, the housekeeper
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Parking for the house is in the front driveway
If you need additional parking - please call the housekeeper,
DO NOT park in the drive way behind the house - that is for the guest in the unit next door .
There are "Duraflame" logs to use in the fireplace - do not use wood logs
BE SURE to open the flue before lighting the logs. BE SURE and close the flue before you check out. If you have questions or problems with the fireplace - call the housekeeper.
The home is a no smoking home (we have Terra Cotta pots out on the deck and by the front and back door for anyone needing to smoke).
The candles are all flameless - DO NOT light them – they are battery operated and they have a switch on the bottom.
DO NOT put BBQ grill on glass table on the porch.
For your convenience, we usually have a couple bottles of wine from local vineyards in the kitchen. If you would like to purchase a bottle, please leave $15.00 per bottle in an envelope on the table.
If for any reason you move any furniture would you please return to it’s proper place.
WHEN YOU CHECK OUT
Please leave home in the same condition as on arrival.
•We ask that you put any dirty dishes in the dishwasher and turn the dishwasher on before leaving.
•Lock all doors.
•Close all blinds.
•Turn off lights
•Turn off heaters
•Leave put the keys in the key rock in the terra cotta pots on the porch.
Please sign the guest book and let us know anything we can do to improve your stay
Fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, blender, microwave, 4 slot bagel toaster and coffee pot
We had a wonderful experience. The house is beautiful, the kitchen very well-equipped, the deck is huge and a fun place to hang out (note that you may have "live entertainment" if there is a band playing at the Rio Nido Road House). The location is convenient - right by the Road House and pool, minutes to Armstrong Redwood Park for hiking and Guerneville for shopping and the beach. Johnny and the housekeeper were very responsive and pleasant to deal with. We plan to stay there again.
We had a group of 4 head up to Guernville for the weekend and we were so glad that we got to enjoy this cute house! The rooms are very cozy and make you feel at home. The deck was by far our favorite spot! We got to bbq, relax at the tables outside with our drinks and we even got to listen to some live music that was playing at the dive bar just across the way. I would definitely recommend this spot for a good wine tasting weekend getaway or just relaxation!
My friends and I truly enjoyed our stay at Johnny's home. Everything was nice! Very welcoming place with all the amenities and supplies that we needed for our stay. Both Johnny and Shannon (the housekeeper) made us feel welcomed and taken care of. I would not only recommend Johnny's home for a nice vacation getaway but also would love to come back with my friends again.
The house worked well for the 5 of us. Large deck and grill for hanging out and taking in the sounds of the Rio Nido Roadhouse. The kitchen was well stocked and set for entertaining. Plenty of different spots to catch-up with old friends.
The river is just across the road. River access is a bit steep, but there are beaches a short drive away too. Overall we enjoyed our stay a lot, proximity and accommodations were just what we needed. Two of the rooms were a bit musty, but fine enough. All the beds were comfy and the trees surrounding the area are wonderful.
The house was great - very well sized and fit my 5 friends and I perfectly; the deck outside was the perfect place to eat a meal or enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning.
Location was also nice - just a short walk or drive to Guernville and its beach access. Rio Nido Roadhouse is a stone's throw from the property which is great if you want to see some live music, but bad if you want a quiet night.
The house itself was clean and well stocked and everything I could have hoped for.
We had a great stay at Johnny's place! The house is FULLY stocked. I mean anything you could possibly think of they had. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. Johnny was very responsive with any questions leading up to the visit, and Shannon (housecleaner) was right next door to help with any questions while staying at the house. The deck was huge, with plenty of seating. Great house and host.
My family and friends spent the July 4th long weekend at Johnny's home in Rio Nido. We all had a blast - the house is lovely and very comfortable. Plenty of room for the 6 of us. We enjoyed eating breakfast and dinner out on the deck. Many thanks to Johnny for being such a gracious host - always responding to my texts on time and offering local tips on places to go / try. We really enjoyed our time at this lovely home! Thank you.
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About the Host, Johnny
I am originally from North Carolina (yes, i still have my 'southern' accent even after 27 years living in San Francisco.
I am fine art and commercial photographer ((website hidden)),
and I have founded and run several 3 galleries in San Francisco ((website hidden)) and produced many art events to raise money for non-profits. I am also an artist coach and still maintain my connections to sell art by local artists.
I love traveling when time and finances permit. I've been to Egypt, Turkey, London, Paris, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Hawaii of course if you live on the west coast ! I want to go to Asia or Peru next.....
I must have my coffee first thing in the morning and have been known to get coffee across the street....so that I can meet a friend for coffee later. I will eat pretty much anything unless it is really hot and spicy. I love red wine, wine tastings.....and who doesnt like margaritas. However, martini's at "The Top of the Mark" is what you drink there.