About this listing
This view of the living room shows the entertainment center as well as the fireplace.
Please Note: Pricing does not include 9% Sonoma County Tax, which is to collected at check in. Our Certificate is 635N.
Sunset Manor of Guerneville is located in the hills ½ mile east of Guerneville, within walking distance of downtown and the Russian River. It has its own outside entrance, two bedrooms with queen beds, kitchen, and living/dining room, all overlooking spectacular views of the hills above Guerneville.
The building is situated on the slope of the hill below Sunset Avenue itself, on the north side of the street. The guest space is on the lower level, on the north side of the building - away from the street, thereby a affording significant level of privacy and quiet.
The living/dining room is 14' x 19' with a wood-burning fireplace and a large HDTV with Comcast cable service. A big picture window provides a view of the hills, and a glass door leads to a deck with table and chairs for outside dining and a side yard. There is also a large back yard for your dog (the property is 1/5 acre). The sofa opens up to provide a full-size bed.
Each bedroom has a queen-size bed and a TV. The views from the bedroom windows are stunning - it is a treat to wake up to the sun rising and highlighting the trees! These windows are located significantly above the neighboring homes and are thus afforded a substantial privacy.
Your pets are welcome at Sunset Manor. However, we ask for a fee of $10/night which will be collected when you check in.
Your hosts live above this unit and are available for your convenience as needed - and we promise to respect your privacy!
Guerneville, an unincorporated town of about 2500, is about halfway between Santa Rosa and the Pacific Ocean - approximately ½ hour either way - on the right (north) bank of the Russian River.
Downtown Guerneville is large (compared to, say, Rio Nido) - about 4 blocks square. There is a 24/7 Safeway (looks like every other Safeway, but the people are friendly locals). There are good restaurants nearby - a good resource is the local chamber of commerce.
Guerneville can be reached by public transportation - the Sonoma County Transit #20 bus comes through about once an hour.
There are lots of fun things to do in the area - varying from kayaking on the river to theater and the local night spots. Northwood Golf Course is about 3 miles west, just east of Monte Rio.
Armstrong Woods State Park is just 2½ miles away, with nature trails, picnic facilities, and horseback riding. There are at least eight wineries with tasting rooms between here and Santa Rosa.
A great ride is west on highway 116 to Jenner, and then south on Route 1 (Coast Highway) to Tomales Bay and our favorite oyster houses.
This is a peaceful place to stay!
We were in Guerneville for the Vineman Ironman and stayed at Sunset Manor two nights. The location was perfect for the race - walking distance to the swim start and, most importantly, the local coffee shop! The space was perfect for two couples. We each had our own rooms with super comfortable beds and flat screen tvs. You can tell that Bill and Ben really take pride in the rental unit and want to make it the best experience possible for renters.
Other reviews say this as well but Bill and Ben are definitely eccentric. Bill greeted us in his underwear when we checked into the unit, which was odd. I was uncomfortable at first but they were both very friendly and gave us our privacy for the duration of our stay.
Our trip to Bill and Ben's was just what the Doctor ordered! They are very friendly and make introductions and retreat allowing privacy for their guests. The downstairs apartment is roomy, clean, and comfortable. The outdoor space with deck is perfect for unwinding and relaxing in the sun. There are great entertainment options inside, with fantastic WiFi, PlayStation, full cable (so we could watch the Giants games!), cards, books, movies, and home gym. A fantastic experience.
The home was just as described plus a variety of other little extras that were great. Family of five fit great and Guerneville is a lovely place to visit.
Sunset Manor was wonderful! Location was very private, yet only 0.3 miles from downtown Guerneville. Great amenities including gas BBQ, Play Station library, free Peet's coffee, great deck/yard. The hosts were very friendly and amenable. Only downsides: wish there was a garbage disposal as we were worried we would clog the drain, and had some issues with seal/gasket on freezer door. We were very happy there and hope we can stay again next year!
Our stay here was great. The apartment and furnishings themselves are pretty no-frills, however Bill and Ben really did a great job providing all the things we needed to have a comfortable stay. Plenty of entertainment options, a well appointed kitchen, a great grill on the deck and nice, comfortable beds. They also had tons of brochures with things to do in the area, and on our last night, they actually sent us a fax letting us know we could check out later than normal since no one else was arriving after us. Overall, we were all very happy with our stay. The only thing I will say is that Bill and Ben are a bit....eccentric. We got off on a weird, awkward foot, and at first it made me feel very uncomfortable. Luckily, once they showed us the ropes they gave us our privacy so it was not an issue.
Very welcoming and I can see they put a lot of work into being hosts and maintaining their place. Beautiful outdoor space. Perfect for our two families. We love the area and it was nice that it was in walking distance to town which we didn't anticipate. We definitely enjoyed the grill.
Bill and Ben were fantastic hosts. The house is cozy and in beautiful setting. We had a great time. Highly recomend.
About the Host, Bill And Ben
My partner Ben and I have owned Sunset Manor since 2008. Our objective is to provide a clean, safe, comfortable, and quiet environment where you can relax in an unpolished and unpretentious "home away from home" while having amenities that enhance your enjoyment.
We've been fortunate in having wonderful guests over the years - over 300 tenants! Living upstairs from this (website hidden) most enjoyable as we are aware that our tenants are enjoying themselves. While we are here to help with any needs tenants may have, we also strongly respect the privacy of our guests, and do not intrude into the tenant space - inside or outside - unless invited.