Sunset Manor of Guerneville

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Sunset Avenue, Guerneville, CA 95446, United States
Bill And Ben
Your host, Bill And Ben
20 Reviews
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Response time: within an hour

The Space

Please Note: Pricing does not include 9% Sonoma County Tax, which is to collected at check in.

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!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $990 /week
Security Deposit: $165
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Bill and Ben had a very nice home. It was clean and conveniently located to the town. It is a two bedroom home with a large sofa bed in the living room and a small and functional kitchen. Ben said the kitchen only had room for two people but we squeezed three in there for kitchen clean up. There was a nice patio and they have DVDs available. The hosts give you a tour when you land and supply the same basic items that you would get at a hotel with a kitchenette (towels/ soap/ hair drier, etc.)
    The house is on a hill and the roads are one lane wide so driving is pretty tricky but definitely possible. There is a good area to park next to the property. You have stairs and hills to contend with so consider that when packing your luggage.

    June 2014
  • A very cute place with just enough space for our group of 6. We had such a fun time. The place is set up with as much technology as you need. and is close enough to walk to everything on the main strip of Guerneville (if you don't mind an uphill walk back.)

    If you're concerned that the owners live above the rental unit and you can't relax like it's your private space, DON'T BE. Bill and Ben give you the utmost privacy. We were able to stay up late all weekend with our cocktails and card games. I was afraid we'd bother them staying up late but they said nothing. This was our little place for the weekend. Such gracious hosts!

    May 2014
  • Bill was such a great host! The apartment was outfitted beyond imagination with TV, playstations, movies, a newspaper delivered in the morning, and fresh-ground coffee. It was great for a party of 5 and definitely could have fit a 6th comfortably. We had a great time exploring Guerneville and Sunset Manor was a perfect home base. Bill was totally accessible upstairs but also gave us plenty of privacy. Looking forward to coming back in the summer to enjoy the bbq and the River instead of the rain. Thanks again!

    March 2014
    Bill And Ben
    Response from Bill And Ben:

    Jess and her friends were great tenants. We especially appreciate her comment about privacy, as she has stated our objective perfectly.

    March 2014
  • bill and his partner were so gracious and welcoming! their place was clean and spacious. we saw the redwoods right outside our house. Armstrong is just 2 miles away! and the town is like 2 mins away. super convenient yet secluded. would definitely come back :) thanks you two!

    January 2014
  • We had a very good time at Sunset Manor. Bill and Ben are good hosts. Their place is ideally located for both privacy and easy walking to downtown Guerneville. We would stay here again. The only reason we dont give it five stars is because it does not have a hot tub.

    December 2013
  • We spent our Thanksgiving weekend at Sunset Manor. It was a nice place to hang out while between our day trips to Fort Ross and Armstrong. Bill and Ben were great hosts, they showed us in, gave us the basics and then virtually disappeared until we checked out. (They were available whenever we needed them though.)

    The house is cute, with a nice fire place, large dining room table, comfy couch and cozy beds. It can get a wee bit cold during these winter months though so if you tend to get cold easily, bring some extra blankets.

    All in all it was a lovely visit and we'd stay there again.

    December 2013
    Bill And Ben
    Response from Bill And Ben:

    There are separate electric heaters in each bedroom, so raising the room temperature is an option. We're pleased that Amanda recognized that it is our objective to be available at any time to our guests without imposing ourselves on them.

    December 2013
  • Bill was so helpful when we arrived in a power cut. He walked down to the town to meet us in the dark and guided us up to the house. Pretty exceptional! I doubt we would have found it otherwise. All in all good value, comfortable beds, very clean and accurate description.

    November 2013
  • A beautiful location and the property is well equipped with lots of activities for rainy days.

    October 2013
  • A truly great place to stay! Very comfortable, a great location, and great hosts. My friends and I could not have been happier with the place.

    October 2013
  • Our hosts Bill and Ben were very friendly and welcoming. The location and house were perfect for the 4 of us. I particularly liked that we had privacy and beauty all around us. The location was in the redwoods but within 5 minutes of downtown and the river. The house is immaculate and it has every possible electronic toy you could want.( computers and flat screen tvs in all 3 rooms)..But most important for us was that we could have our dogs with us...I also liked the layout of the house The Good sound insulation in this house was ideal since one of our group has been going thru chemotherapy (needs to take naps).In short we had a great time . I recommend Sunset Manor for your getaway!

    October 2013
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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 200 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.
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