About This Listing
Please note: For the period May through September weekends are a 2-night minimum, 3-night minimum on holiday weekends. If the unit is not booked by the prior Weds., we will happily take a one-night booking. Sun through Thurs. we are happy to book for one night, except holiday weekends.
A beautiful, peaceful destination amidst redwood and oak trees. Perfect for a romantic getaway, wine tasting, river adventures or golf. The cottage sits on a hillside 10 minutes from the Russian River and 5 minutes from Guerneville. It has one bedroom with attached private deck, separate bathroom with bathtub and shower, fully-stocked kitchen and a charming living room area. The living room contains a full-sized fold out couch. We provide fresh linens, towels, hair dryer, soap and shampoo, coffee, tea & 1/2 & 1/2 as well as some fresh fruit. There is no phone or TV. Most cell phones get reception at the location.
Travel time to this location from San Francisco is a little over an hour. The cottage is a short 20-minute drive to the sweeping coastline towns of Bodega Bay or Jenner, 15 minutes from Armstrong Woods State Park, 10 minutes to swimming, kayaking or sunbathing at the Russian River. Wine tasting at the extraordinary Sonoma County wineries is only a short drive away. A number of fine restaurants are close by. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are also short distances away. Location is a 5-minute walk to the 9-hole MacKenzie-designed Northwood Golf Course. The golf course was recently rated as the #3 9-hole golf course in America by Golf World Magazine.For runners there are many beautiful trails nearby.
Please don't book this property if you plan to smoke.
Ten minutes to the Russian River or wine tasting and 20 minutes from the coast.
Well, I could be lazy and just say: read all of the other great reviews, but I will add my two cents. The apartment was exactly what we wanted - to be in the redwoods, close to town, restaurants, redwood grove, coast. Centrally located for the area.
The cottage was nicer and larger than the pictures show. In the midst of the redwoods, we didn't want fancy, but we wanted clean and comfy and that's what we got. Not to say that there aren't lovely little touches here and there, it's just not a big fancy suburban home. We felt right at home as soon as we walked in. Michael greeted us and showed us around, opened windows and showed us where everything was. Both he and Erin were super friendly and helpful. Not having TV was wonderful; it would have been an intrusion into the peace and quiet. I was thankful for the wireless connection, but didn't really want to spend time online. It was just so great to be there.
Fruit, coffee, tea, 1/2 and 1/2 and bottled water awaited us. We didn't have time to cook, but everything was there that we would need. The bathroom had some handy things like floss and sunscreen if you forgot yours.
The town of Guerneville is charming and feels like a rural SF which makes it just about perfect. Thanks so much to Erin and Michael - we hope to see you again.
My gal pals and I had an absolutely perfect stay in the Russian River Charmer! We didn't have the pleasure of meeting Michael but his wife Erin was extremely personable. The unit was pristine and they even included a bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling cider for this pregnant mama since I was there for my birthday! Now, some may not appreciate the simplistic nature of The Charmer, but the amenities were just enough and it was good to "disconnect" for a few days. A wonderful experience--I look forward to bringing the rest of my family there for a quiet weekend retreat.
What a lovely place! It is quite, secluded, very pretty. Erin and Michael are great hosts. They provided detailed travel directions which are very helpful. Would stay here again in a flash.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Russian River. The cottage was great and totally adequate to our needs. Extremely clean and big; the perfect space to enjoy!!. The place is located close to the town, river beaches, and ocean. Michael and Erin were very helpful with directions and suggestions for things to do.
Michael and Erin were so accommodating, and there were lots of nice little touches to make me feel at home (fruit, coffee, organic coco, and half and half!). I would definitely stay there again.
Erin and Michael were very accommodating and welcoming. Lots of thoughtful little touches that really enhanced the experience, and very knowledgeable about local activities.
The apartment was cute, clean, and comfortable. We only stayed two nights, but it would be a great home base for a longer stay.
About the Host, Michael & Erin
We love hosting through Airbnb. We have met people and made friends from all over the world. A number of people have stayed with us multiple times. We love entertaining, gardening, running, cooking, reading, singing and playing musical instruments and bonsai.
People tell us we are very warm and accommodating hosts. We like to make people feel welcome and comfortable and offer as much assistance as they need. Guests also often tell us what a beautiful spot we live in.
Our motto would probably be, "never meet a stranger."