Enjoy a relaxing soak with a view of the river.You will probably spend most of your time admiring the views of the hills and river from the open kitchen, sitting, and dining area.


Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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Less than two hours from San Francisco on the Russian River (but a world away!) -- near vineyards, redwoods, and the Sonoma coast. This cottage sits on a quarter acre of sunny riverfront property in a quiet neighborhood just west of Monte Rio.

The space

The house offers two comfortable bedrooms. The smaller one has a double bed, bamboo floors, French doors that open directly onto the deck, and gorgeous views of the sunrise over the river and redwood hills. The larger has a queen bed.

The open kitchen is equipped with a gas range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and all essential implements (down to the candy thermometer!). Cook up a storm with fantastic local ingredients -- I can offer recommendations on great places to pick up meat, produce, and seafood.

Just so you don't have to worry about it, I provide olive oil, salt, pepper, and a few other essentials. There's also an herb garden just outside the back door.

There is a large, sunny dining and sitting area just off the kitchen. It's the perfect spot to lounge, enjoy a glass of wine, and admire the views of the river and hills. The living room has a wood burning stove to keep things cozy on winter evenings. (Note that there is no television, so please bring your own device for entertainment. The internet is great for streaming!)

The large back deck offers plenty of room for lounging in the sun and watching the river flow by. The hot tub is perched on the edge of the deck with great river views. It is wonderful for stargazing at night and birdwatching in the morning.

The house has flower gardens with seasonal roses, lilies, daffodils, fuchsia, irises, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, and California poppies, to name a few. There's also a vegetable garden, and if you're lucky, you can harvest some fresh ingredients during your stay!

I've only owned the house since the start of 2013 and have been working to constantly improve it. If you're looking for an impeccably posh experience, this might not be the place for you. But if you can handle a few (mostly charming) imperfections in a very functional and fun house, then it will be a great fit. I welcome any feedback you have on what I can do to polish this diamond in the rough, and hope you can come back to watch it evolve.

Enjoy your escape at the riverside retreat!

Guest access

Guests have access to the full property: house, hot tub, sunny deck, gardens, and river access.

Interaction with guests

I like to learn a little bit about my guests, so definitely introduce yourself. I'm always happy to answer any questions and do everything I can to ensure you have a fantastic stay.

I will not be at the property while you stay, but am accessible by phone and email if anything comes up. Other guests have provided excellent feedback on ways to make the house even better, and I welcome yours as well.

Other things to note

Please note that that weekend bookings require a three-night minimum, and holiday weekends have a minimum based on the length of the holiday (i.e. three-day weekends have a four-night minimum). Exceptions can be made for last-minute bookings.

I allow a maximum of four guests, although in certain circumstances I approve up to two extra people with an additional charge of $25 / person / night. If you need to use the sofa bed, I ask that you supply your own linens for it.

The house has a fully stocked game shelf at your disposal: Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Cards Against Humanity, cribbage board, playing cards, Connect Four, and a jigsaw puzzle.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 100
Security Deposit: 500
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 225 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

I will provide detailed information a few days prior to your stay. Please review the information thoroughly and be prepared to complete the check-out checklist upon departure (but it's not that hard -- doing dishes, stripping sheets, turning down the hot tub). Let me know in advance if you have any questions.

If you plan to use the sofa bed, I ask that you bring an extra set of double bed sheets for it, if possible (if you're not local, there's obviously an exception). There are plenty of extra blankets and pillows you're welcome to. Linens are provided for the two beds in the bedrooms.

No smoking, indoors or out.

Treat the house as if it was your own. If you break something, let me know.

Respect the neighbors -- this is a peaceful residential neighborhood. Noise carries on the river so be conscious of your volume. Quiet hours are 10pm - 9am. No amplified sound / music outside the house, please.

Parking is limited to two vehicles.

Maximum daytime occupancy is 12 persons; overnight limit is 4 persons, unless otherwise agreed to with the host up to a maximum of 6. No parties or large gatherings.

Park only in the driveway or on the gravel directly in front of the house; do not park on the other side of the street.

Cover the hot tub when you're not using it. Rinse in the outdoor shower before soaking, particularly if you have first been swimming in the river. Please turn it down or off as instructed when checking out.

I keep my own food, drink, and household items in the house and do not lock them away. Please do not use or consume these unless otherwise instructed.

The house is on a septic system. Flush the toilet only as much as necessary, and don't put anything in it except for toilet paper and things you have first eaten. Scrape plates into the garbage before washing or using the dishwasher.

Be careful on the steps down to the river. No diving from the dock -- the river is very shallow. Swim at your own risk.

Liability: Renting this property includes paying a $500 deposit. The deposit is not refunded in the event of any damage and any violations of these rules or in any way violating this agreement. Some examples of violations would include violating quiet hours, exceeding occupancy limits, and violating any other rule specified. The property owners are in no way responsible or liable for any injury, lost properties, damages, theft, or "acts of God" and shall in no way be construed to have any financial or legal obligations to our guests. All guests have an express obligation to pay the property owners for damages or losses for any property caused by guests or invitees. Guests agree to indemnify and hold harmless the property owners from any loss, damage or personal injury suffered by Tenants and guests or invitees in relation to the rental of the vacation unit, including, but not limited to, power outages, weather conditions, flood, fire, theft, negligence, equipment failure. Tenant and guests shall immediately inform owner upon learning of any unsafe or hazardous condition. Requesting and being accepted to rent this property means you agree to all house rules including this liability statement.

Other Rules. No early arrivals or late departures unless agreed to with the host. Commercial use is forbidden. Tenant agrees to leave premises as instructed. Accepting a booking with the property owners is construed as agreeing to each of these terms, and is construed as having read these terms.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Two steps from front driveway.
Amenity limitations - Mobile phone coverage is spotty in the area. Verizon and Sprint work best. If your phone allows wifi calling, it works great in the house.

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Jul 15 - Sep 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

139 Reviews


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Ashley User Profile
July 2017
Just perfect for our trip! Highly recommend. :)

Audrey User Profile
July 2017
Adam's place was really amazing. If you're looking for a quiet getaway, its perfect. Right off the Russian river, with 2 single kayaks at the house, hot tub/ jacuzzi, beautiful garden and kitchen, it was the perfect getaway for my partner and I. We loved the care that Adam put into rebuilding the house and his journey in upgrading the house. It was clean, neat and we really liked that it was off of any towns. There was no cell phone signal here for us - which was fine since we had wi-fi. We highly recommend this place and hope that we will be back some time in the future for another getaway. Thanks for hosting!

Gwyndolen User Profile
July 2017
This place is great. Cute, clean and such fantastic kitchen/communal area that flows right into the awesome back yard. So good for our little family (two adults, two kids 7&9) Would also be great for 2-3 couples. The back yard is great with a big deck and views of the river. You can step down to the river on some old wooden steps for a moment alone. We really loved staying here. A stones throw from swimming holes on the Russian River and beautiful ocean(We did both everyday). We had trouble starting gas grill, and after sending a message, we got a response (which fixed issue) within minutes. Every interaction was helpful and prompt. We loved our stay. Such a cute little house w/ a great back yard/deck!

Benjamin User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful spot on a quiet street. Very comfortable house, immaculately clean. Great dining spots nearby, including one of the best bakeries I have been to in years a 2 mile walk away. House exactly as described.

Kat User Profile
June 2017
We had a lovely time! Adam is a great host. And the house and location are ideal.

Maria User Profile
June 2017
Adams place at the Russian river is just fantastic! We had such a great stay with our family (two adults and two children 1 and 5 years). Adam is so nice and friendly. And helpful. We loved the cabin! Beautifully designed and it was everything we needed and more. The hot tub was nice and then to go inside and make up a fire in the fireplace, just so relaxing and cosy. We also loved the area. So much things to do and se. Great food and drinks. If we go back to CA we would stay at Adams place again. Tack så mycket Adam för att vi fick bo i din fantastiska stuga. Hälsningar från Sverige.

Jesse User Profile
May 2017
The river house was idyllic: the Swedish design touch, the well-stocked and logically organized kitchen, the fuchsia garden, the deep quiet, the birds, the mist rolling in over the treetops. I'd come back again in a heartbeat.

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Adam User ProfileAdam is a superhost.

Half-American, half-Swedish guy living in San Francisco. I enjoy food, cooking, yoga, biking, spending time in the garden, and traveling both near and far. I have a property on the Russian River north of San Francisco where I'm learning to enjoy renovation projects and drinking wine on the deck.

Languages: English, Español, Svenska
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