Riverlily riverfront cottages

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Riverside Dr, Guerneville, CA 95446, United States
Your host, Anne
20 Reviews
Response rate: 87%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Riverlily (formerly rendezvous) is the perfect getaway for friends or family that want both privacy and time together with separate spaces. These 2 beautiful riverfront cottages have huge private decks that provide magnificent river views. The 2 cottages are ideally located just a short walk to the beach and the town of Guerneville. There is a yard with steps that lead to a private dock and a lovely spa with a river view. There are numerous wineries within minutes of the cottages. Relax, enjoy fine wines, swimming or canoeing off your own dock, visit beautiful Armstrong woods or the Northwood golf course which is 10 minutes away. Only 90 minutes from San Francisco, 2 hours from Sacramento. The scenic California coastline is about a 20 minute drive. Each cottage has queen beds in the bedrooms and a queen pullout couch. The 2 bedroom cottage sleeps 4-6. The 1 bedroom cabin sleeps 2-4. Good amenities and great kitchen space in each. We provide wifi and TV with streaming netflix and huluplus. The cottages are both charming and comfortable, everything is supplied to make your visit memorable. We prefer to book for 1 week minimums during July and August. June, September and off peak holidays are 3 night minimums. Thanksgiving weekend 4 nights. We also require a refundable security deposit and a cleaning fee.
When you make a reservation the house manual and directions become available for you to view on airbnb. Please check this. There is important information about keys and access.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1995 /week
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $160
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Anne's cottages were absolutely perfect. Ideal location, plenty of space to spread out and not get in each other's way, and just lovely. Anne was the perfect host, she's very well organized and has detailed instructions on every aspect of the houses, the river, and the surrounding area. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and probably will! Our whole group of friends talked about coming back.

    May 2014
  • Had a great weekend in Anne's cottages. Really cool for our teenage son to have his own space in the second cottage. Great view of the river, hot tub, canoe on the dock. Basically, everything you need out of a Russian River family getaway. And Anne is a very supportive and helpful host.

    May 2014
  • Fantastic place in a great location right by the Russian River. Anne was a very responsive host. Thanks!

    April 2014
  • The cabins were great and perfect for a weekend catching up with friends - loved that we were able to segment into two groups but still easily join together. We especially loved that the deck overlooking the river was built around the big tree. Beds were really comfy. The only slight issue was it was a chilly, wet night and it took a while to get the pilot light on for the heater but we eventually got things warmed up after a phone call to the responsive owner.

    March 2014
  • Everything was great. The location is idea -- right on the river about one minute outside Guerneville -- and the space, both inside and out, is perfect for a group. The two cottages are well stocked with kitchen equipment, plus a big outdoor grill, so it's an easy place to cook. Thanks!

    February 2014
  • We had a great stay. Anne was a very attentive host.

    January 2014
  • Our stay at the cottages was lovely. The cottages themselves were more than adequate for our needs, and we were able to cook large and tasty meals with the kitchen and sit out on the porch and eat, overlooking the river. The location on the river is great, if you don't mind being in a relatively tightly-packed residential neighborhood. We were a short drive from the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, which (email hidden) to spend a day walking around.

    January 2014
  • A group of close friends and I stayed at this cabin for a low-key, relaxing NYE. The two small cabins were lovely, however, we didn’t feel very welcomed by the property owner, Anne. Upon arriving, she immediately treated us with caution and distrust. We are a group of late 20s, early 30s professional adults and Anne eyed us as though we were about to ransack her liquor cabinet and refill her vodka with water. I’m not sure what gave her the impression that we were untrustworthy, or if that is just her typical behavior, but it was very uncomfortable. Over the course of the four days we had several issues with the property; when we got there the heater in the big cabin was broken, then the pellet stove was making a horrible screeching sound, later the small cabin reeked of gasoline, and finally the hot tub would only heat to a lukewarm 95. All of these minor issues were attended to by Anne, but always begrudgingly. I don’t think I saw her smile once. The clincher was the email I received from her 36 hours after leaving, yelling at me, accusing me of stealing the key to the small cabin. The key was in the lock-box for the big cabin. My partner had mistakenly put it there. He didn’t realize there were two separate boxes for the two cabins. I was, of course, apologetic, but it honestly seems like a pretty harmless mistake to me; one that, upon simple investigation, could have been easily rectified. Overall, we had an incredible time, Guerneville is beautiful, but it was in no way enhanced by our interactions with Anne. She might want to consider hiring a manager if she dislikes interacting with people so much.

    The photos of the two cabins also make the place appear far more modern than it is in reality. We liked the rustic edge but if you’re looking forward to the modern space featured in the photos, you may be disappointed.

    January 2014
    Response from Anne:

    I have hosted hundreds of guests and have over 200 reviews on my airbnb site. These reviews reflect a long history of co-operation and attention to guests and my property. I was quite surprised at the negative and very personal tone of this review. My total interaction with this guest including email was probably less than 15 minutes.This is a turn key property that is designed to be easily accessible to guests, cleaners, and maintenance personnel. The small cabin had a propane odor that is discernible when the tank is running low. The propane company came out, refilled the tank, checked for leaks and found no problem. Previous guests had not complained about the pellet stove or the wall heater not working. I had a routine maintenance performed on the pellet stove and the wall heater is working fine. There was nothing wrong with it. The hot tub has a brand new control panel, cover and cover lifter. The control panel can be easily toggled between economy and standard settings. I was able to direct this guest on setting it to standard when she requested a hotter temp. All the pictures in our listing are exact photos of the cabin and furnishings . Nothing is altered or misrepresented. Several people were quite inconvenienced when my next guests arrived at midnight and could not get into their cabin due to a misplaced key. Luckily I was able to rouse the house cleaner who had spare keys. I never yelled at or accused this guest of stealing anything. There has been an additional lock box installed with spare keys in case this situation arises again.
    All the issues this guest raised during her stay were dealt with efficiently and to her satisfaction. She never indicated to me that she was unhappy with the property or our interaction. She requested and was given a discounted rate over a busy holiday and granted a late check out with no additional fees.

    January 2014
  • Anne was attentive to our needs, which were few. The cabins, location, and amenities were great. The kitchens were well equipped, the cabins cozy, and accommodating 9 adults was easy. Great winter vacation!

    December 2013
  • Cabin were great!

    We came here with some friends for my boyfriend's birthday and the place was the perfect location for our "very manly" theme. The patios were perfect for grilling steaks (Willowside meats in Santa Rosa- HIGHLY recommend). The fires were easy to operate and the hot tub worked perfectly.

    We all agreed we want to come back in the summer when we can enjoy the river more, although the view of it from the patio is great!

    FYI it's more of a corporate/property rental operation than the original AirBnb owner-operated model. That being said Anne was super available and took great care of us!

    I definitely recommend this place.

    December 2013
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