About this listing
Bella Ursula is an enchanting house nestled among the redwoods and overlooking the Russian River. Bella Ursula's guests enjoy spectacular river views and an ideal combination of old world charm and modern amenities.
The tastefully decorated interior of Bella Ursula features rich knotty pine paneling, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a wood stove. The house is named after the talented artist whose original watercolors adorn many of the walls.
The living room and the king bedroom opens onto a spacious, sunny deck offering views down the river. The deck features a spa and a propane barbecue. Just off the deck is a separate master bedroom and bath with a shower. The kitchen, third bedroom and second bathroom with shower are located on the same level at the front of the house. A stairway leads from the lower yard to a seasonal, private deep water dock. A canoe and two kayaks are available for scenic rides on this beautiful and peaceful portion of the river (available mid-June through mid-September only).
-Canoe and 2 Kayaks (mid-June to mid-September only)
-Outdoor Hot Tub
-Year Round River Access
-River Dock (mid-June to mid-September only)
-Wood Burning Stove (no firewood provided)
-Gas BBQ Grill (propane is provided)
-Small Back Yard
-Washer and Dryer
The Russian River Vacation Homes Guest Passport Program is an ongoing program that gives our guests exclusive discounts directly from local businesses.
Every reservation automatically receives one 'passport' to use at participating businesses in the area.
We are so excited to be able to connect our guests with some of our favorite wineries, restaurants and activities in the area! We hope all these great discounts will prompt our guests to experience all the great things our area has to offer.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be sent detailed check in instructions prior to arrival. Keys for Bella Ursula are picked up from our office anytime after 4pm. Our office is open until 5pm each day. We are happy to help in any way we can to make your stay more enjoyable. There is an after hours line available to guests for emergencies.
Bella Ursula is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, just west of downtown Guerneville.
Hiking, biking, great restaurants, and wine tasting opportunities are around every corner!
-1 mile to downtown Guerneville
-5 Miles to Monte Rio
-7.5 miles to Forestville
-11 Miles to Occidental
-13 miles to Jenner
-14 miles to Sebastopol
-14 miles to Cazadero
-18 miles to Healdsburg
-21 miles to Santa Rosa
-21 miles to Bodega Bay
Here are a few of our nearby attractions! See our guidebook for a detailed listing.
-Korbel Champagne Cellars
-Gary Farrell Winery
-Thomas George Estates
-Burke's Canoe Rentals
-Austin Creek State Recreation Area
-Sonoma Coast State Park
There is a public taxi service available in Guerneville. Bella Ursula is 1 mile from downtown Guerneville.
-17 Miles to the Sonoma County Charles M. Schulz Airport and Car Rental Services
-86 Miles to the San Francisco National Airport
-85 Miles to Oakland International Airport
Please ask for further information concerning wine tours and driving services
Other Things to Note
The Russian River area is home to many special events! There’s something for everyone!
Plan your true wine tasting experience during Winter WINEland, Pinot on the River, or visit during one of the Barrel Tasting weekends on Wine Road!
We’re a great place to hang your hat during the Vineman Triatholon, and we’d love to see you during Lazy Bear Weekend! We also have great home locations for Women’s Weekend!
Get your groove on at Johnson’s Beach for The Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival!
Other great events include Civil War Days, the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, the Sonoma County Pride Parade, the Russian River Rodeo, the Old Grove Festival, and the Russian River Beer Revival.
***PLEASE READ FOR VALUABLE INFORMATION AND DETAILS!***
Bella Ursula has a default two night minimum with the following exceptions:
-3 Night Minimum May 22nd- June 28th and the month September
-7 Night Minimum in July and August. Guests must check in and out on a Monday.
-3 Night Minimum Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas and New Years
-4 Night Minimum Thanksgiving Week
-3 Night Minimum the last half of December
Reservations not adhering to these night minimums will not be accepted.
The rental rates and cleaning fee include a 9% Transient Occupancy Tax and a 2% Business Area Improvement Fee
There is a $49 non-refundable Vacation Rental Damage Protection Plan fee for all reservations, already included in the cleaning fee.
VACATION RENTAL DAMAGE PROTECTION PLAN:
In order to activate the vacation rental damage protection plan included in your rental fees, please provide your billing address, phone number, & email address in the note with your reservation. If this is an issue, please contact us before making a reservation.
The maximum number of people allowed on the property is 8. Exceptions can be made for children under 3. In general, two additional day guests maybe allowed at no extra cost, as long as Russian River Vacation Homes has given guest prior written approval. This home does not have a permit for parties, large gatherings, or events.
After making a booking and providing their contact information, guests will be sent a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return.
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT
Check in is at 4pm for all of our Homes. Check out for HOME NAME is 12:00pm. Guaranteed paid Early Check ins and Check outs are sometimes possible during our off-season. Non Paid Early Check ins are occasionally a possibility if the home has been released by the inspector ahead of schedule. If you are interested in a non paid early check in, please contact our office on the morning of your arrival date to check the inspector’s schedule. Non paid late check outs are very rarely available.
DOGS: This home is not dog friendly, and does not allow pets of any kind. If you have a dog that travels with you, please ask about our dog friendly homes.
FUTURE CONTACT: Guests will automatically remain on our mailing list after their stay in order to receive our guest newsletter. If you would rather not remain on the list, you may let us know, or unsubscribe via the guest newsletter email.
Stayed at Bella Ursula with friends, and had a great time. The home is as advertised, with comfortable beds and a very workable kitchen. We all enjoyed hanging out on the deck overlooking the river - and the hot tub.
Bella ursulla was a very pretty effective and comfortable stay that was as adevrtised
We enjoyed our stay at Bella Ursula very much. The house was just much nicer than the images show online so we were impressed. The beds were comfortable, the hot tub was perfect and the living room cozy. The only thing that was missing was the oars for the canoe and kayaks.
This cabin was even better than we expected! Beautiful location, right on the river, and although on a small road with a number of other cabins, it felt totally secluded. The cabin was tastefully furnished, and felt like home right away. The hosts were particularly helpful and available even during the weekend to answer additional questions. Other small luxuries:
wifi worked great, hot tub was a good size, deck got plenty of great sunlight in the afternoon, the kitchen was well stocked, and the rooms stayed warm. Thanks!
The Bella Ursula home was even more beautiful than we expected! Cozy, comfortable and right on the river, it was perfect for our weekend getaway. The house has some board games and puzzles and a wonderful hot tub perfect for relaxing!
This is a great little spot in an ideal residential area of Guerneville. The house is actually much nicer and cozier that the pictures seem to show. The interior has tons of warmth and comfort and the kitchen has almost anything you'd need. The property looks great and the hosts made it super convenient to close up and check-out.
The house is right on the river on a street just off 116. It doesn't get better than that if you're looking for some time on the Russian River. The back terrace/porch is super spacious, isolated by tall sequoias, with great views and a hot tub. With plenty of room for 6 or more, we'd book again in a heartbeat.
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About the Host, River Homes
We are a small, locally owned and operated vacation rental management company in Guerneville, CA. We love accommodating guests here in our beautiful corner of the world.