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 outdoor dining, 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 (dock and boats available mid-June through mid-September only).
HOT TUB NO LONGER AVAILABLE: the spa seen in some of the deck photos and mentioned in previous reviews is no longer available.
Permit # ZPE11-0184
-Canoe and 2 Kayaks (mid-June to mid-September only)
-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.
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In general, night minimums are as follows:
-Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum)
-Three Night Minimum Memorial Day Weekend through end of June, and September
-Weekly Only late June through August, Summer Rotation Day
-Major holidays including Thanksgiving, Winter Break and President's Day may have a longer night minimum.
Reservations not adhering to these night minimums will not be accepted.
The rental rates and cleaning fee include a 12% 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 6. 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.
QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.
PARKING: On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 3 vehicles. There is space for 2 cars in the driveway, and street parking for one additional vehicle is available on a first-come first-serve basis. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.
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.
NO DOGS ALLOWED: 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: Confirmed guests will be asked to provide their physical address and email address. Guests will automatically remain on our email list after their stay in order to receive our guest newsletter email. If you would rather not remain on the list, you may let us know, or unsubscribe via the guest newsletter email.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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