Riverfront deckExterior from parking area

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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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 space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $214
Weekly Discount: 14%
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The space

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

Guest access

-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.

The neighborhood

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
-Armstrong Woods
-Austin Creek State Recreation Area
-Sonoma Coast State Park
-Johnson's Beach

Getting around

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM


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
is Monday.
-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.

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 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.



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6 Reviews

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Jessica User Profile
April 2015
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.
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Response from River Homes:
Thank you for staying with us, Jessica! We would love to see you again! :)
April 2015

Arjunan User Profile
October 2014
Bella ursulla was a very pretty effective and comfortable stay that was as adevrtised
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Response from River Homes:
Thank you for staying with us! Come back soon! :)
October 2014

Jordan User Profile
September 2014
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.

Nikhil User Profile
August 2014
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!

Sasha User Profile
April 2014
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!

Skylar User Profile
February 2014
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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We are a small, locally owned and operated vacation rental management company in Guerneville, CA. We have the perfect home for your Russian River Getaway! We love sharing Sonoma County with our guests!

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