Bonne Chère is, as its name suggests, the ideal spot to kick back, relax and enjoy the good cheer and splendid food and wine that Sonoma County is known for.
After a day of trolling for tasty finds (perhaps a new favorite bottle from a family-owned winery or a creamy goat cheese made near the Sonoma Coast or the freshest picks from one of the various farmer's markets), imagine relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine in Bonne Chère's comfortable living room, cooking a feast in the gourmet kitchen, lounging on the spacious deck or taking a soak in the private hot tub.
Inside Bonne Chère, guests will find the home both delightful and modern, with numerous high-end amenities that will lure visitors and keep them coming back time and again. The kitchen is stocked for even the pickiest cook, and includes stainless steel appliances, gas stove, dishwasher, beautiful wood cabinets and tile, and a wine fridge. The living room has a large television, stereo (there is a CD collection available for guests), gas fireplace and ample seating. In both bedrooms, the beds are exceedingly comfortable and made with high-quality linens. The bathroom has modern tile work and a walk-in shower with a window so guests can admire the redwoods and lush hillside while showering (a window curtain can be closed if desired).
Outside Bonne Chère is an extension of the living space. There is outdoor dining, outdoor seating, a gas grill and a private hot tub area. The property continues to wrap around the house to a 'secret' sitting spot, perfect for enjoying a locally roasted cup of Joe or stargazing with a glass of wine. Tucked against a hillside in a Guerneville neighborhood, Bonne Chère feels like its own little private world. Although there are neighbors to both the left and the right, the landscaping around the house and the hillside behind the home provides redwood views and privacy.
Your stay includes a complimentary bottle of wine.
-Outdoor Dining and Gas BBQ (propane provided)
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 Bonne Chere can be picked up from our office lock box any time 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 emergency line available to after office hours.
Bonne Chere is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley slightly northwest 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
-7.2 Miles to Duncans Mills
-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
Bonne Chère is located in a Guerneville neighborhood a walkable distance from downtown Guerneville. Shops, restaurants, supermarket, river access and services are all within a mile of the property. The Sonoma Coast is 13 miles. Armstrong Redwoods is a 5-minute drive. Wineries in the Russian River Valley and beyond are easily accessible by car.
There is public taxi service available.
-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!***
Bonne Chere has a default two night minimum with the following exceptions:
-3 Night Minimum May 22nd- June 30th and the month September
-4 Night Minimum in July and August.
-7 Night Minimum the first week of July and August
-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 4. 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 Bonne Chere 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 dog friendly, and allows up to 2 dogs. Additional dogs or pets of any other kind are not permitted. Unattended dogs must be crated.
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.
House was more than expected, deck was amazing. Very clean, had everything we needed, host called to offer help with anything we may have needed. Very hospitable. Bed was very comfortable, as was the rest of the home. Would definitely stay again. :)
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