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3 BR
2 BA
Sleeps 6
Age 18 and under.

Bella Ursula

Riverfront Cabin, a Home Away from Home

Description

Bella Ursula is an enchanting home nestled among the redwoods and overlooking the Russian River.

Bella Ursula's guests enjoy spectacular river views and the tastefully decorated interior features rich knotty pine paneling, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a woodstove. During the day, Bella Ursula is a great home base to play on the river and visit wine country. At night, with the logs crackling in the fire, Bella Ursula is a warm haven. Repeat guests will be excited to see lush new plantings and fully landscaped river access!

Bella Ursula 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 is a favorite spot - the perfect location for a long lunch, just relaxing and watching the birds (from ospreys to swallows) in the surrounding trees and the people kayaking on the river. 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.

Bella Ursula is one mile west from downtown Guerneville. Northwood Golf Course is also nearby and the Sonoma Coast and many Russian River Valley wineries are only a short drive away.

**Brand New Kitchen Appliances installed February, 2017!

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Bella Ursula is 6. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: 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.

Bed Sizes: First bedroom: King bed, Second bedroom: Queen bed, Third bedroom: 2 Twin beds.

Heat Source: Central heat; woodstove (firewood and kindling not included)

Dock and Boats: A stairway leads from the lower yard to a private floating dock. A canoe and two kayaks are available for scenic rides on this beautiful and peaceful portion of the river. Dock and Boats are available mid-June through September.

Summer Rotation Day: Monday

During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, Bella Ursula has a 7 night minimum and is only available for arrival on Monday. If you make an online reservation outside of this rotation day requirement, we may contact you about your booking.

Spa No Longer Available: The spa mentioned in previous reviews has been removed from the property.

No Phone: This home does not have a land-line telephone. Cell phone reception varies depending on carrier - Verizon tends to have better service in this area compared to other carriers.

Sonoma County TOT #: 2093
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: ZPE11-0184

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access Wireless Internet
  • Pet Policy No Pets Allowed
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas Wood Burning Stove
  • Deck/Patio Large Back Deck
  • View River & Redwoods
  • Walk to Neighborhood beach
  • River Access Floating Dock
  • Boats (Seasonal) Canoe, 2 Kayaks
  • Yard Landscaped Back Yard
  • BBQ Grill Gas BBQ Grill
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Heat Source Electric Heaters
  • Square Footage, Est. 1196
  • Televisions Cable TV, VCR, DVD
  • Stereo s/CD Stereo, CD Player
  • Phone No Phone
  • Laundry Facilities Washer and Dryer
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm
  • Express Check-In Check-in at the home
  • Featured Amenity 1 Riverfront
  • Featured Amenity 2 Fantastic Back Yard Garden

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
11/25/18 - 12/20/18$3032$1,590
12/21/18 - 12/27/18$3503$2,100
12/28/18 - 01/01/19$3503$2,100
01/02/19 - 02/14/19$3502$2,100
02/15/19 - 02/17/19$3503$2,100
02/18/19 - 04/30/19$3502$2,100
05/01/19 - 05/23/19$3502$2,100
05/24/19 - 05/26/19$3503$2,100
05/27/19 - 05/29/19$3503$2,100
05/30/19 - 06/05/19$3503$2,100
06/06/19 - 06/12/19$3503$2,100
06/13/19 - 06/19/19$3507$2,100
06/20/19 - 06/26/19$3507$2,100
06/27/19 - 07/03/19$3507$2,100
07/04/19 - 07/07/19$3507$2,100
07/08/19 - 07/10/19$3507$2,100
07/11/19 - 07/17/19$3507$2,100
07/18/19 - 07/24/19$3507$2,100
07/25/19 - 07/30/19$3507$2,100
07/31/19 - 08/07/19$3507$2,100
08/08/19 - 08/14/19$3507$2,100
08/15/19 - 08/21/19$3507$2,100
08/22/19 - 08/29/19$3503$2,100
08/30/19 - 09/01/19$3503$2,100
09/02/19 - 09/11/19$3503$2,100
09/12/19 - 09/18/19$3503$2,100
09/19/19 - 09/25/19$3503$2,100
09/26/19 - 10/02/19$3503$2,100
10/03/19 - 10/13/19$3502$2,100
10/14/19 - 11/23/19$3502$2,100
11/24/19 - 11/30/19$3504$2,100
12/01/19 - 12/19/19$3502$2,100

Reviews

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Perfect location -- we would definitely come back!

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We had such a great stay! Right on the river, with a floating dock with a canoe and kayaks convenient for quick trips out on the river. Beautiful deck for lounging, as well as lovely garden areas on the property -- the property feels very secluded. Perfect location -- we would definitely come back!

-Airbnb Guest-

Julie

I felt like I was home

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Bella Ursula , I felt like I was home, the old style river home along with those amazing redwoods, every thing was wonderful , a shout out to the owners on the beautiful landscaping that every days filled up with butterflies and humming birds it was like watching a Walt Disney movie, I'll be back !!!

-Glad to Have You Guestbook Entry-

Gigi

Quintessential classic Russian River home

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

One of the best vacation rental homes I have yet to experience at the Russian River. Classic Russian River style and superb location on the river. I look forward to returning here again in the future.

Pete Sabine
Lafayette, CA

We will absolutely visit this house again

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

The garden is so incredible with so many butterflies... that was such a nice surprise. The house is RIGHT on the river with kayaks and life jackets. We loved the special dishes and extra touches. (the ceramic napkin holders were awesome!) We will absolutely visit this house again.

-Airbnb Guest-

Christine

Recommend to all!

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We so enjoyed our stay at the Bella Ursula...the home is perfect on the river and we will recommend it to all. Loved the beauty and fun of the area, time canoeing, kayaking, walking among the redwoods. We stayed in the Bella Ursula in Saugatuck, Michigan and both Bella Ursula's are wonderful. So, thanks to all who support the upkeep of the home, and of course to the owners of the BU's. Greg, Nancy, Nick and Kyle

-Glad to Have You Guestbook- 

Greg Brown

Bella Ursula is perfection!

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018 to Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Spotlessly clean , super cozy, gorgeous gardens, very comfortable, obviously well cared for and well loved home. Perfect in every way!

Liz Bass
Sherman Oaks, California

Wonderful gardens, comfortable spaces!

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Sunday, June 17, 2018 to Saturday, July 21, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Old school redwood river house. Wonderful gardens, comfortable spaces.

-Sara, Airbnb Guest

Sara

Love Bella Ursula - it's the best!

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Such a lovely, charming and very well appointed river-front home. The decor and amenities are definitely above average - including a very well equipped kitchen, beautiful landscaping and dockside canoe + kayaks. There is a good beach directly across from the house which made enjoying the river sooooooo easy and ideal. We're excited and hope to come back to Bella Ursula again and again.

Sarah Flores
San Francisco

Spacious, Cozy and Inviting!

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This place was wonderful. Spacious, cozy, and inviting. Photos even better than the profile, and such a tremendous location. I hope to be back soon. Thank you!

-Brittany, Airbnb Guest

Brittney

Lovely home in the trees!

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 to Thursday, August 17, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5
This home has everything, but manages to preserve the Russian River cottage charm. It's clean, comfortable, quiet, and the canoe/kayaks offered an added dimension as the river is so gorgeous. We swam, we hiked, we cooked (kitchen's well-appointed for being original) and we did a lot of laying on the deck, at night, counting the stars. Bella Ursula lives up to its name!
Source: VRBO
Amy C.

Very nice!

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 to Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

The home was very spacious and clean. It was nice that the "master" bedroom was its own little space. LOVED using the kayaks!!
The house is on a great part of the river for swimming.
We all had a great time!

Valerie
Palo Alto

Charming rustic home on the river

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, May 5, 2017
Rating: 
4
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
4
Value Rating: 
4
I rented this home for our friends for my birthday celebration, as an extension of rooms to the primary house that the party was hosted in, just a few doors down. The home feels like a private bed and breakfast inn, and is very charming and rustic with great views of the river. You can tell the owners have pride in the home, and their garden they started is delightful. One of the couples really liked that the master bedroom was separate from the house so they had their peace and quiet. And my other GF from Ukraine really loved the wood paneling, and American vintage style; although, she said it reminded her of a hunting cabin as a child. The kitchen was well stocked for a midnight raid of snack making, and culinary creativeness. The check in/check out was easy (pick up keys/drop off keys at the Russian River Vacation Homes office in town), and they took advantage of RRVH passport to local discounts.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

Source: VRBO

Manager Response:

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed Bella Ursula! A quick update for future guests - there is now a lockbox at the house for super easy check in and out. I hope we'll see you again soon!

~ Megan

Sheila W.

Relaxing weekend on the River

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 to Monday, June 19, 2017
Rating: 
4
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
4
Value Rating: 
4

My family and I stayed here over Father's day weekend. The overall experience was great, we're pretty easy-going folk, so nobody had any complaints about the property. The only concern I had, was that there is no bathtub for babies. My son was 6 months old at the time and I couldn't put him in the bathtub, so I had to bring my own.
The staff at the rental company were great, when there was a problem with missing kayaks, they rented some for us from the shop in town and had them delivered to the property that day.
One of the days we stayed, it rained a bit, so we thoroughly enjoyed having the wood burning fireplace inside the living room which we were all able to gather around.
The main reason we booked this property, was for the space, and the fact that it is literally right on the river. We didn't have to leave the house if we didn't want to. Everything we needed was right there.
All in all, we did have a really nice time, and are contemplating booking again for the summer.

Christina N.
Oakland

Charming rustic home on the river

Property Reviewed: 
Bella Ursula
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Rating: 
4
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
4
Value Rating: 
4

I rented this home for our friends for my birthday celebration, as an extension of rooms to the primary house that the party was hosted in, just a few doors down. The home feels like a private bed and breakfast inn, and is very charming and rustic with great views of the river. You can tell the owners have pride in the home, and their garden they started is delightful. One of the couples really liked that the master bedroom was separate from the house so they had their peace and quiet. And my other GF from Ukraine really loved the wood paneling, and American vintage style; although, she said it reminded her of a hunting cabin as a child. The kitchen was well stocked for a midnight raid of snack making, and culinary creativeness. The check in/check out was easy (pick up keys/drop off keys at the Russian River Vacation Homes office in town), and they took advantage of RRVH passport to local discounts.

  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Source: VRBO

Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

Sheila
San Francisco, CA

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