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3 BR
2 BA
7 Guests
Sit back and relax in the stylish living room.Relax in the hot tub tucked between the house and the hillside - for your privacy.Invitingly nestled in the forest - Big Bertha's is surrounded by redwoods, bay trees, verdant ferns, and other native plants.With an eye for design, the living room is a feast for the senses.The dining room is at the juncture of the kitchen and living room.Indulge in a book by the gas fireplace in the living room.Friends and family join for laughter and conversation.There's always something fun to do at Big Bertha's.The open kitchen keeps everyone in the conversation - or helping with meals.The updated kitchen has everything you need for fantastic meals.And the dining table is steps from the kitchen and has oodles of windows and natural light.The upstairs (main level) Queen bedroom.Upstairs (main level) second bedroom with two Twin beds.Upstairs, the full bathroom is off the hallway for easy access.Downstairs "lounge" has another TV, games, and access to the 3rd bedroom and 2nd full bathroom.The downstairs "lounge" with a futon is a great hang-out spot.Play foosball in the downstairs lounge.A spiral staircase connects the upper and lower levels without having to go outside.The downstairs "master suite" has a Queen bed.Downstairs, the bedroom has a Queen bed and full bathroom.The bathroom downstairs has a shower.Dine outdoors in fair weather - every meal is better with fresh air.Bocce Ball!Bocce Ball - have you played?Soak up the sun as it peeks through the trees.Or find a spot in the shade.There are two sets of stairs with a landing/porch at the midpoint to the front door.Delights around every corner.Big Bertha's Floorplan - Main LevelBig Bertha's Floorplan - Lower Level

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Description

Big Bertha's has all the ingredients of a beloved vacation home. It is comfortable, stylish, unique, well-appointed, and private yet conveniently located. Inside and out, Big Bertha's expertly combines convenience and comfort with playful cabin chic. Guests love the luxurious linens and special amenities at Big Bertha's!

Amenities include a bocce ball court, hot tub, gas grill, well-stocked kitchen, charming dining room writing desk, reading spots, games and books, smart TVs, high-speed internet, gas fireplace, and kids game room. Big Bertha's is equally equipped to accommodate families, groups of friends, couples, lovers, food lovers, wine lovers, writers, philosophers, morning people, evening people, middle-of-the-day people and, well, pretty much anyone!

Big Bertha's sits on a hillside and is two levels. From the driveway, two flights of stairs lead to the deck and front door. Just inside the front door is a quaint mudroom with hooks for coats, a spot for muddy shoes, and the washer/dryer.

Upstairs - The recently remodeled kitchen features stainless steel appliances, attractive cabinetry, and opens the dining area. The bar counter transitions smoothly to the dining area, where the dining table comfortably seats 8. Don’t miss the coffee station! A sliding door leads to the deck with a gas BBQ, picnic table, and (seasonal) folding Adirondack chairs. An open doorway from the dining area leads to the living room with extra features like a chess table and writing desk. A short hallway, accessible from both the living room and the kitchen, leads to two bedrooms (one with a queen bed and one with two twins) and a full bathroom (shower over tub).

Downstairs - A spiral staircase connects the upstairs living room and downstairs “suite.” Featuring a game room, with a double futon for additional sleeping space, smart TV with Netflix (no cable), a Foosball table, and a small master suite with a queen bed, and a small, yet full, bathroom with a shower. Sliding doors lead to a small lower deck with two (seasonal) Adirondack chairs - a great spot for a morning cuppa!

Outdoors - The main outdoor living areas are on the same level as upper story of the house. In addition to the deck with gas BBQ and outdoor dining, there are a side yard with a bocce ball court and a back patio with a hot tub and outdoor shower.

Big Bertha's is named for the original owner, Bertha. She and her husband built the house in 1952 and she is still a welcome visitor. When walking though the hallway, notice the artwork, which are framed pieces of the original flooring found during the remodel.

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Big Bertha's is 7. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at all times.

Parking: There is parking in the driveway for 3 vehicles. RVs, trailers, and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: Bedroom One (upstairs): Queen Bed, Bedroom Two (upstairs): Two Twin Beds, Bedroom Three (downstairs): Queen Bed, Futon in downstairs living area.

Heat Source: Central Heat.

Outdoor Fireplace: While still visible in some of the photos, the outdoor fireplace is not available. Sonoma County prohibits wood-burning of all types outside at vacation rentals.

A/C: The house does not have air conditioning. Being near the coast and under the redwoods, nighttime temperatures drop and opening some windows is usually enough to cool the house.

Electronics: The house is equipped with 2 smart TVs: the one in the upstairs living room has cable and DVD/BluRay players, and one in the downstairs game room has a dedicated Netflix account and a DVD/BluRay player – no cable.

Downstairs Ceiling: The downstairs ceilings are 7'2", which is slightly lower than average.

Location: Big Bertha's is in the Guerneville neighborhood of Guernewood Park - just west of downtown. It is a 5-minute walk to the Russian River and a 20-minute walk into town. There is a playground, tennis courts, neighborhood beach, and a restaurant all within a few minutes walk.

Sonoma County TOT #: 2094
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: ZPE14-0094

Amenities

Facilities: 
  • Pets Allowed
  • Express Check-in
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Basic Supplies
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Central Heat
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Work Space
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Port-A-Crib
Outdoors: 
  • Gas BBQ
  • Fenced Yard
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Outdoor Shower
Area: 
  • Walk to River
  • Walk to Food and Drink
Kitchen And Dining: 
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Full Kitchen
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • High Chair
Entertainment: 
  • Telephone
  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Smart TV
  • Cable TV
  • Netflix
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
Games And Recreation: 
  • Hot Tub
  • Foosball

Availability

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Location

Reviews

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trees surrounding the house

Reviewed on 2024-04-21 by Red
Overall
5

We had a lovely time at Big Bertha’s. Our small kiddo was especially taken with how “beautiful!” the house was - the door pulls on the bedroom closet were a special favorite! The layout of the house is lovely and allows for lots of communal time as well as privacy, which was wonderful for our crew. The hot tub was big - we fit 6! - and clean and comfortable, the trees surrounding the house were delightful, and the outside space overall was just so nice. The beds were comfy and there were blankets and fans everywhere we needed them - very helpful with a group with varied needs. Things were well labeled and easy to find. It’s clear how much care went into making this a pleasant and easy place to stay, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Red, Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We’re glad everything was to your liking and we’d love to host you again. You were great guests :)

cozy home

Reviewed on 2024-04-14 by Aliza
Overall
5

Beautiful and very cozy home! -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Aliza, Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We’re glad everything was to your liking and we’d love to host you again. You were great guests :)

great place

Reviewed on 2024-04-02 by Phanivas
Overall
5

It's a great place. Kids had lots of fun. -vis Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Phanivas, Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We’re glad everything was to your liking and we’d love to host you again. You were great guests :)

mom’s weekend away

Reviewed on 2024-03-03 by Katie
Overall
5

We loved our stay at Bertha’s for our mom’s weekend away. The hot tub was a highlight and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals. We loved seeing the mist in the redwoods and the sounds of the rain on the roof. Great communication and lots of instructions throughout the home. Highly recommend! -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Katie, Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We’re glad you enjoyed the home. You were great guests :)

second time staying

Reviewed on 2024-02-25 by Stephanie
Overall
5

This was my second time staying at this property with Russian River Homes and it did not disappoint. Big Bertha has become a well-loved staple in my community. The house is peaceful, cozy, spacious, and full of beautiful charm. It's clear that the owners and Russian River Homes have put a lot of care and intentionality into the home, from the amenities to the clear instructions, to the art and comfort of the space. I celebrated my 35th this time with loved ones and we all had a wonderful time. The property is like a little private treehouse and is conveniently located close to town for quick grocery runs or plans. It was also great for my dog, Riley, as the outdoor deck is fully fenced in for her to run around while we cook with the sliding door open. Thank you again, Big Bertha! Highly recommend.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Stephanie, Thank you for your review and for being wonderful repeat guests! Our office along with the homeowner strives to ensure guests are comfortable and cozy at Big Bertha's. We would love to host you again at any of our rentals :)

15/10 would recommend

Reviewed on 2024-02-20 by Daniel
Overall
5

10/10 stay. Comfy beds. Private. Plenty of space for everyone to have their own space to spread out and relax. Alyssa was an amazing contact for the stay and was extremely proactive and communicative. 15/10 would recommend and stay again. Location was perfectly off the main drag especially since it was raining all weekend. But the cabin was perfect for a stay inside and listening to the rain hit the sun lights. -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Daniel, Thank you so much for the glowing review and for being such wonderful guests! We really appreciate your feedback and will pass it on to Alyssa! We would love to host you again :)

many beauties of Sonoma County

Reviewed on 2024-02-12 by Beatrice
Overall
5

We had a delightful long weekend in the woods. Between the wineries and the Pacific, the cabin is ideal for enjoying the many beauties of Sonoma County. And icing on the cake were the walkable and beautiful pickleball courts! -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Beatrice, Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We’re glad everything was to your liking and we’d love to host you again. You were great guests :)

Quiet location

Reviewed on 2024-01-28 by Nicole
Overall
5

Great, fun home to celebrate a birthday weekend. Quiet location that allowed us to retreat and be together with friends. Very close to Guerneville yet still very private. Had everything we needed.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Nicole, Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We’re glad everything was to your liking and we’d love to host you again. You were wonderful guests :)

Perfect

Reviewed on 2024-01-15 by Brandon
Overall
5

Perfect home for a get away - via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Brandon, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

The place was lovely!

Reviewed on 2023-12-24 by Spencer
Overall
5

The place was lovely! Great modern yet rustic cabin vibes. The full kitchen & two-floor layout made it easy to stay cozy indoors for our winter visit.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Spencer, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being wonderful guests! We would love to host you again :)

Rent this house!

Reviewed on 2023-11-12 by Wendy
Overall
5

This house is a 10/10, I highly recommend it. The location is very close to the river downtown and is very private. The outdoor space is awesome. We went during the Fall season, and even though the weather was chilly, we spent a fair amount of time outside. We loved the giant fire pit, the hot tub and the bocce ball court. An added bonus is that the yard is completely fenced in, so we didn't have to worry about our pup running off. The inside was very clean, well stocked and I loved the decor. The bedrooms are a bit small, but that wasn't an issue for us. Rent this house! You will not regret it-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Wendy, We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being such great guests :)

Fantastically cute

Reviewed on 2023-10-29 by Jeff
Overall
5

Fantastically cute and cozy. Decorations are great and the space looks even better than the photos. We would come back. Perfect for my family (3 couples).-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Jeff, We are so happy to hear you all enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being wonderful guests, we would love to host you again :)

cabin is beautiful

Reviewed on 2023-10-08 by Krista
Overall
4

This cabin is beautiful and the outdoor space is great!! You are surrounded by trees. The long driveway also allows for plenty of cars. The kitchen and space overall were great and well-supplied. However, the "twin" beds and the "futon" are tiny and you should know that they are not comfortable sleeping accommodations for adults. The other two beds were comfortable for one adult and would be okay for a cozy couple. It's a real stretch however to say that this place accommodates 7 people, unless at least 3 of them are young children.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Krista, We are sorry to hear you were disappointed in the listed sleeping accommodations. The twin beds are standard and the futon is a full-size sleeper. The home can accommodate up to 7 people per the county ordinance and beds available. This information is available so guests can make informed decisions before booking. We are glad overall you enjoyed your stay!

Perfect place for family get together.

Reviewed on 2023-10-01 by Mary
Overall
5

The wooded surroundings made you feel somewhat isolated despite nearby houses. While the house is not large the layout was perfect for myself, 2 daughters, and 4 grandchildren. Good space to play games inside and out. Loved the decor. Very clean.-via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Mary, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being such fantastic guests :)

PERFECT house

Reviewed on 2023-09-17 by Elizabeth
Overall
5

PERFECT house for a group. Would highly recommend. Thoughtful touches, easy to get to the river and town and amazing space. We will be back!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Elizabeth, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for being such fantastic guests :)

Absolutely Perfect!

Reviewed on 2023-09-05 by Tracy
Overall
5

7 family and friends rented Big Bertha to celebrate 2 birthdays in the group. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue! The cabin was spotless, in a superb location for river and town access and super cute. A large movie, board game and book collection, bocce ball, and tetherball kept us entertained in the evenings. The big outdoor wood fire place was perfect for s’mores after relaxing in the super clean hot tub. Great outdoor shower too! The cabin was thoughtfully well stocked with all the essentials and more. We didn’t need to use half the kitchen supplies or linens we brought. The floor plan is well laid out for singles, couples and kids. Great communication prior and during our trip. Information for everything was easily found and every detail had been thought of. Everyone had a fabulous time. We will definitely rent this one again!-via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Tracy, Thank you so much for the glowing review! We are thrilled you had such a wonderful experience at Big Bertha's! We would love to host you all again and thank you for being great guests :)

much attention to detail

Reviewed on 2023-08-18 by Richard
Overall
5

A great place to stay! What a super relaxing lodge. The house is nicely designed and well decorated -- much attention to detail. Overall the place is very well-appointed and we appreciated the extra dedicated towels to use in the spa,, plastic cups for picnicking on the patio, and kitchen equipment that was needed for cooking. We actually used the fire pit!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Richard, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests- we would love to host you again :)

Wonderful

Reviewed on 2023-08-07 by Andres
Overall
5

Wonderful stay!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Andres, Thank you for being a great guest! So glad you enjoyed your stay :)

room for outdoor activities

Reviewed on 2023-07-30 by Marlayna
Overall
5

Can’t say enough positive things about this place. Tons of room for outdoor activities and walking distance from a nice river beach.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Marlayna, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests :)

special home and the history

Reviewed on 2023-07-26 by Shannon
Overall
5

Home felt private, setting was relaxing under the trees while also being able to soak up the sunshine. Fully equipped kitchen, outdoor games, hot tub and outdoor shower! Beds were comfortable as well and loved the décor and attention to detail. Driveway is steep and tricky Angle, lots of stairs up to home which creates that tree house feel. Spiral stair case could be a bit challenging for some as well. Overall wish we could have stayed longer at " Big Bertha's". Really loved this special home and the history.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Shannon, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests :)

We enjoyed our stay

Reviewed on 2023-07-24 by Amanda
Overall
5

Cozy, eclectic and relaxing. We enjoyed our stay.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Amanda, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guest :)

Absolute bliss!

Reviewed on 2023-07-18 by Evan
Overall
5

Absolute bliss! A secluded quiet gorgeous location, super helpful instructions, lots of entertainment, comfortable, clean, chic, everything works and is well thought out. Would stay here again for sure!-via Airbnb

Very private and peaceful

Reviewed on 2023-07-13 by Mike
Overall
5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Big Bertha's. The home is exactly as described - great options for people to gather together, but also plenty of cool spaces for 1-2 people to relax. Very private and peaceful. We loved using the hot tub and outdoor shower. Everything worked great and the host was super responsive with the few things that we needed to ask about (extra bocce balls, needed info about the outdoor firepit - which we learned is not useable during dry season). The home is difficult to find the first time, but the directions are perfect. It is a very tight left-turn up the drive-way - requires a "3 point turn" (or more with a longer vehicle)- but it is totally worth it.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Mike, Thank you for your wonderful review! It was wonderful hosting you all and we were happy to help! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for being fantastic guests :)

such a welcoming place

Reviewed on 2023-07-03 by Kathleen
Overall
5

We stayed for my son’s wedding on July 4 wedding the place with roomy and comfortable . My husband and I stayed in the bedroom below and sons stayed upstairs so it felt like to 2 separate places . My sons groomsmen came and got ready at our place the morning before the wedding such a welcoming place .Only complaint is the driveway and how to navigate it-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Kathleen, Thank you for your review! The driveway can be a bit tricky in a larger vehicle driving it slowly is always best. We are so glad to be apart of your sons special day and we thank you all for being amazing guests :)

I will definitely be back.

Reviewed on 2023-06-27 by Melissa , San Francisco, CA USA
Overall
5

What a lovely place and well stocked with movies, books, games and activities. My only issue was that I did not book for a longer stay. I TRULY appreciate the different options for coffee in the morning. I am a french press lover and they actually had one i could use instead of the coffee maker. We had an issue with the lock for the outdoor activity cabinet and they promptly contacted me (just a stuck lock) to fix the issue. I am hoping we can return again in the future... for a longer stay this time. The home is also so convenient to the lake and downtown/grocery. One thing you may want to pass on is the water taps in the upstairs bathroom... they don't quite shut off when you turn them the entire way back.. they have to hover a little before a full return... i learned it pretty quickly to just make sure the water was truly off. I don't think it would be an issue with adults.. but perhaps children.

Manager's Response

Hello Melissa, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Big Bertha's! Thank you for letting us know about the water taps- we will forward it to our maintenance team to check on. We would love to host you again at any of our properties! Thank you for being such a wonderful guest :)

Big Love For Big Bertha’s

Reviewed on 2023-05-21 by Kristin
Overall
5

We loved this place. The property was very cute and comfortable and in such a beautiful place. The internet went out the second day we were there so we were unsure on trash procedures as we couldn’t read our email. The out door fire pit was nice for relaxation and roasting marshmallows. The kitchen had almost everything we needed and the outdoor grill was great. I made two tri-tips and they came out perfectly.-via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Kristin, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for letting us know about the internet so we could have the issue resolve for you! We appreciate you and thank you for being wonderful guests :)

Loved the aesthetic

Reviewed on 2023-05-29 by Abby
Overall
5

Wonderful getaway tucked in the redwoods! Loved the aesthetic of the home and the full DVD collection. We had a wonderful relaxing weekend away. Lots of fenced in space for dogs and walkable to a public beach access point. Big Bertha delivered! :)-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Abby, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being such fantastic guests! We would love to host you again :)

a nice relaxing place in Guerneville

Reviewed on 2023-05-14 by Will
Overall
5

We had a lovely stay at Big Bertha's. The home is cozy and nicely situated where it felt private, yet very close to the town proper (roughly a 5-minute drive). The home is well equipped, and all the beds are very comfortable. The hot tub is nice, but definitely on the smaller side - we were nearly on top of each other when there were 4 of us in it. We didn't end up using the grill, but nevertheless appreciated that it was very clean. Overall, we had a great stay and I'd recommend this place for other people looking for a nice, relaxing place in Guerneville.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Will, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for your review :)

Very nice place to stay

Reviewed on 2023-04-23 by Mohinish
Overall
5

Very nice place to stay. No T-Mobile network in the area, be sure to download offline maps and carry instructions sent by host. Very clean and clutter free home. Patio space was great and had a door so I was able to let my dog chill out there without worrying. Downtown is like 2 min drive from here so that’s great. To get to the house is single lane roads. There were instructions all over the house to make it easy. We had a pleasant stay.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Mohinish, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being such wonderful guests :)

nice space, close to town, stocked kitchen

Reviewed on 2023-03-20 by Jessica Denise
Overall
4

3 things to know that might help others 1. If you are staying downstairs and have a dog, there is not a gate that closes off the downstairs deck. Only the upstairs deck is completely fenced in and gated. Also, the only way your dog can go upstairs and down is by using the outside stairs. The metal spiral staircase is no bueno for dogs or kids. 2. If you’re staying downstairs, the downstairs bedroom has a step down into the hallway. Be mindful of this as you’re moving about. I was in a hurry and forgot. I had quite a fall. 3. The hot tub seats 4 at a time comfortably. Everything else was as described and my positive comments echo those listed in other reviews. Comfy beds, liked the linens and robes, nice space, close to town, stocked kitchen, bottle of wine. Big game selection (although outdated). I would go back but it was pricey so no time soon.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Jessica, Thank you for your review! We highly recommend walking the property before letting dogs out, to see where the fencing starts and ends. The spiral staircase is safe, secure and possibly difficult for some dogs and humans with mobility concerns but otherwise a very short staircase into the downstairs room. We are so glad you were able to enjoy the rest of the home and the amenities there! We would love to host you again.

A beautiful relaxing home

Reviewed on 2023-02-27 by Diana
Overall
5

Our family spent 4 nights at Bertha’s and we will definitely be going back. The house was amazing and very well equipped. It felt clean and cozy and loved.-via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Diana, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Big Bertha's! Thank you for being great guests :)

a chill weekend

Reviewed on 2023-02-06 by Mary Jane
Overall
5

We had a lovely time at the house. The beds were very comfy and there was plenty of games, movies, and fun things to do in the house (especially with it raining the entire time we were there, which made the place feel magical). We felt the space exactly fitted what we needed for a chill weekend for a bunch of friends. While we didn't get to use the outdoor fireplace due to the rain, we still got to use the indoor gas fireplace and felt cozy. Many of us spent the afternoons reading or playing board games. It was really great!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Mary, We are elated you enjoyed your stay at Big Bertha's despite all of the rain! It is a truly magical place to be any time of year. Thank you for being fantastic guests! We would love to host you again :)

lovely stay at this cabin

Reviewed on 2023-01-02 by Christine
Overall
5

We had a lovely stay at this cabin. It was spotless and just as pictured. Beds were comfy. The location was just what we were looking for - we were tucked away in the trees, yet were very close to restaurants and things to do. There are plenty of wineries to visit nearby. Of note - the driveway is a very sharp U-turn up which was tricky in the rain. Also the staircase downstairs is very small and winding, not suitable for very young kids or elderly. The kitchen is just barely stocked - consider bringing extra paper towels, ziplock bags, Saran Wrap, etc. but if you need anything, Safeway is less than 5 min away!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Christine, We are so glad you had a lovely stay at Big Bertha's! For future stays we happily will bring more supplies to homes if needed and we are called during office hours-we definitely do not want guests to go without! Thank you for being great guests.

nestled in the trees

Reviewed on 2023-01-15 by Arjun
Overall
5

Great spot nestled in the trees, very smooth check-in-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Arjun, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Big Bertha's! Thank you for being great guests :)

Big Bertha’s cottage is a great spot

Reviewed on 2022-12-18 by Megan
Overall
5

Big Bertha’s cottage is a great spot. I recommend in the off season of the wineries as the whole area is much less crowded and definitely makes the hot tub even more worth it. Lots of very clear instructions throughout the house. Clean responsive and helpful.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Megan, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being wonderful guests :)

Love Big Bertha’s!

Reviewed on 2022-11-22 by Lisa
Overall
5

Absolutely the most charming rental, we’d love to stay here again.-via VRBO

Manager's Response

Hello Lisa, We are elated you enjoyed Big Bertha's! Thank you for being wonderful guests, you are more than welcome back :)

House, location, hot tub were wonderful

Reviewed on 2022-11-14 by Rachel
Overall
5

House, location, hot tub were wonderful! The house was stocked with everything you could possibly need and was very well labeled. Loved the movies and games collection! The beds and linens were really comfy. Appreciated the spa towels and slippers! Would love to come back.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Rachel, We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Big Bertha's! The homeowner really loves adding these special touches to the home for the guests. Thank you for being such fantastic guests-we welcome you back anytime! :)

the right combination of cozy and luxurious

Reviewed on 2022-10-25 by Zachary
Overall
5

My friends and I chose Big Bertha as the destination for our annual reunion and could not have been happier with our pick! Not only is the house lovely -- it is the right combination of cozy and luxurious -- but also the level of communication and organization from River Homes was super impressive. We had such a great time hanging on the deck with the hot tub and fire pit :) Can't wait to go back!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Zachary, We are so glad you loved Big Bertha's! The firepit is quite cozy this time of year! Thank you for being fabulous guests :) We would love to host you again!

Recommend Big Bertha

Reviewed on 2022-10-11 by Joey
Overall
5

Recommend Big Bertha to anyone that is looking for a relaxing, quiet getaway. Me and my friends enjoyed the area and a really great restaurant within walking distance… The Oxbow (you should not miss the opportunity to try this restaurant!)-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Joey, We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being such wonderful guests :)

Great!

Reviewed on 2022-09-12 by Ryan
Overall
5

Had a great time.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Ryan, Thank you for being such great guests! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!

perfect for our Labor Day weekend

Reviewed on 2022-09-05 by Meghan
Overall
5

Big Bertha's was perfect for our Labor Day weekend getaway. Both the house and property gave us everything we needed to enjoy the long weekend!-via VRBO

Manager's Response

Hello Meghan, Thank you for being such great guests! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We loved hosting you and hope to see you again soon :)

fun bocce court

Reviewed on 2022-08-30 by Ashley
Overall
4

Cozy spot in the redwoods with a great deck and fun bocce court with corn hole as well! Easy check-in, lots of parking space which can be tricky in Guerneville's tight streets.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Ashley, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being such amazing guests, we would love to host you again :)

The house was so dreamy

Reviewed on 2022-08-21 by Lourdes
Overall
5

We absolutely loved staying at Big Bertha’s. The house was so dreamy amongst the redwoods. The outdoor space was beautiful and we especially loved the private hot tub. The house itself was so cute and the rooms were perfect. The books in the library were on point! We would stay again here in a heartbeat. The perfect setting for a getaway!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Lourdes, We are elated you enjoyed your stay at Big Bertha's! Thank you for being wonderful guests and we welcome you back anytime :)

gorgeous setting

Reviewed on 2022-08-08 by Christopher
Overall
5

Great locations, gorgeous setting and extremely well appointed.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Christopher, Thank you for being great guests! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!

a perfect stay

Reviewed on 2022-04-25 by Kenneth
Overall
5

We loved our stay at Big Berthas Place! From the beautiful decor, to the comfortable bedding, to the fun game room which our grandsons loved, to the stunning out door surroundings, to the bottle of wine left, to every thing clearly marked and convenience to town it was a perfect stay-via VRBO

Manager's Response

Hello Kenneth, Thank you for being great guests! We would love to host you again and are elated you enjoyed your stay :)

We loved Big Bertha!

Reviewed on 2022-05-16 by Kathleen
Overall
5

We loved Big Bertha! We would totally stay here again, great place when you have a teen and an infant. Large, beautiful and clean windows with great views of the trees, right around the corner from town. Thank you so much for having us!!-via VRBO

Manager's Response

Hello Kathleen, Thank you for being such lovely guests. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again :)

like being in a tree house

Reviewed on 2022-06-16 by Janis
Overall
5

Looking out the living room windows was like being in a tree house. We loved the outdoor games and that there was a hot tub although we never ended up having time to use it.-via VRBO

Manager's Response

Hello Janis, Thank you for staying with us and being great guests! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again :) We truly appreciate your feedback

Beauty and style inside and out

Reviewed on 2022-07-19 by Heather
Overall
5

Big Bertha’s is a truly special place. Beauty and style inside and out. We had a wonderful week and were sad to leave. Highlights: -Very clean, kudos to the cleaning crew! -Sitting on the comfy Adirondack chairs with views into the redwood forest was heavenly -The fact that it stayed cool even on the warmest days indoors and on the shaded deck. Keeping windows open at night and closed during the day was key. -Proximity to a sweet neighborhood river beach was convenient to either walk or make the short drive to park on the main road. -A truly comfortable great room with cozy seating for the whole group, reading nook and movie, book collections were great bonuses -Stylish, interesting decor throughout -High functioning WiFi for those working from home, upstairs only -My family enjoyed the cushy egg crates on all mattresses. I liked that they were easy to remove for a firmer mattress. -Ceiling fans in the upstairs bedrooms! -Well organized even in the smaller spaces (bedrooms, kitchen) -A pleasant, easy walk to two great restaurants: Baked on the River had yummy coffee/tea drinks, lunch and a beautiful cafe garden. Oxbow had excellent, reasonably priced dinners and also a beautiful outdoor patio - Bocce Ball!! Family fav. -Hot tub was clean altho too hot outdoors for us to use -Downstairs space was more spacious than expected and beautifully set up -Russian River Rentals staff was very responsive. A few warnings: -The driveway is at a narrow, steep and odd angle. The road itself is narrow and only wide enough for one car. Exiting the driveway is a 3-4 point turn at minimum every time. (cars passing were not always patient with this) My husband took the corner a little too confidently and severely damaged the side of the car. The rental company says they will ask the owners to consider installing a mirror at the end of the driveway and hopefully bolster the tightest edge. -The one sliding glass door upstairs had no screen door, making it unusable for airflow during peak mosquito season. -Bring your own condiments and other kitchen essentials like foil. Overall we were so pleased with the astounding beauty of the nature surrounding the home and the thoughtfulness of the layout inside. Would feel very lucky to return.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Heather, We are so glad you enjoyed the home! We would love to host you at any of our rentals, and we appreciate your communication and feedback.

What an amazing place

Reviewed on 2022-06-28 by Steff
Overall
5

Ahhhhh Big Bertha! What an amazing place. This is our second time staying here. It is still such a special place and all the upgrades to the outside are amazing! Thank you for a wonderful stay! We will be back!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Steff, Thank you for staying with us and being such fantastic guests! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again :)

Well Maintained

Reviewed on 2022-05-09 by Matthew
Overall
5

The house was clean and well maintained. The hot tub was great too. We'd definitely spend another weekend here.-via Airbnb

Perfect combination

Reviewed on 2022-05-06 by Anna
Overall
5

We so enjoyed our stay at "Big Bertha's". This rental offers the perfect combination of tranquility and cozy chic ambiance for a group gathering with plenty of on-premise entertainment. Every amenity is provided and more. The deck area, surrounded by the forest was so peaceful. We soaked in the hot tub, relaxed around the fire pit and played some of the provided games. The beds were comfortable and the robes were a nice touch. We especially appreciated the fully stocked kitchen which had every cooking accoutrement from the basics to all the detail items like serving platters, cheese knifes, corn cob picks etc. This rental is perfect for the food enthusiast for whom meals and snacks are the main event of a weekend getaway. I recommend this venue for a "redwoods and wine" getaway and will definitely stay here again. Thank you to our hosts for anticipating our every need.-Via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Anna, Thank you for being such wonderful guests! We welcome you back anytime and are glad you enjoyed your stay :) We appreciate your feedback and have noted it for future stays and have passed that information onto the homeowne

Big Bertha will always have a very special place in my heart!

Reviewed on 2022-03-24 by Stephanie
Overall
5

Big Bertha will always have a very special place in my heart! I came here with my partner and close friends to celebrate a birthday and we had an amazing time. The house and outdoor space is truly beautiful, and there's enough privacy to feel like you're nestled up in the forest, while also being a really convenient proximity to town (only about a mile away). We cooked some delicious meals, including a good bbq, and all ate around the dining room table. :) Great fenced in yard for our dog too, which felt really comforting. Thank you so much! Hope to come back. -via AirBnB

Fun near the river

Reviewed on 2021-08-08 by Sean
Overall
5

We had a great time at Big Bertha's. We enjoyed walking down to the river or driving a short ways to other river access points. We enjoyed the hot tub and the bocce ball. We were really impressed with the attention to detail in the house. It is clear that they put in the extra effort to make this house a great place to stay. Everything was really well organized and exceptionally clean. The library of books, games, and videos in the house was fun, and the foosball was great. We would definitely come back!

Gorgeous

Reviewed on 2020-07-19 by Yvette M Williams-Dubriwny
Overall
5

Gorgeous getaway. Plenty of space and super cozy. Great movie collection as well as library. Hope to enjoy this property again!

Comfortable and Cozy

Reviewed on 2019-12-31 by Janna Mancini
Overall
4

Big Bertha's was the perfect Christmas getaway for us and our family from the East Coast. The house was clean and very comfortable and had everything we needed for a great stay.

Perfect for our Family

Reviewed on 2019-12-01 by Katy
Overall
5

We loved this beautiful home, nestled in the gorgeous redwoods! It was perfect for our family. We appreciated all the kids books and games and the foosball and all the gorgeous decor! The kitchen was great for our holiday meal and many other meals. We loved relaxing and reading in the cozy, treehouse like living room. The downstairs living room was great too; this extra gave everyone space to get away and relax. We loved this home so much and can't wait to come back. The location is fabulous and so close to town. In other weather I could imagine playing bocce too! Communications were swift and easy. Thank you!!via AirBnB

Awesome, highly recommended

Reviewed on 2019-05-08 by Pam
Overall
5

We loved our stay at Big Bertha's. The house is perfect and so much like home, the beds are so comfortable. Loved all the notebooks and signs in the house. The location is just great for Armstrong Redwoods and wineries. We are a game family, so the bocci and the board games were a big hit. As well as the hot tub. Definitely will come back when in California again.

This place has everything!

Reviewed on 2019-05-05 by Tricia
Overall
5

This place has everything! It's cute, compfy and so clean. The heater works great, the hot tub was wonderful and all amenities in the kitchen really helped us have a lovely stay!-Airbnb Guest-

Get relaxed in the forest

Reviewed on 2019-04-06 by Cynthia Paulson
Overall
5

We enjoyed our stay at Big Bertha's yes we did! We will love to stay there again for a family get-together. We hope that others enjoy their stay as much as we did. The only thing that we didn't get to do was go in the hot tub it was a bit chilly however when we come back we would love to stay when it's a little bit warmer outside. My daughter loved the place and loved all the food that her mom made there. Kelsey did have one request that she would love for you to paint the door red.Souce: VRBOManager Response:We wish you'd been able to enjoy the hot tub too!!! We think hot tubbing in the rain is a perfect way to spend an evening... But we're glad to hear you love Big Bertha's as much as we do! Hope we'll see you again!

Would definitely book again!

Reviewed on 2019-03-07 by Nivi
Overall
5

We had a great stay at Big Bertha's. There was plenty of room for our two families to spread out comfortably, and we appreciated the games and outdoor activities to keep the kids entertained. The decor was fun and the kitchen was well stocked. Would definitely book again!

Highly recommend it!

Reviewed on 2019-02-06 by Wonjun
Overall
5

Seven of stayed at Big Bertha's for two nights. The place has a great kitchen and all the amenities which allowed us to cook most of our meals there. Common areas were cute and spacious for us to hang out and play games. Even though it rained the whole time, we were perfectly content staying in this beautiful home and enjoy ourselves. It was a perfect getaway place. We were also only minutes away from Guerneville restaurants and grocery stores. Highly recommend it!-Airbnb Guest-

Definitely hope to return!

Reviewed on 2019-01-10 by Alex
Overall
5

This is a really beautiful space and well managed. There is a lot of useful information around the house to help you get settled in. The views of the trees from the living room are gorgeous. Great location. Definitely hope to return!-Airbnb Guest-

Fantastic getaway with plenty of space.

Reviewed on 2019-01-10 by Anthony
Overall
5

Fantastic getaway with plenty of space. Great kitchen, tons of dvds and board games. Beds were crazy comfortable. Host communication and check in were a breeze. Can't wait to stay here again!-Airbnb Guest-

Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed on 2018-10-10 by Alexander
Overall
5

Warm, spacious forest home that's within 30min from the coast, area wineries, and the redwood forest. Would definitely stay again.-Airbnb Guest-

Special Place!

Reviewed on 2018-08-05 by Bob
Overall
5

We truly enjoyed Big Bertha. Wonderful setting and very comfortable. A special place to enjoy the charms of the Russian River Valley, local culture and wine country.-Airbnb Guest-

Spacious and Comfortable!

Reviewed on 2018-04-24 by Amanda
Overall
5

My girlfriends and I rented this house as part of a bachelorette trip. We loved it. The house is spacious and comfortable. We loved the hot tub and the fireplace for relaxing. We also enjoyed being super close to the wineries, the beach, and the redwoods. It was a nice touch to have a clean, unwrapped sponge on the sink. I can't tell you how many rentals I've had where they allow guests to re-use items like this from prior guests. It shows that they are thinking about cleanliness. Overall a great trip. We will be back!-Airbnb

Great Time at Big Bertha's

Reviewed on 2017-12-29 by Elizabeth
Overall
5

Big Bertha's was a great place. We spent the December Holidays here and it was cozy and nice. Great place to be!

BIG BERTHA'S BEAUTIFUL HOME!

Reviewed on 2017-11-20 by carly ferrarese
Overall
5

Well, upon arrival you're just amazed at this home because it's sooo well stocked, organized, there's signs and directions for everything! The outdoor space was amazing. They have outdoor activities available, jacuzzi, fireplace, grill. This house has everything. It's in a quaint neighborhood surrounded by trees. My husband and I spent our birthdays here with our dogs, baby and another couple friends. There was plenty of room for all. The house is great, bedrooms have queen beds (bedrooms are on the smaller side FYI), except the kids room has 2 twin beds. All amenities worked great. Thanks for relaxing stay!

Love Big Bertha!

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by Bithiah R.
Overall
5

My only wish was for a big cutting board! Otherwise, it was fantastic ;) Also, thank you so much for coming out to address our technical needs!Source: VRBO

Lovely spot in the trees

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by Amy S.
Overall
5

Big Bertha was the perfect spot for my almost two week vacation. The first half of my trip was with my two adult kids and a couple of friends of my daughter to celebrate her birthday and and have some family time. The place worked very well for this; plenty of space to spread out but also nice communal areas. After the family left; I hosted three of my lady friends for the next five days. Perfect again for the amount of people. We had a wonderful time using the hot tub, making food and of course lots of laughter and wine form the local wineries. My daughters small dog was my only companion for the whole trip and he loved the place, especially the squirrels in the trees and the sun lounging on the deck.Source: VRBO

Great weekend away

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by Victoria H.
Overall
5

We rented Big Bertha's for a girl's weekend away with 6 women. Big Bertha's was conveniently located to wineries and Healdsburg, and right outside of the town of Guerneville. The house was super cute and fun, with plenty of room for the 6 of us with all the amenities we could hope for. It's in the trees, so feels remote, but restaurants and other attractions are a short drive away. We would rent this again, we loved it.Source: VRBO

A Cozy Stay Far From The Madding Crowd

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by John R.
Overall
5

We were looking for a place to hunker down and pass the New Year quietly and Big Bertha's very much fit the bill. The dogs were happy, the people were happy, the kitchen, dining and living areas were warm and comfortable and the hot tub hot! Any questions? Some observations, though. Don't choose Big Bertha's if you hate stairs. The stairway to the front entrance intimidated even our dogs and the member of our party with the bad foot had to take it very slow. And the interior stairway resembles more a fireman's pole than a real staircase...... Town is a scenic twenty minute walk away but beware of walking along the highway. Cars zoom around the two major curves you'll pass and it can be scary. But we're picking nits here. Everything else about this place rocked!Source: VRBO

Awesome stay at Big Bertha's

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by John K.
Overall
5

Big Bertha's was awesome. We celebrated our family Christmas there. The house was well appointed for cooking, very clean and stylishly decorated. Big Bertha's exceeded our expectations and made for a fantastic holiday celebration.Source: VRBO

Nested in the trees

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by June R.
Overall
5

This home was everything we hoped it would be and more! Clean and comfortable, it suited our family perfectly. The downstairs area was ideal for our son and daughter in law, and the upstairs just right for ourselves and our other son. It was cozy without being cramped. When you look out the windows, you see trees! When you open the doors or windows, you smell the forest! It was like being a millions miles away but close enough to town to not be totally isolated. We did need to call the owners for one thing and they responded immediately. Would definitely recommend to any family or even 2 couples to share.Source: VRBO

Exception stay!

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by Jay
Overall
5

I've stayed at a previous Russian River Vacation Rental property to spend time with my two teenage kids. This time my son said "Dad, each time it gets better and better..." We had a great four night stay. We spent a couple days exploring the nearby beaches in Jenner and those along the Russian River. But our favorite place was Big Bertha's. It was impeccably clean and extraordinarily decorated. My kids begged me to buy the place straight away! We loved the spa, fire pit, and playing tether ball. And before bed we enjoyed watching a Netflix movie. I can't recommend RRVR (and specifically Big Bertha's) more highly. We're already looking forward to our next visit.Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.Source: VRBO

We loved it!

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by Michelle T.
Overall
5

Lovely, well-appointed home in the woods. Tasteful decor inside and out. Everything we needed for a fun and relaxing stay.Source: VRBO

Wonderful house in beautiful setting

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by Mark S.
Overall
4

We spent the last 3 days here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It suited our needs very well. We were staying with our son and his family (including almost 2 yr old Zoe). There are two levels. My wife and I stayed downstairs. The two upstairs bedrooms were perfect for Zoe and her parents. This house has great indoor and outdoor living areas. Plenty of room to spread out and to enjoy different times of day in the various settings. House is well equipped and has lots of helpful instructions posted. The negatives were few and all related to kitchen equipment. None of the knives are sharp and there is no sharpener. The can opener needs to be replaced. There was no medium sized saucepan. Fairly minor inconveniences, but I am listing them here because I doubt the owners are aware of these things and they can be easily remedied. We will definitely consider staying here again.Source: VRBO

We loved it!

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by Michelle T.
Overall
4

Lovely, well-appointed home in the woods. Tasteful decor inside and out. Everything we needed for a fun and relaxing stay.Source: VRBO

the house was as advertised.

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by
Overall
4

This is a nice house with lots of history. The driveway is steep, but easy to use and not a problem. It was a little hard to find, we drove by it twice, but once we found it, the rest was simple. The house was well equipped, clean and warm. It was a good location to explore the coast and small towns around the area. We had a wonderful time.Source: VRBO

Great Place!

Reviewed on 2017-04-16 by Jon D.
Overall
5

We had a great time staying at this gem of a property. The dogs might of had a better time however. Don't miss out on a chance to relax for the weekend at Big Bertha's.

Awesome stay at Big Bertha's

Reviewed on 2016-12-27 by John K.
Overall
5

Big Bertha's was awesome. We celebrated our family Christmas there. The house was well appointed for cooking, very clean and stylishly appointed. Big Bertha's exceeded our expectations and made for a fantastic holiday celebration.

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