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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, outdoor fireplace, hot tub, gas grill, well-stocked kitchen, charming dining room writing desk, reading spots, games and books, cable 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!

Upstairs - Big Bertha's sits hillside, and is two levels (the upstairs is the main living area). From the driveway, two flights of stairs lead to the deck and front door. Just inside the front door is a small entranceway, with hooks for coats and a place for muddy shoes. This room also contains the washer/dryer.

The open kitchen and dining rooms are directly adjacent. The kitchen is recently remodeled with stainless steel appliances and attractive cabinetry. The bar counter transitions smoothly to the dining area, with a dining table which can comfortably seat 8. Sliding doors from the dining room lead out to the deck, which has a gas BBQ, picnic table, and folding Adirondack chairs. An open doorway from the dining area leads to the living room, with couch, chairs, chess table, reading lamps, cable TV, iPod dock, and a writing desk. A short hallway, accessible from both the living room and the kitchen, leads to one bathroom (with bathtub/shower), a bedroom with two twins, and a bedroom with a queen bed.

Downstairs - From the far side of the living room, next to the gas fireplace, a spiral staircase leads to the downstairs level. The downstairs has a game room, with a double futon for additional sleeping space, cable TV, and a Foosball table. At the far end of the game room is a small suite with a queen bed, and a small, yet full, bathroom with a shower. Sliding doors lead to a small lower deck with two Adirondack chairs; a great spot for enjoying some morning coffee!

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

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 art work, which is actually 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 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

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

A/C: The house does not have air conditioning. Being near the coast, the night time temps drop and just opening some windows is usually enough to cool the house.

Electronics: The house is equipped with 2 Televisions (one in the upstairs living room and one in the downstairs game room). Both TVs have DVD/BluRay players, Cable and Netflix.

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

Location: Big Bertha's is located in a Guerneville neighborhood 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 and a great restaurant all within a 5 minute 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
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Port-A-Crib
Outdoors: 
  • Gas BBQ
  • Fenced Yard
  • Deck
  • Firepit, Wood-burning
  • 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
  • Cable TV
  • Netflix
  • DVD player
  • Wireless Internet
  • Stereo
Games And Recreation: 
  • Hot Tub
  • Foosball

Availability

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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!

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.

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

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.

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-

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!

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!

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-

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-

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-

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-

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-

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

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 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!

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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