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2 BR
1 BA
Sleeps 4
Age 18 and under.

Bonne Chere

Wine Country Getaway, Chef's Delight!

Description

Bonne Chère is, as its name suggests, the ideal spot to kick back, relax and enjoy the good cheer and splendid food and wine that Sonoma County is known for. After a day of trolling for tasty finds (perhaps a new favorite bottle from a family-owned winery or a creamy goat cheese made near the Sonoma Coast or the freshest picks from one of the various farmer's markets), imagine relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine in Bonne Chère's comfortable living room, cooking a feast in the gourmet kitchen, lounging on the spacious deck or taking a soak in the private hot tub.

Inside Bonne Chère, guests will find the home both delightful and modern. The kitchen is stocked for even the pickiest cook, and includes stainless steel appliances, gas stove, dishwasher, beautiful wood cabinets and tile, and a wine fridge. The living room has a large television, stereo (there is a CD collection available for guests), gas fireplace and ample seating. In both bedrooms, the beds are exceedingly comfortable and made with high-quality linens. The bathroom has modern tile work and a walk-in shower with a window so guests can admire the redwoods and lush hillside while showering (a window curtain can be closed if desired).

Outside Bonne Chère is an extension of the living space. There is outdoor dining, outdoor seating, a gas grill and a private hot tub area. The property continues to wrap around the house to a 'secret' sitting spot, perfect for enjoying a locally roasted cup of Joe or stargazing with a glass of wine. Tucked against a hillside in a Guerneville neighborhood, Bonne Chère feels like its own little private world. Although there are neighbors to both the left and the right, the landscaping around the house and the hillside behind the home provides redwood views and privacy. The upper yard is mostly fenced, but not dog-proof!

Bonne Chère is located in a Guerneville neighborhood a walkable distance from downtown Guerneville. Shops, restaurants, supermarket, river access and services are all within a mile of the property. The Sonoma Coast is 13 miles. Armstrong Redwoods is a 5-minute drive. Wineries in the Russian River Valley and beyond are easily accessible by car.

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Bonne Chere is 4. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: There is space in the driveway for 2 vehicles (Garage is used for storage and not available for parking ). RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: Master Bedroom: King Bed, Second Bedroom: Queen Bed

Heat Source: Central Heat

Bathroom Access: The house has one full bathroom with walk-in shower. The only entrance to the bathroom is through the master bedroom.

Sonoma County TOT #: 2097
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: ZPE12-0407

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access Wireless Internet
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • HotTub 6 Person Spa 1340
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas Gas Fireplace
  • Deck/Patio Large Deck
  • View Redwoods
  • Walk to Guerneville, River
  • Nearest River Beach 0.4 mile
  • Nearest Ocean Beach 12.5 miles
  • Yard Decks and Hillside
  • BBQ Grill Gas BBQ
  • Kitchen Gourmet Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Heat Source Central Heat
  • A/C
  • Square Footage, Est. 936
  • Televisions 2 TVs
  • DVD/VCR DVD Player
  • Stereo s/CD Stereo, CD Player
  • Phone Unlimited US Calls
  • Laundry Facilities Washer/Dryer
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm
  • Featured Amenity 1 Walk to River

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
10/15/17 - 11/19/17$2352$1,410
11/20/17 - 11/25/17$2504$1,500
11/26/17 - 12/21/17$2352$1,410
12/22/17 - 12/28/17$2503$1,500
12/29/17 - 01/01/18$2753$1,500
01/02/18 - 02/15/18$2452$1,260
02/16/18 - 02/18/18$2503$1,260
02/19/18 - 04/30/18$2452$1,260
05/01/18 - 05/24/18$2502$1,260
05/25/18 - 05/27/18$2753$1,410
05/28/18 - 05/30/18$2353$1,410
05/31/18 - 06/06/18$2353$1,410
06/07/18 - 06/13/18$2353$1,410
06/14/18 - 06/20/18$2353$1,410
06/21/18 - 06/27/18$2353$1,410
06/28/18 - 07/04/18$2357$1,410
07/05/18 - 07/11/18$2357$1,410
07/12/18 - 07/18/18$2354$1,410
07/19/18 - 07/25/18$2354$1,410
07/26/18 - 08/01/18$2354$1,410
08/02/18 - 08/08/18$2357$1,410
08/09/18 - 08/15/18$2354$1,410
08/16/18 - 08/22/18$2354$1,410
08/23/18 - 08/30/18$2354$1,410
08/31/18 - 09/02/18$2753$1,410
09/03/18 - 09/05/18$2353$1,410
09/06/18 - 09/12/18$2353$1,410
09/13/18 - 09/19/18$2353$1,410
09/20/18 - 09/26/18$2353$1,410
09/27/18 - 10/03/18$2353$1,410
10/04/18 - 10/10/18$2352$1,410
10/11/18 - 10/15/18$2352$1,410
10/16/18 - 11/18/18$2352$1,410

Reviews

Leave Review
Property Reviewed: 
Bonne Chere
Dates Stayed: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5
Our stay at Bonne Chere was very nice. It is in a great location very near Guerneville and tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. The property is well maintained and the house is very clean, cosy and inviting, nicely decorated with modern appliances and very comfortable beds. We were two but four could stay there easily. I'd like to stay there again!
Source: VRBO
marda s.
Property Reviewed: 
Bonne Chere
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, September 23, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

I only recently discovered Guerneville and have fallen in love with the town and surrounding areas. The first time I visited I stayed in a number of nice hotels, which was fine, but expensive (I have a dog). But I decided on this trip to try renting a home, and I will never stay in a hotel again, if I have the choice.

Bonne Chere was everything it was advertised to be, only better. I was there for a little over two weeks. I was on my own for part of the time and had guests for both weekends. It was the perfect house for both. I felt safe and happy on my own, which was a concern not knowing what the neighborhood would be like. And there was also plenty of room for guests when they came. It was a beautiful house to entertain in.

(The only bathroom being in the Master Bedroom was a little hiccup. But it’s not hard to work that out if you like your friends. It really wasn’t a big deal, because the house is so comfortable in general.)

When they say they have a gourmet kitchen, they are not kidding. There were at least four different types of coffee makers, everything from a Press to a Bialiati to a traditional coffee maker. Same for tea. And literally everything you need to cook whatever you want to cook is right there.

I do love to cook so I was so happy to find there was food processor, blender, every size pan and all really well placed in that kitchen. Filtered water and ice from the fridge and an excellent stove. I saved a fortune on going out. And the area has fresh salmon and really good beef, and veggies. It’s nice to go out, but it was almost better eating in at that house.

And did I mention the grill???? In perfect condition. Easy to use. When my friends came to visit we made some of the best meals I’ve had to date in Guerneville.

The owners thought of everything you might want when lounging. They had one cabinet of just board games. There was a DVD shelf, filled with movies for every interest and age.

The flat screen television and the stereo are surround sound and there are a lot of viewing options. I’m not someone who watches much TV, but I indulged.

And the hot tub is perfectly situated for complete privacy. I would lean back and look up into the redwood trees, stars peeking through at night. Ah. Heaven!!!!!

Washer and dryer were great to have because you get dirty hiking and getting out and about.

My guests did not want to leave. I did not want to leave. I actually tried to stay longer but the home was booked.

I was there for a personal, semi-artist's retreat and there all these lovely places on the property to write and paint both inside and out.

The house is near to everything: Duncan Mills, Jenner, Bodega Bay, Guernville Center, the beaches, Armstrong Woods, so you can bike to a lot of places. Yet in the house I felt like I was in my own world. Only problem was sometimes I didn't want to leave the house. And so I did less sightseeing than I do when I stay in a hotel.

And I also have to say that I loved the agency that handles this property. They are incredibly friendly and efficient. And the woman who came to clean over the two weeks I was there was lovely as well. Every experience I had with this home contributed to a wonderful, relaxing time.

I will be returning.

K.Dean
Bay Area

Average Rating 4.75 of 5

"Comfortable, quiet location...but a bit of a drive to most of wine country"

4 of 5

We stayed here for 9 nights, good size master bedroom but only 1 bathroom. Kitchen and living areas were nicely appointed and everything was in good working order. WIFI was very good, cell phone service was spotty, though if your cell phone supports WIFI calling, you are in good shape! Comcast cable was a plus as we are a customer of theirs so we could stream on our mobile devices!It is an older home but remodeled nicely. The decks could use a fresh coat of paint and the landscaping could use a bit of pruning. The bathroom vanity does not really have any room for storage of personal items, so it would be a bit inconvenient if another couple is staying in the second bedroom (we were by ourselves so not an issue for us). Great shower though! The TV in the master bedroom is on a piece of furniture to the right of the bed, at an angle that makes it uncomfortable to watch, but the one in the living room was great and the comfortable couch was great.The cost of the rental for the 9 days came in at around $2400.00 so it is not cheap. If your visit is about wine, the location (on the Russian River Valley) means a daily drive to wine country (50 miles to Yountville, 20 miles to Healdsburg as examples). If it's more about camping out, water activities on the river, good location. The Russian River Homes folks were very helpful and made our check-in and checkout process a breeze!All in all we enjoyed ourselves but we did question the value of the home expense.

Manager Response:

Hello!
Thanks for the review and opportunity to address your feedback!

We, and guests, love Bonne Chere! It's a beautiful and wild yard with jasmine vines, wisteria, bamboo and so much more offering privacy at the hot tub and all around. It did get some pruning just after your stay since it was spring and everything was growing and so happy about the rain!

And it's an ideal spot to check out West Sonoma County and the multitude of lesser known wineries in the Russian River and Green Valleys. Not to knock Healdsburg or Yountville, but you don't need to drive that far for world class tastings! And not just wine - we have thriving beer and cider producers to go with abundant local cheeses, produce, and honey. The farm to table and slow food movements both thrive in West Sonoma County!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Iamalpha on 06/05/2016

 

"Quiet, private and close to town"

5 of 5

Bonne Chere is fantastic. The kitchen is fully equipped and appliances are very nice. Just about anything you need to cook a meal is provided. The beauty though, is found in the outdoor spaces. A great deck with late morning sun turns to shade in late afternoon. The smaller deck on the hill in the back of the house gives another private area to get away. Then, there is the hot tub space. Surrounded by bamboo, beneath the giant redwoods, it is a peaceful way to spend the night looking at the stars. We had our two dogs with us and took them on a great walk/hike both days by walking out the front door. Head up Old Cazadero Road for a good workout and great views. We will definitely be back!

Manager Response:

Hello and thank you for sharing a review of your stay at Bonne Chere!
We think it's a great spot for cooking too... There are even some favorite cookbooks in one of the cabinets. And the view from the hot tub (looking straight up) is downright mesmerizing! I could stay there all day and into the night!
I hope we'll see you again soon!

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-svcarle on 04/26/2015

 

"Lovely Home with All of the Amenities"

4 of 5

My husband and I rented Bonne Chere for five nights and really enjoyed the quality of the home. I wouldn't recommend it for children because there are some beautiful glass decorations and only one bathroom which is in the master bedroom, but for a couple, it is wonderful.The only reason I'm giving this review 4 stars versus 5 is because the property isn't as secluded as we had expected from the pictures. The houses on either side are very close to Bonne Chere and the first evening we arrived, a neighbor two doors down was playing rap music so loudly from his white truck that we had to leave the deck and go inside so we could hear each other speak. However, the house is beautiful and we loved riding our bikes to Armstrong Woods State Park each day. Jen and Scott have done a great job at creating a home that has every amenity you can imagine and is incredibly comfortable.

Manager Response:

Hello and thanks for sharing a review!
We think the owners have done a great job with Bonne Chere as well! I'm sorry to hear about the noisy neighbor during your stay. Guests are always welcome to call the office if there's an issue and we'll do whatever we can, but it is still a residential neighborhood. So far, families and folks with dogs have loved staying at Bonne Chere too... There's room to run outside in the yard and a playground and tennis courts a few minute's walk from the house. And the river is just a few minutes beyond the playground.
I hope we'll see you again!

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Laura G on 04/22/2015

 

"Beauty, quiet, comfort"

5 of 5

My wife, baby girl and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Bonne Chere for the weekend. We had a great time and what a pleasure working in such a well-stocked kitchen. Everything you need and more! There are lots of great spaces that are tucked away for taking sun, reading, napping or chatting. Be sure to make use of the hot tub. This house is child and baby friendly, and theres even a playground close enough to walk.

Manager Response:

Thank you for reviewing Bonne Chre. I am glad you mentioned the kitchen. I agree with you; it is very well stocked. Please come back and stay with us again sometime.

Ellen

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 02/23/2015

 

"Kids + hot tub = perfect"

5 of 5

The house was spotless and all laid out. The kitchen had everything we could have wanted.We were a bit worried that some businesses would be closed after labor day but we found everything we wanted open. September is a great time to go - no crowds and the weather is still great.Easy walk to the river or a short drive to the ocean or Armstrong Woods with ancient redwoods.The hot tub is the perfect way to end a long day with the kids.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/05/2014

 

"Great place!"

4 of 5

Perfect place for a long weekend. The house is beautiful and fully equipped with a modern kitchen, large decks, BBQ grill and a hot tub. The neighborhood was quiet but close enough to downtown Guerneville. Something to note is that there is only one bathroom and it's located in the master bedroom. Not bad if you're staying with close friends/family and are comfortable sharing. Second bedroom is more of an alcove off of the living room and does not have real doors to separate.

-TB on 01/09/2014

 

"Wonderful Vacation"

5 of 5

We had a great time at this lovely home! The Kitchen was great and the beds super comfortable. Perfect for my husband and I and our 5 year old. We hiked the redwoods and went wine tasting while our daughter went to Farm camp at the Waldorf school. Something for all of us and nice family time hanging out at the house. We used the hot tub every day! Perfect getaway for our needs.

Manager Response:

Hello!
What a great experience for your family! Thank you for spending it with us at Bonne Chre and sharing with other folks - I hope we'll see you next summer too!

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/29/2013

 

"Ultimate relaxation in a quaint area of the Russian River"

4 of 5

What's there not to say about Bonne Chere? We had an amazing weekend and enjoyed every part of the house. The bbq, the hot tub, the kitchen and the comfortable living space was on point and exactly what we wanted for our weekend get-away. This home is perfectly nestled in the trees, private, yet close enough to town and other local amenities.Great house, great price and overall a great experience. We can't wait to plan our next visit via Russian River Vacation Homes.

-Sarah Z. on 08/19/2013

 

"Ended on low note due to cleanup rules"

4 of 5

It is a nice enough place but we did not expect to have to clean up after ourselves to this extent. Unload the dishwasher ??? Pull used sheets from the bed ??? And pay through the nose for cleaning charges ??? Did not add up. Too bad that is what we fretted over and the end of our otherwise pleasant stay. Nice neighborhood. Good hot tub. Small bathroom.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/12/2013

 

"Comfortable and clean"

5 of 5

My wife and kids stayed at the Bonne Chere for 4 nights in early april. We found the house to be perfect for our needs. Full kitchen, hot tub and nearby stores may the visit very relaxing. If we are back in Guernville, we will certainly be staying here.

-Carri & Ajay on 06/04/2013

 

"Beautiful setting for a relaxing weekend"

5 of 5

I had a great weekend with a couple of good friends at Bonne Chere. After an afternoon of wine tasting, we came back to the cabin and made a wonderful dinner in the full service kitchen. We woke up and enjoyed a relaxing slow start to the morning on the comfortable, large porch. We ate brunch at a nearby restaurant within walking distance. I only wish I had remembered my bathing suit so I could have jumped in the hot tub.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/29/2013

 

"Wonderful Weekend"

5 of 5

Had a fabulous weekend at this rental property. Had been to the Russian river before, but only as quick visits. Was a great decision to decide to stay for a few days and explore with the family. This house was the perfect base. Loved the wooded valley it is located in (went walking every morning) and the ease of access to the beach (both riverfront and ocean). We were able to prepare quite the gourmet meal in the full kitchen with all the amenities - which was then consumed on the spacious deck (where we spent much of the weekend). And relaxing the secluded hot tub was the perfect ending to the evening. We will definitely return when we are looking for a get-a-way.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/05/2013

 

"Great weekend!"

5 of 5

What a fun weekend! The house was clean, comfortable, and luxurious. The hot tub sure hit the spot after diving and the neighborhood redwoods are beautiful. So nice to wake up to the sounds of nature. It's also located near stores and restaurants. We will definitely be back!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/05/2013

 

"A Delightful Stay"

5 of 5

Bonne Chere is a true gem! My family felt completely at home from the moment we entered. The skylighted living room was a welcoming place to hang out and the modern, clean kitchen was a dream to use. Our stay was in early spring, so we had the pleasure of dining among the tree blossoms in the dining room and on the outdoor deck. Before meals we enjoyed walking the quiet neighborhood and seeing neighbors jogging and dog walking. A soak in the hot tub was the perfect way to end an evening in this peaceful and attractive home. We all awoke refreshed, rested, and ready to spend the day at the nearby coast. We will definitely stay again at Bonne Chere and next time hope to explore nearby downtown Guerneville to sample the local restaurants. A perfect home-away-from-home weekend getaway destination.

-Weekend Wanderer on 04/22/2013

 

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