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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 and there are many wineries in the Russian River Valley and beyond.

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

Facilities: 
  • Pets Allowed
  • Express Check-in
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Basic Supplies
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Central Heat
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Off-Street Parking
Outdoors: 
  • Gas BBQ
  • Fenced Yard
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Garden
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
Entertainment: 
  • Telephone
  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Cable TV
  • DVD player
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Games And Recreation: 
  • Hot Tub

Availability

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Location

Reviews

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Great time!

Reviewed on 2024-03-24 by Katy
Overall
5

Great time! Would stay again in a heartbeat -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Katy, 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 :)

had a great time

Reviewed on 2024-02-24 by Stacey
Overall
5

We had a great time here. Even though it is closer to other homes it seems very private and quiet with all the trees and plants. The house was perfect for us as a family of 3. Keep in mind you do have to go through one room to get to the bathroom. The kitchen is fully stocked (almost too much as it made it hard in some drawers to sift through everything and find matching pots and lids. We did wish there were more towels to use. We were given exactly 4 bath towels. Be aware the house does not provide spa towels so that was a bit complicated. The spa was a great addition to the house. We would stay again. -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Stacey, Thank you for your review and for being great guests! We are sorry to hear you could not locate the spa towels this home provides- We would have loved to help you find them during your stay. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay overall and hope to host you again :)

as the listing described

Reviewed on 2024-02-19 by Michelle
Overall
4

Great location close to the main Guernville center and was exactly as the listing described -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Michelle, we are so glad you enjoyed the space! Thank you for your review!

enjoying Guerneville!

Reviewed on 2024-01-21 by Sheening
Overall
5

The home is exactly as advertised - clean, comfortable, and cozy. Kitchen is amongst the most well-stocked of vacation rentals in the area that we've experienced. Would definitely recommend to a couple or small family enjoying Guerneville!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Sheening, Thank you for the wonderful review and for being such amazing guests! We would love to host you again :)

The perfect size

Reviewed on 2024-01-15 by David
Overall
5

This a wonderful home just outside of Guerneville. The perfect size for 2 people (and a dog!), with a kitchen that is incredibly well stocked in terms of utensils. The fireplace really heats up the space. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning. -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello David, 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 :)

great place to escape

Reviewed on 2023-12-26 by Chris
Overall
5

Bonne Chere was a great place to escape to for a long weekend. The kitchen is large and has practically every appliance, and the house is clean and comfortable. The hosts were proactive and gave clear directions for check-in and check-out. The house is in a quiet and peaceful location, but is still just 5 minutes from downtown Guerneville.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Chris, We’re very happy you enjoyed your stay. It was a double-thumbs-up experience to host you!

well stocked

Reviewed on 2023-09-23 by Keith
Overall
4

If you are looking for a clean, well stocked, place in the area you will be hard-pressed to find a better stay…-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

clean and peaceful

Reviewed on 2023-09-04 by Josh
Overall
5

Beautiful home and excellent communication from the host. The kitchen was well supplied with everything needed to cook. The home was clean and peaceful, the hot tub was a treat.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Josh, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being amazing guests :)

our favorite ever Airbnb stays

Reviewed on 2023-08-28 by Erin
Overall
5

One of our favorite ever Airbnb stays. Such a gorgeous place! Beautiful and comfortably furnished interior, and oh - morning coffee on the deck under the redwood trees was splendid, as was evening time under the stars in the hot tub. The place had everything one might need, was very clean, and just lovely. Thank you.-via Airbnb

Environment is incredible

Reviewed on 2023-08-20 by Becca
Overall
5

Environment is incredible. Home is spacious. Only one bathroom that is within the master room is inconvenient and not realistic for two couples. The second bedroom is small and seems like a large closet turned bedroom. Outdoor patio amazing. Easy check-in. Lots of kitcken space and appliances. Surround sound awesome in living room. Thank you-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Becca, Thank you for your review! We do have floorplans available for guests to view before booking to give a better sense of how the home is laid out. We are glad you enjoyed your stay overall! Thank you for being great guests :)

adorable little house

Reviewed on 2023-08-18 by Harper
Overall
5

Absolutely adorable little house in the woods! Only one mile from Safeway for groceries or town. Multiple decks on the house were beautiful and provided so much comfortable outdoor space. We absolutely loved our stay and would love to come back ASAP!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

quiet neighborhood

Reviewed on 2023-08-13 by Rachel
Overall
5

Great porch, quiet neighborhood, and most importantly to our group, a fully stocked kitchen. This Airbnb has every single kitchen tool you can imagine which if you’re planning to cook a lot of meals like we did, it was great. The entire house was clean, comfortable and overall well stocked of amenities. You can tell the owners put a lot of thought into the space for guests. Thanks for a great stay!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

as promised

Reviewed on 2023-08-07 by Christopher
Overall
5

Very happy with my stay here. They delivered everything as promised.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Christopher, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being a fabulous guest :)

very quiet and peaceful

Reviewed on 2023-07-23 by Nithya
Overall
5

Loved our stay here! Beautiful street and neighborhood- very quiet and peaceful. Loved the gorgeous hot tub surrounded by redwoods. A peaceful, comforting stay.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

quiet time

Reviewed on 2023-07-19 by Frank
Overall
5

Nice place to spend some quiet time.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

Really felt like home

Reviewed on 2023-07-17 by Greg
Overall
5

Had a great stay. Very clean home with lots of amenities. We used the grill and the hot tub! Really felt like home. It was quiet and peaceful. We drove just a short distance to the coast to cool off in the heat wave and enjoyed Guerneville in the evening when it was cooler. Too hot for the river for us!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

smelt like jasmine!

Reviewed on 2023-07-15 by Kris
Overall
5

This is a lovely home in the Guerneville Russian River Valley! The garden area surrounding the house is stunning and smelt like jasmine! We loved the stocked kitchen and skylights.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

very satisfied

Reviewed on 2023-07-06 by Hovik
Overall
5

We are very satisfied with the house, everything was great.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

Really enjoyed

Reviewed on 2023-06-16 by Linda
Overall
4

Really enjoyed our stay at Bonne Chere!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

tucked into the trees

Reviewed on 2023-06-11 by Jennifer
Overall
5

Thoroughly enjoyed our “girls trip” long weekend away. We arrived and were able to easily get in with our code. Do as they recommended on the website, save this information because the cellular service can be spotty. The home was well appointed with everything we needed. It was exactly what we were looking for a nice getaway tucked into the trees. We enjoyed the hot tub that was nice and clean. We had an issue with the shower and with a quick phone call River Homes had a plumber there within the hour. Great response. We would definitely stay here again.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Jennifer, Thanks for your review! We really enjoyed hosting you, and you are welcome back anytime! We appreciate your communication - thanks for the shout out to our maintenance team, and reminder to save home info before departing - cell service is intermittent for most carriers in our area. Wifi calling works once at the home. We can't wait for your next stay!

The views

Reviewed on 2023-06-04 by Sarah
Overall
5

We loved the hot tub and the beds were super comfortable. The views from the kitchen and dining area are lovely.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Sarah, Thanks for your review! So glad you had a wonderful stay. We really enjoyed hosting you. Thanks for being great guests!

great deck area

Reviewed on 2023-05-29 by Brittany
Overall
5

beautiful home with great deck area, very convenient location-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

the perfect weekend

Reviewed on 2023-05-14 by John
Overall
5

A perfect getaway! From the bottle of sparkling wine on arrival to our last soak in the hot tub under the redwoods, this was the perfect weekend. We all decided this was the best furnished AirBnb we've ever rented. We enjoy cooking and eating in, and REALLY appreciated the selection of glassware, table settings, and kitchen implements. The gas grill was even spotless! The home is so well decorated and really feels homey. There is even a great library of videos and dvds. Instructions for everything are clear and easy to follow. It's clear the hosts put a lot of thought (and time) into making this place special and it really comes through. And finally, best hot tub ever!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello John, We are so glad to hear you all loved Bonne Chere! Thank you for being wonderful guests and for the review! We would love to host you again :)

Adorable home!

Reviewed on 2023-04-09 by Elizabeth
Overall
5

Adorable home. Close to many amenities. Hot tub is fantastic-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

much needed private weekend getaway

Reviewed on 2023-04-02 by Judi
Overall
5

My husband and I had a much needed private weekend getaway. We could not have asked for a cozier, comfier place to reconnect! The house was very clean and had literally everything we needed. Things were clean, easy to find, and in good working order. We would stay here again for sure, thank you so much!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Judi, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Bonne Chere! Thank you for the lovely review and for being such wonderful guests :)

big kitchen, cozy beds

Reviewed on 2023-01-16 by Aryan
Overall
5

loved our stay here! such a beautiful setup with a big kitchen, cozy beds, and most importantly...a perfect, private backyard hot tub. close proximity to downtown Guerneville and the redwoods. highly recommend :)- via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Aryan, We are elated you enjoyed your stay at Bonne Chere! Thank you for being absolutely wonderful guests :)

Excellent home

Reviewed on 2022-12-17 by Ron & Sandy Alter , Nine Mile Falls, WA USA
Overall
5

Perfect location for us for all we planned to do. The house is one of the most comfortable we have stayed in across the USA. Clean, comfortable, well stocked, excellent hot tub including robes to wrap up in! We enjoyed the gas fireplace as the weather was on the cool side in December. Looking forward to another stay at Bonne Chere. By the way, Brian is the best. You have an exceptional employee in him! Merry Christmas

Manager's Response

Hello Ron and Sandy! We are elated you enjoyed your stay at Bonne Chere! Those robes are quite cozy! Thank you for the lovely review and kind words. Brian is a gem and we completely agree he is exceptional, Happy holidays!!!!

Really well stocked kitchen

Reviewed on 2022-10-23 by Giovanna
Overall
5

Really beautiful property. Great location, dog friendly, peaceful and comfortable. Really well stocked kitchen, has everything you need. We were very comfortable! Close to everything.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Giovanna, We are so glad you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being wonderful guests :)

cozy and conveniently located

Reviewed on 2022-10-16 by Tania
Overall
5

We loved this home! It was cozy and conveniently located. It was exactly as advertised and worth every penny. It was totally a perfect fit for our girls weekend in the redwoods!!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

Gorgeous, comfortable and private

Reviewed on 2022-10-08 by Ally
Overall
5

Gorgeous, comfortable and private. I highly recommend! It was so lovely to walk my dog through the neighborhood and look at all the unique homes amongst the redwoods. The house is so well stocked with everything you’d need and more. I really enjoyed my stay.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Ally, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being fantastic guests!

Serene

Reviewed on 2022-09-19 by Chris
Overall
5

Serene comfortable home!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

Exactly what I needed!

Reviewed on 2022-09-23 by Ron Harman , San Francisco, CA
Overall
5

I absolutely loved this place! First of all, pics are exactly as shown on website which is a rarity. Great quiet location, was able to walk my dog on the street without worrying about fast traffic. Hot tub worked great, another rarity. Full, working amenities, comfy bed, the grounds were perfectly maintained, this is a house I'd want to live in. And the people at River Homes are very helpful and responsive.

Manager's Response

Hello Ron, Thank you so much for the kind words! You were a absolute wonderful guest and we would love to have you and your pup back anytime!

Fantastic house for a small family.

Reviewed on 2022-09-05 by B
Overall
5

The location is prime and the house was very clean. Hot tub is a huge plus!-via VRBO

Manager's Response

Hello, 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 :)

absolutely loved our stay at Bonne Chere!

Reviewed on 2022-08-30 by Rachel
Overall
5

We absolutely loved our stay at Bonne Chere! River Homes was wonderful with communication and very helpful during our stay. This place is so tranquil and relaxing. The hot tub among the trees was gorgeous! The home is beautiful and has everything you need for a comfortable stay and more. Cooking supplies, movies, not to mention the beautiful deck. 10/10 would stay again! Would love to return here!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

the nicest and cleanest Airbnb we have rented

Reviewed on 2022-08-28 by L Luna
Overall
5

This was one of the nicest and cleanest Airbnb we have rented. The decks were private and inviting. There were plenty of plates, bowls and cooking essentials. we were able to open the skylight windows to let in the fresh air in the evening. we want to go back it was so enjoyable to sit on the deck and drink the champagne left for us! wonderful stay!!!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Luna, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the welcome gift! Thank you for being such amazing guests :)

Super nice and clean

Reviewed on 2022-08-08 by Vasilios
Overall
5

It was a great place to stay, walkable from town. Super nice and clean.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Vasilios, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We would love to host you again anytime! Thank you for being such a lovely guest!

chefs kitchen

Reviewed on 2022-07-09 by Jim
Overall
5

Great house and chefs kitchen. Grill was excellent also-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Jim, We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests!

Really wonderful

Reviewed on 2022-05-30 by A.L
Overall
5

Really wonderful cozy spot with a great private outdoor hot tub. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again, especially because it’s dog friendly. Def recommend!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello A.L, 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 :)

the perfect getaway

Reviewed on 2022-06-19 by Curt
Overall
5

Bonne Chere provided the perfect getaway for my husband, dog and me. Literally everything you would ever think of needing was provided. Everything was in great working order. The hot tub had a small issue but the property management team took care of everything right away. We would definitely stay here again!-via VRBO

Manager's Response

Hello Curt, 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

We could not have asked for a better location

Reviewed on 2022-07-22 by David
Overall
5

Our family loved the entire space. The kitchen was stocked with gadgets and utensils and everything worked! Cooking was easy. The beds were especially comfortable and cozy with thick blankets for nighttime. The hot tub was just perfect! We even had a frequent visitor from the hillside above the hot tub. A beautiful young, male blacktail deer with velvety 2-point antlers. We could not have asked for a better location to the redwoods and the coast. Easy access to everything. Lastly, the communication leading up to and during our stay made our arrival seamless and when we had a question, the response was immediate. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay would definitely stay again!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello David, We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and even got a lovely visitor on the hill! Our goal is to make sure you have the best experience possible and are able to fully relax. Thank you for being wonderful guests!

This Was Our Second Time

Reviewed on 2022-06-11 by Jennifer
Overall
5

This was our second time at a Russian River Valley house, and it was, again, glorious. Everything about this place was perfect for us, and it’s located so close to the main drag in Guerneville that you’d feel guilty not getting up and taking a walk for coffee in the morning. Cozy, clean, easy to find, especially with a gorgeous wall of honeysuckle pointing the way! Highly recommended!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Jennifer, 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 :)

What a Great Home

Reviewed on 2022-05-11 by Amy
Overall
5

Wow! What a great home to stay in whim in the see. Myself, my husband and two small dogs spent five nights here. It’s a good base to explore the coast and many wine regions. Loved having the large kitchen and so many outdoor spaces to just relax and enjoy the afternoon after wine tasting. The kitchen is completely stocked with whatever you may need to cook or bags. I loved the large window in the shower. The little fireplace really warmed the house up nicely. Bed very cozy. If I’m the area again we’d stay here.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Amy, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and would love to have you back anytime! Thank you for your feedback as well, we truly appreciate it.

Great Time!

Reviewed on 2022-04-25 by Cameron
Overall
5

Had a great time! The location offers easy access to redwoods and the coast.-via Airbnb

Immaculate

Reviewed on 2022-03-31 by Frank
Overall
5

We had a lovely stay at Bonne Chere for my wife’s b-day. The house was immaculate, the kitchen was very well appointed and had everything we needed. We had fun going old school and playing their eclectic library of CDs and DVDs. The hot tub was private and you can look up at the redwoods while you soak.-via Airbnb

Nice

Reviewed on 2022-03-21 by Patsy
Overall
4

Very clean and nice, kitchen is well stocked.-via Airbnb

Great Find

Reviewed on 2022-03-14 by Jared
Overall
5

What a great find in the Russian River area! The house is warm and comfortable and well maintained. Host left great instructions and was great at communicating details regarding our stay at Bonne Chere. We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay here again! Highly recommend! Thank you!-via Airbnb

Very Relaxing

Reviewed on 2022-02-06 by Nikki
Overall
5

Place and location is great. Very relaxing.-via Airbnb

Beautiful Tranquil Getaway

Reviewed on 2022-01-31 by Lisa
Overall
5

We booked this for my boyfriend's birthday. It was a beautiful tranquil getaway. It was so peaceful. The hot tub was a definite bonus. The kitchen was great. Had everything we needed. I loved the lit up heart in the neighbors yard across the street. The home was clean, beautifully decorated and just made us feel welcome and comfortable. I would definately come back. Thank you for our wonderful stay!-via Airbnb

Perfect Location!

Reviewed on 2022-01-25 by Jeff
Overall
5

Perfect location! Close to town and feels a world away. Great place to escape!-via Airbnb

Lovely Getaway Spot

Reviewed on 2022-01-08 by Gregory Hunt , Alameda, CA United States
Overall
5

Bonne Chere is even better in person! Cute, cozy, and immaculately clean. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need, the beds are super comfy, and the private hot tub is a wonderful amenity. The neighborhood is quiet and charming. We appreciated the suggested 2.2-mile loop walk around the neighborhood and along the creek. We highly recommend this property and look forward to a future stay!

Manager's Response

Hello Gregory,
Thanks for your review. We really enjoyed hosting you, and you're welcome back anytime!

Perfect spot

Reviewed on 2021-10-25 by Samuel Prowell
Overall
5

Couldn't have had a better place to stay for a rainy weekend by the river. The seclusion of the back patio and hot tub, with the redwood s, were major perks. The kitchen is definitely stocked by people that cook. Quality appliances and lots and lots of glasses. The bed was comfortable and the tv was big! Great place

Refuge in the Redwoods

Reviewed on 2021-08-21 by Robin Burns
Overall
5

Bonne Chere was absolutely lovely. It was a fantastic get away and we appreciated all the amenities. We especially appreciated the fully stocked kitchen and gas bbq. This was one of the best kitchens that we stayed at. The deck and hot tub were also a plus. Russian River Rentals is doing a great job maintaining the property. We'll book again.

Great little place!

Reviewed on 2021-08-20 by Brian Midili
Overall
5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It was clean, quiet, and well-located. The kitchen must have been very recently updated and was great for the (little bit) of cooking we did. We're not big users of A/C, but it's nice this place has that and a modern thermostat if it's needed in summer. The hot tub is private and really simple to operate.Overall a super nice little place - one we'd be happy to come back to.

Excellent

Reviewed on 2021-06-05 by Laura
Overall
5

The house is nestled in a beautiful neighborhood. It was clean, quiet, and comfortable. It had everything we needed during our stay including kitchen supplies, washer/dryer, and towels. I especially enjoyed sitting on the deck in the afternoons/early evenings.

Relaxing getaway

Reviewed on 2021-04-17 by Sarah
Overall
5

Clean, quiet, great amenities and perfect location for day trips to the Sonoma Coast, wine country, hiking, etc.We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub and cooking on the Weber grill multiple evenings. The central heat was also appreciated for those chilly Spring mornings! Highly recommend for a couple looking to unwind in a semi secluded home.Note, the main bedroom blinds are thin bamboo, you can see through. This took a little adjusting to since there are lights on a timer in the back of the house until 10 or 11pm. Also, one of the direct neighboring homes is currently for sale, so there was more activity on that side during the day, but still VERY quiet in general.Overall we had a wonderful week stay and would book again when visiting Guerneville.

One of our all time favorite places

Reviewed on 2020-12-22 by Kenneth
Overall
5

Amazing experience. Definitely one of our all time favorite places we've been too. Loved the outdoor patio and the jacuzzi!Via Glamping Hub

We would certainly come back

Reviewed on 2020-12-08 by Na'Ama
Overall
5

We really enjoyed our week at Bon Chere'. The house is lovely and cozy, and was sparkling clean. The kitchen amenities are the best of any other vacation home we've ever been to, and the hot tub by the redwoods was an amazing way to end the day and wind down. We would certainly come back.--via AirBnB

Quiet and comfortable

Reviewed on 2020-10-04 by Kent
Overall
5

I enjoyed a lovely week at Bonne Chere with my husband and our dog. The location is fantastic -- close to town and all that western Sonoma County has to offer -- and the neighborhood is great for peaceful walks in the redwoods. Though the house is close to the street, it's quiet and the deck and hot tub offer much privacy. The house has all the amenities you need and everything is clean and in good condition. Just be advised that you have to go through one of the bedrooms to reach the only bathroom so it's best to rent the house with people you know well.

Clean, comfortable and quiet

Reviewed on 2020-09-27 by Kent
Overall
5

Bonne Chere is an ideal Guerneville getaway. The location is perfect for peaceful walks in the redwoods and for accessing all that Guerneville, Healdsburg, the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast have to offer. Between a TV, DVD player, washer/dryer and well-equipped kitchen, the house has everything you need. And though the house is right on the road, it's quiet and the deck/hot tub are private. Just not that the sole bathroom is only accessible through one of the bedrooms so it's best to share with people you know well.

Perfect couples getaway

Reviewed on 2020-07-20 by Debbie
Overall
5

Charming, quiet house tucked away in the redwoods. Nice outdoor space made this small house feel a little bigger.The house is perfect for two people, or a small family. The second bedroom in tiny and right off the living room so it's not ideal for a second couple.Old Cazadero Road is great for jogging or walking the dog. It has a nice neighborhood feel. You can walk to Baked on the River for coffee and baked goods.The house has a nice deck that wraps around the back of the house. You can access the hot tub directly from the deck off the main bedroom.Some perks were Japanese bathrobes and lots of glassware for cocktail lovers. The hairdryer was ancient so bring your own.Not fancy, but a good value. I'd stay here again.

Great stay

Reviewed on 2020-01-01 by Emily
Overall
5

This is a lovely little house, far enough out of Guerneville to feel like a retreat from town but close enough that it's easy to walk or drive to Safeway to grab whatever you need. It's been lovingly updated in a colorful style, and the newer finishes make it feel sparkling clean in a way that many of the older home rentals in the area can't (even when they've just been professionally cleaned). For those who worry they'll miss the funky touches that remind you you're in the Russian River area, don't worry — the floor slopes some (I think the home was built in the 40s) and there are some fun and offbeat decor choices like the peacock pillows and decorative elephant ornament on the deck. The house is very well-equipped with nice glassware, dishes, cookware, board games, etc. We stayed in the winter and didn't use the outdoor deck spaces much, but all the different outdoor seating areas would be lovely in the summer. As the description mentions, the space is a cozy size, you walk through the master bedroom to get to the one bathroom, and the second bedroom doesn't really have a door, just a curtain, so I would only stay with people that you feel *very* comfortable with.The lot is relatively narrow and the neighbor homes to the left and right are very close, but even on New Year's Eve, the neighborhood was peaceful and we couldn't hear any noise from nearby houses. The hot tub is close to the edge of the property but has lovely bamboo and greenery around it and feels very private. We loved that the house is surrounded by beautiful redwood trees in most directions, but still manages to get lots of good sunlight for most of the day.

Great place, we'll be back!

Reviewed on 2019-12-01 by Laura Rabb
Overall
5

The house was well appointed and comfortable, with many extras, especially if you like to cook. We didn't get full use of the deck because of the weather, but it seems like a great space to grill and hang out in the evenings. Overall it was a great place to call home for a few days.

Beautiful and Charming

Reviewed on 2019-08-28 by Betsy S.
Overall
5

The cottage was beautiful, peaceful and very nice. We enjoyed the outdoor space and spa. The indoor space is bright and warm with all the amenities needed. The location was ideal to outlets such as Bodega Bay and Healdsburg. The neighborhood was a bit run down but we just stayed in the beautiful hide-away and took advantage of the privacy.Source: VRBOManager Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of Bonne Chère! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, though we are sorry to hear you found the neighborhood rundown. Our Russian River neighborhoods are full of older vacation cabins and this neighborhood is typical for the area, and, in someways, part of the eclectic river charm. That said, in recent years homes in this neighborhood and throughout the Russian River have been improved as property values rise. Otherwise, we are happy to to hear you made use of the beautiful and private outdoor spaces, including the happily situated hot tub. We hope we can host you again! Ellen - Russian River Vacation Homes

Nice Vacation Rental in Guerneville

Reviewed on 2019-08-28 by Robin M.
Overall
5

Our family of 3 enjoyed our stay at Bonne Chere. The beds are very comfortable and the house is well stocked with everything you could need. We especially loved the hot tub and outdoor spaces. The extensive DVD collection was nice to have as well. Although we were in Guerneville during some hot days (in the 80s) the house stayed cool as it's in the shade of redwoods. The neighborhood is eclectic/funky as is the town of Guerneville. The location was central to enjoy much of the area's great road cycling routes, which was the main goal of our visit. The shared bathroom was not a problem for our family but may be awkward for non-family groups. The rental process was very easy and I would rent the property again!Source: VRBOManager Response: Thank you so much for this thoughtful review. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed Bonne Chère. We would love to have you back anytime! Ellen - Russian River Vacation Homes

Bonne Chere

Reviewed on 2019-07-08 by Debra Paniagua
Overall
5

Absolutely love Bonne Chere! Very sweet house, we will be back again this summer. Thank you to the owners for sharing your house and Russian River Vacation Rentals for a very professional experience.

Nice Vacation Rental in Guerneville

Reviewed on 2019-06-22 by Robin McGee
Overall
5

Our family of 3 enjoyed our stay at Bonne Chere. The beds are very comfortable and the house is well stocked with everything you could need. We especially loved the hot tub and outdoor spaces. The extensive DVD collection was nice to have as well. Although we were in Guerneville during some hot days (in the 80s) the house stayed cool as it's in the shade of redwoods. The neighborhood is eclectic/funky as is the town of Guerneville. The location was central to enjoy much of the area's great road cycling routes, which was the main goal of our visit. The shared bathroom was not a problem for our family but may be awkward for non-family groups. The rental process was very easy and I would rent the property again!

Great Stay!

Reviewed on 2019-05-12 by H Heslip
Overall
5

We had a great stay at the Bonne Chere. The place was comfortable and very clean. It was a nice escape from the city nestled in a quiet neighborhood near Guerneville.-Airbnb Guest-

great home

Reviewed on 2018-10-23 by cheri
Overall
5

Lovely home, super comfortable and well furnished. Very nice, top notch kitchen with everything you need for gourmet cooking and lots of nice deck area to enjoy it. Lots of little touches to detail make for a super relaxing and enjoyable time away.

Would stay here again next time I get a chance!

Reviewed on 2018-10-17 by Ram
Overall
5

We had a great stay at river homes. It's located ideally for exploring the beach as well as wineries and redwood forests. The house was very clean, spacious and well furnished. Would stay here again next time I get a chance!

Lovely home for a getaway

Reviewed on 2018-10-07 by cheri
Overall
5

Lovely home, super comfortable and well furnished. Very nice, top notch kitchen with everything you need for gourmet cooking and lots of nice deck area to enjoy it. Lots of little touches to detail make for a super relaxing and enjoyable time away

Fantastic Place

Reviewed on 2018-08-17 by Max Tepper
Overall
5

Fantastic place. Clean and cozy. Recommended for couples and families.

We'd book this place again in a heartbeat!

Reviewed on 2018-08-14 by Cory
Overall
5

Bonne Chere was perfect for our stay. Private and quiet, but within walking distance to downtown Guerneville. Very well-stocked kitchen equipment, suitable for foodies. Very private hot tub and great decks with comfortable furniture. The shower is HUGE and fantastic. We'd book this place again in a heartbeat.-Airbnb Guest -

Nice week getaway

Reviewed on 2018-08-03 by Karen Weaver
Overall
4

Darling house tucked in the woods with a wonderful deck. We loved the setting and the house, the bathroom in the master was a bit strange with another couple tho. Also the neighbors are very close and were noisy into the night on the weekend. Had to ask for extra towels as only gave us one for the week. Management needs to check the reason for a smokey oven and functionality of the smoke detectors. Great selection of CDs and DVDs and otherwise comfy. We would consider returning. - Thank you for staying with us! =) We are glad that you had a nice week! Generally this residential neighborhood is fairly peaceful and quiet time starts at 10:00 pm. We do speak to our neighbors, so we'll mention the noisy night to them. We supply 4 sets of towels for Bonne Chere- one for each person the house sleeps, and this information is included in our arrival instructions. We very much appreciate you letting us know there was an issue with the oven - this is taken care of, and the smoke detectors are working. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We shall hope to host you again!-The Team at Russian River Vacation Homes

Perfect Summer Retreat

Reviewed on 2018-07-21 by Caitlin and Bauer
Overall
5

Bonne Chère is a fantastic summer retreat. This place is absolute perfection! Highlights include a spectacular deck, cozy living space, fully stocked kitchen, and a hot tub. We cooked almost every night and spent as much time lounging on the patio furniture as possible. Appreciated the welcome bubbly and dog-friendliness! We wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely be back!Minor areas for improvement:1) A note of caution about yellow jackets would be helpful for future summer/fall guests. I was stung (my fault), so definitely learned we needed to exercise caution with eating and drinking outside. We bought some dryer sheets and peppermint oil to help. Some food screens would be also great for protection if guests would like to eat outside.2) An aux cable to connect a phone or iPod to the receiver would be nice so guests can listen to their own music. That being said, it was kind of fun to enjoy the owners' eclectic music collection the old-fashioned way.Manager Response:Hello and thank you for the great feedback and suggestions. We never want to leave Bonne Chere either! The yellow jackets have been a bit worse this year, but we always encourage guests to call our office if there's something like a pest invasion during your stay. We'll do what we can or call an outside vendor to address the issue. Goodness knows yellow jackets can move in without warning! And they love our favorite foods too. We appreciate the head's up so we could address these pesties in a timely manner. The owners of this home have an awesome selection of "old-fashioned" music (CDs) and we've passed along your suggestion as well. We hope to see you again soon!~ Megan

Refreshing, relaxing weekend away

Reviewed on 2018-01-03 by Alexander Liu
Overall
4

We had a refreshing, relaxing weekend away. A little cramped for four people and one bathroom that was through the master bedroom. Also, there were no trash bags, only four towels, and one roll of paper towels upon arrival. However, the hot tub, kitchen amenities, closeness to town, and access to streaming television made for the weekend we were hoping for.

Darling and Cozy!

Reviewed on 2017-11-02 by Mary McDevitt
Overall
5

What a darling little home! My husband, two dogs and I enjoyed a long weekend at this charming location! Everything has been well thought out and the kitchen is a dream. The hot tub was sparkling clean and felt so rejuvenating in the cool evenings. Because the only bathroom is in the master bedroom this may be a better rental for a family. Russian River Vacation Homes was fantastic from start to finish! Professional, friendly and a delight to deal with, I'd give this stay a 10 out of 10!

Very bonne!

Reviewed on 2017-09-16 by marda s.
Overall
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

Paradise in Paradise

Reviewed on 2016-09-29 by K.Dean
Overall
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.

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