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2 BR
1 BA
Sleeps 4
Age 18 and under.

Fern Woods

Description

Fern Woods is a charming 3 and a half story A-frame cabin - like going to the mountains but a shorter drive. With two bedrooms and a clever hangout loft - this is a great home for two couples or a family.

The master bedroom boasts a Cal king bed, large skylight and abundant windows facing the backyard and redwood trees. The second bedroom, with a queen bed, is on the middle level with the bathroom. The lounging loft is up a short ladder from the top of the staircase. It's a great spot to read or hang out. Just watch your head - you're in the peak of the A-frame and the ceilings are low.

The kitchen, dining and living room are open for great socialization.

The 6 person hot tub stands on a new deck and extended back patio with multiple seating and dining areas. Lounging and BBQ-ing are the order of the day. This peaceful residential neighborhood is almost at the end of the street and backs up to redwood and bay forest. Let the blue jays be your alarm clock and the owls your evening song. Guests can turn on the man-made waterfall and pond in the backyard - immersing further into the sounds of nature.

The back yard is fully fenced - mostly with 4 foot tall wire fencing, but the area around the hot tub and new deck has full height fencing for privacy. Deer and adventurous dogs have been known to hop the fence and explore the greater neighborhood.

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at is 4, not including children under the age of 3 years old. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: Parking for two small cars is cut into the hillside just below the house. We recommend parking here as the driveway is quite steep. A taller, 4 wheel drive vehicle may be able to park in the driveway. A maximum of 3 vehicles is allowed at this property.RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: Master Bedroom: Cal King; Second Bedroom: Queen.

Heat Source: Gas heater on main level; electric heaters in bedrooms & bathroom; wood stove in living room (no firewood or kindling provided).

Location: Fern Woods is in a strictly residential hillside neighborhood. There is visibility between neighbor's yards.

Stairs: There are 6 steps from the driveway to the first landing and an additional 6 steps to the front door. There are pavers and uneven surfaces throughout the yard.

Additional Amenities: This home provides travel size shampoo, conditioner and lotion in the bathroom.

Cat Allergies: The owner's cat occasionally visits the house. Cleaning is very thorough, but guests with cat allergies should be aware of this.

Proximity to Wineries: 15 minutes to Korbel Vineyards and an additional 5 minutes to Westside Road.

Nearest River Beach: 8 minutes by car or 1.5 miles by foot to Guernewood Park Neighborhood Beach.

Nearest Ocean Beach: 25 minutes (less than 15 miles) by car to Jenner.

Sonoma County TOT Number: 550N
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit: ZPE11-0321

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access WiFi
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • HotTub Seats 4
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas Woodstove
  • Deck/Patio Large Deck
  • View Redwoods
  • Miles to Guerneville 2 miles
  • Nearest River Beach 1 mile
  • Miles to Monte Rio 5 miles
  • Nearest Ocean Beach 13 miles
  • River Access Guernewood Park
  • Boats (Seasonal) Kayak
  • Yard Deck and Hillside
  • BBQ Grill Propane BBQ
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Apartment Size
  • Heat Source Gas & Electric Heat
  • A/C none
  • Square Footage, Est. 1000
  • Televisions Flat Screen in LR
  • DVD/VCR In Living Room
  • Stereo s/CD CDs play in DVD
  • Phone Unlimited US Calling
  • Laundry Facilities W/D in Garage
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm, Noon
  • Express Check-In Check-in at the home
  • Nearest Winery Korbel

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
08/22/19 - 08/29/19$2352$1,410
08/30/19 - 09/01/19$2703$1,410
09/02/19 - 09/11/19$2352$1,410
09/12/19 - 09/18/19$2352$1,410
09/19/19 - 09/25/19$2352$1,410
09/26/19 - 10/02/19$2352$1,410
10/03/19 - 10/13/19$2352$1,410
10/14/19 - 11/23/19$2102$1,260
11/24/19 - 11/30/19$2354$1,410
12/01/19 - 12/19/19$2102$1,260
12/20/19 - 12/29/19$2353$1,410
12/30/19 - 01/01/20$2703$1,410
01/02/20 - 01/04/20$2353$1,410
01/05/20 - 02/13/20$2102$1,260
02/14/20 - 02/16/20$2353$1,260
02/17/20 - 04/30/20$2102$1,260
05/01/20 - 05/21/20$2352$1,410
05/22/20 - 05/24/20$2703$1,410
05/25/20 - 06/10/20$2353$1,410
06/11/20 - 06/17/20$2353$1,410
06/18/20 - 06/24/20$2353$1,410
06/25/20 - 07/01/20$2354$1,410
07/02/20 - 07/08/20$2357$1,410
07/09/20 - 07/15/20$2354$1,410
07/16/20 - 07/22/20$2354$1,410
07/23/20 - 07/29/20$2354$1,410
07/30/20 - 08/05/20$2357$1,410
08/06/20 - 08/12/20$2354$1,410
08/13/20 - 08/19/20$2354$1,410
08/20/20 - 08/26/20$2353$1,410

Reviews

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Cute!

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, May 3, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Cute cabin in a nice location. Spacious back patio with hot tub!

Solene

comfy atmosphere

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, April 26, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

It's a perfect place to spend a vacation in the forest, cosy home, fully and thoughtfully equipped, we all enjoyed the comfy atmosphere and wonderful garden in the woods. Hot tub worked perfectly and our little girls loved the loft and the whole experience. We do not have a dog, but we liked the idea it's a pet-friendly place.

-Airbnb Guest-

Anat

wonderful

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, April 19, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This house is wonderful. Fully equipped, very clean and comfortable. Loved the spacious back patio, hot tub and quiet redwood natural scenery! We would definitely stay here again.

Rich and Rose

Great location!

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, April 12, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Great location for a weekend getaway. Laid back space with comfortable couches and beds and stocked kitchen. Nice view of the trees from master bedroom. Backyard had lounge furniture, hot tub and grill surrounded by beautiful trees which felt private despite neighbors on either side.

Davina

Lovely Spot!

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, January 25, 2019 to Monday, January 28, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This was a wonderfully relaxing and quiet place to stay. Loved the layout and the location. Also, the staff at the rental office were very helpful when contacted with questions. Overall, an excellent experience!

Patrick Driscoll
Oakland

Great location!

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Great location and nice and private. The backyard is spacious with a lot of relaxing spots to chill and enjoy the outdoors. The hot tub was a nice treat for after a long bike ride!

-Airbnb Guest-

Brenna

We enjoyed our stay.

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, November 16, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We enjoyed our stay at River Homes. The place was exactly as described by the pictures and descriptions. Being in the hot tub in the middle of the woods was definitely the best part.

-Airbnb Guest

Didi

This place is a gem!

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, October 12, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This place is a gem! Relaxing little house in the woods, loved grilling and hanging out in backyard. The hot tub is great too! House is cozy and clean, would definitely come back and recommend to others!

-Airbnb Guest-

Tamar

Love Guerneville, great people and fantastic restaurants!

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, September 21, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Up ad away in the woods. Quiet location with nice backyard and hot tub. Beds were very comfortable. Love Guerneville, great people and fantastic restaurants!

-Airbnb Guest-

Lisa

Would definitely stay here again.

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, September 14, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Fernwood is a lovely home and conveniently located. It was very comfortable and quiet. The hot tub was clean and hot. The kitchen was well equipped. Would definitely stay here again.

-Airbnb Guest-

Shannon

I would absolutely stay again!

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Great location and quick communication! We stayed for a long girls weekend, with winery tours planned in Healdsburg and plans to check out the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. The hot tub was a huge bonus after long days of vineyard tours and a hike in the Redwoods. I would absolutely stay again!

-Airbnb Guest-

Catherine

Great location and quick communication!

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Great location and quick communication! We stayed for a long girls weekend, with winery tours planned in Healdsburg and plans to check out the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. The hot tub was a huge bonus after long days of vineyard tours and a hike in the Redwoods. I would absolutely stay again!

-Airbnb Guest- 

Catherine

Great place!

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Great place to stay in the woods particularly if you have a dog (fence). Great comfy king size bed too ! Very relaxing home and fantastic woods all around!

-Airbnb Guest-

Arnaud

Great house!

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Monday, November 20, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5
House is great - area is a little more crowded than the pictures suggest. But lovely house and outdoor space. We'd love to come back in the summer!
Source: VRBO

Response:

Thank you for the review! We love Fern Woods and are impressed with how much "cute" fits in a small space! We hope to see you again!!! - Megan @ Russian River Vacation Homes
Sumi R.

A Blessing

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

It was a blessing to say the least! Myself and my family had to evacuate from our home due to the wild fires in the area. I contacted Russian River Vacation Homes and spoke with Megan who was extremely friendly and helpful. She was able to find me a place at an incredible rate thanks to the owner of the property. The home itself was perfect. Being with my family and feeling safe in that time was exactly what we needed. I recommend this property to anyone . Thanks again for everything.

Sylvia Ibarra
Santa Rosa Ca

We all love Fern Woods!

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, September 29, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5
We spent two nights at this lovely cabin. It is perfect for small families. My daughter (20 months old) didn't want to leave. We loved backyard. Place was also very clean.
Source: Airbnb
Turgay

Hidden in the Redwoods

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Rating: 
4
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
4
Value Rating: 
4
This well maintained home is in an interesting neighborhood carved into a narrow valley. The beds were very comfortable and the back yard space was a wonderful getaway. It is a bit far from the wineries, but is quite doable and beautiful. Be aware that the driveway is very steep so this would be difficult for someone with mobility issues.
Source: VRBO

My Response

Thank you for the review! And we appreciate your note about the steep section - it's hard to show in photos. There's a parking spot below the driveway that's easy - that most folks use - and for the folks with a bit more clearance, the driveway works for a second car or if you want to be closer to the front door. Thanks again! - Megan @ Russian River Vacation Homes
Ann P.

We would love to come back.

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5
River Homes was very communicative and helpful to ensure our arrival was smooth and needs were met. this is a wonderful home in a beautiful tranquil location. We would love to come back.
Source: Airbnb
Garrett

Beautiful place.

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5
Beautiful place. Loved the hot tub, fenced dog friendly yard, and comfy well appointed space. We loved being able to BBQ dinners, enjoyed making breakfast and eating on the deck. Kitchen had everything we needed to make our meals in. Convenient location to enjoy the Korbel winery, sunset on the ocean, hiking in the redwoods and floating on the river. Only downside was no air conditioning which was only a minor issue since this weekend temps were in the high 90s. But it got cooler in the evening to open windows and there were fans. We really enjoyed our weekend getaway at Fern Woods.
Source: Airbnb
Jennifer

A Perfect Russian River Getaway

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Monday, August 14, 2017
Rating: 
4
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
4
Value Rating: 
4

Wonderful quaint cottage with all the amenities needed for a great SAC getaway..... My husband and I brought our 2 pups - the area is very dog friendly. (Having well mannered pups is a plus) Peaceful and serine location in the woods. We had a fantastic time exploring the nearby wineries, Bodega Bay and hanging out on the Russian River. Always to return with some wine to enjoy while relaxing in the hot tube and watching the stars! Tired pups from our explorations. No need to have dinner out when you can grill and create amazing meals on the deck. Sleep in the master with windows open and you will wake up refreshed ready to take on the day!! Its a hideaway worth it .... you should not be disappointed! Thank you for creating a wonderful vacation home.

Kim T
Sacramento

A perfect retreat

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5
I cannot express how much we loved Fern Woods! My husband and 14 month old son were so happy and comfortable. It really feels like someone has opened their home to you and not put away all the nice things. The bed was comfy, the sheets and towels are nice. The furniture, the decor, everything was just like it would be in our own home. Thank you to the hosts for being so generous! We cannot wait to come back. Relaxing in the jacuzzi under the trees while our son slept peacefully was just amazing and exactly what we needed!
Source: VRBO

Response:

Thank you for the review!!! You make me want to get out of the office and head to the house! Fern Woods is definitely a guest favorite and we're glad you had a chance to unwind here. See you again, we hope! - Megan @ Russian River Vacation Homes
Anonymous

Just About Perfect

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
4

The property itself is just about perfect. The house is charming and immaculately clean. All linens, towels, kitchenware, etc - all clean. Living room is comfortable as is the master bedroom. The outside deck is great with plenty of afternoon sun.

The people at the rental agency are very good to work with - very responsive, easy to work with, nice. Would certainly use them again.

My only criticism would be that while Fern Woods is kept immaculately, some of the neighboring properties are not so meticulous. The neighbors we met were mostly friendly, but there is definitely a bohemian vibe to the neighborhood.

I wouldn't let that distract you though at all ... but something to be aware of. The house is very conveniently located too.

John Johmann
New York, NY

Very pretty

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Dates Stayed: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 to Saturday, November 26, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

My husband and our 2 dogs stayed here during Thanksgiving and loved it. You don't have to buy anything for the kitchen, every tool you really need is there. We made a small thanksgiving meal for 2 that came out very nice. The house is warm and comfortable, and I preferred it to the B&Bs just because it is very private. It's nice to be able to bring the dogs and have breakfast by yourselves! I also liked the location; it is very close to the river and the Armstrong Redwoods. It is also near Healdsburg (about a 15 min drive) which is a very cute, dog friendly town with lots of restaurants and places to walk. If you are staying here to see the Redwoods however, I would not recommend coming on a holiday like we did -- about a hundred other families had the same idea so the woods were not quiet and relaxing. Thankfully this house is, and the nature all around it and in the backyard is everything we needed! Thank you!

Fiona Henderson
San Diego

This house is perfect

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This house is perfect. We had a great family getaway. We didn’t even want to leave the house but we did venture out to enjoy downtown and hike in the redwoods.

-Airbnb Guest-

Stephanie

Cute and Clean

Property Reviewed: 
Fern Woods
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Nice little cottage made for a great home base to explore the area. Very cute and clean on the inside, the deck and hot tub out back made it a tranquil stay. It is a densely packed little neighborhood, but surprisingly quiet outside, you feel like you have the woods to yourself. I have to mention the binder with information on things to do in the area is amazing! It has all the info you could hope for all in one place. We had a great time, my 6 year old loved the little room up top. The only complaint is the tub/shower curtain could have used a little extra cleaning, but that is just a small thing - overall the place was great!

Michelle Smith
Santa Cruz

Average Rating 5 of 5

"Mr"

5 of 5

What a lovely sanctuary along the Russian River! Convenient to the village of Guerneville, the coast and many northern Sonoma wineries, these visitors had a difficult time pulling themselves away from the expansive and shaded multi-level deck during our time there. The well-appointed cottage is very comfortable and flexible enough to accommodate, a large family, a group of friends or a couple.This is a terrific property that does double duty as a comfortable base to explore the Russian River Valley or simply hang out with the biggest decisions being which comfortable deck chair to use with your book? Hot tub time? Or, when to use the beautiful grill? An oasis you will want to return to time and again!

-Westtown79 on 11/14/2016

 

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