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Description

Idle Hours is a beloved Russian River vacation home. Owned by the same family for generations, it was designed for ease and functionality. The care that goes into maintaining this comfortable, easy-going river retreat is evident in every detail. Tastefully adorned with family keepsakes and perfect river cabin kitsch, Idle Hours has gained every benefit from the recent remodel. Cozy and warm in the winter, relaxing and inviting in the summer--once you get here you will not want to go home!

Once up the flight of front stairs, the entryway opens to a spacious living room with ample comfy seating, high ceilings, attractive accent lighting, Cable TV with DVD player and, at its heart, a large gas fireplace. Through the living room's large open doorway, you'll find a large kitchen and dining room. With various places to hang, this area has a long list of uses: surf the web or get some last-minute work done at the corner desk; listen to tunes on the boom box; lounge or read on the single futon (which can be unfolded to a single bed); eat together, play a board game or a game of cards at the large dining table; or our favorite--sit on a tall stool at the kitchen counter and harass the cook for a snack or glass of wine.

The large back deck, accessed from the dining room, has outdoor dining, a gas grill, views of the river and a back set of stairs (with a latching gate) leading down to the riverfront lawn and river. There is enough room to picnic and lounge right on the river on the large river dock*. A canoe* is left locked at the dock for paddling up and down our lazy river.

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Idle Hours is 8. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 3 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Third bedroom: Double bed and Twin bunk beds; Dining room: Single futon

Heat Source: Central heat and gas fireplace in living room

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.

Docks & Boats: Docks and beaches are seasonal only and available from mid-June to mid-September providing the summer dams are in. Canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and rowboats that are provided in some of our homes are also available from mid-June to mid-September only. The river is usually too swift for boating in the winter and many docks and beaches are under water until late spring.

Location: Riverfront less than a mile from downtown Guerneville

Summer Rotation Day: Monday
During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, Idle Hours has a 7 night minimum and rents on a Monday to Monday pattern. If you make an online reservaton outside of this rotation day requirement, we may contact you about altering your dates.

Sonoma County TOT #: 1511N
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #:ZPE15-0543

Amenities

Facilities: 
  • Pets Allowed
  • Express Check-in
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Basic Supplies
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Central Heat
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Off-Street Parking
Outdoors: 
  • Boats (seasonal)
  • Gas BBQ
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Direct River Access (seasonal)
  • Dock (seasonal)
  • View
Area: 
  • Riverfront
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • CD Player
  • Stereo

Availability

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Location

Reviews

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Perfect location for a family getaway

Reviewed on 2021-08-09 by Sue Baxter
Overall
5
7 of us stayed here for a wonderful 4 day break. The house is perfect, we were not squashed together, there is a ton of space to sit and enjoy the company and the surroundings, both inside, on the lovely deck, or down by the river on the dock. We took a paddle board and a child's kayak, and used the 2 kayaks and the canoe provided. The river was the focus, we spent most of our time there being river rats, it was cool and lovely in the water. The house had everything, and more, that we needed. We loved every minute and didn't want to leave. We feel so fortunate to have found Idle Hours and will for sure be back!

Family Vacation

Reviewed on 2020-07-12 by The Contreras Family
Overall
5
This house is our go to! Big enough for kids, dogs and adults. Great location and easy access to the river! House is well appointed with items to make your away like home. Washer and dryer onsite for cleanup after a day qt the river. We love it!!

Great Place

Reviewed on 2019-08-28 by Michael S.
Overall
5
We've stayed here a couple of times and love it. The river access is beautiful and the indoors and charmingly decorated and a well stocked kitchen. If it is really hot, there isn't air, so it can get stuffy, but that's why you jump in the river.Source: VRBO Manager Response:  It's always a pleasure to host you! Thank you for the great review. A/C is not a common home amenity and having the river there to cool off in is what's great about a riverfront property :). We hope to see you again soon! Ellen - Russian River Vacation Homes

Wonderful as Always

Reviewed on 2019-08-12 by Mike Skeen
Overall
5
We have stayed at Idle hours many times and it is a wonderful stay. Very quaint ground, but the rooms are ample. River access is great with boats, etc. So easy to get downtown by walking or a quick drive. We would definitely stay here again.

Great House with Dreamy River Views and Dock

Reviewed on 2019-07-14 by Laura
Overall
5
A beautiful house with a lot of thoughtful touches that make the stay easy and special. The entire house is wonderfully stocked with everything* you could need during your stay. It's cozy and comfortable and is clearly maintained with a lot of love. But the dock is the best part! We lived out there and enjoyed every minute of the river. The location (on the river and near town) is awesome with a caveat--it means it's basically on River Road and you can hear the cars in the house and on the deck all day and most of the night. The front bedroom would be a challenge for light sleepers in the summer when the window needs to be open. That said, I would book again. (*Bring your floaties! The only thing the house doesn't have.)

Such a great long weekend!

Reviewed on 2019-02-19 by
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5
We went to Idle Hours with two other couples for President's Day. The house is super spacious - you can hang out in the living room to watch a movie or play a game, or gather around the large dining table with beautiful and comfortable dining chairs. The rooms are cozy, the showers are great and the deck is spacious and great for bbq'ing. Kitchen is so well equipped, we were definitely impressed! We definitely want to go back!

Gantastic home

Reviewed on 2018-11-28 by Jonathon
Overall
5
What a fantastic home for a family holiday or a quiet weekend away by the river. We were indoors all Thanksgiving due to the rain, but we hardly noticed as the space was so comfortable.-Airbnb Guest-

The location is perfect .

Reviewed on 2018-10-22 by Prasanna
Overall
5
This is a great, clean home that is exactly as advertised. The location is perfect - right on the river and close to downtown. There is a lot of great outdoor space to enjoy the beautiful Russian River.-Airbnb Guest-

Beautiful Home

Reviewed on 2018-10-04 by Keoni K Gaspar
Overall
5
Amazing and beautiful. House was perfect for my family and friends. Very clean and accommodating.I love that it is next to the river and you have your own private dock to launch from. Kitchen and dining room are very large to host a dinner. Rooms are very spacious. Overall the home was excellent. Would love to stay there again.

Highly recommend

Reviewed on 2017-03-21 by Blenda
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Clean. Lots of cool stuff for kiddos nearby. Easy process.
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