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3 BR
2 BA
Sleeps 8
Age 18 and under.

Idle Hours

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

Location: Riverfront less than a mile from downtown Guerneville

Summer Rotation Day: Monday

Seasonal Amenities: Dock and canoe are seasonal, available mid-June through September, depending on the river dams.

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

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access WIFI
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas Gas Fireplace
  • Deck/Patio Back Deck
  • View River
  • Walk to Guerneville
  • River Access Dock
  • Boats (Seasonal) 1 Canoe, 2 Kayaks
  • Yard Small Lawn
  • BBQ Grill Gas BBQ
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Heat Source Central Heat
  • Televisions 2 TVs
  • DVD/VCR DVD Player
  • Stereo s/CD Boom Box
  • Phone Unlimited US Calls
  • Laundry Facilities Washer and Dryer
  • Additional Amenities ping pong, may-oct.
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm
  • Featured Amenity 1 Riverfront

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
09/29/16 - 10/06/16$3702$1,950
10/07/16 - 10/09/16$3702$1,950
10/10/16 - 10/19/16$3702$1,950
10/20/16 - 11/20/16$3252$1,950
11/21/16 - 11/26/16$3704$1,950
11/27/16 - 12/22/16$3252$1,950
12/23/16 - 12/29/16$3703$1,950
12/30/16 - 01/01/17$4403$2,400
01/02/17 - 02/16/17$3252$1,950
02/17/17 - 02/19/17$3702$1,950
02/20/17 - 04/30/17$3252$1,950
05/01/17 - 05/25/17$4002$2,400
05/26/17 - 05/28/17$4403$2,400
05/29/17 - 05/30/17$4003$2,400

Reviews

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Average Rating 4.75 of 5

"Great weekend!"

5 of 5

House had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Good wi-fi, showers, beds.It was great to be on the river with a nice dock - small tables, lounge chairs, canoe, kayaks.Nice deck with plenty of seating and propane grill.Management company was very responsive when we had an issue with the boat locks.Biggest downside is that it is fairly close to the main road so there is noise. It is not too bad in the back of the house and on the deck. But could be a problem for someone sesnitive to noise sleeping in the front bedroom.

-shellygpdx on 08/25/2016

 

"Charming and comfortable"

5 of 5

A well appointed and well located house. Perfect for three couples and a few kids. Easy walk into town (although no sidewalks). Comfortable living space with nice open kitchen/dining/relaxation area for the group to gather.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 01/09/2014

 

"The Perfect Week"

5 of 5

Another group of us traveled to Idle Hours from points far and near. One friend, who is a great chef and former professional caterer, planned all of the meals. She loves the open design of the kitchen there. We plan to return again next year.

-Wine Country Wanderer on 11/21/2013

 

"A quiet place to recharge & bond."

4 of 5

Unexpectedly refreshing beckoning place. We would have loved to stay longer but our budget was a bit streched.

Manager Response:

Hi!
Thank you for sharing - I hope we'll see you again!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/05/2013

 

"The house is in a great location"

5 of 5

We were a little disappointed the ping pong table was unavailable. We later found out while staying at the rental it was determined to be too cold to use. Other than that minor problem it was a wonderful place to stay. It is located in a great location off the main road into town and on the river. My group and I had an amazing time and look forward to doing it again next year.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/05/2013

 

"January Visit"

4 of 5

We had not previously stayed on the river. Idle Hours would be fabulous summer get-away for those with children - big house, very large backyard and a dock on the river.

Manager Response:

Thanks for sharing!
Idle Hours is a great home on the river! I hope you'll have a chance to come back during the summer when the boats are available and the dock is in...

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-The Desert Rats on 02/16/2012

 

"great time"

5 of 5

2 fmailies stay at Idle Hours over new years 2011-12 and had a great time. Idle hours is very well stocked and the place was extremely clean and well kept. We will definitley try to book Idle Hours for a summer retreat

Manager Response:

Thank you!
I hope we'll see you this summer too!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-JJ on 01/26/2012

 

"Loved everything about the house and location"

5 of 5

Excellent. Really enjoyed the home and the river. The dock and boats made the stay extra special.

Manager Response:

Yippee!
Glad you enjoyed it!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 10/20/2011

 

"What a wonderful experience!"

5 of 5

Idle Hours surpassed our expectations. The place truly felt like a home not a vacation rental.

Manager Response:

Thank you for the review!
We agree!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 10/19/2011

 

"Getaway at the River"

5 of 5

My friends and I have been coming to Idle Hours for decades and our recent trip did not disappoint. Of course, we had a couple of people who had never been to the river before and some friends who hadn't seen each other in many years. It's a great location to get together for a long weekend or a week's reunion in Northern Ca. We're already booked for 2012!

Manager Response:

Fantastic!
Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you in 2012!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Spike's Human on 10/01/2011

 

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