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3 BR
3 BA
8 Guests
A fully open floorplan - 1,200 sq ft of entertaining space upstairs.Stunning panoramic views of the valley and distant forested hills.The outdoors are calling! Amazing views from the BBQ and outdoor dining table.Soak in the hot tub after a day of adventuring!Generous (and comfortable) seating.Spacious living room with substantial smart TV.Ideal for large groups and families - abundant seating and entertainment.Rustic touches and lodge "feels" at Morningwood.Original wood construction updated with modern technology.Wood burning stove and hand-laid stonework.Board games, card games, 100s of DVDs and BluRay movies.Lodge-style architecture of days gone by - 15-foot cathedral ceilings.Beautiful woodwork throughout the house and open kitchen, living and dining rooms.So much counter space - everyone can help cook!New, stainless steel appliances throughout the kitchen.Epic breakfasts here.Everything you need to cook up a storm.A rice cooker, air fryer, and other kitchen "extras."Even bar seating for non-cooks.Open to the kitchen, the dining area is bright and welcoming.Rendezvous at the dining table which easily seats 8 adults.The humble dining area looks out into the trees.Families and friends will enjoy open dining and living spaces.Lounge with a book. Birdwatch. Gather inspiration.Pull out a board game!!!It's a cozy spot for conversation or competitive puzzle-ing.You can even see the TV from here!Plenty of room for the electronic dart board.Challenge your friends to a game of darts!Upstairs, a full bathroom with custom shower.Stone floor, tile walls, glass doors, and multiple shower heads!Upstairs full bathroom with shower.Your stairway to downstairs - bedrooms and more bathrooms.A truly wine county light fixture.This is not your average circular staircase.The 2nd woodstove heats downstairs if you prefer - or use central heat.Doors to each bedroom and full bathroom off the downstairs foyer.The master suite with King bed and slider to the back deck.Snuggle in to watch TV or pull the blackout curtains to sleep in late. Or both.Turn off the alarm! I'm sleeping in!Windows! And a seating nook just outside the sliding door to the deck is covered.Step into the master bathroom.We love all the little touches - down to the stained glass nightlight in the master bathroom.Freshly remodeled with stone and tile.Rain-style showerhead or handheld shower wand in the master shower.Every bedroom opens to the lower deck.Queen bedroom downstairs next to the hall bathroom.Netflix and chill?Put your feet up. Napping welcome!Full bathroom off the downstairs foyer.Double vanity and extra large shower.When the shower at the rental is nicer than the one at home... You just want to stay longer!Antique and antique-like furniture completes the old school River vibe at Morningwood.A Full-size sleeper sofa and Queen bed in the final downstairs bedroom.Forest views for verdant dreams!Laundry closet downstairs.BBQ with a view and dine al fresco.Make room for BBQ!What a view! Treetops and the Russian River Valley.Wind down and un-stress in the private hot tub, serviced weekly.6-Person hot tub on the upper deck.An excellent spot to slow down.Living in a forest has perks...Rough steps of gravel and pavers lead to an upper seating terrace.A sunny patch in a redwood forest hillside.Overlook the hot tub, outdoor dining, and BBQ while breathing fresh air at the base of "young" redwoods.Conversation or view seating on the upper terrace.Protected from rain and sun, the seating nook outside the master bedroom.Opens to the lower deck, wrapping around the back of the house.Unobstructed views from the lower deck and a great spot for a night cap or morning java.Parking for 3 vehicles, easily, in two driveways.The lower driveway is a mix of paving and gravel.

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Description

Morningwood is a dream home! An impressive great room, open kitchen with dining area and counter seating, soaring 15-foot cathedral ceilings, walls of windows, large wood beams, and multiple levels make this a stunning vacation home! Perched on a redwood-covered hillside high above the Russian River Valley, Morningwood is a thoughtfully restored historic cabin built by George Guerne in 1906.

Live the Wine County lifestyle. What’s that? A robustly stocked and remodeled chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large, hooded gas range, separate beverage fridge, and counters to cook for days. Indoor and outdoor dining with treetop views, redwoods, and colorful Japanese maples. Updated technology, comfortable beds, and inviting remodeled bathrooms. Three large, yet cozy, bedrooms are all located down the custom-built grand staircase and share no walls. Each bedroom with access to the outdoors – stepping out to the hot tub, sitting with a cup of coffee in the morning, or sipping a glass of wine after a day of adventures in Sonoma County.

Blending new and old, you’ll spy lodge-style touches and original artwork along with smart devices (Alexa’s) to play music, YouTubeTV, and entertainment such as boardgames and an electronic dartboard. And that’s just inside! Walk to the Russian River or downtown Guerneville and take a cab back up the hill! Drive to Armstrong Woods or Northwoods Golf Course, abundant wineries, coastal beaches, and so much more! Local bars offer live music and events. Festivals, art galleries, farmer’s markets, and FOOD – West Sonoma County has it all!

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Morningwood is 8 people not including kids 3 years old and younger. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited by law at all times.

Bed Sizes: Master bedroom: King bed; Bedroom 2: Queen bed; Bedroom 3: Queen bed and Full sleeper sofa.

Heat Source: Morningwood has central heat plus 2 woodburning stoves (one in the upstairs great room and one in the downstairs foyer). Firewood and kindling are not provided, but you are welcome to bring your own or use any left by prior guests.

Parking: There is parking for a maximum of 3 vehicles: 1 car in the upper driveway (paved) and 2 vehicles in the lower driveway (paved and gravel). The driveways are off a steep section of Summit Avenue and a little additional clearance may help you get in and out of the parking places. RVs, trailers, and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Road to Morningwood: The house is located up a narrow one-lane road. It is a two-way, one-lane hillside road - fully paved and no special vehicle requirements. We provide detailed written driving directions to confirmed guests.

Location: Morningwood is located in a cozy (very LGBT-friendly) residential neighborhood. It is a mix of permanent residents and vacation rentals – with retirees, families, working folks, and visitors. To honor this balance, we ask guests to park only in the driveways and respect the quiet hours in addition to general family-friendly, residential neighborhood expectations. Thank you for helping to continue the tradition of a mutually beneficial relationship between vacation rentals and the local community!

Stairs: From the upper parking place there are 3 steps to the front door. From the lower driveway, there are 5 steps to the front door. Once inside the house, the kitchen, dining, living room, and a full bathroom are on the upper (main) floor. A wide curved staircase with 15 steps leads to the lower level with the bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Outside, the hot tub, BBQ, and dining table are on the upper deck. All bedrooms have access to a wrap-around deck that connects to the upper level. A large, shaded hangout area with seating for 8 is located up a few gravel steps off the upper deck.

Pet Policy: This home does not allow pets of any kind.

Fencing: The street-facing sections of the yard are fenced, and the hillside sections of the yard are mostly enclosed with decks and fencing.

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Advertised Wifi Speed: 400 Mpbs Download / 5 Mbps Upload by Xfinity

A Note About TVs: All TVs have YouTubeTV instead of cable. You can watch live TV, local channels, sports, and more with YouTubeTV. There are also Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu apps for which you are welcome to use your login info. There are many free streaming stations as well. The televisions do not have traditional cable service.

Additional Amenities: Morningwood offers an electronic dartboard, board games, puzzles, and hundreds of movies on BluRay and DVD.

Common Amenities Not Included:
This home does not have Air Conditioning – However, ceiling and freestanding fans are provided along with blinds and blackout curtains. Towering redwood trees and coastal breezes help cool homes in the Russian River area.
Cable TV is not provided. Live TV is available via YouTube TV on all TVs in the home (please see the note about TVs above).

Proximity to wineries: The closest wine tasting rooms are located 1 mile away in downtown Guerneville, and there are dozens of award-winning wineries and tasting rooms within 15 minutes by car.

Nearest River Beach: The nearest river access/beach is a neighborhood beach 0.5 mi from the house - though the beach is variable – about a 2-minute drive and 7-minute walk (downhill).

Nearest Ocean Beach: The coastal beaches in Jenner are approx. 13 miles.

A Note About Our Cleaning Fees: 100% of the cleaning fee goes directly to the cleaners and inspectors for their hard work to ensure that you have a clean and welcoming space to call home during your stay. The fees are set to provide our cleaning staff with a living wage.

Sonoma County TOT Number: 4502N
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit: TVR22-0162

Amenities

Facilities: 
  • Express Check-in
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Basic Supplies
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Central Heat
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Wood Stove
  • Off-Street Parking
Outdoors: 
  • Gas BBQ
  • Fenced Yard
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • View
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
  • Smart TV
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • YouTube TV
  • DVD player
  • Bluetooth Speaker
Games And Recreation: 
  • Hot Tub

Availability

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Location

Reviews

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serene surroundings

Reviewed on 2024-04-22 by Avni
Overall
5

Lovely place, well stocked home and serene surroundings -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Avni, 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 great guests :)

plenty of space

Reviewed on 2024-04-20 by Michelle
Overall
5

This was quite possibly the best Airbnb I've stayed in! Super fun, super nice, and River was so helpful when we accidentally left behind a guests COVID vaccine card. Definitely would stay here again, was plenty of space for all our guests. -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Michelle, 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 great guests :)

an amazing experience

Reviewed on 2024-04-15 by Boris
Overall
5

We stayed for 3 nights and it was just such an amazing experience. We will be coming back every year because this place is the perfect oasis for a group retreat. The views are incredible because you are surround by all of nature and tall trees making you feel like you're in a fancy tree house. The Jacuzzi was ready to go upon arrival. The kitchen was so much fun to cook in. The hosts were constantly keeping us informed and checking in to make sure we were okay. If you are looking for a place to impress, this is it. -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Boris, 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 great guests :)

stay!

Reviewed on 2024-03-29 by Brian
Overall
5

Excellent stay! -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Brian, 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 :)

so nice and very peaceful

Reviewed on 2024-03-25 by Nathan
Overall
5

We really enjoyed our stay here! This house is so nice and very peaceful. It’s close to the town to grab food or groceries. Everyone was really friendly. I would definitely stay here again! -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Nathan, 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 :)

peaceful

Reviewed on 2024-03-22 by Tom
Overall
5

peaceful, great view and well kept -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Tom, 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 :)

Such a beautiful home

Reviewed on 2024-03-10 by Aniela
Overall
5

Such a beautiful home! Our group of 6 adults stayed here for a weekend and had plenty of space. Kitchen is well stocked, and the upstairs living areas had plenty of games, couch space, and room to stretch out. Views off the deck are gorgeous. We’d stay again! -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Aniela, We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for being such fantastic guests- we would love to host you at any of our rental properties :)

super helpful

Reviewed on 2024-03-03 by Saachi
Overall
5

Very communicative! We were able to coordinate an early check in which was super helpful and also, a friend left something behind and they were so helpful in mailing it back -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Saachi, Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We’re glad you enjoyed the home. You were great guests :)

just as beautiful in person

Reviewed on 2024-02-19 by Alisha
Overall
5

This home & the outside view were just as beautiful in person as they were in the pictures. The top level was super spacious & provided lots of little areas for different activities. The kitchen had just about everything we needed and was really nice to cook in. The beds were really comfy & we loved the blackout curtains! The driveway up to the home is REALLY steep in some parts, but the street overall is easy to navigate with the detailed directions they provided. It’s just a quick drive to downtown or the river beachfront. - via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Alisha, 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 great guests :)

Loved it!

Reviewed on 2024-01-25 by Kristen Boney , Berkeley, CA United States
Overall
5

We absolutely loved our stay at Morningwood! The views of the redwoods from every room are amazing. The living room is super spacious, with two comfortable seating areas. The kitchen had everything we needed to make delicious meals, and the fireplace made it super cozy at night. The bedrooms were comfortable and there was plenty of space for three couples. It rained all weekend so we weren't able to enjoy the outside space, including the giant hot tub, but it's something to look forward to on our next visit! Note for people who don't know the area- the listing makes it sound like you can walk to town easily, but most of the way is on 116, shoulders aren't that wide and drivers go really fast so I would be careful if you attempt it (we are comfortable walking most places but this seems scary).

Manager's Response

Hello Kristen, Thank you for choosing to stay with us again! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at Morningwood despite the rain- we are glad to hear everyone was so cozy. Thank you for being wonderful guests :)

a relaxing space

Reviewed on 2023-12-29 by Afton
Overall
5

We really enjoyed our stay here and I recommend it for those visiting Guerneville seeking a relaxing space. The home was even more spacious than it appears in pictures and was very well equipped both in the kitchen and with things to do (puzzles, games, entertainment). The home was clean and well-maintained and the hosts/management company communicated well and frequently. -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Afton, Thank you for being such fantastic guests, and for choosing to stay with us! We’re glad everything was to your liking and we’d love to host you again :)

planning another trip

Reviewed on 2023-12-19 by Emily
Overall
5

Such a beautiful house and location. We are already talking about planning another trip next year! The house looks just like the pictures and the view is even better. It was very comfortable. Thank you for such wonderful memories!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

Loved the comfy beds

Reviewed on 2023-12-03 by Annie
Overall
4

Pros: We enjoyed our stay in December 2023 and will likely come back. The place looked just like the pictures. Beautiful. The house was great and the hot tub was perfect. Loved the comfy beds, available games, and beautiful decks and bathrooms. Cons: We weren’t able to know if we could early check in until the morning of, which was a little inconvenient for planning purposes. There were two logs left out for the fire that had termite larva (thankfully we brought our own). The trash wasn’t taken out from the last visitors and the place was missing dishwasher detergent and cooking oil. There’s definitely more space than the 3 allowed parking spots, too. Other than that, it was a great stay!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Annie, We are so glad you had a great stay overall! We were happy to help you during your stay and were able to grant a courtesy early check-in on the day of arrival. The parking is noted in the listing and is permitted for 3 cars. We offer paid early check-ins for a guaranteed time to enter earlier without checking the morning of arrival. We are sorry to hear about the trash, cooking oil, and dishwasher detergent. We are available from 9 am to 5 pm daily and could have brought supplies over had we known! Thank you for your review we truly appreciate your feedback.

Wonderful redwoods

Reviewed on 2023-11-26 by Ross
Overall
5

Wonderful redwoods retreat. Our twin toddler granddaughters loved the spacious cabin. We were very pleased with the rental and with the Guerneville ambiance.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

Really spacious

Reviewed on 2023-11-19 by Rebekah
Overall
4

Beautiful house, spotless! Really spacious, gorgeous windows and view, indulgent bathrooms, and the hot tub was perfect. Kitchen was great to cook in, lots of great appliances like an air fryer, ninja blender, waffle iron and more!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

wonderful weekend getaway

Reviewed on 2023-11-12 by Nick
Overall
5

This stay was wonderful - it was clean, cozy, and so spacious. Made for a wonderful weekend getaway, would definitely stay again!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

best time staying here

Reviewed on 2023-10-29 by Sloane
Overall
5

Had the best time staying here with my family! So close to wineries and the redwoods and the ocean so we packed our days full of activities, the location made it so easy. 10/10 would recommend and stay there again!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

Perfect for our group

Reviewed on 2023-10-09 by Leslie
Overall
5

We had a perfect stay at Morningwood. We used all the amenities - hot tub, grill, dartboard, etc. - with no problems. They really thought of everything, no complaints at all! Comfortable beds, extra pillows and blankets, beach towels to use at the hot tub, lots of places to hang out, lots of games, very well-stocked kitchen. Perfect for our group of 6 adults and 2 kids.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

perched high in the woods

Reviewed on 2023-09-10 by Craig
Overall
5

Spacious well designed home perched high in the woods. I was there with a group of friends as a mini reunion and it was a great home base as we explored the river and breweries nearby. Would rent here again for sure!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

large and spacious

Reviewed on 2023-09-03 by Maria
Overall
4

We found the house Morningwood very nice. It was large and spacious, we had plenty of space with the kids. The hot tub was good. Unfortunately no sunbeds. The kitchen appliances were modern and very effective. We had our peace, a bright forest around us, distance to the neighbors. You should mark the glass door to the terrace, it is so cleanly polished that you think it is open,a little dangerous. We can only recommend the house.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Maria, We are so glad overall you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate your feedback and have it noted. Thank you for being such fantastic guests :)

Beautiful

Reviewed on 2023-08-17 by Kaylin
Overall
4

Beautiful and spacious!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Kaylin, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

everything was great

Reviewed on 2023-07-08 by Seth
Overall
5

beautiful spot! everything was great.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

Relaxing Vacation

Reviewed on 2023-06-30 by David
Overall
5

We had a wonderful time at this home, which was nicely decorated and very spacious and comfortable. The updated kitchen was well equipped and met all of our needs. The bedrooms had a relaxed feel and were good size with very comfortable beds. We spent alot of time outside on the deck and top sitting area - very spacious and comfortable and the views were amazing. We will definitely make a point of staying here again on a future vacation!-via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello David, We are so glad you had a great stay at Morningwood! Thank you for your review and for being such fantastic guests :)

Beautiful house!

Reviewed on 2023-06-04 by Laura
Overall
5

Beautiful house! We had a great time there and didn't have any issues.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Laura, We really enjoyed hosting you. Thanks for being great guests!
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