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2 BR
2 BA
Sleeps 6
Age 18 and under.

Pyramid House

Description

Pyramid House, an architectural delight, is a rare find in a vacation rental. Not only are all the most desirable amenities offered, including river access and views, a hot tub, a gas fireplace, privacy, redwoods, dog friendly and high-end electronics, the house itself is unique and offers its lucky guests one-of-a-kind accommodations. Add numerous windows, comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses and fine linens, delicate touches and serene privacy, and you have a truly outstanding place to stay.

The interior at Pyramid House is nothing short of amazing. The very open floor plan is at the same time both elegant and cozy. The entire home is one large pointed structure, a side of which can be viewed in its entirety from the main floor. On the main living level is a large, window-filled living room with the fireplace, a flat-screen TV, ample and comfortable seating, a dining table that easily seats 8, a well-appointed kitchen, and one of the two bathrooms. From the far corner of the living room, a few short steps lead down to the lower bedroom, which is partitioned off from the rest of the house by a curtain and a tucked-away location.

On the far side of the main living level, stairs wind and wander up the pyramid, first reaching a sweet sleeping loft/reading nook with two futons that each convert into a twin bed, and finally arrive at the master bedroom and bath. The master bedroom, with a loft-style side that opens to the main house, has a flat-screen TV, a floor to ceiling window that is so private the blinds never need to be drawn, and an optimum view of the unique sculpture that was created by a previous owner who was an artist and sculptor. The upstairs bathroom has a tub/shower.

The grounds at Pyramid House are studded with large redwood trees, and there are a number of outdoor areas to be enjoyed. The hot tub is situated on the large deck that wraps around the house and overlooks the river. Stairs lead down to a lower level, where, when the weather is good, comfortable Adirondack chairs surround a metal fire pit. The path continues down to the river, where there is sloping, easy access to the water. From mid-June to the end of September, 2 kayaks are available.

Special Note about the Fire Pit: The previously listed fire pit has been put away due to the extreme fire danger related to a prolonged drought. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your help keeping the Russian River Area fire safe!

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Pyramid House is 6. 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 2 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: King bed; Sleeping loft: 2 Twin futons

Bedrooms: The house was designed with few interior doors. Visual privacy has been achieved though clever layout rather than typical doorways. The lower bedroom has a curtain partition and the master bedroom is like a loft and is the uppermost "room" in the house. Both bathrooms have doors.

Stairs: There are two exterior stairs from the driveway to the main level, and the lower bedroom has 3 stairs. The upper bedroom is up a spiral staircase and could be problematic for someone who has difficulty with stairs.

Heat Source: Thermostat-controlled gas fireplace

Location: Private riverfront gated property in Villa Grande.

Sonoma County TOT #: 2121
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: ZPE11-0188

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access WIFI
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • HotTub 4 person
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas Gas Fireplace
  • Deck/Patio Deck & Patio
  • View River & Redwoods
  • River Access Gentle Path to River
  • Boats (Seasonal) 2 single kayaks
  • Yard Redwoods
  • BBQ Grill Gas BBQ
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Heat Source Gas Fireplace+
  • Square Footage, Est. Approx. 1780 Sq Ft
  • Televisions 2 TVs w/ Basic Cable
  • DVD/VCR DVD
  • Stereo s/CD Stereo w/ CD
  • Phone Unlimited US Calls
  • Outdoor Bathing Outdoor Shower
  • Laundry Facilities Washer/Dryer
  • Additional Amenities Fire Pit
  • 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
11/27/16 - 12/22/16$2952$1,770
12/23/16 - 12/29/16$2953$1,770
12/30/16 - 01/01/17$3253$1,770
01/02/17 - 02/16/17$2952$1,770
02/17/17 - 02/19/17$2953$1,770
02/20/17 - 04/30/17$2952$1,770
05/01/17 - 05/25/17$3252$1,950
05/26/17 - 05/28/17$3573$1,950
05/29/17 - 05/31/17$3253$1,950
06/01/17 - 06/07/17$3253$1,950
06/08/17 - 06/14/17$3253$1,950
06/15/17 - 06/22/17$3253$1,950
06/23/17 - 06/29/17$3257$1,950
06/30/17 - 07/06/17$3257$1,950
07/07/17 - 07/13/17$3257$1,950
07/14/17 - 07/20/17$3257$1,950
07/21/17 - 07/27/17$3257$1,950
07/28/17 - 08/03/17$3257$1,950
08/04/17 - 08/10/17$3257$1,950
08/11/17 - 08/17/17$3257$1,950
08/18/17 - 08/24/17$3257$1,950
08/25/17 - 08/31/17$3253$1,950
09/01/17 - 09/03/17$3573$1,950
09/04/17 - 09/06/17$3253$1,950
09/07/17 - 09/13/17$3253$1,950
09/14/17 - 09/20/17$3253$1,950
09/21/17 - 09/27/17$3253$1,950
09/28/17 - 10/04/17$3253$1,950
10/05/17 - 10/11/17$3252$1,950
10/12/17 - 10/14/17$3252$1,950
10/15/17 - 11/19/17$2952$1,770
11/20/17 - 11/25/17$3254$1,950
11/26/17 - 12/21/17$2952$1,770

Reviews

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Average Rating 4.25 of 5

"Relaxing Girls Weekend at Pyramid House"

4 of 5

Two friends and I decided to have a relaxing girls weekend up at the river. After seeing all the pictures on-line we were very excited to arrive and start our long weekend!! We ended up not leaving the house all weekend and just enjoying the peace and quiet and lovely view right on the river. The house had all the amenities we needed, so it made it easy to just hang out. We can't wait to come back, but next time for longer than a few days!! The property managers were awesome too and I look forward to working with them in the future =)

Manager Response:

Hello!
I can't blame you for staying at the house the whole time!!! The architecture is so cool and the river is right there!
I hope we'll get to see you again soon!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Deneen B on 05/26/2015

 

"Magical house"

5 of 5

Spent four nights with my cousin and my dog at the pyramid house. Such a COOL house. Loved the openness of it and the view was gorgeous . The deck and surrounding redwood trees was amazing. House was clean and kitchen well equipped. My dog was in heaven exploring the yard. Nice big gate so felt very secure letting him play with minimum supervision. We will definitely be going back.Debbie Groom

Manager Response:

Hello!!!
So glad to see your review and that you, your family and dog loved Pyramid House! My dog loves the yard and river at Pyramid House too. For future guests - the upper yard is fenced from the road and there are sections of fencing you can close at the sides of the house to keep dogs or little kids from going down to the river without help from adults. If your pup is a serious escape artist, s/he may be able to find a way out, but the average woof-er will love having an enclosed yard with TONS of sniffing opportunities!

The house speaks for itself with amazing architecture, location under the redwood trees and proximity to the river. You can't go wrong - just look at the photos!

Thanks again!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Peaceisnow on 01/23/2015

 

"Perfect for a romantic get away"

4 of 5

This unique home had every amenity that we look for in a rental. The home has a gorgeous view of the Russian River and is situated in such a way that it is pretty private while still being in a fairly populated area. As our vacation was in winter, we were concerned about the home being too cold. However, the gas fireplace with thermostat provided ample heat for the whole house. The house itself has a very open floor plan. If you do have more than one couple, be advised that there are no real bedroom doors and as such, any talking can be heard throughout the house. We truly loved this rental and plan to return in the summer to get more enjoyment out of the Russian River area.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 01/09/2014

 

"Great Place to stay"

4 of 5

We stayed here for a week with our small boys (aged 3.5), and had a fabulous time. Such a unique setting! For those of you who are Foodies and enjoy cooking on your holiday - make sure you bring your spice rack and cooking essentials. There wasn't as much in the kitchen here (e.g., sugar, spices) as other places we've rented with Russian River Vacations. Pretty minor in the grand scheme of things! Best,Lesley

-Canadian on 11/21/2013

 

"Wonderful Stay!"

5 of 5

I stayed at the Pyramid House in late September with 2 friends and we loved it.The house is very open plan, but we knew this before our visit, and being such good friends we knew the lack of privacy would not be a problem.A the house is on the shadier side of the river the sun went down and it got quite cool - well it would - it was September, and the fire was amazing at warming us up quickly after a day of rafting and swimming. It was great snuggling down in the eve with some red wine and cheese!The beds are very comfortable and the whole place was peaceful and comfortable.I recommended it to some other friends who went and also loved it.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 11/21/2013

 

"Awesome place"

4 of 5

We had such a fabulous time at the Pyramid House, what a great place! We had read previous reviews so were prepared for some of the issues other reviewers listed as negatives (gets shady and relatively cool in the afternoon; noise-wise not a lot of privacy, so share with very good friends or close family) and these were not a problem for us. The place get fantastic morning - mid afternoon sun, it's great to have the river right there to cool off in, we really enjoyed the kayaks, the hot tub was awesome, the kitchen and grill adequate. Two things that weren't problematic at all but would have been great: firewood and (access) to movies. Video stores don't seem to exist anymore and there were none in the house, so we ended up watching movies on my laptop - cozy but somewhat silly with such a nice big screen available.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 11/08/2013

 

"Great location and scenery worked well for large family"

5 of 5

We wanted a place for my family to spend a week where we had plenty of space for 3 older kids, one toddler and 2 adult parents. We also wanted to be close enough for day trips to SFO and the coast.This turned out to be a perfect choice for us.The area was very scenic in the coastal mountain range and overlooking the Russian River also we made good use of the 2 kayaks provided. The house itself was very well set up with a lot if privacy and space outside. San Francisco was about 1-1/2 hours to drive and the coast was only about 15 minutes. Also Nappa and Sonoma Valley are close by but there are alot if great Russian River wineries minutes away so we never made it to the others. It was a good experience and I definitely recommend it.

Manager Response:

Hi!
Thank you for sharing your experience at Pyramid House! It's a great spot with plenty of amenities and space to spread out!

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/29/2013

 

"Mystical, Beautiful"

5 of 5

I loved the Pyramid house. The actual house and grounds are private/gated without any cars whizzing by, I love the redwoods on the property, it was spacious, very clean, it has a kitchen and grill that makes you want to cook up a great meal. There's a wide open clear view of the river and trees from inside and of course from the large deck. While inside the structure/the home - even gazing to the top center of the house is incredible - you can see much architectural thought was put into the home. I love the warmth of all the wood and there are two private separate sleeping areas. I do love all the homes I stayed at thru Russian River vacation Homes - just this one has a depth to it that appealed to me. It was perfectly quiet and gave me the solitude in nature that I needed.

Manager Response:

Hi!
We love Pyramid House too! Thank you for sharing why you love it with future guests. We had a special treat meeting some of the original construction crew and general contractor of the house this year and they still love the project and speak of it fondly!

I hope we'll see you again!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/06/2013

 

"Pleasant Week-end."

3 of 5

The Pyramid House is certainly interesting construction, and it is enjoyable to week-end on the Russian River; however,the house needs a rigorous cleaning. There was dust in the air when we arrived and grit underfoot. The furniture is all so low that it is not meant for tall or old people, and we are both. It is not comfortable furniture. The outdoor furniture is also utilitarian. A window pane downstairs beside the side door had a long crack in it which made us feel we should not use that door. I have to say we were shocked that the house would be rented with that crack in the glass. We called the office immediately after seeing it, but no one was there to speak to us. All the windows are dirty and the views are a large part of the reason for doing this kind of vacation. The linens are good but seemed as if they had been sitting in the dryer and so were very wrinkled which made us think, at first, they had not been changed. The river front of the house is wild and thus it is hard to get to the river. It looks as though terracing was begun but not finished. That would be an important project to make the house more enjoyable. The lack of a boat dock complicates the use of kayaks provided. Outside lighting in the front of the house is very poor and creates a dangerous situation as the stairs are irregular. Sound carries throughout the house so a snore in any part is heard all over the house. The TV upstairs does not work well. Most channels it gets are snowy.At the same time I would have to say the kitchen is well supplied, everything (except upstairs TV) worked as it should, and once we had adjusted to the disappointments I have mentioned, we had a good time. A few improvements are needed. Terracing the front, building a boat dock, getting some real furniture and cleaning it up including shiny clean windows would make us want to return. As it is we will try other rentals for our next river trip.

Manager Response:

Hello -
We're so sorry you didn't just love the house! Under the redwood trees it's downright difficult to keep windows clean and there's a constant accumulation of redwood debris and dust. That said, they house should be clean and we're happy to call the cleaners back if something isn't right. We bring in professional window cleaners to address the up high windows, that normal folks just can't reach, a couple times a year.

Sadly, we are aware of the cracked window next to the door. It is a single pane in a wall of many windows and has been examined by a glass specialist. It's not dangerous nor easily replaced, so we are working with the owners and glass specialist to determine the best way to change out that one window pane. Of course, this has to happen when there are no guests for a good chunk of time, so special planning is required.

I can see from the dates of your stay that the summer dams had been taken out prior to your arrival the the water level in the river had dropped. When the water level is higher, the river access looks like the photos and a dock is not necessary. Once the dames are removed floating docks are not permitted as they can break free in a storm or flood and cause damage down river. And boats are not available once the water level goes down as well, for guest safety.

We wish you'd left a message at the office so we knew about your concerns with the window and TV and could let you know the window is safe and the TV may have just needed a single adjustment. It is working correctly now. Every TV is different and sometimes going back to the default settings clears up whatever's going on. Our whole area has also just switched to the new Comcast Digital service and every TV now has it's own box.

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Chris Hines on 10/21/2012

 

"Beautiful private house in a great setting"

4 of 5

We loved this place. The front yard is totally secure for letting our 2 dogs roam. The deck was also a gated secure area. Although the beach is shared with 2 or 3 other properties we were fortunate to have it to ourselves all week. The design of the house worked fine for us. We did not use the ground floor bedroom but I can understand other reviewers concern about the proximity of the bathroom. Sun bathing was limited to mornings due to the surrounding greenery.We found it strange that there was no kettle or toaster.The doors that open to the deck can be hazardous but I know management are working to resolve that problem.The management staff were great and could not be more helpful.We would definitely stay again and would even consider purchasing it if it ever went on the market.

Manager Response:

Hello!
Thanks for the review!!! It's a great chance to clear things up! We're so glad you had a great time at the house - it's a favorite among guests.

After your review, we sent someone to double check - and they found the toaster in the kitchen... Maybe it had been moved into a cabinet during your stay, odd though. And if something like a toaster is really missing, we have loaners! But that sort of thing is generally checked before guests arrive.

The downstairs bathroom is directly below the upstairs bathroom which means it is closest to the kitchen. With such unusual architecture, the builders kept the plumbing (kitchen and bathrooms) in the same area to preserve the openness in the rest of the house.

And we are working closely with the owners to find a way to make the doors to the decks better. Again, as a function of the amazing home design, the huge windows on the "walls" facing the windows make traditional doors difficult. The doors are not what I would call hazardous, but more difficult. One is slow to close and needs a tug to latch while the other has a tendency to close and lock when you step outside... We've added a sign next to this one so guests aren't locked out! We hope to have this resolved shortly... And without disturbing the feel of the house.

And one last bit - in California, all navigable waterways are public. This includes the river front and beaches up to the high water mark. Generally folks are pretty cool about sticking the the area in front of their homes and the big public beaches for the wide sandy stretches. Occasionally folks will pull up in front of other homes to get out of their boats and carry them over to their own property if there isn't a good spot in front of their houses. As a river community, we're pretty comfortable with that. It's a community thing, and a great opportunity to get tips on the best fishing holes and say hi to the locals!

I hope this all helps clarify and that we'll see you again next year!!!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 10/20/2012

 

"The pyramid house was a memorable experience."

5 of 5

We arrived at the pyramid house tired and stressed. We left a week later relaxed and filled with wonderful memories. The house is right on the river which we ventured out on every day. Sitting on the large deck was the most relaxing experience we could hope for. The house was well maintained and clean. Our family will always remember this vacation as one of the best ever.Randy and Kathy Hammond

Manager Response:

That's the magic of the River!

Lena Hoffman
Russian River Vacation Homes

-The Hammond family on 09/20/2012

 

"one loft, no doors, no privacy, no steps to the river"

1 of 5

Deposit from the credit card was charged $150 without an invoice, sun on the property 3 hours a day

Manager Response:

Hello -
This guest's deposit was returned in full. Whenever guests pay with multiple credit cards or half by check and half by credit card, the security deposit is returned the same way it was paid. This means the security deposit is refunded to each card, or by check, and doesn't always show in one lump amount. If there is damage to a property and we have to withhold funds from the security deposit, we let you know! If there's a receipt for cleaning or repair we're happy to forward it along as well. It just depends on the type of damage done as to whether or not we have an invoice.

Pyramid House is a superb property and it is architecturally unique! It's been featured on FlipKey's top picks and we love it. But, you do need to read the description and look at the photos to see how the rooms and spaces work together. All the bathrooms have doors - of course! And houses tucked under the redwood trees have wonderful shade! We love that too! When it's a 100 degrees in Santa Rosa, it's cooler at the river and the redwood trees are our air conditioning!

Like almost all homes on the river, Pyramid House has steps to the high water line and a path beyond that to the river. Otherwise, the river covers and erodes the stairs every winter when the water comes up!

I hope this helps folks understand our procedures and the house... And we wish this guest had called to talk with us during his stay if he was so unhappy. But we have checked and double checked that his full security deposit was refunded.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/21/2012

 

"Unique with views"

3 of 5

My sister and I stayed at the Pyramid House and found it very comfortable. Others expressed concerns that the bedrooms lacked privacy, this was not a problem for us. The beds were comfortable and enjoyed the view of the River. However, the pots and pans really need to be cleaned out. Some old crusty stuff in there. The broiler did not work. However, we love the area and will return again.

Manager Response:

Hello!
Thank you for the review! We're sorry to hear things weren't in tip-top shape when you arrived. We've asked the cleaners to address the pots and pans, but we encourage you to call us if there is ever anything amiss with cleaning or appliances! While we rely on the cleaners and our home inspectors to check things between guests, it's hard to check every setting on the oven or each mode of a blender.Your feedback helps us so much. Thank you! And we will send cleaners out to a home if something's been missed.

Pyramid House is completely unique and we've posted photos and descriptions on our website to show the bedrooms and open living spaces. It is hard to describe, but we think it's pretty darn wonderful... And we're glad it worked out for you.

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Vicki C. on 04/09/2012

 

"Deck issue"

4 of 5

The deck has potential structural problem as one of the two major cantilever deck beam is rotting. Feel free to contact me about more information.

Manager Response:

Dear guest, thank you for following up with us about your review! For those reading, we have spoken with this guest and he was just bringing something to our attention that is the beginning of a potential problem sometime in the future. We also had a contractor swing by and look at the deck. The deck is sound and any potential structural issues will be addressed before they become a real problem.
-Ellen

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 03/21/2012

 

"A weekend to remember..."

5 of 5

It was a last minute Valentine gift decision for my lovely wife... and it was a weekend to remember! This home is a one of kind, unique experience that me, my wife, and our cute poochy "mochii" had ever done. Although the weather didn't cooperate, the spectacular interior accommodations were enough to satisfy. Comfy beds, loungy couches were superb and the kitchen was also great. The outside surroundings of this magnificent home is to die for. The redwood trees were picture perfect and of course the river was stunning. Birds sung every morning as the sun touches the river as it shines. Wonderful! We will be going back soon!

Manager Response:

Thank you!
For the awesome photo and the review! Both capture the essence of the Russian River and why it's so great to be here at any time of year! We'll put in a request for sun during your next visit though...
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-The MoKeChiin's on 03/19/2012

 

"Best House on the River!"

5 of 5

We love to vacation on the Russian River and after staying at many houses over the years this one is hands down the best! The Pyramid house is simply gorgeous, photos don't do it justice. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook, and since I don't have a dishwasher at home it was an extra treat. We had so much fun lounging on these amazing couches around the fireplace which perfectly facilitated conversation and found ourselves drifting out to the deck to admire the river. We saw so many birds and wildlife I wish I would have remembered my binoculars. The was more than enough room for our party of two couples and we are already planning another trip back. Although we could have just stayed there the whole time and just grilled on the deck and played games there is just too much to do in the area to resist. The house is right in wine country and very close to some of Sonoma's best vineyards. We really enjoyed the tours at Merry Edwards and Martinelli. For a special treat dinner at the Farmhouse Inn could not be more romantic and delicious. But the best part is the private hot tub under the redwoods waiting for us at the Pyramid house. We cant wait to go back!

Manager Response:

Wow!
You said it all... Thank you! We're so glad you had a great time and shared it with us and potential renters. I hope we'll see you soon - and thank you for sharing a photo too!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 02/28/2012

 

"What a great space!"

4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay there in January 2012 for romantic birthday getaway and the house is quite stunning and spacious. We stayed there in large part because of the winder special rate!! The only critique to make is that none of the dishes are real dishes...only the glasses and coffee mugs. Everything else is plastic?? That sort of killed the romantic home cooked meal experience. Every other vacation home we have stayed in has always invested in real dining ware...seems like this place should also. Otherwise, everything else was just great!

Manager Response:

Hello!
Thanks for sharing your review! Pyramid House is pretty darn awesome! A quick response about the plates and such is that they are not plastic but a tempered glass that makes it shatter-resistant. It's called "Corelle." The owners selected this style because it's dishwasher safe, doesn't scratch when stacked and if it does somehow chip, guests are less likely to be cut. I hope that makes sense...

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Stephanie Ruby on 02/15/2012

 

"Great energy!"

5 of 5

My husband and I, and our two dogs, spent a week at the Pyramid House over Christmas and we all loved it! The house has great positive energy. The open floor plan, high ceilings and views of the river and the trees truly expand the mind. However, if one is looking for privacy inside the house, there is none. We enjoyed the mornings on the river, days at the beaches (many allow dogs) and evenings outside in the hot tub, surrounded by the great trees. Very relaxing! It was also a pleasant surprise to find a Christmas tree waiting for us since we had planned on buying one ourselves. The staff at Russian River Vacation Homes was extremely helpful and very personable, adding to our satisfaction with the stay. They even had turned the hot tub on for us before our arrival! Just fix that side door; I nearly broke my finger when it slammed shut.

Manager Response:

Hello!
Thank you for sharing a review and your kind words! We enjoyed your stay as well... Especially the office pup!

The owners of Pyramid House had a tree brought in just before you arrived, so we're extra glad you appreciated the effort! I'll have to call you offline to ask about the side door - we're not aware of something awry with it... We're always happy to hear from guests during their stay if something needs to be fixed! Someone will look at it right away!

Have a great year and I hope we'll see you again!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Paivi H. on 01/18/2012

 

"Relaxation"

5 of 5

Our group was celebrating a 40 birthday party. We loved the uniquness archeitecture of this cabin. In fact we would have loved to know the cabins history. There were windows every where and the views were beautiful. The furniture (beds, sofas, and tables)were high end and very comfortable. We all had a great night's sleep. The kitchen was sufficient but not for a gourmet cook. The deck was very large and the river truely a short walk to the bottom of the hill. I would stay at this cabin for sure again. With that said it is important for prospective renters to be aware that the cabin is very open and lacks privacy. Not ideal for two couples that might like private time. I would go there with my family or a group of of close friends. There is plenty of secure parking. This is a great place, check it out!

Manager Response:

Hello!

Thank you for sharing your experience with future guests! We try to let folks know about the very open floor plan of this home... There are not doors on the bedrooms and the walls are open some too since the rooms are loft-style. It's such an architecturally interesting home that many folks don't mind the openness.

I'm glad you enjoyed the property - super-nice beds - and the decks and views too. It's an awesome spot to relax at the river in sunny or rainy weather.

Thanks again!
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 12/22/2011

 

"A mixed bag"

3 of 5

The house was easy to find and we appreciated the enclosed parking area. The setting was serene and we enjoyed relaxing and dining together with gorgeous views. There were challenges though, the folks in the upper sleeping area were too warm and downstairs too cold. The outside lighting was minimal making the trip to the hot tub at night kind of scary. Finally, during the day we would have liked to open doors and windows for air flow but doors and most windows don't have screens on them, and yes, there are mosquitos.

Manager Response:

Hi!
Thank you for leaving a detailed review for Pyramid House! We'll check on the heating system! And remind the owners how great window screens are for guests... Feedback helps make a house better every time!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 10/27/2011

 

"Awsome House"

4 of 5

The Servise was exceptional and attentive, they even changed the hot tub water before our arrival. The home is very comfortable and the location on the river is awsome. The house could use some brighter lighting inside to read, which currently is impossible without a head lamp. We used the Kayak;s every day and the location is close to everything you may want to do. I highly recommend the zip line through the redwoods in alliance Grove. The house is perfect for a small Family of three with a lab, or friends that are super comfortable with each other since the bedrooms are basically open. One of The best things is the yard is large and fenced in so the Lab Sophie could be out without worry. She really enjoyed swimming in the river. Overall we had a great time in the Pyramid House and will stay there again.

Manager Response:

Hi!

Pyramid House is totally unique with an open floor plan, mostly open architecture and built in netting sculpture! But, you are right about traveling with folks you like... Sound does travel between the rooms and there are not firm lockable doors on the bedrooms (there are on the bathrooms though). The house's unique design doesn't lend itself to lots of lighting fixtures, though there are many now, for spot-specific lighting. The owners have been working with an electrician and have updated much of the wiring in the process. We'll pass along your comment about reading lights and see if we can remedy the issue.

And we're glad Sophie enjoyed the yard and river!
:)

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Earthman on 09/22/2011

 

"Great place to relax!"

5 of 5

Right on the river and very comfy. Perfect week away to do nothing and relax in the house or in the water. Have a fire outside or inside while watching a movie.

Manager Response:

Hello!

We're glad you enjoyed Pyramid House! We love it too!
:)

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/15/2011

 

"Great family vacation"

4 of 5

We loved the Pyramid house, very unique. It does not have many walls or doors so you are all "living together" and there is almost no privacy but for a family experience it worked out fine. The property's river access/kayaks were good for young children as well as the neighborhood beach down the street. It was an old fashioned family trip with blackberries to pick along side the road and a river to swim in.

-Leigh W. on 09/14/2011

 

"Great House"

5 of 5

Spent the weekend at the Pyramid House, great location over looking the river. The building is amazing, nothing like it in the Russian River area. Had a great time.

Manager Response:

We're glad you enjoyed Pyramid House!
:)

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-DJ in PS on 08/18/2011

 

"Fantastic Getaway House"

5 of 5

My partner, our 6 month old and our dog was supposed to spend a nice long weekend in Yosemite. Unfortunately the weather was not cooperating so at the last minute we changed out plans and decided to spend the weekend up near the river. Although Monte Rio is by no means Yosemite, what we really needed was a place to get away for the daily routine and relax. The Pyramid House was the perfect place for this. It rained the entire weekend we were there, but having the flooring to ceiling windows and the spectacular views of the river, we were quite content staying indoors.The house is more ideal for a small family and not a group of friends as all of the bedrooms are open. The hot tub is not in the ideal location, just off the road. But overall this house is fantastic and we will definitely be back.

Manager Response:

Hi!

It's great to hear you enjoyed Pyramid House even in the rain! I think it would be awesome in any weather... The hot tub is on one of the decks behind a very secure and private fence, but it is on the road side of the house, sort of. The pictures on our website show it pretty well. You can't see or be seen from the road while at the hot tub... Structurally, it is the best spot for the hot tub on the deck. But we'll pass the note on to the owners.

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/13/2011

 

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