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5 BR
2 BA
Sleeps 10
Age 18 and under.

Racer Five

Description

Whether you're new to the Russian River or stayed here a hundred times, you will love Racer Five and its modern, yet comfortable, décor and vibe! Delightful new construction and a complete remodel (2014/15) resulted in a home for friends and family to getaway to wine country, play at the river and enjoy each other's company. Racer Five is a very tall three story home with the open gourmet kitchen, living and dining rooms, one bedroom and full bathroom on the upper level. A large deck houses the propane BBQ and outdoor seating for everyone. On the back of the house, facing a small creek, is a smaller deck with café seating for your morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine and a book.

A custom made spiral staircase allows guest to travel between the upper and middle levels without stepping outside, but there are exterior stairs as well and a second large deck on the middle level with additional outdoor seating. The remaining four bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry room are on the middle level. The bathroom is off the hallway so there's no need to cut through a bedroom. There's plenty of room to spread out in the house or outside!

A few words about cooking at Racer Five - it's an amazing experience! And building this gourmet kitchen was a labor of love. There are new stainless steel appliances and a professional grade Thermador range with 8 burners, double oven and barbecue/griddle on top. Top notch accessories throughout the kitchen and exceptionally good lighting make this the perfect place to make and share a meal with your best buddies and family.

Kids, well-behaved dogs and adventurous chefs will love the fully fenced yard as well! With a third of an acre of majestic redwoods and new landscaping including a separately fenced veggie garden, you can't go wrong. Pick veggies and herbs to cook during your stay. A tree fort and hammock will keep kiddos occupied while adults fire up the outdoor wood fired pizza oven and adjacent BBQ. There's ample seating by the outdoor grill and adjacent fire pit - don't forget the marshmallows!

Everything you need is within walking distance! Across the historic walking bridge you'll find oodles of restaurants and cute shops (less than half a mile), Johnson's Beach (0.6 mile) with the best river access and sandy beach, and Riverkeeper Park (0.4 mile) featuring native plants and habitat with educational markers. On the south side of the river (same side as the house) you can walk to the Guerneville River Park (.3 mile), Pee Wee Golf (0.2 mile), and a kid's playground (0.3 mile) with tennis and basketball courts.

Light sleepers, folks with kids and dogs should be aware the neighbor has a boisterous group of dogs. They will announce your arrival at the house and other, especially unfamiliar, noises.

Know Before You Book
Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours The maximum occupancy at Racer Five is 10. 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 5 vehicles; there is space in the driveway for up to 4 cars; additional street parking is available on a first-come first-served basis. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: First Bedroom (Upper level): Queen Bed; Second Bedroom (Middle level): Queen Bed; Third Bedroom (Middle level): Queen Bed; Fourth Bedroom (Middle level): Two Twin Beds; Fifth Bedroom (Middle level): Two Twin Beds.

Heat Source: Central Heat.

Stairs: Please be aware that guests must take stairs to access the living areas of the house.
There are three flights of exterior stairs and a spiral staircase inside.

Sonoma County TOT #: 2354N
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: ZPE15-0542

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access WiFi
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • Deck/Patio Multiple decks
  • View Redwoods
  • Walk to Downtown Guerneville
  • River Access Walk to the River
  • Creek Access No Creek Access
  • Yard Guest garden
  • BBQ Grill Gas BBQ & Outdoor
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Heat Source Central Heat
  • A/C none
  • Square Footage, Est. 1700
  • Televisions Large Flat Screen TV
  • DVD/VCR DVD Player
  • Phone Unlimited US Calling
  • Game Room Items Treehouse in yard
  • More Rec. Items Firepit
  • Laundry Facilities Washer/Dryer
  • Additional Amenities Guest garden
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm
  • Express Check-In Check-in at the home
  • Featured Amenity 1 Walk to Town

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
10/16/18 - 11/18/18$3652$2,190
11/19/18 - 11/24/18$4654$2,790
11/25/18 - 12/20/18$3652$2,190
12/21/18 - 12/27/18$4653$2,790
12/28/18 - 01/01/19$5123$2,790
01/02/19 - 02/14/19$3652$2,190
02/15/19 - 02/17/19$4653$2,790
02/18/19 - 04/30/19$3652$2,190
05/01/19 - 05/23/19$4652$2,790
05/24/19 - 05/26/19$5123$2,790
05/27/19 - 05/29/19$4653$2,790
05/30/19 - 06/05/19$4653$2,790
06/06/19 - 06/12/19$4653$2,790
06/13/19 - 06/19/19$4653$2,790
06/20/19 - 06/26/19$4653$2,790
06/27/19 - 07/03/19$4657$2,790
07/04/19 - 07/07/19$4657$2,790
07/08/19 - 07/10/19$4654$2,790
07/11/19 - 07/17/19$4654$2,790
07/18/19 - 07/24/19$4654$2,790
07/25/19 - 07/30/19$4654$2,790
07/31/19 - 08/07/19$4657$2,790
08/08/19 - 08/14/19$4654$2,790
08/15/19 - 08/21/19$4654$2,790
08/22/19 - 08/29/19$4653$2,790
08/30/19 - 09/01/19$5123$2,790
09/02/19 - 09/11/19$4653$2,790
09/12/19 - 09/18/19$4653$2,790
09/19/19 - 09/25/19$4653$2,790
09/26/19 - 10/02/19$4653$2,790
10/03/19 - 10/13/19$4652$2,790
10/14/19 - 11/23/19$3652$2,190

Reviews

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Great Location

Property Reviewed: 
Racer Five
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, September 7, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Great Location ...short walk to beach & town! We had eight folks & each had their own bed...nice! Fire pit was wonderful & parking was simply convenient...practice backing up :) The only thing missing was The JAZZ Festival it self :D

-Airbnb Guest-

Judi

Great stay for the whole family!

Property Reviewed: 
Racer Five
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018 to Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Great spot with an even better location. We rented racer 5 to celebrate my fathers 70th birthday and had toddlers, young kids, 30 year olds and of course some people in their 70s and everyone had a great time. The kitchen was a really nice place to gather and was stocked with everything you need. My only warning is that there are a lot of steps, so if you have an issue with this, maybe try another location. Overall an awesome place!

zachary wise
San Francisco

The kitchen is fantastic!

Property Reviewed: 
Racer Five
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5
We had a ladies weekend away with 9 women and this place was fantastic! Great location, close to downtown and Safeway when we forgot something and close to wineries. The kitchen is fantastic! We made several large meals for the group and it was nice having a large open room to gather. Only issues, which wasn't really an issue because we knew about it is the stairs... There are A LOT of them! After several trips unloading the cars.. you do get winded. Also, neighbor dogs went a little crazy at ~7am, but we were told that they can be loud sometimes. I would highly recommend this place for a group! I slept in on of the twin beds and it was super comfortable.
Source: Airbnb
April

The Racer Five house is great

Property Reviewed: 
Racer Five
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5
The Racer Five house is great. It has everything you need, it's close to town, it's clean, and the place is just cool. We didn't have any problems with the dogs next door, like other reviews said but maybe we just got lucky. The place sleeps 10 comfortably. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place to anyone.
Source: Airbnb
Diego

Highly recommended!

Property Reviewed: 
Racer Five
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5
Highly recommended! We (a group of ten people and two furry cuties) had a pleasure stay at the Racer Five house! The management team is responsive and professional. The property is clean and charming. Everyone is happy about the reasonable pricing and the facilities!
Source: Airbnb
Nobe

This was such a beautiful house and property!

Property Reviewed: 
Racer Five
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
4
This was such a beautiful house and property! It was perfect for our two families with younger kids (total of 5 ages 4-10). The yard was fenced in and secure, the treehouse and tire swing were a hit, and the garden was lovely as well! We also spent a couple afternoons afternoons at the nearby beach along the Russian River, and we could BBQ and cook in the beautiful kitchen while the kids played downstairs! The only thing that I would let folks know is that it is a lot of stairs (living quarters are on the 3rd and 4th floors). This was fine for us, as it gave beautiful views and we don't mind stairs! Thanks again for letting us stay at Racer 5!
Source: Airbnb
Jason

Well appointed home with most everything you need.

Property Reviewed: 
Racer Five
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Rating: 
4
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
4
Value Rating: 
4
This was a clean home with most everything you need. Yes, neighbor's dogs bark constantly, but not that big of a deal. The bigger deal was the number of stairs to climb over and over, seems to be a recurring these in Guerneville homes. The yard set up was great, but we didn't eat down there because we didn't want to carry everything needed up and down those stairs. So we mostly cooked in the bbq and pizza oven and then trekked the food back upstairs to the top where the kitchen and living area was. If you like to cook on wood, bring your own as they supplied mostly pine. Very close to town, wineries, and not too far from the coast. Overall this was a nice place, but maybe a dumb waiter at least to move dishes and such back and forth.
Source: VRBO

Response:

Thank you for the review!!! And some great tips for future guests! I think you can skip the gym after doing the stairs this week! - Megan @ Russian River Vacation Homes
Paul K.

Average Rating 5 of 5

"Fantastic Rental!"

5 of 5

This place was absolutely gorgeous. Close to town, beautiful setting, comfortable house, outstanding yard, great service. Couldn't ask for anything more. Would go back in a heartbeat!

-ASFelton on 02/09/2016

 

"True gourmet kitchen!"

5 of 5

When the photos and description said gourmet kitchen, they weren't kidding. More appliances than we even knew what to do with. Plenty of dishes, pots and pans, glasses, silverware, etc. Needed another roll of paper towels, though. The living room isn't large, but we spent most of the time around the very nice (contemporary) table that seats 8 or at the very comfy bar chairs that face the kitchen so there can be constant conversation with those cooking. We are a group of 10 professional women who do a getaway a couple of times/year. We always bring food and/or cook in the homes. This was probably the best kitchen we've worked in ever! Since it was winter we didn't get to enjoy the decks, but they are an awesome addition to the house and would be a great place for folks to enjoy a little more privacy if that was desirable during a stay with family members of various ages. The walk to town is less than 10 minutes. There are some questionable characters around town which detracts a bit from a visit, but they are not obnoxious, just sad so be advised about that and handle as is your custom. The home itself is behind a locked gate so no worries about safety. It was wonderful working with Russian River Rentals, via email and phone. They were responsive, caring, and wanted to make the experience a perfect one.Oh, and one other thing. This property was exceptionally clean throughout!

-sunnysideup430 on 02/03/2016

 

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