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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 with during your stay. A tree fort and hammock will keep the kids occupied while adults fire up the outdoor wood fired pizza oven. 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.

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.

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

Facilities: 
  • Pets Allowed
  • Express Check-in
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Basic Supplies
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Central Heat
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Off-Street Parking
Outdoors: 
  • Gas BBQ
  • Fenced Yard
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Firepit, Wood-burning
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Garden
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
  • Cable TV
  • DVD player
  • Wireless Internet
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Games And Recreation: 
  • Ping Pong Table

Availability

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Location

Reviews

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Great property for a large family

Reviewed on 2022-07-17 by Dale
Overall
5
Great property for a large family or multiple families, and pet friendly was a huge plus. Nice kitchen that was very well equipped with high quality cookware. The yard and parking areas were large and the yard was a great place to hang out and enjoy the shade on warm days. The home and yard are very pet friendly and the full fencing was very secure and lockable. I would highly recommend this property and I would rent it again. The property management company was great to work with.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Dale, Thank you for staying with us and being such great guests! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again :)

Racer 5 River Retreat

Reviewed on 2022-07-10 by Sinee
Overall
5
We love this property. It is the second time we have stayed at this property and have enjoyed our stay. This property is in a great location within walking distance to just about everything. Just a stone’s throw from restaurants, bars, wine tasting, mini golf, river, Johnson’s beach, kayaking, etc. 30 minutes by car to the gorgeous Sonoma Coast and 20 mins to historic Duncan Mills or The Wildflower Bakery in Freestone. The house has most everything you could need including a gourmet kitchen with and amazingly large island to gather around, several decks, fire pits, tree house, garden, fantastic gas grill, outdoor tables for eating on the deck, huge wraparound sofa, and majestic redwoods right in the completely fenced yard. We LOVE this pet friendly home. We had lots of family fun and so happy to make memories with our loved ones roasting s’mores and having a ping pong tournament and just chasing the dog in the yard. The property is well kept, clean, and spacious. It is an absolute gem.-via VRBO

Manager's Response

Hello Sinee, We are so glad you enjoyed Racer Five and had a fantastic stay with your family! We hope to see you again soon!

Walkable to downtown

Reviewed on 2022-06-26 by Joe
Overall
4
Good house close to downtown Guerneville. Walkable to downtown. Top two levels of the home are used. We were four adults and three kids and we had plenty of room. A couple of nice decks and then a large outdoor ground-level area with a hammock, fire pit, outdoor oven, tree house, ping pong table, and garden. The kids enjoyed playing outside. Be aware that there are many stairs getting to the front door and a spiral staircase in between the two floors, so anyone coming to the house needs to be able to navigate them.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Joe, Thank you for staying with us and being such wonderful guests! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again :) We truly appreciate your feedback

Great Place For A Family

Reviewed on 2022-06-13 by Karen
Overall
5
Great place for a family, and even a dog! The space around the fire pit and bbq was excellent when the temperature rose and we could be down in the breezes under the redwoods. The ping pong table was a big plus too. Well equipped kitchen! Great communications with our host.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Karen, Thank you for staying with us and being such lovely guests! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again :) We truly appreciate your feedback

A Lovely Stay

Reviewed on 2022-02-05 by Elizabeth
Overall
4
We had a lovely stay! Our group of 9 women spent a long ladies weekend here, and loved the easy walking distance to town and the river. The beach was also an easy 20 minute drive away. The spiral staircase did seem a little steep for some of the gals in our group, but we enjoyed our time and would stay here again.-Via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for being such wonderful guests! We welcome you back anytime and are glad you enjoyed your stay :) We appreciate your feedback, and will pass the information on.

Can’t wait to visit again!

Reviewed on 2022-04-19 by Talia
Overall
5
Really comfortable place near tons of amenities! The outdoor space is really special and the kitchen is a wonderful space to gather with family and friends. Can’t wait to visit again! - via AirBnB

Manager's Response

Hello Talia, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for being great guests. You are welcome back anytime!

Great stay!

Reviewed on 2022-04-15 by Ryan
Overall
5
Fantastic place for a large group. Beautiful surroundings, balcony decks in the redwoods, fun, open floor plan on main level, and close to anything you want to do on the River. Great stay! - via AirBnB

Manager's Response

Hello Ryan, So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for being fantastic guests - you're welcome back anytime!

Excellent location and big kitchen with lots of room for gathering

Reviewed on 2021-08-25 by Karen Klaczynski
Overall
5
You can walk to the river and cross the bridge to downtown Guerneville in a matter of minutes. The beds were comfortable and everything was extremely clean. Lots of pots and pans to choose from to cook with and a nice fenced in area for the dogs. The stairs helped us get extra exercise too. We would rent this place again. We spent a lot of time outside on the deck enjoying the views and nice weather. Thanks so much for having us!

Such a cool place!

Reviewed on 2020-11-11 by Marybeth F
Overall
5
I loved this house, the yard, the fire pit, the pizza oven, the decks, the treehouse. Such a cool place. We had a lovely time. My dog was so happy. He's a city dog that got lots of exercise going up and down the stairs and exploring the yard! We'd love to go back!

Great House!

Reviewed on 2019-11-21 by Jamie
Overall
5
Great house for a family reunion. There were 5 bedrooms, but only 2 bathrooms - we wish there was one more. But the house was very clean and the kitchen was great - best I've ever seen at a rental. Lots of outdoor space for the kids to run around. Great location too - less than 10 minute walk to miniature golf, a playground and downtown Guerneville. We'd definitely stay here again.via AirBnB

Great spot

Reviewed on 2019-05-12 by Nikko
Overall
5
Great spot, away from the city. awesome spot on the Russian River that has tons of things to do on site that don't require leaving. great proximity to a 24 hour grocery store. enjoyed our stay.-Airbnb Guest-

Great location!

Reviewed on 2019-02-06 by Brook
Overall
5
Racer Five was the perfect home for a group of 10, it fit us all comfortably. Great location and after a day of crabbing in Bodega Bay it had the perfect kitchen to have a crab boil with what we caught. This is my second Rental with Russian River Vacation Rentals and they are very friendly and communication is always quick.-Airbnb Guest-

Great place!

Reviewed on 2018-10-17 by Andrew
Overall
5
Great place! Wish we could of stayed longer!

Great Location

Reviewed on 2018-10-09 by Judi
Overall
5
Great Location ...short walk to beach and town! We had eight folks and each had their own bed...nice! Fire pit was wonderful and parking was simply convenient...practice backing up :) The only thing missing was The JAZZ Festival it self :D-Airbnb Guest-

Great stay for the whole family!

Reviewed on 2018-06-05 by zachary wise
Overall
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!

Well appointed home with most everything you need.

Reviewed on 2018-04-28 by Paul K.
Overall
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: VRBOResponse: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

This was such a beautiful house and property!

Reviewed on 2018-04-28 by Jason
Overall
5
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

Highly recommended!

Reviewed on 2018-04-28 by Nobe
Overall
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

The Racer Five house is great

Reviewed on 2018-04-28 by Diego
Overall
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

The kitchen is fantastic!

Reviewed on 2018-04-28 by April
Overall
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
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