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3 BR
3 BA
Sleeps 8
Age 18 and under.

The Rhondavous

Description

The Rhondavous should be called The Rhonda-View! Guests enjoy panoramic views of the Russian River from every room of the house (minus the bathrooms). This sunny, window-studded 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom cabin is a great place to relax and immerse yourself in our laid-back river lifestyle.

Built back in the Russian River’s initial heyday, The Rhondavous was originally the general store for Summerhome Park residents and river travelers. Canoes could pull up to a dock, send up their order and receive their purchases on a zip line, all without leaving their boat.

Perched high above the river, The Rhondavous is tucked away from the road by a large private fence. There isn’t much to see from the road, but once you open the gate and step inside, the stunning view and charming cabin will simultaneously take your breath away and melt away the stress of the world. The large deck at The Rhondavous has an outdoor dining table and propane barbecue.

Entrances to all sections of the cabin are accessed from the deck. At the top level (road level), there are two exterior doors opposite each other. The door to the left leads to the main living space, which has an open living area and kitchen. The door to the right opens to a granny unit with a Queen bed and a full bathroom with a shower. Exterior stairs from the main deck take you down to 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (also with showers) and a bonus room with recreation items and a Double futon. From the lower level, gated stairs continue down to the river, which has private deep river access.

The Rhondavous is a member of the Highcroft community and has access to Highcroft Beach (not shown) - a quieter spot which allows dogs in the mornings and evenings - just a short walk from The Rhondavous. The beach shown in the photographs is the Summerhome Park Beach which is for members and residents of Summerhome Park only. The Summerhome Park Lodge is open to both members and guests when open (except when rented for private parties).

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at The Rhondavous is 8. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking: There is space on the street in front of the house for up to 2 small-to-mid-size cars; additional parking on a first-come, first-serve basis in the overflow lot up the street about a block away. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: Master bedroom: Queen bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Third bedroom: 2 Twin beds; Bonus room: Double futon.

Heat Source: Woodstove (no firewood provided); portable electric heaters

Driving to Summerhome Park: Summerhome Park Road is a narrow, one-lane country road - you may need to pull over for oncoming traffic. It is, at times, steep with sharp turns, and the road is paved but not necessarily smooth. Additionally, the surrounding side streets are narrow and steep with little to no street parking or shoulder

Common Amenities not Included: No dishwasher.

Dogs: Dogs are most certainly welcome at The Rhondavous. However, guests should be aware that Highcroft Beach only allows dogs in the morning and evenings (specific hours posted at the beach) and guests and dogs are not alloed at the Summerhome Park beach.

Summer Rotation Day: Saturday
During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, The Rhondavous has a 7 night minimum and rents on a Saturday to Saturday pattern. If you make an online reservaton outside of this rotation day requirement, we may contact you about altering your dates.

Sonoma County TOT Number: 2124
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit: ZPE11-0244

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access High-Speed Interent
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas Woodstove
  • Deck/Patio Deck
  • View River View
  • Walk to 2 Beaches, Lodge
  • River Access Direct River Access
  • Yard Steep Hillside
  • BBQ Grill Gas BBQ Grill
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher None
  • Heat Source Elect. Portable Heat
  • Square Footage, Est. 1507
  • Televisions Cable TV
  • DVD/VCR DVD Player
  • Stereo s/CD Stereo/CD player
  • Phone Unlimited US Calls
  • Laundry Facilities Washer/Dryer
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm
  • Express Check-In Check in at Home
  • Featured Amenity 1 Walk to SHP Beach
  • Featured Amenity 2 Riverfront

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
05/01/17 - 05/25/17$2602$1,560
05/26/17 - 05/28/17$2853$1,560
05/29/17 - 05/31/17$2603$1,560
06/01/17 - 06/07/17$2603$1,560
06/08/17 - 06/14/17$2603$1,560
06/15/17 - 06/23/17$2603$1,560
06/24/17 - 06/30/17$2607$1,560
07/01/17 - 07/07/17$2607$1,560
07/08/17 - 07/14/17$2607$1,560
07/15/17 - 07/21/17$2607$1,560
07/22/17 - 07/28/17$2607$1,560
07/29/17 - 08/04/17$2607$1,560
08/05/17 - 08/11/17$2607$1,560
08/12/17 - 08/18/17$2607$1,560
08/19/17 - 08/25/17$2607$1,560
08/26/17 - 08/31/17$2603$1,560
09/01/17 - 09/03/17$2853$1,560
09/04/17 - 09/06/17$2603$1,560
09/07/17 - 09/13/17$2603$1,560
09/14/17 - 09/20/17$2603$1,560
09/21/17 - 09/27/17$2603$1,560
09/28/17 - 10/04/17$2603$1,560
10/05/17 - 10/11/17$2602$1,560

Reviews

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Average Rating 4 of 5

"Beautiful Escape"

4 of 5

We stayed at the Rhondavous for a spur of the moment weekend at the River. I had been to Summer Home Park before and saw this house and its deck from the beach, and always wanted to stay here. We had a great time. The pictures are an accurate depiction of the house and its amenities. It took a little getting used to as the house itself does have a "cabin" vibe and is not super up to date. However, it quickly grew on me and by the time we left I felt like the place had a great, comfortable vibe. The deck is incredible and we spent 90% of our time lounging and watching the river pass by. Perfect for a long weekend with family. We traveled with a two year old and a two month old - plus a 10 year old dog - and everyone had a blast. Summer Home Park is also great for families. Can't wait to go back.On a side note - Russian River Vacation Homes was a pleasure to work with. They made the whole trip extremely easy on us, were immediately responsive, and even called to make sure we got to the house OK. Five stars for them. Thanks.

Manager Response:

Thank you so much for the review! And kind words - we'd love to have you back anytime!

The Rhondavous is definitely a river house with a cabin vibe. And like you said, once you settle in, it's a great spot and the deck is superb for hanging out, watching the river and BBQ-ing. I really appreciate you sharing your experience with future guests!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Rob D on 10/26/2015

 

"Great place, Nice rent company, but going from room to lving roo"

3 of 5

The title says it all. Be prepared to handle the Russian River cold whenever going from your room to the living room and kitchen...Otherwise, there's a small usable but broken dock, old wood stairs lead to it and caution is advised, but it is somewhat charming. There is a huge deck with a great view. The house is near a local Bar/coffee and people there are extremely helpful and friendly. Overall, if you travel without infants and cold does not scare you it is highly recommended.

Manager Response:

Hello!
Thanks for sharing a review for The Rhondavous! The layout is different than most houses... But we love it too! The living room and kitchen are on the street level and with the big deck looking over the river. One bedroom and bathroom is in a Granny unit on the deck (yes, you have to cross the deck to get to it). The rest of the bedrooms, bathrooms and little rec room are on the lower level - down an outside set of stairs. To get to the river, you continue down the stairs - yes, wood - but they are stable - and down to the water. We have photos of both the stairs and the dock area on our website. It's definitely not a full dock.

:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/20/2012

 

"Great River access!"

5 of 5

I rented this house for a couple nights in June to celebrate my birthday with a few friends and it was great! The river access was perfect-we floated right to our dock! It was nice to have the master room separate from the rest of the house but the house also had plenty of room for both couples and singles. It's a little tricky to find the first time around but in the end that just adds to the appeal :)

Manager Response:

Hello!
The Rhondavous is an awesome river house! Thank you for sharing!
We definately recommend that folks use the written directions we provide - NOT GPS or car navigation to get to this house or any other in Summerhome Park - as most GPS systems get it wrong...
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-C biscuit on 02/27/2012

 

"A lovely escape on the river"

4 of 5

We stayed in the property as a group and used it as a base to explore wine country. We also took a canoeing trip with Burke's which is just down the road. I'd highly recommend that. If you are thinking of canoeing the river this place is perfect! You can stop for lunch half way.For the most part, the place was really comfortable and exactly what we were looking for. Our one complaint was the futon... It's really uncomfortable so I'd avoid having anyone sleep on that.I recommend it though, it's a great base and has everything you need.

Manager Response:

Hello!
Thank you for sharing a review! The Rhondavous is a newer property for us and we think it's great... Perched right over the river, nestled into the Summerhome Park community and well laid out for a group to spread about in the house.

We appreciate hearing about the futon and will pass it on to the owners - hopefully, it can be addressed before the house opens up for the spring/summer!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 02/15/2012

 

"cabin in the redwoods over the river"

4 of 5

We (4 adults and 2 kids) came to the area for a wedding and chose this over a traditional hotel. We had the comfort of a large living/dining room, bedrooms for everyone, and a spacious, well equipped kitchen for less cost than two hotel rooms. We also woke up to a spectacular sight every morning of the redwoods in the fog as the morning sunlight gradually cleared the air. The road was definitely an adventure, especially since we arrived in the dark the first night but once we got used to it, it wasn't a problem. It was also October so it was quite chilly until the space heaters were able to warm the place up. Once it was warm though we were comfortable, and the wood stove in the living room felt wonderful. Internet and cell phone coverage was good at the house too, which was very helpful.The location was within reasonable driving distance of Santa Rosa where the festivities took place. There was a Safeway in town not far away, and we were close to the coast and armstrong Woods, two places we wanted to visit. We were glad we chose to stay at this home. Our Ca experience was much better and more beautiful than it would have been in a hotel. It seemed that every effort had been made to make the house comfortable and accommodating for guests, and we had everything we needed.

Manager Response:

Hello!

Thank you! Your review is a fantastic description of The Rhondavous and sounds like it was the perfect house for your family! We love hearing about good "pairings" - families and vacation homes, just like food and wine! We think The Rhondavous is pretty darn fantastic too! Thank you for sharing your experience!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 11/29/2011

 

"Peaceful"

3 of 5

The view and peacfulness of this home was incredible.

Manager Response:

Hi!
We're glad you enjoyed The Rhondavous!
:)
Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Beautiful views. on 10/19/2011

 

"Relaxing"

4 of 5

Loved the views. Cabin was very clean and supplied all the ammenities needed for a stay. The parking was not great but we made it work. I would stay there again...thanks. Kathleen, Arizona

Manager Response:

Hello!

Thank you for sharing a review! The Rhondavous has fantastic views - I could lounge on the deck all day long!

Summerhome Park Road is not known for great parking, but we are trying to make it work too... There are a couple spots further along the street to park and walk back - on a first come first served basis. Though, we encourage carpooling!

I hope we'll see you again!
:)

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 10/13/2010

 

"We enjoyed our stay at the Rhondavous and would do it again!"

4 of 5

The Rhondavous rental has a terrific location on the Russian River. We had a great view from the deck and could pass the time watching the canoes and kayaks go by below us. We had fun swimming in the river. The road to the house was "amusement-park" thrilling. Fortunately, a family member scouted the road before our arrival. The accommodations were comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. Summer Home Park has a very interesting history and the Rhondavous house is part of it.

Manager Response:

Hello!
The Rhondavous IS an awesome hang-out-and-watch-the-world-float-by spot! And I drive that road extra slowly too...

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-Diana and Steve on 09/27/2010

 

"Lazy days..."

4 of 5

We had 5 adults and 2 children there for 5 days. Photos on website make house look a little more spacious than it is, but there's plenty of room. 3 BR/3BR plus a room with a futon (we brought an air mattress to use instead). Kitchen is set up well with everything you could need. The deck overlooking the beach is wonderful. There are stairs that go down to the river from the back of the house...to enter the river there you'd need a raft or have to start swimming (I don't think you can touch bottom there). We walked to one of the 2 beaches each day and would paddle on a raft to the stairs up to the house to get anything we needed...The river is pretty shallow by the beaches so it was fun for my 2 and 7 year olds.The house is set up well with nice linens, etc. The only negative is that you could hear noise from room to room or if you were downstairs you could hear people walking upstairs. Wouldn't prohibit me from staying there again though.We had a great time there.The rental agency was very helpful and returned our deposit within 14 days with no issues.

Manager Response:

Hello!

Glad to hear you enjoyed The Rhondavous! It's a new vacation home with copious improvements made by the owners before we started renting it this summer. And they promise to do more too! The futon in the rec room is on the list!

Like so many traditional Russian River area homes, there's not an abundance of insulation between rooms and levels so you can hear loud conversations or children bouncing around from floor to floor or room to room. It's a quirk many of us, in this area, have learned to live with in our homes.

The two private beaches are great and kept nice and clean by the homeowner's associations! And you can certainly swim from the river access at the bottom of the stairs! Fishing is probably good at that spot too!

Thanks for staying and sharing with us!

Megan Perkins
Russian River Vacation Homes

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/17/2010

 

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