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Riviera Retreat

Relaxing Retreat on the Russian River

Description

Riviera Retreat is sure to wow guests with its impressive list of amenities and superior riverfront location. This architecturally unique vacation home is located on the Russian River with private seasonal dock and a rooftop deck, only a mile from the town of Guerneville, and a short drive from top Sonoma wineries, the coastline, Armstrong Redwoods, hiking trails and the nearby towns of Monte Rio and Forestville. The house boasts stunning river views that can be enjoyed from most rooms and all three levels of decks, providing the perfect home base for a truly memorable stay.

Riviera Retreat Interior: The open floor plan kitchen, living and dining area is well-appointed. Large floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room showcase the beauty of the area. A reclaimed wood dining table made by local artisans, with stylish seating for six plus bar stool seating for four, and all items needed for cooking, dining and relaxing are provided. Guests will enjoy the fireplace, 50-inch flat screen Cable TV with AppleTV and DVD player, wireless internet, wireless streaming music throughout the house from your own device or the in-house iPad, and enjoy the river view from the bar side deck, equipped with a gas BBQ located just off the dining area. The two bedrooms, one with a king bed and the other with a queen bed, and one bathroom, with many updates including a new tile shower and new tile floor, are located on the same level. Each bedroom has its own flat screen Cable TV with DVD player. A queen size sofa bed is also available in the living room. The newly built second full bathroom with tile shower, is located one half-level down from the main level and is accessed using exterior covered stairs, providing privacy and convenient access from the ground level deck. New artwork is also featured throughout the house.

Riviera Retreat Exterior: The outdoor living areas make Riviera Retreat truly distinctive. The rooftop deck, accessed via an interior stairway from the main living level, is a place of serenity, privacy and enjoyment and may indeed be the centerpiece of your relaxing Sonoma vacation. In addition to being the location of both a hot tub and a cedar sauna, this deck envelops you with privacy, bathes you in sunlight and offers river and redwood skyline views. It is also appointed with furniture for outdoor lounging and dining and an outdoor shower. Shade is provided. If you want to be alone with your book, there are two more beautiful riverside decks on both the main level and the ground level, with more seating and full shade on the ground level. Stairs from the lower decks lead to a seasonal private dock with ladder. When in season, a paddle boat and two single kayaks are provided.

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Riviera Retreat 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: First Bedroom: Queen Bed, Second Bedroom: King Bed, Living Room: Sofa Bed.

Heat Source: Central Heat

Docks & Boats: Docks and beaches are seasonal only and available from mid-June to mid-September providing the summer dams are in. Canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and rowboats that are provided in some of our homes are also available from mid-June to mid-September only. The river is usually too swift for boating in the winter and many docks and beaches are under water until late spring.

Stairs: Please be aware that guests must take stairs to access the main level of the house in addition to the rooftop deck. There is an external flight of stairs leading to the front door of the house and another internal flight of stairs leading to the rooftop deck.

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

Sonoma County TOT #: 1538N
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: ZPE15-0785

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access Wifi
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • HotTub Seats 6
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas Gas Fireplace
  • Deck/Patio Multiple decks
  • View River & Redwoods
  • Walk to Downtown Guerneville
  • Nearest Ocean Beach 11.7 miles
  • River Access Stairs to Seasonal Dock
  • Boats (Seasonal) 2 Single Kayaks, Paddleboat
  • Yard Sloped Toward River
  • BBQ Grill Propane BBQ
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Heat Source Central Heat
  • A/C A/C
  • Square Footage, Est. ~1,150 sq ft
  • Televisions 3 Cable TVs
  • DVD/VCR 3 DVD players
  • Stereo s/CD Sonos
  • Phone Unlimited US Calling
  • Game Room Items Sauna
  • More Rec. Items AppleTV, Gas Firepit
  • Outdoor Bathing Outdoor Shower
  • Laundry Facilities Washer/Dryer
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 pm
  • Express Check-In Check in at the Home
  • Featured Amenity 1 Riverfront
  • Featured Amenity 2 Sauna

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
06/22/17 - 06/28/17$3453$2,070
06/29/17 - 07/06/17$3457$2,070
07/07/17 - 07/12/17$3457$2,070
07/13/17 - 07/19/17$3457$2,070
07/20/17 - 07/26/17$3457$2,070
07/27/17 - 08/01/17$3457$2,070
08/02/17 - 08/09/17$3457$2,070
08/10/17 - 08/16/17$3457$2,070
08/17/17 - 08/24/17$3457$2,070
08/25/17 - 08/31/17$3457$2,070
09/01/17 - 09/03/17$3753$2,070
09/04/17 - 09/06/17$3303$1,980
09/07/17 - 09/13/17$3303$1,980
09/14/17 - 09/20/17$3303$1,980
09/21/17 - 09/27/17$3303$1,980
09/28/17 - 10/04/17$3303$1,980
10/05/17 - 10/14/17$3302$1,980
10/15/17 - 11/19/17$2952$1,770
11/20/17 - 11/25/17$3454$2,070
11/26/17 - 12/21/17$2952$1,770
12/22/17 - 12/28/17$3453$2,070
12/29/17 - 01/01/18$3753$2,070
01/02/18 - 02/16/18$2952$1,770
02/17/18 - 02/19/18$3453$1,770
02/20/18 - 04/30/18$2952$1,770
05/01/18 - 05/25/18$3302$1,980

Reviews

Leave Review
Property Reviewed: 
Riviera Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to Sunday, April 2, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We had a wonderful time at Rivera Retreat. The house has a great plan with several decks on different levels. We were 2 couples and could always choose to either socialize with everybody, or to find a place to be alone. You can see the river from everywhere. The house is surrounded by mature redwood trees, emitting a wonderful balsam-piny smell in the evenings. The kitchen was well stocked, a supermarket is 2min away by car. We grilled several meals at home and visited a couple of restaurants in the area - delish! When we realized we are about to run out of gas for the grill one call to the care-taking agency took care of it - we've got 2 full tanks the same day. Thank you for everything!

OlgaV
Lexington, MA
Property Reviewed: 
Riviera Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 to Sunday, February 12, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Our family had a lovely stay at the Riviera Retreat. The house itself is comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked and there are wonderful river views. The rooftop deck is fabulous. Location is great, easy walk to downtown Guerneville and a short drive to the coast. We will definitely book again!

Christine Sosin
Berkeley, CA
Property Reviewed: 
Riviera Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, January 6, 2017 to Sunday, January 8, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We had a fantastic stay all around. Location was outstanding in being right on the river (though high enough up the hill so that flooding was not a concern unlike other properties), yet amazingly close to downtown Guerneville. Was overall comfortable, with all one needs to make meals and such. Hot tub was a relaxing as was the fireplace. Just an overall cozy place to stay in a scenic area, near many wine tasting opportunities.

Roger G.
Austin, TX
Property Reviewed: 
Riviera Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 to Monday, December 12, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
4

This is now my fourth or fifth time at this house, and the recent upgrades in amenities makes it an even more delightful and special place to stay. This is the first winter stay, and we loved the quiet, the rainy, foggy weather. We were cozy inside with a fire and reading looking out over the river surrounded by redwoods. It felt like being in an aerie. The amenities, cooking ware & spices, were abundant and all you could need. And an expresso machine for those who love java. (Could not find a church key!) The beds are firm enough and linens plentiful.
The layout is easy and accessible. The hottub on the roof offers an outdoors feel and refreshing cool air for a winter's soak. Since I am a repeat client, you can see that I never tire of Riviera Retreat and plan to return to it as a second home. Kate and Jordan were easy and warmly facilitating of our stay. Access was easy and no problems were encountered at all.

Bob Carrere
San Francisco

Average Rating 5 of 5

"Little Extras"

5 of 5

Based on other reviews, we expected a beautiful property with great views and lots of other amenities; however, it was the little extras that you don't normally get at a vacation rental that really made this place special. The kitchen is actually well stocked with high quality cooking and dining-ware; there are basic spices and cooking oil, as well as aluminum foil and plastic zip-lock bags. Moreover, the bathrooms have nice shampoo and conditioner.Of course, as the other reviews already mention, the place is great and the customer service has been excellent. We look forward to staying here again and would not hesitate to book another property through the Russian River Vacation Homes agency.

-CUSoykan on 10/23/2016

 

"Wonderful slice of heaven"

5 of 5

I'm so impressed with this place! Cons: lots of stairs; second bath is outside of home, down a flight of stairsPros: Kate from mgmt company was prompt and delightful to deal with, amazing views, well-stocked kitchen (best I've ever rented-even had a variety of spices), phenomenal grill, clean and well-cared for hot tub, location was wonderful (very convenient to golf and wine

-Duff7710 on 09/27/2016

 

"Amazing girls' getaway"

5 of 5

We just wrapped up a wonderful long weekend on the river at this home. It is a wonderful location and details are well thought out to welcome their guests. We had such an amazing time, we are inspired to make this an annual getaway!Great location: we joked we could do a grocery run in Guerneville via the river to avoid weekend traffic. And since the house is offset from highway 116, we weren't bothered with the road traffic. Totally stocked: the amenities were abundant, from the treats for the fur-babies, electronic gizmos for the TV and Internet (to distract the e-addict from poor cell service along the river), to all the tools needed to whip up a gourmet meal followed by an espresso digestif. River serenity inside and out: the beautiful home decor and great views from the windows and many decks connect you to the serenity of the river, even if you're not down at the dock. And once you decide to get on the river, the river locker is stocked with inner tubes and kayaks, including life jackets and a paddle boat for those less confident on the water. They even thought of a flag atop the house which I used as a homing beacon once my arms turned to jelly after my morning paddle. I can't wait to come back!

-nerism on 09/19/2016

 

"Relaxing Retreat on the Russian River"

5 of 5

We stayed at the Riviera Retreat for a week in July and it was fantastic! I have three children (two teenagers and a nine year old) and they kept asking "wow, this is OUR place?!" Honestly, we didn't venture out much (nor did we have to). We really tried to use all of the amenities - the BBQ, the spa, the sauna. Those were all as advertised and we spent a lot of time lounging around and reconnecting after a heavy school schedule + early summer activities. We also made use of the kayaks and paddleboat - there were very few people on the water. At times we felt like we had the whole river to ourselves. One day, we drove over to the coast and hiked around. Half Moon Bay was not far and we had a nice lunch there before heading back to our private castle. Management was very professional - they checked in via email to make sure everything was okay. Our beagle also had a great time; it was the first long vacation where we had the chance to take him with us. All in all, a very relaxing week and just what we needed to get our batteries recharged for yet another school year.

-NeilM8675 on 08/24/2016

 

"Wonderful Vacation at Riviera Retreat"

5 of 5

Riviera Retreat is the best house for enjoying the Russian River area. My wife, grandson, stepdaughter and her two dogs recently stayed at this property. First, the house is clean and has everything you could want. The furnishings and facilities are first rate. There is a fully stocked kitchen with up to date appliances, dishes, an expresso machine and anything else you could think of. The two bedrooms are good size with great matresses. I had the best sleep. The main living space had a large table, a very comfortable sofa bed, some chairs and a very large tv. The two bathrooms were good size and great showers. There is a very large deck off the main living space with a full size Weber grill. There is also a wonderful roof top deck,that is accessed from inside the house, with a hot tub, sauna, fire pit and large table and first class furniture with great views of the river. It was actually quite luxurious. There are also two deck in the back of the house with sitting areas and even a hammock. There is also a large storage area in the back of the house with life jackets, floats and paddles for the kayaks. I forgot there is also a shower on the roof top deck and at the side of the house. There is a stairway in the back of the property that leads down to the dock where there are two kayaks and a paddle boat. My grandson loved the paddle boat. Unlike other properties I stayed at the view to river is totally unblocked. We used the kayaks and paddle boat everyday. One other thing I would point out is the house is on the north side of the river meaning that it cools down and gets shade about two hours before the south side. In the summer on a warm day it makes a big difference. In addition, to all this, there is parking for 4 vehicles. The only caveat is there are three flights of stairs to get up to the front door and the steps down to the dock are fairly steep if this is a concern. We didn't have any problem with it. Also, it was a pleasure to work with Russian River Vacation Homes who make the reservation process so easy and provided excellent customer service before, during and after our stay.We have decided to make Riviera Retreat our place to stay when we visit the Russian River.

-dnefsky on 08/05/2016

 

"Beautiful, relaxing space - a true getaway"

5 of 5

I stayed here with my sons and their wives over a long weekend, and I very much recommend it. The house is truly unique, and we really appreciated the design and interesting details. I had never slept in a house above the ground like this, and it felt like I was perched in a private treetop. It was really nice to be able to relax on the roof deck and in the shade on the ground deck with a book and a glass of wine with the peaceful river right next to me while some of the family went hiking in the nearby redwood forest. On Saturday, we had a driver take us wine tasting for the day, ate at an amazing Italian restaurant nearby called Canneti in Forestville, and then we finished the day under the stars soaking in the hot tub. We made a delicious homemade dinner the next night in the kitchen, which had all the amenities we needed, and then we watched a movie in the living room by streaming a movie from our iPad using Google Chrome that the house provided. They've really thought of everything here. The beds were very comfortable, and the rooms were quiet. We liked having the second bathroom a half-level down for privacy when traveling with family. If you want to get away to wine country and have a laid back and stylish place to relax between activities, this is a great place to stay.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/16/2015

 

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