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Description

A wonderful riverfront property with a short walk to the beach - The Sandy Star started life as a traditional Russian River home with wood paneling and floors throughout. Under new ownership, and a complete remodel, the house is bright and light with ample charm and character. Hand painted murals grace 3 bedrooms and modern conveniences and cheery artwork liven up the kitchen, bathrooms and living spaces. And outside is as delightful as inside at this riverfront escape!

The beautifully remodeled and bright kitchen faces the living room and sometimes dining space. A long counter seats 6 guests in bright orange tall chairs, all the better to laugh and joke with the "kitchen staff" and enjoy each other's company. Stainless steel appliances - fridge, stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker - and oodles of counter space make cooking a pleasure at The Sandy Star. And there's ample storage space for your sundries. Sip a cup of coffee or tea in the kitchen's seating nook while supervising breakfast preparation.

Or linger in the living room with a glass of wine. From the sectional sofa, leather chair and rocking chair you can snug in front of the gas fireplace or turn and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV. Behind the sofa, the console converts into a dining table to seat 6 comfortably or 8 tightly. If the weather is nice, though, you'll want to eat outside! The crowning glory of the living room is the full wall of windows that fold open to the deck!

With two outdoor heaters, large picnic table with umbrella, propane BBQ and stunning views of the river - everyone will want to hang out on the upper deck! The newly built decks hover in the redwoods for a mix of shade and sunshine. Mosey down the stairs to the lower patio and deck to the 6 person hot tub (which is available 7 am to 10 pm, only) and outdoor shower.

Up a short flight of stairs from the living room, each of the three bedrooms has a queen bed and unique murals painted by a local (Bay Area) artist. Two bedrooms face the river and overlook the back decks and hot tub area while one bedroom faces the street of this quiet residential neighborhood. There's a full bathroom with double sink/vanity, cheery colored walls and subway tile shower with rain shower head. Off the hallway the washer and dryer are tucked into a closet.

The fourth bedroom is the kid's room - on the main level, just off the kitchen with a double/twin bunk bed with and views to the river. There are games and toys in the drawers and a door to the huge back deck. A second full bathroom with tiled shower and rain shower head is next to the kid's room and kitchen.

A short mosey down a path leads to a fantastic neighborhood beach. You can cut through the backyard or walk around the house to the public easement which serves as a wide path to the river. A double kayak and canoe are locked in the lower backyard for guests to use between mid-June and the end of September, conditions permitting. Stop to pick blackberries in the summer but look out for poison oak. This beach is accessible nearly year-round.

Know Before You Book:

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

Quiet Hours and The Hot Tub: The Sandy Star is in a close-knit residential neighborhood. To maintain a good relationship with our neighbors - and remain in compliance with the Quiet Hours mandated in the Vacation Rental Ordinance - guests are welcome to use the hot tub until 10 pm when the hot tub is set to shut off. After that time, please relocate to the upper deck or inside. The hot tub has power only between 7 am and 10 pm.

Parking: On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 3 vehicles. There is space for up to 2 cars in the driveway and an additional car on the street in front of the house. The garage is not available for guests. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

EV Charger - Available with Advance Request Only. The Sandy Star has a TurboCord Electric Vehicle Charger with designated 240v NEMA 6-20 outlet. The TurboCord has a standard SAE J1772 plug and works with most electric vehicles sold in the US. The cord is made available to guests who request no later than 1 week in advance of their arrival date. In the case of reservations made within one week of arrival, the cord can be requested at the time of booking.

Bed Sizes: First Bedroom: Queen Bed; Second Bedroom: Queen Bed; Third Bedroom: Queen Bed; Fourth Bedroom: Twin/Double Bunk Bed.

Heat Source: Central Heat and Gas Fireplace with a remote.

Rec/Game Room: The game room is an unheated, uninsulated space. Temperature varies throughout the year.

A/C: The house does not have air conditioning. Being near the coast, the nighttime temps drop and just opening some windows is usually enough to cool the house.

Stairs: Exterior Stairs - there is a short flight of stairs to the front door and another short flight of stairs from the back deck to the lower deck, hot tub area and playroom. Interior Stairs: There is a short flight of stairs from the living room area to the upper level with 3 of the bedrooms, full bathroom, and W/D.

Beach and River Access: The Sandy Star faces the Russian River and a fantastic neighborhood beach. There are two ways to get to the path to the beach. First, you can take the stairs from the back yard by the hot tub and go through a gate in the lower yard. Second, walk out the front yard and turn right, immediately onto the path. Either way, it's a very short walk to the beach and river.

Docks and 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.

Work from HERE: A desk, chair and lamp sits in an out-of-the-way spot in the living room - adjacent to the large back deck.
Advertised Wifi Speed: 600 mbps

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

Sonoma County TOT Number:1511N
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit: ZPE15-0543

Amenities

Facilities: 
  • Pets Allowed
  • Express Check-in
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Basic Supplies
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Central Heat
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Work Space
  • EV Charger
  • Off-Street Parking
Outdoors: 
  • Boats (seasonal)
  • Gas BBQ
  • Fenced Yard
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Heater
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Direct River Access (seasonal)
  • View
Area: 
  • Riverfront
  • Neighborhood Beach
  • Walk to River
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
  • Stereo
Games And Recreation: 
  • Hot Tub
  • Rec Room

Availability

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Location

Reviews

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Spectacular

Reviewed on 2024-02-16 by Shane
Overall
5

Spectacular deck and fireplace -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Shane, we are so glad you enjoyed the space! Thank you for your review!

Great kitchen

Reviewed on 2024-01-28 by Connor
Overall
5

Beautiful house with an amazing patio area for groups. Great kitchen for cooking and has beautiful views of the river. Near downtown.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Connor, Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We’re glad everything was to your liking and we’d love to host you again. You were wonderful guests :)

new year escape

Reviewed on 2024-01-05 by Melissa
Overall
5

It was exactly the place we needed for a quick getaway. Dogs loved it, too!- via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Melissa, Thank you for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure to host you. You’re welcome back anytime :)

a 5-star experience!

Reviewed on 2023-12-27 by Kelley
Overall
5

This home is absolutely beautiful, and the floor plan was exceptional for our needs (2 couples, an adult daughter, and a fur baby). The kitchen was stocked perfectly. I brought so many of my kitchen utensils/pots/pans to prepare my Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners, but I barely needed any of them. I fell in love with the stove--it cooked and baked to perfection. We didn't have any problems with anything, so we didn't need to contact anyone, but we were constantly sent information that reassured us that help was available if needed. I can't even imagine how wonderful this home would be in the summer months--there are so many options for indoor/outdoor living. The only recommendation my group had is that the living room needs a more comfortable sofa, with a higher, supportive back. We spent a lot of time in this beautiful space around the fireplace. The sofa absolutely did not change our outlook of our AMAZING 4 days at The Sandy Star. Thank you for a 5-star experience!!! -via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Kelley, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are overjoyed to have been able to offer you a 5-star worthy stay! Thank you again for being great guests :)

Thanksgiving Gathering

Reviewed on 2023-11-25 by Erin
Overall
5

This home is GREAT!!! *Excellent Layout *Excellent Kitchen. It lacked in some areas of utensils (But don't all vacation homes?) We were prepared for this & brought the fancy stuff (mixer, Cuisinart, serving trays, etc) For typical vacation use (limited cooking) this place has what you need!! *Fabulous backyard & EXCELLENT for pets!! It is well secured & so clean!!!! *Fireplace made us cozy & comfortable. We did not use the accordion doors as it was too cold so the indoor/outdoor vibe can only be appreciated in warmer weather. *This place has sleeping accommodation for more than is listed. The playroom (which has a touch of a musty basement smell-- A diffuser fixed this) has 2 double futons and 2 mini cotts for kids. *The beds are not good. If you have a great bed at home, then these beds are a big letdown. I'm a tough customer here, but it must be said that this is the area that needs improvement. They also need to supply more blankets and pillows. The beds in the playroom have no sleeping supplies & there is no extra to cuddle up on the couch with. *Parking is Limited!!! We had permission for day guests as we are local and wanted to eat as a big family. We parked 2 cars at Safeway and got by easily. Beach access is right next to home so there is zero wiggle room for cars. Very narrow streets. That being said, I should add that we parked 2 Full Sized crew cab trucks easily. *This is a GREAT home that I would absolutely rent again!!-via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Erin, Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write your review! The Sandy Star sleeps 8 people comfortably and the playroom is not considered as a part of the sleeping arrangements. We’re available if you have any questions before, during, or after your stay. We want to make sure you know we’re here for you as our guest at any time. You were wonderful guests and we would love to host you again!

plenty of space

Reviewed on 2023-11-12 by Phoung
Overall
5

The home we stayed at was clean, had all the amenities that we needed and had plenty of space for our family.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Phuong, We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being fantastic guests :)

Family weekend

Reviewed on 2023-11-05 by Kevin
Overall
5

Stayed with family members ranging from age 6-80. Nice property with good location. Easy access to downtown Guerneville. The rec room is perfect if you’re traveling with children. -via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Kevin, We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being amazing guests :)

What a fabulous home!

Reviewed on 2023-09-29 by Julia
Overall
5

What a fabulous home! Can't say enough good things about our stay at the Sandy Star. The beach is right outside your door, which the kids in our group were thrilled about. We all loved the open living space, which opened up onto a big, lovely deck with views of the river and the beach. In-person, the house was just like the pictures but better, especially the kitchen. We found all the amenities we needed for our stay. We had two couples, a single, and two kids in our group and everyone had plenty of private space and didn't feel cramped at all. We'd love to book again someday.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Julia, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for being fabulous guests :)

good value

Reviewed on 2023-09-18 by Ricardo
Overall
5

Great location right by the riverside. No direct access to water but very close. Very good value for money. We had a great time. Only think: hot-tub shuts at 9pm due to neighbors bedroom is really close to it. That wasn't great-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Ricardo, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Quiet hours start at 10 pm, and this home is in a fairly quiet neighborhood. We try our best to keep both guests (and neighbors) happy during their stays. Thank you for being great guests and adhering to the quiet hours set by the vacation rental ordinance :)

exceeded our expectations

Reviewed on 2023-07-03 by Rita
Overall
5

Our family had a wonderful time staying at The Sandy Star! The place exceeded our expectations and the hot tub, boats and private beach access topped it off! Best stay ever at the Russian River! We will be going back!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Rita, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests :)

Wonderful stay!

Reviewed on 2023-05-29 by Patricia
Overall
5

We just stayed at this amazing property for memorial day weekend. It was so clean, stylish, and maintained. The kids spaced, toys and games were definitely a plus. We loved the convenience of being able to order take put but also how fun it was to cook and gather by the kitchen area. The beach area right in front is a bit deep for kids due to the recent rains, but lots of amazing beaches close by. Awesome hot tub too! Thank you!-via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Patricia, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being wonderful guests :)

What a great house!

Reviewed on 2023-05-21 by Lauren
Overall
5

What a great house! Perfect location right on the river, and absolutely lovely that you can open up the house to feel that bit of outside and inside. We all agreed that we’d stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you for a great stay!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Lauren, We are so glad you enjoyed our stay! The back deck is wonderful in the spring and summer seasons-the screens help too! Thank you for being such amazing guests :)

This is the gold standard

Reviewed on 2023-05-08 by Alexandria
Overall
5

Booked this home for a girls trip and it was perfect. This is the gold standard for cleanliness and hospitality. At a time when Airbnb's are priced unreasonably, this home reminded me that there are still amazing Hosts and finds on the platform. Would book again!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Alexandria, We are so glad you had a great stay at The Sandy Star! Thank you for the kind review! And for being amazing guest :)

We had a great time

Reviewed on 2023-04-24 by Jason
Overall
5

We had a great time staying here. Great for families and kids. Very nice outdoor space. We loved playing putt putt nearby.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Jason, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being terrific guests :)

Lovely River Retreat

Reviewed on 2023-04-30 by Alexis
Overall
5

Great house, had well stocked kitchen and great outdoor spaces to enjoy the river view. Check-in was a breeze and we had all the info we needed for the house. Lovely space for a friends getaway or a family vacation.-via Vrbo

Manager's Response

Hello Alexis, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being fantastic guests :)

good for families

Reviewed on 2023-03-19 by Jay
Overall
5

amazing house! good for families-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Jay, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests :)

Cute cozy home

Reviewed on 2023-03-05 by Alex
Overall
4

Cute cozy home right on the river. Comfortable beds, lots of space. Would visit again!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Alex, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Sandy Star! Thank you for being great guests :)

Everything We Wanted in a Weekend

Reviewed on 2023-02-13 by Eric Johnson , Sacramento, CA US
Overall
5

Just everything. The open layout was wonderful for communing with everyone, and the different levels of the deck gave different lighting, different perspectives on the river. Drinking a beer in the hot tub at three in the afternoon with the sun just behind the pine trees across the Russian was simply magical. The artwork is fantastic and intriguing, and I've never seen another CD collection that had both The Samples and Mary's Danish. I even taught myself to play a song on the guitar lurking by the desk. Comfortable beds, extremely well-equipped kitchen (we left some whiskey for the next person; seemed like the right thing to do...) and great communication with Alyssa and Co. at River Homes. Book direct through their website and save a few bucks--better to have it in your pocket than our AirBNB overlords'! Oh! And beach access was just the best. Could not recommend this place enough, and we're hoping to return next year.

Manager's Response

Hello Eric, You were an absolute joy to host at The Sandy Star! We are elated to hear you and your family had such a wonderful relaxing time. It was our pleasure to host you and thank you for being such terrific guests :)
You are always welcome to stay at any of our properties!

Great stay over Christmas with family

Reviewed on 2022-12-27 by Colleen
Overall
5

Great stay over Christmas with family. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and baking and everyone enjoyed the deck and hot tub. Only issue was one room in the back of the main floor was colder than others but nothing the provided space heater couldn’t solve.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Colleen, We are elated you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being amazing guests, and we are glad the space heater helped keep you all toasty and warm!

House was amazing

Reviewed on 2022-12-13 by Mike
Overall
5

House was amazing everything looked brand new. The layout was awesome, kitchen was great for cooking, bathrooms were spotless and showers were nice. Bedrooms were perfect too beds were comfy all had great pillows etc. The backyard deck was just a bonus the view was amazing and the hot tub was A1. Will definitely be coming back next time I’m in that area-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Mike, We are so glad you had a great time at The Sandy Star! Thank you for being wonderful guests! We would love to host you again :)

Fun Weekend away with friends

Reviewed on 2022-12-05 by Sean
Overall
5

Amazing River property with Redwoods on the property. Looks out over the Russian River, cute little neighborhood, open floor plan and 4 rooms so we all had a bed. Kitchen is well equipped for cooking or plenty of local diners nearby. Weather permitting town is walking distance as well. Great little 9 hole golf course nearby called Northwoods tucked among the Redwoods. The restaurant there has a nice grill and all the fryer food was great.-via VRBO

Manager's Response

Hello Sean, We are elated you had a wonderful stay at The Sandy Star! Thank you for being fantastic guests!

Wonderful stay for families

Reviewed on 2022-11-13 by Dana
Overall
5

Wonderful stay for families with young children. Beautiful views of redwood trees and river from many of the rooms. Great location! Would highly recommend.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Dana, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Sandy Star! The playroom is a favorite for families with little ones in tow :) Thank you for being wonderful guests~ We would love to host you again!

well-equipped

Reviewed on 2022-10-30 by Patrick
Overall
5

We had a fantastic stay at this home. Very well-equipped kitchen, great open common spaces, and the hot tub under the redwoods is magical. Would highly recommend this home.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Patrick, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being wonderful guests, we would love to host you again :)

Best spot on the river, yet

Reviewed on 2022-10-10 by Christopher
Overall
5

We stayed here for a long weekend and it was absolutely perfect. The fireplace and the accordion window wall make for beautiful scenes no matter where you look. The beds were all very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with kitchenware. Will definitely return!-via VRBO

Manager's Response

Hello Christopher, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being great guests! We would love to host you again :)

Wonderful deck in the redwoods

Reviewed on 2022-10-14 by Ben
Overall
5

Excellent location right on the river with a great river beach. Wonderful deck in the redwoods, hot tub is great. Overall a great stay with plenty of space for family & friends.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Ben, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being wonderful guests :)

Fantastic River house

Reviewed on 2022-09-26 by Wendy
Overall
5

Fantastic River house. Close to the wonderful town of Guerneville to explore, shop and dine. The house is located on a quiet street with easy walking distance down to a sandy beach. The house is a spacious three bedroom, two bath. Very well laid out. Large kitchen that is very well stocked. Perfect for our group of six adults. We loved the outdoor deck and the hammock swing. We highly recommend this home. We cannot wait to rebook for next year.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Wendy, We are elated to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Sandy Star! It is a great space for relaxing and river fun! We would love to host you again. Thank you for being lovely guests :)

Very clean, and great management

Reviewed on 2022-09-05 by Ashley
Overall
5

We had an absolutely wonderful weekend at this home! Very clean, and great management. The location is right next to a somewhat public beach access walkway, Which we didn’t expect. But it wasn’t an issue at all. Also, The beach was very busy, but we didn’t mind… Everyone was so friendly. we had such a good time. We were also there on a holiday weekend which might’ve made it a little busier than normal. The house was very well-maintained and very beautifully decorated. We had a three year old with us who very much enjoyed all the toys in the playroom. I would definitely stay again! I hope the prices go back down again soon as the prices are a little bit high for next year.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Ashley, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being such fantastic guests, we would love to host you again :)

We had plenty of space

Reviewed on 2022-08-21 by Sam
Overall
5

The house was exactly as advertised. We had plenty of space and it was right on the water. We’ll definitely be coming back!-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

Hello Sam, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Sandy Star! Thank you for being fantastic guests!

the Sandy Star was wonderful

Reviewed on 2022-06-04 by Kathy
Overall
5

Our stay at the Sandy Star was wonderful. It was the perfect place for our family trip to Sonoma. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time at the end of each day cooking in the wonderful kitchen, relaxing on the gorgeous deck and taking a dip in the beautiful Russian River. Truly a gem of a home and look forward to visiting again- via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

A Beautiful Home

Reviewed on 2022-06-08 by Annisa
Overall
5

A beautiful home walking distance to the river and a short drive to town. Had everything we needed and then some.-via Airbnb

Manager's Response

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

This is the One

Reviewed on 2022-04-22 by Daniel
Overall
5

On the River surrounded by the biggest trees with a hot tub and fire place, this house offers a relaxing experience. Kids bunk bed and play room keeps the monkeys happy while you soak in the fresh air and quiet. If you are going to the Russian River, this is the one.-via Airbnb

Fantastic location, beautiful home, excellent service

Reviewed on 2022-04-17 by Julia
Overall
5

Fantastic location, beautiful home, excellent service. This beautiful freshly renovated home is great for enjoying indoor and outdoor space at the same time with the huge folding doors opening up to the deck which looks out onto the river. The bedrooms were quiet and away from the center of attention and the kitchen was stocked with everything you could hope for. The hot tub and playroom kept the kids happy for hours. We had a couple of requests while we were there and River Homes fulfilled them promptly and cheerfully. We had extended family in two other houses a one minute walk away and ours was by far the best. I look forward to returning.-via Airbnb

Great place for kids

Reviewed on 2022-04-15 by Brian
Overall
5

Great place for kids, on the river, 4 rooms, and a playroom downstairs with toys and games!-via Airbnb

Exactly as Described

Reviewed on 2022-04-08 by Rich
Overall
5

We had an amazing stay at the Sandy Star and everything was amazing. The house was incredibly clean and everything was exactly as described and pictured. It is a beautiful quiet neighborhood with great views of the Russian River and phenomenal location. This property is highly recommended and we would love to come back soon!-via Airbnb

Fantastic location, beautiful home, excellent service.

Reviewed on 2022-04-19 by Julia
Overall
5

Fantastic location, beautiful home, excellent service. This beautiful freshly renovated home is great for enjoying indoor and outdoor space at the same time with the huge folding doors opening up to the deck which looks out onto the river. The bedrooms were quiet and away from the center of attention and the kitchen was stocked with everything you could hope for. The hot tub and playroom kept the kids happy for hours. We had a couple of requests while we were there and River Homes fulfilled them promptly and cheerfully. We had extended family in two other houses a one minute walk away and ours was by far the best. I look forward to returning.

Manager's Response

Hello Julia, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! You are welcome back anytime. Thanks for being great guests, and for reaching out during your stay!

Beautiful home on the river

Reviewed on 2022-04-15 by Karen
Overall
5

Beautiful home on the river. We booked this place to host my husbands 40th birthday and it was the perfect spot for our party of 10 (8 adults and 2 children). The kitchen was great for cooking. The rooms were comfortable. And the location was beautiful. Such a cute little town and the river beach is so serene. We went in March and have the beach to ourselves. Highly recommend.

Manager's Response

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

Would stay here again in a heartbeat!!!

Reviewed on 2021-05-25 by Michelle LaBerge
Overall
5

This place was absolutely amazing! We can not wait to stay here again in the future. You can tell the owners really took the time to really include everything a renter would want and need in a vacation home. We loved the downstairs playroom for our toddler, it included so many toys! The hot tub was crystal clear, and had a beautiful view of the river and trees. We loved looking at all the art around the house. My favorite part about the home was that it was extremely clean and clutter free. Our family family felt very comfortable in this home and would recommend this home to any families that enjoy river activities. It is conveniently located next to a beach and we took full advantage of it!

Manager's Response

Thanks for your review!  We really enjoyed hosting you at The Sandy Star--and we can't wait to host you again soon! 

Amazing place, very clean

Reviewed on 2021-04-24 by Eric
Overall
5

We had an amazing time at the Sandy Star. The place was so clean, we were pleasantly surprised. This is by far the cleanest rental we've stayed at, and we've stay at many of them over the years. The place is amazing, very open concept, and that deck is the best. Everything was just as the pictures show, and even better in many aspects, another difference from most rentals which are nothing like the pictures. Everything worked well, we had no issues. There were plenty of towels, including beach towels that we could use. Customer service was great and very responsive. This has been one of the best stays (or perhaps the best) that we've had so far.

Beautiful, Well Designed Home

Reviewed on 2020-07-01 by Kimi Walker
Overall
5

This house was really amazing. We loved the design, the modern touches, and the open floor plan. The outside deck was such a nice place to relax and cook up some family meals. The kitchen was a great space for cooking up dinners and had a lot of amenities. We enjoyed walking down to the beach although it isn't quite as sandy as the pictures make it look. The use of the kayak and the awesome canoe was a great add on for the entire family, as was the hot tub! We will definitely be back! Thank you!

Lovely Property

Reviewed on 2020-02-05 by Karen, Kensington
Overall
5

Lovely property right on the river. The interior is filled with thoughtful and interesting design choices, from the fixtures to the furniture to the art on the walls. The downstairs play room was great for kids. Ours were very happy with all the book choices. There was a minor issue with the hot tub when we were there, but the property manager responded promptly and all was well.

Gorgeous, open concept!

Reviewed on 2020-01-26 by Nupur
Overall
5

Sandy Star was the perfect spot for a getaway weekend. The open concept space allows for great hang time with people in the kitchen as well as those who want to hang by the fireplace. The best feature is definitely the doors that open up to the deck and the gorgeous trees on the deck. Would love to revisit when the weather is warmer to fully enjoy the river.via AirBnB

Wonderful Stay!

Reviewed on 2019-07-29 by dorothy
Overall
5

My family enjoyed our stay at the Sandy Star,. The house was very clean, modern , quiet and conveniently located to the beach and town. The playroom was an added bonus for the kiddos. Special thanks to Jordan from the property management agency for responding to my emails and calls. (We needed a second home near Sandy Star for other guests, and he was able to assist us.)Not a criticism, but just suggestions: Darker window covers in downstairs bedroom so kiddos might sleep in longer, ha..ha. And a lighter weight single kayak that I can carry down to the river for seniors like myself and/or single women/men.Looking forward to returning soon.Dorothy

Can't wait to return - so relaxing!

Reviewed on 2019-06-03 by Emma
Overall
5

We had such a wonderful stay at the Sandy Star! The deck is absolutely stunning, with the beautiful redwoods such an integral part of it. The fireplace was a lovely bonus, as were the exterior patio heaters. Our group of 8 adults all loved the extremely well-designed and well-organized kitchen, we cooked up a storm. Everything has been really well thought out and the home was spotless. We all can't wait to return!

Had the best stay!

Reviewed on 2019-05-28 by Wendy
Overall
5

Gathered a few new families to stay at the Sandy Star and had the best weekend. Great/safe space for little kiddos to crawl/practice walking around. Huge open doors onto the deck and easy/quick access to a quiet beach. Very clean, lots of kitchen amenities, and rooms are quiet from one another (babies can't hear each other crying). Quick and easy check in and check out process! Will book again!

Enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed on 2019-05-12 by Nathan
Overall
5

Cozy property with great common space and right on the river. We enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again!-Airbnb Guest-

Fantastic!

Reviewed on 2019-05-05 by Mariana
Overall
5

Fantastic place /!: location! Ideal for families as they have a great playroom that can keep the kids happy and contained! Easy check in process and great location,. I'll be back!

Our family had a great time.

Reviewed on 2019-01-22 by Marge
Overall
5

This home is right on the Russian River with great views and close to town. We were within a mile of the grocery store and close to Armstrong Grove. The restaurants in Guerneville were very good. Our family had a great time. Thanks!

We loved the Sandy Star!

Reviewed on 2019-01-10 by Jill
Overall
5

We loved the Sandy Star! Great location to hiking in the Armstrong Redwoods and along the Sonoma coast. Very clean; great bathrooms; well-stocked kitchen; cozy living area; and great deck! Also great communication w/rental company. It was perfect for our family trip!

We highly recommend this spot!

Reviewed on 2018-10-18 by Philip
Overall
5

The Sandy Star is a beautiful, newly renovated/decorated space right on the Russian River. The house is very well stocked with supplies and amenities, and comfortably slept four couples. We highly recommend this spot for a relaxing vacation by the water.-Airbnb Guest-

The house was perfect!

Reviewed on 2018-10-09 by Ashley
Overall
5

The house was perfect! Detailed and great for a group of adults or with kids. The deck was so relaxing and river access was easy. We'll be back next year!-Airbnb Guest-

Wonderful house! Great Location!

Reviewed on 2018-07-10 by Silvio Silva
Overall
5

I have stayed in many home in Guerneville and along the Russian River in my lifetime, and I have to say this house ranks among the top 5. Great location, around a 20 minute walk to town. Riverfront, next to a great beach. The house was modern and had all the amenities we needed. Plenty of space. The kitchen was full stocked with all the tools we needed for cooking. Beautiful deck/yard area with a hot tub. Great decor. Seriously, I loved the art. I already have this house booked again for September and I can't wait.

Fantastic Home!

Reviewed on 2018-04-19 by Bridget
Overall
5

Such a fantastic home in a beautiful setting! The house itself is charming and sweet. Very spacious for our group of 7. The patio and outdoor space were amazing, with plenty of mornings spent sipping tea while enjoying the view or lounging in the hot tub. The location was also perfect - a short drive to the vineyards we selected to visit in addition to Guerneville, Healdsburg, Armstrong State Park and Sonoma Coast State Park! Plenty to do and see... would absolutely come back to the area again (hopefully soon!).-Airbnb

Great Vacation Home

Reviewed on 2017-05-31 by Rachel Reinhard
Overall
5

We have stayed at the Sandy Star two times. It is a real indulgence but worth it. The house is nicely compact with great details and style. You feel like you are vacationing in a magazine shoot. The attention to detail -- great kitchen supplies, slippers, dog bowls, are appreciated. The deck and doors that extend inside to outside are awesome. I love sitting among the huge redwoods that come up through the porch. And the walk down the trail to the water is easy and accessible. My husband and I have visited with his parents and his sisters family, which includes to school age kids. All enjoy and plenty of space.

Lovely Home

Reviewed on 2016-11-30 by Karen M.
Overall
5

Stayed here over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Lovely home with very modern amenities within a river house atmosphere.We made our Thanksgiving meal for 8 quite nicely in the kitchen (though we had brought some extra pots/pans which we definitely needed). But there were plenty of dishes, glasses, flatware, etc. We even ate outside as there were outdoor heaters available that kept us quite cozy while enjoying our turkey and cranberry sauce.We had 5 people staying in the house, but it would have housed a few more comfortably.All in all a very positive experience!

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