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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 upon 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 earlier 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.

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 & 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Stereo
Games And Recreation: 
  • Hot Tub
  • Rec Room

Availability

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Location

Reviews

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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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