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6 BR
3.5 BA
Sleeps 12
Age 18 and under.

Starlight Retreat

Description

Large families and work retreats, get ready for an adventure in the redwoods! Starlight Retreat is comprised of two charming homes about 100 yards apart - Starlight and Starbright. Each has a hot tub and delightfully unique decor. Starlight is the original gem of the property - an architectural charmer built by skilled woodworkers and master crafts people - featured in a 1986 issue of Architectural Digest. Distinctive features such as the sunken living room surrounded by window seats, window-clad loft bedroom and stunning forest views capture your attention. The main level features two bedrooms (walk through the first bedroom to step through a sliding barn-style door to the second bedroom), kitchen, dining area, breakfast nook, full bathroom and living room. Step out to the large deck for al fresco dining, the BBQ and superb bird watching. Upstairs, the master suite has a large flat screen TV, small patio and office with a permanently secured ladder to the loft sleeping space.

Meandering outside, you can follow the raised path to the hot tub which seats 2 to 3 guests and lounge area just down the hill or take the brick path to the recreation room. Here you'll find a pool table and exercise equipment, washer and dryer and another deck with views for miles.

Stroll down the driveway or take the path cut into the hill to Starbright. It's hard to believe this modern construction was once the original woodworking shop for the builders of Starlight. Now it's a three bedroom home with an open layout. The kitchen, dining and living rooms share a woodstove, high ceilings and more windows to engage the forest all around. One bedroom and one and half bathrooms (including the W/D) are on the same level as the living areas. Two bedrooms are just a few steps down and meet at a den at the very back of the house - facing the hot tub which seats 4 to 6 guests. The side deck with a BBQ is the perfect place to dine and tell stories.

Signs mark the hiking trails on this 50 acre property and lead you to a seasonal creek, mini open air amphitheater and countless adventures!

Know Before You Book:

**Starlight Retreat does NOT have cable television.
**Starlight Retreat has DSL Wi-Fi. This is a slow connection, suitable for browsing the internet and checking email, but not the best ffor streaming.

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours:
The maximum occupancy at Starlight Retreat is 12 people. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Parking:
There is parking for 5 cars parked at the two homes. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance. Although the garage is accessible to guests, it is not available for parking.

Bed Sizes:
Starlight: Main level first bedroom: Queen; Main level second bedroom: Double; Upper level master suite: Queen; Loft: two twins.
Starbright: First bedroom: Double; Second bedroom: Queen; Third bedroom: Queen; Living Room: Queen sleeper sofa.

Heat Source:
Starlight: Electric heaters and wood stove.
Starbright: Central heat and wood stove.

Driveway to Starlight Retreat:
There is a gate at the bottom of the driveway which you will need to open. We provide the combination and instructions for confirmed reservations. The driveway is a one-lane curvy hillside road - paved, but steep in spots. Special vehicles are not required, but low profile cars may find this challenging. We recommend parking these cars at Starbright and walking to Starlight.

Stairs:
There are multiple sets of stairs at this property. Between the two homes, you can walk along the driveway or along trails and rustic stairs (earth and wood). At Starlight, there are several stairs to the front deck and main entrance. There is a flight of stairs to the second story and a permanently anchored ladder to the loft. Three steps lead down to the living room. A deck and stairs lead to the hot tub down the hill. At Starbright, there are two steps up to the front deck and main house. Inside, there are three steps into two bedrooms. There are also steps from the side deck to lower levels of the yard, if you're exploring. The hot tub is on a deck platform with a couple steps. Once inside both houses, there are bedrooms that can be accessed without stairs.

Fencing:
The yard is not fenced.

Dogs:
One dog, 25 lbs or less, is allowed per reservation.

Poison Oak:
The primary areas of the property are kept clear of poison oak. We strive to keep it back from the trails and roads as well but recommend caution and Technu (or your favorite brand of anti-poison oak treatment) if you are exposed.

Proximity to Wineries:
Porter-Bass is the closest winery just .2 of a mile from the bottom of the driveway. They are open by appointment only.

Nearest River Beach:
The nearest river access is at Johnson's Beach - approx. 3 miles.

Nearest Ocean Beach:
The coastal beaches in Jenner are approx. 16 miles.

Sonoma County TOT Number: 2042
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit: ZPE11-0055

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access WiFi - DSL see note
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • HotTub 2 Hot Tubs
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas 2 Wood Stoves
  • Deck/Patio Decks
  • View Redwood Forest
  • Walk to Miles of Trails
  • Miles to Guerneville 2 mi to Downtown
  • Nearest River Beach 3 mi; Johnsons Beach
  • Miles to Monte Rio 7 miles
  • Nearest Ocean Beach 16 miles
  • Creek Access Seasonal Creek
  • Yard Redwood Forest
  • BBQ Grill 2 Gas Grills
  • Kitchen 2 Full Kitchens
  • Dishwasher 2 Dishwashers
  • Heat Source Central & Electric
  • Televisions 3 TVs, no cable
  • DVD/VCR 2 DVD players
  • Stereo s/CD 2 Stereos
  • Phone Unlimited US Calls
  • Game Room Items Pool table
  • More Rec. Items Exercise Equipment
  • Outdoor Bathing Outdoor shower
  • Laundry Facilities 2 W/D
  • Additional Amenities DVD, VHS Library
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 11:00 am
  • Express Check-In Check-in at the home
  • Featured Amenity 1 50 Acres with Trails
  • Featured Amenity 2 Secluded
  • Nearest Winery Porter Bass

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
12/01/19 - 12/19/19$8252$4,950
12/20/19 - 12/29/19$8753$5,250
12/30/19 - 01/01/20$9633$4,950
01/02/20 - 01/04/20$8253$4,950
01/05/20 - 02/13/20$8252$4,950
02/14/20 - 02/16/20$8253$4,950
02/17/20 - 04/30/20$8252$4,950
05/01/20 - 05/21/20$8752$5,250
05/22/20 - 05/24/20$9633$5,250
05/25/20 - 06/10/20$8753$5,250
06/11/20 - 06/17/20$8753$5,250
06/18/20 - 06/24/20$8753$5,250
06/25/20 - 07/01/20$8757$5,250
07/02/20 - 07/08/20$8757$5,250
07/09/20 - 07/15/20$8754$5,250
07/16/20 - 07/22/20$8754$5,250
07/23/20 - 07/29/20$8754$5,250
07/30/20 - 08/05/20$8757$5,250
08/06/20 - 08/12/20$8754$5,250
08/13/20 - 08/19/20$8754$5,250
08/20/20 - 08/26/20$8753$5,250
08/27/20 - 09/03/20$8753$5,250
09/04/20 - 09/06/20$9633$5,250
09/07/20 - 09/16/20$8753$5,250
09/17/20 - 09/23/20$8753$5,250
09/24/20 - 09/27/20$8753$5,250
09/28/20 - 09/30/20$8753$5,250
10/01/20 - 10/04/20$8752$4,950
10/05/20 - 10/07/20$8752$4,950
10/08/20 - 10/11/20$8752$4,950
10/12/20 - 10/14/20$8752$4,950
10/15/20 - 10/18/20$8752$4,950
10/19/20 - 10/21/20$8252$4,950
10/22/20 - 10/25/20$8252$4,950
10/26/20 - 10/28/20$8252$4,950
10/29/20 - 11/01/20$8252$4,950
11/02/20 - 11/04/20$8252$4,950
11/05/20 - 11/08/20$8252$4,950
11/09/20 - 11/11/20$8252$4,950
11/12/20 - 11/15/20$8252$4,950
11/16/20 - 11/18/20$8252$4,950
11/19/20 - 11/22/20$8252$4,950
11/23/20 - 11/28/20$8754$5,250
11/29/20 - 12/03/20$8252$4,950
12/04/20 - 12/06/20$8252$4,950

Reviews

Leave Review

Great Location

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Great location - close enough to Guernville and the ocean to get in there if you want - but definitely private and remote location for your gathering.

via AirBnB

Mary

Amazing

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We had a great time! We were celebrating three 40th birthdays in our friend group with a long weekend, and I’m so glad we came upon this place. The photos were cool, but the actual location was amazing. It was like having our own private forest for a few days. I was extra impressed by how fun the top house was (the decor and architecture were both great). We all loved it so much we’re hoping to make a yearly friend trip to this location!

via AirBnB

Christina

Wonderful weekend!!

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, August 30, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
4

We LOVED our time at this quiet, beautiful property. Both houses were immaculate with well-stocked kitchens. The management company was very agreeable, friendly and addressed all of our needs. The beds were comfy, the houses were well decorated and there was plenty of room for our big group.

Tiffany
Pleasanton

July in Paradise

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
4

Amazing location, very secluded with beautiful views, lots of hiking trails and wildlife. Stayed for five days with for a family reunion had a great time. The two houses allows lots of space with never feeling crowded. Very close to both the ocean and the wine country for day trips. One of the best houses I have rented.

James Whipple
Placerville

Absolutely beautiful land.

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, May 10, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

I hosted a friend’s weekend at this amazing property and it was perfect! Absolutely beautiful land and so well located - and the houses had everything we needed. Tons of bedrooms, two kitchens, two hot tubs and more decks than we had time to use! Would absolutely recommend and want to go back!

Emily

Great Stay!

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, May 3, 2019
Rating: 
4
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
4
Value Rating: 
4

Our group had a great stay overall. The houses comfortably slept 12 adults, the property is beautiful, and we enjoyed the hot tubs! We would have appreciated knowing about the long and fairly steep driveway ahead of time. It is all paved, but with some rough areas where a few of our lower clearance cars scraped on the bottom. There's a small winery just a few minutes away (Porter-Bass) that is a great stop!

-Airbnb Guest-

Thank you so much for staying with us! =) We are very glad that you enjoyed Starlight Retreat. It is a beautiful property. We hope that you are able to visit again! For future guests: do take a look at the driveway description in the Know Before You Book in the description section of our listing. This will help you to set up proper expectations. :)

The Team at Russian River Vacation Homes

Jenny

Perfect!

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, April 26, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

The two houses were perfect for our large group (12 adults, 5 young children). Everyone had plenty of room and enjoyed their weekend at Starlight and Starbright.

Audric

Amazing!

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, April 19, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

The homes were amazing! I would happily come back and spend a weekend on deck.

-Airbnb Guest-

Jackson

Great!

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This is a great place for family reunions. It's quiet and private, but only a couple miles away from town.

Denice

Starlight Retreat was a fantastic getaway for our group.

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Starlight Retreat was a fantastic getaway for our group. The separate houses allowed us to split off easily to do different activities while still allowing enough space to all convene for meal times or a game night. We also took some of the hikes accessible through the back of the garage shed and highly recommend checking these out during the stay. The trails were well-marked and made you feel as if you were transported to an enchanted forest of sorts. Star-gazing and sunsets from the pointed balcony were absolutely stunning as well. I sincerely cannot say enough about how wonderful this house is!

-Airbnb Guest-

Holly

Magical!

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, December 14, 2018 to Monday, December 17, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

All 11 Family members and Friends have only great things to say about their 3 night stay! Both homes were extra Special, and very Comfortable and Clean! Location is perfect for nature lovers and wine enthusiasts, or anyone who may just want to relax and unwind. The Russian River Rentals Team made booking very easy and stress free, as was check in and out. I called several times with Pre Check In questions...someone was always there and very helpful. We look forward to coming back!

Pamela Greyshock
Southern California

This was a great spot.

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, December 7, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
4

This was a great spot for our larger group to spend 2 nights together. We loved having the ability to have families with kids in one house and no kid families in the other. We enjoyed the wood burning stove, hiking on the adjacent trails and walking down the hill to Porter Bass winery.

-Airbnb Guest-

Laura

Loved the rustic feel of Starlight.

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, November 2, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Idyllic environment in the forest! Loved the rustic feel of Starlight. My 30th birthday was a blast and our entire group enjoyed the space. River Homes Management was incredibly attentive and replied quickly to emails and calls. Thank you to Kate and Jordan for your continued assistance throughout the weekend and beyond.

-Airbnb Guest-

Remy

This a great property.

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, October 26, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This a great property, with fantastic views off the back deck and plenty of spaces to hangout, eat, drink and enjoy your weekend with friends.

-Airbnb Guest-

Matthew

This home was so much more than I expected!

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This home was so much more than I expected! For a very reasonable price, we were able to accommodate our family of 13 with quick and easy access to all the wineries we wanted to visit, all set in a beautiful location in the woods. It was private and secluded, clean and well-stocked with basic necessities, and it had a very spacious living room area for us all to gather and chat. We expected to eat out for most of our dinners, and ended up bringing food back home each night to cook and enjoy the beautiful property! We would love to return in the future, thank you!

-Airbnb Guest- 

Courtney

The Quiet Calm

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
4

The Starlight Retreat was an amazing place to experience the Russian River Valley. It had some great views and two unique properties. Plenty of parking and easily fit the 12 person capacity advertised. Perfect for a large group or groups . Enjoy the quiet calm of the forest!

erik Ellenes
San Francisco

There was something for everyone.

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We believe God directed us to Starlight Retreat because we were scheduled to vacation in Yosemite NP starting Aug 4 and on Aug 1 we were cancelled due to the Ferguson Fire. The only place available that could take 11 for a week was Starlight. We had a great time and enjoyed the experience at and off the property. The RR vacation folks were very responsive to our needs and provided great information about the events and activities in the area. We are a family of three generations and there was something for everyone.

Robert
Encinitas, CA

Beautiful backdrop

Property Reviewed: 
Starlight Retreat
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This property is so unique and charming. Our group enjoyed our time and only wish that we could have had more time and less rain to enjoy the outdoor areas around the houses.

    • Stayed: October 2016
    • Submitted: October 17, 2016
    • Source: VRBO
Ashley D.

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