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2 BR
1 BA
Sleeps 6
Age 18 and under.

Wine Down

Delightful Riverfront Cottage
4.9
(4.9 Average)

Description

Enjoy a glass of wine as you wind down the river at Wine Down. This 1924 cottage with old world charm, wood floors, custom cedar counter and walls of windows, invites relaxation and creativity! Both the kitchen and living area overlook the ever-changing Russian River. Morning brings sunlight and in the evening a gas fireplace adds warmth and a cozy glow.

The kitchen is open to the dining and living areas so friends and family can gather to laugh and chat while cooking. Dine inside or out as weather permits. A new hot tub joins the outdoor dining area on the main deck overlooking the river.

Amble down one level to the outdoor shower and laundry room. There's a staircase from the lowest level of the fern and thimbleberry-filled yard to the river in the summer months. Depending on the season, you'll have a shallow and gentle stretch of river and a long, wild, sandy (seasonal) island or playful and frisky Russian River for paddling and swimming. Merganser and Mallard ducklings bob and scoot about, swallows circle and a reclusive green heron darts past in this paradise for birds.

Bedrooms feature award-winning Casper Cal King mattresses and the living room has ample and comfortable seating for your retreat.

A half mile down the road is Monte Rio which features beaches and (seasonal) kayak rentals. Duncan's Mills is three miles west with shops, restaurants and a post office. Jenner by the sea waits ten miles away at the Pacific Ocean.

Winter & Spring Special:
3 Nights for the Price of 2. Or get an additional night free with any stay of 2 nights or longer.
For stays between January 5th, 2020 and March 31st, 2020. Must be mentioned at the time of reservation.
Excludes the following dates: 2/12/20 - 2/16/20.

To book online, use the Promo Code that corresponds to your arrival date
For arrival dates: 1/5/20 - 2/11/20: 3FOR2JANFEB
For arrival dates: 2/17/20 - 3/31/20: 3FOR2FEBMAR
For new reservations only. This special cannot be retroactively applied or combined with other offers.

Know Before You Book:

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Wine Down is 6. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Bed Sizes: First Bedroom: California King Bed; Second Bedroom: California King Bed; Living Room: Single Day Bed; Queen Sofabed.

Heat Source: Gas fireplace.

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

Stairs: There are two steps from the parking area to the house. There are exterior stairs to the outdoor shower, laundry room and river overlook. Seasonal stairs to the river.

Parking: The parking deck accommodates 2 cars. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

River Access: There's a staircase from the lowest level of the yard to the river in the summer months.

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.

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

Sonoma County TOT#: 2806N
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: TVR17-0413

Amenities

Amenities

  • Internet Access Wireless Internet
  • Pet Policy Dog Friendly
  • HotTub Hot Tub
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas Gas Fireplace
  • Deck/Patio Deck
  • View River & Redwoods
  • Walk to Local beach
  • River Access Direct River Access
  • Boats (Seasonal) 2 Kayaks/1 Paddlebrd
  • BBQ Grill Gas Grill
  • Kitchen Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Heat Source Gas Fireplace
  • Square Footage, Est. 1,024 sq ft
  • Televisions Flatscreen TV
  • DVD/VCR DVD player
  • Phone
  • Outdoor Bathing Outdoor shower
  • Laundry Facilities W/D
  • Check-In Time 4:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time 12:00 NOON
  • Express Check-In Check-in at the home
  • Featured Amenity 1 Riverfront

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyNightly Min. StayWeekly
02/17/20 - 04/30/20$2252$1,350
05/01/20 - 05/21/20$2652$1,590
05/22/20 - 05/24/20$2923$1,590
05/25/20 - 06/10/20$2652$1,590
06/11/20 - 06/17/20$2652$1,590
06/18/20 - 06/24/20$2653$1,590
06/25/20 - 07/01/20$2657$1,590
07/02/20 - 07/08/20$2657$1,590
07/09/20 - 07/15/20$2654$1,590
07/16/20 - 07/22/20$2654$1,590
07/23/20 - 07/29/20$2654$1,590
07/30/20 - 08/05/20$2657$1,590
08/06/20 - 08/12/20$2654$1,590
08/13/20 - 08/19/20$2653$1,590
08/20/20 - 08/26/20$2653$1,590
08/27/20 - 09/03/20$2653$1,590
09/04/20 - 09/06/20$2923$1,590
09/07/20 - 09/16/20$2653$1,590
09/17/20 - 09/23/20$2653$1,590
09/24/20 - 09/27/20$2653$1,590
09/28/20 - 09/30/20$2653$1,590
10/01/20 - 10/04/20$2652$1,500
10/05/20 - 10/07/20$2652$1,500
10/08/20 - 10/11/20$2652$1,500
10/12/20 - 10/14/20$2652$1,500
10/15/20 - 10/18/20$2652$1,500
10/19/20 - 10/21/20$2352$1,410
10/22/20 - 10/25/20$2352$1,410
10/26/20 - 10/28/20$2352$1,410
10/29/20 - 11/01/20$2352$1,410
11/02/20 - 11/04/20$2352$1,410
11/05/20 - 11/08/20$2352$1,410
11/09/20 - 11/11/20$2352$1,410
11/12/20 - 11/15/20$2352$1,410
11/16/20 - 11/18/20$2352$1,410
11/19/20 - 11/22/20$2352$1,410
11/23/20 - 11/28/20$2654$1,590
11/29/20 - 12/03/20$2352$1,410
12/04/20 - 12/06/20$2352$1,410
12/07/20 - 12/17/20$2352$1,410
12/18/20 - 12/29/20$2653$1,590
12/30/20 - 01/02/21$2923$1,590

Reviews

Leave Review

So enjoyable!

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, January 3, 2020 to Sunday, January 5, 2020
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Our stay at the boat house was so enjoyable. Our extended family had sleeping space for all, plenty of dishes, cookware, and play space to feel like a home away from home.

via AirBnB

Beth

A relaxing visit during a busy season

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Rating: 
4
Property Rating: 
4
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This was a very comfortable and cozy cabin for my husband, son and granddaughter. The location was convenient for visiting Occidental, Guerneville, Bodega Bay and for them to go horseback riding. The cabin is well designed with comfortable living area, the kitchen is very well stocked and all the appliances have been thoughtfully provided. We prepared a small Thanksgiving dinner with no problem -- and there were lots of wine glasses to accommodate our "wineing down". We didn't get to experience the outdoors because it was cold and then rainy but the cabin is warmed with space heaters and the gas fireplace provided some heat and charm as well. The staff at RiversHomes was responsive to our needs. We would definitely return

judi Sachs
san rafael

Lovely Stay

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

This was a lovely stay -- easy access to Armstrong Woods for hiking, to Guerneville and Occidental for shopping and good restaurants/ cafes . The hosts have shared a lot of tips about the area -- especially good, since internet access is very slow. The kitchen is especially well equipped -- even two packages of margarita salt and sea salt for those of us who are inclined to need these items! The fireplace is cozy on rainy days and the view from the living room is peaceful. (Weather didn't allow us to sit on the deck but that would have been great.)

via AirBnB

Judi

What a lovely place

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

On the river paradise, with a very nice hot tub on the upper deck. The location and access to the river are perfect. The kitchen and house are well stocked. One of our favorite places for a long weekend away. You will love this place.

kenneth wine
San Francisco

Relaxing Weekend

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, October 18, 2019 to Sunday, October 20, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We very much enjoyed a relaxing weekend at this beautiful home. The space was impeccably clean, and we were provided with all the necessities to make our stay comfortable. We LOVED being able to sit in the spa on the deck, watching the sun break through the fog over the trees and listening to the ducks on the river below us. Guerneville and Occidental are two nearby towns that were super fun to explore, and when we weren’t out exploring, we couldn’t have asked for a cozier space to relax in. Communication with the company was easy and consistent, and check-in was a breeze. Thanks again for making our stay so enjoyable!

From AirBnB 

Brittany

Thoughtful touches and an amazing location

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Monday, July 22, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

The touches throughout this house made it our favorite vacation house so far. From the 'spare wine' in the rack to every utensil you might need to cook with, they thought of everything! The two bedrooms are lovely and cozy. The living room had something for everyone. The deck is fantastic. The hot tub was a fabulous touch. And we so appreciated the kayaks and paddle board. What a lovely surprise to have toys to play with on the river. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We were a three person family and one set of grandparents. Everyone had space and privacy if necessary. We loved our time here.

Erin
San Rafael

lovely, relaxing time

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

My friends and I had a lovely, relaxing time at this house. Hot-tubbing in the rain, hanging out by the fire, cooking. This space is very comfortable, clean, and well set up for guests. For instance, many rentals have old scratched up pots and pans but this one actually had lots of decent stuff to cook a good meal with. The beds were really comfy and the home was nicely furnished. There were 3 of us but I could see it being comfortable with up to 5 (if people are sharing beds). It's also a nice short walk to groceries and some restaurants as well as the beach and an easy drive to Guerneville and Armstrong Woods or the coast. Check in/check out were easy as well as communication with hosts.

-Airbnb Guest-

Lily

We’d rent this place again in a heartbeat.

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, December 28, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Outstanding cabin in a beautiful location. This cabin is exactly as described, which isn’t always the case with Airbnb. We’d rent this place again in a heartbeat.

-Airbnb Guest-

Peter

Would definitely book again!

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, October 12, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Perfect location for a girls’ weekend with a great hot tub, comfy beds, and beautiful surroundings. Would definitely book again!

-Airbnb Guest-

Leslie

Cozy and relaxing

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, September 14, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Charming cottage on the river. All the comforts of home!

Source: VRBO

Diane

Wonderful house

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We stayed at wine down for 4 nights, with my husband and two kids. The house is beautiful with a lovely view of the river. We enjoyed spending evenings at the river and mornings and nights on the deck overlooking the trees and river. House is very well equipped and very comfortable. We loved every minute and can’t wait to go back! The perfect spot for some relaxation time.

Anna Marie
San Francisco

Wonderful spot, private beach

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018 to Monday, July 2, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

My wife and visit the Russian River at least a few times a year. This place is one of the nicest. Well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, a private hot tub. You could not ask for more. Access to the beach was a litte dicey, as it required the use of a ladder to get down a small, 6 foot cliff. It looks like the last stairs were washed out and await repair. All worth it to have a large, empty beach, and river access to yourselves. We will return. Its an incredible value.

-Thank you so much for staying with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed Wine Down! A note about the river access - the seasonal staircase is now in place, and it provides safe access to the river through mid-September.
The Team at Russian River Vacation Homes

Ken Wine
San Francisco

Wine Down is Lovely

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018 to Sunday, June 17, 2018
Rating: 
4
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
4

Wine down was just what we were looking for. A darling place on the river. Birds singing, river flowing and a cute as a button little cabin with a kitchen loaded with cooking needs. We ate in every night, as we were happy to be there and we were there for a week! Very comfy and cozy. Only draw back was that the road could get a bit busy and noisy. We will be back.

Linda
Santa Rosa CA

Sun Soaked Patio!

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, April 20, 2018
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

We stayed here with another couple and found the place to be accommodating both in terms of size and amenities. The kitchen is well-stocked and boasts quality knives — a rarity in most rentals. We enjoyed just about every square inch of the property, inside and out. The highlights, without a doubt, were dining on the sun-soaked patio and sipping rosé in the hot tub, which overlooks the river. If I were the owner, I wouldn't change a thing! We'll be back!

-Airbnb

Cameron

What a wonderful getaway!!!

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 to Friday, November 24, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Our stay here was a most relaxing and welcoming experience...the view of Russian River and surrounding area is one of a kind. The home so charming. It is close to restaurants and lots of activities....loved our stay

Eileen Kerr
San Ramon, California

Loved this place

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Stayed for a long weekend. We came with 4 people and a dog. There was plenty of room for all. Access to the river was easy. The house is clean and comfortable and well appointed. It had everything we needed. We mostly ate in, but it is close enough to town if you wanted to eat out. All of the trees around are amazing....so relaxing. Also help to keep the house cool in the summer. We came up during a heat wave and were perfectly comfortable. I hope to return again soon!

Debbie Mullins
Livermore, CA

Perfect relaxing home from home

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Booked for a long weekend for our family of 4, and the house was perfect. They have created a lovely relaxing place with plenty of light, home comforts, a large deck and direct river access. It's conveniently located just outside of Monte Rio, with many of the other towns a short drive away for breakfasts, activities, shopping, etc. We'll be back for another weekend soon.

    • Stayed: September 2016
    • Submitted: September 20, 2016
    • Source: VRBO

Recommended for: Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

Ian C

Perfect cabin getaway

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

Stayed here for an wonderful girls weekend. The house is perfect for a long weekend with friends or family. Totally spotless, shabby chic vibes, cozy fireplace, river access, and hot-tubing under the stars, huge deck, at a great price compared with a lot of the other cabins. Booking it again for a winter weekend.

Rachel G
Oakland CA

Dream Getaway!

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, August 12, 2016
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

La Sonrisa was the perfect getaway for me and my girlfriends. We relaxed on the beautiful deck overlooking the river, soaked in the tub, sunned on the island, and lazed in the comfort of the cozy cottage. In the mornings we awoke to sun streaming in and birdsong. The cottage was close to wonderful restaurants, an amazing spa (Osmosis), and only ten minutes from the coast. I can't wait until my next visit!

Property Manager Response: Thank you for the lovely review. For future guests the house has changed owners and is now called Wine Down. We think it's just as lovely and hope guests do too. - January 2018

Elisabeth S
Chico

Loved our stay!

Property Reviewed: 
Wine Down
Rating: 
5
Property Rating: 
5
Experience Rating: 
5
Value Rating: 
5

This was a surprise birthday getaway for my fiancé, and we were both so impressed with the place. Spacious and cozy, our 13 year-old pup really enjoyed the fireplace in the evenings. A clean place with a lovely tranquil view that you can enjoy while in the hot tub. We definitely hope to be back again!

J & P
Danville, California

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