Fall in love with Falling Leaf! We invite you to enjoy the charm of the Russian River Valley in the serenity of this secluded and private two parcel property located across from seasonal Hulbert Creek and just minutes from downtown Guerneville. Watch the falling leaves and enjoy the sounds of nature at our Falling Leaf vacation rental that features a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home and a separate Japanese teahouse. The remodeled house offers a country charm kitchen, modern bathroom, gas fireplace, flat screen TV and other modern amenities. If you desire a more serene and rustic experience, the Japanese Teahouse is... a secluded sanctuary. Separate from the main house, this custom built wooden teahouse features a gas fireplace, slate floors, many windows with views in all directions, and easy access to the main home. This structure is designed for relaxing in the plush King bed and watching the trees, falling leaves and shooting stars.
From the deck that overlooks the seasonal creek, you can be soothed by the sights and sounds of nature. For a more private experience, wander to the patio area that backs up to a hill. This area is beautifully landscaped, featuring a wood-burning outdoor fireplace and private hot tub under the stars. Wherever you look, you can watch the falling leaves float to the ground while listening to the relaxing sounds of outdoor garden fountains. Whether you choose to walk to the beach, go wine tasting, play a round of golf at Northwood Golf Course, take a trip to the Sonoma Coast or go for a walk in the Armstrong Wood's redwood forest, it's all within a 15 minute drive.
This is the ideal spot to unwind, a perfect location for a romantic getaway, relaxing family vacation or just as an opportunity to hang out with friends. Whatever you choose, Falling Leaf is a memorable vacation experience.
BED SIZES: First bedroom: Queen bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Separate Japanese teahouse: King bed
HEAT SOURCE: Gas fireplace, electric heaters, gas fireplace and electric heater in Japanese teahouse.
ADDITIONAL FEES: Cleaning Fee of $120, 11% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning and a $49 Damage Protection Fee*
Optional Travel Insurance is available at the time of reservation.
*For this home, a $500 Refundable Security Deposit can be taken in lieu of the Damage Protection Fee, in which case a $20 Booking Fee will be added to the reservation. Request to substitute the Security Deposit for the Damage Protection Fee must be made at the time of reservation. If booking online, this request can be entered in the comments section.
For security purposes, photos of the home from the street have deliberately been left off our website and the map feature does not show the home's exact location. The pinpoint on the map points to either the start of the neighborhood the home is located in or to the nearest major cross streets.
2 night minimum October - most of May (excludes some holidays).
3 night minimum Memorial Day Weekend - September.
4 night minimum July and August.
Week minimum the first week of July and the first week of August.
All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.
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Left on 01/09/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Sara
This was a great home that my husband, dog, and I really enjoyed. The home was cozy and perfect for a week of peace, quite, and relaxation. The tea room was very nice even in the chillier months. The hot tub was a nice amenity, the older stove was fun to use. Our dog enjoyed the fully fenced yard to run around. If you are looking for a small well appointed home in a great location this is the home to rent.
My girlfriend booked this place for a romantic getaway and it delivered. The house is well equipped with the notable exception of a stereo you can plug a device into (CDs and cassettes only). What you're really paying for is the teahouse, a backyard that's a wooded hillside, and not interacting with other people.
The teahouse is a delight. It's wonderful to look up through the skylights and see the trees literally dropping leaves.
The check-in process was a bit cumbersome but once we were in, we were set. The grill and hot tub were great also. Read more
Thank you for sharing such a great review! We're always happy for feedback and will share yours with the owner too. We're steadily moving towards more homes with keyless entry systems to ease the check in process. If you'd like to email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) I'd appreciate any specifics you're willing to share about the process so we can make it easier for future guests.
I'm so glad to hear you loved the teahouse - it's one of a kind!
Russian River Vacation Homes
Left on 08/18/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Carlos
Had a great time at Falling Leaf.
Clean, cute, quiet and fun. The Tea House is adorable and the place charming. Would totally stay here again.
Left on 11/01/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Candy W
Could use a better equipped kitchen,, especially a better wine opener. Some of the light bulbs were burned out, perhaps might want to sweep both decks before rental. They were very messy with leaves. Nice to have washer and dryer, but they took forever to run. If it had a second bathroom it would be a better deal. It was very hard to find the road, not easily marked. Just enough common room for 5 people to hang out somewhat comfortably. Not for small children or old people. Too many odd shaped stairs to entrance up the hill. Not as far to town if you know where the first street entrance is located, otherwise seems like a long drive if you miss it and GPS takes you farther down road. Read more
Thanks for leaving a review - and giving us a chance to respond! We actually do have someone sweep the decks the day of or the day before guests arrive, but the house is tucked in the trees and is very aptly named "Falling Leaf."
We try to let everyone know to follow the written directions we provide with the guest agreement... Car navigation and online mapping systems are often flat out wrong here! Since we're more familiar with roads we write out the best driving directions for guests.
We also try to describe the house as accurately and well as possible on our website - with a written description and photos. There is only one bathroom and the yard is more natural feeling - paths conture to the hill and steps are stone - beautiful!
Tea House Heaven
Left on 10/19/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Lindsay
Love, Love, Loved the tea house sleep experience. The house was comfortable. One of our favorite features aside from the teahouse was the classic bass stove range in the kitchen- absolutely charming!! Read more
Staying at Falling Leaf is a completely unique experience - we're so glad you appreciated and enjoyed it all! The tea house is superb for couples that want privacy away from the family AND for kids that want to try something completely new. And the stove is cool too! There's nothing quite like cooking on an old-style gas stove. It's more than just cooking with friends or family - you're building memories.
We think Falling Leaf is charming too! Thank you for sharing with future guests!
Russian River Vacation Homes
Falling Leaf for Thanksgiving
Left on 12/16/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | SFDesigner
My friends and I stayed at this lovely property for Thanksgiving and had a great time. It was raining the whole time, so it was nice staying in with the fireplaces cooking and catching up. There is only one bathroom, so if you have a full house, it can be slightly challenging. The stove was awesome to cook with and the sleeping pavilion was very charming. The steps were a little precarious in the rain and could use better lighting. Overall, I would stay here again. Read more
Thank you for sharing your review! Falling Leaf is a great place to be snug! I'll pass on your note about the lights at the steps... I thought they were good last time I was there, but maybe a few more can be added - I admit I wasn't there after dark.
I hope we'll see you again soon!
Russian River Vacation Homes
San Francisco, CA
Labor Day Weekend at Falling Leaf
Left on 10/20/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | VGSanFran
What a great cabin!! I am recovering from spinal surgery and thought it would be nice to spend the holiday weekend with close friends and family at a peaceful cabin in the Russian River area. Falling leaf was perfect! The cabin has a great floor plan with plenty of space and beautiful and quiet grounds. My spouse and I slept in the detached gazebo bedroom which was just wonderful. We had a very peaceful and quiet weekend enjoying the hot tub and outside BBQ. It was a perfect weekend!!
The dogs also enjoyed it very much. I will caution dog owners that some plants and grasses on the grounds can cause allergic reaction to dogs with sensitive skin. Our Basenji broke out in rash all over but this tends to happen to her this time of year from contact with certain plants and grasses.
Aside from that it was a great weekend and we'd definitely rent this cabin again. Read more
Thank you for the review! Falling Leaf is a fantastic spot to get away with friends and dogs... The yard is fully fenced - to keep the owner's escape artists in. There is poison oak throughout the Russian River area, but I've never seen it *in* the yard there. If you spotted some - please let us know! My dog and I love walking in the creek bed across the street from Falling Leaf...
Russian River Vacation Homes
Redwood Valley, CA
Left on 09/22/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Vacationer
The Falling Leaf house is set up above the road and has a very private feel, unlike many of the other homes in the area. The lovely back yard and Tea House give the place its unique charm. Perfect for 3 couples. Read more
We loved Fallen Leaf. It felt woodsy and rustic, but was still comfortable. Great hot tub setting. This area had homes sitting very close together, but this house felt pretty private and removed from the neighbors. Read more
Glad you enjoyed Falling Leaf!
The yard is fully enclosed for dogs too!
Russian River Vacation Homes
Pleasant stay - uphill climb!
Left on 07/20/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | BG
Lovely home in Guerneville with some drawbacks. The pros were the "hot tub" and the "gazebo bedroom". Very private back yard too. The cons were only one bathroom with 6 guests and the long climb from the street up to the house. One of our party had difficulty walking and once up in the house - did not come down until two days later when we left because of the outside stairs. Wish we had known about this before we booked the house. Read more
I'm glad that you overall found your stay very enjoyable at Falling Leaf. It is a lovely, peaceful spot. I understand about the one bathroom, even though it is spacious and has double-vanity sinks. It is one of the reasons that the house only sleeps 6 people and is a great price for a three bedroom place (you may have noticed that most three bedroom two bath homes sleep 8). I am surprised by your comments about the exterior stairs. Yes, there are a good number of stairs from the driveway area to the house and decks. That is why the main house photo on our website, which was taken from the driveway, shows both the entire flight of stairs and the house at the top. And next time, if there is a particular feature that is of particular concern, call us before you reserve! We are certainly happy to help you choose the place that is the best fit for you.
~Warmly, Ellen DeProto ~ Russian River Vacation Homes
Loved our stay!
Left on 07/16/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Emily
This house was perfect for us, close to our family reunion, but seemingly secluded. The small Japanese style house was a fun little hideaway for my husband and I. Clean, quiet, affordable. I would recommend to friends and family.
Left on 01/07/2010 for a stay in October 2009 | Christine
My boyfriend and I needed a romantic getaway and my goodness, this was wonderful! The house was beautiful, the kitchen was perfect to cook all of our meals. The stove/oven was a little tricky. It's very old, but we got the hang of it. The only thing I can say that maybe bothered me a little bit was the lack of lighting over/around the actual bbq. It would have made some of our dinners a little easier. Other than that, we could not have asked for a more beautiful home to relax in. Read more
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