Dog Friendly / Internet / Spa Bonne Chère is, as its name suggests, the ideal spot to kick back, relax and enjoy the good cheer and splendid food and wine that Sonoma County is known for. After a day of trolling for tasty finds (perhaps a new favorite bottle from a family-owned winery or a creamy goat cheese made near the Sonoma Coast or the freshest picks from one of the various farmer's markets), imagine relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine in Bonne Chère's comfortable living room, cooking a feast in the gourmet kitchen, lounging on the spacious deck or taking a soak in the private hot tub.
Inside Bonne Chère, guests wil...l find the home both delightful and modern, with numerous high-end amenities that will lure visitors and keep them coming back time and again. The kitchen is stocked for even the pickiest cook, and includes stainless steel appliances, gas stove, dishwasher, beautiful wood cabinets and tile, and a wine fridge. The living room has a large television, stereo (there is a CD collection available for guests), gas fireplace and ample seating. In both bedrooms, the beds are exceedingly comfortable and made with high-quality linens. The bathroom has modern tile work and a walk-in shower with a window so guests can admire the redwoods and lush hillside while showering (a window curtain can be closed if desired).
Outside Bonne Chère is an extension of the living space. There is outdoor dining, outdoor seating, a gas grill and a private hot tub area. The property continues to wrap around the house to a 'secret' sitting spot, perfect for enjoying a locally roasted cup of Joe or stargazing with a glass of wine. Tucked against a hillside in a Guerneville neighborhood, Bonne Chère feels like its own little private world. Although there are neighbors to both the left and the right, the landscaping around the house and the hillside behind the home provides redwood views and privacy.
Bonne Chère is located in a Guerneville neighborhood a walkable distance from downtown Guerneville. Shops, restaurants, supermarket, river access and services are all within a mile of the property. The Sonoma Coast is 13 miles. Armstrong Redwoods is a 5-minute drive. Wineries in the Russian River Valley and beyond are easily accessible by car. Your stay includes a complimentary bottle of wine.
BED SIZES: Master Bedroom: King Bed, Second Bedroom: Queen Bed
HEAT SOURCE:Central Heat
BATHROOM: The house has one full bathroom with walk-in shower. The only entrance to the bathroom is through the master bedroom.
ADDITIONAL AMENITIES: The home has Air-Conditioning
ADDITIONAL FEES: Cleaning Fee of $100, 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.
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Two Night Minimum Year-Round except the following.
2 night minimum October 1st - June 18th (excludes the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Memorial Day Weekend.)
3 night minimum June 19th - June 25th
4 night minimum July and August.
Week minimum the first week of July and the first week of August.
3 night minimum August 21st - October 1st
All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.
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Additional amenities include: cleaning & linens $100, check-in time 4:00 pm, yard decks and hillside, laundry facilities washer/dryer, heat source central heat, view redwoods, fireplace, wood/gas gas fireplace, spa/hottub 6 person spa, walk to guerneville, river, pet policy dog friendly, check-out time 12:00 pm.Read more
Left on 01/09/2014 for a stay in November 2013 | TB
Perfect place for a long weekend. The house is beautiful and fully equipped with a modern kitchen, large decks, BBQ grill and a hot tub. The neighborhood was quiet but close enough to downtown Guerneville.
Something to note is that there is only one bathroom and it's located in the master bedroom. Not bad if you're staying with close friends/family and are comfortable sharing. Second bedroom is more of an alcove off of the living room and does not have real doors to separate.
Left on 08/29/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | t
We had a great time at this lovely home! The Kitchen was great and the beds super comfortable. Perfect for my husband and I and our 5 year old. We hiked the redwoods and went wine tasting while our daughter went to Farm camp at the Waldorf school. Something for all of us and nice family time hanging out at the house. We used the hot tub every day! Perfect getaway for our needs. Read more
Response from Russian River Vacation Homes - 10/18/2013
What a great experience for your family! Thank you for spending it with us at Bonne Chère and sharing with other folks - I hope we'll see you next summer too!
Russian River Vacation Homes
San Francisco, CA
Ultimate relaxation in a quaint area of the Russian River
Left on 08/19/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Sarah Z.
What's there not to say about Bonne Chere?
We had an amazing weekend and enjoyed every part of the house. The bbq, the hot tub, the kitchen and the comfortable living space was on point and exactly what we wanted for our weekend get-away.
This home is perfectly nestled in the trees, private, yet close enough to town and other local amenities.
Great house, great price and overall a great experience. We can't wait to plan our next visit via Russian River Vacation Homes.
Ended on low note due to cleanup rules
Left on 07/12/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Dianna
It is a nice enough place but we did not expect to have to clean up after ourselves to this extent. Unload the dishwasher ??? Pull used sheets from the bed ??? And pay through the nose for cleaning charges ??? Did not add up.
Too bad that is what we fretted over and the end of our otherwise pleasant stay. Nice neighborhood. Good hot tub. Small bathroom.
Carri & Ajay
Comfortable and clean
Left on 06/04/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Carri & Ajay
My wife and kids stayed at the Bonne Chere for 4 nights in early april. We found the house to be perfect for our needs. Full kitchen, hot tub and nearby stores may the visit very relaxing. If we are back in Guernville, we will certainly be staying here.
Beautiful setting for a relaxing weekend
Left on 05/29/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Sarah
I had a great weekend with a couple of good friends at Bonne Chere. After an afternoon of wine tasting, we came back to the cabin and made a wonderful dinner in the full service kitchen. We woke up and enjoyed a relaxing slow start to the morning on the comfortable, large porch. We ate brunch at a nearby restaurant within walking distance. I only wish I had remembered my bathing suit so I could have jumped in the hot tub.
Left on 05/05/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Melissa
What a fun weekend! The house was clean, comfortable, and luxurious. The hot tub sure hit the spot after diving and the neighborhood redwoods are beautiful. So nice to wake up to the sounds of nature. It's also located near stores and restaurants. We will definitely be back!
Left on 05/05/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | RyeB
Had a fabulous weekend at this rental property. Had been to the Russian river before, but only as quick visits. Was a great decision to decide to stay for a few days and explore with the family. This house was the perfect base. Loved the wooded valley it is located in (went walking every morning) and the ease of access to the beach (both riverfront and ocean). We were able to prepare quite the gourmet meal in the full kitchen with all the amenities - which was then consumed on the spacious deck (where we spent much of the weekend). And relaxing the secluded hot tub was the perfect ending to the evening. We will definitely return when we are looking for a get-a-way.
A Delightful Stay
Left on 04/22/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Weekend Wanderer
Bonne Chere is a true gem! My family felt completely at home from the moment we entered. The skylighted living room was a welcoming place to hang out and the modern, clean kitchen was a dream to use. Our stay was in early spring, so we had the pleasure of dining among the tree blossoms in the dining room and on the outdoor deck. Before meals we enjoyed walking the quiet neighborhood and seeing neighbors jogging and dog walking. A soak in the hot tub was the perfect way to end an evening in this peaceful and attractive home. We all awoke refreshed, rested, and ready to spend the day at the nearby coast. We will definitely stay again at Bonne Chere and next time hope to explore nearby downtown Guerneville to sample the local restaurants. A perfect home-away-from-home weekend getaway destination.
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