Located on a redwood-studded hillside, with wonderful views of forest and sky through artful windows and skylights and filled with mid-century decor, Velouria is a treat for the eyes and makes for a very unique treehouse. More info below... Winter Special (Jan-Mar): add FREE night to 2 or 3 nights; 5+ nights 20% off
Minimum Stay: 2 Nights EXCEPT
Summer: 7 Nights June through Aug ( Variable Turn Day); Short Bookings List (starts in March): http://www.rrgetaways.com/shortbookings.htm http://www.rrgetaways.com/shortbookings.htm
3 Nights Memorial Day, Labor Day thru Sept 30, Christmas, New Year's
4 Nights Thanks...giving
Sorry, no weddings, parties, events, or loud gatherings at any vacation rental by County Ordinance. Quiet hours are 10pm-9am. Maximum occupancy includes adults and kids over two. Ask about day guests.
Main House with Open Loft Bedroom, Living Space with Dining Area in Solarium, Dining Deck, Woodstove, 42" HD Plasma flat screen Cable TV, Sony PlayStation, Xbox 360. Satellite Bedroom (down outdoor stairs, no bathroom) with Views and Cable TV. Sun Deck with Loungers; Large Hot Tub with Outdoor Hot/Cold Shower. WIFI. Keyless Entry. Please read detailed house amenities: http://www.rrgetaways.com/velouria_1.htm http://www.rrgetaways.com/velouria_1.htm .
The double height living room has a solarium dining area which opens to a dining deck. The bathroom and kitchen are off the main living space. Up a narrow spiral staircase, there's a loft bedroom, open to the living area below. The satellite bedroom is located down two flights of outdoor steps (only bathroom is in main house). Down a third flight of steps, there's a sun deck with loungers. Down a fourth flight of ladder steps, there's a hot tub. The main house is ~625sf and the satellite bedroom is ~75sf.
Your well-behaved dog is welcome. Not recommended for children under 12 or people who are not very steady on their feet or cannot navigate narrow spaces.
Cleaning $95, 11% tax on rent and cleaning, $40 non-refundable damage waiver.
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Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Permit #328.
Location: Guerneville, California 95446.
Additional amenities include: wood stove, keyless entry, river access nearby, washer/dryer, laundry, dog friendly.Read more
Left on 12/03/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Michael
I never would have booked this rental if it didn't offer a hot tub so I was very disappointed to receive a call a few minutes before my scheduled arrival that the hot tub was determined inoperable the previous day. I was also told that it could not be repaired over the 4 nights I had reserved because the repair person had a neck injury and the holiday weekend prevented them from finding anyone else. I was offered a $100 refund which I found to be a poor substitute for the experience I was looking forward to enjoying the hot tub during the Fall days/nights. Upon voicing my dissatisfaction, I was told to "refer to my contract." The office made no attempt at service recovery. Even a fruit basket or bottle of wine upon my arrival would have gone along way with me, but the person on the line seemed indifferent to the situation. Surprisingly, I did receive a call on Saturday that a repair person would be by later in the day. It took him about 10 minutes to fix whatever issue there was but the hot tub never got hot enough for me to use since it had been turned off for a few days. On a positive note, the home was clean and equipped with a nice outdoor grill and all of the essential kitchen utensils and easy to follow instructions for TV/DVD, etc. However, it is very cozy and probably more suitable for 2-3 people at the most.
Perfect, peaceful weekend
Left on 10/31/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Paul
I would highly recommend a stay at Velouria. My girlfriend and I spent an autumn weekend there, and we had a great time. The house is cozy, and we loved the quirky decor. Everything we might have wanted was there, very well provisioned. The wood-burning stove made for some wonderful evenings by the fire. Incredibly quiet and peaceful location, surrounded by redwoods. The small guest cabin down the hill was very cozy as well, and the location of the hot tub was pretty incredible--surrounded by nature. Read more
Love that you loved Velouria! It is a very cool place, and we hope you'll come back to visit again soon. With our winter 3-for-2 discount, it's even more affordable to come back Jan-Mar. -Rachel
Traverse City MI
Relaxing and quiet
Left on 09/19/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Terri
Loved the feel of being in a terrarium. Hot tub a plus. Very close to charming town of Guerneville and several wineries. Gary Farrel winery is situated on a
hill with a terrace that overlooked the valley, beautiful view. The one negative of Velouria is there are a lot of stairs to climb and no bathroom in the lower bedroom.
Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Velouria and do hope you'll come back soon. -Rachel
Santa Clara, CA
Loved our stay, but...
Left on 08/29/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Harini Saladi
Velouria was beautiful. We spent a lot of time at the dining table in the solarium [favorite spot, in any vacation home, ever!]. We enjoyed our stay and loved the quirkiness of the place. The hot tub was great, the kitchen is really well stocked and the owner has great taste in movies ;)
But we did have a few problems with the satellite bedroom:
- Plan to arrive before the sun sets, especially if you want to use the satellite bedroom, because despite all the lights on the stairs leading up to the other bedroom, you don't know what you are stepping on!
- We saw a scorpion at the door of the satellite bedroom. It was not really unexpected, but watch where you are walking.
- I know the property description mentions that the only bathroom is in the main cabin and we thought this was not a big deal, but it was very inconvenient (especially when you consider above point wrt scorpion!!)
Overall, we would love to come back again, but this time, it'll be just 2 people instead of 4, the other bedroom is unusable. Read more
Thanks for the feedback, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We do hope you'll come back, just the two of you. We have a 3-for-2 winter discount, and Guerneville is awesome in the winter! -Rachel
Wine country getaway
South Lake Tahoe
Very cozy tree house
Left on 08/28/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Wine country getaway
We enjoyed the secluded feel and gorgeous trees surrounding
The property! The kitchen table experience was also a special treat!!!
-- the front gate does not lock properly as the bolt is put in backwards!
But the front door is secure! Read more
Thanks for your review of Velouria. We're glad you enjoyed the house and will come back for another treat. We'll check out the gate to see what can be done. -Rachel
Left on 06/13/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Lauren
Velouria was wonderful - an absolutely lovely home. I would recommend it without hesitation to anyone; the privacy and comfort this home provides is truly a magical experience. We plan on booking Velouria again in the near future!
North Hollywood, Ca
Great cabin for cozy getaway
Left on 11/26/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Sonny
My boyfriend and I stayed at the cabin for four nights in November.
We booked well in advance and had no issues with Russian River Getaways.
It was a great experience.
The main cabin itself is very cozy and cute. It is located a short drive out of town (Guerneville). The road up to the cabin is steep and curvy. You should arrive before dark. I repeat arrive before dark. They do tell you ahead of time though.
Keyless entry was a breeze. I suggest using your own code once you've unlocked the front door (instructions are included in your rental paperwork).
The loft bedroom is romantic and cozy. The bed is very comfortable, and I'm picky about beds.
The kitchen seemed smaller in photos than in person. It was well stocked with pots and pans, microwave, toaster oven, dishwasher and the stove is small but adequate for cooking a home cooked meal.
The solarium is beautiful and was a great place to eat breakfast with the views of all the trees outside. We did not use the BBQ, but the deck off the solarium (where the BBQ is) was a great place for a morning cup of coffee.
The stairs down the satellite bedroom are a little steep (as advertised) but are well lit.
The satellite bedroom was very cute. We didn't sleep in the bedroom, but used it as a changing room before we went down to the hot tub.
The hot tub is amazing! The views are great and the tub itself was clean and the temperature was perfect.
My favorite things:
1) The main house has great sky lights and big windows. The morning light was fantastic.
2) The shower was an unexpected treat. There is a huge window in the shower with bamboo on the other side. Nice surprise!
3) Hot tub of course.
4) The area is great. Cazadero has a great little bakery. Jenner is worth the drive. The sunset was amazing. Drive from Jenner up the coast to Salt Point State Park. Great photo ops. Cows roam free roadside!!
Oh, there are no lights in or around the hot tub. They are there, but did work. Not a big deal, just a head's up.
Left on 09/08/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | fuschia
This is a very nice little cabin and is well kept and lovely. It has all the potential for a cozy getaway but there were a few comforts that lacked and thus coziness lacked a bit-by that I just mean natural fiber blankets and updated towels and decor. The decor is very groovy if you like that sort of thing, but it wasn't very appealing to us. All the other amenities are good and everything you might need is there. The hot tub has a great star view and you will likely see deer in the yard. Read more
Next time you rent from us, please look at the house webpage photos closely so that there are no surprises. This home has a deliberate mid-century decor, which is obvious in the photos. -Rachel, General Manager
Dale & Andrew
Granada Hills, California
Our stay at Velouria - 7/24/2012 through 7/31/12
Left on 08/11/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Dale & Andrew
There were many things that my partner and I enjoyed about Velouria. Among them were all the windows and views of the forest, the solarium dining area, and the outside dining area. It was also nice to have the convenience of a washer and dryer, as well as a dishwasher.
The neighborhood was very quiet, and it was easy to sleep at night.
There are only a couple of negatives: 1) There is no handrail along the steps down to the other levels, and 2) We could not get the DVD player to work. Read more
We'll check out the DVD player. There are instructions in the house binder. If that doesn't work, you can always call us, so we can help get it going. The photos of the yard show where there are handrails and where there are not, so anyone renting this house should be sure to look closely. -Rachel, General Manager
SF Bay Area
Just what I needed
Left on 07/26/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Alaska
The house is lovely, but the best part is the different levels of decks and places to relax. There were four of us and at some point, we were all outside, alone and in complete peace.
Orange County, CA
Our little mod cabin stay
Left on 07/18/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Acacia
My BF and I stayed ay Velouria for five days over the 4th of July. Overall, we found this cabin to be a comfortable and very enjoyable place to stay. We were big fans of the decor of the house, sort of a mid to late mid century cabin with tons of windows, and a view into the redwoods. It was exactly what we'd hoped for. There are multiple terraces behind the cabin, going down to a guest house (where the second bedroom is), a deck with lounge chairs, and on the last level, a hot tub. Be careful on your drive in - try to arrive before dark. The little road you drive in on is one lane, and steep - especially if you aren't used to steep mountainous roads. After one or two trips, you'll definitely find it's no problem, though.
Left on 06/13/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | lilyr
Velouria was amazing. Far exceeded my expectations. The home was full of so many wonderful oddities and decorations. Very comfortable. The only issue we had was that it was not walking distance to the river (the explanation says half a mile but its a bit further than that). There was also no ipod dock as advertised so I recommend if you go you bring your own! Read more
I'm glad you enjoyed the little things that make Velouria special. I couldn't find anywhere on our website where it says the house is a half mile from the River, so I'd like to know where you saw that so I can correct it. It's about 2.5 miles to Johnson's Beach. We'll check into the iPod dock because it should have been there. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways
Not for two elderly couples
Left on 05/26/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Marion
We found the location very remote; harder to get to after dark. We loved the dining room and living room and the kitchen was well furnished. There was alot of steps but they were lit well after dark. We had to call the pool experts twice as the temp was not working for two days so we were unable to use the hot tub. Read more
We're sorry about the hot tub. It's unfortunate, but sometimes things go wrong, and the best we can do is make our best effort to get them fixed for you. There are a lot of steps, and as it says all over the house webpage on our site and the booking page, this house is not good for the very young or the very old. We do try to be accurate in our descriptions. -general manager
Left on 04/24/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | H&S
We loved our weekend at Velouria! Easy to find and very easy to check in. Comfy bed, nice furnishing throughout the house, and a spacious bathroom. Lots of windows and sunlight. The solarium dining room is awesome. Wonderful location; the surrounding nature and landscaping and multiple outdoor decks were gorgeous. At times it felt like being in a treehouse! We enjoyed the quirky art, books, and DVD collection, and the modern amenities such as Hdtv and stereo. Our only minor negative things to mention were the close proximity to the neighbors (not everything is fenced off; there are trees in between but we could see into areas of the backyards on both sides), and the electric stove is very tiny. Also, with no aC it got quite warm on some days, even with the fan on and blinds closed. Still, we had an awesome time and would definitely like to return to this magical place again. Read more
Thanks for your kind words about this very special house. The stove is apartment size, and I've noted it now on the website. The dishwasher and refrigerator are full size. While parts of the yard are visible to the neighbors, the hot tub is private. We don't have many days that are warm enough for air conditioning, so most homes in this area don't have it. We can offer fans if things get too close. -General Manager
Left on 01/19/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Anon
I really loved this place. Great architecture and landscape. My only complaints were that i am allergic to cats and got some allergies (there was some cat hair). And the heater in the guest house is very loud. Otherwise a wonderful place. I loved the sun room/dining room. Read more
We're so glad you liked Velouria, and we apologize for the cat hair. The owner does bring his mostly outdoor cat occasionally, but you should not have found cat hair. We'll check out the heater to make sure it's working properly. -rkl
Stylish & Comfortable
Left on 01/12/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | wf
We really enjoyed our week-long stay at Velouria. It is comfortable, stylish and has all the amenities of urban living(wifi, art books, large screen tv, etc) while surrounded by beautiful, tranquil redwoods. A short distance to the downtown area and armstrong Redwoods forest. Read more
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