Northern Exposure is a beautifully furnished riverfront home, consisting of two self-contained flats with no interior connection. 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 ( Friday 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 Thanksgiving
Sorry, no weddings, parties, events, or loud gatherings at any vacation renta...l by County Ordinance. Quiet hours are 10pm-9am. Maximum occupancy includes adults and kids over two. Ask about day guests.
Two Kitchens, Two Living Rooms. Central Heat and A/C, Fireplace in lower unit. Two decks with dining sets, loungers; Grill on uppper, Large Hot Tub on lower. Outdoor H/C Shower. Fenced Wild Yard (no access to beach from yard). Path next to house leads to Neighborhood Beach. One Canoe & Two Single Kayaks. WIFI. Keyless Entry. Please read detailed house amenities: http://www.rrgetaways.com/northerne_1.htm http://www.rrgetaways.com/northerne_1.htm .
The upper level has a living room and adjacent kitchen, with eat-in dining and seating area. The kitchen opens to the upper deck and outdoor dining. There are two bedrooms, with a jack-and-jill bathroom in-between (two toilets in separate rooms, one tub/shower). The lower level has a living room open to the kitchen with a dining set. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom. Off the lower living room, there's a lower deck, hot tub, fenced wild yard. Next to the house, there's a public path to the beach (no direct access from yard). House is ~2080sf. This is a riverfront home. Please note that Northern Exposure is in the process of being raised up above flood level this winter, so the configuration of deck and hot tub will be different from what is in the photos, and the house will be higher up. Please read before you book: http://www.rrgetaways.com/ri_1.htm#river http://www.rrgetaways.com/ri_1.htm#river .
Your well-behaved dog is welcome. Parking is limited to 4 cars.
Cleaning $190, 11% tax on rent and cleaning, $75 non-refundable security protection.
Off-season, the upper unit can be rented alone at a 40% discount, cleaning fee of $100 or the lower unit at a 50% discount, $90 cleaning fee. Once one unit is rented, the other will be kept empty. Call to inquire.
Check out our terrific concierge services: http://www.rrgetaways.com/concierge_1.htm http://www.rrgetaways.com/concierge_1.htm .
Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Permit #328.
Location: Guerneville, California 95446.
Additional amenities include: wood stove, river access nearby, washer/dryer, laundry, keyless entry, boat(s), walk to town: 2 mi, near golf course, golf nearby, private fence, king bed, 6 steps or less, dog friendly, fenced yard.Read more
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Grandma
We had a great time, with anywhere from 4-11 people staying overnight. The large kitchen with huge table made it easy for meals and easier for evening games. Everything was clean and convenient. Our only complaint was the parking. There is really only one reserved spot, unless you have two small cars. The street spot are not reserved and since it's so close to the public beach, there is a lot of car traffic on weekends. We would stay here again and will recommend RR Getaways. Read more
Thanks so much for your lovely review of Northern Exposure. Parking can be challenging in these small, narrow streeted neighborhoods at the River, but we're glad to hear the positives outweighed the parking situation. We look forward to your return. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways
Awesome space & location!
Left on 07/04/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Andrea C.
Northern Exposure was the perfect property for my family vacation w/ good friends. The two unit layout was perfect for each family having their own space for bedtime & chilling out if they wanted to getaway from the crowd - babies were able to go down for naps w/o too much interruption from the laughing & chatter. The upstairs deck area was connected to the larger kitchen so preparing meals and eating alfresco was perfect - great view of the river from the deck. We met our neighbor who was extremely nice and helpful when the hot tub service person came out to clean the tub. Unfortunately, we could not use the hot tub our first evening because it was dirty but when we called RR Getaways office, Josette called us right away and then followed up to see if the service person showed up. Our minor complaint is that all the sliding doors were a bit beat up and constantly came off their tracks but we dealt. There was also a safety concern we had regarding a heavy curtain rod but hopefully that was addressed and resolved for future guests. We would definitely comeback to Northern Exposure for future vacations! Read more
Thanks so much for this awesome review. We're so glad you found so many things to like about Northern Exposure. We'll let the owner know about the sliders and curtain rod. Please do come back to stay at Northern Exposure soon. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways
Beautiful home - very cozy!
Left on 04/25/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Kelly G.
We really enjoyed our stay at Northern Exposure. The house is very homey and cozy. Hot tub and deck were great. Upstairs was warm and sunny, downstairs was cooler and darker - people had different sleeping preferences so it worked out very well.
Only thing I would say was that the beach was a little disappointing - there was broken glass in multiple places.
Left on 11/08/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Kathy
I loved this place. It's on the river and so comfortable. Will come back for sure!
Second Time Back
Left on 10/18/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Kaz
We stayed at this house a couple years ago around the same time (Mid Oct) and the weather was gorgeous, and this time we had a wonderful weather and wonderful time again. It was our adult daughter's birthday, and the youngsters stayed downstairs and we the parents a grandparent stayed upstairs. It worked out perfectly. The yound and the young at heart both enjoyed the canoe rides, hammock, hot tub, and outings to Tamale's Bay Oyster Co. for lunch and brought back lots of oysters for BBQ in the evening.
Despite some minor items (lack of toilet paper, broken lights at the top of the stairs), there was no major issues. Read more
We provide three rolls of toilet paper per bathroom (this is standard in the industry) - stated in booking policies. If there was not this much in the house, we apologize for the error. For this and the lights, if you call us, we will fix the problems. -Rachel, general manager
Perfect Multiple Family Hangout
Left on 08/08/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Very Pleased
I have rented 4 different houses over the past few years and this by far was the best layout. Every room is big, clean and has everything we needed without being cluttered. The upstairs/downstairs kitchens worked beautifully, especially in the mornings when everyone rises at different times. We had 5 kids aged 8 and under and having the beach so close was all they needed. We used the canoes, kayaks, and just about everything else. If I had to find a flaw, it would be that the back area is not cleared and therefore the kids couldn't play out there. Also, a garbage disposal in the kitchen upstairs would be nice. But I am being picky. It was fantastic.
Relaxing and comfortable summer vacation spot
Left on 07/05/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Rebecca
We rented Northern exposure along with the house next door (Jade) and overall really enjoyed our experience. The beach access can't be beat and the houses are on a quiet road where kids can ride their bike in relative peace (a treat for city kids!) The house was a little musty when we arrived, but nothing a few hours with open windows couldn't take care of. We'd rent again, without hesitation! Read more
I'm so glad you had such a great time at Northern Exposure. It is an amazing home and location, and we welcome you back to enjoy it again. -Rachel, general manager
Left on 01/25/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Jennifer Peters
Our group thoroughly enjoyed the cozy, homey feel of this cabin. It was warm and welcoming all the way around and we were able to host a dinner party with our friends who were renting the cabin next door, Jade House, where everyone had a place to sit and we were all comfortable. I'd say this was our best experience yet in the 4 years that we've been renting from RR Getaways - and we always have had great experiences. Read more
Just what we're trying to accomplish! Thanks for the kudos. -rkl
Left on 01/11/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Linda P
We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas/Hannukah on the River. The house is great- beautifully decorated, nicely equipped with all you need in the kitchen, lovely location, wonderful hot tub. We had a great time! The only negative was the fold-out sofa bed. Definitely don't count that as a sleeping space. Otherwise, it accommodated all 12 of us beautifully. Read more
Glad you had a great time on your holiday. The sofabed is noted on the website as one of the sleeping spaces, so I'm not sure what the problem is. -rkl
Palo Alto, CA
Great 60th anniversary
Left on 08/31/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Big anniversery
We had 12 from 4 families. The place was well set up to accommodate us as we had plenty of beds, cooking room, and recreational facilities for all. Our only problem was that the path for river access from the house to the river was impassable because it was overgrown, Read more
So glad these folks liked the house so much. There is no path from the house and the yard is wild, and we state this on the website. The path to the beach runs next to the house. However, there was an outdated photo showing the yard more manicured and what looks like a path, which has been removed. -rkl
Aventura , FL
Good house over rated location
Left on 07/22/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Lilypad
The Rrgetaways operates with an excellent and helpful office staff. The house was vell equipped, upstairs a/C was priceless during a heat wave, the kitchen above expectations for a rental, the BBQ and hot tub were perfectly maintained, the beds were all (except the convertible) of very good quality. The shower heads need to be changed to something that actually sprays toward your body. The backyard has not been attended to this season, so it's wildly overgrown. The street parking is a problem as in front of the garage there is only one spot (not 2 as they advertize, unless you drive Smart Cars). The beach access is by the house and during weekends is a mob that invades the beach, that is parially stones (not pebbles) and dust. The water of the Russian River collects all the farm drainage from the surrounding areas with a subsequent aroma of blended manure and fertilizers. The gorgious eucaliptus trees around do their best to neutralize this smell. The streets leading to the house are narrow and breakneck.
The house is part of the Drake Beach association that is overrun by local residents and tourist during weekends and holidays to vacation on a section of the river that is totally over rated. Local residents also keep their loud dogs outside until late in the night and light sleepers beware. Read more
Sounds like these folks enjoyed the house a lot. This house is in a neighborhood, like all riverfront homes in this area, so there is normal neighborhood activity. Most of the time, it's pretty quiet, but the beach is busy during the summer, especially on week-ends, and is part gravel and part sand, but we take exception to the description of the water and air quality. There's never been any smell (and we have staff that frequent this beach) and the water quality is regularly tested to make sure there's not too much of anything (and certainly not any more than in any other river). The roads to this neighborhood are 2 lanes, but not particularly narrow or curvy. The backyard is wild, and it says so on the website. There was an outdated photo that showed it more manicured, which has been removed. The shower head has been replaced. -rkl
It did the job.
Left on 10/13/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Amy
We liked the house because it served well for the people we had coming and those who needed their own room plus those who would share. It would be nice to fix the door between the shower and the bathroom, it did not latch so there was quite a gap between the two when it was closed. The parking turned out to be a problem over the weekend in front, no parking signs may deter others from parking there, our neighbors have those signs, I would suggest getting some. There were a few crushed spiders on the wall of the shower that were not cleaned up prior to our arrival, otherwise the house was clean. My bed was comfortable, but I did not hear any other positive feedback from our guests about the beds all week. A TV in the master bedroom was missed. I would clear a path to the beach from the yard, it would be nice to have direct access. Luckily we are right next to the path, so we could use that to get down to the water. The river was very pretty and the canoes were great to use. The living room couch was comfortable. The keyless entry was a very nice feature. The hot tub was fun. Read more
Just a few notes. Parking here is restricted to four cars and those parking spaces (two on the street, two on the side of the house) are generally available. Occasionally other people do use the street parking places; it is a public street and those "no parking" signs are wishful thinking.
The beds at this home are all very comfortable: three have new mattresses and the other mattresses are a few years old, but of top quality. The televisions are listed in the property description; there is none in the master bedroom. The access path could hardly be more convenient; it is directly beside the house. Clearing brush in front of the house would just reduce the privacy with little added convenience.
We do appreciate the feedback.
Tucson & Bay Area Family Members Enjoyed this Listing
Northern Exposure Rates 4 Stars
Left on 08/30/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Tucson & Bay Area Family Members Enjoyed this Listing
Very nice accommodation. I have been bringing my family to the Russian River for 50+ years. This year's location was so convenient to the river itself and provided us with all the comforts of home (except a garlic press). The neighbors appeared concerned about who would be occupying the facility since previous tenants were a problem. When they saw we were a family their worries were for naught.
Grandparents (Jim and Kathy)
Southern California and Bay Area
Convenient to private community beach,quiet surroundings
Left on 08/14/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Grandparents (Jim and Kathy)
Everything was great. Units were very well maintained with large decks, views of the river through the trees. Kitchen well suppiled with essentials. Beds very comfortable, bathrooms/showers totally adequate. Use of kayak and canoe a real plus, and hot tub enjoyed by all. Proximity to Guerneville and armstrong State Park was appreciated. Would definitely recommend to others.
Family get-together/memorial for mom
Left on 06/10/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Jules
Overall, the stay was wonderful. The house was comfortable and had a nice vibe. We liked the upstairs/downstairs 2 kitchens feature! Jacuzzi was great although not sure about how sanitary??? The Kayak was a hit just a short walk to the river. Kids were happy as well as adults. Ran out of toilet paper, stovetop in kitchen upstairs didn't work properly, could have used a few beach style towels. However, we will all look back on this weekend with fond memories!
San Franciso, CA
Left on 03/18/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | bjunior910
Our group of 10 had an absolute blast. The house is great, but the deck and hot tub with river views is quite epic. I can't wait to come back! Barrel tasting never tasted so sweet...
One thing after the other...
Left on 01/26/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | st8fanatic
Love the location of this home, but its a little bit of a crowded street and can be kinda difficult to park. For the most part the neighborhood is quiet and the people are very nice. The house was a great size for 8 people. The beds are not very comfortable at all. We also had several problems while renting. The hot tub was not hot when we arrived, the heat in the downstairs did not work for our entire stay, the shower downstairs leaked bad when running and the drying machine quit working with all our towels in it. We did receive a refund for one night without a hot tub, the heat was never repaired, instead we were given space heaters and firewood, still kinda cold in January! The shower head was replaced and worked fine the second day. And the dryerr seemed to be working fine when we left. Read more
Unfortunately the heat required more than our handyman could fix; it was fixed later by a heating professional. And the downstairs mattresses, which were the offending uncomfortable mattresses, have all been replaced and so has the dryer. We truly regret all the problems---this is really rare for our homes, but in this instance it seemed that everything that could go wrong did. Normally we have no problems at all! And all these problems have been taken care of. So please come back!
San Francisco, Ca
Russian River Get Away
Left on 09/30/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | AA
The houses had a great layout for multi-generational familys with two separate flats. The River was a few feet away and the house was well kept in general. Upon arriving to the house, we were not able to enter and had to call the 1-800 number provided on our paperwork. Customer service was prompt and we were able to enter the house within minutes once given an additional code.
While staying at the house, there were a few minor issues. The screen doors were a little hard to operate, the upstairs bathroom had a leaky faucet, and the spa cover was broken. None of these issues affected our fun but needed to be addressed by the maintanence crew. During our visit, we did meet some of the people who maintain the house and all very nice and helpful.
As for the neighborhood, parking can be a bit tight. On a positive note, we really enjoyed the decks and spa. Our group consisted of ages 6 to 65 and we all enjoyed the location and amenities of the house. We would absolutely rent this house in the future.
Los Angeles, CA
Very ideal for a large family
Left on 09/21/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Socorro
The interior of the house was very neatly organized and very clean, well supplied with your everyday supplies. I found the fridge not very clean,however & had some left over items which really should be thrown away or be labeled.The diskwasher was also old, had to figure out how to use it. The first floor was much more updated & very nice & modern. We enjoyed using the canoe & its easy access to the river. We had problems w/ parking initially but once the crowd left, there were plenty of parking spaces.I didn't particularly like the fact that the outside patio on the first & 2nd floor weren't kept clean. We had to clean the tables, dust off the cobwebs and pick up the leaves on the floor. We also had to clean the BBQ grill. We were also disturbed by the loud noise everyday early in the morning through late in the afternoon as they were cutting & trimming the trees. We were not forwarn of this while we checked in but the neighbor did inform us of this the ff. day. It's funny how they have reminders all over the place that they won't tolerate any noises after 11pm. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and plan to come back again perhaps during the off season at another time.We really enjoyed the winery tour & just the time with family.
San Francisco, CA
Northern Exposure Rental
Left on 08/05/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | woowoosf
Accomidations were accurate to its description. The beds were comfortable and bathrooms were clean and usable. Jacuzzi was fabulous as was the deck and location. Neighbors were REALLY nice. Only downsides, the area rugs were a little dirty and the TVs were definitely outdated (tube and not flat screens). Overall, it was a great stay, and I'd definitely stay here again.
Tucked away oasis
Left on 07/31/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Lennan
The house is ideal...initially, I was concerned about the lack of internal acess between the
upper and lower levels. But the privacy of the back connected decks made it quite
convenient. We used the top level with its eat in kitchen and long rambling kitchen table as
home base. The living area with its wrap around couch and chaise lounge was a delicious
retreat. We had 12 people in total and never felt cramped. Late sleepers will like to take the
double double or single queen rooms (upper and lower respectfully). The access to the
beach is a public access trail that gets little tr affic. Upon arrival, I was worried about noise
of travelers on the adjacent path...but the remoteness of the area allowed little noise.
Neighbors are extremely friendly...walks through the adjoining streets always resulted in us
bringing back loads of fruit - blackberries, cherries, pluots, yellow plum, and apple. We had
enough berry to bake a pie. Parking can be tricky on weekends if you leave the front of
house spaces midday...other homes don no parking signs and I would encourage the
owners to follow suit...otherwise rig up your own with handmade signs and twine strung
beteen two trash bins. If you want to get away from it all...this is your house. Still
reasonable to pop to town or go on a wine tasting excursion.
San Francisco, CA
Great, if pricey, spot on the River
Left on 07/02/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | sanfrancisco1979
Northern Exposure is in a wonderful location - you can easily walk down the path to the neighborhood beach (just past driveway) and enjoy the river. The house is really two units which are not connected - for us this wasn't ideal, we would have preferred one big kitchen and living space with additional sleepin areas, but it would work well for some groups (in-laws?). The house is nicely decorated and the beds were comfy. Bring your must use kitchen items, as much of the kitchen stuff (knives, etc.) is cheap and mis-matched.
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