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Idle Hours is a beloved Russian River vacation home. Owned by the same family for generations, it was designed for ease and functionality. The care that goes into maintaining this comfortable, easy-going river retreat is evident in every detail. Tastefully adorned with family keepsakes and perfect river cabin kitsch, Idle Hours has gained every benefit from the recent remodel. Cozy and warm in the winter, relaxing and inviting in the summer--once you get here you will not want to go home!
Once up the flight of front stairs, the entryway opens to a spacious living room with ample comfy seating, high ceilings, attractive accent lighting, Cable TV with DVD player and, at its heart, a large gas fireplace. Through the living room's large open doorway, you'll find a large kitchen and dining room. With various places to hang, this area has a long list of uses: surf the web or get some last-minute work done at the corner desk; listen to tunes on the boom box; lounge or read on the single futon (which can be unfolded to a single bed); eat together, play a board game or a game of cards at the large dining table; or our favorite--sit on a tall stool at the kitchen counter and harass the cook for a snack or glass of wine. (The cook shouldn't mind because he or she are thoroughly enjoying the new, fabulously well-equipped and well-decorated kitchen complete with gas range, fridge with ice maker, dishwasher, large stainless steel sink, more than enough cookware, small appliances and storage space.
Idle Hours has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Doors to 2 of the 3 bedrooms and 1 of the 2 bathrooms are off the far side of the living room. The first bedroom, with a Twin bunk and a Double bed, can accommodate 4 guests. The second bedroom has a Queen bed. The expertly remodeled bathroom has a tub/shower combo. The master bedroom and the second bathroom (with a shower) are tucked away and near each other at the back of the house, down a short hallway off the kitchen. The master bedroom offers a King bed, TV, river views and a door to the back deck. All 3 bedrooms are set up with plenty of wall hooks and casual storage crates for guests to hang towels and stash belongings. All 3 bedrooms (and the living room) have ceiling fans.
The large back deck, accessed from the dining room, has outdoor dining, a gas grill, views of the river and a back set of stairs (with a latching gate) leading down to the riverfront lawn and river. There is enough room to picnic and lounge right on the river on the large river dock*. A canoe* is left locked at the dock for paddling up and down our lazy river.
*Dock and canoe are seasonal, available mid-June through September, depending on the river dams.
Winter & Spring Special: 3 Nights for the Price of 2! Or get an additional night free with any stay 2 nights or longer. Valid Jan. through Mar. Some restrictions apply, see below for details.
BED SIZES: Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Third bedroom: Double bed and Twin bunk beds; Dining room: Single futon
HEAT SOURCE: Central heat and gas fireplace in living room
LOCATION: Riverfront less than a mile from downtown Guerneville
ADDITIONAL FEES: Cleaning Fee of $150, 11% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning and a $49 Damage Protection Fee
Optional Travel Insurance is available at the time of reservation.
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.
Winter & Spring Special:
3 Nights for the Price of 2! Or get an additional night free with any stay 2 nights or longer.
For stays during January 2nd, 2015 - March 31st, 2015. Excludes the following dates: 2/11/15 - 2/15/15.
Must be mentioned at the time of reservation. To book online, use the following Promo Codes corresponding to your arrival date:
For arrival dates: 1/2/15 - 2/10/15: 3FOR2JANFEB
For arrival dates: 2/16/15 - 3/31/15: 3FOR2FEBMAR
For new reservations only; this special cannot be retroactively applied or combined with other offers.
2 night minimum October - most of May (excludes some holidays).
3 night minimum Memorial Day Weekend - September.
Weekly Only in July and August; Summer Rotation Day
All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.
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for more information on our policies, including night minimums and rates for holidays.
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Additional amenities include: check-in time 4:00 pm, additional amenities ping pong, may-oct., yard small lawn, spa/hottub none, view river, laundry facilities washer and dryer, heat source central heat, boats 1 canoe*, fireplace, wood/gas gas fireplace, walk to guerneville, river access dock, pet policy dog friendly, cleaning & linens $150, check-out time 12:00 pm.TripAdvisor property ID 2162544...Read more
Left on 01/09/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 9, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
A well appointed and well located house. Perfect for three couples and a few kids. Easy walk into town (although no sidewalks). Comfortable living space with nice open kitchen/dining/relaxation area for the group to gather.
Left on 11/21/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Wine Country WandererReviewed Nov 21, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Another group of us traveled to Idle Hours from points far and near. One friend, who is a great chef and former professional caterer, planned all of the meals. She loves the open design of the kitchen there. We plan to return again next year.
Left on 06/05/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 5, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
We were a little disappointed the ping pong table was unavailable. We later found out while staying at the rental it was determined to be too cold to use. Other than that minor problem it was a wonderful place to stay. It is located in a great location off the main road into town and on the river. My group and I had an amazing time and look forward to doing it again next year.
Thanks for sharing!
Idle Hours is a great home on the river! I hope you'll have a chance to come back during the summer when the boats are available and the dock is in...
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Left on 01/26/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | JJReviewed Jan 26, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
2 fmailies stay at Idle Hours over new years 2011-12 and had a great time. Idle hours is very well stocked and the place was extremely clean and well kept. We will definitley try to book Idle Hours for a summer retreat
Thank you for the review!
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“Getaway at the River”
Left on 10/01/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Spike's HumanReviewed Oct 1, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
My friends and I have been coming to Idle Hours for decades and our recent trip did not disappoint. Of course, we had a couple of people who had never been to the river before and some friends who hadn't seen each other in many years. It's a great location to get together for a long weekend or a week's reunion in Northern Ca. We're already booked for 2012!
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