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Book this 2 bedroom house in Guerneville today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, internet access, and dishwasher among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4/5 thanks to an average of 21 reviews.
The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 23, 2017.
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Russian River Getaways
Russian River Getaways
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Aug 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Guerneville Attractions
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- Balcony or terrace
- Smoking allowed
– based on 21 reviews
- Very Good
“Rustic River Charmer”
Sweeping views of the beautiful Russian River. Five star seating from the Lido deck in a bubbling spa. Eclectic charmer tucked away in the redwoods, on the edge of the beautiful Drake Estates neighborhood. A must for a small winter family getaway! Grab a cozy throw blanket a your book!
Our family normally heads for the mountains each summer for our annual camping trip, This year, with the drought, that wasn't a choice so I searched for an alternative: a cabin. The Russian River area looked ideal as it was central to both wine tasting and visits to the beach. The Cabernet Cottage appealed to me so I rented it. This was an ideal vacation home. It had beautiful views, a ton of amenities and--best of all--allowed us to bring our dog, I was a bit worried as the pictures show the cabin to be rather plush, but upon arrival I was delighted. It's a rustic cabin with lots of wood, a wood burning stove and an expansive deck. We were there during dock season and it was excellent. My kids thoroughly enjoyed the provided kayaks. The dog and I enjoyed the raft I brought. You can row to isolated beaches or, as I did, row the dog to the Stumptown Brewery (just across the river) for a brew. (They provide accommodations for your dog.) The Cabernet Cabin is a short drive from Guerneville and a 24 hour Safeway. You're also a short drive from the coast, You're right next to a Redwood Forest Preserve. On one day, my wife an kids persuaded me to tour a forest on zip lines. What made this doubly nice was there's a dog sitter, Elizabeth who came to the cabin to watch our dog. She was excellent and Boo--the dog--was sad to see us come home. The property management firm is great! The few minor problems we had were corrected immediately. Overall, I would be hard pressed to find anything lacking. A fenced yard for the dog would have been nice--and some cabins have them--but taking the dog for an occasional walk was not a hardship. I strongly recommend the Cabernet Cottage for anyone seeking a cozy getaway!
“Clean, quiet cabin on the river”
The house was even better than it looked in the pictures. The location on the river was gorgeous, and it's just a few steps away from a great little beach area. The wood paneling and cozy wood-burning stove make it feel like a cabin retreat. The kitchen was well stocked and organized. The place was very clean, with nice bed linens and towels. Huge hot tub! And only a few minutes' drive to town. I don't know how it is during the more crowded summer season, but we found the area very quiet and peaceful. Families with smaller children might not like the bedroom arrangement (the second BR has a separate outside entrance, so the occupant must be comfortable sleeping out of earshot and able to use housekeys to get to the bathroom.) It worked fine for us and our 9-year-old, though, and would be a great set-up for two couples because of the added privacy. The rental company was very organized and made it easy to check in / out without hassles. A perfect vacation...Thanks!!
Response from the manager Thanks for the review and the compliments! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Cabernet and hope you'll be back soon. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways
“our stay at Cabernet Cottage”
Beautiful house. The weather was cold, but the electric blankets had been turned on so even the bed in the "satellite room" was warm, although the rooms themselves were understandably pretty cold the first night we got there. The deck is gorgeous - I can imagine living out there most of the time when it's not so cold. Everything is in good repair, we wanted for nothing.. Short walk to the beach. Private setting - on Thanksgiving we could hear (not see) the happy gathering next door only when we were outside. The guest using the satellite room locked himself out so be careful about that! The owners even left us a very nice bottle of white wine. (what? no cabernet?:) About a mile to town, very walkable. I would definitely rent again.
“Lovely little cottage.”
Very comfortable and cozy. Great neighborhood and access to the water. Love the new dock and thanks to RR getaways for leaving the dock for us so late in the season. Does need lighting out on the deck for outside dining. Definately will book ths again!
Response from the manager Thanks for the nice review, and we are so glad you enjoyed the new dock at Cabernet. It is our pleasure to help in any way we can. We'll give your outdoor lighting suggestion to the owner. -Rachel
Had a great time at the Cabernet Cottage! Love the 2 decks...one for hanging out and grilling...the other for a private hot tub! The Russian River is perfect for kayaking and just leisurely floating around. We didn't want to leave.
Response from the manager We're so glad you liked Cabernet so well and hope you'll come back soon. Thanks for the great review! -Rachel
“Average Rental - bring your own deck and kitchen!!!”
Pluses - can't beat the location as it is right next to prime beach access. It's alway hard finding a good beach on Russian River with easy access in and out of the water. That said, getting down the path to the beach as others noted it not easy. We've stayed in other rentals nearby this one on the same street an would probably opt for those in the future an just use the public beach access The price of the rental is good. Hot tub was fantastic. Unlike many of the rentals up at Russian river there aren't tons and tons of stairs here. I like the exercise but know lots of stairs can be an issue for some. The satellite guest room was cute and quaint Minuses - bring your own deck and kitchen!!! Huge issue with the deck furniture. You couldn't even sit on it as it was so run down and wobbly. Frankly it was a liability issue. Someone is going to get hurt. I'm surprised nothing has been done about it especially since all the deck furniture is bad. It basically renders the best selling point of the place - the deck useless unless you bring your own folding chairs. Inside the decor is nicer and quaint. Tons if deferred maintenance. It's rustic. Kitchen has spartan appointments and utensils - who provides only two very small serving bowls? Shades were cheap and didn't work Otherwise everything "worked" adequately.
“A Restful Retreat”
Looking for a holiday away to decompress? This cottage is just perfect for that very experience I found. I needed to get away for a few days, just me and my dog and this comfortable cottage was the perfect spot. The home is overlooking the Russian River, with two decks where you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the scenery, drinking in the peace and calm surrounding you. The afternoon did heat up a bit inside but opening up the French doors leading to the first deck, the kitchen window, bedroom window and upper half of the front door brought in a cross draft that quickly cooled the cottage down with the assistance of the fans. I found pest spray almost eliminated any flying creatures that wanted to enjoy the inside tranquility of the home with you at night. As I brought my 4 legged family member with me, this home was very friendly and was the very getaway we both needed.
Response from the manager It's always nice to be able to take your pet on vacation with you and not worry about anything but having a nice and relaxing time. We pride ourselves in being pet friendly and, with most of us here having dogs, we understand the importance of having your favorite friend with you. We hope to see you again soon. Russian River Getaways
“pros and cons”
Pros: Cabin is on river, near to town, had kayaks. Cons: Inside is dark, funky. Smelled musty. Second bedroom you must go outside to get to bathroom in middle of night.
Response from the manager Cabernet Cottage is a cabin in the woods after all. It's a great little hideaway and, like you said, on the river and close to town. The woodwork inside the cottage is stunning but you have to like that sort of rustic feel and look. We hope you enjoyed your overall stay and will come back again! Russian River Getaways
We stayed for a week to participate in the Vineman Triathlon and had a great stay. The cottage is a little worn looking on the outside but once in everything was very nice. Beds very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. Nice view of the river with easy access. Also close to town. The only thing that was a bit of a challenge was the shower water was difficult to get the right temperature due to the hot and cold handles hard to turn.There is a lot of stairs up to the house and also to the jacuzzi. Nice area for biking and running and you can swim in the river but it is shallow. Guerneville is kinda funky but we enjoyed our stay.