Cabernet Cottage

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2 Bedrooms
1 Bath
4 Guests

Description

Toast to a Fabulous River Retreat…Warm, Charming Traditional Riverfront Cabin, Blend of Contemporary Decor and Antique Touches, Woodstove, Hot Tub on Private Deck, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats; Walk to Downtown Guerneville, Johnson's Beach (1.4 mi, no sidewalks). Short Drive to Wine Tasting, Golf, Hiking, Coast. Wi-Fi, Unlimited Domestic Long Distance, Cable TV. Keyless Entry. Your Well-Behaved Dog is Welcome!

Cabernet's main living level is up a flight of stairs. The living room has a dining area and is open to the kitchen. Both open to a deck with outdoor dining, lounging and river view. Steps lead from this deck to a lower deck with hot tub. Off the main living space, there's a bedroom and full bath with clawfoot/shower. The satellite bedroom opens off the main deck, just a few steps from the main house (no bathroom and no interior connection). There are stairs, path and ramp to *seasonal dock. House & Satellite Bedroom add up to approximately 840sf.

*This home has a seasonal (July & Aug) river access and boat(s). Contact us for more information.

Detailed Amenities:
2 Bedrooms (#1 queen; #2 satellite queen).
1 Bathroom (clawfoot tub with shower).
Bed and Bath Linens (bar soap, shampoo, spa/beach towels NOT provided).
Baseboard Heat, 1 Woodstove with Glass Door in living room.
Ceiling Fan (living room). NO Air Conditioning.
2 Cable TVs with DVD (#1 33" in living room; #2 22" in bedroom); iPod Dock.
Wi-Fi; Unlimited Domestic Long Distance.
Open Beam Ceilings, Knotty Pine Interiors.
Full Kitchen with Blender, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Cookware, Gas Stove, Dishwasher.
Washer and Dryer.
Dining Set (4).
Upper Deck with Gas Grill, Dining Set (4), River Views.
Lower Deck with Hot Tub (5-6 person), River Views.
Stairs & Landscaped Path to*Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock; Seasonal Firepit.
*Seasonal Boats: 2 Single Kayaks.

Minimum Stay: 2 Nights EXCEPT 3 Nights President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day thru Sept 30, Christmas thru New Year's; 4 Nights Thanksgiving. Summer: Up to 7 Nights June- Aug; Check-In Day is SATURDAY. Last minute shorter bookings sometimes available.

Max Occupancy: 4. Max Automobiles: 2. Quiet Hours 10pm-7am. No outdoor amplified sound at any time.

TOT Certificate #1994

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Map & Area

Reviews

"beautiful place..."

5 of 5

beautiful place, amazing log for walking into the river, backyard walkway could be kept up a bit (but i understand this is early in the season)

-Tim (Airbnb guest) on 06/21/2018

 

"Cabernet Cottage"

3 of 5

House is well located, really close to downtown Guerneville, and right on the river. In the Summertime, I'm sure this place would be absolutely amazing! The hot tub is perfect- it's a great size, it's hot, and the view of the river is amazing. Our issues with the place had almost all to do with the fact that we were there in winter at a very cold time, and the house heating system just couldn't warm the house enough to make it the cozy getaway we were hoping for. Even with a full fire blazing the house was pretty cold. The couch and the towels have probably seen better days, and while this isn't a make or break type of thing I just mention it because it's not quite what one may expect. We also had an issue on check-out day- the door entry code got changed on us sometime around 10:30, even though check-out time was supposed to be at 11am. I got locked out of the house, but luckily my wife was still inside, or else we would've been out in the cold trying to figure out how to grab our bags. All in all, I think this place would be great in the Summertime with a group of friends, but it wasn't the romantic, cozy getaway we were looking for this Winter.

Manager Response:

Thanks for the review and feedback, Joseph. You were here for the unusual cold that had us all struggling to keep warm. For future reference, give us a call when you have issues, and we are always happy to help. In this case, we might have brought enough space heaters to keep you warm. I think it's also important to note that we don't/can't change any door code's parameters during a guest's stay; they are pre-programmed to stop at 11am. We do apologize that your code deactivated early and are glad it did not create an issue for you. -Rachel

-Joseph (Airbnb guest) on 06/21/2018

 

"Place was perfect"

5 of 5

Place was perfect. Cozy, private and a nice swimming hole right by the dock. Can cross the river and be at a great cafe without getting in your car.

Manager Response:

We are so happy you enjoyed this home Barry! Thank you for staying with us and we hope you come stay again sometime. ~Maile

-Barry (Airbnb guest) on 06/21/2018

 

"Cabernet Cottage"

5 of 5

My family and I wanted an outdoorsy vacation in Guerneville and this fit our needs well. The house doesn't have the greatest curb appeal upon arrival, but it is cozy and comfortable and met our family's needs so much better than a hotel. We usually had two meals a day at the cottage which was easier with kids and helped keep vacation costs lower. We LOVED having our own dock access and kayaks. I also appreciated that there were life jackets available--one less thing to pack. The houses in this area are rustic. Don't expect fancy. Expect it to be like a cozy visit to your grandma's river cottage and you won't be disappointed. We spent our time touring Armstrong Redwoods, enjoying the kayaks, relaxing at Monte Rio Beach with paddleboard rentals and the floats we borrowed from the cottage, and hot tubbing at night. (Johnson's Beach is closer, but major festivals were going on the weekend we were there and it was too crowded for our tastes.) The kids were sad to leave which is a good sign we all had fun. My husband and I appreciated the bottle of wine that was provided. On a critical note, the couch has seen better days and the owners should consider an upgrade soon as the faux leather is peeling away in spots. A nice sleeper sofa could easily accommodate an extra guest, but you definitely won't want to sleep on the current couch. We also noted that the slope of the floor in the main living area is very unlevel. The first day it kind of bothered us, but we mostly forgot about it after settling in and that's just part of its quirky charm. Our children are almost six and nine and they slept in the "satellite" room just off the main house. Families with children much younger, will likely not like this set up. Our kids wanted Dad to stay with them until they fell asleep the first night, but after that, they were fine and enjoyed their separate space. The second bedroom is very close to the main house just off the deck, but you do have to go outside to access that room. There's a separate key for it. Thank you for a wonderful trip!

Manager Response:

Thanks so much for the review and feedback, Amanda. The owner actually just ordered a new couch, so it will be in place for your next stay:-) We're glad your family enjoyed Cabernet! -Rachel

-Amanda (Airbnb guest) on 06/12/2018

 

"Cabernet Cottage"

5 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend at the Cabernet Cottage! Everything was just as we expected. We appreciated having appliances like a coffee maker and dishwasher. The beds were comfortable and the fans helped keep the place cool on the 90+ degree days. But our favorite part was the beautiful views from the deck and being able to watch the river from the outdoor table and hot tub. Looking forward to coming back again!

Manager Response:

Sounds like you had a wonderful experience at Cabernet Cottage Stephanie. Thank you for the positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon! ~Maile

-Stephanie (Airbnb guest) on 05/24/2018

 

"Great location and cozy cabin..."

5 of 5

Great location and cozy cabin, deck has a fantastic view.

Manager Response:

We are so happy you enjoyed this home! Come back and visit soon! -Maile

-Chris (Airbnb guest) on 05/05/2018

 

"We enjoyed our stay at this cozy cabin"

5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cozy cabin. Great open floor plan with kitchen and living room and fire place. Everything was very clean with a beautiful river view and balcony!! Convenient beach access pathway from cabin. Quick, easy drive to town. Smooth check-in upon arrival, and we appreciate when dogs are welcome. Overall, very enjoyable stay!

Manager Response:

Thanks for the great review, Nicole. We're glad you enjoyed Cabernet and hope you'll be back! -Rachel

-Nicole (Airbnb guest) on 05/03/2018

 

"Really nice location right on the river"

5 of 5

Really nice location right on the river. Easy drive to town and cab service is available. Sitting in the hot tub overlooking the river is incredibly peaceful.

Manager Response:

Thanks so much for the review and feedback, Patrick. We are very glad you enjoyed Cabernet Cottage and hope you'll be back! -Rachel

-Patrick (Airbnb guest) on 05/02/2018

 

"Great place!"

5 of 5

Great place! We had a wonderful time just sitting on the patio and enjoying the view of the river. About a five minute drive into downtown Guerneville.

Manager Response:

Thank you for sharing your experience at Cabernet Cottage, Evelyn. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll be back! -Rachel

-Evelyn (Airbnb guest) on 04/13/2018

 

"Great place for us"

5 of 5

Great place for us. Right on the river, the kids fished each morning and evening. Convenient location, close to Guernville. The hot tub had lots of jets and was a great amenity.

Manager Response:

Thanks for sharing your experience at Cabernet...sounds like a good one for your family, which makes us very happy! Thanks for the review, and we hope you'll be back! -Rachel

-Michael (Airbnb guest) on 04/12/2018

 

"Overall, this place was great! "

5 of 5

Overall, this place was great! The hot tub was one of our favorite amenities; it was the perfect temperature for chilly nights, and has a beautiful view of the river. The kitchen is well stocked with a variety of good quality cookware, which made staying in a cooking dinner and breakfast very easy. The master bed was also very comfortable, and the living room was spacious and warmed easily with the wood stove. We had a great Valentine's Day weekend here and would definitely stay again.

-Marc (Airbnb guest) on 02/09/2018

 

"Great spot!! "

5 of 5

Great spot!! Highly recommended!

-Mike (Airbnb guest) on 02/08/2018

 

"Cabernet Cottage"

4 of 5

The space was great for two people and provided ample tools for cooking and cleaning during the stay. The back patio area was great with a peaceful view of the river, and the location is very convenient to get into town or go out to the coast for a day trip.

-Matthew (Airbnb guest) on 01/19/2018

 

"Cabernet Cottage"

4 of 5

Very nice cottage with hot tub, wood stove & easy river access.

-Jason (Airbnb guest) on 01/09/2018

 

"Cabernet Cottage"

5 of 5

Amazing view and decks! I bet during summer months it is even more amazing! The house was close to great wineries (gary farrell!!)

-Natalie (Airbnb guest) on 01/02/2018

 

"Great view and area..."

4 of 5

You need to put in a real shower the tub is hard to get into and out of...We were able to walk to town however the rest of the place is good. Needs a bit of TLC with the cabinets and lithting!!

-D6605QHdougm on 10/08/2017

 

"Great getaway spot"

4 of 5

Great getaway spot. We came here for a ladies'/moms' weekend sans kids, and we were really able to unwind and relax. Beautiful deck! Note the detached room is a little on the small side, with not a lot of space for luggage or changing, and requires going outside prior to accessing the bathroom. Thanks for special time with friends!

-Vhe (Airbnb guest) on 08/18/2017

 

"Lovely rustic cottage"

5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed, and the 2 kayaks were a wonderful bonus! A previous reviewer mentioned tree stumps by the dock - we didn't have any problems with it - greatly improved our kayak parking skills and we enjoyed the ducks & herons that came to sunbathe on it :) The cabin is in a great location - close enough to supplies if needed, but secluded enough to relax - highly recommended!

-Anna E. (VRBO guest) on 07/22/2017

 

"This is a lovely cabin, with an amazing magical view"

3 of 5

This is a lovely cabin, with an amazing magical view. You can tell from the way it the furniture was selected the owners really cared, and intended to provide a welcome setting- The cabarnet cottage guests also receive a cabarnet wine as a welcoming gesture... You should however bring your own linens, and towels as we found out the crew had not changed the sheets nor have washed the towels after the previous guests checked out. So to avoid the Ick factor bring your items with you and you should be fine. The house is on stills, so when the washer and dryer are working it shakes as if it is an earthquake. Great location, and access to the river. Avoid the weekends since there is a beer garden type of thing across the river which holds beach parties -that may get roudy for those who are looking for a more quiet type of getaway. We had a great vacation at cabarnet cottage.

-Basak (Airbnb guest) on 07/13/2017

 

"Great location! Sun on the deck until 7:30 during the summer. Well stocked kitchen, 2 nice bedrooms."

4 of 5

Had a very nice week at Cabernet Cottage. It's a perfect size for 3 ( maybe 4 ) people. The DVD player wasn't working and we had to buy a few light bulbs but otherwise we really enjoyed our stay!

-Andrew D. (VRBO guest) on 07/10/2017

 

"Cabernet Cottage"

4 of 5

The house was perfect. It fit all our wants and needs.

-Lesli (Airbnb guest) on 06/23/2017

 

"Rustic charm and great location!"

5 of 5

What a location and view! If you are looking for a spot right on the river, with great beach access - here it is. Our family loved this cabin, and enjoyed opening the french doors, taking in the natural beauty, lounging on the deck, and playing in the water close by. Wonderful little spot!

-A TripAdvisor Member on 06/22/2017

 

"Loved this place so much! "

4 of 5

Loved this place so much! The cabin is well stocked with everything you will need and the location is perfect. The hot tub was awesome and the river front dock was PERFECT! I wish that there was a portable AC unit as it was SUPER hot but besides the heat i would say that this cabin is amazing! We will be coming back for sure!

-Cathleen (Airbnb guest) on 06/21/2017

 

"Cabernet Cottage"

4 of 5

A nice relaxing place to stay next to the river. A great place to stay to be on the water and decompress!

-Jeremy (Airbnb guest) on 06/02/2017

 

"This place is fantastic"

5 of 5

This place is fantastic. It's situated right on the river, the hot tub is terrific, and the house itself is very nice and cozy. The location is great in terms of proximity to the shops in Guerneville, wineries, and Santa Rosa. We wish we could have stayed longer!

-Andrew (Airbnb guest) on 06/01/2017

 

"Quiet getaway."

5 of 5

Nice little place with a great view of the river. I would be more than happy to do again.

-David M. (VRBO guest) on 05/04/2017

 

"Cabernet Cottage"

5 of 5

Awesome location on the river!

-Raelyn (Airbnb guest) on 04/21/2017

 

"We had a lovely stay at Cabernet Cottage"

5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Cabernet Cottage. It was quiet, private, and right on the river. We enjoyed the layout of the space, the games and movies they provided, and use of the hot tub. The wood stove and electric mattress pads were lovely on a cold, rainy night. We would definitely come back to Cabernet Cottage in the future.

-Kate (Airbnb guest) on 04/14/2017

 

"Cute cottage..."

5 of 5

Cute cottage, loved the split front door and the French doors and window in the kitchen to the patio. Hot tub is nice, very clean and current. Location is perfect for relaxing, overlooking the river. You can hear it softly in the background if you sleep in the additional BD. Close to town for food, bars, shopping etc. Furniture could be a little updated, but it's not bad. Rental process was seamless, easy and so was check-in. Will return if in area again for sure!!

-Tiffany (Airbnb guest) on 04/07/2017

 

"Stellar location"

4 of 5

Stellar location. Clean home. Outside areas not as usable as we had hoped

-Samantha (Airbnb guest) on 03/16/2017

 

"Beautiful home by the river"

5 of 5

Great house and amenities. Kept us warm and dry in the midst of the deluge. Loved our stay!

-david h. (VRBO guest) on 02/21/2017

 

"Absolutely beautiful view"

4 of 5

Absolutely beautiful view. Great rustic cabin feel. Do note that the "satellite" bedroom is just that, it is separate from the main house. In order to use the restroom you have to go outside and walk a few feet to into the main house. It wasn't a big deal, but something we missed on the initial booking description.

-William (Airbnb guest) on 12/15/2016

 

"Rustic River Charmer"

4 of 5

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!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 12/10/2016

 

"Lovely little cottage..."

5 of 5

Lovely little cottage with a gorgeous view of the river and hill. Quiet neighborhood that is a mix of residential, small farms/vineyards and vacation homes. Super close to downtown Guerneville and not far from Duncans Mills and Jenner. Great WIFI, parking and easy access to cabin!

-Jabu (Airbnb guest) on 11/18/2016

 

"Cabernet Cottage"

5 of 5

We loved staying here - the view is absolutely fantastic and sitting out on the deck is the most relaxed we've felt in a long time. Everything in the cabin felt modern and clean.

-Joey (Airbnb guest) on 10/06/2016

 

"Perfect!"

5 of 5

Ive been to the river at the least, 5 times a year for the last 4 years and stayed in multiple places, so when my boyfriend and I wanted to leave San Francisco for a calm birthday weekend, I had a list of requirements. I spent days looking for the right house to rent. I wanted the house to look like a cabin and be right on the river, with a private dock, and hot-tub. I wanted an extra room incase my two friends decided to visit... The days and days i spent looking for the perfect place, paid off. From the moment i walked in, the view blew me away, all the windows, the glass cabinets in the kitchen. there were beautiful windows opening to the deck i could open while I made our meals. the extra room had a private entrance the only reason i wouldn't have stayed in the room was, i would have to step outside during the night and into the main house to use the bathroom. otherwise the extra room had a fun yet private treehouse feel. the bathroom was beautiful! There are countless things I could say about this place. I loved it! I won't be searching for another house on the river again, Ive found the perfect place!

-jessica d. (VRBO guest) on 07/07/2016

 

"So great, so great, so great!!!"

5 of 5

So great, so great, so great!!! Spent a long weekend there with my dog -- and had the best experience. Cottage was BETTER than the photos! And the location was so amazing. Will be renting again later this summer!

-Damon (Airbnb guest) on 06/16/2016

 

"Wow"

5 of 5

Wow. Cabernet Cottage could not have been easier or more relaxing. Everything worked, view was amazing, cabin was PERFECT in every way. The "satellite" bedroom was especially great for my teenage daughter, with a view of the river and just enough separation to make it seem like a much bigger place. Parking was super easy. I must have taken 500 photos during our stay and the majority of them were from the deck with the sun setting. Magical! I loved that the washer and dryer were right off the bathroom as well. We would stay there again in a heartbeat! The owners thought of everything. We felt totally at home the entire time. It is close to everything, we zip lined and did Osmosis and Bodega Bay on different days throughout the week. My teenage daughter agreed that it was one of the best vacations we have ever taken and a LOT of it had to do with Cabernet Cottage being our home base. It was still beautiful even though the weather was't great most of the time (we went in April). We just had a fire and watched a movie and listened to the rain on the roof while looking at the river, or got in the hot tub. Well done!

-Kellie (Airbnb guest) on 04/07/2016

 

"Wonderful Vacation at Russian River (Cabernet Cottage)"

5 of 5

My wife, grandson and I had a great vacation staying at the Cabernet Cottage right on the Russian River. The location was ideal with a dock right on the river. The cabin itself, had 2 bedrooms and 1 bath but felt bigger. The kitchen had everything you need with a gas oven and full size refrigerator. The furnishings fit with a cabin and were very comfortable. There are ceiling fans in the great room and main bedroom. There is a satellite bedroom off the deck that contains a good sized bed and a table fan. There is a very expansive deck off the great room with chairs and a table and an easy to use barbeque. There is a very nice size hot tub on the lower level (we didn't use it) and a partial stairway leading down to the dock. There are two kayaks at the dock which we used a lot. Even though there are residences on both sides of the cabin, we found it to be very quiet especially at night. It's a little tricky getting to the cabin the first time but you get used to it. There is plenty of parking in front of the cabin. You can be as active if you want to be. In addition to kayaking, we played golf ( a few miles away), went zip lining (about a 15 minute drive), hiked at Bodega Bay (about a 20 minute drive, hiked at Armstrong Woods (about 10 minutes away) and did a lot of swimming. Then, there is the laid back town of Guerneville which is great to walk around in, visit the art galleries or just hang out.We so enjoyed eating on the deck of the cabin that we only went out to dinner once. All the other meals we ate at the cabin. There is a 24 hour Safeway in Guerneville so you can get pretty much anything there. My wife and I agreed that in terms beauty, outside living, activities, peacefulness and relaxation this is the best place we have stayed.By the way we rented through Russian River Getaways who were excellent to deal with. We had 1 issue during our stay that they took care of immediately.My only caveat is that cabin best suits a part of 4-5 maximum.

-dnefsky on 07/28/2015

 

"The pictures do not do it justice"

4 of 5

We stayed for three nights. Absolutely no complaints. We were very comfortable and wanted for nothing. We would stay there again and recommend to friends and family.

-Allyson M on 10/28/2014

 

"Excellent Choice"

5 of 5

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!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/15/2014

 

"These reviews are old- tons of upgrades done!"

5 of 5

We had the distinct pleasure of staying at Cabernet Cottage. I wanted to find some photos of the place to share with friends when I happened on some of these reviews and was compelled to write.First of all, many of these reviews are old. The owner put in some new stairs to the backyard, landscaping, and an awesome dock so accessing the river is super easy. There were various rafts and inflatable toys in the garage that we easily launched from the dock and floated the afternoons away. What fun! It was a leisurely float across the river to the casual Stumptown Brewery where we indulged in yummy burgers and libations before floating back "home". The home was well-appointed with newer and comfortable furnishings that you'd expect at a vacation cabin. The linens were fresh and soft and the clawfoot tub in the bathroom is nice touch. The place was also very clean. We didn't notice any spider webs or other fun stuff that you should totally expect with a cabin in the woods. We wouldn't have minded if we had discovered this type of thing because hey, it IS a cabin in the WOODS. If you're looking for a laid back vacation where you can put your bare feet up, toast with friends, have easy access to the best vineyards, get out on the river, and enjoy a slice of the simple yet sophisticated lifestyle that the area has to offer then this is your place! And BONUS- the place is a screaming deal. We're already looking at our schedule to see when we can return. What a gem!

-Eleanor G on 06/24/2014

 

"Clean, quiet cabin on the river"

5 of 5

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!!

Manager Response:

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

-The Limpet on 04/23/2014

 

"Charming with a few quirks"

5 of 5

I'm surprised with all the negative reviews here for Cabernet Cottage. We stayed in another place that just wasn't our style, so the company graciously allowed us to view a couple of other places and move into the Cabernet Cottage for the remainder of our stay. We loved it so much, we stayed an extra day.The house is small and quaint with good light and plenty of seating. It has a big living room area and a sweet little kitchen adjoining so cooks don't have to remove themselves from the action while doing their thing. The hot tub was great. The deck was beautiful...getting mid-day sun and a wonderful view of the river, ducks and all, but out of view of other places across the river. It was very private. The beds were comfortable and the decor simple and charming.My only words of warning are this: this place is not as well-stocked as others we've stayed in, which is fine as long as you are prepared. There are no flashlights, batteries for remotes, matches/lighters (!), large bowls (for salad, for instance), deck light for grilling at night, DVDs or a DVD player. Towels were a bit minimal and the owners do not provide any firewood. The house takes a LONG time to heat with the heater alone (if it ever does), so bringing tons of wood is critical if you visit in the cooler months. This didn't bother us, but the grounds were a bit unkempt in front. We felt the place would be so much cuter, curb-appeal-wise, if it were kept up a bit better. And it is true that getting to the water is a little precarious, though worth the effort.The owners must have updated the furniture since some of the negative reviews because they were all new and comfortable. I never would have chosen this place based on the reviews, but we found it to be a gem of a find and will definitely be back in the future, just perhaps a bit more prepared.

-kestrel k on 12/27/2013

 

"our stay at Cabernet Cottage"

5 of 5

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.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 12/10/2013

 

"Lovely little cottage."

5 of 5

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!

Manager Response:

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

-Sopranos on 10/16/2013

 

"Filthy"

2 of 5

I just stayed here with friends and we were very disappointed upon arriving and throughout our stay with how filthy and funky the Cabernet Cottage is. We were expecting rustic and could easily accept the old, funky furniture and worn wood, but not the layers of dust, spider webs and scunge. The bedroom ceiling was covered in dusty spider webs and the floors had not been cleaned in a very long time. Bundles of hair and dust covered the floor around the bed and it was just overall, gritty. We moved the bed away from the wall as there were webs attached to it and found years worth of dust and hair from previous guests and a breast milk pad. The living room wasn't much different. Let's put it this way; it's the kind of place you don't want to go barefoot in. The kitchen was scungy with grease still on the stove and dishes that were not cleaned properly...and oddly enough, the "Cabernet" Cottage was void of wine glasses, outside of a couple cloudy, unmatched ones hanging in the window area. Then we went to use the barbecue and it still had grease and food in it from whoever used it last. And forget using it at night unless you have a flashlight because there's no good outside light...we took a lamp outside so we could cook our lobsters. Then the water heater didn't work right, making showers a pain with the water fluctuating from scalding hot to cold. Overall, the place was filthy and funky, with the good part being the deck overlooking the river and the kayaks for the river.

Manager Response:

This is such an odd review. The furniture is almost all new in the last few years. We are sorry about the cleaning; that cleaner has been dismissed for this and other complaints. However, there are not years of dust in any of our homes. Spiderwebs are a hazard of this forested area. We clean them up and more come, sometimes within minutes. We'll speak to owner about the outside lighting, after we verify that the lighting is inadequate. -Rachel

-mb404 on 09/17/2013

 

"Beautiful view!"

4 of 5

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.

Manager Response:

We're so glad you liked Cabernet so well and hope you'll come back soon. Thanks for the great review! -Rachel

-cats0527 on 08/15/2013

 

"Average Rental - bring your own deck and kitchen!!!"

3 of 5

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 accessThe 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 workOtherwise everything "worked" adequately.

-Ryan on 07/17/2013

 

"A Restful Retreat"

4 of 5

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.

Manager Response:

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

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/17/2013

 

"pros and cons"

3 of 5

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.

Manager Response:

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

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/16/2013

 

"Nice cottage"

4 of 5

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.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/08/2012

 

"Nice River View Cabin"

3 of 5

Loved the location, but was not easy getting getting to beach. Very precarious for older adults &children.; Weather good & very nice cabin, outdoor furniture needs repair & not very comfortable. Would stay again if they would make the stairs/beach access better for all family members.

Manager Response:

Perhaps very small children would have a problem (although mine would have been fine), but it's a typical local path down and across river frontage. Just a note on the beach: It's privately owned except at near waterline, so please stay down off the sand, near the water's edge. We'll check out the furniture and repair whatever needs repair. -Rachel, general manager

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/29/2012

 

"Ideal getaway!!!"

5 of 5

This is a wonderful cozy cottage with an amazing view of the river. My husband and I spent a peaceful and restful vacation at this cottage. The bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable and clean. The size of this place is perfect for a couple. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped. The cottage is right on the water, few steps to the beach. The first night the TV wasn't working and the staff was quick to respond coming to the cottage in the evening to fix the problem. We really enjoyed having our meals on the deck with the tranquility of the river.

Manager Response:

Thanks for the photos! Cabernet is a great little cottage, and I'm so glad you enjoyed its many charms. Just a note on the beach for future visits: Guests should stay down by the water line, as the sand up to the houses is private property, and be respectful of the local denizens' peace and quiet. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways

-C R Wyman on 06/13/2012

 

"Fantastic!"

5 of 5

We loved our stay and staying in Cabernet Cottage... Hot tub watching river flow, barbecueing steaks on the grill, kayaking on the river (and falling in and freezing) then returning to build a nice warm fire... Great location close to town but removed and quiet. We couldn't figure out how to work the TV but that was great because we played Uno and Monopoly and had a good ole family time...

Manager Response:

Excellent that you enjoyed this home so much. Next time give us a call about the TV if you can't figure it out from the house instructions (in the binder in each house). Also, just so you know, the river is not considered safe until May. -General Manager

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 04/11/2012

 

"Stunning view of river & easy access to private beach"

4 of 5

Quaint cabin. Comfortable. Really enjoyed having our dogs with us.

Manager Response:

We're so glad you liked Cabernet. For future reference, there's no "private beach" at this home. There's a neighborhood access path next to the house, which leads to a beach fronted by private homes. Guests may use this beach up to the "high water mark," in this case, where the sand starts (the sand is private property); residents just ask that our guests clean up after themselves and keep the beach peaceful place. -General Manager

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/26/2011

 

"Great View of the River"

4 of 5

Though the weather did not totally cooperate for our stay, we all felt that this cottage had a quirky charm in addition to its beautiful view of the river. The fact that the secondary bedroom was fairly small and without a closet in addition to only having exterior entrances into the main living space (it rained a bit and this made midnight runs to the potty sort of dampening) was odd but the room was warm and cozy at night, which is all that really matters. The kitchen was quite well stocked and clean & the hot tub was divinely private and we used it several times. There was an issue with the water heater pilot light that was easily remedied; however, the shower water temp was difficult to regulate so we kept them short - perhaps the water heater itself being an on-demand type had difficulty servicing the needs of four people.All in all, this is the fourth cabin we have rented thru Russian River Getaways and we liked it well enough to come back again. Thanks for providing such wonderful places to stay in one of our most favorite regions!

Manager Response:

You are so welcome! We're so glad you enjoyed this home, and it does have a great view. The satellite bedroom has hooks and under-bed drawers for clothing. The issue with the hot water was resolved back in June. -General Manager

-Clare on 06/10/2011

 
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