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De's Cottage on the River, A Quiet Getaway from the Everyday World

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bd, private beach, Russian River remodeled Cabin in the Heart of Wine Country

Relive the good times at De's on the Russian River in the Heart of Wine Country (see list of nearby wineries below). This lovely cabin sleeps up to 8, all linens provided.

You have 3 decks to enjoy the shade of the Redwood Trees, the Russian River or views of Vineyards. The cabin's rustic ambiance is heightened by knotty pine walls, which rise up to 21' in the Great Room.

Guests can enjoy board games, a dart board, and badminton or volleyball on the beach.

Two double beds, two bunk beds and two fold-down bed (sleeps up to 8)

A fireplace chases away morning chill in Fall & Winter.

Prestigious local wineries include: Hartford, Korbel, Arista, Merry Edwards, to name a few.

For music buffs, we are a little more than a mile from Guerneville which hosts an annual Jazz/Blues Festival every September. You may want to paddle the canoe down to Johnson's Beach and listen to the music. This year's Venue includes: George Benson, David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power and more! If you prefer a less strenuous alternative, you can enjoy the music from the cabin's front deck.

We know our guests, like our family for several decades, will find the cabin restful and peaceful, an idyllic retreat perfect for weekend getaways or longer vacations--or simply, a restorative refuge from the hectic everyday world.

WiFi, DVD player

Pet Friendly with fee Limit 1

Beach chairs and umbrellas provided

2-night minimum, 3-night min. for Holiday weekends

Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit Number: ZPE15-0512

More Details

Michael O'Looney
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Michael O'Looney

Our family is the third generation of the original owners, my grandparents Louis and Elizabeth DeGregorio. My grandfather was a carpenter and built the original cabin in 1932, the first home in the Drakes Estates neighborhood.

Michael O'Looney purchased this cabin in 1932

Why Michael O'Looney chose Guerneville

Years ago when a seven-mile stretch along the Russian River from Rio Nido to Monte Rio was known as 'the Irish Riviera,'my grandfather, an Italian carpenter from San Francisco, was the first to purchase a tract of river front just a mile or so from the resort town of Guerneville. That was back in 1932. Over the decades the cabin he built has undergone several dramatic changes. In the 1955 flood, the original 3-story cabin, with expansive decks & multiple guest rooms, disappeared in the torrential flood waters. We built another cabin in its place and anchored it around two towering redwood trees. Then, after the 1997 flood, we raised the cabin to preserve it from future floods and, in the process added a cathedral ceiling and two new decks.

Today, our cabin sits on a knoll above the river, just 1/2 mile downstream from Korbel Winery. Decks extend out the front and back of the second-story structure where the great room and 2-bedrooms and bathroom are located. The cabin's rustic ambiance is heightened by knotty pine walls which, in the great room, rise up 21 feet. In summer, the cabin is well-insulated to keep guests cool and in the fall and early spring a woodstove fireplace makes the cabin warm & cozy. From the back deck, one can sit in the shade beneath a canopy of bay tress and redwoods and look down upon our private beach. The front deck provides a view of the vineyards and the hills beyond that rise up on both sides of the river. Please come and enjoy De's Cottage a river cabin in the Heart of Wine Country.

What makes this cabin unique

Private, quiet, secluded, restful

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We enjoyed every moment of our stay here--great cabin, beautiful setting, perfect weather...who could ask for more? We'll be back every chance we get."
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Guerneville, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • (1) 1 double bed, (2)1 futon bed, (3)1 bunk bed with double in lower berth, sleeps 2-3
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
We request that our guests keep the noise level down to a minimum after 10:00 PM in consideration of our neighbors. As a vacation rental, we are required to charge a 9% occupancy tax in addition to the nightly charge and cleaning fees.


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De's Cottage on the River, A Quiet Getaway from the Everyday World
average rating of 4.882353 based on 21 reviews

Perfect River Getaway, Complete with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my boyfriend and two friends visiting from France and we absolutely LOVED our stay here. The beds were great, everything was very clean and the kitchen was totally equipped. They also offered a range of floaties and kayaks to enjoy on the river, which we used during our stay as we had terrific weather. You are 1 hour from wine country and 15 minutes from Armstrong woods, excellent location. Would recommend to anyone and also return for another visit.

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Christina, for taking the time to write a wonderful review of De's Cottage. Glad to hear you had a great time at the cabin with your friends. Our best, Michael O'Looney
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Elk Grove, California

Cozy home by the river

  • 5 of 5

Nice rustic cabin and great location. Had all of the amenities you could think of. Use of river floats and kayaks was fantastic for our group. Overall, wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for the family

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and beautiful spot along the river, very family friendly and dog friendly. We really enjoyed all of the space, and the private and large back yard.

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review of your stay at De's Cottage. Very much appreciated. Our best, Michael & Eileen O'Looney
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San Francisco

Charming cottage in prime location

  • 5 of 5

Michael and Eileen were a breeze to coordinate with as they were very responsive to all emails and provided all the details to access and enjoy the cabin. The cabin is right on the river, private access to a small beach area or you can walk down to a bigger beach where the locals hang out. The home itself is lovely with just enough space for 4 ppl (we were a party of 2+dog). The front and back decks/outdoor space is great with a bbq, swing seating, and even a cute bar in the front gated area. They also provided river toys - floats, tubes, chairs, etc. Overall, the cottage was quaint and charming, location was great and best of all - they allowed my old bulldog to come with! I highly recommend Michael & Eileen's cottage!

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ivy, for taking the time to write such a kind and positive review of De's Cottage. We appreciate it. We hope to make some improvements to the cottage over the next few months (e.g., a game room downstairs and a queen-size bed to begin with), so stay in touch. If you come again, you'll receive a 15% discount. Our best, Michael & Eileen
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Great relaxing River getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is well kept up with everything you need to enjoy your time here. Surrounded by beautiful trees and nice big decks to enjoy the outdoors. We had a great time by the river and enjoyed using the kayak. Only thing I might have wanted is a bigger bed in the master bedroom.

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Delightful and dog-friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in early February and found the cabin charming and cozy. And the back yard and deck is completely fenced in - which is perfect for dog owners. We would happily come again!

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Stumptown Brewery, Rio Nido Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Northwood Golf Course, a favorite of Bing Crosby's
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Applewood Restaurant
Car: necessary

Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking/exploring, fishing (includes winter steelhead)

Golf, tennis, miniature golf


Touring the backroads of West Sonoma County

****4 Star Dining


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Guerneville, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter, Nov.1 thru March
Nov 1 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$164.8
Pet Fee C$39.55
Damage Deposit C$197.76

We will be collecting a county occupancy tax of 9% beginning July 1, 2015

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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