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Knotty & Nice - Hot Tub / Boats / Walk to Town & River / 3BR / Outdoor Fireplace

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 83 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Completely Renovated in 2015 with all new furnishings, beddings, etc.

Welcome to the Knotty and Nice Inn, an adorable little cabin nestled amongst a grove of towering redwoods near the Russian River. Conveniently located on a charming private lane, just a short stroll from the river and cute little town of Guerneville, the Knotty and Nice is the perfect hub for your wine country vacation. This vintage Russian River knotty pine classic has been lovingly restored to its former glory – but with all of the modern niceties for your comfortable stay. Start your day with a cup of morning coffee on the front porch, followed by a paddle down the scenic Russian River in one of our complimentary watercraft - or perhaps a hike among the towering giants in nearby Armstrong Woods, a leisurely day of wine tasting at one of our of nearby wineries, or a drive along the Pacific Ocean. With no shortage of nearby adventures, at the end of the day, you’ll be ready to unwind in our soothing five-person spa located under an enchanting redwood canopy. When dinnertime beckons, you’ll find many excellent dining options in downtown Guerneville or any one of our quaint nearby towns. After dinner, enjoy a nice bottle from one of our world class wineries by the warmth of our outdoor fireplace. Rest well in our comfy beds, as tomorrow’s another adventure at the river.


• 3-bedroom/1.5-bath vintage Knotty pine cabin, fully renovated in 2015 with modern amenities

• 5-minute walk to the river and 10-minute walk to town

• Well-stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances

• Five-person spa and private outdoor rain can shower (hot water)

• 2 fireplaces - Indoor gas and Outdoor wood-burning (plenty of wood provided)

• 1 Canoe, 2 Kayaks, and lifejackets provided for seasonal use (for those with SUVs or pickups)

• His and Hers cruiser bikes (available late Spring through early Fall)

• Flat panel smart TVs in the living room and master bedroom

• Front porch, rear deck, landscaped front and rear yards

• Three-burner Weber gas BBQ (hard-piped so you will never run out of gas or need to change tanks)

• Plenty of off-street parking

• On-site lockbox allows spur of the moment bookings & eliminates the need to pick up/drop off keys

IMPORTANT OCCUPANCY CONSIDERATIONS – Although Knotty and Nice does sleep 6, we do limit our nighttime occupancy to 4 adults plus 2 minors (6 total guests). In addition, we do limit our daytime occupancy to 8 persons, including a maximum of 6 adults.

LOCATION – This charming 3 Bedroom/1.5 Bath vintage Russian River cottage is conveniently located on a private lane one quarter mile from the local beach and one mile west of charming downtown Guerneville. With numerous wineries located just minutes away, Guerneville is the perfect hub for your wine tasting expeditions. Other attractions within 30 minutes of our home are the local redwood forests, the oceanfront towns of Jenner and Bodega Bay, the world-renowned Russian River Brewery (home of Piney the Elder), and beautiful Occidental.

TWO BEAUTIFUL FIREPLACES – If you enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a nice fire but don’t want to hassle with starting a fire, you’ll appreciate the gas fireplace in the living room. If, on the other hand, you prefer the real thing, we have you covered with a very cool outdoor fireplace located in the back yard (complimentary firewood is provided).

SUNDANCE SPA – Hot tub lovers will appreciate the five-person spa located in a private gazebo, under the redwoods canopy, on the back deck. Kids young and old will love the private outdoor rain can shower (hot and cold water) located a few steps away from the spa.

WATERCRAFT – For those of you with pickups or SUVs, we provide a canoe, two kayaks, paddles, and lifejackets for seasonal use. We highly recommend the two-hour float from the nearby local beach (1/4 of a mile east) to the takeout in Monte Rio west of town.

BEDROOMS – Our bedrooms feature high thread-count linens, plenty of comfy down pillows (synthetic also available), down comforters, and new queen pillow top mattresses in the master and guest bedrooms. The built-in bunk beds in the bunk room (also in with down comforters and pillows) are sure to be a big hit with the kids.

BATHROOMS – Knotty and Nice features a newly renovated full bath with walk-in shower and direct access from both the master bedroom and guest bedroom hallway (two locking doors for privacy). Larger groups will appreciate the additional half-bath located off the great room and the large private outdoor shower, located by the hot tub. We provide plenty of towels for the house and hot tub, plus shampoo, conditioner, soap, and blow dryer.

WELL STOCKED KITCHEN – Our fully-renovated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, microwave, toaster, blender, and stainless steel cookware. You will find our home will stocked with supplies, including an extensive spice collection, olive oil, balsamic, cooking oil, flour and baking supplies, coffee/teas, sugar/honey/cocoa, and more.

OTHER TIDBITS - Plenty of off-street Parking...10 minute walk to downtown Guerneville and Safeway...Landline Phone....Wireless Internet…Netflix…Cable TV…High Definition 40” and 50" flat panel Smart TVs (master bedroom and living room)…Linens and Towels provided.

RATES AND AVAILABILITY - We do offer Book It Now, which allows you to book our cabin and check in within a matter of minutes. We have a two-night minimum for last minute bookings and three-night standard minimum stay. Please check out our VRBO listing for rates and availability or send us an email. We limit our occupancy to a total of six, including a maximum of four adults.


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Knotty & Nice - Hot Tub / Boats / Walk to Town & River / 3BR / Outdoor Fireplace

More Details

Ken & Rebecca (Knotty and Nice Inn)
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, Customer Service :)
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Guerneville, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Daytime occupancy is limited to eight (8) persons, including a maximum of six (6) adults.
  • In accordance with Sonoma County ordinances and out of respect to neighbors, quiet hours are between 10:00 pm and 9:00 am and are strictly enforced.
  • Base Rates are for 4 or fewer guests. $25/night for one additional guest or $50/night for two additional guests (subject to maximum occupancy limits)
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • MASTER BATHROOM - toilet , shower
    OUTDOOR SHOWER - shower
    HALF BATH - toilet , Additional hot and cold water shower located on rear deck
  • The master bathroom was tastefully remodeled in 2015, with slate tile floors, brick tile shower, river rock shower floor, and glass shower enclosure.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • MASTER BEROOM - 1 queen
    GUEST BEDROOM - 1 queen
    BUNK BEDROOM - 1 bunk bed
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We want all of our guests to have a fantastic experience and only pleasant surprises, so please do let us know if you have any questions or special requests. To that end, you should be aware that most properties located close to town and the river experience noise from River Road, which is heavily travelled during the day but quiets down at night; our property backs up to River Road and is no exception. Walking distance to town and the river does come at a price. You will also find that many Russian River cabins are uninsulated, as is ours. For this reason, in addition to the baseboard heaters in the bedrooms, we have installed a new high-end gas fireplace in the living room - our home is now warm and cozy. As our home is only 900 sf, our bedrooms are small but cozy, so pack accordingly.


Nearest Airport
16.5 Miles
Sonoma County Airport (STS) - Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Hideaway - Guerneville
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Northwood Golf Club Public 9 hole course
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Highway 101 - North Santa Rosa
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Garden Grill - Guerneville
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Johnson's Beach - First Street, Guerneville
Car: necessary

Wine tasting in the Russian River Valley and surrounding AVAs and zipline canopy tours through California's Coast Redwood Forests.


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
July - August 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
Sept - Oct 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
November 2017
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
December 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
XMAS & NYE 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$629.75
Cleaning Fee C$201.52 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday rates may be higher.
4 pm arrival ~ 10 am departure.
Will consider late departure when our schedule allows at 50% of one night's rent plus tax.
Maximum overnight occupancy 6 total (including a maximum of 4 adults plus 2 children).
Maximum daytime occupancy 8 total (including a maximum of 6 adults).
Reservations are not confirmed until receipt of executed Rental Agreement and First Payment.
3-car maximum (per county ordinances)
No outdoor amplified music (per county ordinances)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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