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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 83 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

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 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.

KEY AMENITIES/FEATURES:

• 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. Please do not submit a reservation request if you will exceed our occupancy limits, as cancellation fees and/or a $75 administrative fee will apply.

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...new furnace.

RATES AND AVAILABILITY - We do offer Book It Now, which allows you to book our cabin and check in within a matter of minutes.

--SONOMA COUNTY TOT CERTIFICATE NUMBER #659N--PERMIT #ZPE15-0500-

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

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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Max overnight occ of 6 (4 adults max + 2 minors). Max daytime occ 8 (6 adults max + 2 minors). Cancellation fees apply if occ grows to exceed max.
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • MASTER BEROOM - 1 queen
    GUEST BEDROOM - 1 queen
    BUNK BEDROOM - 1 bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews
5

Lovely cabin in the redwoods!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored this sweet cabin in the redwoods. The photos don't do it justice. It's beautiful inside and has everything you could possibly need - comfy beds, Netflxi, a fully outfitted kitchen with lots of essentials, a wonderful fire place and hot tub. The neighborhood is quiet, and feels really rustic and remote, but it's super close to town, wine tasting and hiking at Armstrong. The backyard is fantastic- we didn't use the outdoor fireplace but I'm looking forward to coming back in the summer and taking advantage of it as well as the proximity to the river! We had a wonderful weekend and will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Thanksgiving on the Russian River

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was a real treat! The location was not only beautiful, but very handy to anything we wanted to do. Property was very cozy and well appointed. The Kitchen was really well done. TV service was great. Just all in all, a great experience...thanks for letting us stay here for Thanksgiving.

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA
5

A lovely cabin in the redwoods

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect base for my husband and I to introduce family to the Russian River area. It's been beautifully refurbished and outfitted with everything you might need. We enjoyed the large spa on the back deck and as an early riser, the front porch was a great place to enjoy my coffee as everyone slept. Plenty to do in this area so you could easily spend a week and not see it all.

I highly recommend Knotty & Nice if you're looking for a beautiful cabin to come back to after a day of exploring the river, redwoods or ocean.

  • Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Cabin in a Quiet Forrest

  • 5 of 5

Knotty & Nice provided a pleasant surprise with perfect combination of modern ammenities in a rustic setting. The neighborhood was quiet and relaxing. The cabin was well appointed and spotless and cozy and welcoming. The furnishings were well chosen and comfortable. We will be going back in 2018 and stayong longer for the next visit.

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great location. Very clean comfy cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Great for exploring wine country without being among the crowds. Short drive to redwood forest and Pacific Ocean. Tons of wineries nearby, good restaurants, very casual laid back atmosphere. The cabin was adorable.

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA
5

Fantastic cabin on the river

  • 5 of 5

We were amazed at how well done this cabin is. Small but all space is optimized is such incredible ways that it feels like all you should ever need. Also very impressed with how they've brought the outside in and turned all available outside areas into little spaces that are cozy and purposeful. We will be stealing a few of their ideas if we ever build our cabin somewhere.

Tip for future travelers: at this time of the year (Sept) the river above Guernville is not really flowing. We entered the river with rafts expecting to float 1mile/hr down towards town but didn't end up getting anywhere. Either enter west of Johnson's Beach or use something with paddles.

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Ken & Rebecca (Knotty and Nice Inn)
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, Customer Service :)
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Ken & Rebecca (Knotty and Nice Inn)

MORE ABOUT THE CABIN AND A BIT ABOUT US – In 2010, Rebecca and I purchased a riverfront home, located 100 yards down the road, and created the very well-received Blue Canoe Inn vacation rental (VRBO 321146). When this little cottage recently came on the market, we saw an opportunity to restore and preserve a neglected but very cute classic Russian River cabin. In doing so, we have attempted to maintain the vintage Russian River cabin architecture (including knotty pine walls and vaulted ceilings), while updating the home with the comfortable modern amenities that we all appreciate (fully renovated kitchen and bath, gas fireplace, hot tub, etc.). We hope you will enjoy this classic Russian River charmer of yesteryear.

We are very in tune with the needs of our guests and we pride ourselves in taking great care of our homes and providing our guests with little touches that distinguish our properties from others.

Ken & Rebecca (Knotty and Nice Inn) purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Ken & Rebecca (Knotty and Nice Inn) chose Guerneville

The Russian River Resort Area has a rich history and our cabin dates back to the Golden Age of the Swinging Big Bands, when Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey played at local dance halls on weekends. Many of the old summer cabins in the area have been converted over the years to year round residences and lost a bit of their charm along the way. We wanted to help preserve this cabin charm, in order for others to enjoy a part of the Russian River Resort Area's history.

Also, the cabin's location is super convenient for our guests - easy to find and within walking distance to town and river access.

What makes this cabin unique

Very few non-riverfront homes include a canoe/kayaks for guest use (we do). The outdoor fireplace is really cool and a big hit with our guests. Inside our home you will find nice fluffy bedding, high thread count sheets and quality furnishings that set our home apart from the typical vacation rental. Guests will also find our kitchen to be very well stocked.

Location

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Guerneville, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$188
From
C$220
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,256
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$188
From
C$220
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,582
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2018
Mar 30 2018 - May 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$220
From
C$251
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,582
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2018
May 3 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$289
From
C$314
Fri,Sat
C$1,582
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day 2018
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$314
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2018
May 29 2018 - Jun 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$289
From
C$327
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,626
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$377
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2018
Jul 6 2018 - Aug 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$289
From
C$339
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
C$2,022
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2018
Aug 2 2018 - Aug 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$289
From
C$339
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
C$2,022
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2018
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$339
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$289
From
C$314
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$289
From
C$314
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,626
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$251
From
C$283
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,494
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$377
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$251
From
C$283
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,494
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
XMAS - NYE 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 3 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$377
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2019
Jan 4 2019 - Jan 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$220
From
C$251
Fri,Sat
C$1,582
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$251
From
C$283
Thu,Fri,Sat
C$1,494
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$200.93 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$627.9
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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