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Black Mountain ~ Stunning Russian River Wine Country Retreat with Spa and Pool!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths5
Space 2,243 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath on 92 Beautiful Acres. Close to wineries and Russian River!

Welcome to Black Mountain! This amazing property is the source of joyous memories for the owners and their extended family and friends for many years. And, they're excited to share it with you! The Farmhouse and Pool House are situated on 92 beautiful acres in the Russian River Valley, with views of serene forests and hills. Though private (there is an onsite caretaker family), Black Mountain is in the ideal location for your Sonoma County getaway. The Russian River is just under a mile away, and there are numerous wineries and vineyards within a short drive.

The Farmhouse was built in 1932 and retains much of its original character. On the main floor, the modernized kitchen with extensive counter space, breakfast table, bar seating and adjacent enclosed sun room with ping-pong table allows you to gather with friends and family while cooking, eating and playing without breaking up the festivities. The kitchen is well stocked for serious food events and well lit with generous windows and built in lighting. The living room with woodstove and TV (DVD player only), a second dining area and a bedroom with queen bed and a full bathroom round out the downstairs area. A wide deck with built in bench and additional seating stretches the length of the Farm House and wraps around the kitchen to end at an outdoor shower. Upstairs you'll enjoy the updated 2 full bathrooms and décor throughout the 4 bedrooms - each one is distinctive with original artwork and pieces collected locally and around the world blended with contemporary touches. Two of the bedrooms open to a balcony overlooking the valley and hills.

The Pool House, just down the driveway from the Farmhouse, was designed and custom built in 1999 by the current owners. Your first stop at the Pool House is the great room with open trestle ceilings, fireplace, built-in window seat, generous seating areas including a lovely wood dining table, and kitchen with ample wood and concrete counter tops. International folk art and on- of-a-kind furniture make this a remarkable space to gather. There are also musical instruments - a piano, guitar and drums - and sheet music and lyrics for the musically talented. With multiple exterior entrances and large outdoor gathering spaces, the vibe is distinctly upscale camping. An extensive covered patio with built in grill and large table connects the great room to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The two spacious bedrooms and half bath (toilet and sink) are up a set of exterior stairs. Exterior doors lead from a small covered outdoor hallway into each bedroom and the half bath. The bedroom facing the hillside has a queen bed and a private patio and the bedroom facing the lawn and pool area has two queen beds. Both have grand windows to allow sunlight and great views! On the ground level, the full bathroom is definitely upscale camping! The entrance is below the front bedroom and faces the pool area, but once inside the shower and toilet have separate rooms and there are benches and hooks for all towels, shoes and clothes while you play at the pool.

Abundant outdoor seating areas, numerous fruit trees, grassy lawns, pool, hot tub and BBQs inspire outdoor living at Black Mountain! The main area of outdoor activity is around the pool and Pool House. There are multiple BBQ options, including a gas grill and a built-in charcoal grill. The covered BBQ patio extends to the pool, which has a safety cover, and along the front side of the Pool House. At the far end of the patio is a 6-person spa.The lawn and stage area to the side of the wisteria covered lounge area are another great place for guests to hang out. Between the apple, pear and plum trees facing the pool is a kid's play structure with swings and a slide. There is truly something for everyone!

Know Before You Book:

Damage Waiver: The non-refundable damage waiver included in the reservation charges replaces a standard security deposit. The damage waiver covers unintentional damages to real or personal property of the rental unit that occur during your stay. The policy will pay a maximum benefit of $3000.00. Any damages that exceed $3,000.00 will be charged to the guest directly. The damage waiver plan does not cover replacement of missing items, additional housekeeping charges, intentional damage or gross negligence, or damages resulting from a violation of the rules outlined in the Russian River Vacation Homes guest agreement. To ensure that you are not charged for any damages, you are responsible for reporting any accidental damages to Russian River Vacation Homes in a timely manner.

*PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the waiver that we offer and costs more for less coverage. DO NOT select the damage insurance offered at checkout.

Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy is 16. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

Driveway and Parking: The driveway is an uphill ½ mile, gravel and single lane. On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 7 vehicles.RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited.

Bed Sizes: Farmhouse: Main Floor Bedroom(downstairs): Queen Bed. Upstairs Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Queen Bed, Bedroom 2: Twin Bed and Twin Bunk Bed, Bedroom 3: Queen Bed, Bedroom 4: Queen Bed. Pool House Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Queen Bed, Bedroom 2: Two Queen Beds.

Caretaker Cottage: The caretaker, Faik, and his family live in the cottage at the top of the driveway, just before and in sight of the pool house. Faik is very respectful of guest privacy. However, he has been instructed to call our office and report any gatherings that exceed the maximum occupancy, or any other guest activity that is in blatant violation of our rules and potentially dangerous or damaging to the property.

Rural Property: Black Mountain is a rural family compound. There is a variety of plants and animals living on and around the 92 acre forested hillside. Guests should be prepared to encounter spiders, ants, wasps, mosquitos, tics, poison oak, lizards, deer, raccoons, mice and more. While the homes and grounds are spacious, well-furnished, clean and comfortable, this is not a luxury property. There is no air conditioning, there are no window screens, and the home systems, such as the septic system and the well system, require conscientious treatment. Unattended trash will be ravaged by animals. Guests need to be prepared and willing to deal with the country environment, which requires a degree of mindfulness to ensure their own well-being and the well-being of the property.

Pool Heating: The pool has the passive solar heat turned on mid-March through mid-November. The amount of sun and the average temperature will affect the temperature of the pool. In Spring and Fall (mid-March to mid-May and mid-October to mid-November), the temperature varies between 60° and 80°. Mid-May to mid-October, the temperature is typically ideal for swimming, between 80° and 85°. During the winter months, the pool is not heated and stays around 50°. Because this system relies on the outside temperature and the amount of sun we get, we cannot guarantee the pool temperature at any time. Please contact our office if you need more information on pool temperatures.

Heat Source: The Farmhouse does not have central heat. There are electric space heaters in all bedrooms and living areas, and a wood-burning stove in the living room. The Pool House has zoned radiant-floor heating and a fireplace.

Distance to the Russian River: The river at the Hacienda Bridge is 1 mile away.

Cell Phones: Please be aware that many cell phones will not have service at this location. There is WiFi though!

Stairs: Exterior Stairs - The pool house bedrooms are up a flight of exterior stairs. Four of the Five Farmhouse bedrooms are up an interior flight of stairs. One Farmhouse bedroom and bathroom are ground-level.

Summer Rotation Day: Thursday

During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, Black Mountain has a 7 night minimum and rents on a Thursday to Thursday pattern. If you make an online reservaton outside of this rotation day requirement, we may contact you about altering your dates.

Office Hours and Booking Information:

Our office is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day, excluding major holidays.

After making a booking and confirming their security deposit vs. damage protection preference, guests will be sent arrival instructions and a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return. You will be contacted within 24 hours of making your reservation.

No same-day reservations past 2 pm. It should not happen, but in case the system is allowing you to book for same-day arrival and it is after 2 pm, please reach out to us. If it is after 5 pm, please do not complete your reservation; no one will be available to process your reservation and prepare for your arrival.

More Details

Property Manager
Russian River Vacation Homes
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Russian River Vacation Homes

We are Russian River Vacation Homes, a part of D&G Equity Management, Inc., a family owned and locally owned/operated property management company.

Our Story:

In 1980, D&G founders and owners Michael and Patty saw a need in the area for habitable, affordable housing. At that time, many of the little cabins along the Russian River, originally built as summer cabins, were unsuitable for year-round occupancy. D&G assisted property owners with fixing up and renting their cabins. As the largest property management company in western Sonoma County, D&G Equity Management continues to be a staple in the Russian River community.

Russian River Vacation Homes is an off-shoot of D&G. One fine day in 1985, Michael's client, Bob, asked "Hey Mike, can you rent my cabin out just for the week or weekend instead of by the month?" Michael said "Sure!" and Russian River Vacation Homes was born. As renting vacation rentals became more popular, Russian River Vacation Homes grew into a full-time business with its own office. Today, Russian River Vacation Homes professionally manages over 60 high-quality vacation rentals.

We strive to make each and every stay the best one ever. If you have any questions or concerns about reserving or staying with us, please don't hesitate to contact us! We are here to help.

Why Russian River Vacation Homes chose Hacienda

Forestville is the first Russian River area town you will come to after exiting t101 on River Road. Forestville is home to several art galleries, wineries, Farm Trails member sites and great restaurants. There is a park for the kids and shopping, dining and coffee shops for the adults.

What makes this estate unique

Why we love Black Mountain!-

Black Mountain the perfect property for both families and groups of friends to escape together, and reconnect. The outdoor amenities like the pool, spa, play structure, and hiking trails will enhance your appreciation of the outdoor beauty of the Russian River Valley. We are happy to share this experience with you!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This property was very beautiful and clean upon arrival; a welcoming place for a large group. The poolhouse is the perfect communal space for meals, etc. and it definitely felt like a little vacation. The location is very rural and getting there was straight-forward up a steep dirt driveway, but it ended up convenient enough for our needs. I would come back and stay in this lovely home with a group again someday and recommend it to anyone!

Source: Airbnb
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Hacienda, California

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2243 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests should read the Know Before You Book section located at the end of the online listing description before making a reservation.
  • Quiet hrs. are from 10pm until 7am. Max occupancy guidelines must be adhered to. No RV's, trailers, or tents per the Sonoma County Vacation Ordinance.
  • Rental funds are non refundable unless your dates are resold.If resold, there is a $60 cancellation fee.Switch dates for a $40 fee, 2 weeks out, only.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Half Baths
  • The Farmhouse has 3 full bathrooms, 1 on the main floor and 2 upstairs accessible via the hallway. The Pool House has 1 full bathroom and a half bath. Both Pool House bathrooms are accessible via exterior entrances.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • The Farmhouse: There is one bedroom downstairs,(queen bed) and 4 bedrooms upstairs. Upstairs Bedrooms: 3 have queen beds, and one has a twin bed along with a twin bunk bed. Two of the bedrooms upstairs with queen beds open to a balcony with scenic views. The Pool House: There are two bedrooms located in the Pool House accessible via exterior stairs. The Pool House does not have internet access. The first bedroom in the Pool House has a queen bed, and a private patio with a woodsy view. The second bedroom in the Pool House has two queen beds and faces the pool area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Canoes and Kayaks can be rented locally from King's Sport and Tackle year round, and seasonally from Johnson's Beach and Monte Rio Beach. Water Trek Eco Tours rents boats in Jenner, along with providing guided excursions. Burke's Canoe provides pick up service after a day floating down the river during the summer months.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 9 reviews

Martin family

  • 5 of 5

Great place for family group. Need better instructions on take out trash location.

Better lighting around property at night for walking between houses.

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is great and well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

Eight adults and eight children enjoyed the farm house, pool house and pool very much. The property has great amenities and is well maintained. The only real issue was the bees/yellow jackets around the pool. Perhaps some bee traps could have helped! Also, if live sporting events are important to guests, there's no TV service, so that could be an issue. Otherwise, all was great!

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review!!! We are perpetually treating for the yellow jackets, but with only natural (kid and critter safe) treatments, it means more frequent applications. So far, so good for this spring though - we hope it holds! - Megan @ Russian River Vacation Homes
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Great place for family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at Black Mountain...especially the pool!

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Weekend Getaway at an Incredible Property

  • 5 of 5

We visited Black Mountain for a weekend retreat and reunion with 14 people. Not only is it located in a beautiful and secluded area but there was plenty of room for everyone and all the amenities we could want. Each couple had their own room and there's also a bedroom with 3 single beds.

The pool house was the perfect gathering area and two fully functional kitchens made dinners in the evening a real treat. We would highly recommend the property and property manager.

If we're able to plan a future getaway in the Russian River area we will definitely look to stay here again!

  • Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back anytime! Thanks for leaving a review for future guests! - Megan @ Russian River Vacation Homes
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Awesome rustic getaway for a group!

  • 5 of 5

Black Mountain is a fantastic property. Our group of 16 adults fit perfectly, and had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and left a ton of fun floats for the next guests (you're welcome! ;)), cooked big meals in the pool house kitchen, star-gazed from the pool deck, and enjoyed the nearby redwood hikes and wineries. The location cannot be beat! We decided to keep all of our food and drinks in the pool house kitchen because we spent most of our time down there (rather than at the Farmhouse, which is about 50 yards uphill). It was nice to have an indoor space that was separated from the bedrooms so the the group had a place to hang out after the 10pm quiet time without disturbing anyone. We're a pretty loud group (lots of musicians and constant laughter), so we had to keep our outdoor volume in check once it got late. Despite the large acreage, the houses are close together and the groundskeeper cottage is closer to the pool than we expected, but there's a privacy wall and we didn't see him more than a few times over the weekend.

A few things worth noting:

- there's no TV or internet in the pool house, and it's pretty much a dead-zone for mobile service due to the metal roof.

- there was an issue with ants in some of the bedrooms in both houses, so I made sure to bring that up and I'm sure it will be dealt with swiftly.

- while the furnishings are nice and stylish, the property is definitely rustic -- the pictures may look like a villa in napa, but think hiking shoes over stilettos. Was the perfect mix for our adventurous group.

All in all, a pretty idyllic weekend. Hope to make it back to Black Mountain someday!

  • Submitted: 10-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
88 Miles
SFO or Oakland
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Russian River Pub
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
River Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Russian River Pub
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Black Mountain is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley wine country, and is the perfect place to retreat and spend time with family and friends. Black Mountain is also ideally located for experiencing all that Sonoma County has to offer.

Hiking, biking, great restaurants, and wine tasting opportunities are around every corner!

-6 miles to downtown Guerneville

-9 Miles to Monte Rio

-4.5 miles to Forestville

-14 Miles to Occidental

-14 Miles to Duncans Mills

-18 miles to Jenner

-11 miles to Sebastopol

-19 miles to Cazadero

-15 miles to Healdsburg

-16 miles to Santa Rosa

-26 miles to Bodega Bay

Nearby Attractions!

-Burke's Canoe Rentals

-Armstrong Woods

-Austin Creek State Recreation Area

-Sonoma Coast State Park

-Johnson's Beach

-Riverfront Regional Park

-Shiloh Regional Park

-Foothills Regional Park

So MANY Wineries! Black Mountain is located just off of Westside Road, also know as Wine Road. Tasting rooms and beautiful vineyards abound.

These tasting rooms are within 15 minutes of Black Mountain.


-Russian River Vineyards


-Hartford Family Winery

-Iron Horse Vineyards


-Joseph Swan

-Porter Creek


-Gary Farrell

-Thomas George




-Hop Kiln





The Russian River area is home to many special events! There’s something for everyone!

Plan your true wine tasting experience during Winter WINEland, Pinot on the River, or visit during one of the Barrel Tasting weekends on Wine Road!

We’re a great place to hang your hat during the Vineman Triatholon, and we’d love to see you during Lazy Bear Weekend! We also have great home locations for Women’s Weekend!

Get your groove on at Johnson’s Beach for The Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival!

Other great events include Civil War Days, the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, the Sonoma County Pride Parade, the Russian River Rodeo, the Old Grove Festival, and the Russian River Beer Revival.


Rates & Availability


  • Additional Fees
    -Cleaning/Linens Fee
    -14% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning (12% Transient Occupancy Tax and 2% Business Area Improvement Fee)
    -Damage Protection, see below
    -Optional Travel Insurance

    DAMAGE PROTECTION: We offer a $49 damage protection program that replaces the $3000 security deposit and $30 security deposit processing fee. When booking through VRBO/HomeAway, the $3000 Refundable Security Deposit and $30 processing fee will show in your rates. To choose the damage protection, put a note comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you.

    *PLEASE NOTE* HomeAway offers a damage protection fee during the online check-out process. This is different than the policy we offer and costs more for less coverage. To choose our policy, make a note in your reservation and and do not select the damage insurance offered at checkout.
  • When a reservation is received, we process payment and send an email confirmation within 24 hours or less. Confirmed reservations are final.

    NIGHT MINIMUMS and others:
    In general, night minimums are as follows:
    -Thee night minimim
    -Weekly Only late June through August, Summer Rotation Day
    is Thursday.
    -Major holidays including Thanksgiving, Winter Break and President's Day may have a longer night minimum.
    -All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.

    Read our Reservation Info for more information on our policies, including night minimums and rates.
  • NOTE: We use an automated system that integrates the VRBO/HomeAway booking engine with our own reservation software. This is generally a good thing; calendars and rates are more accurate than they ever have been and are becoming more reliable every day. However, this is new technology, and has occasionally malfunctioned. If your reservation seems to go through for less than the stated night minimums, or if the rental rates or availability seem too good to be true, be aware that the system may be experiencing an integration issue and your reservation may not be accepted. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
    TOT #2097
    Permit #ZPE12-0407
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