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Sunny Hilltop Winecountry Retreat - Your Private Casa in the Wine Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2600 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom two story sunny mediterranean-style home

Enjoy the best of wine-country outdoor living in this spaciously appointed home whose inside effortlessly transitions to the ample private hilltop backyard and pool with views of distant redwood-covered hills above and vineyard valley below. Enjoy country comfort with multiple outdoor living rooms and modern amenities. Close distance to Johnson's Beach on the Russian River 5 minutes by car or 15-20 minutes by foot. Minutes to west Sonoma's best vineyards and appellations, the scenic Sonoma California coast and Hwy 1, and historic Armstrong Redwoods State Park. We are located on the road to Armstrong state park.

Close at hand are stellar cycling, kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, and hiking opportunities. The climate in west Sonoma county is some of the best California has to offer and graced by the superb vineyards (and tasting rooms!). Hot dry inland climates mix with cool coastal marine influences to produce the perfect mix of warm comfortable days and pleasant and sultry evenings filled with an abundance of stars and the soothing song of crickets.

This home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each of the generously sized bedrooms is set up for family or group accomodations. The two larger bedrooms each have a king and a double couch bed while the third bedroom has a queen.

The fully remodeled kitchen is fully provisioned with gear by the owners who love to cook. You'll find all the accoutrements necessary for whatever cooking you may wish to do. Gas range and oven, appliances, placesettings for up to 20, outdoor gas barbeque, and generous indoor and outdoor dining area.

The beautifully landscaped backyard includes lavender garden, flowers, raised bed gardens with fresh vegetables and herbs, 51 jet, 6 person hot tub/spa, and 32' x 14' in-ground pool with 1600 sq foot pool deck and area. Backyard also includes lounges, outdoor seating, outdoor dining, kitchen, BBQ, lawn, fireplace, tons of sun, and all the privacy and space you could hope for. Lots of lawn games and activities included in storage to round out your vacation.

Please note that Sonoma County enforces "quiet hours" outside from 10 pm to 9 am each day and no amplified sound is allowed outside for vacation rentals at any time.

Cancellation policy - full refund less VRBO service fees and $75 cancellation fee per rental agreement if booking canceled 30 days in advance of arrival date. Half refund less fees if canceled 15 days in advance. No refund if canceled less than 15 days in advance. Sonoma County vacation rental permit ZPE15-0502/TOT #2333N.

More Details

Chris Burmester and Lisa Etherington
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Chris Burmester and Lisa Etherington

We love the west Sonoma region of California and love to host people in our beautiful home in the heart of region. Spending half our time in San Francisco, California, we love to escape to the beautiful wine country to cycle, hike, swim, boat, and enjoy the scenic beauty and incredible wines and food this area of the world has to offer.

Chris Burmester and Lisa Etherington purchased this house in 2015

Why Chris Burmester and Lisa Etherington chose Guerneville

For us, this home combines nearly the perfect combination of a rural wine-country feel with views of wooded hills and vineyards, while being sunny, private, and quiet and only a 10-15 minute stroll to town and all the bustling activity of the historic Russian River resort area. The house itself for us combines the best of mediterranean wine country feel with high ceilings, spacious rooms, artisan-crafted wooden doors and hand-hewn beam ceilings, and black-smithed hardware and masonry walls all with a modern, mid-century feel. The furnishings are comfortable, modern eclectic style with lots of room to spread out and get comfortable for you and your guests.

The house spills effortlessly into the surrounding backyard for the best of indoor/outdoor living.

What makes this house unique

It's rare to find a place like ours with the sun and openness. Our house is both private yet has views and is close in to town.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , tub , shower
  • Nice walk-in Mediterranean style showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Southern Queen - 1 queen
    California - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    California king - 1 king , Twin mattress and child's "pack 'n play" in closet.
  • The house has three bedrooms and we have added additional beds to support more people sleeping in separate beds if needed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Hi We provide linens, towels and bedding for the beds. Quality towels for indoor use only, please bring your own beach towels for outside. There is an iron and hair dyer to use as needed. We supply hand soap at all sinks. We keep a small supply of shampoo, conditioner, and body soap in each bathroom in case you forgot your own but please do plan to bring your own to use. We do not provide laundry soap, so if you use ours please replace it so that the cleaner can wash the linens when you leave. We have a well stocked kitchen with spices, salt and pepper, vingar and condiments but sometimes they get all used up by previous guests without replenishing. If you find yourself using a lot of something, please replenish what you use for future guests before you depart.


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Sunny Hilltop Winecountry Retreat - Your Private Casa in the Wine Country
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We loved the serene and picturesque backyard with pool, hot tub, outdoor furniture and BBQ. It feels like staying at a resort! The house is also great with lots of room, sitting areas, great windows/natural light, beautiful views to the backyard and a lovely kitchen. Great location near town, hiking/biking and wine tasting. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend away celebrating my 40th with best friends!

  • 5 of 5

I would come back to this house again in a heartbeat! We had an absolutely wonderful weekend celebrating my 40th at Casa Boho! We took full advantage of all the perks from the moment we arrived...homemade pizzas in the pizza oven, bbqing by the pool, hot tubbing, sitting by the fire pit. The house is stocked with tons of wood for all the fireplaces (all of which we loved and used). Cappuccinos in the morning, swimming all day. We planned to go wine tasting but we were enjoying ourselves so much at the house, we didn’t make it out. Thank you for an incredible 40th Birthday! It was all I wanted and more!

  • Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Piedmont, CA

Best vacation home we've ever rented...

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rent a lot of houses through VRBO -- from Del Mar to Newport Beach and Malibu on up to Lake Tahoe and Wine Country. And this is the best house we've ever rented. Period. Perfect layout for our family of five. Great kitchen. Quirky Guerneville five minutes away (brunch at Garden Grill; pints at Stumptown; oysters at Seaside Metal). Pre-stacked fires inside and out. S'mores heaven. Pool is amazing. Cornhole in the yard. Sonos speakers throughout. Rent this house.

  • Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, quiet property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home for a weekend (3 couples) to celebrate our anniversary. From the outside, the house looks ordinary but the outside backyard is wonderful! The hot tub was perfect and the pizza oven was a great addition. It was too cold for the pool but I am sure it would also be a good addition. The yard is quiet and peaceful with gorgeous views.

Inside, the 3 bedrooms are big and comfortable. The bathrooms are updated, as well as the kitchen. There is everything needed for a large group dinner, including some spices etc

The location was great .We spent time in Healdsburg and the drive there was picturesque. We also hiked at Armstrong State Park. Otherwise enjoyed the backyard.

We will go back to this place again for sure. It was hard to leave.

The owner, Chris, was awesome about answering our questions too!

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

A Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our weekend getaway with our family--two grandparents, two adult kids and their significant others, and our 18 month old granddaughter. The backyard is heavenly and the floor to ceiling windows provide a tons of cheerful natural light that brings the outdoors in. We used the pizza oven and spent a whole morning on that labor intensive, but rewarding activity. The kitchen was thoroughly equipped with everything you could need, including the espresso machine we have at home. The beds were comfortable and there were several options for little kids to sleep in the room (floor mattresses, pull out couches, chaise lounges etc.)

One thing to note is that there is beautiful full bathroom upstairs with the bedrooms and another full bath/laundry room combo downstairs off the kitchen. Just keep that in mind in case you're expecting an ensuite.

Overall, this place is completely wonderful and we can't wait to escape the city during the summer months to get full use of the wonderful outdoor space. The hosts were so communicative and helpful. You can't go wrong staying here!

  • Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacaville, CA

The weekend wish it never ended...

  • 5 of 5

Chris was professional, nice to deal with and made sure our stay was pleasant. The property is nice and well maintained. The hot tub and pool is definitely a nice addition to this hide-away place in Guerneville. The inside was clean and the kitchen was fabulous. The pool lights are amazing, especially at night under the stars. I didn't want our stay to end. Wanted another week to relax. I will definitely be back to stay at this hide-way. Thanks Chris for a wonderful home!

  • Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In the heart of the west Sonoma County wine country and the Russian River resort area. The property is located on a sunny private hilltop a short walking distance to the north of historic and eclectic Guerneville on the Russian River and overlooks the scenic Korbel Vineyards in the river bottom plains below.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Guerneville, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
May 29 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$297.09
Pet Fee C$132.04
Damage Deposit C$660.2

Plus taxes and cleaning fees.
For adults over 6 occupancy we charge $25 a night per person.
Option to pay additional fee to heat up pool in Fall/Winter (October - April). Pool is heated Spring/Summer.

Full refund less VRBO transaction and service fees with a $100 cancelation fee if requested 30 days prior to check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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