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Enchanted Forest Estate ~ Large Riverfront Property, Great for Groups!

People28
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Homes on 3 Acres, River Access, Game Rooms, Spas, Sleeps up to 28!

The Enchanted Forest property features two 4 bedroom, 4 bath homes situated on three acres of riverfront property. The two spacious homes, Contente and Culture Blend, offer sleeping accommodations for 28 people. Each home features a 3 bedroom main house, a separate 1 bedroom suite, 2 kitchens, a recreation room and a spa. The main living spaces offer high ceilings, hardwood floors and a large open living/dining room. The fully equipped kitchens come complete with new appliances and breakfast areas. Many of the rooms, including both living rooms and 6 of the 8 bedrooms, feature glass doors leading out to large decks facing the river with outdoor dining and gas grills.

Both homes offer large garages with recreation rooms. Culture Blend has a pool table, ping pong, foosball, air hockey and video games. Off the patio is a spa with a gazebo. Contente has a pool table, ping pong table and a spa on the patio above the yard.

Enjoy excellent access to the Russian River from this riverfront property. Fishing, swimming and boating opportunities await just a short walk away. To access, walk down the custom rock stairway and across the tree-filled lawn to the short path leading to a large river beach. When the summer dams are in place (mid-June through mid-September), 1 canoe and 1 kayak are included.

The Enchanted Forest Estate features a keyless entry system - enjoy the convenience of an express check-in directly at the homes!

NOTE ABOUT LOCATION: The Enchanted Forest Estate is located approximately 1.5 miles east of downtown Guerneville on River Road, a busy two lane road that connects Guerneville to Highway 101. Due to double wall construction, there is little road noise inside the homes. The back decks, lower lawn area and all outdoor living areas are shielded from the road by the homes, natural surroundings and a 10 foot high privacy fence (at the front of the property only). The driveways and front staircases face the road. Please contact our office if you have any questions about the proximity of the road or other questions about the property.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum occupancy at Enchanted Forest Estate is 28.

QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.

PARKING: On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 8 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

LOCATION: The Enchanted Forest Estate is located approximately 1.5 miles east of downtown Guerneville on River Road, a busy two lane road that connects Guerneville to Highway 101. Due to double wall construction, there is little road noise inside the homes. The back decks, lower lawn area and all outdoor living areas are shielded from the road by the homes, natural surroundings and a 10 foot high privacy fence (at the front of the property only). The driveways and front staircases face the road. Please contact our office if you have any questions about the proximity of the road or other questions about the property.

For information on each home visit: Culture Blend's web page; Contente's web page.

Please note that there is an annual event, the Russian River Beer Revival, that happens in August. This is a weekend event at the brewery immediately next door to Culture Blend. The event has live music, a BBQ cook-off, and a lot of people drinking beer. It will be loud on the Friday and Saturday of the event. The exact dates of the event will be listed on the Stumptown Brewery's website.

More Details

Owner
Russian River Vacation Homes
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

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 Sonoma County

Guerneville is the largest town on the Russian River, and has a variety of excellent restaurants and shopping. There are many wineries within 15-20 minutes. Guerneville is also home to the amazing Armstrong Woods, and it's just a quick drive out to the coast! Guerneville is a fun and free spirited town that makes for a great getaway!

What makes this house unique

Properties that can accommodate larger groups are few and far between in the Russian River area. This property is a great home-base for exploring the Russian River resort area and award winning wineries. And it's also a great place to kick back and relax and enjoy the amenities and convenient river access.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Guerneville in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 28 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Culture Blend (home on left) three full bathrooms in the Main House and one full bathroom in the Suite. (Suite has a separate exterior entrance.) Contente (home on right) has three full bathrooms in the Main House and one full bathroom in the suite. (Suite has a separate exterior entrance.)
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Culture Blend (home on left) has three bedrooms with king beds and two double sleeper sofas in the living room of the Main House. Culture Blend's suite has 1 bedroom with a king bed and a living room with double sleeper sofa. (Suite has a separate exterior entrance.) Contente (home on right) has three bedrooms with queen beds and 2 queen sofa beds in the living room of the Main House. Contente's suite has 1 bedroom with a king bed and a living room with a queen sleeper sofa. (Suite has a separate exterior entrance.)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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. Burke's Canoe provides pick up service after a day floating down the river during the summer months. Take advantage of our Guest Passport Program! The Russian River Vacation Homes Guest Passport Program is an ongoing program that gives our guests exclusive discounts directly from local businesses. Every reservation automatically receives one 'passport' to use at participating businesses in the area. We are so excited to be able to connect our guests with some of our favorite wineries, restaurants and activities in the area! We hope all these great discounts will prompt our guests to experience all the great things our area has to offer.

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Enchanted Forest Estate ~ Large Riverfront Property, Great for Groups!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Perfect rental for you and your 27 closest friends

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Estate for my birthday april 19-21 and had 24-28 people up over the course of the weekend, and I could not be happier with my choice.

The houses are quite spacious, with well appointed rooms and comfortable couches so all my guests slept well. The kitchens and common rooms are set up for large meals, and all 28 gathered for a buffet dinner in Contente with room to spare. The game rooms are the best. Everyone at the party had a blast playing ping pong, pool, air hockey, and arcade basketball. I loved walking people through the property as they arrived, as everyone was astounded by the variety of entertainments and how nice everything was.

Yet, the grounds are what made this rental shine. The back deck area was a great site for my friends to gather around the grill and keg, and people loved napping on the secluded, shady lawn during the day. The private beach access is great, and when we were there, we basically had the whole segment to ourselves. My boyfriend even caught a steelhead just fishing from the beach on our second evening there. Amazing!

Many of my friends said that weekend was the best birthday party they'd ever been to, and I know it is in large part because of all the wonderful features of this rental. I would love to rent this property again (after I save up for another decade)!

The communication from Russian River Vacation Homes was also top notch with every email responded to within the day. Their reps are friendly and honest, and the transaction could not have been smoother.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic river-front property. My gathering of friends and family loved the central location and comfort of the homes. Plus, the game rooms added value for guests young and old. Working with Rrvacation homes was very easy. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tons of rooms, tons of fun

  • 5 of 5

Booking this "Estate" (Combination of two homes that are side by side) was the best thing we could have done in this region. There are many rooms and plenty of privacy for couples and guests that may want to stay up later than others, etc. Each home includes an awesome space in the basement for playing billiards, table tennis and other games. We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
88 Miles
SFO or Oakland
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Stumptown Brewery
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
River Road/Hwy 116
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rio Nido Roadhouse
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Johnson's Beach
Car: recommended

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

-1.5 miles to downtown Guerneville

-6 Miles to Monte Rio

-7.5 miles to Forestville

-11 Miles to Occidental

-8.2 Miles to Duncans Mills

-14 miles to Jenner

-14 miles to Sebastopol

-15 miles to Cazadero

-18 miles to Healdsburg

-21 miles to Santa Rosa

-22 miles to Bodega Bay

Here are a few of our nearby attractions! See our guidebook for a detailed listing.

-Korbel Champagne Cellars

-Gary Farrell Winery

-Thomas George Estates

-Burke's Canoe Rentals

-Armstrong Woods

-Austin Creek State Recreation Area

-Sonoma Coast State Park

-Johnson's Beach

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.

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Prices & Availability

Notes

  • 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: Guests choose between a $49 Vacation Rental Damage Protection Fee and a $1000 Refundable Security Deposit. A $30 Processing Fee is added to reservations with the Security Deposit option. The Vacation Rental Damage Protection is strongly recommended and is the option most guests choose. It covers up to $3000 of accidental damage and can be used for many common 'damages,' such as an excessively dirty hot tub or pet-related damage.

    CHOOSING OPTIONAL FEES: If you book through VRBO/HomeAway, both Damage Protection options and the Optional Travel Insurance show in the rates. State your preference in the comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you prior to processing payment.
  • 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:
    -Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum)
    -Three Night Minimum Memorial Day Weekend through end of June, and September
    -Weekly Only late June through August, Summer Rotation Day
    is Monday.
    -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 #2101 and 2102
    Permit # ZPE11-0181 / ZPE11-0240
  • Damage deposit: USD49.00
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