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Gillaroo House ~Close to Wine and the River! 3rd Night Free Jan-March!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Walk to Russian River!

Named for a rare Irish trout, Gillaroo House is a beautiful, comfortable and practical home. Modern and well-furnished, this large 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has space for your group to spread out and enjoy relaxing days in this quiet riverfront Russian River neighborhood.

FREE NIGHT SPECIAL! 3 Nights for the price of 2 starting in January! Or get an additional night free with any stay 2 nights or longer! Valid January 2nd-March 31st. Excludes February 13th-19th. Not applicable to retroactive reservations.

To book the special on VRBO and HomeAway, make your reservation for 2 or more nights. Include a comment about which night you would like to add for free. As long as the night is available, we’ll take care of the rest!

Indoors: Gillaroo House is a two-story home with the entrance on the lower level. As you walk in the front door, the open living/dining/kitchen is to the right, and doors to one full bath and the downstairs bedroom are straight ahead. The staircase to the upper floor is to the left. Natural light illuminates the main living area. The living room offers a flat screen television for watching cable TV as well as a DVD player. A fully-equipped kitchen offers a gas range, dishwasher and icemaker. Upstairs features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.

The master bedroom is a world unto itself with a luxurious Queen bed, private balcony with views of the hills (and a tiny peak of the river) and a master bathroom with a bathtub, walk-in shower and double vanity. A walk-in closet is located off the master bathroom. The second bedroom features a Queen bed; the third bedroom features a Queen bed and a Twin bunk bed. There is a full bathroom with a tub/shower combo off the hallway.

Outdoors: Sunshine is abundant in this location. The large front porch has French doors leading into the inside dining area and looks out over a small landscaped yard and driveway. The side patio has a gas barbecue and a lovely outdoor dining set. To the back of the house is the master bedroom balcony and a gate leading out to a small graveled riverfront lane.

Access to a large neighborhood beach is less than half a block from the back gate, just four doors down. Gillaroo House is surrounded by a tall privacy fence.

Know Before You Book:

Security Deposit vs. Damage Protection:

When you make your reservation, you will automatically be assigned a security deposit, plus a $30 non refundable processing fee.

The alternative to the large deposit and processing fee is the damage protection program, which is $49 and covers up to $3000 in accidental damages. The damage protection program is an insurance policy. The $49 is not refundable, but you’d be covered if you accidentally broke a wine glass…a lamp…or if someone knocked over something major, like the television. There is no processing fee associated with the damage protection program.

If you would prefer the damage protection program, please include a note with your reservation. If you do not include a note, we do contact all guests before charging the security deposit and processing fee in order to confirm your preference.

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

Parking: The garage is available for parking. There is additional parking in the driveway, for a total of 4 parking spaces. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.

Bed Sizes: Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Third bedroom: Queen bed, Twin bed bunks; Fourth Bedroom: Queen Bed

Heat Source: Forced-air central heat

Location: Quiet Guerneville neighborhood. Four doors down from access to a large river beach.

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

Russian River Vacation Homes
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 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 Guerneville

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

This is the Vacation Beach neighborhood of Guerneville, named in part for the Vacation Beach Road which is the summer dam and temporary roadway installed during the summer months. This road is a great short cut to get to Guernewood Park or anywhere west of downtown Guerneville. The dam and road are generally in from mid-June to mid- or late September. The exact dates change each year depending on water flow and a bevy of data from the Department of Fish and Game and Russian River Recreation and Parks Department. If you’re here while the dams are in, this is a great spot to hang out! Just above the dam, the water is deep and calm – great for fishing or paddling. The section just below the dam and the road is shallower and great for splashing! And a Great Blue Heron often hangs out at the dam – see if you can see it! Follow Orchard Avenue southwest until you reach Beach Avenue and Vacation Beach Road, turn right and you’re at the dam. Be especially careful walking to the river along Vacation Beach Road – cars can go very fast here! Vacation Beach is marked on the map with blue waves.

On the corner of Orchard Avenue and Beach Avenue is a great little playground with a jungle-gym, grassy area and half basketball court. Our own neighborhood beach is super easy to get to! Go out the back gate, turn left and cross the street. The path to the river is a bit narrow at the beginning of the season and gets wider as it gets more use.


Nearest Airport
88 Miles
SFO or Oakland
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
River Road/Hwy 116
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Seaside Metal
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Russian River Neighborhood Beach

Gillaroo House is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, 2 miles from downtown Guerneville.

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

-2 miles to downtown Guerneville

-6 Miles to Monte Rio

-7.5 miles to Forestville

-11 Miles to Occidental

-8.2 Miles to Duncans Mills

-15 miles to Jenner

-14 miles to Sebastopol

-15 miles to Cazadero

-19 miles to Healdsburg

-22 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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • 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.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • The master bathroom is on the 2nd floor with a bathtub, walk-in shower and double vanity. The second bathroom is on the first floor with a bath tub and shower combination. The 3rd bathroom is located on the 2nd floor and is accessed via the hallway.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The 1st bedroom is downstairs with the living room and kitchen areas, and has a queen bed. There is a full bathroom in the hallway. The other bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor. The master bedroom is a world unto itself with a luxurious King bed, private balcony with views of the hills (and a tiny peak of the river) and a master bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower and double vanity. A walk-in closet is located off the master bathroom. The second bedroom features a Queen bed; the third bedroom features a Queen bed and a Twin bunk bed. There is a full bathroom with a tub/shower combo off the hallway.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Big enough for the family

  • 3 of 5

The house is big and open- the kitchen could have been stocked better but they do have a big coffees maker which was awesome. I don't think I would stay again - the houses are built on top of each other and my boys were playing a game in the afternoon (30/32/34 years old) and had neighbor complaints. Also we weren't notified until we read it on the news that the river was closed (blue green alge) next time Healdsburg (where we ended up spending our time). The beds are not very high quality and I hate to give it a 3 but it's mostly the surrounding area and the rental agency. Ten days and still no deposit return.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Friendly house

  • 4 of 5

This house was great for my three sons, their wives and us. The kitchen had beautiful appliances but wasn't stalked well with containers (no biggie). My reason for a 4 vs a 5 is the neighbors are very close (enough to complain when playing a game outside (at 4:30pm) and the river had a recent Blue Green Algae bloom that we weren't notified of until arrival. That made things hard to work around with a 10 month old AND us. It is close to the river but we couldn't use the river. Also the beds were not very comfortable, but the house had a great floor plan, which provided plenty of games around the big table. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Great Well-Furnished Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful, clean and modern and well maintained. Kitchen appears very new, equipment and appliances are fantastic--we cooked dinner and two breakfast/brunches for seven people--and the layout is spacious and open to the living area, so cooking and eating can be a cooperative and social activity. The long dining table has bench seats along the sides, which are naturally not quite as comfortable as individual chairs with backs, a bit more rugged. But the couches in the adjacent living area are spacious and comfortable, and conversation can extend between both. Bedrooms, beds, and baths were likewise modern, comfortable, and well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holladay, UT

Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed the Gillaroo House. We stay in a lot of vacation rentals and this is now one of our family's favorites. So Many houses we have stayed in were not clean even though the pictures looked ok on the website. We were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and overall freshness of this house. The wood floors are very nice, the kitchen is updated with a large table, master bed is comfortable with a large bathroom, and our kids really enjoyed the bunk beds. We also like to cook and found the kitchen well stocked with pots and pans.

We had a total of 6 people (3 adults, 3 kids) and it was the perfect size.

The location of the house is also convenient. It's right at the end of Guerneville and on the other side of the river. Many restaurants are nearby and the Safeway is no more than a 10 minute drive. Since it was right after Christmas and chilly we did not participate in any water activities, but it would be a great spot had we wanted to do so. We spent most of our time exploring the neighboring towns and beaches. There are quite a few vineyards close by as well. Kind of exciting to pass by Korbel without even knowing it!

I will only make one very small complaint. The large clock in the kitchen does not work and we all found it annoying to look at the same time constantly for 6 days. It would be really nice if it actually kept time!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious house, good location!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my husband's birthday at Gillaroo house. It was very spacious, we had 8 people in our party and everyone had a bed to sleep in. The master bedroom is very beautiful. We liked sitting around the dining table. The kitchen is very spacious, well stocked with pots, pans, dishes. I would highly recommend it to others who have larger parties.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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  • 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.

    -Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum)
    -Three night minimum Memorial Day Weekend through late June, and September
    -Four night minimum end of June through August, expect week minimum over the July 4th Holiday and the first week of August.
    -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 #2108
    Permit #ZPE11-0363
  • Damage deposit: USD49.00
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