The Sweet Mini-Suite at RiverSea West
Guerneville, California, United States 95446
Note: Sonoma County is under a "Shelter in Place" order through 5/3/2020 and short-term rentals cannot rent for tourism purposes.
NOTICE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the State Public Health Officer ordered all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence. Only lodging activities related to isolating or quarantining persons infected with or exposed to the COVID-19 virus, or housing workers performing jobs deemed essential to maintaining critical infrastructure are allowed.
The Sonoma County Public Health Officer issued Public Health Order NO. C19-05 which prohibits all non-essential travel into Sonoma County, until at least May 3, 2020, and mandates 1) Short-term lodging facilities shall not operate for tourism and 2) No homeowner, agent of the homeowner, property manager, marketing agent, listing agent, or real estate agent shall engage in efforts to rent or lease any short-term lodging facilities within the County for any other purpose.
Short-term lodging facilities in Sonoma County may only be booked for: (1) lodging to protect the County homeless population, (2) lodging for County residents who have been displaced and cannot return to their residence because there is a person residing at their residence that must isolate or quarantine or is at a high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, (3) lodging for County residents who need to isolate or quarantine, (4) housing support for Healthcare Operations, Essential Infrastructure, Essential Businesses, and Essential Governmental Functions (i.e. housing traveling nurses or government contractors).
Violation of or failure to comply with the Public Health Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. (Calif. Health and Safety Code§ 120275, et seq.)
The Guest Room at RiverSea West has a comfortable queen-sized bed, its own bathroom and a private, exterior entrance. The wood-paneled room is light and airy and has a mini-fridge and coffee maker. Tranquil, without phones or TV, we have plenty of good books & an extensive movie collection. A perfect, affordable, all-season retreat!
Walk 15 minutes to the Russian River. Drive 20 minutes to stunning Sonoma County beaches or renowned Sonoma wineries. Enjoy the incredible hiking, biking, scenic drives & boutique shopping nearby.
Or simply relax... We're located on a sunny acre in the redwood forest with private access to Hulbert Creek, a fairy ring of 200-ft redwoods complete with a hammock, a hot tub under the stars, and much more...
WHAT GUESTS HAVE TO SAY
"We work and live around an adrenaline filled, mezzo forte, presto-paced world everyday. Your enchanted forest has cleansed our mind, our spirit and our senses" P&G
"All you need is love...and a beautiful place to stay like this" M&C
"Great! Inspiring, peaceful, wonderful" JR
TV set-up for movies
Rates and Availability
Weeknight: $90 / night
Weekend Night: $100 / night
Weekly: $585 / week
Minimum Stay: 2
Maximum Stay: 14
Specific Rate Details:
**Holiday periods require a 3-day minimum and are calculated using Standard Weekend Rates.
**The guest room is a cozy, enhanced bedroom set-up with one queen-sized bed, and is appropriate for up to two people. It is possible to sleep a young child on an air mattress on the floor for an extra fee.
**One well behaved, non-aggressive smallish dog is allowed with an added $10 per night fee as long as our dog policy is followed.
**Additional visitors or parties are not allowed.
**Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due upon reserving. The balance is due 45 days prior to arrival and is refundable only if we are able to re-book the dates.
**Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. (Our Sonoma County TOT number is 926N.)
**The guest room at RiverSea is attached to the far side of the house where we live and has both a private entrance and a private bathroom. The hot tub is shared, but is well-screened for a private experience. We're happy to give insider tips to the area and are available to our guests as needed and desired. We follow our guests lead as far as how much contact they would like with us during their stay.
Very comfy and cozy studio apartment. Very quiet and private. No full kitchen but plenty of amenities to compensate like fridge, microwave, filtered water, coffee pot. Enjoyed the chocolate chip cookies as a welcome snack! Plenty of reading material I would have liked to have more time to read!
We had a lovely relaxing visit. The room was so peaceful. In the morning we went to the windy ocean to visit her, and in the afternoon we went to the river to swim and relax. It was perfect. The hosts are very kind.
June Wedding Stay in Guerneville
My wife and I traveled with our dog to Guerneville to attend a wedding. Jim and Kathy have a very comfortable place nestled along one of the feeder creeks for the Russian River (I'm sure it can be it's own river during high flow season). The property is full of old, beautiful trees and makes you feel like you're in nature but then you get into the room and you have lots of amenities! The room is private with everything that you'd need to have a wonderful stay (mini-fridge, coffee, private bath, etc.). Although there are other options in the area, whenever we plan to stay in Guerneville, we'll look to stay with Jim and Kathy.
Kathy was extremely accommodating in helping us arrange my stay, and once we got to the site we were so happy! The hot tub was magical and so was watching Slap Shot on VHS after :) The room was cozy (and didn't feel mini at all) and perfectly set up. Thanks again!
Peace among the stars and redwood trees
Our hosts were very friendly and helpful in pointing out the surroundings including landscape, restaurants, and nearby activities and sights. I especially liked the peaceful and natural surroundings – tall redwood trees and a private hot tub with a view of the stars and trees. What a wonderful touch to see the small glowing stars against the ceiling above our bed when retiring at dark! Definitely recommend this to anyone seeking a place to stay with quiet natural surroundings and still close enough to downtown!
The place is so beautiful and peaceful, I had the most wonderful time for a very reasonable price. The hospitality of the owners was flawless: very warm and friendly couple. I would definitely go back! :)
My 7 yr old and I stayed for two nights to get away and it was perfect. My son loved the hammock in the fairy ring and the hot tub under the redwoods was divine. My son had fun playing with Bella. Jim and Kathy are gracious hosts and very helpful with local suggestions. Thank you for a lovely restful time.
Unwind & Unplug
Wonderful little place to get away from the chaos of the Bay for a weekend. Excellent value for the price and the best sleep we've had in ages with the sound of the creek in the background. Kathy & Jim where the best hosts we've had and full of kindness and good cheer. Take a few days to go hiking and see the coast. Best money you'll spend all year.
A Little Tucked-away Gem
My wife and I had a wonderful weekend at Jim & Kathy's. This little tucked away gem was a perfect place for us to unwind and catch up on some reading. We had a great time hiking in the gorgeous redwoods in the day & soaking up in the hot tub at night. We always will cherish the time we spent here! Thanks guys for sharing your beautiful place with us.
Perfectly set up for guests
This place is perfectly set up for guests. They have just enough of everything and a full line of movies on VHS, info on tourist activities etc. The hot tub is clean and perfectly heated. Total privacy.They seem like really nice people who can flow well to whatever is needed,not that we needed much. The town is about a mile away. I would come back.Thanks!
Kathy and Jim are delightful hosts and made me feel welcome. Their quiet studio was just the rustic getaway/retreat I was looking for! I will return....
Perfect place to fall off the grid
We wanted to getaway to Sonoma to recharge our batteries & this was the perfect place to fall off the grid. A quick escape to the Redwoods, Jim greeted us & gave us a quick tour: 900+ year old Redwood stump, Fairy Ring of Redwoods, hot tub, etc. This is a great place to get away from the stress of the city. Quiet, peaceful with good eats in town.
This place is like heaven
OMG. This place is like heaven! The room, shower, facilities, books and hot tub are excellent standard and the hosts are very helpful and full of charisma. They are more than willing to help make the stay worth while and little touches like sweets and home grown tomatoes in the room as a kind welcoming gesture was delightful! I would happily stay here again. There is the coast and a the beautiful National Park close by for hikes and the Local town is a short car drive or walk. Also we made it to a Michelin Star restaurant for some posh food one night - that was a short 5-10 min drive too! All in all, this is a place not to be missed.
Perfect from start to finish
I can't say enough about what a wonderful time I had during my four-night retreat to Kathy and Jim's lovely forested estate in Guerneville - it was perfect from start to finish! I took dips in the hot tub twice a night (once around sunset and again later, under the brilliant stars), drove ten minutes to the hiking trails in Armstrong Park and 20 to the beach, and walked to the nearby Garden Grill each morning for a delicious, affordable breakfast on the sun-dappled patio (and to the main drag a couple times). The private room I stayed in was very clean and cozy, with an in -room portable heater and everything I needed to eat simple meals. I can't recall the last time I slept so well! The shower was super strong and hot, and there were plenty of towels along with shampoo etc (forgot mine so that was a nice surprise). Jim and Kathy are among the warmest (and most interesting) people I've met, and their pets are a sweet bonus (Bella the little dog gave me enough puppy love to make up for leaving my own pets behind). I've already booked a return visit! :)
Super comfy room
Thanks Kathy and Jim! We loved your beautiful property, hanging out in the hammock and hot tub, reading your books in our super comfy room, and eating blackberries from your blackberry bush! We also loved listening to Jim's cd as we drove the bohemian highway! What a great visit, hope to return!
Most relaxing place ever
I think Jim and Kathy know something we all don't. They've managed to create the most comfortable, comforting and relaxing place ever. The room was cozy and had everything we needed. And the hot tub was perfect. The real gem though was the hammock under the redwoods that just made for a real escape. If you're spending the day on the river or just looking to relax, it's just right.
I could go on forever about how amazing Kathy and Jim are, or how their place is perfectly magical, but you need to experience for yourself. Book this place, right now, and you will be forever glad you did. September 2012
Super-friendly and helpful hosts, and a wonderful place to stay. The secluded grounds, surrounded by redwoods and flowering plants, are hard to beat. Our room came with everything we needed, including a fridge and equipment for using their gas grill. And at this price it's also an unbeatable value.