Big Bertha's ~ This cabin chic home will win your heart!
Dog Friendly / Internet / Spa / Bocci BallBig Bertha's has all the ingredients of a beloved vacation home. It is comfortable, stylish, unique, well-appointed and private yet conveniently located. Inside and out, Big Bertha’s expertly combines convenience and comfort with playful cabin chic. With a bocce ball court, outdoor fireplace, hot tub, gas grill, well-stocked kitchen, charming dining room writing desk, reading spots, games and books, cable TVs, high-speed internet, gas fireplace, kids game room, serene views and multiple coffee stations, Big Bertha’s is equally equipped to accommodate families, groups of friends, couples, lovers, food lovers, wine lovers, writers, philosophers, morning people, evening people, middle-of-the-day people and, well, pretty much anyone!
Big Bertha's sits hillside, and is two levels (the upstairs is the main living area). From the driveway, two flights of stairs lead to the deck and front door. Just inside the front door is a small entranceway, with hooks for coats and a place for muddy shoes. This room also contains the washer/dryer. The open kitchen and dining rooms are directly adjacent. The kitchen is recently remodeled with stainless steel appliances and attractive cabinetry. The bar counter transitions smoothly to the dining area, with a dining table which can comfortably seat 8. Sliding doors from the dining room lead out to the deck, which has a gas BBQ, picnic table, and folding Adirondack chairs. An open doorway from the dining area leads to the living room, with couch, chairs, chess table, reading lamps, cable TV, iPod dock, and a writing desk. A short hallway, accessible from both the living room and the kitchen, leads to one bathroom (with bathtub/shower), a bedroom with two twins, and a bedroom with a queen bed.
From the far side of the living room, next to the gas fireplace, a spiral staircase leads to the downstairs level. The downstairs has a game room, with a double futon for additional sleeping space, cable TV, and a card table. At the far end of the game room is a small suite with a queen bed, coffee station and small, yet full, bathroom with a shower. Sliding doors lead to a small lower deck with two Adirondack chairs; a great spot for enjoying some morning coffee!
The main outdoor living areas are located on the same level as the main interior. In addition to the deck with gas BBQ and outdoor dining, there is a side yard with a bocce ball court and a back patio with a hot tub.
Big Bertha's is named for the original owner, Bertha. She and her husband built the house in 1952 and she is still a welcome visitor. When walking though the hallway, notice the art work, which is actually pieces of the original flooring found during the remodel.
Big Bertha's features a keyless entry system - enjoy the convenience of an express check-in directly at the home!
Looking for July and August Dates? This summer, Big Bertha's is a part of Sonoma Select, an AirBnB pilot program that offers lucky guests an enhanced experience. As a part of this program, Big Bertha's can only be rented through AirBnB for dates starting July1st and ending August 31st. To check summer availablity and make a summer reservations, visit Big Bertha's Sonoma Select Listing on AirBnB
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum occupancy at Big Bertha's is 7. Read our Terms & Conditions for more information about our policies, including maximum occupancy.
QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.
PARKING: There is parking in the driveway for 3 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.
BED SIZES: Bedroom One (upstairs): Queen Bed, Bedroom Two (upstairs): Two Twin Beds, Bedroom Three (downstairs): Queen Bed, Futon in downstairs living area
HEAT SOURCE: Central Heat
ELECTRONICS: The house is equipped with 2 Televisions (one in the upstairs living room and one in the downstairs game room). Both TVs have DVD/BluRay players, Cable and Netflix. The living room has a stereo w/CD player and iPod/iPhone docking station, the bedrooms have clock radios with USB/charging stations and the kitchen has a small stereo.
DOWNSTAIRS CEILING: The downstairs ceilings are 7'2", which is slightly lower than average
LOCATION: Big Bertha’s is located in a Guerneville neighborhood just west of downtown. It is a 5 minute walk to the Russian River and a 15 minute walk into town. There is a playground, tennis courts, a gym and a great restaurant all within a 5 minute walk.
ADDITIONAL FEES: Cleaning Fee of $130, 11% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning, Damage Protection - see below. Optional Travel Insurance is available at the time of reservation.
DAMAGE PROTECTION:Guests have a choice between a $49 Vacation Rental Damage Protection Fee or a $1000 Refundable Security Deposit. 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 guest accidents, such as an excessively dirty hot tub or pet-related damage. A $30 Processing Fee is added to reservations with the Security Deposit option
For security purposes, photos of the home from the street have deliberately been left off our website and the map feature does not show the home's exact location. The pinpoint on the map points to either the start of the neighborhood the home is located in or to the nearest major cross streets.
Two Night Minimum Year-Round except the following:
(excludes the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Memorial Day.)
3 Night Minimum Memorial Day Weekend through June.
4 Night Minimum July and August.
Week Minimum the first week of July and the first week of August.
3 Night Minimum August 27th through September.
All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.
Read our Reservation Info
for more information on our policies, including rates and night minimums for holidays.
Sonoma County TOT #:2094
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: ZPE14-0094
|Cleaning & Linens:||$140|
|Internet Access:||Internet access|
|Pet Policy:||Dog Friendly|
|Fireplace, Wood/Gas:||Gas fireplace|
|Deck/Patio:||Deck and Patio|
|Walk to:||River, Town, Restaurants, and Gym|
|BBQ Grill:||Propane Grill|
|Heat Source:||Central Heat|
|Square Footage, Est.:||1200 sq. ft.|
|Televisions:||2 TV's, Cable and Netflix.|
|Stereo s/CD:||Kitchen, living rm, bedrooms|
|Phone:||Unlimited US Calls|
|Recreation Items:||Board games|
|More Rec. Items:||Tether ball|
|Outdoor Bathing:||Outdoor shower|
|Baby Items:||Crib & High chair|
|Additional Amenities:||Outdoor fireplace|
|Check-In Time:||4:00 PM|
|Check-Out Time:||12:00 PM|
|Express Check-In:||Check in at the Home|
All our homes have fully equipped kitchens with a cooking range, refridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots pans & dishes (unless noted in the Unit Overview tab).
*Most River Docks, Beaches, and Boats (Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle Boats) are seasonal and available mid June – mid September only, providing the summer dams are in.
*Most Swimming Pools are seasonal (see Overview tab).
For All Reservations add:
Cleaning & Linens Fee (see Unit Amenities tab for amount)
9% County Tax & 2% Local Fees
$49 Security Deposit Protection OR refundable security deposit plus $30 processing fee(Reservation Info page for details
Optional Travel Insurance available at time of reservation.
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