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Idle Hours is a beloved Russian River vacation home. Owned by the same family for generations, it was designed for ease and functionality. The care that goes into maintaining this comfortable, easy-going river retreat is evident in every detail. Tastefully adorned with family keepsakes and perfect river cabin kitsch, Idle Hours has gained every benefit from the recent remodel. Cozy and warm in the winter, relaxing and inviting in the summer--once you get here you will not want to go home!
Once up the flight of front stairs, the entryway opens to a spacious living room with ample comfy seating, high ceilings, attractive accent lighting, Cable TV with DVD player and, at its heart, a large gas fireplace. Through the living room's large open doorway, you'll find a large kitchen and dining room. With various places to hang, this area has a long list of uses: surf the web or get some last-minute work done at the corner desk; listen to tunes on the boom box; lounge or read on the single futon (which can be unfolded to a single bed); eat together, play a board game or a game of cards at the large dining table; or our favorite--sit on a tall stool at the kitchen counter and harass the cook for a snack or glass of wine. (The cook shouldn't mind because he or she are thoroughly enjoying the new, fabulously well-equipped and well-decorated kitchen complete with gas range, fridge with ice maker, dishwasher, large stainless steel sink, more than enough cookware, small appliances and storage space.
Idle Hours has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Doors to 2 of the 3 bedrooms and 1 of the 2 bathrooms are off the far side of the living room. The first bedroom, with a Twin bunk and a Double bed, can accommodate 4 guests. The second bedroom has a Queen bed. The expertly remodeled bathroom has a tub/shower combo. The master bedroom and the second bathroom (with a shower) are tucked away and near each other at the back of the house, down a short hallway off the kitchen. The master bedroom offers a King bed, TV, river views and a door to the back deck. All 3 bedrooms are set up with plenty of wall hooks and casual storage crates for guests to hang towels and stash belongings. All 3 bedrooms (and the living room) have ceiling fans.
The large back deck, accessed from the dining room, has outdoor dining, a gas grill, views of the river and a back set of stairs (with a latching gate) leading down to the riverfront lawn and river. There is enough room to picnic and lounge right on the river on the large river dock*.
A canoe* is left locked at the dock for paddling up and down our lazy river.
*Dock and canoe are seasonal, available mid-June through September, depending on the river dams.
BED SIZES: Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Third bedroom: Double bed and Twin bunk beds; Dining room: Single futon
HEAT SOURCE: Central heat and gas fireplace in living room
LOCATION: Riverfront less than a mile from downtown Guerneville
ADDITIONAL FEES: Cleaning Fee of $150, 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.
2 night minimum October - most of May (excludes some holidays).
3 night minimum Memorial Day Weekend - September.
Weekly Only in July and August; Summer Rotation Day
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 for holidays.
Sonoma County TOT #307
|Cleaning & Linens:||$150|
|Pet Policy:||Dog Friendly|
|Fireplace, Wood/Gas:||Gas Fireplace|
|BBQ Grill:||Gas BBQ|
|Heat Source:||Central Heat|
|Stereo s/CD:||Boom Box|
|Phone:||Unlimited US Calls|
|Laundry Facilities:||Washer and Dryer|
|Additional Amenities:||ping pong, may-oct.|
|Check-In Time:||4:00 pm|
|Check-Out Time:||12:00 pm|
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.
For a complete breakdown of the total cost, please click on the availability tab.
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