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Balalaika Guest Homes

14693 Canyon Seven Rd., Guerneville, CA 95446
Balalaika Guest Homes

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

So it is a decent location minus the loads of tweekers with shotguns. The cops don't even like to come here. This is how I look at it. This place is full of false advertisements. I paid full price for this location and was told that I would not need anything but food and clothes. We arrived early evening. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

My parents wanted to see Sonoma when they came out to visit my husband and I. Overall, we had a positive experience. The place was clean and affordable; these were the key requirements, so all in all, I'm happy we stayed here. There were, however, a few significant downsides. First, the coffee maker was broken when we got there, and... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

My wife and I stayed for out second anniversary just after Christmas. The accommodations were great, and would be perfect if there was alight in the hot tub area. Spent a few days wine tasting, but wish we had more time for the redwood park. I will defiantly be book for next year.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We stayed at the Balalaika Guest Homes for a romantic getaway. This place really is an awesome place! Clean, classy and everything you need. The hot tub and double headed shower were great extras. We loved the out of town feel, but with great proximity to the wineries and Guerneville. Nice secluded decks, even though across from small community area.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We stayed here while participating in the Winter Wineland event. I was getting a little concerned when we drove through the neighborhood to reach the town home as the area is somewhat sketchy. The town home is a decent size with 2 bedrooms with 1 bath on the bottom floor and a large living room, small kitchen and full bathroom... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

This place was terrific! This is where our family spent the Thanksgiving holiday. The spacious living room, fully stocked kitchen and outside deck on both floors were all a plus. The location to the river was within perfect walking distance. The town was quaint and welcoming. The only downside was the bed in the smaller room had slats falling from... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Stayed here for a long (3 day) weekend with my wife and five year old daughter in early October 2011. We were looking for a spacious place to stay that was close to wineries and restaurants. The Balalaika Guest Homes were exactly what we had hoped they would be. They provided plenty of space, were in a very peaceful/relaxing setting,... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Nice condo, very spacious and clean. Wasnt far from all the wineries that we went to in the Russian River area. Our only problem was that the bed in the smaller room didnt have a real boxspring and you would wake up with an aching back, which wasnt good for vacation. Also, we would have liked to have an iron... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

As a group of friends and I were looking for a place to stay for the weekend for a softball tournament, we found the Balalaika Guest Homes (we stayed at the one on 14693 Canyon 7 Rd.). We were very impressed when we arrived. The place was very spacious and clean. And we loved the amenities especially the washer/dryer. We... More 

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

Spent three nights here for a women's get-away and it was absolutely wonderful. The house was roomy and easily accomodated the six. We utilized the hottub which was also great. The only negatives would be the lack of a corkscrew :) and the internet going down when one of our ladies needed it for her school (not Balalaika's fault-we assume... More 

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