Stayed 2-nites for Mother, Sister, Daughter get-away. Condo itself has newly upgraded ammenities with plenty of dishes, small appliances, 2-TV's and air conditioning. Beds were comfortable and bedrooms spacious with plenty of closet and storage drawers. Bathrooms were upgraded and clean. NOTE: for those that have some difficulty with stairs, there are two sets of stairs from ground parking area up to front door. Once inside, the two bedrooms and one bath are downstairs, then there are approx. 15-stairs leading up to living area , kitchen, 2-person shower bathroom, outdoor deck area with gas BBQ. Upon arrival we hauled our luggage, groceries and a full ice chest upstairs, but upon departure decided to take empty ice chest down to parking area, and then bag our remaining groceries and haul down and put in ice chest. Our refrigerator did not have an ice maker, and the remote in the master bedroom did not go with the TV, so we had to work TV controls by hand.
We had some difficulty with TV/DVD in the living room. The DVD instructions were a bit vague, but I called the owners and they were very helpful in walking me through the settings. We also had trouble finding programming on the TV. Not sure what kind of cable or dish service they had, but there were no written instructions telling us what the channels were "cable channels vs regular programming", so we just surfed around. We had to put all the dishes in the cabinets in dishwasher and wash upon arrival (they were cloudy and had hard water marks all over them). Also no written instructions of any kind to reference emergency or owner telephone numbers, no check out instructions, but we loaded dish washer and cleaned kitchen, and put our dirty towels in bathtub and departed at 10:00 am. Because the owners don't charge you a cleaing fee, and because we were four pickey women, we did not mind a little minor cleaning. Even with these little "slights", our group had great time and would not hesitate to return. I would also recommend for families and couples. We toured the Armstrong Redwood Park, took a drive to Jenner and shopped at the local Safeway and Merchantile stores.
My comments are not meant to be negative in any way, but possibly let the owners know of a few recommendations that might be beneficial to other renters.
- Also Known As:
- Balalaika Guest Homes Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxurious Vacation Homes; 2/BR, 2/BA, full kitchen, large living room, redwood balcony off living room and master bedroom. Some with hot tubs and washer/dryers. Available by the night, weekly or monthly from $99 a night! Absolutely the best value on the River! Why rent a room when you can rent an entire home for the same price? ... more less