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“Wonderful slice of heaven”
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Riviera Retreat, formerly The Birdcage, wonderful roofdeck!
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Riviera Retreat, formerly The Birdcage, wonderful roofdeck!
Riviera Retreat, Exterior, Beautiful Riverfront Home Riviera Retreat, two kayaks and a paddle boat (seasonal)
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Riviera Retreat, formerly The Birdcage, wonderful roofdeck!
Riviera Retreat, Exterior, Beautiful Riverfront Home
Riviera Retreat, two kayaks and a paddle boat (seasonal)
Riviera Retreat, up the river from the dock
Riviera Retreat, paddle boat around in the wine county!
Riviera Retreat, kayak on the Russian River
Riviera Retreat, View up the Russian River, Sonoma County
Riviera Retreat, stairs to the dock
Riviera Retreat, View of house from across the river
Riveria Retreat, Exterior of Building
Riviera Retreat, Back Yard and View to River
Riviera Retreat, Middle Deck Seating & BBQ
Riviera Retreat, Middle Deck - Great View
Riviera Retreat, Bedroom
Riviera Retreat, Bedroom
Riviera Retreat, Multiple decks facing the river
Riviera Retreat, Open kitchen, dining and living rooms
Riviera Retreat, Handmade dining table from reclaimed wood
Riviera Retreat, Seaside Decor
Riviera Retreat, Bar seating at kichen counter
Riviera Retreat, Kitchen and bar seating
Riviera Retreat, Oodles of counter space!
Riviera Retreat, Cookbooks to tempt the tastebuds
Riviera Retreat, Comfy sofa and pull out sleeper
Riviera Retreat, Fireplace and flatscreen TV
Riviera Retreat, Brand new lower deck
Riviera Retreat, Another new deck at ground level
Riviera Retreat, Master bathroom remodeled and chic!
Riviera Retreat, Lovely new master bathroom
Riviera Retreat, Master bedroom TV, books and dog basket
Riviera Retreat, Master bedroom
Riviera Retreat, Master bedroom
Riviera Retreat, Master bedroom
Riviera Retreat, Rooftop Sauna
Riviera Retreat, Stairs to the dock
Riviera Retreat, Dine under the stars on the upper deck
Riviera Retreat, Upper deck seating
Riviera Retreat, Upper deck
Riviera Retreat,  Upper deck
Riviera Retreat, View from the River - Winter
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Guerneville, Sonoma County, California

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Duff7710
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful slice of heaven”
Reviewed September 27, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I'm so impressed with this place! Cons: lots of stairs; second bath is outside of home, down a flight of stairs

Pros: Kate from mgmt company was prompt and delightful to deal with, amazing views, well-stocked kitchen (best I've ever rented-even had a variety of spices), phenomenal grill, clean and well-cared for hot tub, location was wonderful (very convenient to golf and wine ).

We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking! Loved it!!!! Thanks for sharing your place with us!

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nerism
Alameda, California
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“Amazing girls' getaway”
Reviewed September 19, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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We just wrapped up a wonderful long weekend on the river at this home. It is a wonderful location and details are well thought out to welcome their guests. We had such an amazing time, we are inspired to make this an annual getaway!

Great location: we joked we could do a grocery run in Guerneville via the river to avoid weekend traffic. And since the house is offset from highway 116, we weren't bothered with the road traffic.
Totally stocked: the amenities were abundant, from the treats for the fur-babies, electronic gizmos for the TV and Internet (to distract the e-addict from poor cell service along the river), to all the tools needed to whip up a gourmet meal followed by an espresso digestif.
River serenity inside and out: the beautiful home decor and great views from the windows and many decks connect you to the serenity of the river, even if you're not down at the dock. And once you decide to get on the river, the river locker is stocked with inner tubes and kayaks, including life jackets and a paddle boat for those less confident on the water. They even thought of a flag atop the house which I used as a homing beacon once my arms turned to jelly after my morning paddle.

I can't wait to come back!

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NeilM8675
Tracy, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing Retreat on the Russian River”
Reviewed August 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We stayed at the Riviera Retreat for a week in July and it was fantastic! I have three children (two teenagers and a nine year old) and they kept asking "wow, this is OUR place?!" Honestly, we didn't venture out much (nor did we have to). We really tried to use all of the amenities - the BBQ, the spa, the sauna. Those were all as advertised and we spent a lot of time lounging around and reconnecting after a heavy school schedule + early summer activities. We also made use of the kayaks and paddleboat - there were very few people on the water.

At times we felt like we had the whole river to ourselves. One day, we drove over to the coast and hiked around. Half Moon Bay was not far and we had a nice lunch there before heading back to our private castle. Management was very professional - they checked in via email to make sure everything was okay. Our beagle also had a great time; it was the first long vacation where we had the chance to take him with us. All in all, a very relaxing week and just what we needed to get our batteries recharged for yet another school year.

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Liked best: Secluded location, architecture of the home, kayaks/riverfront dock, spa/sauna, dog friendly.
Liked least: Front gate was fidgety, carrying luggage up stairs, interior shelf space was taken.
Traveling group: Teenagers
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dnefsky
Sacramento, California
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“Wonderful Vacation at Riviera Retreat”
Reviewed August 5, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Riviera Retreat is the best house for enjoying the Russian River area. My wife, grandson, stepdaughter and her two dogs recently stayed at this property. First, the house is clean and has everything you could want. The furnishings and facilities are first rate. There is a fully stocked kitchen with up to date appliances, dishes, an expresso machine and anything else you could think of. The two bedrooms are good size with great matresses. I had the best sleep. The main living space had a large table, a very comfortable sofa bed, some chairs and a very large tv. The two bathrooms were good size and great showers. There is a very large deck off the main living space with a full size Weber grill. There is also a wonderful roof top deck,that is accessed from inside the house, with a hot tub, sauna, fire pit and large table and first class furniture with great views of the river. It was actually quite luxurious. There are also two deck in the back of the house with sitting areas and even a hammock. There is also a large storage area in the back of the house with life jackets, floats and paddles for the kayaks. I forgot there is also a shower on the roof top deck and at the side of the house. There is a stairway in the back of the property that leads down to the dock where there are two kayaks and a paddle boat. My grandson loved the paddle boat. Unlike other properties I stayed at the view to river is totally unblocked. We used the kayaks and paddle boat everyday. One other thing I would point out is the house is on the north side of the river meaning that it cools down and gets shade about two hours before the south side. In the summer on a warm day it makes a big difference. In addition, to all this, there is parking for 4 vehicles. The only caveat is there are three flights of stairs to get up to the front door and the steps down to the dock are fairly steep if this is a concern. We didn't have any problem with it. Also, it was a pleasure to work with Russian River Vacation Homes who make the reservation process so easy and provided excellent customer service before, during and after our stay.

We have decided to make Riviera Retreat our place to stay when we visit the Russian River.

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Liked best: Roof top deck
Liked least: Clothes dryer didn't heat up
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed June 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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