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The Sandy Star

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Sandy Star started life as a traditional Russian River home with wood paneling and floors throughout. Under new ownership, and a complete remodel, the house is bright and light with ample charm and character. Hand painted murals grace 3 bedrooms and modern conveniences and cheery artwork liven up the kitchen, bathrooms and living spaces. And outside is as delightful as inside at this riverfront escape! The beautifully remodeled and bright kitchen faces the living room and sometimes dining space. A long counter seats 6 guests in bright orange tall chairs, all the better to laugh and joke with the 'kitchen staff' and enjoy each other's company. New stainless steel appliances - fridge, stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker - and oodles of counter space make cooking a pl...The Sandy Star started life as a traditional Russian River home with wood paneling and floors throughout. Under new ownership, and a complete remodel, the house is bright and light with ample charm and character. Hand painted murals grace 3 bedrooms and modern conveniences and cheery artwork liven up the kitchen, bathrooms and living spaces. And outside is as delightful as inside at this riverfront escape! The beautifully remodeled and bright kitchen faces the living room and sometimes dining space. A long counter seats 6 guests in bright orange tall chairs, all the better to laugh and joke with the 'kitchen staff' and enjoy each other's company. New stainless steel appliances - fridge, stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker - and oodles of counter space make cooking a pleasure at The Sandy Star. And there's ample storage space for your sundries. Sip a cup of coffee or tea in the kitchen's seating nook while supervising breakfast preparation. Or linger in the living room with a glass of wine. From the sectional sofa, leather chair and rocking chair you can snug in front of the fireplace or turn and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV. Behind the sofa, the console converts into a dining table to seat 6 comfortably or 8 tightly. As long as the weather is nice, though, you'll want to eat outside! The crowning glory of the living room is the full wall of windows that fold open to the deck! With two outdoor heaters, large picnic table with umbrella, propane BBQ and stunning views of the river - everyone will want to hang out on the upper deck! The <b>newly built decks hover in the redwoods for a mix of shade and sunshine. Mosey down the stairs to the lower patio and deck to the 6 person hot tub (which is available 7 am to 10 pm, only) and outdoor shower. Up a short flight of stairs from the living room, each of the three bedrooms has a queen bed and unique murals painted by a local (Bay Area) artist. Two bedrooms face the river and overlook the back decks and hot tub area while one bedroom faces the street of this quiet residential neighborhood. There's a full bathroom with double sink/vanity, cheery colored walls and subway tile shower with <b>rain shower head. Off the hallway the washer and dryer are tucked into a closet. The fourth bedroom is the kid's room - on the main level, just off the kitchen with a double/twin bunk bed with and views to the river. There are games and toys in the drawers and a door to the huge back deck. A second full bathroom with tiled shower and rain shower head is next to the kid's room and kitchen. A short mosey down a path leads to a fantastic neighborhood beach. You can cut through the backyard or walk around the house to the public easement which serves as a<b> wide path to the river. A double kayak is locked in the lower backyard for guests to use between mid-June and the end of September, conditions permitting. Stop to pick blackberries in the summer, but look out for poison oak. This beach is accessible nearly year-round. Know Before You Book: Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at The Sandy Star is 8 people. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time. Quiet Hours and The Hot Tub: The Sandy Star is in a close-knit residential neighborhood.. To maintain a good relationship with our neighbors - and remain in compliance with the Quiet Hours mandated in the Vacation Rental Ordinance - guests are welcome to use the hot tub until 10 pm when the hot tub is set to shut off. After that time, please relocate to the upper deck or inside. The hot tub has power only between 7 am and 10 pm. Parking: On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 3 vehicles. There is space for up to 2 cars in the driveway and an additional car on the street in front of the house. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance. Bed Sizes: First Bedroom: Queen Bed; Second Bedroom: Queen Bed; Third Bedroom: Queen Bed; Fourth Bedroom: Twin/Double Bunk Bed. Heat Source: Central Heat and Fireplace - firewood is not provided. Stairs: Exterior Stairs - there is a short flight of stairs to the front door and another short flight of stairs from the back deck to the lower deck, hot tub area and playroom. Interior Stairs: There is a short flight of stairs from the living room area to the upper level with 3 of the bedrooms, full bathroom and W/D. Curtains: Curtains were put up in the bedrooms just after the photos were taken. Beach and River Access: The Sandy Star faces the Russian River and a fantastic neighborhood beach. There are two ways to get to the path to the beach. First, you can take the stairs from the back yard by the hot tub and go through a gate in the lower yard. Second, walk out the front yard and turn right, immediately onto the path. Either way, it's a very short walk to the beach and river. Sonoma County TOT Number:1511N Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit: ZPE15-0543 Additional amenities include: fireplace, wood/gas fireplace, check-in time 4:00 pm, baby items toys & games, walk to beach & river, express check-in check-in at home, yard redwoods & decks, nearest ocean beach 15 miles, laundry facilities w/d, featured amenity 1 riverfront, game room items kid's play room, pet policy dog friendly, outdoor bathing outdoor shower, heat source central heat, boats (seasonal) double kayak, square footage, est. 1491, check-out time noon, river access path to beach, river, view river & redwoods.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Stayed here over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Lovely home with very modern amenities within a river house atmosphere. We made our Thanksgiving meal for 8 quite nicely in the kitchen (though we had brought some extra pots/pans which we definitely needed). But there were plenty...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank Nyrs55
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had a lovely time at The Sandy Star! The decor and ambiance were wonderful for our group of friends. We also loved the well-stocked kitchen - plenty of cups, plates, pans, and other cooking utensils, which made it easy to cook for our group...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

We had a great time at the Sandy Star! The house looks completely renovated and is very comfortable and functional. It is conveniently located close to the center of Guerneville, only a few minutes drive away from all the amenities.More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank anne c
Management response:Responded 29 November 2015

Hello! And thank you for sharing a review! The Sandy Star IS completely renovated! Lots of modern amenities without looking the character of being a river house. I don't know exactly how they did it, but the owners have done an amazing job with the...More

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Russian River Vacation Homes
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
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