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Big Bertha's

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Big Bertha's has all the ingredients of a beloved vacation home. It is comfortable, stylish, unique, well-appointed and private yet conveniently located. Inside and out, Big Bertha's expertly combines convenience and comfort with playful cabin chic. With a bocce ball court, outdoor fireplace, hot tub, gas grill, well-stocked kitchen, charming dining room writing desk, reading spots, games and books, cable TVs, high-speed internet, gas fireplace, kids game room, serene views and multiple coffee stations, Big Bertha's is equally equipped to accommodate families, groups of friends, couples, lovers, food lovers, wine lovers, writers, philosophers, morning people, evening people, middle-of-the-day people and, well, pretty much anyone! Upstairs - Big Bertha's sits hillside, and is two levels (...Big Bertha's has all the ingredients of a beloved vacation home. It is comfortable, stylish, unique, well-appointed and private yet conveniently located. Inside and out, Big Bertha's expertly combines convenience and comfort with playful cabin chic. With a bocce ball court, outdoor fireplace, hot tub, gas grill, well-stocked kitchen, charming dining room writing desk, reading spots, games and books, cable TVs, high-speed internet, gas fireplace, kids game room, serene views and multiple coffee stations, Big Bertha's is equally equipped to accommodate families, groups of friends, couples, lovers, food lovers, wine lovers, writers, philosophers, morning people, evening people, middle-of-the-day people and, well, pretty much anyone! Upstairs - Big Bertha's sits hillside, and is two levels (the upstairs is the main living area). From the driveway, two flights of stairs lead to the deck and front door. Just inside the front door is a small entranceway, with hooks for coats and a place for muddy shoes. This room also contains the washer/dryer. The open kitchen and dining rooms are directly adjacent. The kitchen is recently remodeled with stainless steel appliances and attractive cabinetry. The bar counter transitions smoothly to the dining area, with a dining table which can comfortably seat 8. Sliding doors from the dining room lead out to the deck, which has a gas BBQ, picnic table, and folding Adirondack chairs. An open doorway from the dining area leads to the living room, with couch, chairs, chess table, reading lamps, cable TV, iPod dock, and a writing desk. A short hallway, accessible from both the living room and the kitchen, leads to one bathroom (with bathtub/shower), a bedroom with two twins, and a bedroom with a queen bed. Downstairs - From the far side of the living room, next to the gas fireplace, a spiral staircase leads to the downstairs level. The downstairs has a game room, with a double futon for additional sleeping space, cable TV, and a card table. At the far end of the game room is a small suite with a queen bed, coffee station and small, yet full, bathroom with a shower. Sliding doors lead to a small lower deck with two Adirondack chairs; a great spot for enjoying some morning coffee! Outdoors - The main outdoor living areas are located on the same level as the main interior. In addition to the deck with gas BBQ and outdoor dining, there is a side yard with a bocce ball court and a back patio with a hot tub. Big Bertha's is named for the original owner, Bertha. She and her husband built the house in 1952 and she is still a welcome visitor. When walking though the hallway, notice the art work, which is actually pieces of the original flooring found during the remodel. Know Before You Book: Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Big Bertha's is 7. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time. Parking: There is parking in the driveway for 3 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance. Bed Sizes: Bedroom One (upstairs): Queen Bed, Bedroom Two (upstairs): Two Twin Beds, Bedroom Three (downstairs): Queen Bed, Futon in downstairs living area Heat Source: Central Heat Electronics: The house is equipped with 2 Televisions (one in the upstairs living room and one in the downstairs game room). Both TVs have DVD/BluRay players, Cable and Netflix. The living room has a stereo w/CD player and iPod/iPhone docking station, the bedrooms have clock radios with USB/charging stations and the kitchen has a small stereo. Downstairs Ceiling: The downstairs ceilings are 7'2', which is slightly lower than average Location: Big Bertha's is located in a Guerneville neighborhood just west of downtown. It is a 5 minute walk to the Russian River and a 15 minute walk into town. There is a playground, tennis courts, a gym and a great restaurant all within a 5 minute walk. Sonoma County TOT #:2094 Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: ZPE14-0094 Additional amenities include: featured amenity 1 bocce ball, check-in time 4:00 pm, more rec. items tether ball, additional amenities outdoor fireplace, baby items crib & high chair, express check-in check in at the home, square footage, est. 1200 sq. ft., view hillside trees, fireplace, wood/gas gas fireplace, laundry facilities washer/dryer, outdoor bathing outdoor shower, heat source central heat, yard hillside, game room items board games, featured amenity 2 walk to river, nearest ocean beach 12 miles, pet policy dog friendly, walk to river, town, restaur, check-out time 12:00 pm.More
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Russian River Vacation Homes
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2010
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Three straight days of bad weather did nothing to put a damper on our stay as warm, comfy Big Bertha's kept us well entertained! Light and airy- especially welcome as the weather was gray and dour. Kitchen gets ***** as it was clean, efficient and...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank CavaliereJohn
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We had such an amazing stay at Big Bertha's and would definitely come again! Everything honestly exceeded our expectations. We picked Big Bertha's because we wanted a quiet cabin that still felt modern. We had three couples and baby and there was plenty of space...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

We plan a 'women's wine weekend' yearly and found Big Bertha's on Flipkey. The house had a great deck with a hot tub and most importantly, a tetherball set up! It was a perfect size for the seven of us and I remarked to the...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank Susan B
Management response:Responded 29 November 2015

Hello! And thank you for sharing a review with future guests!!! We love Big Bertha's too! And we appreciate you noticing the cleaning - we try! And, we'd love to have you back any time for any kind of visit! :) Megan Perkins Russian River...More

Reviewed 26 September 2015

We spent a week in the redwoods in this luxury retreat and enjoyed every minute. The house is fully equipped with three nice bedrooms and two baths. The living room is large and inviting with a gas fireplace and flat screen tv. Although we chose...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Kathleen H
Management response:Responded 29 September 2015

Thank you for the review! And we appreciate the note about the coffee makers and tripping the breaker - we'll have someone check it out so this doesn't happen for future guests! And, we'd have you back in a New York minute too! :) Megan...More

Reviewed 12 August 2015

We booked this spot several months ago knowing that we wanted to be in the woods but also have the luxuries that a really nice house provides. Everything met and/or exceeded our expectations. The house was perfect, cozy and provided us with everything we needed...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Andi R
Management response:Responded 14 August 2015

Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again soon! :) Megan Perkins Russian River Vacation Homes

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Telephone
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Housekeeping Optional
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
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