Beautiful river front setting. hot tub, dock, boats. Winter discounts

Book this top notch private river front home for your escape with 2 1/2 baths +outdoor shower. Big open river views allow great wild life viewing. This is truly a great area to visit. Call for midweek Fall specials!

We think of everything to make your stay a pleasure. Lounge chairs, kids life preservers, Enjoy free firewood in winter and the Weber propane BBQ grill - a full backup tank is always in the shed. Just one mile from Monte Rio, 10 minutes from Guerneville, Jenner or Occidental. You will find yourself in the heart of good times. Enjoy the comfort and the amenities of home after you play all day, tour the sights or relax by the beautiful river. Pictures can't capture the stunning setting of this home.

We just installed a $150k boulder wall on our river front with a rare bottom terrace for access to the entire 180' of frontage!

This area is the finest northern California has to offer. Everything you want is nearby and convenient: breathtaking coastal bluffs, beaches, wineries, distinctive restaurants, unique shops, spas, the river and awesome state parks. Come enjoy! It is an amazing getaway from the city. When available, we offer early check-in or late check-out upon request for no additional fee!

Because the house is thoughtfully designed, well equipped and full of character you will fall in love with this vacation home. Our guests all agree. The well-appointed kitchen has granite counters and all the spices, cookware, wine glasses and matching place settings you need. An open floor plan with beautiful wood floors, exposed wood beam ceilings and glass wall overlooking the river, create a delightful gathering spot.

We provide wireless DSL high speed internet and a house phone. We're close enough to the coast for nature’s moderating effect, yet inland enough to be out of the fog and cold winds when they arise. Our idyllic micro-climate provides moderate temperatures in both summer and winter.

Imagine yourself lounging on the redwood deck, soaking in the hot tub watching life float past on the river or reading a book next to the wood burning stove in the day-lit living room. From your home nestled amongst giant Redwoods on and overlooking the beautiful Russian River, you can meander down to your floating redwood dock & private river access, a favorite fishing spot for Otters, Osprey and Great Blue Herons among other wildlife.

The peaceful Russian River is clear, cool and inviting. A canoe, two kayaks and life-vests are provided for you to explore this natural wonderland. A gorgeous ten-minute drive along the Russian River towards the coast brings you to Jenner and River’s End. You will experience the best of California at the sightseeing attractions, charming towns and beautiful parks close to this ultimate location. In the summer the river is a popular swimming and festival spot for San Franciscans. In the winter the Pacific keeps the climate mild and is popular for whale watching.

This is California's premier wine country with many top vineyard tours in close proximity. You will want to move here once you visit. We'll provide a map of little-known, stunning scenic drives to the coast where you can walk the beaches & coastal bluffs. The landmark Sonoma Coast State Park and Goat Rock are at the mouth of the river. Here you can walk the beach and visit the sea lions that usually lounge where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean.

With two decks, outdoor fireplace and hot tub, the house is a great get-away for a couple, and can comfortably accommodate up to five couples. Families with children will enjoy the yard and private river access. The propane outdoor grill, quality cookware, spices, teas and condiments will make the chef in your group happy. The living room has stunning views of the river through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Certificate # 594N


  • Television(TV)
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Games
House Rule
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
Kitchen & Dining
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
Location Type
  • Waterfront
Outdoor Features
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool & Spa Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Popular Amenities
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Heater
  • Children Welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Map



Season Nightly Weekly Weekend Monthly Min Stay
Standard Rates
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$399.00 - - - 2
Additional information about rental rates
  • Pet Fee $60.00
  • Cleaning Fee $200.00

Policies & Payments

If you have a small group and/ or are booking last minute give us a call. There may be additional discounts available. Thanks! If you book 30 days or more, we will refund the 12% County TOT Tax !


My daughter was visiting from Delaware with my three grand children, and we wanted a special place to spend some family time. This property was PERFECT!!s! Ten of us had a great time. The family spent a majority of the time swimming, kayaking, paddle boating, and playing with the dog in the water. The house is a dream. The house had everything we needed. We enjoyed doing smores and roasting marshmallows. The last evening we enjoyed hot tubing while admiring the gorgeous view. We hope to book this house every summer and make it a family tradition. Thank Chris for sharing your home.

My family and I rented this property for a weekend. It exceeded our expectations. The house is uniquely located right on one of the most beautiful parts of the Russian river. The neighborhood is also very pleasant. We enjoyed the river a lot, swimming and using the house kayaks. The house itself is beautiful too, it has a feel of a tree house being built between huge trees, it is well equipped, nice kitchen and dining place and living room with huge windows to the river. The owner was responsive and helpful.

Thank you for your hospitality, Chris. The Dragon's Lair was absolutely perfect for our needs. Kid-friendly; fully stocked kitchen for those who enjoy cooking; great views of the river with somehat easy access to the dock; comfortable beds...could not have asked for more. We'll definitely be back!

Nice home in the redwoods

This property was surprisingly sneaky big, the extra rooms down stairs made for a comfortable stay. Great view to wake up to.

Beautiful happy home! Blue Heron, Finch, Hummingbirds, Ducks, Fish, kayaks, canoes, redwoods, crouching black cats and hidden dragons. You will love this place. Needs more propane, firewood. Thank you for sharing your home, I hope we were good guests. Be excellent to each other!

We rented this property in early November, on a quiet, beautiful Fall weekend. The giant picture windows look out on the river, and it felt like watching the discovery channel. A high point was watching a river otter catch a fish a third his size. The property is well located close to Jenner and hiking on the spectacular coastline, as well as Guerneville and Armstrong Redwoods. Osmosis Japanese spa and garden is 20 minutes away. You really can't go wrong heading out in any direction for exploration. The kitchen is extremely well appointed and the common spaces both beautiful and functional. Plenty of sleeping rooms but be aware the downstairs sleeping area is accessed through a separate entrance and requires going outside. Also not a full bath down there. But this was not a problem, and in the summer might even be an advantage as it has a separate deck and is closer to the river dock and swimming and boating action. There is a hot tub as well. The owner was very communicative and helpful as we were figuring out if it was safe to come after the Sonoma fire in late October. In the end it all worked out perfectly and we spent a great three days in a beautiful location. Would definitely return if occasion presented itself. The property is very well cared for.

I mean the place is great. There was plenty of room for the 9 of us, and it was very cozy at the same time. The kitchen is stocked with all the essentials and then some, plenty of bedding, plenty of firewood for the cold wet days we were there. The management was attentive to the property as well. Id recommend Drains Lair, and would go back.

A sweet place to enjoy life! Wintertime vacationing was great for my family of seven adults. Lots of room for people to get some good R&R. Very beautiful with many nice features. Great place to also get some hikes, walks in the woods, ocean fun and river fun. This is Truly a great place to enjoy your family and vacation time!

I was already excited for this booking, but the property even exceeded my expectations! There was plenty of room for my group of 10 to sleep, eat, and play games. The location was cozy and private while being very close to the coast, town, wine tasting, and other amenities. Our group cooked for all meals, so the well-appointed kitchen really suited us. There is a wide variety of board games to play for your group to unwind together, and the large living room windows offer plenty of natural light, even on cloudy days, for reading on the couches. The hot tub overlooking the river was enjoyed by all, with a few folks even jumping in first thing in the morning with their pre-breakfast cup of coffee. Thank you so much, Chris, for opening up your home to us!