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It is the mission of Sunset Manor to provide a clean, safe, comfortable, and quiet environment for our guests relaxing in Guerneville. We would like Sunset Manor to be your “Home Away from Home.” We want it to be unpolished and unpretentious while having amenities that enhance your enjoyment.

Sunset Manor is located in the Russian River resort area just mile from downtown Guerneville with wonderful views of the valley and the redwoods.  While close to that “bustling metropolis,” Sunset Avenue has very little traffic, and the neighbors are not close.  This is a quiet and peaceful place to be!

And - Guerneville has not been affected by the recent fires! There are lots of wineries in the area that are open for wine tasting.

Sunset Manor is fully furnished, providing vacation rental for 1 to 6 people.  There are two bedrooms, full kitchen, HDTV, parking for two cars, washer/dryer, and high speed Internet access.  There many options for your time in Guerneville, both at Sunset Manor and in the area.

Your hosts are upstairs!

Heres what you see as you walk
down to the unit from the street.

This is the view from the deck of the rental unit.
There are two neighboring homes visible from
the deck - both way down the hill, thereby
affording privacy to the deck and adjacent yard.

We've had some great comments from visitors:
        “I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone and will stay again . . .”
        “Bill & Ben are very gracious hosts.”
        “The unit is spacious and tastefully decorated . . .”
        “The location was really good, being very close to wineries and the coast.”
        “Would stay again and would recommend.”
        “. . . a big plus is that it is very pet friendly . . .”
        “Very peaceful and restful.”
        “Ben and Bill are AWESOME!”
        “My son and I had a blast”
        “This house has endless views from both inside and out.”
        “. . . with a personal touch that makes you feel at home.”
        “The outside space is lovely, with a great outdoor dining setup . . .”
The complete texts of these comments may be found here and in our VRBO listing!
Street View

Here is the first structure you see as
you approach Sunset Manor - the upper
s garage with two big redwood trees.

A street view of the building. The stairway in
the middle takes you down to the lower rental
unit as well as to the upper owners

Top Unit

This is the entrance side of the rental unit.
To the left is the door from the living room to the
deck, with the fabulous views of the redwoods.

The garden behind the garage, as viewed
from the deck outside the unit.

Introducing the Welcoming Committee

    The dog Victor
    The dog Victoria
    The kitten Frick
    The kitten Frack


In Memoriam

Smokey - 11/24/12

Georgia - 11/20/10

Rex - 1/6/2010

Sadie - 1/6/2010

Proud Member of
Russian River Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce Membership 2015-2016 Chamber of Commerce Membership 2015-2016 Chamber of Commerce Membership 2017-2018

The summer rate is $190/night through September 30, 2017.  Also, our cleaning fee is $60, regardless of the number of pets or people. There's more detail on another page.  We had a very successful 2016 season, with guests almost every weekend from June through October.  When we started this business in June of 2008, it was a hope that we could pay the bills.  Well, that didn’t happen in 2008, but it's working now!  Over the past eight years, we’ve had really great tenants, and none we wouldn’t want to serve again.

We have great comments from our guests on two listing websites - VRBO and Airbnb.  We didn't know what lengths these sites go to ensure that the comments are honest until we got into it!  We are encouraged to respond, but we cannot change what people say.  We are most grateful for the positive comments.

We provide linens - bedding, towels, wash cloths.  You are not expected to launder the linens.

Guerneville is a small (2500 residents) community about 20 miles west of Santa Rosa and 15 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, and located on the right (north) bank of the Russian River.  It is a tourist town in summer, having a number of resorts and beaches along the river, nearby wineries, and state parks.  There’s swimming, canoeing and kayaking, golf, horseback riding, theater, and nightlife.

The Russian River is mile from Sunset Manor.  Johnson's Beach is an access point, and also the home of the Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival in September.

Northwood Golf Club is three miles west.  Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is about three miles north.   Over 60 wineries are within hour driving from Sunset Manor, including Korbel - visit the Russian River Valley Winegrowers web site for more information.

We've found that some of our guests are happy just to enjoy being away from the everyday pressures of home, to lay back, and enjoy doing nothing with a fire in the fireplace and the wonderful views outside.  Also, we offer access to our collection of over 500 movies, PlayStation 2 games, and a bunch of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books.  We have wireless Internet access and a computer for you to use.

Sunset Manor has also been a place for extended families to come together.   It’s wonderful when parents and children no longer living together can be with each other with minimum responsibilities just to enjoy being together - and we really like providing that opportunity.

Public transportation to Guerneville is the Sonoma County Transit #20 bus from Santa Rosa, Forestville, and Sebastopol which makes 8 trips on weekdays and four on Saturday and Sunday.

For those driving, Guerneville is located on Highway 116 which is also River Road (and Main Street in Guerneville).  While Google Maps, MapQuest, and Yahoo Maps all show the area well enough, they provide bad directions – be sure to get the directions from us! This map may help.

Sunset Manor of Guerneville
14250 Sunset Avenue
Guerneville, CA  95446-8901