Guest Reviews

Radiant

Such a wonderful place to relax and enjoy family, friends and the wine country. We loved the view of the Russian River and the giant redwood trees from the deck and through those magnificent living room windows. The radiant floor heating is like heaven on earth. The modern kitchen made it easy to cook breakfast everyday. They did a wonderful job of bringing this beautiful home back to life. The national park with 300 foot old growth trees was only 15 minutes from the house. Our walk through these trees was peaceful and renewing. Tasting champagne was very fun as was the wine & food pairing at local wineries. We also took a leisurely 1 hour drive over to the Napa Valley for more wine tasting and a delicious meal. This house is the real deal for a weekend get away or a longer vacation. You will love it!

by Alan Lovett Date of Stay:

Great house for a family

Wonderful house with great kid friendly decor. Loved the windows and redwood ceilings and walls. The owners were very responsive to all my inquiries and provided a very accurate description of the property. Although there is no access to the river and no hot tub, the location, comfort and views made up for that. Downtown is about 15 minutes walking but some restaurants were even closer than that. Would recommend and hope to return in the summer when we can make use of the bbq and enjoy the deck with views of the river.

by Surveen Singh Date of Stay:

Great place!

You thought of everything, even cozy throws in all the rooms. We all had a great time!

by Manjit, Virginia, and Veena Date of Stay:

Lovely River House

Our friends, my husband and I love wine country, so we are always on the lookout for nice vacation rentals where we can spend some time together. Our friends recently had a baby so it was important to find a space which is also kids friendly. Lucky bend Lookout was just the place! This property is set right on the river with redwoods all around you. The location is very picturesque and extremely inviting. It has an impressive deck overlooking the river where you can easily spend hours just enjoying the scenery. Within the house, the owners have taken painstaking measures to equip the place starting with all the kitchen amenities to baby playpens. We were extremely impressed with how well everything was organized which made it very easy to familiarize ourselves with the property. I would definitely go back to spend another weekend there!

by Ratika Chopra Date of Stay:

With the Instincts and Eyes of a True Connoisseur

With the instincts and eyes of a true connoisseur, you have succeeded in accomplishing tranquil perfection. The architectural integrity, design, and layout you have combined with this beautiful decor and simple furnishings--it is apparent to all that no amenities have been overlooked. Thank you for sharing this slice of russian river retreat. I cannot wait to come back.

by Andrew Date of Stay:

Lovely River House

Our friends, my husband and I love wine country, so we are always on the lookout for nice vacation rentals where we can spend some time together. Our friends recently had a baby so it was important to find a space which is also kids friendly. Lucky bend Lookout was just the place! This property is set right on the river with redwoods all around you. The location is very picturesque and extremely inviting. It has an impressive deck overlooking the river where you can easily spend hours just enjoying the scenery. Within the house, the owners have taken painstaking measures to equip the place starting with all the kitchen amenities to baby playpens. We were extremely impressed with how well everything was organized which made it very easy to familiarize ourselves with the property. I would definitely go back to spend another weekend there!

by Ratika Chopra Date of Stay:

Great retreat on the River

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Lucky Bend Lookout. The deck in the morning looking out on the Russian River, birds singing, ducks landing-- was amazing. At night, the huge redwoods are spotlighted. The house is very comfortable, the couches, beds, all new and well done-- and I was 7 months pregnant at the time, so I'm a harsh critic! It was so easy to stay at Lucky Bend, all of the appliances and ammenities are user friendly and labeled for ease of access. This would be a great place to come with kids and/or another couple as well, since there's plenty of space. Nearby attractions include hiking in redwoods, trips to the beach-- plenty to do or just relax. We can't wait to come back!

by Jennifer Bock Date of Stay:

Just my style (and a great jumping off point for the best cycling in Sonoma!)

You know those rentals you've stayed at before with a bunch of second-rate furniture and schlocky "cabin" decorations? This house is nothing like that -- its really thoughtfully decorated, with beautiful unique fixtures, a very subtle retro puce theme, which is all very nice if you can take your eyes off the redwoods and river right outside your door. Perhaps the best part is that its just uncluttered so you can really relax and spread out. The kitchen was truly fully stocked with every kind of utensil and appliance we might need. And they'd even helpfully labeled the cabinets and drawers so that you could find all these things. Great water pressure in the shower, and beautiful wood paneling throughout the bathroom that made you feel like you were outdoors. The location can't be beat -- right off Hwy 116, but still quiet. Our beer run took less than 5 minutes! The deck is wonderful - great views of all the birds hunting over the river. And because the deck wraps around, you can always find a sunny or shady spot as suits you. I would go back in a heartbeat. The one comment I have regarding the pictures is that there is one with two red adirondack chairs that makes the wall of the house look about 50 feet tall. Turns out those are kid-sized chairs! Its actually a house of very normal proportions :)

by Casey Roberts Date of Stay:

Thank you!

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! The house was immaculate and we especially appreciated all of the effort that went into the welcome guide that you provided. We wished that we could have stayed longer!

by Kate Sheahan Date of Stay:

We loved our time here

You have such a lovely home. The heated floors, comfortable bed, beautiful view out of those incredible windows and wonderful deck made for a cozy retreat and first vacation with our twins! We will defnitely be back--hopefully for a bit longer. P.S. The babies enjoyed their first ride in the swing!

by Robert, Lindsey, Benjamin, & Avery Date of Stay:

Great treasure in Russian River

I always get nervous renting from VRBO but Sarah does a great job of reflecting what this cabin actually looks like in her description and pictures. The location and cabin were amazing, so tranquil and the deck overlooking the river was difficult to leave. The cabin itself was well-stocked, very clean, easy to cook in and easy to find. Sarah did a great job communicating throughout the process and even sent us a bunch of google maps ahead of time that were helpful in planning activities throughout the weekend. We look forward to renting this gorgeous cabin again!

by Lindsey Yeung Date of Stay:

Great family reunion

We loved our stay. The property was impeccably clean and the best stocked rental we have ever stayed in. The view of the river is beautiful. The owner was very helpful in answering questions. I would definitely recommend this property to both friends and relatives. We had 2 small children and it was perfect for them as well. We would recommend Armstrong Woods and the beach is not far at all. Though it sleeps 8, it works best with 2 adult couples for privacy. Great place and would definitely go back.

by Sylvia Andereck-Birt Date of Stay:

Great treasure in Russian River

I always get nervous renting from VRBO but Sarah does a great job of reflecting what this cabin actually looks like in her description and pictures. The location and cabin were amazing, so tranquil and the deck overlooking the river was difficult to leave. The cabin itself was well-stocked, very clean, easy to cook in and easy to find. Sarah did a great job communicating throughout the process and even sent us a bunch of google maps ahead of time that were helpful in planning activities throughout the weekend. We look forward to renting this gorgeous cabin again!

by Lindsey Yeung Date of Stay:

Perfect Getaway

I spent hours pouring through all of the possible rentals for our nearly two week stay in Guerneville. With two young children, we really wanted a space that was kid friendly, well-appointed, and in a good location, what we got with Lucky Bend Lookout was beyond our expectations (and I had high expectations from the pictures). First off, the cabin home is completely restored to it's original Mid-Century glory, with modern updates that made it comfortable and livable for a 21st century family. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything we needed to create home away from home. There are indoor/outdoor eating spaces. The deck overlooks a peaceful stretch of the river, and has been redone to make it modern, and child safe, which created additional space for our family to hang out. There are swings beneath the deck! The cabin is quiet and serene, and only 2 minutes from town. When you book with this family, they email you a packet of pdf's for planning your visit, including information on farm dinners, local restaurant recommendations with personal reviews, information on which river beaches to go to, local trips, wineries, things to do with kids. It was so well organized, we spent little time planning in advance.

by Heather Jennings Date of Stay: