Lucky Bend Lookout, A Mid-Century Modern, Family Friendly Vacation Rental on the Russian River in Guerneville, California


4.9 (195) | Entire Cabin | Guerneville, California
6-8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bath | River Access

Think traveling with kids means sacrificing gorgeous, architecturally inspiring accommodations?

Think again. Your kids will feel like woodland creatures—and you’ll feel like a travel-planning wizard—when your family settles into our mid-century modern cabin, tucked into a dense stand of redwoods beside the Russian River in Guerneville. (One ancient redwood has been presiding over our part of the forest for over a thousand years!). A true mid-century modern gem, Lucky Bend Lookout was architect-designed and constructed in 1966, and is kid-friendly down to the childproofed details…





Overall 4.9 out of 195 reviews.

Cleanliness 4.8
Accuracy 4.9
Communication 5.0
Location 4.9
Check-in 5.0
Value 4.8

A WONDERFUL RETREAT FROM CITY A great location, close to downtown Guerneville and right on the river. There are kayaks, a canoe, and a paddleboard- I tried them all (and fell in the river, hahaha). Lots of appliances and dishes make this a home away from home. We stayed for four nights, and made it…

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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…

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LOVELY, COZY SPOT This home is a lovely, cozy spot. Perfect for a family or small group of friends, and Sarah was great to interact with.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR REJUVENATION If you are looking for a relaxing, well-designed and decorated stay, this is the place. It has everything you need for rejuvenation. From a well supplied book shelves to a kitchen with many cooking supplies to kayaks and canoes docked on the Russian River, you never have to leave the…

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Guerneville, Sonoma County, California, United States

The Russian River is only about an hour and twenty minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge but do your family a favor and take all day with one of these road trip options.

Lucky Bend Lookout is only a 20 minute walk or a 6 minute bike ride to downtown Guerneville. Guerneville is located right on the Russian River and is centrally located between the Russian River AVA, the Dry Creek AVA, and Sonoma Coast State Beach. It is perfect home base for exploring all the great activities that Western Sonoma County has to offer. Check out our post on the perfect way to spend a day or two in Guerneville. While most people think of the Russian River for tubing in the summer, fall and winter are also great but with far fewer crowds.

Hosted by Sarah

Hey Folks! I am officially introducing myself to you! I am Sarah, and behind me in the canoe are Raylah (9), Dean (7) and my hubby Eric. We have co-owned Lucky Bend Lookout vacation rental for the past 8 years with our friends the Martins.

Eric and I have had our blog Sonoma Family Adventures for the past few years. One of my goals is to be an expert on fun things to do in west Sonoma County so if you have any questions about where to go and what to do when you are there then I am happy to help! Feel free to call/text me at 415-516-6961.

House Rules

  • Check-in: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Checkout: 11:00 AM
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events
  • Primary guest must be a minimum of 25 years old.
Additional Information
  • Seasonal dock and boats generally available mid-June to mid-September. Specific dates of dock availability are not guaranteed.
  • After booking we will have a contract stipulating all rules, cancellation policy, etc.
  • You can expect to receive an email with arrival and check-out information about 1 week prior to your arrival.
  • Potential for noise from other nearby vacation homes
  • One flight of stairs to front door
  • Exterior security cameras at the front and rear door (no interior cameras)
Our calendar fills fast—the time to book your mid-century modern oasis is today!

Or give Sarah a call/text at 415-516-6961
Sonoma County TOT Certificate #1082N.