Russian River Living isn't just about finding the cute little cottage that overlooks the river and enjoying the beautiful redwoods year round, it's about becoming a part of the community! The community feeling comes from walking into your favorite restaurant, bar, or shop and having them call you by name and welcome you back year after year! It's about hoping in your car and racing out to the river when there is a community event that is happening, such as the Ironman 70.3 Vineman Triathlon that is this Sunday, July 12th. It is about relishing the feeling of the cool river water cleansing your soul on a hot summer day and letting the massive redwoods infuse your spirit with peace. It is about waking up and lying in bed for awhile just to hear the birds chattering and the stillness that the forest brings. Russian River Living is about finding a home that best suits your desires. If you are the type of person that likes the rustic cabin with the large deck and a yard then we have that for you here on the river, and if you are the type of person that likes the elegant chic home with a pool or a view of the ocean then guess what?... we have that too! Over the last few months I have made it a point to send out an email that had the adorable little cabins that were full of river charm, but today the listings I choose are the ones that are a little more modern and are too alluring to avoid seeing for yourself!

7200 Giovanetti Forestville CA 95436

Dinning room in Forestville

Located along a sweet little winter creek is this stylish contemporary home featuring three spacious bedrooms with huge windows that allow the occupants to look out over the treetops and distant mountains. It has a pond style swimming pool with a Zen feel and a deck for relaxing on hot summer days!

forestville swimming pool

Oh and don't even get me started on the kitchen...It is fabulous! Your friends would forever envy you when they see the large kitchen with elegance that would put most kitchens to shame.It has an open floor plan, modern appliances, and even an island!The dining room also has floor to ceiling windows that offer views of the gorgeous landscape! The living rooms manage to balance the chic modern look with the cozy feeling due to the warm fireplace and beautiful tile floors! The land surrounding the home is a gardener's dream with lots of direct sunshine and raised gardens! There is also a private guest suite and a separate art studio!

Forestville Home for sale 
Listing provided by Artisan Sotheby's International Realty

22164 Umland Jenner CA 95450

Jenner Home For Sale

This home has a special kind of is almost as if a giant came along and grabbed a handful of trees and ripped them out of the ground and plopped this envious home down in their place! The home is in an ideal location surrounded with trees but with a sunny open space in the back and a view of the ocean in the front!

Kitchen with oceanfront views

The best of both worlds since you can hear the ocean surf and yet you don't have the crazy wind because the trees act as a breaker and you can garden too because the trees part allowing lots of beautiful sunshine. Actually this home can speak for itself because around here this home is known as Clark's Cove and is a successful vacation rental! This home features not one but two large decks with a front seat view of the crashing waves and endless horizon!

Ocean front home in Jenner

The main house has three bedrooms and two baths and there is a cute little 800 sqft studio on the lower level that has one half bath. The main house has two other rooms that have been used as sleeping areas but could be art studios, offices, or maybe even a home gym. The home has both a fireplace and a wood burning stove that offer defense against the coastal chill in the wintertime! This property includes a separate 56,192 sqft lot adjacent to the property as well!

Listing Courtesy of Coldwell Banker

19543 Redwood Monte Rio CA 95462

Home For Sale Near Northwood

Another classy property that I want to share with you has both the River views and views of Northwood golf course! When you enter the property the first thing your going to see is stunning landscaping and the 8th hole!

Northwood and Russian River View

This home is perfect for the avid golfer because the course is in your yard!!! In addition the home features  a beautiful kitchen with its own wine fridge and modern appliances...not to mention ample cupboard space and a dinning room that has a large sliding glass door with a view of the golf course.

Home For Sale On Redwood Drive

The floor plan is open allowing for a spacious feel to the home and a cute modern fireplace decorates the living room and is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. This contemporary home has two stylish bedrooms and two beautiful bathrooms. It is said to have about 1408 sqft and is located just 15 min from the Pacific coast! The home also has a deck that is perfect for relaxing on during a hot summer day!

Listing Courtesy of Zephyr Real Estate