Bella Ursula is an enchanting house nestled among the redwoods and overlooking the Russian River.
FREE NIGHT SPECIAL! 3 Nights for the price of 2 starting in January! Or get an additional night free with any stay 2 nights or longer! Valid January 2nd-March 31st. Excludes February 13th-19th. Not applicable to retroactive reservations.
To book the special on VRBO and HomeAway, make your reservation for 2 or more nights. Include a comment about which night you would like to add for free. As long as the night is available, we’ll take care of the rest!
Bella Ursula's guests enjoy spectacular river views and an ideal combination of old world charm and modern amenities. The tastefully decorated interior features rich knotty pine paneling, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a woodstove. The house is named after the talented artist whose original watercolors adorn many of the walls.
The living room and the king bedroom opens onto a spacious, sunny deck offering views down the river. The deck features river views and a propane barbecue. Just off the deck is a separate master bedroom and bath with a shower. The kitchen, third bedroom and second bathroom with shower are located on the same level at the front of the house. A stairway leads from the lower yard to a seasonal, private deepwater dock. A canoe and two kayaks are available for scenic rides on this beautiful and peaceful portion of the river (available mid-June through mid-September only).
Know Before You Book:
Security Deposit vs. Damage Protection:
When you make your reservation, you will automatically be assigned a security deposit, plus a $30 non refundable processing fee. The alternative to the large deposit and processing fee is the damage protection program, which is $49 and covers up to $3000 in accidental damages. The damage protection program is an insurance policy. The $49 is not refundable, but you’d be covered if you accidentally broke a wine glass…a lamp…or if someone knocked over something major, like the television. There is no processing fee associated with the damage protection program.
If you would prefer the damage protection program, please include a note with your reservation. If you do not include a note, we do contact all guests before charging the security deposit and processing fee in order to confirm your preference.
Office Hours and Booking Information:
Our office is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day, excluding major holidays.
After making a booking and confirming their security deposit vs. damage protection preference, guests will be sent arrival instructions and a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return. You will be contacted within 24 hours of making your reservation.
No same-day reservations past 2 pm. It should not happen, but in case the system is allowing you to book for same-day arrival and it is after 2 pm, please reach out to us. If it is after 5 pm, please do not complete your reservation; no one will be available to process your reservation and prepare for your arrival.
Maximum Occupancy and Quiet Hours: The maximum occupancy at Bella Ursula is 6. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.
Parking: There is space for 2 cars in the driveway, and street parking for one additional vehicle is available on a first-come first-serve basis. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.
Bed Sizes: First bedroom: King bed, Second bedroom: Queen bed, Third bedroom: 2 Twin beds.
Heat Source: Central heat; woodstove (firewood and kindling not included)
Dock and Boats: A stairway leads from the lower yard to a private floating dock. A canoe and two kayaks are available for scenic rides on this beautiful and peaceful portion of the river. Dock and Boats are available mid-June through September.
Summer Rotation Day: Monday
During the Peak Season, which runs end of June through August, Bella Ursula has a 7 night minimum and is only available for arrival on Monday. If you make an online reservation outside of this rotation day requirement, we may contact you about your booking.
Spa No Longer Available: The spa mentioned in previous reviews has been removed from the property.
No Phone: This home does not have a land-line telephone. Cell phone reception varies depending on carrier - Verizon tends to have better service in this area compared to other carriers.+ More