Lovely setting, needs basic upgrades
We stay in 3-4 vacation rentals every year and many in the Russian River. We like the location and the yard of this one and felt fortunate to find an affordable property that allows dog. However, two major issues with the property: 1) there is no sofa/comfortable place to sit. Replacing the desk with a loveseat or a couple chairs with ottoman would be a huge improvement, for example. 2) Our dog NEVER pees anywhere except outside (truly). Upon our arrival, he immediately lifted his leg and peed on the carpet. We were mortified and immediately cleaned it up using the carpet cleaner spray provided. As our stay continued, we realized the reason that happened is that many other dogs have done the same thing, as evidenced by the stains and faint smell that persisted throughout our visit. It has become clear to me that a dog-friendly rental should strive to be carpet-free, which we will look for going forward.
Hawaii in the Redwoods: a Romantic Retreat for Two Near the Russian River