River Queen - Riverfront Mansion, Hot Tub, Boats, Pool Table
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- Minimum stay:Contact manager
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Monte Rio house description
Historic Two-Story Riverfront Mansion with Resort-Like Grounds. Luxurious Furnishings with Antiques; Two Kitchens; Two Stone Fireplaces. Sun Room with Loungers and River View. Game Room with Pool Table, 50' TV; Rec Room with Ping Pong Table, Foosball. Office Set-up with Computer & Fax. Extensive River-Front Decks with Outdoor Dining, Seating Areas, Hot Tub under Redwoods. Basketball Hoop, Outdoor Fireplace, Croquet, Bocce, Horseshoes. Concrete Pier, Canoe, Kayaks. WIFI. Keyless Entry.
Formerly the Koret family summer home, River Queen (~5500sf) enjoys a spectacular river front setting on several acres with willow and redwood trees and is stunningly furnished in 1930's style antiques. This home is the ultimate in grace, luxury, and comfort. There are two levels, each complete as a living unit, so the house can provide separate spaces for two groups. On the upper level, there's a living room, formal dining room, kitchen and sun porch. Off the dining room, there's a small deck with grill and stairs that lead to the grassy rear yard, decks, hot tub and river access. The three bedrooms (1 king, 2 queens) on this level have their own bathrooms.
The lower/ground level has a living room, a kitchen with wet bar/pass-through, and opens to the front patio and garden. Two bedrooms have two twin beds each. Two more bedrooms (king and queen) are accessible only through the first two bedrooms or from a rear deck. Just outside the bedrooms, there are two full baths. One of these bathrooms is also accessible from a hallway off the living room. There is a half bath off the recreation room.
In May 2009, Novelist Amy Tan loves the River Queen and has graciously contributed her comments:
'Your river home is so beautiful and comfortable. It gives me a serene feeling to be here, to vicariously live in its history...I love all your touches in the master bedroom. I have never been on a bed that tall! And the furnishings in the living room are so unique, with personality and historical style. I can tell you handpicked them yourself...Thanks again for the pleasure of the River Queen.'
Minimum Stay: 3 nights; 4 nights Thanksgiving; 7 nights June thru August (short bookings list available starting in March). Summer turn day: Friday
Maximum Occupancy: 20 overnight guests, including kids over two. Up to 6 day guests may be allowed (additional fees may apply), with advance approval. By county ordinance: no parties, no weddings; quiet hours are 10pm-9am.
Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Permit #328
Keywords: Wine Country, Russian River
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Fireplace
- Covered Parking
- Clothes Dryer
- Seasonal Dock, Kayaks, Basketball Hoop, Horseshoes, Croquet, Bocce
- Pool Table
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Wireless Internet
- Computer Available
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Basketball Court
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wine Tasting
ReviewsWrite a review
Need of Repairs
Need of Repairs
A group of 15 adults stayed here for a week. The bedroom/bathroom situation was not good. For 4 of the bedrooms you have to walk through one bedroom where a couple is sleeping to get to another bedroom. You also share the same bathroom which is in the front bedroom. The septic system seems to not be able to handle multiple showers and toilet use and back ups which caused the bathroom sink to clog along with water from one toilet leaking and soaking the floor. Mold was on the floor and up the walls of one shower. The laundry room was filthy and not well kept. You half to stand on a step ladder to put detergent in the washer. The common areas are nice and big. Nice big table in the kitchen for a group. This house could use a lot of repairs and upkeep. The bedroom situation would be best for parents and a couple of kids rather than adults.
- Guest Donna M.
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 07/29/13
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Manager response: We have removed this cleaning team from the house and replaced them with a more experienced team + an extra cleaner, and this will not happen again. River Queen is an historic home, so it is always a work in progress, but the owner loves the house and takes good care of it. The septic system normally works well enough; it just needed pumping, which has been done now. The bedrooms and bathrooms are detailed on the house webpage, which should always be read carefully for this kind of information. Guests can also call or email with any questions. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways
Redwoods and River blissGuest comment entered by manager
Redwoods and River bliss
5 of 5 Held my 40th birthday with assorted friends and family at the River Queen. Awesome venue and great house with plenty of history. Kayaking from the back yard a definite plus. Pool table came in handy, but the upstairs sun room also proved very popular.
- Guest Stuart
- Date of stay 10/07/10
- Review Submitted 01/08/12
Fabulous Family Reunion SpotGuest comment entered by manager
Fabulous Family Reunion Spot
5 of 5 We rented the River Queen for a family reunion and 95th Birthday celebration for my mother-in-law. The River Queen was the perfect place to relax and visit with one another while close enough to the sights that everyone could come and go as they pleased. The upstairs kitchen is huge and very well appointed. Each family took a turn cooking the evening meal. Very quiet and peaceful.
- Guest Looking for Sea Glass
- Date of stay 09/24/11
- Review Submitted 01/08/12
PerfectGuest comment entered by manager
5 of 5 You know how you ren a house and the arrive and it's so much smaller than you could imagine? This was the opposite. I'd been having anxiety about whether we would all fit comfortably over the weekend away. I mean, in some houses I have stayed in, they turn closets into bedrooms. We had the max adult occupancy and half of the time I was completely unaware of anyone but myself and my sister. We all had comradery and privacy on demand. Perfect. We will be headed back.
- Guest Heather
- Date of stay 11/16/11
- Review Submitted 01/08/12
Rates: Nightly $1249; Weekly $7494 (7 nights for price of 6) + $485 Cleaning Fee + 9% hotel tax & 2% BIA assessment + $75 Security Protection (up to $3000 of accidental damage) Winter Special (Jan-Mar): add FREE night to 2 or 3 nights; 5+ nights 20% off Minimum Stay: 3 Nights EXCEPT Summer: 7 Nights June through Aug (Friday Turn Day) Holiday & Event Weekends: 4 Nights for Thanksgiving
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