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Riverwood Cottage: Luxury Riverfront - Island Access-Redwoods

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Property description

At Riverwood Cottage enjoy the luxury of first class accommodations at one of the best locations on the river with summer access to a large beach with a big island to explore! This two bedroom one bath home is decorated like a cozy Italian villa...gold hues, antique furniture and fine art. The one acre property on the scenic Russian River is partly nestled beneath giant redwoods with lush vegetation or sprawling sunny lawns connected by meandering rock paths leading to an easy river access! During summer months, wade across the river to a secluded island for exploring, bird watching and day round sunbathing! And, in the winter watch the river swell. Kayaks can be rented locally or bring your own pulling them up the path to the under the house where they can be stored easily or locked to a post there if you like. There is work underway to add an outdoor shower toilet and prep sink at that lower level that should be ready by late summer. Don’t leave your dog at home! This is a well behaved dog’s most popular destination. Riverwood sleeps 4 comfortably but you may also arrange for day parties with an additional 12 guests and not more than 4 cars for special occasionsat certain times of the year. There is a charge for parties and each party must be pre-approved in advance of your booking.

Step out of the cottage onto a wrap-around deck with spectacular river views in this serene private park like natural river-front setting. Enjoy your meals outside on the deck at a lovely glass top table with comfortable wicker chairs and find plenty of similar seating areas around the deck with charcoal B-B-Q just outside the kitchen. The hot tub deck corner is nestled in 3 giant redwoods with a river view. From there, step down to newly added pathways leading directly to the yard and river.

There is an area on the lawn for a family gathering with 2 picnic tables, water, electric outlets and night lighting. Enjoy a rock lined fire pit for star gazing and storytelling with the kids. Relax, swim, sunbathe, while enjoying the multitude of birds and water fowl. Landscaped grounds with stone walls, expansive river-front lawns with yard furniture, picnic tables accent this spacious area for playing, socializing or just relaxing. Privacy and comfort are yours in this lush natural setting. Cross the footbridges over the storybook creek or wade across the river to the sun-drenched island. Take extra beach chairs to the island and back to make your time there even better!

The cottage has central heat and a gas fireplace with all new double pane windows for your comfort and enjoyment. The bedrooms have good lighting and are appointed with pillow top high-end beds, sensuous bedding and down comforters. The bathroom has an old fashioned claw foot tub for a bath or shower. Enjoy top-of-the-line soaps, towels and rugs in a spacious bath.

The home is expertly decorated and boasts original art, ethnic curios and fine quality furniture. The dining room area includes a Florentine marble table for four that overlooks the river. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove, large refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, cappuccino machine, blender, assorted kitchen implements, complete cookware, and service for six. Clothes washer and drier are included.

Sliding glass doors open from the living room to the large deck. There is plenty of seating and tables for outside cocktails and dining. BBQ included. There’s a friendly grocery store just a quarter mile up the road and a large supermarket as well as a health-food store eight minutes away in Guerneville. New local amenities are a skate board park within 3 blocks and Canopy Tours, a zip line adventure through the tips of the redwoods 5 minutes drive. Enjoy a movie theater, amphitheater, and tennis courts or fine dining at the historic Village Inn all walking distance. Or, this is a popular destination for hiking and biking trails, historic landmarks and country shopping and food at its best in Occidental and Duncans Mills. Try the Blue Herron or Cape Fear on the way to the coast and beaches at Jenner 6 miles away!

The property is professionally cleaned and serviced prior to your checking in. We take extra care to insure your comfort, safety and satisfaction. This area of the Russian River and coast is an unspoiled natural habitat to dozens of birds, fish and otters. Please help us to protect this endangered environment.

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Permit #328


Luxuriously furnished, comfortable beds, panoramic river views, decks, sunny lawns and island.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Lessee must be a minimum of 24 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a great property for kids & they will be delighted with all of the outdoor space & summer beach & island access...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We are a dog friendly property but pets must be current on shots, not left alone unless crated & owners must follow the dog etiquette guide lines provided...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Comfortable pillow-top bed, plush linens & down comforter ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Comfortable pillow-top bed, plush linens & down comforter...moreless

  • Sleep well in these bedrooms that are nicely decorated, well appointed & comfortable with good lighting, wall mounted HD TV's & new double pane windows & under the floor insulation to keep them warm in the winter & cool in the summertime ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    A nice over-sized bathroom with lots of plush towels & rugs ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower

    Wash off after the beach or give the dog a shower here ...moreless

  • The bathroom is well appointed with a large claw foot tub for long bubble baths or showers with plush shower curtains towels & soft rugs, soaps, hair dryer, hamper & wall heater...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Luxuriously furnished, comfortable beds, panoramic views, lots of chairs on extensive deck. Landscaped grounds with stone walls, expansive riverfront lawn with yard furniture, picnic table and plenty of space for playing, socializing or just relaxing. Privacy and comfort are yours in a lush natural setting. The home is expertly decorated and boasts original art, ethnic curios and fine quality furniture. The dining room has a Florentine marble table that overlooks the river or watch a good movie. Sliding glass doors open from the living room to the large deck. There is plenty of seating and tables for outside cocktails and dining. BBQ included. The property is professionally cleaned and serviced prior to your checking in. This area of the Russian River is an unspoiled natural habitat to dozens of birds, fish and otter and with such close proximity to the coast you find more than enough to do. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV & wireless internet access...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Wall mounted HD TV...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    In the summer there is a big beach just in front of the house. The view is of that beach with water on both sides in this lovely panorama & convenient setting....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The river beachfront changes seasonally & in summer months extends out all the way to the island! Explore the island for nature walks & access to the river from end to end or kayak to Duncans Mills!...moreless

  • Downtown:

    The closest downtown area is Guerneville, a 6 mile drive where you will find most everything you need plus you won't want to miss Armstrong Redwoods. And, Santa Rosa is just 20 minutes away....moreless

  • Rural:

    The surrounding area is waiting to be explored with opportunities for bird watching, fishing, zip-lining, skateboarding, hiking, biking & kayaking & within close proximity to the coast 6 miles away...moreless

  • Village:

    We recommend nearby Occidental or Duncans Mills as wonderful small country villages ready to explore for their historic stories & wonderful shops & restaurants. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    There are beautiful views of the river & wildlife; ducks, herons, osprey, otters etc. from the living room or from the outside decks & sprawling lawns of the spacious property....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Riverwood is situated on the river with access to the river beach & the island most of the year. In the winter months it is magnificent to watch the river swell with the seasons & see the wildlife....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    There is a gas fireplace in the living room for cozy evenings while watching the river flow...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall heater in the hall does a great job keeping the house nice and warm when needed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens including hot tub towels are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable corner sectional & wicker chairs with wall mounted HD TV, stero, DVD player, CD's, books etc...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of street parking next to the fence or use the gated driveway for easy access to the kitchen door or for unloading kayaks or river toys...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a phone for the house with a wireless unit in one bedroom ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plush bath towel sets & hot tub towels provided but be sure to bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    There is everything you need; cutlery, nice stainless pots & pans, baking dishes, salad bowls, roasting & muffin pans etc...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need & nice dishes to make your meals feel special ...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bring you own bicycles & ride up to Duncans Mills for coffee, fresh pastries or pizza & to shopping or try Levi's Gran Fondo route to Occidental or the coast...moreless

  • Boat:

    Bring your own small boat in the winter and launch at Monte Rio Rec & Park...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Enjoy outdoor meals at a round glass topped table with comfortable big wicker chairs & watch the ducks hunt & play in the river...moreless

  • Golf:

    In Monte Rio there is the famous Mac Kenzie 9 hole golf course, Northwood & in Bodega Bay, the 18 hole course, Links at Bodega Bay...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own kayaks or rent across the river at Monte Rio Rec & Park in the summertime...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A big flat lawn is so inviting you will find your playfulness emerge or sit back & watch the herons & egrets explore it...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal BBQ is on the deck off with all the tools you need stored in the kitchen...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are free, relitively new, tennis courts walking distance away next to the grove run by Monte Rio rec & Parks...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Bring your own floats & gear for good sunshiney days on the river...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Watch the wildlife & the river flow while enjoying the hot tub on the deck with redwoods overhead...moreless

 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
River Vacation
Jul 2 - Aug 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,300
Secret Summer
Aug 31 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
$2,100
Winter Bliss
Nov 1 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$300
$1,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300

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  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charlez M Shultz, Sonoma County Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Village Inn
75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood
80 Miles
Nearest Train
Emeryville
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 116
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Village Inn
250 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Goat Rock, Jenner

Great swimming just off the front yard! Wade across the river to the sun-drenched island for a nature walk or to play ball with the dog, Canoe & Kayak rentals are available nearby or by calling services that will deliver. Enjoy a spectacular, award winning Golf Course five minutes away. Hike, bike or jog under the Redwoods. Play tennis & tell the kids to bring their skateboards to try out a brand new skateboard park 1 mile away. Or, Horseback ride on the coast, wine taste at hundreds of Sonoma County & Napa Valley Wineries. Take the scenic drive to the famous coastline & beaches only 6 miles away for surfing, whale watching or beach combing. Visit unique shopping areas for antiques, art galleries & crafts gourmet dining. Walk over to a local movie theater or enjoy live entertainment at the nearby Monte Rio amphitheater or at the Occidental Center for the Arts. Enjoy the best coffee shops ever at Duncans Mills or on the coast in Jenner! (8 miles away) See the redwoods in Guerneville at Armstrong Redwoods or in Occidental, The Grove of the Old trees! Visit famous Bodega Bay a 20 minute drive & enjoy seafood restaurants or buy your own & bring it back for a BBQ feast!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I was born and raised in Southern California, and lived in the Caribbean for years before moving to Northern California. I live at the end of the Russian River in Jenner, Ca where I own another vacation rental. I am committed to preserving the natural habitat of the Russian River and I am the president of EcoRing, a non profit organization dedicated to eco friendly tourism. We do offer Eco tours through EcoRing and the contacts we make in that environment are familiar with the property and are always willing to help create a tour for your needs. Just let me know if you need help along these lines or would like me to share reliable contacts with you.

Why the Owner Chose Monte Rio:
I have always said that homes on the water were precious jewels, and this home gave me the opportunity to share the experience on living on the beautiful Russian River with my guests. I have in the past 3 months, done a lot of work to the house in case you have been here before. You will enjoy new double pane windows, redecorated interior that includes new space saving bedroom furniture, new access to the yard from the deck, new fences and gates, new lawns and fire pit, less trees and plans for redoing showers and outdoor kitchen area under the house. I am currently designing packages for small events and parties. I own another house in Jenner, Casa Panama, sleeping 10 which can make a nice package with Riverwood giving guests at both homes the option to entertain together; river fun at Riverwood and coastal views at Casa Panama vrbo #29985. Or, create your own Eco tour and bike, hike and kayak from one house to the other!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This unique property is a full half acre of beautiful lawns, paths and footbridges. The island sits in front of the property separating the river into two channels on either side. On the closest side it is the most shallow with the exception of a swimming (or fishing) hole just to the left. To the right it gets so shallow on summer days it is all beach with direct access to the island terrific for exercise and exploration (or pretending to be Huck Finn). When kayaking, it's easy access to a lazy ride down river to Duncans Mills. Or venture up river to the public beach where on the 3rd of July are family games and fireworks seen from the front yard or deck. Riverwood Cottage is minutes from vineyards and wine tasting in nearby Guerneville. There is zip-lining through the redwoods ten minutes away in Camp Meeker and then continue up to Occidental to hike the Grove of the Old Redwoods and try Howard's for the best breakfast anywhere. There is a new skate park walking distance or bring your bikes and bike as far as you are able. The coast is only 6 miles away on a beautiful scenic hwy along the river that should not be missed. Hike the Jenner Headlands or Willow Creek! The beaches are amazingly beautiful with many opportunities for exploration on trails up on the bluffs or on the sand. Nearby Bodega Bay is important to explore for kites shops, fresh fish and crab or whale watching, deep sea fishing, para sailing or wind sailing. In Guerneville don't miss Armstrong Woods for a hike and lots of unique shopping at new art shops and galleries springing up everywhere! Centrally located Monte Rio is home to the famous Northwood Golf Course and the Bohemian Grove who's members host a fine variety show to benefit the community the third week of July for the last 100 years yet, Monte Rio is a quick 25 minutes back to Santa Rosa.


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  • Dine out on the deck overlooking the properties magnificent views & wildlife

    Dine out on the deck overlooking the properties magnificent views & wildlife

  • Enjoy a big new deck with lots of places to sun, entertain & enjoy  river views

    Enjoy a big new deck with lots of places to sun, entertain & enjoy river views

  • Hot tub on the deck beneath the redwoods with a gorgeous view morning or night

    Hot tub on the deck beneath the redwoods with a gorgeous view morning or night

  • Inside dining area with view and glass table for 6 just outside this window

    Inside dining area with view and glass table for 6 just outside this window

  • Bedroom 2 with queen bed, comfy linens, wall mounted TV & big walk-in closet

    Bedroom 2 with queen bed, comfy linens, wall mounted TV & big walk-in closet

  • Fire pit is a fun place to spend long evenings & with propane it meets fire code

    Fire pit is a fun place to spend long evenings & with propane it meets fire code

  • Two picnic tables on the lawn for your enjoyment for picnics/crafts with 2nd BBQ

    Two picnic tables on the lawn for your enjoyment for picnics/crafts with 2nd BBQ

  • Footbridge takes you down to the river path for an easy access to the river

    Footbridge takes you down to the river path for an easy access to the river

  • From the spacious beach with the island to the right and house in the distance

    From the spacious beach with the island to the right and house in the distance

  • Looking down river towards Monte Rio Beach  & Recreation Center for kayak rental

    Looking down river towards Monte Rio Beach & Recreation Center for kayak rental

  • A portion of the lawn with a view of the beach & summer access to the island

    A portion of the lawn with a view of the beach & summer access to the island

  • There are now two huge lawns on this newly landscaped 1/2 acre to play & sun on

    There are now two huge lawns on this newly landscaped 1/2 acre to play & sun on

  • Fully equipped kitchen looks out over the deck enabling you to pass food outside

    Fully equipped kitchen looks out over the deck enabling you to pass food outside

  • Living room is very comfortable with stereo or wall mounted TV with DVD player

    Living room is very comfortable with stereo or wall mounted TV with DVD player

  • First bedroom with queen bed, comfy linens & wall mounted TV with DVD player

    First bedroom with queen bed, comfy linens & wall mounted TV with DVD player

  • This big bathroom has a claw foot tub & shower & beach shower is under the deck

    This big bathroom has a claw foot tub & shower & beach shower is under the deck

  • A great place to tell stories and watch the stars come out, propane is included

    A great place to tell stories and watch the stars come out, propane is included

  • This gives you an idea of how grand the redwoods can be in this very scenic area

    This gives you an idea of how grand the redwoods can be in this very scenic area

  • View of the lower lawn for for another place to enjoy summer sunshine & views

    View of the lower lawn for for another place to enjoy summer sunshine & views

  • Looking up river in front of the house you are able to kayak or swim in summer

    Looking up river in front of the house you are able to kayak or swim in summer

  • Kayaking up river towards Jenner from the house is indescribably beautiful & fun

    Kayaking up river towards Jenner from the house is indescribably beautiful & fun

  • Welcome to Riverwood Cottage for the best river access anywhere in the area!

    Welcome to Riverwood Cottage for the best river access anywhere in the area!

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