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'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Villa Grande house description

For last minute reservations call 707-540-4312

Book this topnotch river front home for your escape. We think of everything to make your stay a pleasure and are always upgrading. Enjoy the new propane BBQ grill - a full backup tank is always under the deck. Just one mile from Monte Rio, you will find yourself in the heart of good times. Enjoy the comfort and the amenities of home after you play all day, tour the sights or relax by the beautiful river. Pictures can't capture the stunning setting of this home and words fall short.

This area is the finest northern California has to offer. Everything you want is nearby and convenient: breathtaking coastal bluffs, beaches, wineries, distinctive restaurants, unique shops, spas, the river and awesome state parks. Come enjoy! It is an amazing getaway from the city. When available, we offer early check-in or late check-out upon request for no additional fee!

Because the house is thoughtfully designed, well equipped and full of character you will fall in love with this vacation home. Our guests all agree. The well-appointed kitchen has granite counters and all the spices, cookware, wine glasses and matching place settings you need. An open floor plan with beautiful wood floors, exposed wood beam ceilings and glass wall overlooking the river, create a delightful gathering spot. Enjoy a fire- WE PROVIDE THE WOOD for the wood stove. We also provide wireless DSL high speed internet and a house phone. We're close enough to the coast for nature’s moderating effect, yet inland enough to be out of the fog and cold winds when they arise. Our idyllic micro-climate provides moderate temperatures in both summer and winter.

Imagine yourself lounging on the redwood deck, soaking in the hot tub watching life float past on the river or reading a book next to the wood burning stove in the day-lit living room. From your home nestled amongst giant Redwoods on and overlooking the beautiful Russian River, you can meander down to your grassy private river access, a favorite fishing spot for Otters, Osprey and Great Blue Herons among other wildlife.

The peaceful Russian River is clear, cool and inviting. A canoe, two kayaks and life-vests are provided for you to explore this natural wonderland. A gorgeous ten-minute drive along the Russian River towards the coast brings you to Jenner and River’s End. You will experience the best of California at the sightseeing attractions, charming towns and beautiful parks close to this ultimate location. In the summer the river is a popular swimming and festival spot for San Franciscans. In the winter the Pacific keeps the climate mild and is popular for whale watching.

This is California's premier wine country with many top vineyard tours in close proximity. You will want to move here once you visit. We'll provide a map of little-known, stunning scenic drives to the coast where you can walk the beaches with the sea lions, watch for whales or surf. The landmark Sonoma Coast State Park and Goat Rock are at the mouth of the river. Here you can walk the beach and visit the sea lions that usually lounge where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean.

With two decks, outdoor fireplace and hot tub, the house is a great get-away a couple, and can comfortably accommodate up to five couples. Families with children will enjoy the yard and private river access. The propane outdoor grill, quality cookware, spices, teas and condiments will make the chef in your group happy. The living room has stunning views of the river through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Keywords: River front, Hot Tub, Dragon's Lair, Redwoods, Russian River, Coast, Northern California Coast, Vacation, Wine Country, Sonoma, Private,Riverfront House, River Access, Water Access, River View, Wine Country, Wine Tasting, Beach, Sonoma County, Guerneville, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, Northern California, Hiking, Russian River Valley, River access, Redwood country, Coastal, Northern California coast,

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Car Optional

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Smoking Allowed:

            Only outside the home...moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            front garden view...moreless

          • Front Bedroom: 1 double

            redwood tree veiw from 2 skylights, front garden veiw...moreless

          • River Bedroom: 1 queen

            sunken room with river veiw...moreless

          • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib

            river view, sliding glass door to lower deck, desk...moreless

          • Downstairs Cubby: 1 king

            cozy...moreless

          • Downstair Cubby Sitting Area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            twin convertable fold-out...moreless

          • Downstairs Day bed room: 1 twin/ single

            Generous twin with French door close-off...moreless

          • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Bed (1), Large Twin Bed (1), Twin Sleep Fold-Out (1), Baby Crib (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Mable Tile, Skylights, River Window & Large Closet...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Crafted Glass & Marble Enclosed Shower, Window, Skylight...moreless

          • Bathroom 3 - downstairs: toilet

            Marble & Redwood Finishes...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Audio Tape Player
          • Books
          • Books For Kids
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Games For Kids
          • Radio
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Toys
          • VCR
          • Video Library:

            Selection of some classics...moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Bay/Sound
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Forests
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beachfront:

            Walk from your deck to the river for swimming or launching the canoe and kayaks....moreless

          • Mountain:

            Hiking right out the door to coastal and river views....moreless

          • Near The Ocean:

            Hike or drive along the Russian River to the Pacific....moreless

          • River:

            Love the Russian River!...moreless

          • Water View:

            Gorgeous views from the great room: dining / living / kitchen area's cathedral ceiling with floor to ceiling glass walls. Views from the two decks & some bedrooms too. ...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Tubing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Activities Guide
          • Alarm Clock
          • Basic Soaps
          • Broadband Access
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Filtered Water
          • Firewood
          • Fitness Room / Equipment
          • Free Long Distance
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Laundry Soap
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            leather furniture, wood burning stove, desk...moreless

          • Local Maps
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Mobile Phone:

            Verizon has reliable cell coverage at the house, answering machine & land line provided with unlimited long dist. in USA. ...moreless

          • Paper Towels
          • Parking:

            Private off-street...moreless

          • Parking On Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Shampoo
          • Telephone
          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            Outside...moreless

          • Wireless Internet
          • Wood Fireplace:

            Outdoor...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Indoor...moreless

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Blender
          • Coffee Grinder
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils:

            Everything you needed: quality cookware, good knives, hand-blender, wine glasses, etc....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            matching set for 12...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Grill
          • Kitchen:

            Granite Counters, Bamboo Floors, Skylights, 3 windows...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, condiments, syrup, teas, etc....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Toaster:

            4 Slice...moreless

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Barbecue
          • Beach Chairs
          • Binoculars
          • Boat With Paddles
          • Canoe
          • Deck / Patio:

            Upper redwood desk, stone patio & lower redwood deck...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            1 kayak, 2 canoes & vest...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill:

            brick surround, wood fired with large metal grate & a new propane fired grill...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Patio
          • Terrace
          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
          • Walkway To Water
          • Wood Deck

          Payment Type

          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

          • Hot Tub:

            Large, strong jets, outdoor with river view...moreless

          • Jacuzzi
          • Outdoor Hot Tub
          • Spa Whirlpool

          Forms Of Payment

              • Accept Credit Card

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Dec 15 - Dec 22, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $180 $230
                  Fri, Sat

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  Christmas New Years.
                  Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $400

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Winter 2015
                  Jan 6 - Feb 28, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $180

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Spring
                  Mar 1 - Jun 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $300 $400
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,400

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning $200 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 9%

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                  Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                  Location

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                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sonoma County Airport (STS), Santa Rosa
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Larkspur to San Francisco
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Northwood Golf Club
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 116
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Highland Dell Riverview Restaurant
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Villa Grande

                  Car: Necessary

                  Canoe/ kayak on the Russian River out the back door, Visit the local river beaches, wineries, Willow Creek preserve 2 miles away, hike/bike.Coastal beaches along hwy 1 starting at Goat Rock State park 10 min West. Armstrong Giant Redwood State Park 10 min drive East, Korbel winery tour 15 min East, Bodega Bay 20 south, Fort Ross 40 min North.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: I love to travel and moved to California from Philadelphia 12 years ago. This area has just about everything. There is still so much I haven't done here; it makes it hard to leave the area.

                  Why the Owner Chose Villa Grande:
                  I was amazed by the natural beauty here; the redwood trees, the coast, the river, the mountains, and the people.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  I love hiking and mountain biking on the trails right out the front door or going for a canoe or kayak ride and swim on the river right outside the back door. Of course a fire or the hot tub is great in the evenings and bbqing on the deck while watching the wildlife on the river is very relaxing.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • View Up Stream

                    View Up Stream

                  • Living Room / Dining Room

                    Living Room / Dining Room

                  • LARGE HOT TUB OVER LOOKING RIVER

                    LARGE HOT TUB OVER LOOKING RIVER

                  • Granite Kitchen w/ All Your Culinary Needs

                    Granite Kitchen w/ All Your Culinary Needs

                  • Indoor Dining Area

                    Indoor Dining Area

                  • Main Living Area Sliding Glass Doors to Upper Deck & Redwoods Overlooking River

                    Main Living Area Sliding Glass Doors to Upper Deck & Redwoods Overlooking River

                  • Master Bedroom- Dresser

                    Master Bedroom- Dresser

                  • Skylights Under the Redwoods in Front Bedroom

                    Skylights Under the Redwoods in Front Bedroom

                  • Bathroom with Large Artisan Glass Enclosed Marble Shower

                    Bathroom with Large Artisan Glass Enclosed Marble Shower

                  • Downstairs King Bed, Sliding Glass Doors & Lower Deck

                    Downstairs King Bed, Sliding Glass Doors & Lower Deck

                  • Downstairs Daybed Room w/ French Doors- generous twin

                    Downstairs Daybed Room w/ French Doors- generous twin

                  • Downstairs Half Bath w/ Marble

                    Downstairs Half Bath w/ Marble

                  • View Up Stream

                    View Up Stream

                  • Living room, windows & river

                    Living room, windows & river

                  • Rear of House & Lower Deck 
from Path to River. From windows view is beautiful.

                    Rear of House & Lower Deck from Path to River. From windows view is beautiful.

                  • Everything your inner chef needs in easy reach

                    Everything your inner chef needs in easy reach

                  • Play on the grass.

                    Play on the grass.

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Master bathroom: sun on marble from skylight & river window

                    Master bathroom: sun on marble from skylight & river window

                  • Front Bedroom- Full Bed & Bamboo Floors (just one of our green features)

                    Front Bedroom- Full Bed & Bamboo Floors (just one of our green features)

                  • Queen River Bedroom

                    Queen River Bedroom

                  • Downstairs Cubby King #2

                    Downstairs Cubby King #2

                  • Downstairs Room Outside Cubby- convertible twin

                    Downstairs Room Outside Cubby- convertible twin

                  • Stone path, Grass Yard & River

                    Stone path, Grass Yard & River

                  VRBO #358429

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                  $180 - $400 per night (USD)
                  16

                  4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                  Member since: 2002
                  Speaks: english, spanish
                  • Response time: Within 24 hours
                  • Response rate: 80%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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                  'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway

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