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Redwood Butterfly Cabin Riverfront Private Island Canoe Included

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Monte Rio cabin description

Our riverfront cabin was completely redone in 2013. The full kitchen has new stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer. Handicapped access bathroom has extra large shower. Our 2 bedrooms each have queen bed, perfect for 2 couples or a family with children. There are 2 sofas in the living room which could sleep children, or you could bring an air bed for the kids as there is plenty of space in the great room. The large deck overlooks the river with a gas grill for entertaining. We have an outdoor firepit with seating for 6. The cabin comes with parking for 4 cars. We have seasonal river access via 3 sets of stairs with a canoe & double kayak docked at the river & private island with sand/gravel beach. The water between the bank and island is 2 -3 feet deep in the summer. Perfect for kids to play in! Be sure to bring your water shoes! We have some loaners stashed with our equipment, mostly kid sizes though. We also provide life vests, sun umbrellas & camping chairs. We have cable TV and internet service in the cabin along with a DVD player, WII consul + Games. Everything you need for a fun river vacation!

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, all linens provided.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Large bath with shower and built in seat.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Fireplace:

            vintage, please use commercial logs for ambiance, a big fire will overwhelm this fireplace. We have an outdoor fire-pit for big fires & marshmallow roasting...moreless

          • Living Room:

            We have a sofa which folds out into a child's bed, and another long sofa in the living room to sleep on....moreless

          • Heating:

            Heat pump + individual room heaters for backup when bedroom doors are closed...moreless


          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Video Games
          • Games
          • Books


          • Internet
          • Telephone

          Outdoor Features

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            We have a double kayak & 16ft canoe available for use of guests at the cabin ...moreless

          • Water Sports Gear:

            Downstairs locker has canoe paddles & PDFs for fun on the river....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            The cabin is on 2 lots, the second is full of mature redwoods....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio
          • Balcony


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities

          Location & View

          • Beachfront:

            Our lot stretches into the middle of the river island. We have seasonal access stairs to the river. You can canoe or wade in 2 feet of water to a private beach in the middle of the river...moreless

          • Water View:

            You can watch all the ducks & osprey every morning from the back deck while drinking coffee....moreless

          • Waterfront:

            This home is situated directly on the Russian River...moreless


          • Churches
          • Cycling
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Kayaking
          • Rafting
          • Golf
          • Water Tubing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Medical Services
          • Massage Therapist
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Horseback Riding
          • Antiquing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shelling
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Winery Tours
          • Restaurants
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Cinemas
          • Hiking
          • Beachcombing
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Boating
          • Bird Watching
          • Hot Air Ballooning


          Write a review 4.5
          from 6 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Summer & Holidays
          May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $210 $250
          Fri, Sat
          Off season
          Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
          2 night min stay
          Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
          5 night min stay

          flat fee
          Dec 23 - Dec 27, 2014
          5 night min stay

          flat fee
          New Years
          Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2015
          4 night min stay

          flat fee
          Valentines Day
          Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2015
          2 night min stay

          flat fee
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • House cleaning $90
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
          • Pet Fee $50
          • Taxes Included


          Cancellation Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

          Cancellation policy:

          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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          Last updated: 08/19/2014
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          21 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport
          21 Miles
          Nearest Train
          175 Railroad Street Santa Rosa, CA
          0.6 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Bohemian Highway
          7 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Ocean Beach 7 miles West Sonoma Coast, Goat Rock
          3 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          The Blue Heron Duncan Mills, CA
          2 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Northwood Golf Club, California 116, Monte Rio, CA
          3 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Several located in Duncan Mills CA

          Car: Recommended

          Our home is tucked away under large second growth redwoods. We are located 5 miles for west of Gurneville CA and 7 mile east of the pacific coastline providing fantastic Sonoma county beaches. There are multiple good options for eating out. Canoeing, zip lining, golfing hiking, wine tasting are all at our doorstep, but meditating quietly under the trees is also allowed.


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1964

          About the owner: The family has owned this cabin since 1964, we gave it a complete makeover in 2013.

          Why the Owner Chose Monte Rio:
          Jim Melville won at Keno in 1964. He bought this double lot on the river & built the cabin with the winnings. It was completely remodeled in 2013 to update it. We kept the fireplace & refinished as much mid-century furniture as we could to match the 'Groovy' butterfly roof. We all agree with Jim that this area is as peaceful & groovy as it gets

          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
          Family fun has been happening here for more then 50 years. We sincerely hope it will continue for the next 500. Please email us with any questions about the cabin.

          Contact us

          Speaks: english, igpay atinlay

          Guestbook comments from the owner

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          • Cabin Exterior

            Cabin Exterior

          • A spring morning on the deck

            A spring morning on the deck

          • Sliding doors to deck

            Sliding doors to deck

          • Dining room table & outdoor BBQ

            Dining room table & outdoor BBQ

          • Living room, orange sofa flattens into bed

            Living room, orange sofa flattens into bed

          • kitchen view

            kitchen view

          • West Bedroom

            West Bedroom

          • Shower with built in seat

            Shower with built in seat

          • Firepit in yard with native flowers

            Firepit in yard with native flowers

          • Melville Island

            Melville Island

          • View of house & stars from island

            View of house & stars from island

          • Back Deck

            Back Deck

          • View from back deck

            View from back deck

          • Kitchen Island

            Kitchen Island

          • 1964 Preway fireplace, 2013 Hearth

            1964 Preway fireplace, 2013 Hearth

          • Solid Cherry Cabinets

            Solid Cherry Cabinets

          • East Bedroom

            East Bedroom

          • Bathroom cabinet

            Bathroom cabinet

          • Bath Vanity

            Bath Vanity

          • Looking upstream from the island & beach

            Looking upstream from the island & beach

          • Seasonal stairs to river.

            Seasonal stairs to river.

          • Lots of empty ocean beach to explore 7 miles away!

            Lots of empty ocean beach to explore 7 miles away!

          VRBO #556261

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Sunday, June 29, 2014

          $180 - $250 per night (USD)

          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 08/19/14
          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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