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Private Creekside Home W/Storybook Setting, Hot Tub & Studio

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Last updated: 02/11/2015

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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Monte Rio house description

If you haven't already fallen in love with this part of the world, you will now. La Vie Boheme is absolutely quintessential wine country. It's a special place - its storybook setting and private gardens are the perfect backdrop to create lasting memories with family and friends.

Located just steps from the creek, this beautiful 2-bedroom/1-bath home, with adjacent 1-bedroom/1-bath cottage is a perfect retreat and a destination unto itself.

The house is nestled along the Dutch Bill Creek that runs from its watershed source in Occidental to the Russian River. It is surrounded by an acre of abundant gardens with flowers, Japanese maples, dogwoods, magnolias, pear trees, flowering cherries, and peaceful age-old redwood trees.

The interior juxtaposes modern architectural elements with designer furnishings for a truly classical style. The bright, airy living room has a gas fireplace, flat screen TV, sumptuous furniture, and soaring ceilings. It’s a truly unique setting that allows you to view the redwoods in absolute comfort.

The beautiful spiral staircase leads to the upstairs master bedroom with soaring ceilings, and skylight which provides this unique perspective on the rest of the house. The upstairs bedroom is spacious and elegant, with its own private deck overlooking the creek.

The galley kitchen, adjacent to the dining room, is completely updated with everything you could need for gourmet cooking. From gorgeous tile backsplash to stainless steel appliances, you’ll feel pampered here!

The main floor bedroom has sliding doors to private deck overlooking the creek. The many windows connect you to nature, yet it's a truly private setting.

The beautifully remodeled bath in the main house has high-end fixtures and a sunken tub/shower combo, putting it in the running for 'best room in the house'.

Take in and enjoy the wildlife on any one of the many decks and watch the birds (both local and migratory), or watch the children play in the creek, with the water up to their ankles as they fish for minnows with their nets. When the creek rises, the swimming hole is the perfect place to teach your little ones how to swim.

The studio cottage is spacious, with a full kitchen and bath, plenty of light, and great views.

Spend the afternoon playing croquet on the adjacent lawn or relax and rejuvenate under the gazebo with a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

There are so many sweet spots to enjoy this property, whether you want sun, shade, or a little of both. Regardless, you'll always have a great view of the creek.


3 bedrooms (3 queens)
2 full baths
main house is 2 bed/1 bath
adjacent studio cottage is 1 bed/1 bath with full kitchen
sleeps 6 adults, 7 with kids
1 acre property
directly on Dutch Bill Creek
close to downtown Monte Rio and downtown Occidental and a short drive to the finest wineries of western Sonoma County as well as the coast
large grassy area
gourmet kitchen with skylights, verdant views, stainless appliances, washer & dryer
central heat
very sunny
multiple decks and outdoor seating areas
5 person hot tub
ample parking
designer furnishings




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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only allowed outside away from buildings....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Additional $50 pet deposit per pet...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Professionally serviced by licensed spa service on weekly basis....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 17 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
May 1 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Damage Waiver $40
  • Booking Fee $20
  • Housecleaning $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


Additional 10% surcharge for holiday periods. Pricing subject to change. For current pricing and availability, please visit contact Russian River Rentals.

Rates subject to change. For the most current availability and rate information, please call or email Russian River Rentals. Most holidays are an additional 10%.

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For stays with arrival dates less than a month away, the full amount of the stay is due upon booking. For additional information about payment terms, please call or email us directly.

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About: Professionally managed by Russian River Rentals. A Better Business Bureau accredited company since 2004 with an A+ rating.

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Private creekside home w/storybook setting, hot tub & studio

Monte Rio #583200

3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

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