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Peaceful Hilltop Cottage, Views + Private Hot Tub.

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults)

Bonita Terrace Getaway is a wonderful and relaxing getaway only 1.5 hours from San Francisco. Located above the Russian River (no river views but a seasonal creek runs near the bottom of the property) in the Monte Rio Terraces, and surrounded by redwoods in a peaceful, private setting, we welcome both well behaved dogs and children. Monte Rio beach is just minutes from the house, and has a large beach area where dogs are welcome. We have sleeping arrangements for 2 adults and 1 dog (pack n play also available and a small couch for a child).

Our renovated property includes:

--nearly 800 sq ft main house with vaulted ceilings and numerous skylights

--almost 400 sq ft deck perched in the woods

--one bedroom, furnished with a queen size bed and linens

--a large, fully stocked and updated kitchen with dishwasher, disposal, stove, microwave

--a private hot tub surrounded by redwood trees

--all bathroom and bedroom linens

--gas grill and outdoor dining set that seats six people plus two deck lounge chairs

--bathroom with a claw foot tub

--front load washer and dryer inside the house

--wood burning stove, starter and wood provided in winter

--outdoor hot water shower set in a very private area of the property

--for dogs, we supply stainless steel feeding bowls, elevated water dishes, dog treats, and a large fluffy dog bed

--for babies we supply a baby monitor, (great for using while you are in the hot tub), 1 pack and play, safety panels for around wood stove

--for grown ups we have WIFI and flat screen with Roku+hulu+Netflix in bedroom, flat screen TV with Roku+hulu+Netflix+DVD player in family room (we do not have cable, streaming on demand only)

--we supply starter paper products, dish soap, liquid hand soap

--fully stocked kitchen

Monte Rio is about 5 minutes from Guerneville, and about 15 minutes from Occidental, about 25 minutes from Sebastapol. Both a spa and wonderful bakery are located in nearby Freestone (Osmosis Spa and Wildflour Bakery). In addition, we are only 10 minutes to the ocean and the quaint town of Jenner. Wineries surround the area, including the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Healdburg and the Dry Creek Valley. You can enjoy hiking and horse back riding in Armstrong Woods State Park, and golfing under the Redwoods at Northwood Golf Course.

Try the new Francis Ford Coppola pool and cafe in nearby Geyserville, the lovely new wine bar--Whitetail in downtown Guerneville, the world famous Guerneville taco truck in the Safeyway parking lot, and the new highly acclaimed big bottom market also in downtown Guerneville. There is so much to see and do, you might want to come back for another weekend or a longer stay! We would love to have you!

Please note that for July and August we do have a 3 night minimum, as well as during holidays, and our peak and holiday rates do apply. In addition to the nightly rate, other fees include: cleaning ($60 to $100), nonrefundable Accidental Damage Insurance Policy ($59), and Sonoma County TOT (currently 12%). Sonoma TOT No.: 884N, Sonoma County Use Permit: ZPE11-0399

More Details

Gina and Scott
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Gina and Scott

We are San Francisco residents who have had family homes in the Russian River area since the 1940s. The Russian River area is great in winter with a cozy fire to enjoy the woods, and even better in the Spring and Summer when you can enjoy a day at the river either swimming, canoeing, kayaking or just relaxing and enjoying the sun!

Gina and Scott purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Gina and Scott chose Russian River

We love all the activities in the Russian River area--biking, canoeing, kayaking and wine tasting. There are many regional parks, we are a short drive to the Pacific Ocean and Jenner, and also a short drive to Sebastapol, Bodega, Freestone and the rest of Sonoma County including Dry Creek, Healdsburg and points beyond. Don't forget the beautiful redwoods, our cabin is located at the top of the Monte Rio Terraces surrounded by redwoods, but still a short drive to Monte Rio beach.

What makes this cottage unique

We are close to numerous wineries, and a short drive down to one of the best beaches in the area--Monte Rio beach. You can put your boat or canoe right in at the beach, or just enjoy a lazy day on the river with a picnic or lunch purchased from the Monte Rio concession stand. You can also rent kayaks and canoes from the concession stand right on the beach. We have a large lovely deck that is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine while you grill dinner, and a hot tub set in the woods that seats 4 -5 people.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely weekend celebrating two birthdays in the oh so lovely cabin. We absolutely adore all the windows, skylights and especially the hot tub and outdoor shower.
Aug 2010
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Monte Rio Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathroom with vaulted ceilings, clawfoot tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Hilltop Cottage, Views + Private Hot Tub.
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 31 reviews

House is tucked in the trees and is peaceful and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Make sure to go in daylight since it is near the top of a hill and the roads are narrow with lots of turns

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Beautiful forested surroundings

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at the cottage. There were some problems with the jacuzzi but when we contacted the owner he got somebody out to look at it right away and when it wasn't able to be completely fixed by the time we left he refunded us some money. The place was quite comfortable and well stocked

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grerat Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage in the hills and redwoods is a beautiful and well kept property. The deck is really nice, and the house updated and modern and has all the features you'd need for a get out of town holiday.

It's Northern California so pack layers as even though the days are warm the night can get cool. The fireplace is a welcome feature and the hot tub was clean and well looked after.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful hilltop getaway

  • 4 of 5

Nice, quiet spot for a relaxing weekend in wine country. Overall the house was very nice and stocked with what you would expect. We only had a few issues, one being the bathroom light was out with no light bulbs in the house to replace. The other issue was the house smelled of mildew making it seem like it had not been aired out in a while, we did run the dehumidifier for a while when we arrived, but that did not help with the smell. The damp smell is to be expected at a cabin in the woods so it certainly wouldn't stop us from coming back to visit. We found the location very convenient to all of the places we wanted to visit and very comfortable when coming back from long days sightseeing.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing cottage nestled in the trees.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place amazing owners and amazing views of the trees from the deck and out front. Nice peaceful hideaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect escape in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Gina and Scott's home. It was the perfect place to escape the city for a long weekend. The house was exactly as described, super clean, homey, and had everything we needed during our stay, including kitchen supplies and firewood. Dealing with Gina and Scott to access the home was extremely easy, and they provided really clear instructions about how to get there, what to do in the area, etc. We really appreciated the fact that we were able to bring our dog--he loved it too! You really feel like you're in a tree house, surrounded by redwoods; we only wished it had been slightly warmer so we could take advantage of the deck. The house is also in a great location, secluded but still near enough to several cute towns, hiking trails, the river, and shops/restaurants. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing weekend away!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wine tasting in the Russian River and surrounding regions in Sonoma (Dry Creek, Healdsburg, etc). Numerous beautiful parks and beaches within a short driving distance, including a 10 minute drive to the beautiful Sonoma Coast. Also enjoy the newly opened Coppola Winery Pool and Cafe in nearby Geyserville! A wonderful day to spend the day.


Rates & Availability

Monte Rio Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rental agreement must be signed and returned with payment to finalize reservation. We require minimums on holidays and during special events, and during summer months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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