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Riverfront Home, close to beach and restaurants"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This vintage riverfront home is located on the banks of the beautiful Russian River. Riverside Hideaway is a guest cottage located downstairs from the main house on the property. There is a private entrance, private covered porch w/gas BBQ overlooking the river and sunny partially fenced yard. River access is by stairs to dock.

The living room features a free standing gas fireplace, wood floors, full size futon and entertainment center with cable TV. Bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds (queen size) (including extra down comforters) and TV in master bedroom. Bathroom is Jack and Jill style with stall shower. Kitchen has been remodeled and has newer maple cabinets, granite countertops, refrigerator, gas range and microwave. More photos available upon request. Kayaks can be available upon request.

This home is within walking distance to downtown Monte Rio, grocery store, public beach, boat rentals, movie theater, tennis courts and restaurants. Northwood Golf Course is apx. one mile away. The Pacific Coast (Jenner) is within a 15 minute drive. Guerneville is 5 miles east. We are located within a short driving distance to many Sonoma County wineries. Quaint Occidental is 10 minutes away.

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax #725N

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Kim Menary
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 1, 2018

About Kim Menary

I grew up in San Francisco but spent many weekends and all summer in this home in Monte Rio. My dream was to move to the Russian River and purchase this home back as my parents had sold it year before. It has been lovingly renovated keeping the old river charm.

Kim Menary purchased this house in 1998

Why Kim Menary chose Monte Rio

This home was my families summer home in the 60's and 70's. I purchased it in 1998 and have enjoyed restoring the home. I have many fond memories of summers spent at this home in Monte Rio.

What makes this house unique

I enjoy watching the wildlife along the river, kayaking or just relaxing on the deck.


Monte Rio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a stall shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Serta Sleeper Sofa, Full size, in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fenced, private back yard with lounge chairs. Easy access to river and dock. Kayaks are available. Additional outdoor dining under covered porch.


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Riverfront Home, close to beach and restaurants
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Nice Riverhouse

  • 4 of 5

We liked this place! The kitchen was very nicely stocked, the beds were comfy, the place clean. The owner responded very quickly to my questions when making the reservation and was easy to reach once we arrived. We were here in December and we all felt the house was plenty warm and cozy. Having access to the washer/dryer was very nice, as we have two small kids. We didn't have any problems with Wi-fi. I would recommend this place and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River views

  • 3 of 5

Great location, lots to do. Parking is tight on street, but rental is quiet. Large bedrooms, small bathroom/shower. Dated but functional.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location beautiful property. Spacious rms. Clean fully stocked kitchen very clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful stay with the river and kyaks right outside our back door. My kids and dog could swim kyak and we even bought tubes and floated to mont rio beach just down the river and it was a short enough distance we just walked back to the house. In afternoons we went to gurnsville for icecream and shopping. Would definitely stay here again. This was definitely paradise .Thanks again to Kim the owner for providing a wonderful rental .

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great place

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the hideaway! Spacious and clean - everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julia, I am glad you had a good time at the Hideaway. I wish the weather was a little better for you. We have had so much needed rain this year. Kim
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Nice place in a great community

  • 5 of 5

I brought my family (4) for vacation here. We were first timers to the area and really liked it. The home was super well-furnished and comfortable and the owner helpful with loaning us lawn chairs, etc. for an event in town. Great restaurant on the same street. Check out their locals night. We had the kayaks out almost continually! I'd go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Las Vegas

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect getaway we had. My husband and I spent a week in this 2 bedroom hideaway. Very roomy bedrooms and all the comforts of home. Well stocked with everything we needed all we brought was ourselves and clothes. Everything was clean and even a nice bottle of wine to welcome us. The backyard views were tranquil, the dock and river access with kayaks was perfect. Our small dog stayed as well and it provided a mostly secured yard for him to roam and enjoy. We did not leave him unattended though as there are a few escape routes but it worked out perfectly. It is close to the ocean, wine country, all the back country roads you could wish for. We brought the Harley and had garage access as well as ample parking for a truck and small trailer. I would definitely stay here again and hope to be back someday. We did a zipline tour that is close by, Garden Grill in Guerneville was our favorite place to eat, dog beach close by as well as tons of hikes and walking paths up along the coast. Thank you so much for a memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annadel State Park
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Northwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 116
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Village Inn or Highland Dell
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Monte Rio
Car: recommended

House has direct access to the Russian River from the back yard. Kayaks are available May 1 thru Oct. 15. The Sonoma coast is nearby, wineries, Armstrong Woods State Park and some wonderful restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.