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RIVER QUEEN: Historic Riverfront Mansion | Hot Tub | Fireplaces | Pool Table

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

Historic Riverfront Mansion, Lovingly Restored in Antiques, Resort-Like Acreage, Redwoods, River Views, Pool Table, Ping Pong, *Seasonal Dock, Boats & Firepit, Hot Tub; Short Drive to Town, Beach, Golf, Wine Tasting. WIFI. Keyless Entry. Dog OK!

Formerly owned by the Koret Family, the River Queen is the ultimate in grace, luxury, and comfort. There are two levels, each complete as a living unit, so the house can provide separate spaces for two groups or plenty of room and options for a large group...perfect for corporate retreat or family reunion. On the upper level, there is a living room, large well-stocked kitchen, formal dining room for 12-18, and a 47 foot sun porch looking out to the river. In the front and back there are grassy yards, also overlooking the river is a BBQ grill area, large decks and hot tub , and then stairs down to the river and *seasonal dock with easy access. The upper level has three bedroom suites (1 king, 2 queens) each with their own bathroom. The lower/ground level has two more bedrooms (2 queens, 4 twins), three bathrooms, a family room, a recreation room, a kitchen with wet bar/pass-through, and access to the patio, garden, and deck areas.There are two more bedrooms on the lower level. There are 12 separate sleeping spaces (including regular beds, day and bunk beds). The entire house is approximately 5500 square feet.

*This home has a seasonal river access and boat(s). Contact us for more information.

Minimum Stay: 2 Nights EXCEPT 3 Nights President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day thru Sept 30, Christmas, New Year's; 4 Nights Thanksgiving. Summer: Up to 7 Nights June- Aug; Check-In Day is FRIDAY. Last minute shorter bookings sometimes available.

Max Occupancy: 14. Max Automobiles: 5. Quiet Hours 10pm-7am. No outdoor amplified sound at any time.

TOT Certificate #2035.

Detailed Amenities:

Large Riverfront Property, Redwoods, River Views

Historic Home Comfortably Furnished with Antiques

3 Upper Level Bedrooms (#1 king; #2 queen; #3 queen)

2 Lower Level Bedrooms (#4 queen; #5 queen)

+ 4 twins & 1 set of bunk beds (lower level), 3 daybeds (upper and lower levels)

5.5 Bathrooms (#1 tub/shower; #2 tub/shower; #3 shower only; #4 shower only; #5 tub/shower; #5.5 half bath)

Bed and Bath Linens (bar soap, shampoo, spa/beach towels not provided)

Central Heat (upper level), Radiant Heat & Woodstove (lower level) (firewood not provided)

2 Stone Fireplaces (upper and lower level living rooms) w/Firewood

No Air Conditioning.

2 Large Flatscreen Cable TV's with DVD and Streaming (upper & lower levels)

CD Player and Music Options

WIFI, Unlimited Domestic Long Distance

Books, Board Games, Movies

Game Room with Table Tennis and Foosball (lower level game room)

Pool Table, Shuffle Board Table (lower level living room)

47' Sun Porch Overlooking the Russian River (upper level)

Hardwood Flooring, High, Open Beam Ceiling (upper level)

Dining Room (12-18)

Full Kitchen with Blender, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Cookware

Professional Thermidor Gas Range, Dishwasher, Large Refrigerator (upper level)

Refrigerator, Stove (lower level)

Washer and Dryer

Keyless Entry

Riverside Decks with Dining Sets, Seating Areas, Loungers, River View

Small Deck with Gas Grill (propane provided) (off kitchen/sun porch)

Large Hot Tub on Separate Deck in Fairy Ring with River View

Grassy Rear Yard with Firepit; Seasonal Hammock

Gracious Stairway to Seasonal Concrete Pier

Seasonal Boats: 5 single kayaks, 1 canoe (exact type and number of boats may vary)

Landscaped Front Garden, Horseshoes, Basketball Hoop

Your Well-Behaved Dog is Welcome!

Short Drive to Golf, River Beach, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Wine Tasting, Hiking, Coast

More Details

Property Manager
Russian River Getaways NC
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

5 of 5

Held my 40th birthday with assorted friends and family at the River Queen. Awesome venue and great house with plenty of history. Kayaking from the back yard a definite plus. Pool table came in handy, but the upstairs sun room also proved very popular.
Oct 2010
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Monte Rio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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RIVER QUEEN: Historic Riverfront Mansion | Hot Tub | Fireplaces | Pool Table
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Great deal with tons of beds!

  • 5 of 5

This house has a beautiful enclosed porch with a great view of the river and tons of light, a spacious kitchen, a great big table for lots of people, a cozy living room with fireplace and great games rooms downstairs. The hot tub is beautiful and the kayaks were great to have. Plus there are a bazillion beds both in bedrooms and in sitting rooms. The slight downsides are that the outside sitting area is not connected to the house very conveniently and the layout is kind of strange. For example there are no upstairs bathrooms unless you go through a bedroom, and two of the bathrooms are oddly connected by a door. The kitchen (and much of the house) is old and funky but completely adequate and very well-stocked. It was great for our group of 11 friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review of River Queen! We're glad you enjoyed your and hope you were able to have some adventures in our area as well. We also hope you'll be back to the Russian River sooner rather than later. Rachel, Russian River Getaways
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A Great Rustic Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The place could use a little freshening up and new mattresses. Need a set of regular eating spoons.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, Expansive, WINDOWS & VIEWS, Fun, Comfortable home for a special gathering!

  • 5 of 5

The River Queen was the setting for my wedding reception. The house itself is INCREDIBLE! Absolutely homely and comfortable. Wonderful rooms with ample sleeping space! The number of windows and skylights in the house is very rare and special, and made it even more incredible for the fact that it sits right on the Russian River. We were fortunate enough to stay there during a huge storm where the river flooded! (We were so excited about this! It made the weekend even more magical!!) The house was not only stocked with board games but table games (such as pool, shuffleboard, etc.). It is a great house for a winter rental because there is a very large (and beautiful) fireplace with lots of extra firewood stocked in the carport which kept the house nice and cozy. I certainly recommend this house to anyone during any season. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect getaway for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

The River Queen exceeded all of our expectations! We had a wonderful family weekend getaway with 10 adults and 4 kids and never once felt crowded, yet it still felt very homey and cozy, and was a perfect spot right on the river. We wish we had more than just a weekend to take advantage of all the fun activities and games they provided (ping pong, pool, hot tub, kayaking, etc.) and are definitely keeping this on our list to come back to. The property management office was always very responsive to our questions and provided immediate service when we had a small toilet clog on a Saturday. Highly recommend this house for any large group gathering!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Group Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a big group (15 people) and this was the perfect house for a 3 day weekend. It everything we needed and more - kayaks, canoes, games, pool table, hot tub, etc. The kitchen was well stocked and organized, and everything in the house actually worked and was easy to use - which isn't always the case with rentals :). We put the kayaks and tubes to good use, form the dock right on the property. Amazing location on the rive, with great views of the sunset. Really can't say enough good things - house is old, but with tons of charm and space!

Definitely would use again and recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Need of Repairs

  • 2 of 5

A group of 15 adults stayed here for a week. The bedroom/bathroom situation was not good. For 4 of the bedrooms you have to walk through one bedroom where a couple is sleeping to get to another bedroom. You also share the same bathroom which is in the front bedroom. The septic system seems to not be able to handle multiple showers and toilet use and back ups which caused the bathroom sink to clog along with water from one toilet leaking and soaking the floor. Mold was on the floor and up the walls of one shower. The laundry room was filthy and not well kept. You half to stand on a step ladder to put detergent in the washer. The common areas are nice and big. Nice big table in the kitchen for a group. This house could use a lot of repairs and upkeep.

The bedroom situation would be best for parents and a couple of kids rather than adults.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have removed this cleaning team from the house and replaced them with a more experienced team + an extra cleaner, and this will not happen again. River Queen is an historic home, so it is always a work in progress, but the owner loves the house and takes good care of it. The septic system normally works well enough; it just needed pumping, which has been done now. The bedrooms and bathrooms are detailed on the house webpage, which should always be read carefully for this kind of information. Guests can also call or email with any questions. -Rachel, Russian River Getaways
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Village Inn & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Village Inn & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
9.4 Miles
Goat Rock State Beach
Car: necessary

Wine Tasting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

  • 3-for-2 Discount runs Jan-Mar.
  • US Dolllars
  • Weekly rate is 7 nights for the price of 6.

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