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Artistic Masterpiece in the Redwoods

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Located on a large wooded lot in Monte Rio, three blocks from the Russian River, this beautifully crafted redwood house has been called an artistic masterpiece by many who have visited. Willowhaven (we named it this because of the willows on the property and it's location on Willow Road) is the perfect setting for that luxurious romantic getaway, a honeymoon, or simply an opportunity to recharge one's batteries surrounded by the best that the Russian River has to offer.

This is a 2 story house with open space in both the lower level and the upper level. The kitchen, dining and living area, and bathroom are downstairs and upstairs is a large master bedroom and a second bath. The entire property is surrounded by a huge redwood deck with a hot tub encircled by 7 redwood trees, lots of comfortable deck furniture and a hammock.

In summer, dine on the large outdoor decks or laze in our hammock, or on our plentiful deck furniture. Enjoy late night dips in the outdoor hot tub under a cathedral of redwoods. Take a 5 minute walk to our semi-private beach where you can swim or kayak or bask in the sun. In winter, cozy up in a well insulated and beautifully appointed space and view the rain falling against the many windows that provide light and restful views of the redwoods.

Spring and fall provide opportunities to view the natural beauty of wildflowers or autumn's foliage. Hike at the ocean (15 minutes away), bike ride or horseback ride in Armstrong State Park, golf at Northwood Golf Course (a nine hole public course set amidst the redwoods), shop in Guerneville or wine taste at many of the local wineries. Delicious dining at some of the area's great restaurants is available any season.

We're sure you won't be disappointed with the beauty, casual elegance, and modern comfort that Willowhaven provides all throughout the year.

Keywords: Home in the redwoods, Russian River resort area

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2016

Why The Owner chose Russian River

We have always loved the redwoods and when we found this lot we had to purchase it. In addition Monte Rio is an easy 1.5 hour getaway from Oakland, CA where we live. We supervised the building of this lovely property and picked out everything down to the light bulbs in the ceiling. We're excited to share our home away form home and hope you will enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy our visits.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Artistic Masterpiece in the Redwoods
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
Oakland Ca

Artistic Masterpiece in the Redwoods

  • 5 of 5

From the time we recived the instructions on Willowhaven we knew we made a great choice for my Big 30th Birthday weekend!!! We visited a few wineries about 25 mins away and enjoyed the town of Monte Rio. Everything we needed we had and some things like the Microwave, glassware, jetted bathtub, wine fridge added to the luxury home feel of Willowhaven.

The quiet location and the giant redwood trees allowed us to relax almost as soon as we walked in. If you’re looking for a great romantic dinner you should go to “Village Inn & Restaurant”. They took really good care of me knowing I was celebrating a B-Day.


I found the king size bed to be most relaxing and the bedroom suite my favorite part of the house. Very romantic and just what we needed to unwind from our busy schedules... I must say the custom wrap around deck with redwood trees jetting thru was spectacular! Having a few finger foods enjoying a glass of wine out under the stars along side the hot tub made us think of planning another weekend in Willowhaven!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed the wine country and beaches after spending time in San Francisco. Since we were two couples traveling, we had questioned the sofa sleeper as far as comfort for two adults and were told it was very comfortable. Unfortunately that was not the case. This home is great for a couple but not ideal for two couples due to lack of sleeping area, and lack of privacy due to the open concept. A TV downstairs would be nice. There was also a blind missing on one of the doors that we ended up covering by using rubberbands to hang a sheet since we slept on the sofa sleeper. We felt it might be time to upgrade the bedding and pillows. With a little more attention to detail and a more thorough cleaning through out this would be a much nicer stay. As a cleaning fee is charged as part of the rentl, I would have expected better quality as far as cleanliness.quality

The new hot tub and outdoor deck area were awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Magical Escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here one weekend as a quick getaway from San Francisco. The redwood hot tub was magical under the huge redwoods that surround it. The house was just the right size for a couple and my husband enjoyed cooking in the kitchen. I look back on this quick trip with found memories - it was truly like escaping somewhere magical. I hope we can stay here again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York


  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It was clean, well-equipped and very comfortable. If you are looking for a different wine country experience - a bit off the beaten-path and close to the coast - this property and location is for you. We especially enjoyed morning tea and evening wine on the beautiful deck, surrounded by the redwoods. We would also recommend taking in a sunset at The River's End restaurant and brunch at Cape Fear Cafe if you should stay here.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport Beach, CA

We Love our stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Willowhaven. The house is clean, comfortable, beautiful and we felt totally pampered. We recommend this rental to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland Ca

Williowhaven is amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Willowheaven is amazing. It really is an artistic masterpiece but comfortable at the same time. The redwoods provide a tranquil atmosphere and add to the beauty of the property.

We Hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wine Tasting, Hot Tubbing, Sightseeing, Ocean Viewing, Beach Combing.


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Monte Rio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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