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'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway

(27 Reviews)

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

River Front House w/ Dock, 4 Bedrooms + Loft & Daybed rm, 2.5 Baths,

Book this topnotch river front home for your escape. We think of everything to make your stay a pleasure and are always upgrading. Enjoy the new Weber propane BBQ grill - a full backup tank is always under the deck. Just one mile from Monte Rio, you will find yourself in the heart of good times. Enjoy the comfort and the amenities of home after you play all day, tour the sights or relax by the beautiful river. Pictures can't capture the stunning setting of this home and words fall short.

This area is the finest northern California has to offer. Everything you want is nearby and convenient: breathtaking coastal bluffs, beaches, wineries, distinctive restaurants, unique shops, spas, the river and awesome state parks. Come enjoy! It is an amazing getaway from the city. When available, we offer early check-in or late check-out upon request for no additional fee!

Because the house is thoughtfully designed, well equipped and full of character you will fall in love with this vacation home. Our guests all agree. The well-appointed kitchen has granite counters and all the spices, cookware, wine glasses and matching place settings you need. An open floor plan with beautiful wood floors, exposed wood beam ceilings and glass wall overlooking the river, create a delightful gathering spot.

We provide wireless DSL high speed internet and a house phone. We're close enough to the coast for nature’s moderating effect, yet inland enough to be out of the fog and cold winds when they arise. Our idyllic micro-climate provides moderate temperatures in both summer and winter.

Imagine yourself lounging on the redwood deck, soaking in the hot tub watching life float past on the river or reading a book next to the wood burning stove in the day-lit living room. From your home nestled amongst giant Redwoods on and overlooking the beautiful Russian River, you can meander down to your floating redwood dock & private river access, a favorite fishing spot for Otters, Osprey and Great Blue Herons among other wildlife.

The peaceful Russian River is clear, cool and inviting. A canoe, two kayaks and life-vests are provided for you to explore this natural wonderland. A gorgeous ten-minute drive along the Russian River towards the coast brings you to Jenner and River’s End. You will experience the best of California at the sightseeing attractions, charming towns and beautiful parks close to this ultimate location. In the summer the river is a popular swimming and festival spot for San Franciscans. In the winter the Pacific keeps the climate mild and is popular for whale watching.

This is California's premier wine country with many top vineyard tours in close proximity. You will want to move here once you visit. We'll provide a map of little-known, stunning scenic drives to the coast where you can walk the beaches & coastal bluffs. The landmark Sonoma Coast State Park and Goat Rock are at the mouth of the river. Here you can walk the beach and visit the sea lions that usually lounge where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean.

With two decks, outdoor fireplace and hot tub, the house is a great get-away for a couple, and can comfortably accommodate up to five couples. Families with children will enjoy the yard and private river access. The propane outdoor grill, quality cookware, spices, teas and condiments will make the chef in your group happy. The living room has stunning views of the river through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Certificate # 594N

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(707) 540-4312
Call anytime 8am to 11pm.


Member since: 2002

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    $60 flat fee per pet. Unreported pets $120 each...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Only outside the home...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    front garden view...moreless

  • Front Bedroom: 1 double

    redwood tree veiw from 2 skylights, front garden veiw...moreless

  • River Bedroom: 1 queen

    sunken room with river veiw...moreless

  • Downstairs Cubby: 1 king


  • Downstair Cubby Sitting Area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    twin convertable fold-out...moreless

  • Downstairs Day bed room: 1 twin/ single

    Generous twin with French door close-off...moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 2 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    river view, sliding glass door entrance from lower deck...moreless

  • Upstairs: 3 bed rooms: 2 Queen size Beds , 1 Double Bed ; Downstairs with separate outdoor entrance: 2 King size beds , 1 Twin day Bed , 1 Twin Sleep Fold-Out ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Mable Tile, Skylights, River Window & Large Closet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Crafted Glass & Marble Enclosed Shower, Window, Skylight...moreless

  • Bathroom 3 - downstairs: toilet, outdoor shower

    Marble & Redwood Finishes with sink...moreless

  • Out door shower: outdoor shower

    Hot water shower with a foot rinse by the lower deck...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Selection of some classics...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    Walk from your deck to the river for swimming or launching the canoe and kayaks....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Hiking right out the door to coastal and river views....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Hike or drive along the Russian River to the Pacific....moreless

  • River:

    Love the Russian River!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Gorgeous views from the great room: dining / living / kitchen area's cathedral ceiling with floor to ceiling glass walls. Views from the two decks & some bedrooms too. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Dial in Bowflex dumbell set. Adjustable from 5 to 55 lbs....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central forced air gas heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    leather furniture, wood burning stove, desk...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon has reliable cell coverage at the house, answering machine & land line provided with unlimited long dist. in USA. ...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Private off-street for 6 cars easy...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Outside laundry soap provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:


  • Wood Stove:



  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you needed: quality cookware, good knives, hand-blender, wine glasses, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    matching set for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Granite Counters, Bamboo Floors, Skylights, 3 windows...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, condiments, syrup, teas, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Glass top electric. Easy to clean and quick heat....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 Slice...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Upper redwood desk, stone patio & lower redwood deck...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks, 1 canoe & 3 vests and a stand up paddle board all with paddles...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    brick surround, wood fired with large metal grate & a new propane fired grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Seasonal Floating Redwood Dock on the river usually from the beginning of May till the beginning of November....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large, strong jets, outdoor with river view...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$200 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas New Years.
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Jan 3 - Feb 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Presidents Weekend
Feb 16 - Feb 19, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Feb 20 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $400
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Spring
May 30 - Jun 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$300 $400
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer Begins
Jun 9 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$400 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
July 4th
Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2017
4 night min stay
Jul 4 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $200 + tax
  • Pet Fee $60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%


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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sonoma County Airport (STS), Santa Rosa
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur to San Francisco
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood Golf Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 116
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Highland Dell Riverview Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Villa Grande

Car: Necessary

Canoe/ kayak on the Russian River out the back door, Visit the local river beaches, wineries, Willow Creek preserve 2 miles away, hike/bike.Coastal beaches along hwy 1 starting at Goat Rock State park 10 min West. Armstrong Giant Redwood State Park 10 min drive East, Korbel winery tour 15 min East, Bodega Bay 20 south, Fort Ross 40 min North.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I love to travel and moved to California from Philadelphia in 2001. This area has just about everything. There is still so much I haven't done here; it makes it hard to leave.

Why the Owner Chose Villa Grande, Monte Rio, CA, USA:
I was amazed by the natural beauty here; the redwood trees, the coast, the river, the mountains, and the people.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love hiking and mountain biking on the trails right out the front door or going for a canoe or kayak ride and swim on the river right outside the back door. Of course a fire or the hot tub is great in the evenings and barbecuing on the deck while watching the wildlife on the river is very relaxing.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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  • View Up Stream

    View Up Stream

  • Living Room / Dining Room

    Living Room / Dining Room



  • Indoor Dining Area

    Indoor Dining Area

  • Seasonal Dock, Removed for the winter

    Seasonal Dock, Removed for the winter

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master bathroom: sun on marble from skylight

    Master bathroom: sun on marble from skylight

  • Front Bedroom- Full Bed & 2 sky lights

    Front Bedroom- Full Bed & 2 sky lights

  • Queen River Bedroom

    Queen River Bedroom

  • King #2 in downstairs Cubby

    King #2 in downstairs Cubby

  • Downstairs sitting area- convertible twin

    Downstairs sitting area- convertible twin

  • Hot tub area

    Hot tub area

  • Rear of House & Lower Deck 
from Path to River. From windows view is beautiful.

    Rear of House & Lower Deck from Path to River. From windows view is beautiful.

  • Living room, windows & river

    Living room, windows & river

  • Granite Kitchen w/ All Your Culinary Needs

    Granite Kitchen w/ All Your Culinary Needs

  • Play on the grass.

    Play on the grass.

  • Main Living Area Sliding Glass Doors to Upper Deck & Redwoods Overlooking River

    Main Living Area Sliding Glass Doors to Upper Deck & Redwoods Overlooking River

  • Master Bedroom- Dresser

    Master Bedroom- Dresser

  • Skylights Under the Redwoods in Front Bedroom

    Skylights Under the Redwoods in Front Bedroom

  • Bathroom with Large Artisan Glass Enclosed Marble Shower

    Bathroom with Large Artisan Glass Enclosed Marble Shower

  • Downstairs King Bed, Sliding Glass Doors & Lower Deck

    Downstairs King Bed, Sliding Glass Doors & Lower Deck

  • Downstairs Daybed Room w/ French Doors- twin+

    Downstairs Daybed Room w/ French Doors- twin+

  • Downstairs Half Bath w/ Marble

    Downstairs Half Bath w/ Marble

VRBO #358429

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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