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Cottage on River, Deck, River Access, Kayaks, Private, Redwood

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy this fabulous very private, Russian River get-away with stunning views of the Russian River and Bohemian Grove Redwoods. This relaxing one bedroom cabin sleeps four and is right on the river. Eat breakfast on the deck while you watch the kayakers roll by on the river. Join them later in kayaks available for your enjoyment. Kayak to Monte Rio to buy lunch on the beach or head in the other direction with your picnic lunch and stop at the beautiful and secluded beach at Paterson Point. Our house is at the entrance to historic Ville Grande. If you choose, there are four bikes available to ride through Ville Grande and Monte Rio.

You won’t want to leave your stunning get-away but don't miss all the area has to offer! Travel 10 minutes to Jenner where the Russian River empties into the Pacific Ocean to enjoy world-class, breath-taking vistas and visit the nesting grounds of California's harbor seals at Jenner. Check the tides for outstanding tide pooling, and/or watch the whales frolic off shore from Bodega Head. Identify some or all of those beautiful birds! Catch the sunset from the beach or from the restaurant that overlooks the mouth of the Russian River.

Golf at Northwood Course (5 mins away), an Alister MacKenzie design in one of the most uniquely striking settings in golf, and you can walk it for $27 in prime time on weekdays.

Stress evaporates as you absorb the stunning natural beauty that this area offers. Wine connoisseurs will discover new delights, which will soon become old favorites. Even tea-totalers will enjoy the artistry of the grounds and gardens of the many local wineries. Enjoy world class shopping in Healdsburg (40 minutes). There are abundant restaurants for every palate and budget. Ride your bikes to the Village Inn or take your pick of the many fine restaurants in the area.

Wander the antique shops, art galleries and unique boutiques in Duncan Mills (2 miles).

Welcome to Vacation Wonderland!

Keywords: Cottage, deck, canoe, northern California, wine country, redwoods, pacific coast, private yard, Russian River, Sonoma, Villa Grande, San Francisco Bay Area, Bohemian Grove, Duncans Mills, Occidental, Forestville, Sebastopol, Jenner

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Property Manager
Catherine Giacalone
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Catherine Giacalone

We are educators. I also volunteer as a docent for the Sonoma County Park and Recreation Department. I speak to visitors, local school children and adults about migrating and local whales, tide pools and abundant wild life in the area. We would like visitors to enjoy our cottage as we have. The river has a remarkable calming effect.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is private. Launch kayaks from the property and enjoy the spectacular wildlife and view.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Cottage on River, Deck, River Access, Kayaks, Private, Redwood
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Great couples getaway.

  • 4 of 5

Close to the ocean cliffs, redwoods and restaurants. Nice clean quiet house right on the Russian River. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot on the Russian River

  • 5 of 5

This is a great spot. It is handy to Guerneville but is also quiet because it is on the opposite side of the river from the highway. Nice cottage, nice big balcony, nice view of the river, and great communication from the owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this place! Perfect for us- 3 women that love the outdoors and Sonoma County!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th year renting the same place! We love that it includes great grounds - easy river access from the yard - views- kayaks and bikes... We bbq every night and sip coffee from the lovely deck! Catherine never disappoints with a clean lovely home - great kitchen tools and bedding! Just bring food and you really will not want to leave the property during your stay - extremely private!!! Melody

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nice cabin in a beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this light, bright, open feel cabin in a beautiful river setting. Nice views out the windows, secure parking and a huge private deck make this place even more attractive. A great getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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lovely quiet spot

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for the two of us. Roomy, not at all cluttered. Nicely laid out. Deck is big and comfortable. A very quiet spot, not much noise except for all the amazing birds. Shower, tv, dishwasher, heaters everything worked just fine. bed, couch, chairs all comfortable. It was nice to be able to walk around Villa Grande community (few cars) but also fun to take longer walk to store. We really loved it, didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great cozy cottage on the river!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time! Our only complaint is that we only booked it for three days ;) All of the recommendations from Catherine of places to go were spot on! Loved the wild life (especially the harbor seals at Goat Rock beach), various beaches on the river, bakery, kayaks and shops. We will definitely book here again if we come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Golf at Northwood Course, take in the panoramic views from high above the ancient Redwood forest on the Zip line in Occidental Zip - 15 minutes away. Fifteen minutes from where the Russian River empties into the pacific ocean. Stunning vistas. You are right in the heart of the Sonoma wine country. Visit Francis Ford Coppola's new winery or Preston organic winery. Catch a hot air balloon ride, or visit the Charles Schultz museum - reconnect with Peanuts!


Rates & Availability

Monte Rio Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holiday weekends require a three night minimum stay.
Fourth of July weekend requires a one week stay.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Monte Rio Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Recently remodeled.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) You might need to set a clock ... the bed is ultra comfy, sofa bed in LR great for children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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