About Stephen O'Hara
Hello, we are Stephen and Gina O'Hara. Gina is a native Northern Californian while Steve is a long way from home, originally hailing from Dublin, Ireland. We bought the property in Sept 2012. We maintain it ourselves and suggestions for improvement are encouraged!
Stephen O'Hara purchased this House in 2012
Why Stephen O'Hara chose Monte Rio
Cozy cottage in a prime Russian River location--9 miles from the ocean, 4 miles to Guerneville, and the Monte Rio Beach with river access just steps away. Wine tasting only minutes away. This area has so much to offer, not only summer but all year around.
What makes this House unique
We are Dog lovers/rescuers so we do allow well behaved dogs and provide dog blankets and bowls etc.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very very nice. Stephen was very informative, with both information about the house and things to do in the area. The house was very well stocked and comfortable. And the grounds were well kept, beautiful and enjoyable. And Shannon was very caring and thoughtful and presented us with a balloon gift. Would highly recommend, and will return someday.
We all enjoyed our stay at the cottage, so relaxing, quiet, so near by lake and more, everything we needed. Glad to revisit. Thanks for the wine my husband and I enjoyed and treats for the girls they were so amazed and happy. Great experience. For sure recommended. Love your place. Thanks again. The Schneiters Family
Awesome property, welcoming hosts!
We loved our stay. The hosts were very accommodating.
GF's weekend birthday getaway, was perfect!
Had a wonderful trip! Surprised my gf with a weekend getaway at this cottage for her birthday. We brought along our dog. Field in the back of the cottage was perfect for her to run around and tire herself out, so that later on we could relax in the Hot Tub with her passed out on the deck. Came inside to the "fire" going and a bottle of wine with a nice note wishing my gf a happy birthday. Had a short power outage, and they responded immediately to come fix it. Great experience, and a great weekend.
Fantastic stay, thanks!
Long overdue review! My husband, two doggies, and 2 pups loved our stay here last April! We walked over to the river with the provided beach chairs and watched paddle boarders go by, was very relaxing. The hot tub was sparkling. Had everything we needed to cook a few meals, they even had doggie blankets and treats, so sweet! Excellent location for other adventures/ wine tasting. The hosts were very welcoming & responsive, thank you both! Hope to be back. :)
A perfect place for a get away.
My husband and I, and our two small dogs stayed here for the Christmas week of 2013. This is our second stay on the property, with our first a few months ago.
Since the beginning of our inquiry to stay here to when we were actually there, the owners were helpful, friendly, accommodating and gracious.
The cottages are perfect; just the right size for two people, with a very comfortable bed, fireplace, large deck that over looks a meadow and a jetted bath tub. The cottage was clean, well maintained and accurate in its description on the web site. The kitchen had everything we needed and was well stocked with pots and pans and dishes. The small hot tub on the deck was perfect for two and so peaceful and relaxing with the stars shining bright over head.
Not only were the owners accommodating to any requests or concerns we had, they offered to put up a small Christmas tree and lights for us. When we arrived, we walked into the cottage with the fire burning and a lovely small decorated tree with lights burning. It was a wonderful greeting.
We have stayed in a couple of other locations in the Monte Rio area and this is by far our favorite. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will return again and again.