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Romantic or family Getaway on the Russian River; Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5

Ideal for a romantic getaway or a holiday for the family. In summer have fun and sun at the Russian River, and in winter enjoy the spectacular sights and tastes the Sonoma County wine country has to offer!

Conveniently located in downtown Monte Rio, the Meadowview Cottages Main House is a charming 1 bedroom cottage sharing the same property with 2 other studio cottages, with access to the river from the back of the property, and a lovely meadow area between the property and the river. The Main House cottage has a cozy gas operated fireplace and private deck with private hot tub for your enjoyment.

There is a pathway at the back of the property leading to the meadow, which in turn leads to the Monte Rio Public Beach. In summer, you can rent kayaks and canoes at the beach, and at the cottages we provide some inflatable mattresses, a kayak and beach chairs which you are welcome to use.

The Main House cottage has a full kitchen if you’d like to prepare your own home cooked meals, but there are also good options within walking distance for dining out:

The Rio cafe serves hot dogs, snacks and beer. Across the Monte Rio Bridge are the Highland Dell and the Village Inn, both excellent choices for dinner or to have a drink in the afternoon overlooking the river. Fern’s market and deli is right next door providing an array of cooked pizza's etc. Lucy's Bar and Grill has great breakfast and lunch during the day, and cocktails at night.

If you don’t mind driving a few minutes, the town of Guerneville is 4 miles away, and Occidental is 7 miles away; both have excellent choices for dining out. Our favorite is the Union Hotel in Occidental which serves Italian family style dinners.

For you wine enthusiasts, the closest winery is 8 miles away (Korbel champagne), and just a bit farther from that is the turnoff to Westside/Dry Creek Road, a beautiful, winding country road with picturesque vineyards producing excellent quality wines. We recommend a visit to Sophie’s Cellars, a wine tasting room 4 miles away in the town of Duncan’s Mills. They can give you tips on which local wineries to visit based on your preferences. There is also a wine bar in the town of Guerneville, 5 miles away.

There is an award-winning 9-hole golf course, Northwood, less than 1 mile away.

The coastside where the river meets the ocean at Jenner is 9 miles away. Something for everyone!

In addition to the features described above, the Main House cottage has a queen-sized bed, washer/dryer, pool table, gas BBQ, cable TV, and WIFI. The cottages are close to each other, but not adjoining, giving you added privacy.

We invite you to Meadowview Cottages Main House for a great Russian River weekend (or weekday) getaway!

HEAT SOURCE: Gas fireplace, wall heater

COMMON AREAS: Guests are welcome to enjoy the large central yard, which is shared among the 3 cottages.

RIVER ACCESS: Guests enjoy direct access to the large Monte Rio Town Beach just steps away. The Cottages do not have their own private river access. There is a path at the back of the property that leads to a gate that opens onto the riverfront meadow, which in turn leads to the Monte Rio Town Beach. This is a public lawn and beach maintained by Monte Rio Parks and Rec. The beach is accessible year-round.

Rental Requirements:

2 night minimum September -June (excluding holidays).

3 night minimum for holiday weekends(Excl. July/Aug)

4 night minimum July and August.

Sonoma County Ordinance Requirements:

TOT #495N

Quiet hours must be observed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

1 vehicle per bedroom rented.

More Details

Stephen and Gina O'Hara
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Stephen and Gina 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 and Gina O'Hara purchased this house in 2012

Why Stephen and Gina 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.


Monte Rio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Cottage 1 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Main House bedroom has a queen bed
  • Main House has one bedroom with a queen bed, plus twin trundled beds in the gameroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Access to beach via backyard pathway. Lovely meadow area behind cottages to picnic or play with dogs or kids.


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Romantic or family Getaway on the Russian River; Dog Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Awesome property, welcoming hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The hosts were very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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GF's weekend birthday getaway, was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay, thanks!

  • 5 of 5

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. :)

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place for a get away.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Sweetest Little Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved this place. The location is perfect - the meadow, the hot tub, the fishing with our dog on the beautiful Russian River, which is a couple hundred feet from cabin. You can pay more money and get so much less. An authentic experience of local Monte Rio, which is so much better than a sterile hotel. Go here and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and our two dogs had an amazing time and can't wait to return. The location is prime. The big meadow next to the cottages was so convenient to take our dogs to run and relieve themselves. The meadow leads right to the Monte Rio beach so you're there in about a minute. If you're walking to the dog part of the beach it will take about 4 minutes or less.

The cottage is very cute and has all you need. The bed is super comfortable. We went in early April and when it was rainy and cold the heater and fireplace kept us toasty. When it was sunny and warmer we were able to open the windows for a nice cross breeze. Loved the hot tub. You can see the river and trees across the meadow while soaking away. Really relaxing.

There are two cottages and a main house. We are planning on renting the two cottages this summer. One for us and our dogs. My brother and sister-in-law will rent the other with their dogs. It's perfect because you can be together as much as you want and then go back to your own space. You get to be together but not constantly on top of each other.

The owners were amazing and made renting very easy. They were staying in the main house while we were there and left a nice bag on the porch with extra supplies in case we didn't have enough (we rented last minute) and emailed us to make sure everything was okay. Very nice. We loved our stay and will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charles Schultz, Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Lucy's bar and restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 116
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Rio Bridge Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Monte Rio Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

Main house is $225 per night.
Cottages are $185 per night
All three together are $495 per night
Three night minimum stay for holidays.
Rates subject to change until confirmed.
Pets ARE allowed, one dog per cottage.
Refundable security deposit to hold booking dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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