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Cozy Cottage in Rio Nido Nestled in the Redwoods

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/2 Bath Cottage can sleep up to 6 people

Rio Nido Cottage is a lovely two bedroom home nestled in the redwoods of Rio Nido canyon about a half mile from the Russian River. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and the guest room has a full size bed. There is hideaway sofa bed in the in the living room as well. The property includes a deck and hot tub. The house can sleep 4 to 6 guests.

Amenities include:

Fully equipped kitchen

Hot tub for 5 people

Television with cable, DVD player and Wii

Stereo with iPod dock

Washer and dryer

Access to canoes

More Details

Roy Elder
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Roy Elder

My partner and I live in Marin County. I am a musician as well as a QC manager. My partner does book keeping and has a teenage son. Our profile picture was taken at the New Year's Eve party at the Rio Nido Roadhouse.

Roy Elder purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Roy Elder chose Russian River

We got this place because we love to spend time up in the Russian River area. We love to canoe and hike and this location gives us that and more. We love the peaceful redwood surroundings in this location. To add to it, there is so much to do here from wine tasting to beachcombing all a short drive away.

What makes this cottage unique

It's a great community in Rio Nido. The scenery is beautiful. We love walking our dogs to the nearby dog park for some fun. In the same area is a park for the kids, a tennis court and picnic tables for gatherings. A bit further down is a miniature golf course and baskeball court that is open in the summer. Right before the river is the Rio Nido Roadhouse that offers delicious food, beer, a pool for the family and live music on the weekend.There is something for everyone within walking distance of the house!


Guerneville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is off the Master Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa in Living Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , *Full sized bed*
  • The master bedroom has its own bathroom, a big closet and a wood burning stove for cold nights.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This property is a duplex with an apartment above the garage and master bedroom. A family member is a full time tenent there. Both the deck and hotub are completely private and for use by our guests only.


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Cozy Cottage in Rio Nido Nestled in the Redwoods
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Cottage was Great!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, cute and very easy to get to. A great Getaway from the City. Close to Town as well.

I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Close to wineries with a secluded feel

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our friends who were visiting from out of town. It was the perfect size for two couples - 2 bedrooms and 1.75 baths (the second bath has a shower instead of a full tub). We took advantage of the large grill on the patio, and the hot tub was a lovely treat after wine tasting. My only wish is that the beds were slightly larger; they're full size so 2 people will fit, but it was a little more cramped than I would have preferred. However, that was my only real complaint. Overall, it was a delightful weekend visit and we would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for Mother's Day weekend and had a wonderful time with family. The cabin had everything we needed. The neighbors were very welcoming and gave us some great tips about local wineries and restaurants. We were very happy with the pricing especially when comparing to properties in the area that are under management companies and not the owner. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great family time in this cozy house reigned by a beautiful giant redwood!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect thanksgiving with family

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving 2016 and everything went perfectly! Roy was great to work with and really enjoyed our stay! Everything worked well! we will rent again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage in the Redwoods!

  • 4 of 5

My two sisters and I stayed at the Rio Nido Cottage for our 2016 (3rd) Annual Sister-Time - and it was as lovely and a restorative time as we've ever spent together and it was in no small part due to our choice to stay at the cottage. A thousand year old redwood greets guests as they step through the gate to the property - words cannot express how cool that is! (Mind you, I'm judging the age of the tree from the information gathered from the information center @ Armstrong State Redwoods Natural Reserve...)

The cottage is very homey and comfortable; relaxation was easily achieved. The hot tub was enjoyed each day of our stay - though it never did reach the much desired temperature of 104 (more along the lines of low to mid-90's) - sometimes twice in a day!

We VERY much enjoyed the deck and re-enacting our long ago camping days by laying a fire in the chiminea. We were mightily tickled at how each of the three of us just HAD to have a hand in laying the fire and getting it going.

The Welcome binder has good local eats information - our first evening we ate at the Russian River Pub which was a most excellent choice! The second day we had a late lunch at the Korbel Winery Deli & Market, which was the 2nd excellent choice. Not in the welcome book, but so worth a mention, was our third day's main meal: Cape Fear in Duncan Mills on 116 West about 45 minutes towards the coast.

Getting back to the cottage: the small bedroom is quite cozy. Two of us shared the large bedroom - such a pretty room! - and though the bed was a bit slope-y towards the middle, we slept very comfortably each night. The only reason I've not given the cottage 5 stars is due to the large bedroom's ceiling being a "shared" space with the next door tenant. While said tenant is NOT noisy or overly intrusive in the least, having someone walk above us was a bit bothersome. While on vacation one never knows when the need to nap will strike!

As mentioned, the cottage is a most lovely place to stay and I recommend it quite highly! When our final day arrived, we each were so very sad to leave and wished like the dickens that we'd been able to stay an extra couple of days. We were there in the off season of mid-week in mid-October and the peace and solitude staying there afforded was a balm beyond meaure!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14.8 Miles
Santa Rosa Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Rio Nido Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
5.9 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
18.3 Miles
US 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Rio Nido Roadhouse
Nearest Beach
2.6 Miles
Johnsons Beach
Car: recommended

The cottage is nestled in a redwood canyon about 1/2 mile from the river. It is a ideal area for wine tasting and river recreation.


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $300

3 day minimum requirement for Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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