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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

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 Guerneville

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 4.785714 based on 28 reviews

Perfect location, clean, well maintained, cozy

  • 5 of 5

The owner is incredibly responsive! This Cottage has EVERYTHING! We loved that we were so close to all of the wineries. We were also delighted to have the most wonderful biscuit (Oprah's favorite biscuit FYI) breakfast sandwiches at the nearby Big Bottom Market. The hot tub, and fireplace were such treats after a day of wine tasting. The people in this area are so very kind and went out of their way to make sure my sister felt special on her 40th birthday. The deck surrounded by redwoods was the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine. We cannot wait to come back to this charming cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cozy Cottage. Roy was great through the entire process, from answering questions prior to booking, through booking, and in the prompt refund of our deposit after our stay.

The property itself is fantastic. Nestled among the redwoods, close to the Russian River and the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, the property is a great launch point for outdoor activities and the myriad of wineries close by (we bought lunch at the nearby Korbel facility). The Cozy Cottage had more than ample room for the four of us during our stay and had all the amenities that we could have ever needed, even if we were staying for an extended period of time (we only stayed for the weekend).

Our only regret was that we didn't have the time to fully explore all the sites around Guerneville.

Thank you for your kind hospitality Roy! Hopefully we can stay at the Cozy Cottage again should we ever come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, cozy, spacious and fully equipped. It has a nice deck with a well maintained hot tub. The owner is highly assessable and responsive to tenant needs. A very enjoyable experience. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

So great !

Loved the area and then accommodations. It's really a gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Roy was easy to work with and the property was very well maintained -- everything as promised in the photos. The hot tub and deck area are very private in case you are wondering. We love guerneville and hope to return to the cottage in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not quite what I expected

  • 3 of 5

I reserved this place for a short weekend trip with my husband and grown kids. We were told that the house would be available after 3:00 on the first day of the reservation. We just happened to arrive at 3:03. We used the combination that was given to us to get into the house and it didn't work. I was able to check all of my email correspondence from the owner and could not find a single contact phone number. A neighbor came by and let us know that this has happened before and that they eventually were able to get in. We tried again and after about 30 minutes the combination worked. Once we got into the house we were a bit surprised at the condition of the house. It wasn't very clean. After a weekend in the house it grew on us but there were a number of things that made the house undesirable. The windows have no screens and since there were a lot of bugs and mosquitoes outside we were unable to open any windows to get fresh air into the house. We tried to use the hot tub but there was so much chlorine added that we couldn't use it. The fumes were horrible. The parking situation was a problem because it doesn't tell you anywhere that the house is allotted certain parking spaces. The neighbors came over to ask us to move our cars because we were parked in the wrong spots. But we parked where we did because the neighbor, the one who told us that we were parked incorrectly, was in our spot when we arrived. For some reason, every clock in the house was set incorrectly and some were unable to reset. The deck was a wonderful place to spend the evening and we were able to enjoy the weekend after all. But the place could definitely use some cleaning and upgrades.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwood Golf Club
Pee Wee Golf & Arcade
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
Rio Nido Road House
Pegasus Theater Company
Korbel Champagne Cellars
Domaine Chandon
Russian River Brewing
Russian River Pub
"Featured in Diners, Drive Ins and Dives!"
Applewood Inn Restaurant
Johnson's Beach
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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.