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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Neighborhood Noise Curfew is 10 pm to 10 am.
  • Parking is limited to no more than 2 cars which must be parked in the space provided closest to the entry of the cottage.
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 4.675 based on 40 reviews
Novato, CA

Great times in the "family memory" Rio Nido

  • 4 of 5

Thank you so much for opening your home. Even with the little "snafooo" we had a wonderful time!!! It brought back so many wonderful memories from my childhood to early adulthood 😁? (58 - 1972) We so enjoyed our time & walking some of the canyons as well as going to see my cousins place in Canyon 1....The Roadhouse show with our friends band & a few other bands was a blast... We will return cause now I know a nice place to stay & a great neighbor who was so willing to open her door & so sweet to help. Glad we didn't scare her off 😁? Thank you Roy!!! We so appreciate it...

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Ramon, CA

Quiet cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a hreat time! The cottage was very wuiet, which was just what we wanted. The only issue was we ciuldn’t use the hot rub. There were so may chemicals in it that were cougjing & choking from the fumes after pulling off the top.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to the cozy cottage in Rio Nido. The cottage was clean and equipped with all the utensils we needed plus all the bedrooms were clean and comfortable.

The only negative is it is a little annoying to have a person walking around late at night over the master bedroom, but other than that we were very happy.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Concord, CA

Roy’s cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a nice time staying at Roy’s cabin. It was a great location since we were in the area for a family reunion. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco


  • 4 of 5

Great cabin in the Redwoods with a hot tub! The cabin has lots of room, master bedroom was big, comfortable and awesome to wake up looking out to the Redwoods. The kitchen is well stocked and the fenced yard was perfect for the dog. Easy walk to the dog park and the Rio Nido Roadhouse down the street. Very much enjoyed my stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have imagined a better, more lovable place! There were 6 of us in the house and another 3 boys sleeping in a tent in the yard! Absolutely loved it, it had everything we needed and then some! Will go back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $0

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.