Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Robin's Hood on the River w/ Spectacular Views, near vineyards & coastal beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Robin's Hood has a Private Beach and opposite a golf course

Robin's Hood is a cozy, modern home located on the riverfront with lofted ceilings and an open floor plan. From the living room, one can look out the picture windows and view the canopy of trees across the river bank. Blue herons, robin's, woodpeckers and an array of birds come to visit the private beach or the bird feeder on the deck. Kayaks are available for use during the summer.

The house has two large bedrooms with Queen beds, pillow top mattresses, in each room. Both bedrooms have a private deck. There is a smaller front room with picture windows and a view of the river that includes a daybed which sleeps one comfortably. The living room overlooks the deck and has a view of the surrounding trees. There are skylights throughout the house.

For the gourmet chef, the kitchen is supplied with all the tools that you will need and an array of spices in the cabinets. The dining area seats 8 comfortably indoors and 8 plus outdoors.

There are board games, books, DVCs and other games provided to occupy your time. Beach chairs, floats, etc are all available for your use in the garage.

The house is 2 miles from Guerneville and 20 minutes from Jennar. There are a number of vineyards nearby and great walks on the beaches of the Sonoma coast or Amstrong Woods.

More Details

Property Manager
Rekha Patel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Rekha Patel

I decided to purchase the house in 2007 as a place to getaway from my busy urban life. I love Robin's Hood and the surrounding area as do my friends who come to visit. The most frequent comments from friends are about how much they love the house, views and the activities while we are up there. The golf course is adjacent to the house, an extra amenity for those who golf.

My most amazing experience at Robin's Hood was seeing a family of six river otters swimming at the beach, stop and play on the riverbank.

I hope that if you rent the house that you have a wonderful time.

Rekha Patel purchased this house in 2007

Why Rekha Patel chose Northwood

Northwood, the area of Monte Rio the home is located in, is a really special area, there are no communities like it along the river. The house is in a rustic area but updated and modern with charming details.

What makes this house unique

Very quiet and peaceful. Great for kids also as they can hang out at the beach all day, play games on the deck. There are beaches nearby with tide pools or take a kayak ride from the private beach down the river. There is a picture on this site of the deer sighting that we had on one of our kayak rides and of the star fish we spotted at the beach.


Northwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Renovated modern bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Skylights throughout the house so every room has a lot of light, decks of two of the bedrooms and very comfortable


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

86% Complete
13% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Robin's Hood on the River w/ Spectacular Views, near vineyards & coastal beaches
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
Oakland, California

The house is really cozy and has all of the amenities (chairs, kayaks, life vests, board games, etc)

  • 5 of 5

We saw deer, a weasel, an owl and a ton of beautiful birds like the blue heron and stellar jay. In the river we caught several fish and saw a large SEAL that must have lost his way from the ocean! The house is very cozy. Loved all of the amenities and also how well stocked the kitchen was. It was so nice to relax by the river every day, explore in the kayaks, swim and to be able to take day trips to Jenner beach. Great restaurants nearby and close to Safeway. Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really appreciate your review. I saw a seal last year swim past the house and thought I was seeing things. They seem to know how to turn back to the ocean.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Good times, good friends, great house!

  • 4 of 5

The house was very convenient to the Russian River and the Northwood Golf Course. We had a great time and enjoyed the house.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really appreciate the review, thank you!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

An amazing place with the feel of home. I can't wait to bring my family back!

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained and very clean. My family and I enjoyed the canoe and kayaks and we spent a great deal of our time paddling the river looking for wildlife. We succeeded in finding a family of River Otters and saw multiple deer, Ospreys and even a Bald Eagle! This was truly a memorable experience for all my children and adults too!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really appreciate your review, I have yet to see the otter family this year and will looking out for them.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Vacaville, California

Perfect Time At The River

  • 4 of 5

Celebrated our son graduating from college with a long weekend getaway at Russian River. Location was great. Beautiful view of the river from the back side of the house and across the street was the golf course. Enjoyed sitting out on the deck, saw a deer, fox and enjoyed watching the birds from the deck, taking walks in the neighborhood, saw a fairy garden that a neighbor has in her front yard (adorable), going on the kayaks, preparing meals at the house was easy, getting our morning coffee at Bia Cafe (within walking distance from the house). Checked out Duncan Mills, Sebastopol, Guernville, Korbel and the deli. The weather was perfect. Thank you for sharing your home with our family.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The fairy garden belongs to one of my dear friends up here and it will make her day that it is being appreciated.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Feels like Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 9 days at Robin's Hood and had a marvelous time. We chose it for it's location on the river, and will return again because it was so comfortable and pleasant. We've tried other houses in the area and this is the best. The kitchen is fully stocked with every cooking tool you could need and we loved having all the spices and condiments - it will make packing for next year so much easier. But our favorite amenities were the canoe and kayaks, we used them every day. Great to find a supply of folding chairs to take down to the river beach. The rooms are very comfortable and large, lots of pillows and blankets to choose from, very good quality sheets and towels. Everything was clean and windows and sliding doors were easy to open. Loved the gas fired fireplace in the living room, very nice to take the chill off in the evening and early morning. We were on the spacious deck for most meals, and in between - it was a great place to watch the stars at night. We spotted otters several times and got out the huge telescope to watch an osprey across the river. We went for walks most morning around the golf course, mostly ending up at the Bia Cafe for coffee and wonderful homemade sweet breads and a breakfast sandwich. Close to Guerneville and easy drive to Monte Rio and Duncan Mills (The Gold Coast bakery is terrific!!). We hated to leave the deck so had most meals at home, loved the gas grill. We did order takeout from the Juicy Pig, and ventured out to Taqueria La Tapatia on River Rd for some excellent Mexican food. Stop looking, this is the best place to stay on the river. Thank you so much for opening this home to visitors!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Danville, Ca

Perfect River House

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting Robin's Hood and loved it as much as last year. The deck offers beautiful views of the redwoods and river. The house has everything you could possibly want. The home is on the river complete with kayaks and the best part, it's across from the golf course, just walk right over.

I highly recommend Robin's Hood and will return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sonoma Airport
Nearest Golf
Property is adjacant to a golf course, Northwood
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Off Highway 116, River Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lots of restuarants in Guerneville
Nearest Beach
Private Beach on property
Car: necessary

Along the Russian River and in the heart of one of the world's finest wine producing regions. Sonoma County Beaches and city of Jennar are nearby. Amstrong Woods a state park is 3 miles from property and close to a number of Russian River Vineyards. Korbell has a lovely lunch spot overlooking vineyard just 15 minutes away. Kayak along the Russian river during the summer or in Jennar at the mouth of the river. Or simply sit back and enjoy the view from the beach/deck. Within a half hour drive to Bodega Bay or Healdsburg. Lots of festivals or wine tasting activities throughout the year. Visit the spa in Freestone or have lunch in Occidental.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund