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Redwood Butterfly Cabin Riverfront Private Island Seasonal Canoe Included

(29 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Great Open Living Space Newly Remodeled

Our riverfront cabin was completely redone in 2013. The full kitchen has new stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer. Handicapped access bathroom has extra large shower. Our 2 bedrooms each have queen bed, perfect for 2 couples or a family with children. There is a fold down sofa in the living room which sleeps 2 small people, or 1 big person. The large deck overlooks the river with a gas grill for entertaining. We have an outdoor firepit with seating for 6. The cabin comes with parking for 4 cars. We have seasonal river access via 3 sets of stairs with a canoe docked at the river & private island with sand/gravel beach. The water between the bank and island is 2 -3 feet deep in the summer. Perfect for kids to play in! Be sure to bring your water shoes! We have some loaners stashed with our equipment, mostly kid sizes though. We also provide life vests, sun umbrellas & camping chairs. We have comcast cable TV and wifi internet service in the cabin along with a DVD player, WII consul + Games. Everything you need for a fun river vacation!

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, igpay atinlay
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    1 dog allowed with pet fee....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, all linens provided.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Large bath with shower and built in seat.


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast with preimum channels...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Our lot stretches into the middle of the river island. We have seasonal access stairs to the river. You can canoe or wade in 2 feet of water to a private beach in the middle of the river...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    7 miles west is the pacific ocean with great Sonoma coast beaches...moreless

  • Water View:

    You can watch all the ducks & osprey every morning from the back deck while drinking coffee....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This home is situated directly on the Russian River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Seating for 6 indoors or on the back deck...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New heat-pump 2013...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    NEW 2013...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    vintage, please use commercial logs for ambiance, a big fire will overwhelm this fireplace. We have an outdoor fire-pit for big fires & marshmallow roasting...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump + individual room heaters for backup when bedroom doors are closed...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed wifi throughout house...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    600 Count bed linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    We have a sofa which folds out into a child's bed, and another long sofa in the living room to sleep on....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Food processer, blender , plenty of cooking & servingware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    spices, oil & vinager...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have a 17ft aluminum canoe available for use of guests at the cabin ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The cabin is on 2 lots, the second is full of mature redwoods....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Downstairs locker has canoe paddles & PDFs for fun on the river....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Apr 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$220 $260
Fri, Sat
Nightly Rate
Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$260 $260
Fri, Sat
Apr 17 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$220 $260
Fri, Sat
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $230
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $50
  • House cleaning $110

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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21 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Blue Heron Duncan Mills, CA
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood Golf Club, California 116, Monte Rio, CA
21 Miles
Nearest Train
175 Railroad Street Santa Rosa, CA
0.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Bohemian Highway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several located in Duncan Mills CA
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach 7 miles West Sonoma Coast, Goat Rock

Car: Recommended

Our home is tucked away under large second growth redwoods. We are located 5 miles for west of Gurneville CA and 7 mile east of the pacific coastline providing fantastic Sonoma county beaches. There are multiple good options for eating out. Canoeing, zip lining, golfing hiking, wine tasting are all at our doorstep, but meditating quietly under the trees is also allowed.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1964

About the owner: The family has owned this cabin since 1964, we gave it a complete makeover in 2013.

Why the Owner Chose Monte Rio, CA, USA:
Jim Melville won at Keno in 1964. He bought this double lot on the river & built the cabin with the winnings. It was completely remodeled in 2013 to update it. We kept the fireplace & refinished as much mid-century furniture as we could to match the 'Groovy' butterfly roof. We all agree with Jim that this area is as peaceful & groovy as it gets

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Family fun has been happening here for more then 50 years. We sincerely hope it will continue for the next 500. Please email us with any questions about the cabin.

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Speaks: english, igpay atinlay
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Cabin Exterior

    Cabin Exterior

  • A spring morning on the deck

    A spring morning on the deck

  • Sliding doors to deck

    Sliding doors to deck

  • 1964 Preway fireplace, 2013 Hearth

    1964 Preway fireplace, 2013 Hearth

  • Dining room table & outdoor BBQ

    Dining room table & outdoor BBQ

  • kitchen view

    kitchen view

  • West Bedroom

    West Bedroom

  • Shower with built in seat

    Shower with built in seat

  • Firepit in yard with native flowers

    Firepit in yard with native flowers

  • Melville Island

    Melville Island

  • View of house & stars from island

    View of house & stars from island

  • Winter river flowing big!

    Winter river flowing big!

  • Back deck with seating for 6

    Back deck with seating for 6

  • View from back deck

    View from back deck

  • Living room view from front door

    Living room view from front door

  • Kitchen view from living room

    Kitchen view from living room

  • Solid Cherry Cabinets

    Solid Cherry Cabinets

  • East Bedroom

    East Bedroom

  • Bathroom cabinet

    Bathroom cabinet

  • Bath Vanity

    Bath Vanity

  • Looking upstream from the island & beach

    Looking upstream from the island & beach

  • Seasonal stairs to river.

    Seasonal stairs to river.

  • Parking lot holds 4 cars

    Parking lot holds 4 cars

  • Lots of empty ocean beach to explore 7 miles away!

    Lots of empty ocean beach to explore 7 miles away!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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