Riverside Retreat in Monte Rio(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cozy, Cute Cottage Overlooking The Russian River And Redwood Hills
The house offers two comfortable bedrooms. The smaller one has a double bed, bamboo floors, French doors that open directly onto the deck, and gorgeous views of the sunrise over the river and redwood hills. The larger has a queen bed and carpeted floors.
The open kitchen is equipped with a gas range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and all essential implements (down to the candy thermometer!). Cook up a storm with fantastic local ingredients -- I can offer recommendations on great places to pick up meat, produce, and seafood.
Just so you don't have to worry about it, I provide olive oil, salt, pepper, and a few other essentials. There's also an herb garden just outside the back door.
There is a large, sunny dining and sitting area just off the kitchen. It's the perfect spot to lounge, enjoy a glass of wine, and admire the views of the river and hills. The living room has a wood burning stove to keep things cozy on winter evenings.
The large back deck offers plenty of room for lounging in the sun and watching the river flow by. The hot tub is perched on the edge of the deck with great river views. It is wonderful for stargazing at night and birdwatching in the morning.
The house has flower gardens with seasonal roses, lilies, daffodils, fuchsia, irises, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, and California poppies, to name a few.
I've only owned the house since the end of 2012 and have been working to constantly improve it. If you're looking for an impeccably posh experience, this might not be the place for you. But if you can handle a few (mostly charming) imperfections in a very functional and fun house, then it will be a great fit. I welcome any feedback you have on what I can do to polish this diamond in the rough, and hope you can come back to watch it evolve.
Enjoy your escape at the riverside retreat!
Rules, per Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance:
- Quiet hours are 10pm - 9am. No amplified sound / music outside the house, please.
- Parking is limited to two vehicles.
- Maximum daytime occupancy is 12 persons; overnight limit is 4 persons, unless otherwise agreed to with the host up to a maximum of 6.
- All rates have been adjusted to include the 9% Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax. Certificate No. 1138N
Member since: 2015
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Beds have down comforters and feather pillows.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- There is also a wonderful outdoor shower just off the deck.
- I have a Pack-N-Play available for families with small children.
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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The Russian River area has easy access to river beaches, redwood forests, hiking, the wild Sonoma Coast, wineries, historic sites, charming villages, and much, much more.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: I'm a Midwest transplant who has lived in San Francisco for over 10 years. I enjoy weekend escapes to my vacation property in quirky and beautiful West Sonoma County. Interests include gardening, progressive social change, enjoying nature, and oysters and rosé on the deck.
Why the Owner Chose Monte Rio, CA, USA:
I've been visiting the Russian River area since first moving to California. I love the eclectic mix of people and the beautiful nature. It's easy to get to from San Francisco but feels a world away.
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View from the open kitchen.
Have a drink at the bar.
View from the deck.
Magic morning moments.
Fully stocked kitchen.
Cozy rear seating area with wood stove and views of the river.
Deck and back yard.
Flowers and hills.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017
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