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About Sangeeta Sinha
I was born in Southern California but have made the Bay Area my home for almost 15 years. My father is still in Los Angeles but my brother and sister and nieces are all Bay Area transplants. My husband and I have been married for 10 years and have an Australian Shepherd named Petie.
Sangeeta Sinha purchased this House in 2016
Why Sangeeta Sinha chose Monte Rio
We have been coming to the Russian River for over a decade. One of the things we enjoy the most is the diverse beauty of the area, from the water to the redwoods. When we had the opportunity to purchase Riverwood Cottage, we took it! We look forward to sharing this very special property with our family, friends and guests.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Dog's are welcome! Please review the Pet Addendum.Dog's are welcome! Please review the Pet Addendum.
Smoking allowed - Smoking allowed outside only. Smoking allowed outside only.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
- The landscaper comes on Wednesday for about 2 hours. They do not need to enter the home and you do not need to be present.
- The hot tub servicing company comes on Wednesday morning for about 15 minutes. They do not need to enter the house and you do not need to be present.
Vacationing with two dogs, albeit small, is difficult. Usually there's a compromise when it comes to booking a place to stay and it seems like 9 out of 10 times you are the one making the concessions. Not here. From the water bowl to the bin filled with towels just for pups to the set up downstairs in the nifty shower (loved the corrugated metal sidewalls), your furred friends are treated like royalty. And there's no compromising on the human side, either! Fantastically stocked kitchen (even a burr grinder and espresso machine AND organic coffee beans) with an spacious deck overlooking the river, and then there's the fire pit, well tended grounds...well, we enjoyed our slice of heaven. Thank you so much!
Monte Rio River View Property
The kitchen was fully equipped, and the claw foot tub was a nice element in the bathroom. With pretty river views and ample space for a pet to play, we enjoyed our stay here. Our only gripe was that the wall-mounted TVs were too small, too high, and too fuzzy to enjoy viewing movies on.
Amazing location and grounds!
This cottage is in a fabulous location, and the grounds are really spectacular. If you want river access, you got it! The kitchen is super well-equipped, which made cooking every night a pleasure. The owners have thought of lots of little things, like dog bowls and mats for doggie feet, a nightlight in the bathroom, and many others.
There are just a couple of negatives. The yard, while gorgeous, was deeply muddy everywhere. Not sure why given the lack of rain for many months--perhaps it's being overwatered?? Or maybe just from the fog and proximity to the river. In any event, it meant lots of cleaning dog and human feet. The other thing is, the cabin needs a deep cleaning and a good overhaul. There were spiderwebs on the lights and ceilings, the carpet is very stained (not entirely sure why you'd carpet a rental by a river that allows dogs, but nonetheless, it needs cleaning or replacing), and most importantly for me, there's a good amount of water damage in the bathroom and visible mold on the ceiling. I had checked with the owner ahead of time about this, as I have a severe inflammatory condition brought on by mold exposure, and was assured there was no history of water damage or known mold. The problem is, the clawfoot tub is surrounded by wood paneling and offers a wood shelf for you to put your shampoo etc on. The curtain surround allows water to get behind the plumbing and on the wood walls, especially when reaching out to the shelf for shampoo. There's visible water damage and mold/mildew growth. I understand it's a cabin in the woods by the river, so some moisture is to be expected, but there's a lot of poor design as well.
We had a wonderful time and are very grateful to the owners for having us and our dog!
Beautiful property, gardens, proximity to river and town. Hot tub was great too!
Perfect little home on the Russian River. The place is clean and well equipped with everything you need. Might be a little busy for 4 people but was ideal for the two of us. Love the deck, hot tub and the open back yard and fire pit. Our dog could roam freely since the yard is fenced off. Sangeeta Is quick to reply to questions and gave us all the information needed. One small issue is the motor/ compressor in the fridge is pretty loud.
We would love to come back here again!