Tasteful Home w/ Stunning River & Valley View

Property ID: 461856Monte RioCAUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA
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Enjoy spectacular views of the Russian River and the surrounding redwood forest from this lovely 2-bedroom, 1-bath sanctuary in Monte Rio, also known as Sonoma County’s ‘Vacation Wonderland.’ Just steps from your door, choose to paddle along the river, enjoy a leisurely beach picnic, or bike along scenic Redwood-lined trails. If outdoor adventure doesn't keep you busy enough, venture further for wine tasting in the area's world-class wine country, or visit beaches on the Pacific coastline.


  • Deck
  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT: Monte Rio Skate Park (0.4 miles), Monte Rio Theater (0.4 miles), Northwood Golf Club (1.6 miles), Sonoma Zipline Adventures (4.0 miles), Pegasus Theater (4.5 miles), River Theater (4.7 miles), Pee Wee Golf & Arcade (5.0 miles)

FLOAT THE RIVER: Monte Rio Public Beach (0.3 miles), Johnson’s Beach (4.7 miles), Guerneville River Park (5.2 miles), Sunset Beach River Park (9.4 miles), Forestville River Access (10.3 miles)

WINE TOUR: Rio Crest (5.4 miles), Porter-Bass (7.4 miles), Korbel Winery (7.6 miles), Square Peg Winery (8.7 miles), Freeman Vineyard & Winery (11.0 miles), Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery (12.0 miles), Iron Horse Vineyards (13.3 miles)

SCENIC TRAILS: Willow Creek Open Space (5.6 miles), Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (7.3 miles), West County Regional Trail (12.0 miles), Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail (15.6 miles), Shiloh Ranch Regional Park (22.0 miles)

SHOP & DINE: Downtown Monte Rio (0.3 miles), Duncan Mills (4.5 miles), Guernveville (4.7 miles)

AIRPORT: San Francisco International Airport (85.6 miles)


19 reviews
  • Nice Accommodations


    The house was very nice and clean. The view was very nice.

    My greatest concerns came about up on arrival. First, there is no mention of the extremely narrow street and no dedicated parking. My son drives a large diesel truck that had to be parked far away. They have a 4 month old that had to be walked in the rain.

    Secondly, the steps were mentioned on the booking site but the steepness was not mentioned. I have very painful knees and walking up and down these stairs was painful and dangerous.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published April 22, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Lynda, this homeowner works hard to provide an enjoyable stay for guests and they would like to clarify the following details:
    - We always appreciate hearing from our guests, and we would like to take a moment to clarify what happened during your stay. Unfortunately, multiple house rules were broken during this stay. While we want our guests to enjoy their stay here, we also expect them to respect our house rules and treat the property as their own.
    - We encourage guests to thoroughly review the listing before booking, to ensure they find the perfect vacation home for their needs. The listing does state that this home has stairs, and we’re sorry if this caught you off guard. We wish you had reached out to us about this during your stay.
    - Though parking on the street is available and limited, it’s alright to park on either side. There is no residence on the other side of the street, making this a good place to park. There is also a parking lot at the bottom of the hill next to the fire department. Having more guests than the property allowed, and the extra vehicle, impacted the parking.
    - While we regret our home was not up to your expectations, we’re happy to share that our most recent guests reported no issues. We truly go above and beyond for our guests and are confident that future guests will have a wonderful stay!

  • Stunning views but


    Our stay was disappointing. We had come to the Russian River to celebrate my birthday. We soon discovered upon arrival that we were not alone. What we thought was a private home actually had a tenant living downstairs and another tenant in the guest house. We could hear the downstairs tenant talking, coughing, singing, playing music and showering. I'm sure she could hear us as well. From the guest house, we could hear music, could smell and feel the hot air from the clothes dryer vent in the courtyard when it was being used. The shutters to the guest house would be open and closed at various times and the tenant downstairs told us that someone was living there. There was a sign in the house asking us to observe a quiet time from 10pm to 9am so as not to disturb the downstairs tenants. I could find nothing in the online description for this house that included information about a tenant downstairs or an occupant in the guest house. There was a license posted at the front door of the house stating that this property should only have 1 tenant. Renting this home for 3 nights was not a small investment and our expectation was that it would be private. I think we were sold something that was misrepresented.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published April 15, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Sarah, your review is appreciated, and we're thankful for your time sharing your experience. Upon reviewing your feedback, we've connected with the homeowner, who wanted to share the following:
    - I reside in the guest house on the property, which is entirely separate from the rental space and has its own entrance. However, I may access an office and laundry space connected to the rental through a completely separate entrance, not accessible to guests. We apologize if this aspect caught you off guard during your stay.
    - Rest assured, we're promptly updating the listing and pre-stay information with these details to ensure that future potential guests are fully aware before and after booking.
    - Please note that quiet hours are indicated in the house rules section of the listing and pre-stay information. This is a commonly adopted house rule for short-term rentals. 
    Thanks again for your valuable feedback as we strive to enhance the experience for future guests. We genuinely hope that you enjoyed your special occasion.

  • Monte Rio Russian River


    Very comfortable nice home in Monte Rio overlooking the river. We stayed 3 nights and really enjoyed our mini-vacation at the Russian River Area. The kitchen was well equipped, so was the rest of the house. The owner was very helpful. Will definitely try to stay here again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 11, 2024
  • 5/5

    My wife and I had a very pleasant stay at this wonderful home. The house is tastefully furnished with everything we needed, to include a full kitchen, for a quiet getaway. We especially enjoyed the close proximity to Armstrong Redwoods State Park and downtown Guerneville, which was less than five miles away. Also, there is a free EV charging station less than 4 1/2 miles away from the home.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published December 5, 2023
  • Great stay


    A wonderful, spacious house with a great kitchen for us to cook meals in. Many thoughtful touches and you can tell that the hosts have made a lot of effort to meet all the needs of guests. Jeannie was communicative and friendly. A great house for a little getaway.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published November 30, 2023
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