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'DRAGON'S LAIR' PRISTINE PRIVATE RIVER FRONT GETAWAY

Chris McCook

Advertiser since: 2002
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Chris McCook

Advertiser since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
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'DRAGON'S LAIR' PRISTINE PRIVATE RIVER FRONT GETAWAY

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Monte Rio House Rental Photos and Description

Private House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft & Daybed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

For last minute reservations call 707-540-4312

Book this topnotch river front home for your escape. We think of everything to make your stay a pleasure and are always upgrading. Enjoy the new propane BBQ grill - a full backup tank is always under the deck. Just one mile from Monte Rio, you will find yourself in the heart of good times. Enjoy the comfort and the amenities of home after you play all day, tour the sights or relax by the beautiful river. Pictures can't capture the stunning setting of this home and words fall short.

This area is the finest northern California has to offer. Everything you want is nearby and convenient: breathtaking coastal bluffs, beaches, wineries, distinctive restaurants, unique shops, spas, the river and awesome state parks. Come enjoy! It is an amazing getaway from the city. When available, we offer early check-in or late check-out upon request for no additional fee!

Because the house is thoughtfully designed, well equipped and full of character you will fall in love with this vacation home. Our guests all agree. The well-appointed kitchen has granite counters and all the spices, cookware, wine glasses and matching place settings you need. An open floor plan with beautiful wood floors, exposed wood beam ceilings and glass wall overlooking the river, create a delightful gathering spot. Enjoy a fire- WE PROVIDE THE WOOD for the wood stove. We also provide wireless DSL high speed internet and a house phone. We're close enough to the coast for nature’s moderating effect, yet inland enough to be out of the fog and cold winds when they arise. Our idyllic micro-climate provides moderate temperatures in both summer and winter.

Imagine yourself lounging on the redwood deck, soaking in the hot tub watching life float past on the river or reading a book next to the wood burning stove in the day-lit living room. From your home nestled amongst giant Redwoods on and overlooking the beautiful Russian River, you can meander down to your grassy private river access, a favorite fishing spot for Otters, Osprey and Great Blue Herons among other wildlife.

The peaceful Russian River is clear, cool and inviting. A canoe, two kayaks and life-vests are provided for you to explore this natural wonderland. A gorgeous ten-minute drive along the Russian River towards the coast brings you to Jenner and River’s End. You will experience the best of California at the sightseeing attractions, charming towns and beautiful parks close to this ultimate location. In the summer the river is a popular swimming and festival spot for San Franciscans. In the winter the Pacific keeps the climate mild and is popular for whale watching.

This is California's premier wine country with many top vineyard tours in close proximity. You will want to move here once you visit. We'll provide a map of little-known, stunning scenic drives to the coast where you can walk the beaches with the sea lions, watch for whales or surf. The landmark Sonoma Coast State Park and Goat Rock are at the mouth of the river. Here you can walk the beach and visit the sea lions that usually lounge where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean.

With two decks, outdoor fireplace and hot tub, the house is a great get-away a couple, and can comfortably accommodate up to five couples. Families with children will enjoy the yard and private river access. The propane outdoor grill, quality cookware, spices, teas and condiments will make the chef in your group happy. The living room has stunning views of the river through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Keywords: River front, Hot Tub, Dragon's Lair, Redwoods, Russian River, Coast, Northern California Coast, Vacation, Wine Country, Sonoma, Private,Riverfront House, River Access, Water Access, River View, Wine Country, Wine Tasting, Beach, Sonoma County, Guerneville, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, Northern California, Hiking, Russian River Valley, River access, Redwood country, Coastal, Northern California coast,

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Chris McCook (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2002
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Chris McCook

I love to travel and moved to California from Philadelphia 12 years ago. This area has just about everything. There is still so much I haven't done here; it makes it hard to leave the area.

Chris McCook purchased this house in 2005

Why Chris McCook chose Monte Rio

I was amazed by the natural beauty here; the redwood trees, the coast, the river, the mountains, and the people.

What makes this house unique

I love hiking and mountain biking on the trails right out the front door or going for a canoe or kayak ride and swim on the river right outside the back door. Of course a fire or the hot tub is great in the evenings and bbqing on the deck while watching the wildlife on the river is very relaxing.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358429vb
-(707) 540-4312
Monte Rio Sonoma County
4

Wonderful Retreat!

  • 4 of 5
We came to Dragon's Lair for a women's retreat weekend and it was just perfect for us! The home is well kept and every interaction with the owner was a pleasant experience. The dragon theme is carried throughout the property and some of the less obvious dragons were such a nice surprise, as we enjoyed our quiet time on a drizzly weekend by the river. We love to eat so the fully stocked kitchen served us well. We didn't want for a anything - all sizes of pots and appliances were more than we needed.

Kudos to the cleaning crew also! We arrived early and got to see the care that was taken to prepare the property for the guests.

I have nothing bad to say about this wonderful property. The only reason that it rated 4 stars instead of 5 is no fault of the owners. Some of the space was under construction and made for a few unwelcome sights - but it didn't take much away from our stay.

I recommend this property for anyone wanting a sweet stay by the river. There is plenty to do not far away - but we didn't explore, since that wasn't the purpose of our stay. the owner provides a great resource document for the area. make sure you ask for that.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed. We include the suggestions for everyone, no need to ask. In the spring between tenants we did some more upgrades. New flagstone, handrail, painting etc.. We tried not to leave evidence of work in process. in any case work is always completed while the place is vacant. Chris
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'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358429vb
-(707) 540-4312
Monte Rio Sonoma County
Los Angeles
5

Perfect River Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful week-long stay here at the house - first 1/2 of the week accomodated 10 adult guests comfortably - 3 couples and 4 singles - while the 2nd half of the week downsized to 6 adults and a year-old baby. The house even has a crib, which was essential for the family who had traveled from the East Coast, and would not have been able to bring an entire crib setup with them! The proximity to the river, the coast (20 min drive), Armstrong Redwoods State Park, Guerneville and the local wineries can't be beat. Plenty to do around the area, but we also spent some quality time relaxing in the hot tub, kayaking & canoeing on the river, and eating dinner on the lovely deck under the redwoods. Really, you can't beat the location for the price - would recommend to anyone looking for an escape in wine country!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Shari, So glad you enjoyed the ideal location! A little note:The coast is actually 7 miles and at the speed limit takes about 10 minutes though the gorgeous river side drive slows down sightseers quite a bit and the magic of it all creates a peaceful time warp. Come visit again. Chris
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'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358429vb
-(707) 540-4312
Monte Rio Sonoma County
San Francisco, CA
5

Lovely getaway!

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriends and I stayed at Dragon's Lair for a weekend getaway and had a wonderful time. Its location on the river can't be beat! We enjoyed the gorgeous views from the living room and outdoor deck/hot tub area as well as the clean, aesthetically-pleasing, and comfortable amenities inside. As well, Chris was kind, responsive, and helpful in all our communications. In addition to being able to easily enjoy activities on the river such as swimming, kayaking, and canoeing, we loved being conveniently located near downtown Guerneville and local wineries. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives and myself would love to come back!
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358429vb
-(707) 540-4312
Monte Rio Sonoma County
Oakland, CA
5

Love this house!

  • 5 of 5
We have rented the Dragon's Lair a couple of times and love it. It has a nice vibe. The house is very comfortable and perfect for families / couples just looking for an ideal spot on the river. The owner is very nice and generous with towels, cookware, river gear, lots of cooking spices and all sorts of kitchen supplies. We can't wait to go back soon.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358429vb
-(707) 540-4312
Monte Rio Sonoma County
5

Gorgeous Getaway on the Russian River

  • 5 of 5
We rented Dragon's Lair for a bridesmaid weekend, and it worked out perfectly for us. Each of us 5 girls got her own bed, and the 3 bathrooms made things very convenient. The bride particularly liked the master bedroom and spacious bathroom.

We really enjoyed using the well-stocked sunny kitchen, and dining on both the long dining room table inside and the large round table on the deck. The living room with its cool mid-centuryish furniture was very comfortable. Views from the great room were the best part.

The hot tub deck was my favorite place - the view of the river from the tub was so luxurious, and although we never used it, the outdoor ben franklin stove is such a nice touch.

Because it ended up being an unseasonably chilly weekend, we didn't end up hanging out on the river much, but it was nice to know we could have used the canoe and kayak.

All in all, it’s a lovely place, cozy, spacious and well-equipped for a home away from home. I hope to come back!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It's always great to hear our guests experience and know all the special events and happening that have been hosted at the Dragon's Lair. Over the years I've figured out most things guests would want and am always replacing or updating to keep things fresh.
Enjoy !
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'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358429vb
-(707) 540-4312
Monte Rio Sonoma County
Stillwater, Minn.
5

pristine escape

  • 5 of 5
We used the Dragon's lair as a base of operations to explore the Russian River, Napa and Sonoma. The property was clean comfortable and well maintained in a fantastic setting. In addition to the 3 main floor bedrooms our group used the tucked under basement rooms. They were a quiet getaway from the rest of the group. The kitchen is very well equipped and we grilled on the deck and enjoyed the hot tub on the deck overlooking the Russian River. We hope to return to this wonderful spot again.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Korbel Champagne Cellars
Northwood Golf Club
Sonoma Coast State Beaches
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sonoma County Airport (STS), Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Larkspur to San Francisco
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Northwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 116
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Highland Dell Riverview Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Villa Grande
Car: necessary

Canoe/ kayak on the Russian River out the back door, Visit the local river beaches, wineries, Willow Creek preserve 2 miles away, hike/bike.Coastal beaches along hwy 1 starting at Goat Rock State park 10 min West. Armstrong Giant Redwood State Park 10 min drive East, Korbel winery tour 15 min East, Bodega Bay 20 south, Fort Ross 40 min North.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

Monte Rio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Dec 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$400
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 15 2014 - Dec 22 2014
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$230
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas New Years.
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes THE QUOTE VRBO PROVIDES MAY BE LOWER OR HIGHER THAN THE ACTUAL RATE.
The actual rate is dependent on variables that the quote system does not allow for, like holidays, the number of guests. the length of stay, days of the week. Some last minute bookings are discounted ( less than 30 days advance).

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Amenities

Amenities

Monte Rio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Mable Tile, Skylights, River Window & Large Closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Crafted Glass & Marble Enclosed Shower, Window, Skylight
    Bathroom 3 - downstairs - toilet , Marble & Redwood Finishes
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , front garden view
    Front Bedroom - 1 double , redwood tree veiw from 2 skylights, front garden veiw
    River Bedroom - 1 queen , sunken room with river veiw
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , river view, sliding glass door to lower deck, desk
    Downstairs Cubby - 1 king , cozy
    Downstair Cubby Sitting Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin convertable fold-out
    Downstairs Day bed room - 1 twin/ single , Generous twin with French door close-off
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Bed (1), Large Twin Bed (1), Twin Sleep Fold-Out (1), Baby Crib (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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