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Beautiful Family And Pet Friendly Mountain Retreat

Charlie Ortiz

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Charlie Ortiz

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015
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Beautiful Family And Pet Friendly Mountain Retreat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Monte Rio House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 1 &1/2 Bath Home With Ample Deck Space And A Hot Tub.

Bula’s Bungalow

At Bula’s Bungalow, you can have it all. Whether you are interested in wine country, hiking in the redwoods, kayaking on the Russian River or enjoying a BBQ on the bungalow’s sunny deck, this charming, French-rustic-country-style getaway is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

Bula’s Bungalow has 3 bedrooms ,1 & 1/2 bathrooms, a front deck, a large sunny hilltop deck and third smaller deck with a hot tub to decompress after a lovely day enjoying all that the Russian River has to offer.

• Kitchen: Stove, Coffee Pot, Microwave, Dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, complete with dishes, glasses, flatware and pots and pans.

• Living Room: Open space connected to Kitchen with old world wood-burning cast iron stove.

• 3 Bedrooms: The first room is tucked away into the hillside with skylights giving it a garden feel; the second room is in the front of the house with windows overlooking the front deck and bright happy skylights; the third room is set in the back of the house with a small window for those who seek a cozy cave in which to hibernate. Each room has a queen bed. Location: One mile to general stores, immediately proximate to great hiking, four miles to Pacific ocean, four miles to Guernville (restaurants and shops), half mile to river, one mile to small town movie theater, one mile to pub and restaurants in Duncan Mills, 75 miles to San Francisco, 400 miles to Los Angeles, 3,000 miles to New York, and 8,000 miles to London, Paris or Rome.

• Animals: House-trained, friendly dogs are always welcome.

• Internet: Yes, high speed internet / wifi.

Parking for 3 vehicles only

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Charlie Ortiz (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Charlie Ortiz

Hello, I am Bula. My bungalow is my favorite place on the entire planet. It inspires me to pursue my hobbies. They consist of chasing squirrels, staring at the BBQ, and going for long walks in the woods and on the beach. Sometimes, I just relax and laze around. I hope I have provided you with some inspiration to do the same. Enjoy my Bungalow and please unwind.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Family And Pet Friendly Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
San Mateo, CA
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful nice getaway for the Valentines/presidents day weekend! The bungalow was clean, very well maintained and the patio and hot tub made the house a relaxing and romantic place to getaway from the city. It was just two of us staying there with a pup but I can see how fun it would be to bring a small group as the bedrooms were perfect and great size. The grill was great to have a nice meal on the patio where you can hear nothing but the sounds of nature. At night the sky was clear to watch the stars. Charlie has perfect instructions for any questions that you might have but he provided all of his contact info in case we needed it. The bottle of wine that was waiting for us was a perfect touch to feeling welcomed! I agree with another review that the roads were a bit narrow and at night can be difficult for someone not used to it so perfect time to find it is in daylight but once you get there - you feel at home!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sacramento, CA
5

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend & I booked this house to stay with 2 other couples the weekend after Thanksgiving and we had such a great time! We grilled some ribs on the BBQ, hung out in the hot tub and had a very relaxing time. We also went to several nearby wineries and breweries, this house is in a great location. The owners were very nice and quick to respond to our emails and calls. We will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great cabin in the redwoods with a huge deck and hot tub

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is close enough for easy access to Monte Rio & Gurneville, yet remote enough to feel like you are away from it all. It is recommended to drive up the first time in daylight, but after that it was pretty easy for me. We weren't able to use the amazing deck due to rain, but the hot tub was great. Due to the layout of the living room, there's not a lot of sitting space for a large group but it was completely sufficient for me and my boyfriend (would sit 5-6 with bean bags from bedroom).

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
roseville
5

Monte Rio Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This place is AMAZING!!!!!!! I have stayed in some of the California Redwoods before and this was just as beautiful. We rented this house for a girls weekend and ended up never leaving to do anything else. You feel as if you have your very own private home right in the middle of the redwoods. We loved sitting out of the back deck patio while we sipped wine, BBQ and took in the amazing view all around us. At night we enjoyed the wonderful hot tub, or playing cards inside by the fireplace. This house is very well kept and there was so much provided by the owner, including a nice bottle of wine. The house is on a VERY narrow road, so I don't advise any night driving or large SUVs. I would definitely come back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Wonderful Weekend Stay!

  • 4 of 5

4.5 stars for Bula's Cottage! Charlie is a wonderful host who called to welcome us to the property and even left us a bottle of wine to celebrate our arrival.

As other reviewers mentioned, the home is well-stocked and clean and has a very cute ambiance. We had a great weekend of cooking, grilling, eating, playing games, and hiking through the nearby Armstrong Redwood Forest. The house comfortably fit 5 adults and one child, though we did play the kitchen dance while prepping meals - but to us that was all part of the fun.

My friend asked me to specifically mention how great the grill is - he said it's a high quality grill that is obviously loved and well maintained. We used it to grill some grass-fed steaks and had a delicious dinner on Sunday night.

While we tried to bring everything we needed for the weekend, the nearby market had an exceptionally well-rounded stock of groceries and wines for emergency shopping. There's also a Safeway about 10-15 minutes away. While the house itself feels like you're in a secluded retreat, the location is surprisingly convenient to stores and things to do.

The only reason I gave this property less than 5 stars is because it's located up narrow, single-lane, residential, mountain roads, which can be quite daunting for those of us used to city driving. They are also nearly impossible to navigate at night unless you're already familiar with the area. However, as Charlie mentioned in his directions to the property, the neighbors are very nice and they helped us find our way when we inevitably got lost while trying to find the house. I recommend making sure to arrive with plenty of daylight and to drive slower than you think you need to. On wet or icy roads, four-wheel drive and chains would probably be helpful too!

Also, because you're in a mountain home, be prepared to carry your luggage up the equivalent of a flight of stairs to get it from the car to the house.

Our overall consensus is that we'd go back to Bula's Cottage the next time we're in the area. The home is lovely and Charlie is a great host! We highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great getaway near to Russian River

  • 5 of 5

As a young family of three we really enjoy our stay in Monte Rio. Cosy and spacious house, sunny terrace with a great view of the redwoods, forest air and the proximity of the Russian river - were the highlights and memories of our weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charles Schultz sonoma county airport (STS)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Guerneville
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Larkspur ferry terminal Marin County
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Northwood Golf course
Nearest Train
69 Miles
Cal Train San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hyw 116
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Village Inn, The Highlands Monte Rio
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Monte Rio Beach
Car: necessary

Armstrong Woods state park located in Guerneville contains some of the largest virgin redwoods in the area and is a magical hike. For the wine lover there are over 100 world class wineries with in a 40 mile radius. Deep sea fishing and seasonal whale watching tours are available in Bodega Bay a short 30 minute drive down scenic highway 1. Monte Rio beach offers canoes and kayaks for rent if you prefer to float or paddle down the beautiful and tranquil Russian River. Hot Air balloon rides as well as the pacific coast air museum are available at the Sonoma county airport approximately 40 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 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
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Independence, 4th of July Day
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
ThanksGiving Day
Nov 26 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Fall Specials
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
$3,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 25 2015 - Dec 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Fall Specials
Jan 5 2016 - May 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45.00
Refundable damage deposit $400.00
cleaning fee $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

Monte Rio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Maximum occupancy is 6 people at all times. This policy will be strictly enforced. The manager lives 3 houses down and will insure that there are only 6 people on the property. If you breach the contract you will be asked to vacate the premises and your $250 deposit will be forfeit.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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