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Beautiful setting & river views, hot tub, Winter discounted.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

River Front House w/ Dock, 4 Bedrooms +, 2 1/2 baths +outdoor shower

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 Weber 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.

We 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 floating redwood dock & 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 & coastal bluffs. 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 for 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. Certificate # 594N

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

Owner
Chris McCook
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Chris McCook

I love to travel and moved to California from Philadelphia in 2001. This area has just about everything. There is still so much I haven't done here; it makes it hard to leave.

Chris McCook purchased this house in 2005

Why Chris McCook chose Villa Grande

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 barbecuing on the deck while watching the wildlife on the river is very relaxing.

Amenities

Villa Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • 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
    Outdoor hot water shower - shower
    Lower level bathroom - toilet
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 with separate entrance - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , It also has a half bedroom.The crib is a pack & play,
  • Upstairs: 3 bed rooms: 2 Queen size Beds , 1 Double Bed Downstairs, 1 king, 1 queen, 1 single, 1 futon & a half bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • 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
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful setting & river views, hot tub, Winter discounted.
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 48 reviews
5

AWESOME place to rent.

  • 5 of 5

Chis thought of everything; pots pans, baking items, games, bbq, washer dryer , boats, life vests everything a family could need to enjoy the river and did I mention the hot tub. It was Awesome.

Thanks Chris,

TODD

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beauty, comfort, convenience

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting - mornings were especially enjoyable with fog in the trees and over the river. Great location with easy access to all the conveniences of home but packaged in small town character. The house is very comfortable and fully stocked with everything needed. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have stayed at the Dragon's Lair twice and love everything about this property. The location, amenities, and decor all contribute to the feeling of peace and relaxation when spending the weekend here. Walking through the doorway during our most recent trip felt like coming home. The owner Chris is welcoming and courteous, and I appreciated how he responded promptly when I had questions. We love the Dragon's Lair and plan to return next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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American Canyon
5

Wonderful Ambiance

  • 5 of 5

Great home nestled on the back roads of Monte Rio hugging the Russian river. With 3 children, five adults and a dog we had enough living space and extra beds for another couple. There was plenty to do during our trip, canoeing, sightseeing and hiking were just some of the activities that we participated in and we still had more activities to choose from. We enjoyed the hot tub, outdoor fire pit (SMORES), stunning nature on the river and peace and quiet all found on the property of this home.

I would recommend this property during anytime of the year and I know my family would love to come back as well.

I highly recommend staying in the bedroom downstairs if you can make it happen. Waking up to the river view is stunning and never grew old. The Dragon’s Lair is a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in everyway

  • 5 of 5

This house is more then it states on the web site. we had a early Christmas with our family and it met and exceeded our expectations. Both in the house and the views. Being from Colorado we are accustom to the cool mornings of winter, but to us it was warm. It is a short drive to the ocean with a beautiful drive on hi-way 1 up and down the coast. The Town is very warming and friendly.

We will return

Fred and Lynn

Aurora Colorado

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pagosa Springs
5

Great family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our Thanksgiving family gathering.The location is perfect, the views of the river are fantastic, quiet and relaxing atmosphere and the kitchen is amazingly fully equipped. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Use a debit card, e-check or mailed check to avoid a 3% credit card fee if you like.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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