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'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

River Front House w/ Dock, 2 Bedrooms + Loft & Daybed rm, 2.5 Baths,

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
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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 Sonoma County

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:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • 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
    Bathroom 3 - downstairs - toilet , outdoor shower , Marble & Redwood Finishes with sink
    Out door shower - outdoor shower , Hot water shower with a foot rinse by the lower deck
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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 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
  • Upstairs: 3 bed rooms: 2 Queen size Beds , 1 Double Bed ; Downstairs with separate outdoor entrance: 1 Twin day Bed , 1 Twin Sleep Fold-Out
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
  • 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 -
(30 traveler reviews)

'Dragon's Lair' Pristine Private River Front Getaway
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the Dragons's Lair. The house was perfect for our group. It was well-stocked with everything we need. The location is amazing. Close to the river, of course, but also close to the coast and Guerneville. The owner was very responsive and helpful from the beginning right through our stay. We all agreed we'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 5 friends spent the weekend in the Dragons Lair!

Chris was extremely cool in getting things prepped for us and his advice on things to do locally panned out beautifully.

Im sure we will be back and highly recommend this Russian River retreat.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home on the River

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home with a group of 12 friends for a weekend of relaxation and some wine tasting. The location was close enough to some wineries where we did not have to spend too much time travelling (Korbel Winery was only 9 miles away!). When we first arrived at the house we were extremely impressed by the gorgeous views of the Russian River. The fire was lit when we arrived setting an immediately cozy atmosphere. The house was very well stocked with kitchen supplies, great for our group of 12 who enjoy home-cooked meals. We were also excited about the out door grill which made for an awesome bbq dinner night! The house was clean, spacious and welcoming. The bed was one of the comfiest I've slept in. The hot tub was clean and perfect to come home to after a day of winter hiking. We also loved all of the dragons throughout the house!!! Our group had one of the most fun, relaxing and memorable getaways yet. Thank you so much Chris for letting us stay in your beautiful home! We saw the boats and life-vests and hope to come back sometime in the summer :)!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great River Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view from the living room onto the lake. Thank you so much for having boats for us to ride the river with; it really made the weekend very memorable.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome so glad you enjoyed your stay! Yes, Most other rentals have removed their docks and boats by now for the winter. We wait until as late as possible giving our guests another added benefit of staying in our home. A cord of seasoned firewood was just delivered and stacked with a stash right by the door. Just one more benefit to enhance your stay and save you money as a box goes for $20 now! Enjoy your cozy fire in this incredible setting.
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5

Amazing and magical spot by the river!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, cozy, luxurious time at the Dragon's Lair! A group of friends and I celebrated our birthdays there and it couldn't have been better: the view from the living room, the cozy and comfortable bedrooms (with lots of extra room in the downstairs room), the well-equipped kitchen, the fireplace, the hot tub under the redwoods and the dock with canoes and kayaks all made it the perfect place for us. I would highly recommend staying there! The owner is also very conscientious and accommodating...we have no complaints!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Villa Grande House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Feb 20 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$400
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Late Spring
May 30 2017 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Begins
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
SUmmer
Jul 4 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas New Years.
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + 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

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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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