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2 Bdrm River Retreat * Redwoods, Ferns, Creek & Trail Access

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Monte Rio House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4+)

Enjoy the serenity of this cozy and unique home tucked among redwoods and ferns. Enjoya a partial river view from the spacious deck or take a meditative stroll along the seasonal creekside path through the majestic redwoods out your back door! Enjoy the star-filled night sky as you take an evening stroll (perhaps walking back from a delicious meal at one of the restaurants in 'town'!)

There is a small table in the well-stocked kitchen or enjoy a meal in front of the wood stove or at the large table in the great room surrounded by redwoods and ferns.

There is a gas BBQ on the front river view deck and plenty of chairs and tables for outdoor dining!

The front bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom a full bed. There is a futon as well as a couch in the fern and forest room!

Our Occupancy Tax certificate # is 1039N

Keywords: Cozy unique house, fully stocked, stunning forest & ferns surround; views, river access, wood stove, wine country

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Jayne Brogan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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based on 23 traveler reviews

2 Bdrm River Retreat * Redwoods, Ferns, Creek & Trail Access
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
Berkeley, California

Cozy nest lovingly cared for

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place to relax, rejuvenate and come back to after exploring the surrounding forests, ocean and river. Encased in the fern room or just sitting on the deck all is well. We will return.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Riverfern is a cute little cottage. The living room had plenty of room to stretch out and relax. There were 4 of us staying there. We really thought that the fresh flowers on the table was the perfect homey touch. Jayne had baked some yummy cookies for us to enjoy. We also enjoyed the biscotti with our hot chocolate. The scenery out the windows was beautiful. Ferns and the redwoods. The area is so quiet, really enjoyed that! You must go to the bakery in Duncans Mills! The cinnamon rolls and sticky buns are SO good! Jayne was very easy to work with. Thank you so much for sharing your vacation home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great get-away!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have enjoyed Riverfern. It is beautifully appointed with all the comforts that make you feel like a treasured guest. Riverfern is a wonderful place to re-group, relax and rest. The only problem we found was that it was difficult to leave!

And thank you again, Jayne, for your kindness and flexibility with our arrival date.

For sure, we will be coming back to Riverfern!

Jim Armstrong and Sarah Hansen

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Secluded, cozy retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this cozy home nestled in the redwoods. My preschooler especially loved the fenced front garden and the trail up into the redwood forest out back. She kept saying, "Let's go on an adventure!" Owner was great to communicate with, and the house was just like the pictures.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fern River

  • 5 of 5

Very Clean. Quaint like a hobbits home. The homemade cookies were a hit from the long drive that we took. I would come back in a heart beat, but this time for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We let our baby crawl around the house, we took walks in the forest, swam in the river nearby, we barbecued our lunches and dinners... Absolutely wonderful place to get away.

The house is drafty so make use of the many cozy blankets provided.

There are some fresh mint plants growing by the roadside toward Moscow Road (first house on river side); they make for a great mint tea.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Blue Heron
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cape Fear; Blue Heron; Gold Coast Bakery
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Goat Rock @ mouth of Russian River
Car: necessary

Our home has a private path along the seasonal creek through the redwood forest and a peekaboo view of the river across the street!

Duncans Mills is a quaint town w/ great shops & art galleries, restaurants, bakery, coffee shop, grocery store w/ organic choices, local meats, wines; check out the website

Less than 15 min from the house is the mouth of the river where you can rent kayaks (wetsuits etc included) and paddle with sea lions! Also a great beach - Goat Rock just south of the town of Jenner and many more as you drive to Bodega Bay .. Less than 15 minutes south.

Lots to do.. Or simply enjoy the tranquility of our home !


Rates & Availability

Monte Rio House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $80 + Tax
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Monte Rio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower over tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen self inflating (electric) airbed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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