About this listing
Stay 2 nights or longer and get an EXTRA NIGHT FREE! Offer good January through March 2014 (excludes President's Day weekend). Email us your desired dates to receive the special offer (subject to availability).
Riverdale is a charming riverfront property on a quiet, sunny street in Monte Rio. With a large backyard for relaxing and watercraft for fun on the river, it's a fabulous place for couples, families, or friends. It has 2 bed/1 bath upstairs, with a separate 2 bed/1 bath suite downstairs (accessed via external staircase).
The comfortable living room has a modular sofa with a full-size bed tucked into it. Riverdale is fully equipped with cable TV and a high speed wifi connection, as well as free domestic long distance phone service. The upstairs is light and bright and open, with french doors that open onto the deck and out to the world!
The well equipped kitchen has everything you need, including classic cookware, dependable knives, and that all-important espresso maker! You'll also find other essentials like a blender, cocktail shaker, and lots of wine glasses.
The main upstairs bedroom boasts a luxurious, pillow-topped California King bed. Both bedrooms are bright and sunny. The second bedroom has a queen bed, and overlooks the front patio with its lovely Japanese maple trees. The back deck runs the length of the house, and towers over the back yard for a survey of the landscape.
There are 2 bedrooms downstairs, both located just steps from the beautifully renovated bathroom. This peaceful oasis has a queen bed and cascading fuchsias just outside the window. The second bedroom is outfitted with a lovely daybed with trundle. Each has a standard twin mattress so you can use them as 2 twin beds, or pop up the trundle and use it with the daybed as a king-size bed. Both bedrooms are adjacent to the downstairs family room, with its huge windows and lovely river views. This bathroom is the kind that makes you want to draw a bath, light some candles, and just relax in the calming ambiance. It's really beautiful!
The downstairs family room has old world charm and new world windows! Check out that view. And with great access to the backyard, it's a great "plus" room that's sure to come in handy with large groups.
One of the best aspects of Riverdale is the outdoor space. The backyard is lush and green with lovely plantings and a long expanse of lawn. The yard stretches down to meet the river via a hidden stairway down to the private dock. The large dock is tucked into the canopy on the edge of the river with a little built-in bench, it's a great place to watch the river go by. The perfect place to climb into a gently drifting watercraft and while away the afternoon.
two upstairs bedrooms, one king and one queen
bathroom with tub and shower
additional 2 beds & bathroom downstairs
fully equipped kitchen
4 person hot tub
lush backyard with lawn
One 2-person kayak
your well-behaved dog is welcome
PRICING & AVAILABILITY DETAILS:
*Pricing is an estimate including 11% Sonoma County Tax. Please inquire for exact quote including all fees.
*1 week minimum booking from Memorial Day through Labor day. 2 day minimum low season, 3 days on holiday weekends, 4-7 days for Christmas and Thanksgiving.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A ONE WEEK MINIMUM IN THE SUMMER AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR SHORT STAYS DURING THAT TIME.
Other Things to Note
Watercraft available and river access possible only seasonally depending on river levels, which is beyond our control.
The reservation was canceled 101 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Nice well stocked, tidy house. Check-in/out logistics were clear and simple and we enjoyed our stay.
The location was nice, but the pictures and description were misleading. The dock was underwater and unsafe, and the canoe full of water. We paid a lot of money to have river access, s this was very disappointing. We also had to clean/sweep the outside when we arrived which was frustrating considering the $180 cleaning fee. The home was fine and the downstairs nice despite the broken space heater. The rental agency which didn't do anything when we called about our concerns. Hopefully better and more direct communication in the future with the host. Hot tub was great. Overall it felt overpriced since we couldn't use the dock and had to clean ourselves.
Thanks for taking the time to post a review; we're so glad to hear you enjoyed the house. I spoke to you on the phone regarding your concerns, but I wanted to reiterate what we discussed as I obviously didn't go into enough detail in explaining how the river levels are influenced. The river rises/falls depending on weather conditions and the amount of rain we receive. We can't control the weather or river conditions that causes the water to rise above the level of the dock. Generally, the Russian River is inaccessible to all watercraft starting in the fall season. Just as one wouldn't expect to see snow and plan to ski in Tahoe in August, one wouldn't expect to get in the river in the Fall/Winter season.
The Fall season also means there is an increase in leaves. While we clean the decks and outdoor areas prior to guest arrival, they won't be completely devoid of leaves and debris especially during the Fall season as leaves and debris will continually drop in such a forested area.
Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions we can help with. We hope to see you again soon.
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