Nestled in a grove of breath taking redwood spires, our 100 year old cottage in Monte Rio, California is located in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country.
Perfect for two -- laze in the hammock, enjoy the hot tub, and explore the Russian River area!
Our cottage is perfect for a relaxing getaway for two.
Even when you're sitting inside, the expansive windows and sliding glass doors facing the garden create the feeling of being outside.
Once you’ve entered through the gate, the property feels private and peaceful. Enjoy time on the deck or in the hammock, watching the hummingbirds. in the spa, protected in it’s own gazebo, or sleep in, listening to the brook outside the bedroom window.
The art-filled cottage is cozy and well designed. With a full kitchen (with an electric stove, full-sized stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher,) and both a gas grill and a charcoal barbeque for cooking at home.
The main room has a wood stove with a lovely stone surround.
The bedroom features a new queen size real bed, with plush linens, and a sliding glass door that opens to the spa steps away.
Guests have access to the entire property at Cottage C - home, deck, garden and spa. We provide high speed wi-fi, cable television, DVD player and a Chromecast.
There is also a checkers/chess table available for non electronic entertainment.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the cottage or the Russian River area. We will not be at the property during your visit, but are available by text or email when you need us.
The neighborhood feels kind of magical. It is quiet and feels removed from the traffic, with huge trees and lots of birds. But the river is right across the street, with easy access to kayaking and rafting.
We love being within within easy walking distance of the Rio Theater -- the historic movie theater that features first run movies and holds regular Movie and Dinner events.
Among the activities that are available in the area are biking, swimming, tennis, golf, kayaking and rafting, winery tours, art galleries and open studios, restaurants, health and beauty spas, bird watching, shopping (including outlet malls,) miniature golf, scenic drives, boating, antiquing, whale watching and horseback riding.
While there is a Sonoma County bus stop at the end of the street, unless you're biking up here, you will likely need to have a vehicle.
Please, no smoking on the property. This is a getaway home for two, and while we welcome you to have friends visit for a meal, the septic system won't support a crowd.
I had a wonderful time at the Spa and Serenity. The cottage was decorated beautifully with artwork and comfortable furniture throughout. I enjoyed views from the windows of the woods and it was very relaxing to get away from everything. I enjoyed the Roku and caught up on a few shows. I would like to come back in the summer time for kayaking. Lesley was a great host. She made sure we had everything we needed. She was quick to answer any questions to make our stay better.
We had a great time at 'Spa and Serenity at the River'. Lesley was very prompt in returning both email and text communication and her instructions were easy to follow. The place is set in the Redwood trees so it's very refreshing and beautiful but does not get a lot of sunlight. The cottage is very well updated and comfortable and the wood stove heats the whole place easily if needed. The hot tub is also very nice. Only draw back there is that there are street lights the shine brightly which are a little annoying when tubbing at night. There are a few neighbors close by but because there is a fence around the place and lots of trees it still feel very private. Lots of space outside for a dog to enjoy too. Would definitely return.
We really enjoyed our time here. The cottage is cozy and comfortable, and the setting is beautiful. There are other houses around, but it still managed to feel secluded. The hot tub was amazing. Lesley was lovely - she sent detailed instructions ahead of time that answered any questions that I might have had. I'd also mentioned that we were staying here for my birthday, and she left decorations and a sweet note. Oh, and the bed was incredibly comfortable!
We loved our time at the cabin. It's peaceful and perfect for a couples getaway. Monte Rio beach is just a short walk, which was ideal if you have a water-loving dog.
Lesley was helpful in communicating with us when we had questions, as well as sharing a few favorite dining spots, which we enjoyed.
The kitchen is well stocked if you plan to stay in and cook.
The cabin is very peaceful. Set back from the road. Close to a beach in Monte Rio that's perfect for kayaking and canoeing.
The place was very peaceful and quiet. Exactly what we were looking for. Very close to the river and all the other local attractions.
Made for the perfect getaway weekend.
Great location and place. Small and cozy and perfect for a couple get-a-way. It is tucked in the back of a string of cottages (we had a tiny bit of difficulty finding it when we arrived at night but Lesley was more than helpful). It is the perfect escape from the city. Grill and kitchen appliances are very nice, and some great surrounding areas/activities. Very close to the beach, and a hot tub is always a nice (website hidden) is on the very small end but you should be spending your time outside anyway!
My partner Robin and I ( and NO I am not Batman) are delighted to share our favorite place on the planet with you. We are both psychotherapists working in the bay area.We never get enough live theatre ( we usher ). We love movies,books our wonderful nieces and anything that will make us laugh! We love to travel ...new york and london are destinations we can't live without. I am also an artist and made a living as a sculptor for many years. My favorite bumper sticker says DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK ! We understand (and have read) that there is more to do in our wonderful neighborhood than soak up the sun and sit in the spa..We promise to give you loads of suggestions for day trips,bike rentals, etc and swear to tell no one if you never leave the hammock the entire time!!