About This Listing
Perfect summer rental for families! Historic 2-story home with modern conveniences. Casual layout, lots of sun, and nearby beach access. Kick back with friends and family and immerse yourselves in the beauty of the area!
The Hungry Tortuga is an historic two-level home with separate upstairs and downstairs living and sleeping areas, accessible by an exterior staircase.
The lower level is the entrance level. The front door is just one step up from the patio and opens into the kitchen. The kitchen has been recently remodeled with new appliances (no dishwasher), custom cabinets and a large bar counter with bar stools. The kitchen is open to the living room, with flat screen TV, and dining area, table seats 6, bar counter seats 2. Off the living/dining area is a bedroom with a queen bed. Off the living/dining area the opposite direction is a short hallway with a full bathroom, supply closet, and back door (the quickest way from the downstairs to the upstairs).
Exterior stairs lead from the lower level to the upper level. The upstairs, with its steeply pointed open-beam ceiling and small adjacent rooms, feels like a clubhouse or secret fort. While an unusual space, it has undeniable charm and a relaxing vibe. Since there are no doors, just curtains, separating the sleeping areas, this is a casual sleeping arrangement. Guests with kids or groups of friends will be pleased by the number of beds. There is a double futon in the living area, with its loungey style and flat screen TV, a queen bed in the side bedroom, and a twin bed and a twin day bed located in a little nook off the back of the living space. The upstairs also has a full bathroom.
The main outdoor living area is the front patio, with outdoor dining for 8, a charcoal BBQ, a hammock, additional seating and a fire pit. There is a good mix of sun and shade, with sun in the morning and shade provided by the large redwood tree in the afternoon. The Hungry Tortuga is a fully-fenced property in the historic neighborhood of Villa Grande. The back side of the property runs adjacent to the path to the Villa Grande Beach, one of the nicest beaches on the Russian River. Path access is just one door down.
- Dog Friendly
- Fully Fenced Yard
- Large Patio with Redwood Trees
- Outdoor Dining and Charcoal Grill
- Short Walk to River Beach
- Wireless High Speed Internet Access
- 2 Cable TVs, DVD player, Netflix, iPod Dock
- Shared Washer & Dryer
- Fully Equipped Kitchen (downstairs)
Guests of The Hungry Tortuga have use of the shared washer and dryer located in the basement of the home next door.
The Russian River Vacation Homes Guest Passport Program is an ongoing program that gives our guests exclusive discounts directly from local businesses.
Every reservation automatically receives one 'passport' to use at participating businesses in the area.
We are so excited to be able to connect our guests with some of our favorite wineries, restaurants and activities in the area! We hope all these great discounts will prompt our guests to experience all the great things our area has to offer.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be sent detailed check in instructions prior to arrival. Keys for The Hungry Tortuga can be picked up from our office lock box any time after 4pm. Our office is open until 5pm each day. We are happy to help in any way we can to make your stay more enjoyable! There is an emergency line available to guests after office hours.
The Hungry Tortuga is situated in the tiny hamlet of Villa Grande, within the town of Monte Rio. The home is a super short walk to the river; there is a path to Villa Grande Beach located just one house down to the right.
The town of Monte Rio offers small town charm and amenities, including a dog-friendly public beach, a small independently owned grocery store, an historic quonset hut movie theater and cafe with nightly showings of first-run movies. It is a short drive to the Northwood Golf Course, and a scenic 15 minute drive to the coast.
Most visitors to this area get around by car, but many visitors enjoy exploring the area by bicycle. Sonoma County Transit provides limited bus service and there are two taxi companies that service the area.
Other Things to Note
The Russian River area is home to many special events! There’s something for everyone!
Plan your true wine tasting experience during Winter WINEland, Pinot on the River, or visit during one of the Barrel Tasting weekends on Wine Road!
We’re a great place to hang your hat during the Vineman Triatholon, and we’d love to see you during Lazy Bear Weekend! We also have great home locations for Women’s Weekend!
Get your groove on at Johnson’s Beach for The Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival!
Other great events include Civil War Days, the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, the Sonoma County Pride Parade, the Russian River Rodeo, the Old Grove Festival, and the Russian River Beer Revival.
***PLEASE READ FOR VALUABLE INFORMATION AND DETAILS!***
The Hungry Tortuga has a default two night minimum with the following exceptions:
-3 Night Minimum May 22nd- July 1st and the month September
-7 Night Minimum in July and August. Guests must check in and out on a Thursday.
-3 Night Minimum Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas and New Years
-4 Night Minimum Thanksgiving Week
-3 Night Minimum the last half of December
Reservations not adhering to these night minimums will not be accepted.
The rental rates and cleaning fee include a 9% Transient Occupancy Tax and a 2% Business Area Improvement Fee
There is a $49 non-refundable Vacation Rental Damage Protection Plan fee for all reservations, already included in the cleaning fee.
VACATION RENTAL DAMAGE PROTECTION PLAN:
In order to activate the vacation rental damage protection plan included in your rental fees, please provide your billing address, phone number, & email address in the note with your reservation. If this is an issue, please contact us before making a reservation.
The maximum number of people allowed on the property is 8. Exceptions can be made for children under 3. In general, two additional day guests maybe allowed at no extra cost, as long as Russian River Vacation Homes has given guest prior written approval. This home does not have a permit for parties, large gatherings, or events.
After making a booking and providing their contact information, guests will be sent a contract with our terms in detail to sign and return.
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT
Check in is at 4pm for all of our Homes. Check out for The Hungry Tortuga is 12pm. Guaranteed paid Early Check ins and Check outs are sometimes possible during our off-season. Non Paid Early Check ins are occasionally a possibility if the home has been released by the inspector ahead of schedule. If you are interested in a non paid early check in, please contact our office on the morning of your arrival date to check the inspector’s schedule. Non paid late check outs are very rarely available.
DOGS: This home is dog friendly, and allows up to 2 dogs. Additional dogs or pets of any other kind are not permitted. Unattended dogs must be crated.
FUTURE CONTACT: Guests will automatically remain on our mailing list after their stay in order to receive our guest newsletter. If you would rather not remain on the list, you may let us know, or unsubscribe via the guest newsletter email.
I had a great experience at the Hungry Tortuga. It's very cozy and well furnished. Great for BBQ. The river beach by the house is probably the best one at the Russian River. We got all the information we needed from our hosts and could enjoy some peace of mind during our stay.
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About the Host, River Homes
We are a small, locally owned and operated vacation rental management company in Guerneville, CA. We love accommodating guests here in our beautiful corner of the world.
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